Saturday, August 9, 2014

Putting Color On Black Cardstock

These two are cased from Jillstamps.

This one is mine.  I really love how this turned out.  It has a vintage look plus the color really pops.  You could put any sentiment on this.  Hmmmmmm, I am thinking of Merry Christmas.  This just might be the first Christmas card of the year.  So simple to do, here is how.......

1.  Use your embossing buddy.  So important.  Often I forget this and regret it.  It takes all oils off your card and allows the embossing only where you want it.  Worth the step.

2.  Use either white craft ink or VersaMark.  Stamp your image.  Use white embossing powder, with you heating tool, emboss your image.

3.  Now the secret!  Use stampin Up! white chalk marker.  Color image inside of the embossed stamp.  Give a few minutes to dry and then color with our Stampin Write Markers.

4. For my card, I used Old Olive and Real Red.

5.  Take a Q-tip, cotton ball or paper towel and rub off some of the ink.  This will blend the colors and take off the color that is sitting on top of the embossing.

The flowers are from our retired mini punches, but you could use Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  I cut out the #3 Labels collection (counting from the smallest to the largest) on the card base and popped it up with dimensionals.

So what do you think?

Here are the supplies I used:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Deals

Exclusive New Big Shot Bundles have Arrived!

August 1, 2014 If you're anything like me, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. That's why Stampin' up! brought you the chance to receive one of five free stamp set/framelit bundles below (your choice!) with purchase of a Big Shot. And if you get a Big Shot now, you'll be ready for all the new Big Shot accessories in the holiday catalog. If you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these discounted bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won't want to miss-only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful