Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Trying something new! Alcohol with blends markers

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Hi there!
You are probably like me and have been seeing the inking technique using blend markers on vellum and applying alcohol.  
I participate in a monthly swap with a group of sweet friends and this was my entry.
I love the pop of colors and the elegance added by the gold leafing flakes.
This card was fun to make as I learned a new inking technique.
It combined lots of products that I already had on hand.
I absolutely love using my stash!

Images ©2021 Stampin’ Up!

Here's the steps I took to make this card:
A2 card base using Night of Navy, score at 5.5"
Cut Basic White panel, 4" x 5.25"
Cut Daffodil Delight panel, 3.75" x 5" and emboss with Textured Textile EF
Using Polished Pink, punch a flower from the large Daisy Punch
Stamp a flower using Polished Pink ink on Polished Pink cardstock, heat emboss with clear embossing powder
Add white twine to flower center
Using Granny Apple Green, punch a banner with the Triple Banner punch
Emboss with Painted Texture EF
Randomly color vellum with Blends Markers
Spritz vellum with rubbing alcohol
Use sponge dauber and dot alcohol for added interest 
Cut vellum into panels
Using white multi-purpose Tombow glue, add gold leafing
Layer vellum layer on card panel
Add flower embellishment

Here's a product ingredient list below:
Thanks for stopping by the Craft Lounge!

  • My name is Nedine Hunter-DuPree, the lead creator for Craft Lounge Creations.
  • I am an independent demonstrator within Stampin' Up!
  • All of the wonderful projects you see on my site are uniquely my own content and are my sole responsibility.  While many of my projects use Stampin’ Up! products, Stampin' Up! does not endorse the Craft Lounge website.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop: Welcoming the New, Cherishing the Old

Hello!  Thank you for visiting with me today!  I appreciate you being here!
I am SO VERY excited to be participating with a super talented group of Demonstrator Sisters in this blog hop!  It was truly my honor in coordinating my first-ever blog hop with such a great group of people!
You see, we are all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and hold the title of "Silver" which is a status in the company.  We have many accomplishments to celebrate and are hoping to be like the Jefferson's and move on up!  
The next level for us is Silver Elite, hence the clever name of this blog hop - 
Journey to Silver!  

You should have arrived here from Nancy's blog which is called Stampin' With Nutsy.  I really enjoyed her project and love her creativity!
For our project, we were to pick an item that premiered in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as well as feature one item that carried over into the new catalog as well as featuring a new InColor!

Can we talk about those gorgeous InColors for a moment?
Do you like bright, happy colors?  
Look no further!  They have arrived!

Wow, right?
Absolutely gorgeous colors!

My project primary features our new InColors along with the Artistically Inked Stamp Set, which is also a new release in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  My carry-over items are the die cut shapes that are featured on my card.  These are from both the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and Painted Labels Dies. I also snuck a Stitched Nested Label in there as well because I like it, but this is a retired item.

In addition to the products that are featured, my card also boasts the split paper stamping technique that a Demo friend re-introduced me to.  This technique allows for quick and easy creation of multiple cards.  
So, between the wonderful products, and the great technique, it is a win-win all around!  My projects feature beginner level stamping, intermediate level stamping and then avid stamping by adding layers and embellishments.

The two cards below feature more beginning level stamping using just a card base and ink to create a lovely card when paired with the elements from the stamp set.
It is true, my go-to style is more based upon layers and sparkle.  With this stamping technique, I proved to myself that sometimes Clean and Simple (CAS) is the way to go!


                The next three cards are a bit more stamped up and I'd consider them to be more on the intermediate level with the addition of a die cut shape, ribbon and a bit of bling to go with with.  I love Stampin' Up's color coordination across the product line.  The new In-Colors really add a pop of pizzazz to the projects
These last two cards are at the Avid level and team up with the coordinating Epherma pack that goes with this product suite.  I think the gold elements add a bit of classic elegance.  

Thanks so much for visiting with me today!  Next up on the blog hop, you'll travel over to Janice's blog and see her great project.  All of the Blog Hop links are below.  

Creator’s Name Blog Site


 I am so excited each year to see the new Designer Series Papers (DSP) in the new Annual Catalog.  Year over year, I fall in love with the new DSP's that are offered.  It is the same for this year!

I wanted to share this product offering with you, so please look at the designs below and if you'd interested in receiving ALL of these papers for a fraction of the cost, please leave me a message!  The registration for this paper share closes on July 4, 2021.

Thank you!

Sunday, May 30, 2021

FOR THE LOVE OF HIM: Masculine Blog Hop


A group of wonderfully creative friends decided to team up and honor the men in our life.  All of us in the blog hop are Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are united by our love of all things crafty!  In this Masculine Themed Blog Hop you will see their amazing creativity.  If you have arrived from Michelle's wonderful blog project, you are in the right place!  

On this Memorial Day Weekend, my project harkens back to the days when I would go boating with my Father.  
From his early days, Dad was known to love the water.
This love brought him to join the Marines.  
On his 88th birthday, he was honored with a Congressional Gold Medal as a Montford Point Marine - one of the first Black Marines in the United States.  

Into his retirement years, Dad would often take us camping at our lake house and we had a boat there. Even after suffering a spinal cord injury, Dad enjoyed the return visits to the lake.

My main project harkens back to those days we spent out on the water boating together. Visiting various lighthouses was a treat for us!
I chose a CAS (clean and simple) format for this card.  

My project features traditional nautical colors which to me translate to Night of Navy and Crumb Cake.  I love the detailed simplicity of the Sailing Home Stamp Set featuring the light house and sail boat. The Painted Texture embossing folder mimics the temptest of the sea.

Up Next,  you will travel to Sharon’s wonderful project. I appreciate you stopping to check out my project.  Please be sure to leave some blog love!

Sharon Jacobs - Stamped Inkspired Designs Next stop on the blog hop!

And, if you don't already have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours!  There are links below to the products that I have used.