Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Jar of Love Thank You Card

Here's a favorite stamp set that I haven't used in a little while...Jar Of Love. A couple of  this years In Colors were used for a fresh look.

Colors used: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach & Pool Party.

The jar of flowers was arranged on a Whisper White background that was embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder. A pretty bow using Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon finishes off the card.

Have a beautiful day!

Monday, October 16, 2017

You've Got Half Full Style

I've been wanting to use the champagne drinking women from the You've Got Style stamp set with the new Half Full stamp set since I got it. I had the opportunity when I needed to create a card for a 50th birthday.

Thankfully my cousin who just hit this milestone looks more like she's in her mid 30's vs this more mature woman. She has a sense of humor, so hopefully she got a kick out of this card. I used my Aqua Painter to color the images. Unfortunately, the photo is a little washed out so the watercoloring is barely visible, nor is the metallic gold I used for the jewelry and edging of the you'll have to trust me that it looked nicer in real life! LOL

I created the little "50 and fabulous" banner by simply drawing it on Whisper White cardstock using my Journaling Pen and cut it out...there was a lot of fussy cutting on this card, but it went pretty quick. The Fresh Fig background piece was easily done by stamping the row of glasses from Half Full until the background was totally full! I used one of the Gold Faceted Gems and Black Mini Sequin Trim to embellish the card.

Thanks for visiting...have a GREAT day!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Half Full Birthday

This past weekend we went away with several friends for a wine tasting weekend in Northern Michigan. One of our friends celebrated her birthday during the weekend and I was so happy I had the Half Full stamp set to create her birthday card! This is a new set in the Holiday Catalog and not only does it have great line art featuring glasses and a bottle but it has several awesome sentiments using nice fonts as well.

I watercolored the images using my Aqua Painter. After cutting them out, I used Crystal Effects over the glasses and the glass part of the bottle to make them look like glass. SU! doesn't sell CE any longer, so if you are not like me and have a big bottle left, you can also cover the images using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and allow to dry. Both products will leave you with a shiny, glassy looking image. See the close up below.

The Fresh Fig background layer was stamped all over using the stamp with a line of corks from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set...these two sets work great together!  For the inside I used the stamp "may your glass always be half full".

I also decorated the envelope and used another great sentiment..."the best wines are the ones we drink with friends."

I really love this set and I also love that it was designed by a fellow SU! demonstrator, Linda Bauwin,  in recognition of becoming a Million Dollars Sales Achiever. Congrats and thanks to her for such an AWESOME stamp set!