Sunday, August 2, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Crazy About You Edition

Welcome to another Blog Hop brought to you by the Stamp Review Crew. This time everyone created something with the photopolymer stamp set, Crazy About You. Enjoy!

Reminder: the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop officially begins Monday, August 3rd but we post early so we can work out the kinks so some links may not work. Just don't give up!

If you arrived from the blog of marvelous Mike Funke, then you are in the right place. If you just arrived, the blog hop goes full circle, so just follow the links!

Here is what comes with this set (sorry it is so light). I love all the possible sentiments! 

I used the flowers in my garden as my inspiration for this card.
Stampin' Up! Crazy About You stamp set. Autumn colors of purple, yellow, rose. Handmade thank you card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

Right now my Brown Eyed Susans are in full bloom so I used that as my starting point and then added some Rich Razzleberry and Rose Red. The background paper is from the Farmer's Market collection and is Blackberry Bliss but it is light enough that it coordinates well with Rich Razzleberry.

The best part about this stamp set is that it coordinates with 2 punches so it makes your life much easier! I did fussy cut 2 extra Crushed Curry flowers so I could layer them. That is how I got so much depth to my flower. The center, if you look closely, is embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. It is just a fun little way to add interest.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! and available through my Online Store found here.
Stamps: Crazy About You
Paper: Farmer's Market, Crushed Curry from the Regals Collection, Rich Razzleberry from the Brights Collection
Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry
Other: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 3/4" circle punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch, Banner Punch, Flower Medallion Punch, 

Now it is time to move onto the next blog which just happens to belong to the talented Tanya Boser. 

I hope you enjoy the hop! As always….

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Watercolored Birthday Blossoms

I am happy to bring a lovely color combination to you today. It's a little bit of old color, and a little bit of new color, and it's a combination from Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog. Yes, it is Thursday and time for another Create with Connie and Mary challenge!
Aww, Perfect Plum - how I loved you combined with Mellow Moss (now retired) and Very Vanilla. That being said, I was excited to try Perfect Plum with Mint Macaron. Love it!
Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms stamp set. Watercolored background with watercolored flowers. Handmade birthday card by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I was in the mood to break out the Watercolor paper and get all artistic. Ha! 

The background is a wash of Perfect Plum and Sahara Sand with a little splatter of Perfect Plum. Tip: Pick up ink with your Aquapainter and tap it to get some random splatter. You may want to practice on scrap paper first!

The flowers are stamped with Perfect Plum ink on Watercolor paper and then colored with an Aquapainter. I added depth to the center and edges by using a Perfect Plum marker and a touch of white in the centers was done with my White Chalk Pen. The same method was used for the leaves with a touch of Sahara Sand ink as well. 

My sentiment was stamped directly onto the background but truth be told, the "Have a beautiful" birthday part didn't stamp very well so I just stamped it on a scrap of Watercolor paper, cut it out with my Snips, and adhered it right over my mistake.

This was one of those cards that gave me great joy because my first love will always be watercoloring :)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 
Stamps: Birthday Blossoms
Paper: Watercolor paper
Card stock: Perfect Plum
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Other: Aquapainter, Pansy Punch, Chalk Pen, dimensional

Come play with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary - we love to see what others create! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Pictogram Punches and a Bright Hello

I have some more "new" Cherry on Top Washi Tape to show you today and I paired it with an "old" stamp set. 

Pictogram Punches Stampin' Up! stamp set with Cherry on Top Washi tape. Vase of flowers on handmade card. Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I am often inspired by the flowers in my own gardens when stamping flowers. Right now I have lots of daylilies blooming, including a new one called "Frankly Scarlet" which is gorgeous in bright sunlight. 

Today's card uses the vase and flowers from the Pictogram Punches stamp set. I stamped the flowers in Watermelon Wonder which is one of the colors in the Cherry on Top Washi Tape and also reminds me of my Daylily flowers. The hummingbirds would love these stamped flowers! 

Just for fun, I laid down some Washi Tape on my card front before I added the Bermuda Bay paper. It really draws the eye to the stamped image and adds even more bright summery color to the card. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! If you need one, I would love to be your demonstrator! Just click on any of the product images to go to my Online Store.
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