Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Stampin' Success Happy Watercolor Projects: Card

Several months ago I was asked if I'd like to be featured as a guest artist in the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Magazine, Stampin' Success.  I was nervous, honoured, and so very excited to be presented with this fabulous opportunity and I'm thrilled to finally share these projects with you.  
As soon as I received the Happy Watercolor stamp set I immediately knew the colour combination I wanted to work with.  I just love the classy look of Gold, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana, and then add in the rustic feel of Burlap Ribbon and Linen  Thread and I think it's a match made in heaven.  
A few tips to recreate this card:
  • to create the two toned dots in the background: stamp some using the Gold Encore Metallic Ink and stamp some with VersaMark and emboss with Gold Embossing Powder
  • get some extra oomph from your Linen Thread by doubling it up and using two strands at once
Stamps: Happy Watercolor
Ink: Gold Encore Metallic, VersaMark, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Brushed Gold
Punches: 2 ½" Circle
Big Shot: Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Coastal Cabana ⅜" Ruffle Stretch Trim, 1 ¼" Burlap Ribbon
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Thank you so much for coming by and letting me share my excitement with you.  And make sure you come back tomorrow as I'll be giving you a few tips and tricks to make the little gold purse.  

Happy Stampin'


  1. Congratulations! I love your blog so it was no surprise to see you in Stampin' Success. You are so talented and I love your WOW style.

  2. Thank you so much Phyllis! Your comments are so sweet. I'm so glad you have been enjoying my blog. Hugs, Allison

  3. Congrats! I love how your creations are popping up on SU! 's pinterest and now the mag! So awesome!! I'm in love with the gold too!