Stampin' Up!, Marquee Messages Color-Blocked!

Hey there! I've had internet issues this morning, so I'm later than normal getting my blog post up. I wasn't able to get my post scheduled last night either because I didn't get to work on my third and final card for the May Online Class yesterday. I had some kind of weird tummy bug that kept me feeling uncomfortable and listless a lot of the day yesterday. Today's card is another Marquee Messages card, but it's not one of the May Online Class cards. It's actually the first Marquee Messages card I created. I used the "Color-Blocking" technique with all of the new 2016-2017 In Colors:

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I used four of the five new In Colors: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, and Peekaboo Peach. I cut all four colors 4" x 5 1/4", then cut each into four pieces 2" x 2 5/8". I adhered one of each color to a Very Vanilla base of 4" x 5 1/4' with SNAIL, then embossed with the Confetti Textured Impressions folder.

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After adding a 3" x 4" rectangle of Basic Black, I embossed the marquee image three times on Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo with new Copper Embossing Powder.

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I embossed "IT'S YOUR" and "Birthday!" also with copper powder. All the the sections are hand-cut with Paper Snips, then added around the center with SNAIL.

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I repeated the background on the inside, then embossed the "Awesome!" sentiment with copper powder. For the silver sparkles I stamped the sparkle image from Marquee Messages on the back side of Silver Glimmer paper, cut out with snips, then added to the card front and inside with glue dots.

Are you looking forward to shopping from the new Annual Catalog  on June 1st as much as I am? Check out the Retiring List, Clearance Rack, and still available Occasions Catalog products in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack  and the Retiring Lists for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the May Hostess Code:   AJJXYHHK you will receive the May Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016

 


Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages Card Number Two for the May Online Class!

Hey there! I'm back this morning with another Marquee Messages card, the second  for the May Online Class. I used the "chalkboard technique" for today's card, accenting with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush:

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I embossed the Pool Party background with the Polka Dot folder, then used the "chalkboard" technique to emboss the marquee and greetings with White embossing powder. I rubbed my embossing buddy over the Basic Black card stock first before stamping with Versamark and sprinkling with white powder. The outline of the marquee was hand-cut with Paper Snips.

I stamped the arrow portion of the marquee with Archival Basic Black ink on Flirty Flamingo, again hand-cutting with my snips. I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella to each "light bulb" on the arrow for some sparkle. I layered it over the chalkboard marquee with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A close-up of the Clear Wink of Stella:

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Inside I stamped with more Marquee Messages images, and added another hand-cut Flirty Flamingo arrow.

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You can order your own Marquee Messages set in less than a month! Until then, stock up on Retiring Products and Clearance Rack items in my online store and you will receive 6 cards with envelopes and instructions using Marquee Messages when your order is at least $35 before tax and shipping: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

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Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack  and the Retiring Lists for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the May Hostess Code:   AJJXYHHK you will receive the May Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE!

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Marquee Messages for the May Online Class!

Hey there! As promised, I have the first of three May Online Class cards to share with you today. This month we're using  Marquee Messages stamps I received at  OnStage Live in Salt Lake City last month. Since you will receive 6 completed cards, with envelopes and instructions, when you order at least $35 in my online store this month, you can wait until June to order your set.

I combined Marquee Messages, Gorgeous Grunge, and the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder:

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I used the "tearing" technique, something that I did quite a bit back when I first started stamping 14 years ago. I'd forgotten how much I like the effect! After stamping the images with Archival Basic Black and stamping the Gorgeous Grunge "splotches" with Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Pool Party, and Tip Top Taupe, I tore around the image. then rubbed Tip Top Taupe inkpad directly on the  edges for more "grunge".

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After I adhered the grunged layer over the Tip Top Taupe/Brick Wall layer, I added a few black sequins from the Metallics Sequins pack, adhering with my Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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Inside I used more Marquee Messages and the same inks and stamps from Gorgeous Grunge. I needed a matching liner for my envelope, so I stamped a piece of copy paper, cutting it with my Envelope Liner Framelits (which are on the Retiring List and won't be available much longer!)

You can't order Marquee Messages, Flirty Flamingo or Peekaboo Peach until June 1st, but you CAN order everything else for this card in my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinup.net

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack  and the Retiring Lists for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the May Hostess Code:   AJJXYHHK you will receive the May Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE! The May Online Class will feature  MARQUEE MESSAGES.

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016


Stampin' Up! Sunday Swap Day!

Hey there! I am scheduling this post on Saturday night so I don't have to think about it in the morning. I'm trying to make my Sundays be more of a day of rest, so from now on, if I don't have my blog post done on Saturday night, it's not happening.

Short & sweet, here are the swaps I want to share with you today!

First, a card by Martha Swift with the Grateful Bunch set:

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The inside is a pretty as the front!

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Next, Tina Biby combined Flower Shop and Friendly Wishes with the embossed resist/brayer techniques!

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Inside she used another bloom from Flower Shop and another sentiment from Friendly Wishes!

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This swap with In the Meadow and the Corner Fold technique arrived nameless, which is too bad, because it is beautifully done!

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The deer, trees, and grass are all stamped in black on watercolor paper, then expertly water colored. The fawns spots and the ears and tails are highlighted with the retiring white gel pen.

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Raedean Shibata used retiring-but-still-gorgeous Timeless Elegance Designer Paper with Rose Wonder stamps and Rose Garden framelits to create a special wedding card:

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The custom-envelope is part of the card!

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Finally, Cindy Ewertz combined Botanical Garden Designer Paper, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, and a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper with a greeting from Watercolor Words for her creation:

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To order your stamping supplies, go to my online store: www.carolpayne.stampinupnet

Remember while shopping:

All orders of any amount (except Online Class Orders) will receive a Thank You Project Packet in the mail.

 Check the Clearance Rack  and the Retiring Lists for savings of up to 60%!

When your order is at least $35 (before tax & shipping) and you use the May Hostess Code:    AJJXYHHK you will receive the May Online Class; six cards, two each of three designs, with envelopes and instructions, FREE! The May Online Class will feature the MARQUEE MESSAGES  set from the upcoming New Annual Catalog! I have two of the three designs completed and will be posting them on my blog starting on Monday, May 2nd!

When your order (before tax & shipping) reaches $150, DON’T USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you can choose free Stampin' Rewards starting at 10% of the total. You will still receive the monthly online class cards.  

That’s all for now, until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! Day!

All images ©Stampin' Up! ™1990-2016