Stampin’ Up! Campology Masculine Birthday Card with Watercolor Background

Happy Friday! My cards this week have focused on simple stamping, so I thought I’d mix things up a little bit for today. I created a mountain landscape watercolor and added the beautiful pine tree image from the Campology Stamp Set to create today’s card. This makes for a great masculine card!

I started off with a panel of Fluid 100 Watercolor paper and used Starry Sky ink for the mountains and a combination of Early Espresso and Starry Sky for the ground. The pine tree image from the Campology Stamp Set was stamped in Evening Evergreen and I painted in some additional color using Evening Evergreen to darken some areas of the pine trees. A weak mixture of Early Espresso was used to paint in the tree trunks. A sentiment from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set was used on the card front.

An additional sentiment from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set was used on the inside panel and I stamped the pine tree image from the Campology Stamp Set as well before adhering this panel to the inside of the card.

The same pine tree image was stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap. I used Stampin’ Blends in Soft Succulent and Crumb Cake to add a bit more color to the stamped images.

I love painting watercolor backgrounds and I hope you’ll give this one a try. You’ll find instructions on how to create this card on the linked pdf document. Click on the image below to access the pdf tutorial.

Wishing you an enjoyable weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with another card project. Unit then, stay crafty!

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project?

I thought I’d try something new! Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

Craft & chat invitation for wednesday, december 14, 7 pm Eastern

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

There is not a better time to join my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at I would love to chat with you!

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Masculine Birthday Card Using the Torn Paper & Ink Blending Technique

This is a CAS from Frenchie Stamps which I saw on Instagram. Her card was monochromatic, but I chose to use several ink colors on my version of this card. I used a blending brush to ink blend some beautiful Starry Sky ink above torn pieces of copy paper. This masculine card uses little in the way of supplies and works up quickly! I’m not sure of the official name for this technique but I’m calling it the Torn Paper and Ink Blending Technique. The pine trees, deer and ground stamps are from the Grassy Gove Stamp Set. The sentiments on the card are from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set.

I started with a Basic White cardstock panel. I tore a piece of copy paper, imagining mountains and valleys as I tore the paper. The paper was secured temporarily to the top of the white panel and using a blending brush I began blending Starry Sky ink above the torn paper. Before removing this paper mask, I inked up the pine trees image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen ink and partially stamped the trees.

I proceeded to create two more mountains from torn paper, then stamping the pine trees on the tops of the mountains. The stamped pine trees gradually get larger as you move down the panel which helps to establish distance between the mountains. I also concentrated the Starry Sky ink just above the torn paper edge, which provides shadows on the mountains.

The inked panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat and a knot was tied using two pieces of Faux Suede Ribbon. The ends of the ribbon were secured to the back of the Early Espresso panel then the unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional greeting was stamped on the inside panel and matted with Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front and envelope flap are decorated with the pine tree image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set to finish off the card.

I love to ink blend and I was thrilled to give this a try! I love the look! How about you?

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends September 28.

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links to each product which will take you to my online store.
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