Emboss Resist Watercolor Technique

Hi Stampers. Our move to Idaho has been leading me toward the sweet and simple cards.  For today’s post – let’s call it Throwback Thursday as I’m using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Just for You. This is an easy technique that can be done with any stamp set.  It’s called an emboss resist watercolor technique.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

This card started with a Always Artichoke card base 8  1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Next I heat embossed this large sentiment on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and white embossing powder.  Next I used the aqua painter to apply Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke ink. The ink will not stick to the embossed area. That’s why they call this the emboss resist watercolor technique.  I then wrapped some linen thread around this layer on the left side and tied a bow. I then attached this layer layer to the card base.

Just for You retired Stampin Up heat emboss resist watercolor technique handmade watercolor card by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  I stamped a flower in Cajun Craze ink in the upper left and a flower in Crushed Curry ink in the lower right corner.  The leaves and sentiment were added in Always Artichoke ink.  Then I adhered it to the interior of the card base with snail adhesive.

I’ve used this emboss resist technique before with sponge daubers instead of the water color you can see that post including a video instructional HERE.

Did you know that Saturday, October 7th is World Card Making Day?

In honor of the Stampin’ Up! new year and World Card Making Day, Stampin’ Up! has released several sales that all over lap. It’s pretty awesome!  Hopefully you are subscribed to my newsletter and already know about the sales.  One of then only runs for 10 days.  It’s half way over – so hurry and take a look now…

Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day sale shop at Queen B Creations

Another fantastic deal they have going on is for Designer Series Paper.

If you don’t already have a demonstrator, I’d LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!

If you have an extra long wish list, I’d love to chat with you about how you can order an $125 worth of product for just $99 with free shipping and a 20% discount for a minimum of the next three months with no commitment.  Shoot me an email.

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Corner Fold Christmas Cheer

Hi Stampers.  Are you still looking for an idea for your hand stamped Christmas cards this year.  This Corner Fold Christmas Card is a quick and easy design with a little bit of a wow.  This simple fancy fold might be just what your looking for.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This card starts with a standard card base, 8 1/2″ x 5.5″, scored at 4 1/4″.  Using the Stampin’ Up! Tin of Tags stamp set, I stamped a bunch of snowflakes, in Night of Navy ink, randomly all over the front of the card base. I have a video below of how I folded over the upper right corner.  I just measured over an inch from the score line and folded it down.  (If you want to be more precise in your fold, you can measure over 3 1/4″ from the top right corner and make a mark 3 1/4″ to the left and 3 1/4″ down the right side.  Place that in the Stampin’ Trimmer and score between the two marks.)

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

I used the larges square from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies to cut a square out of Soft Sky card stock and a slightly smaller square from the layering squares framelit dies to cut a square from Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the sentiment from the Tin of Tags stamp set onto the Whisper White square in Night of Navy ink.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

The folded corner was glued down to the card base and I put glue onto the part of the Soft Sky square that would be touching the card base to adhere that and then adhered the Whisper White square over that with Stampin’ dimensionals.

Corner fold hand stamped christmas card using stampin' up tin of tags stamp set by queen b creations

This inside of the card is simple.  I used a 4″ x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped a snowflake in the upper left and lower right corner and adhered it to the inside of the card.  This card is quick and easy and cute!

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Here is an instructional video of how I made this Corner Fold Christmas Card:

A new month also means a new chance to be this months Mystery Hostess and earn FREE product from me!

To entice you into placing an order, Stampin’ Up! is offering many promotions to start off their new year!

(view this great deal online in my online store 24/7 by clicking the image above)

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Painted Harvest – New Stampin’ Up! Year

Hi Stampers. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Happy Stampin’ Up! new year that is…. 🙂  October 1st starts off a new adventure for my husband and I in Idaho (just arrived last night) and it’s also the start of the new Stampin’ Up! year.  While that may not feel like it affects you – it indirectly does, because it affects me.

One of the things that the new year signifies is the new incentive trip.  As a Stampin’ Up! demo, I have the option to earn a cruise to Greece sailing out of Rome Italy!  That sounds amazing and I’m gonna work hard at trying to earn it and that means great things are coming your way in the form of more blog posts, mailing out more cards to customers, more activities for my team members, many more classes (hopefully out of our new home, in Twin Falls, ID), more newsletter updates and exclusive offers to my newsletter subscribers. You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?!?!  If not, sign up here so you don’t miss out!

You too, could strive to earn this amazing trip too by being a Stampin’ Up! (business) demo and part of my team!

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

This card has a Smoky Slate card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  Next I used a 5 1/2″ x 2″ strip of Berry Burst card stock and used the triple banner bunch to notch the end. I stamped the little dots in Smoky Slate ink onto the Smoky Slate card stock and the Berry Burst ink onto the Berry Burst card stock.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the focal point I started with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut out with a circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies.  Then I cut out a scalloped circle of Basic Gray card stock with the layering circles framelit dies. Then I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock with a smaller circle from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies. I stamped the top layer of the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest stamp set using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center. I layered these one on top of the other with stampin’ dimensionals between the Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Gray layer.  That is also where I looped the Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon before adhering them together.

The Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set was made to make this handmade card with Berry Burst and Smokey Slate inks by Queen B Creations

For the inside of the card I used a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the flower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in the upper left and lower right corner using Sweet Sugarplum ink for the flower and Smoky Slate ink for the center.  Berry Burst ink was used to stamp the sentiment.

I just love this color combo!

 

Stampin’ Up! is kicking off the new year with AMAZING deals!!  Just one of those deals is for World Card Making Day.

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They also brought back the very popular DSP sale!

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stampin' up dsp saleStay tuned to see my business evolve and expand in Idaho!!

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We are on the Move!

Hi Stampers. I’m sorry I haven’t been around a lot lately.  It’s been a busy month!  I’m up to my elbows in packing boxes and fighting to keep all of my craft items handy and accessible. (Hubby thinks they could be packed.  But, hey, you never know when you might need that pack of faceted gems…. right!?!?)

It’s official – my husband of 27 years and I are packed up and ready for our move to Twin Falls, Idaho.  We leave Northern California next Saturday and are headed to Twin Falls in a 17′ U-Haul.  Most of the house is all packed up and ready to go.  My craft area is the very last that will get packed up next Friday.

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Perrine Memorial Bridge over the snake river in Twin Falls, ID

Don’t worry.  This move is a good thing for my Stampin’ Up! business.  I plan to be much more active this year.  Our Stampin’ Up! year starts on October 1st, the day we pull into Twin Falls.  It will be a fresh start all around!

I have many excited things planned for this new Stampin’ Up! year and this new adventure in our lives. You may have already noticed the weekly newsletter.  I also plan on being more active on the blog and mailing out more cards to you – my customers.  I am also starting to offer more incentives and discounts for those of you who purchase from me.  You are gonna love it!

You are signed up for the newsletter aren’t you?  That’s where I offer the best deals to my loyal customers! Sign up!

handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

One of the things we will miss is our “adopted” family that is staying in California, they are Vegans and very happy to be living in Rohnert Park.  Home to the very first Amy’s Drive Thru Restaurant.  They serve organic and vegan fast food.  A much healthier version of fast food!  These cards are made with the recycled food containers from a recent visit there for lunch.handmade card made using the boxes from Amy's Fast Food restaurant Recycle Stampin' Up!

For this card I started with a simple Crumb Cake card base and added some designer series paper and some card stock cut with the stitched shapes framelit dies in Crumb Cake and Bermuda Bay, topped with a square cut from their packaging.  A simple sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink onto a large oval punched out of Very Vanilla card stock.  A Bermuda Bay scalloped circle behind it sets it off beautifully and matches the colors in the logo.

Guess, I’m now a true Crafter if I look at fast food wrappers and think – “Gee, I can make a cute card with this”.

See you Sunday for another blog hop!

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Stampin’ Up! Designer Showcase

Hi Stampers.  I’m back again with another blog hop.  This one is for the SUO Demos/Designers Facebook group.  This Blog Hop is for WOW projects made using items from the new 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogMy card features the new stamp set called Half Full. This stamp set was designed by Stampin’ Up! demo Linda Bauwin when she reached One Million Dollars in Stampin’ Up! career sales.  I find that just amazing that she hit One Million Dollars in sales.  Just WOW!

For my project I made a Twist and Pop card.  I love fancy fold cards and this one packs a definite WOW!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

For this card I used the new Stampin’ Up! Half Full stamp set with Fresh Fig card stock as my base and Gold Foil as my accent. The cover features one of the new Foil Snow Flakes from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

From the outside it looks like a standard card but opens up to the awesome twist and pop mechanism.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

You will want to be sure to sign up to follow my blog, as I will be doing a tutorial on how to make this card in a future post.

Coming from the Northern California wine country, this is how we dream of a White Christmas!

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

This super cute surprise pop up folds away easily and effortlessly to once again become a standard size card.

Twist and Pop fancy fold card using Stampin' Up! Half Full stamp set Christmas wine card by Queen B Creations

I have included a list of all supplies used in the making of this card below with links to purchase the items from my store 24/7 online.

To continue along on the blog hop and see more WOW projects, please use this blog hop line up list.  Happy Hopping!

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My Favorite Holiday Pals Hop

Pals Stampin' Up! blog hop badgeHi Stampers.

Welcome to the Pals September 2017 Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month our theme is “My Favorite Holiday”.  Sit back and enjoy the view while the Pals treat you with projects for the upcoming Autumn and Winter holidays.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

When asked what my favorite holiday was I was stumped.  I don’t really have a favorite holiday.  I like the spirit of the holiday season but not the commercial aspect of the whole season.  I find it annoys me and I look forward to New Years just so all the advertising and push to be materialistic will stop!

But, I did find myself enjoying this last Labor Day.  I got to spend the day at home with my hubby snuggled up on the couch watching TV and drinking my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.  There is something about a Pumpkin Spice Latte that makes me feel all warm and cozy and ready for a cool afternoon of relaxation…

So I chose to do a gift card holder, for a coffee gift card, featuring a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Hello Fall Pumpkin Spice Gift Card Holder made with Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Stamp set by Queen B Creations

This gift card holder starts with a Chocolate Chip card base 11″ x 4.25″, scored at 5.5″.  There is an additional score line 2.5″ inches from one of the sides.  Next there is Pumpkin Pie card stock cut at 5.25″ x 4″, 2.75″ x 4″ and 2.25″ x 4″.  Next up is a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Very Vanilla and Wood Textures DSP 2.5″ x 3.75″ and 2″ x 3.75.  The coffee cup and lid from Merry Cafe is stamped in Basic Black ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cut out with the Coffee Cups Framelits on the Big Shot. I then used Cajun Craze ink to stamp the greeting on the coffee cup and the small coffee cup on the inside.  These stamps are also in the very versatile Merry Cafe stamp set. Hello Fall Pumpkin Spice Gift Card Holder made with Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe Stamp set by Queen B Creations

On the inside, I used my 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch a half circle where the gift card will go.  I did this after adhering the layers, but before I used the tear and tape on the top and bottom making the pocket to hold the gift card.  The half circle allows you to grab the card to remove it.

Gift cards are all the rage now days.  With many of our family out of state and shipping costs being what they are I can see sending this cards out for Birthdays, Christmas, Thank You cards… Just all sorts of occasions!

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on October 11, 2017 for “Wicked Folds”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our Favorite Holiday.  Bye the way, what’s your favorite holiday?

 

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Try Paper Pumpkin for HALF OFF!

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Hi Stampers.

Have you been curious about Paper Pumpkin?  This is a monthly kit option offered by Stampin’ Up!  It’s a great way to get a small crafting kit once a month that has everything you need to complete a stamping project.  They are awesome for people new to crafting or those who may want to take a project on the road.  These kits make great portable options for meeting up with a friend at a coffee shop for coffee and an card or and afternoon of crafting with your child or grandchild.  The ideas are endless.

This fantastic deal ends on on Sunday – so you need to act NOW!

Fine Details: Fall into Savings Promotion

  • First time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit.

TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Go check it out!

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Hang Your Stocking

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Hi Stampers. As promised I’m back today with a blog hop.  I’m hopping with the Global Stamping Friends again.  This time we were given a color challenge.

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We were challenged to use Night of Navy, Pool Party, Smokey Slate and Whisper White.  In honor of the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog release today, I chose to do a Christmas card.

Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stocking Framelits were used to make this cute Christmas card by Queen B Creations

This card starts out with a night of Navy card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I then adhered a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Pool Party card stock.  Next I stamped one of the tiny designs from the hang your stocking stamp set randomly on a 5″ x 3.75″ layer of Smokey Slate in Smokey Slate ink (I was aiming to look like wall paper).

For the fireplace, I used a 4″ x 1.25″ strip of Whisper White card stock and ran it through my big shot with the bricks embossing folder that I had inked up with my sponge roller and a little bit of Crumb Cake ink.  The mantel was made using a 1.5″ x .5″ strip of Whisper White that I also inked up with the sponge roller and Crumb Cake ink.

I used the Christmas Stocking framelit dies with Whisper White and Night of Navy to make the adorable Christmas stocking.  I accented it by using Garden Green & Cherry Cobbler card stock and the holly and berries framelits from the same set.  The bough of greenery was make using a die from the Pretty Pines thinlet die set. (Note: I used two of them and over lapped them a bit for a fuller look.)

I hope my card inspires you to start considering what you will be making for Christmas cards this year. (Yes, I realize I’m saying that as I sit here avoiding the heat outside that is over 100 degrees!  But, hey, good time to enjoy air conditioning and shopping online.)  Did I mention the new Holiday Catalog is live now?  To see the PDF version of this catalog – CLICK HERE.  Go check it out!  You can shop in my online store 24/7 from anywhere with internet access. 🙂

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If for any reason you get slightly lost please use the roll call to help with navigation.

Blog Roll Call

  1. Courtenay Heuston
  2. Stephanie Nash
  3. Anita Wifladt
  4. Tricia Butts
  5. Sharleen Luciano
  6. Kimberley Anne Morris
  7. June Olsen
  8. Jan Musselman
  9. Anastasia Radloff
  10. Rachel Macleod
  11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. Karie Beglau
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard <— YOU ARE HERE
  14. Marieke Bart
  15. Christina Walker
  16. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  17. Sarah McDermott
  18. Amanda Bates
  19. Jenn Curtis Charles

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2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogHi Stampers. It’s HERE – It’s HERE!!!  Today is the day that you can order from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!  To see the PDF version of this catalog – CLICK HERE.

If you need some inspiration on how to use some of these awesome products – Stampin’ Up! has you covered!

Here are more videos from Stampin’ Up! featuring product from the 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog:

Play Merry Little Christmas Suite

Play Snowflake Sentiments Bundle

Play Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

Play Year of Cheer Suite

Play Hearts Come Home Bundle

Play Graveyard Gate Bundle

Play Carols of Christmas Bundle

Play Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack

Play Quilted Christmas Suite

Play Smitten Mittens Bundle

Play Be Merry Kit

Play Designer Series Paper by Stampin’ Up!

 

STAY TUNED  –  I will be back later today with a blog hop

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Rustic Wedding Wishes

Hi Stampers.  I was recently asked to make a rustic wedding card.  For those of you that know me, I’m not the rustic type. LOL  With some brainstorming and a little bit of inspiration from Pinterest – I came up with this card.

Rustic Wedding day card made using Stampin' Up! Better Together stamp set and the wood textures DSP by Queen B CreationsThis card starts with an Early Espresso card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next up is a layer of Garden Green card stock 5.25″ x 4″. Over that I adhered a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I stamped the greeting from the Better Together Stampin’ Up! stamp set in Early Espresso ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock and trimmed it to the height of the stamped greeting and flagged the end of the strip with the Triple Banner Punch and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals.

I saw the wedding couple hearts on Pinterest and thought they would look adorable against the wood texture DSP.  I used the retired heart punch, but you could easily use the sweet & sassy (heart) framelit dies.  The bride was cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and basic pearl jewels.  The groom was cut from Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.  I cut a small V out of the Basic Black heart and glued it to the white heart.  I then cut the bow tie from the cookie cutter punch in Basic Black card stock.  I sponged just a touch of white ink on the edges to make the bow pop a little and attached it with mini stampin’ dimensionals.

I then punched some small flowers out with the itty bitty accents flower punch.  I adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.

Rustic Wedding day card made using Stampin' Up! Better Together stamp set and the wood textures DSP by Queen B CreationsFor the interior of the card I used a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Whisper White card stock and glued a small strip of the Wood Textures DSP that was leftover from the front onto the left side.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.  To finish it off I punched a few more flowers with the itty bitty accent punches. I noticed they didnt stand out enough, so I sponged a little Daffodil Delight ink onto the edges.  They were adhered them with a mini glue dot and placed a basic pearl jewel in the center.

cash in your stampin' up bonus days couponsTomorrow, Thursday, August 31st (2017) is the last day to use those bonus days coupons!  Make sure you have used yours!  If you need any help, feel free to contact me.  We wouldn’t want you to miss out on FREE MONEY!

Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday CatalogBy now, you should have your hands on a copy of our awesome 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!!  You can start placing your orders for product from this awesome catalog on Friday, September 1st (2017).  Come back on Friday for another blog post and a link to see this catalog digitally online.

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