nature walk for you card

How to Use Clear-mount Stamps & Video

If you took advantage of the Stampin’ Up! stamp set sale last Monday, you may have a lot of clear-mount sets to ‘assemble’.  I love the uniform size and easy storage of clear-mount stamps in their dvd-style cases.  Clear-mount stamps offer greater stamping visability without giving up rubber stamp quality!  And Stampin’ Up!’s acrylic blocks are wonderful to use.  They have ‘handles’ on the sides similar to the wood blocks for comfort stamping.  And you can add more than one stamp to a block to customize your stamping as I did on this collage card.

nature walk for you card

When you recieve the clear-mount stamp sets,  you’ll receive a rubber sheet with the precut stamps and an optional label sheet.  You can attach the rubber stamps directly to your acrylic block and start stamping.  Or you can place the specially-formulated label stickers which allows you to see the image orientation as you stamp.

Click here to enjoy this video that I created last month to help you ‘assemble’ your clear-mount stamps. or http://youtu.be/0VV_0HyIEoQ

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Stampin’ Up! Merry Scrapbook Page

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Chock-Full of Cheer scrapbook page
This adorable scrapbook page is a Stampin’ Up! featured project.  I love the colors on this 8″ x 8″ page: Marina Mist, Basic Gray and Real Red.  The Whisper White background is masked with die-cut snowflakes from the Snow Flurry Bigz Die, and then misted with Marina Mist reinker and the Stampin’ Spritzer.  To use the spritzer, fill it 2/3 full with alcohol, add a few drops of refill ink, shake and spray.   Click here for complete project supply list.

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apothecary art birthday flower card 2

Apothecary Art Birthday Card

apothecary art birthday flower card 2 The Natural Composition specialty paper is a perfect backdrop for the bright Melon Mambo label.  I hope you can see the beautiful glossy, raised note pattern on this paper.  I used the decorated jar on page 137 of the Stampin’ Up! catalog as inspiration for this card.  Do you need a catalog?  Send me a note and I’ll get one out to you.

To create the label I inked up the midsize Apothecary Art stamp with Wild Wasabi and then went over the border with a Chocolate Chip marker before stamping on Whisper White cardstock.  The stamped label was cropped out with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and Labels Collection Framelits.  I layered the label on Melon Mambo cardstock which was also die cut with a framelit a size larger.

apothecary art birthday flower card detail

To make the flowers I punched out the four-petal flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and curled the petals to the center.  I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue to flowers together and to adhere the flowers to the label.  To finish the flowers, I added a bitty adhesive-backed pearl to the centers.

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped on Chocolate Chip cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder for a crisp look.  The ends were flagged with the 1″ square punch.  For tips on creating banners and flag ends, watch this short video.   

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apothecary art birthday flower card

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Apothecary Art w-#125525 c-#125527
Ink: Wild Wasabi #126959, Whisper White Craft #101731
Paper: Whisper White #100730, Melon Mambo #115320, Natural Composition Specialty Paper #126917
Extras:  Chocolate Chip Marker #119703, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, White Embossing Powder #109132, Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Big Shot Die-cutting Machine #113439, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Stampin’ Up! Thank You Card

stampin' up! thank you card

Happy Thanksgiving Month!  This lovely card screams FALL with lovely fall colors, texture and design.  Click here for full details. 

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Design is Design

When it comes to design many principles are universal.  Whether you are designing a room, a painting, a scrapbook page or a card, you can apply good principles for great results.

I enjoy reading Autumn Clemons Design Dump .  Her post Buy This, Not That post yesterday, made me laugh out loud!  And admittedly I’ve probably bought some ‘not thats

Here’s an example of her article:

buy this:
yes, please!
mercury glass is reflective and looks great in any room.
me likey.
not that:
“hey, i have been all over EVERY store in town looking for a slightly irridescent ceramic penguin—–
oh!!! yes!!! you have them! i am SO happy!”
said no one, ever.

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