Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, March 05, 2015

Framed Painted Tulips

These little tulips from the Painted Petals set fit perfectly inside the embossed Fun Frame window. I'm really looking forward to looking outside my window and seeing some colorful tulips.

Until then, I colored these spring flowers easily using my Rose Red. Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight markers. The Wild Wasabi strip down the center was stamped with the striped background stamp that comes with this set. I love that this set comes with two fun background stamps...the polka dot one is super cute too!  I inked the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder with Pool Party ink before running it through my Big Shot.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Over the Hills and Far Away

I love sets that have coordinating framelits! Especially when the set is so versatile like the Celebrate Today stamp set! I love that the balloon image can be used for the traditional party balloon or as a hot air balloon!

It was fun to create this adorable scene using Pool Party card stock and the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (retired) for the sky and Wild Wasabi card stock and the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder for the rolling hills.

The "thank you" sentiment is from the Painted Petals stamp set. Both of these can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

Thank you for visiting today!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Irresistible Butterfly

My title about says it all...the Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Thinlets are pretty much irresistible to me! I have to restrain myself from using them so that my other stamps get a turn!

I sponged on some Pear Pizzazz & Coastal Cabana to reveal the pretty foliage design on the Irresistibly Yours DSP...which is available for FREE during SAB! The splattered Calypso Coral print is from the Best Year Ever DSP and that is FREE as well!

I hand cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock by tracing around the negative space left inside my card stock after die cutting the large butterfly. Then after adhering it to the back of my butterfly I colored the back of the vellum using my Blendabilities Markers for a stained glass effect.

The smaller butterfly was heat embossed using White Embossing Powder and then sponged the same as my background.

Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Springtime World of Dreams

During my last stamping session sponging the Irresistibly Yours DSP to reveal the lovely patterns made me think of one of my favorite techniques...emboss resist. So I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets for this technique...World of Dreams.

The sponged on colors of Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana along with the subject show that I am dreaming of spring.

I was inspired by the simple layout of a card on page 7 of the recent Stampin' Success magazine. They used a stamp set I don't have, so I swapped it out for another image that took about the same size.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Irresistible Painted Blossoms

The Irresistibly Yours DSP from the Sale-a-Bration catalog really is irresistible! I've been having so much fun sponging to reveal the beautiful patterns.

The pattern revealed on this piece works perfectly with the Painted Petals set I thought. I used Pear Pizzazz & Pool Party for the sponged on color and the flower is Calypso Coral.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Basic Wisteria Lotus Blossom III

Today I have the final card in the set of three cards to share with you.

Here's is a look at the entire set.

All three cards use the same color combo of inks: Wisteria Wonder , Elegant EggplantBlackberry Bliss for the lotus flower*, Wild Wasabi & Mossy Meadow for the ferns and stem and finally,  Sahara Sand for the Hardwood background.

*NOTE: I have found it much easier to stamp the flower image by doing it backwards from what is suggested on page 6 in the SAB catalog...I stamp the largest, solid background in the lightest color first and finish with the smallest textured piece in the darkest ink. For me, it's much easier to line up each layer. Also, if using the same color of ink (stamped off) to create the flower, I found that the detail wasn't as good for me starting with the smallest, detailed stamp first as suggested.

Now that you have seen the entire set, do you have a favorite?

Thanks for visiting...have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Basic Wisteria Lotus Blossom II

I'm back today to share the second card in my three card set using the Butterfly Basics and Lotus Blossoms stamp sets.

This one is the most masculine of the set because I used more Mossy Meadow instead of Wisteria Wonder & Blackberry Bliss when it came to the card stock. I also eliminated the bow and just went with a strip of Mossy Meadow Stitched Ribbon instead.

Check back to see the full set of cards and more info on how I created them in my next post. Until then, scroll down to see the first card in this set.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Going, Going...Gone

As of right now, I have sold all of the kits I had on hand. The tutorials will continue to be available here: Butterfly Basics Watercolor Collage Set 

I may make this kit available again in the coming weeks, so if you are interested in ordering one to create the pretty set as shown above, please contact me.

Thanks to all who have purchased a kit or tutorial so far!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Basic Wisteria Lotus Blossom I

During my last stamping session I stamped using my favorite stamp set from the Occasions Catalog...Butterfly Basics and paired it up with my favorite stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog...Lotus Blossom. Since I was using favorites...I figured I may as well use some of my favorite colors too, right? So, I had to go with some purple...Blackberry BlissWisteria Wonder to be exact. Here's what I came up with...

I ended up making a set of three coordinating cards...all a little different. I'll share the rest of them this make sure to check back.

Please take note: Wednesday, February 18th will be the last day I can fulfill an order for the kits to create my Butterfly Basics Watercolor Collage Set

If you have been considering ordering one of my kits to create this pretty set, please do so before Wednesday. The tutorials will continue to be available. Thanks so much to everyone who has ordered one of my kits or tutorials so far!