Reverse Masking with Flowering Fields

IMG_8242aWow. I’ve sat here for a LONG time trying to come up with the words to describe masking and reverse masking for a novice stamper. It’s tough!

A mask covers a stamped image and protects it from getting marred by ink. A reverse mask covers the background leaving only the image exposed. Make sense? Likely not. See the video to follow. 🙂

Helpful Hint: When making a mask, use text weight paper, like copy paper, not cardstock.  Thinner paper allows the ink to come right up to the mask’s edge.

Isn’t it magic? It’s a thrill for me every time I remove the mask.

I would love to see what YOU can come up with. Try reverse masking and share a picture of it on my Facebook page here. And don’t forget to like my page.

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Watercolor Wash

IMG_8199Nothing dresses up a simple greeting or image like a beautiful watercolor wash. With Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads and Aqua Painters, it’s a breeze!

IMG_8203aAqua Painters
# 103954 $17.00

These refillable, water-filled “brushes” are great for watercoloring images and for creating beautiful background color washes. They come two to a pack and are a great bargain!

Simply press the closed lid of your Stampin’ Up!Classic Ink Pads to create a pool of ink on the inside of the lid. Use the Aqua Painters to pick up ink and “paint.” Simply wipe the brush clean with a rag or paper towel before proceeding to the next color.

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I’m Lost Without You

IMG_8057Ba ha ha ha!!! The joke’s on me with this card. Can you tell why? If not keep reading.

IMG_8064This is a card we made at my last Mother Daughter Stamp Club. One of the club members had been asking about Heat & Stick Powder so I incorporated Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Come back tomorrow for a video tutorial on the wonders of Heat & Stick and how to use it.

IMG_8087For this card I also wanted to use some of our new items from the Occasions Catalog – our World Traveler Textured Embossing Folder and Going Global Stamp Set.

I thought I was so smart
I wanted to be able to stamp the greeting on top of the embossed image. My “a-ha” brilliant idea was to use the underside of the impression so that the surface would be flat for stamping. I thought I was so smart until one of the girls at club remarked, “Yeah, but … when you use that side doesn’t it make the globe wrong?” … crickets

That’s when one of the moms said, “Well, it just shows I really am lost without you.” Good save.

SABTo order any of these products now, use my Shop Now button in the top right hand corner. Don’t forget to choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 in products that you purchase. To download the Sale-A-Bration catalog, click the image above. For details on how to earn FREE items refer to the bottom of this post.

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Hello Birthday Girl

IMG_7976For a quick, simple card, Stampin’ Up!’s new stamp set “Hello” (one of the FREE items from our Sale-A-Bration catalog) is just the ticket! This card came together in no time flat. And here’s how …

IMG_8006Note Cards & Envelopes:
On page 149 of our current Annual Catalog, we feature our Note Cards & Envelopes in either Crumb Cake or Whisper White. It doesn’t get any faster or easier than to simply reach for one of these precut and prescored note cards.  Each of these packs has 20 sets of cards and envelopes for only $6.00 so they’re both quick and easy to use as well as economical!
Note: For a little added pizzazz, I covered the flap of the envelope with Birthday Bouquet DSP.

Memento Pad in Tuxedo Black:
I stamped both “hello” and “Birthday Girl” with Memento Ink. Boom. Done!

Stampin’ Write Markers:
Grab an assortment of our Stampin’ Write Markers and with the paint brush tip color each stripe of the hat with a different color. Huff on the stamp to remoisten the ink before stamping  your card.

Sooooooooo quick and easy! And adorable too!

IMG_8008Quick Tip:
The Hello Stamp Set comes in either wood block or clear. If you want exact precision in lining up the second stamp under “hello”, use our Stamp-a-ma-jig. For a video tutorial on how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig, see this post. This is a tutorial from last year. You can find the Stamp-a-ma-jig on page 176 of this year’s Annual Catalog.

SABDon’t forget about our fabulous Sale-A-Bration promotion. For details on how you can earn FREE products, and to download our Sale-A-Bration and new Occasions Catalogs, scroll to the bottom of this post. When you’re ready, you can place your order by using my Shop Now button found in the upper right corner.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings! If you would like copies of our new catalogs and don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to send them to you. Just reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. And if you want to know how you can order $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99, and get FREE shipping, email me at that same address. I’d love to give you the details.

Happy Birthday with Balloon Celebration

IMG_7966What says Happy Birthday better than balloons? Perhaps the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch!

IMG_7972The Sky
I love this sweet card. The “sky” came together with a piece of Pool Party cardstock that’s covered with a piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Stack. This stack is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that can be yours for FREE with a qualifying order. 🙂
The balloons are stamped with Pool Party onto the vellum. The subtle images have the effect of balloons in the distance being obscured by clouds.

Creating Dimension:
IMG_7999Punch art and Stampin’ Dimensionals work great together to create the illusion of depth among your images.
For instance, the balloon on the far right is punched out of our new Birthday Bouquet DSP and adhered to the vellum overlay.
The two middle balloons are punched with Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz cardstock and are both elevated with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The balloon on the far left, however, is punched out of the Pool Party/vellum base and then the entire panel is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals with a small piece of matching DSP underneath.

Bundle for a Great Deal!
The Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch can be purchased as a Bundle which means a 15% savings for you! If you prefer, however, they can be purchased separately.

SABDon’t forget about our fabulous Sale-A-Bration promotion. For details on how you can earn FREE products, and to download our Sale-A-Bration and new Occasions Catalogs, scroll to the bottom of this post. When you’re ready, you can place your order by using my Shop Now button found in the upper right corner.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings! If you would like copies of our new catalogs and don’t currently have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to send them to you. Just reach out to me at amysinklings@gmail.com. And if you want to know how you can order $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99, and get FREE shipping, email me at that same address. I’d love to give you the details.

 

Botanical Gardens – A Sweet Suite!

Botanical Gardens DSP2On January 5th, Stampin’ Up! will release our new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. There are some AMAZING beauties in these catalogs that I can’t wait to reveal to all of  you. Yippee!!!

Hands down, my absolute favorite suite in the Occasions catalog is the Botanical Gardens Bundle. What. A. Deal!!! And did I say gorgeous?

Botanical Gardens Bundle
This bundle has three items which is an awesome deal since a bundle saves you 15%. The bundle includes: the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and 14-piece Botanical Builder Framelits Dies,

IMG_7625aand Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.

IMG_7630This paper is so beautiful, that it can stand alone as the main feature as my card shows above. I’ve also had fun stamping images from the stamp set onto the paper. How fun is that??? I’ll shows those in a separate post.

And there’s more to this amazing collection…
Offered separately are other items that coordinate with this beautiful bundle.

IMG_7634We have Botanical Gardens Jewels and the Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape from our new Occasions catalog. In the Sale-A-Bration catalog, we have a 6 x 6 pack of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack (two of the eight designs are shown in the picture). The vellum stack is one of our FREE items offered when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! product. Woo hoo!

Again, these products will be available to order on January 5th:

Botanical Blooms Bundle #140819 $51.75
Botanical Gardens Jewels #140585 $7.00
Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape # 140586 $8.00
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Vellum #141019 FREE with qualifying purchase.

Thanks for stopping by Amy’s Inklings today. For more information about our Sale-A-Bration promotion -and how to earn FREE Products – leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Consultant, I would be happy to mail you the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs. Again, leave a comment below or email me at amysinklings@gmail.com. I always love to hear from you!