Facebook Live Friday – Flowers of Friendship

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Today of my Facebook Live I made this card using the Flowers of Friendship by Stampin’ Up! In this video

I show how to colour an image on black cardstock, as black absorbs colour and unless there is a white base underneath the colour won’t show. I also show how you can colour White Seam Binding and get a veriation in colour on the ribbon using alcohol.

Flowers of Friendship by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic Black- 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Calypso Coral- 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Designer Series Paper- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Front Basic Black- 6 x 13cm
  • Card Inset Basic White- 10 x14.4cm
  • Insert Strip Designer Series Paper- 1.5 x 10cm

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Brilliant Wings – Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

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Today I’m taking part in the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop and the theme for this month is Make it Sparkle. I usually don’t use a lot of ‘Sparkly” in my cards, so I really enjoyed making this card, something different is always good.

Brilliant Wings Dies by Stampin' Up!

I used Brilliant Wings by Stampin’ Up!® to cut 3 butterflies from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper and to add some extra ‘sparkle’ added splashes of Wink of Stella to the completed card.

Brilliant Wings Dies by Stampin' Up!

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Elegantly Said – July Creativity Abounds Blog Hop

Welcome to Creativity Abounds Blog Hop.   We are a group of very keen Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from all around the world that are coming together to share our creative ideas with you.  We are happy that you can join us and hope that we can Inspire you to make creations of your own.

Sadly we have said good bye to one of our team – Margriet, she will be sadly missed.

But we do welcome two NEW members – Maheswari Rajaguru and Heather Thomas. I’m sure you will love their work just as much as I do.

The Theme for this month is Simply Elegant and I have used the the Elegantly Said Stamp set by Stampin’ Up!® to create this card.

Elegantly Said by Stampin' up!

How to create this card….

Measurements and Product Used

  • Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White- 8.8 x 13.1cm
  • Card Front Shimmery White – 8.5 x 12.8cm
  • Sentiment Banner Basic Black- 2 x 8.5cm
  • Card Insert Basic White- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Insert Mat Bermuda Bay- 10 x 14.4cm
Other Product used…
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad
  • Pacific Point Stampin’ Pad
  • Blending Brushes
  • VersaMark
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Decorative Masks Basic Pattern
  • Embossing Buddy (deleted)

Method

  • Cut and score card Base
  • Shimmery White cardstock – Using the Blending Brushes colour the cardstock blending the two colours together.
    • Starting with the lightest of the two colours, Bermuda Bay. Begin at the top left corner working the ink down in a circular motion diagonally from corner to corner going down approx 2/3’s of the way. Keep adding colour until you have the depth you want.
    • Turn cardstock around 90° and repeat using the Pacific point Stampin’ Pad. Blending the two colours together.
    • Again turn cardstock around 90° so that the pacific point is at the top.
    • Place Decorative mask over the cardstock and tape into place with washi tape or something similar, to hold the mask in place.
    • Lightly go over the masked cardstock with Pacific Point Ink, this will leave a light ink embossed image.
    • Let this dry completely before stamping
    • Go over the coloured cardstock with Embossing Buddy or something similar.
    • Stamp the the filigree image using VersaMark.
    • Cover with White Embossing Powder, remove excess and heat set.
  • Adhere the the card front to the Basic White Mat using multi-purpose glue.
  • Attach to the card front again using multi-purpose glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the banner using VersaMark, cover with White embossing powder and heat set. Add dimensionals to the back of the banner and adhere to card front.
  • Card Insert
    • Using the Blending Brushes, brush on the ink to the stamp…Bermuda bay at the bottom and Pacific point at the top. Always start with the lightest colour. Give the stamp a good puff over it to moisten the ink and stamp the image in the bottom right corner.
    • Using multi-purpose glue adhere the insert to the Bermuda Bay Mat and then adhere the matted insert into the inside of the card.
Elegantly Said by Stampin' Up!

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. We all have our country listed – so if you are looking for a demonstrator in your country, these demonstrators would love to look after you with your Stampin’ Up! ® shopping or if you would like to join our Stampin’ Up!® teams.

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For More Inspiration we have our new Tutorial Bundle

he projects featured in this bundle are totally EXCLUSIVE, which means they can not be found anywhere else online.

Measurements are in both Imperial/ US Letter size and Metric/ A4.

There are a couple of different ways to get this tutorial…

  1. Purchase the tutorial by Clicking HERE
  2. Place a $50 order with me receive for FREE
  3. Join my team & receive for FREE

Here is the sneak peek images for this months Tutorial Bundle –

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

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Facebook Live Friday – Delicate Dahlias

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This week on my Facebook Live I showed how to created this stunning card using the Delicate Dahlias stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and the Soft Pastels Assortment found in the Annual Catalogue. When you purchase $180 worth of product from the Mini or Annual Catalogue you can choose the Delicate Dahlias for FREE. ….Oh I love getting things for Free, don’t you?

The other main product I used on this card is the Soft Pastels Assortment. A beautiful set of 8 colours…Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy and Poppy Parade.

Last week I watched a video by Tina Zinck showing how to use pastels. HERE is a link to her YouTube Channel. She has 4 videos on using the pastels and so far I have only watched ‘Part 4’. Hoping to catch up on the others later. But she explains everything really well. I hope you will find my video below just as helpful.

Delicate Dahlias by Stampin' Up!. Stamped in VersaMark and coloured with the Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment

Measurements Used..

Basic White cardstock – A sheet of A4, Delicate Dahlias will be stamped in VersaMark and coloured with Soft Pastels (as in the video). This will then be cut into 4 card fronts, measurements below.

For One Card you will need…

  • Card Base Poppy Parade: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Matt Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment scrap of Basic White and Mossy Meadow
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • White Crinkled Seam Binding: 25cm

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Facebook Live Friday – Harvest Meadow

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This week on my Facebook Live I showed some of the products I received in my Pre-Order box this week.

The card I made is using the Harvest Meadow Suite from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue July- December ( Catalogue is now starting in August – held up due to deliver dates of product)

Harvest Meadow by Stampin' Up! from the July -

This range will work hand in hand with the Quite Meadow Bundle…..it all co-ordinates together.

2021 Annual Catalogue

Measurements Used..

  • Card Base Crumb Cake Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Mat Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Crumb Cake Cardstock- 10 x 13.5. Embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder and 2.5cm torn from the right hand edge.
  • Cork- 6.5 x 14.4cm
  • Yellow Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 4.5 x 14.4cm
  • Calypso Coral Harvest Meadow designer Series Paper – 4.5 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Basic White – scrap
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon -15cm
  • Linen Thread – 25cm (approx)
  • Card Insert basic White- 10 x 14.4cm

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Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper

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This week starts the month long sale of a selected group of Stampin’ Up! ® Designer Series Paper- see below the flyer Designer Series Paper Sale.

For my Facebook Live this week I wanted to show making a card using one of these Designer Series Papers – Hand-Penned. You can watch the video below if you missed the Live.

Card made using the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used….

  • Card Base Highland Heather Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.9cm , scored at 14.9cm
  • Garden Green DSP- 7 x 14.4cm
  • Daffodil Delight DSP – 7 x 12.5cm
  • Floral DSP – 6.5 x 10cm
  • Mat 1 Highland Heather Cardstock – 6.7 x 10.2cm
  • Mat 2 Basic White Cardstock – 7 x 10.5cm
  • Insert basic White – 10 x 14.4cm

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Click on the image to for the Sale Page on my On-Line Store

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Daisy Garden – International Highlights Winners Hop

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To all you lovely people out there that Voted for me a ‘BIG….. THANK YOU’. Because of you and your Votes, today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Winners Hop.

Daisy Garden

Daisy Garden by Stampin’ Up! ® is a beautiful large image of daisies…it can be used as a back ground or as a focal point on your card. There is so much detail to this stamp but is very easy to colour using Stanpin’ Blends, Watercolour Pencils or any other colouring technique.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Garden coloured with a range of Stampin' Blends

For this card I used the Stampin’ Blends to colour my image, I love colouring with my Blends because of how well they blend and how simple they are to use. The colours I used are – Old Olive Dark & Light, Balmy Blue Dark & Light, Misty Moonlight Light, Daffodil Delight Light, Mango Melody Dark(Deleated), Bronze.

Tips when using Stampin’ Blends

  • Use good quality smooth cardstock and the Basic White cardstock is my choice.
  • Only use water base inks to stamp your image – Memento Tuxedo Black is perfect.
  • Start with the light colour & then add your shading in the dark. After adding your dark colour go over it again with the light shade to blend the 2 colours. My daisies were coloured with the Light Balmy Blue, shading added with the dark Balmy Blue to about half the length of the petal. Misty Moonlight Light was added at the base of the petal then Light Balmy Blue added over the top of all colours to blend them together.
  • Always work in small areas at a time. The ink will blend better when the ink is still wet and dries very quickly. I worked on one flower head at a time.
Stampin' Up! Daisy Garden coloured with a range of Stampin' Blends

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Floating Strips Technique

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Today I have created another card using the Floating Strip Technique and used products by Stampin’ up! ®. This is a fun way to use up all those stripes we usually get thrown into the scrap bin.

You can cut your Window Sheet into any size or shape you want, just keep your shape simple simple e.g. square, rectangle, circle etc. The card I made for ‘Let Your Colours Shine’ I cut after gluing the strips onto the window sheet using Stitched Rectangle Dies, this was because I didn’t know what shape or size I was going to use at the time..LOL!

Below you will find my Facebook Live video showing how I made this card and the measurements used.

Floating Strip Technique using Stampin' Up! Products

Measurements Used

  • Card Base Basic White Thick Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Basic White – 10 x 14.4cm , embossed using the Tasteful Textiles 3D Embossing Folder
  • Window Sheet – 7.2 x 10cm
  • Strips Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Mellon Mambo & Granny Apple Green – different widths from .3 to 1cm and approx. 9cm in length
  • Butterfly Basic Black – 7 x 9cm
  • Sentiment Basic White – 4 x 7cm
  • Card Inset Basic White – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Mat Bermuda Bay – 10 x 14.4cm
Floating Strip Technique using Stampin' Up! Products

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Let your Colours Shine

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Today I am taking part in the ‘Ink & Inspiration’ Blog Hop. So my friends, I hope you will enjoy the ride with me as we travel around the hop seeing what everyone has to show.

The Theme for this month is ‘Let your Colours Shine’.

This years new Stampin’ Up! ® In-Colours are beautiful and I love working with them. They work really well together as well as independently. For this card I have used a ‘Floating Strips Technique’ by cutting the 2021-23 In-Colours in strips. The strips were cut at angles and adhered to Window sheet and then die cut using the Stitched rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! -  In-Colours, Butterfly Wings Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circle Dies and Best Year Stamps

How to Make this Card…..

  • Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored 14.9xm
  • Card Mat Basic Black – 10 x 14.4cm, Embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3d Embossing Folder. Attach to the Card Base using Multi-Purpose Glue or Seal.
  • Circle Gold Metallic Specialty Paper – 10 x 10cm, cut with the largest circle die. Attach to the card front – it is not centered, placed slightly to the right of the card.
  • Window sheet – 10 x 14cm
  • Floating Strips of In-Colour Designer Series Paper – strips cut at different angles and at different sizes (width) adhered to the window sheet using Multi purpose Glue. Cut out two different size rectangles using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Adhere the Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the window sheet, hidden by the In-Colour DSP. Peel of the backing strips on Foam Strips and adhere to the card, one up & one down.
  • Butterfly Basic White – 11 x 9cm. Place Adhesive sheet to the back of the Basic White and die cut the larges Butterflies die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. Peel of the backing and adhere to the card on top of the Floating Strips. Double up two Mini Dimensionals and place under each of the bottom part of the butterfly wings.
  • Scrap Basic Black – 4 x7cm, Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing Powder. Glue on to the butterfly using Multi-purpose Glue, this will also help to hide the dimensionals under the butterfly
  • Add some of the In-colour Jewels to the card Front.
  • Insert Basic White – stamp the coordinating sentiment in the right hand corner using Polished Pink Stampin’ Pad.
Stampin' Up! -  In-Colours, Butterfly Wings Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circle Dies and Best Year Stamps

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! ® or their products please let me know in the comments and I will get back to you.

Live in Australia and looking for a demonstrator? CLICK HERE to sign up for a copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue.

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Batik Boutique – One Page Wonder

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Have you ever tried making your own Designer Series Paper or One Sheet Wonder…I have only given this a try a few times. I think these cards turned out really well.

I was inspired by a fellow stamper – Northern Stamper and a card she did using the Batik Boutique Stamps by Stampin’ Up! ® and a range of Blue Stampin’ Pads.

I decided to create this card as a One Sheet Wonder – just a basic one, where a sheet of A4 Basic White Cardstock is stamped to create your DSP and then cut into 4 to create 4 cards.

I only used 3 colours- Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and Pool Party for both the stamping and cardstock. But then added an extra ‘POP’ with the Gold and Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.

Measurements Used..

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight – Portrait Card 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm Or Landscape Card 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat Balmy Blue or Pool Party – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Circle Die cut – 7 x 7 cm cut with 5.5cm die (cut size of circle), then embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Metallic Specialty Paper – 1.5 x 9cm
  • Sentiment – Scrap of Basic White
  • Sentiment – scrap of Balmy Blue or Pool Party
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x14.4cm

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