Masking Paper Techniques

Masking Paper Techniques

Ready for some the techniques? Wondering how to use the new Masking Paper from Stampin’ Up! No worries, I’ve got you covered in today’s FREE card making class. I’ll show you three different way to use the masking paper, all in one card.

Masking Paper Techniques, True Beauty, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Technique #1 will feature the large background die from the Organic Beauty die set. Use the die to cut the image from the Masking Paper.  Voila, you’ve just created yourself a custom stencil. I wanted the background on the card to look like a lattice. Do you think I’ve achieved it?

Masking Paper Techniques, True Beauty, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By using my Blending Brush I was able to blend Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze.  Once blended, you just peel away the Masking Paper to reveal your pattern.  Break out all this large dies and have a play.

Masking Paper Techniques, True Beauty, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Technique #2 is an oldie but goodie, You can stamp an image onto the masking paper, cut it out and use it to create lots of dimension on your projects.  Just remember, whatever you stamp first will come forward. 

Masking Paper Techniques, True Beauty, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I used this technique on both the focal image and the set of flowers on the inside of the card. Ready to learn these two techniques along with a bonus on the envelope? In my video tutorial I’ll show you all the tips and tricks.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Cajun Craze CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Technique Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Cajun Craze CS – 1″ x 6″, embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder
  • Focal – Vellum CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes die set
  • Leaves & Large Sprigs – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp all images in Old Olive and die cut with the dies fro the Organic Beauty die set
  • Rose Focal Image – Basic White CS – 3″ x 5 1/2″, stamp the roses in Pumpkin Pie and the leaves in Old Olive
  • Sprigs – Old Olive CS – 3 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, cut three with the die from the Organic Beauty die set
  • Masking Paper – cut one rose image on one of the large background die images
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Heart Pearls – 1 large and 2 small

Masking Paper Techniques with True Beauty Product List

Hope you have some fun with this one. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Nature’s Prints Multi-Diamond Panel Card

Nature’s Prints Multi-Diamond Panel Card

Not only is it fancy fold time, it’s new product sneak peek as well. Join me today to learn how to use the new Nature’s Prints bundle while creating a multi-diamond panel card. This card is beautiful as is, but could easily be adapted to a lovely Mother’s Day or birthday card.

Nature's Prints Multi Diamond Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

 I spotted this “new to me” fancy fold on Sam Calcott’s YouTube Channel, Mixed Up Crafts.  She is a very talented artist that I admire very much. Her fancy folds always intrigue me. So, when I saw this one, I just had to give it  try. Because I’ve used the new, soon to be released, Nature’s Prints bundle, I could also offer you a little sneak peek.

Nature's Prints Multi Diamond Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This fancy fold is a little different. The card front is created onto a base of window sheet. Some of you crafters out there also refer to it as acetate. That’s a little unique and a great surprise for the recipient. 

Nature's Prints Multi Diamond Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’m in love with the images in the Nature’s Prints stamp set. It’s no surprise since I’m a nature girl. By using my blender pen on a couple of the stamped images, I was able to add a little shading. That’s a quick and easy way to get around coloring the entire image.

Nature's Prints Multi Diamond Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Some of the diamonds highlight the new Pretty Prints DSP and some are embossed with the new Fern 3D embossing folder. You’ve gotta add that one to your shopping list for sure. 

As a little added feature to this card, it’s always on display. That’s thanks to little stopper/brace added to the inside. That means you have the entire back of the card to decorate and write a heartfelt note.

Nature's Prints Multi Diamond Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create this multi-diamond panel card?  Sit back, relax and grab a beverage. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 6″ x 6″; Window Sheet – 6 1/2″  x 6″, score on the 6 1/2″ side at 6″. 
  • Stopper/Brace – Thick Basic White CS – 2 1/2″ x 2″, on the 2 1/2″ side, score @ 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ and 2″.
  • Large Mats 
    • Blackberry Bliss CS – 6″ x 6″, this will be your back mat
    • Shaded Spruce CS – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. This  will be your inside mat
    • Basic White CS – 5″ x 5″, this will be your back mat for your sentiment and handwritten note. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and the fern images in 3 generations of Evening Evergreen
  • Diamond Mats – Thick Basic White CS – eight @ 2″ x 2″ and one @ 3″ x 3″
  • Diamond DSP Mats – Pretty Prints DSP – four @ 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″  and one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Embossed Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – four @ 1 3/4″ x 1 3/4″, embossed with the Fern 3D Embossing Folder
  • Stamped Images – Basic White CS – one sheet – once stamped cut all images with the corresponding die
    • 2 large leafy images in Shaded Spruce
    • 3 flowers in Blackberry Bliss
    • 3 fern images in Evening Evergreen
    • 4 sprig images in Soft Sea Foam
    • Sentiment in Blackberry Bliss
  • Envelope – 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ – I get mine on Amazon
  • Opal Rounds – 3 small
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies – 4
  • Ribbon – Evening Evergreen – two @ 3 1/2″

New Soon to Be Released Products – 5/3/22

  • Nature’s Prints Bundle – #158801 – Page 91

  • Pretty Prints DSP – #159245 – Page 133

  • Fern 3D Embossing Folder – #158804 – Page 176

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek and the fancy fold. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Let’s TipToe through the Flowering Tulips

Let’s TipToe through the Flowering Tulips

Are you ready to learn how to use and create with the Flowering Tulips bundle? I know, I know, the first time I looked at the die set, I must admit, I was a little confused. But after a play, I think I’ve got it figured out. The first card, a sweet thinking of you, shows off the dimension you can achieve with the tulip die set. Then of course I had to create a fancy fold.

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of using flowers in my card designs. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.” – Luther Burbank  I don’t know about you, but that statement really resonates with me. So much so, I wanted the first card to bring a smile to your face. Fresh, spring-like colors started things off. 

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I needed to figure out how the dies performed. Here’s the reference sheet I created. Hope it’s helpful for you as well. As you can see you can make three different profiles.

Tulip Dies, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I used the Expressions in Ink DSP, I was able to add lots of detail and interest in my flowering tulips.

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Don’t miss out on adding the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder to your stash. It will be retiring soon and is on sale for $6. That’s a steal!!

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

But don’t worry, the Polished Pink ribbon, Brass Butterflies and Iridescent Rhinestones are all carrying over to the new Annual Catalog. 

Flowering Tulips, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By the way, did you know that Mother’s Day is right around the corner? That’s right, May 8th will be here before we know it. One thing my Mom looks forward to everyday is taking a short walk and enjoying her flowers.  Needless to say, I knew her card had to include a floral bouquet. Not only that, she loves to display her cards, so a fancy fold it is.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This tower fold gave me an opportunity to check those two criteria off my list. My color combination was inspired by the fields of tulips in the Flowering Fields DSP.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

With just a few easy score and cut lines, voila, you have a tower fancy fold. There is even enough real estate on the back for a panel where you can add your heartfelt thoughts.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding a little Wink of Stella to my tulips, I was able to achieve not only a bit of sparkle, but another shade to add to add even more interest.

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By adding the Flowering Tulips bundle to your next order, you can create both of these cards and so much more. I would very much appreciate you shopping my online store and using my current host code, GUZWJXNU. When you place a minimum $50 order, I’ll send you this month’s customer thank you gift, a set of Blending Brushes ($12 value).

Flowering Tulips, Tower Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Ready to learn how to create these? I hope you enjoy my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – “Just Thinking of You Today”
  • Card Base – Polished Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Pale Papaya CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Embossed Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut the right edge with the largest die from the Layering Circle die set, then emboss with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder.
  • Vellum – Layering Vellum – 3 1/4″ X 3 1/4″
  • Accent Band – Polished Pink CS  – 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and Basic White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″
  • Tulips and Leaves – Expressions in Ink DSP – pink pattern, 2″ x 8″ and green pattern, 2 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the dies from the Tulip die set
  • Iridescent Rhinestones – 3 medium
  • Butterflies – Brass – 2
  • Ribbon – Polished Pink – about 8″

Flowering Tulips Tower Fancy Fold 

  • Card Base – Highland Heather CS – 8 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, on the 8 1/4″ side score @ 1″, 2″, 3″, 5 1/4″, 6 1/4″ and 7 1/4″. Create the cuts as shown in the video tutorial.
  • Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 5 3/8″ x 2 1/8″, four @ 5 3/8″ x 7/8″, two @ 4 1/8″ x 7/8″ and one @ 4 1/8″ x 1 3/8″
  • DSP Mats – Flowering Fields DSP – Tulip Pattern – Four @ 5 1/4″ x 3/4″ and Mango Pattern – two @ 4″ x 3/4″ and one @ 4″ x 1 1/4″
  • Focal Mats – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ and two @ 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8, emboss the two smaller ones with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Basic White CS – 2 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 2″ x 6″
  • Stems & Flowers – Pear Pizzazz CS – one ! 3″ x 2″ and one @ 1 3/4″ x 11″
  • Ribbon – Fresh Freesia – about 8″
  • Pastel Pears – three in Highland Heather
  • Brass Butterfly – one

Flowering Fields Product List

Let me know what you think, I would love to hear from you. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Waves of the Ocean Collection

Waves of the Ocean Collection

Discover the depths of the ocean – and your artistic abilities – with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With blue hues, sparkles and swirls, and paper with imagery of hand-poured paint, you’ll be swimming in a sea of inspiration! Craft with the coastal collection for projects that will make a splash.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I’ve used almost every single element in the Waves of Inspiration Bundle, you’ll get a good feel for what you can create with this collection.  That bundle will carry over to the upcoming new Annual Catalog. So you’ll have lots of time to play. We will start things off on the simpler side and work our way up to the fancy fold.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By embossing my Coastal Cabana mat with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder, I was able to add lots of “wave” texture for the base of the card.  

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

In the Waves of the Ocean Collection you’ll find wave details dies. To get the background, I’ve used the large stamp and added both Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point ink to the image for a two-tone effect.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Some simple stamping on they inside and voila, you’re done. Ready for card #2? This one highlights the beautiful Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper and little water color wash technique.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Granny Apple Green really makes with card pop. Break out your water painters and let your inner artist emerge.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By wrapping a little linen thread around the posts, I was able to add a little more realistic look to our pelican’s perch.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

When working with he Waves of the Ocean Collection, I actually created today’s fancy fold first. The wave dies made creating my “bridge” super easy.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Blue Foils in the Waves of the Ocean Collection, come in a 12″ x 12″ format.  There are 6 sheets in the pack, two each of 3 colors, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Silver.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The scoring on this one is super easy and can be done with either your Simply Scored Tool or Paper Trimmer. 

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The two sentiment dies in this set  are very versatile. I can see me using them in lots of cards to come. They both have little ribbon slots, perfect for taking your card to the next level. There’s even a spot on the back of the card for your handwritten note.

Waves of the Ocean Collection, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you join me for the full video tutorial. Be sure to shop my online store for your Waves of the Ocean Collection during the month of March. Everyone that orders from me during March 2022, will have their name placed on my prize wheel. Two lucky winners will receive a Calming Camellia stamp set.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card #1 – Watercolor Wash Technique
  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Mat – Granny Apple Green CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – Waves of the Ocean DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scalloped Rectangles – Coastal Cabana CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″ and Basic White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the dies from the Scalloped Contours die set. Emboss the larger one with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 3/4″ x 2 3/4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangles die set
  • Pelican – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″ stamp in Basic Gray. Color as follows:
    • Pelican – Light Smoky Slate
    • Beak – Light Daffodil Delight
    • Legs – Dark Calypso Coral
    • Posts – Medium Natural Tone #600
  • Clouds – Silver Foil – 1″ x 3″ cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Birds – Blue Foil in Coastal Cabana – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Linen Thread – about 5″

Card #2 – Happy Birthday

  • Card Base – Pacific Point CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mats – Night of Navy CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″. Coastal Cabana CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, emboss with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder
  • Wave – Basic White CS – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ and Blue Foil in Night of Navy – 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Clouds – Basic White CS – 1″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1″ x 3 1/2″ and Blue Foil in Night of Navy – 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Birds – Blue Foil in Silver – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set

Waves of the Ocean – Bridge Fold

  • Card Base – Coastal Cabana CS – 4 1/4″ x 8″, scored on the 8″ side @ 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 5 1/2″, and 6 3/4″
  • Mats – Pacific Point CS – two @ 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ and six @ 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Back Sentiment Mat – Basic White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4″
  • DSP Mats – Waves of the Ocean DSP – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4″ and 6 @ 1″ x 4″
  • Waves – Blue Foil in Coastal and Night of Navy – one each @ 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the Waves die set
  • Clouds – Blue Foil in Silver – 1″ x 3″, cut with the dies from the Waves die set
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Birds – Night of Navy CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/2″, cut with the die from the Waves die set
  • Pelican – Basic White CS – 2″ x 3 1/2″ stamp in Basic Gray. Color as follows:
    • Pelican – Light Smoky Slate
    • Beak – Light Daffodil Delight
    • Legs – Dark Calypso Coral

I hope I’ve given you lots of inspiration.  Be sure to order today. The designer series paper, blue foils and rhinestone jewels are only available while supplies last.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Quiet Meadow with Techniques

Quiet Meadow with Techniques

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ve got a beautiful card featuring the Quiet Meadow Bundle and it’s filled with lots of techniques.

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Thank you to everyone that expressed concern and sympathy for my family’s loss. It was very much appreciated. By creating this card, I wanted to let you all know how much your prayers meant to my family. Please know that I’m thinking of you all and holding tight to your words. I needed to create a heart that made my soul happy. This one is for all of you.

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A few years ago, I picked up some sweet acrylic frames that I knew I wanted to use in my card making. They were light weight and could be altered. By adding a couple of coats of paint, they are now a lovely shade of blue and the perfect “nest” for the butterfly.

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because I cut some of the images from the Meadow die set from the In Good Taste DSP, it added lots of texture to the design. Inking in Bermuda Bay and adding pearls in the same color were the perfect touch.

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The Quiet Meadow bundle is filled with the nature inspired images. The die set is versatile with a couple of sentiment dies and lots of foliage and butterflies. 

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Techniques included in my Quiet Meadow card include embossing, inking, distressing and masking. Check out my video tutorial for all the tips. Hope you learn a something that you would like to include in your next design. 

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Bermuda Bay CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP Mat – In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Foliage – In Good Taste DSP two @ 2″ x 4 1/2″ and Basic White CS – 1″ x 6″, cut with the dies from the Meadow die set. Bermuda Bay CS – 1 3/4″ x 6″, punch two each of the images from the Bough Punch.
  • Focal Ephemera Backer – In Good Taste DSP – punch one scallop oval with the Double Oval Punch.
  • Butterfly – Basic White CS – 2″ x 2 1/2″ and Vellum CS – 2 3/4″ x 2 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Brilliant Wings die set.
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1″ x 4″, cut with the die from the Stitched Rectangle set
  • Ribbon – 3/8″ Sheer Pool Party – four 2″ pieces
  • Pearls – 6 small

Quiet Meadow Thinking of  You Card Product List

I’ve got 12 of those beautiful pieces of ephemera to share with the first 12 people that place an order in my online store. Would love to share these. 

Quiet Meadow with Techniques, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Stamps Ink & Paper Techniques

Stamps Ink & Paper Techniques

What can you do with stamps, ink and paper? Join me today to learn how you can create two beautiful cards filled with techniques and a few tips. The first is a sympathy card created with the beautiful host set, Calming Camellia.

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Craft Ink Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know you can earn the Calming Camellia stamp set for free? There are a couple of ways to do just that. First, you can add it to your $300 order (before tax and shipping). Second, you can contact me for a host code. Then share that code with your friends to pool your orders. With a combined $300 in sales, you’ll get to add the set with your order. It’s easier than you think. Now let’s get back to how you can use stamps, ink and paper to create this beautiful card.

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Craft Ink Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

I’ll bet you’re wondering how I achieved the whitewash look on those pretty flowers. Break out your blender pen and Basic White Craft Ink Refill.  Because I stamped the image in Evening Evergreen, when blending the craft white refill, the original ink color was reactivated. That’s how those lovely details popped through.

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Craft Ink Technique, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

If your order reaches the $100 level, be sure to add the Special Moments stamp set as your Sale-a-Bration freebie. It’s filled with sentiments for all occasions. Ready to see what I did with my stamps, ink and paper and the Flowing Flowers stamp set?

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Flowing Flowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

This beautiful stamp set can be found in the Jan-June Mini Catalog. Creating a one-sheet wonder with this set is in my near future. The color combinations are endless.

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Flowing Flowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Look at all that detail! To enhance the design, I punched some leaves and boughs with the Bough Punch. Don’t forget to add that one to your stash, you’ll thank me later.

Stamps, Ink & Paper with Flowing Flowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

You can even achieve a two-color stamped image using your sponge daubers. Want to learn a few techniques. Be sure to click this link, head on over to my YouTube Channel for your FREE card making class.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Sympathy Card
  • Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Evening Evergreen CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Stamped Mat – Crumb Cake CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamp the image and sentiment in Evening Evergreen
    • Color the floral image with a blender pen and ink from the pads as follows:
      • Stamens – So Saffron
      • Stem – Soft Suede
      • Leaves – Mint acaron
      • Flowers – Basic White Craft Ink Refill
  • Envelope – Basic White
  • Ribbon – Evening Evergreen Open Weave – about 8″
  • Butterflies – Brushed Brass – 1 large and 2 small

Card #2 – Just a Note

  • Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Flowering Tulips DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Focal Die Cut – Blackberry Bliss CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set
  • Leaves & Boughs – Mossy Meadow CS – 1 3/4″ x 8 1/2″, punch three leaf sets and two boughs
  • Flowers – Basic White CS – 3″ x 5 1/2″, stamp two in Highland Heather and fussy cut images
  • Sentiment – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 3″, stamp the image in Mossy Meadow
  • Envelope – Basic White

Stamps, Ink and Paper Product List

Please let me know if I can be of any help with your order or host code. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations