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This Little Piggy -- This Little Piggy Says...

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One of the things I need to do is get caught up with the details for the projects I've shared with you for a number of blog hops.  Today's post provides the how-to's for creating one of the cards designed for the Stamp Review Crew Bonus Hop last August featuring the This Little Piggy stamp set.  To see a line up of all the Stampin' Up! artists who participated in the hop, click here.  To begin the hop, click here.

When I first saw the This Little Piggy stamp set I was drawn to the sitting piggy because he certainly looked like he had something to say.  It reminds me of one of my Shih Tzu's, Bernie, who sometimes sits in front of me and stares at me.  I know he's trying to tell me something, but I can't for the life of me figure out what he's trying to say--unless it's close to dinner time, of course.

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I stamped the sitting piggy on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and cut him out with Paper Snips.  I cleaned the stamp and then put a piece of repositionable tape (or you can use a Post-It Note) across the "This Little Piggy..." greeting.  I Inked the stamp, removed the tape, and then stamped the image near the lower right corner of the Thick Whisper White card front with the bottom of the piggy 1" from the bottom edge of the card front.  A Blender Pen was used to color the ground area:  Soft Suede for the dirt and Old Olive for the grass.  

The dancing piggy with flower was inked with Basic Black Archival ink and stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  A Blender Pen was used to color the flower:  Old Olive for the stem and leaf, Melon Mambo for the flower petals, and Tangerine Tango for the flower center.  The flower was cut out with Paper Snips and adhered at the right end of the "ground" using Mini Glue Dots.  The Powder Pink piggy was adhered over the stamped piggy.  A piece of Burlap Ribbon was folded under at the left end and a banner tail cut on the right end.  The Burlap ribbon was adhered at the lower right corner of the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

The "This Little Piggy" greeting (without the three dots) was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The easiest way to do this is to use a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to ink only the words on the stamp image.  If you don't have the marker, then use a Post-It Note to cover the piggy and ground portion of the stamp image and a smaller piece of Post-It Note or repositionable tape over the three dots, ink the stamp, remove the Post-It Notes and/or tape, and then stamp on the cardstock.  In the same manner, use a Post-It Note and/or repositionable tape to cover the " ' Thanks!' " and the comma after "Says", ink the stamp, and then stamp "Says" to follow "This Little Piggy".  Use the bullet tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to add the three dots after "Says".  Use Paper Snips to cut a banner tail into the right end of the cardstock and adhere the greeting banner on top of the Burlap ribbon with Mini Glue Dots.

Unless you are incredibly lucky, you'll most likely need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to correctly place the greetings on the cardstock.  [Tip:  Archival inks are not recommended for use on the plastic sheet for the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Instead, use a non-Archival color to stamp on the plastic sheet, clean the stamp, and then re-ink with the Archival ink.]  

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The inside sentiment area of the card contains a surprise pop-up of the dancing piggy.  To create the pop-up, cut a 3/4" x 3" piece of Whisper White cardstock and score at 3/4", 1-1/2", and 2-1/4" along the 3" length.  Fold along the score lines to create a square shape.  Apply SNAIL to the area between beginning of the strip and the 3/4" score line and place at the inside center so that the end is just below the fold line at the top of the inside sentiment area.  With the strip folded at the 1-1/2" score line, apply SNAIL to the area between the 2-1/4" score line and the end of the strip and fold the card closed.  When you open the card, you'll see the pop-up square.

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A piece of Soft Suede cardstock was randomly stamped with the lips image using Soft Suede ink.  The top of the cardstock was cut with a squiggly line using Paper Snips.  A piece of Old Olive cardstock was snipped to create grass and adhered to the Soft Suede cardstock aligning the bottom, left, and right sides of the Old Olive cardstock with the bottom, left, and right sides of the Soft Suede cardstock.  The ground/grass cardstock was adhered to the front of the pop-up square leaving a smidge of space between the bottom of the cardstock and the card base.

The dancing piggy with flower was stamped on Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink and cut out with Paper Snips -- excluding the "You Make Me Happy" greeting.  The flower was colored with the Blender pen using Old Olive ink for the flower stem and leaf, Melon Mambo for the flower petals, and Tangerine Tango for the flower center.  The piggy was adhered to the Soft Suede cardstock behind the grass.

Repositionable tape (or you can use a Post-It Note) was used to cover the dancing piggy with flower image to leave only the "You Make Me Happy" greeting visible.  The stamp was inked with Basic Black Archival ink, the repositionable tape removed, and the greeting stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  As with the "This Little Piggy Says" greeting on the card front, you'll most likely need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to correctly place the greeting on the cardstock.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Melon Mambo cardstock and adhered near the upper center of the inside sentiment area of the card. 

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The sitting piggy image (minus the greeting) was stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The sitting piggy image was stamped on a piece of Powder Pink cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink, cut out with Paper Snips, and adhered over the piggy stamped on the envelope.  A Blender Pen was used to color the image stamped on the envelope:  Soft Suede for the ground and Old Olive for the grass sprigs.  Of course, you wouldn't be able to place this envelope in the mail with the cut out piggy adhered to the front of the envelope because it would likely be caught in the mail sorting machine.  An alternative would be to color the piggy stamped on the envelope with the Blender Pen and Powder Pink ink.

This simple pop-up mechanism can be used for most small images.  For larger images, you can enlarge the width of the mechanism to provide a more substantial area to adhere your popped-up images and use a stronger adhesive to adhere the mechanism to the inside of the card like Multipurpose Liquid or Tear & Tape.  Give it a try!

Card Measurements -- 

Thick Whisper White:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Powder Pink:  2 @ 2" x 2", 2" x 2-1/2"; Soft Suede:  1-1/4" x 1-1/2"; Old Olive:  3/4" x 1-1/2"; Melon Mambo:  7/8" x 1-1/4"; Whisper White:  7/16" x 2-1/8", 3/4" x 1", 3/4" x 1-1/8", 3/4" x 3" scored at 3/4", 1-1/2", and 2-1/4"; Burlap ribbon:  3"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  This Little Piggy; Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango; Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White; Embellishments:  Burlap ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Blender Pens, Stamp-a-ma-jig; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Amazing You -- You Are Simply Amazing

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With all the great selections in the 2018 Sale-A-Bration brochure, I decided to design a second project using a few of these items for my February Stamp Clubs.  You can see the first Stamp Club project here.

This project features five (5) Sale-A-Bration items:  Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes, Amazing You stamp set, Shimmer Ribbon Pack, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  You can select one of the first four items for every $50 USD in Stampin' Up! merchandise purchased.  The fifth item, Celebrate You Thinlits, can be selected with a $100 USD merchandise purchase (or you can purchase the Thinlits when the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog is released in June). 

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This card begins with the Daffodil Delight card base from the Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes.  I am really impressed with the quality of these cards and envelopes.  The cards are printed front and back with a white interior and the envelopes have a printed lining.  They were designed to coordinate with the Tutti Frutti Suite in the Occasions catalog, but I wanted to show that they can be used for any stamp set.

A piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was randomly stamped with the flower image from the Amazing You stamp set using Crumb Cake ink.  A piece of Calypso Coral ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack was wrapped around the cardstock with the top edge of the ribbon 1-1/4" from the top edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock and knotted to the right side of the cardstock.

The "sunburst" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Daffodil Delight ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the "YOU" thinlit from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The "You" die cut was adhered above the top edge of the ribbon at the left side using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

A piece of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (the Daffodil Delight honeycomb pattern) was die cut with the Big Shot using the "amazing" thinlit from the Celebrate You Thinlits.  The "amazing" die cut was adhered across the Crumb Cake cardstock using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Liquid adhesive with the bottom edge of the lower case letters 1" from the bottom edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock.  

The "are simply" image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink.  The cardstock was trimmed with Paper Snips close to the stamped image and adhered to the Crumb Cake cardstock in the area between the ribbon and the "amazing" die cut.

The Crumb Cake cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and then adhered to the card front with the right and bottom edges of the focal point 1/2" from the right and bottom edges of the card front.

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The flower image was stamped at the lower right corner of the inside of the card using Crumb Cake ink.

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And the flower was stamped one more time at the lower left front corner of the coordinating envelope using Crumb Cake ink.

The Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes feature 4 colors; each with it's own pattern:  Daffodil Delight with a chevron pattern, Pool Party with a polka dot pattern, Lemon Lime Twist with a striped pattern, and Calypso Coral with a sprinkles pattern.  The pattern is repeated on the envelope flap.  Since I didn't have enough of one color of card for all of my Stamp Club members, I chose a second color -- the Pool Party card and envelope.  Here's what this card looked like.  

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The difference between this card and the Daffodil Delight card is:

  1. The "sunburst" image was stamped in Pool Party ink
  2. The Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack was used
  3. The Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper used was the Bermuda Bay striped pattern
  4. The Crumb Cake cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock

On Friday, Stampin' Up! announced a second release of Sale-A-Bration items.  You can view the second release brochure at the right sidebar of this blog page.  In addition, there are already some wonderful samples using these new products on Pinterest.  I'm looking forward to receiving these items this week.  

Card Measurements -- 

Calypso Coral (or Bermuda Bay):  3-1/8" x 4-1/8"; Crumb Cake:  3" x 4"; Whisper White:  1/2" x 1-1/2", 1-1/2" x 2"; Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  2" x 4"; Shimmer Ribbon Pack:  12"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight (or Pool Party), Early Espresso; Cardstock:  Calypso Coral (or Bermuda Bay), Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Snail, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Magnetic Plate, Celebrate You Thinlits; Other:  Tutti Frutti Cards & Envelopes (Sale-A-Bration)


Party Pandas -- Happy Birthday

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It's been quite a while since I've been able to write a post that wasn't associated with a Blog Hop or Design Challenge.  So it's really nice to be able to take the time to touch base with you.  Things have been rather chaotic in my life for the last number of months--these things happen.  I'm on an enforced break after an outpatient procedure earlier this week; therefore, I hope to get caught up with a pretty significant stack of projects to share with you.

The first project is one I designed for my February Stamp Clubs to feature a few of the Sale-A-Bration items:  Party Pandas stamp set, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, and Shimmer Ribbon Pack.

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This card begins with a card base of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The card front was randomly stamped with the confetti image from the Party Pandas stamp set using Daffodil Delight ink.  A strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  A piece of Calypso Coral shimmer ribbon from the Shimmer Ribbon Pack was wrapped around the top of the strip and knotted on the front.  The panel was adhered along the left side of the card front leaving 1/8" between the top, left, and bottom edges of the card front and the top, left, and bottom edges of the panel.

The dancing party panda was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink.  The dots on the party hat were colored with Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Markers.  The Whisper White cardstock was matted with a slightly larger piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Stampin' Dimensionals were adhered behind the back right of the Bermuda Bay cardstock and the focal point adhered to the card front with the right edge of the focal point 3/8" from the right edge of the card front and the bottom edge of the focal point 1/2" above the bottom edge of the card front.

A thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was adhered at an angle along the left side of the dancing panda using teeny tiny dots of Multipurpose Adhesive.  The "Happy Birthday" greeting was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink and the image punched with the Classic Label punch adjusting the greeting toward the right side of the punch window.  A piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock was punched with the Classic Label punch and adhered behind and slightly to the right of the punched greeting to create a drop shadow.  Paper Snips were used to cut the combined punches 1/4" to the left of the "H" in "Happy Birthday" and the greeting adhered near the top of the thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to create a banner.

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The inside of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A thin strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock was adhered behind the top edge of a strip of Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper and adhered along the bottom edge of the liner.

The sitting panda was stamped just above the top edge of the Bermuda Bay/Designer Series Paper strip along the left side of the liner using Basic Black Archival ink.  The "Love You" sentiment was stamped inside the balloon using Bermuda Bay ink.  The confetti image was randomly stamped around the upper left corner of the liner.

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The flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope was randomly stamped with the "Happy Birthday" greeting using Bermuda Bay ink.  [Tip:  Place a scrap piece of paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure the ink resides only on the envelope flap.]  The confetti image was randomly stamped over the envelope flap using Daffodil Delight ink.

There are three pandas in the Party Pandas stamp set.  I only used two of them for this card, but you can see the third panda used for the focal point of this card.  I'm really having fun using the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper to add some fun colors to my projects.  You can see another use of the Designer Series Paper on this card

Of course, you can earn any of the Sale-A-Bration products featured for this project with a merchandise purchase of $50 USD.  Click on the Order Stampin' Up! Online button at the right sidebar of this blog page to shop the Stampin' Up! store 24/7.

Card Measurements --

Bermuda Bay:  2-1/2" x 3-1/4", 1-3/4" x 5-1/4", 3/8" x 4"; Daffodil Delight:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Lemon Lime Twist:  1/8" x 4-1/4", 1" x 3-1/4"; Whisper White:  2-1/4" x 3", 1" x 3-1/4", 4" x 5-1/4"; Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper:  1-1/2" x 5", 3/4" x 4"; Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Calypso Coral):  9"

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Party Pandas (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Basic Black Archival, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight; Stampin' Write Markers:  Brights (Daffodil Delight), Subtles (Calypso Coral), In Color 2017-2019 (Lemon Lime Twist); Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Bubbles & Fizz (Sale-A-Bration); Embellishments:  Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Sale-A-Bration); Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Classic Label punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope


Inky Friends Love It - Live It - Share It Blog Hop -- Truly Tailored

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Welcome to the Inky Friends Love It - Live It - Share It Blog Hop.  We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have gathered to introduce you to products from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  To see the line up of Stampin' Up! artists participating in the hop, click here.  If you are traveling forward through the hop, you've arrived from Tanya's blog where she featured projects using the Waterfront stamp set.  If you are traveling backwards through the hop, you just saw some great projects made by Mary using the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.  It really doesn't matter which way you travel through the blog hop, though; all the blogs are linked in a circle and eventually you'll visit all the stops by clicking on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons contained in every blog post.  I hope you enjoy your travels!

I have three projects to share with you featuring the Truly Tailored stamp set and the coordinating Tailored Tag punch.  I love the True Gentleman Suite of products and had some fun making these projects.

My first project uses the Truly Tailored stamp set, the coordinating Tailored Tag punch, and the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper with a very simply card design that showcases the wonderful color coordination found in every package of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide, Thick Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch

This second project reminds me of time spent with my Dad while he was in woodworking mode.  This card features a background created by piecing papers from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack punched using the Tailored Tag punch.  My father would have been tickled that I remembered to have all the wood grains going in the same direction.  The greeting is heat embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Versamark; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Wood Textures Stack; Embellishments:  Copper Trim; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Tailored Tag punch, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits

My final project is a gift bag created using the Gift Bag Punch Board (size Small) and a sheet of paper from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.  The fold-over tag is anchored by the ribbon closure for the gift bag.

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Supplies I used to make this project -- 

Stamps:  Truly Tailored; Inks:  Chocolate Chip, Tranquil Tide; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla; Designer Series Paper:  True Gentleman; Embellishments:  Tranquil Tide Finely Woven ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Gift Bag Punch Board, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tailored Tag punch, 1/4" handheld circle punch (Retired)

I'll be back soon with the details for making these projects -- including the liners and envelopes for the cards and the how-to's for the fold-over tag for the gift bag -- so please plan to return for another visit.  

To visit the next stop on the hop, click the NEXT button to visit with Mary and projects made with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set or the PREVIOUS button to visit with Tanya for projects made using the Waterfront stamp set.

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Stamp Review Crew -- Tabs For Everything

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Hello!  Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Tabs For Everything stamp set.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Stamp Review Crew is an international group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who gather for a blog hop the first and third Mondays of the month to review a single stamp set.  The number of participants varies from hop to hop, but the ideas are plentiful as we take a stamp set through its paces.  By the time you've traveled through the hop, you are sure to find a number of innovative ways to use the featured stamp set.  So sit back, relax, and get ready to start pinning ideas to your Pinterest board!

To see the line up of artists for this week's hop, click here.  If you've already joined the hop and are traveling forward, you've arrived from Tanya's blog where you were presented with an amazing project to inspire your creativity.  If you're traveling backwards through the hop, you've seen Charlet's project and are ready to CASE! (Copy And Share Everything)

Planners are a wonderful tool for anyone in today's busy world.  The trend to use them as a way to capture daily memories while keeping track of our busy lives is one that appeals to me on many levels--especially as I get (cough, gasp) older.  So the Tabs For Everything stamp set was designed for use in planners and memory keeping.  However, all the cute images and words have some fun uses for card making, too.

I've been wanting to open up my box of Brusho crystals, so decided to get some Watercolor Paper wet for this Valentine's Card.

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This card begins with a piece of Watercolor Paper heat embossed with the solid heart image using Versamark and Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.  [Tip:  Be sure to swipe the Embossing Buddy over the paper prior to stamping to ensure that the embossing powder sticks only to the stamped images.]  The Watercolor Paper was spritzed with water and then sprinkled with Red Brusho crystals.  A wet Aquapainter was then scrubbed over the Brusho crystals to spread the color over the Watercolor Paper.  More Brusho crystals were sprinkled here and there to darken some areas a little more.  Once the paper was dry, a clean Aquapainter was tapped over the Watercolor Paper to drop some splats of water over the paper.  Once the paper was dry, a paper towel was used to remove the red paint from the embossed hearts.  The "love" image was stamped between the embossed hearts using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The Circle Tab punch was used to punch the tab from Basic Black cardstock.  A Bone Folder was used to score a line to fold the tab in half.  The "You're" and "Adorable" images were stamped on the circle and rectangle areas, respectively, using Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  The tab was adhered near the upper right corner of the Watercolor Paper.  

A strip of Basic Black cardstock was punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border punch.  The punched strip was adhered along the left side of the Watercolor Paper.  The Watercolor Paper was then adhered at the center of a piece of Silver Foil Sheets.  A piece of Silver Foil Sheets was die cut with the Big Shot using the enlongated heart from the Lots to Love Box Framelits.  The heart was adhered near the upper center of the Watercolor Paper.  The standing Panda, from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out with Paper Snips.  The "Hi" image was stamped on the Panda's envelope using Real Red ink.  The Panda was adhered at the center of the Silver Foil heart using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The card front of the Real Red cardstock card base was stamped with the solid heart and "love" images using Versamark ink, covered in Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, and Heat Embossed using the Heat Tool.  The Watercolor Paper/Silver Foil Sheets focal point was adhered to the card front using Foam Adhesive Strips with the top edge of the focal point 3/8" from the top edge of the card front and left edge of the focal point 1/4" from the left edge of the card front.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The sitting Panda with balloon was stamped at the lower left corner of the liner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The "Love You" image was stamped inside the balloon using Real Red ink.  (Both of these images are from the Party Pandas Sale-A-Bration stamp set.)

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The sitting Panda was also stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Memento Tuxedo Black ink with Real Red ink for the "Love You" image stamped inside the balloon.

Now that I've gotten my Aquapainter wet with the Brusho crystals, I can't wait to use them for other projects.  I can see some really fun watercolor effects in my future!

Card Measurements -- 

Real Red:  4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" along the 11" length; Basic Black:  2" x 3", 1" x 4-1/4"; Whisper White:  2" x 3", 4" x 5-1/4"; Watercolor Paper:  3" x 4-1/4"; Silver Foil Sheets:  2" x 2-1/2", 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"

Be sure to visit all the stops on this week's hop to find more ideas for using the images included in the Tabs For Everything stamp set for your projects.  Just click on the NEXT or PREVIOUS buttons below to continue.

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Here's the listing of all the artists on the hop:

  1. Jay Soriano 
  2. Kelly Kent 
  3. Tanya Boser 
  4. Mickey Roberts
  5. Charlet Mallett 
  6. Lou Kitzelman

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Supplies I used to make this card -- 

Stamps:  Tabs For Everything, Party Pandas (Sale-A-Bration); Inks:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark; Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Silver Foil Sheets; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Circle Tab punch, Decorative Ribbon Border punch, Embossing Buddy, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Aquapainter, Brusho, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots to Love Box Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope