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Ombre Cardmaking Technique and Video Tutorial


Here's an idea for making an ombre technique with cardstock for cardmaking.
This precious Honey Bee Bundle [153792] with coordinating dies is on the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Last Chance List.
The Honey Bee Bundle [153792] has been very popular and was on backorder for quite a while!  This is my first card project with this bundle. It was so much fun to create this project. The card stock strips create an ombre look and make for a sweet background for these images, don’t you think?
Here's a quick video for you to create this cardmaking technique.

If you like this effect, try different colors to create this ombre look. Think about using shades of blue, pinks and reds, or purple tints.
Here are the details for this card:
Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products used for this card. The items from the Last Chance (Retiring) List are available While Supplies Last and may or may not be available.
Product List
If you do not have this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] please take advantage of this time and treat yourself while still available!
P.S. We made an extra project. It’s an easy little box.
  • Cut your cardstock 5-½” x 8-½”.
  • Score at 2,4,6,8 on the 8-½” side. Turn and score at 2” for the box bottom.
  • The accent pieces of cardstock on each panel are cut 1-¾” x 3-¼”.

Get busy as a bee and buzz on over to the online store to get this Honey Bee Bundle [153792] while it is still available then try your hand at this ombre cardmaking technique!

It's Cinco De Mayo AND Taco Tuesday!

Stampin' Up! Witty-cisms Taco TuesdayIt's Cinco de Mayo AND Taco awesome its that!

For today's project we have the perfect card to celebrate! Here's a great sample using the retiring Witty-Cisms Cling Stamp Set [151686] and the Dinoroar Designer Series Paper [155882].  Isn't it so cute?!

Here are all the details you will need to make this card...

Stamp sets: Witty-Cisms (151686)
Cardstock and Paper: Mango Melody (146989), Pretty Peacock (150880), Shimmery White 101910), Dinoroar Designer Series Paper (149589)
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
Coloring Tools: Stampin’ Blends Crumb Cake Light (144582), Poppy Parade Light (146878), Call Me Clover Light (147023), Mango Melody Dark (147944)
Miscellaneous: Layering Circles Dies (141705), Whisper White ¼” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (151326), Pearls Basic Jewels (144219), Paper Trimmer (152392), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579)

Mango Melody card base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” then folded on the crease with the Bone Folder, 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
Pretty Peacock: 3-3/4” x 5”, 3-1/2” x 1-1/4”, 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”, 1” x 3-1/2”
Shimmery White: 2-1/4” x 2-1/4”
Ribbon: 5”, 8”


  • With SNAIL Adhesive, adhere larger Designer Series Paper (DSP) to Pretty Peacock layer then adhere horizontal DSP to Pretty Peacock layer.
  • Adhere horizontal piece atop larger DSP piece so horizontal piece is about 1-1/8” from bottom of larger piece.
  • Using the Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends marker, color the two strips of ribbon by brushing the ribbon with the fatter point of the marker. Take care to color on top of a disposable surface as Blends will bleed through the ribbon. Dries instantly though.
  • Apply a little SNAIL on the horizontal DSP piece but only in the area that will, later, be covered with the round taco piece.
  • Add the 5” ribbon piece across center of horiztonal DSP and secure ends to back with SNAIL as well. Tie ribbon into bow, trim ends with Paper Snips, and set aside.
    Stamp taco image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Shimmery White cardstock. Color in taco with Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, and Call Me Clover Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with 1-7/8”circle. Die cut Mango Melody scalloped circle layer and Pretty Peacock circle layer. Attach all three to one another with SNAIL.
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, add taco piece to DSP piece so the taco piece ends about ¼” from the right side. Then attach that whole piece to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Color three Pearl Basic Jewels with Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blends marker and affix to taco piece.
  • With one Mini Glue Dots, attach bow so one edge rests on the taco piece.

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Place an order $50 or more (before shipping and tax) for a chance to win the much-loved Ladybug stamp set from this year's Sale-A-Bration!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram...would love to see you there!  Then, go make this birthday card so you will have it ready for the next special someone on your list!

Not Just for Kids! Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies for Any Birthday!


The Bonanza Buddies Photopolymer Stamp Set [151567]is not just for kids! Take a look at this fun card that could be for guys or gals!

The colors in the coordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper [151313] are so bright and cheery.  Both of these items are on the Last Chance List  so don't miss out!  They will be gone soon!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial for today's card.

Lisa's Inklings:


Below is the list of products used for this card.  Thank you for supporting my business. It is an honor to serve as your demonstrator.

Product List


May 1-7, 2020:

Place an order $50 or more (before shipping and tax) for a chance to win the much-loved Ladybug stamp set from this year's Sale-A-Bration!

Remember to use Host Code 2J6CQUDC when shopping in my Online Store!

Now that you've read this post, be sure to head on over to the Stampin' Up! online store and shop the Last Chance list to check out some of those great deals!

Happy May! New Host Code!

May-host-codeIt's May and we have a new host code for ordering!

This month place an order in my Online Store using Host Code 2J6CQUDC and receive a Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends ---While Supplies Last!  (A substitute will be chosen if this one sells out!)

Why this color? Because, it's one of my favorites to outline colored images to give rich and grounded this!


Or, you can just use to color any image you want!

I thought we'd have some fun this month with weekly giveaways for ordering!
This week's ordering promotion...

May 1-7, 2020:

Place an order $50 or more (before shipping and tax) for a chance to win the much-loved Ladybug stamp set from this year's Sale-A-Bration!

Remember to use Host Code 2J6CQUDC when shopping in my Online Store!

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