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February Projects

February 4, 2016

Are you ready for spring?  I think I've had enough wintery, cold weather and my stampin room has had enough warm/rich winter colors… I want SPRING! 

The Occasions mini catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog are full of spring colors and pastels…  that's my excuse for this month's projects being Springy.  Do you like flowers? Both project have quite a few different options/flavors of flowers.  They are so lovely and fresh!

I hope you've had a chance to go thru both catalogs.  Getting free stamp sets from the Sale-a-bration catalog make this my favorite time of the stampin year.  Both mini catalogs are awesome!

Dazzling Dames – Saturday, February 20th @ 1p – Lonna is hostess

Dexter Stampers – Sunday, February 21st @ 10a – Gerry is hostess
 
 
Watercolor Flowers
The technique is called resist.  We will heat emboss the flowers with white ink/white powder on white cardstock.  Color using makers or watercoloring make the flower come alive.  Adding 'A Wink of Stella' or glitter add the finishing touch. 
 
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The card below has Wink of Stella on the flower center.  Notice the little bit of ribbon attached with a staple?  What a great was to use those tiny pieces of beautiful ribbon.  Having just a bit of ribbon on the side of the card lets the stamped/colored flower be the attention getter…
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This card has glitter rather than Wink of Stella.
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The next project uses the Botanical Blooms Bundle.  This bundle is awesome!  The set is very versatile and the framelit set is HUGE!  I especially like the long fern/leaf framelit.  Look how nicely it creates an interesting border.  This product suite includes designer paper.  Okay, I admit that the paper seems a bit wild for my taste.  I didn't purchase it right away because I thought it was to crazy.  So many stampers love it so I figured I should invest in the bundle because everyone else likes it.  You'll notice many of the samples below are using the bundle colors but not the dsp.  I do like the calmer cards… until I threw in a touch of the dsp.  Ummm… I now like it all!

Botanical Blooms:
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This white on white (neutral) card would be nice as any occasion including weddings and anniversaries.
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Notice all the framelits?  No cutting, no punching… sweet! 
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Here's the card using the dsp.  It came out nice huh?  I threw in a vellum flower – oh, I like! I want to go to tropical destinations now.
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Ummm…  washi tape – my latest fav accessory!  The washi tape makes this card!!
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The product suite also has these rhinestone flower embellishments… a perfect fit.
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 I look forward to seeing you this month. 

 
Supplies:
Watercolor Resist Flower:
Stamp Set-Birthday Blooms; Paper-white, bliss, lagoon, moss, sand, slate; Ink-dijon, moss, pear, bride, pirouette, mambo, sky, lagoon, island, razzleberry, sand, white, black, slate; Accessories-bling 3 sizes, stella 2 flavors, dimensionals, markers, aqua, blender, blue glue, glitter, heat tool, ep white, stapler
 
Botanical Blooms:
Stamp Set-Botanical Blooms, Suite Sayings; Paper-white, black, olive, cajun curry, moss, mint, dsp Botanical, vellum Botanical; Ink-olive, black, mint, curry, cajun; Accessories-rhinestones, BS, botanical framelits, pokie, mat dimensionals, misc brads, candy dots, botanical elements, botanical washi, glue dots

Happy Stampin,

 

Nolansiggy

 

 

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