Another Petal Palette Creation!

As I was getting ready to write today’s post, it occurred to me that I have used the Petal Palette stamp set or full bundle on a LOT of recent projects.  I guess I really like it!

Today’s card features the roses from the Petal Palette set.  I stamped them in Basic Black archival ink and then watercolored them with Brusho.  For this project, I did not sprinkle the crystals on the cardstock and then add water.  I sprinkled them on a clear block, added water to mix, and THEN colored the image, as I wanted to keep the color within the lines!  Once it was dry, I cut it with the coordinating die from the Petals & More Thinlits.  (Don’t forget, you can purchase both the stamp set and the thinlits together as a bundle for a savings of 10%!)

The Brusho colors that I used on the flowers are Brilliant Red and Gamboge.  The leaves were watercolored with Lemon Lime Twist, as I wanted them to coordinate with the middle layer and trellis looking die cut on the right.  That die is also from the Petals & More Thinlits.  I love the contrast of the bright colors against the black and white!

For the background, I used a brand new embossing folder called Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It really looks like a bunch of different sized sequins scattered across the paper!  Here’s a close up of the impressions:

All of these products are from the Occasions Catalog and are now available in the online store!  Time to get my boys fed and out the door for school!  Happy Friday!  🙂

Nicolle

 

Myths & Magic Mermaid Card PLUS It’s Time to Sale-a-Brate!

When I saw the new Myths and Magic Suite in the Occasions catalog, I instantly fell in love with it!  Think mermaids, unicorns, wizards, knights, and dragons!  The suite contains a stamp and cutting die bundle called Magical Day.  There’s also Designer Series Paper, Glimmer Paper, and Washi Tape, that all perfectly coordinate to make fun projects!  My first attempt at using the suite is the card above.  The Magical Day Bundle includes both the Magical Day stamp set, as well as the Magical Mates Framelits Dies.  There are twelve stamps in the set and 16 dies with the framelits!  And of course, purchasing the bundle will save you 10% over purchasing the items separately!

For this card, I paired Bermuda Bay with Lemon Lime Twist for the colors.  The mermaid and seahorse were stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then hand colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  They were then cut with the coordinating dies on the Big Shot.  The little leaves on the right were cut from the glimmer paper in the suite using dies from the same set.  It’s hard to see in the pic above, but I went over the mermaid’s tail with Clear Wink of Stella.  I love how it gives the card just a bit of extra shimmer and shine!  Here’s a close up:

Other items used on this card include the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, and the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Here’s a glimpse at all of the items in the Myths and Magic Suite:

Magical Day Bundle

 

Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Myths & Magic 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper

 

Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape

I love this suite, and can’t wait to play with it more!

Also, don’t forget TODAY is the official start of Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!  Which means that it’s officially time to order from the new Occasions Catalog!  You also earn a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with every $50 you spend!  Sale-a-Bration is a great time to stock up on all your favorite Stampin’ Up! products because you definitely get a bigger bang for your buck!  Click here to visit the online store and shop today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

Nicolle

 

Preorder Your Stamparatus TODAY and Winter Wonder Snowflake Card

Don’t forget that the second and final preorder window for the Stamparatus opens today at 2:00 pm MT!  Check out my blog post from yesterday for all the important info!  And please contact me if you need help or have questions!

Today’s card was simple and fun to make.  When I saw the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog, I had to have it!  Honestly, I have a little bit of an embossing folder problem.  Some crafters hoard stamps or paper…I hoard embossing folders.  I have over 150 of them, and I just received an order yesterday with three more.  I never get rid of them!  I really love the added texture and wow factor that embossing gives to projects!   The Winter Wonder folder has a very simple design that really becomes the main focus of the card.  I embossed the snowflake in the center, and stamped the Season’s Greetings sentiment, which is from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I then layered the top layer with silver foil, attached it to the base with Dimensionals, added a few pearls, and it was done!  So easy!

Sadly, both the Winter Wonder embossing folder and the Cheers to the Year stamp set are retiring January 2nd.  But you can still order them for a little while longer!  You can find them here.  But don’t wait too long, as retiring products are only available while supplies last!  If they sell out before January 2nd, they will be gone for good!

This would be a great card to make with beginning stampers, or a good one to make if you need to make a lot of cards but don’t have a lot of time.  Hope you like it!

Nicolle