Hello everyone! I'm Julie Kight and welcome to my blog. How is your week so far? Today for you I have a special treat...a blog hop! I am part of a special training group for Stampin' Up! demonstrators run by Kylie and Bruno Bertucci from Australia. They are such an amazing husband and wife team! For this blog hop I wanted something for the season and I had just seen this cool technique done by another demonstrator and wanted to try it myself.
The Colorful Seasons stamp set and Seasonal Thinlits are so versatile as they can be used for any season as there are stamps and dies for each one. To do the inking technique I used the Coastal Cabana reinker and the new Shimmer Paint from the Holiday Catalog. I dropped four drops of the paint on a piece of Watercolor Paper down one side and then I dropped one drop of the reinker on two of those paint drops. Then I took an old credit card and swiped across dragging the drops.
I used some of the Sparkle Glimmer paper to mak…
Hello again. It's Fri-YAY. I so love the weekend. Any plans? It has been really cooling off here, enough at night that it is almost time to put the second blanket on the bed. My husband and I both like it cold in our bedroom...to hard to sleep when you are hot. Well on to my card. I made another watercolor card using the Spooky Sweets Bundle. This set is so much fun and can be used in so many ways.
I absolutely love watercoloring, because each time you do it it is always different. I started with the darkest color and worked down to the lightest. A tip.....make sure you watercolor paper stays wet or you don't get a good blending.
I used the Farmhouse Framelits for the fence and house. I wanted them in black so it gave the look of being silhouetted. The black also lets the background really pop. I stamped the cloud stamp into the moon to make it look like the clouds were passing around it. I also heat embossed the bats for contrast.
Hello again. How is your week? I am currently in the Valley (Phoenix) picking up my brother who is going to stay with us for a few days. We usually do this every summer with him. He has some developmental delays even though he is 22 yrs old. My husband and him get along great and do a lot of fun things together. He really enjoys being up here.
For my card today I did something very simple, but still beautiful. Not everything you do needs to be over the top. And I don't want anyone thinking simple just means boring. Also, it helps those beginner stampers out there understand that "Yes" they can do this.
There is no fancy layering on this one, just stamping. The new Bokeh stamp is simply amazing. I makes a great background for this beautiful dandelion that as kids we all would make a wish and blown it into the wind.
I just added a Clear Faceted Gem to the center and two of the new Glitter Enamel Dots on the side. These new colors are so beautiful. I reall…
Hello everyone. I had Friday's post go a little early because I wanted to get this card posted on the GDP blog. This week they had a sketch challenge and I really wanted to try it and this is what I came up with.
I will admit it took a little bit of time to place all the little pieces into each of the die cuts. I started with die cutting each color I needed then I would punch a few out at a time so I didn't misplace any.
Here is what the sketched looked like.
I really wanted the Copper Glimmer to stand out on this card and it die cuts so beautifully. And the Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide contrast against it so well.
I wanted to keep with the copper so I heat embossed the sentiment with the Copper Stampin' Up! Emboss Powder. This stuff is so amazing and so fun to watch heat up. I also used the Triple Banner punch to cut the end.
I stamped the inside as usual to bring the front of the card to the inside. I didn't do anything fancy as I want t…