Monday, November 21, 2022

STAMPlorations Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack!

 Here is the link from Shery's STAMPlorations Blog of 24 samples of my STAMPlorations 
Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack cards.   I was able to create 22 Christmas Cards and 
12 Fall All Occasion cards from the Paper Goods set with products left over😊

I think you will be impressed with the versatility of Shery's Paper Good Pack...
I sure was and in no time I added to my Christmas and All Occasion Cards stashes!

The Pack is 1/2 price and you can add any or all of the wonderful sentiment die cut sets
to your order at an extra cost.  I had fun adding die cut sentiments to all my cards,
which I popped up with die cut layers!

Enjoy some of my favorite cards and short descriptions!
Fall Cards!

57th Anniversary Fall card for Denny using Paper Goods Pack and Everyday
Sentiments Phrase Dies set💕

Fall Birthday Card using Paper Goods Pack and Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies set.

Thanksgiving Card using Paper Goods card front and ephemera.  I die cut the 3 x 4
cardstock layer and added the ephemera, which I enhanced with Chrystal Glaze and
then added the die cut Phrase sentiment. Photo was taken before adding Glaze.

Paper Goods 3" x 4" Journaling card and Skinny Sentiments Phrase Dies.
Paper Goods A2 cardfront and Skinny Sentiments Phrase Dies!

Now onto Paper Goods Pack Christmas Cards💕with examples of added sparkle!

Paper Goods 3"x4" Journaling Christmas card with LOTS of glitter!
Connect Glue with Dazzling Diamonds glitter on snow and  silver 
Glitter Paper die cut Noel using Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies.

Paper Goods 3"x4" Journaling Christmas card using Connect Glue with 
Dazzling Diamonds glitter on snow and die cut silver Glitter Paper
Joyful using Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies and then cut off "ful".

Paper Goods A2 Card Front with images covered with Wink of Stella.  
Very glittering in real life💕 Die cut Joyful and painted with metallic watercolors.

Outlined all the images with 03 art pen, which made the images pop!
Then die cut the Joyful and painted with gold metallic paint!
Embellished Paper Goods A2 Christmas cardfront with Connect
glue and added DD Glitter to the center of snowflakes and die cut Merry sentiment
from silver glitter paper. Pretty, sparkly and touchable😊

Moving onto Ephemera Christmas Card Samples💖

I die cut layers to frame the sugary sweet Christmas Ephemera image and added the 
die cut Joy from the Christmas Sentiments Phrase Dies set!

More die cut framing for the Ephemera and die cut Joyful😊

A  sweet Holiday scene framed Ephemera with the added die cut Joy.

Wow...we can now be Joyful!!!  Hope you enjoyed ALL the creative and fun
ways to use STAMPlorations Fall and Winter Paper Goods Pack and
wonderful die cut sentiment sets.

Be sure and check out the STAMPlorations Blog Fall and Winter Paper
Goods Pack with the extra Sentiment Sets that you can add to your order for 
an additional cost.
The CUTplorations Die Sets

Everyday Sentiments Phrase Dies

Christmas Sentiments Dies

Skinny Sentiments Dies

Thank you for your visit and patience if you made it to the end of my
photo heavy post, my dear friends.
Wishing you all a special and Happy Holiday Season💕

Love and Hugs,

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees

My 1st time to use the STAMPlorations Sketchy Yule Trees stamp set😊
This stamp set is part of the STAMPlorations Holiday Stamps Bundle, which has been 
generously discounted by Shery!

I ordered the stamp set last Christmas season and now having so much fun playing
 with the set, which has 6 open Christmas tree designs.  
The trees were perfect for watercoloring with Altenew Metallic paints.

Another card using Metallic paints..can't resist the shine for the Holidays!

I have discovered that photographing metallic shine on cards works best
at this angle.  But is even prettier IRL....

I stamped the trees in MISTI using Versafine black pigment ink onto
Strathmore Mixed Media paper and then removed and heat embossed 
with clear EB powder.
Next used #1 paint brush to apply the Altenew Metallic paints.

So relaxing and fun to watercolor,  adding layers until happy with the results.
Then let images dry completely and die cut with SSS Postage Stamp Edge Frames.

Next painted a scrap piece of Basic White paper with metallic paint and
attached the STAMPlorations "Merry Everything" Clear Stickers sentiment and fussy cut.
I added the tiny rhinestones for balance and
popped up the card front with craft foam and attached to 
SU Basic White cardbase and Done! LOVED all the shine!

Happy to add another Christmas card to my stash.  Thank you for visiting dear friends.
Sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all those celebrating.

Love and Hugs..

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Sketchy Yule Trees".
Paper: SU Basic White 110#.  Strathmore Black Mixed Media.
Inks: Versafine Black Pigment Ink.  Altenew Metallic Watercolors.
Accessories: SSS Postage Stamp Frames. #1 paintbrush. STAMPlorations Clear Stickers "Merry Everything" sentiment.  Tiny rhinestones from stash. Craft foam.  Connect Glue.

I am sending my card over to these challenges!

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #68: Trees, Trees, Trees!

Sunday, November 13, 2022

November 2022 Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!
I was thrilled to see Shery at STAMPlorations is again a 

Here is a sweet update by Shery with photos of cards that Shery created for
the Blog Hop using samples from Shery's new awesome Fall & Winter Paper Goods Pack.
She even included a couple cards I created using the new Paper Goods Pack. 

My shiny cup of Coffee/Tea/Chocolate!

Such pretty shine from the little package of metallic 6" x 6" pretty paper, which was 
a gift from a dear friend.  Perfect for Christmas cards:-)

I attached the paper panel with Connect Glue to SU Basic White 110# cardstock, 
next stamped the coffee mug from STAMPlorations 
"Coffee to Go: Fall and Winter" stamp set onto Strathmore Mixed Media. 

I stamped the mug with Versamark and heat embossed with Altenew Platinum
 Embossing Powder and fussy cut with my SU Papersnips.
Then I used a #1 paintbrush to paint the images and lid with 
Altenew Metallic Paints. 

Then placed cardfront in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations "Christmas Joy"
Merry Christmas using Versamark and removed the image from MISTI.
Next used Ranger "Princess Gold" EB powder to heat EB the sentiment.

Next added Craft Foam to cup using Connect Glue and popped up image onto
 card front and attached to Card Base
Added Rhinestones Bling and Done!

A fun card using STAMPloration products from my stash:-)
Shery is still limited to Digi Images,  which she has a wonderful selection and
special price cut Bundles that include stamps, dies, paper goods, etc.

So happy to have another shiny card for my Christmas Stash and always
fun to play in the Fall Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:-)

Love and Hugs, 
 & Si
Stamps: STAMPlorations Coffee to Go: Fall&Winter And Christmas Joy
Paper: SU Basic White. Strathmore Mixed Media. Pretty Paper from a friend.
Inks:Versamark.  Altenew Metallic Paints.
Accessories: Papersnips. Altenew Platinum EB Powder.  Ranger Princess Gold. #1 paint brush. MISTI.
Spellbinders Rhinestones. Connect Glue. Craft Foam. 

Sending my card to

Friday, November 4, 2022

Stencil Metallic Watercoloring on Black MM Paper

I am Hooked on Metallic Watercoloring on Black MM Paper
because of my dear creative friends Lolly and Bonnie!
Click on their links to view their Gorgeous Metallic painting on Black MM cards💖

Of course...I had to create my own version...Instead of stamping an image on
the black Strathmore Mixed Media paper I die cut The Greetery 
"Leaves All Around" image to paint!

I was pleased that the photo showed the shine on the left die cut leaves
 and the darker colors on the right die cut leaves.  
It is not easy to take photos of metallics!
The shine really shows up on the Gansai Gem metallic pan watercolors:-)

I attached the die cut leaves to my Brutos Munroe Sticky Mat and placed the 
#1 "Leaves All Around" Stencil over the die,  which stuck nicely to the mat.
Then I used a #1 paint brush to paint carefully thru the stencil.

Next I did the same with the #2 and #3 Leaves all Around Stencils:-)
After done,  I let the paint dry thoroughly then used Altenew " Silver Gel Pen"
to trace around the edges of the leaves using the #1 and #2 Stencils.
Removed the #2 stencil and was very pleased with my metallic watercoloring:-)
I did die cut another black mm paper layer to use to pop up my leaves.

Next watercolored a scrap of white mm paper with the Gem Red paint and die cut the
Joyful sentiment from the CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Die set."
Did a little surgery as the "Joy" fit better. I die cut a 2nd Joy with the Black MM paper
and attached to pop up the sentiment.

I used Altenew "Fine Frames Cover Die" to frame my image, which
worked out perfectly!  I attached the leaves and Joy with Connect glue.

Next attached my card front to SU Basic White 110# A2 Cardbase and Done!
Thank you Lolly and Bonnie for always inspiring me to try New Techniques😍

Now my head is spinning with more ideas:-)
This was my 1st time to use The Greetery "Leaves All Around" Die set and 3 in 1
Stencil set.  A big thank you to my dear friend that gifted me this wonderful set:-)

We are quickly turning from Fall weather to a wet early Winter season:-)
Which means...I have more time for crafting:-)  We had one of our best ever veggie/ 
 berry garden this year,  so I have been on overload harvesting and putting 
up delicious, beautiful fresh Organic produce for the year😍

Love and Hugs to all my dear friends...I so appreciate your visits!

Stamps: None
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media Black Paper.  SU Basic White 110# cardstock.
Inks: Gansai Gem metallic paints: Gem Red, Yellow and Green.  Altenew Silver Gel Pen.
Accessories: The Greetery Leaves All Around 3 in 1 Stencils and Die set.  Altenew Fine Frames Cover Die.  #1 paint brush.  Brutos Munroe Sticky Mat:-)  CUTplorations Christmas Sentiments Die (Joyful). Connect Glue

I am sharing my card at a few challenges...Enjoy!

NBUS #44