Wednesday, August 16, 2017

BSU081617

Hello stampers,
     Today's BSU challenge was a color challenge. When we discussed them I really had no idea what I could do with Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight & Bermuda Bay. Then my challenges disappeared & I was thinking it was Melon Mambo that I had to use so I started picturing things in my head & when I found our discussion I had to rearrange my thought process, so this is what I came up with.
     I started with a Bermuda Bay Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. For the stamped piece, I took the High Tide Stamp Set, stamped the sand using Crumb Cake Ink, the water in Bermuda Bay Ink & the sun in Daffodil Delight Ink then sponged the sun rays in. For the sentiment, I used the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set in Flirty Flamingo Ink. I then ran the chairs through the Big Shot using the Seasonal Layers Framelits with Flirty Flamingo Card Stock.
     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BSU080917

Hello stampers,
     BSU challenges are back as of today! We all took July off, as it was a busy month for all of us & finally things have settled down a bit so we can enjoy stamping again. Today's challenge deals with technique week & what better way than to go old school & choose whatever we wanted to do as long as we used VersaMark. Say what??? Yep, I really don't remember the last time I used VersaMark without embossing. So I decided to do the VersaMark resist technique, since Glossy Card Stock has made a come back with the new catalog.
     I started with a Traquil Tide Card Stock base. Next, I took the layer of Glossy Card Stock & stamped the dragonfly & dots from the Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set using the VersaMark Pad. I used a retired brayer to apply Tranquil Tide Ink over the Glossy Card Stock, what it left behind was an outline of the stamps used.

     Don't forget to head on over to Carol's blog HERE and then to Stace's blog HERE. To see what both did for this week's challenge. I'm sure both will be fantastic. Hope you try this challenge out too! We have a new Facebook group if you want to join us and show us what you came up with HERE.

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All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.

Friday, July 28, 2017

I've been FLAMINGOED!

Hello stampers,
     My BSU team mate & fellow VC Rocker, Carol Read, sent me a cute RAK. She loves her Flamingos & as soon as I saw this set in the new catty I knew she would be getting it. I'm not entirely sure what products she used but it looks like- Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set, Powder Pink Card Stock, Whisper White Card Stock, Embossing Paste, Powder Pink Ink Refill (to color paste), Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Luscious Lime Ink, Wild Wasabi Ink & Gold Metallic Thread. Hopefully, I'm pretty close on all the details. Thanks Carol!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Welcome

Hello stampers,
     Today's card is another from Linda Bauwin's class. I can't wait to try this set out for Christmas cards, or at least that was my intent for this set.
     We started the card off with a Whisper White Card Stock base, then layered it with another Whisper White Card Stock piece that was dry embossed using the Brick Wall TIEF with the Big Shot. Next, the door, wreath, welcome mat & 2 flower pots from the At Home With You Stamp Set were stamped on Whisper White Card Stock using Memento Black Ink then cut out with the At Home Framelits & the Big Shot. The door & mat were watercolored using Crumb Cake Ink & Aqua Painters. The wreath & flower pots were colored in using Berry Burst, Powder Pink & Luscious Lime Marvelous Markers. I started assembling the card first with a piece of Wood Textured DSP, then adding all the other pieces onto the card, the 2 flower pots are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ebony & Ivory Swap

Hello stampers,
     So today I'm changing it up & showing you some cards from a recent Ebony & Ivory swap I hosted & participated in.
     For my card, I started with a Basic Black Card Stock base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that had been stamped with the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set using Smoky Slate Ink stamped off once. I then used Flourish Thinlets with the Big Shot to cut out 2 die cuts from Basic Black Card Stock. The larger die was glued to the card layer, while the other was glued to the scrap of Whisper White Card Stock with a Basic Pearl & with one of the sentiments from the set that was stamped using Memento Black Ink.
   
      Here are the other participants cards.
 Catie Palmer
 Debbie Peterson
 Diane Villegas
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