Every Blessing Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers welcome to today’s card and video  🙂

Wow!  Can you believe it?  Christmas will be here in just 54 days . . . are you ready?  To help inspire you I plan on posting a variety of cards.

To help my focus on Christ and the reason for the season, I have
chosen to use the Every Blessing stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I love the
simplicity of this stamp set and its total focus on Christ our Savior.

Did you notice the glimmer on the stamped piece of Elegant Eggplant card stock?  LOVE IT!  I was able to do that with a product called All-Purpose Ink by Tsukineko.  You can purchase the ink at Amazon.  I fill a spray bottle 3/4 full of rubbing alcohol and 1/2 of the small bottle of All-Purpose Ink.  Shake well and mist your card.  All I can say is AWESOME.

To avoid getting the spray on my desk I made my own spray booth. I just cut foam core (from Joann’s) and taped it together. Then lined the booth with white paper.  So very simple and it really keeps your stamping surface clean.

Now that you have seen the card, sit back and enjoy my tutorial. . .

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Looking for some additional great ideas for the Every Blessing stamp set?  Well, look no further . . . here are a few samples from Pinterest

  • Oh my goodness, I am awe struck by Lisa’s watercolor.  Be sure and stop by her blog Add Ink and Stamp to check out her work.
  • Did you notice that Teneale used the sunburst from the Stampin’ Up! Kinda Eclectic stamp set to extend the star of Bethlehem. So very clever.  You can see more of her art work on her Teneale Williams blog.
  • I just love to sponge and it is easy to see that Rachel does also.  This card is so simple yet so elegant!  Be sure and pop on over to her Rachel Woollard blog.
Thank you for stopping by today!  I look forward to your questions and comments

It’s Masculine Monday – Christmas Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to my “It’s Masculine Monday” Christmas card

It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about Christmas cards.  I wanted to create one that would work for the men in your life.  However, you could also change it to more traditional colors and use it for your entire Christmas list.

I used the Embellished Ornaments stamp set, Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies and Wonderful Wreath Framelits from Stampin’ Up!  I also used the Gold Glimmer paper for one of the card layers and the sentiment.  Don’t you love how sparkly the “Joy” is?

Check out how awesome the center of the ornament is when I use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker.  So excited that Stampin’ Up! will be carrying them in January 2016.  All I can say is Yippee!!

This is a close up of my stamp with the Early Espresso and Delicata Golden Glitz inks applied.  You can see that I have applied a heaver layer of the Gold ink to the center of the ornament and blended the two inks together just to the outside of the flower.  So easy!  Imagine the possibilities!

Now sit back and relax while you watch my video . . .

Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s project.  Interested in purchasing something?  Just click on the links below . . .

Here are some additional ideas for you to use with this fabulous stamp set.  Be sure and check them out.

  • Oh my goodness, I LOVE how Judy May used the ornaments to create a shaker card.  They are so popular now.  Be sure and check out her Just Judy Designs blog for additional details.
  • Linda Heller is doing a series of 12 cards using the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.  Every one of them is unique and beautiful.  You can see them on her Where The Rubber Hits The Road blog.
  • How clever of Natasha Zandbergen to insert the intricate die cut into the ornament die cut opening to give the appearance of a laser cut card.  Love it!!  You can stop by her Inking out of the Box blog and see much more of her great work.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to visit my blog and YouTube channel.  Have a comment?  I would love to hear them!


It’s Masculine Monday — Stampin’ Up! Joyful Season Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Welcome to another “It’s Masculine Monday” card and video  🙂

Today, I used the Joyful Season stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and a variety of Copic Markers.

I am calling this a masculine card because it will work for the men in your life.  However, it is also the perfect holiday card for anyone on your list.

By now you know just how much I LOVE to color.  I have such
fond memories of many Christmas mornings and my receiving brand new boxes of 64 Crayola
crayons and coloring books.  Pure heaven!!

You can give
me any medium and I will color with it:  watercolor pencils, chalks, SU
markers, ink pads, pastels, crayons, etc. the list goes on and on.

I started building my Copic marker collection several months ago and hurrah I now have a great selection with which to color.

The colors I used for this card are pictured above.

I think the W1 Copic marker worked quite well to outline the image.  It really makes it pop off the page you can use any of the very light colors to achieve this look.  Give it a try on your next Copic project.

Love this new Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!  There is also a matching vellum stack.  How awesome it that to have papers that work together to help your cards to pop!

Hope you enjoy the video . . .

Stampin’ Up! supplies that I used for today’s project.  Just click any of the links to purchase . . .

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Do you have any questions or comments?  I would LOVE to hear them.


It’s Masculine Monday — Blast From the Past — Spotlight Sponging Card and Video

Hi Stampers!  Today I am updating a card that I posted on my blog and YouTube channel in November 2014.

For today’s card I used the Wonderland and Something to Say stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  As you can see from previous posts . . . I LOVE this stamp set.  So versatile! 

I decided to make this card a Blast From the Past, using a different stamp set.  Sometimes, it is good to look at cards we have previously created and just rework them a little.  I still really like the card and wanted to make it again using current Stampin’ Up! products. 

I have been doing a lot of sponging lately.  I think it can bring that extra something special to your card.  The Elegant Eggplant ink really makes the card pop.  Some sequins would also be nice, but because this is for a fella I decided not to add them.  However, this card would also work great for a female and adding the sequins would be awesome.

Did you see the sparkle?  Guess I just can’t make a card without my Zig Wink of Stella Clear Brush Marker.  I’m hopelessly hooked on all that shine.  So glad that Stampin’ Up! will start carrying them in Jan 2016.

Here is my video for you . . . enjoy

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Here are several of my previous cards using a variety of sponging techniques

You can view then on my Pinterest boards or in my Splitcoaststamper Gallery.  I hope you will take the time to check out my work.

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