Happiest of Days

I love the look of watercoloring.  I think I like it because you really cannot mess it up.  It makes you feel like you are a true artist.  Stampin Up makes it really easy for us with the Aqua Painters.  If you haven’t used them before, you really need to try them.  They are so easy to use.  All you do is fill the barrel with tap water.  Squeeze the barrel sightly to release some of the water and “paint” over the surface that you want to watercolor.  Then, simply add color by either using reinkers or the inside top of the stamp pads.  Here is a tutorial on watercoloring.

If you would like to create this card, here are the products you will need.

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Easel cards are so fun to make and fairly simple.  They just require one extra fold.  I will be doing a video on this next week that will be featured in my Weekly Newsletter on Wednesday.  If you have not already subscribed to my newsletter and would like to receive them, please subscribe on the right side of this blog.

I first stamped the image with our new Archival Black Ink on Shimmery White Card Stock.  I watercolored the image with Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz Ink on our Shimmery White Card Stock.  If you have not yet tried our Shimmery White Card Stock, you are missing out.  It is wonderful for watercoloring.  It also is true to it’s name.  It has a beautiful shimmer to the paper.

This card also folds flat for easy mailing.  As you can see on the inside, I opted now to watercolor the image.  I like the look and hope you do too!


Card Base:    4-1/4 x 11, scored at 2-3/4 and 5-1/2 (Whisper White)
1st layer:       5-1/2 x 4-1/4 (Whisper White)
2nd layer:      5-1/4 x 4 (Watermelon Wonder)
3rd layer:       5 x 3-3/4 (Whisper White embossed with Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder)
4th layer:       3 x 4-1/8 (Watermelon Wonder)
5th layer:       2-3/4 x 3-7/8 (Basic Black on dimensionals)
6th layer:       2-5/8 x 3-3/4 (Stamped image on Shimmery White)

1st layer:       5-1/4 x 4 (Watermelon Wonder)
2nd layer:      5 x 3-3/4 (Whisper White with stamped image)
3rd layer:       3-3/4 x 1-1/4 (Watermelon Wonder on dimensionals)
4th layer:       3-1/2 x 1 (Whisper White with stamped sentiment)


There is still time to order and receive a pack of free rhinestones or pearls from me for February.  All you need to due is place an online order of $60 or more and use this hostess code:   K9MMN9AP


As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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One of my favorite techniques is heat embossing.  However, when you add watercoloring with our Aqua Painters the end result is simply beautiful!!

I stamped the images with Versa Mark, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and heat set the images.  I colored them in with Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Delightful Dijon.  No need to fussy cut out the leaves, Stampin Up has matching framelits.

If you like this card, please “pin it” on Pinterest.  I will send this card to one lucky pinner on Monday, October 26th.  All you need to do is pin the card and email me to let me know at juliegmi@aol.com.  I will randomly choose one pinner.

Here is are the products I used to create this card:

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Thanks for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

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15% off Stamps Sale and Santa’s Gifts

I can’t believe it-Stampin’ Up! has all stamps on sale for 15 percent off for just a few days. This rarely happens, so check it out and get your stamps ordered!

Here are the details:

  • Dates: October 19-23, 2015 
  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps. 
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount. The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount. 
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin’ Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount. Stamps purchased using Stampin’ Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.


Another one of my Monthly Club Cards this month.  If you are local to Canton, MI and would like to join one of my Monthly Card Clubs, please email me at juliegmi@aol.com.

Easel cards are so fun and make and receive.  If you would like me to film a video on making this card, please leave a comment at the end of this post. 
Here are the products I used to create this card.
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

As always, thank you for choosing me as your Stampin Up Demonstrator!!

Stampin Gala Signature