How to Use the Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up

The art of watercolor can be very tricky, unless you have the watercolor pencils from Stampin’ Up! Below are two of my videos showing how to use them to create beautiful projects.

This first video is from several months ago, during the spring Occasions Catalog release. The products featured are available in the new annual catalog.

 

This video was from my online annual catalog launch and all day crafting party this past Saturday. It features the watercolor pencils with the new Bright Wishes stamp set.

Happy stamping!

Becky B.

All Day Online Crafting Party and Sneak Peek

Hello stampers!

I am hosting my monthly online crafting party on this Friday, April 14th from 10 AM until 5 PM Central time. What is it? It is a full day of how-tos, pictures, live and prerecorded videos, prizes and more from the comfort of you home. Just ‘hop” on to my Facebook page and participate at your leisure. This is Good Friday, and I know many of you may be busy, but if not, I hope you will join me. This is not formal, by any means. Basically, I am sharing my creative process with you. I may have an idea about what projects I want to work on, but that’s about it! 🙂

New Catalog Sneak Peek

This will be your first chance to see some of the products from the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Here is a picture of the front cover!

2017-2018 Annual Catalog Cover

EVENT DETAILS

When:  Friday, April 14th, 10 AM to 5 PM

Where:  Wallflower Greetings Facebook Page

What:  Join me for a day of crafting from the comfort of your home! Win prizes and more!

Need a Catalog?

I would love to be YOUR Stampin’ Up Demonstrator! Contact me to get your copies of the current catalog(s)! In addition, please join my mailing list by signing up to follow my blog (located on the right navigation menu) or follow me on Facebook at:

Wallflower Greetings Facebook Page

To all my existing customers, thank you so much for your loyalty. I appreciate you and cherish the opportunity to share with you what I love!

Happy stamping!

Becky B.

 

February 2017 Facebook All Day Crafting Party

Hello!

These are videos from my crafting party this past Saturday, February 18, 2017. Note:  all videos will also be located under “Videos” on my blog – http://www.wallflowergreetings.com.

Enjoy!

Heart Gift Tag Occasions and Saleabration 2017

Four Cards Occasions and Saleabration 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle Occasions and Saleabration 2017

Happy Stamping!

Becky B.

 

Thankful Branches – Last Day to Order and Some Fall Card Ideas



Hello!
Today is the last day to order the Thankful Branches stamp set and thinlit dies. Below are some samples made with this bundle. In this post, I am focusing on Fall and Halloween. I hope you find some great ideas and inspiration.

The first one below is just using stamps and ink to create depth and movement. If you watched my video on how to make the leafy thank you card, then you will recognize this technique. The card base and layering piece is Very Vanilla (although it looks like Whisper White in the picture). I used the tree top canopy to stamp the leaves in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and a litle Old Olive. The sentiment was stamped with Old Olive.


Again, this next card is just straight up stamping. You can do a lot even if you do not own a Big Shot (although I highly recommend one!). The tree trunk, hills and sentiment are stamped in Soft Suede. The tree leaves are stamped with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.  The card base is Old Olive and the layering piece is Very Vanilla. I sponged lightly with Pool Party to make the sky and sponged Old Olive for the ground.  I added gold cording from the Annual Catalog because I thought it needed a little extra something.


For this card, the card base is Cajun Craze and the layering piece is Very Vanilla. I stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Soft Suide.  The sentiment is in Soft Suede and the circle is sponged with the same color as well. The other circle is Cajun Craze and both were punched with the 2″ circle punch. The leaves are die cut out of Old Olive and Soft Suede card stock.


This next card is very similar to the one above. A “mistake” turned into a whole different look. When, stamping, The leaves on the right-hand side, some of them did not get a good impression, so I did some paper tearing along that edge. I liked the way it looked but it was off-balance, so I did the same to the left hand side. I sponged around the edges with Soft Suede. Then, the background needed a little somthing, so I used the stamp that looks like hills and turned it vertically to stamp a background in Old Olive on the base for a tone-on-tone look. When I adhered the card front, I tilted it just slightly because I thought it looked better that way.


The next two cards are not my original idea. I CASED this from Pinterrest and Youtube. I am not sure who gets the credit for  coming up with the idea to make a pumpkin out of the die cut leaves, but I thought this was so cute! For both cards, the base is Soft Suede and the front is Very Vanilla. For the top card, I used Soft Suede and used a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set to create a rustic background. For the second, I used Soft Suede with the Hardwood background stamp. I also sponged a little Soft Suede on the card front and around the edges of the “pumpkin”. To make the pumpkin, I die cut two tree canopies out of Pumpkin Pie card stock, turneed one of them upside down and adhered it to the other, off-setting it just a bit. The leaves are die cut in Cajun Craze and Old Olive and the stem is in Soft Suede.  Also, if you notice on the second card, the Old Olive Leaves are embossed. I achieved this look by running two sheets of card stock at one time through the Big Shot using the flower leaves thinlit die. The top piece was cut and the bottom piece was embossed. I layered them together and just love how it turned out!


For my final project, I wanted to try a Halloween card. The card base, die cut tree without leaves and hill are Basic Black card stock. The layering piece for the sky is Wisteria Wonder sponged with Elegant Eggplant. The moon is punched in Daffodil Delight with the 2″ circle punch, sponged with a little Elegant Eggplant. The ghost is in Whisper White punched with the Owl Builder punch. I cut off the feet and turned it upside down. I sponged it with Elegant Eggplant and added eyes and mouth with a journeling pen. Finally, I adhered the ghost to the card with a dimensional. This was a lot of fun to make and was really easy too!


I plan to make Christmas cards with this bundle, as well. I just haven’t got to them yet. If you are wondering how to make Christmas or winter-themed cards, there are loads of samples on Pinterest and YouTube. Also, you can make all sorts of flowers as well. Again, I just haven’t had the time to make some. You can tell that I am having so much fun with this set. I am hoping that they will bring this back (hint, hint to Stampin’ Up) in a future catalog.

If you would like to place an order for this bundle (today is the last day) or for any other supplies listed, go to the link on the right navigation bar that says “Shop Now”. This will take you to my online store. If you need assistance, please contact me by the phone number or email address listed. 

I hope you have been inspired by this post.

Take care and happy stamping!

Becky B.

Logo picture: Butterfly and sunflower

Upcoming Facebook Virtual Classes

I am starting something very exciting in which anyone, anywhere can participate…virtual Facebook classes. Come join me from the comfort of your own home for a fun, stamping experience. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to paper crafting or an old pro. Don’t worry if you think you are not creative. The classes will be short, no more than an hour, and interactive. Plus, you will get exclusive tutorials from me before anyone else and EVERYONE gets a free prize just for participating. Be sure to invite your friends!

See what is coming up this month.

May Virtual Classes

FACEBOOK VIRTUAL CLASS: Going, Going, Gone! A Few of My Favorite (Retiring) Things
May 19, 2016
7:00-8:00 PM (CST)  

For this class, I will be sharing some of my favorite must haves from the retiring list and some very cool projects. Be sure to REGISTER up until at least 10 minutes before the event so that I can send you an email full of goodies such as printable tutorials for the projects.

Register Today!

FACEBOOK VIRTUAL CLASS: Crazy for Color and New 2017 Catalog
May 26, 2016

7:00-8:00 PM (CST)      

For this class, you will get an exclusive sneak peek and tour of the new 2017 Stampin’ Up catalog, and we will make some fun and easy projects featuring the new In-Colors!  Plus, you will be the first to hear about a new In-Color Club. Be sure to REGISTER up until at least 10 minutes before the event so that I can send you an email full of goodies such as printable tutorials for the projects.

Register by completing the form below.

FACEBOOK VIRTUAL CLASS REGISTRATION