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STAMPtember® with Paper Artsy!

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Hi everyone.  I’m Ellen Vargo.  I am a signature designer for PaperArtsy, as well as a former design team member for Simon Says Stamp & Show.   I am thrilled to have the chance to do a guest post STAMPtember® and thought I would take it a step further and design an exclusive stamp set for the event.  I’m a big fan of flowers, so I wanted to do some hand drawn sketchy designs.  Below I’m showing 3 different ways to use them for cards, adding some of my other stamps as well as other fabulous PaperArtsy products.  I hope you enjoy them!

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The first card in the set shows how you can make a clean and simple card using just one stamp set.  I used Versamark ink and black embossing powder to emboss the coneflower two times onto PaperArtsy’s Smoothy Heavyweight card stock, then painted the flowers in with a watery mix of Fresco Finish chalk acrylic paints.  Then I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black onyx ink directly onto the card front.  I added a black outline with a sharpie paint pen, matted the whole card front onto orange card stock, and with a few sequins you’ve got an elegant and simple one layer card.

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The second card shows more of my typical style, which is very mixed media / painty / inky.  I used a brayer (inky roller) with Fresco Finish paints to create a multi layered background and added some paint-stamping with stamps from EEV01 and EEV06.   Then I stamped the fringy flower from the exclusive stamp set onto white card stock, painted it in with Fresco Finish paints, and then did some fussy-cutting and adhered it to the card.  The fussy cutting allows you to layer a bright flower onto a darker background.  The sentiment was stamped with Versafine black onyx ink, double matted and outlined with a black fine-line pen so it would stand out.

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And our final card shows how to make another mixed media background with a dimensional flower.  I created another multi-layer background with a brayer (inky roller) and Fresco Finish paints, then added some textural stamping with archival inks as well as paint, and this time I added a layer of tissue paper collage made with the dotty stamp from EEV06.  Added some white dots as accents with a white paint pen and a few scattered sequins.  I stamped the tulip three times and painted it in with coordinating but different fresco paints, and then cut different layers from each flower, gluing them on top of each other with foam dots between the layers.  The dimension doesn’t show too well in the main photo, but there’s a detail pic below so you can see.

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This picture shows the dimension of the multi-layered tulip with foam dots between the layers.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing a few different ways to use my new flower stamps along with my go-to favorite paints and paper from PaperArtsy.  Thanks to Heidi and the SSS family for the opportunity to share my stamps and my style with all of you.  Happy STAMPtember®!

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Hey everyone! It’s Shari here with another card using Ellen’s stamps. I fell in love with the tulip blossom and tried something a little different. I used Peakcock Feathers, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint Distress markers to color my flower.

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I also played around with the Paper Artsy JOFY letters and Gesso to create a unique background. The new Tim Holtz Distress sprays Peacock Feathers, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint were used for my color.

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I have a video for you with the full process. Enjoy!

All of the products in this “Paper Artsy Sale” category:  http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/category/Shop-Stamps-and-Stamping-Paper-Artsy-Sale are 75% off when you use coupon code ARTSY! OR you will receive a FREE Paper Artsy Gift (while supplies last) with coupon code ARTSYGIFT.

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Art Journal Feature with Darkroom Door

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Hi everyone and happy Saturday! It’s Shari here with a special art journal feature. Darkroom Door has created two stamp sets exclusively for Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember® event!

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Love these stamps, so many possibilities! The one on the left is Warm Wishes and on the right is Enjoy The Journey. I’ve used a few stamps from each set for my art journal page today. I started with the flowers by clear embossing them on my background to create a resist.

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I used some of the new Prima Arts Basic mediums to create some layers, and Dylusions sprays as paint. Once happy with my background, I stamped more of the Darkroom Door images with black ink over the top of all my treatments.

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My Dylusins inks gave me a happy surprise, my brown turned out kind of purple when applied over the Crackle Paste. Delicious!!!

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I shot a video of my process and this time I did it “live” since I used a lot of new product that needed some explanation. I’ve split it up in to two parts, Enjoy!

And on to Part 2.

I hope you like the voice format, if so, I’ll do more like this in the future.  Thanks for stopping by today!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Color Coordinates Recipe

Hi everyone! It’s Shari here with a Color Coordinates Inspiration recipe for you!  8.29.14 Recipe CC 600

I LOVE these colors together! I think they’re great for a new baby, a birthday or even summer celebrations!

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Fog Ink
Fog Cardstock
Sunshine Ink
Sunshine Cardstock
Orange Peel Ink
Orange Peel Cardstock
Green Apple Ink
Green Apple Cardstock
Sea Glass Ink
Sea Glass Cardstock

I used the colors to create a Thank You card with the Simon Says Stamp Balloons and Tic Tac Toe Hearts dies.

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This card is super easy and one you can make in batches.

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I’ve shot a video of how everything comes together, hope you enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. It’s Shari here to show you an older technique that I’ve just discovered.

I was is AWE of Tim Holtz’s brilliant use of canned air to get splatters with alcohol inks. Did I say Brilliant??? It’s amazing, fun and honestly a bit addictive. I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

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I used six colors of alcohol inks and also Pearl Mixative. All this was done on Ranger’s Glossy card stock.  After adding color to my paper, I used a couple rub-on sheets to complete the look.

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To finish things off, I added my greeting with the Chiseled Industrious letter stickers and some stained Crinkle Ribbon. Be sure to check out the links below for all the colors I used.

I put together a video of the process, hope you enjoy!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening

Prima Bird House

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the blog. I have a project today that incorporates a lot of Prima products. I fell in L.O.V.E . with this little Prima Birdhouse!! Oh my word!

Once I got started, I realized how well everything fit together! So, here’s my paper crafting project for you today.

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I had picked up an old photo of a child at an antique store awhile back and have been wanting to use it. I fit perfect (after a little scoring and folding) into the birdhouse. The little girl looks like she’s delighted to have the Dina Wakley Scribbly Bird with her!

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I was able to alter the color of my flowers to just the right color with a few Dylusions spray colors. Viola!

I have shot a video of the process, hope you find it inspiring!

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Shari Carroll
Creative Director • Designs Simon Says Stamp exclusive products • Card maker • Art Journaling • Mom to many • Gramma to Melody • Loves good friends• photography • gardening