Stampin' Up! Flower For All Seasons &
Welcome to the June PALS HOP! This month, we're featuring one last look at some of the stamps and accessories that are retiring July 1 when the new Idea Book & Catalog (IB&C) debuts. Enjoy the HOP and take one last look at some of the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.
You've likely hopped over from Rae Harper, Wild West Stampin, I'm stop number 6 on the PALS HOP and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper crafted creations from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click HERE and you'll be back on track!
I always loved this set as I thought it could cover not only every season, but would work equally well for birthday, get well, Christmas, thinking of you - heck it's a “stamp set” for all seasons! I decided to use my Watercolor Pencils for this post - my new favorite tool. It's so easy to get great results using these little puppies.
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Stamp Sets -
- A Flower For All Seasons (111592) <-Featured item
- Apple Blossoms Level 2 Hostess Set Clear Mount (120139 - retiring July 1)
- StazOn® Jet Black Ink Pad (101406)
- Pumpkin Pie Classic (105216)
- Pacific Point Classic (111837)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Basic Black Card Stock (102851)
- Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack Neutrals (117157)
- Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320)
- 1/2'' Black Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)
- Water Color Pencils (101879)
- Blender Pen (102845) <-Featured item
- Basic Pearls (119247)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Putting It Together Tips:
- Here's a big tip! When you are using the Watercolor Pencils, practice first on a piece of scrap paper. The pencil color is different depending on how much you use. It also is not necessarily the same color as the pencil case. I found I would color a pit on a scrap, use my blender pen to see the color I would get, and then if I liked it I would do the same thing on the project.
- The Blender Pen intensifies the color, so color a section with the pencil and then use the Blender Pen to activate the watercolor properties. Then test your next area color, apply it when your happy, and use the Blender Pen. Building this way will make sure you like the finished product.
- Once you have used the Blender Pen, you can no longer add additional color successfully, so be sure in your test that you like the intensity before you add it to the project and apply the Blender Pen.
- My intent in this card was to only apply color to the season I was featuring for focus. You could do a whole series of cards coloring each of the seasons.
Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Nina Dee, Deesigns By Nina Dee, stop number 7 on the June PALS HOP! Thanks for "hopping" by!
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