Friday, January 19, 2018

Stampin' Blends Showcase

I always wanted to be an artist, and these Stampin' Blends make it possible.  These alcohol markers are so smooth and blend so easily to create beautiful depth and contrast to your projects.

Rose Wonder is a lovely stamp set I don't use often enough.  I used Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends for the rose and Old Olive Stampin' Blends for the leaves.  The Very Vanilla top layer is embossed using the Garden Trellis embossing folder, then adhered onto two shades of green.

I cut out the rose and leaves, adhered the leaves onto the embossed layer, then popped up the rose to really give it some depth.

The other Stampin' Stylin' Design Team members have made more projects that feature the Stampin' Blends.  Check them out here.

Monday, January 15, 2018

SSINK Technique Challenge - Fun with Embossing Paste

Today's Stampin' Stylin' INKspirtion technique challenge is FUN WITH EMBOSSING PASTE!  And it is a lot of fun!

This paste is simple and quick to use - you can color it simply by adding a drop of ink or use it plain white; fill the entire mask or emboss it partially; use it on colored paper or plain.  It adds a lot of dimension and texture however you choose to use it.

Check out this great video from Stampin' Up! for more details.

I used Best Birds with the Birds and Blooms Framelits for my project.  It's a great way to use Stampin' Blends and can be used for a variety of cards.  The embossing paste is colored with a touch of Marina Mist ink.

I hope you'll join the SSINK design team and take this technique challenge.  Check out our blog to see what other embossing paste projects the team members made.  Don't forget to leave us your comments - we love hearing from you!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Sparkle & Shine

I don't make many cards that sparkle and shine, but when I saw the Myths and Magic Glimmer paper in the new Occasions catalog, I knew I had to get it and make something sparkly.

I started by making a large Gold Foil dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Framelits and adhering that onto a Basic Black layer.  Then I made a blue and a green dragonfly with the Myths and Magic glimmer paper and filled in the openings of the gold dragonfly with pieces of blue and green.  Good thing I like puzzles!

I popped up the black layer onto blue glimmer and gold foil and adhered all onto a black cardbase.

 It sure does sparkle and shine!

Check out what the other design team member made by going to the SSINK blog.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Birthday Wit

The new Occasions catalog is full of fun stamp sets, and this is one of my favorites - BIRTHDAY WIT.

This card is so quick an simple to make.  I used Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for the base and stamped the little star with Lemon Lime Twist ink all around the front. Then I stamped the verse with Memento Black onto Whisper White and layered that onto Basic Black.

Think of all the colors you could use for the cardbase!

This stamp is really fun.  I found a piece old DSP to use on the front, then gathered up the coordinating markers.  I colored each word with a different color marker, then "huffed" it to lightly moisten the ink, and stamped onto Whisper White.

145753  Clear  $19.00
145750  Wood  $27.00

Friday, January 5, 2018

Case a SSINK Design Team Member: Tobe

Today the Stampin', Stylin' INKspiration design team is CASEing Tobe Buffenbarger.  To see Tobe's other projects, go to her blog:

This Valentine card looks like something I would make, so I've decided to CASE this, but change a few things.

Instead of the traditional red, black and white, I switched things up and used Lemon Lime Twist, Black and Whisper White.

Love it!

See what projects the other design team members CASEd from Tobe by going to the SSINK blog.