You’ve Got This Embossing Technique

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Hi Stampers,

This card was created for a color challenge that Sandi MacIver of posted on March 24th.    The color combination was Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder.  Great color combination and I’ve incorporated all three in the card above.  I also used a embossing technique so we could get double the fun.  Directions for card as follows:

  1. Using Stampin’ Up!s stamp set, ‘You’ve Got This’, I stamped the image in the background in Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pad on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock cut to  5 x 3 3/4
  2. Then with Stampin’ Write Markers, Melon Mambo and Old Olive, I colored the flower and leaf image and stamped over the image we just stamped.
  3. Immediately, I poured Clear Embossing Powder over the flower and leaf image and then used my heat tool until my images were dry and shiny.
  4. Stamp a saying from the ‘You’ve Got this’ using a  Melon Mambo Ink Pad.
  5. On a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock, stamp a butterfly from ‘Popillon Potpourri’ stamp set using  Bermuda Bay Ink Pad.  Punch out with Bitty Butterfly Punch and set aside.
  6. Now to assembly.   I first cut a piece of Melon Mambo Card Stock 8 1/2 x 11 in half which gives us a 5 1/5 x 4 1/4.  This is your base
  7. I then cut a piece of Bermuda Bay, 5 1/4 x 4 and layered on the Melon Mambo using Snail Adhesive.
  8. Now we can finish assembly.  Using Snail Adhesive attach the Whisper White stamped card stock to the Bermuda Bay Card Stock.   Using a mini Glue Dot, adhere the Butterfly to side of Flower.


Hope you liked the card.   I will post another one next week.  Still working on getting this blog setup so will be working on getting it ‘dressed up’ some more.  Please stop by and let me know what you think about the additions as they come along.  I have added a link for you to sign up for my posting and if you like my blog, please share.

Thank You  Have a great day

Eileen Frost  17 Wright Road  Windham, ME 04062  (207)892-7530

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Awesome Card-001

Hi Stampers  My card today is:

Watercolor Wash Card using Stampin’ Up! Grateful Bunch Stamp Set and coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch

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  1. Using Mint Macaron Stamp Pad, ink just the top of the stamp, Watercolor Wash
  2. Using the Cucumber Crush Stamp pad, ink the bottom of the stamp
  3. Using Crushed Curry Ink Refill, but some ink in a container
  4. Using an Aqua Painter and your container of Crushed Curry Ink, color the center  of your Watercolor Stamp.
  5. Huff, deep breath and breath on your stamped image to get it moistened.  Ink could dry during application.
  6. Stamp image on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock  size 5 1/4 x 4
  7. Using the leaf of the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set, stamp the stem and leafs in Memento Black or Stazon Black to get a crisp image.
  8. Stamp your group of three flowers from the Grateful Bunch Stamp Set onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Card Stock using the Black Ink we used on the stem
  9. I used Stampin’ Write  Markers to color my flowers first before I punched out.   I used Watermelon Wonder, Delightful Dijon and the Cucumber Crush
  10. Now you can punch out using the new Blossom Bunch Punch, set aside for a moment while we do our saying.  See how great the punch lines up with the stamped flowers
  11. Stamp ‘You are totally awesome’ on a scrap piece of Whisper White Card Stock then punch out using Stampin’ UP!s 2 3/4 Scallop Circle Punch
  12. Using a Sponge Dauber dipped in Cucumber Crush ink, I colored around the edges to give the Whisper White Card Stock some dimension
  13. I assembled the Card by using some Snail Adhesive to add the saying, then with some Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the punched out Flowers
  14. Now you just need to layer this on a piece of Cucumber Crush Card Stock sized 8 1/2 by 5 1/2    folded in half

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Early Morning Stampers New Blog

Welcome to my Blog.   I have just started creating this blog so as you can see it is in the ‘Work’s ‘.  Please check back as I am going to try to get this up and running as quickly as possible

A little bit about me.

Early Morning Stamper came about because I am one of those folks that get up in the middle of the night or early morning and do my card making or work on projects that need to be completed for an upcoming class or craft fair.

I started stamping after I was invited to a Stampin’ Up! party that was at a daycare my grandson was going to at the time.   The workshop was run by my now downline, Carolyn S, and I can not explain how excited both my daughter and I were when we picked up those stamps and created something beautiful.  We bought everything to make one of the projects that Carolyn was demonstrating and of course, the items didn’t come quick enough.  Once they arrived, we invited all our friends to come and stamp with us…this became a weekly event for quite some time.

This new stamping adventure  came at the right time in my life.   I had just lost my twenty five year old son–what an outlet this was for me!   I would wake up in the middle of the night, dig out my stamping materials and find myself just  stamping to my hearts content.   I can’t explain how much that time meant to me… very therapeutic.

A couple of years later I signed up to be a demonstrator to get the discount.  Then slowly I was able to get a few customers. I do a monthly club, have monthly classes for card making and also a paper pumpkin class.    I just celebrated my 10th anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and have decided to move forward and get an online presence and bring my business to the next level.

I could go on forever, especially now at 4:30 a.m.,   my best hour but will you stop now as I don’t want to bore you.

Please stop by and visit often.  I will be working hard to get this site up and running as quickly as possible.  I am somewhat computer challenged so may take a little longer but it will be coming soon.

Eileen Frost  of  Windham, Maine


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