Window Chic, Stampin’ Up! Style

Stampin up window dressing
How cool is this?  Today's sneak peek highlights Stampin' Up!'s Fall/Winter Hostess Level 3 set, "Window Dressing."  Wait until you see all the cute and seasonal stamps that fit perfectly into the window!  With all the excitement about the release of the Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter catalog on August 11, it's a perfect time to plan a Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Catalog Party with family and friends and earn free hostess stamp sets (like this one) and hostess awards for free merchandise.  Just email me for details!

I combined Splitcoast Color Challenge CC175 (Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst) with today's Sketch Challenge SC185.  Note:  I flipped my version.  The window stamp was inked in Jet Black Stazon and stamped on Watercolor Paper.  TIP:  I like to use Jet Black Stazon as a waterproof base before using Blender Pens or an Aqua Painter.  Using Stampin' Up! Markers, I colored in the window with So Saffron and Almost Amethyst.  TIP:  For a little change in texture, I used a Blender Pen dipped in Almost Amethyst ink on the shutters.  It almost looks like a different color 🙂

The flowers, bird and "smile" sentiment were also inked with Jet Black Stazon and placed with the assistance of a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The flowers and bird were colored with markers and a Blender Pen.  TIP:  A Blender Pen is not only splendid for soft effects, it acts as a marker for colors you may not own–in this case Wild Wasabi since Stampin' Up! doesn't make a Wasabi marker. 

THE PERFECT TOUCHES: The little things can make all the difference.  I added a scalloped "valance" in Almost Amethyst, stamped in Stazon Black using Background Basics.  I snapped one Boho Backgrounds flower (on Almost Amethyst) with a 1/4" Circle Punch and added it above the window.  Finally, I decided to doodle a border with a Stampin' Up! Basic Black marker, accentuating the casual feel of the stamp set and card.

Layered beneath the main image are layeres of So Saffron and Almost Amethyst card stock.  I distressed the edges using the multi-purpose Cutter Kit tool.  The vertical banner is a strip of Wild Wasabi over Basic Black.  The charming pattern is a Boho Backgrounds stamp (inked in Black Stazon).

Using another Boho Backgrounds stamp, I jazzed up the So Saffron layer with flowers, then matted it on Basic Black and a card base of Very Vanilla Textured card stock (4.25 x 5.5)   TIP: Don't be afraid to mix two small patterns as I elected to do with the Boho Backgrounds.

To see all my Fall/Winter Sneak Peeks, simply click here.

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

COMING UP . . . . Spend some final moments with my favorite retiring stamps (and, of course, more Stampin' Up! Fall/Winter Sneak Peeks)!

Stamp Set:  Window Dressing (Fall/Winter Hostess Level 3), Boho Backgrounds, Background Basics
Paper:  Very Vanilla Textured, Watercolor Paper, Wild Wasabi, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Stampin Up! Markers in So Saffron, Basic Black and Almost Amethyst
Cool Tools:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, 1/4" Circle Punch, Cutter Tool


  1. Wow, I LOVE this and the scalloped valance is sheer brilliance.

  2. Well, Mary, I am thoroughly enjoying your sneak peek cards!!! This hostess set is just too cool! Your card is wonderful! It makes me smile!

  3. ~*SHAZAM!!*~ You totally rocked it!!
    Now I have to have the Boho Backgrounds set too. I almost got away with just the punch and One of Kind set, but nnoooooo, the Talented Mary Fish had to show us why we need all the coordinating items from the catalog. 😉 Keep rocking girl! Elizabeth Bead Diva

  4. OMGoodness! I see some set I just gotta have!

  5. This card makes me smile! I love the little valance you added. Too cute!

    Have a great day!

  6. Fantastic card! I always seem to like what other people do with the distressing tool, but when I do it, there’s no chic – just shabby looking. Oh well! Keep up the great work – can’t wait to see what else you do!

  7. colleen kramer

    Love it! What a multi-tasking woman you are–the color challenge and the sketch challenge, not to mention combining with a sneak peek. (I {heart} this set, too!)

  8. what a cute card, love this stamp

  9. what a cute card, love this stamp

  10. That is way too cute!!!

  11. Very pretty – Mary!!! I need to start inking mine up to…!!!

  12. Hands down, this stamp set has taken over the #1 spot on my list!!! I guess I’ll be having a party!!

  13. You are rockin the sneak peek cards. I can’t wait to see more!!!

  14. This is such a cute card! I love all the little added details….Gorgeous! {SMILES}

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