Duoprinting With Chlorophyll

Hello everyone!  It is time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we needed to make a card using flowers or leaves with a technique.

When I saw this, I knew exactly what I wanted to try.  It is called Duoprinting with Chlorophyll.  This is where you take a real leaf and run it through your Big Shot to get an image.  It is so easy and so fun.

The first leaf I tried was a Silver Maple.  This is the tree that is in front of my cottage.  It worked pretty well but the image was not strong enough.  Apparently different leaves have a different amount of water in them.  Too much water makes a mess (I know!  I tried that too) and too little water doesn’t leave a deep enough impression.  The Silver Maple might have worked in the spring but now it is Fall and I think it is not as moist as it could be.  Next I tried a purple Aster.  That made a mess.  Then I found a teeny fern growing underneath my lilac bushes.  I worked perfectly!  I tried to find a bigger fern but there were none to be found.

To make this card, take a piece of copy paper and fold it in half.  This protects your Big Shot and plates.  Next place a piece of cardstock inside the copy paper with a leaf or leaves on top.  If you would like two images, place another piece of cardstock on top of the leaves.  Close the top of the copy paper over the cardstock and run it through your Big Shot.  It is that simple.

If you would like to see a video on this technique click HERE.  That will take you to Splitcoaststampers where Lydia Fiedler made a tutorial.

The stamp I used is from the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  That is the great thing about Paper Pumpkin.  You can use the stamps over and over.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using flowers or leaves.

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A Sketch Stamp Off Challenge

This is the first week of our new schedule at BS & J Productions.  In case you missed it, we have decided to do our challenges every other week.  Sometimes life gets in the way of stamping, which is totally ridiculous if you ask me.  Nothing is more important than stamping, is it?  Well, maybe grandchildren are!

Today’s challenge is a sketch challenge.  I think maybe Jackie designed it but I usually get that wrong.

Here is my card:

Of course, I decided to take some liberties with the sketch.  It is what I do!.  I made this card using merchandise from the awesome 2017 Holiday Catalog.  The stamp set is called Snowflake Sentiments  This set has matching Thinlits called Swirly Snowflakes (although I didn’t use them) and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.

The gold snowflake behind the sentiment is also from the Holiday Catalog.  They are called Foil Snowflakes and they come in gold or silver.  The back of them is actually white so you can put some ink on them and make them any color you wish.  You could even stamp them in Versamark and put a little Copper Embossing Powder on them to make them copper.  That would be awesome!

Lastly, the Washi Tape I used is called Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.  It it is also in the Holiday Catalog.  I used three pieces of the tape on this card.  The top and bottom thin gold tape is one and the middle section is another.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made with this sketch.

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An Embossing Paste Challenge

Hello everyone.  Welcome to another BS & J Productions Stamp Off Challenge.  Today’s challenge is to make something using the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.  If you haven’t tried this, you really need to.  It is different than other embossing pastes because it dries quickly.  You are going to love it!

My daughter-in-law to be has decided to go back to school to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.  I am so proud of her doing this.  It is going to be a challenge for her since she works full time, has a 5 month old baby (Emory Jade whom you have all met) and all the other things that need to get done in life.  I decided to send her a card telling her how proud I am.

I thought the stamp set called Bike Ride would be perfect for this.  It has a set of matching Framelits called Build A Bike (you can save 10% by purchasing both in a Bundle).  Although, she is not a kid, school, bikes, books and apples all go together.  I used the Embossing Paste to make a brick road.  To get this color I added one drop of Cherry Cobbler Ink and one drop of Cajun Craze Ink.  Stampin’ Up! sells the Pattern Party Decorative Masks in four different designs (one of which is the brick pattern).  They also sell a package of three different Palette Knives to use with the Paste.

The sentiment is from Wild About Flowers.  I masked off the different lines so I could stamp them in different places.

Now, let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste.


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Let’s Party

It is Friday once again and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time our challenge is about parties or party words or any words.  I decided to take it as all of those things.  That way I would be safe!

Here is the card I made.  I decided I needed to step it up after the amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made last week.

At first glance it looks pretty boring, although it is a boring card with nice colors!  This is what happens when you open it.

Pretty cool, huh!  It is called a Wiper Card.  I actually got the idea from a video I saw on Pinterest that Barb Mullikan made.  I just changed the design she made.

This is what it looks like open.

I used a couple of different stamp sets to make this card.  The first is called Celebration Time.  The sentiment, cake and party hat are all from that set.  It has matching Thinlits called Celebration and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The ‘Happy Birthday” sentiment is from Vertical Greetings.

Now, let’s go see what amazing projects Jackie and Buffy made.  As always, I am sure they will be awesome!

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A Ribbon Stamp Off Challenge

Welcome to our weekly Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is to use all that beautiful ribbon we have and seem to hoard (at least I do!).  Honestly, I don’t know why I don’t use more of it.  Stampin’ Up! has the best ribbon and it coordinates with all their colors.  Plus, Stampin’ Up! has been offering suites with their products now.  This makes it so much easier to mix and match products.  Their Suites usually have a stamp set with matching dies, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and embellishments.

I used the Suite called Eastern Palace to make my card.  This Suite was released before the Annual Catalog went live.  I loved it the second I saw it.  The stamp set is called Eastern Palace and has 21 Photopolymer stamps in it.  The dies are called Eastern Beauty and are gorgeous!  You can use one die (as I did) or you can layer the dies to make different shapes.  The Designer Series Paper is also called Eastern Palace and is a Specialty Paper because it has some gold foil on some of the pieces.

Now let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie did with their ribbon.  I am sure it will be awesome!


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One For The Guys Challenge

It’s Friday and time for another Stamp Off Challenge.  This time we needed to make a masculine card.

These are always the hardest because men would probably rather have a funny card.  You know.  Many men would rather have one that has a monkey on it with some crazy (but funny) saying.  The first card Rob ever gave  me had a picture of King Kong on it.  The inside said “Razzmatazz.  Rooty toot toot.  I want to see you in your birthday suit”!  I do have to say that my boys seem to like my cards (at least they say they do) but I know they would probably rather have a funny one too.

I think the trick to making a good masculine card is to keep it simple.  This is exactly what I did for my card.

I used a new stamp set called Sorry For Everything.  You know how I love big sentiments and the word “Sorry” is super big.  Then the set has 9 other stamps that go with sorry such as “for your loss”, “I missed your birthday” and “for the loss of your furry friend”.  In this case I chose the simple one “I’m so very”.  That covers everything!

The Designer Series Paper I used is called Pick A Pattern.  It has these crazy funky designs on one side and great patterns on the other.

Let’s all go see what amazing creations Buffy and Jackie made!


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Beautiful Bouquet Sketch Challenge

Today’s Stamp Off Challenge by Buffy, Jackie and me is a sketch challenge.  These are my favorite challenges because, frankly, I find them the easiest.  All you have to do is look at the sketch and then pick out some products that would go with it.  Here is the sketch.

I decided to use Beautiful Bouquet to make a card using this sketch.

This is such a fun set.  It has matching Framelits called Bouquet Bunch and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  There are 37 stamps in this set and 21 dies!  That is an amazing amount.  There are 15 sentiments included and some of them are for the inside of a card.

The Designer Series Paper is called Delightful Daisy.  The thing I love the most about Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper is it is two sided so if you don’t like one side you can use the other. The only problem I run into is most of the time I like both sides and can’t make up my mind which to use!

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made using this card sketch.  I am sure we will love both of them!

Don’t forget there is a little more than a week left for Bonus Days and The Christmas in July Starter Kit Offer.  Hurry before these great events are gone!

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