Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stamping on Printed Paper (Fun Stampers Journey)

Are you a sucker for a good printed paper like I am? If you ask me, this 2018-2019 catalog year, Fun Stampers Journey has really stepped up their game in the printed paper department!  There are some seriously fun patterns to play with.

Fun Stampers Journey Rich Sorbets Colors

I personally have been crushing on the patterns in the Colorful Journey Prints so I decided to play with one of them on this project along with some Rich Sorbet cardstock colors. As per usual, I couldn't just leave the patterned paper alone as it is....I had to kick it up a notch with some stamping.

Fun Stampers Journey Grid Paper Background Stamp

So, I pulled out the new Grid Paper background stamp and my Cranberry Bliss ink pad (a Rich Sorbet color) and stamped over the print. I absolutely ADORE the subtle pattern overlay it gives to the paper. It adds just enough of a pattern, but not too overwhelming. Try it sometime!

Fun Stampers Journey Grid Paper Background Stamp

The rest of this project is VERY simple! Just a few layers and you are done.  On top of the stamped printed paper, I affixed a few strips of tape/sparkle tape, then placed a piece of die-cut foliage cut from the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die using Kiwi Slice cardstock and then popped-up a pre-printed tag from the Awesome Tag Set die-cut using the Bread Tag Die.

This week only there is an AWESOME Rich Sorbets Embellishment Bundle on sale for 25% off retail until September 23rd that will coordinate perfectly with all your Rich Sorbets cardstock and ink products.  Don't miss out!
Fun Stampers Journey Rich Sorbets Bundle

Thank you for stopping by today!  I'll be back soon with some more crafting inspiration to share.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Layered Tropical Card with the Journey Gel Press



Journey Gel Press backgrounds are SO fun to make for your cards because, in my opinion, they require so little effort for such a phenomenal WOW factor!

For this die-cut heavy tropical card featuring stamps and a sentiment from the Toucan Do It Stamp Set, I first started with a very simple Journey Gel Press print that was created using two colors of re-inker from the Fun Stampers Journey line of products. I dropped both Electric Lime re-inker and Grape Fusion re-inker onto the Journey Gel Press in somewhat off a tic-tac-toe pattern and then dropped a few drops of Fusion Blender in between the re-inker droplets before brayering the colors together. I only moved the Brayer from top to bottom and not side to side to blend the colors.

After blending slightly as not to muddy the colors, I placed a Whip Cream cardstock panel over top and lifted up to take the print from the Gel Press. After the print dried, I then flicked it with Electric Lime silk. After the silk dried, I sprayed it with Cosmic Grape Color Splash. That is the process of the entire background panel.

Everything else is primarily die-cuts or ready-made embellishments built upon that panel.


I just love the level of complexity that the new Toucan Friends dimensional stickers adds to any project. They are perfect for accenting the variety of foliage on this project.

So tell me....have you tried the Journey Gel Press? If so, what's your favorite technique? If not, what's your fear that keeps you from trying out the Journey Gel Press?! Start the conversation down in the comments.


Meanwhile, don't forget that the entire month of September that Fun Stampers Journey has their entire line of cardstocks and inks on sale for 20% off. That's a boatload of colors and selection if you haven't been over to check it out already!

Also..........THIS WEEK ONLY. They have this amazing bundle of products offered for 25% off the retail price if you were to purchase them separately. (If you didn't notice, I used quite a few of them in my project today! You won't regret getting yourself this bundle...it is AWESOME!

SHOP HERE! Happy crafting.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

3 Tips for Creating Playful Cards (Fun Stampers Journey)

It is Week 2 of Fun Stampers Journey's Crush on Color promotion and this week, one of the two combos they are focusing on is my absolute favorite....the Party Pop combo!


Party Pop is all the gorgeous, bright, playful, saturated hues that you came to love in primary school. They just have a fun vibe that screams happy!

I tend to grab for them A LOT in my cardmaking so naturally I have a TON of scraps of these colors in my crafting bucket.So for these projects, I decided to put my scrap pile to work for me and make some fun playful cards utilizing those scraps while offering up some tips to you for creating your very own. 


1. Cut scrap pieces down to an equal width to build interesting graphic, layered backgrounds
For both of these cards, I started with my scraps pile and trimmed the scraps into 1/2" strips. Then, once I decided on the design I wanted to create, I trimmed the length as desired.  To make building the backgrounds a quick process, I cut a Whip Cream cardstock panel to 4" x 5 1/4" and covered it with White Liner Sheet, then removed the protective covering to expose the adhesive.  That way I didn't have to individually apply adhesive to all those little strips.  I just simply pressed them to the Whip Cream cardstock panel and they stuck to the White Liner that was affixed to it. Easy Peasy!  


2. Layer monochromatic embellishments on top of cardstock to create visual interest
On the "Oh so Happy" card you'll notice that I used lots of colorful mini brads pushed through the coordinating colors of cardstock to create visual interest on the card. This adds such a unique amount of texture, depth and playfulness to the card that it otherwise wouldn't have had they been left off. Additional embellishing has been done by layering Black Deco Strips over Bubble Gum cardstock and River Stone cardstock to add even more playful dimension to the card design. Don't be afraid to add tone on tone dimension by layering die-cuts and embellishments of the same color on top of your background cardstock to play up the designs of your cards.


3. Layer ribbons, threads, buttons, and baubles
Layering various textures with your satin ribbon bows just draws the eye in. It is very simple to jazz your bow up with a double-bow made from thread or twine added to the top. Wanna add an extra layer of playfulness to that double-bow? Top it off with an adorable button or pom-pom and you've got yourself something majorly cuuuuuute! (If adding a button, I recommend tying it in with your double-bow, if adding a pom-pom, I recommend using Journey Craft Glue.) 


Don't know how to tie a double-bow? Check out this How to Tie a Double-Bow You-tube video for a step-by-step tutorial and you'll have it down in no time! 


Fun Stampers Journey has all of these fun embellishment products....the mini brads, twine, and ribbons bundled all together in a darling Bundle and discounted for you for 25% off this week!


Everything you see here is what you'll get and you can get to making your own Playful Cards and use up your Party Pop scraps....or any cardstock or patterned paper scraps you may have laying around.  Shop HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll be back with more inspiration tomorrow using the Be Amazing Collection.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Elegant Heat Embossed Thank You Card (Fun Stampers Journey)

Saying "thanks" with a handmade card is made simple with the current offerings from Fun Stampers Journey!  They have such a beautiful selection of products that can be layered together for stamping and cardmarking.

For this card, I used The Good Life collection of colors. I'm usually one to gravitate towards totally bright & bold saturated colors when I craft, but I must confess, this new color palette has won me over....Love.LOVE.Love them! Aren't they just gorgeous!? Definitely crushing hard on these Good Life colors...quite fitting for the September promo, eh?


Did you hear...during the whole month of September, ALL of FSJ's cardstocks and ink pads are ON SALE---20% off! It's the PERFECT chance to stock up on your favorite colors! Shop for cardstock here and ink here.

If you're a follower of FSJ and all of their amazing promotions, you know how much they LOVE making bundles! So, they absolutely couldn't resist singling out The Good Life Collection of colors this week, with a special Good Life Accessory Bundle for 25% off--THIS WEEK ONLY. (Remember ALL the inks and cardstock colors are on sale ALL month long!).


THIS week only, you can score the goodies in this AMAZING Bundle for a STEAL of a deal! And that darling little keychain flower dangle is a Bundle Exclusive! Get it now....or you'll have to wait until December 1st to get one. I don't know about you....but I'm buying the bundle just for the keychain!

I've put together this darling card Thanks card with my cardstock, inks, and Good Life Bundle goodies. It is one of those layered cards that looks a bit fussed over, but by layering various die-cuts cut from the same color of cardstock helps to give the card some depth and dimension.


For the foliage die-cuts, I used the Fresh Sage cardstock and Journey Vellum to cut the larger foliage with the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die. I added a bit of depth to the die cuts by adding Cool Pool ink to them with a Large Dauber Dowel. The smaller foliage and the layered leaf was also cut from Fresh Sage cardstock using dies the Blooming Details Die Set and inked  ink the same fashion with Cool Pool ink. This combination pairs so nicely with the Cool Pool Journey Parade Tapes.


And can we talk about the Copper Embossing Powder for a moment!?  It is just GORGEOUS paired with the Peaches 'N Cream cardstock from The Good Life collection!  The sentiment here is stamped with Clear Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with the NEW Copper Embossing Powder and I am thrilled with how it pulled the whole card together in such a soft elegant way.

Thanks for stopping by....stay tuned for more bundles coming each week during the month of September!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Stamped Cards for the Coffee Lover (Fun Stampers Journey)


Today, I'm joining along with list of fabulous designers from Fun Stampers Journey AND the Coffee Lovers Cardmaking Blog design team as we collaborate together to bring you a fun blog hop featuring ALL.THINGS.COFFEE!

Fun Stampers Journey has the really fun coffee-themed stamp & die products to help you coffee-addicted crafters get your craft on and I've got the inspiration!

What's even more fun is that Fun Stampers Journey is offering a $25 Gift Certificate to one winner! In order to be eligible you must visit each blog (the entire list is at the bottom of this post) and comment on each one by 11:55pm PST on Friday July 27, 2018. The winner will be announced on the Fun Stampers Journey Blog.



This first card features a really fun stamp set called Coffee Helps that has a really playful set of coffee cup elements and could even be flexible enough to double for your tea-loving friends when used with the "Cup Full of Happiness" sentiment. 



For my card, I stamped some of the more subtle images from the Coffee Helps set in the background like the coffee beans and the cup stain, added in a sentiment from the Coffee Helps stamp set and embellished it with a handmade embellishment using a stand-alone die-set called Coffee First.

I absolutely ADORE the stand-alone die-set because the possibilities are endless!  For my handmade embellishment, I die-cut the cup and the domed lid out of Color Splash Sheet which is a watercolor paper and then colored the bottom with our Journey Color Splash pencils. Once it was dry I flicked Black Licorice silk on top to resemble mocha chips. I was going for a mocha chip frappaccino look here. For the domed top, I took the Color Splash sheet and smeared it with Journey Modeling Paste to resemble the whip cream, sprinkled with Journey Sparkle Cuts and then die-cut another domed lid from Clearview Sheet and just stuck it on top. The Clearview Sheet dried onto the Journey Modeling Paste so not adhesive was necessary. It was finished off with straw from the Coffee First die set and a heart punched using the Punch Handle and Love Is Cartridge.


Just for fun, I wanted to make up a cute little gift-card holder to share how easy it is to throw together a little giftie for your coffee-loving friends with the the Coffee Helps Stamp & Die bundle.


The other die featured here is the Window Pocket Die. I consider this a MUST HAVE. It is my go-to when I need a quick gift for any occasion as it can be dressed up with any stamp set and virtually every gift card looks darling peeking out from the window. This one is very simply embellished with the beans and coffee stains stamped from the Coffee Helps Stamp Set, and embellished with an image and sentiment from that same set. The coffee cup was die cut using the coordinating die which can be purchased with the stamp as a bundle deal for a discount.

Shop now at Fun Stampers Journey! (Supplies listed and linked below for both projects)

Your next stop along the Blog Hop is to Patricia Roebuck's Blog....HERE.

And, if you are just joining in here on my blog, this is the entire hop list from the beginning:
Fun Stampers Journey 
Tania Willis (you are HERE)
Patricia Roebuck 
Michelle Woerner 
Mariana Grigsby 
Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog 
Amy Tsuruta  
Kerry Urbatch 
Helen Gullett 
Lisa Bzibziak  
Robyn Jordan  
Lori Turner
Becca Cruger
Dana Gong
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Katie Brooks
Kathy Schweinfurth
Laurel Seabrook


"Life Happens Coffee Helps" Supplies:
Coffee Helps Stamp Set, Ink Splat ATS, Coffee Helps Die Set, Coffee First Die Set, Journey Ovals Die SetPunch Handle, Love Is Punch Cartridge, Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink Pad, Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad, Journey Color Splash Pencils, Cool Pool Liquid Color, Black Licorice Silk, Turbo Teal Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Cool Pool Cardstock, Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Color Splash Watercolor Sheets, Clearview Sheets, Journey Modeling Paste, Journey Sparkle Cuts, Party Burst Dots, Sweet Candy Drops, RSVP Prints

"You've Got This" Supplies:
Coffee Helps Stamp Set, Coffee Helps Die Set, Window Pocket Die, Hazelnut Blend True Color Fusion Ink Pad, Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad, Journey Color Splash Pencils, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Cocoa Powder Satin Ribbon, Natural Journey Thread, Celebration Buttons






Thursday, July 12, 2018

Create Quick Summer Cards with FSJ

If you didn't already know FSJ is in major celebration mode, as we just launched the brand new 2018-2019 FSJ catalog on July 1st. It's Party Central with livestream videos every day at 3pm EST and new blog posts chock full of inspiring projects--even chances to win some FSJ product for yourself! Check out Fun Stampers Journey's Facebook page, the FSJ blog, and the @fsjourney Instagram to be sure not to miss a single bit of the celebration!


I couldn't resist joining the party and playing with a small assortment of NEW products from the NEW catalog! NEW, NEW, NEW.....do you want to see some of the NEW stuff!?

I've paired together some of the NEW embossing folders with the NEW tag sets to come up with three quick summer card creations, while also tossing in a smattering of other NEW dies, ribbons and printed paper along the way. Are you ready?

The tag sets are so very darling and are sized just perfectly to be used with the Bread Tag Die, however, you can simply fussy cut them with a pair of scissors and use them just the same. Two sets have been released in this new catalog called the Awesome Tag Set and the Sunshine Tag Set.

Awesome Tag Set 
Sunshine Tag Set

Holy cuteness, right!?!  They are perfect for slipping onto a clear bag filled with a gift or treat tied with ribbon, but I personally think they are even better for making the most amazing QUICK summer cards!

To create QUICK summer cards, I followed what I consider a "recipe" for quick card making. 
1. Cut Whip Cream cardstock panel measuring 3 3/4" x 5"
2. Embossed using one of the NEW embossing folders.
3. Apply diluted Liquid Color to embossing using Dauber Dowel.
4. Pop-up tag of choice die-cut with Bread Tag Die (or detail cut with scissors).
5. Accessorize with other die-cuts or accessories.
6. Pop-up on card base.

 
I've been finding the NEW embossing folders simply irresistible. In this catalog we have released NINE NEW embossing folders, SEVEN of which you can order straight from the catalog, and TWO that can be ordered as a BLOOM BENEFIT (you get to pick a FREE Bloom Benefit for every $75 spent in the catalog).

Of the 9 NEW embossing folders, my projects today will be featuring the Fiddle Leaf Embossing Folder, Bright Days Embossing Folder and the Tiny Dot Embossing Folder (Bloom Benefit).


I used Fiddle Leaf on this cute little "just saying Hello" card, followed the recipe above and applied diluted Limeade Splash Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel and paired it with the Timeless Foliage Steel Rule Die and a NEWLY released die set called Clover Bloom Die Set to create a custom embellishment topper for a cute little accent at the top of the card. That Fiddle Leaf embossed texture is just AMAZING!


For this one, I applied some diluted Lovely Blue Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel to the NEW Tiny Dot Embossing Folder (Bloom Benefit), paired with with the NEW Sweet Life Stamp Set and Sweet Life Die Set and finished it off with an accent along the bottom using a die-cut from the NEW Border Essentials Die Set with some Lemon Sparkle Tape. 


And lastly, I applied diluted Lemon Drop Liquid Color using a Dauber Dowel to the NEW Bright Days Embossing Folder, paired again with the NEW Border Essentials Die Set, added in a strip of paper from the NEW Good Vibes Prints pack and finished it off with the brand NEW Lemon Drop Satin Ribbon.

Was that enough NEW for one blog post!?  There is plenty more to see......come over and join the party over on FSJ's Facebook Page!


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Gift Card Giving Made Easy!

Hello, friends!

With the Christmas holiday right around the corner I thought I would share one of my favorite projects from last year that may help you make your gift card giving extra easy and definitely EXTRA adorable!


For me giving gift cards always feels a little impersonal, but sometimes you have people that are difficult to buy for or who have everything, and you still want them to know they were thought of and they are loved.  So putting a little effort into the packaging makes them feels a bit more fussed over and special. The wrapping job becomes part of their gift!

Does anyone else have a hard time giving gift cards for Christmas?

Gift cards have never been my favorite gift to give, because they feel so impersonal, but how do you  know what to buy teachers or caregivers for example? On the other hand, my kids love to receive a gift card because they love the thrill of being to go to the store and pick out their own thing and pay with their "own" money.


So, to make myself feel less guilt about needing to buy so many gift cards, I spent time making the presentation of them extra special for each person we were gifting them to by tucking some candies inside the Fun Stampers Journey Treat Bags along with the gift card.


For the outside of each of the bags, I simply die-cut an oversized tag using the Tag Set Steel Rule Die in some fun, festive holiday cardstock colors.

I embellished the tags of these last two bags using the Poinsettia Steel Rule Die which is a classic favorite! If you don't have this steel rule die, it is time to add it to your collection. It is one of those you will reach for year after year, for sure.  It is SO easy to make something look fantastically fussed over with this die and a little bit of Gold Silk splattered across it. Some Rainbow Drops plopped right into the center for a little bling.

Another favorite product that I've been reaching for often in my merry making and gift wrapping is the Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die. The elements in this die are darling and perfect for spreading holiday cheer.  I especially love to layer the reindeer head and then embellish it with a red Rainbow Drop to make it look like one of Santa's favorite helpers.  The Corrugated Stock goes nicely as an accent on this tag giving it some texture too.

I should mention that nearly all the tags for these bags are stamped with the 'Merry Christmas' sentiment pulled from the Robin Holiday Stamp Set.

Here is another bag that has a snowflake element from that same Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die Set, but just because it is Christmas doesn't mean you can't pull from other die sets as well.  Here I've just used simple stars that were sprayed with Gold Shimmer Color Splash and embellished with some red dots from the Magical Candy Drops.


Here is another more bold example of exactly what I was talking about by using non-Christmas themed products to decorate your bags.  Here I've used the Peach Blossom Stamp Set for the flower and the Skeleton Leaf Stamp Set for the gold embossed leaves stamped on Gold Brush Cardstock.

I hope these ideas have given you plenty of inspiration for how to creatively wrap up and give away those gift cards this holiday season!

Be sure to click over to shop.funstampersjourney.com to get all the supplies you need or contact your local Fun Stampers Journey Coach.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards with Fun Stampers Journey

Christmas is just 8 days away and I STILL have a handful of cards to get in the mail, but I have depleted my handmade supply! YIKES. 

How many of you are in the same boat!?

Nothing like a little last minute Christmas card making, eh?  I decided to challenge myself to come up with a super quick card that could be easily reproduced, yet be tweaked just enough to make each one feel like it was unique and special.

Lucky for you, I am going to share a few of those card ideas with you in case you too are looking for some last minute, quick & easy Christmas card designs, too! Panic no more, LOL!


As you can see the base of both of these cards is the same and the design element is exactly the same...the only thing that differs is the embellishing element and the color of the accent dots. 


The premise here is to pick out any color for a card base (mine is Limeade Splash and measures 4 1/4" x 11" and folds in half for a top folding card base), and then pick a coordinating/contrasting color for your mat (mine is Candy Apple and measures 4" x 5 1/4"). This mat is the resting place for your Whip Cream Cardstock that measures 3 3/4" x 5". Don't have Limeade Splash or Candy Apple cardstock on hand.....no worries....pick your favorite colors! Don't get hung up on copying every detail exactly. 


Next, you'll just flick the Whip Cream panel with Electric Lime silk and Journey Silver silk. Don't have silk?  No problem.....grab some of your acrylic paint and water it down. One part paint to one part water and flick it across your panel with a small brush. It will take longer to dry than the silk but you can speed up the dry time with your Journey Heat Gun. 

Once dry, stack various strips of Journey Tape, Sparkle Tape and/or Deco Strips across the lower half of the Whip Cream panel. If you don't have the exact tapes I used, just use what you have!  Patterned paper strips will work too!  This is also a GREAT way to use up cardstock scraps, also. If you want to add more interest to your cardstock, put them through an embossing folder or add a gel print to them with your Journey Gel Press. (JM-0107)

Then, stamp your greeting in the upper left using Black Licorice ink. Mine is "Merry Christmas" from the Snowmen Days Stamp Set (SS-0519). If you don't have any holiday-themed sentiments, grab a Journaling Pen and hand write your sentiment on the front....or leave the sentiment for the inside!


Next, you just need to pick an embellishment of some sort to fill in the space at the top right of your Journey Tape strips.  For these two cards here I've used a stamped Santa image from the Holiday Clips Stamp Set (SS-0517) using Black Licorice ink and then colored him using Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils (JM-0077) and on the other card, a poinsettia embellishment from the Poinsettia Burst pack (AC-0308) with some Gold Tinsel.


Lastly, both cards were embellished with some Candy Minis, Berries & Holly and Fashion Silver or Fashion Gold. They were placed on the Whip Cream panel in clusters and in a manner so they formed a visual triangle.

Super quick. Super easy! Perfect for your Christmas Cards.....or any occasion, really. Just switch out the sentiment and the type of stamped embellishment for the occasion and viola!

Visit www.funstampersjourney.com for all your supply needs and to find a Journey Coach near you!

Supplies:

Holiday Clips Stamp Set SS-0517
Snowmen Days Stamp Set SS-0519
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink Pad IP-0041
Whip Cream Cardstock CS-0040
Limeade Splash Cardstock CS-0020
Candy Apple Cardstock CS-0007
Journey Color Burst Pure Color Pencils JM-0077
Silver Silk IP-0090
Electric Lime Silk IP-0108
Deco Strips Black AC-0285
Lemon Sparkle Tape AC-0256
Silver Sparkle Tape AC-0259
Gold Tinsel AC-0340
Poinsettia Burst AC-0308
Candy Minis AC-0135
Berries & Holly AC-0296
Fashion Gold AC-0292
Fashion Silver AC-0293
Details Pro Shears TO-0063



Friday, November 24, 2017

FSJ Concept Designers Gel Press Print Swap

The FSJ Concept Designers have been having a little fun together (well, a LOT of fun) and today we want to show you what we've been working on! We had ourselves a little Gel Press Print Swap. The six of us (myself, Shannon Smith, Laura Williams, Michelle Woerner, Mariana Grisby, and Patricia Roebuck) divided up into pairs.

Three of the designers (Shannon, Mariana and Patricia) created an 8.5x11" print on the Journey Gel Press. Then they cut their print in half and sent half to their partner. The printmaker AND their partner created a card using the same Gel Press Print, and today we're going to share the different projects we have created from those same prints!

It was a SUPER fun swap and none of us have seen the other prints that were made or the projects that were derived from them so I can't wait to see the other prints along with each of you, and how each designer used their print on a project!

My partner for the swap is Shannon. Shannon created a fantastically layered wintry print using a few different stencils, to achieve her final look. It is stunning in real life, as she finished off the look with that Sparkle Silk that we've all come to love. The main stencil she used is pretty obvious as it pops right out at with with the contrasting paint color, but the other stencil is a bit more subtle. Can you see it? It is absolutely gorgeous! We'll both have to click over to her description to find out the exact technique she used, but the two stencils are the Winter Wonderland and Polka Dot Wall.



She mailed half of the print to me, which I cut in half and was able to make TWO cards with. So, this is what I created with it!


For my first card, I simply trimmed the print down to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and affixed it to a 4" x 5 1/2" Whip Cream panel. The I pop-up that up onto a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Turbo Teal cardstock folded in half to form a top folding card base. I die-cut a large circle from the Journey Circles Die Set (DI-0039) from Journey Brush Silver Cardstock and heat embossed snowflakes on it with Clear Pigment ink and White Embossing Powder using the Journey Heat Gun and the snowflake from the Snowmen Days Stamp Set (SS-0519). Then I trimmed a 1/4" sliver off the circle and popped it up on the card front approximately 3/4" from the bottom right edge. The, pop-up a die-cut Snowflake cut from Whip Cream cardstock cut from the Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die (DI-0008) in the center of the die-cut circle and embellished it with Summer Play Sparkles and Fashion Silver. Lastly, stamp the sentiment also from Snowmen Days Stamp Set with Clear Pigment Ink and heat emboss with Journey Silver Embossing Powder  on Whip Cream cardstock. Trim into a banner and pop-up on card front in upper left corner. Slip on a Paper Clip Element and embellish top with Fashion Silver.

Supplies:
Snowmen Days Stamp Set SS-0519
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die SR-0008
Winter Wonderland Stencil
Polka Dot Wall Stencil
Sparkle Silk
Journey Gel Press
Brayer
Clear Pigment Ink
Journey Silver Embossing Powder
Whip Cream Embossing Powder
Fashion Silver
Paper Clip Element
Summer Play Sparkles
Journey Brush Silver Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock
Turbo Teal Cardstock
Details Pro Shears


For my second print, I also created a card. For this one, I trimmed the print down to 4" x 5 1/2". Then I die-cut the single tree panel from the Winter Hills Die Set (DI-0249) from both Limeade Splash and Whip Cream cardstocks. On the Whip Cream die-cut piece, I cut off the tree so I only had the bottom "snow" portion and then placed that Whip Cream "snow" into the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder and embossed it using The Amaze die-cutting machine. I then used Journey Modeling Paste to apply a snow texture to the tips of the die-cut tree and to some of the embossed areas of the Whip Cream cardstock. After adding the Journey Modeling Paste, I sprinkled on Journey Sparkle Cuts and Journey Sparkle Dust while the Journey Modeling Paste was still wet. I then used my Journey Heat Gun to accelerate the dry time, however, you can certainly allow it to air dry for 15 minutes if you do not have a heat gun. While drying, you can stamp your two snowmen from the Snowmen Days Stamp Set (same set used on the previous card). Color them with the Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils (I will list the colors at the end) and detail cut around the outside of each image. Then I trimmed 1/4" off the left side of both the Whip Cream panel and the Limeade Splash panel so they matched the width of my Gel Press Print. Then I popped-up my Whip Cream print onto my Limeade Splash die-cut. Affix the bottom portion of the Limeade Splash die-cut to the Gel Press Print and pop-up the tree only. Pop-up both stamped snowmen images. Add Sweet Candy Drops and Candy Minis to decorate Christmas Tree. Stamp "Merry Christmas" sentiment on Whip Cream cardstock using Black Licorice ink, cut end at a 45 degree angle and add Journey Brush Silver Staple using Journey Days Stapler. Pop-up sentiment in upper left-hand corner.

Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencil Colors:
Large Snowman Scarf & Hat Colors: #003
Stick Arms: #0038
Carrot Nose #0011
Baby Mittens: #006+007
Baby Scarf: #006+#007, #015
Shading: #0025

Supplies:
Snowmen Days Stamp Set SS-0519
Winter Hills Die Set DI-0249
Corrugated Board Embossing Folder
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils
Journey Gel Press
Winter Wonderland Stencil
Polka Dot Wall Stencil
Brayer
Sweet Candy Drops
Candy Minis
Journey Brush Silver Staples
Journey Days Stapler
Limeade Splash Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock
Turbo Teal Cardstock
Sparkle Silk
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
Journey Sparkle Dust
Journey Sparkle Cuts
Journey Modeling Paste
Spatula

So now, if you haven't been over there yet, go see my girl Shannon! She created something with the other half of this print, and I can't wait for you to see it!

Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints!

Mariana and Michelle
Shannon and Tania (that is ME!)
Patricia and Laura

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the swap stops, and don't forget to pin everyone's projects for inspiration later on!

All products can be purchased at shop.funstampersjourney.com!

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