Sweet Strawberry in a Farmhouse Chic Style

Summer is here!! The crazy heat here in BC (over 41C) meant no school today (the last day of school for my own class and my younger kids). It was too hot to even go outside and swim – so of course I went to the basement to stamp 🙂

This card was inspired by the delicious strawberries growing in my yard and by these two challenges:

I love creating cards with lots of layers, textures and colours. This one is no different. I used blending brushes, an embossing folder, water painter, DSP, punches and embellishments. A full list of supplies is below. Basically though, the white layer was lightly coloured using Highland Heather with a blending brush and then embossed with Brick and Mortar. I should have splattered it all with Gorgeous Grape ink at this point ( but I forgot so had to do it at the end and cover up the strawberries with scrap paper so they wouldn’t get splattered). The strawberries were inked with Poppy Parade (full strength for the outline and 2nd generation for the inside). The stems are Granny Apple Green full strength for outline and inside. They were attached with Dimensionals.

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Linen Thread
$6.75
Genial Gems
$11.00

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Biggest Wish – Acetate Transfer Technique

This was created for the TGIF Challenge #318. The challenge was to use Stampin’ Blends. I decided to try out a technique I’ve wanted to try for awhile called Acetate Transfer Technique.

To create this background I scribbled on a piece of acetate (just a piece left over from one of my stamp sets) with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend and a Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend. Then I spritzed the coloured acetate generously with Rubbing Alcohol and flipped it over onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. You can get a different look every time using this technique. I love how the colours blended to create a purple too.

After it dried, I stamped the sentiment using Night of Navy ink, flicked Wink of Stella across the card and then continued with all the normal, ribbon, layer, embellish stuff. You’ll find a whole supply list below.

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Paper Snips
$13.50

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New Catalogue Launch

I am SOOO excited about the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! Last night I launched the catalogue on my FB Page. I walked everyone through the new catalogue – showing amazing samples along the way (created by myself and other people in a team swap I participated in). I also created 3 cards live. You can see the full video below.

The first card I created featured the Party Puffins. I shared some tips on how to get a great image when stamping the puffins.

Next up I created a lovely card using the Color & Contour stamp set and dies. This card was inspired by a sketch on Freshly made Sketches (FMS484 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #641.

After creating with the Color & Contours I also couldn’t resist sharing a sample using the Party Puffins again. Can you tell I LOVE the Puffins?

Finally I created a card using the Ombre Specialty Paper, one of the fabulous dies from the Basic Border Dies and a soon to be retiring from the Mini Catalogue – Pretty Perennials stamp set. Watch the video below to see how I created the fun rainbow look on the word ‘happy’.

Live in Canada? You can get a make’n’take pack (which includes the cardstock and specialty paper bits as well as the embellishments needed to make the three cards I made in the video) plus a mystery embellishment as a little thank you from me if you place a $60+ order using my host code: BWWEEQGM before Sunday night.

You can also enter to win the three cards by filling in my Door Prize draw form.

Here are some quick links to all the events I have coming up. You definitely don’t want to miss ANY of them!!

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Geared Up Garage – CASE

I needed an awesome masculine card for one of my uncles – so I cased this great card designed by Julie Kettlewell (juliesjapes.blogspot.com) from the UK. I changed up the colours a bit because any chance to use Pretty Peacock I can’t pass up.

Many of the products used to create this card are retiring soon. Check out the whole last chance section at my Stampin’ Up! shop.

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Last Chance Product Sales

Stampin’ Up! released the retiring list today. Grab these while they are still available. Here are the retiring stamp sets.

Retiring Stamp Set List

Stamp sets aren’t the only things retiring! Many of our ribbons, embellishments and of course our 2019-2021 In Colours are retiring. Check them out – then grab the ones you love asap!

Embellishments, Ribbons, Ink, Paper, Tools and More…
Dino Dies
[149636]
$48.00

If you see something that you want to order, don’t delay. When they are gone, they are gone!

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Paper Pumpkin Envelope DSP

I used the inside of the Paper Pumpkin envelopes as DSP on this card.

I just can’t get enough of these adorable boots! Here is another alternative project using the fabulous stamp set from the March 2020 Paper Pumpkin – No Matter the Weather.

You can watch my video on how I created this card on my You Tube channel or on my FB Page.

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Happy Stampin!

Leah