Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Colorful Seasons Sneak Peek & Reflections on Creativity

All the time I hear people say they aren't creative, and could never do what I do. And to them I say, "Horse pucky!" Well, that's not exactly what I say, but I'm tryin' to keep it family friendly here, folks! They don't realize they are being creative from the moment they wake up and choose what to put on, to what they fix for supper. It's all being creative! And then they say, "But I'm talking about artistic creation; that's different!"

I wish I could make everyone see how Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to create beautiful, artistic things! Their products are color-coordinated, so if you pick one suite, you know everything will go together. And seriously, how difficult is it to tap a stamp on an ink pad, press it on cardstock, maybe add a layer or two, and some coordinating embellishments?! It really isn't that hard, and sites like Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers, and even the Stampin' Up! blog are excellent places for ideas to get you inspired.

Not only that, but the new 2017 Annual Catalog is coming loaded with fresh, fun ideas, so you don't even have to get on the Internet if you don't like doing that. (If that's the case, then how are you reading this? Just curious.)

Smiley from Millan.Net

I crack myself up, sometimes! Bear with me, we're getting to the good part.....

Here's the "How To"
 Chairs: Shimmery White 3-1/2" x 4-1/2"
 Oval window top: Whisper White 4" x 5-1/4"
 Card base: Sahara Sand 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  1. Using the largest oval in Layering Ovals Framelits, cut the center window out of the Whisper White cardstock. Use the leftover oval piece to die cut the flowers from Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.
  2. Using Soft Suede ink, stamp the stamens on the flowers, and the greeting (from Eastern Beauty) near the window opening.
  3. Stamp the right chair using Soft Suede for the frame and Bermuda Bay for the fabric. Make a mask (stamp chair on a sticky note and cut out) to mask the chair and stamp the left chair frame and fabric. Sponge the Pool Party sky and Old Olive ground.
  4. Adhere the chair image to the card base with Fast Fuse or liquid glue. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the oval window piece to the card base, so it's popped up..
  5. Cut dimensionals into small pieces to attach flowers.
  6. Sometimes a CAS card is not really that simple to make!
Note: Eastern Beauty stamp set (143675) not listed in Product List.
Product List

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Love the two chairs with the sponging. The flowers and sentiment are great additions, too!


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