Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You with Mediterranean Moments

I used the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments stamp sets to create my card to share with you today.

My card design is loosely based on Freshly Made Sketches #280.

And my card also works for CAS-ual Fridays CFC170.

I started by stamping the image of the woman from the Beautiful You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Shimmery White card stock.  Then I stamped the image again on a Post-It Note and snipped around it to create a mask.

I placed the Post-It Note mask over the stamped image on the Shimmery White card stock panel and then I stamped the image from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set in Soft Suede ink over it.  I removed the mask and then used an Aqua Painter with just water to “paint” over the background image to soften it a bit.

I used Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron inks and an Aqua Painter to add just a little color to the bike, door, greenery and windows on the background image.  Then I used Real Red and Pink Pirouette inks and an Aqua Painter to add color to the image of the woman.  I let the panel dry completely before proceeding.

I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set in Early Espresso ink on the Shimmery White card stock panel and then adhered the panel to a panel of Real Red card stock with SNAIL.  I adhered the layered panel to a Soft Suede card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a single Real Red enamel dot from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack to finish the card front.

I stamped the image from the Beautiful You stamp set in Soft Suede ink on a panel of Shimmery White card stock and then watercolored it with Real Red ink.  I let the panel dry completely and then adhered it inside the card base.

I am planning to do a Facebook Live video this week to show you how I watercolored this panel…I have a little one home from school sick today so it will likely be tomorrow or Wednesday before I’m able to go live.  I’ll post a note on my blog with the date and time for the live video as soon as I have a plan.  🙂

You can see a complete list of supplies used, including card stock cuts, to create this project at the very bottom of this post.

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Soft Suede – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base
  • Real Red – 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
  • Shimmery White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stampin’ Up! High Tide for the Inkin’ Krew Card Swap

Last week, I’d shown off some of the pretty cards that I got at our team meeting from the swap that we did (you can see them here) and I mentioned that I’d be sharing my swap card a little later.  I used the Stampin’ Up! High Tide stamp set to create my card for the team swap.

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Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Final Days – Even MORE Free Products Now Available!!!

Sale-A-Bration has flown by!  Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right?  Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year!

To place the cherry on top of the final days of Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ Up! has added seven new products that you can earn for FREE!  Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products for every $50 you spend, additional Stampin’ Rewards for a qualifying party, or join and get two stamp sets for free!  That is up to a $104.00 value added to your starter kit! Continue reading