Friday, May 6, 2022

Sweet Songbirds Colors...TGIF Challenge 367!!!

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY! for TGIF Challenge 367!!  Yay!  So quick and easy!  Check out my card below to see what I made with the colors, then head to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see the cards submitted by the rest of the TGIF Design Team!  Then...play along and post your project over on the TGIF Challenge Blog!  Can't wait to see what you make!

Colors Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Inks: Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede, Basic Gray, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya
Stamps: Sweet Songbirds
Tools: Songbird Builder Punch, Forever Flourishing Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool, Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

This is why I love color challenges!  I would never have thought to use these colors today and I don't use any of these colors on a regular basis.  But it was so much fun to "branch" out!  (Get it...bird card, branch?!  Haha. 😂)  Here are the colors to use!

And here are some more on the details of the card.  I did a bit of "generational" stamping.  Thats where you stamp multiple times, without re-inking.  It gives you different tones of the same color and can add a lot of depth.  I used it on the musical notes, nest, and leaves...



I also used a Blending Brush on the background (started with Basic White cardstock) with Pale Papaya ink.  I wanted that color, but wanted the cardstock elements I added behind the focal piece to subtly pop.  So...same tone, just a lighter color because I blended ink.  Can also get a bit of an ombre by doing this. 

All in all...I had a lot of fun making this card and using these colors!  What are you going to make?! I can't wait to see!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog now to check out the rest!  And let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with your papercrafting needs...including helping getting your hands on these fabulous Stampin' Up! products! 

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Sailboat Birthday Adventure...

Do you know someone that loves sailboats & all things ocean?!  Well me too!  💕 So I made them a fun sailboat card to wish them a Happy Birthday!

Colors Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, White, Gold
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Thick Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Let's Set Sail, Waves of Inspiration (for Happy Birthday greeting)
Tools: Sailboat Builder Punch, Heat Tool, Scalloped Contours Dies, Painted Texture Embossing Folder, Stampin' Spritzer, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

Let me point out a few fun details that make this card pop a bit.  First up is the "ocean" the sailboat is sailing on.  I first stamped it a few times on the bottom of my cardstock piece in Coastal Cabana ink.  Right after stamping, while it was still wet, I spritzed it with water to let the colors bleed.  You still get the texture from the stamp, but it becomes more "organic" with the water spritzing. 


Dry the ocean with a Heat Tool, then add some color on the top using Blending Brushes & ink: Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  I splattered some water onto that part of the cardstock, and then patted it with a paper towel.  That gives the subtle splatter on the top.  Stamp those cute birds and any greeting you may want in the background, and you have a beautiful background for your sailboat.  Then just add the scalloped edge (die-cut using the Scalloped Contours Dies) for a fun touch of texture.  

And this sailboat is so cute and fun!  I stamped the sails in Flirty Flamingo...one I stamped full strength.  And one I stamped "off" before stamping again to get a lighter shade of the same color.  (Stamping "off" just means to stamp on scrap paper first then stamp again without re-inking.)  I stamped the boat in Soft Suede.  Then just punched them out!  (***Tip for builder punches*** punch the punch using a piece of scrap paper first. Then as you stamp each piece...use the scrap piece as a guide to stamp your pieces.  Just line up each stamp over your cardstock, stamp it, and then it is all easily lined up to punch out at once!)


One more view of the whole card with all the embellishments and little touches...

I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs.  Stampin' Up! products are the best and I would love to help you grow your collection!!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

CASE'ing With Some Kite Delight ... April's Stampin' Fancy Friday!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE April's Challenge for Stampin' Fancy Friday.  I LOVE being on this design team, filled with fabulous designers.  And this month...we get to CASE (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit) a fellow designer!  I am so excited to share my card with you, and then share the card that I CASE'd!!!

Also...I LOVE the Kite Delight Stamp Set in the January - June Mini Catalog!  It is SOOOO cute!  So...on to the card!!!

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Memento Black, VersaMark  BLENDS: Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink
Cardstock/Papers:  Basic White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Kite Delight
Tools: Playful Alphabet Dies, Heat Tool, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powder, Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack

I TOLD YOU!!!!  THOSE KITES ARE SOOOO CUTE!!!  The designer I CASE'd is Jenn Picard at A New Ink on Life! It was TOUGH picking someone from the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to CASE...I wanted to CASE everyone! 😀 But ultimately I settled on the fabulous Jenn because I loved this card from her!  I love her use of layers, textures, & subtle...yet still bright...colors!  I swapped out the florals for kites just to show how versatile this layout is!  Isn't her card just gorgeous?!

I love it!  And here are a few more pics of the details of my kite card so you can compare!


Want to know about some of the details on this card?!  Well...Blends markers are the star of the show.  I used them to add some ombre color on the bottom of the letters as well as add color to the kites!


I'm just a little bit in love. 😍  I loved how Jenn layered her color in her original card, so I wanted to make sure I had a background to my focal point.  She made hers with the blue flowers in the background, I made mine by using a Blending Brush to add a touch of color behind the kites.  I think stamped some clouds over the blended color. I also added the black splatter like she did.  


*** TIME SAVER TIP!! *** When you have multiple images to stamp that you are cutting out (either with scissors or dies), that will all be stamped in the same ink color, it is super easy to just mount them all on the same block and stamp at once!  Here you can see what I did with the kites.  (Although I forgot to take the picture when I had the string with bows on it.  Ooops.)   I put them all on the big block, stamped in VersaMark, and then embossed them all with gold at the same time. 


I hope you enjoy this card and Jenn's original.  Make sure you are following along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team to see all the card that have been CASE'd for this month!!!  Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook and @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!

Thank you so much for visiting!  *** PURCHASING NOTE *** This Kite Delight Stamp Set is only available until the end of June!  So get it while you can!  Please let me know what questions you have and how I can help!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Hello Beautiful Rainbow!!!

I guess since the TGIF Challenge for the week is on rainbows, I have been thinking about rainbows this week.  😂  So let's hear it for another "rainbow" card!  A bit of a different take than the last one...


...but still a fun rainbow!

Colors Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, White, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Memento Jet Black, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Hello Beautiful
Tools: Heat Tool, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Bough Punch, Stampin' Spritzer 
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Have you seen the Hello Beautiful Bundle in Stampin' Up!'s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog?!  It's one of my favorites!  And I used one of the shapes to make the "rainbow" going down the card front!!



(I used the shape circled in the photo.  The shapes next to the stamp set are the dies that come with the bundle, with the actual dies pictured below the first picture. LOVE LOVE this bundle!  SOOOO much you can do!!!)

I first stamped the shape down the card in "rainbow" colors onto Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper (cleaning the stamp before inking up with the next color), I spritzed it with water and let the colors bleed a little.  Then just heat it with the Heat Tool to dry it all.  


It really is so easy but so much fun!  After it was dried, I stamped and embossed the little chevron detail in Gold Embossing Powder.




What do you think of this take on a rainbow card?!  It would be fun to do in any color combo!  If you try this...let me know!  Also...I am thinking of making a video to show just how I did this.  Should I?

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help with anything!  Would love to help you get your hands on any of the fun Stampin' Up! products you need! 

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Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Rainbows for TGIF Challenge #365!

Well HAPPY FRIDAY!  And how much fun is this challenge today?!  We are MAKING A WISH with rainbows!  😊  But remember...this is just inspiration!  Let this take you where it wants to take you!  But here is my card that I am sharing today for this challenge!


Colors Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, White
Inks: Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Crumb Cake, Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper
Stamps: Rainbow of Happiness
Tools: Heat Tool, Brilliant Rainbow Dies, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack (white)

I will share a few more pics of the details, but first...here is the full challenge! 

How could you not want to go grab some stamps and papercrafting supplies and get going?!  Hee.  

I really love this fun neutral background with a gorgeous bright rainbow pop!  Why yes please!  😊


Love that rainbow border die also...like seriously swooning!  And mixed with that gold embossing...more swooning for sure!  I also took the "slash" rainbow stamp and the little hearts from the Rainbow of Happiness Stamp Set and stamped it all over the background.  Then embossed and distressed!  Love the texture this adds!  


Also LOVE the clouds that I die-cut from the Supple Shimmer 12"x12" Specialty Paper!


Anyway...what is your favorite?!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Now just head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along with us this week!  We can't wait to see what you make!

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

THANK YOU for FREE SHIPPING!!!

 ☆ FLASH SALE!!! ☆ from Stampin' Up!  All qualifying orders today get FREE SHIPPING!!!  


Shop on my website: www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net  HOST CODE: B4V3NHSG

AND...I am sharing the thank you card I am sending out for all orders placed today!  Plus a little "happy mail surprise" will be included when you use the HOST CODE!  (Unless your order is over $150!  If it is...don't use the host code and I will still send you a happy mail surprise!)

Colors Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, BLENDS: Light & Dark Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Shimmery White, Vellum, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Adhesive Sheets
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Basic Borders Dies, Artistic Dies, Amazing Thanks Dies, Water Painters, Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, Gingham Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels

I went a bit "over the top" with this thank you card, because I love free shipping sales!  Hee.  Love all the layers!  There is watercoloring, splattering, die-cutting details, embossing, Blends (on the thanks!), etc!  Which is your fave detail?!





I hope you enjoy!  Just head to my website and place your orders!  Drop me a message if you have any questions!  Also...follow me on social media!  I'm on Facebook (Design With Ink) or Instagram (@designwithink)!  Let me know how I can help you!

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Artistic Slim Sayings...TGIF Challenge 363:

I have a fun quick sketch challenge today!  It is TGIF Challenge today!  So first up...check out the card I made with this fun sketch!  Then next...head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to see what the other members of the Design Team made and play along with us this week!  We have a great time!!! 💕

Colors Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Polished Pink, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Pattern Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Slim Sayings
Tools: Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders, Heat Tool, Artistic Dies, Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch
Accessories: Basics Embossing Powders, Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins

Love this card and love the sketch it came from!


I have a fun tip for you today...then I will share a few up-close pics of the details.  I have shared this tip before, but I just LOVE it!  Love the detail it adds in seconds! And...THE PRODUCT I USE FOR THIS TIP IS RETIRING SOON!  Get it while you can...for 50% off!!!!

The tip, and product, is to use the Ice Cream Builder Punch to add a scallop detail!  SO EASY!  Just check out this photo to see how easy it is!

So let me know if you need to grab this punch before it is gone!  

Now...on to some more photos!





I hope you enjoy this card!  I can't wait to see what you make with this fabulous sketch!  So head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG! Please let me know if you have any questions and let me know if I need to help you get any amazing Stampin' Up! products in your hands!  Here is one more look at the card if you need a reminder! 😃



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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Waves of Inspiration


Have you checked out the Waves of the Ocean Collection yet?!  Oh! My! WORD!  I LOVE IT!! 💗  It is an EARLY RELEASE from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog...but some products are only available during this early release period!  Check out my FIRST card that I made with this collection and then check out THIS FLYER to read more about the fabulous Waves of the Ocean Collection!

Colors Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Basic Black, White
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Blue Foils Specialty Paper
Stamps: Waves of Inspiration
Tools: Heat Tool, Sponge Daubers, Blending Bruses, Waves Dies, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Metallics Embossing Powder, Gilded Gems

I mean...if I can say this...but how gorgeous?!  I made a "sunset" using Blending Brushes and some fun ink colors: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, and Polished Pink.  Then I embossed that with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.  Distressed edges, and some gold embossing "splatter" finish off that gorgeous sunset! 


I love the look of this wave!  I stamped it by inking the wave in Coastal Cabana, and then using a sponge dauber to add some Pacific Point ink.  Die-Cut that, then die-cut the other layers from foil & shimmer papers, and adhere for that gorgeous layered wave!  💗 LOVE! 💗



Love this greeting also!  Simply emboss on scraps of different cardstock colors and then cut out the individual pieces of the greeting!



Love adding a touch of texture with a layered embossed piece.  And LOVE a bit of distressing for texture! 


One last look at this beauty!


Thank you so much for visiting!  Let me help you get your hands on these fabulous products!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Beachy Day Wish With Paradise Palms ... Fancy Friday March Challenge!

 Am I obsessed with this card?

Yes.

Do I find myself staring at this card for far too long?!

Also yes!  

Big thanks to the Stampin' Fancy Friday Challenge (and the rest of this fabulous design team!) for knocking this challenge out of the park!  If you haven't seen what has already been posted...time to go check us out on Instagram and/or Facebook!  I think you will be impressed!  So without further ado...here is the card I created!

Colors Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Gold
Inks: Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Coastal CabanaMemento Black
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Paradise Palms
Tools: Blending Brushes, Stripes & Splatters 3D Embossing Folders, Heat Took
Accessories: Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Polished Pink 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon

WHAT?!  A blended background?!  A gold embossed palm tree scene?!  I AM IN LOVE!!!! 😍  I know, I know.  Calm down, Ashley.  It is just a card?!  But what can I say?!  I just totally love it!

Look at how that gold shines!


And look at the other fun details.  Note:  the background was created by blending ink onto Whisper White cardstock, then splatter some water.  I then dab it with a paper town to dry up that water.  




And I can't stop using those Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels.  LOVE LOVE them!  

Let me know if I can help in any way answering your questions!  Or help getting some fun Stampin' Up supplies in your hand!  

Thanks for visiting!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Sweet Songbirds Colors...TGIF Challenge 367!!!

COLOR CHALLENGE DAY! for TGIF Challenge 367!!  Yay!  So quick and easy!  Check out my card below to see what I made with the colors, then he...