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Sandi Hartka
Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator, Creator & Instructor
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Today we'll be Exploring the Secret of Using a Watercolor Background for a Dramatic Card.If you missed Tuesday's Watercoloring Background post...check it out here.... Today we're creating a very dramatic look with that same technique--using the Water Painters and the coordinating dies for the Hand-Drawn stamp set Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Sandi Loves Stamping
Hi, Jane, they almost go too fast--you want to keep painting those backgrounds! LOL Thanks for your coments!Sandi
Today I'm going to show you "The Secret to Create That Watercolor Background in a Minute." If you are in a rush or you just enjoy that watercolor's project is just for's the first card...This awesome splash of color does two things--we don't have to use any of our markers or pencils and we don't have to take a long time to color. We simply use re-inkers and the new Water Pens (we used to call them Aqua Painters). It took me longer to decide on the colors to use than it took me to create this background. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sandi Loves Stamping
Today we'll use the Same Technique for Another 'Look' with the Elegant Designer Paper. Tuesday we used color on color for our "designer" paper ---if you missed it check it out here.. Today we're using color on white--same technique....but this gives you quite a different feel---this one is a bit brighter and crisper. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Did You See the "Other" stampin up Elegant Designer Paper? Probably not...we're going to design it today! Last week we designed a multicolored paper but this week we're going to create a lovely designer paper that is only one color...check out the card... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Today we're looking anew at Using the Newly Created In Symmetry Designer Paper. Tuesday we created a whole sheet of a "new" In Symmetry Designer Paper in the colors that I wanted in my card...if you missed it...check it out here Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
I figure as long as were stamping we might as well maximize the process! Thanks for checking in! Sandi
Have You Seen the 'Other' In Symmetry Desiger Series Paper? Probably not. I was thinking of creating a card with the new In Symmetry stamp set and I wanted to use designer paper in the design..but the colors I wanted to use in the card were not working with the designer paper in the catalog (Sweet Symmetry). Sooo I decided to create my own...the primary colors I wanted in my designer paper were Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green and Balmy here's what happened... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Im sorry--I meant check out Tuesdays! Sandi
Many thanks!Check out Thursdays and let me know which you like better! S
Today we're creating Another Beauty with Shaded Summer Stamp Set! This one is a softer look but also is one that can be used for any occasion. Using the white Craft ink and white embossing powder we get that glossy shine and very feminine appearance. The background designer paper (Hand-Penned) looks like it was just made to coordinate with this stamp set. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
I'll give you the step by step directions to create this card. Following the instructions I'll give you the supply list--you can order the supplies you need to create this card. To go shopping just click the Shop Now button and you'll be in my store If you use this month's Host Code (FKUYDN2Y) on your online order you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you order (excluding shipping & tax) Directions: Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Wonderful! It makes me happy when you enjoy the designs--I too like the black center idea. S
Yes, I agree--that would spruce it up! Thanks for the idea Sandi
Today we're creating "Two More 'NO COLOR' Cards...Which Do You Prefer? In an effort to help out our "non-coloring lovers" we're creating two more "no color" I began with Polished Pink--total pink.... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Thank you, Jane, once I began playing with this stamp one idea just led to another. It certainly has lots of possibilities! Sandi Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 25, 2021 on No Color Daisy Garden Card at Sandi Loves Stamping
Last week I promised you a "No Color Daisy Garden Card." Last week we created some lovely cards with this beautiful background stamp. Realizing that some aren't as fond of coloring as some of us are...I promised a card without ANY coloring! Here you go. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Today we doing a twist on the Tuesday's card..."Picture" This with your Daisy Garden! Tuesday we created a beautiful simple card using the wonderful new Daisy Garden background stamp. Today's card turns that simple card into a "window" effect.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
When you looked through the new Stampin'Up! Annual catalog Did You Miss the Daisy Garden? I almost missed it hiding at the bottom of the page 106. It's a lovely background stamp that actually be used as a beautiful focal point for your card...see what you think.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Today I'll show you how to Create Beautiful Simple Cards wih the New Stampin'Up! In Colors. I know you are also drooling over those terrific new Stampin'Up! In Colors---they are fantastic separately and they cooridinate like bread and butter together! Just magnificent...if you are wanting all of them and want... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Thanks, Jane--I love quick and easy when it adds a bunch to the project! Thanks for your comments as always Sandi
Today I'll show you a Quick and Easy Awesome Gift Bag! We're still swooning over the new Stampin'Up! In Colors and there are Ombre Gift Bags in all 5 of the new colors...Each color is quite beautiful on its own...without any embellishment---but adding a bit of design and a cool quick tag and ribbon just increase the awesomeness to the next level of terrific! Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
There are 3 More Stampin'Up! Product Clubs to Join & Save if you join 2 of them! By now you've had a chance to see all the new designer papers, ribbons and embellishments in the Stampin'Up! new Annual 2021 catalogThey are designed to coordinate with all the Stampin'Up! Colors--so when you select a designer paper, you can coordinate the cardstock, inks, ribbons, and embellishments---because...drumroll please..the colors included in each designer paper are indicated in the description of each of the designer papers....wahooo! No need to guess and try to match colors by looking at the can select your coordinating product by simply selecting the ribbons and embellishments in the colors listed for each DSP!!h Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Join the 21-22 In Color Club - Get It All + Free Gift! The newP Stampin'Up! In Colors (2021-2022) are absolutly astounding--what a gorgous group of colors! Let me show you cards created with all 5 new In Colors Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2021 at Sandi Loves Stamping
Hi, Jane, I hear ya about the slimline cards although I hear they are becoming popular--I think Im just used to the regular size! Thanks for your comments about the card today. Im really excited about the new stuff--cant wait to play more with it Sandi