Brayer Technique with Friend Like You

Brayer Technique with Friend Like You

More fun with techniques! This time a fantastic brayer technique with our sponge brayers. Creating the sunset on this card is so easy. And the colors blend beautifully. My new scene builder set, Friend Like You, created the finishing touch.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Our sponge brayers are sold with 2 handles and four sponges. And guess what, it’s only $8 for the whole kit-n-kaboodle.  To clean them, just rinse in the sink and ready to go the next time in any color you choose. The brayer technique doesn’t even have a learning curve. If you can load it and roll it, you got it.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

The second technique in this card only requires a little H2O. Don’t you love that splatter look? It addes another level of texture and interest.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

And what a cut sentiment. Because I love those rusty looking dragonfiles that frequent my background, I decided to stamp those in Cajun Craze.

Brayer Technique Friend Like You, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Don’t forget the inside of your card. Adding a little stamping steps it up a notch. With the two-step stamp in the set this one really created a lit of interest. Need a visual? Here’s a vido tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Cajun Craze CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Cat Tails – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/4″ x 6″, cut with the die from Friendly Silhouettes.
  • Dragonflies – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, cut two with the die from Friendly Silhouettes.
  • Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 1″. With the stamp from Friend Like You, stamp the senitment in Early Espresso and the dragonflies in Cajun Craze. Die cut with theStitched Rectangles.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″. With the stamps from Friend Like You, stamp the reeds in Old Olive and tops of the cat tails in Early Espresso.
  • Brayer Technique – using the sponge brayer roll on the following colors; 1st. Cajun Craze, 2nd Pumpkin Pie and last Crushed Curry.

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Vintage Pressed Petals

Vintage Pressed Petals

Oh my, have you seen the Pressed Petals Suite on pages 72-73 of the catalog? One element is more lovely than the next. This suite was just want I needed to create my Vintage Pressed Petals card. I’m head of heels in love with the new Pressed Petals Specialty DSP. Who am I kidding, I love the entire suite!! 

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Pressed Petals Suite includes a fabulous stamp and die bundle. Which, by the way, you can get at a 10% savings. One of my favorite offerings in this suite is the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. If you’ve been visiting my blog, you know it’s fast becoming a must-have. Because the suite has that old world, romantic sort of look, it includes Designer Elements, a Pressed Petals Jounal,  and some beautiful gathered ribbon.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But, I think one of the stars of the show is the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper. During a recent Facebook Live, I created three projects showcasing the paper. Because I just couldn’t resist it, I also incorporated the unique Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape in one of the designs. Be sure to like and follow my page to be part of all the fun.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Today’s card is a simple little z-fold. Sometimes, I think we forget how lovely our Thick Very Vanilla cardstock really is. It’s the perfect tone to use when creating vintage projects.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Yes, I did fussy cut some of the elements for this card. But, I think my Vintage Pressed Petals card was welll worth those few moments of being one with my scissors. The Heirloom Frames Dies & 3D Embossing Folders is a fantastic new product line perfect for creating my focal image.

Vintage Pressed Petals, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Want to create this card to send to a special someone? I’ve got a video tutorial to teach you all the tips and tricks I used to put this one together. Pssst, and guess what? Stay to the end of the video to see the other two cards I’ve created with the DSP. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – two @ 2″ x 5 3/8″ and one @ 4″ x 5 3/8″
  • Designer Series Paper Mats – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – two @ 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″
  • Frame – Rococo Rose CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 5″, cut with the Heirloom Frame Die and embossed with the Heirloom 3D Embossing Folder.
  • DSP Frame Insert – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP 
  • Friend – Very Vanilla CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut two with the die from Well Written.
  • Inside Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 3″, stamped in Night of Navy and cut with the die from Stitched Shapes.
  • Flower Accents – Pressed Petals Specialty DSP – fussy cut images
  • Scalloped Lace Trim – Very Vanilla – about 8″

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Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

Daisy Lane with Detailed Bands

It’s like a match made in heaven, the Daisy Lane bundle and the Detailed Band dies. WOW!! By using the Detailed Bands it gave that sweet little daisy an elegant look.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Using the rich palette of Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron and Whisper White, gave this card a fabulous chic look. Not to mention, embossing the Blackberry Bliss mat with the Tufted folder and then spritzing it with Champagne Shimmer Mist, brough it over the top. At last night’s class everyone had a WOW moment when that mist hit the paper. It’s tough to see in the photo, but believe me, it is stunning.

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

True friendship is so important in our lives. I wanted to surround that sentiment with not ony the daisies but something extra special. That’s when I flipped through my new dies and chose our new Detailed Band Dies. Take it from me, you are going to want these. 

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I love the new size daisy that is part of the Daisy Lane bundle. Our Gold Glimmer Paper made the perfect “glitzy” center for my daisies, don’t you think?

Daisy Lane Bundle, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

On the inside of the card, I incorporated yet another die cut from the Detailed Bands set. Here’s my reference sheet showing all the images that are possible with this set.

Detailed Bands Dies, Stampin' Up!

Would love to share with you how easy it is to use the Detailed Bands dies with the Daisy Lane Bundle. That’s why I filmed this FREE video tutorial for you.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Embossed Mat – Blackberry Bliss CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder, spritzed with Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Focal Band – Mint Macaron CS – 5 1/4″ x 3″, cut with the large Detailed Band die.
  • Daisies – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 11″, stamp 6 smal daisy images in Blackberry Bliss, punch with the medium daisy punch.
  • Leaves – Perennial Essence Vellum – Old Olive – punch four leaf images with the leaf punch. Twist each petal with twizzers.
  • Flower Centers – Gold Glimmer Paper – punch three 1/2″ circles.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the oval die from Detailed Bands. Stamp “Friend” in Blackberry Bliss, ink the edges in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the large fern in Mint Macaron and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
  • Inside Band – Blackberry Bliss CS – 5 1/4″ x 1″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands.

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Vintage Daisy Lane

Vintage Daisy Lane

Welcome! So glad you stopped by today. I’m excited to share my Vintage Daisy Lane card with you. It’s filled with lots of tips and tricks and of course techniques. It’s amazing what you can do with stamps, inks and paper. Join me, so I can show you how to create this Vintage Daisy Lane card.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Things for this one started out with a color palette of So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla and a little Shaded Spruce and Soft Suede. After I spied the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, I knew I wanted to incorporate a vintage vibe.  And there you have it, my Vintage Daisy Lane creation.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

By using just stamps, ink and paper, I created the background for the fabulous 3-dimensional daisy. I’m so excited that we now have two sizes in the daisy punch. This new one is called the medium daisy and you can get the Daisy Lane bundle with a 10% discount. Woohoo!!

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Layers, upon layers, upon layers of vintage goodness here. And nothing says vintage more than roughing up the edges of your paper. It’s easy and adds so much texture.

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Masking off the smaller floral images to add the stem was the key to having the stem recede and the flower come forward. One rule of thumb to remember when masking, whatever you stamp first, will come forward after the mask is removed. So, First – Forward!

Vintage Daisy Lane, Stampin' Up!, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

And what better way to finish off my Vintage Daisy Lane card than by bringing the happiness inside the card. Now, let’s see, how many techniques do you think I used? I would love to share this process with you through my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – So Saffron CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Mint Macaron CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, rough up the edges with the blade of your paper snips
  • Stamped Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″. Be sure to view the video for all the stamping tips and tricks. Here is the ink legend for the images. Fern – 1st and 2nd generation Mint Macaron, Sentiment – Soft Suede, Small Flowers – So Saffron, Stems – Shaded Spruce. Fun through the die cutting machine with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, rough up the edges with the blade of your paper snips. Lightly ink the edges in Soft Suede.
  • Daisy – Very Vanilla CS – 3″ x 11″, stamp two large images in So Saffron and one medium image in So Saffron. Punch with the coordinating punch.
  • Butterfly – Very Vanilla CS – on the scrap above, stamp the small butterfly from Butterfly Wishes in Soft Suede, punch with the Butterfly Duet punch.
  • Leaves – Shaded Spruce – scrap – punch two leaves with the leaf punch. Ink the edges in Soft Suede, twist with tweezers to create texture.
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, stamp the ferns in Mint Macaron, the flower in So Saffron and stem in Shaded Spruce.
  • Linen Thread – about 30″

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Hope you see you again soon, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Royal Peacock Heirloom Frame

Royal Peacock Heirloom Frame

Good day everyone! I’m back!! Sorry I’ve been out of touch, but I’m back with you today to share this over the top Royal Peacock card tutorial.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

WOW, right? Quick, turn to page 25 in your brand spankin’ new Annual Catalog. The Royal Peacock suite is FANTABULOUS!!! One thing I would love to share with you, is that the entire suite of products can be ordered by entering just one item code. That makes shopping quick and easy and you get it ALL!! Okay, back to today’s card.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

First, I decided that this magnificient image needed a larger stage to shine. My Royal Peacock card is a 6″ x 6″ format. Start things off with a piece of 12″ x 12″ Blueberry Bushel cardstock. Trim the cardstock to 6″ x 12″ and score at 6″. Voila, you have a larger card surface for this beautiful peacock. 

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Oh my gosh, I sure hope this photo does justice to the Heirloom Frame. This new product contains two Heirloom Frame dies and two 3D Embossing Folders. That’s what I call perfect coordination. Be sure to view my free video tutorial in this post for tips and tricks on using them.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Royal Peacock image is a two-step image and was perfect for embossing with gold embossing powder. Look at all the detail! Our fabulous Stampin’ Blends makes coloring quick, easy and vibrant.

Royal Peacock, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

And of course, I had to add a little somethin’ to the inside of the card. The Detailed Trio punch was used to add the detail in the corners of my mat. And, did you notice? It mimics the featherly stamp I used with the sentiment? Stampin’ Up! is just so smart.  Want to create one of these beauties?  Here you go, another FREE video tutorial to show you how.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Blueberry Bushel CS – 6″ x 12″, scored at 6″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • DSP Mat – Noble Peacock Specialty DSP – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Heirloom Frame – Pretty Peacock Noble Peacock Foil Sheet  – 4″ x 5″, cut with the Heirloom Frame die and emboss with the 3D Heirloom Frame Embossing Folder
  • Peacock – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Using the Stamparatus, stamp the 1st image in Blueberry Bushel. Swipe with the embossing buddy. Stamp the 2nd detailed image in Versa Mark, sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Color the image with the Dark Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends. Apply Clear Wink of Stella on the breast and eye. Cut the image with the die from Detailed Peacock.
  • Accent Feathers – Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – 2 3/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Detailed Peacock
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 2″, stamped in Blueberry Bushel, cut with the die from Nested Stitched Labels.
  • Leaves – Old Olive Noble Peacock Foil Sheet – 2″ x 3″, cut three images with the die from Detailed Peacock.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, punch all four corners with the Detailed Trio Punch. Stamp the sentiment in Blueberry Bushel and the feathers in Pretty Peacock. Color the feathers with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends.
  • Envelope – Whisper White CS – 9 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, using the envelope punch board, punch and score at 4 3/4″
  • Noble Peacock Rhinestones – three, two in Old Olive and one in Blueberry Bushel.

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Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Woven Heirlooms Swap Card

Woven Heirlooms Swap Card

Have you ever participated in a card swap. It’s so much fun and you get great ideas. I participated in a Demonstrator New Catalog Card Swap recently.  The Woven Heirlooms set is just so beautiful, I decided to highlight that set and the coordinating Woven Threads DSP. Making multiples with just one package of designer series paper tends to intimidate some crafters. So, I wanted to show you all that it is possible. 

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

I had to create 24 cards total for this challenge, 21 to swap, one for me, two for my video and blog. I accomplished all that with one 1/2 sheet of three patterns of the DSP. I’ll say that was maximizing my supplies.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

Using a couple of the new in-colors, Terracotta Tile and Seaside Spray brought me so much joy. It uplifted my creative spirit to use new colors. And that’s just two of the gorgeous new in-colors we will have to play with for the next two years.

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

The beautiful Woven Threads DSP is the pack of paper you want to add to your list if you want to play with the in-colors right first thing. It contains a little bit of each of the new in-colors. Isn’t that fantastic?

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Woven Heirlooms, Stampin' Up!

And if you know me, you know I love grunge, texture and layering. The Woven Heirlooms set includes two grunge stamps and I’ve used the larger image on the inside of the card. Come along with me in today’s video tutorial where I’ll show you how easy it is to put this one together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Seaside Spray CS – 8 1.2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″, embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.
  • Focal Mat – Sahara Sand CS – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″
  • Vertical Mats – Terracotta Tile CS – three @ 1 3/8″ x 3 1/4″
  • DSP Mats – Woven Threads DSP – 1″ x 3″, three, one each of the three patterns.
  • Sentiment – Stitched Circle – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Stitched Shapes. Scallop Circle – Terracotta Tile CS – 3″ x 3″, cut with the die from Layering Circles.
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/4″ x 4″

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations