Floral Essence Mixed Media Challenge

My recent Stampin’ Up! order contained the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks so I had to get out my Shimmery White Embossing Paste and create. I also pulled out an older stamp set – Floral Essence. I was in a creative mood so I stamped onto Bristol smooth watercolor paper to take on some watercoloring.

Watercoloring is a challenge for me.  It is an imperfect process where you must let go and let the color flow; this is hard when your natural tendency is alignment, symmetry, and okay I will say it perfectionism. It also takes patience as you need to let each layer dry to achieve the layers of color.

To watercolor the flowers I wet each petal and then added a bit of color using Karin Markers then worked it out to the petal tips. To add depth I would touch my wet paintbrush to the marker tip and then add color. I love the vivid color that I was able to achieve. I have a LONG way to go but I am happy with this outing.

Each flower was easily cut out using my paper snips and then mounted onto the completely dried embossed panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love how the dried paste shimmers in the light which you can’t capture in a photo.

The embossed panel was layered onto a piece of Bumblebee card stock that was dry embossed using the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. That was mounted onto Blackberry Bliss card stock. I love this color combination.

The sentiment was created using Spellbinders Hot Foil system and then cropped using Rectangle Stitched dies.

Then I saw the Just Add Ink Challenge #515 – Mixed Media and feel my card is perfect for this challenge.

I hope you are having a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Dandelion Birthday Wishes

Stampin Up Just Jade Monochromatic Dandelion wishes Happiest of Birthdays Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Happy Hump Day! I hope your week is going well. 

I have a quick and easy card for you using the new In-Color Just Jade. When I first saw the new colors truthfully I was underwhelmed. The only color that spoke to me was Cinnamon Cider probably because I LOVE fall and this is such a fall color.

However Just Jade and Misty Moonlight are growing on me especially when paired with other colors in the Stampin’ Up! color collection.

I decided to play with Just Jade and make a monochromatic card.

Stampin Up Just Jade Monochromatic Dandelion wishes Happiest of Birthdays Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Stampin’ Up! does an amazing job of creating coordinating color elements to their collection. Here I used the ink, paper, ribbon and embellishments. They look stunning together.

The Dandelion Wishes stamp set was stamped in Versamark Ink and heat embossed in white directly onto the Just Jade card base. The sentiment is from the new Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. The large sentiments and fun fonts made this a must have set for me.

Stampin Up Just Jade Monochromatic Dandelion wishes Happiest of Birthdays Birthday Card Ideas inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

As always the theme of the card was carried through to the inside and envelope for the recipient. 

I hope you can see that I enjoyed playing with Just Jade and am glad to have it as part of the color collection. What was your first impression of the new In-Colors when you saw them? I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle

Just a Little Note to Say HELLO

Stampin Up A Little Lace Just Add Ink #514 Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

When I saw the color palette over at the Just Add Ink Color Challenge this week I had to participate. 

Isn’t this color palette soothing? 

The silver background element is from the Gold Laser Cut DSP in the Forever Greenery Suite. The backside of each laser cut element is white which allows you an entirely clean slate to create on. I dabbed my Versamark ink pad over the  piece and then sprinkled Silver Embossing powder all over it. Then the magic happens when you bring in your heat tool to melt the powder. No matter how often I heat emboss it is so cool watch every time.

Stampin Up A Little Lace Just Add Ink #514 Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The image from A Little Lace stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate ink and then colored with Pool Party and Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. Colors blend so well together. 

Wink of Stella (clear and silver) was added for some sparkle. Unfortunately I could not pick up the sparkle in the photos. UGH

A Pretty Peacock Rhinestone (retired) was added. You could also use your Stampin’ Blends to color a basic rhinestone.

Then the banner was added using a sentiment from A Little Lace. This card is so pretty in person I wish I could capture the sparkle of the silver embossing and Wink of Stella splatters. 

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Forever Greenery Suite for #PCC384

Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Stampin’ Up!’s Forever Greenery Suite is filled with a beautiful stamp set, stunning Designer Series Paper (DSP), stunning ribbon and embellishments as well as dies that coordinate with everything in the suite. It is no wonder we see it all over social media.

Here are the elements of the suite used in my project:

  • Forever Flourishing dies were used to cut out imaginary from the Forever Greenery DSP
  • gold sprigs are from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality paper
  • Gold Hoop Embellishment from the suite
Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The gems are from the new Holiday Catalog and will be available to customers August 1st. They coordinate beautifully as they have gold sparkle within the clear gem.

The Gray Granite card stock was embossed with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder. And the ribbon is from a big box store that I cut and removed threads to get the fringed rectangle I wanted for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge #PCC384

The sentiment was created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System. I love the look of foiled letterpress sentiments. 

Stampinup Forever Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

You can see the envelope flap was decorated with (retired) DSP. And the inside as a gold sprig as well to draw the them to the inside of the card. I love how this turned out.

Stampinup Forevaer Greenery Suite #PPC384 Hot Foil Sentiment Anytime Card inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by and stay well.

Michelle