Monday, February 19, 2018

Colored Burst

You know how some stamps are just so gorgeous, they need very little embellishment.  The Bloom Burst Stamp set is exactly that.  I stamped the large Bloom in Whip Cream Ink, and added a bit of color with my pencils. 

The Bloom Burst stamp set pops in shades of purple on this handmade card.  Using Fun Stampers Journey products.

One of the easiest ways to make a stamp pop, is to add some dimension through shading.  Adding some shadows is super easy, and the Color Burst pencils blend nicely.  Once the color was added, I used the Large Blending brush to add some sparkle silk to the flower centers. 

The Bloom Burst stamp set pops in shades of purple on this handmade card.  Using Fun Stampers Journey products.

I carefully cut around the edges of the leaves and stem of the bloom, and wove the embossed sentiment strip underneath.  

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Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: Bloom Burst Stamp Set SS-0431

Inks: Whip Cream True Color Fusion Ink IP-0009, Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102, Journey Gold Embossing Powder IP-0101, Sparkle Silk IP-0126

Papers: Whip Cream 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0040, Pretty Pansy 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0029, Black Licorice 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0003

Media: Journey Color Burst Pencils JM-0077

Tools: Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090,  Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039, Crease Tool TO-0040, Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063, Journey Blending Brush - large TO-0099, Heat Gun TO-0083

Adhesives: .

Friday, February 16, 2018

Ombre Smile | Leadership Conference Display Card

I had a bit of an ombre love affair going on, when I was creating my cards for my Leadership Conference Display.  It was partially fueled by this fun striped paper that was in the Spring Filled Prints pack.  While the coloring of the full piece is more rainbow, when cut to card front size, it is more ombre to me.  

This colorful card was hand stamped with the FSJ Smile Hard ATS, and features ribbon that was dyed in an ombre style.  All Fun Stampers Journey products used to create this fun card.

I really wanted to emphasize that with the ribbon accent on this card.  So I measured out my pieces and got to work creating a mess.  In my Media tray, I sprayed some of the Watermelon Splash into a puddle.  I soaked my ribbon in water, and then dipped the ends into the Splash.  I worked the color back and forth along the ribbon, trying to get a gradient.  Occasionally, I'd need to spray the lighter portion of the ribbon with more water, or re-dip the darker portion.  In between, I'd dry the ribbon with my heat gun (VERY CAREFULLY!).  Then keep going until I achieved the depth of color I wanted.  In the end I was left with two pieces of ribbon that were Bubblegum in the center, and Watermelon Fusion on the ends. 

This colorful card was hand stamped with the FSJ Smile Hard ATS, and features ribbon that was dyed in an ombre style.  All Fun Stampers Journey products used to create this fun card.

I heat embossed my sentiment onto vellum, tied a pretty bow with the ribbon, and added a few sequins for accent.  Super fun - and colorful - card! 

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Fun Stampers Journey Supplies Used:

Stamps: Smile Hard ATS AT-0276

Inks: Clear Pigment Ink IP-0102, Journey Gold Embossing Powder IP-0101, Watermelon Color Splash IP-0083

Papers: Whip Cream 8.5" x 11" Card Stock CS-0040, Spring Filled Prints PP-0051, Journey Vellum PP-0044

Embellishments: Satin Ribbon Bubble Gum AC-0105, Journey Sequins Special Celebration AC-0115

Tools: Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer TO-0039, Crease Tool TO-0040, Detail Pro Shears (4.5") TO-0063, Journey Heat Gun TO-0083, Media Tray TO-0122

Adhesives: White Liner AD-0001, Journey Craft Glue AD-0111

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Assembled! Season 1, Episode 4 | PLUS - Behind the Scenes


Episode 4 already?  We're halfway through Season 1!  In this episode, we use the Dahlia Burst Stamp Set, additional stamps, splashes, pearls/gems, and die cuts to create our finished cards.


As an additional bonus this week, I also did a live video showing a little behind the scenes peek of what I pack with me the weeks that I travel to Becky's house to film Assembled! 

PLEASE NOTE: I'm using a new app when I shoot my live videos, and inserted a prerecorded video into the live.  Unfortunately, I could not tell if the sound was functioning, so there is a little bit of overlap in the audio at the start of the video.  It clears up within a minute. 


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