Friday, July 27, 2018

Stampin' Up! Southern Serenade Masking Technique MIFDC8 color challenge

Inspired by page 119 of the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual catalog, the MIFDC8 design challenge features Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Soft Suede.  You may see all our entries and add your entry on the My Inky Friends Blog. Please join us!

I used the masking technique to create a little interest for the background of the main image of the Southern Serenade Stamp Set and colored the center of the flower with the Grapefruit Grove Stampin' Write Marker.  I used the Night of Navy and Old Olive Blends for the remainder of the flower. The mask was made of grid paper which is a bit thicker than typing paper.  That made the space around the image larger. I also stamped off the Grapefruit Grove ink for the lace stamp one time to lighten the color.

I added 1/3 of a doily and the layering ovals framelits to cut out the sentiment from the Detailed with Love set.  A gold metallic pearl on each side of the sentiment blended nicely with the Soft Suede I think.

I hope you'll join us and make a card with this color combination too!!

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Carnival of Colors My Inky Friends New Stampin' Up! Colors Blog Hop

Welcome to the New Stampin' Up! Carnival of Colors Blog Hop!  We're highlighting our favorites for you, so be sure to click through all the posts.  

If you've been traveling in order, you might have arrived from Sharleen's Stamp with Shar Blog where she showed how lovely Pineapple Punch can be.

I chose Soft Sea Foam because I enjoy how light and fresh it is.  The color is so airy and soft that I really wanted to use it with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.  The contrast with the lovely pinks is soothing.

Happily, it has matching adhesive back sequins, and I put a small pearl in the center of each to soften the look even further. Several pieces of the Petal Promenade sweet add nice details to the card, but I wanted a fun Happy Birthday rather than a serious sentiment.  The Happy Birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous! set was just what I imagined in Flirty Flamingo. 

Unfortunately, we do not have a Soft Sea Foam Ribbon, so I made my own with the Light Soft Sea Foam Blends marker and the 1/8 inch Whisper White sheer ribbon. It's so quick and adds so much! I just colored it gently on both sides being careful to use the side of the marker rather than the tip.

For the next card, I used the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper as a corner accent for a monochromatic card.  It was simple to adhere the flowers with Mono Multi Glue.

Now we'll travel to Betty's Kitty Stamp Blog to see her sweet Petal Pink designs.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Demonstrator Sign Up FREE Ink Pad Family in July

Have you considered signing up to sell Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator?  I'd love to have you join my team, and it is a great time!  You'll get the typical starter kit $125 of product for $99, but you'll also get a free Ink Pad Family when you sign up in July! That's worth $67.50!

My downline and I have quarterly team meetings, and you'd be welcome by Facetime if you aren't local, of course!  If you need lots of supplies, it is often a great idea even if you don't plan to sell because you can save 20% on your purchases.  On the other hand, I recommend having classes if you are considering that--I find it quite fun!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Christmas in July! Mistletoe Season Card

Christmas in July Mistletoe Season

Using the Stamparatus makes placing the bow on this card nice and easy!  I centered the bow in my space, and then lined up the mistletoe by moving it up, down, right and left until it was just right.

This sweet plaid Under the Mistletoe designer series paper made a great backdrop, and I used the zig-zag ribbon detail that I've noticed Stampin' Up! designers using often in the catalogs under the sentiment. The red rhinestones made a nice accent on the top right of the image layer, and 7 small pearls were perfect mistletoe berries.  The Light Cherry Cobbler Blends marker was great for coloring in the bow which I had stamped in Merry Merlot. The main color combo is Shaded Spruce, Real Red and Old Olive. 

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