Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Tasteful Backgrounds Thank You

Can’t get enough of the beautiful dies in the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Today is the second card using not just those dies, but the fabulous Pigment Sprinkles. Be sure you don’t miss my previous card. It’s a fancy fold. But today, the absolutely gorgeous mediallon image is the star of the show.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

My color combo is Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White. It’s a fresh, summery look that just plain makes me happy.  

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Who knew that the new Scripty Embossing Folder would very quickly become a favorite. But I have to say, on this card, that gorgeous medallion shows off those pigment sprinkles brilliantly.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

WOW, just look how dramatic the die cut is using the Tasteful Backgrounds set. Not to mention, that vibrant colors from the Pigment Sprinkles. Psst, did you notice the polka dot tulle ribbon is Daffodil Delight. I’ve got a sweet little technique to share with you in today’s FREE video tutorial.

Tasteful Backgrounds, Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin' Up!

Because I used fun foam to cut my “thanks” with the die from Well Written, it created even more dimension and texture. The fun foam is great because it doesn’t add any bulk or weight to the card. Why is that important? No extra postage necessary!

Want to learn a little more about my card? My video tutorial should help you out.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Daffodil Delight CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Embossed Mat – Bermuda Bay CS – 5″ x 3 3/4″, embossed with the Scripty Embossing Folder.
  • Scalloped Circle – Daffodil Delight CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Stitched Circle – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Then cut the Medallion image with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds.
  • Thanks – White Fun Foam – 3″ x1″, cut the word with the die from Well Written set.
  • Accent Circle – Watercolor Paper – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon – about 18″, color with the Daffodil Delight Ink Refill

Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Pigment Sprinkles Technique

Welcome! Today’s card is filled with lots of techniques. Starting things off, I’ll be using the new Pigment Sprinkles. These fabulous watercolor crystals come in a package of 6. Each 6gram pot contains a vibrant Stampin’ Up! color. The pigment sprinkles include Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo. 

Stampin' Up! Pigment Sprinkles

Pigment Sprinkles are fabulous for techniques including creating your own background papers. That’s just what I did for today’s card.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The Tasteful Backgrounds dies are a fabulous set to use for projects like this. The see-through image they leave behind, can be used to highlight your pigment sprinkles backbround paper. For this card I used pigment sprinkles in Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape.

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

The image from the die also mimics the embossing in our new Beads and Baubles embossing folder. That’s what I call coordination! Gotta love Stampin’ UP!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Because I stamped off that gorgeous medallion image in Gorgeous Grape, it added just the right touch to the focal image. I used the Layering Squares dies to cut both the focal image and the watercolor paper. 

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Next, I wanted to finish off the inside of the card with more of the Tasteful Background dies and the pigment sprinkles paper. Isn’t it beautiful? And that sentiment is perfect!

Pigment Sprinkles Techniques, Tasteful Textures, Stampin' Up!, Gatefold

Look at all that texture, it’s hard not to love this. There are so many techniques, tips and tricks I’ld love to share with you. My card was featured first in my Sunday Live Facebook Show. But, I’ve also filmed a clean version for you today. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 2 1/8″ on both ends. This will form your gatefold.
  • Mats – Gorgeous Grape CS – two @2″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mats – Daffodil Delight CS – two @1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scallop Square – Gorgeous Grape CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the largest scallop square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Focal Square – Thick Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest square from the Layering Squares die set. Place the die from Tasteful Backgrouds on your whisper white square and run through the die cutting machine.
  • Pigment Sprinkles Paper – Watercolor Paper – I created an 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of paper so that I could use the paper to create two different cards. After creating your paper, you will cut one square using the largest square from the Layering Squares die set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape. Cut the image with the die from the Rectangle Stitched Dies.
  • Small Flower – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2″ x 2″, cut out some petals shapes with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Punch one 1/4″ circle with a handheld punch.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″. Cut the border with the die from Tasteful Backgrounds. Stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.
  • Accent Strip for Inside Mat – Pigment Sprinkle Watercolor Paper – 2″ x 4″

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Product List

Paper Snips

$10.00

Thank you for stopping by. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

One Sketch Three Designs

One Sketch Three Designs

Welcome! When you need a batch of cards, all for different occasions and you’re on a time crunch, try my one sketch three designs idea. Pinterest in filled with card sketches. Choose the one you like and you’re on your way. Today, my one sketch three designs cards can be used for birthday, graduation and just because.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Card Three Designs

I’ve used one stamp set for each of the cards, but all have the same sketch. Yet, you can achieve a different look simply by changing the colors. First up, the very sparkly graduation card. My grandson, Trent, graduated from lower school to upper school this week and I need a special card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series,  Around the Corner

My paper choice was the Broadway Bound Specialty DSP and our gorgeous Gold Glimmer Paper. And why not throw in some gold heat embossing for a real WOW. The Around the Corner stamp has so many fun sentiments and images and was perfect for Trent’s special card. Time to move on to a sweet feminine birthday card.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Perennial Birthday

This time, on the focal mat, I created by own DSP with the stamps from the Periennal Birthday set. Are you beginning to see that one sketch three designs can help you out in your card making? Nothing says girlie more than Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick. Those colors can be found in the Forever Lovely DSP that I used in the background.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Perennial Birthday

Then, last but not least, my just because or thinking of you card. Using new product is so exciting. The star of the show is the Saling Home Bundle. A gorgeous 12-piece cling mount set with 12 coordinating dies. Those will be available June 4, 2019. Need a catalog? Be sure to fill in this contact form and I’ll be in touch to get one right out to you.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Sailing Home

Because I used the Come Sail Away DSP, I think it gave the card a masculine look.  

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sketch Three Designs Series, Saling Home

I featured my one sketch three designs in my recent Facebook Live. But, I know not everyone is on Facebook so, I’ve filmed a video of this one for you here. And be sure to let me know, in the comments, if you try out my one sketch three designs series.

In my one sketch three designs series, I’ve listed the dimensions below. All of which can be used in any of the cards shown in this post. Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mat – 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Focal Mat – 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Stamped mat – 3″ x 3″
  • Horizontal Mat – 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • DSP Horizontal Mat – 1 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
  • Sentiment – 1 3/4″ circle for background and 1 1/2″ Whisper White for the greeting.
  • Banners – three in various colors, each 3/4″ x 5 1/5″

Here’s a list of supplies for the Sailing Home Card.

Glue Dots

$5.25

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Oh So Eclectic Techniques

Oh So Eclectic Techniques

Hi, thanks for stopping by. I’m so happy to share this Oh So Eclectic card with you today.  At first glance, you might just think this set isn’t special, but wait until you see what I’ve got in store. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

You can find the Oh So Eclectic set in our Annual Catalog, page 156. But the best part is that it coordinates with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, page 217. In this card, I’ll show you how to use the dies in lots of different ways.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

Because the Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist in-colors will retire soon, you’ll want to pick up some extra cardstock and ink-refills in your next order. We’ve got to get ready for new in-colors to be launched very soon.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Oh So Eclectic Technique Card, Stampin' Up!

The Oh So Eclectic images stamp beautifully. In just one stamping motion, you get highlights and lowlights. I just love that. There are also some cute versatile sentiments in the set.

Would you like to see how these dies work? I’ve highlighted them in this video tutorial. Enjoy!!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Lemon Lime Twist CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, place the large lattice die to the left of the cardstock and the embossing leaf die to the lower right. Run through the Big Shot. Place the embossing leaf die on the upper right of the mat and run through again.
  • Leaves & Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 4 3/4″ x 4″ – Stamp 3 its of the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist. Stamp the sentiment in Berry Burst. Die cut the sentiment with the die from Stitched Labels.
  • Large Flower – Berry Burst CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4, cut with the die from Eclectic Layers. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist. Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, cut with the dies form Eclectic Layers.
  • Tall Flowers – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ – Ink up the stem with the Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker, ink up the flower with the Berry Burst Stampin’ Write Marker. Stamp 3 images using this method.  To color the images, pick up some ink from the Lemon Lime Twist pad on a small block. Using a blender pen color the stems. Use the sam method for the flowers, but with Berry Burst ink. Cut out the images with the die from Eclectic Layers.
  • Sprigs – Berry Burst CS – 1″ x 3 1/2″, cut four images with the die from Eclectic Layers.

Here’s a supply list in case you need some goodies.

Big Shot

$110.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Blender Pens

$12.00

Thanks for stopping by, Until Next Time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Lovely Lattice Salt Technique

Lovely Lattice Salt Technique

I love getting inky and using techniques to create my own backgrounds. I’ve used the Lovely Lattice stamp set to highlight my salt technique on this card. The vibrant bold colors in the background really set off the flowers on the lattice. This technique is so forgiving and easy card will be different. I love that!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Okay, I’ll bet you’re asking, “how did she do that”? If you don’t mind getting a little inky and using some unconventional supplies, this technique is for you. Go to the kitchen and grab the salt. Yep, that’s right salt. You can use fine grain or larger grain, whatever you have on hand will do.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

For the salt technique, you’ll need some watercolor paper, ink refills of your choice, I used Melon Mambo and Highland Heather. Being sure the watercolor paper is wet enough is one of the key steps in the process. Your aqua painter will come in handy for that. Once you’ve got the ink refills applied to the watercolor paper, you’re ready to sprinkle the salt.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Waiting for this gorgeous paper to dry is the hardest part. Once it is bone dry, you will rub off the salt and you’ll have your gorgeous background paper ready to go.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Lovely Lattice, Salt Technique, Stampin' Up!

Because I heat embossed the Lovely Lattice images with Black Embossing Powder, it made it easier to color and fussy cut. So you might want to consider that.  It also gives the card a richness and another level of dimension. For my Lovely Lattice focal image, I used mainly Stampin’ Blends as my coloring medium. I didn’t have a Melon Mambo Blend, so I used my blender pen for those flowers.

So that you can see the technique first hand, I’ve created a FREE video tutorial for you. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Highland Heather CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Watercolor Paper – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from Rectangle Stitched Framelits
  • Lovely Lattice Image and Small Flower Image – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Small Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – two leaves punched from a scrap using the Bitty Blooms Punch
  • Metallic Thread – Silver – 10 Loops

Be sure to earn your FREE Lovely Lattice stamp set so that you can create a card like this one using the salt technique. All the supplies are listed below and I would appreciate your shopping my store. 

Big Shot

$110.00
Blender Pens

$12.00
Glue Dots

$5.25
Heat Tool

$30.00

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

One Sheet Wonder First Frost

One Sheet Wonder First Frost

Hi there everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited about my one sheet wonder today.  One of my favorite things to do is stamp and create my own designer series paper.  Are you skeptical? Don’t be, this truly is easy and quick. You’ll be able to create 4 cards in no time at all.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sheet Wonder, First Frost, Stampin' Up!

For this one sheet wonder, my color palette is Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Whisper White.  Just load you blocks and break out an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet of Whisper White card stock.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sheet Wonder, First Frost, Stampin' Up!

In no time at all, you’ll have this gorgeous sheet of designer series paper.  Now that you have your one sheet wonder all stamped and ready to go, you can create four mats, 3 3/4″ x 5″ each.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sheet Wonder, First Frost, Stampin' Up!

Stamping all the sentiments was pretty quick and easy as well. I created a template for the die cut and used my Stamparatus to stamp all the sentiments in Calypso Coral. The sweet little wooden element was inked with the Highland Heather ink pad. One word of caution though, they take a little bit of time to dry. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sheet Wonder, First Frost, Stampin' Up!

By cutting the sprig using the die from Frosted Bouquet, I finished off the sentiment. That sweet accent band was created with a 1″ x 6″ piece of our Gingham Gala DSP.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, One Sheet Wonder, First Frost, Stampin' Up!

I just love how this turned out. Are you ready to give it a try?  I sure hope so. I’ve even filmed a FREE video tutorial to show you just how easy this process can be.

Below I’ve listed the supplies and cutting measurements to create four cards with your one sheet wonder. Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Bases – Thick Whisper White CS – two sheets, each scored on the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″. Then cut each at the 5 1/2″ mark. You will now have four cards bases.
  • One Sheet Wonder – Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 11″ – once stamped, cut four pieces at 3 3/4″ x 5 “
  • Mats – Highland Heather CS – four @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Gingham Gala DSP – 1″ x 6″
  • Sentiment – Calypso Coral CS – 3″ x 8 1/2″, cut four with the die from Frosted Bouquet
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, cut four with the die from Frosted Bouquet
  • Sprig – Pear Pizzazz CS – 5″ x 4 1/4″, cut four sprigs with the die from Frosted Bouquet

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00
Stamparatus

$49.00

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!