Well, I promised some blog candy to celebrate the 100th post on Stamps-N-Lingers, and this is Day One! Not sure yet how many days there will be, but it’s definitely more than One. Less that Ten! 🙂 Read down to see what the offering is and how you can get in on the fun!
Have any of you seen Birdman? With Michael Keaton? I think it won a few Oscars. We’re watching it while I type this blog post. We’re like 45 minutes in and neither one of us have a clue. It’s pretty weird….and we have yet to find a point to it. Oh wait – now he’s moving stuff with his mind, apparently. What?? I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be real, or if he’s whack-a-do, or….? And, for some reason, the soundtrack is some danged drums just drumming and drumming and drumming. All the time – even when the dialogue is going. So far I’m pretty darned glad we didn’t spend any money to see it in the theater!
Can you tell it’s been a pretty boring day? Laundry and groceries. House cleaning I SHOULD have done, but didn’t. But, in the midst of the incredible excitement, I made a card to share with you! Take a look-see:
It was inspired by the Sunday Stamps Challenge #106:
And – in late breaking news, it also fit perfectly into the new Can You Case It #80 challenge! So – that’s TWO blogs that you can hit to get inspiration for your cards!! 🙂
I’d seen a technique on Pinterest that I decided to try out. So, I started by making a mask. I used the third-from-the-center square in the Squares Collection Framelits Dies and cut out 4 squares from a scrap of card stock. The hardest part was figuring out the spacing – and I’ll tell you that the SU! Grid Paper helped a LOT! Here’s what the mask looks like – you can see I took the picture AFTER I made the card! 🙂
Once I had the mask made, I used sticky notes to hold it and the Very Vanilla card front down on my grid paper. I was pretty generous with the sticky notes – they were not only holding the papers down, they were protecting the rest of the card front from my often-overly-enthusiastic-and-not-very-careful sponging. I’m not saying I actually had to do this step about 3 times before I learned my lesson and had everything masked off right. But….yea…..
I sponged the squares with Mint Macaron – first just lightly and smoothly, and then in a more splotchy manner – to lend some depth to the squares.
Before I removed the mask, I stamped a couple of dragonflies from the Awesomely Artistic set in Soft Suede. Then I removed the mask and stamped the other two, letting them “escape” their square windows. The dragonfly in the bottom right corner is stamped directly. The other three were stamped off once on scrap paper before being stamped on the art piece. To finish that portion off, I stamped the splatter stamp many times in Soft Suede (stamped off once) around the windows – used a lot of little sticky notes to keep the splotches outside the squares. You’ll see that the splotches extend down the card only as far as the bottom of the squares.
The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wishes set – stamped in Mint Macaron. I did some very light sponging around the edges of the card front with Soft Suede. The mat is a piece from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. Since the words on that paper are white (and I was working in Cream/Vanilla tones), I sponged the edges with Soft Suede to make them more vanilla-ish. Then I SNAILd the card front to the mat.
I tied a square know with a length of the Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim, and then secured the ends around the back of the card front using regular ole tape. The Mint Macaron 2015-2017 In Color Blossom Accent is snuggled into the knot, adhered with glue dots. Then I popped it onto my Soft Suede card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The butterfly is kind of fun – made with a technique my friend Amy Koenders taught us. First, I cut the medium size butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies out of a piece of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Then I colored it with my Stampin’ Spritzer and my Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Refill. I filled my Spritzer about half way with Rubbing Alcohol and then put about 6-7 drops of the Mint Macaron in and shook it up. Then I laid the die cut butterfly on a few paper towels, and spritzed it all over. I actually did a couple of layers of spray to get it as dark as I wanted it.
When it had dried completely, I lightly sponged the outer edges of the butterfly with some Soft Suede, just to help it meld a little more with the rest of the card. Then I stuck him in place with glue dots. The glimmer paper is plenty of bling – no Rhinestones or Pearls needed on this dude!
I am really liking this technique – I know I’ll use it again soon!
On the inside, I used more Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the Awesomely Artistic splotches all around the edges in Mint Macaron and then one stamped-off-once-on-scrap-paper Soft Suede dragonfly.
The sentiment is from the And Many More set – in Mint Macaron.
….et voila! The card was done. I blinged-up a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope with some more splotches and dragonflies to round out this pretty birthday ensemble.
See below for all the card cuts and products used in this card.
Scroll on down for the Blog Candy!
Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Catalog shares and get signed up if you’re interested.
You know what tomorrow is…Monday Monday!
P.S. Credits are rolling on Birdman. The drummer is going crazy. And I think I have the answer. He was whack-a-do. However, I’m left wondering if he lived. Or died jumping out a window. Or flew. Or…..? I got nuthin’!
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Stamps-N-Lingers Stampin’ Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Shares!
PICTURE COMING SOON! 😉
Here’s what you’ll get. There are two ways to buy shares.
1. New Designer Series Paper Share – $17.00 plus $5 for Priority Mail shipping. In all, you’ll receive 54 6” x 6” sheets of designer papers! Just a factoid, if you bought all these papers, it would run around $101!
You’ll get one 6×6 sheet of each design from the following (the number behind the name indicates how many 6×6 sheets of that paper pack you will receive):
Home for Christmas DSP – 6
Winter Wonderland DSP – 6
Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack – 12
Red Foil Sheets – 2
Real Red Envelope Paper – 2
Merry Moments DSP Stack – 4
Season of Cheer DSP – 6
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – 3
Into the Woods DSP – 6
Happy Haunting DSP – 6
Black Glimmer Paper – 1
Total – 54 pieces
2. New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $18 plus $3.50 for 1st Class Mail shipping for a full Ribbon & Embellishment share. With a full Ribbon & Embellishment Share you’ll receive 19 yards of new ribbon and 46 new embellishments! Second factoid – buying all this ribbon and the embellishments would cost a cool $91! Here’s what you’ll get:
Very Vanilla 1 1/4” Subtles Stripes Ribbon – 2 yds
Real Red Pompom Trim – 1 yd
Gold Cording Trim – 5 yds
Silver Cording Trim – 5 yds
Gold 3/8” Glitter Ribbon – 1 yd
White 3/8” Glitter Ribbon – 1 yd
1/8” Striped Ribbon – 2 yds (1 yd green and 1 yd red)
Into the Woods 3/8” Cotton Ribbon – 2 yds
Total – 19 yds
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots – 12 (2 each of 3 colors in 2 sizes)
Home for Christmas Designer Buttons – 6 (2 of each of 3 designs)
Snowflake Elements – 6 (2 of each of 3 designs)
Winter Wonderland Embellishments – 4
Iced Rhinestone Embellishments – 8 (4 of each of 2 sizes)
Reindeer Paper Clips – 2
Into the Woods Elements – 6 (2 of each of 3 designs)
Spider Web Doilies – 2
Total – 46 pieces
Want it all? $35 – and you’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments. Plus I’ll ship it for free!
And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that works, too. I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and the Merry Moments DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of those since they’re already precut at 6″x6″!).
If you choose to join us, here’s some fine print:
- Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 30 Aug at 5pm MST
- I’ll submit the order on 1 Sept when the Catalog goes Live
- You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice one week prior (so, around 25 Aug), unless you sign up after that date, at which time you’ll get an invoice right away. I’ll need payment before I submit the share, please! 🙂
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BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!
To commemorate my 100th post on Stamps-N-Lingers since its birth, I’ll be giving away a few sets of Blog Candy! Tuesday is the big day – 100 posts, baby. ONE HUNDRED. I suppose in Blogger-Land, that’s not very durned many. But it is for me! 🙂
Here’s the Day One Blog Candy Package. I call it – Something For Baby. Now – truth in advertising – these are used items. But, only very gently used and only by me. I’m the original owner and the only user! They’ve got lots and lots of life left in them! Take a look-see:
This is the Baby, We’ve Grown set in Clear, the Baby Bumblebee wood stamp, the Edgelits – Finishing Touches, and two spools of ribbon. Lots of fun cards just waiting to be made!
To be entered to win today’s Blog Candy package, simply leave me a comment on this blog post before 6 PM MT on Thursday, 6 Aug telling me your favorite NON-STAMP SET Stampin’ Up! Product and you’ll be entered to win! My current favorite thing is my Paper Snips – such a small tool, with such BIG impact!
I’ll be using the Random Number Generator to pick the lucky winner from the comments that are left on this blog post and I’ll post the winners on my blog on Friday morning. Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I am only able to ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding. Good luck!!
STAMPIN’ UP PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:
Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Card Base – Scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)
2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat)
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: butterfly die cut
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BACKORDER LIST AS OF 30 Jul 15
138401: Gold Metallic Thread
138402: Silver Metallic Thread
138273: Cutie Pie Thinlits Dies
138447: Sweet Li’l Things Designer Series Paper
138288: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (second shipment)
138377: Cottage Greetings Card Kit (third shipment; more information here)
138296: Washi Label Punch
138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (third shipment; more information here)
138422: Tip Top Taupe 1″ Dotted Lace Trim (second shipment)
138425: Watermelon Wonder 1″ Dotted Lace Trim (second shipment)
Date to be Determined
137154: Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set
140406: Watercolor Wishes Card Kit