Thursday, April 26, 2018

The JOY of Fussy-Cutting

Hello friends!
Have you done any fussy-cutting lately?
I have a fun and easy card with lots of fussy cutting.
Why fussy-cuttin, you ask? Well, it's a no-brainer to me.
When I am stuck with ideas or lack of mojo ( you know we all have one of those days....), it's time to just cut things away in front of my favorite TV shows.

Altenew GRADIENT STRIPES Clear Stamp Set ALT2217
Altenew GRADIENT STRIPES Clear Stamp Set ALT2217 

from: Simon Says Stamp 

All you need are some gorgeous Washi Tape, a pair of sharp scissors, a background stamp, a few embellishment elements and that's it!
Floral Flurries Washi Tape
Floral Flurries Washi Tape
from: ALTENEW

All of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.
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The hardest part of this card is coming up with the right color for the background stamp. 
 
Ding--->I tested out a few colors and finally set my sight on Peach Perfect.
The trick is to pick out a color from the piece that you use. I found that hint of Peach Perfect is just the ticket! Other colors might work are: Sage Green, Light Grey, Lilac...? Can you name other colros that I don't see? (please leave a comment below).

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Now how do you exactly cut a piece of Washi Tape? I think it is a good idea to use a light to medium card stock underneath the Washi for easy fussy-cutting.
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Since the floral images are so detailed, it was easy to arrange them.
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You can definitely apply this idea with your pretty pattern paper
The sentiment "FOR YOU" is from "Watercolor Dots". This is another GREAT set if you love dotty background!  It also comes with fabulous sentiment! Love the font, too!

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While we are on the topic of choosing the right ink color,
....Altenew is having a 3-day Ink Sale!
https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1012041&u=1083364&m=66850&urllink=https%3A%2F%2Faltenew%2Ecom%2Fcollections%2Finks&afftrack=
Use code INKSALE at check out and shop here

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Looking for a die cut machine? Scrapbook. com has a Platinum sale here.
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Spellbinders SALE!
 HUGEST markdown here.
(You definitely need to check it out if you love die and die cut machines...) 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spellbinders Blog Hop Winner Annuouncment and More Sales Info!

Hello friends!

In case you don't know, Concord and 9th is having a 25 hour flash-sale and it is ending in a few hours. 
Click here to get the 25% off! 

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 from Tuesday, 4/24/18 at 11am MT through Wednesday, 4/25/18 at 12pm MT!
Code MUST be entered at checkout!
tick tock.... HURRY!
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TODAY is the last day for the gift with purchase promotion!
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Receive a FREE Carved Rose Stamp Set with every purchase (valid until 4/25/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT). It will be added to cart automatically. 
Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last! Shop here
Enjoy the great deals up to 35% off on selected items in the Sale collection , shop HERE:
Check out our April 2018 stamp/die release here
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Spellbinders SALE!
 HUGE markdown here.

I also want to mention that I bought Grand Calibur during last year's Black Friday Sale and I have been using it like crazy! It is a bit bulkier than Cuttlebug, but it truly is a fine working machine! I am very pleased with the purchase. If you are looking for one, this is the price I paid last November.
Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
Grand Calibur Die Cutting & Embossing Machine
from: Spellbinders (it is now 50% off---> $69.50)
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 Scrapbook.Com also has a great selections of Platinum machines on sale here.
You can't go wrong with any of these machines, either! 

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updated: Spellbinders Blog Hop winner is announced here!  
Berina RGA said...
Such beautiful cards Virginia! I love how you've used the silhouette dies.
 Congratulations, Berina, please e-mail me becr8ive2@gmail.com to claim your Spellbinders prize!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Technique Tuesday #7

Hello friends!
It's time for Technique Tuesday!
I share a technique (or two) every Tuesday with Technique Tuesday products.
You can find Technique Tuesday products here over Scrapbook.com.

from: Scrapbook.com
(all product links are listed at the end of this post)
Iris

I stamped the image with my MISTI and used the lightest ink ( Altenew's ink Limestone) I have on hand. Once I did that, I ran the image along with the Iris Matching Die through my die cut machine with the Tan Embossing Mat.
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The dry-embossing left with an etched lined image and detail. This is even better for Watercoloring! The embossed letterpress line creates a barrier and was great for water-coloring! I really enjoyed coloring images like this. It is in the right size for novice colorists like myself.

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Once I finished with water-coloring, I added Gold Stickles to the border with the help of a Tim Holtz Steel Ruler. A few droplets of Wink of Stella (gold) didn't hurt, either!

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I hope that you get inspired by my use of Tan Embossing Mat, stamp-matching dies and water-coloring! I will be featuring Flowers for Her next Tuesday!

I saw it on Scrapbook.com

Technique Tuesday - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Flowers for Her — $13.87

Technique Tuesday - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Flowers for Her

Thanks for stopping by!
Here are the last few Technique Tuesday series.

Monday, April 23, 2018

SALES Info!

 Hello friends!
 I am popping in with some sales info in case you are interested.
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Scrapbook. com is back with all the new Penny Black Stamps. 
I am in the middle of waiting for the latest Penny Black supplies to arrive!
Once I create with the new stamps/dies, I will share them here asap.
You can check it out here.

Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Blossom Branch
Penny Black - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamps - Blossom Branch

is now back in stock over Scrapbook. com!
best wishes to you
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Altenew has a special promotion....
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Receive a FREE Carved Rose Stamp Set (valued $4.99) with every purchase from 4/23/2018 at 12:01 AM EDT until 4/25/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. It will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders. While supplies last! Shop here

Enjoy the great deals up to 35% off on selected items in the Sale collection , shop HERE:
Check out our April 2018 stamp/die release here

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See Simon Says Stamp's latest Penny Black Stamp here
This Penny Black stamp "Ravishing" is now available. 
I know they will be out of stock soon.
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Concord & 9th's April Release Bundle can be found here
See the entire collection here

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Spellbinders' Clearance sale here
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 I have shared many projects with quite a few projects with these dies! This is a great time to get them!   Check out the Spring Sale here
See the latest here


Spring is finally here!!!
 This photo was taken yesterday outside my study room window.
 Thanks for stopping by! 
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I will be back tomorrow for Technique Tuesday!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Virginia's Stencil Sunday #6

Hello friends!
It's time for another installment of Virginia's Stencil Sunday series!
This time I am sharing my first take with this gorgeous stencil.

Altenew WATERCOLOR BOUQUET Stencil ALT2196
Altenew WATERCOLOR BOUQUET Stencil ALT2196 

Simon Says Stamp here
  Scrapbook.com here
Altenew here
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 When you first see stencils like this, you really will not have any ideas how it will turn out..
At least, that was how I felt.
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Once I approached it like how I do with color-layering stamps, it. is. AMAZING!
The stencil comes with two-step stenciling. It is self-explanatory and easy to line up.
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I find the key of using this stencil is layering, layering and more layering...
After much color-layering with the ink and stencil, I decided to add white Embossing Paste with one of the fine spots from the Splatter Stencil.
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Once I did all that, I realized that I wanted to stamp a bold sentiment "Just for You". I didn't want the sentiment attracting all the attentions from the stenciled design, so I kept it in two tone (grey and black).
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I appreciate that you use the affiliate links to make your online purchase. In return, I donate the commission I make to organizations like PBS, TVOntario and Red Cross.

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  Simon Says Stamp has some items that might interest you.
You can still use code SPR5F to get $5 off. 
Distress Oxide sale here
Click here and here for SALES!
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Scrapbook. com has 15% off on Mixed Media items.

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Click here for details, sale ends today!
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Altenew's Best Dad Stamp and Die Bundle is 35% off now till April. 23rd..
Click here for SALES items.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Folksy Card and Altenew April Release Winner

Hello friends!
This is my 2nd post for the day. For Michele's 50th birthday blog hop, please click here.
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I am popping in with a colorful card created with this lovely stamp set and winner announcement.

(all supplies and source are listed at the end of this post)
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I took out my Altenew ink and started to do simple stamping.
It's almost like child's play!
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I used the Peach Gold Washi Tape and wood paper to ground the flowers!
They work like a charm! As you can tell, I had fun stamping the sentiment in various height and color.
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 If I am ever stuck on an island, this is the kind of stamp set that I want to take as the possibilities are endless.

Lastly, the announcement that you have been waiting for....
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Altenew release blog hop winner (from this blog) is...
Barb Ghig said...
As always, you have showcased the newest goodies beautifully, Virginia! I love how you played with the Antique Gold Spray with those gorgeous blooms...WOW! Great job with the new Gradient Stripe Die, too...I can see myself having a lot of fun with it :)
Congratulations, Barb, please e-mail me at becr8ive2@gmail.com to claim your $30 Gift Card to Altenew Shop. Please contact me before April 25th, or another winner will be randomly selected.


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 Simon Says Stamp has some items that might interest you.
You can still use code SPR5F to get $5 off.
Click here for SALES!
👉👉if you use the code for $5 off, this set will only cost you $5.49!!!!
AND Sewn With Love, too! 
(click photo to shop)
only $10.49 (limited quantity!!)

Altenew CROSS STITCH FLOWER (while supply lasts!)

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Scrapbook. com has 15% off on Mixed Media items.
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Click here for details
(sale ends on Apr. 22nd, Sunday)
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Altenew's Best Dad Stamp and Die Bundle is 35% off now till April. 23rd..
Click here for SALES item.

35% off!

Best Dad Stamp & Die Bundle

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I am listing the latest April release below.
Thank you for stopping by!