Watercolor Pencils Accented Blooms

Watercolor Pencils Accented Blooms

We have so many wonderful coloring mediums, sometimes we forget about them or don’t use them enough.  But, you know what, as soon as I stamped the large image from Accented Blooms, I knew I wanted to use my watercolor pencils. I think it’s so dramatic to use a white watercolor pencil on card cardstock.  

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Stampin’ Up!’s watercolor pencils are high quality, highly pigmented and very creamy.  They are easy to blend with either a water brush, wink of Stella, or blender pen.  I used three colors from our original watercolor pencil release, Whisper White, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  In August 2018, Stampin’ Up! released Watercolor Pencil Assortment #2.  So many new fresh colors, you’ll want to add those to your next order.

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I used two colors of embossing powders as well, Silver and Black.  I have one trip about coloring with the watercolor pencils on the embossed image.  Try not to color over the embossing powder, the watercolor pencils don’t play nice.

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The Accented Blooms stamp set also has some sweet small images that are perfect to create your own little border.  And that’s just what I did on the inside of the card.  

I would love to share my video tutorial with you so that you can create one of these cards yourself.  You’ll fall in love with watercolor pencils all over again.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gray Granite CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tufted embossing folder.
  • Focal – Basic Black CS – 3 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ and Merry Merlot CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″
  • Accent – Silver Foil Paper – 6″ x 1″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

Stamping:

  • Run your embossing buddy over the Merry Merlot CS and the strip of Whisper White CS.  Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder and heat with the heat tool. Stamp the large floral image, in Versa Mark, on the Merry Merlot CS, sprinkle with the Black Embossing Powder and heat with the heat tool.
  • Punch the sentiment with the Tailored Tag Punch.
  • Color the Floral Image with the Watercolor Pencils.
  • On the inside mat, stamp the small vine in Old Olive and small flower in Merry Merlot.

Card Assembly:

  • Adhere the inside mat into the card with wet glue.
  • Adhere the embossed mat to the card front with wet glue.
  • Adhere the focal image to the Basic Black CS with wet glue.
  • Apply a strip of tear and tape to the bottom of the Basic Black CS.
  • Adhere the Silver Foil accent to the focal image.
  • Pop the focal image to the card front.
  • Create an 8 loop bow with the silver metallic thread.  Glue dot the bow to the focal image.
  • Pop the sentiment to the card front.
  • Apply the three silver pearls to the flowers.

Need some supplies to complete the project?  I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

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Accented Blooms Thank You

Accented Blooms Thank You

Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I’m very excited to share today’s project with you.  I’ll be using the beautiful Accented Blooms stamp set.  One of the best features of this set is that there is a coordinating punch.  That makes creating with Accented Blooms quick and easy.

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WOW, do you just love that background paper?  Accented Blooms is just that. A set you can use to accent all your die cuts, pretty papers and techniques with.  My Brushos were calling my name.  I hadn’t used them in a bit and knew I wanted my backdrop to be bright, vibrant and colorful.  I used both the Yellow and Gamboge to create my Accented Blooms background.

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My color combination highlights lots of our new colors, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Shaded Spruce. Aren’t they yummy?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Accented Blooms, Stampin' Up!

I used one of my favorite die sets, Foliage Frames, to create all the wonderful accent pieces. Stamping the Thank You, from Accented Blooms, in Poppy Parade started things off.  I love the font. This card is really quick and easy, uses minimal supplies and still packs the WOW factor. Would you like to create along with me.  Here’s my latest FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Poppy Parade CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Shimmery White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, create the background with brushos, as shown in the video
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2″ – stamp the image in Poppy Parade and punch with the Tailored Tag punch.
  • Accent – Shaded Spruce CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – cut the image with the die from Foliage Frames
  • Sprigs – Mango Melody CS – 2″ x 1 3/4″ and Poppy Parade CS – 2″ x 1 3/4″, cut the 2 leaves in each color from the dies from Foliage Frames.
  • Ribbon – Whisper White classic Weave – 15″

If you need any supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

Blended Seasons Christmas Card Set

We’ve got a fabulous new limited-time bundle, Blended Seasons, that will make creating cards quick and easy, but oh so beautiful. This exclusive 12-piece red rubber stamp set and coordinating10-piece die set will take you through every season of the year.  Blended Seasons can be used to create Christmas, Fall, Thank You, Congrats, and Thinking of You cards. This bundle is available only while supplies last during the month of August 2018.

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 Lucky, lucky us, Stampin’ UP! has also released a new 10-piece package of Watercolor Pencils in some yummy new fresh colors. And aren’t they beautiful.  If you haven’t tried Watercolor Pencils, Blended Seasons is the perfect set to get you started.  They are so forgiving and can be blended with either a Blender Pen, Aqua Painter or Clear Wink of Stella Pen.

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For my first Blended Seasons project, and certainly not the last, I created a lovely Christmas card gift set.  This would be a great hostess, teacher, or special friend gift.  The set includes four cards and envelopes and they are all packaged in one of our Acetate Card Boxes.   

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One of the best parts of this creation is that I’m giving you a sneak peek of some new Holiday Catalog products.  I was lucky enough to get these during my Alaska Incentive Trip.  

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So, this month scoop up the Blended Seasons bundle, earn your $5 coupon for every $50 in your order and then in September you get to redeem the coupons for the gorgeous All Is Bright DSP and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

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I didn’t have my new watercolor pencils when I designed this gift set, so I used our Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.  See how versatile the coloring is with Blended Seasons.  You can use your coloring medium of choice, whether that’s Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers or Stampin’ Blends.  

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The belly band features another new Holiday Catalog product, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I’m so happy I won that one on the Alaska Incentive Trip.  It’s my favorite and I’m sure you’ll want to add it to your stash.

I would love to teach you how to put this Blended Season gift set together.  Here’s a quick and easy how-to video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

Card Set – NOTE:  You’ll be creating four cards as follows.

  • Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder
  • Banner – All Is Bright DSP – 2″ x 5″, punch one end with the Triple Banner Punch
  • Focal Image – Either Call Me Clover or Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″, Stamp the image in versa mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder, heat set with the heat tool.  Color as you like with your medium of choice.  I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.
  • Envelopes – Whisper White

Gift Box – One Clear Acetate Card Box

  • Belly Band – All Is Bright DSP – 3″ x 12″
  • Focal – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4 1/4″x 5 1/2″, emboss with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder and Call Me Clover CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, be sure to keep the scraps of each color to cut the floral piece.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3″ – Stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler
  • Bow – Gold Glimmer Paper – 2 3/4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Floral Piece – Call Me Clover and Cherry Cobbler scraps from above.  Cut one in each color so that you can dissect and layer.

Remember, I can’t  list the new catalog supplies yet, because they will not be available to order until September 5th.  If you need a catalog, please let me know, I’ld be happy to send you a FREE copy.  If you need some supplies to complete your Blended Seasons Gift Sets, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Heat Tool

$30.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Healing Hugs Get Well

Healing Hugs Get Well

Hello Everyone and Welcome!  Today’s card features the Healing Hugs stamp set.  I am very excited to share this project with you.  It’s my swap card for the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Cruise.  I can’t wait to see all the other cards in the swap.  I’ll share those with you when I return from this exciting event.

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Be sure to check out the Healing Hugs stamp set and all the beautiful samples on page 110 of our Annual Catalog.  This set features Stampin’ Up!’s DistINKive technology.  It takes away all the fear of two and three step stamping.  Be sure to check out my video here.  I’ll show you how you can achieve the two tone look and a little rock and roll action on the leaves.

I think you all know me by now, at least I hope so.  I LOVE layers and texture in my projects.  This one is no different.  The fabulous background texture was created with our new Tufted 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s fast becoming one of my favorites.

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That gorgeous designer series paper is Petal Promenade. Oh my, one side is even more lovely than the other.  The color combination I used for this card is Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, and Petal Pink.  Yummy, right? And guess what, those colors can all be found in the DSP. I love to finish the inside of my cards as well.  And I just couldn’t resist stamping that gorgeous rose one more time.

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That detailed accent piece, cut from Fresh Fig CS, is from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.  That one may be easy to miss because it’s not featured in any of the bundles or stamp sets.  It’s all by itself under the Big Shot die section of the catalog on page 217.

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Want to try your hand at this one? Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base:  Sahara Sand CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat: Petal Pink CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tufted TEIF
  • Mats: Fresh Fig CS – one @ $” x 3″, one @3″ x 2″ and one @ 2″ x2″
  • Layering Mats: Petal Promenade DSP – one @ 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″, one @ 2 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ and Sahara Sand CS – one @ 1 7/8″ x 1 7/8″ embossed with the Layering Leaves TEIF.
  • Rose and Leaves: Whisper White CS – 3″ x 7″
  • Sentiment: Petal Pink CS – 2 3/4″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the Layering Ovals and Sahara Sand CS 3″ x 2″, cut with the Layering Ovals.
  • Accent Trim:  Fresh Fig CS – 6 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut with the edgelit from Delicate Lace Edgelits.
  • Inside Mat: Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Card Assembly:

  • Stamp the rose and leaves and shown in the video above.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the small piece of Sahara Sand CS and cut with the layering ovals die.  Ink the edges in Fresh Fig.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the inside mat and one rose in the lower right hand corner.
  • Pop the sentiment to the scallop oval.
  • Wet glue all the mats to each other.
  • Wet glue the embossed mat to the card front.
  • Adhere the accent die cut to the right side of the largest layering mat. Trim as needed.
  • Adhere the leaves to the flowers.  Accent both the rose and leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella.  Pop the rose to the smaller mat.
  • Adhere the largest of the 3 layering mats to the card front.  Adhere the rectangular mat to the card front. Pop the square mat with the rose to the card front.
  • Pop the sentiment to the card front.
  • Adhere 3 Metallic Gold pearls to the card front.

As always, I would very much appreciate you shopping in my online store for any of the supplies you need to create this project.

Big Shot

$110.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

 

Very Vintage Birthday Card

Very Vintage Birthday Card

This card is just my style, Very Vintage.  I just love everything about this one, the distressing, layering, embossing, designer paper, and on and on and on. That gorgeous Very Vintage Stamp Set is a Host Set.  Contact me today to set up a hostess code for your friends to use when ordering so you can earn the Very Vintage set for FREE!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Very Vintage Birthday Card

I was lucky enough to take part in a card swap and I chose the Very Vintage set as my inspiration.  The swap was a tic-tac-toe challenge.  You had to pick three elements, in a row, in the chart and create your card. My three elements were birthday, flower and designer series paper.  What do you think?  Did I achieve my tic-tac-toe?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Very Vintage Birthday Card

The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper pack had just the right color combination for this Very Vintage card.  I used Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Mossy Meadow.  I even threw in a little Highland Heather for good measure.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Very Vintage Birthday Card

I used a little coloring technique on my focal image to soften things up.  Our fabulous Blender Pens are the perfect tool to achieve the look.  Let me show you how in this video tutorial.

I love to finish off the inside of my cards and this one is no exception.  The sponging on the edges is perfect with the “broken” doily image.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Very Vintage Birthday Card

I sure hope my card is a hit at the swap.  I can’t wait to share with you what everyone else creates.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Very Vintage Birthday Card

I would love to share with you how the magic happens.

  • Card Base: Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat: Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, distress on all edges
  • Embossed Mat:  Smoky Slate CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, emboss with the Tufted TEIF, distress on all edges
  • Designer Paper:  Petal Promenade – one the larger floral frames, distress on all edges
  • Foliage Accent: Blushing Bride CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from Foliage Frame Framelits
  • Focal Image: Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from Layering Ovals
  • Rose:  Blushing Bridge CS- punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle and Mossy Meadow CS 3/4″ x 1 1/2″ cut with the die from Sweet Cake Framelits
  • Sentiment:  Whisper White CS – 2″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Inside Mat: Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″

Stamping/inking:

  • Stamp the large floral image onto the Whisper White CS in Smoky Slate ink. Cut the image with the Layering Oval Framelit. Color the image as shown in the video. Ink the edges in Smoky Slate.
  • Stamp the Bee on a scrap of Whisper White CS in Smoky Slate Ink. Color the image as shown in the video and highlight the wings with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp the “Happy Birthday from Detailed with Love set in Smoky Slate Ink.  Cut the image with the Stitched Label Framelit.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the inside mat in Smoky Slate Ink.  Stamp one of the “broken doilies” in the upper left and lower right hand corners. Ink the edges of the cardstock in Smoky Slate and the doily images in Highland Heather.
  • Tear the edges and Ink the DSP in Smoky Slate.
  • Ink the Foliage Frame in Smoky Slate and highlight with the wink of Stella.

Card Assembly:

  • Create the spiral rose as shown in the video.  Ink in Smoky Slate ink.  Adhere the leaves and pearl to the center.
  • Wet glue the smoky slate mat to the mossy meadow mat.
  • Wrap a 6″ piece of the Whisper White Polka Dot tulle to the center of the mat. Secure on the back with scotch tape or a glue dot.
  • Adhere the mat to the card front with wet glue.
  • Pop the DSP rectangle to the card front.
  • Cut the foliage in half and wet glue to the back of the focal image.
  • Pop the focal image to the card front.
  • Pop the Happy Birthday sentient to the card front.
  • Create a bow with the Whisper White Tulle and secure with a glue dot.  
  • Adhere the rose to the center of the bow with a few glue dots.
  • Pop the bee to the focal image.
  • Wet glue the inside mat to the inside of the card.

Here’s a supply list that links to my online store in case you need any supplies to complete the card. Thank you for shopping my store, I appreciate your business.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Blender Pens

$12.00

 

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Animal Outing Stampin’ Blends Z-Fold

Animal Outing Stampin’ Blends Z-Fold

It’s a marriage made in heaven, the Animal Outing stamp set and our fabulous Stampin’ Blends.

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The Animal Expedition Suite can be found on page 26-27 of our 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. It’s super cute and the stamp set and Thinlit Dies are available in the bundle format with a 10% discount. That little Animal Outing rhino was very easy to color with our Stampin’ Blends.  And did you know that we now have even more of the Blends available?  There are eleven new combo packs ready for you to order.

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To color this little guy I used the Smoky Slate and Crumb Cake Blends.  It’s super easy to blend our colors, they go onto the paper like butter!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Animal Outing Z-Fold, Stampin' Blends

The Animal Outing set also contains the image for that sweet little froggie on the branch.  This set isn’t just for the young, but the young at heart as well.  I know this card makes me super happy.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Animal Outing Z-Fold, Stampin' Blends

I used the Nature’s Poem DSP, which by the way is on special this month, along with the Animal Expedition DSP!  Buy three DSP packs and get one FREE!!! Here’s all the details on that DSP promotion.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, DSP Promotion

Back to our sweet little z-fold project and the Animal Outing.  Using our Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes Framelits, I created the focal image.  These are real go-to’s you should have in your stash.  Want to learn how to create the z-fold?  Here’s a FREE video-tutorial I’ve created for you.

Ready to create one for your very own?  Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base: Tranquil Tide CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
  • Front Mats: Whisper White CS 2 1/2″ x 4″ and Nature’s Poem DSP 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Inside Mats: Whisper White CS, one @ 2 1/2″ x 4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and Nature’s Poem DSP 3 3/4″ x 2 1/2″.
  • Focal Image: Cajun Craze CS 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the Layering Square Framelits and Whisper White CS 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the Stitched Shapes Square
  • Sentiment: Cajun Craze CS – punch one 1 3/8″ scallop circle and Whisper White CS use a scrap and then punch with the 1 1/4″ circle punch.

Card Assembly:

  • Create your Card Base Z-Fold
  • Color the images as outlined in the video above.
  • Marry the mats to each other and then to the card base.
  • Pop the Focal image to the scallop square.
  • Ink the edges of the sentiment and pop to the scallop circle.
  • Adhere the left side of the focal image to the cad front with wet glue.
  • Pop the left side of the sentiment and wet glue the right side to the card front.
  • Using glue dots adhere the metal elements to the card front.

If you need some supplies to complete the project, I would appreciate you shopping my online store.

Big Shot

$110.00
Blender Pens

$12.00
Glue Dots

$5.25

Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!