Smooshing – Take Two!

I showed a Smooshing technique card a few days ago.  And now I have tried it with a little bit of a twist.  The results may be questionable !!

 

Stampin' Up! Lovely Words, Jackie Beers

Lovely Words Thinlits Die, 143733

 

 

You can see my first attempt using the original method by clicking HERE.  Julie DiMatteo was who I copied in my previous card and her video is wonderful.  You can see her video HERE on the original Smooshing Technique.  This one sort of looks like a child’s fingerprinting gone bad!!  But it was fun to make, and for me that is what matters.

The “Take Two” is that instead of putting the ink refill drops on a plastic sheet and then touching the other plastic to it, I just dropped the ink refill droplets onto the Glossy card stock.  I did not add water.  I simply touched a acetate sheet to the drops and spread it around.

I chose the Thinlit Die Lovely Words to use as the focal point on my card instead of covering up the Smooshing I did.  This is such an easy and quick way to add words to a card.  And the Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheets are a must.  I would have glue everywhere if that was how I tried to adhere this.  Thank You Stampin’ Up!  for bringing these back in the catalog!!!

COLOR COMBINATION:

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate you stopping and checking out my cards.  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.

 

SUPPLIES:

 

 


 

You Make Me Smile

I seem to be on a Fall card making theme.  Today’s card is from one of the most versatile stamp sets, or the entire suite, that Stampin’ Up! has.  It is the Color Theory Suite and the Colorful Seasons Bundle.  I love everything in this suite, but especially the bundle.

 

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons, Jackie Beers

Colorful Seasons Bundle, 145348

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

I just adore these delicate leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits part of the bundle.  And with the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets they are a piece of cake to adhere.  After I placed the leaves it seemed like I really didn’t need anything else!

I sponged the background of the leaves and then splattered the open space.  I know technically you are supposed to do things in 3’s, but I only added 2 of the Enamel Shapes.  I just wanted to highlight the sentiment.  I say “rules are meant to be broken” …..in some cases!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate your comments very much.

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


SUPPLIES:


 

Direct To Paper Technique

I did a technique on today’s card instead of a lot of stamping.  The Direct To Paper Technique has been around forever.  It works best on Glossy card stock, and SU has recently brought Glossy back to our catalog. YAY!!  So I thought I would share the technique with you.  I have added a little twist to it.  I have the spotlighted the first card and then the three in a group photo are further down.

 

Stampin' Up! Glossy card stock, Jackie Beers, stampinup, jackiebeers

Glossy Card Stock, 144240

 

The Direct To Paper technique is like making your own Designer Series Paper.  You simply swipe the ink pad across your card stock.  I used just the edge of the pad and made a random swoosh.  How easy is this???

The twist I mentioned is that instead of using the regular ink pads, I used the Stampin’ Spots.  The ones I used are from my Paper Pumpkin kits.  (Yet another reason to join the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit club!!)  Although you can purchase Uninked Stampin’ Spots in the catalog and ink them using your Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.  I prefer the spots as it gives me a little more control.  But it is personal preference and depends on the look you want to achieve.  This is another technique that will never look the same way twice!  Love that !!

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Island Indigo has always been a favorite of mine, and when I added these two colors with it I was in Love!.  FYI, if you are unfamiliar with Glossy card stock, it does make the colors look a little dull instead of bright.

I made two 1/4 sheet backgrounds, and then cut one into two squares for the 4 X 4 cards.  Here are the three cards I made while I was playing.

 

stampin' up! glossy card stock trio, Jackie Beers

Glossy card stock, 144240

 

I apologize for the glare on the full size card, my lighting is not great.  But I hope you will  give this technique a try again ,or for the first time.

***This is a great time to remind you of the Paper Pumpkin Special.  Try your first month for only $10.00 !!  You can cancel at any time.  Besides the cute stamp sets that you get in the monthly box, you will also get at least one (and sometimes more) Stampin’ Spots in each month’s kit.  I have a link below where you can order the next Paper Pumpkin.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Full size card is 4 1/4 X 11 folded in half, and the layers are 4 X 5 1/4, and 3 3/4 X 5
  • The two smaller cards are 4 X 4 with the base 8 X 4, the layers are the largest scallop and largest straight from the Layering Squares Framelits.  The glossy is 2 1/2 X 2 1/2

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


SUPPLIES:

 

 


 

You’re The Best #GPD100

Today’s card is for the Global Design Project’s 100th Challenge.  I accepted Brian King’s challenge to CASE his card.  You can go HERE to see all of the designer’s cards and play along as well.  My card is made using the Daisy Delight Stamp set.

 

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers, stampinup

Daisy Delight, 143669

 

Most of the cards made with the Daisy Delight set have been with yellow daisies.  So I wanted to be a little different!  I used Peekaboo Peach and paired it with Wild Wasabi.  However, to make a softer color I stamped off with the Peekaboo Peach for the flowers. The flower centers are Enamel Shapes in Regals (Cajun Craze).

The embossed background is the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  And the focal point is cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and then the Layering Circle Framelits.  The sentiment is flagged by using the Banner Triple Punch and just barely inserting the strip of card stock.

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed the card and will go over to the Global Design Project to view others that have been CASED.  Have a great day !

 


Please do not forget to look at this Awesome special for Paper Pumpkin.  New Subscribers can try their first month for 50% off.  That means it is only $10.00 to get the first box.  The contents are worth well over that amount.  There is no obligation to continue the subscription.  But I hope you will fall in love with it as I have.  If you decide that you do not want it after the first, or even the tenth, you simple go to the website and cancel.  It is that easy.  So give it a try at this half price rate.


SUPPLIES:

 

 


 

Coffee Gift Card Holder

I cannot seem to stop playing with the Coffee Cafe Suite.  And as I have said previously, I do not drink coffee!  This suite of products is just so irresistible .

 

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe gift card holder, stampinup, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers

Coffee Cafe, 144156

 

This card is a side fold with a pocket for a gift card.  The base is 4 1/4 X 11 and scored and folded at 5 1/2.  I then folded the top flap in half.  (You can see from the photo at the bottom where the top of the blue is thicker) I cut off the folded end at 1 1/2 which leaves approximately half of the folded under section to slide a gift card into.  I secured the flap with Tear and Tape on each side of the flap and close to the edges.  This leaves ample room for the gift card without it being too tight a fit.

Once the gift card section is complete, the top layer is simple.  Just be careful when you tape the top flap down to only tape the left section!!  I have made that mistake myself on several occasions. 🙂

I kept the stamping pretty simple and just added the Soft Sky heart for an accent.  The glitter enamel dot is to tie in the Pear Pizzaz.  The coffee beans are stamped full strength once on each side and then again without re-inking on each side.

My color combination is from the beautiful Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.  I know i am repeating myself, but Stampin’ Up! has the BEST designer series paper!!

COLOR COMBINATION:

MEASUREMENTS:

Soft Sky = 4 1/4 X 11

Early Espresso = 3 3/4 X 5

DSP= 3 1/2 X 4 3/4

Early Espresso = 3 X 4 1/4

Whisper White = 2 3/4 X 4

 

Thank you so much for stopping in today!  I hope you enjoyed this card.  I may not have explained myself very well on the making of the gift card flap.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

PAPER PUMPKIN SPECIAL:

There is an awesome new Paper Pumpkin Special for the next few weeks. If you have not been a previous Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can now try it for 1/2 price.  Just sign up between August 11 – September 10.

SUPPLIES:

 


 

Pals August Blog Hop – Thanks A Bunch

 

Welcome to the August 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month we’re going to “Cut It Out”. Participants will feature projects with “cuts” from punches, dies, Framelits, Edgelits, or Thinlits.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

My card for this awesome blog hop is a mixture of stamp sets and punches.  I am using the sentiment  for the title.  It is “Thanks A Bunch”.

 

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle, Jackie Beers, jackiebeers, stampinup

Daisy Delight Bundle 145361

I got my DSP inspiration from the cover of the HGTV Magazine that just arrived.  It had flowers made from paint chips. So I immediately thought of the beautiful Color Theory DSP.

I punched the daisies from the same sheet of DSP.  One is the “paint chip” side and the other is the opposite side, which is the paint crackle.  Isn’t this paper just wonderful?  The pansy is two punches from the same DSP.

The background, which does not show up very well in the photograph, is from the stamp set “You’ve Got This”. It is a crosshatch design stamped in Soft Sky ink.  The stems for the flowers are from the Daisy Delight set.  The sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet set and is punched out with the 1 1/4 circle punch.

I enjoyed making this card for today’s hop.   A little whimsy is a wonderful thing !!!!  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the post.  By clicking on a picture you will be taken to my Online store.  Thank you!

Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on September 13, 2017 for “My Favorite Season”. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We’d love to hear what you have to say about our creative “Cuts”.

Blog Hop Line-up:  



SUPPLIES: