August 5, 2017

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Before I show you today's Blog Hop project, we are almost live for our August Mini subscription at Create with Connie & Mary. Here's a Sneak Peek of what our design team has been up to this month:

Stamp sets we are using this month:
  • Coffee Cafe Bundle
  • Ribbon of Courage Bundle
  • Feathery Friends Stamp Set
  • You Move Me Bundle
  • Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set

  • Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts
    • All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips
    • All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online.
  • Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us - Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Debbie Henderson, Libby Fens, and Melissa Davies!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you'll have access for up to a year)

3D BONUS 2017 PROJECT:  Purchase BOTH the August and September 2017 Mini Sessions and get a 3D BONUS 2017 TUTORIAL featuring Carols of Christmas designed by Mary Brown immediately upon purchase!  You'll have the tutorial NOW to use before the new session begins!
For our blog hop today, our theme is "fun with re-inkers". Look what I made for you:

I used my re-inkers to create this beautiful background called the "Blowing Ink Technique". Have you ever heard of this? No? It's pretty easy and I'll show you how. Warning need a lot of hot air!

My lovely triple-bow was created using Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon. I am so in love with all of our Stampin' Up! ribbon from the Annual Catalog. They are all so pliable and easily make single, double and triple bows!

The photo below shows you a close-up of the background?

So all you need to do is start with one drop of Re-inker and then use the straw and blow! You can turn your cardstock around to make the ink go in different directions. Here's what I did:

  • Step #1: Using Glossy Cardstock, I added Bermuda Bay Re-inker. One drop at a time and blow with the straw. I added this color 6 times. I then added in Lemon Lime Twist in a few of the white areas.
  • Step #2: I added more Lemon Lime Twist and then added some So Saffron Re-inker drops.
  • Step 3: The final color I added was Fresh Fig. Keep adding color until you are happy with the whole background and keep blowing.
  • Step 4: Allow to dry and cut to the size needed!

Card Supplies:

  • Stamps: Merry Little Labels
  • Inks: VersaMark
  • Re-inkers: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, So Saffron, Fresh Fig
  • Cardstock: Glossy, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
  • Accessories: Glitter Enamel Dots, Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Everyday Label Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Toool
  • Misc: Straw

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa: