Time for Day #5 of:
Welcome back! 

Fall, coffee, and cards. Three of my favorite things! 

It's been a  busy week. I got some cards made but it's been a bit difficult getting them posted! Maybe more coffee is needed! definitely more coffee!
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This one was fun to make! This is my 2nd card for the hop! This blog hop has been so much fun! I can't wait for the next one!

how to:
First I stamped the squirrel on watercolor paper from Papertrey Ink  with Stazon black ink. Then cut out with coordinating die from papertrey Ink. I then colored with distress inks with my water pen. I used the coffee cup from Stampin up's cups and kettle framelits. Embossed the coffee cup with a hexagon folder from The Paper Studio. Then distressed it. 
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I decided where to place the cup on my card panel. Then I stamped the coffee steam from Stampin up's- A nice Cuppa stamp set with Versamark. embossed it in clear on watercolor paper. I then stamped the leaves with brown Stazon ink. Water colored the background with distress inks.  

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At this point I was jumping for joy because it was so cute! I then colored in the leaves in carved pumpkin and candied apple distress inks. splattered some watered down white acrylic paint. Tapping my foot impatiently for the paint to dry...lol. 
Once dry, I distressed the edges and around the coffee steam. Adhered to card base. Placed squirrel and cup to card with some pop dots. Then added the sentiment and acorn to the cup. I also did some leaves to add some more dimension to the card. To finish the card I added glossy accents for a rain drop affect! 

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Time for Day #2 of:
This is my first blog hop ever! I love coffee and I love cards and I love fall! Seriously....like my 3 favorite things. How could I not participate. 

There is a lot of great sponsors this year! Lots of prizes for linked up projects and also for commenting on the links! So go check out all the amazing projects this year and don't forget to comment! 

September 29th is National Coffee Day! 
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Here is my first project! It has been rainy all week here in Montana and I have come down with a cold...blah! So, I did not adult much today! Instead I made this card and napped most of the day! I found it to be very fitting for the day. Only I did not drink much coffee. Sad, very sad about this but, I have consumed plenty of herbal tea and pretty soon I will feel better and be back to my delicious coffee drinking ways and all of it's caffeinated glory! 


Quick How To:
i STAMPED THE BEAUTIFUL tRICIA gIRL FROM uNITY sTAMP cOPMANY IN mEMENTO TUXEDO BLACK INK. Then colored with Copic marker's. Then masked off image and stamped the background with Stampin up's sanded background stamp (retired) in Stampin up's Smoky Slate ink. Then I ripped it and distressed the edges with Smoky Slate and frayed burlap- distress ink from Tim Holtz. Stamped the sentiment from Tricia Girl in same black ink. I then used the leaf from my September Kit of the month from Unity Stamp Company and inked it with Kaleidacolor ink pad in Spectrum. To get the beautiful multi colors. Check out my blog post from June. I show how to use the Kaleidacolors ink pads with a rubber brayer. Then I used the sanded background again and stamped over the leaves with Stampin up's Pumpkin Pie ink and distressed the edges. Adhered to card base. 


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Last but not least...my final card for the poppy parade! Thank you so much for joining me. If you are here for the first time. Scroll back a few posts and check out the first post on 6/25/16 for the introduction for this series. 
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#6
Bold beauty
I love this card. This may be one of my favs but, it is a toss up between this one and #2 -the copic card. Then again, I really like the watercolor card- #1 and the simplicity of card #3. Wait....now I am confused. Maybe there is something about each that I like. Anyways, this one was done with a rubber brayer roller and Kaleidacolor in desert heat. I love the beautiful backgrounds that using this technique can create. I will post some pictures of other projects that I have done using this technique at the end of this post. You can check them out and maybe try it out for yourself! 

Quick How To:
Use rubber brayer and Kaleidacolor in desert heat for background on white card stock. Then stamp bold poppies in Memento tuxedo black along with the sentiment. Grab the outline poppy stamp and stamp over one of the black poppy images with silver pigment ink. I used silver Color Box. Used silver embossing powder and heat set and that's it! ohh, and mount to card base. I used core'dinations cardmaker series called pearls in black. 
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Roll brayer over ink and then apply to card stock. This is what it looks like mid process. Just keep adding ink to brayer and applying to paper. Just keep rolling...just keep rolling........

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Until it looks something like this!























Voila....you now, my friends, have a beautiful background to stamp on! I love this technique and it can be used in so many different ways! I will post pictures of other projects that I have used this technique on. 

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Here is some of the different colors that you can get! So lovely. I have had these for literally years. They are some of the first ink pads that I ever bought when I got into stamping. I am not even sure if you can re-ink them? Ha..ha..well I haven't had to yet! 

Here is some coasters that I made and I used the Kaleidacolor ink pads and rubber brayer. I did this on card stock and then glued down to chipboard. Then added a million coats of sealer to the top to hold up to my coffee habit!
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Here is a couple more cards done with this technique! 
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We are on the decline. The checkered flag is in sight. Welcome back to the 5th installment of my poppy parade. If you landed here and want to get caught up. Go check out the first post. It starts on 6/25/16. this is my attempt to show different techniques using the same stamps. Often times what happens to me is I will make a card and get the juices flowing and have another idea and get another card done and then have another idea and so on. Next thing you know it's 1 am and you need to get up in 5 hours. This certainly isn't always the case. Sometimes, the first card is the best one I make and sometimes, I just stare blankly at my desk with no inspiration at all. In that case I usually do something else. Go for a walk or anything but create. It is no fun if you are not feeling it.
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#5
poppy in Red
For this card I wanted to try something a bit different. I thought that the red ink might show up better on the soft suede color, but it didn't. I went over it with a Copic marker to achieve the shadow poppies to be a bit more red. All in all I am happy with how it turned out. Maybe next time I will use a lighter color and won't have the added step of the marker. also for some reason this color keeps coming off in the picture as green and it is not. If you are familiar with Stampin up's colors. This is soft suede. It may have a bit of green undertones but, it looks more brown in person. Also a good example of the 2 step stamping process.

Quick How To:
Stamped bold poppy stamp down first on Stampin up's soft suede card stock in cherry cobbler.  ( also from SU ) As I previously stated. It did not come off this red. I went over it with R37 Copic marker. At last the color I wanted! Then grab the poppy outline stamp and some pigment white ink. Stamped poppies again in white. I used the craft white from Stampin up. White embossing powder and heat set it. Trimmed down to the size I wanted. Tore the bottom and grabbed for white card stock and did the same Trimmed to size I wanted and tire bottom. Stamped sentiment in soft suede and adhered to card base in cherry cobbler. 
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i am just getting this poppy started...wait...what? I thought it was party..lol
welcome back to my poppy parade. if you want to catch up go check out my last posts that started this poppy going crazy! so punny...lol
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#4
Orange Spice
another example of using both of the stamps in the 2 step process. you could use so many different colors. I used the orange, well, let's be honest. I was just being lazy to get another color out. Beside this was already cut and ready to go. maybe, I am more like oppertunist. it was there calling my name. So, I used it or more like it was sitting there from the last card I made and I was 4 cards deep into this and I could hardly see my desk. Yeah, I am going to go with that!

Quick How To:
Just grab whatever paper is lying around. In my case, I went with Stampin up's cajun craze. Use bold poppy stamp and stamp it on card stock in same color as card stock. Grab the outline stamp and stamp it over the shadow poppy image with black pigment ink. I used Colorbox. Same with sentiment. Use black embossing powder and heat set.
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We made it to the half way point! If you want to catch up go check out the last 2 posts that started this poppy frenzy that i am on! a parade of poppy happiness and there is no slowing me down now! 
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#3 
Clean & simple!
I love the simplicity of this card. this is a good example of 2 step stamping at it's finest. I used the shadow block color stamp first followed up by the outlined stamped last. they are meant to not be perfectly lined up. so, there is no need to worry that you will mess them up! so what if you do. It's only paper! shhh...just turn it over and try again. No one will ever know. Oh boy...the things people would find if they took apart my cards.

quick how to:
Stamped bolder image first with stampin up's tangerine tango on smooth vanilla card stock. followed up by the outline poppy stamp in memento black tuxedo. followed up by stamping the sentiment in black and added a bit of color with copics for a bit of color. copic color yr16 was used. mounted to stamin up's cajun craze card base. 
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If you are here and need to catch up to speed. Check out the last post for the introduction to my poppy parade!
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#2 copic card
Here is the second one that I made! Next to water coloring, using my copics are at the top of my list for making cards! I only used one of the Poppy stamps (the outline one) for this card. The sentiment was from another set from Unity called vibes. the background was stamped with stampin up's cheesecloth background stamp....I think! I tried just an embossed background on grey first and didn't like it. so, I stamped this out and liked it much better! also used the bitty banner punch from Stampin up to add a bit more color. I used scraps from my scrap bin. that is for another post but you should always save your scrapes! so helpful in situation like this.






quick how to:
Stamped image with memento tuxedo black. Colored in poppies with copics. colors used were yr16, r14, r35. yg03, and yg05. Used stampin up's big note die to cut out image. Tied grey sheer ribbon around die cut. stamped background in black on stampin up's basic grey card stock. Stamped sentiment and cut with banner die and colored with copics. adhered all to basic black card base and added rhinestones. 
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I have had a Poppy Party Saturday! I made 6 cards using the 2 poppy stamps from Unity stamp Company's June KOTM (kit of the month) Whoop...whoop...it was a lot of fun! So, I will be sharing with you all 6 of them this week. I will post them in order that I made them. I still haven't decided if I have a favorite one yet...lol! I would love to know what your favorite one is? I am a new member at Unity and this is only my second kit and I am in love! KOTM is a monthly subscription for stamps...how cool is that? If you are not familiar with Unity, you should go check them out! Oh, and did I mention they are made in the good ol USA. Yep, pretty cool! 
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here it is! So pretty. the entire June kit and all of it's glory! 

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In this  poppy parade series, I will be focused on the poppies in this set. along with some of the sentiments! as you can see this is a 2 step type stamps. One is the shadow or block of color stamp and one is the outline stamp. they can be used together or individually. if you stick around you can see examples of how you can use this style of stamps. 

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check out the size of these stamps! they are so big! so worth the money! they are amazing! don't mind my ink stained hands...I had a poppy party and it left it's mark...lol.
Now let's get a stamping!

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#1 
water coloring
Here is my first card that I made.
I have been obsessed with water color look lately. Mainly started because I ran out of regular white card stock and all I had was white water color paper. So, I started experimenting with it and have been having a ton of fun! I only used the outline stamp for this card. later i will show you the 2 stamps together for the complete 2 step stamping. 

Quick how to:
Stamped image on watercolor paper with black pigment ink and embossed with black embossing powder. inked plastic film- Side note: I used a package that stamps came in...more flexible then acrylic blocks. Give it a try it is awesome! with distress ink in fire brick, aged mahogany and spiced marmalade. spritzed with water and pressed on image. Added green to stems and leaves with a water pen in mowed lawn distress ink. Stamped sentiment with memento tuxedo black. colored amazing with copic markers- yr16, r14. cut out image and sentiment with die-namics square double stitch die set. tore paper along one edge of stamped image. Stamped poppies on card base ( stamin up's cajun craze ) with versa mark. Distressed edges of the sentiment with spiced marmalade.  Added embellishment ( also from stamin up ) to sentiment. Adhered both to card base. went over poppies and amazing with glossy accents. Added a tiny bit of glitter to poppies before glossy accents dried. Let dry! 
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So....I was playing with this Unity stamp and quickly realized that I have no skin tone markers. How was I going to finish? Panicked that I couldn't finish my card. I grabbed for the colored pencils! Whoa...that was a close one. All is right in the world again! Proof that you don't need all the craft supplies to finish a project! 

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Here is the finished card in all of it's pink glory! 

Quick How to:
Stamp image with Stazon jet black ink on smooth white card stock. Color with markers and colored pencils ( in my case ) I used Prismacolor markers and prismacolor pencils. Use water pen and distress ink in Spun sugar for the pink shadow along image. Careful not to get to wet. The image is not stamped on watercolor paper. Stamp sentiment with Stazon or any black ink will work in this case. Make a mask for image. Place mask over image before stamping background. Stamp background in pink. Tear paper and mount to pink card stock. Add Embellishments ( I made my own but, you could use anything you have on hand) then mount to darker pink card base. Ta-da...you now have yourself a card! Try using different colors. Maybe something rich for a more dramatic look.

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