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Welcome to the Control Freaks January 2016. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live on 1/20). 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 my friend and fellow freak Julie Davison's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Love is in the Air

Rose Wonder Color Wash Card

Rose Wonder Watercolor Wash card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

I couldn't do a love-theme without a wedding card.  And the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Rose Wonder stamp is perfect for just that.  With it's beautiful flower image and lovely greetings for inside and outside, it's definitely a must-have stamp set.

This card came about as I was experimenting with different ways to ink and color the rose image.  I wanted something quick and easy for my style of stamping, yet would achieve a gorgeous result.  This was one of those cards that on the very first try, what was in my head translated perfectly, and I was thrilled with the results.  And you will be too.

Color Wash Tips

  • Mount stamp onto clear block F
  • Place block on your stamp table with stamp facing up.  
  • Ink image by holding the stamp pad in your hand and tap directly onto the stamp.  Rose Red onto the flower image area and Garden Green onto the leaves image area
  • Stamp onto 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Shimmery White cardstock (this paper can withstand water).  TIP:  place Stampin' Pierce Mat underneath cardstock for a good even stamping surface.
  • With an Aqua Painter quickly brush water over the image, washing the color around the rose, then washing the color around the leaves.  I added just a bit more color to the center of the rose to create a little depth.
  • Let dry and finish card.

Rose Wonder Watercolor Wash card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140697 Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 101910 Shimmery White Card Stock (4" x 5-1/4")
  • 102584 Garden Green Card Stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base)
  • 126954 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock (2-1/4" x 1-3/4" for framelit)
  • 126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat 
  • 113439 Big Shot 
  • 138282 Tags & Labels Framelits Dies
  • 103954 Aqua Painters
  • 138401 Gold Metallic Thread
  • 132983 Gold Sequin Trim
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 103683 Glue Dots


With Valentine's Day fast approaching I thought I'd also share a quick and cute card using Love Blossoms products...

Bloomin' Love Valentine card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

In no time at all this QC card will come together for you.  Pick almost any pattern from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  The beautiful mix of hearts and flowers in this stack is perfect for valentines, romance, and love.  


Here's another Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack pattern, it was hard to choose my favorite.  The tiny heart is punched out of the New Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper using the Owl Builder Punch.  Choose from four greetings from the Bloomin' Love stamp set that will fit in the Washi Label Punch; XOXO, Friend, Love You and Be Mine.

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 102544 Rose Red Card Stock (4" x 5-1/4", & scrap for Sweetheart punch)
  • 131198 Blushing Bride Card Stock (2" x 2-1/2" for framelit)
  • 100730 Whisper White Card Stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" card base, scrap for Washi Label punch)
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (2-3/8" x 1")
  • 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (scrap for heart from Owl Punch)
  • 126954 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138296 Washi Label Punch
  • 118074 Builder Owl Punch
  • 133786 Sweetheart Punch
  • 113439 Big Shot
  • 138282 Tags & Labels Framelits Dies
  • 137364 Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 124262 Twine Baker's Whisper White
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler (for Baker's Twine)
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 138309 Fine Tip Glue Pen (to adhere owl heart)
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals  

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fellow freak Mary Brown.

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