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June Technique Blog Hop

I’ve joined another monthly blog hop, this one is for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and highlights techniques. Check out the Facebook group if you would like to join in.

This month we are showcasing the spotlight technique. For this technique, you only have color in one area of the image. (I’ve done this technique at least one other time.) For this card I chose to use the Free as a Bird stamp set because I could color it in, and that makes the technique even easier.

I stamped the image twice cutting one image out with the Stitched Nested Labels dies and the other one I colored before cutting out with the Stitched Shapes dies.

I also used some new items that will be available on June 3rd: the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, and the Faux Suede Trim.

Supplies:

151123Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
149468Free As A Bird Stamp Set
149638Stitched Nested Labels Dies
152323Stitched Shapes Dies
152718Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
154711Specialty Plate
132708Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
154830Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
154882Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
154887Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
154889Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
154893Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
154905So Saffron Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
146982Balmy Blue 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
120953Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
152494In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
152472Early Espresso 1/4″ Faux Suede Trim
144108Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755Multipurpose Liquid Glue
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals

Triangle Trifold Twist Card

Last summer Susan Campfield showed us how to make this Triangle Trifold Twist card and I just made one. I colored the inside bird using the Balmy Blue and Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencils and a blender pen. I also sprayed it with my Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a mister to try to match the specialty paper.

You need two pieces of cardstock that are 4″ x 10 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″. On the smaller section, measure 4″ in and make a mark. Score from that mark to the corner. You do this on both pieces then you adhere the 5 1/2″ pieces together like below making sure the front triangles come together. I would recommend liquid glue to allow some wiggle room.

Supplies:

149468Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
151123Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
152321Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
151775Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
144668Everyday Label Punch
149495Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
149611Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
146968Blueberry Bushel 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
101650Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
147138Blueberry Bushel Classic Stampin’ Pad
146282Metallic Pearls
102845Blender Pens
141709Watercolor Pencils
149014Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
147046Frost White Shimmer Paint
126185Stampin’ Spritzers
149593Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim
122334Simply Scored
146276Stamparatus
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Free as a Bird Buckle Card

This is the first card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class.  I’ve been wanting to make a buckle card like this since I got one in a swap last year.

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J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird, Bird Ballad

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird, Bird Ballad

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird, Bird Ballad

Here is the swap card by Pat Frank that inspired me:

Supplies:

151123 Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
149468 Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
141491 Classic Label Punch
149592 Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
122924 Pool Party 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
146866 Petal Pink  Light Stampin’ Blends
144595 Pool Party Light Stampin’ Blends
146874 Soft Suede Light Stampin’ Blends
148561 Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue
104332 Snail Adhesive

Measurements:

Pool Party Cardstock 5 ½” x 7, scored at 4 ¼”; 1 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4”
Whisper White Thick Cardstock 2 ½” x 3 ¾”
Whisper White Cardstock 4” x 5 ¼”
Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) 2 ½” X 5 ¼”, 1 ½” X 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  1. Adhere the 2 ½” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP to the short side of the card base. Slide the Classic Label punch in about ¼” to ½” above the bottom and punch.
  2. Adhere the small side of the small piece of Pool Party to the inside of the card base making sure the 4” side fits through the punched hole on the front of the card.
  3. Adhere the small piece of DSP to the edge of the Whisper White cardstock and add to the inside of the card so the DSP shows.
  4. Stamp the bird and hello on the piece of Thick Whisper White using Memento ink and color with the blends. Die cut with the labels.
  5. Tuck the 4” piece of Pool Party through the punched hole. Adhere the die cut bird piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals so that it is centered between the punched hole and the edge of the card.
  6. Add sequins.

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Free as a Bird, Card #2

I had completely forgotten about the Shimmer Paint.  It’s been sitting on my craft table but got shoved into a corner.  I really like how the Frost White Shimmer Paint looks on Blackberry Bliss cardstock (I pretty much like everything in Blackberry Bliss).   I don’t think the shimmer effect comes through quite as much in the photo as in real life.

I’m once again using the Free as a Bird stamp set but this time I didn’t use a bird image.  I stamped the leaves twice in Tuxedo Black Memento and colored them in using the Light Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blend.  The flower is colored using both Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends along with the Color Lifter then cut out and popped up.  It’s also time to order some more tulle ribbon because I only have a couple of inches left now.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird

Supplies:

151123 Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
149468 Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
133675 Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
133676 Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
148545 Mossy Meadow Light Stampin’ Blends
144583 Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin’ Blends
144584 Rich Razzleberry Light Stampin’ Blends
144602 Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
144608 Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter
151823 Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder
147046 Frost White Shimmer Paint
126185 Stampin’ Spritzers
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

 

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Free as a Bird, Card #1

This card may seem familiar because I made a card a couple weeks ago using the same colors and layout.  I just loved the colors and layout so I decided to recreate it with current products, unfortunately I completely forgot the Woodland Embossing Folder this time.  The ribbon is the Silver Edged Metallic and is colored using the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends marker.  I love how white ribbons can be colored to match any of our colors.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird

Supplies:

151123 Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
149468 Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
146990 Granny Apple Green 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147115 Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
148542 Balmy Blue Dark Stampin’ Blends
148540 Balmy Blue Light Stampin’ Blends
148544 Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
144581 Crumb Cake Dark Stampin’ Blends
146877 Granny Apple Green Dark Stampin’ Blends
147944 Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends
147934 Real Red Dark Stampin’ Blends
147933 Real Red Light Stampin’ Blends
147935 Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack
144213 Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals

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New Catalog Swap Cards

As promised, here are the cards I got at the swap last Saturday.  Aren’t they lovely?!

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I even got an extra one from Kristie.

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It’s New Catalog Day!

Today at Noon (MT) the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes LIVE!  I’m so excited to place my order!

I made this card for a new catalog swap over the weekend using a new bundle available today.  I’ll post the cards I received in return on Thursday.

The new Purple Posy color wasn’t available to order, so I didn’t get any of the ink pads only the refills since I want to get the bundle discount.  I used the ink refills to watercolor my card.  The background is Seaside Spray, the birds are Rococo Rose, the leaves and majority of the cardstock is Pretty Peacock, and the branch is Crumb Cake.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Free as a Bird

Supplies:

151123 Free As A Bird Bundle Cling
149468 Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set
149638 Stitched Nested Labels Dies
150880 Pretty Peacock 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
150882 Rococo Rose 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
101910 Shimmery White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
146959 Rose Glimmer Paper
152321 Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
102283 Versamark Stamp Pad
121029 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
150090 Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
150089 Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
150092 Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
147157 Brights Stampin’ Write Markers
149593 Very Vanilla 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim
146956 Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool

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