Video: Wonderful You Daisy Card

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Photo taken against our White Linen Photo Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I am here with another video and post using our Daisy Close Up (3/4 View) background stamp!

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I started off by heat embossing this beautiful bold image onto a 4×6 watercolor paper panel using our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored the image using a Cherry Red and Violet Dr. Ph Martins Radiant liquid watercolors. I started off by adding Cherry Red watercolor to the inner edges of my daisy petals (I wet the area prior to adding color with clean water). Then I took a #4 round brush and pulled the color out towards the edges of the petals in a light flicking motion creating a feathered effect.

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Once my base color was complete, I applied the same technique using the Violet watercolor. However, I made sure to only add accents of purple to the petals. I wanted to make sure that the pink base was not overpowered. After my daisy was painted, I used the Sap Green liquid watercolor to paint the leaves.

I also added some extra deep purple accents using my Deep Violet and Violet zig markers. Next I dried my panel and die cut it into an A2 panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection. Next, I die cut the wonderful sentiment right into the panel using the wordplate die from our Bold Amazing Greetings die collection.

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Once the panel was die cut, I adhered the panel onto a side folding A2 base. Next I popped up all the die cut letters back into the negative space. Then I die cut the scripty you sentiment from our Scripty Thank You dies onto white cardstock. I adhered this piece right onto the end of my “wonderful” sentiment. I just love the combination of these bold dies with our scripty greeting dies! Lastly, I embellished my card using our Clear Rhinestones.

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That is all from me today. Thank you for stopping by!

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Video: Holographic Butterfly and Peonies Card

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Photo taken against our Banded Peach Marble Backdrop Photoboard

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I have a large butterfly project for you today using our Monarch Butterfly Pop Up dies, Nesting Peonies Stamp Set and Marvelous cling background stamp.

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I started by creating my butterfly. For this project, I am not creating the pop up element inside my card. Instead, I’ll be using the detailed butterfly on the face of my card. I die cut the detailed butterfly onto some black cardstock. I also die cut the solid wing dies onto some of my homemade pink holographic cardstock using adhesive paper.

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Next I assembled my butterfly by adhering the detailed wing to the solid pink holographic wing. Then I assembled both wings together by sliding the two body parts together. Next I glued down all the body portion flaps down and cut off the tabs.

Next, I white heat embossed our Marvelous Print Background stamp onto watercolor paper (5.5×5.5 inch) and created an Orchid and Indigo Color Burst watercolor wash. Once that panel was dried, I mounted it onto a white square panel that was slightly smaller than 6×6 inches. This matted panel was then adhered onto a 6x6inch top folding gray cardbase.

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Next I white heat embossed our Nesting Peonies clusters twice onto watercolor paper and did some loose watercoloring using Color Bursts (Orchid, Sap Green, Pthalo Green, Terre Vert, Burnt Umber). Once my clusters were dried, I die cut them using their coordinating dies.

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Next I cut my clusters in two and three sections which I then tucked and adhered behind my butterfly’s wings. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (from our Nesting Peonies set) onto a white sentiment strip using our Noir Dye Ink. This strip was then mounted onto a black strip. The mounted sentiment strip was then adhered to the top portion of my card. I made sure to lightly bend/fold up my butterfly wings and peony clusters off the base to give the project some extra dimension.

That is all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Copic Colored Tulip Bouquet

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Photo taken against our Peach Marble Backdrop Photoboard

Hi, everyone! I’m back with another floral card today using our Tulip Bouquet stamp set. This time, I’m doing some copic coloring!

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I started off by stamping our tulip image onto some white cardstock using our copic friendly Caviar Hybrid Ink. Then I colored in the petals using three shades of pink (R43, RV14, RV25 and RV0000 to blend). For the leaves and stems, I used YG61, G07, G17, G29.

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Once I finished coloring in my bouquet, I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I also die cut our 2 Piece Foliage coverplate plate die onto white cardstock at the same time. For this project, I only used the inner foliage die cut leaving the outer piece for a future project.

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Once everything was die cut, I adhered the inner foliage die cut onto the face of a side folding A2 base. Then I popped up my tulip bouquet onto the center of my base. Next, I stamped my sentiment (from the same set) using our Caviar ink onto white cardstock. I trimmed the sentiment strip and adhered it onto a piece of gray cardstock. Once adhered, I trimmed the gray cardstock and mounted the matted sentiment over my tulip bouquet. Lastly, I embellished my card with our Glossy Black sequins.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

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Video: Flamingo Print Layered Card

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Photo taken against our Bokeh White Backdrop Photoboard

Hello and welcome back! I’m back with an easily stamped, layered flamingo print card using our Darling Flamingos.

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I started off by stamping a fun and simple background print using the left facing flamingo stamps (Rose Quartz Dye Ink + Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink).

For this set, the body of the flamingos comprise of three layers and the legs have two layers. For the background, I only stamped the first solid layers to create my print. After I stamped my solid flamingos, I took the smaller monstera leaf and tiny spray stamp (Mini Wild Florals, Fern Dye Ink) and filled in the negative areas of my background. Once complete, I trimmed about an 1/8th of an inch from each side of my background print panel and then mounted the panel onto a piece of coral cardstock.

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Next I stamped a completely layered flamingo (Ruby Collection Layering Inks, Noir Dye Ink, Warm Hazelnut Dye Ink and Found Topaz Dye Ink) and then die cut the image.

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Then I created a matted sentiment strip using a piece of white and coral cardstock which I adhered together. Next, I mounted the flamingo onto my sentiment strip and stamped the sentiment. Lastly, I mounted the sentiment onto my card and added some of our soft Peach Mousse Sequins – 8,6,5,4mm, Mixed sequins to complete my project.

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

– Effie

Video: Congrats Wall Gallery Frame Card

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise Photo Backdrop Board

Hi, everyone! I’m back with a very simple, one layer wall gallery card created with our Vintage Frames stamp set.

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I stamped my first frame near the lower left hand portion of my A2 panel using our crisp black Noir Dye Ink. This is where I’ll be stamping my sentiment so I wanted to make sure to position this one first. Next, I continued stamping around that initial frame. I made sure to mix and match the ornate frames with the more modern frames. I also made sure there was a nice balance of square and rectangle frames with the round and oval frames. Another rule of thumb when creating/stamping a wall gallery is to make sure you don’t stamp them in a straight line. For my wall gallery, I wanted a more asymmetrical result.

TIP: When you ink up the more intricate frame stamps, you want to make sure there is a very light coating of ink on the surface of the stamp. If there is too much ink on the surface \prior to stamping, your image will stamp more solid and you will lose some of the detail. 

Once I finished stamping my frames, I stamped the congrats sentiment and then trimmed my panel about 1/8 of an inch on each side. Then I adhered my panel onto a side folding A2 cardbase.

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If you know exactly where you plan on stamping your frames, this card will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. However, this took me about 15 minutes due to the layout planning but it’s still one of the fastest cards I have made in a while.

So that’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Video : Celebration Rose Cluster Birthday Card

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Photo taken against our Peach Marble (12x12in) Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back, everyone! I have a watercolored birthday card using our Celebration Rose Cluster stamp set.

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I started off by partially stamping this beautiful cluster image onto the two corners of my A2 sized watercolor panel (Canson XL 140lb paper). Since I’m doing some partial stamping, I spoon on our Rose Gold embossing powder each time I stamp to ensure that I don’t overlap my images. After I heat embossed my florals and foliage, I went ahead and embossed the sentiment from the same set onto the card.

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Once all of my embossing was complete, I started doing some wet in wet watercoloring using my Dr. Ph Martins Radiant Concentrated liquid watercolors. I used Scarlet for the roses and Grass Green and Lemon Yellow for my background. Once my painting was complete and the panel dried, I added stitching to the edges using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large Die Collection.

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For the final touch, I added some of our Clear Rhinestones to add a dew drop like effect to my project.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed my card and video!

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Video: Color Burst Poppy Border Card

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Photo taken against our White Sheepskin Backdrop Board

Hey, everyone! I am back with a quick card using out Poppy Border cling stamp and Ken Oliver Color Bursts.

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I had several pre-embossed panels left over from a previous make and take that I taught (Junkie Fest – head over to the Stamp Junkies facebook group for more details on this wonderful event). This panel was embossed using our Rose Gold embossing powder.

I started off by spraying clean water onto my panel. Then I squeezed some Tangerine, Alizarin Crimson and Zest Color Bursts. I blended the powders together while spritzing additional water in between colors. I also dabbed excess water intermittently. Once I was satisfied with the color blend and coverage, I set the panel aside to dry.

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Once the panel was completely dried, I double stamped the sentiment (from our The New Pretty set) in our Aspen Cocoa Dye Ink. Then I added die cut stitching to the edges of the panel using the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangles Large die collection. After I mounted the watercolored panel onto an A2 cardbase using our Double Sided Adhesive, I embellished the card with our beautiful Clear Rhinestones.

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Video: Cosmic Anemone Border Card

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Photo taken against our Gray Noise Backdrop Board

Hello and welcome back to The Season! I am back with a project featuring our Anemone Border stamp and some of our sentiment dies.

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I started off by white heat embossing this beautiful border image onto watercolor paper (Canson XL 140LB). Then I added Orchid and Prussian Blue Color Bursts using a wet in wet watercolor technique. For more tips and instruction on how I watercolored this project, be sure to watch the video as I have more detailed instruction there.

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Once the florals were painted, I added Lamp Black color bursts to my background. Then I made sure to dry the panel before I started die cutting. For my sentiment, I used our Congratulations Scripty Word Die and the gorgeous die from our Bold Amazing Greetings Wordplate Die Collection.  I cut the congrats on purple cardstock. For the “gorgeous”, I just die cut this directly onto my watercolor panel.

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Next I adhered the painted panel onto a top folding A2 base. Then I glued all the inner pieces of the gorgeous die cuts onto the panel. Next I popped up all of the actual letters into their corresponding negative spaces. Then I added the congratulations die cut by putting tiny drops of adhesive to the bottom portion of the die cut. I adhered the congrats to the upper portion of the gorgeous popped up die cuts. This gave the congrats die cut a bit of support. Finally, I added our Clear Rhinestones to embellish my project.

That’s all from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Video: Many Thanks Pop Up Butterfly Card

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Photo taken against our Breeze Backdrop Board

Hello, everyone and welcome back! For today’s project, I have this vibrant Butterfly Wings (Gold Medallion sequins) thank you card with a surprise popup element inside.

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I started off by heat embossing the wings and the butterfly body with our Rose Gold embossing powder. Then I watercolored the wings using Turquoise Color Bursts. Next I painted the areas surrounding the butterfly using a combination of several Color Bursts (Fuchsia, Tangerine and Orchid).

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Once my painting has dried, I used the largest die from our Double Stitched Rectangle Die collection (Large) to add stitching to the edges of my A2 panel. Next I stamped my banner and sentiment from our Basic Banners set in our Bright Emerald Dye Ink.

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Once I popped the banner onto my panel, I adhered the panel onto a side folding A2 base using some strong double sided adhesive.

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Next I created my own gold foil cardstock and die cut the intricate popup butterfly wings. I also die cut some solid butterfly wings to add behind the intricate die cuts. For these pieces, I used mint cardstock.  Once I adhered the mint cardstock onto the gold wings, I added some  to the front of my card.

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That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!

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Video: Independence Day Waves

Hello and welcome back!! I hope everyone is enjoying their Fourth of July. I have a new project and video to celebrate this holiday.

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For my project, I used our ever popular layered Wave and Pyrotechnics stamp sets.

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I started off by stamping our three step  Wave using our Blues Dye Ink Layering Collection (Blue Diamond, Cobalt Breeze and Parisian Blue). Then I blended the negative space surrounding the wave using our Sky Blue Dye Ink Layering Collection (Cali Blue, Azurite and Deep Sapphire) and True Navy Dye Ink. For my blending, I used a Clarity stencil brush.

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Once my panel was stamped and blended, I applied my heat gun to the panel to ensure all the ink was dried for embossing. Once the panel was dried, I prepped it with some antistatic powder. Then I stamped several fireworks stamps from our Pyrotechnics set onto the background of the panel with some embossing ink. Then I embossed the images using several glitter embossing powders (Silver Glitter from Zing, Blue Glitter from Wow, Red and Gold Tinsel from Ranger and our Rose Gold Embossing Powder).

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Once my embossing was complete, I used the same silver glitter embossing powder for my banner. Next I stamped the holiday sentiment right into the banner and die cut it using the coordinating die. Next I trimmed about 1/8 of inch from each side of my stamped panel. Lastly, I adhered the panel onto a top folding A2 base and then popped up my sentiment to complete my card.

To celebrate we’re having our first ever discount!

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Additional Promotion

If you spend over $200 (after all discounts and before shipping/taxes), we will add one of the following stamps (see below for qualifying stamps) to your order for free. You must include the name of the set in the notes section prior to checking out.

  • Toned Squares, 6×8 Set
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This promotion is valid until July 6 at 11:59PM EST. This promotion does not apply to prior orders. This promotion does not apply to out of stock items or backordered items.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope everyone is having a safe and fun filled day on this Fourth of July.

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