Sunday, June 25, 2017

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour!

Hello Friends!


Welcome! I am super duper excited when I got an invite to be part of the We {heart} our Hosts Blog Tour, hosted by Janet Wakeland, the remARKably Created team. What an honour!

This is a long post as it is very detailed.

This month, the We {heart} Hosts Blog Tour, demonstrators from various places are focusing on YOU with our Host Reward Stamp Sets.

My project for this blog hop, I am focusing on two host sets called "You're Delightful" and "Tranquil Tulips" on page 223 to double the fun!

The You're Delightful set is a 11 piece stamps and you can get this in Wood or Clear. (CDN$ pricing:144020 $21.00 (w) or 144023 $16.00 (c)). The Tranquil Tulips is a 22 piece photopolymer stamps (CDN$ pricing 143767 $13.00). 
You are going to love these sets as I show you two different cards using the same technique called Stamping Off technique.
Stamping Off means that you stamp an image at full-strength, then stamp again without reinking the stamp, then stamp a third time if you want it even lighter. Stamping Off gives you three different shades of colors.
Card 1
1. Cut (1) 8-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Thick cs (140272), and score at 4-1/4". This is your base card.

2. Cut (1) 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Smoky Slate cs (131202) and attach it to the base card.

3. Cut (1) 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cs (100730). This is your focal layer. Ink the overlay tulip in Smoky Slate ink (131179). Stamping Off once onto your scratch paper, and then onto this focal piece cardstock. Repeat the same step and alternating the angle and height of the tulips. With the stems, repeat as above in step 3. Clean your stamp before moving to step 4, only if you want to keep the tulips the same.

4. Ink the base tulip stamp in Crushed Curry ink (13199) onto a scratch Whisper White cs. Ink the overlay stamp over the base tulip. This technique is called Two-Step technique (see description
here). Tip: If you are making multiple cards, stamp all the tulips on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White cs. Repeat this step if you would a different color. In this card, I used the Berry Burst ink (144243) as well.

I sponged the edges in the same color schemes to give it some dimensions.

5. For the stems and leaves, I used Lemon Lime Twist ink (144245) at full strength and aligning my stamps and stamping directly to the cs. Once you have steps 4 and 5 completed, using your paper snips (103579) and trim your tulips out.

6. Arrange them onto your base card. Trim if needed. I used the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108) for the Berry Burst tulip.

7. Then I stamped a sentiment on remnants of Smoky Slate cs, and heat set this with Stampin' White Emboss Powder (109132).

Card 2
1. Cut (1) 8-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Smoky Slade cs. Follow this template as your cutting and folding guidelines but read step 2 first before cutting as I changed it slightly to fit the sentiment. I found this template on Pinterest, author unknown, and rather than revamping this it is available to the public.
2. Score as indicated in the template but score down only to 2-1/4" rather than 3-1/2". You can adjust the sizing to whatever size panel you want to make it. I made my panel to 3-1/4" wide, leaving 2-1/4" wide with the steps. This will allow me to work with the sentiment "YOU'RE THE BEST". Then mountain fold on 1", 3-1/8" and 6-3/8" score lines and valley fold on the remaining score lines.

Your base card should look like this.

3. I cut a 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Whisper White cs and stamped the "YOU'RE THE BEST" in Smoky Slate ink (131179) as I want it to be in a lighter color so that I can visually see the lines without being too noticeable.

4. I colored each of the letter with the inColor 2017-19 (144081) scheme and using the Wink of Stella Brush (141897) to color them in. The Wink of Stella Brush has a fine tip for easy of coloring. Then is placed on a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Berry Burst cs (144243) and then glued to the base card. Here is the final image of the card.

I hope you enjoyed these two fantastic cards, and thank you so much for joining me today.

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  1. Pretty projects! Love the gray tulips behind your focal image. Great stair step card too!

  2. So pretty! I just love your side step card!

  3. Great fancy fold for this stamp set. Beautiful card!

  4. Pretty cards. I love the side step one. The Tranquil Tulip stamp set is one of my favorites.

  5. What a clever card - I love the grey behind the colours, too

  6. Your cards a wonderful, particularly the one with the gray.

  7. Gorgeous cards Liz - love the first one and your second one has me singing 'tiptoe through the tulips' in my head now so clever!


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