Saturday, September 21, 2013

Twisted Challenge 07 - Faux Patina Technique Inspiration

 This probably doesn't look all patina'd, huh???  Actually it is!  I used the Faux Patina Technique but changed it up a bit using Crumb Cake as my base on the Cloudy Day embossing folder with Vellum then added Summer Starfruit, Calypso Coral, & Bermuda Bay in that order. On the front, I used Illuminate to highlight the clouds then heat set using clear embossing powder. I went back over the backside and low-lighted different areas with the Crumb Cake Ink
 Here's a better look at the clouds.  So although, it's not your traditional Patina, I love the twists I used & the result! :)
Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit, Illuminate
Stamps: Banner Greetings
Accessories: Big Shot, Cloudy Day Textured Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder, Shimmer Mist, Linen Thread, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit

Have a fab day!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Vintage Emerging Color

I went a little more vintage this time using all three pictures from the Stampin' Celebration Challenge and focused more on the colors & flourish from the bird picture.  I did a little emerging color here with the stamped background then created some embossed flourishes before sponging over the whole panel.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party
Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, En Francais, Everything Eleanor
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Button, Linen Thread, Clear Embossing Powder, Sanding Block
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Technique Twist Challenge 07 - Faux Patina Technique

The Technique Twist is back with a great challenge: Faux Patina!!! The Fabulously Twisted Design Team paired up with Angie Leach, a fellow Stampin' Up Demonstrator as she has this fantastic tutorial on the Faux Patina Technique!  Stop by, check out her tutorial, & all of her amazing creations! :)

I went a little funky with the Faux Patina & used bright colors - Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, & Melon Mambo, then went over the whole thing with Illuminate.  (Normally blues, greens, & browns are used as well as gold in traditional patinas.)  I use Pewter Embossing Powder & then sponged over again with Melon Mambo.  I punched out some Pansy's then clipped off a petal for a butterfly.

Come check out the rest of the Fabulously Twisted Design Team's creations & then link up your own Faux Patina at The Technique Twist!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Illuminate
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Accessories: Big Shot, Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Silver Ribbon, Chevron Embossing Folder

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

CAS Circle Birthday Fun!

A little birthday fun for the Stampin' Celebration Challenge!  I really liked the clean & simple look for the cake and used that as my inspiration for the card below. 

 This is very easy to create using various sized circle punches.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Whisper White
Accessories: 1", 3/4", & 1/2" Circle Punches, Cupcake Builder Punch, SMOOCH Frost White, White Embossing Powder, 2 way Glue Pen, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Magnetic Platform is BACK & a MYSTERY HOSTESS OFFER!

 The Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot is BACK & available for order on *September 12*!  

I know you've all been waiting for this great product to return!  The item number for the Magnetic Platform is #130658.  Remember, this number won't work until *Thursday, September 12* so mark your calendars!

The Magnetic Platform makes working with Framelits & Thinlets a BREEZE!!!  No more marking with Post-its or painter's tape to keep the framelits in place!

 Click HERE to shop now & use HOSTESS CODE XYSDTY72 for your chance to win the hostess benefits!  Starting September 12 through the 18th, place an order of $40 or more & your name will be placed in the MYSTERY HOSTESS drawing!  With all the great specials Stampin' Up! is offering, it's a fabulous time to shop!

  • 15% off the Butterfly Bundle - Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set & Bitty Butterfly Punch
    • Clear Mount Stamp Set Item 135311 - $26.27
    • Wood Mount Stamp Set Item  -  $29.67
  • Fun new Envelope Punch Board item 133774 - $19.95
    • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
    • It's super easy to use; it will go over as a huge wow when you demonstrate it at your events and your customers see it in action. It looks intimidating at first glance, but when they see that all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score they'll go crazy (in a good way).
    • It's small and lightweight; this makes it easy for you to take it to your events and show it. It's also a great selling point when you show your customers how it's super portable and easy to store. It's small and light enough that they could use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
    • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
    • It's easy to keep it all together;the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!). 

Have a fab day!
Julz :)


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Bubble Wrapping!

I received a card over the weekend from my upline that was created with the bubble wrap technique. It's been a few years since I've used this technique so I dug out some bubble wrap this morning & went to work! It's very easy - Just ink up the bubble side of your wrap then press it inky side down onto card stock. I used Calypso Coral & Melon Mambo here to make my background & the flowers. It's a very simple technique that can add a lot of WOW to a CAS card. SUO Challenges has a great challenge this week to use your favorite technique! I think I'll link this one up!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! with the exception of the bubble wrap
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Banner Greetings, Flower Shop
Accessories: Rhinestone, Pansy Punch

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Bring a little magic to your mailbox!

That's right!  Your very own box of magic waiting for you inside your mailbox each month!  You'll find a classy kit filled with enough supplies to make 4 cards or 3D projects plus extras - *NEW* ink colors (I've already added 5 new colors to my collection that I didn't have previously!), *NEW* stamps (only the hippest SU! stamps make it inside this box), *NEW* fun patterned cardstock (like blue polka dots), & MORE!  All you supply is the adhesive!

Click HERE to join today (or just try it for a month!) & have your own box of magic delivered to your mailbox this month!  But, you have to sign up by September 10 or wait for your pumpkin next month. 

Have a fab day!

Friday, September 6, 2013

A bleachy, sketchy My Paper Pumpkin!

In my inspiration piece today for The Technique Twist Bleach Challenge, I also combined the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments & My Pumpkin Challenge: Shapes!

 One of the best things I like about My Paper Pumpkin is that you receive this kit with colors you may not normally use together.  It kinda sparks your creativity & pushes your boundaries a little farther, ya know? :)

I bleach stamped the light blue tissue paper that came in the MPP package with the same bicycle stamp. Then crumbled it up and adhered it to some Whisper White cardstock.

I die cut the second largest snowflake from Festive Flurries out of the polka dot cardstock then cut off the tips of the larger points so it wouldn't look quite so snowflaky. My spray bottle kinda sprayed the card a little wonky so I just went with it! What else can you do when your card is completely finished? HA!  In the end I liked the random effect!

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! (bleach is the exception)
Cardstock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Polka Dot from MPP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Winter Frost
Stamps: Bicycle from MPP, Banner Greetings
Accessories: Rhinestones, Shimmer Mist, Big Shot, Festive Flurries Framelits, MPP

Have a fab day!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Technique Time Tuesday Challenge: Faux Silk

It's time for the latest challenge from Technique Time Tuesday! This month we are using Faux Silk on our projects! Check out Mynn's tutorial & the design team projects here.


I decided to make my ornaments kind of ombre when coloring them.  I used an Aqua Painter & ink pads to make some areas darker and some lighter.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up except for the tissue paper
Ink: Mambo Melon, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mambo Melon, Tempting Turquoise
Stamps:  Holiday Ornaments
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, SMOOCH in Frost White, Silver 1/8" Ribbon

Have a fab day!
Julz :)

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Twisted Challenge 06 - Bleach Stamping

The Technique Twist Challenge is bleach stamping today with the Bleach Technique.  Come on over & check out the fabulous DT creations! Show us how you twist up the bleach technique & link up! :)
 I created some bleached flurry magnets. I bleach stamped the small flurry twice then once dry, I stamped in the coordinating ink color over one then immediately stamped over the second without reinking.  I die cut them using Flurry Framelits then stamped over the small flurry and bigger flurry with versamark. 

 I heat set the iridescent ice embossing powder then assembled the flurries & added a magnet on the back. You can see the bleaching is different depending on the colors you use.  It's very bright on the Wild Wasabi & Basic Grey but the Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, & Tempting Turquoise are more subtle.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up! (exception - bleach & magnets)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, & Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Stamps: Festive Flurries
Accessories: Flurry Framelits, Heat Gun, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder

Have a fabulously twisted day!
Julz :)