Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Mini Catalog Sneak Peek using the Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set

  • Life is Beautiful Stamp Set
  • An early Sneak Peek from the new August-December Mini catalog

Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set

Continuing with Sneak Peeks from the upcoming August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, I'm using the Stampin' Up! Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.   I was trying to recreate the beautiful sunset after the rains earlier today using a watercolor wash and stamping over the water coloring.  Life is Beautiful Stamp Set is another new stamp set you can look forward to ordering beginning August 4.  This is a great set for Fall themes.  I can see using it for late summer sunsets, falling leaves, spooky Halloween themes, as well as snowy winter looks.  This is one of those stamp sets you reach for time and time again.  

The basecard for this card is Smoky Slate.  then a layer of Basic Black.  The image layer is Fluid 100 watercolor Paper.  I created the watercolor portion by masking off an area using Blue painters tape.  Then I sprayed the Watercolor Paper with a light layer of water.  I then used a Water Painter with Petal Pink Stamp  Pad and Calypso Coral Stamp Pad to layer on ink.  I used my Heat Tool to quickly dry the Watercolor Paper.    

Then, to stamped the images, I used the Stamparatus, as I wanted to ensure that the large tree image would stamp as solidly as possible.    I'm glad I did as it took 3 tries to get the coverage I wanted.        

I used the Stamparatus to add the birdhouse and the sentiments.  Both sentiments are on the cards above are from the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set.  I wanted a little sparkle, so I added three Elegant Faceted Gems to the card.    

This is a great set if you are just getting started and don't have a wide range of supplies.  You can do simple stamping with ink, paper and stamps and create cards that cover many different seasons. Yet, you'll also find many was to create more sophisticate card using embossing powder, border dies and label dies.  You'll want to see the many more samples on page 51 when you receive your August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.  Add this suite to your Shopping List today.  You'll be able to order it beginning August 4, 2020.



  • Stamps: Life is Beautiful 
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Petal Pink Calypso Coral
  • Paper: Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: Elegant Faceted Gems, Water Painters, Stamparatus, Heat Tool, Multipurpose Glue, Stampin' Seal 

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Ready for August-December 2020 Mini catalog?

Spending time with family and friends is more important this year than most after what we've been through the first half of this year.  Getting together is even better when we add crafting.  We create, we talk, we connect.  When we finish, we not only have handmade creations to share, we have memories to cherish.  

My customers who have ordered in the past 6 months will soon receive the August-December 2020 Mini catalog (formerly known as the Holiday catalog) in their mailbox. Demonstrators are already placing pre-orders from the entire Mini catalog, and are busy making sample to share with you to see what's coming!  

We are receiving this catalog a month earlier than last year.  Yeah!  Customers can begin ordering from this new catalog on August 4.  That's almost a month earlier than previous years.  That means you'll have additional time to create Fall and Holiday cards with these lovely,new stamps sets and dies.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator, and want a copy of the new Stampin' Up! August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, contact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

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