What Will You Stamp? is featuring the Making Christmas Bright stamp set this week. It happens to have a twin stamp set, Making Every Day Bright, that expands the use of the fabulous Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.
I first stamped three bulbs in Real Red ink, and two in Garden Green ink on Whisper White cardstock, and then had the fun of punching them out. To make them extra “bright,” I stamped them in Versamark, sprinkled them with Clear Embossing Powder, and shot them with my Heat Tool. Can you see how they sparkle?
The bulbs needed a pretty place to hang, so I found this great branch in the Night Owl die set. I used Wood Textures DSP, and layered the branch with cardstock to give it thickness. Then, I arranged the bulbs, and glued them to the back of the branch.
For the background, I chose a piece of Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Corrugated embossing folder.
The sentiment, “Sending warm wishes your way,” is from the Still Night stamp set, and cut with a Night Owl die.
Challenges are great for inspiration, so I’m sharing one of my last Christmas cards of the season with Paper Players and Festive Friday.
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Bulbs card. Thank you for stopping by. Now, it’s your turn to add your Making Christmas Bright project to our gallery. Clicking on this picture of the stamp set will take you there. Have fun!
Frosted Floral was the suite that jumped out at me, when first viewing Stampin’ Up’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. The best word to describe it is, “luscious.”
I began today’s design with a piece of the Frosted Floral “Specialty” Designer Series Paper. It’s “special,” because it’s printed on shimmery paper. This silvery-gray and white print blends beautifully with the Smoky Slate card base.
Frosted Floral Bouquet
Can you see the raised leaves? It’s called the “eclipse technique,” and there have been lots of wonderful projects using letters with this technique.
I thought it would be fun to use the “eclipse technique” with the leaf from the Frosted Bouquet die set. I simply placed the die on a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of Frosted Floral DSP, and rolled it through the Big Shot.
I repeated this two more times, placing the leaf where I thought it would be good for my bouquet of flowers. Next, I used the leaf die to cut more leaves for layering, so they would have dimension. Then, I glued the 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece on the Smoky Slate card base, and glued the layered leaves into their proper holes, matching the pattern of the DSP.
The First Frost stamp set provided my three flowers, which I stamped in Merry Merlot on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I love how the stamp gives the flowers a watercolor look.
I used a die in the Frosted Bouquet die set to cut two sprigs from Silver Foil. The sprigs are glued under the flowers at the base, but mostly unattached.
The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set, and cut with a die from the Merry Christmas die set. I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink on Smoky Slate cardstock to coordinate with the flowers.
The flowers were naturally lifted by the leaves, and the sentiment was raised on dimensionals.
What Will You Stamp? challenge is showcasing the beautiful, First Frost stamp set this week. If you have this stamp set, we would love for you to post your creations in our gallery. You could be selected as our guest designer for the week!
Hopefully, you’ve been inspired. It’s hard not to love this gorgeous stamp set. Have a fabulous day!
Welcome to What Will You Stamp? This week’s challenge is using the Country Home stamp set.
Country Home Pitcher
We’d love to see you create something from this set for our gallery. Please join the fun!
My mother collected antiques, and she would have loved this graniteware enamel teapot. She didn’t even mind a little rust. These things are not cheap, and you’d be lucky to find one today for under $100.00. Good thing I like miniature, paper ones!
While I was thinking of Mama, I turned our Country Home pitcher into graniteware by using a Balmy Blue Watercolor Pencil and an Aquapainter. I first stamped the pitcher in Night of Navy ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. Then, I colored the sides of the pitcher with my pencil, brushing the color towards the center with my Aquapainter.
I intended to leave the pitcher on its square of Whisper White cardstock, cut with a Stitched Shapes die, so I had to figure out a way for foliage to come from its mouth. My solution was to punch a hole at the top of the pitcher, stick the foliage through the hole, and tape it to the back. To insure the hole was hidden, I added a bow of Braided Linen Trim.
The leaves (Old Olive cardstock) and the branch (Thick Whisper White cardstock) are from the Frosted Bouquet die set.
While my Night of Navy ink pad was handy, I stamped the sentiment (Country Home stamp set) on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I used the same Stitched Shapes die for cutting the square of Wood Textures, and backed it with Night of Navy cardstock, cut with a Layering Squares die.
My idea for the layout is from Fab Friday’s challenge.
My two squares needed a background, so I used the same Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, and embossed it with the Tin Tile embossing folder. This wood blends nicely with its Gray Granite card base. I’m finding that Gray Granite is a fabulous neutral color.
Thank you for stopping by. Remember, we’d love to see your creations, using Country Home, in our gallery at What Will You Stamp?
Making Every Day Bright is the stamp set being featured at this week’s What Will You Stamp? challenge. My cat was insistent on participating in this Halloween project, so this is what happened:
Hal the Cat
The first thing I did was use the Cat Punch to make Hal (his new name) from Basic Black cardstock. He wanted a scary bow, so I let him shred some Nature’s Twine in the Blackberry Bliss color.
Then, Hal chose the spooky lightbulb in the Making Every Day Bright stamp set; the one with a spider and web.
Hal got his way, and I stamped four bulbs in black ink on Whisper White cardstock, letting him punch them out with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. I used a Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend to color the ends. The stamp set has a neat, electrical cord, to attach the bulbs, so we stamped that in Black ink on a Whisper White cardstock layer.
We chose a Gorgeous Grape card base, and layered it with Pumpkin Pie cardstock. You can see how the Whisper White, top layer, is crooked, because Hal and I were struggling. He wanted to emboss it, but I liked it smooth, and said, “enough is enough!”
Hal wanted a place to sit, so the Bunch of Banners die cut makes a good spot. I cut the border from Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and stamped “Trick or Treat” in black ink on Whisper White cardstock. We found the sentiment in the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, and Hal agreed it would be just right for Halloween. I think he’s more into the tricks than the treating.
Hal is quite proud of his creation, and wants to show it off at two challenges. The theme and colors were perfect, so how could I say no?
Isn’t this a fun stamp set? If you have Making Every Day Bright, we’d love for you to contribute your project to our gallery at What Will You Stamp? You might even be selected as our guest designer!
Thanks for putting up with Hal. He wants you to come “trick or treat” at his house on Halloween, so he can scare you.
Welcome to What Will You Stamp? This week’s challenge is using the Still Night stamp set. We’d love to see you create something from this set for our gallery. Please join the fun!
It’s getting close to Halloween, so this Night Owl is saying, “trick or treat.” Keep reading for my spooky story.
Halloween Still Night Owl
The owl is from the Still Night stamp set, cut with a Night Owl die. He is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock. I rounded him with a stylus to give him some shape, so he could sit comfortably on his branch.
The branch is a Night Owl die also, and I cut two; one in Night of Navy cardstock, and one in Thick Whisper White cardstock.
The background, starry, sky is a piece of Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper. Isn’t it perfect for a Halloween sky? It’s bordered with Pumpkin Pie cardstock on a Night of Navy card base. You can’t have Halloween with some orange!
Another die in the Night Owl die set made those cute, little orange doodads. I first thought they were stars, but they line up nicely with the tree branch, so they look like orange blossoms.
“Trick or treat” is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, cut with the Classic Label Punch.
Are you ready for my spooky story?
It was warm the night I was working away in my craft room, so the window was open. I had stamped the owl, and was deciding how to color him, when I heard hooting. Was I imagining things? I hadn’t heard an owl hooting for years! I made my husband go outside with me to confirm I wasn’t crazy, and there it was sitting on the chimney next door! It was able to see me through the window! Coincidence?
If you follow my blog, you know I make paper animals come alive. But, this was a little too real, even for me!
Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my spooky story. Don’t forget to create a Still Night project, and post it in our gallery.
The supplies I used are listed below. Have fun shopping!
Welcome to the What Will You Stamp? challenge. Today we are featuring the Winter Woods stamp set, which just might be my favorite set in the Stampin’ Up 2018 Holiday catalog.
Winter Woods Trimming the Tree
If you have the stamp set, we’d love for you place your creation in our gallery. Clicking on this picture takes you to the site where you’ll learn how to play along.
I began my card by stamping the row of trees in Soft Suede ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I ran this stamped, cardstock through the Big Shot, using the Softly Falling embossing folder to make snow. And, lickety-split, I glued my embossed cardstock to the Thick Whisper White card base,
Shaded Spruce and Old Olive are the ink colors I used for stamping the Christmas tree on Thick Whisper White cardstock. After stamping, I used the tree’s die from the In the Woods die set for cutting. Before attaching the tree to the card front on dimensionals, I dabbed the tree with a Baby Wipe to give it the effect you see.
I always imagine that little birds are decorating the trees in the woods. Luckily, I found two birds, just the right size, in the Botanical Tags die set. It was very easy to snip the birds from their frame, after die cutting the tag from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
The banner the birds are hanging on the Christmas tree is made with Vellum cardstock, cut with the Duet Banner Punch. I stamped “Merry Christmas” from Santa’s Sleigh stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink. The words are photopolymer, which enabled me to bend the words in the shape of the banner.
I have a feeling this will be a Christmas card I’ll be making in quantity this year.
Now let’s see what you can come up with using the fabulous, Winter Woods stamp set. And, and don’t be shy about posting it at What Will You Stamp. We’re looking forward to having you join us!
As always, I appreciate you visiting my blog. The supplies I used are listed below (except retired, Santa’s Sleigh stamp set), and available at my store.