Coloring the Calming Camellia Stamp Set

Today I am using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils for coloring the gorgeous large camellia in the Calming Camellia Stamp Set. With this exclusive stamp set, you can use just one ink color and create a simple but beautiful card. However, it’s easy to add multiple colors using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils.  Even though I am using the watercolor pencils, no water is necessary.  Be sure to watch to the video below showing how simple and quick it is to color the stamped image. Warning though – once you start coloring, you’ll not want to stop! 

Do you have the gorgeous Calming Camellia Stamp Set? If not, hurry as it’s only available during Sale-A-Bration.  Place a personal or a party order of $300 or more and receive the exclusive Calming Camellia Stamp Set for FREE!  Check under PROJECT MATERIALS at the bottom of this post for links to materials used.

Materials & Dimensions:
  • Calming Camellia Stamp Set
  • Basic White Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 11″, score & fold at 4-1/4″) scrap of Basic White (thick or regular for sentiment tag)
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″ texture emboss using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Watercolor Pencils Assortment and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2: colors used were White, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Garden Green
  • Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad (to stamp sentiment)
  • Best Year Stamp Set (for sentiment or select your desired sentiment stamp)
  • Ornate Frames Dies (for sentiment tag)
  • Linen Thread Stamparatus (optional but recommended)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Adhesive
ASSEMBLY VIDEO

REMINDERS

Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2022.  Don’t miss out on earning FREE exclusive products when you place your qualifying order of $50 or more.  Other perks happening during Sale-A-Bration includes earning more FREE product when you host a party or place an order in excess of $300.  The FREE product is in addition to the rewards you normally earn.  And if you decide to join and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration, you will receive two FREE stamp sets in addition to the products you select for your Starter Kit.  

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!

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Coloring Designer Series Paper

In today’s post, I am featuring cards highlighting two methods for coloring Designer Series Paper.  For one of the cards in the July “to go” card class, participants were able to color the background of the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper.  The Peony Garden Designer Series Paper provides perfect designs to color.  For coloring the designer series paper, Stampin’ Blends Markers and Watercolor Pencils can be used.  To ensure a fair comparison of the two methods, Calypso Coral and Granny Apple Green have been chosen.  On both cards, the peony flowers become the feature on the designer series paper by coloring the background and the leaves.

The first card features the Calypso Coral Light and Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends Markers.  The Stampin’ Blends Markers provide a bright background for the peony flowers on the Designer Series Paper. 

Peony Garden Designer Series Paper

The card below uses the Calypso Coral and the Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencils for shading the background and the leaves.  Since the designer series paper is not designed to watercolor, no water is used.  Instead the watercolor pencils are being used like a coloring pencil.  Peony Garden Designer Series paper

Notice the background using the Watercolor Pencils provides a more subtle color and areas have shading.  This is due to variation in the amount of pressure when coloring with the watercolor pencils.  Note: Due to lighting with my photo, the shading is more pronounced than when actually viewing the card.  

TIPS:
  • Color the leaves first.  Once the leaves have color added, it becomes easier to separate the background from the flowers.
  • When coloring with the watercolor pencils, use a small circular coloring motion vs straight line coloring.  This method provides a smoother appearance.
  • Option: Use an eraser and gently erase areas of the watercolor pencil are heaviest.  (Personally, I think the variation in shading looks good.)

Hopefully, I have inspired you to try coloring designer series paper.  Have fun experimenting with different papers and coloring tools!   In addition to coloring the background, you may want to just color specific images.  The possibilities are almost endless!

Reminders:

Stampin’ Up! is making it even better to order this month…check out the Bonus Days info below.  

To take advantage of Bonus Days, be sure to place your order on or before, August 3, 2020.

Also, the July 3D Tutorial Bundle is still available!

Would you like the July 3D Tutorial Bundle?

You have several ways of receiving the July 3D Tutorial Bundle:

1. Order $50 (before taxes and shipping) from my online store between now and July 31, 2020 and you’ll get the PDF for FREE.  Note: be sure to register and allow me to contact you so I receive notice of your order and can send the tutorial. 

2. Purchase the July 3D Tutorial Bundle PDF (a total of 6 tutorials) for $15.00. This is a one-time purchase.  Simply drop me an email at creativestampingwithMargaret@gmail.com and I will send you a PayPal Invoice. Upon receipt of payment, I will send you the tutorial bundle.

3. Join my Playtime with Paper team!  Team members always receive the tutorials for FREE!   

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy crafting…

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Creating with #Elfie

Woohoo!  On Wednesday, September 4th, you can order from the Stampin’ Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog!  So, today I’m sharing a card made with products from my demonstrator preorder.  I had lots of fun creating with #Eflie (item #150509).  Last weekend, I participated in a Holiday Shoe Box Swap and selected #Elfie to use for my swap. The elves in the set are full of whimsy.  If you like to color, you’ll enjoy using your favorite coloring method for the images.  Believe me when I say, you’ll have fun creating with #Elfie!  For my swap, watercolor pencils and a blender pen were the coloring tools.  The images coordinate perfectly with other new products in the Holiday Catalog.  Additional products include the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint, the Shimmery Crystal Effects and Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  Plus, see the presents around the frame?  They can be found in the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (this is a fantastic product offering!).  

#Elfie

Card details:
  • Create a card base using an 11″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Pool Party cardstock. Score and fold at 5-1/2″ to create a top fold card.  Next, cut a piece of the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to cover the card front (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  TIP:  if the DSP you select has a directional pattern, double check it’s position before cutting.  Attach the DSP to the card front. 
  • Use the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a Pool Party cardstock frame.  
  • Stamp the elf using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto a 4-5/8″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color with the following watercolor pencils: Garden Green , Cherry Cobbler Red, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso (hair) and Flirty Flamingo (for the face).  Use the blender pens to smooth the watercolor pencil colors.  TIP:  For the face, I touched the end of the blender pen to the Flirty Flamingo to pick up a small amount of color instead of  directly coloring the face with the watercolor pencil.  This ensured that just a small amount of color was added.  
  • With the tip of a blender pen, pick up Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink to color the ball on the striped pole and the bell on the elf hat.    
  • To create a “fur look” on the brim of the elf hat, add a small amount of the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint and watch it “puff” when drying with the heat tool.
  • Lightly sponge Pool Party Ink around the elf and to stamp the snowflakes from the #Elfie stamp set.  
  • Add a snowy glimmer to the sign by adding Shimmery Crystal Effects and sprinkling with a small amount of Ice Stampin’ Glitter.
  • Attach the frame to the elf panel using Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then, attach to the card front using adhesive.
Final Touches:
  • Stamp two sets of the presents from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley using Real Red and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pads onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut using the coordinating dies. 
  • The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and cut using the Classic Label Punch.  
  • Arrange the presents and sentiment around the frame attaching with mini glue dots and mini stampin’ dimensionals.

The Holiday Shoe Box Swap was a fun event! It allowed demonstrators to share project ideas using products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  So, I’ll be sharing the projects with you soon.  

Be sure to complete your shopping list from the Holiday Catalog and include the products shown in today’s post.  When ready, you can place your order here starting on September 4th.  I appreciate your support and for every $50 order (before shipping & taxes), you’ll receive a Thank You gift of the Shimmery Crystal Effects from me . 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Labor Day! 

Project Materials:  (click on link to order) 

The Host Code for September is: J96YXBD3.   Please use Host Code only if your order is less than $150.  If your order exceeds $150, you will receive the host rewards! 

 

 

 

 

CASE the Catalog – Best Friends with Bella & Friends and Pretty Kitty

Happy Labor Day!  It’s time again for CASE the Catalog Monday. 

This week two unused stamp sets on my craft room shelf  were used to recreate the card on page 31 in the Annual Catalog.  The card features Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets on page 30.  These two stamp sets contain some great sentiments and have perfect images to create cards for all ages – especially for animal lovers too!  Check out the details below on how to recreate this card.

Bella and Friends and Pretty Kitty

Talk about loads of fun…first stamp images with StazOn ink onto Whisper White cardstock (4 -1/4″ x 3″).   To color the images, use watercolor pencils and blender pens.  The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock and a top piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the Neutrals 6″ x 6″ DSP Collection (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″).  Highlight the stamped and colored image layer by adding a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock  (4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″) .  After stamping the sentiment, embellish with a heart from the Frame Elements and a bow of White Baker’s Twine.  

Since it was such enjoyment coloring the card, I decided to use another of the images from the Pretty Kitten stamp set.  The following card is ready to send to a friend.  

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty Stamp Set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

First stamp the “peeking in” image with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and color with Stampin’ Blends.  Colors are Granny Apple Green, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and Pumpkin Pie.  Basic Black cardstock creates the card base and the Share What You Love DSP layer pulls the card together.  Using Layering Circles Thinlits, cut the image piece and the layering Basic Black cardstock pieces.  Finally, attach to upper portion of card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Tie 1/2″ Black Satin Ribbon around card at seam of DSP to complete the card.

My Challenge to You: 

Pull out an unused stamp set and recreate the item that first inspired you to make purchase the set!  

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