Sparkling Smile

I finally had a chance to ink up this set and it is just so much fun! Using White Embossing Powder for the letters helps them to pop out and the raised effect makes it all the more realistic. I wanted a little pop of color and Melon Mambo provided it beautifully. I embellished it with sparkling Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with the Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker because the inside sentiment reads, “ Your sparkle has not gone unnoticed.” The letter board is perfectly sized to fit the Layering Squares Framelits, which makes this card not only super cute, but super easy, too, as I die cut it out and popped it up on Dimensionals. I should’ve taken a sideways photo so you can see it. Super fun!

Sparkling Smile
Stamp Set:  Letter Board Messages
Cardstock:  Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Gray Granite, Melon Mambo, Versamark Watermark
Stampin’ Blends:  Light Real Red
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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Golden Wise Men from Illuminated Christmas

I just love the design of the Illuminated Christmas stamp set and knew I wanted to do some embossing with it. The crispness of all the layers of Whisper White add to the clean look. The Vellum is dry embossed with the Sprinkle Embossing Folder and is reminiscent of the cards my mother used to get for me when I was a little girl. The sound of the vellum crinkling is so calming. I just love how the stitching on the new Farmhouse Framelits banner matches the Stitched Shapes Framelits and pulls it together wonderfully. Slight touches of color are achieved perfectly with the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon and Gold Metallic Pearls. Everything is popped up on dimensionals. I am very pleased with this card.

Golden Wise Men in Illuminated Christmas

Stamp Set:  Illuminated Christmas
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White (card base), Whisper White, Vellum
Specialty Paper:  Gold Foil Sheets
Ink:  Versamark
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Pearls, Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Farmhouse Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the Annual Catalog PDF. I will add the 2018 Holiday Catalog as soon as I’m allowed!

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Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

I am so in love with Brusho Crystal Colours – they are so vibrant! I used Red and Yellow to make this gorgeous background. To work with the Brusho powder, I taped the watercolor paper down using Washi Tape onto a piece of cardboard. It helps to keep it from curling too much from all the water and when it’s all dry and you remove the Washi tape, it makes a beautiful border. Using the Aqua Painter, I covered the entire piece in plain water. Then I sprinkled on the Brusho powders and spritzed water on to move it around a bit. I love the embossed silver on it, too. For the peacock’s tail, I used sponge daubers to put Peekaboo Peach on the bottom and Flirty Flamingo on the top, being careful to blend slightly for continuous color. After I added the body in Melon Mambo, I fussy cut the peacock out to pop it up with Dimensionals. This color combo is awesome together!

Flirty Peekaboo Peacock

Flamingo Melon Peach

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Peacock
Cardstock:  Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Watercolor
Ink:  Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Brusho Crystal Colours, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools:  Starburst Punch, 2” Circle Punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Spritzer, Sponge Daubers

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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Berry Beautiful Watercolor Birthday

I really tried resisting the purchase of the Beautiful Day stamp set. I mean, how many flower stamps do I really need? And then the samples started popping up…everywhere! Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest…and you know how that goes. Yes. I bought it. Yes. I love it! This card features the image embossed in silver on Shimmery White cardstock and watercolored using ink and an Aqua Painter. So easy and so beautiful – this stamp set was definitely named appropriately!

Berry Beautiful Watercolor Birthday

 

Stamp Set: Beautiful Day
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Shimmery White
Ink: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Versamark
Lovelies: Silver Embossing Powder, Clear Faceted Gems
Tools: Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter

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

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Amazing Balloon Celebration

I am so in love with the font of the sentiment “celebrate” in the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You. I’m foreseeing a LOT of Birthday cards featuring it! Sometimes I forget about the extra dies in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set, so when I decided on the banner in it, my eyes drifted onto the die that makes a row of circles. Perfect for that extra little pop of shine! This card makes me especially happy since it features the colors of my Alma Mater, Lakeshore Public Schools – Go Big Red!

Amazing Balloon Celebration

Stamp Sets: Amazing You, Balloon Celebration
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Petal Passion DSP
Ink: Versamark, Real Red
Lovelies: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, White Embossing Powder, Metallic Foil Doilies
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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

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

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

Golden Night in Bethlehem

As promised, here is the second card from last Saturday’s card making class at my church.  It is a stepped-up card that features more techniques. The ladies got a kick out of the candy cane style stripes embossed onto Always Artichoke cardstock.

Golden Night in Bethlehem
Stamp Set:  Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Lovelies: Metallics Glitter Tape*, 1/8” Gold Ribbon
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool

*Retired Product

#stampinup #nightinbethlehem #christmascard

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Dapper Bethlehem

I am trusting I’m not the only person that had completely forgotten to get any Christmas Designer Series Paper yet, so here’s a fun alternative – I searched through all my DSP and knew as soon as I saw the black and white sheet in Whole Lot of Lovely, I would sponge it with Dapper Denim to make it match! Remember that any DSP that has white or light areas can be sponged to match your project!

Dapper Bethlehem Front

Here’s a side angle to see that I glued the background die flat to the card and popped the front die cut up with Dimensionals to give it a little pop:
Dapper Bethlehem Side
Now get busy making your Christmas cards – it’ll be here before you know it!

Stamp Set: Night in Bethlehem
Cardstock: Basic Black, Dapper Denim
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink: Dapper Denim, VersaMark
Lovelies: 1/8” Silver Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder
Tools: Stampin’ Sponges, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Banner Triple Punch, Bethlehem Edgelit Dies, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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

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