Sunday, June 18, 2017

Patriotic Retired Set Sunday

Happy Father's Day! Welcome back to Retired Set Sunday - where I combine something retired with something current from Stampin' Up! Remember rocket pops from the Ice Cream Man! This icy cool technique is super easy. I colored directly onto the Popsicle stamp with Stampin' Write markers in Real Red at the top and Pacific Point at the bottom. Then I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut out the Popsicle with the coordinating Frozen Treats framelit die, then colored the Popsicle stick in Crumb Cake. 

The card base was created by sponging onto Watercolor Paper; a line of Real Red; Whisper White Craft Ink; Pacific Point; Whisper White then Real Red again. I taped this piece, using painter's tape to a clip board and spritzed with water. Once dry, I used my retired star mask/stencil (from the Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks). Stampin' Up! calls these masks instead of stencils. If you haven't used masks or stencils you are in for treat. It's a must have if you love any kind of mixed media crafting. And, believe me these masks are quality! Place the mask flat on top of your card base. Using a palette knife, spread Embossing Paste through the mask. Remove the mask to reveal the pattern. Once dry, I colored the stars with Clear Wink of Stella. 

Purchase the NEW Pattern Party Decorative Masks by shopping at and choose me as your demonstrator. These four masks are only $6. 

Pattern Party Decorative Masks
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Supply List:
  • Stamp Set: Cool Treats
  • Colors & Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Embossing Paste, Palette Knife, Wink of Stella, 
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (retired)
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
  • Big Shot:  Frozen Treats Framelits Die, Layering Circles Framelits

Thursday, June 1, 2017

We Create Blog Hop - June Step it Up and New Catalog Premier

Welcome to our June Blog Hop! We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who love to create a simple project and then a “stepped up” version.  The new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes live today, so enjoy the premier. I'm so happy you stopped by.
Simple Version

Featuring . . . Touches of Texture. This simple card was created with a Crumb Cake base and a piece of the NEW Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. The flower is stamped in Old Olive and Crushed Curry. The background splatter is stamped in Soft Sky. "Hello" was cut out with the Hello You Thinlits Die in matching wood texture DSP. 

Stepped Up Version
The stepped up version was created by first stamping the flower image onto Watercolor Paper. I inked the flower stamp (from Touches of Texture) with Stampin' Write Markers in Old Olive and Crushed Curry. Then carefully, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I re-stamped over the flower image with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder directly over the image. This sets the image so that it won't smear when I do my watercoloring. Next, I stamped the splatter image from Touches of Texture using Versamark directly in the middle of the watercolor paper and clear embossed. I then sponged on Old Olive and Soft Sky. I spritzed generously with water and used the heat tool to dry the watercoloring and move the colors around. I just love all of the textures! 

As always, thank you for stopping by! We love comments too! To see what the other bloggers' stepped up cards look like, hop on over to See Julie Stamp by clicking below:

You can order any of the supplies to make this card directly from me by clicking on the order button on the right, or by visiting and choosing me as your demonstrator. Check out all of the new stamps and 23 new bundled sets! For a list of all of the bundles, which save you 10% just click HERE.

Supply List:

  • Stamp Set: Touches of Texture
  • Colors & Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Soft Sky
  • Embellishments: Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Linen Thread, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tools: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Heat Tool
  • Big Shot:  Hello You Thinlits Die

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