Watercolor Dots — FMS124

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  With Wednesdays comes a new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And one of our very talented new designers, Karren Johnson, from New Zealand has a great sketch for us this week:

I haven’t made a square card in a while, so I was glad to see that in this sketch.  I pulled out some of my Watercolor Wonder dsp, which I thought would be such a pretty focal point on this card.

I was cleaning out some of my supplies and I came across a partly used pack of the Creped Filter Paper.  I totally forgot about that stuff!  I decided to make a pretty little flower with it and my Pansy punch.  I think I used about eight layers of the filter paper, and then scrunched them up a bit.

Watercolored DotsI hope you’ll join us and play along with the sketch this week.  Go check out what the rest of the design team made at the Freshly Made Sketches site for some inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Express Yourself (hostess)
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Creped Filter Paper, Watercolor Wonder dsp
Embellishments:  Pansy punch, Gold Sequin Trim, , White Baker’s Twine, Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Regals Designer Buttons

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Blue Creped Flower — PP134

Are you ready for another sketch challenge at the Paper Players today?  Well, Jaydee has a good one for us.

I wanted to play with the creped filter paper that Stampin’ Up! has in the Spring catalog some more.  When I attended the Dallas regional last weekend, someone shared a great tip on how to use it with a punch.  Rather than just punching the creped paper with the punch, you need to add a piece of card stock behind the creped paper before punching.  It adds a little stability and will allow the paper to punch cleanly.  You can even punch through multiple layers at once.  You don’t have to add the card stock with a die — just with a punch.

crepe flower--PP134

For the flower, I punched eight layers of the creped paper and then used a sponge dauber and Midnight Muse ink to dye the flower.  Once dry, I scrunched up the layers and pierced a brad through the center, and then covered the brad with a punched circle and resin dahlia.

I hope you can find time to join in and participate in the challenge this week.  Here are links to the other designers, so you can see how they interpreted the sketch.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Print Poetry dsp stack
Embellishments:  Creped Filter Paper, In Color Dahlias, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Blossom punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon

Lots of Hearts & Doilies

Yea!! The Spring catalog goes live today! Do you have your list ready?  Here’s a card with some more of the new products for you.

a doily valentine

Yesterday’s card featured one of the new products — Creped Filter Paper.  I used one of the heart framelits from the Hearts Collection set to cut out several layers of hearts using this paper.  I then spritzed them with the Color Spritzer tool and sewed them together right down the middle.  Here’s a closer look:

a doily valentine close up

So what are your favorite products in the new catalog?

Have a great Thursday!  Be sure to come by tomorrow for a new Fab Friday challenge.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Paper:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Creped Filter paper, More Amore Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Large Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, Color Spritzer Tool

A Fluffy Flower for a Friend

Creped Filter Paper Flower

One of the new products offered in the Spring catalog (which starts tomorrow) is Creped Filter Paper, which is a cross between crepe paper and coffee filter paper.  I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it, so I’ve been playing with it a little.  You can use punches with it, which is what I did with this card.  You can use it with dies, and you can dye it, which I also did here.  It comes in white.  I wanted to try dyeing it, so I added some ink from my Pretty in Pink ink refill and dyed it.  It was easy!

Well, I hope your new year is off to a good start!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  So Saffron, Island Indigo
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tea for Two dsp, Creped Filter Paper
Embellishments:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Jewelry Tag punch, Blossom punch