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This weekend, I received my preview copy of the new January - June 2020 Mini Catalog. It is absolutely AMAZING! Not only did I get the catalog, I had the awesome opportunity to stamp with a few of the stamp sets in the new catalog and even brought a couple home with me.
Wanna see? I thought so!
First though, if you'd like to receive your own copy of this catalog in December, I'd love to send you one! Just leave me a comment, send me an email, or head over to my Facebook group and leave a comment there.
This sneak peek has put me in the mood for spring. Too bad the snow has just begun to fly. I'll be sharing some more sneak peeks from the mini catalog in the coming weeks, but there are still lots of things to share with you from the Holiday Catalog before it expires in January!
Would you like the opportunity to see the full catalog sooner and to be able to purchase the new stamps and accessories in December? Consider purchasing the starter kit for these benefits as well as a 20% discount on all your stamping supplies. I'd love to tell you more about it!
In the next few weeks, I’m going to be sharing a bunch of cards featuring fun folds. Today’s may be my favorite! This fold creates a 3D effect when you stand the card up so it looks a little like a picture window or a diorama. It’s super easy to make!
In this sample, the piece of Pacific Point card stock is 4 1/4” x 8. Score it at 1 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 5 1/2”, and 6 3/4”. Fold the two outsides into a z-fold by folding the center score marks towards the middle and then fold them back out on the outside score marks.
Cut it a strip of Pacific Point card stock to measure 5 1/2” x 1”. Lay your base card on the table with the folds on one side opened and the folds on the other side folded. Adhere the outside edges of the long strip to the two outer panels. It should lay flat like this as this is how you put it in the envelope. You can unfold the folded side to see how the card pops open to stand on a table or shelf.
To finish the card, cut four pieces of patterned paper to 1” x 4”. Adhere these to the outer panels. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 2 3/4” x 4” for the center panel. Add stamped images of your choice!
I just love the depth and texture of this fun fold card. I’d love to see your creations with it!
I would like to announce my first ever YouTube video featuring the Country Home stamp set and the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint. I am excited to have another way to share projects and techniques with you in a way where you can actually see what I am doing!
In this first video, I show you how to apply the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint using a paintbrush for a more even effect. Basically, you pour out a little puddle of paint onto a clear block and then use a paintbrush to scoop some up and dab it onto your project. In order for the puff effect to work, you need to create little puddles of puff paint, so I show you how to apply it with a tapping method to leave a puddle of paint instead of brushing it into the cardstock. Then, heat it with a heat gun and watch it puff up! You can also go back and add a little more paint with your paintbrush if you don't get quite the puff you were hoping for the first time.
I also demonstrate how to create beautiful shading with the Stampin' Blends markers. These markers are so easy to use. Begin by coloring the image with the lighter marker. Then, color the shaded areas with the darker marker. Finally, go back over the whole image with the lighter marker to blend the colors together. You can keep going over the image until you have the desired darkness and effect.
You'll want to check out the video to see the puff paint and blends in action! I'd love to hear what you think about my first foray into the world of instructional videos; please leave a comment or suggestion below. As always, On Y Go! Let's get stamping!
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Whisper White Cardstock: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Soft Suede Cardstock: 2 5/8" x 3 7/8"
Old Olive Cardstock: 3" x 4 1/4"
Old Olive Cardstock: 4 1/4" x 3 3/16"
Garden Lane DSP: 4 1/4" x 3"
But washi is perfect for making quick and easy cards! I love to layer cardstock on my cards, but all those layers take time. With washi, it's easy to layer colors and patterns. It sticks, but isn't super sticky, so when you put it in the wrong place, it's easy to peel it off and re-position it. And with the coordinating colors and patterns, you can layer strips on top of each other to create patterns.
So today, I pulled out my stash of washi and got to work.