Here for You

Hey there, Stampin’ Buds. It’s Becca for Sous Chef Saturday with a post I’m very excited to share.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If I’m going to get a Workshop Your Way, it needs to be something I’ll use long after the paper and other supplies are gone.  The “Here for You WYW” is EXACTLY that!!  In fact, I think it might be my favorite WYW ever.  And that’ sayin’ something!

Here are three, very different cards I  made without using anything but the White Shimmer Trim that comes in the WYW (and it’s available on its own):

I used the Hello Lovely paper and coordinating Blush Shimmer Ribbon to start.  I stamped the largest flowers from the WYW with Sorbet ink.  The background was done with second generation stamping the topped with the swirl and center.  Fern leaves and Desert Sand leafy vines filled out the image.  I then added Dreamin’ Big Sequins.  I love this sequins!  I may need to get three more packages so I don’t run out.

I created my own background paper by stamping in Tangerine, Canary, and Sweet Leaf.  This card requires nothing but a card base and a top flap that measures 4.25 x 2.25.  The only tricky thing was getting my shimmer trim straight, and I solved that by using a pencil and ruler.  Odd how those come in so handy.

This card and the next were inspired by other artists.  I collect inspiration all the time, so when this stamp set showed up, I already had great ideas about what to do with it.  Here’s the link for the above card, and here’s the link for the one below.

I positively ADORE this card.  It’s in the top ten of all the cards I’ve ever made. You’ll notice it uses more of the Dreamin’ Big sequins.  Yeah…totally need to get me a few more packages of that!  I also used Whisper background paper from the Dreamin’ Big paper pack.  I didn’t need to…the WYW comes with paper that’s Willow on one side and Whisper on the other.  Frankly, I grabbed the closest Whisper patterned paper. (Have you noticed that every pack of paper in the new Seasonal Expressions catalog includes some Whisper? Love that!)  Because the background is so subtle, you could get away with using plain Whisper cardstock.  If you don’t like plain, emboss the background with the Wood Slat embossing folder. (I’ve included both in the shopping links below.)

This card measures 3.5 x 5.  It’s why the circles seem bigger on this card than the other two.  A well-crafted card is all about balance.  This card needed a smaller base so the accents balanced out.  The center panel is 2.75 x 4.25 watercolor paper.  I gave it a wash of water and then flicked paint in the blue-green and pale orange (Juniper and Sorbet) colors and let them fade out.  A few drops were too intense, so I blotted them with a paper towel to soften them.  After embossing the circles in white powder, I used Juniper, Sorbet, and Whisper colors to paint them.  Then I layered them onto the watercolored background, added the hello sentiment with Liquid Glass, and finished with the sequins.

If you need even more inspiration, head over to my blog for another card I made using this set.

Next week and the week following, I’m going to use this set with the Sugar Rush Cardmaking set I showed you last week.  Yeah…donuts and flowers.  You won’t want to miss it!

Until next time,

Becca

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  1. What wonderful cards Becca! I ran right out to get the card kit with the stamp set (Always know . . .I’m here for you). I love the flowers and the sentiments are very useful. Your cards here are fun examples of other ways I can get something out of this stamp set! I love it when you do that!! Thank you!!

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