Sponge to Huff Tutorial and Inspired by Nature card

Good Morning my friends,

I'm so excited that I was able to play around with some of my new stamp sets yesterday. I love the new Inspired by Nature stamp set especially the flowers and the grass.

I wanted to share with you this cool technique that I learned at the Quarterly Meeting. It's called a Stamp to Huff technique. Most of the Demonstrator's learned this at Convention. I thought I would share it with you. Here is a tutorial on it.

I stamped the grass using Mellow Moss ink onto Whisper White card stock.


Using my markers, I coloured the centre of the flower using Close to Cocoa, the flower petals using So Saffron, and the stem using Mellow moss.


Using the sponge daubers and ink, I sponged the petals and the top of the flowers using a darker colour. For the petals, I used More Mustard ink. Using the sponge dauber, I just dabbed the petals around the edges.


Using the sponge dabbers, I sponged the top of the flowers using Chocolate Chip ink. I inked just around the top of the flowers. Don't forget to huff on the stamp set before you stamp to remoisten the ink.


Don't you just love the look of the this technique. It gives you a Watercolouring look without all the work. 


Here is the card that I made using this technique.


Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock, Inspired by Nature stamp set, Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa makers, More Mustard and Chocolate chip ink, and Sponge Daubers.

What do you think of this technique? Isn't it beautiful!! Now that you have seen it, why don't you give it a try!!

Have a wonderful day,


Tutorial on Popsicle Card

Since this Popsicle card is way to cute, I thought I would do a Tutorial on it. Once again I have to thank Patty B for her inspiration on this adorable card. It would make a great birthday invitation, a kid's birthday card or invite to a summer party!!

Gather your Supplies:


You will need a Paper Trimmer, Card Stock (I'm using Chocolate Chip/Whisper White), Slot Punch, Tart and Tangy Stamp set, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Markers, Popsicle stick. Also I used but not pictured was glue, Family Phrases, and Corner Rounder Punch.

Step 1:


Cut your card stock to 5" by 5". Score at 2 1/2" and fold.

Step 2:


Using the Corner Rounder Punch, round the 2 bottom corners and the top left corner(the corner on the fold). You should have 3 corner round and 1 square.


Here is a picture with the 3 corner rounded.

Step 3:


To look like you have taken a bite from your Popsicle, we are going to use the Scallop Punch. Unfortunately you can't punch both paper together, so using the Scallop Punch, punch the first top layer. Then do the same with the bottom layer, I just lined them up and then punch out the bottom.  You can make the bite(scallop punch) as big or as little as you want.

Step 4:


Sorry for the picture being dark, I think it was the reflection off the paper trimmer. Take your Whisper White card stock, cut a piece 2 1/2" by 3 3/4". You are going to round the 3 same corners as above and punch out a bite. Tip: Line the White up with your card stock. Trace the scallop, and then punch out using your trace as a guide. See picture below.




Now you should have 2 pieces that look like this.

Step 5:


To hold your Popsicle stick in place, you need to create slots. You do this using your slot punch. For the first punch, push your slot punch as far as it will go up the card stock and punch. The next slot hole, just move your punch down a bit but not close to the bottom either. You don't want your holes close together or it will ripe the paper when you added the Popsicle stick.


Here is how it looks after.


Slide your Popsicle card thru the slots.


Now glue on your Whisper White card stock piece.

Step 6:


Now, if you want to add a fruit onto the front of your card, you are going to use the Tart and Tangy set. I coloured in a strawberry using Old Olive, Real Red and Chocolate Chip markers. Don't forget to huff on your stamp before you stamp on your Whisper White card stock. I colour the bottom half red and then colour half of the red with Chocolate Chip to give it the look of a Chocolate Dipped Strawberry.


Here is a picture of my strawberry.


Punch out your fruit using a 1 1/4" circle punch.


Punch out an accent colour for your card stock using a 1 3/8" circle punch.


Glue your fruit onto your accent circle.

Step 7:


Add your fruit to the front of your card. I stamped Happy Birthday from Family Phrases with Chocolate Chip ink onto the front of the card. I gave you a side view, as my card was popping up when I was trying to take a picture.


Both of my girls thought it look funny with the fruit on the front of the card. Here is a picture without the fruit and I stamped the saying inside the card. They both said that this looked like a real Popsicle.

I hope you enjoyed your tutorial on this adorable card. You could make an assortment of colours for Popsicles like Lime, Cherry, Orange, Grape and the list goes on.

So grab your supplies and have fun making your own Popsicles.

Have a wonderful day!!




Heat and Stick Powder Tutorial

As I was saying yesterday that I really like using the Heat and Stick Powder. I like how you can add it to chipboard to create a glitter accent for your page.

I have created a step by step tutorial to show you how to create your own glitter accent.

STEP 1:Gather your supplies. You will need a Versamark Pad, Cosmo Fine Glitter, Chipboard letter or shape, a Heating Tool, Heat and Stick Powder and a sanding block.


STEP 2: Sand around your edges of your chipboard shape or letter. This is to remove all the extra little nubs.


STEP 3:You want to apply Versamark all over the shape. Apply firmly so that you cover all the letter or shape. You want it to look wet. As you can see in the picture that the chipboard looks wet.


STEP 4: Apply Heat and Stick Powder to your chipboard shape or letter. As you can see from the picture that I cover it really well. You want to make sure to put a lot of powder on. Shake off the excess powder onto a piece of scratch paper and funnel it back into it's container.


STEP 5:  Using a heating tool, you are going to heat the image just until the powder turns to liquid. Do not overheat.


Here is a picture of what it looks like after it's been heated.


STEP:6  Pour glitter onto the chipboard shape or letter, making sure that the image is coated completely. Shake off any excess glitter. Pour extra glitter into container.


STEP 7: Now you want to apply more heat to set the glitter.You don't need to apply a lot of heat, you will see the glitter change as you set it. Now that you have seen it done, why don't you give it a try.


Now you have a cute glitter accent for your card or layout.

I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. I love to hear your feedback. Watch for more tutorial to come in the future.

Hope you are having a great day,


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