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Control Freaks August Blog Tour: Fast & Fabulous (Ornamental Pines Sneak Peek)


Welcome to the Control Freaks August (officially starts Wednesday, August 20th, but should be live by 8:00pm central time August 19th - so be sure to stop back later to take the full tour). We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from Justin Krieger's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Fast and Fabulous!


Vivid Vases and Blendabilities

#dostamping #stampinup #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #vividvases #blendabilities 

This card was one of my Stamping Club cards.  I never really got a chance to play with the Vivid Vases stamp set, so I was happy to see that it carried over to the  2014/2015 Annual Catalog.  It's perfect for coloring with Stampin' Blendabilities.  Especially if you're just learning how to use them.  With only two colors sets, Coastal Cabana & Daffodil Delight (I used the light and medium markers) - I quickly achieved a fun, summery look. 

#dostamping #stampinup #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #vividvases #blendabilities

Even colored the Rhinestone Basic Jewel with the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker.  The perfect touch!

edited to add:  WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Blendabilties Markers: The Basics

Dawn's Stamping Supplies: 

  • 133818 Vivid Vases stamp set - wood mount
  • 132708 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
  • 131000 Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Coastal Cabana Assortment
  • 130998 Stampin' Blendabilities™ Markers Daffodil Delight Assortment
  • 129369 Stampin Blendabilities™ Alcohol Marker Color Lifter
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock (5-1/2" x 8-1/2", 3" x 3-1/4")
  • 119683 Daffodil Delight Card Stock (5-1/4" x 4")
  • 131297 Coastal Cabana Cardstock (3-3/4" x 3-1/4")
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 129378 Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133671 Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon
  • 119246 Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals


Ornamental Pines - QC Card (Quick & Easy!) 

#dostamping #stampinup #diy #dawnolchefske #controlfreaks #ornamentalpines #2014suholidaycatalog #cardmaking #christmas

My 2nd card features a new stamp set Ornamental Pines (2014 Holiday Catalog - starts 8/28).  I literally whipped this card out just minutes before the blog tour started. Luckily I had something in my head and it translated to cardstock just perfectly.  That doesn't always happen, but when it does...it feels like magic!  I love, love, love the way it turned out.  What do you think?  I think I'll be using it for upcoming card classes and more! 

NOTE: If you have more time, you could even Gold Emboss the pinecone.  Wouldn't that look beautiful?

Dawn's Stamping Tip

  • Stamp Very Vanilla pieces (2-1/2" x 4" AND 4" x 5-1/4") at the same time (small piece resting on top of the larger piece).
  • You'll get a "gap" where there isn't any stamping.  No problem - the additional layer (2-3/4 x 4-1/4") will cover that up.

edited to add:
This is a variation of "Triple Time Stamping".  Instead of 3 layers, it only uses 2 layers.  For a demonstration of this technqiue, WATCH VIDEO:  Easy Triple Time Stamping Technique

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 135104 Ornamental Pine Wood-Mount Stamp Set
  • 135107 Ornamental Pine Clear-Mount Stamp Set 
  • 130514 Gorgeous Grunge Wood-mount Stamp Set
  • 130517 Gorgeous Grunge Clear-mount Stamp Set 
  • 126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 131174 Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 126975 Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 101650 Very Vanilla 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
  • 132975 Gold Baker's Twine
  • 104332 Snail Adhesive 
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals


Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Fast & Fabulous projects!  Now on to more from fello freak Margaret Raburn

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