Friday, June 25, 2021

3 Ways to Use My Must Have Craft Item -Handmade Thank You Card- Global Stampin' Video Hop June 2021

Today is another tutorial for the Global Stampin’ Video Hop on YouTube. Each month on the fourth Friday other Stampin’ Up Demonstrators from around the world come together and share their projects based on a monthly theme. June’s Theme is 2021-2022 Must Have Craft Item.

When thinking about my Must Have Craft Item from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog the Soft Pastel Assortment immediately came to mind. I love having new coloring tools to play and experiment with. Today I will be sharing with you three different ways to use the Soft Pastels from Stampin’ Up. I hope this card inspires you to create with this fun craft item.

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Here are the dimensions and pieces you will need to create this card:

So Saffron Cardstock – Cardbase 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Mossy Meadow Cardstock – 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” | scraps for dies

Basic White Cardstock – 3 ¾” x 5” | 3” x 3” | 1 ½” x 3”

Mango Melody Cardstock – 1” x 4”

Calypso Coral Cardstock – scraps for dies

The products I used are:

Hand-Penned Petals Bundle 155492 $46.75

     (includes: Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set 155070 $22.00 & Penned Flower Dies 155557 $30.00)

Basic White Cardstock 159276 $9.75

So Saffron Cardstock 105118 $8.75

Mossy Meadow Cardstock 133676 $8.75

Mango Melody Cardstock 146989 $8.75

Calypso Coral Cardstock 122925 $8.75

Evening Evergreen Ink Pad 155576 $7.50

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

Sponge Daubers 133773 $5.00

Blender Pens 102845 $12.00

Soft Pastel Assortment 154585 $9.00

Tailor Made Tags 155563 $22.00

Adhesive Sheets 152334 $10.00

Elegant Faceted Gems 152464 $7.50

Baker’s Twine Essentials Pak (White) 155475 $11.00

Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim 154298 $7.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

Clear Block E 118484 $12.00

Simply Shammy 147042 $8.00

Stampin’ Seal Adhesive 152813 $8.00

Dimensionals 104430 $4.00

Paper Snips 103579 $10.00

Bone Folder 102300 $7.00

Take Your Pick Tool 144107 $10.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

1- Stamp the large flower on the stem in Evening Evergreen on Basic White Cardstock.

2- Technique #1: VersaMark Ink

Stamp the fill in images that coordinate with the large flower & small flower with VersaMark ink.

Choose two Soft Pastels colors for your flowers, I did Mango Melody & Poppy Parade. On scratch paper rub the pastels to create a chalky dust. With a Sponge Dauber pick up the dust and pat it over the VersaMark images. Avoid rubbing as it will tint the cardstock as well. Remove the excess dust by blowing it off or lightly wiping it using a soft tissue.

Repeat for the leaves of the stem with the Mossy Meadow Soft Pastel. Make sure to use a different Sponge Dauber.

3- Technique #2: Blender Pen

With a Blender Pen pick up color directly from the Mossy Meadow Pastel and add it to more delicate areas like the stem. Continue to go back and pick up color as the pen loses color. To clean the tip rub on some scratch paper until it runs clear.

4- Cut out with the coordinating die.

5- Technique #3: Create a Gradient

Choose one or multiple colors for a background gradient or ombre look. On the Basic White 3 ¾” Cardstock piece place a lot of color, I used Mango Melody, in the center.

Then take a soft tissue and blend the color out to create a nice gradient.

6- Cut out  the Scallop edge die in Mango Melody. Then add it to the Basic White Cardstock that has the gradient about 1/3 way from the bottom. Trim the sides.

7- Add the large stamped flower coming off the right side and above the scallop edge.

8- Add some Adhesive Sheet to the back of Poppy Parade & Mossy Meadow, then cut out some flowers and leaves. Then tuck the large flower and leaf behind the stamped flower and the smaller ones at the bottom over the scallop edge.

9- From the Tailor Made Tags Die cut out the 1” wide tag and stamp the “Thanks” greeting in Evening Evergreen. Then cut 4” of Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim. String through the tag. Then wrap around the Mossy Meadow Trim with 8” of White Bakers Twine and tie a bow. Unravel the ends of the Mossy Meadow Trim. Trim the ends. Adhere this to the card with dimensionals.

10- Add everything on the Mossy Meadow Cardstock so about 1/16 border is showing. Then add this to the center of the So Saffron Cardbase. Last add 5 Elegant Faceted Gems in White around the images.

All Done!

Here is the link to my Global Stampin’ Video - - Make sure to check out everyone’s projects.

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