Celebrate Springtime Butterfly with Brusho

Oh how I wish I could photograph properly – the red on this card is positively VIBRANT! With this one, I used watercolor paper and brushed on a layer of water using my Aqua Painter. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho Crystal Colours in Red and brushed the entire piece with even more water. Pure color saturation! The butterfly is from a new set called Springtime Impressions Thinlits. Using the Precision Base Plate with the Big Shot produces perfect cutting every time. I popped it up using the Mini Dimensionals and the “Celebrate” sentiment, which is glued down with Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, is in the Celebrate You Thinlits set. Black Faceted Dots give it that little hint of bling.  Mounted on a Thick Whisper White card base so it can handle the weight of the watercolor paper. Simply striking! You simply must see it in person! Come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd!

Celebrate Springtime Butterfly

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Aqua Painter, Celebrate You Thinlits, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate

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Amazing Dragonflies and Brusho

If you know me, then you know just how much I adore dragonflies. When Stampin’ Up introduced their Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and coordinating Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in the 2017 Occasions catalog, I was in heaven! I am so pleased they carried over and are still current. Today’s card features a beautiful Brusho Crystal Colours background and slight hints of sparkle with the new Faceted Dots in black. The “amazing” die from the Celebrate You Thinlits is the perfect font. The dragonflies are popped up using Mini Dimensionals, which are a perfect fit. I mounted the watercolor paper onto a Thick Whisper White card base for extra stability. It’s so much more vibrant in real life…guess you’ll just have to come to my Catalog Kick-Off Party on June 23rd to see it in person!

Amazing Dragonfly Brusho

Stamp Sets:  Dragonfly Dreams
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Color Medium: Brushos Crystal Colors
Lovelies: Faceted Dots
Tools:  Stampin’ Spritzer, Celebrate You Thinlits, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

I am diligently working on samples for my upcoming Catalog Kick-Off Party (June 23) and I just had to share this one now. I usually use blues and violets when I color in birds, but Hunter suggested orange and yellow. This is one of the things I love about crafting – if one person doesn’t think of something, another person will! I am very happy with how this turned out. The Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers work beautifully to color and shade for a more realistic look. The coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits make layering everything a breeze. The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder really makes a bold statement on the layering piece of Old Olive. And the pièce de résistance is the shimmery Wink of Stella on the bird, flowers and leaves!

Shimmery Pumpkin Bird

Here’s a close up of the shimmer Wink of Stella. It’s so hard to capture on film:
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Close Up
And here’s a close up of the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. It creates the most lovely, deep impressions. Just a quick spritz of water on your cardstock before you run it through the Big Shot will keep the cardstock from cracking.
Shimmery Pumpkin Bird Leaves Close Up

Stamp Set:  Best Birds
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Wink of Stella Clear
Tools:  Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder, Birds & Blooms Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
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It’s Time For the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!

The time has FINALLY arrived! Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves AGAIN! The new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is live and ready for your orders! You can click on the catalog cover below and it will take you to the online PDF. It’s a delicious 244 page document, so give it a minute to load.

Catalog Cover

There are so many suites in the catalog that I’m loving, so I thought I’d share a few with you. This one is called Tropical Escape. It evokes a carefree feel, like I’m sitting on the beach right now!
Tropical Escape Suite

This next one is the Graceful Glass suite. I just love the Gothic Cathedral feel this evokes.
Graceful Glass Suite
The third one I’m sharing with you today is the Tranquil Textures suite. Doesn’t it just make you want to dip your toes in the ocean?
Tranquil Textures Suite

Thank you for reading along and peeking at a few of my favorites. And if you’re local (Southwest Michigan), mark your calendar to attend my Catalog Kick-Off party on June 23rd at 2:00. The make-n-take card will feature one of these suites! Contact me for more information at jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net.

Happy Stamping!

Blushing Bride Tulips

Oh my! I’ve made a few cards already using the new Varied Vases stamp set (you can see them here and here)…but this is the first time using the coordinating punch! These little tulips are just darling and the Mini Dimensionals fit perfectly on them. Everything mini is automatically adorable and this sweet little 3” x 3” card epitomizes it. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10% starting June 1st. Counting down the days!

Blushing Bride Tulips
Here are some alternate views to try and show the tulip and vase popped up with the Dimensionals. It’s so hard to capture!

Tulip Assortment

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Balmy Blue, Whisper White
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver & Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Vases Builder Punch

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More Varied Vases Color Combinations

I am absolutely in love with the Varied Vases stamp set. I am equally in love with the layout of these cards, which I first did in my previous blog that you can see here. I have been thinking about varying color combinations and I am loving each one of these for differing reasons. I am also declaring right now that Gray Granite is my new favorite Neutral color! It provides a quiet background that allows all the other colors to shine through. I can’t wait for you to see these gorgeous colors in person – mark your calendars for June 23 so you can come to my New Catalog Kick-Off party! I’ll have more details for you soon!

This one really makes the Blueberry Bushel pop. Such a saturated, vibrant color!

Varied Vases in Blueberry Bushel and Powder Pink

Blueberry Granite Powder

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Lovelies: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot
And this one makes the Mango Melody pop. When I first ordered the new colors, I wasn’t too thrilled with Mango Melody. I knew I’d love it once I actually got my hands on it, though. I was right!

Varied Vases in Gorgeous Grape and Mango Melody

Grape Granite Mango

Stamp Set: Varied Vases
Cardstock: Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Ink: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

ONLY 9 MORE DAYS UNTIL THE NEW CATALOG IS LIVE! I’M SQUEALING WITH EXCITEMENT!

Let me know if you want to order anything!        jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

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Gorgeous Soft Vase Blooming with Happiness

I just couldn’t resist! I have been wanting to put new colors Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather together…and I am not disappointed by the result! They were made for each other! And the lovely, quiet shade of the new Soft Sea Foam is beautiful with the tried-and-true Old Olive. This card features the stamp set Varied Vases, which will be available on June 1st. It also has a coordinating punch, but I’m saving that one for the next card. The stamp set and punch will be available as a bundle to save you 10%, too. It is such an easy set to work with. It is photopolymer, which means the stamps are clear. You can see right where you are layering everything…easy peasy!

Gorgeous Soft Vase Blooming with Happiness

Stamp Set:  Varied Vases
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Big Shot

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the PDF catalog and brochure links!

jenniferarentstamps@comcast.net

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!
https://www.pinterest.com/jenniferarent/