Hello Ladybug

What a cute stamp set with a coordinating punch – Hello Ladybug by Stampin’ Up! ®, found in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue.

I always love a bit of ‘Black and White’ and for this card I have used the Black and White Gingham Check from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalogue. This is a Host Reward which you could earn with a $310 Order before postage.

This is a simple card, the hardest part to it is the fussy cutting and it’s a simple leaf to cut…So I know you can handle it!

Tips

  • Instead of stamping the Lady bugs body I cut from Basic Black using the punch. I wasn’t happy with the ink coverage I was getting.
  • Stamp the dots on the wings first, then stamp the Red part of the wings. Makes it so much easier to line up.
  • If using more than one stamp in the sentiment see if you can line up on one block. Sometimes you can’t do this but sometimes so easy when you can.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Garden Green: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Basic White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Front Mat Real Red: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Black & White Gingham: 4 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card insert Mat Real Red: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Scrap Basic Black to Punch out Ladybug body
  • Scrap Basic White to stamp wings and large leaf

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In the Moment

Do you like the look of water colours and haven’t given it a try…..Over the last few days I have been enjoying playing around with some water colouring and I thought I would share with you on some of the things I have learnt. The image I am using is from the In the Moment Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up!®.

On my Facebook Live I show how I coloured one of the images from this set and how simple it can be. Below you will find the video and some tips, I hope you will find helpful.

In the Moment Stamp set by Stampin' Up! Watercoloured

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Pattern Party Designer Series Paper: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Front Strip Melon Mambo: 5 x 10cm
  • Water colour Panel Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Card Insert Shimmery White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
https://youtu.be/1yDAKCTR11E

Tips

  • Use the right product for the project – Water colouring you need a paper that will with stand the water. Stampin’ Up! have two cardstocks for this Shimmery White and Fluid 100 water Colour Paper. It is also important to use the correct ink to stamp your image and that is Stazon Ink.
  • I have used lots of colours, you don’t need to. Start by using only 2 or 3 colours. By starting with a light colour you can build up the depth of colour by adding layers. Just let each layer dry dry a little before adding more.
  • I like to work on the side of my brush and use the tip for detail. When doing calligraphy you learn to push down on the nib to give broader strokes and lift to get finer strokes. It’s the same here..I work on the side of my brush and gently pushing down will give me that broader brush stroke, remember to keep it very gentle.
  • There are 3 brushes in the Water Painters…I like to use the finer one…work out which one works best for the job your doing.
  • Leave some white space, you don’t need to cover the complete image. If my brush has missed a spot then I leave it, white space is good.
  • Have a piece of paper towel handy – to clean your brush but to also blot out areas where you may have to much water or to remove colour

Here’s an Important Tip…..

  • LET IT DRY BEFORE MOVING ON …Allow your work to dry before adding another layer of colour…this has been my biggest hurdle as I like to get things done quickly. Slow down and allow your work to dry. Use a heat gun but be aware that it can warp your cardstock.
  • Try not to work on two areas next to each other. Ink will flow where there is water, so two wet areas next to each other colour from one will flow into the other. Example jeans and dog – if both areas are wet the blue can bleed into the brown of the dog.
  • Don’t worry if your work goes out side the lines a little. Water colour is about the flow of the colour and the softness
  • PRACTICE….practice. Play with it, have fun with it…You will find your own flow.
In the Moment Stamp Set By Stampin' Up!, also showing the inside panel of the card with a water wash under the sentiment.

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Artfully Composed

On my FB Live I created a card using the Artfully Composed Suite and the Swipe Technique. I also showed an example of this technique using Designer Series Paper.

Artfully Composed Suite consists of- Artfully Composed Bundle with its Artfully Layered Bundle ( Artfully Layered Stamp set & Tropical Layers Dies) Stamp set, White Frayed Ribbon, Faux Sea Glass Shapes, vellum Layering Designs and Artfully Composed designer series Paper.

The cards I made uses the ‘Swiping Technique’, where you swipe the ink pad across your cardstock. The angel & pressure you hold the ink pad results in different textures. This is also a great way to add extra texture to a piece of DSP also.

Cards made using the Artfully Composed Suite by Stampin' Up! & the Swipe Technique.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Calypso Coral: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Mat Mint Macron: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card front Basic White or Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper: 10.5 x 14.9cm, cut down after stamping 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Basic White scrap & Calypso Coral scrap for stamping & sentiment
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
  • Pale Papaya Ribbon approx 25cm

Here I have both the finished card fronts. The one one left I started with a Basic White Cardstock and swiped with the ink pads and stamped. The other piece on the right is a piece of Designer Series Paper that had mostly a white back ground and was swiped with the ink pads.

Colours Used for Swiping Technique:

Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Mint Macron, Pear Pizzazz

Colours in Stamping:

Old Olive, Evening Evergreen

Card fronts made using the Artfully Composed Suite by Stampin' Up! & the Swipe Technique.

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Heart & Home – Thank you

This card was made using the Heart and Home Bundle that is coming in the Stampin’ Up! ® Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue. This is a very simple card and only using a simple colour palette of Basic Gray, Basic White and Basic Black.

Stampin' Up! Heart & Home 2022 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue

Products Used

  • Heart & Home Bundle
  • Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic Gray Catdstock
  • Basic White Cardstock
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark
  • Basic Gray Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • White Bakers Twine

The video below was an impromptu Facebook Live showing how I created this card.

https://youtu.be/EG2HVNo0AO4

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Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

This week on my Facebook Live I wanted to show you some of the products I have received in my pre-order from the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue. Also I had a play with the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks. This was the first time I had a go at using them so we learnt about them together.

Stampin' Up! Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

Tips on using the Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks

  • Have your shammy or wipes handy to clean the masks after using – because the masks are a dark colour the ink sitting on them is not really visible. It’s very easy to turn over and get ink on your work. So clean straight away.
  • Mask off areas your not using on both the mask and cardstock…even for the small leaves
  • With a permanent pen (Sharpie) mark 1 & 2 on the flower mask so you remember which one to use first.
  • Always start with your light colour first.
  • Watch what colours your putting together because the colours layer on top of each other and you may end up with a new colour ‘Mud’
  • Leaf Mask – use your blending brush up and down not in a circular motion.

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Facebook Live Friday – Heart of Home Suite

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. Yesterday on my Facebook Live I created this card using products from the Heart of Home Suite by Stampin’ Up!®. This suite is one of the many products coming in the 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

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Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Strip: Shimmery White: 1 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped image Shimmery White: 7 x 10.5cm
  • Leaves Pear Pizzazz – scrap

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Facebook Live Friday – Whimsy and Wonder Flip Card

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Last Friday on my Facebook live I created this Flip Card using products from Stampin’ Up! Whimsy and Wonder Suite. This fun fold card is called a Flip Card and uses Partial Die Cutting – this is where only a part of the die area is cut.

Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Polished Pink: 14.9 x 21cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Whimsy and Wonder DSP: 10.5 x 14.4cm
  • 2 x Die Cut Circles Basic White: 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Die Cut Trees Scraps Whimsy and Wonder DSP
  • Blushing Bride Frayed grosgrain Ribbon: 50cm
Flip card made using Whimsy and Wonder Suite by Stampin' Up!

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Eden’s Garden – Facebook Live Friday

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My card today uses the exclusive early-release collection Eden’s Garden from Stampin’ Up! ®. This is a sneak peak from the January 2022 Mini Catalogue and you will be able to order from the 2nd November – 3 January. As part of the early release Stampin’ Up! ® have added the Ever Eden DSP, Ever Eden Cotton Paper & Garden Gems and they will only be available while stock lasts and from 2nd Nov. – 3rd Jan.

So if you really love this Paper& Gems, make sure you jump in early and order from the 2nd November because once it is sold out it will be gone.

This card idea was cased from Kim Fee Simplyfairies Papercraft HERE , this is such a fun card to make and so simple.

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Evening Evergreen Cardstock; 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Card Front Evening Evergreen; 7.5 x 14.9cm
  • Hinge Evening Evergreen; 3.5 x 16cm, score at 8.5cm
  • Card Base DSP; 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front DSP; cut 2 x 7 x 14.4cm
  • Card Insert Basic White; 7 x 14.4cm
  • Ever Eden Cotton Paper Soft Succulent; 8 x 8cm
  • Banner Basic White: 4 x 12cm
  • Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper

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Mini Gift Bag

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For something a little bit different I have made these cute Mini Gift Bags which can hold a couple of sweets or a small piece of jewellery. It uses a piece of 15.2 x 15.2cm (6 x 6″) Designer Series Paper along with cardstock for handles and tag.

I did make this a few years ago using the Stampin’ Up! ® Envelope Punch Board and have a video on my YouTube Chanel HERE. I have remade this video showing how to make the same bag but without the use of a Punch Board. All the Measurements are below for you to print off.

Mini Gift Bag using 6 x6" piece of Designer Series paper

Measurements Used…

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Let’s Throw the Dice- Hand-Penned Memories and More Cards

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Last Friday on my Facebook Live we rolled the dice to see what we were making…and what an interesting live that was. Full of challenges, but in the end we came up with a card.

When the dice was rolled we ended up with Memories & More, Naturals, Sponging, Ribbon and ‘For You’.

Hand Penned Memories and More Cards by Stampin' Up1

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Early Espresso: 10.5 x 29.9, score at 14.9cm
  • Card Front Crumb Cake: 9 x 14.5cm
  • Hand-penned Memories and More Card
  • Sentiment Early Espresso: 1 5.5cm
  • Sentiment Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper: 1 cm 5.8cm
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon: 9.5cm
  • Card insert Crumb Cake: 10 x 14.4cm

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