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October 2010

Bold & Daring Autumn Card Making


Have you ever noticed that Autumn is the bold and daring one of the seasons family?  Dramatic colors jumbo together and boldly say, "It's autumn".  Throw caution to the wind and try a color combination that you've never tried before in your card making or scrapbooking.  The results are sure to both surprise and delight you.


Notice the intense colors that are combined in this Autumn Harvest card.  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Cajun Craze, Peach Parfait, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake

Because I Care

Watercoloring with Markers & Blender Pens:

  • Start with watercolor paper and Stazon ink.  The watercolor paper is very forgiving when wet and when multiple layers of color are added.  Stazon ink will not bleed when wet.  Therefore, you'll avoid the muddy look.
  • Begin adding a few lighter color a bit at a time and blending with your Blender Pens
  • Let the colors intensify and keep on blending
  • Don't be afraid to overlap your color
  • Allow light spots to peep through and the shadows produce depth.

Questions & Comments:  What colors did you dare to combine recently?  Do you have a question about a technique?  Ask it here in the comments of this post.

Have a fabulous weekend,


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Autumn Harvest
Bold & Daring Autumn Supplies:

Stamps: Autumn Harvest, Because I Care

Card Stock: Watercolor Paper 105019, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Medium Crumb Cake Envelopes 107297

Ink:  Jet Black Stazon

Markers: Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip

Tools & Accessories:  Blender Pens, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch

Paint your Own Sunset With Baby Wipes


Create a beautiful sunset with Baby wipes.  That's right with baby wipes, ink refills and glossy white card stock you can create a sunset or sunrise.  This evening's walk inspired me to try to duplicate the setting sun.  The sky was painted with a muted blue, blushing pink and a bit of purple.  It looked like God had been finger painting.

Lovely As A TreeBaby Wipe Technique:

  1. Start with Glossy White Card Stock.  It's as smooth as a baby's bottom.
  2. Stamp your focal point using Stazon ink.  Stazon ink is made for stamping on non-porous surfaces and glossy white card stock is not porous.
  3. Next, apply drops of ink going up one side of a baby wipe that has been folded to approximately the same height as your card stock.  Tonight's sky was painted with Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze and Sahara Sand.  Experiment and choose the color that are right for your sky.
  4. Rub the inked baby wipe across your Glossy white card stock to paint your sky.  It may take a couple of swipes.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Ask me how-Is there a technique that you would like to see featured?  Just ask me how in the comments of this post.

Have a fabulous weekend,


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Lovely As A Tree
Sunset Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny wishes

Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Sahara sand, Glossy White, Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes

Ink: Jet Black Stazon

Ink Refills: Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand

Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Silicone Rubber 114615, Impressions Pad 114614, Textured Plates Kit # 4 114531, Top Note die, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Basic Black Striped Ribbon, Baby wipes

Make Your Own Textured Paper

Lovely As A Tree

Making your own Textured card stock is a snap with the Big shot and Texturz Plates.  Turn your smooth card stock in seconds.  Always Artichoke card stock takes on the look of tree bark with the Texturz Plate Kit #4.

Lovely As A Tree Tips on Making Your Own Textured Card Stock:

  • Texturz Plates are used for a subtle texture like you see in textured paper.
  • Texturz Plates are 2-sided.  So first, choose which side you would like to use.
  • Next, prepare your Big  Shot Sandwich.  Dagwood, look out.  From bottom to top:  Texturz Plate, Card Stock, Silicone Rubber, Optional Shim (used for a deeper impression), Texturz Impressions pad.

Today's featured project was part of a one on one Big Shot Class offered with each Big Shot Purchase.  Do you have a question about using your Big Shot?  Leave your question in the comments of this post. 

Have a fabulous weekend,


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Lovely As A Tree Lovely As A Tree Card Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Designer Paper & Card Stock: Regals Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack 117154, Crumb Cake 120953, Always Artichoke 105119

Ink:  Always Artichoke 105219

Tools & Accessories: Big Shot 113439, Standard Texturz Impressions Pad 114614, Standard Texturz Rubber 114615, Texture Plates Kit #4 114531, Top Note die 113463, Word window Punch 119857, 119849, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon 119753