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Color Outside the Lines

Color Outside the Lines

Hello and welcome! I recently attended my first FSJ Convention and let me tell you; it surpassed any convention experience I’ve had and completely blew me away. This company is truly about people and relationships. They treated us like Hollywood stars at the Oscars. No expense was spared to make sure we were comfortable, fed, and entertained every day. I believe we got our registration fee back in food alone!

Along with the food and fun we had the opportunity to take classes on various aspects of our business. And we had a make n’ take session. These sessions were a hands on class showing us new products and techniques.

For this card we diluted some of our liquid colors with a bit of water, and applied each color in overlapping circles with sponge daubers. After letting the color dry, we stamped the large background stamp, Flower Tangle, onto the colored layer, and then flicked with some black licorice and sparkle silks for added pops of color. Is that cool or what?

Flower Tangle can also be colored in using pencils or other coloring mediums. Me, I’m don’t have the patience for that much coloring. It’s more Zen for me to whip it together like this.

The sentiment is from the new stamp set called Color Pop. It was given a bit of pizzazz with this cute button.

I love how these little accents can really add a visual statement and so much charm to an otherwise meh element.

I’ll be showcasing other projects from Convention in the coming days so be sure to stop back. Also, in case you haven’t heard, our new Annual Catalog went live on July 1 and is now available. If you’d like to view it online, click here. Want your own copy? No problem! If you’ve spent $150.00 with me this year, I will mail one to you. Else, just send me $7.00 via PayPal to [email protected] to cover postage and I will get one to you. Unfortunately, this is for US residents only at this time.

Make it a great day!


FSJ Live for Spring into Summer

FSJ Live for Spring into Summer

Hello and welcome back.

I had the most awesome and incredible Saturday doing a virtual stamp camp with Fun Stampers Journey. It was a live streaming event filled with paper crafting tips, techniques, and lots of new product reveals for the upcoming trends mini catalog, Spring into Summer. The catalog will debut on April 1 and believe me, you are going to want to get your hands on these stamp sets and accessories!

Let me back up a bit and say that coaches and customers alike registered for this event and were sent a box with stamps, dies, embellishments and four fully kitted cards that we assembled with some guidance from a pre-recorded video. This was such an excellent idea as it gave stampers a chance to pause the video if they needed more time to complete some of the steps in the creation of their cards.

Today I will share the cards we made just to give you a taste of what is coming in April!

This first card has so many elements to it and took quite a long time to create. We learned a technique with liquid colors smooshed between acrylic blocks to create the watercolor background. There was also some coloring with pencils and a lot of detail cutting to this one. Putzy, but worth the effort.

The next card was infinitely easier. It was just die cutting the word hello numerous times, stacking up the layers, gluing them together, and covering with some journey glaze for a wow factor. The background was more blending of liquid colors for kind of an ethereal, dreamy look.

The third card just tickles me with its nod to pickling and canning. We worked a bit of masking to get the little tomatoes to appear that they are all contained in the jar.

And finally, an oldie but goodie: the shaving cream technique. I love how the blend of blues sets off the basic black and white elements on this card.

So what do you think? Gorgeous cards, huh? They will absolutely be making their way into my April classes. Contact me today to have some fun with paper and ink!