Did you know that when you scratch Vellum Cardstock (101856) it turns white in addition to puffing up that area? Using this technique will give your projects and cards a very beautiful and unique look. I taught my stampers this technique during my recent technique class and they made 2 beautiful cards.
You can download a Free PDF of the Lilypad Lake Crane card below.
With the stylus, you can lightly scratch the back side of the stamped image. Doing this will raise/puff up that area while turning the vellum cardstock white.
You can leave the image as is when it’s done or color it in with Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Write Markers.
White to Colored In
Download your Free PDF card recipe and recreate this card or make your own Vellum Magic!
Download recipe HERE
One of my new favorite bundles in the new catalog is the Sea of Textures Bundle.
Wood-mount 148357 Clear – mount 148358
I used this bundle to design a card for one of my classes.
I love the textures you can create with this bundle using stamps and dies. This particular card looks like it’s framed. Here are the dimensions and instructions for this card:
- Stamp Tranquil Tide card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2) with Crumb Cake ink all along the edges.
- Stamp Crumb Cake cardstock (4-7/8″ x 3-5/8″) with the same stamp and ink then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink
- Layer it on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock (4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″)
- Sponge the edges of Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 2-3/4″) with Tranquil Tide ink then lightly sponged over the entire piece
- Stamp the seaweeds with Granny Apple Green ink and the coral with Calypso Coral ink. The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso ink.
- Stamp the Octopus on Whisper White cardstock (3″ x 2-1/2″) with Tranquil Tide ink and cut out with the matching die. then mount Octopus with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the stamped Whisper White cardstock layer
- Cut a piece (5-1/4″ x 1/2″) of the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper and layer at the bottom of Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″ x 4″) for the inside of the card.
Product List for Card
Here are a few more cards and projects using the Sea of Textures Bundle, get yours soon!
Don’t forget to use my June Hostess Code, all online orders $50+ will receive a Free Simply Shammy (147042) during the month of June!
Andrea, Pat, Lois, Arlene, Deborah, Carmen, Diane, Kelly, and Amelia all had a great time stamping at my first Technique Class of the year.
This Technique Class was mainly about inspiration. Inspiration is all around us and I found this cute Hedgehog which inspired me to make this card.
I can’t help but browse the card section when I’m in a store and I saw this cute heartbeat card that inspired me to make my own.
I didn’t need much inspiration to make a card using the newest Stampin’ Up! tool the Stamparatus and how could I resist making this adorable Bunny card!
I recorded a video for this card and will post as soon as I’m done editing.
Sometimes we spend a lot of time trying to come up with an idea for a card and we forget to just look around us and get inspired.
Hedgehog Card List
Heartbeat Card List
Bunny Card List
Let’s always be inspired to make beautiful things!
My stampers were singing while they were making these awesome Eclipse Technique cards. They were literally singing, I had the 70’s music station on and there was a lot of singing!
I just love this technique and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the perfect match! This pack of paper has musical notes and the words to a few Christmas songs in Black on White and White on Black. We didn’t stop at musical notes, my stampers also made a FALL card.
This was my 2nd version of the card, below was my first.
I decided to go for the simpler, crisp look but a couple of my stampers loved the sponge version and made that one.
I was also playing around with this one.
After SINGing a song or two and FALLing for the other cards it was time for a cats and flowers!
This card was inspired by Sue Campfield, I love the hidden cat in the flowers.
Card 1 Product List
Card 2 Product List
Card 3 Product List
Card 4 Product List
Card 5 Product List
I hope you like these cards as much as I do.
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Tagged #CatCard, #CatPunch, #DecktheHalls, #DesignerSeriesPaper, #EclipseCard, #EclipseTechnique, #FallCard, #MerryMusicSpecialty, #singcard, #stampin'up, #StampingAllNightLong, #TechniqueCards, #WandaSmith, DSP
Embossing folders are great to add depth and dimension to your products, but did you know that they can also be used as stamps? Let Andrea show you just some of the fun images you can create with embossing folders and ink.
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This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps. It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third. Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.
This is one of the stamp sets I will be using for my upcoming Technique Class, hope you can join me!
Artwork by Mary Ellen Byler and Sarah Klass
The Big Shot is an amazing, versatile, easy-to-use die cutting and embossing tool. I actually have two Big Shots in my Stamping Studio; one for the multi-purpose platform that comes with every Big Shot and another I use exclusively with my Magnetic Platform for my framelits. If you already have a Big Shot, don’t forget about the 15% discount on bundles. Plus it’s on a special deal for the month of August!
An extra plus, when you purchase a Big Shot through me you will receive a FREE 2-hour training session. Get the most of Big Shot when you purchase it from me!
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This past Saturday I gave a Technique Card Class and we made 3 awesome cards. I taught the Dry Embossed Vellum Technique from Stamping School. I gave everyone the option to pick their favorite 2014-2016 In-Color card stock, and I love they way the came out!
You will need a stylus, foam pad and wax paper. Stamp your image on the vellum card stock (you need a sturdy vellum card stock) with Staz On, let it dry for about 30 seconds. Turn the image on the opposite side rub the area with wax paper for smooth strokes, then using the stylus rub in circular motion to pop out the flowers.
Another great card from Stamping School is this Lattice Card,
The last card we made was one I saw online but I can’t remember from where to give them credit. Using all the new In Colors and the Work of Art stamp set from the new catalog we stamped the paint strokes and then added some butterflies. A simple yet colorful card!
Everyone loved the cards!
Before my class I played with my new Blendabilities markers that will be available on June 2nd and had a blast blending colors with the Blended Bloom stamp (also in the new catalog).
My first attempt was the Cherry Cobbler bloom and as you can see I got better with the rest of them. I’ll have to try the Cherry Cobbler one more time!