Mystery Supply Challenge

This was a super fun challenge that evolved "by mistake" last month. I had asked Kim to send me some "Bones" stamped images for a different post, and she asked which colors, etc I would like them in. I told her to surprise me. That led a few of the other DT members to say that would send them in to a panic. Thus the Mystery Supply Challenge was born.

We signed up, Kim assigned us who we would send items to, and then we sent our assigned person three Stampin' Up! items that they had to use on their card or project. Jenny G sent me this:

Ok, so not really. Abby just felt like she needed to help me out. What Jenny really sent was:

This super scary Perfect Peacock stamp which she stamped on Shimmery White in the new Black Archival ink that comes out next week! She also sent me one Antique Brad and some Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding.

The peacock became less scary as I started coloring it, and actually made my stress headache go away. I also discovered that the Shimmery White works very well with our Stampin' Write markers for coloring. I added a greeting from the Work of Art stamp set, and here is my finished product:

I wish that you could see this card in person, because no pictures will do the shimmery part of it justice!

I hope that you enjoy checking out this challenge as much as we enjoyed swapping with each other and stretching our creativity! Check out the other projects at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, and you'll want to visit each designer's blog to see what their challenge items were!


Weekly Deals

Check out the current Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Order online at stampinup.com and choose Darcy Johnson as your demonstrator. Or message me with your order!

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Stamp Set Focus: Background Stamps

My inspiration for this card actually came from Pinterest. Isn't that dahlia gorgeous?

I decide to recreate the feel of the purple edges by heat embossing the Definitely Dahlia stamp on Whisper White card stock with Clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the entire layer with Rich Razzleberry ink.

Stampin' Up! has a wide variety of background stamps in the current catalog. Stop over at Stylin' Stampin' INKspriation to see which ones the other designers used.

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Product Focus: Washi Tape

Stampin' Up! has so many great collections of washi tape in this catalog.

Washi tape is so easy to use and is fairly forgiving if you need to reposition. Some retired washi tape is even holding my list of design team projects on the wall above my stamp table.

I really feel like all of the current collections can be mixed and matched for even more creative fun. However, today I decided to use three out of the Cherry On Top collection.

I covered a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White with my washi tape. I really wanted the washi to be the focus of my card, so I chose to use Whisper White for the rest of the card. I used the largest tag framelit to cut my top layer before adhering it with Stampin' Dimensionals. Then I used the Expressions Natural Elements for the first time. I attached it with a little Tombow Liquid Glue.
For those that feel they are stamping challenged, here is the card for you. No stamping!

Check out the other cute and inspiring projects from the design team at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.

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Technique Tuesday: Layered Heat Embossing

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we are featuring a fun technique of layered heat embossing. Heat embossing has always been one of my favorite forms of embellishing a card, yet it never crossed my mind to layer the embossing until I came across this great tutorial that Wendy made.

I happened to have coffee filters in my house even though I'm not a coffee drinker. I bought them to make yogurt cheese, and have a LOT left. So I've been using them for my embossing powders like she demonstrated. GENIUS!

I did use a few retired embossing powders on this card, however the Cherry Cobbler is current! I also used Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, and Tempting Turquoise.

My husband never ceases to surprise me. Out of the four cards I made today. He said this was his favorite. What are your thoughts on it?

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#SSINKCC24: Color Challenge

I was going for a back to school color theme when I created this color challenge. What do you think? It ended up extremely versatile. You will have to check out the other designers' projects!

I love the Feel Goods stamp set. All of the greetings are fabulous and make for a quick card that has so much meaning.

Please stop over at Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration today for more ideas, and play along with us as well!

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Friday Favorites

Can you believe that we've already reached the end of July? That means we're getting closer to my favorite season, Fall! Speaking of favorites, the designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration are sharing their current favorite products today.

My favorite is the Watercolor Wash stamp. It is one of Stampin' Up!'s background stamps, which are meant to cover a good portion of a quarter sheet of card stock. I love that it provides a bold, solid canvas to work with that only requires a few finishing touches be added!

What is currently your favorite Stampin' Up! product? Leave a comment below and receive something special from me!

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