Candice’s Card….

Candice’s Card using Product by Stampin’ Up!

I have been so excited as a beautiful dear friend got married…and she was a beautiful bride. I have known her now for about 12 years, we meet through Scout’s. We were both Joey Scout Leaders and became good friends and we still are…..Candice now attends my card making classes and I love having here there.

Well I have to make a special card for her and her husband, Damian.

So now that the big day has been and gone I can now share it with you all.

I love this Designer Series Paper (DSP)… Petal Promenade 146913…I also used it a few weeks ago when I made the Post-it Note Holders.

Its called a “Photographic design paper” , so what does that mean?

The way they create this paper is by using photos of an object in this case an arrangement of flowers. They don’t need to purchase large quantities of flowers, they take a photo then with the help of the computer they are able to copy and manipulate the image until it is the size they require. Its amazing how they are able to do this.

I have made the Designer Series paper the focal point of the card and matted it with a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock and then adhered to the card from of Fresh Fig Cardstock.

The only stamping is a sentiment from Floral Phrases141767 by Stampin’ Up! and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Fresh Fig Ink. This was then adhered to a piece of Fresh Fig cardstock both of which was cut with two of the smaller Layering Oval Framelits 141706. Using a leaf framelit from Petals & More Thinlits145655, I cut 2 leaves in each cardstock – Fresh Fig, Vellum 106584 and Gold Foil Sheet 132622. each of the 3 leaves were glued together and glued to from of the card. The sentiments was attached using Dimensionals, to give some height.

See simple…Now for the inside of the card.

I found the most perfect verse to put inside the card..so using my printer I printed it onto some Whisper White cardstock and using the RGB codes was able to match the ink colour to Fresh Fig.

Using the Detailed Trio Punch 146320 I curved the corners of the cardstock and I just had to use the beautiful floral DSP again on the inside of the card. It just makes the verse stand out…

The hero of this beautiful card is the Designer Series Paper (DSP)- Petal Promenade.

Thank you for reading today’s Blog post..I hope you have enjoyed this card as I much as I enjoyed making it for my beautiful friend Candice and her husband Damian…

If you have any questions please just contact me, all the products used will be listed below with links to my On-line Store at Stampin’ Up!

 

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August Class – Stampin’ Up! Blends

 The August class we looked at the Stampin’ Up! Blends and how to use them.

These high-quality, alcohol-based, dual-tip markers come in many of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours. Each colour comes in 2 shades to give you the best blending experience out there..You can purchase these as Singles or as Combo Pack…see page 205 Annual Catalogue

Here are some tips on how I like to use Blends-

  • ONLY use Momento Ink 132708
  • Smooth surface cardstock is best to use such as Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock
  • Have a layer of scrap paper under your work as it is normal for the colour to bleed through the cardstock – you want this to happen (see following 2 points)
  • Work on small areas at a time, this allows the ink to stay moist while you work and helps the colours to blend
  • Apply the lighter colour using small circles to saturate the paper, this will help the colour to blend together.
  • Apply the darker shade of color, you can use a tick or flick like motion. Start the tick /flick from where you want it to be darkest and it will become lighter at the tip. Or you can just colour in where you want your shading to go.
  • Go over the areas where you want the two shades to blend with the lighter colour but take care to not add to much light colour to where you want it to be darkest as it may also lighten those areas.
  • Have fun and try mixing the colours like the yellow to pinks, just make sure you clean on the nibs on scrap paper.

The first card we made used the Butterfly from Beautiful Day Stamp set 145915 (clear) 145912 (wood)

We started to make this card using only the 1 colour (Light and Dark) but everyone was enjoying using the blends so much they wanted to add more colour

and who am I to stop them…its all about being creative, Right!

So we ended up with this…..the colours I used are Calypso Coral Combo 144045 and Daffodill Delight Combo 144603

The following two card we used the Blended Season stamps from the “Colour your Season” Limited -Time Bundle Only Available until 31 August or while stocks last.

This bundle comes with Blended Seasons stamp set and Stitched seasons Framelits – Wood-mount 149893 / Clear-mount 149894

Along with this bundle you can purchase Watercolour Pencils Ass 2 149014 (these are not part of the bundle price)

                                                                                  

 

The colour Combos used are  Granny Apple Green 147274 & Real Red (Available next month in the Holiday Catalogue)

The colour Combos used Highland Heather 147276, Old Olive 144597 & Daffodil Delight 144603

There are lots of great videos out there on how to use Blends and I have added here one by Stampin’ Up! here…

Thank you for reading my post…if you have any questions please contact me. All the product used will be listed below with links to my On-Line Store (Australia Only)

 

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Dandelion Wishes from Stampin’ Up!

Who still picks Dandelions and makes a wish…I do!

Stampin’ Up! have in the Annual Catalogue the loveliest stamp set – Dandelion Wishes 146747.

There is so much to love about this simple but wonderful stamp. The sentiments are beautifully worded and the I love the font.

 

Today I made a short video which shows how I have used this stamp set, 7 Stampin’ Pads from the Brights Collection and the Stamparatus 148187 to create a card I have been wanting to do for a while.

The colours I have used are inspired from a screen saver on my tablet and they look awesome together. The Stamparatus allows multiple layers of colour to be stamped keeping everything in the same position, a tool worth investing in. 

On the finished card I used Clear Rhinestones and coloured them with Stampin’ Up! Blends – Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Highland Heather ( The last two will be found in the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue)

Thank you for reading my Blog today and watching my video. Please leave a comment would love to hear from you. Any questions please just ask….

All products used will be listed below and linked to my Store

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Petal Promenade by Stampin’ Up!

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

I have never been big on using a lot of the Designer Series Papers but this year Stampin’ Up! have brought out some beautiful papers. There are two that I really like Share What you Love Specialty designer Series Paper and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

This week I have been playing with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 146913, making Post-it Note Holders for a stall/display that is part of a Art Expo.

What do you think…CUTE!

The Petal Promenade paper is a photographic design paper, floral on one side and marble or textured design on the other. There are 6 designs in all and you get 2 of each design. Two of the papers have smaller elements that can be cut down for note cards or other projects. I have used the smaller elements which are 7.6cm (3″) square and stamped in the center using sentiments from Ribbon of Courage 143855 and Colorful Seasons 143726.

Thanks for reading my post this week…I will try and get a tutorial done soon on this project. I really recommend you to look at this paper it is stunning and more so in real life. You can purchase it through my store by clicking on the links above. Have a wonderful day…Keep on Stampin’

Here is a Tutorial of my Post-it Note Holder

 

 

Thank You, Colour Your Season

Thank You……Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Another beautiful stamp from the “Colour Your Season Bundle”..I love the playfulness of the leaves and can imagine the wind blowing then along. In a country town I grew up in there is a big park and many large trees…every Autumn the gardeners racked the leaves into big mounds and it was so much fun jumping into them or hiding under the leaves to scare one of my sisters.

Its wonderful when making cards like this can bring back so many wonderful memories…

This card is one of those cards that wasn’t quite working the way I wanted and then it all fell into place, different from what was originally planed and better then what I thought.

This quote I think sums it up…

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun…..Mary Lou Cook

And ‘Yes’, there were mistakes, experimenting but most of all….. it was fun!

The leaves have been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in black, then watercoloured. Starting with the lightest colour and working towards the darkest. Watercolouring is something I always struggle with….but this time I took it slowly, dried with the heat gun before adding the next colour and I think that’s the secret to not ending up with a ‘MUD’ of colour.

I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge # 145

To see all the stunning cards made by the Global Design Team and the other entries then Click HERE

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Blog post, Thank you for visiting.

 

Animal Outing, Global Design Project #142 – Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since the last Global Design Project Challenge I have participated in….

I have decided to get into it again…

so here it is….

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge #142

To see this challenge and the beautiful cards made by the design team click HERE

For this challenge I decided to use…

Animal Outing from Stampin’ Up!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146600Also available in Wood Mount

Watercolour Rhino from Animal Outing

I stamped the Rhino image onto water colour paper using the Stamparatus 148187 making sure the image was clean and crisp by stamping it twice. So easy…knowing I can re-stamp the image getting it perfectly. Then with the Stampin’ Pads and Blender Pens I coloured this cute Rhino using  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Petal Pink & Balmy Blue. Finishing it off with the bird in Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Very Vintage 146801 (Stampin’ Rewards), stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock.

The Petal Burst Embossing Folder gives beautiful texture to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Two small notches on either side of the card to hold the Linen Thread in place and finished with a bow to the side of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card,

all the products used will be listed below with links to my store.

 

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Delightful Detail Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Delightful Detail Suite….

 Stampin’ Up! have made a winner here!….At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this suite.

I loved the beautiful detailed lace like laser cut papers – Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 146907

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Coordinating colours: Very Vanilla, Whisper White

With this suite they have added a simple but elegant Stamp set – Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146606

Within the suite there are other products as well and well worth looking at, but today I am just concentrating on these 2 products.

In my Class……

In my class last night we made 3 cards using these products.

The first card we made used the card front panels from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

These panels team with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes 146911.

The best way to attach the laser cut paper to your card is by sponging Multi- Purpose Glue onto the back of your paper using a piece of sponge. To do this lay your paper onto your silicone mat, squeeze out some glue onto a corner of the mat and then pounce the sponge into the glue and gentle pounce the sponge over the paper. Working quickly and gently lift the paper and attach to card front pressing down all the edges. Afterwards keep your sponge in a snap lock bag so it doesn’t dry out as quick and it can use it again.

Here are the other cards made in the class….

Card No:2

With this card we used the large 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) sheet of laser cut paper. The paper was cut down to a 11 x 15cm (41/4 x 6″) then laying it over the card mat (Not Glued), we worked out what sections needed to be cut away, keeping the removed section to add to the inside of the card. When the laser cut paper is adhered to the card mat let it overhang on the edges and then trim away.

The left over piece was sponged in Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad 147142 as were all the edges on card front mat, inside mat and sentiment.

The final card made was this beautiful vintage feel card.

Don’t throw away any of the off cuts…here we used the off cuts pieced together to help from the sentiment. So simple and so effective.

The stamp set used here is from the Stampin’ Rewards…Very Vintage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146801

The sentiment was stamped onto the oval and the doily stamp was stamped off before stamping onto the oval.

This set you can earn when you Host a Workshop or spend $250 or more…to find out more Click HERE or contact me

*This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.

Card Sizes used…

The last measurements used on the last two cards are.

Card No:2 – Card Base 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5cm

 Front Mat and Inside Mat – 10 x 14 cm

Card No :3 – 14.5 cm x 21 cm

Front Mate 10 x14 cm

To see a Video showcasing the Delightful Detail Suite Click HERE

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions please contact me.

Below you will find links to all the products used

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

Love what you do….Share what you Love

Love what you do….Share what you Love…

Isn’t it wonderful when you have something that you Love to do and brings so much enjoyment to be able to share it with others.

Stampin’ Up! LOVE what they do…and I LOVE what I do and when I love something I want to share it with others and that is what Stampin’ Up! is all about.

The Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp is FREE in the Gotta Have it all Bundle.

Today I have been playing with……

“SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE”……Gotta Have It All Bundle 149812

Only available as a Bundle until 31st May 2018

There has been a card that I have been wanting to do for a long time and its my version of another card I had seen. The card its self is made out of vellum and the insert is made using a piece of  Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. The paper under the velum needed to be bright and bold to show through but still allow the embossed image to be the hero of the card. 

How was this card made…

  • The velum is cut at 29cm x 10.5 cm and scored at 14.5 cm
  • The DSP is cut smaller than the vellum 8.5 cm x 24 cm and scored at 12 cm
  • Stamp and heat emboss the image and sentiment in White Embossing Powder
  • Adhere DSP insert to inside of card leaving approx 1 cm around all 4 sides. I used snail and the print of the paper camouflaged the adhesive.

  • Inside the insert add a piece of Whisper Whit cardstock 6.5cm x 10.5 cm to be able to write a greeting.

Tips of Heat Embossing on Vellum

  • Use the Embossing Buddy on the vellum to remove any static and oils from your hands being left on the surface of your vellum.
  • Before heating make sure you give your card a good flick on the back to remove any excess powder, I always keep a paint brush handy to remove those little bits of powder that don’t want to move.
  • Heat you heat gun before using on card.
  • Be careful not to overheat the vellum, keep the heat gun moving over your work.
  •  Heating the embossing powder from underneath the vellum can give you a better result. When heating the embossing powder from above, the powder can tend to blow off.

 

Thank you for reading my Blog. If you have any questions please contact me.

 

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