Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop July 2021 – Artistically Inked, Soft Pastels, Cabana Stripes
- Thank you for joining Kylie and Bruno Bertucci’s Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Team Blog Hop for July 2021!
- Whether you started with my site for Kelley Pitts at CreateWithKelley.com or you started with another demonstrator, you can easily hop to all the other demonstrator sites at the bottom of this post.
- We are so happy that you could join this month’s blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration.
- We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world who are taking part in a training program to help us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set.
- We really appreciate your support.
- My customers placing orders this month will receive a card or card kit like the following as a Thank You!
One of the first techniques I tried with Stampin’ Up!’s new pastels was making stripes with my favorite colors! FUN!
- The Artistically Inked Bundle is amazingly versatile, as is the Soft Pastels Assortment.
- Not only do the stamps look beautiful when stamped with ink since they have such distinctive detail, but they are also gorgeous when using Versamark ink covered with pastels using a sponge dauber. Who knew?
- For instructions, watch my Facebook Live video featuring this card recorded on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:15 pm CDT at https://www.facebook.com/CreateWithKelley
- Shimmery White cardstock gives a smooth finish and subtle sparkle and seems to “grab” the pastel stripes better than the Basic white, but if you don’t have it, Basic White will work just fine.
- Just freehand draw each stripe or try to line up with grid paper if you’re more of a perfectionist than I am.
- Use the full width of the chalk and try to do one smooth long stroke directly onto the paper…no Versamark required.
- The stripes don’t have to all be exactly the same width or perfectly drawn…you’re just going for a casual striped effect.
- To get the two-toned effect on the flower, stamp it with Versamark and use the Coastal Cabana pastel over it with your sponge dauber.
- Then stamp right over it again (offset from the first stamping) with Versamark and use the blue pastel with a sponge dauber.
- If you like darker color, be sure your Versamark is well inked, and use your sponge dauber right away.
- You can go back over it again, but it seems to “grab” the most color when the Versamark is wet.
- Using different background cardstocks and color on the tag changes the look of the card…but I really like both versions.
- I used the same Versamark/pastel combo on the leaves and several flower centers, then diecut them along with the flower.
- I cut the part of the flower centers in half to stack them underneath the main center with dimensionals.
- Even the “thanks” is done the same way…I didn’t stamp anything with ink.
- You could make a card like this with any color combo you love from the Soft Pastels Assortment.
You’ll find more of my cardmaking details underneath the following Blog Hop list.
- Thank you so much for coming by today!
- We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world who are working hard to learn how to be even more successful.
- We know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you’ll see today, so be sure you show us some love to encourage each of us to keep creating and sharing fantastic ideas with you.
- Be sure to click on every blog link so you don’t miss anything!
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- Simply click the next link below my name to know where to go next.
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Full Blog Hop List:
- Granny Apple Green (or Bermuda Bay on card 2): 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
- Bermuda Bay (or Coastal Cabana on card 2): 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Shimmery White card stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (I recommend starting a bit larger and cutting down after you do the stripes) and scrap 3″ x 1 3/4″ for tag (can also cut flowers and leaves out of it instead of Basic White…)
- Basic White 4″ x 5 1/4″ for inside and scraps or another 4″ x 5 1/4″ ish piece for flowers, leaves and centers (unless you use Shimmery White instead)
- Pool Party sheer ribbon: 6″
- Instructions may be provided in a PDF format to those who participate in my in-person or online class.
- (I can also send those FREE PDF instructions to demos from the Demonstrator Training Program who request them.)
- You can make a similar card using other DSP and cardstock that is available when you shop anytime in my online store.
- Feel free to contact me today for your creativity boost.
- Check my calendar at CreateWithKelley.com to find out more about upcoming in-person, online and kit classes.
- Fun times ahead!