Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Live Stamping Fun with a Sponged Brayer Background

Hello my Creative Friends!

Today I am sharing this Beautiful Card featuring a Brayered Evening Sky Background that I created live on Facebook yesterday. Isn't it Pretty?

I was so excited to see that Stampin' UP! has brought back the glossy cardstock and had so much fun using it to create a brayered background using glossy cardstock. 

It just has such a beautiful & lustrous look to it that I absolutely LOVE!!!

To create the beautiful cutout sky, I used the all new Card Front Builder Thinlets that will be in the upcoming Holiday Catalog. 

As another FUN Demonstrator perk, Stampin' UP! made it available for a pre-release just for us this month. 😍  And great news for you, this awesome thinlet and the coordinating stamp set will be available for customers to purchase in August 😍  WOO HOO! 🎉
** and remember if you take advantage of this months customer special, you can use your coupon towards purchasing the bundle next month! 😉

Here are the measurements for todays card.
Card Base = Night of Navy Cards Stock cut at 4 1/4" x 11" * scored at 5 1/2"
Card Front = Glossy White Cards Stock cut at 4" x 5 1/4" 

You can see how I made this card step by step here  on this recording of yesterdays Facebook Live.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I am thrilled to share my love for pretty paper, stamps and glitter with you! 💖

Creative Blessings to you,
Michelle 😍

Don't forget, for every $50 spent from now until 7/31/17
You will receive a $5  coupon to use anytime August 1- 31, 2017

List of Products used:
Beautiful You Wood-Mount Stamp Set
8-1/2" X 11" Glossy White Cardstock
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad
Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Sponge Brayers
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

Friday, July 7, 2017

First Fridays Blog Hop Featuring the Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Welcome Creative Friends! 
Happy Friday, I'm so glad you are here!! 

Today is the first Friday of the month so that means, its time for another 
First Fridays Blog Hop... 🎉WOO HOO!!! 

This month our theme was to use a bundle from the New 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and create 2 different projects using that same bundle. 

I have chosen to play with the Oh So Eclectic Bundle 😍
 I myself have pretty eclectic taste and adore mixing textures & styles in fun ways. So, this set is proving to be one of my absolute favorites from the new catalog so far! 

This is a bundle that really lives up to its name and provides endless possibilities to create anything from a soft feminine look to a striking more modern look. I must say, I am completely LOVING it and I personally think Stampin' UP! Probably should have called it the "Oh So FABULOUSLY Eclectic Bundle"! 😉  ((But, that's just me and I digress 😬)) Now, let's get back on track and take a look at the two projects I have created for you today.

The first Card I have to share with you today has a lovely feminine feel. It features a background I created using my big shot and the single leaf embossing thinlet that comes with the Oh So Eclectic Bundle.

That's right, this cute little leaf does not actually cut out a leaf. Rather, it embosses and can be used in endless ways to provide you with as little or as much embossing to achieve the look you are going for. ((But don't you worry, like I said this bundle has everything so there is also a thinlet that cuts out a slightly larger leaf as you can see featured  on my card.😉))

Before assembling my card, I stamped the flower from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set in peekaboo peach and cut it out using my big shot and the coordinating thinlets. (Can we just stop for a second and reflect on how absolutely FANTASTIC it is to have  coordinating product... It is seriously one of my most FAVORITE things EVER and a main reason I fell in love with Stampin' UP! all those years ago! 💕) Meanwhile since I had my big shot out, I also cut out the coordinating overlay for the flower along with a few leaves. 😉 Then, I  stamped a sentiment on black card stock and embossed it using my white embossing powder  before cutting it into strips to give it a touch of whimsy. Finally, to complete the card I glued everything down and added just a few simple embellishments - a delicate white doily, white bakers twine, and even a few metallic enamel dots.  

Here is my finished card.... Isn't it pretty???

For my next project, I went for a more striking modern feel.  I just love how the simple black background makes everything POP!

For this card I started with the geometric diamond shape I cut out using yet another thinlet from this AWESOME bundle. I layered the cut piece onto a water color washed background I created using my markers, aqua painter and a clear block 😍 but honestly, I could have just used the lemon lime twist and that would have been super cool too. 💞 To finish off this stunning card, I just added a white embossed sentiment, some stamped and cut out flowers and leaves along with an adorable glimmer enamel dot. Oh and of course a touch of Wink of Stella 😉 (( Oh how I adore thee glitter! 💖)) 

Both the box and card use the same idea and come together rather quickly. Yet, definitely have that WOW factor. 😎 Actually they make quite an adorable set for gift giving. Don't you think?  

If you like anything you have seen here today, please take a moment & leave me a comment. 
I would LOVE to hear from you!! 💝

Next stop on our Glitter Queens Blog Hop is: Tracey Bradley
Honestly I am so excited to see what the rest of the Glitter Queens have created and I am going to hop on over to check out their fantastic creations. Please be sure to hop along with us and check out what bundles & projects they are sharing today. And, be sure to leave a comment to let them know you stoped by 😉

 Here's the full list of all the Glitter Queens joining us on this months blog hop.

Dawn Griffith
Michelle Veller ** You are here 😊
Tracey Bradley
Davette Strange Miller
Carla Parera
Dee Slater

Thanks again for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon!

Creative Blessings,


Don't forget, for every $50 spent from now until 7/31/17
You will receive a $5  coupon to use anytime August 1- 31, 2017

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