I Like You with Color Etchings

I Like You, Color Etching

Happy Friday! I have had this card, made with the I Like You stamp set, swimming in my head ever since I saw this beautiful card by my upline, Katy McGloin. Color etching is so much fun! I really love the drama it creates with black ink on Whisper White but the little voice in my head just kept telling me to try it on a pastel cardstock with coordinating ink, so I tried this technique on Pool Party cardstock and the Island Indigo marker. The image was then fussy cut, mounted on a nice big flower made from Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Scallop Circle Punch, and 2″ Circle Punch. The rest of the card is pretty straight forward, I think. I just layered different elements together. This is the first time that I used the new mini-stapler and I really liked it! I thought you might like to compare the color etching in black and white with the one on my card. Here is the practice image I did before doing it on pool party:

Color Etching, I Like You

 

Do you have a preference between the two styles? I personally think it depends on the look you are going after, but would like your opinion! I will be submitting this card to the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge this week – a very nice sketch that can make your focal point take center stage.

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It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: I Like You
  • Paper: Park Lane DSP, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party
  • SU Tools: Floral Frames Collections Framelits, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, Lovely Lace Emboss Folder, Tiny Triangles Emboss Folder, Hexagon Punch (for banners)
  • Finishing Touch: Island Indigo Marker, Pearl Basic Jewels, Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon, Calypso Coral 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Soft Sky 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons

 CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. I am offering FREE SHIPPING if you place an order with me in the month of September! That is 10% off your merchandise total! No minimum order required! If you place an order for $300, you would save $30 in shipping alone, plus qualify for $50 in free merchandise AND receive the free stamp set, Good Greetings (see #3 for details). That’s a lot of SAVINGS! Please contact me when you are ready to place your order or if you have any questions!
  2. Weekly Deals: Check out this latest group of products on sale HERE.
  3. Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300 -that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

The Holiday Home in Winter

Holiday Home, Homemade Holiday Framlits, Blendabilities

I had such a fun time with the Holiday Home stamp set with the coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits! My sister is convincing me that coloring is as much fun as stamping! Wow, time just flew by while I watched one of my favorite movies and colored these cute homes, and tried not to think about the snow that could be here in Michigan before I am ready! I do love the snow though, so as long as our winter isn’t as frigid as last year’s I am looking forward to the cooler weather. This card started by choosing the colors, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler. I wasn’t sure if this card was going to be holiday or just winter but choosing the sentiment at the very end of the process made it a holiday. Are you like that as well when you make your cards? That’s part of the fun in making cards for me – I just see what the card wants and go with it.

After trimming the Night of Navy cardstock and running it through the Big Shot in the Decorative Dots Emboss Folder, I colored each dot with the Chalk Marker. Whisper White cardstock was fussy cut and the top piece popped up on dimensionals (can’t live without those little things anymore!). The houses were colored with Blendies in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate, and trimmed with the framelits. I added the finishing touches of the snowman and tree. The sentiment was stamped, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch and popped up on the Scallop Oval Punch and lined with pearls.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Holiday Home
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler,Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Decorative Dots Emboss Folder, Handmade Holiday Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch, Decorative Label Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Blendabilities Pens, Pearl Basic Jewels

Current Promotions

  1. I am offering FREE SHIPPING if you place an order with me in the month of September! That is 10% off your merchandise total! No minimum order required! If you place an order for $300, you would save $30 in shipping alone, plus qualify for $50 in free merchandise AND receive the free stamp set, Good Greetings (see #3 for details). That’s a lot of SAVINGS! Please contact me when you are ready to place your order or if you have any questions!
  2. Weekly Deals: Check out this latest group of products on sale HERE.
  3. Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches $300 -that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Brushed Silver and Gold make a Fab Friday Holiday Card

Good Greetings, Star Framelit, Holiday Card, Christmas

Good Greetings has so many great greetings that it will find a permanent spot on your craft table for many months to come! (Get it for FREE when you place an order or host a workshop for $300!) I cannot resist any stamp set that has a “peace” stamp! This card was made for the Fab Friday 50 challenge this week, as they celebrate their 50th challenge with a Gold and White color challenge. I just recently found their challenge website so I thought it would be fun to play along.

This card is very simple to make with the new star framelits – wow, I really love these framelits! Then it was put through the Big Shot again in the new Lucky Stars Embossing Folder. I added some Brushed Silver with the new Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for a little contrast in colors and Shimmery White to keep everything sparkly and festive. All I had to do was use dimensionals for depth and drama! The sentiment was stamped and then cut to make the banner and silver 1/8″ ribbon to complete the card. I am not very comfortable making CAS cards but I think this one would be a hit for anyone on your list!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Good Greetings – sentiments are shown here →
  • Paper: Brushed Gold, Brushed Silver, Shimmery White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Stars Framelits, Lucky Stars Emboss Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

 

 CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. I am offering FREE SHIPPING if you place an order with me in the month of September! No minimum order required! If you place an order for $300, you would save $30 in shipping alone, plus qualify for $50 in free merchandise AND receive the free stamp set, Good Greetings (see #3 for details). That’s a lot of SAVINGS! Please contact me when you are ready to place your order or if you have any questions!
  2. Weekly Deals: Check out this latest group of products on sale HERE.
  3. Now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your order/party reaches $300 -that’s in addition to the other exciting benefits! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie