Posts Tagged ‘Pleasant Poppies’
Pleasant Poppies is another of the gorgeous full-size images currently available from Stampin’ Up! (see it online – 129499). Last week I mentioned a few tips for using large stamps on small projects. Today I have a couple more technique tips for you: the Spotlighting Technique and a Watercolor Refresher! Both techniques are wrapped up in this paper lunch sack turned into a Gift Bag.
This project was actually one from my Stamps in the Mail Club during the last round. If you haven’t ever participated, get ready for the next round. Signups begin in April for the May Round!
Spotlighting is a nice way to highlight a certain part of a larger stamp, like with Pleasant Poppies or Swallowtail.
- Stamp your large image on the background.
- Stamp again on scrap paper and use a Circle Punch to punch out the piece(s) you’d like to highlight.
- Color the circles differently from the background and match them back onto your main image.
Refresher Technique Focus: Watercolor
- Gently wipe the wet tip of the AQP across the end of the WWC, picking up color
- Begin with the lightest color layer: use a light touch and extra water to thin out your color
- Add a 2nd color layer, either of the same tone or different. Be sure to leave some of the lightest layer showing
- Add a 3rd color layer as the darkest layer, using the most pigment from the crayon and the least amount of water
- Consider your shadows – which direction does the light in your picture shine? Objects with a shadow around the outer stamped black line look more dimensional and realistic
Curious about how the gift bag works? I have a Video Tutorial that shows how to make these Card Topper Gift Bags.
And be sure to check for more Pleasant Poppies ideas on my blog!
Supplies: Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Curly Cute; Inks: Jet Black Staz-On Ink; Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pacific Point; Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration gift), Jumbo Rhinestone, Pacific Point Stitched Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons – Brights Collection, Aqua Painters, Distressing Tool (optional – Spring Catalog), 1 ¼” Circle Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch
Did you look at the cute dress framelits in the Spring Catalog and then take a visual jump over the Pop ‘n Cuts Card Base Die? Well check it out now! (see it online – 130099). This die is a lot of fun, and definitely not just for use with the Dress Form Base, although it is *super* sweet, too.
The die turns a 4-1/4″ x 11″ piece of card stock into a fun shaped card base with rounded corners and a curvy top that fits into tab slots to hold the card closed. See?
To accent the bottom edge, I used a piece of Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (see them online – 129311) and cut it with the die, so that it peeks out from under the bottom edge.
Isn’t this a fun project? This is one of the projects from my LAST round of the Stamps in the Mail Club. The good news is that you can sign up NOW for the new Round, which will include projects for February, March & April. See details on my website or sign up now for Stamps in the Mail Club, where everything you need comes right to your mailbox: stamps, inks, accessories & card kits!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Curly Cute; Inks: Jet Black Staz-On Ink; Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (Spring Catalog), So Saffron; Accessories: 3/8” Striped Organdy Ribbon Old Olive, Aqua Painters, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Pop N Cuts Card Base (Spring Catalog)
Have you used your Watercolor Wonder Crayons lately? I’ve had them out quite a bit and am falling in love all over again. This is one of the cards from my last round of Stamps in the Mail Club (watch for new signups soon so you don’t miss out!). I featured the Pleasant Poppies stamp (see it online – 129499) and the Brights Watercolor Crayons (see them online – 119804).
Watercolor Wash Technique
- Stamp your image in Staz-On Ink onto Watercolor Paper.
- Using the large Aqua Painter (see them online – 103954), pick up color from the Tempting Turquoise Watercolor Crayon. Apply the color to the watercolor paper with lots of water to create a wash on the top 1/3 of the card.
- Use Tangerine Tango for the middle 1/3 and Rich Razzleberry for the bottom 1/3.
Plus I used several of the Sale-A-Bration free products on this card: the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (SAB – free item – #127540) and the Sycamore Street Ribbons & Button Pack (SAB – free item – #130812).
Remember that you can pick one one free Sale-A-Bration gift for every $50 you order from my online store during Sale-A-Bration!
Want to see some other ideas for Sale-A-Bration freebie products? Check out ideas on my blog!
Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Curly Cute; Inks: Jet Black Staz-On Ink; Cardstock: Watercolor Paper, Pool Party, Sycamore Street Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper; Accessories: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Buttons (Sale-A-Bration free product), Cute Clips elements (Spring Catalog), Watercolor Wonder Crayons – Brights Collection, Aqua Painters, Distressing Tool (Spring Catalog)
Sometimes it’s fun to make something for your home decor – something crafty that you’ll keep around for a season or two. Here’s a door hanger (the finished size is about 5 x 5″). I created it for two special party hostesses in July – both Erica and Vickie got to keep one!
The stamps, inks and punches are nearly the same as a Stamp Club project that we made in June (check it out). I used the Pleasant Poppies stamp set (see it online), the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (see it online) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch (see it online).
- Cut a piece of First Edition Specialty Paper (see it online) and a piece of Chipboard to the same size (5 1/2 x 5 1/2″ here)
- Glue together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue
- Use the 3 1/2″ Circle Die for Big Shot to cut the center from the the frame
- Poke holes for the Antique Brads at the top corners and add brads and ribbon.
- Stamp a background paper and layer as desired. Attach and embellish!
These would make fun little hostess gifts for showers or backyard BBQ gatherings. Try your own hand at creating something that’s not a card or a scrapbook page!
During the last night of Convention, we gather as a group to share pizzas from The Pie in Salt Lake City – if you haven’t had their pizza before, it’s quite the experience. Their large pizzas are absolutely humongous!
We also bring all the swap cards we’ve received during the week and lay them out on tables so that everyone can see all the fabulous ideas that they might like to take home with them, even if they didn’t receive that particular swap card.
There are always tons of fun ideas to see, and I usually take another 100+ photos to bring home and have for future card ideas!
Here are a few of my favorites – and since I don’t have the swaps, I don’t have names to give credit to the artists. If you recognize a card, please leave me a comment so I can give credit! Here’s a fun card using Designer Paper strips to make a patchwork quilt (check out the directions on my blog):
Here’s another great idea for using up Designer Series Paper scraps – love this banner!! Thanks to Dee Tollakson for sharing this card!
Here’s a card using the Moving Forward stamp set (see it online). This set is special because when you purchase it, $3 from your purchase goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Stampin’ Up! has donated over $1 million to RMHC through the sales of the yearly RMCH stamp sets! Thanks to Sarah Sagert (Artisan Award Winner!) for sharing her card:
Here’s another card with the same Moving Forward stamp set, by Artisan Award Winner Heather Summers:
And here are some Punch Art treats that were absolutely adorable!! The little skunk and raccoon could hardly be cuter!! If you’re into little animal images, be sure to check out my Stamps in the Mail Club for August… and the Owl Occasions stamp set!
Okay, that’s it for now, but really, too many fun ideas to cover, even if I posted one each day of the year!
Yesterday I mentioned that I’m loving these new stamp sets and the matching butterfly punch – Pleasant Poppies stamp set (see it online), the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (see it online) and the Elegant Butterfly Punch (see it online). And I promised a look at the note cards from yesterday’s Note Card Pocket post. And by the way, papillon is French for butterfly. In case you’ve been wondering.
Simple, sweet, and includes bling. What more could you ask from a card?
**Note Card Pockets**:
- Begin with a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock.
- Score at 3-1/4″ and at 7-1/2″ and fold around to make the pocket.
- Use Sticky Strip at the back and the bottom to secure ends.
Pretty simple? It’s based on a project shared in the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator magazine that we receive each month as demonstrators. You could get it too… just join my Stampin’ Up! family (check out the special during June)
The other part of the project that was featured in the magazine was making Paper Beads. There’s one on the front of the large butterfly on the Note Card Pocket. (see it bigger) It’s really simple, too!
- Cut a triangle of designer series paper (I used Patio Party – about 3″ long and 1″ wide at the big end)
- Beginning at the wide end, roll the triangle around a toothpick, securing with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (aka ‘green lid glue’). Be careful not to glue the paper to the toothpick.
- After rolling the bead, add a light coat of Crystal Effects to the bead to make it shine. Let it dry on the toothpick, resting on the top of a little glass.
Lots of fun things to try out on this project!
My new catalog order is here, and I’ve been working on projects for my Stamp Club with Meg (we meet tomorrow in central Illinois – let me know if you’d like to come!). Let me just say that I’m having a HARD TIME deciding which new products to use first…
The Pleasant Poppies stamp set? (see it online)
Or maybe the new Papillon Potpourri stamp set? (see it online)
Possibly the matching Elegant Butterfly Punch? (see it online)
I finally decided to go with all of them, plus a bunch more new items.
The colors here are new, too — from the 2012-2014 In Color Collection (see more project ideas with these on my blog). I’ve stamped in Raspberry Ripple for the Pleasant Poppies image, and did butterflies in Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals. The Designer Series Paper is my current fav — the Patio Party Designer Series Paper that you can get for free as a bonus with the Demonstrator Starter Kit in June!! (click to learn more)
Stay tuned tomorrow for a 2nd installment — more details about this week’s Stamp Club projects and the notecards in this sweet Note Card Pocket, and how to make Paper Beads!