Technique Squad Blog Hop – Northern Lights

I find this a challenging and messy technique. My fingers are covered in Night of Navy ink. Last month I did this technique using blending brushes, but this time I’m using sponges (I prefer the control I can get with sponges). I really like using the Shimmery White cardstock for blending because the coating on it helps and the shimmer looks like stars.

I watch LeeAnn Greff’s video for my inspiration to create the background today. I like how she suggested adding the Night of Navy ink between the other colors. My background was created using Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, and Night of Navy inks. For the second card, I used Mossy Meadow ink to darken the trees more.

I also included a picture of my cardstock before I added the Night of Navy ink.

My before adding the night of navy ink

This is the type of sponge I use. I cut it into 6 pieces and attach a piece of cardstock with label. You can find them at your local craft store.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Art Gallery
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cabin dies
Ink – Bermuda Bay stamp pad, Daffodil Delight stamp pad, Granny Apple Green stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry stamp pad, Mossy Meadow stamp pad, Night of Navy stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Mossy Meadow cardstock, Night of Navy cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock
Coloring Tools – silver embossing powder, sponges.
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 9

The beautiful sequins in the Peaceful Place Suite called out for a shaker card. I used two of the Stitched Rectangle dies to create the frame and the outside one to die cut the patterned paper for the back. I stamped the cabin on white cardstock using Smoky Slate ink then die cut it using the extra insert die. Behind the cabin I die cut silver foil using the cabin die without the extra insert so it would shine through the cut outs.

I attached the cabin behind the frame and then put that on a window sheet before adding foam strips, sequins and attaching to the patterned paper. Then that whole piece was added to the cardbase. I also glued some sequins to the patterned paper so they would always be floating.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cabin dies, Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Smoky Slate stamp pad
Paper – Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper, Silver Foil pack, Basic White Thick cardstock, Smoky Slate cardstock, Window Sheets
Accents & Embellishments – Subtle Shimmer sequins
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue, foam adhesive strips

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 8

I’m fond of fun folds and I thought this stamp set would work well with a center step card. I pulled in my Mountain Air stamp set to help set the scene with the evergreen trees. For the evergreens, I stamped them using Garden Green ink. Then I took a sponge dauber, tapped it on my Whisper White stamp pad and dabbed at the trees, over that I added white embossing powder. I was going for a dusting of snow on them. For the patterned paper on the sides, I used a black and white buffalo plaid piece of patterned paper then colored it with Garden Green using my blending brush. I think it works well as a masculine birthday card.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin, Mountain Air, Art Gallery
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cabin dies, Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Basic Gray stamp pad, Garden Green stamp pad, Whisper White stamp pad,
Paper – Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate cardstock, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White Thick Cardstock
Coloring Tools – White embossing powder, Sponge daubers, Blending Brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 7

This paper is just so gorgeous, I didn’t want to add much to distract from it. All I did was cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece from the patterned paper , add a ribbon, and attach it to a gray cardbase. It’s simply lovely. You can easily get six cards out of one sheet of patterned paper.

This is the patterned paper I used.

Supplies:
Paper – Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper, Smoky Slate cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – White Glittered Organdy ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Mini glue dots, Tear & Tape

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Delicate Dahlias

I had my in person class this past Saturday and this is one of the cards we created, the other will post some time in September with a video since I did it for Demos Galore.

Measurements:

Fresh Freesia cardstock5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”, 4” x 5 ¼”
Rich Razzleberry cardstock3 ¼” x 3 ¼” for circle die
Basic White cardstock4” x 5 ¼”, for inside
Basic White Thick cardstock3 ¼” x 3 ¼”, 1” x 3”
Be Dazzling Specialty Paper(3) ½” x 6”

Instructions:

  1. Using the Fresh Freesia stamp pad, stamp solid layer of dahlia stamp on the 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock.  Using the Rich Razzleberry stamp pad, stamp the outline layer of the dahlia stamp lining up over the solid image.
  2. Using the Rich Razzleberry stamp pad, stamp the sentiment on the 1” x 3” piece of Basic White Thick cardstock.  Die cut.
  3. Die cut the Dahlia using the Layering Circles dies.  Die cut the Rich Razzleberry using the next largest circle die.  Layer circles.
  4. Emboss the Fresh Freesia panel using the Bark 3D embossing folder.
  5. Add Be Dazzling strips to the embossed panel starting about ½” from the bottom and leave about ¼” between strips.  Cut excess paper.  Adhere to cardbase.
  6. Add layered circle to lower left side using dimensionals.
  7. Add sentiment using dimensionals on the left side and Stampin’ SEAL on the right edge.
  8. Scatter some of the Pastel Pearls on the card front.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Delicate Dahlias, Art Gallery
Die Cutting & Embossing – Floral Gallery dies, Layering Circles dies, Bark 3D embossing folder
Ink – Fresh Freesia stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Fresh Freesia cardstock, Rich Razzleberry cardstock, Be Dazzling 6” x 6” specialty paper
Accents & Embellishments – Pastel Pearls
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick, Stamparatus
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ dimensionals

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 6

I just love this patterned paper and I wanted to feature it on a card, aren’t those cabins adorable? It’s such an easy card to make and would be great if you create loads of Christmas cards.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin
Die Cutting & Embossing – Hippo & Friends dies
Ink – Basic Gray stamp pad
Paper – Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – White Glittered Organdy ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 5

For this card, I wanted to create a simple masculine card with no coloring. The background is the Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder, I inked it using a blending brush and Old Olive ink. The Early Espresso strip is embossed using the new Timber 3D embossing folder.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangle dies, Tasteful Labels dies, Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder, Timber 3D embossing folder
Ink – Early Espresso stamp pad, Old Olive stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock, Early Espresso cardstock, Old Olive cardstock
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 4

I wanted to make a non-winter card with the Peaceful Cabin stamp set and this is what I came up with.

I stamped the cabin in Early Espresso and colored in the roof with the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend marker. I also stamped the cabin on a post-it note and cut it out to use as a mask so I could stamp the trees behind the cabin. For any part of the trees that didn’t stamp close to the cabin, I filled in by dotting with my Garden Green Stampin’ Write marker. The sky and grass were created with ink and my blending brushes. The eagle comes from the Reflected in Nature stamp set and I used the chalk marker to whiten the head since I stamped over my inked background. I glued the panel to a white cardbase when I was done.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin, Reflected in Nature
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cabin dies
Ink – Balmy Blue stamp pad, Pear Pizzazz stamp pad, Garden Green stamp pad, Early Espresso stamp pad, Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad
Paper – Basic White Thick cardstock
Coloring Tools – Chalk marker, Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, Garden Green marker, Blending Brushes
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – liquid glue

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Technique Squad Blog Hop – Hinge Step Stamping

When the group chose the hinge step stamping technique, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I used the border stamp from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set and created a background. I stamped the border using Whisper White ink on kraft cardstock. (The kraft was a little challenging to work with because it wanted to roll.) I stepped one hinge at a time down my Stamparatus and then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I rotated the border stamp and placed it in-between the previous stamped images and did the same thing. My background was inspired by one of the patterned papers in the coordinating pack, I really liked how the card turned out.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Frosted Gingerbread
Die Cutting & Embossing – Gingerbread dies, Hippo & Friends dies
Ink – Whisper White stamp pad
Paper – kraft cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Basic White cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Real Red Double-Stitched Satin ribbon
Coloring Tools – Clear Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue, mini glue dots

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Peaceful Place Suite, Day 3

I made an attempt at the Northern Lights technique using my blending brushes, I think I prefer using sponges because I have a little more control and more color. I’m getting a nice glow but it’s not exactly what I wanted. I’ll have to pull out my sponges and give it another try.

Supplies:
Stamp Sets – Peaceful Cabin
Die Cutting & Embossing – Cabin dies
Ink – Tuxedo Black Memento, Night of Navy stamp pad, Daffodil Delight stamp pad, Bermuda Bay stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Paper – Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper, Basic Gray cardstock, Shimmery White cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Subtle Shimmer Sequins
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes, Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #PeacefulCabinStampinUp #PeacefulCabinStampSet #PeacefulCabin