The Best Thing Since Sliced Cheese

Be still my heart!!!!!  I am so in LOVE!  Stampin’ Up is carrying an absolutely wonderful product – WINK OF STELLA GLITTER BRUSH.  It is simply marvelous!  Write this down:  #141897 – Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – $8.00.  I guarantee you will want to order it.  It comes in clear and gold.  I have just worked with the clear, but the gold is on its way to my messy craft room and will be here in time for February Stamp Camp.  Because I will refer to it so much, I’m going to abbreviate it to WOS (Wink of Stella).  So, you may be wondering, just what does this miracle product do????  Let’s take a look at one of the February Stamp Camp cards – Happy Home  – which coordinates with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies that we used in the fall:

2016.01.27 Window tree 1OK – I will admit you can’t see much of the extra glitter I added here.  I colored my tree with several shades of pink Copic Markers, added some dots of darker pink and used my WOS to glitter the entire tree.  There is a window sheet over the scene which keeps us from clearly seeing the image but gives a nice window effect.  The sky was sponged with Soft Sky and the grassy area with Wild Wasabi.  The clouds were stamped, then re-stamped on scrap paper, colored with markers, cut out and popped on with glue dots.  This gives a great 3-D effect.  I used designer discretion on all 3 cards and extended the slope with a black marker, and added extra flowers and grass.  The flowers in the window box also have WOS added and are glimmery.  NOTE – the scrap of paper on the DSP in the right lower quadrant is NOT part of the card!!!

2016 FullSizeRender In this view of  Happy Home, 2 different patterns of the Love Blossoms DSP Stack are used.  You will have the opportunity to use the DSP of your choice from this cute stack.  The tree was stamped higher on the cs and different clouds were used.  Again, you can’t grasp the glimmer on the tree, on the “love you” letters, or on the single Blushing Bride heart in the window box from WOS, but it is there!  You will be dazzled when you see the card in person.  Just make sure you do a better job than I did with the window frame covering the tree trunk!

2016.01.27 Valentine kite This view is also part of Happy Home.  I colored and used WOS on the kite, the child’s clothing, and the dog.  One of the free Sale-A-Bration items is “Sky is the Limit” and it has the “You send me soaring” message that I incorporated.  You may be able to see the glimmery shine on the Rose Red and Blushing Bride arrows.  This glimmer is from WOS.  The arrows were punched out and the WOS applied.  It dries very quickly which is helpful. 

2016.01.27 Valentine msg 1 I tried to be creative with my messages and incorporate the heart theme.  These 3 sentiments were taken from old sets that were retired long, long ago.

 

 

2016.01.27 Valentine msg 2On this sentiment, the flower and part of the clothing were colored and WOS applied for interest.  The 2 DSP hearts in the lower right corner were also decorated with WOS.

 

2016.01.27 Real msg 3

The sentiment used on this card includes a tiny mouse holding a tiny heart and saying “Valentine (please be mine).”  The flowers on the sentiment have been colored and “glimmered” as have the hearts on the bottom right corner. 

I hope you can come to our February Stamp Camp and have fun with this card and Wink of Stella. There is another view I did not do a sample for.  The image is of a grassy slope with an empty park bench and would incorporate a “missing you” sentiment.  You can create the  Happy Home card in a very simple fashion, or as elaborate as you desire!  I was happy to see Stampin’ Up come out with this stamp set that uses the Hearth and Home Thinlits dies.

The dates/times for the February Stamp Camp are 2 – 9 PM on Thursday February 4th, 2 – 9 PM on Friday February 5th, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday February 6th.  Come when it is convenient for you.  If you can let me know ahead of time which date/time you might come, it is helpful, but not required.  The cost remains $12 and we will continue to make 4 cards/projects at each stamp camp.  Feel free to contact me with questions. The next card will be posted on the blog tomorrow – January 30th so make sure you check back to see what we will be doing.

Blessings,  Rosemary Przybylski – home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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