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Tranquil Tulips 2-Step Stamping

Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up! Hostess Reward

 Hello Friends,

Today's card is oh so simple, yet beautiful.  It's made with the Tranquil Tulip Stamp Set.  The Tranquil Tulip set is an exclusive Stampin' Up! Hostess Rewards stamp set and is only available for purchase of $150 or more.  The Two-Step images of Tranquil Tulips stamp set  give a sophisticated look to fun and flirty flowers.

Tranquil Tulips Stampin' Up!

 What is Tw0-Step Stamping?

Two-Step Stamping is just what it sounds like.  It's stamping two layers to add depth to your stamping.  Start with your lighter color first.  I used Sweet Sugarplum for my base color and Rich Razzleberry for the top Layer.



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Oh So Eclectic

Oh So Eclectic

Hello Friends,

What's your style?  Mine would definitely be eclectic.  Don't box me in.  I love to shake up conventions and bridge the gap between other looks.   So when I saw the Oh So Eclectic Bundle, I knew that I just had to have it.  Just look at all the fun elements.  A wide array of cool dies and oodles of stamps.  Just look at those patterns on the leaves.

What is Eclectic?

Eclectic reshuffles the rule book.  It mixes and matches old and new.  It gives you the freedom to fill spaces with things that you love and unique things that strike your fancy.

Here's Some Tips To Make Eclectic Look Good

These tips can apply to card making and home decorating

Hint: Go for contrast, not chaos.

Find common ground.  For my card it was my soothing color palette of blues, neutrals and just a hint of soft yellow.

Pick your must haves and work out from there.

Anchor it or have a focal point.  For today's card, I used random elements, but they work together in a unifying theme.  Don't be afraid to move things around until you find balance.


Card Inspiration

Inspiration is all around us.  The pillows on my sofa served as inspiration for today's card.

Oh So Eclectic Stampin' Up!

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Fabulous Flamingo 2 Step Stamping Tips

Fabulous Flamingo

 Hello Friends,

We received news yesterday that the birth of our newest granddaughter is eminent, so it was time for a dry run of the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp set.  I love the "Tickled Pink for you" stamp for a Baby Girl Card.  Plus, it's a 2 Step Stamping stamp set.  Let the fun begin!

Fabulous Flamingo 2 Step Stamping

 Fabulous Flamingo 2 Step Stamping Tips

After a few dry runs, I figured out that it was a bit easier to line up stamps if I stamped the outline Flamingo Body stamp first.  For a softer look, I used Basic Gray ink rather the Basic Black.  The second layer was the flamingo body in Pink Pirouette ink.

2 Step Stamping Fabulous Flamingo2

 Next, it was time to add some legs and another layer of pink.  For this layer, I stamped off and used Flirty Flamingo Ink at half strength.  Used full strength the Flirty Flamingo looked a little harsher than I wanted.

2 Step Stamping Fabulous Flamingo

 For the final step, I added definition to my bird's legs using the leg outline stamp and Basic Gray ink.  If you have been counting, that's more than 2 steps, but you get the idea.

  Tickled Pink

Learn How to Make Beautiful Double Bows Here.  Hint: the new Crinkled Seam Binding is perfect for making these bows.  The Peekaboo Peach is a fun compliment to the Pink Pirouette.  Both colors are clear and crisp.

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Freshly Made SketchesA Big Thanks to Freshly Made Sketches for today's Card Sketch.  I took a little liberty with the sketch using two paper doilies to mimic the partial circle on the sketch.



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