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bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

Bloomin Marvelous Primrose Hummingbird Card

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

I am loving the  Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set !  It makes a great one-layer greeting card.  So many possibilities.  But it is also a set that can create design disaster.  Since the images and the sentiments go together, you can see how tempting it would be to stamp one image and one sentiment on a card side by side, or top and bottom, but that is not pleasing to the eye.

But there are design tricks that can be used to make these coordinating images work together.  One option is to use the image stamp in a pattern of multiples as I’ve done in this card.  Soon I’ll be offering the Stamping Julie Design Series so you can learn design and art principles that you can use in your papercrafting.

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card close up

And I love the ‘in-colors’ in this card.  I use my color coach all the time for inspiration.  I usually have a couple of colors in mind and then I consult the color coach to see what other colors I want to incorporate.  I think I started with the Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray and then decided that Primrose Petals was the perfect accent.

I used masking in a couple of different ways on this card.  I stamped the hummingbird, then used a sticky note mask to cover before stamping the flowers around it.  I also masked the area for the flowers.  After stamping, I used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the new Borders Scoring Plate to add a subtle but interesting border around the field of flowers.

bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card detail

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit my store for pictures, details & ordering.)
SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654
Ink: Summer Starfruit #126991, Primrose Petals #126858, Basic Gray #126981
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Basic Gray cardstock #121044
Extras: Tasteful Trims XL Bigz Die #125597, Big Shot die-cutting machine #113439, Rhinestones #119246, Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192
bloomin' marvelous primrose hummingbird card

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR FREE SALE-A-BRATION GOODIES TODAY! Including the Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set.  Need more details?  Click here.

I hope you enjoyed this one-layer card (with the exception of the scallop border.)  I have a few more Stampin’ Up! Bloomin’ Marvelous cards to share, so stay tuned.

Enjoy! Julie

Stampin’ Up! Merry Scrapbook Page

November 5th is the last day to get 50% off on Digital Kits and FREE downloads.    Don’t miss out!  3 free downloads that can be used in My Digital Studio or other programs.

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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Enjoy!  Julie

Stampin’ Up! 1-Day Stamp Sale and More!

Apothecary Art black & white Gift card

That’s right!  For You: a 1-day Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sale Spooktacular!

TODAY ONLY!  Monday, October 29th is a great day to prepare for the upcoming holidays.  Make your wish list and place your order.

Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp is 15 percent off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Single Stamps on Sale

Plus some of the most popular stamps from stamp sets are now available for purchase singly.  These are available in clear-mount only. Below is a sampling. Click here to check out the entire list.

Stampin' Up! single stamps on sale

Be sure to click ’all’ in the ‘show’ button on the right of the screen under the header.

Click Here to Order Stampin’ Up! Products 24/7 (and don’t forget to check out the dozens of new items added to the clearance rack.)

View the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog here

IN ADDITION, enjoy 50% off Digital Download Kits today, October 29th to November 5th.

Click here to see the latest digital downloads from Stampin’ Up!

FREE digital downloads

Download My Digital Studio now and prepare for the FREE downloads, PLUS 50% off all digital kits!

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Enjoy!  Julie

Video: Watercoloring Greeting Cards

In this video, I’ll demonstrate painting with the aquapainter brushes and the ink pads.  (Click here to view video.)  I love watercoloring!  It’s a sure way of feeling like a true artist and making something extra special for someone you love!

for the birds thinking of you card

Here’s the watercolored detailsFor the card recipe visit here.  And stay tune for the video on creating the scallop ‘window.’

for the birds thinking of you card detail

Today is the first day of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog .  If you don’t have your copy and your in the US, send me an email and I’ll get one to you.

Enjoy, Julie