All the Good Things

This weeks Global Design Project is a ‘Theme Challenge’ – GDP#175 and the theme is ‘Down the garden path’. To see all the projects made by the Design Team and the other entries in the GDP#175 Challenge CLICK HERE

Now I’m not much of a gardener, I pretty much tend to kill anything I try to grow. But I do like to look at lovely gardens and last year my son took my husband (his father) and myself to the National Arboretum Canberra.

While there we went and saw the National Bonsai and Penjing Collection…….it was amazing. If you are ever in Canberra it is worth the visit. And I am glad I’m not the one to look after these magnificent little gardens.

Thankfully Stampin’ Up! have a stamp that I hope I can’t kill and it doesn’t need to be watered….and reminds me of that time we spent with Hayden in Canberra.

All the Good Things by Stampin’ Up!

146558 – Clear , 146555 – Wood

How have I coloured this stamp….

Instead of using just one colour on this stamp, I have used seven colours…that’s right SEVEN colours….HOW?

First off you have to use the ‘Stamparutus’ this cannot be done with out it. Why? Because you need to go back adding one colour at a time and this is what the Stamparutus allows you to do.

Secondly, I used a Sponge Dauber to add the link to the stamp.

So what colours and where…..

  • Pot – Cajun Craze and Fresh Fig used to highlight the edges and bottom of the pot.
  • Tree Trunk – Early Espresso
  • Leaves – Old Olive, Shaded Spruce and Tranquil Tide.
  • Added Gold Shimmer Paint to leaves also..(from Holiday Catalogue)

The card base is Early Espresso, a piece of Fresh Fig – embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and a strip of Designer Series Paper from the Nature’s Poem collection. The Stamped image was cut using the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies found in the Occasions Catalogue on page 28.

Thank you for reading my Blog, I hope you have found it interesting. All the products used are listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. Any questions or comments leave in the comments below and I will get back to you.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Great news about the Staparatus!

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight, and we wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories!

The new accessories are Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats. We will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets.

These are available for you to order…NOW!

Frosted Floral

Frosted Floral from Stampin’ Up!

The Frosted Floral Suite by stampin’ Up! is a beautiful versatile suite of stamps, dies and Specialty Designer Series Paper that can be used for any occasion…not just Christmas. This range is made up of soft delicate flowers and leaves.

The suite comprises of the First Frost stamps and Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies, which you can purchase together as the First Frost Bundle 149942 (w) 149943 (c). The suite also includes the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper 147800 which is stunning, printed on shimmery white paper it gives that classical elegance that suites any occasion. As always to make life easier Stampin’ Up! have added the Frosted Floral Cardstock Pack 147754 giving you 24 sheets in 3 colours -Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Tranquil Tide.

Also in the suite are Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets , Tranquil Tide ¼” Velvet Ribbon and Iridescent Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments.

The main flowers used on this card were stamped with Blackberry Bliss, the stamp itself gives the gradation of colour that you see. The Stamparatus was used to stamp the Bud image, it allows you to stamp the one image using multiples of colour. By using a daubers or a sponge I was able to coloured the area of the stamp where I wanted that colour.

See image below….

  1. Using Mint Macaron colour the stem and lower petels.
  2. Blushing Bride was sponged on the main part of flower head
  3. With Gorgeous Grape only sponge on the top of flower head.
  4. Blackberry Bliss is only on the tip…this colour is very strong, so only on the tip.
This is a beautiful suite to use and I’m sure you will enjoy playing with it as much as I do.

Thank you for reading my Blog today, if you have any questions about any of these products or about Stampin’ Up! please contact me.

All products used will be linked to my On-Line store below.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Feathers and Frost, Joy to the World.

Feathers and Frost by Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up!  Holiday Catalog has gone live and I hope you have had a chance to sit down and go through it. There are some really great stamp sets and bundles in there…if you live in Australia and you don’t have a copy then drop me a line, I will get one to you.

Last month I participated in a card swap with 12 other demonstrators from ESAD Facebook Group using products from the Holiday Catalogue, being a demo means you get to purchase the products a month before it goes live…that’s one of the many perks. So I thought I would share with you the card that I made using the Feathers & Frost 147771 photopolymer stamp set.

The Stamparatus 148187 was a real asset to stamping this card as it allowed me to stamp the images twice to give a clear dark colour, this tool is a must for every stamper

The leaf design and the ‘to the world’ sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso onto Crumb Cake Cardstock .The word ‘Joy’ was stamped in Merry Merlot using the Stamparatus stamping exactly on top of the Merry Merlot, then re-stamped in VersaMark and clear embossed.

Once all the stamping was completed using a Blender Pen I coloured the leaves in with Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot for the berries.

Here’s a TIP for you….I wanted the berries to have a similar look to the embossed ‘JOY’ so with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen I added a drop of glue onto each berry – it drys clear and looks like an enamel dot.

Thank you for reading my post please leave a comment so I know you have visited my page. If you have any questions please contact me. All products used are listed below and linked to my On-Line Shop

 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

The count down is on!

The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.

Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.

My Stamparatus

This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.

So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.

Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.

Precision Placement – https://youtu.be/kSCoGyNLNd4

Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps – https://youtu.be/xWt-_YdYJfc

Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique – https://youtu.be/NfwgdoUReLQ

 

What did I end up making with the Baby Bear

Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…

The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.

To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.

 Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.

To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.

 

Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.

 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.