Single Red Rose For GDP096

 

Here’s a  Single Red Rose For GDP096!   Many of you know I love to play along when there’s a challenge…I think it helps exercise my stamping muscles and gives my mojo a lift!  How many of you love a challenge?

Single Red Rose For #GDP096 Inker's Workshop 2017This week’s challenge is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) the designer Tanja Kolar..a talented member of the Global Design Team !  I love the simple design of her card and was excited to make my own version.  I have a love / hate relationship with clean and simple projects, I tend to want to add ink…and then more ink to the many layers of my projects…yep, guilty as charged! Maybe I should join Inker’s Anonymous?…Nope!  While I will never be totally cured (off the ink),  I have become better at crafting the simple style after repeatedly going out of my comfort zone to prove to myself that I CAN do it…and I am so much better off for it!

#GDP096 case the designer Tanja Kolar

I decided on using the Graceful Garden stamp set as the focal point on my version of Tanja’s beautiful card.  Upon seeing this wonderful stamp set, I had visions of a vintage style card, with ribbon and ink in all of it’s rustic glory… but now, instead, I thought I would put my brain to work and figure out a way to use it for this challenge!

So…for my card, I switched out the colors for something more bold…I did use the Stitched Shape Framelits, but made the larger square black. I don’t have a 3D element, I stamped the rose design directly on the top square instead, and colored it with markers and Watercolor Pencils.  I also added a larger background design behind the squares… mostly because I wanted to use the trellis type stamp from the set (I love anything that looks like grid work) I did, however, add some ink splatter…I couldn’t help myself…I love ink!

Single Red Rose For GDP096. Inker's Workshop 2017 angle view

If you look very closely at the angle view, you can see the tiny bits of twinkle from the Shimmery Paper I used on the project!  It’s a very subtle shimmer, but a very pretty detail when seen in person!

Single Red Rose For GDP096 matching envelope. Inker's Workshop 2017

Adding a coordinating envelope in plain black and white is the perfect finishing touch for this project!

 

Want more inspiration? Make sure you head on over the Global Design Project to see all the wonderful projects from this week’s challenge!

 

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Eastern Beauty Thank You Card!

Hey everyone!  I am happy to be back in my crafting studio after an extended absence…most of which was never intended!  Now, I will be spending a lot of time playing catch up in an effort to make up to all of you!  To start getting back in the groove of things…here’s a fun, bold Eastern Beauty Thank You Card!

Eastern Beauty Thank You Card! Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide watercolor with stickers. Inker's Workshop 2017

While most of us do not consider ourselves an artist in terms of being able to draw or paint (enter stamping), we can be artistic with faux watercolor and other techniques that are easy to learn!

Take a look at today’s background, it’s just two colors and some water!  Starting with the lightest color…Lemon Lime Twist and an Aqua Painter, you can add a layer of color. Let that layer dry and add a second color (Tranquil Tide here), or while the paper is still a little wet add the second color and allow them to run together, creating a third color…that’s what’s done here.  It takes a little practice to learn how much water to use, but after that, it’s all inky fun!

Eastern Beauty Thank You Card! close up of stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite. Inker's Workshop 2017

Thanks to some fantastic stickers from the Eastern Palace Suite (I am bonkers over these!), this card comes together very quickly once the watercolor background is dry!  The greeting is heat embossed in gold and punched out using the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. For the larger stickers, use the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a circle that will leave a slight edge around the sticker, I cut the circle first and then layered on the stickers, I found that easier some how. In the very middle of the “flower” is a small sunburst sticker…that is added to card stock and punched out with the 1/2″ circle punch with a rhinestone on top. Line up where you want your circles to be placed and make a little edge mark, then using that mark, place the remaining stickers directly onto the background so they peek out from behind the larger stickers. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals (which also come in mini size now!) to pop up the sunburst and the other two circles…add more bling with sequins and extra rhinestones…easy peasy!

For an even easier version of this card …try using some Designer Series Paper for the background, then  make them in assembly line fashion and have a nice stash of thank you cards at the ready!

FYI….OOPS!  the sequins on this card are from the old catalog!  I had a few stragglers and I forgot to switch them out with the new Metallic Sequin Assortment…this new assortment has a choice of three sizes and comes in five colors, Yay!

 

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Karen

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Vintage Style Floral Statement Card

Hey everyone! This card is pretty much a CASE from the new catalog.
I REALLY liked the sample on page 164, what can I say… it spoke to me 🙂

Stampin' Up! Vintage Style Floral Statement Card. Inker's Workshop 2017

I don’t CASE very many projects, I love to create my own, but this looked like the perfect mix
between simple and vintage, and I couldn’t resist!  To add a more vintage look, the Sheet Music
is stamped on Crumb Cake and the edges are distressed with ink, creating a time worn look.

 

Handmade Stampin' Up! Vintage Style Floral Statement Card. angle view. Inker's Workshop 2017

The roses are colored with a Flirtly Flamingo marker (In Color), but they almost
look reddish because of the card stock underneath. If you look closely you can
see they sparkle…Wink Of Stella adds a little glitter.

Now, for that ribbon….oh, do I love that ribbon…it really does shimmer!
It comes in four colors, but the shimmer is much more visible on the black ribbon,
it’s a great touch for this vintage card and it ties in perfectly with the bit of sparkle
on the roses!

I normally purchase items I can get multiple uses out of, so I am going to have to
give it some thought and tinker a bit in my studio to see what I can come up with…
I feel the need to use it more than once…what would you make?  Share your ideas
with me via email…and I will make something using an idea I get from one of you!

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

 

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Thanks A Latte!

 

 

Thanks A Latte…it’s a greeting that has been around the block for sure, but for some
strange reason, people haven’t grown tired of hearing it. It may be a bit corny, but it
can still bring a smile to someone’s face, or a at least a grin :).

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Card. Marble background with copper embossed lid and greeting. Inker's Workshop 2017

I’ve never thought of coffee beans as being cute before, but they are so cute on that coffee cup!

When I saw the new Marbled background stamp, I had the idea of using it behind an anchor to look like the swirling sea (as did everyone) who knew it could look like the creamer in my coffee?

I love it when a stamp can surprise you !
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Thanks A Latte! Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Bundle. Detail copper , Inker's Workshop 2017

The whole card is done in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink, topped off with
copper embossing and a touch of the Copper Foil.

I used the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies to cut out a copper lid, but it was too much
copper…so I covered it over with another piece that was cut out and embossed to
look distressed.  The original copper lid peeks out from underneath, and a thinly cut
strip of copper runs down the center of the lid, pulling it all together to work with the
copper embossed greeting,

Wow… can I say copper more?  I even took a few out,  Lol!
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Thanks A Latte! Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe Bundle. Side view. Inker's Workshop 2017

One of the great details from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies are those ridges
on the band that goes around the cup of the coffee.

Brain Fart!
Will someone please tell me what they call the band that wraps around the
cup to keep you from burning your hand?

Anyway, loving this bundle, so many more possibilities than I imagined…
looking forward to lots more of this coffee stuff!

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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The Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet

 

The Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop!  Today’s hop features the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. Using an alphabet stamp set by itself can be a challenge, so they are often used in combination with other stamps, like my project today.

If you are new to the crew… here’s a little info…
This is an international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop will focus on a single stamp set, giving you oodles of ideas and inspiration for that set!  No matter where you join in, just follow along until you’ve seen all the blogs. If you get lost along the way you can always click on the banner above to see the master list for this hop and catch up there!
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The Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet Stampin' Up!. Black daisy with Berry Burst watercolor. Inker's Workshop 2017******************
I sort of went for the “bold is better” concept here, or at least that’s where it ended up! To get that strong color for the background, I used the new In Color ,Berry Burst, and it really makes those letters POP!

To get a similar look, use an Aqua painter to swoosh a small amount of water onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock. Grab some ink from the lid of your ink pad, and add your color of choice. Remember, the more ink you use, the deeper the color and the more water you use, the softer the color.  If you need to…let the first layer dry, and add more ink or water to get the look you’re after. I think the hardest part is learning to control the amount of water you use…so, it’s practice, practice, practice!
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Labeler Alphabet With Black Daisy. Stamp Review Crew Hop June 2017. Inker's Workshop 2017

I actually made two samples of the same card today. This was the first version, but I felt that the black daisy took center stage, and I wanted those letters to really stand out, this hop is about the Labeler Alphabet…right!  So, I figured adding some color behind them would do the trick…and  whoa, did it ever!

Also, in the background is the ink blot from the Happy Celebrations set…stamped in black, and the splatter from the Timeless Textures stamp set, heat embossed in gold. When I started, I thought the black daisy would be strong enough to show up against the black ink blot, but they sort of blend together, so the gold splatter and the metallic thread help define the two.
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The Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet Stampin' Up!. Two samples of black daisy card. Inker's Workshop 2017

Here they are side by side, which do you prefer?
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Stamp Review Crew: Labeler Alphabet detail black daisy. Inker's Workshop 2017

It’s hard to capture the glimmer of the new Faceted Gems, but they are fantastic…what a fun way to add bling to your project!  You can find these cuties on page 197 of the new Annual Catalog.
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Stamped Labeler Alphabet. Inker's Workshop 2017.

Does using the Labeler Alphabet make you uneasy?   Here’s a little tip that may help you…rather than stamping the letters individually, ink/stamp the entire sheet of the Labeler Alphabet all at once! That’s right, the entire thing!  By doing this, you can cut them apart (or use a small punch) to make your words…which also makes twisting and turning your letters a breeze.  It might not work for every project, but it may make a few of them easier!  Be sure to ink up your alphabet better than I did. LOL!

Enjoy!
Karen

 

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Next up is Bronwyn Eastley, she is amazing!

 

 Or go back and see what the talented Nikki Spencer is up to today!

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The Stamp Review Crew: Colorful Seasons

 

Stamp Review Crew: Colorful Seasons

Hey Inker’s…today is my first hop as part of the Stamp Review Crew!

There is so much talent here, and I am so very excited that I have been invited to join this amazing group of artists!

If you are new to the crew… here’s a little info…

This is an international group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop will focus on a single stamp set, giving you oodles of ideas and inspiration for that set!  No matter where you join in, just follow along until you’ve seen all the blogs. If you get lost along the way you can always click on the banner above to see the master list for this hop and catch up there!

Let the fun begin!

If you are following the hop in order, you just arrived here after visiting the talented Mickey Roberts!
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Colorful Seasons Distressed Leaf Card. Stamp Review Crew hop. Inker's Workshop 2017

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I am so easily sidetracked!  Sometimes when I have an idea for a project, I get distracted along the way and I never end up where I intended to go in the first place! Sound familiar to any of you?

Such is the case with today’s project, my plan was a nice clean card, but once I stamped the leaf and it came out, shall we say… less than perfect , it became all about the distressed look!  Maybe
my subconscious led the way, I have been wanting to play with the cardboard box from my last order!

Since I didn’t get a good solid image of my leaf, out came the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the Gold Foil Sheets. I cut and layered a gold leaf over the top of the offending image and ta dah, I’m off in a different direction!

Colorful Seasons Distressed Leaf Card. Stamp Review Crew hop. detail leaf and gesso. Inker's Workshop 2017

I tore off the flap of the Stampin’ Up! box and cut a square larger than the leaf so I could tear the edges. I was just going to use white ink on the front, but I had some old gesso begging to be used up, so I went with that, and I just used my fingers to spread it around (messy, but fun!) I am happy to say that Stampin’ Up! has some Embossing Paste available in the new Annual Catalog, I can’t wait to get my hands on that! It should be thicker than the gesso, which means better coverage and great for stenciling!  I used a Sponge Dauber to ink the edges in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, then wrapped Metallic Thread around the cardboard before layering it onto a small piece of Gold Foil, and of course, I topped it off with a sparkly little rhinestone!

Psst…the ink splatter you see in the background is from the Timeless Textures stamp set, I couldn’t help myself, it was the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for hopping today!  The next stop is Rochelle Blok, I can’t wait to see what she has to share!

 

 

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Berry Burst Watercolor & New Annual Catalog!

Guess what’s going live?! The new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog kicks off today! If you don’t already have one…what’s wrong with you?!  There are a ton of great new stamp sets, bundles, and more ribbon than ever…YIPPEE!

Berry Burst Watercolor Card.. Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up! Inker's Workshop 2017

Now remember, so much stamping goodness all at once can lead to feelings of excitement,
an undeniable urge to make multiple lists, and maybe even a shopping frenzy…so it’s important for you to JUST BREATHE!!
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Here it is!  The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!  Just click on it to view
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Berry Burst Watercolor Card...Just Breathe. Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up! Inker's Workshop 2017

Today’s card project uses the new In Color, Berry Burst, and the new Colorful Seasons Bundle.
It’s stamped on Shimmery White card stock and an Aqua Painter was used to create the
watercolor background. For a bit of bling…one of the new Glimmer Enamel Dots adorns the leaf.
These little cuties come in four colors, including Berry Burst, and they are hot, hot, hot right now!
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Berry Burst Watercolor Card. Leaf envelope, Colorful Seasons Stampin' Up! Inker's Workshop 2017

A single leaf stamped in Berry Burst on the flap of the envelope hints at what’s inside!

The new catalog goes live and ordering begins at NOON Mountain Time….what’s at the top of your list?  Leave me a comment below and tell me, I’m keeping track.

 

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

 

Check out the entire Color Theory Suite from Stampin’ Up!

 

Stampin' Up! rewards for order over $350 during June 2017!

AND…another fantastic BONUS from Stampin’ Up!  Extra goodies for your larger orders…during the whole month of June!!!

 

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Penned In Lemon Lime!

Hey Inker’s…I can’t seem to get enough of this color right now! Lemon Lime Twist is one of five new In Colors coming out on June 1st, and if you like colors that make your projects POP, you’re gonna love this one!

Penned In Lemon Lime! New In=Color Lemon Lime Twist, and new stamp set Crafting Forever! Inker's Workshop 2017
What do you think?  Too bright, maybe a little out of your comfort zone?

If you’re thinking, whoa…neon green, you’re pretty close, but you can tone it down by using it with neutrals or by using it in small amounts as an accent. Go ahead, try it!

You have probably seen a few cards with my name on them floating around out there using this bold, new color (I’m loving it!), and I couldn’t resist sharing another one (hmm…should I stop now?) There’s still a few weeks before the new catty goes live, so here’s another sneak peek of Lemon Lime Twist, this time with the pens from the new Crafting Forever stamp set…gotta love it!
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Penned In Lemon Lime! Dahlia background on card. Inker's Workshop 2017

• I used the large Definitely Dahlia stamp in the same color for added texture in the background!
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Penned In Lemon Lime! Detail pens from the Crafting Forever stamp set. Inker's Workshop 2017
• New In Color Stampin’ Write Markers were used to color the pens.
• Accents of Basic Black were used on the pens, for the greeting (Balloon Celebration),
*and layered in between. Don’t these two colors make a fantastic color combination?!
• New 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon matches the card stock …to a tee!
• Of course, I added a single rhinestone for a bit of sparkle on the pen, I know…I can’t seem to   **make a card without one!

Will Lemon Lime Twist be your new favorite?
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Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Penned In Lemon Lime!

Layers Of Blue!

 

Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects
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Hello Inkers!
My texture project for today’s hop includes several lovely Layers Of Blue!

 Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop - Pals Blog Hop May 2017

Today’s project is made entirely of Dapper Denim & Whisper White!

One of the reasons I chose Dapper Denim is so I could use this great scrunchy ribbon
one last time, sadly it retires at the end of May.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017 texture details

Did you count the layers?
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There are eight layers to this card, that may seem like a lot, but each one is in small doses,
so it doesn’t look too heavy when put together. If each layer were large in size, it would
tend to be overwhelming.
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Let’s start from the bottom, shall we…
• 1st layer, card base (of course), is Whisper White Thick card stock.
• 2nd layer, is the blue brick. using the Brick Wall embossing folder, edges torn.
• 3rd layer, a piece of 3″ x 4 1/2″ stamped with the largest splatter from the
Touches Of Texture stamp set, in Dapper Denim, of course.
• 4th layer, the long background stamp from the same set, with torn, inked edges.
I forgot to get a pic while adding layers (oops!) but, if you look closely under the doily, you
can see the edges peeking out.
• 5th layer, doily with edge cut off, sponged with ink.
• 6th layer, banner stamped with greeting from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, edges inked.
• 7th layer, stamped flower from Touches Of Texture stamp set, cut out with Stitched Shapes
Framelits Dies, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals (my fav!), and a small rhinestone for a touch of bling!
• 8th and final layer, Dapper Denim 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon, tied in a knot.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017. Blue brick background.

The brick looked a little …well, blah…so I added a few smears of  white Craft Stampin’ Ink
around the edges and grout lines, with a Sponge Dauber, and that pulled it in perfectly!.
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Layers Of Blue! Inker's Workshop 2017 matching envelope.

A little ink on the envelope flap is always a good thing!

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.
We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  9. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  10. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  11. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  15. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  18. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  21. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  23. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps.com
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Layers Of Blue!

Eastern Palace Suite…Another Sneak Peek!

The Eastern Palace Suite early release is just days away…are you in?

Eastern Palace Suite...Another Sneak Peek! Inker's Workshop 2017Here’s another simple sneak peek using one of the gold embossed sheets (Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper), Dapper Denim card stock, and of course those stickers!!
Can I just say I am obsessed with these stickers!
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Another Simple Sneak Peek! Eastern Palace Suite. Dapper Denim with gold sticker. Inker's Workshop 2017

Want a shortcut to looking like an artist?  Just peel & stick!

Along with circles and borders, some of the stickers match up with a few of the framelits…how fun is that!  Cut out the base flower with the Big Shot,  layer on the gold sticker and you can look like an artist in a matter of minutes!
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Add even more interest to the card by bringing the sticker theme to the inside!
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Available only May 1-31, 2017, Stampin’ Up!  is offering an early release of two exclusive bundles for the Eastern Palace Suite, a Starter Bundle (great for beginner), and a Premiere Bundle, for the more avid crafter. Look closely… if you order the Premier Bundle you will also get the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock, and a pkt of Very Vanilla Medium envelopes, for free!

I know you have all been seeing samples of this new suite on Pinterest and other social media…tell me what do you think of it so far, for you is it a big thumbs up, or not so much?

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek!
Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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 Eastern Palace Suite…Another Sneak Peek!

New! Eastern Palace Suite…Simple Sneak Peek!

Hey everyone…starting on May 1st, you can get your hands on the new Eastern Palace Suite!
So, today I am sharing a simple sneak peek to give you an idea of what’s to come!

Eastern Palace Suite,,,Simple Sneak Peek! Tranquil Tide with stickers. Inker's Workshop 2017What do you think of this new In Color?

I will have more than one sneak peek to share with all of you this week, so be watching for them!

For today’s project I used one of the new In Colors…Tranquil Tide, it’s a deep rich tone that goes great with anything gold!  I also used the new THICK Very Vanilla card stock, something I have been hoping for since the day Stampin’ Up! introduced the Whisper White Thick!  It is fantastic for card bases and die cuts as well, and it can stand up to much more layering or texture than the original Very Vanilla card stock.  For me, this is exciting stuff!!

Eastern Palace Suite...Simple Sneak Peek! detail stickers Inker's Workshop 2017There are stickers, people!

One of the really fun (and unexpected) things in the bundle are the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers.
I am freaking out over these babies!  I  haven’t used stickers in ages, and I forgot how much fun it is to just peel & stick! These are good quality stickers with plenty on each sheet,  well worth the money, and they match up with some of the Thinlits too… so cool!

I have to tell you, this is not my usual color palette, so I was really taking a chance on buying this bundle. Two things swayed me, the new In Color, Fresh Fig (I was hoping for something like Blackberry Bliss, which is near and dear to my heart!) and the Thinlits…they were just too much for me to pass up. So, I left my comfort zone, put in my order, and waited.

Was it worth the wait?  Heck Yeah… I have had a blast with this bundle!  Even though Fresh Fig turned out to be a little more muted than I had hoped, it’s a pretty color, and I quite like it.  The two wow factors (for me) turned out to be the Eastern Medallion Thinlits, which have just oodles of possibilities (I can hardly stand it), and one I didn’t expect, the Lemon Lime Twist ink!  It’s bright and bold like a green apple, and there’s paper in the pack that had me practically jumping up and down when I pared it with black…more on that later.

As a demonstrator we get to purchase limited items from the new Annual Catalog ahead of the public, that gives us time to make a samples for everyone to see and get the word out. Several weeks ago, Stampin’ Up! offered demonstrators the opportunity to purchase new items from the upcoming catalog (in the form of bundles) even earlier than normal, and what’s more exciting is that they are opening up that offer to customers early too!  That means you can get some of these great products that will be available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog a full month before the new catty goes live!!!

Click on the banner above to see the bundles!

Available only May 1-31, 2017, Stampin’ Up!  is offering an early release of two exclusive bundles for the Eastern Palace Suite, a Starter Bundle (great for beginner), and a Premiere Bundle, for the more avid crafter. Look closely… if you order the Premier Bundle you will also get the new Very Vanilla Thick card stock, and a pkt of Very Vanilla Medium envelopes, for free!

I know you have all been seeing samples of this new suite on Pinterest and other social media…tell me what do you think of it so far, for you is it a big thumbs up, or not so much?

I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek!
Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen

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Inker's Workshop. purple rose.Thanks for stopping by …

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Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

Good Morning, Stampers!   Today’s project is brought to you by…me!  Hahaha!
I think the coffee is kicking in!  Anyway, today I have a Butterfly Bling Card to
share, it’s for this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

You probably know by now that I love my stash, and I keep a box of paper
scraps right next to my work table.  Can you guess where this is going?

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 scrap of dry embossed paper with antennae. Inker's Workshop 2017

Yep! A big part of today’s project is from the stash, and the scrap box!
This section was torn off a larger embossed piece, but when I started
looking at it, I noticed those antennae, and thought hmm…I could make
them work for me, so I outlined them in Basic Black ink.

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 showing butterfly on antennae. Inker's Workshop 2017

I used them as a background layer, and ta-da… I have antennae for this butterfly!


Be sure to check out all the designs over at the GDP !  There are always
some great ideas and inspiration there!  Just click on the globe above and
it will take you there.

Now, more butterfly stuff.

Butterfly Bling #GDP083 side view. Inker's Workshop 2017.
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Did you notice?  This butterfly has three layers!

All three layers came from the “stash”. The base is made from Gold Foil Sheets
using the Bold Butterfly Framelits, the middle is cut out in Basic Black using the
Butterflies Thinlets Dies, and the top layer (Bold Butterfly Framelits) is Fabulous
Foil Designer Acetate, it’s gold on one side, and silver on the reverse, twice the fun!
There are glue dots down the center under the rhinestones to hold the piece together,
the wings are free floating, but the acetate does not bend well, so the layers are not
as noticeable as I would have liked.  Maybe scoring the acetate first would help?
Always learning.

After adding the layers to the card base, the background really disappeared, normally
that would be okay, but I wanted a hint of these little guys to show up, so I used a
Sponge Dauber, with some Crumb Cake ink and carefully tried to add a bit of color
to the background after it was all put together. I think it helps give the antennae a
better place to live, don’t you?

I also added a few sprigs of greenery for a finishing touch, I found these little cuties
in the Jar Of Love stamp set!  Who knew?

Have A Fabulous Day!
Karen
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Oh, I almost forgot, the Very Vanilla used for the base is thick card stock!
It will be available in the new catty…Yippee!  Since it’s not available to the
public yet, it’s not included in the supply list below.

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Butterfly Bling Card #GDP083

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

Hey Inker’s…many of my favs are on the retirement list…EEEK!!
For me, it will be hard to say Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

What’s on your list?

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge! card using retiring sets. Inker's Workshop 2017

This card has more than one item on it that’s retiring.  Besides the Gorgeous
Grunge stamp set (#130514), the Kraft 12 X 12 card stock (#133674), the
Special Reason set (#142902), and the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies (#142750)
are retiring. The retirement list is long, but items will go fast, so be sure to check
it out the entire list below, you don’t want to miss out!

Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge! Angel view. Inker's Workshop 2017

An angled view of the card shows the layers, the bottom and top layers are popped
up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can also see that my flower went crooked…oops!
I was a bit too generous with the glue when I added the framelit, and my flower did the
slip & slide!  Let that be a lesson, more is not always better when it comes to glue!  I
left it to dry, and when I checked on it, boom..there it was…already dry. So, crooked
or not, it’s on the card…it only adds to it’s charm 🙂

Don’t Miss Out !!!

Retiring Products. Inker's Workshop 2017Click on the banner above to see everything that’s going away!
Remember, there’s a limited time to get these goodies, and it’s only while supplies last!

Until next time…
Karen

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Goodbye Gorgeous Grunge!

Three Inky Backgrounds!

Good Morning, stampers…
take a look at these three inky backgrounds!

Threee Inky Backgrounds! Inker's Workshop 2017

Each one is mounted on their respective colors, and they all came from
my stash! That means that most of the work was already done, all they
needed was a greeting…don’t ya just love it when that happens?

After I cut them all the same size, I added the gold “hello” greeting to
each one to make them a set. They are both inky, and simple at the
same time, my friend is gonna love these!

Three Inky Backgrounds! Pink and yellow hello. Inker's Workshop 2017

This background is a combo of Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry.
It was made using the Acrylic Block Technique, at least that’s what
we are calling it here, because I don’t know the name of it. I even
looked on Pinterest and, this is the best guess I came up with. Ink
is added to a clear block, either with ink refills or markers, it’s
spritzed with water and then pressed onto watercolor paper.

I added even more water after I lifted the block, but you can still see
the line of pink where the ink puddled on the edge of the block.

Three Inky Backgrounds! Mix of Elegant Eggplant & NIght Of Navy inks. Inker's Workshop 2017

This one is a mix of Elegant Eggplant and Night Of Navy ink on
watercolor paper, and it’s mounted on Elegant Eggplant.

Ink that was left over from another project was spritzed with
water on the mat and the paper was put face down on it. I let
it run and puddle, then, once it was dry, I flicked water on it
again to get even more movement.

Three Inky Backgrounds! Rich Razzleberry Ombre Ink Pad. Inker's Workshop 2017

Have you seen the Ombre Stampin’ Pads?

They are on page 180 of the Annual Catalog. If you have one, you
can make this quick and easy background!  Just open up the ink
pad and swipe it across some Shimmery White Card Stock and,
give it a quick spritz of water…dab off the excess, and that’s it!

What do you think of these three inky backgrounds?
Ready to make some of your own?

Until next time…
Karen

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Three Inky Backgrounds!

OOPS!   I forgot to add the Shimmery White card
Stock to the supply list.  It’s on page 175 of the
Annual Catalog…item #101910.  Squirrel!

 

It’s Your Birthday!

What a great way to say…It’s your birthday!… masculine style.

It's Your Birthday! Masculine birthday card from Inker's Workshop

Very Vanilla, and Basic Black make such a great, simple combo!

This card is completely neutral, with a masculine or almost an old
fashioned feel to it but, for a different look, add a pop of color or, use
the same design and, simply switch out colors…both would be great
ways to say It’s Your Birthday to someone, masculine or not!

It's Your Birthday! Masculine birthday card with balloons from Inker's Workshop

To make the smudgy background, you need a Stamping Sponge and
an ink pad.  Dab the sponge in the ink, stamp off some ink, and then
lightly swoosh it down the center of the card front. Start out with very
little ink…because, you can always add more, but you can’t take it back!
I think we can all relate to that scenario..LOL! I would normally use a
Sponge Dauber for this (my personal favorite), but the Basic Black ink
was drying too fast to get an even layer of color here, and It was leaving
little circles everywhere…so I went with the sponge and, got this look.

Don’t be afraid try different things during the process to see what works
for you!

The balloons are punched out (Balloon Bouquet punch) using the Urban
Underground Designer Series Paper Pack, I love this paper and I have
certainly got plenty of use out of this pack!  There may be more in my
future…wait, who am I kidding, MAY be more…there WILL be more!

It's Your Birthday! Matching masculine envelope, Inker's Workshop

Stamping not perfect… like the balloon above?
Leave it be, if the card or paper has more of a distressed look,
it will fit right in, no need to stress out about it!

On the envelope..
.the Washi Tape and greeting from the card are repeated on
the flap and, a balloon from the Balloon Adventures stamp
set mimics the paper on the card almost perfectly!

Enjoy!
Karen

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It’s Your Birthday!