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Your Creative Connection #YCC114: Strong & Beautiful

Welcome to another Your Creative Connection tour, #YCC114.  Our theme today is: Shades of Black & White

Your Creative Connection - a bi-monthly tour showcasing Stampin' Up! product

For today's challenge, I reached for the NEW Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper.  The pattern paper was designed for Halloween, but there are several patterns that could be used all-year long!  Take a look...

Stampin' Up! Strong & Beautiful with Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC114 #YourCreativeConnection

How'd She DO That? Strong & Beautiful card

  • StampsStrong & Beautiful
  • Paper
    • Basic Gray (4-1/4" x 11" card base)
    • Blackberry Bliss (4" x 5-1/4" and scrap for banner shape die from Tasteful Labels)
    • Smoky Slate (scrap for Stitched So Sweetly Die for the sentiment)
    • Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper (two of 2" x 3")
  • Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Other:  Tasteful Labels Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Seal, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin' Up! Strong & Beautiful with Magic in the Night Designer Series Paper card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #stamping #papercrafting  #YCC114 #YourCreativeConnection

If you have seen this paper, you might be wondering where the coloring on the flowers came from.  I took some liberties with the challenge of black and white, and added Blackberry Bliss (ha...it has black in it's name, right?!)  See my tips for more information.

DOstamping Tips:

  • For coloring the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper , I used a Blackberry Bliss ink pad and the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  
    • While the pad is closed - squeeze the lid into the pad and then open to find a "pool" of ink in the lid.
    • Pick up some ink with the Glitter Brush to add color and glitter to the flowers at the same time.
    • This card looks amazing in real life!
  • The Blackberry Bliss banner ends come from a single banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies - just cut in half.

I have to admit, without this challenge I would have never made a card like this.  And I'm SO happy with the results.  Give this challenge a try for yourself.

If you like Black & White cards, then you'll definitely want to add the Magic in This Night Designer Series Paper to your collection

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to check out more creativity at our next stop on Your Creative Connection tour, Barbara Meyer.

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If you get lost in your travels, here's a complete list of everyone on this tour...

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands

Sarah Berry - UK

Vicki Boucher - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA

Barbara Meyer - Austria

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

If you're from the US and are looking for a demonstrator, I'd be happy to earn your business.  Contact me for a free catalog!  

Thank you for shopping with me!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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