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Hi Stamping Friends!
The Countdown is ON—Only 5 More Days! The NEW 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Catalog starts on Tuesday, January 5! I can't wait for all of the fun to begin! EEEEEeeeee!
Today, I'm sharing one of my sneak peek cards from my "Last Thursdays" class last night, featuring a beautiful new stamp set called Bloomin' Love! This set is also my January Stamp-of-the-Month featured set and I'll be sharing all the details of that class tomorrow!
But first, have you registered for the 2016 Catalog Kickoff Party?!
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2016 Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Kickoff Party!
Sunday, January 17, 1-5pm • Register by January 11
Are you ready to get your hands on some AMAZING new products from the 2016 Occasions Catalog?! Come and create 20 DIFFERENT CARDS featuring dozens of new stamp sets, papers, tools and embellishments, as well as Sale-A-Bration FREE selections! Plus, receive a Bonus Goodie Bag filled with over $15 in awesome products!
Bloomin' Love Wink of Stella Resist Cards
We tried a new twist on one of my favorite stamping techniques on this card last night. I love embossed resist cards and this one adds a touch of shimmer with the new Wink of Stella brush! I'm so addicted to this fun, new tool, and I know you will be, too!
Background Basics—My card starts with a simple Pool Party card base. I stamped a simple sentiment at the bottom from the Bloomin' Love stamp set in Island Indigo ink.
Sneak Peek #1—You can see two of the pretty little flowers from the Bloomin' Love set here. I stamped diagonally over the card front in Pool Party ink.
Sneak Peek #2—I wrapped the card front with the awesome new Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and tied it in a double-knot faux bow. I predict that this will be a top seller from the Occasions Catalog because it's absolutely stunning ribbon and it's pliable enough to tie easily into a small & sturdy bow. Look at all that shine! Good, good stuff!
Embossed Heart—I stamped the pretty floral heart from the Bloomin' Love set in VersaMark ink onto a 3" x 3" piece of Shimmery White Card Stock, then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat embossed it with the Heat Tool until glossy & smooth.
Watercolor Resist—Next, I added a two-color watercolor wash over the top of the image with Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo inks. I squeezed my ink pads before opening them to get ink on the lid to use as a palette, then painted on the color with an Aqua Painter. I started at the top left with Bermuda Bay and washed it to the center, then added Island Indigo up from the bottom right, with some blending in the middle. Once it was dry, I used a tissue to wipe up any ink residue that remained on the embossed details to bring out the brightness of the image.
I matted this layer onto a 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Island Indigo and popped it up onto the card front.
Wink of Stella Wonderfulness—There is already a little shimmer showing through the washed color from the Shimmery White card stock, but I wanted even more sparkle! I brushed the whole painted area with the new Wink of Stella clear shimmer brush. It resists the embossed areas, too, and...ahhhhhh, it's so lovely!
Finishing Touches—A few Pearl Jewels added to the little flower centers gives the focal point a soft, classy finish.
Two Cool—I did another horizontal version using a different sentiment with the same basic elements.
Complete Supplies List—"Clear" means a rubber stamp on a clear block. "Photopolymer" is see-thru. New items will be available to order beginning January 5, 2016.
- Stamps—Bloomin' Love (photopolymer)
- Ink—VersaMark; Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo & Pool Party Classic Ink Pads
- Paper—Shimmery White Card Stock; Island Indigo & Pool Party card stock
- Accessories—Clear Embossing Powder, Pearl Jewels, Pool Party Glitter Ribbon, Wink of Stella clear
- Tools—Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, SNAIL
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