Thursday, May 12, 2022

#useitUP! “Beaches”

Today I held another #useitUP! stamp class in the Backstage Pass of SeeingINKspots.  This class series is all about using up papers, ribbons, and accessories that we have in our collection of supplies and pairing it with stamps and dies that might be brand new or several years old.  This month's theme was "beaches" and I used up my Waves of the Ocean DSP and Blue Foils.  

With the theme "beaches" I suggested that those stampin' along with me use Paradise Palms, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Chic, or whatever beach themed stamps that they may have in their stash.  I chose to use the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and In The Tropics Dies.  It's a stamp set and coordinating dies that just recently retired from Stampin' Up! that I thought needed some love and inking up.  Take a look through the photos here and you'll see how awesome the stamps mixed with the Waves of the Ocean DSP.

I included the use of the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder on each of the cards.  Even though this folder also recently retired that's not going to stop me from using this amazing folder.  On the top card I embossed the DSP which created a cool look with the pattern of the paper.  Take a look at the next two cards and you'll see I preinked the folder to add even more visual impact and dimension.

I preinked with Pacific Point Ink on the logo side of the folder.  This is how I got the ink down in the crevasses and created a two-tone appearance.

How about a blue foil pineapple?  I love it!  This card includes a fancy fold.  Scroll down and see.  It's an easy fold/layer, but it gives you a big bang.

For this last card I preinked with Whisper White Ink on the logo side of the folder and then ran it through the Stamp and Cut Emboss Machine.  The mix of white ink on the Balmy Blue Cardstock is a subtle combination which lends to the breezy beachy feel of the card.

I LOVE the way this card turned out!  Maybe it's the texture, or the strips of DSP, or the tiny touch of Bermuda Bay foil, or the #GDP342 Global Design Project layout--it's just a cool card IMO.

If you've enjoyed stampin' or hangin' out with me today and you need a new stamp give me a shout out.  I can help you order products from Stampin' Up!  Click on the link right below and use my current host code for May M7U4YFNZ.  Orders of $75 get a FREE class kit for June's #useitUP! "Wildlife" Kit.

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