Good Monday, y’all.
I’ll just go ahead and apologize for the early oxy-moron, okay?
If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live Video, I appreciate you giving me a part of your weekend! If not, but would like to take a gander at the video via the sorta-but-not-really instant replay, here ’tis!
I love the Pleasant Pheasant set, but…the prospect of coloring the large pheasant image always sort of made me pause, so…when I saw another technique, I was intrigued – and tried it right away. I put my not-colored image on some Festive Farmhouse DSP and framed it with a Wood Textures frame. Take a look-see:
The layout is from the current Sunday Stamps sketch challenge – although I flipped it on it’s side.
And seeing as how Thanksgiving is definitely a Holiday – I played along with the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge!
I started by matting a piece of Festive Farmhouse on Mossy Meadow card stock for the card front – then I added a different design – also matted on Mossy Meadow – over the top with Liquid Glue.
The art piece, from the Pleasant Pheasant stamp set, is a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Versamark Ink, then I sprinkled it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.
Then the magic started! Linda Heller – a very talented SU! demonstrator – did a card using this bleaching technique and the Pleasant Pheasants stamp set. You can check hers out right here!
I used an old Blender Pen and dipped the tip in a teensy amount of Bleach and “colored” the Pheasants! Wherever the tip touches – the bleach lightens it right up! I painted – let it dry to see what I had – painted – let it dry…etc. Until I was happy with the “shading”!
I used my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to add faux stitches.
With the berry die (one of my very favorite dies EVER!) from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I cut two branches from Copper Foil. I adhered one with Liquid Glue, then popped my art over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I angled a frame cut from Wood Textures DSP over the pheasants, adhering it with Liquid Glue (and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under the bottom right corner).
My sentiment, from Pleasant Pheasants, is heat embossed in White on a bannerized strip of Wood Textures DSP and adhered with Liquid Glue. Another Frosted Bouquet Berry, a Galvanized Button and a double-length bow from Very Vanilla Solid Baker’s Twine finished off the card front.
On the inside, I added a stamped-off-once Crumb Cake Pleasant Pheasant on a Very Vanilla panel, then stamped a second sentiment over top in Mossy Meadow.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
I added the Pleasant Pheasants image in full-strength Crumb Cake to the front of my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope…
…and gave the envelope flap a little more Festive Farmhouse DSP plaid.
Et Voila! No-color colored Pleasant Pheasants! Try this technique on Cajun Craze – or Mossy Meadow – or Crushed Curry! Just be sure to use card stock that’s colored all the way thru (hint: I TOTALLY mean you should use Stampin’ Up! card stock!!)! Have fun with it. Hope you like!
P.S. My Ordering Bonus is over – but…you can still get in on my Snowflake Showcase special bundle! All the deets are below. 🙂
HOST CODE FOR 16 OCT – 31 OCT: 776HUXQY
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
Coming in November!
Snowflake Showcase – and a Special Stamps-N-Lingers Bundle!!
The thing is, when it does arrive for you on 1 Nov, it’ll only be while supplies last OR until 30 November 2018 whichever comes first! If a product’s supply is depleted before 30 November 30 it will no longer be available for purchase.
You can click on the picture above to see a fun video showcasing the products. Then check out the flyer below to take a closer look-see!
And – to make it even better – I’ve put together a special money-saving bundle for you! Check it out!
Stamps-N-Lingers Snowflake Showcase Bundle:
If you purchased the entire Showcase separately, you’d pay about $103! That includes shipping and a wag at the taxes.
Snow is Glistening – $21
Happiness Surrounds – $17
Snowfall Thinlits – $39
White Velvet Paper – $5
Snowflake Trinkets – $8
With my special bundle – you’re only going to pay $87 – all in!
And – when you order the bundle, you’ll get a set of Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes for FREE! So – you’ll be ready to start creating right away!
Get the entire Showcase and the notecards and envelopes – shipped directly to you for free – and save a pretty penny, too!
In the spirit of expectation management, with the significant savings you get with this bundle, I won’t be able to give y’all Peppermints when you order them.
These offers are available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses (not Post Office boxes!) in the United States or APO Military. 🙂
Thanks for your understanding, y’all!
It’s easy to order! Fill out the form below. I’ll send you a PayPal Invoice right away and then, on 1 Nov, place your order first thing and get your wonderful Snowflake Showcase goodies on their way to your door! Easy Peasy!
Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored at 4 1/4″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2″ x 4 3/4″ (mat for small DSP panel)
Merry Cobbler Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 3 3/4″ (art)
Festive Farmhouse DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1 7/8″ x 4 5/8″ (small DSP panel); Envelope flap
Wood Textures DSP: Frame (2 5/8″ square with 2 1/8″ Stitched Shape cutout); 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment)
Copper Foil: Frosted Bouquet branches (x2)
Finn Fan Fix
It’s that time of the year when the Man prefers to stay outside in the morning between our feeding the horses and our walk and when I go back to let them out. That’s about an hour (or an hour and half when I’m being lazy!).
He typically hangs out on the golf cart – lording it over the other lesser beings (squirrels and chipmunks mostly).
Yesterday, I headed out to finish off the chores in the barn and, as I passed the cart, asked him if he thought he might join me.
This was his response.
Uhm…nope. I’m good.
I was half way to the barn when he realized the error of his decision.
Only the dogs who go to the barn with the mom have a shot at a peppermint! 😉