Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Where Did the Phrase About Having Nine Lives Come From?


What inspires you to create a card?  Are you the type that just looks at an image and immediately can picture exactly what you want to do with it?  Do the sentiments speak to you instead?  In this case, the reference to "nine lives" spoke to me and I figured this card needed nine kittens!  However, nine kittens would not fit on the card unless I bunched them together.  Perfect!  All I need is some Post-Its to mask off and line them up.  And how fortuitous that five kittens fit perfectly across a 4" piece of card stock?  Did Stampin' Up! plan that?  Hmmm.........

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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 3 in the Series....

This card was CASE'd by PikkuLilla on Splitcoaststampers.com.  I thought a winter scene was a great way to highlight a non-traditional look for this stamp set.  We  used White Craft ink and silver embossing powder on the sentiment.  The foil strips are silver although they appear gold in the picture.


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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Sneaking in on the Waterfront Stamp Set Series....


That Lydia Fiedler has done it again - come up with a very cool technique that I had to play with!  Now this one is not for everyone - especially if you cannot stand to have your stamps stained.  I haven't tried it with rubber stamps so it may be okay with those but it definitely stains your photopolymer stamps!

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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 2 in the Series....


This card was inspired by a card created by Patty Bennett.  It certainly is a spot that I would like to be!  In order to get the two-tone palm trees, you will first stamp the palms using Lemon Lime Twist ink and then ink just the bottom portion of the palms using Emerald Envy (retired) or Granny Apple Green (new).  I really like the way the two-tones add depth to the trees.


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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Using Your Acrylic Block as an Stamo...


Today I wanted to revisit an old "technique" of using your acrylic block as a stamp.  I love the simplicity of this and there are so many times that you just want a "block" of color.

When I first saw the Grapefruit Grove color I didn't think I would like it but with the Coastal Cabana, it looks amazing!  What do you think?


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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 1 in the Series....

I recently held a Waterfront stamp set class where we made four projects using this versatile stamp set.  Here is the first card in the series.  If you are like me, abstract is a challenge.  I spend a lot of time making sure things are positioned correctly and exactly the way I want them.  This is NOT that kind of stamp set!  It took me a bit to get used to the way you put these images together.  To get my class attendees used to working with this set, I had them put all of the stamps on their blocks and then told them which colors of ink they would be using.  I finally told them they had 45 seconds to stamp this entire card!  It really helped a lot to realize not to over-think placement when stamping with this set.

Check back over the next four weeks for additional Fast & Fabulous on Friday cards using this stamp set.  Also keep your eye out soon for a sneaky card that will show up on a Tippin' on Tuesday as part of this series.  Enjoy!

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    Cathy Williams

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