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Modern Farmhouse Paper Crafting?

Painted Seasons Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Joe and I have been on a remodeling kick and I have to admit the whole Modern Farmhouse craze rocks my world.  It's clean!  It eclectic! And it's beautiful!  The Modern Farmhouse look is humble, welcoming, polished and cheerful all rolled into one.  The modern farmhouse look mixes old and new, vintage and modern with a healthy dose of shiplap thrown into the mix.  So how can the Modern Farmhouse look be achieved in Paper Crafting and Card Making?


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Short Answer: Texture with lots of White Space.

What creates texture best in the Paper Crafting World?  Embossing Folders, dies, embossing paste and dimensionals.  Don't forget the dimensionals.  Just a little bit of pop can add so much to a project.

While the texture is fun and beautiful, don't forget to leave lots of White Space for that clean, fresh look.


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Design Tips

Does the stamp set look unfamiliar to you?  It's new and it's free starting February 15th with Sale-a-bration. It's the Painted Seasons stamp set included in the Painted Seasons Bundle. On February 15, Stampin' Up! is offering a 2nd Release of fabulous Sale-a-bration products.  Note:  These are in addition to the previously released products.  

I stamped the ferns and the sparkle dots in soft subtle colors (Petal Pink and Soft Sea foam), but I couldn't resist a splash of sunshine when I stamped my flowers, so I ink them with Pineapple Punch Ink.  I fussy cut my flowers, but in March you will be able to purchase coordinating dies.

I needed 2 more sets of dies to complete my card.  The first is the wildly popular Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies.  You guessed it, I cut my hearts with the Be Mine dies.  The second die set is available with a coordinating stamp set and it's all about words.  It's the Well Said Bundle.  With my Well Said Bundle I cut the Soft Sea Foam "miss" and foliage.  I also stamped the word "you".

After stamping on my card  base, I added "shiplap" by embossing my card base with the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder.

 

Have a fabulous day,

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Painted Seasons Stampin' Up!

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Hey Love I'm Ape Over You

Hey Love Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

Joe's Birthday is just days away.  Plus Valentine's Day is next week, so I have all kinds of reasons to make him a card.  Not to mention, I think the Hey Love stamp set with all its fun lovable critters is just adorable.  The ape made me think jungles, so out came my Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical framelits dies.  The Tropical Chic stamps and dies are just so versatile.  They can stand alone on a project or be combined with another stamp set as I did today.  I've also combined Tropical Chic with Fabulous Flamingo and Animal Outing on more than one occasion for fabulous cards.


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Isn't he just so handsome tucked in tropical foliage and flowers?


Stamping Technique

Two-Toned Stamped Flower Technique

This is a really simple stamping technique that produces fabulous results.

First, I inked the center of my flower with Calypso Coral ink using my sponge dauber.  Then, using another sponge dauber, I inked around the center with Berry Burst ink.  This is all done directly on the rubber.  The final step is to simply stamp!  To see this technique in action, click the Animal Outing link above.


Freshly Made Sketches

A Big Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch

 

See a complete list of supplies for today's card below.


Have a fabulous day,

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No-Line Watercoloring (Sorta) & Tea Together

Tea Together Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

I love the soft look of this Sorta No-Line Watercoloring Technique.  And the Tea Together stamp set works so, so well for this technique.   The soft images look so lovely against the textured Whisper White background.  Speaking of textures, I used a variety of dies and one embossing folder to add texture and interest to my card.  For your convenience, I've provided links to all of today's card supplies at the bottom of this post.  I used a fair amount of supplies for today's card, but the good news is that several of my supplies were Free with Sale-a-bration.


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You'll notice that I used colored inks rather than black to stamp the line art images for a softer watercolor look.  This Watercoloring Technique is a variation of the No-Lines Coloring Technique, because I actually want to see the lines, especially on the cup.   But ........I want the lines to be softer.  This is a really fun technique to try and the Tea Together stamp set really lends itself to this technique.


Tea Together Stampin' Up!

My biggest tip for using this technique is to use a light hand and just a teeny bit of ink when painting with your Aqua Painter.  You can always go back and add another layer of ink for depth, but if you get you ink too dark in the beginning it's hard to take away.


Have a fabulous day,

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Tea Together Stampin' Up!

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