Double Layer Stamping With Painted Seasons Stamp Set

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique, Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron

Hello everyone! Long time no see, hey?

I’ve been MIA due to multiple sclerosis (that’s a surprise, right hahaha). I had a major MS relapse two months ago when I lost control over my body, or I should rather say over the right-hand side of my body. I couldn’t walk, write (I am right-handed) or brush my teeth. Thank God for hubby and electric toothbrushes! I didn’t even feel my right cheek, seriously.

After a few series of steroids (5 days) and time, time and more time, I can finally do most of the things on my own. Maybe except walking outside – still need hubby’s hand in that matter. But I can finally create! Woohoo! I so missed my inks and stamps. And I have some serious delays in sending customers ‘thank yous’. In sorting ATM!

There’s one thing that MS has thought me for sure: PATIENCE!

I know it’s with a slight delay, as Sale-a-bration just ended. But I really wanted to share with you these two beauties I created using a free stamp set from SAB exclusive Painted Seasons Bundle.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique

How cute are these, right? And so easy to make. Both are created with a double layer stamping technique and involved some fussy-cutting.

First, I prepared my Very Vanilla double layers and stamped them with my chosen ink pads: Poppy Parade with Pear Pizzazz for a floral card, and Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and So Saffron ink pads for a succulent one.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Once my double layers were stamped I mount them on to coordinating cardstock panels: Pear Pizzazz and Coastal Cabana.

Next, I adhered them to the card bases. For the floral card, I’ve used the same cardstock for a card base: Pear Pizzazz.

But for a succulent card, I decided to use Soft Sea Foam cardstock for a base instead of Coastal Cabana.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Vellum to the rescue

Because I’ve made some ‘booboos’ while stamping my panels, as my hands are not fully working yet,  I needed to ‘hide’ these. So I cut a square from vellum, briefly 4″ x 4″, cut it in half, and when assembling both cards, I adhered these vellum triangles where needed. Mistakes? What mistakes?! haha

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Adding more details

I took a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock stamped few flowers, leaves and succulents in corresponding colours and fussy-cut all my florals and foliage with paper snips.  Quite easy and fun, and great exercise for my hands too.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Because the Painted Seasons Stamp Set comes with images only it opens up endless possibilities as to what sentiment stamps to use.

For my cards, I decided to use Well Said Cling Stamp Set.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with bright Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz

Assembling the cards

First, I took my vellum triangles and my fussy-cut florals and tried few arrangments before I decided where to stuck things down permanently.

I adhered vellum pieces, flush to the edges of my cards, and placed the adhesive strategically where I knew it will be covered by my fussy-cut elements.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - Painted Seasons Stamp Set double layer stamping technique with Coastal Cabana blue and Soft Sea Foam pastel green

Next, I adhered each of the elements and my sentiments, and I call it done. I have to admit, I’m quite pleased with these cards.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used (except for Painted Seasons bundle), simply click the images below to go directly to my online store.

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Online Extravaganza Begins NOW!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Online Extravaganza Begins NOW!

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Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

WE ARE kicking things off with our first two-day sale: Paper & Embellishments:

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    • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a pre-determined threshold. We have set up each 48-hour sale this way so we are able to continue supporting you and your customers through the life of the annual catalogue.
    • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36-hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
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Celebrate World Card Making Day All Week Long!

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Celebrate World Card Making Day All Week Long!

At Stampin’ Up! we celebrate the World Card Making Day with a  week-long Sale!!  Stock up and save 10% on select paper crafting essentials.

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Work Of Art For World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Work Of Art For World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to my ‘stampin’ cave’!

Today, 2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day, and I am joining together with over 40 of talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators across the world in honour of raising awareness for Autism. This fantastic blog hop has been put together by truly amazing Jenny Hall.

We hope you find great inspiration from our projects. You are currently visiting me – Anna Krol from the United Kingdom. 

Y’all probably know already that the symbol for Autism Awareness is the puzzle piece in bright colours, but do you know why? To be honest I didn’t know the answer to that question. So I’ve made some research and here’s what I’ve found:

The puzzle piece logo was first created in 1963 by the National Autistic Society. They explain “that the symbol of the Society should be the puzzle as this did not look like any other commercial or charitable one as far as they could discover. The puzzle piece is so effective because it tells us something about autism: our children are handicapped by a puzzling condition; this isolates them from normal human contact and therefore they do not ‘fit in’. The bright colours are said to represent hope.

And so for my project, I decided to go with my favourite watercolour wash in bright, rainbow colours.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Work of Art card dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Shimmery White cardstock: 4″ x 5-5/8″ (10.1 cm x 14.4 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock (for inside): 3-7/8″ x 5-1/2″ (9.7 cm x 14 cm)
  • a piece of Basic Black cardstock for the sentiment

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

First I created my rainbow, watercolour wash. I wet my Shimmery White piece generously, creating sort of diagonal spotlight area. and started adding my colours. I chose Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Pacific Point. I spread colours around using aqua painter.

To speed up my process, once I was happy with the effect I dried my panel with a heat tool.

Next, using aqua painter and Basick Black Archival ink, I flicked tiny black plotches all over my panel.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

For the sentiment, I chose ‘You are a fabulous work of art’ from Work of Art Stamp Set. I think it suits well the cause.

First I stamped it straight onto the panel in Basic Black Archival ink, but I didn’t like it. So I took a piece of Basic Black cardstock and die cut a circle using Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies (2nd smallest). I stamped my sentiment in Versamark. Next to it I stamped a little butterfly image from Hold on to Hope stamp set. I heat embossed both in white.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

I wanted to bring that ‘rainbow effect’ to the inside of my card too but without watercolouring. So I stamped ‘the rainbow’ in the bottom right corner on the inside panel using long narrow strip stamp from Work of Art stamp set. I’ve used same colours like on the front.

Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Few black sequins from Metallics Sequins Assortment finish off the card.

And that’s it from me for today. I truly hope you liked my project. Now I want to encourage you to join in and hope along.

The diversity of the projects today is absolutely wonderful, so make sure you take some time to visit the other artists. Your next stop is amazingly talented Peggy Noe frpm Pretty Paper Cards. Simply click the button below or use a list to hop along.

Your donation is being given directly to the Organization for Autism Research

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

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Anna' Stampin' Cave - rainbow watercolour wash using Stampin' Up! Work of Art Stamp Set for World Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

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In And Out Pop-Up Birthday Card

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Fun In and Out Birthday Card Using Birthday Delivery Bundle

Hello and thank you for stopping by.

Today, I wanted to show you a fun card I created for my grand niece’s 6th birthday recently. I got an idea for this card from ever amazing Jennifer McGuire, and its called ‘In & Out Card’. For her technique, you need a stamp set that comes with coordinating dies. And Birthday Delivery Stamp Set with Birthday Friends Framelits Dies was just perfect!

And here’s my card:

First, I stamped all the images I wanted to include in my card, on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. I wanted to use my Stampin’ Blends to colour images in (bear in mind I only had five colours in the dark and light shade at that time) so I’ve used Black Memento Ink Pad for my stamping. I also stamped a sentiment in the bottom right corner of the card base.

Because I had the ink pad out already, I stamped ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ flag on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, which I die-cut later.

When finished my colouring, I fussy cut the images which I wanted to ‘peek’ through. I cut them out right up against the edge of the stamping. Next, I planned on their placing on the card and using coordinating dies, I die cut their shapes from the card base.

The party hat was bit tricky, but once I die cut the girl shape, I adhered my fussy cut party hat to girl’s head, place the image through the opening and using a piece of washi tape, I secured party hat die where it should go. Done!

I adhered them through these openings, using dimensionals. Because these images are fussy cut, they fit snugly and don’t interfere with opening/closing the card. I also stamped, coloured and fussy cut the bouquet, And adhered it with dimensionals so it looks like my girl is carrying the flowers.

I stamped the second sentiment that says: ‘Surprise’ inside of the card. I also adhered two more pressie images inside of the card using snail adhesive.

I still wasn’t entirely happy with the card so I thought: Balloons!! I stamped 14 balloons from Birthday Delivery Stamp Set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and coloured them in with Stampin’ Blends. Because I didn’t have many, I mixed some of the colours to create new shades. Also these I fussy cut.

I created a small pop up element on the inside of the card.

I’ve used few strips of acetate and adhered my balloons – back to back – on one end of these acetate strips. The second end I adhered to the pop-up element and I hide it with a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock.

Now to finish off my card.

Using dimensionals I popped up ‘Hip Hip Hooray’ flag on the front of my card. I also added Clear Wink of Stella to my images for a bit of shimmer.

I truly hope you like my card. I surely had fun putting it together for my grand niece. And if you would like to check Jennifer’s video just click HERE.

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code RRMR76JH to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

Hostess Code for February: RRMR76JH – Use this code in the month of February and receive a gift from me.

Special Notes:1) Make sure you select Anna Krol as your demonstrator;
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