Here is a fun way to get colorful, shiny sparkle on your cards! Since this technique involves stamping on Window Sheets with StazOn Solvent-based ink, I recommend using red rubber stamps only (wood-mount, clear-mount, or cling-mount). StazOn is harsh on the totally clear, Photopolymer stamps. So avoid using those if you can. I also recommend using stamp images that coordinate with either punches or dies. But you can certainly get out your Paper Snips (scissors) and fussy cut your images.
Because some projects and cards are easier to explain with a video, I shared this card this past Wednesday during my Facebook Live Online Paper Crafting class. I then uploaded the recorded version of my Facebook Live video to my YouTube channel (since I know not everyone is ON Facebook). Be sure to watch the video (you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog), check out the products list below, scroll through the close-up photos, and then let me know if you have any questions.
As you can see it’s very easy to stamp and color window sheets (acetate) and then add a layer of glimmer paper to give it that sparkle. And you get such striking results! Here are the measurements for the card I demonstrated.
- Whisper white Thick Cardstock
- 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” scored at 4-1/4” and folded in half
- 3-3/8” x 4-5/8”
- Basic Black Cardstock
- 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”
- Sparkle Glimmer Paper
- Scrap for punching butterflies
- Window Sheets
- Scrap for stamping & punching butterflies
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store. Butterfly Wishes is not quite available yet, but will be starting June 4. I’ve also included the supplies I used to create the other two cards I made & shared at the end of the video. If you are interested in the yellow orchid card, you’ll want to get the Climbing Orchid stamp set and coordinating Orchid Builder dies now. They are retiring and will be unavailable after June 3.
Here is the card I demonstrated in the video. (I changed up the accents after recording: removed the pink flowers, added a clear one, and then added a couple rhinestones.)
But I still like this orange and blue one better. 😉
Here is the 3rd card I made. With this one, no Blends Markers are needed.
And here is the card that I was inspired by. Update…Cathy Parise was the creator. Yay!! Thank you Cathy for emailing me after seeing the video. 😊I LOVE your swap card!
It’s a busy time of year at our house:
- school is ending (the last day of school is June 6th), so there are concerts and end of the year kids’ events
- our house is filled with garage sale stuff (lots and lots of stamping/crafting stuff too) that we need to price and set up for our sale next week
- a new Stampin’ Up! catalog is beginning, so I’m invoicing for product share and will be ordering, prepping and shipping them soon
- grad parties, cousin’s events, summer haircuts, major changes in our yard/driveway right now…
- and Papa is still struggling to restore is health (continued prayers please)
It seems like everything is happening at once. It’s a little hectic. In fact I’m missing out on my upline’s fun demonstrator event that she only holds 3 times a year. 😢I cancelled a couple days ago and feel horrible, but I had to let something go.
Despite how crazy it’s been this week and WILL be for the next few weeks, we DID manage to go up north to my parents’ place and relax for Memorial Day weekend. We even brought our camper. It was the first time using it!
I think since we survived sleeping out there in 40 degree rainy weather, we are going to be able to get in a few more trips with it this summer. We just need to get them on the calendar! Here are a few more photos.
Grandma always makes it fun for the kids (even when she is fighting a bugger of a cold). Here are my boys (Nick and Luke) with cousin Robbie (on the left) and cousin Yvette (in the front) reading clues on a treasure hunt.
Here they are just hanging out watching Robbie make cool things with his paracord.
And of course breakfasts are best at the cabin! Little Yvette hung out with the boys as much as she could. And they were very good about giving her attention and playing with her.
Yvette’s little sister, Simone isn’t quite old enough to play yet. But she was very fun to hold and watch.
Oh, those cheeks!
And the best part!?…EVERYONE made it – the WHOLE family. (My husband and I are on the right next to my parents. Nick and Luke are kneeling in front of us.)
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EVERYTHING IS ROSY MEDLEY
Are you a fan of rose gold, beautiful florals, and stunning designs? Then the May exclusive Everything Is Rosy Medley is perfect for you! To access the informational flyer, click here. This bundle is $80 US and available during the month of May or while supplies last. Today is the last day!
THE 2019-20 ANNUAL CATALOG DEBUTS JUNE 4TH!
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BETTER THAN FLAT TUTORIALS
I’m so proud to be teamed up with five other super talented Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators so we can create Fun Fold cards & 3-D projects to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members each month! (Our handsome masculine-themed May projects are now available! The June projects will be ready tomorrow!) CLICK HERE for more information.
A PEEK AT JUNE’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
June’s Paper Pumpkin kit is all about sharing random acts of kindness through creativity in a fun and easy way. It includes 16 fun-sized, beach-themed cards and envelopes and an exclusive carrying case so you’ll always have your cards on hand to share wherever you go. Click here to see an introductory sneak peek video. Then click here to get your subscription started by June 10th for this next kit.
Coordinating colors: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, and Old Olive
STORAGE BY STAMPIN’ UP
Stampin’ Up! is now offering new organizational products! Storage by Stampin’ Up!® for those of us who want to interchangeable, stackable, customizable storage solutions for your Stampin’ Up! ink pads, markers and more!
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ANNUAL CATALOG NEWS
Due to recent supplier issues (and other factors), Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying the current die-cutting machine and trimmer: The Big Shot and Stampin’ Trimmer are retiring. These changes are giving Stampin’ Up! the opportunity to research and explore replacement options. But there will be a gap when we do not have a trimmer or die-cutting machine available. You will not see these items in the upcoming 2019-20 Annual Catalog that debuts June 4, 2019. Click here for more information.