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Technique Squad Blog Hop – Diorama Card

I’m in love with the card I created for this technique! I watched Sam Calcott’s video on Mixed Up Craft for my inspiration for the specifics of creating a diorama card and I knew I wanted to use the Grassy Grove stamps with Grove dies to create it.

  1. Start with a 4 1/8″ x 10 1/2″ piece of cardstock and score at 1/2″, 1″, 1 1/2″, 2″, & 2 1/2″ from each side. (Below is my template.)

2. After scoring and folding, I added a piece of the beautiful New Horizons DSP for the background.

3. Next I used the grove die on a piece of 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ Evening Evergreen cardstock. Using liquid glue on the very edges, I attached it to the first of the folds. Fold the edges flat to make sure it doesn’t bow. (It may anyway.)

4. Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp the grassy mound on a 2″ x 5 3/8″ pieced of Garden Green cardstock. Use the edge die to cut the border and attach to the next fold using a little liquid glue on the edges. Fold the edges flat to make sure it doesn’t bow. (It may anyway.)

5. Add a 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Garden Green cardstock to the front flap using a little liquid glue on the edges. Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp the flower bunch on Garden Green cardstock and die cut. Add them to the cardstock strip with a little liquid glue along the bottom of the die cut.

6. Using the third largest Stitched Rectangles die, cut out a window from a piece of 4 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Garden Green cardstock. Attach it to the folded edges and the bottom cardstock piece. I used Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock for the deer. The sentiment is stamped using Evening Evergreen ink on Garden Green cardstock then stamped using Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut out the label using one of the ones from the Messages die.

7. For some reason I can’t explain, I hate just having a white panel on the back of a card like this so I added a 4 1/8″ x 11″ card base.

Blog Hop Roll
JoAnn Pollock (you are here)
Lorraine Tierney
Mackenzie Grimme

Stamp Sets – Grassy Grove, Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Grove dies, Messages die, Stitched Rectangle dies
Ink – Early Espresso stamp pad, Evening Evergreen stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – New Horizons 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Basic White cardstock, Crumb Cake cardstock, Evening Evergreen cardstock, Garden Green cardstock
Coloring tools – Clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #GrassyGroveStampinUp #GrassyGroveStampSet #GrassyGrove

Technique Squad Blog Hop – Faux Metal

This month’s blog hop technique is faux metal. Nicole is really good at picking things I’ve never done before. So, I watched a couple of videos and gave it a go.

The faux metal technique is creating an embossed piece that looks like metal. You cover a piece of paper with Versamark ink, sprinkle embossing powder over it, and use your heat tool to melt it. You need to do this at least 4 times and you want to use as small a piece of paper as you can. After you get the fourth layer melted, put your embossing on a heat resistance surface and keep heating it so that you can see the embossing flowing. At this point you place your pre-inked with Versamark stamp into the liquidish embossing powder. Leave the stamp there until the embossing powder cools, this shouldn’t take more than a minute or two. Pull your stamp up and you should see an embossed image. If it doesn’t work the first time, you can always add another layer of embossing powder.

This technique made me think vintage so I used Very Vanilla cardstock, copper embossing powder, and Cinnamon Cider ink to stamp and distress.

Stamp Sets – Very Versailles, Calming Camellia Sale-a-bration stamp set
Die Cutting & Embossing – Layering Circles dies
Punches – Banners Pick-a-punch
Ink – Cinnamon Cider stamp pad, Versamark stamp pad
Paper – Very Vanilla cardstock, Very Vanilla Thick cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim
Coloring Tools – Blending Brush, copper embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine,Heat tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #VeryVersaillesStampinUp #VeryVersaillesStampSet #VeryVersailles

Rainbow of Happiness Bookmark Card

At my class this past weekend, my dear friend and fellow demonstrator joined me in teaching. Kristie used the Rainbow of Happiness bundle along with the Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series paper to create this beautiful card. The pocket on the front is 3″ x 9 1/2″, scored at 5″. I pulled out the sentiment from the Very Versailles stamp set.

Stamp Sets – Rainbow of Happiness, Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Brilliant Rainbow dies
Punches – Double Oval, Detailed Trio
Ink – Misty Moonlight stamp pad
Paper – Sunshine & Rainbow Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Misty Moonlight cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Pool Party cardstock, Mango Melody cardstock
Accents & Embellishments –1/8″ Cotton Ribbon Combo Pack, Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Pearls
Coloring Tools – Melon Mambo Light Stampin’ Blends, Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin’ Blends, So Saffron Light Stampin’ Blends, Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends,
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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#stampinup #cardmaking #jpollockdesigns #handmadecards #handmadecard #GDPwinner #RainbowOfHappinessStampinUp #RainbowOfHappinessStampSet #RainbowOfHappiness #VeryVersaillesStampinUp #VeryVersaillesStampSet #VeryVersailles

Blocked Butterflies

I wasn’t feeling especially inspired when I started this card, so I looked for a sketch to inspire me. I chose SSC252 from Sunday Stamps because I wanted to use some of the beautiful Butterfly Bijou paper. I die cut the butterfly out of another piece of the paper that coordinates with the die, I put two more die cuts behind it to lift it just a little, and then I covered it with Wink of Stella. My card is 4″ x 5 1/2″ because that worked better with the Stitched Rectangle dies.

Stamp Sets – Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Brilliant Wings dies, Stitched Rectangles dies, Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Just Jade stamp pad
Paper – Butterfly Bijou designer series paper
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems
Coloring Tools – Clear Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Rustic Birthday

I’m playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch and I thought it would look good on a wood background. I stamped the vines in Shaded Spruce and then Versamark so I could clear emboss them. The butterflies and sentiment are embossed in gold and then I matted with gold foil.

Here is the sketch:

Stamp Sets – Beauty Abounds, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Stitched Rectangles dies
Ink – Shaded Spruce, Versamark
Paper – Early Espresso, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Sheets
Coloring Tools – Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus
Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ SEAL

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Stamping With Bleach Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the August Technique blog hop, this month we are stamping with bleach. I’ve never done this technique before because bleach freaks me out. 🙂 I watched this video by Jessica Taylor and created a “stamp pad” of bleach to use.

I started by stamping on Granny Apple Green and it turned into Daffodil Delight. I’m not a fan of green and yellow together (Go BEARS, boo Packers!) so I added some Gorgeous Grape.

I accidentally got some of the bleach on the Gorgeous Grape and it turned a Pool Party color. Now this combination I love.

I think I would try this again but with less bleach on the paper towels so I can get a crisper image.


Stamp Sets – Rooted in Nature, Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Fabulous Florals, Layering Squares, Nature’s Root, Stitched Be MIne, Stitched Shapes
Punches – Banner Triple Punch
Ink – Granny Apple Green, Versamark
Paper – Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party
Accents & Embellishments – Linen Thread, Silver Metallic-Edged Ribbon
Coloring Tools – White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Tools – Heat Tool
Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ SEAL

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Flowering Blooms

I just got this stamp set and I wanted to play with it right away. It’s a Distinktive stamp so all of that shading comes from the stamp. Since the flower is one stamp, I did have a few tries for stamping it. The one on Blackberry Bliss is actually stamped with Just Jade, I cleaned the stamp, and then I applied Magenta Madness to the flower portion using a sponge dauber and stamped it again. I love that it how it came out with a more Blackberry Bliss color. I also love the Stamparatus so I can do this. The Magenta Madness card is colored with the Stampin’ Write markers and I used the Stamparatus for it too.

I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.


Bundles – Flowering Blooms
Stamp Sets – Flowering Blooms, Very Versailles
Die Cutting & Embossing – Flowering, Specialty Pate, Old World 3D Embossing Folder, Parisian Flourish Emobssing Folder
Ink – Blackberry Bliss, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, 2020-2022 In Color Markers
Paper – Blackberry Bliss, Magenta Madness, Whisper White Thick , Vellum
Coloring Tools – Sponge Daubers
Tools – Stamparatus, Paper Trimmer
Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ SEAL

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Very Versailles Press Petals Journal

This is the last of my Very Versailles series. Rachel also included the Pressed Petals Journal in my box. I left it for last because I was afraid I would mess it up and I only had one. I wanted to keep it pretty flat on the front so it is less likely to be damaged when used. I had the Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut paper sitting on my table and I decided to use it. (My daughter wanted me to layer all of the pretty pieces on the journal but I think that would have been too much.) One thing I didn’t know about the journal is that it isn’t blank inside. It has journaling prompts and prints.


149275Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set
151690Stitched So Sweetly Dies
141705Layering Circles Dies
149611Shimmer Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
133676Mossy Meadow 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144237Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
102283Versamark Stamp Pad
149485Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
146282Metallic Pearls
144219Pearl Basic Jewels
103083Embossing Buddy
109130Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder
141636Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder
129053Heat Tool
149588Pressed Petals Journal

Very Versailles Recessed Panel Card

I’ve posted a recessed panel card before but I thought it would work well with this stamp set and a torn edge.

I stamped the script background on Very Vanilla, tore about an inch off, and then inked the edges with Crumb Cake. I put a piece of the Pressed Petals DSP on the cardbase for the background in the recess and popped the panels up. The flowers come from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and cut out with the Bouquet Bunch dies. The leaves are from the Leaf Punch and I used the Banner Triple Punch on the sentiment. For the larger flowers, I stamped using Rocco Rose, used the dauber to put Merry Merlot on the edges and stamped again.


149275Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set
143666Beautiful Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set
143659Bouquet Bunch Dies
138292Banner Triple Punch
144667Leaf Punch
149500Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Paper
146979Merry Merlot 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
131201Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
144237Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147116Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
147112Merry Merlot Classic Stampin’ Pad
150080Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
133773Sponge Daubers
141337Stamping Sponges

Pressed Petals and Very Versailles

I got the Pressed Petals washi tape to use with the Very Versailles stamp set because I felt that they went together well. I stamped the script stamp on the Blackberry Bliss torn panel with Blackberry Bliss ink…yeah, it didn’t show up. So…I layered the panel on Mint Macaron and embossed using the Scripty 3D embossing folder. I added the Brick & Mortar embossing folder to the front of the card base and then tore the bottom, that was hard. I stamped the leaves in Mint Macaron on Very Vanilla and die cut with the largest stitched shapes square die. The flower was built up with the petals from the washi tape and after I did I added baby powder to keep the petals up. I’d recommend doing that before you assemble the flower, you can still see some of my powder in the photos. I pulled the flower apart and reassembled using glue then topped it off with a Perennial Essence Floral Center.


149275Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set
145372Stitched Shapes Dies
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
149643Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
149634Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
133675Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
144237Very Vanilla 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147092Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
147106Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
149442Perennial Essence Floral Centers
149585Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape
144108Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
152392Paper Trimmer