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.
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.
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.
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.
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.