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Magical Mermaid #TGIFC114 Designer Spotlight – Elizabeth Price

Magical Mermaid

It’s the last Friday of the month and that means we are featuring one of our designers at TGIF Challenges.  I am thrilled that my good friend, Elizabeth Price, is this month’s Designer Spotlight.  I’ve know her for several years and I’m always in awe of her creations.  Be sure to check out her blog to see for yourself.

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Elizabeth is a master of layering various papers and her use of accessories is always spot on.  You can click HERE to see the card I chose to CASE.  When I saw what she did with the Hexagon embossing folder, I knew I had to try it myself.  For the background, I started by embossing Shimmery White card stock with the Hexagons embossing folder and the Big Shot.  I lightly rubbed my Basic Black ink pad onto the folder before running it through the machine to create the black outlines.

Mermaid Kisses

I thought that the hexagons resembled the scales on a fish or a mermaid’s tail, so I selected 3 colors that would look iridescent when combined:  Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, and Perfect Plum.  An Aqua Painter was used to color the hexagons and the Magical Mermaid image.  The tail was a blend of the colors and was brushed with the Clear Wink of Stella to make it shimmer.

Magical Mermaid close-up

If you look closely, you’ll see that I used quite a few gold products to embellish the card, as well as a small bit of burlap ribbon.  At first, I felt like I went a tiny bit overboard with the embellishments and was certainly stepping outside of my clean and simple comfort zone.  However, thanks to Elizabeth’s inspiration, this is definitely a favorite new technique and design.

Would you  like to add the Magical Mermaid stamp set to your stamp collection?

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Big Shot

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Oh So Eclectic #SSINKCS46 Sketch Challenge

Oh So Eclectic
By now you’ve had the chance to drool over the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and I’m sure you were blown away by the colorful designs on the front cover.  Today’s card features several products from the catalog cover, including the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and the coordinating Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  I used this week’s sketch from Stylin’ Stampin’ INKSpiration for my layout.  Be sure to visit the SSINK blog and play along with us this week.
Oh So Eclectic
At first glance, this card probably looks fairly simple.  However, it took some work to line everything up properly.  I had to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig and a little masking technique to create the layered flowers.  It is rare for me to dust off the Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I’m very much an “eyeball it” kind-of girl, but I could not line these flowers up correctly without it.  Perhaps, you’ll have better luck!  If you are interested in seeing a video on how I stamped these images, just leave me a comment on this post.  I’m hoping to get some video time in this week.
Oh So Eclectic
You’ll notice that there is a bit of texture to these images.  It really adds a watercolor look to the card.  I did stamp off the ink one time for each of the “solid” flower stamps to create a lighter color, before stamping the line-art stamp over it at full-strength.

If you’d like to add the Oh So Eclectic stamp set to your collection, you’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.

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2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
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#TGIFC106 – Color Challenge! Crushed Curry – Flirty Flamingo – Emerald Envy

We’ve got a bright and cheerful color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week.  Be sure to check out what the other designers created and play along with us here.  My first shipment of new catalog items arrived this week and I’m very excited to share with you a project featuring some amazing new products.  As I perused my new papers, the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper jumped out at me.  I was happy to see that I could easily incorporate it into this week’s color challenge.

It has been Teacher Appreciation Week at our school.  Bella’s school is an integrative arts school, which means that during the school day, the children also learn dance, art, violin, and piano.  It’s really an awesome curriculum and my daughter has been so blessed this year with a wonderful teacher.  I’m not sure we could ever thank her enough for all that she has done for us.  When I saw the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Pieces and Patterns stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for thank you cards.

These items will be available in the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I used one of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Papers for the background, as well as a couple of accent strips.  A few pencils were stamped as a border along the edge of the inset piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped and embossed the greeting from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  The swirly Crushed Curry card stock was cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die and the Big Shot.  I love using it as an accent piece.   The flower image is also from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set.  I added a few White Perfect Accents to the card and also to the center of the flower.

Looking for another easy Teacher Appreciation card idea?  Check out this card.

And if you’re looking for more color combo suggestions, be sure to sign up for my email newsletters.  I’m giving away a free color chart this month that features the upcoming 2017-2019 In Colors.

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