Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Watercolor Friendship Card Video Tutorial

Good Morning! Today I’m sharing a friendship card using the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden photopolymer stamp set and Garden Gateway Dies that I made during my Facebook Live video tutorial yesterday afternoon. I CASE’d a card from the annual catalog because it uses a watercolor with ink technique to color the images and I was excited to try out my new water painters! You can find the supplies used to create this project at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Here is the Facebook Live video showing how I made card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube Channel and you can view it here if you prefer.

I die cut a panel of Shimmery White with the third largest Stitched Rectangles Dies and used the large brush water painter to create a color wash with Pool Party on top and Old Olive on the bottom. I flattened the panel by placing it in a folded sheet of typing paper and ironing it, since the watercoloring caused it to warp.

I stamped the garden gate from the Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden photopolymer stamp set using Stazon Jet Black ink on Shimmery White card stock. I also stamped three of the tall flower clusters and two of the medium flower clusters. I cut out all the elements with the coordinating dies from the Garden Gateway Dies. Using the fine tip water painter, I colored the gate with Cinnamon Cider ink and the flowers with Highland Heather, Terracotta Tile, Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green inks.

I cut a panel of Pool Party from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ designer series paper pack with the third largest Stitched Rectangles Dies and adhered it offset to the back of the watercolored background with Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the gate and one of the tall flowers to the panel with Stampin’ Seal and popped another tall flower cluster and the shorter flowers on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment on a panel of Shimmery White card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, trimmed the bottom and adhered it to the panel with Stampin’ Seal. I embossed a panel of Pool Party with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder and adhered it to the front of a Pool Party card base. I popped the layered watercolor panel on with dimensionals and finished the card with three Terracotta Tile butterflies.

I saved two flower clusters for the inside of the card, so I adhered them to the bottom of a Whisper White panel and adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden bundle is such a sweet set and is beautiful when watercolored! I haven’t used the watercolor technique in a long time and while it was a bit messier, it was a lot of fun. And I really like the new Stampin’ Up! water painters! I’m already planning which flower stamps to watercolor in the coming weeks!


Don’t forget to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Codes before the end of the month!!


August 16 – 31 Host Code: TV9N9BHQ

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020 – 2021 Annual Catalog or the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog.  This includes some of the host exclusive sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (embossed front background)
  • Shimmery White – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut background), 3-1/4″ x 8″ (stamped die cuts), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (label)
  • Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3-1/8″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut mat)
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good Morning and Happy New Year! Welcome to the first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop of 2020! Tomorrow is first day for ordering from the 2020 January-June 2020 Mini Catalog and my card is made with the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle that is just one of the new items that will be available.

We have a sketch challenge this week, and here is the sketch we are using:

I started by embossing a panel of Crumb Cake card stock with the new Coastal Weave embossing folder (also available in the new Mini Catalog tomorrow) and adhering it to a Crumb Cake card base. Then I cut out the solid flowers from Poppy Parade card stock with the Poppy Moments dies and the outline flowers from Calypso Coral cardstock. The Poppy Moments dies are part of the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments bundle. I adhered the flowers with multipurpose liquid glue. I cut out the centers from Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the flowers.

I cut out three sets of large leaves and 1 set of leaf clusters from Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive card stock (solids from Pear Pizzazz) and adhered them together. I love how they automatically create shading and dimension when you put them together!

I arranged the leaves and adhered them to the card with multipurpose liquid glue. I popped the flowers on with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Moments cling stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a strip of Whisper White. I adhered it to a Basic Black mat and adhered it to the card base with dimensionals.

I left the inside of the card pretty simple, just adding a strip of embossed Crumb Cake card stock to the side of a Whisper White panel and adhering it to a Basic Black mat. I then adhered it to the inside of the card with multipurpose liquid glue – plenty of room to write a personal message to a dear friend.

Tomorrow is the big day for the the start of the new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration! My shopping list is prepared and I’m just counting down the hours. Enjoy!!

On with the Hop! Click the Next button below to visit Karen Ksenzakovic’s blog.

And just in case you get lost along the way, here’s a list of the team members participating in the hop today:


January 1 – 15 Host Code: FB6MBVE3

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for visiting!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Sign up for my weekly newsletter here
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Crumb Cake – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (embossed background), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside embossed trim)
  • Poppy Parade – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (solid poppy die cuts)
  • Calypso Coral – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (outline poppy die cuts)
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1″ x 6″ (3 solid single leaf die cuts), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (solid leaf cluster)
  • Old Olive – 1″ x 6″ (3 outline single leaf die cuts), 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (outline leaf cluster)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 5/8″ x 4″ (label)
  • Basic Black – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inside mat), 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ (label mat), 1 1/4″ x 2″ (flower centers)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I am sharing another video that I did yesterday during my Sunday Facebook Live session. For this card, I found a pretty card from last year’s catalog that uses the Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set. Since the DSP from the card is no longer available, I looked for an alternative and found one in the new Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper from the new Mini Catalog that will be available on January 3, 2020. So I decided to make my updated version using the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set with the Parisian Blossoms DSP to compliment the wonderful sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set.

Here’s the Facebook Live video where I show how to make the card:

I also posted the video to my YouTube channel and you can view it here.

I started by running a panel of Pool Party card stock through the Tufted embossing folder and adhering it to a Pool Party card base with multipurpose liquid glue. I adhered the beautiful Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper to the card front. I realized afterward that I didn’t say anything about the beautiful touches of champagne foil running through the paper – it really makes it special! I trimmed the end of the a strip of the reverse Petal Pink paper and adhered it on top.

I stamped the single cherry blossom stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms stamp set in Pool Party ink in a random pattern on a panel of Whisper White card stock. I stamped off each flower once before stamping it on the panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Love What you Do stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink over the blossoms. Using the second largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies, I cut out the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment to a pearlized doily with glue dots. I adhered 3 sets of vellum leaves cut with the leaf punch to the back of the doily. I tied a knot in a short length of polka dot tulle and made a bow using Whisper White baker’s twine. I adhered the bow and ribbon to the back of the doily with a glue dot. I adhered the layered label to the card front with dimensionals. I finished off the card front by adding 3 pearls to the label.

On the inside of the card, I stamped more cherry blossoms in Pool Party ink on a panel of Whisper White after stamping off. I added a strip of the Parisian blossoms to the bottom and adhered it to the inside of the card.

The Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms and Parisian Blossoms specialty designer series paper will be available when the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog makes it’s debut on January 3, 2020. The Stampin’ Up! Love What You Do stamp set is currently available with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog and in my Online Store.


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Stampin’ In The Meadows January – June 2020 Mini Catalog Product Shares

I’m doing my first Stampin’ Up! Product Share to get ready for the new January-June 1010 Mini Catalog and I invite you to join me! A share is a good way to get a sample of the new products before committing to purchase full packages of each product. See my New Mini Catalog Product Shares page to get a complete details of the options and their costs, a complete listing of all the products you will be getting, and how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions.


Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host Club Starting in January 2020

Starting in January, I am going to start the Stampin’ In The Meadows Online Host club. Club members commit to spending $25 on supplies each month for 6 months, Each club member gets to be the host for a month during the period. See my Online Host Club page for complete details. Contact me if you have questions.


December 16 – 31 Host Code: A99JPHA3

Use this host code when you order $50+ and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!

If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll send you the free gift!  This host code can be used by anyone, no club or commitment required.  Let me know if you have any questions.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Akiko

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my online frequent shopper customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Pool Party – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (embossed panel)
  • Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside panel), 3″ x 3″ (label)
  • Vellum Card Stock – 2″ x 3 1/2″ (punched leaves)
  • Parisian Blossoms DSP – 2″ x 4 1/2″ (front panel), 5/8″ x 5″ (front strip), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today’s card is another fall card using the wonderful Stampin’ Up! Gather Together photopolymer stamp set. This is an autumn friendship card with pumpkins and vellum leaves and the sweet sentiment So glad to have you in my life from the Gather Together stamp set. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

My card is entered into the challenge in Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge #323. Check out the other entries.

I started by taking a panel of the wood background from the Come To Gather designer series paper and stamping it with the leaf branch from the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles stamp set in Mint Macaron ink. I adhered it to an Early Espresso mat and adhered it to a Mint Macaron card base with liquid glue. I took another piece of the DSP, this time with the pumpkins, and die cut it using one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I die cut a piece of Whisper White and adhered it to the back to stiffen it and attached it to the card with dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Mint Macaron on a strip of Whisper White and attached it to an Early Espresso Mat. I then trimmed the ends of both the banner and the mat.

I stamped the pumpkins from the Stampin’ Up! Gather Together stamp set in Pear Pizzazz on a panel of Thick Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating dies from the Gathered Leaves die set. I also cut a set of leaves from the Frosted Frames dies from the Old Olive in the Perennial Essence vellum cardstock. I attached the pumpkins, leaves and banner to the card front with glue dots and dimensionals. I finished it off with a braided linen trim bow and three faux pearls.

I decorated the inside of the card by attaching a strip of the wood panel DSP from the Come to Gather paper pack on a panel of Whisper White and adhering it to an Early Espresso mat before attaching it to the inside of the card. I finished a matching envelope by stamping it with the Very Versailles leaf branch in Mint Macaron ink.

Do you decorate for fall? I like to plant a couple of colorful mums by my front door and get a pumpkin. Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


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Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

By popular demand, Stampin’ Up! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! During September 4–30, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! See the full details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


Clearance Rack Refresh

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in the online store! Supplies are limited, and with discounts up to 60%, products will go quickly. Shop now and stock up.


September 16 – 30 Host Code: EDRVYB3Z

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base
  • Early Espresso – (2) 3 3/4″ x 5, 3/8″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ scrap
  • Thick Whisper White – 2″ x 3 1/2″ scrap for pumpkins
  • Gather Together DSP – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (wood grain), 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (pumpkins), 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (wood grain)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:


Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Friendship Card

Good Morning! Today I made another card using the beautiful Free as a Bird cling stamp set. This time I stamped the large bird image and colored it using Stampin’ Blends markers. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

Today’s card is entered in the Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge SSC21o Triple the Fun where I used the trio of birds to represent the three objects in the sketch.

I stamped the large bird image from the Stampin’ Up! Free as a Bird Cling Stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I colored the birds and branch using the So Saffron, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. I used both the light and dark markers to give depth to each element. I then colored the background with the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends marker. I die cut the image out using the Stitched Rectangle dies first by lining it up and cutting partway through and then moving the die so that the stitches aligned and cutting partway through from the opposite direction. This way the image is shorter than the original die. This allowed me to crop out the fourth bird so that the picture echoed the card sketch.

I matted the image on a piece of Old Olive cardstock with multipurpose glue. I stamped the We’re the best of friends sentiment on a Piece of Calypso Coral cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the scallop edge die from the Budding Blooms die set to trim the bottom. I mounted the bird image on the top. I cut a piece of the multicolored floral paper from the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper or DSP and mounted it on an Old Olive mat. I used the retired Old Olive linen thread to wrap the DSP and tie a bow. I attached the paper to a So Saffron Card base with dimensionals and then added the bird image with dimensionals and glue dots. I finished it off with three white sequins.

I decorated the inside of the card by adding a strip of the Bird Ballad DSP to a Whisper White panel and attaching that to an Old Olive mat before attaching it to the inside of the card.

My two sisters are visiting this week and they helped me with this card. I think it describes us perfectly – three sisters that are the best of friends! Thanks for visiting!

Akiko


We’re in the redemption period of Bonus Days! Don’t forget to redeem those $5 coupons that you earned for purchases in July. See the full details on the Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.


August 1 – 15 Host Code: WG237RFK

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog or in the 2019 Occasions Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions.  Happy Stamping!

  • Visit my online store here
  • See the current Stampin’ Up! clearance rack specials here
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! products through my Wildflower Frequent Shopper Program – my way of saying thank you to my frequent shopper online customers.
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.

Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • So Saffron – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
  • Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″, 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Old Olive – 3 3/4″ x 5″, 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″, 2 3/4″ x 1 7/8″
  • Calypso Coral – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″
  • Bird Ballad DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, 1/2″ x 3 5/8″

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project: