Friday, May 24, 2019

My Happy Place.....

Inspired by a card from another talented cardmaker who didn't put a watermark on her card so I cannot give her credit but it inspired me to make my own watercolor card using this set.  This was my favorite stamp set from the Occasions catalog and if you know me, that makes complete sense as I am all about anything beachy or nautical.  Unfortunately I didn't get too much time to play with this set but I will be hanging onto it for my own personal stash!  To create the frame look, I too a piece of washi tape and masked off the edge of the watercolor paper.  I then embossed the palm treetops using gold embossing powder.  The trunks were stamped in Soft Suede.  I then took the inks and an aqua painter to do a wash on the watercolor paper.


Products Used in this Project:

  • Stamp Sets - Beach Happy & Well Said
  • Inks - Versamark, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral. Mint Macaron & Pool Party
  • Card Stock - Watercolor Paper, Crumb Cake & Pool Party 
  • Other - Gold Embossing Powder, Braided Linen Trim, Any Washi Tape & AquaPainter

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Eastern Beauty....


Today's card uses the Eastern Beauty stamp set and coordinating dies.  

Products Used in this Project:

  • Stamp Sets - Eastern Beauty 
  • Inks - Rich Razzleberry & Tranquil Tide
  • Card Stock - Rich Razzleberry, Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black, Whisper White & Share What You Love DSP
  • Dies & Punches - Eastern Medallions Dies, 1 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch & 1" Circle punch
  • Other - 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon & Pearls colored with Light Calypso Coral Blends Marker

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Creating Using the Faux Bleach Technique...


I came across Rich Atkins' video on creating cards using the faux bleach technique.  There is nothing worse than planning a class with a card using bleach only to find out you have someone who cannot tolerate the smell of bleach!  Now what?  Yes, this actually happened to me a few years ago so when I saw this, I just had to try it!  Below I have a video that shows how to create this card using the technique.  I wanted to show the versatility of the technique so I also created this other card using pinks & reds.  So which do you like better?



Products Used in Hummingbird Project:
  • Humming Along stamp set
  • Inks - Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Blueberry Bushel & Night of Navy
  • Embossing - Versamark ink, Embossing Buddy & White Embossing Powder
  • Hummingbird dies
  • 3/8" Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon
Products Used in Hummingbird Project:
  • Petal Palette stamp set
  • Humming Along stamp set
  • Inks - Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Lovely Lipstick & Rich Razzleberry
  • Card Stock - Melon Mambo & Whisper White
  • Embossing - Versamark ink, Embossing Buddy & White Embossing Powder
  • Hummingbird dies
  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack 
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Pop on By....

 
The name of this set - Pop On By - seems perfect as it was new and then before I knew it, it was retiring.  I really liked this stamp set but didn't get much chance to work with it prior to it retiring.  Here is the only card I made with it.  I will miss you....

Products Used in this Project:

  • Stamp Sets - Pop on By & At Home with You
  • Inks - Memento, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
  • Card Stock - Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Wood Textures 6x6 & Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper
  • Dies - Pop Up House, Sunshine Wishes & Stitched Shapes
  • Embossing Folder - Basketweave
  • Ribbon - 1/2" Gingham Ribbon

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fish On! Creating a Background Using Reinkers & Alcohol

 

Here is a fun reinker technique for a very cool background.  The best part is that you get a different look each time you make the background.

Products Used in this Project:

  • Best Catch stamp set & dies
  • Well Said stamp set & dies
  • Inks - Mossy Meadow & Night of Navy
  • Reinkers - Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy & Smokey Slate
  • Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
  • Spritzer with alcohol
  • Spatula
  • Card Stock - Glossy White, Soft Sea Foam & Night of Navy
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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Serene Garden - Perfect for the Blends Markers

 

Today's project uses the Serene Garden stamp set and coordinating dies.  This stamp set is a great one for using with the Blends markers.  It is the perfect set for clean and simple cards for any occasion.

Products Used in this Project:
  • Stamp Sets - Serene Garden & Varies Vases
  • Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Basic Black & Whisper White
  • Inks - Memento
  • Blends Markers - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow & Rich Razzleberry

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Revisiting a Fun Fold - the Impossible Card Using Butterfly Gala



I always loved optical illusions and this card certainly fits that.  You get that "how in the world?" reaction to this card until someone shows you just how easy it is to get it.  Check out my video to show you how to create this quick & easy card.



Products Used in this Project:

  • Butterfly Gala stamp set
  • Best Bunny stamp set
  • Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set
  • Inks - Mossy Meadow, Fresh Fig, Petal Pink & Memento
  • Card Stock - Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Petal Pink, Fresh Fig & Floral Romance Designer Series Paper
  • Punches - 1 1/4" Circle,  1 3/8" Scallop Circle, Butterfly Duo
  • Petals & More dies

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Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

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I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  You can order from me if you live anywhere in the United States.  When setting up your account, please do not check the box where it says I cannot contact you - I want to be able to thank you properly when you place an order!  If you check the box, all I know is "No Contact" placed an order and I can't thank you.