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

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers

Welcome! Ready for a quick & easy card? Today’s very happy Celebrate Sunflowers card was designed by my WOW Team Member, Klarissa Nightingale. Every month, I host a Team Challenge on our exclusive team Facebook page. It’s so much fun. We enjoy everyone’s enthusiasm and creativity.  Our September challenge was make a card, send a card. But, the creator had to share the story of who would be receiving it. After the challenge concluded, all names were placed on the prize wheel and Klarissa’s won.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Klarissa Nightingale

So, today, I will be featuring her card here on my blog and in my video tutorial. I love it when a card packs the WOW factor, but is still quick and easy to recreate. I didn’t have the same sheet of DSP that Klarissa used, so I chose another gorgeous sheet from the pack. Here’s my rendition.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that there really is a quick & easy way to adhere intricate dies without getting glue everywhere?  Because I backed my Whisper White CS with Stampin’ Up!’s adhesive sheet, I was able to create a sticker. Peel off the protective backing and voila, you are ready to adhere to that gorgeous DSP.

Klarissa stepped things up by embossing her Whisper White mat with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Embossing folders are such an economical way to enhance your cards. This one is worth it’s weight in gold.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

After trimming up the largest sunflower on the upper left, I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the offcuts. No worries, I’ve added them to inside of the card. But wait, there were more lovely cards in our challenge. I would for you to see and enjoy them.

I’m so proud of everyone. And I’ll bet that the receipients of these cards were thrilled.  Here’s Klarissa’s card in detail. Hope you give it a try.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Juse Jade CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Magenta Madness CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sunflowers & Leaves – Flowers for Every Season DSP – 6″ x 6″, cut with the dies from the Sunflower set.
  • Detail Sunflowers & Leaves – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, back the CS with Adhesive Sheets before running through the die cutting machine with the dies from the Sunflower set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers set in Magenta Madness. Hand-cut the image.
  • Flower Center – Bumblebee CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, cut two with the die from the Sunflower set.
  • Ribbon – Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack – 5″

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers Product List

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

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Faux Linen Very Versailles Vintage Card

Faux Linen Very Versailles Vintage Card

I’m excited to share another technique with you all today. This time it’s the Faux Linen Technique, vintage style. This is another oldie, but goodie, one I love to create with. All you need is a little tissue paper, stamps and ink. Let’s get started so I can share this fabulous technique with you.

Faux Linen Technique, Very Versailles, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t that stamp set yummy and oh so vintage? It’s the Very Versailles set from the Annual Catalog. My color palette is Whisper White, Sahara Sand Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzelberry.  

Faux Linen Technique, Very Versailles, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I hope you can see the faux linen technique on the stamped mat. I’ve stamped the images on tissue paper. Yep, that’s right. You know, that tissue paper you use to wrap presents with. How economical is this technique? 

Faux Linen Technique, Very Versailles, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Creating handmade flowers is another one of my favorite things to do. I’ve created these with the Small Bloom Punch and a little Rich Razzelberry ink. That gorgeous flower center is one of the Frosted Expoxy Droplets.

Faux Linen Technique, Very Versailles, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

To create the faux linen technique, just stamp on the tissue, allow it dry and then crumple it up to create all that lovely texture and interest. Then apply wet glue to your card stock mat and mount the tissue paper to the mat. It’s just that easy. In today’s video tutorial, I’ll teach you, not only the technique, but the flower shaping as well. Enjoy!

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Rich Razzelberry CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Technique Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Sentiment Label – Rich Razzelberry CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 7″, punch six images with the Small Bloom Punch. Ink with Rich Razzelberry ink.
  • Leaves – Pear Pizzazz CS – 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, punch six images with the Apple Builder Punch.
  • Branches – Vellum CS – two @ 2 1/4″ 4 1/4″, cu with the die from the Birds & More die set.
  • Enevelope – Whisper White
  • Ribbon – Snowflake Splendor – 6″
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets – 3 large frosted

Faux Linen Technique Versailles Card – Product List

Break out that tissue paper and give this one a try. I think you will enjoy it. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Wax Paper Resist Technique

Wax Paper Resist Technique

I’ve got an oldie, but goodie, technique for you guys today. It’s the wax paper resist technique. Grab your favorite embossing folders, a sheet of wax paper and your iron. Yes, you know that thing you use to get the wrinkles out of your clothes. We’re going to use it in a fun way instead.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I created my wax paper resist technique on Shimmery White Card Stock, my card is nice and sparkly. That card stock holds up to techniques, especially those with water. But, today it’s all about our embossing folders.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Isn’t that gorgeous flower from the Prized Peony set the perfect addition to this card. Coloring with Stampin’ Blends was also pretty quick and easy.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I know, you’re asking, how did you do that? Let’s break it down. First heat up your iron to the highest setting, but no steam. Next, cut 2 pieces of Shimmery White Card Stock. Why, two? Because with the wax paper resist technique you can create two mats at once. Emboss your piece of wax paper and then sandwich it in between the two pieces of card stock. Enclose the sandwich inside a piece of aluminum foil and iron away. It will only take about 10 seconds or so to melt the wax and transfer the pattern.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now you’re ready to roll on your color of choice. Today, mine is Rococo Rose. It’s a fabulous dusty rose, and works well with vintage designs.

Wax Paper Resist Technique, Prized Peony, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using both the dark and light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blend, it’s very easy to create shadows on this gorgeous peony. I stamped everything on this card in Basic Gray. That’s a very classic color combination. Watch how easy the wax paper resist technique comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Very Vanilla CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Basic Gray CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Technique Mat – Shimmery White CS –  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Flower – Shimmery White CS – 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″, color with blends and die cut with the die from the Peony set.
  • Sentiment Accent – Basic Gray CS – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Sentiment – Shimmery White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the die from the Ornate Frames set.
  • Envelope – Very Vanilla
  • Pearls – Metallic Silver – 3

Wax Paper Resist Technique Product List

Hope you give it a try. Let me know what you think. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set

Let’s make today Ridiculously Awesome! I’ve got four fabulous card designs I can’t wait to share with you. My card designs include a little heat embossing, a watercolor wash, paper piecing and so much more. So, sit back relax and enjoy.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

What came to your mind when you saw the collection? I’m hoping you had thoughts like, fun, happy, and inspirational. Let’s take a quick look at each one. Because I needed a card to send to my beautiful daughter, I created the first of my Ridiculously Awesome set.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Jennifer is starting a new teaching position in the middle of a global pandemic. Additionally, kids are both in person and virtual. Talk about a huge task at hand. It was important that she knew I was thinking about her and I have no doubt she’s got this!! The Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper is fun, colorful and full of happiness. Including that in the deisgn was a no-brainer. Another way to add some importance to the sentiment was by adding that sweet ribbon zig-zag.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This card makes me smile so much. I remember singing that “you are my sunshine” song to kids when they were little. By adding in a wash of Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie, I think it enhanced the look of rays of sunshine. What do you think? One of the best features of the Ridiculously Awesome set is that you can combine it with lots of others in your stash. In the next card, I’ve used the His Love set.

I’ve got a couple friends that could use this message in their life right about now. I’m excited to put a few in the mail this week. As a result, I hope to put some smiles on a few faces. What do you think of the soothing color palette of Balmy Blue, Whisper White and Night of Navy? Next up, is a fabulous card designed by my WOW Team Member, Lisa Lepine.

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

That gorgeous Artistry Blooms DSP did most of the work. But, I’m also lovin’ the little cutting technique Lisa incorporated. Not only did Lisa created this stinkin’ cute card, but a whole set as well.

Ridiculously Awesome Cards, Lisa Lepine

Each month, I host a Team Challenge on our Team Facebook Page. All those that participate enter the drawing. We pick a winning ticket and that card is highlighted here on my blog and YouTube Channel. Speaking of which, I’ve filmed a tutorial that includes all the Ridiculously Awesome cards in today’s post.

Futhermore, as a little thank you to all my followers and subscribers, I’ve prepared a FREE PDF for all the cards in today’s video. Just click the link below to download, save or print.  Enjoy!!!

Ridiculously Awesome Card Set FREE PDF

If you need any supplies, I would very much appreciate your business. Just click any of the images below to start filling your cart in my online store.

Ridiculously Awesome Product List

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Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations