Artfully Composed

Artfully Composed is a beautiful tropical themed suite by Stampin’ Up! ® and found in the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalogue. It has been fun playing with these stamps and dies.

This suite is made for layering of stamped images, die cuts and Designer Series Papers. You can see this in the designs used in the Designer series Paper in how the have used layers of leaves and colour.

With this card I have used lots of layers from the water wash background to the sentiment on top.

The Creativity Abounds Design Team are running a Stamp Camp based on this suite…If you are wishing to attend you will need to purchase your products and let me know tomorrow (my cut off date -so you can order the required products & I can get the Make’n’take products needed to you). You can get all the details HERE

Even if you not attending the Stamp Camp you can purchase the Tutorial listed below from my Card & Tutorial Shop

The Artfully Composed Suite Collection consists of:

  • Artfully Layered stamp set,
  • Tropical Layers dies
  • White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon
  • Faux Sea Glass Shapes
  • Layering Designs Vellum
  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper

Please note: At the time of writing this the Artfully Composed Suite was unavailable using the Ordering Number: 157765. Though it is still available when you order each item separately, you will still get the 10% discount on the Artfully Layered Bundle. Below you will find links to the Suite and the individual items.

This card was created for the 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.

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.

Follow the Hop here..

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..

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Product List
Artfully Composed Suite Collection (English)
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Evening Evergreen A4 Cardstock
Calypso Coral A4 Card Stock
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Water Painters
Artfully Layered Bundle (English)
White 3/4" (1.9 Cm) Frayed Ribbon
Faux Sea Glass Shapes
Vellum 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Layering Designs
Artfully Composed 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper

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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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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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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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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

All products used are listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store

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Artfully Composed Stamp Camp

with the Creativity Abounds Design Team

Yay! We are doing this again….We are starting this year off with a BANG!

Did you attend last years Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp using the Whimsy & Wonder Suite, it was so much fun that we are doing it again. This time we are using the Artfully Composed Suite.

The Artfully Composed Suite Collection consists of:

  • Artfully Layered stamp set,
  • Tropical Layers dies
  • White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon
  • Faux Sea Glass Shapes
  • Layering Designs Vellum
  • Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper

Total Cost of the suite: $157.00

Date & Time:  January 29-30th, will post times when available

Agenda: Will post when available.

Cost: FREE when you purchase the Artfully Composed Suite. If you already have purchased the suite and want to attend, all you need to do is place an order with me for the equivalent amount using the Hostess Code – ASTDY46P

Registration Close: 21 January 2022 Order early to get your products in time so you can create on the day. Once confirmation of your order is received I will send you the extra products required for the Make’n’Takes.

What you receive…

  • Join an Exclusive Facebook Group
  • 12 Make and Take projects using the Artfully Composed Suite (posted out to you) All cut and ready to go! Just follow the Video Tutorials
  • Bonus 12 Facebook Live projects & with full PDF Instructions.
  • Access to an exclusive Facebook group where LIVE presentations will hold on the 2 days of this MEGA EVENTS on January 29th and 30th in Australia/ New Zealand. You can access the recorded Live videos anytime.
  • Registrations are open to Australian residence only. Not from Australia and want to take part let me know and I can put you in touch with one of our other Demonstrators.

What You will Require..

  • Purchased Artfully Composed Suite Collection
  • Adhesives and Tools
  • Ink Pads, if you don’t have the colours used in any of the projects swap them out with other colours you may have. I would suggest to have a Black Ink pad such as Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Extra cardstock for those BONUS projects- see the colours that co-ordinate with the suite in the Mini Catalogue or ask me

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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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Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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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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Creativity Abounds Birthday Tutorial Bundle – Buy NOW!

Here is another Bundle by the Creativity Abounds Design Team. This month we have come up with some fantastic Birthday ideas for you to make and to inspire you.

Here are 14 Exclusive Tutorials using different products from Stampin’ Up!®.

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

Payment is in AUD$ & accepted in any country. Once you make payment, the Tutorial will emailed to you using the address given at time of purchase.

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are welcome to purchase the Tutorial and can be used in Classes. But PLEASE give Credit back to the Designer and Creativity Abounds Team. Any questions,  please feel free to message me.

Click below the Buy Now Creativity Abounds Gift Packaging Tutorial Bundle.

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

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

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Amazing Silhouettes

This was a fun card to make using the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp set. You may not recognise this stamp as it is a sneak peak from the 2022 Jan-Jun Stampin’ Up! ® Mini Catalogue.

I tried to create a male theme card with the Amazing Silhouettes tree and the grays of the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper. The colours behind the tree are the colours in a sunset shinning through the tree.

The sentiment comes from the Handsomely Suited Stamps, heat embossed in black and cut into sections to create space.

Amazing Silhouettes Stampin' Up! 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue

I used the Stamparatus to help create the layers of colours. Using a Sponge Dauber to add one colour at a time to the stamp, then stamping each colour separately and making sure that each colour blends (or overlaps into the other).

The colours used are –

  • Misty MoonLight
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Melon Mambo
  • Bumble Bee
  • Evening Evergreen
Amazing Silhouettes Stampin' Up! 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue

Creativity Abounds Blog Hop- Birthday

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.

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.

Our Theme this month is Birthdays

Follow the Hop ….

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 –

Creativity Abounds December Tutorial Bundle

Meet the Design Team of Creativity Abounds..

Creativity Abounds Design Team

Stampin’ Up! Product Used in today’s project

Amazing Silhouettes and Heart and Home Designer Series Paper is not listed below as they are not available as yet.

Product List

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Last Chance Products

The July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalogue take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last-Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

I have Listed them all below…Click on the image you want to purchase and it will take you to my On-Line Store.

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Amazing Silhouettes – Facebook Live Friday

Today in my Facebook Live I used the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp set from the Jan- Jun 2022 Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue to create these 3 x 3″ cards plus a Standard Card.

These Thank You Cards would be great for a baby Shower when not knowing if the baby was a boy or girl.

Amazing Silhouettes by Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun Mini 2022 Mini Catalogue

I used the ‘ Baby Wipe Technique’ to stamp the images, giving a very soft and subtle look.

What is the Baby Wipe Technique

For this technique you require approx 3 Baby Wipes & some Re-Inkers, use only 3-4 colours. Too many colours and you will end up with a muddy colour.

Here is a great tutorial by Connie Stewart on this technique

Mini Cards Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Basic White : 6 x 3″, score at 3″
  • Card Mat coloured Cardstock: 7 x7cm
  • Card Front Basic White: 6.7 x 6.7cm
Amazing Silhouettes by Stampin' Up! Jan-Jun Mini 2022 Mini Catalogue

Card Measurements..

  • Card Base Basic White: 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored at 14.9cm
  • Card Mat Balmy Blue: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card front Basic White: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Square Balmy Blue Mat: 7 x 7cm
  • Square Basic White: 6.7 x 6.7cm

I can’t wait to try other techniques using the Amazing Silhouette stamps…

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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