Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Peaceful Place Suite Collection from Stampin' Up - Blending & Coloring Tips & Tricks for Handmade Cards

Hello my crafting friends,

Today I would like to share with you my November Artisan Showcase Projects. I was asked to create two samples using products from the Peaceful Place Suite. The cards I created show how you can create blended backgrounds on both cardstock & designer series paper. Unfortunately, the Peaceful Place products will not be carrying over and will not be available after January 3, 2022. As a result, there may be some products that are no longer available. Even so, I hope you are inspired by these cards.

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

Thick Basic White Cardbase – (2) 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”

Basic White Cardstock – (2) 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” | scraps for stamping

Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper – 4” x 5 ¼” (final size 3 3/4" x 5") silver tree pattern | ¾” x 4 ¼” & ½” 4 ¼” strips

Balmy Blue Cardstock – 3” x 5 ½”

Snowy White Velvet Sheets – scraps for die cuts

Evening Evergreen Cardstock – scraps for die cuts

The products I used are:

Peaceful Cabin Stamp Set 156395 $23.00

Cabin Dies 156404 $37.00

Peaceful Place Specialty Designer Series Paper 156394 $15.00

Snowy White Velvet Paper 156405 $5.00

Timber 3D Embossing Folder 156406 $10.00

Subtle Shimmer Sequins 156407 $6.50

Misty Moonlight Ink Pad 153118 $7.50

Balmy Blue Ink Pad 147105 $7.50

Soft Suede Ink Pad 147115 $7.50

VersaMark Ink Pad 102283 $9.50

Memento Black Ink Pad 132708 $6.00

Evening Evergreen Ink Pad 155576 $7.50

Balmy Blue Cardstock 146982 $8.75

Evening Evergreen Cardstock 155574 $8.75

Silver Embossing Powder 155555 $18.00

White Embossing Powder 155554 $18.00

Embossing Buddy

Heat Tool 129053 $30.00

Water Painters 151298 $12.00

Blending Brushes 153611 $12.00

Chalk Markers 132133 $3.50

Die Brush Attachment 149655 $9.00

Wink of Stella 141897 $8.00

Tasteful Label Dies 152886 $31.00

Seasonal Label Dies 156299 $38.00

Paper Trimmer 152392 $25.00

Clear Block D 118485 $8.50

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

Stamparatus 146276 $49.00

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 149653 $120.00

1- Begin by creating your blended background, either on Cardstock or Designer Series Paper. Tip: When using the Blending Brushes start off the paper and then move to the paper & build up color slowly to get a smoother gradient.

Create your blend on the Silver Tree pattern paper with Misty Moonlight ink. Create a top down blend. Wipe off any excess ink that may be sitting on top of the foil with a paper tissue. Cut the DSP down to 3 3/4" x 5".

Create a circular blend on the Balmy Blue Cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink leaving the center untouched.

2- Stamp & die cut the images.

Stamp the tree image in Evening Evergreen ink on Basic White Cardstock make sure you have about 1” of space at the bottom to create a snowy landscape, cut out with coordinating die. To add a little more color to the trees you can blend some of the ink with a Water Painter and a little water. I just tapped it around the trees to randomly add another level of color while leaving some areas untouched.

Stamp the cabin in Memento Black ink of Basic White Cardstock. Keep the image to the top left of the cardstock. Then cut out with coordinating die. Add a little color to the snow with Balmy Blue ink mixed with lots of water to keep the color light, however, keep the water on the cardstock to a minimum to prevent warping. Then use Soft Suede ink to add a little color to the cabin.

To stamp the background begin by adding a lot of Embossing Buddy. Then stamp the tree image in VersaMark across the middle of the cardstock, add silver embossing powder and heat. Next stamp the snowflakes in the sky with VersaMark ink, add white embossing powder and heat. If there are any areas you want more snowflakes you can use the Chalk Marker to add some small dots.

3- Cut out coordinating Die Cuts.

On the Evening Evergreen Cardstock cut out the larger tree die cuts with the inserts. From Snowy White Velvet Paper cut out the skinny whimsical trees. Add a little sparkle with the Wink of Stella.

4- Put it all together.

Emboss the 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Basic White Cardstock with the Timer Embossing Folder and add it to the front of the cardbase. 

Add the blended background on top in the center.

Next layer the die cut trees over the silver foil trees on the DSP.

Then add the stamped trees layered on top of the die cut trees with the bottom of the snowy landscape touching the bottom of the DSP. Make sure to trim the sides to fit the width of the DSP. You can pop the tops of the trees with dimensionals.

Stamp your greeting in Evening Evergreen on a label from the Tasteful Label Dies. Add it to the middle of the card below the trees with dimensionals. Add the smallest Snowy White Velvet trees around the greeting. Then use the Wink of Stella of add a little sparkle.

Emboss the 4 1/8” x 5 3/8” Basic White Cardstock with the Timer Embossing Folder and add it to the front of the cardbase. Add the blended background on top in the center.

Next add the cabin layer at the bottom of the trees. You can add dimensionals at the top to pop it off of the card. Trim at the sides of the cardbase.

Then add some different size strips from the DSP patterns to cover the bottom area. I used one ¾” and another ½”. 

Add more of the Snowy White Velvet Trees to the sides with Wink of Stella if you want. 

Stamp your greeting in Soft Suede and cut out with a label from the Seasonal Label Dies and add it with dimensionals under the cabin.

Last add some Subtle Sequins with liquid glue on both cards.

All Done!

If you would like to watch me create these cards with step by step tips and directions please watch this video:

If you need any product to make these cards, please visit my online store: http://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2042902

Have a creative day,



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