Say Goodbye to Swan Lake

Swan Lake is a cute set but I’ve had trouble thinking of ideas on how to use it.  I’ve had these marbled papers sitting on my craft table for a few months now waiting for me to think of a way to use them and today is the day one of them is getting used.  I did the shaving cream technique using Dapper Denim and Pool Party.  My goal was to create a galaxy background like Linda Dalke created but since I had the marbled shaving cream I created some backgrounds with that too.  I used the Watercolor pencils and Blender pen to add a little color to the swan.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Swan Lake

In case you can’t see the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, here is a close up.

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My other card with Swan Lake:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Swan Lake

Supplies:

142977 Swan Lake  Clear-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
142974 Swan Lake  Wood-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
141706 Layering Ovals Framelits Dies
141701 Delicate White Doilies Sold Out!
141414 Dapper Denim 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock Retiring
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
145632 Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes Retiring
141709 Watercolor Pencils
102845 Blender Pens
143263 Big Shot
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Say Goodbye to Watercolor Wash

When I first saw the Watercolor Wash stamp in the catalog I had to have it.   I LOVE the look of a watercolor wash but I’m not very good at doing it.  For this card I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire (LOVE HER!), she uses rainbow colors on all sorts of things and I thought it would look good on the Watercolor Wash stamp.  For both cards I used the following Stampin’ Write Markers: Rose Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, and Elegant Eggplant.  All of these colors except Daffodil Delight are retiring.

For the first card, I added the color to the Watercolor Wash stamp using the markers and then I sprayed it a few times with water before stamping.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Words

For the second card, I added the color to the Watercolor Wash stamp using the markers and then I sprayed the paper a few times with water before stamping.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Words

I love how “smooshed” the second card is!  The Happy Birthday was done using Versamark and black embossing powder which is coming back in the new catalog!

Other posts with Watercolor Wash:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/watercolor-wash/

Other posts with Watercolor Words:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/watercolor-words/

Supplies:

139538 Watercolor Wash  Clear-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
138704 Watercolor Wash  Wood-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
138702 Watercolor Words  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
122959 Watercolor Paper
145601 Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper 6″ X 6″ Retiring
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
131259 Brights Stampin’ Write Markers Retiring
131264 Many Marvelous Markers Retiring
131262 Regals Stampin’ Write Markers Retiring
131263 Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers Retiring
102283 Versamark Pad
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool 
146956 Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder – coming back soon

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Say Goodbye to Sunshine & Rainbows

I’m not lacking examples using this card but I did want to show one last card…well two cards but neither really worked the way I wanted them to.  I have issues with shaker cards, things always stick to the acetate no matter what I rub across it.  Maybe if I actually use the Stampin’ Up! window sheets it would go better but I have this pile of acetate scraps that I’ve saved from who knows what that I keep using and the shaker items always start sticking.  I thought the original layout was really cute, now if I just hadn’t put glitter in there.  🙂  The stars are from the retired Confetti Stars Border which is no longer available, the Confetti Hearts Border is currently on the clearance rack and would work as well.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sunshine & Rainbows

The second layout I used a foam adhesive circle leftover from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and some shaker elements my kids gave me years ago that I haven’t used.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Sunshine & Rainbows

I like the bigger circle better but I was trying to fit into the adhesive circle I had already.

Other blog posts using Sunshine & Rainbows:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/sunshine-rainbows/

Supplies:

145983 Sunshine & Rainbows Photopolymer Bundle Retiring
145821 Sunshine & Rainbows  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
145659 Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies Retiring 30% off
143720 2-1/4″  Circle Punch
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
143699 Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
131203 Soft Sky 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Retiring
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
102482 Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
105117 Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
119683 Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
102584 Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
111350 Pacific Point 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
105126 Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Retiring
141825 Foam Adhesive Strips
143263 Big Shot

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Say Goodbye to A Mother’s Flair

A Mother’s Flair, I haven’t know you for very long but I love the sentiments in your set.  I think some of the sentiments can be used for other than Mother’s Day.  I paired the stamp set with the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.  I also used up my last two delicate doilies, *sniff*, they are all sold out too.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - A Mother's Flair

Other posts using A Mother’s Flair:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/a-mothers-flair/

Supplies:

145905 A Mother’S Flair  Clear-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
145902 A Mother’S Flair  Wood-Mount Stamp Set Retiring
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
138292 Banner Triple Punch
144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack Retiring
100702 Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
141701 Delicate White Doilies Sold Out!
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad
144213 Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
143263 Big Shot

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Say Goodbye to Watercolor Words

Yesterday was my anniversary and I made this card for my hubby.  I thought the images kind of looked like they were carved into the tree.  I used my Stamparatus so I could double heat emboss the image.  I stamped it once with Versamark and heat embossed with copper, then I stamped it again and repeated the heat embossing.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Words

See how shiny!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Words

My posts with Watercolor Words:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/watercolor-words/

Supplies:

138702 Watercolor Words  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
102128 Chocolate Chip 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock Retiring
142020 Copper Foil Sheets
102283 Versamark Pad
103083 Embossing Buddy
141636 Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder
129053 Heat Tool 
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Say Goodbye to Sprinkles of Life

I was shocked when Sprinkles of Life transitioned from a Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set into the main part of the catalog but I was also thrilled because that meant I got to play with it longer.  My card is based on this card by Chiaki Haverstick.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin’ Up! - Sprinkles of Life

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin’ Up! - Sprinkles of Life

Check out more blog posts with Sprinkles of Life:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/sprinkles-of-life/

Supplies:

139971 Sprinkles Of Life  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
138295 Tree Builder Punch Retiring
143709 Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Retiring
131198 Blushing Bride 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
120953 Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
115316 Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
141418 Sweet Sugarplum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock Retiring
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
131172 Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
126975 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
126950 Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
141395 Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring

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Say Goodbye to Rose Wonder

I’ll admit that I have a love/hate relationship with Rose Wonder.  I LOVE the sentiments in this set but I don’t like any of the cards I’ve made with the rose as the focus.  I’m just not a very accomplished colorist.  For this card, I focused on the little flower and made my own patterned paper.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin’ Up! - Rose Wonder

Supplies:

140697 Rose Wonder  Photopolymer Stamp Set Retiring
140619 Rose Garden Thinlits Dies Retiring
100867 Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
141417 Peekaboo Peach 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock Retiring
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
126970 Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
141398 Peekaboo Peach Classic Stampin’ Pad Retiring
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
143263 Big Shot

Other blog posts featuring Rose Wonder:

https://jpollockdesigns.wordpress.com/tag/rose-wonder/

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