Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Dragonfly Birthday

Recently my Mom asked me if I could make her a dragonfly birthday card. She makes beautiful quilts, purses and tote bags and she had made a bag for a gift. I asked her for some of the fabric so that I could try to match the colors. Here was my inspiration.

This is the card I created for her using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

To match the colors as best possible, I had to pull out some retired purples to create the background. I used the largest SU! Clear Mount Block F and inked it with the following colors: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Orchid Opulence, Lavender Lace and Melon Mambo. After spritzing it with water I inked my Whisper White card stock. I added some splotches in various colors used above while the card stock was still damp, so the colors would bleed.

After it thoroughly dried, I added the dragonflies and the floral design. If you want to see more detailed directions on this technique, I provided them here on this post.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Watercolor Wings Anniversary

I've been busy enjoying the beautiful weather and good times of summer that I haven't been able to spend a whole lot of time poor stamps and blog are so neglected! I needed to make an anniversary card last week so I'm here today to share that card. I used a pretty butterfly stamped using the Wonderful Wings set and combined with elements from the Butterfly Basics set.

A smaller butterfly die cut out of Gold Glimmer Paper and a Vintage Faceted Button help make this card extra special.

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, August 03, 2015

Wild About Flowers Thanks

I really love how user friendly the Wild About Flowers set is! Since the blossoms are separate from the stems and leaves its so easy to stamp all different colors of flowers. Lining them up is super easy since it's a photopolymer set.

I added a little shading to the stamps by first inking them in the lightest color and then using a sponge dauber I added a darker color. So for the flowers, first ink in Calypso Coral and then add Rich Razzleberry. For the leaves I used Wild Wasabi first and then Mossy Meadow.

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Best Thoughts

The beautiful large hydrangea image takes center stage on this simple card. The Best Thoughts set is one of the great host sets you can choose from in the new annual catalog.

I used my Aqua Painter and Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Lost Lagoon inks to color the flower and was so much fun to color! Thanks for bringing this set to our "play date" Rachel!

Do you love the look of water color but struggle with the technique? If you would like to learn more on the art of water coloring using your Stampin' Up! supplies, then you should check out one of my tutorials that feature water colored images such as Butterfly Basics, Moon Lake or my newest tutorial featuring The Wilderness Awaits. In all three of these tutorials I'll take you step by step with instructions and tips on how you can achieve great results using your Aqua Painter and you will make a great set of cards along the way.

Thanks for visiting today...have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Colorful Birthday Blossoms

I'm loving the Birthday Blossoms set for quite a few reasons...first, the largest flower coordinates with the Pansy Punch...LOVE that! There is a set of pretty leaves...YES! The clusters of tiny flowers makes such a pretty background...AND the font used on the sentiments is just so pretty!

I inked up an acrylic block and misted it with water to create my background. The colors I used are: Pool Party, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry & Watermelon Wonder. More on that can be seen in this post.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Pretty Pink Peony

I've been busy coloring these beautiful flower from the You've Got This set.

I masked the flower portion of this image before stamping the background in Crumb Cake ink. Since the Crumb Cake ink is fairly light, it blended fine with the Wild Wasabi ink I used to watercolor the stem & leaves. Sponging the Typeset Specialty Paper gives this card more of a vintage feel.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Artistic Wilderness Card Set

With the arrival of the new catalog, many of you have been asking me if I would have a new tutorial soon. I have just completed a set of cards combining two of my absolute favorite new stamp sets – Awesomely Artistic and The Wilderness Awaits along with some fun embossed background techniques to create a beautiful set of nature themed cards sure to please any animal lover...and since you've been asking, a new tutorial to go with it!

You will enjoy re-creating this set of cards with the aid of my step by step instructions & clear photos included in this 17 page tutorial.  Detailed instructions on the embossed brick wall and embossed faux patina techniques, plus lots of great tips for water coloring and more.

You will need the Wilderness Awaits and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets along with ink, adhesive and basic tools including an aqua painter and heat tool to complete the set. If you have any questions regarding the additional supplies you will need to complete these cards, please feel free to contact me.

The Artistic Wilderness Card Tutorial can be purchased for only $5.99 by simply clicking on the Paypal button below.

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.

I'm sorry, but Stampin' Up! prohibits the selling of stamped images. You will need The Wilderness Awaits and Awesomely Artistic stamp sets to complete the cards.