Mornin’, y’all! If you’ve got the day off – hope you enjoy the down-time! If not – get to work! You’re going to be late! I do NOT have the day off. And so I’ll be working and going to the dentist and packing to head to Colorado tomorrow. Long day, indeed!
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you taking the time! Especially given the fact that I dropped you like…5 times? Sheesh! I truly don’t know what the issue was – but…the bottom line is that all but the very last 10 min or so was lost in the ether. Maybe Al Gore has it – I don’t know. But – there was really nothing worth posting on YouTube. I’m so sorry! 🙁
Waaaahhhhh!!! 🙁 🙁 🙁
But – it’s a GREAT card. And a GREAT technique – so…I’ll do another one for y’all soon, I promise!
So – I’ll try to ‘splain it to you in this post, okay?
I used the soon-to-be-available Snow Is Glistening stamp set (get it on 1 Nov!) and the wonderful Winter Woods to create a fun modified Joseph’s Coat card. Take a look-see:
Cool, huh? I think it looks like the Northern Lights glowing on winter-bare trees, don’t you?
The color scheme is courtesy of this week’s Color Throwdown challenge.
I also decided to enter in the “tree” portion of this week’s The Paper Players theme challenge! I’ve got a “leaves” entry for tomorrow! 🙂
I wanted the snow at the top and bottom (both courtesy of the Snow is Glistening stamp set – avail 1 Nov) to be truly white, so I stamped the images across the top and bottom of a Whisper White panel in Versamark (using the hinge-step with the Stamparatus), then heat embossed them in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. To be clear – stamp, sprinkle and heat one end at a time. 😉
Then I used wedges of Stampin’ Sponge to color the panel – the top third-ish is in Blueberry Bushel, the center in Lemon Lime Twist and the bottom in Shaded Spruce. I wiped the embossed images off with a paper towel – and they come back nice and white! This is called an emboss-resist.
Once the sponged panel was good and dry – help it along with the low setting on your Heat Tool – or leave it for a while. You want it very dry! Once it was dry, I stamped the trees from the Winter Woods stamp set in Versamark and then heat embossed them with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
I made the “Joseph’s Coat” part by then sponging over the middle section of the panel with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I didn’t extend the black all the way up into the blue or down into the green portions – I wanted those colors to shine thru! A final wipe with a paper towel finished it off!
I adhered the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat with Liquid Glue, then I wrapped a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with Glue Dots.
The sentiment, also from the Snow If Glistening set, is heat embossed in Clear on a strip of Whisper White, then sponged with Tuxedo Black. I snipped a banner end and adhered it to the ribbon with a couple of Glue Dots.
I used a Glue Dot to add a new Snowflake Trinket (coming on 1 Nov with the Snowflake Showcase goodies) and a little bow tied from the Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added the Winter Woods image onto a Whisper White panel. I used my Stamparatus and sponged the stamp directly with Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist and Shaded Spruce. Then I added the sentiment from the Snow Is Glistening set in Tuxedo Black.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I repeated the sponged rubber stamp technique with the Winter Woods trees on the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope…
…and then I used the hinge-step again with the Stamparatus to add the Snow Is Glistening image in Blueberry Bushel across the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I love how this turned out – those Winter Woods trees are one of my favorite images in the new 2018 Holiday Catalog. And the greens just shine, don’t they?? I can’t wait for y’all to be able to snag the Snowflake Showcase goodies – be watching for a blog post all about them, okay? Hope you like – and…SO sorry for the technical difficulties we had last night! Thanks for your patience!
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Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED NUMBER of October kits to offer at a special introductory rate of $5!!
How it’ll work:
- The flash promotion price for new subscribers is $5.
- The flash promotion starts 8 Oct 2018.
- The sale will continue until the supplies run out or the October subscription period ends on 10 October, whichever comes first.
- If the supply runs out before 10 October, Stampin’ Up! will end the sale and automatically begin accepting new subscribers for November (which features our one-of-a-kind, exclusive holiday kit in a specially-designed box).
- Enter the code FLASH1018 before the sale ends to receive this special introductory price.
A few more details:
- This offer is for new subscribers only.
- Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
- Discount applied to one kit per month for the first month of a new subscription. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95.
- New customers must enter promo code FLASH1018 at paperpumpkin.com before the sale ends to receive the introductory price of $5.
So…get ready to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin beginning early on 8 October (psst – that’s TODAY!)! Click here to head over to my Paper Pumpkin store to subscribe and get this great deal!!
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2018 Holiday Catalog Special Bundles!
I’ve put together some special money-saving bundles for you from this awesome and wonderful catalog! You’ll get a bunch of goodies, shipped directly to you! And you’re going to save a pretty penny, too!
When you order one bundle, you’ll get the new Swirls & Curls TIEF for…FREE! Buy multiple bundles….and you’ll get the Swirls & Curls TIEF for free PLUS I’m going to add in a SURPRISE gift! 😉
We’ve got some Fall bundles, a few Christmas bundles, and a Halloween Bundle. Take a look-see:
#1- Making Christmas Bright Bundle- $100
#2 – Santa’s Workshop Bundle- $126
#3 – Joyous Noel Bundle- $77
#4 – Festive Farmhouse Bundle- $110
#5 – Country Lane Bundle- $84
#6 – Frosted Floral Bundle (6a – Wood – $129) or (6b – Clear – $123)
#7- Toil & Trouble Bundle (7a – Wood – $113) or (7b – Clear – $106)
Check out what goodies are in each bundle – and get signed up for yours today! There’s a handy Order Form right here on my Stamps-N-Lingers 2018 Holiday Catalog Bundles
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 7/8″ x 2″ (sentiment)
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Finn Fan Fix
Now look. I know you guys love my dog.
I got it.
And I don’t want what I’m going to tell you to change your opinion at all.
Okay. Brace yourself.
Finn. Is. Weird.
I’m not kidding.
That’s “Sit Pretty”. Ears – paw up – lips (when I can get it).
And he’s offering it on his own here.
Now – you might think he’s trying to persuade me to give him a peppermint.
Or a piece of filet mignon.
He’s trying to get me to give him a piece of Honeydew melon.
Which I did.
And then he returned for more. Four more times.
Like I said.