Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings Hello! So Perfect!

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I always have fun coming up with titles for my blog posts. Somewhere along the lines I read that you should always start the title with the words: Stampin' Up! for obvious search engine reasons. And then I usually follow it by the stamp set name or main product name. Then to make it a little more unique, I finish it with the partial names of the ink colors that I used for the projects.

Today's cards are from my Watercolor Wings Online Stamp Class that I offered during the month of August. Some of the colors I used for these two projects are: HELLO Honey, SO Saffron, and PERFECT Plum. Now you understand the random madness of today's blog post title. :)

But on to more important stuff STAMPING!!

Here is the first of four cards from my Watercolor Wings class:

Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: So Saffron, Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray
Paper: Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Typeset DSP
Accessories: Fluttering EF, Scalloped Tag Topper, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Sahara Sand Lace Trim, Chevron Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Foil Doilies, Linen Thread, Gold Sequin Trim, Twill Ribbon (retired)

Kit Includes:

1 - Crumb Cake card
1 - Perfect Plum embossed card front
1 - Typeset square for stamping
1 - Perfect Plum butterfly cutout
1 - Crumb Cake tag
1/2 - Gold Foil doily
1 - Chevron ribbon
1 - Twill ribbon
1 - Burlap ribbon
1 - Sahara Sand ribbon
1 - Linen Thread
1 - Gold Sequin trim


Stamp your butterfly wings first. Using So Saffron ink, stamp the most solid looking stamp onto the Typeset DSP. 
Next, use Hello Honey (or Crushed Curry) for the outer edges of the wings. 
Last, use Perfect Plum ink to stamp the inside part with the dots. 
DO NOT stamp the body yet.

It is easier to stamp the body AFTER you cut out the butterfly. Which I soon found out after I took this picture. ;)
Cut out your butterfly using the Bold Butterfly Framelits.
NOW stamp your butterfly body using Basic Gray ink.
Using Perfect Plum ink, stamp your sentiment onto the Crumb Cake tag. I also stamped a row of Hello Honey dots under the words, but you cannot see them all that much.
Attach your Perfect Plum embossed card front to your Crumb Cake card. I like to use Liquid Glue when attaching anything that has been embossed.
Trim and notch out the end of your Burlap ribbon. Attach to card front with Glue Dots, leaving a place for your tag to slide under.
Attach Sahara Lace ribbon with Glue Dots.
Attach Chevron ribbon with Glue Dots.
Tie Twill ribbon to top of tag.
Glue Gold Foil doily under tag.
Attach tag under ribbons.
Attach small Perfect Plum cutout butterfly to top of larger Typeset butterfly using Dimensionals.
Attach layered butterflies to card front using Dimensionals.
Make a small loop using the Linen Thread. Attach under butterfly using Glue Dots.
Add random Gold Sequins using Glue Dots.

Watercolor Wings card number two. I like to refer to this card as my "garden wall" card. I actually looked up garden wall images on Google so I could get a sense of what to include on this card. They inspired me to "distress" my brick wall by sponging it. I love the effect!

Stamps: Watercolor Wings
Ink: So Saffron, Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Basic Gray, Soft Suede
Paper: Hello Honey, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brick Wall EF, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Flower Frenzy die (retired), Itty Bitty Flower Punch, White Jute Ribbon, Expressions Natural Elements, Pearl Jewels

Kit Includes:

1 - Hello Honey card
1 - Perfect Plum card front layer
1 - Crumb Cake embossed card front
1 - Very Vanilla sheet for stamping
1 - Mossy Meadow "vine"
3 - Perfect Plum "flowers"
1 - White Jute ribbon
1 - Perfect Plum strip
1 - Wooden "Congrats" embellishment
3 - Pearls

Stamp your butterflies first onto your Very Vanilla cardstock. These are stamped a little differently than the previous card, but use the same three ink colors. 
First, stamp the most solid butterfly stamp using So Saffron ink. 
Next, stamp the inner wings with the dots using Hello Honey ink (or So Saffron).
Last, stamp the outer edges of the wings using the Perfect Plum ink.
(Follow these same steps for the small butterfly)
DO NOT stamp the body.

Cut out the butterflies.
Now stamp the bodies using Basic Gray ink.
The reason I think it is easier to stamp the body AFTER you cut out the butterfly, is it is difficult to judge how high or low the body should be placed. It is easier to figure out once it is cutout.
Using a sponge and Soft Suede ink, sponge the edges and front of your "brick wall". This will give it an aged look.
Attach the Crumb Cake "brick wall" to the Perfect Plum card front.
Attach both layers to the Hello Honey card.
Glue the Mossy Meadow "vine" to the front of the card.
Put the Pearls in the centers of the Perfect Plum flowers.
Attach the flowers to the card front using Dimensionals cut to size.
Cut the White Jute ribbon to 1" width. Then cut and notch one side to fit on card front. Attach with Glue Dots.
Cut and notch the Perfect Plum strip to fit onto the Jute ribbon. Adhere.
Adhere the wooden "Congrats" sentiment with Glue Dots.
Attach butterflies to card front using Dimensionals.

I will share the other two cards from this kit in the next couple of days.

If you would like to participate in one of my Online Stamp Classes, I have one going on right now featuring the Howl-o-ween Bundle...

Joining my Online Stamp Classes is easy and FUN!!! Just go to my Stampin' Up! website (link is in the sidebar) and place your Howl-o-ween Bundle #140840 order by September 18th. Remember to use Hostess Code: Y67XBHCT and I will mail you a FREE card kit that includes four different unique cards using this adorable set and matching Framelits. SUPER EASY!!!

As a special bonus, I am offering a B1G2. What is a B1G2 you ask? When you order the Howl-o-ween Bundle using the above Hostess Code, you will be able to choose TWO of my retired stamp sets!!! Buy 1, Get 2!!

As I receive email notices of your online orders, I will email you my current list of retired stamp sets available. As soon as you respond back with which sets you want, I will place those two sets aside for you and mail them along with you card kit when it is ready. Which means, the earlier you order, the better chance you will have of getting the sets you want!!

I'm also hosting a stamp class in Tulare County:

Here are the details:

WHAT: Purchase the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits from my Stampin' Up! website before October 1st using Hostess Code: BMV7Z6NA, then come stamp with me!!

WHEN: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2 pm.

WHERE: Tulare Community Church 1820 N. Gem St. Tulare CA 93274

WHO: YOU!!! (Or at least anyone that wants to drive to the Central Valley.) ;)

This class will feature cards using the Happy Scenes stamp set and coordinating Hearth & Home Thinlits. I will also feature a couple other new Christmas sets. We will be making 6 to 8 cards in this class. Please remember to bring your adhesive and scissors with you as I will not be providing them.

If you have any questions, please email me. 
Looking forward to stamping with you!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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