Control Freaks May Blog Tour

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Hello there and welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour! The theme for this month’s tour is goodies from the NEW 2015-2016 Annual Catalog! It’s always nice to little sneak peek of some of the cool new products that Stampin’ Up! has in store for don’t you think?! If you are following along with the tour then you have arrived here from the very clever and crafty Debbie Henderson’s blog, she always has great projects doesn’t she?! Today, I have two cards, both using some new Designer Series Paper and a new Stamp Set for the upcoming 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!

First up is a simple card that would be great for using up some scraps of DSP. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock. I took another piece of Whisper White and used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out pieces from the left side. I also cut out pieces of paper from the NEW Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack with to same size circle. After I cut the first one I put the DSP back in the negative space and cut the rest out working from top to bottom. They were held in place with some Post-It Tape and then I put some SNAIL on another piece of Whisper White the same size and adhered the them together. A whole bunch of Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the panel to the card. My greeting is a piece of Cucumber Crush cut out with the Hello You Thinlits. I also cut out a piece of Whisper White and adhered them together. They are then coated with Versa-Mark and dipped in Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated to give it that shiny look that I love so much! A little Multi-Purpose Glue holds it in place. I love the simplicity of the card, you can use it for so many different occasions with just a quick greeting change!

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My second card that I have for you uses one of my favorite techniques, watercoloring with ink! The base for this card is also Whisper White Card Stock. A piece of paper from the NEW Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack is adhered to the base on an angle. The image is from the NEW Best Thoughts Host Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Watercolor Paper with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I used a paint brush, water and some Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush Ink to color in the image. The greeting is from the same set and is stamped in the NEW Tempting Taupe Ink. It’s adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and a few sequins from the “Vintage” Frosted Sequins Pack are adhered with Crystal Effects randomly around the flower. Again, I love the simplicity of the card and the soft look of the watercoloring!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards for this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour and your sneak peek at some of the new In-Colors, Designer Series Paper and Stamp Set! Thank you very much for stopping by! Now to continue on with the tour I’ll send you off to my very talented friend Melissa Davies! Have a wonderful day everyone! 🙂

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Products used:

Card 1:

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White and NEW Cucumber Crush

Designer Series Paper: NEW Cherry on Top Stack

Framelits: Circles Collection

Thinlits: Hello You

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2:

Stamp Set: NEW Best Thoughts (Host) Clear Mount

Ink: NEW Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Taupe Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Clear

Card Stock: Whisper White

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Designer Series Paper: NEW Cherry on Top Stack

Embellishments: Frosted Sequins (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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14 Replies to “Control Freaks May Blog Tour”

  1. Justin,
    Great cards!! The inlaid circles are so cool. That must have taken some patience.
    And the Flower card is gorgeous!!! The watercoloring shades the flower beautifully. That set is a “must have”.

    1. Gerri!
      Thank you! I had a lot of fun with the circles and it wasn’t too difficult once I figured out the order! I have so much fun watercoloring, it does give a really nice depth to the flower! 🙂

  2. Love your first card, Justin! But personally, your second creation is my favorite….gorgeously simple, love the embellishments!

  3. Justin, I really love the colouring on that fantastic bloom! You make the new colours look even more exciting.

  4. What a great idea, Justin, to use up my DSP paper within circles! Love how you water colored the flower. Clean and simple.

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