Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Monday, October 05, 2015

Witches' Night Trick or Treat

This fun Halloween card uses several new items available from the Holiday Catalog. The Witches' Night stamp set along with Black Glimmer Paper and a Spider Web Doily.

The Black Glimmer Paper is just much sparkle, I love it! The Spider Web Doilies are fun too! They were actually one of the things I was most excited about when I first looked through the Holiday catalog!

The Witches' Night stamp set is really nice too...I love that it coordinates with the Lots of Labels Framelits and that in addition to the 2 large images, it includes 3 background designs as well. I used the spider web and the zig-zag diamond patterned stamps on my card, but there is also one with bats.

The main image was sponged with Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. You cannot really tell from my photo, but the raven was cut out and embossed with clear for some extra shine.

Hope your day is filled with treats...and not tricks!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vintage Leaves Birthday

The Vintage Leaves set combined with the Hardwood background stamp make an awesome combo to create masculine cards, like this birthday card...

The edges are sponged with Early Espresso ink for a more rustic look and to help the main Crumb Cake layer stand out more from the base which is also Crumb Cake. The green I used here is Mossy Meadow.

I love the realistic leaves in this set which is just perfect for this time of year! I still have a few of my Golden Vintage Leaves kits left to create the fall themed canvas and home decor accessories, as shown below. Get all the details in this post.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Watermelon Watercolor Wings

The pretty stamped and die cut butterfly created using the Watercolor Wings stamp set and coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits takes center stage on this quick and easy card.

I played with this set, having fun stamping all all sorts of color I am not entirely sure what colors I used here....but I'm guessing Watercolor Wonder, Rich Razzleberry and maybe Calypso Coral.

The Watercolor Wonder Dotted Lace Trim and some Basic Rhinestones add the finishing touches.

Thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Vintage Leaves Thanks

Autumn is coming...(I like the sound of that better than "Winter is coming.") This week we've been blessed with a few more warm & sunny 80 degree days, but it sure has been getting chilly at night! We only have a few trees just starting to change color, but soon our maple trees will be the gorgeous hues of Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler as shown below.

After embossing the maple leaf from Vintage Leaves in white I sponged on the ink colors listed above. The background got the same treatment with the addition of some texture from Gorgeous Grunge. The pattern from the Boho Chic Embossing Folder along with the Natural Chevron Ribbon remind me of fall sweater textures so I thought they were a good fit for this fall inspired card.

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Vintage Wilderness

I just LOVE this cute little fox from The Wilderness Awaits set! I've paired it up here with an equally great set, Vintage Leaves, for a masculine birthday card.

I created a tutorial a while back detailing step by step how I water colored this little guy and created the background using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. There's a link on my sidebar or here if you would like more info. My latest tutorial features home decor projects using the Vintage Leave may want to check that one out as well.

Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Golden Vintage Leaves Set

I really cannot believe that we are already more than a week into September! School is back in session and soon fall will be here. During this past month, even though the weather has been warm, it has already seemed like fall in my studio. That's because I've been busy creating a home decor set which is just perfect for the upcoming season. I'm so excited to finally be able to share it with you!

My autumn themed coordinating set combines elegant metallic gold with the rustic textures of wood and burlap. Add in a mixture of lifelike autumn leaves created using the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits and you have a stunning set perfect for fall decorating.

Thanksgiving is coming up and these pieces work well together or can be used as individual gifts…especially the wine bottle tag. The other pieces in this set include a decorated mason jar painted with chalk paint; perfect to hold the realistic looking oak branch. An 8 x 8 canvas ready to display your favorite autumn photo and a candle wrap with coordinating mat to dress up your battery operated candle.

I am offering this as an online class with a few different options. I have a limited supply of kits, so please order soon to reserve your kit.

Golden Vintage Leaves Kit
This includes the full 16 page step by step tutorial - which will be emailed to you as a PDF, the 8 x 8 golden canvas, pre-cut card stock, ribbons and other embellishments, die cut letters* and labels for the fall banner, along with supplies to create the oak branch. Shipped to you for $36.00 (US only) I have just a few more kits left, so please contact me before clicking link below just to be sure.
Local customers please contact me before ordering if you would like to pick up your kit to save the $10 shipping fee (included in above pricing)

Golden Vintage Leaves PDF Tutorial
This includes the full 16 page, step by step tutorial. Emailed to you for $6.99. After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your PayPal payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.
*The kit options includes the die cut letters for the "FALL" banner or choose another four letter word. Please note alternative word on your PayPal invoice in the "Instructions from buyer" area.

Please note: To complete the set as shown above, you will need the Vintage Leaves Bundle (Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits), the Hardwood background stamp, ink pads, heat tool, pint sized Mason jar, battery operated candle along with adhesive (a glue gun is helpful, but not necessary.) and other basic stamping tools. Sorry... but wine also not included. ;-)

Stampin' Up! prohibits the selling of stamped images, so please do not ask me to break the rules. If you have any questions about what is included in this kit please contact me before placing your order.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Cozy Christmas Ornament

I absolutely love the beautiful, intricate detail of the new Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies...especially when cutting the foil papers! Here I've paired it with the Home For Christmas DSP and the Cozy Christmas stamp set.

I really like all the patterns in the Home For Christmas DSP pack because there are classic foliage patterns as shown here along with absolutely darling vintage patterns including adorable fawns that look like Bambi, cute Santas and more...cannot wait to work with these papers some more!

On the center of the ornament is one of the new Iced Rhinestone Embellishments. They are really pretty! You get two sizes, and I used the smaller one here. The die cut ornaments are a great size to use for gift tags...which I am planning to do.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Little Something Tree

I finally got my Holiday Catalog pre-order last week, but every little bit of stamping time I've had recently has been working on some projects for an upcoming tutorial. I can't wait to share that with you! But for now here is a card that I sneaked in...

I was super excited to try this cool new Woodland Embossing Folder! There is a stamp set that coordinates with it, (it even comes in a bundle) but I had so many other great new things on my order that I had to take the stamp set off my list or break my stampin' budget. Luckily the Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die has some adorable little accessory dies that comes with it...including the leaves that I used here.

I sponged the trees and the leaves with a Sponge Dauber. The "Thinking of You" sentiment is from the A Little Something stamp set, which coordinates with the Pillow Box Die. The die set also includes the square label that the sentiment is on...there is a larger size as well, enabling you to cut a window in the pillow box if desired and to create tags as well.

The ribbon is the backside of the Natural Chevron Ribbon layered with Gold Sequin Trim.

Tomorrow is September 1st...hard to believe! It is the start of the Holiday Catalog...and you are going to love what is available!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Inspirational Watercolor Wings

I'm really loving the new thicker weight Whisper White card stock. It worked great for this watercolor background technique even when spritzing with water.

I used Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo & Tangerine Tango for the Watercolor Wings butterfly and to ink the largest SU! acrylic block for the background as well. If you want to learn more about this technique I describe it step by step in this post.

I spritzed the butterfly with some Shimmer Mist for a bit of looks so pretty when the light hits it.

Have a great weekend!