Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique

Are you ready for another Gilded Leafing technique? This time, we will step it up a notch. In my previous card, I showed you two ways to use our new “pot of gold”. Well, if a little of that golden goodness could create a beautiful card, just think what even more can do. Well, here you go!

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Simply Succulents bundle contains not only a fantastic stamp set, but an over the top die set as well.  This card required minimal supplies, but packs the WOW factor.

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the aged look of the gilded leafing, almost like tarnished glass. Because I cut the die with that rich Blackberry Bliss cardstock, it really popped and made a statement.

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know, you’re asking yourself,  how did she do that. Well, it was very easy. I backed a mat of Very Vanilla cardstock with our Adhesive Sheet. That’s the one trick you must keep in mind when using the Gilded Leafing. You have to have something for it to stick to.  

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Next, making the sentiment special, was important to me. I’ve got a new little ribbon tip I’ll be sharing in my video tutorial. Hope you like it.

Gilded Leafing Extraordinary Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful line art floral made the perfect backdrop on the inside of the card. Simple, elegant and I didn’t have to color it. I’m giddy with excitement to share today’s gilded leafing technique with you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blushing Bride CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Die Cut – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4 1/16″ x 5 7/16″
  • Brace for the Ribbon Detail – Very Vanilla CS – 3/4″ x 4″
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla
  • Blushing Bride Ribbon – two pieces @ 5″
  • Lace Trim – two pieces @ 5″

Gilded Leafing Technique Product List

How would you like to win one of these cards? Leave a comment, here on my blog, by Friday, January 15, 2021. I’ll announce the winner Saturday, 1/16/21.  Good luck to you all, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing Technique

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing Technique

The new Vine Design bundle in the Stampin’ Up! Jan-June Mini Catalog was calling out for some love. Best way to highlight that fabulous bundle is with a few techniques. Wait until you see what I’ve done with the Gilded Leafing. I think you’ll love it.

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If you are a little bit of a technique junky, I think you are really going to enjoy today’s project. There’s a little gilded leafing, background stamping, dry embossing and little touches of glitz here and there.

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First thing first, have you swooned over that die cut yet? The Vine Design bundle has a fabulous set of dies that contain not one, but three intricate dies. Each one has a different shape, but they are all lovely.

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By applying versa mark on the die cut, then sprinkling it with Heat & Emboss Powder, I has able to create a sticky surface for the gilded leafing.  That stuff is magic. And the one pot will last you a long time. This is just the first idea I’ve had, but I’ve got so much more to share with you.

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You can even stamp with versa mark, apply the heat and stick and voila you’re able to gild that as well.  

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Vine Design bundle has four different sentiment dies, you’ll be pulling this one from your stash over and over again.  Watch how easy it is to work with the Gilded Leafing.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4.
  • Mats – Gray Granite CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed/Stamped Mat – Seaside Spray CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the background in Seaside Spray and then emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment – Calypso Coral CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, flag both ends. Basic White CS – 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamped in Early Espresso. Die cut with the die from the set.
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3″, stamped in Calypso Coral and cut with the die from the set.
  • Sprigs – Old Olive CS – scraps – punch 6 tips with the Sprig Punch.
  • Focal Image – Thick Basic White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the set. Apply versa mark, sprinkle with heat and stick, set with a heat tool. Apply the gilded leafing and burnish.
  • Envelope – Basic White – stamp in Seaside Spray
  • Champagne Rhinestones – 3 large
  • Forever Greenery Ribbon Pack – cording, about 12″

Vine Design with Gilded Leafing Product List

Wasn’t that fun? Stay tuned I’ve got another technique up my sleeve. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card

Do you love the vintage curvy look?  How about creating handmade flowers? What about techniques?  Are you a technique junky? If you’ve answered yes to all or any of these questions, I think you will enjoy today’s vintage quite curvy birthday card. 

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My Mom will be 87 years young next month. I’ll be giving her this card for that special day. I hope she will enjoy the soft colors, the serene feeling, all the texture and interest. But, most of all that I love her and created it for her. Stampin’ Up! will release the Quite Curvy Bundle, November 3, 2020. Because I used one of the dies, I was able to create those lovely detailed curves. Here’s a sneak peek at the bundle.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The bundle, #156228, includes a 12-piece photopolymer stamp set and 10-piece die set. When the bundle goes live, you can also decide if you would like the entire Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, #158396. By ordering that one, you will also receive the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP. Now that you have all the scoop on the bundles, let’s get back to today’s card.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own handmade flowers. Can you believe it? I’ve used the Poinsettia Dies to create both the large and all the small flowers. I’ve cut them from Whisper White card stock, but also added some inking and flower shaping to achieve the vintage look.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the sparkly background? I really wanted to enhance the vintage curvy look by adding some lucious texture. It’s easy! Break out your Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks  and your palette knife. You’ll be “buttering up” your card stock and wondering why you waited so long to have this much fun.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Peeking through this vintage curvy detail, did you spy that beautiful designer series paper? Guess what? It’s on sale until October 31st. There are 14 other packages on sale as well. Check out all the details here.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For my vintage curvy birthday card, I wanted to be sure to leave enough room to write a message to Mom. Because I used that fabulous curvy leaf stamp, I was able to nestle my sentiment up close, enhancing them both! Sit back, relax, I hope you will take a few minutes to enjoy my video tutorial. In this free class, I’ll highlight the flower shaping, tricks on using the curvy dies and of course that glorious sparkly background.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Gray Granite CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Peony Garden DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Curved Mats – Whisper White CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Curved Mats – Peony Garden DSP – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 3/4″
  • NOTE: To create the curves, reference the video for details and cut with the Quite Curvy die. Top curve, measure right side @ 1 1/2″  and on the left edge of the die at the bottom. Bottom curve, measure right side @ 1 1/2″ and left side a@ 1/2″
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 7″ x 3 1/2″ for the large flower, cut one large, 2 medium and 2 small images with the dies from the Poinsettia die set. Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut 10 small flowr images with the dies from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 3/4″ x 4″, cut 3 large and 3 small leaf images with the dies from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Sprigs – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 5″, cut two images with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Swirls – Gray Granite CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the dies from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Bird – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamped in Gray Granite, colored with the Dark Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with the die from the Quite Curvy die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Pearls – 5 large, 24 small
  • Beaded Pearls – 1
  • Elegant Faceted Gems – 3 petal pink
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 5″

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card Product List

Did you enjoy today’s card? I know I really had fun creating it. I’ll be breaking out my embossing paste more often for sure!! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

WOW Mystery Stamping

WOW Mystery Stamping

It’s WOW Mystery Stamping time!! What’s that? Well, it’s a little stamping game, something my WOW Club and Team Members had some fun with this week. I have to admit, I spoiled everyone just a little. I cut their kits and sent them off for delivery. Then we solved the WOW Mystery Stamping together.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Would you like to play? I’ve got all the clues listed below. Here are the measurements and supplies you’ll need to play along.

To get things started, we need to gather our stamping goodness. If you don’t have the leaf set I used, no worries. Just chose any set you have with various leaf images, in different sizes. Some suggestions on a leaf set would be Rooted in Nature or you could give Love of Leaves a try. For the sentiment on the card, I used the Beautiful Autumn set. Don’t have that one? Just chose a sentiment that will fit on a 1/2″ x 4″ strip.

WOW Mystery Stamping Product List 

Pieces, Parts and Pretties

  • Cut your kit for our WOW Mystery Stamping as follows:
    • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
    • Mat – Mango Melody CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
    • Leaves – Granny Apple Green CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, I cut two images of the bough image in the Forever Flourishing die set.
    • Banner – Whisper White CS – 1/2″ x 4″

Ready to solve the mystery? Follow the clues for some stamping fun.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s what mine looked like. You might be thinking, Susan, that looks like a hot mess. Trust me, it’s going to be beautiful! I promise. 

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because we added that layer of clear embossing, you’ve got more of an embellishment that makes a statement on your card. Set those aside and let them cool.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Which sentiment did you choose? Did you need a birthday, thinking of you or just because card? Here’s mine, I think I could send this card along to so many of those on my list.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

 

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

It’s a little tough to see your pattern at this point, but believe me it’s there. Double check to be sure all your embossing powder is melted and shiny. If you inspect it under a light, that would be helpful.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Here’s a closeup of how mine turned out. The gorgeous Joseph’s Coat is a fabulous technique. You can use lots of color combinations, but this one is so rich and Fall inspired. I love how it turned out.

WOW Mystery Stamping, Joseph's Coat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You’ve all beeen such good stamping detectives. Ready to put it all together and solve this little mystery?

WOW Mystery Stamping, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW Mystery Stamping, Joseph's Coat, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What could be better? It’s simple, elegant and fun. Now that you know how to create the Joseph’s Coat Techique, I hope you use it in future projects. You could chose stamps from multiple sets and make a very unique design. I even filmed a tutorial for you to follow along if you like.

Was that fun? I sure hope so. I know I had a blast with both my Zoom classes. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold

Welcome! Have you seen the new Quite Curvy bundle sneak peeks? I’ve got another one for you today an it’s a fancy fold.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

As soon as I saw the curvy leaf die, I knew I wanted to create a card using the Forever Greenery DSP. Did you know the DSP is currently on sale until October 31, 2020.  It’s such a pretty, and very versatile, paper pack, you’ll want to have a couple of packages on hand.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I nested two of the curvy dies, I was able to achieve this unique edge detail on my Quite Curvy fancy fold. And all those little leaves that fall out, keep them. They will make fabulous shaker card bits. I’m storing mine in a empty embellishment container. Here’s a cute trick and technique to use with that curvy leaf die. Create a stencil, so that you can embellish your cards and envelopes.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By spritzing my cardstock with Champagne Shimmer Mist, I killed two birds with one stone. After the cardstock dried, I cut the image in the center. The bits that fell out were ready to use as shimmery little images scattered about my card. And now I had a stencil for decorating my envelope. I’m going to store the stencil in my stamp case for furture projects.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love that the Quite Curvy stamp set has lots of sentiments to coordinate not only with the curvy dies, but just like this sweet little Hello.  And did you notice that stinkin’ cute little bird. There are three bird images in the set, each with a different profile and look.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the stamp set is photopolymer you can bend and straighten the curvy stamps to fit your need. You know I’ve got you covered with a free video tutorial, right? 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 10 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, cut the edge with the Curvy Dies, then trim to 10″, score @ 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″. Voila, you have your fancy fold card base complete with a fancy curvy edge. Stamp the outside and inside sentiments in Pretty Peacock.
  • Mats – Pretty Peacock CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ and one @ 5 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
  • DSP Mats – Forever Greenery CS – one @ 5 1/2″ x 2″ and one @ 5 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
  • Stamped Images – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, stamp the branchy image, bird and Hello greeting in Pretty Peacock. Die cut the greeting with the die from the Stitched So Sweetly set. Color the branchy image and bird with the Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce and Soft SeaFoam Stampin Blends. Die cut with the dies from the Curvy die set.
  • Small Leaves – Pretty Peacock CS – 3″ x 6″. You will use this piece of cardstock for your stencil as well. Spritz with Champagne Shimmer Mist, allow to dry. Cut with the die from the Curvy die set. Save the small leaves to decorate your card. Use the stencil to roll Pretty Peacock ink onto your envelope.
  • Sprigs – Pretty Peacock CS and Soft SeaFoam CS – one each @ 1″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Curvy die set.
  • Gold Leaves – Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper – three elements
  • Envelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Reversible Ribbon – Pretty Peacock/Old Olive – 2 1/2″

Be sure to order your Quite Curvy bundle November 3, 2020, Item #154430.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Quite Curvy Fancy Fold Product List

I think you will really enjoy this unique new bundle. Be sure to check back soon, I’ve got a vintage version coming.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

Curvy Christmas Celebrations

It’s Curvy Christmas Celebrations time! WOW, Stampin’ Up! has done it again. The fantastic Quite Curvy Variety Bundle will be available for purchase beginning November 3, 2020. Today’s card is filled with new items from the bundle. And of course, I’ve added in a couple of tips, tricks and techiques.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Before we get into my Curvy Christmas card, let’s take a look at all the beautiful things included in the bundle.

Curvy Celebrations!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, two stamp sets, a pack of fabulous 6″ x 6″ DSP and a unique curvy die set. And the best part, some of the elements of the bundle will carry over to the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Woohoo!! Because the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP will be a seasonal offering, I thought I’ld play with that first.

Classic Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What do you think about the color palette? I’m lovin’ the Cherry Cobbler with the Shaded Spruce and Sahara Sand. You can use this papers for lots of other type of cards long after the Christmas season has come and gone.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Throwing in a little gold heat embossing really stepped things up a bit. I’ve also used the Hippo & Friends dies for my sentiment. Be sure to check out that set in the annual catalog on page 176. There are three types of nesting labels in the set. 

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using the little speckled stamp in the Curvy Christmas set, I was able to add a few Christmas decorations to my trees. Those were cut with the die from the Pine Woods die set.

Curvy Christmas, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A little more stamping on the inside of the card and voila, you’re done! I’ld love to share the process with you through my video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cherry Cobbler CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Classic Christmas DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • DSP Slope – Classic Christmas DSP – 5″ x 1 3/4″, cut with the die from the Curvy Dies set.
  • Trees – Shaded Spruce CS – 3″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Pine Woods set.
  • Sentiment – Cherry Cobbler CS – 1 3/4″ x 3″ and Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the dies form the Hippo and Friends die set.
  • Bow – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
  • Envelope – Whisper White

Curvy Christmas Product List

Stay tuned, I’ll be sharing another card this week with the Quite Curvy stamp set from the bundle.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations