On the CASE: Detailed With Love

It’s time to celebrate!

This is the last CASE file for Ann and I this year! Wow! How time flies ūüėÄ I thought I’d revisit a past suite and share another quick and simple design. With the holiday hustle and bustle, it can be good to have a few quick cards ready to go.¬†

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (December 2018 - Detailed With Love - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring,Delightfully Detailed product suite. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #celebrate  #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Detailed with Love
Paper:¬†Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Vellum (3″ x 3″), Mint Macaron CS (1″ x 5″)
Inks: Grapefruit Grove, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Faceted Dots
Other:¬†2 1/4″ Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stamparatus

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Grab one of the Blackberry Bliss watercolor wash notecards from the Delightfully Detailed Notecards & Envelopes pack.
  2. Trim out the spiral floral pattern and a bit of the dotted scallop trim from the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.
  3. Sponge some Grapefruit Grove ink on the white side of the scallop trim using a sponge dauber.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss. Trim the dots off the bottom of the sentiment.
  1. Adhere the scallop element to the bottom of the sentiment.
  2. Thread the sentiment through the laser cut piece.
  3. Add a 2 1/4″ vellum circle behind the sentiment.
  1. Adhere the finished sentiment panel to the card base. The laser cut piece should fit exactly. If not, trim the card base or the laser cut to fit.
  2. Add some Faceted Dots for some extra bling!

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 –¬†Once I realized that there was no way this card was actually white, but vanilla, the project came together quickly. Sometimes SU has their product samples put together and photographed before they finalize designs and colors. Seems like they originally thought to use Whisper White as the primary neutral for the Delightfully Detailed suite, not Very Vanilla – hence the white looking sample images in the catalog! I really love the detail of weaving the sentiment through the laser cut image. It really makes the whole thing look pretty complex, but really, it’s just about having the patience to weave through and adhere. Give this project a try this weekend and you’ll have lots of nice notecards to use in the coming weeks!

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On the CASE: Oh, Hello!

It’s a new year, with new adventures!
Happy 2019! Ann and I are back with another On the CASE.¬† Last year,¬† Ann and I worked our way through Stampin‚Äô Up!¬ģ catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, providing you with free tutorials so you could CASE your own. This year, Ann is still working on unsolved Stampin’ Up! CASEs, but I’ve been “reassigned” to a new unit!

On the CASE: Detailed With Love

It’s time to celebrate!
This is the last CASE file for Ann and I this year! Wow! How time flies ūüėÄ I thought I’d revisit a past suite and share another quick and simple design.

Product Spotlight: Brusho Crystal Colour

Is Brusho Crystal Colour a mystery to you?

I have had my little pots of Brusho for almost a year now and I really have been tentative in using them. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s because it could get everywhere and make a massive mess. Yah – that’s probably it. I have visions of little crystals all over a workspace and my hands covered in blue or red or gamboge. But, if you’re careful with it, there’s no reason to be scared. It’s tons of fun to use!

For the next few days I’ll be exploring Brusho,¬†and I’m bringing you along! Today’s project was inspired by two things – a crafty friend’s birthday, and The Paper Players’ current color challenge.

I had a very specific idea in mind when creating this project. I wanted to explore using a new tool – Masking Fluid in combination with Brusho. Masking Fluid (Amazon Affiliate Link) is a liquid rubber/latex that can be painted over an area to mask it off from stamping or coloring – including watercoloring, even with Brusho. Here’s a quick step-by-step:

  1. I stamped the images to the left in Staz-on, made sure the ink was dry. (Note that in this instance, some images were masked so they would overlap)
  2. Then I applied the Masking Fluid over the imagery with a small paintbrush.
  3. After the fluid was dry, I applied the YELLOW Brusho crystals and spritzed with water.
  4. After drying the panel with the Heat Tool, I was able to rub off the dried Masking Fluid and the images were perfectly white.
  5. Then I watercolored the images as usual and added my sentiment.

The whole watercolored panel (which is Shimmery White Cardstock) was adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.

For The Paper Players (PP418) color challenge - Poppy Parade, So Saffron, Smoky Slate. Featuring, Crafting Forever and Brusho Crystal Colours. For more details including additional samples and videos click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #celebrate #brusho #craft #handstamped #birthdaycard #watercolor

Super-WOW, right?! It was not difficult! I think the Masking Fluid really levels the playing field for those who are tentative in applying watercolors to a background – especially when using Brusho. This is literally a one-layer card! No fussy cutting pieces, etc.

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For today’s Product Spotlight, I thought I’d share a video from Colourcraft and Kate Dachovska¬†about other ways to use Brusho!

Here’s a few more projects where I used Brusho. I hope you’re inspired and give it a try ūüėÄ

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Festive Friday: Hello My Friend

Ever send a card just to say hello?
No? Why not?! Don’t you just love going to the mailbox and finding a surprise other than a credit card bill? I’m sure there’s someone in your life that would love to get a happy mail surprise too!

On the CASE: Oh, Hello!

It’s a new year, with new adventures!
Happy 2019! Ann and I are back with another On the CASE.¬† Last year,¬† Ann and I worked our way through Stampin‚Äô Up!¬ģ catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, providing you with free tutorials so you could CASE your own. This year, Ann is still working on unsolved Stampin’ Up! CASEs, but I’ve been “reassigned” to a new unit!

On the CASE: Playful Backgrounds

Are you ready to look like a papercrafting genius?!

I am so excited to share today’s CASE file with you. I’ve been eyeing this project since the catalog came out, but thought that it might just take too much time. Well, wasn’t I surprised when I had it put together in about 10 minutes (with the help of a heat tool). This particular design showcases one of our background-ish stamp sets – Playful Backgrounds. It’s great “utility” stamp set because it can add all sorts of great texture to any design as it’s just a bunch of fun, random patterns. In today’s project, we’ll make a stunning multi-technique panel that really helps the sentiment to pop.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (November 2018 - Playful Patterns - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Playful Patterns stamp set. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #celebrate #emboss #gold #handstamped

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps:  Playful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set [141920] , Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set [145519]
Paper:¬† Whisper White Thick Cardstock [140272]¬†8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″,¬†Mint Macaron Cardstock [138337]¬†4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″,¬†Shimmery White Card Stock [101910]¬†3″ x 5 1/2″, 3″ x 3″ ,¬†Vellum Card Stock [101856]¬†3″ x 3″
Inks:¬† Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad [147106]¬†,¬†Versamark Pad [102283]¬†,¬†Jet Black Stazon Ink Pad [101406]¬†,¬†Stazon Cleaner [109196]
Accessories: Gold Metallic Thread [138401]
Other:Embossing Buddy [103083]¬†,¬†Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109129]¬†,¬†Heat Tool [129053],¬†Aqua Painters [103954]¬†,¬†Big Shot [143263]¬†,¬†Layering Circle Framelits Dies [141705],¬†Pretty Label Punch [143715]

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere the Mint Macaron piece to the card base. Set aside.
  3. Watercolor a big splotch in Mint Macaron on the Shimmery White Cardstock piece. Dry (use heat tool to speed drying).
  4. Stamp spots from Playful Patterns using Staz-on Black.
  5. Stamp the circle outlines using VersaMark and heat emboss in Gold.
  6. Adhere finished panel to card base, offset about 1/2″ from the left.
  1. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark on a scrap of Shimmery White. Heat emboss in Gold. Punch out with the Pretty Label Punch.
  2. Add Gold Metallic Thread to the back of the sentiment with mini glue dots.
  3. Diecut the largest circle from vellum. Adhere the sentiment to the vellum.
  4. Attach completed sentiment to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 –¬†I popped this up to a three because there’s some intermediate techniques like the watercolor wash and the embossing. Be sure to get the watercolor completely dry before stamping. AND, be sure to use an Embossing Buddy before the embossing steps, as I noticed that the embossing powder likes to stick to even the Staz-on ink a bit after it’s dry. This design would be fun to do in a myriad of colors, perhaps one from each color in a color family. Don’t let the huge supply list scare you, the execution is quite straightforward!

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We hope our projects today inspired you to try CASE-ing the catalog too! We’re “on the case”, looking for the hashtag #SUontheCASE on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest) and if we find one of your projects, we’ll share it, like it, repost it – we’ll do it all!

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On the CASE: Oh, Hello!

It’s a new year, with new adventures!
Happy 2019! Ann and I are back with another On the CASE.¬† Last year,¬† Ann and I worked our way through Stampin‚Äô Up!¬ģ catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, providing you with free tutorials so you could CASE your own. This year, Ann is still working on unsolved Stampin’ Up! CASEs, but I’ve been “reassigned” to a new unit!

On the CASE: Detailed With Love

It’s time to celebrate!
This is the last CASE file for Ann and I this year! Wow! How time flies ūüėÄ I thought I’d revisit a past suite and share another quick and simple design.

On the CASE: Perennial Birthday

I found a chameleon in today’s CASE!

Today’s CASE file caught my eye almost instantly. I was so glad that the Perennial Birthday stamp set carried over as I’d only used it with the kit (retired) that accompanied it last year. As I started working the project, I realized that you could pair this with the Color Coordinator and come up with just about any color combination to change it up how you like! Pair it with a different piece of vellum, ink the ribbon to match and, voil√°, you have a design customized to its recipient! Let’s take a quick look at my finished project and the SU sample, then dive into the details.

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (September 2018 - Perennial Birthday - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Perennial Birthday stamp set, Graceful Glass Designer Vellum. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #happy #birthday #handstamped #floral #chalkboard

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Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps : Perennial Birthday Clear-Mount Stamp Set [145760]
Ink :¬†Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad [147096],¬†Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad [147052]¬†,¬†Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad [147093]¬†,¬†Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]¬†,¬†Versamark Pad [102283]
Card Stock : 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″¬†Whisper White Thick Cardstock [140272]¬†, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″¬†Bermuda Bay Card Stock [131197], 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″¬†Graceful Glass Designer Vellum [146344], 3″ x 4 3/4″ & scrap¬†Whisper White Card Stock [100730]¬†, 7/8″ x 3 3/4″¬†Basic Black Card Stock [121045]
Accessories :¬†White Stampin’ Emboss Powder [109132],¬†¬†Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon [144172]¬†¬†
Tools : Sponge Daubers [133773] , Heat Tool [129053] , Embossing Buddy [103083] , Paper Snips Scissors [103579]

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder.
  2. Start by adding Flirty Flamingo ink to the sheer Whisper White ribbon. Add ink to create desired depth of color. Set aside to dry. You may want to do this step the night before so the ribbon can dry, or use the Heat Tool to carefully dry the ribbon.
  3. Adhere the Coastal Cabana and Graceful Glass panels to the card base. When adhering the vellum, only add SNAIL or Tombow Multi to the center – leave approx 1/2″ – 3/4″ from each edge.
  4. Stamp the birthday sentiment in Versamark on Basic Black CS. Emboss with Whisper White embossing powder. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to keep stray powder from sticking!
  5. Stamp the “wishing you” sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White CS. Cut out the words Wishing and You. Discard the rest.
  1. Stamp the background in stages. I followed the sample image exactly, but you can stamp however you want to create a unique background! This sample uses Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo inks.
  2. Add a strip of the dyed ribbon across – about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom.
  1. Adhere the floral panel to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  2. Add the Happy Birthday and Wishing You sentiments as shown.
  3. Add a bow to the left using a Mini Glue Dot to affix.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 3 out of 5 –¬†I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card! Why the Level 3 rating? There’s lots of intermediate crafting going on – embossing, creating your own background, dyeing ribbon and working with vellum. Any one of those steps might leave a novice scratching their head in confusion, or redoing a step a few times to get it just right. This is the perfect step-up project for someone looking to move on from their basic stamping skills! So, don’t be scared – give it a try! For an even more advanced project, use this sample as a guide and come up with your own color combinations for a completely unique look!

 

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Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Oh, Hello!

It’s a new year, with new adventures!
Happy 2019! Ann and I are back with another On the CASE.¬† Last year,¬† Ann and I worked our way through Stampin‚Äô Up!¬ģ catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, providing you with free tutorials so you could CASE your own. This year, Ann is still working on unsolved Stampin’ Up! CASEs, but I’ve been “reassigned” to a new unit!

On the CASE: Detailed With Love

It’s time to celebrate!
This is the last CASE file for Ann and I this year! Wow! How time flies ūüėÄ I thought I’d revisit a past suite and share another quick and simple design.

On the CASE: Colorful Seasons

Looking for a versatile set for any season?

Look no further! For today’s On the CASE, I dove back into the Annual Catalog to revive a fan favorite from last year – Colorful Seasons! True, we don’t have the coordinating Color Theory products anymore, but that doesn’t leave this set crippled! In fact, I think it sets it free, allowing the maker to explore all sorts of fun color combinations and techniques!

For On the CASE with Ann & Nicole (August 2018 -Colorful Seasons - 2018-19 Annual Catalog). Featuring, Colorful Seasons stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits dies. For more details including tips for CASE-ing this card , click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #happy #life #handstamped #cherryblossom

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to qualify for my monthly giveaway!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

Stamps: Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set [143726]

Ink: Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad [147105], Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad [147052], Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad [147115],¬†Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″¬†Whisper White Thick Cardstock [140272],¬† 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Crumb Cake Card Stock [120953], 3/4″ x 5 1/2″¬†Soft Suede Card Stock [115318], 3 3/4″ x 5″¬†Watercolor Paper [122959], scraps¬†Whisper White¬† Card Stock [100730], 2″ x 2″ x 3 1/2″¬†Vellum Card Stock [101856]

Accessories: Linen Thread [104199]¬†(approx 24″), Share What You Love Artisan Pearls [146927]

Tools: Big Shot [143263], Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies [143751], Stamparatus [146276], Aqua Painters [103954]

On the CASE Notes

(your step-by-step guide)

  1. Score your card base at 4 1/4″. Fold and burnish the edge with a bone folder. Adhere Crumb Cake layer. Set aside
  2. Apply a watercolor wash to the watercolor paper panel using Balmy Blue ink and an Aquapainter. Set aside to dry.
  3. Add two turns of linen thread to the Soft Suede cs. Add a third piece and tie a bow.
  4. Adhere the finished Soft Suede element to the card base.
  1. Stamp the flowers (Flirty Flamingo) and stamens (Soft Suede) on a scrap of whisper white. *TIP: Each flower and stamen stamp has an “arrow” to indicate how they match up. Always stamp the arrows in the same direction. To see them more easily, add a dot of color with a Sharpie marker (see picture).
  2. Diecut the flowers. *TIP: Mark the dies with a dot to match up with the “arrows” from the stamps. Then you won’t have to guess if your dies are going the right way! (see picture).
  3. Stamp the branches (Soft Suede) and flowers (Flirty Flamingo) on the watercolor panel. *TIP: A Stamparatus is key here! You can re-stamp as many times as you need to get a clear, rich image. That can be difficult to do on Watercolor Paper, so it might take 3-4 re-stamps. Make sure your stamp pad is juicy!
  1. Stamp the sentiment on vellum. Allow drying time. *TIP: Use a heat tool on the low setting to speed up drying, otherwise it could take a while!
  2. Trim sentiment to the proper height (2″). Rip off the right edge to create the torn look. Adhere to the watercolor panel. Trim the excess from the left edge.¬†*TIP: Use Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive on the left and right of the sentiment. Once adhered, rub over the adhesive with your fingertips to help blend in the adhesive. Once dry it will be invisible!
  3. Adhere the watercolor panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  4. Adhere the diecut flowers using Mini Glue Dots.
  5. Adhere three Artisan Pearls.

How Hard Was It to Crack this CASE?

Difficulty Level: 2 out of 5 –¬†Though stunning, this card is not HARD! The key word is patience! Take time with the watercolor wash. Take time to stamp on the watercolor paper. Take time to stamp on the vellum and let it all dry! This card could seriously be a swap card where making multiples is easy breezy. Give it a try!

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  • Need a Color Coordinator to inspire color choices for your projects? Get yours today! "I love this! I have a hard time getting color combos together and this takes all the guess work out so I can start creating right away! I think every stamper should have one thank you for this amazing product." - Sandra

Here's some other projects you'll like!

 

On the CASE: Oh, Hello!

It’s a new year, with new adventures!
Happy 2019! Ann and I are back with another On the CASE.¬† Last year,¬† Ann and I worked our way through Stampin‚Äô Up!¬ģ catalogs, breaking down samples step-by-step, providing you with free tutorials so you could CASE your own. This year, Ann is still working on unsolved Stampin’ Up! CASEs, but I’ve been “reassigned” to a new unit!

On the CASE: Detailed With Love

It’s time to celebrate!
This is the last CASE file for Ann and I this year! Wow! How time flies ūüėÄ I thought I’d revisit a past suite and share another quick and simple design.