Textures & Frames #simplestamping

Textures & Frames #simplestamping

I continue my review of the great offerings during Stampin’ Up!’s SaleABration sale. Remember, you receive free product with minimum purchases of $50 and $100. Choose from 10 items that include exclusive stamp sets, dies, and Designer Series Paper. Click here to see a PDF of the catalog.

The Textures & Frames photopolymer stamp set is just one of the choices available  during this sale.It lends itself well to the creation of backgrounds.

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames


The card at the top showcases Stampin’ Up!’s #simplestamping. Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge. This month we create a handmade greeting using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper with SaleABration products. I used the coordinating colors of Poppy Parade, So Saffron, and Pacific Point to create this bright and cheery birthday card.

I paired the images from the Textures & Frames stamp set with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set found on page 38 of the Annual Catalog. The sentiments included in this set cover most of the occasions for which I send cards. (Be sure to watch the video at the end of this post to see how this card is created. It’s a Facebook Live replay. I go live each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Join me!)

Additional Textures & Frames Card Samples

Stampin' Up! Textures & Frames SaleABration

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Textures & Frames

Stampin' Up! Textures and Frames

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Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Ink

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks

Have you seen Stampin’ Up!’s new Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper? It’s been a very popular item since the catalog went live early May. The images just wow.

Expressions in Ink

I tried a technique that can offer the same look. (Yes, I’m a little late to the party. Lots of other videos and card samples showcase the alcohol ink technique.) But I had to try to for myself. I paired the designs with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set. So excited to share all the finished cards!

This post features four of the cards I created with the set and technique. It works really well for backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for a visual look of how I created these beautiful cards.

Here’s a quick recap of Sunny Sentiments meets alcohol ink technique:

  • Started with Stampin’ Up!’s vellum card stock. I made it larger than I needed so I could die cut it to size.
  • Scribbled, colored, drew on the vellum with Stampin’ Up!’ Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Use an color combination your heart desires.
  • With a paint brush, dribble and touch rubbing alcohol (the 91 percent seems to work the best) onto the ink and watch the magic happen. You could also blow on it or use a straw to move the ink around.
  • Be sure to play around with the different Stampin’ Blends colors to see all of the fun combinations you can make.
  • Let the image dry and then stamp.

Enjoy these card samples. Try this technique yourself and see what happens.

Sunny Sentiments Thinking of You

Sunny Sentiments Birthday

Sunny Sentiments Thank You

Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks Video

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Picture This Dies Alternates

Picture This Dies Alternates

In my last blog post, I featured a host of card samples using Stampin’ Up!’s Picture This Dies. (Find this set of two dies on page 164 of Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. It sells for $34.)

These dies offer a multitude of options when creating peek-a-boo cards. However, I also found a way to use the leftover circles and a way to use one piece as a stencil. I call them my Picture This Dies alternates.

In the card above, featuring the Sweet Strawberry bundle, I glued the circles to a piece of Basic White Card Stock. I then ran this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder, trimming off any pieces that hung over the edge. Do you see that I used another leftover circle as a background for my strawberry?

Stampin' Up!'s Picture This Dies

I love the stitching on the dies as well as the two choices of circles and rectangles.

And, in the card below, I found a way to use the cut as a stencil.

Picture This Dies Stencil

To achieve this look, I cut a piece of card stock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches, die cut with the Picture This Dies (circle). After removing the circles, I placed the die cut on top of another piece of card stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4 inches. With the Blending Brushes, I applied Daffodil Delight ink until I got the right look. The sentiment comes from the Sunny Sentiment stamp set, and I constructed a frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Here’s a video showing how I used the dies in this collection.


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