A Technique Challenge

Hello everyone.  Today is another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me.  Today’s challenge is to use your favorite technique.  Oh boy.  This was a hard one for me.  I don’t really have a favorite technique.  I asked Buffy if plain old stamping was a technique.  I could hear her eye roll from here!  I decided to use a technique that I used a couple of years ago (you can see it HERE).  It uses ink and masks.  I did it a little differently this time after I saw a great video from Jennifer McGuire the other day.  I love her videos because she shows some great techniques in a clear and easy to understand way.

The colors I used for these cards are Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove and Basic Black.  I also used a brand new product from the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  It is a new set of Masks (stencils) called Basic Pattern Decorative Masks.  I used the polka dot one.  I was very excited to see new Masks since we have had the current ones for a long time.

To make this card I used a stencil that I actually made.  It is a stencil that can be used to make a wreath out of stamped images.  I lay my cardstock in the stencil and layered the polka dot Mask over it.  I added ink to the stencil using my Stampin’ Up!® Sponges turning the cardstock with every new color.  It ended up leaving a white space where you can put the sentiment.

For the sentiments I used the stamp sets called Broadway Birthday and A Wish For Everything.  The dies I used were Stitched Rectangles and Word Wishes.

Now, let’s go check out Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite technique.  I hope they had an easier time than I did!

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A Fun Fold Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today we have a new challenge from BS & J Productions.  It is a Fun Fold Challenge.  I love Fun Folds!  When you open the envelope you expect it to be a regular card but then it becomes more of a surprise.

I decided to make a Dutch Door Fun Fold card.  It was super easy to make and did not take a long time.  The hardest part is deciding what stamps, colors and Designer Series Paper to use.  I chose the stamp set called Sailing Home.  This stamp set has matching dies called Smooth Sailing and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  The Designer Series Paper is part of the same Suite and is called Come Sail Away.  The colors I used for this card are Night Of Navy, Seaside Spray and Whisper White.

Here is what the card looks like when it is opened.  I decided not to put a sentiment on it so I can decide later who and why I want to send it to.

Here are the cardstock pieces you will need to make this card:

To make this fun fold card, adhere the piece of Seaside Spray cardstock to the piece Night of Navy card base like this:

Then layer the piece of Designer Series Paper on top like this:

Then decorate however you wish.  For a full list of products I used, see below.

Now let’s go see what Jackie and Buffy made.  I know I will want to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) both of their fun folds!

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Designer Series Paper Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use two different designs of Designer Series Paper .  This was hard because my mother always told me to never wear two different patterns together!  You always have to have a solid with a pattern.  I am sure there were a ton of “What Not To Wear” episodes on this matter.  It is a good thing that it is ok to do this on cards!

I decided to use the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper.  I figured out the two designs I wanted to use but had a hard time figuring out what else to do with it.  I tried different flowers but thought it was too much so I played around with a new set of dies I just got called Hand-Lettered Prose.  I like these dies because the letters are slightly slanted in an elegant font.  The colors in the DSP are Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow so I cut the letters out in Mossy Meadow cardstock.

The ‘Birthday’ stamp is from the stamp set called Piece Of Cake.  The whole stamp says Happy Birthday so I masked off the word “Happy”.  To do this, all I did was cover the word “happy” with a piece of tape, ink the stamp and then pull the tape off.  That way only the word “Birthday” had ink on it.  The hardest part is remembering to take off the tape.  If you forget, it makes a mess (ask me how I know this!).  I have ruined many a piece of cardstock because I forgot!

I felt like the card needed a little something else.  I looked for some embellishments in Mossy Meadow and I didn’t have any.  No worries though!  I took my Dark Mossy Meadow Blend and colored 3 of the green sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.  That is one thing I love about the Blends.  You can use them to color any non-porous material such as the sequins.

Now please go to Buffy’s and Jackie’s blog to see what they created this week.

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Sailing Home

Hello everyone.  Welcome to another BS & J Productions with Buffy, Jackie and me.  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use our favorite new InColor.

I couldn’t really decide which one color was my favorite so I decided to use my two favorites:  Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.  I wasn’t sure how well these two colors went together but I think they look great.

This was a fairly simple card to make.  I used the stamp set called Sailing Home.  I first stamped the sailboat and the sentiment in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out using the Smooth Sailing Dies.  Then I cut out the wheel and the lines on the bottom and top of the card also using dies from this set.  I love it when Stampin’ Up!® adds extra dies that don’t necessarily cut out an image from the stamp set but can be used on their own.

I ran a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock using the High Seas 3D folder.  You can’t see it that well in the photo above so here is a close up.

Now let’s go see what Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite new InColors are.  I don’t know what Jackie will chose but I am guessing that Buffy’s is Rococo Rose.  Let’s go see if I am correct.

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Goodbye Lemon Lime Twist

Hello everyone!  Today’s Stamp Off Challenge is to use some or all of the retiring InColors.  These include Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  If you know me at all, you know I love Lemon Lime Twist.  Of everything that retired, this color retiring makes me the saddest.  I am hoping if and when Stampin’ Up!® does a color refresh, they bring it back because it is one of my all time favorite colors!

Another favorite product that will be retiring on June 3rd is the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper that is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I love this DSP.  Plaids are back in style (at least with paper and stamps they are) and this DSP was really popular.

To make this card, I first adhered a piece of the Gingham Gala DSP onto a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  I cut out a Coastal Cabana hexagon and a smaller one out of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the sentiments from the stamp set called Sorry For Everything using Memento Black Ink.  This is a great stamp set for sympathy cards for people or pets as well as get well cards, belated birthday cards and farewell cards.  The smaller sentiments cover all those occasions.  Lastly, I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set in Stazon Ink and colored with my Lemon Lime Twist and Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Markers.  When using markers you need to use Stazon Ink so it doesn’t smear.  When using Blends, you would use Tuxedo Black ink for the same reason.

If you like Lemon Lime Twist cardstock or ink you will need to order before June 4th because if it has not sold out yet, it will be gone forever.

Now let’s go see what Buffy’s and Jackie’s favorite retiring InColor(s) are.

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A Color Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today we are having another Stamp Off Challenge.  This week we have a color challenge!

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It took me a while to figure out what stamp set to use for this challenge.  I decided to use a set that hasn’t received much use lately called Bike Ride.  I think this is a fun stamp set and it has a matching set of dies called Build A Bike Framelits.  It also made these crazy colors easier to use.

To make this card I first stamped all the bicycle parts in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut them out using the dies.  Then I stamped the books in Smoky Slate ink and colored them using my Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers.  I also colored the handle bars, seat and pedal using the Mango Melody Marker.  The Designer Series Paper I used is called Nature’s Poem.  It is in the 2018/2019 Annual Catalog.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Well Said.  This set is in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Now, let’s go see what Buffy and Jackie made using these colors.  I always look forward to seeing their take on our challenges.

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Lasting Lily

Today’s BS & J Productions’ Stamp Off Challenge is to use our favorite Sale-a-bration product.  The Sale-a-bration Catalog is full of products you can earn for free with a qualifying purchase.  There are stamp sets, dies, ribbons, embellishments and Designer Series Paper in this catalog.

I decided to use the stamp set called Lasting Lily.  This set is a DisINKtive® stamp set.  This kind of stamp was especially developed by Stampin’ Up!®.  The stamps show depth to them without having to do anything special other than inking them up and stamping them.

I love it when I use black and white with a pop of color so I decided to make my card that way.  The Designer Series Paper I used is also from the Sale-a-bration Catalog (which means you can also get it for free with a qualifying order).  It is called Botanical Butterfly.  This DSP has brightly colored butterflies and other patterns on one side and black and white patterns on the other.

I stamped the lilies in Flirty Flamingo ink and then cut them out.  Then I stamped the stems and leaves on Whisper White cardstock using Granny Apple Green and then cut it out using my Layering Circles Framelits in my Big Shot.  I cut a larger circle out in Basic Black cardstock.  I adhered the circles to each other and then onto the cardstock.  I adhered the flowers on top.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and then heat embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and my Heat Gun.  I hand cut out the ends of the banners.

Now let’s go see what products Jackie and Buffy used.  I am sure you are going to love their projects.  They are both amazing crafters!

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