Monthly Team Blog Hop September 2020 – All Things Fabulous

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All Things Fabulous

My card today features Stampin’ Up!  All Things Fabulous Bundle 154112…..I love how this card turned out…What do you think?

I love the stark contrast between the Basic Black  and the other colours, the black just makes everything ‘POP’. 

All Things Fabulous is a ‘Two Step’ stamp, I have used this Bundle previously to see the post Click …HERE. 

For this card I stamped the images onto the Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper 149612 and only used Magenta Madness Stampin’ Pad 153117  for the flower and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad 147095 for the leaves. By using the watercolour paper I was able to give the flower and leaves a watercolour look using the Water Painter 151298.

How did I do this….

The flowers have 3 parts, I used – 1A- the larger petals, 1B – medium size inner highlights and 1C – the smaller inner highlights.

  • Ink up 1A with Magenta Madness – stamp off twice onto a piece of scrap paper, giving you the lightest shade. Then stamp onto the watercolour paper.
  • Ink up 1B with Magenta Madness –  stamp off once and the line up over the previously stamped image and stamp.
  • Ink up 1C with Magenta Madness – NO STAMPING OFF..line up image again and stamp.

This will give you a flower all in the same colour but with different shades.

  • Then using a fine tipped Water Painter, filed with water. Go over the flower image allowing the colours to blend and bleed a little around the edges for that water colour look. I ever so slightly took the colour out a little around the edges as I didn’t want a white boarder around the images.
  • The leaves are just one stamp and I just stamped then went over with the Water Brush as above.

Have you tried the NEW Stampin’ Up! ® Cut and Emboss Machine149653……

  • WOW, it’s amazing. The lace die cut just cut out so smoothly and the finish on it is stunning. This machine is so worth the investment of $209..Before cutting the Whisper White Cardstock I added a Adhesive Sheet 152334, this makes adding it to your card so simple.
  • The Basic Black mat I used the Subtles 3D Embossing Folder 151775 to give the card front some texture rather than a flat black surface.
  • Sentiment was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White Cardstock.

Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!

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August International Blog Highlights – Thank You

Good morning and welcome to my Blog.

My card today use’s the Stampin’ Up! ® Love of Leaves Bundle from the Handmade for you Mini Catalogue, which has just gone live today. I still have a few catalogues available and if you live in Australia and you don’t have a Demonstrator, let me know and I can get one out to you in the mail.

Love Of Leaves

The Love of Leaves Bundle 155195 is comprised of the Love of Leaves Photopolymer stamp set and Stitched Leaves Dies. You can purchase the individually or as a Bundle, as a Bundle you get a 10% discount.

The stamp set is a Distinktive Stamp, this means that the stamped image has texture to it giving you light and dark shades of colour using only one ink pad. There are five leaf images and six sentiments to use.

 The leaf dies comes in two parts, there is a stitched outline die so that you can die cut the stamped leaf images.You either use the positive or negative portions of the die cut. The second part of each leaf die is a insert that fits inside the outline die and it leaves a stitched vine line on your leaves.

For my card I used three of the smaller leaf dies to cut out multiple leaves from Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper 149612 paper which I coloured using Stampin’ Up! ® Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill. The colours used were Mango Melody 147162  , Daffodil Delight 119672 and Old Olive 100531.

Other Products used …

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for August Theme- Thank you.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

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Breathtaking Bouquet – Water Colour

Welcome to my Blog, I hope you enjoy reading today’s project.

Breathtaking Bouquet

Breathtaking Bouquet is one of the many products from Stampin Up!  ® Mini Catalogue that soon will be leaving us. I have enjoyed working with this stamp and have made a few beautiful cards from it.This stamp makes a wonderful back ground stamp or you can colour it with Pigment Sprinkles, Water Colour Pencils or with the Stampin’ Pads & Aqua Painters, as I have done with this project.

With the one Stamped and water coloured image I created three cards.

Products & Measurements used…


**  Products on the Last-Chance Products –

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How did I make this card…

  • Using the Stamparatus® stamp the Breathtaking Bouquet in VersaMark.
  • Cover with Embossing powder and set with a Heat Gun.
  • Colour the bouquet using the Stampin’ Pads with Aqua painters
  • Using the Soft Sea Foam and a sponge, sponge lightly over the watercolour paper around the edges and in between the flowers to give the back ground a Soft sea Foam hue.

  • Using the Stitched Rectangle Dies cut the painted imaged into 3 sections

  • Cut and fold card bases(measurements above)
  • 3 Emboss mats with Embossing folders – I used either of the 2 folders for each of the mats.
  • Adhere the mats to card base with Multi Purpose Glue on all three cards
  • Wrap White Bakers twine around the 3 images, attach Tassel and tie into a bow.
  • Attach dimensionals to back of the images and adhere to card fronts.
  • Slightly bend each of the 3 leaves on each leaf. Using Multi Purpose glue on steams of the leaves tuck them under the images where the Tassels are.
  • Add three Frosted and Clear Epoxy Droplets to each card.

 

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Monthly Team Blog Hop April 2020 – Timeless Tulips

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Blog Hop! As you follow the hop I hope you find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world taking part in a training program helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® Business and reach some of our goals. Thank you, we really appreciate your support.

Timeless Tulips

Today’s card was created using  Stampin’ Up! ®  Timeless Tulips stamps and Faux Water Colour Technique.

How to achieve a Faux Water Colour look.

  • Ink up the Tulip image with Mango Melody ink and sponge Poppy Parade Ink around bottom edges and up one side.
  • Stamp image onto Shimmery White cardstock
  • With Aqua Painter lightly go over the stamped image with a slightly wet brush to blend colours.

Products & Measurements used…

How did I make this card…

  • Stamp the smaller tulips directly onto the card front along with stems and leaves following the above directions.
  • The two larger tulips and two leaves were stamped onto a scrap of Shimmery White cardstock and punched out using the coordinating punch.
  • Add a splatter Mango Melody and Poppy Parade ink onto the card front using watered down ink and Aqua Painter.
  • By using Stamparatus I was able to positioned the sentiment and stamped it in Poppy Parade.
  • Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around card front twice and adhered to the back with snail.
  • Then attach the card front to card base with dimensionals
  • Adhere the large tulips and leaves to card front also with dimensionals.
  • I then tied a double bow using a bow maker in the Whisper white Seam Binding and attach with a glue dot.
     It’s a simple card to make and I hope you give it a try and make one for yourself.

     

    Thank you for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today.So you don’t miss out on anyone’s page you are currently on my page – Michele Jutrisa. The next page to visit is listed below my name on the list below. (If I am the last on the list then, jump up the top and continue from there)  Enjoy the hop!

     




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    Sailing Home…

    I have had so much fun with the ‘Come Sail Away’ Suite by Stampin’ Up! These cards I played with water colour back grounds. I made about 6 water colour pieces trying to get two that I liked.

    Both of these backgrounds were done with lots of water and re-inkers.

    The card above I used Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana Re-inkers.

    The colours used on this card were Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana with Rock Salt sprinkled over the top. The salt adsorbs the ink and this has left the pink spots.

    How did I do the water colour…

    • I do most of my colouring were there is a lot of water used in a foil baking tray lined with paper towel.
    • Cut water colour paper to the size required 9.7cm x 13.7cm
    • spray water all over water colour paper.
    • Add a few drops of lightest re-inker first and the only a couple of the darker re-inker.
    • Spray again with water and move the ink around by turning water colour paper around.
    • I found I had to move quickly because as soon as I added the ink to paper it wanted to adsorb and that left the darker spots.
    • Allow to dry.

    I used Blends to colour the lighthouse, anchor, and compass. In colours Pool Party Combo, Bermuda Bay Combo, Daffodil Delight Light, Smoky Slate Light and Sahara Sans Combo.


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    Autumn Leaves

    Autumn in Moss Vale, one of the beautiful towns in the Southern Highlands of NSW and where I live. The Southern Highlands is know for the beautiful gardens in Spring and the stunning colours of Autumn.

    My card was inspired by those beautiful leaves that as soon as the cool winds touch them, they turn into golds, reds and rusts.

    Colourful Seasons stamps and coordinating Seasonal Layers dies by Stampin’ Up! was the perfect match of this card.

    What I used…

    • A mix of Brusho colours on wet watercolour paper – Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red, mixed together gives an array of beautiful Autumn tones.
    • Once completely dry use the skeleton leaf die to cut the leaves.
    • Add some copper highlights with Copper Embossing Powder by wiping VersaMark in couple of places on the leaf. Use the corner of the pad so you don’t get it all over the leaf.
    • Card Front- add a wash of Yellow Brusho on the watercolour paper and let dry.
    • The sentiment and a single leaf stamped in Cherry Cobbler using the Stampartus to make sure you get a nice clean image.
    • The card front was then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat and a Tranquil Tide card base.
    • Glue Dots adhere the leaves to the card front so they look like they have just fallen from those trees in the main street of Moss Vale.
    • Inside the card is a Very Vanilla Panel stamped with the leaf image down the right hand side.

    If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

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    All the products used will be listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions about my card or the products used please contact me.

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    Top Ten Winners Blog Hop

    WOW……! What a Privilege!

    Thanks everyone who voted for me. What a privileged it is, to be a part of ‘Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop’ with all the other great winners.

    The theme for this hop is – Encouragement.

    ‘Wonderful Romance’

    Wonderful Romance stamp set is part of the Floral Romance Suite on pages 10 & 11 of Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. Wonderful Romance Bundle 150592 also includes the Wonderful Floral Framlits Dies.

    I love the sentiments used in this stamp set, as they are romantic but still encouraging. “ You are the Best Thing I never knew I needed “.

    It is so encouraging to be told “your the best and I need you”

    This floral image is beautiful and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to colour it with the Stampin’ Up! watercolour pencils and Blender Pen.

    How to…….

    I stamped the image onto Shimmery White cardstock with Memento Ink. Then after colouring cut using the framlits from the bundle…No fussy cutting here!

    Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride cardstock was used for the card base and mat. The sentiment was stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Blushing Bride Cardstock then cut using the coordinating tag framelit

    Adding a few elements from the coordinating paper – Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper 148586 and Floral Romance Seals 148789, along with the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon finishes this card.

    Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed my Blog post today. Below is the list of the others taking part in this Blog Hop. Click on the link to see each one and remember…. leave a comment so we know you visited.

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    Dear Doily

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!

    For the first time I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and you get to VOTE for your favorite projects. The top ten winners will get to be part of an International Blog Hop….. so please VOTE for my project.

    You can do that here by using this Link…..

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    The theme for the month of February is – Encouragement

    For this card I used the Dear Doily Bundle 150616 from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. The Dear Doily Stamps are one of the New Cling Stamps which ‘CLING’ to your acrylic block and they really do stick….. Make sure you check out the video on YouTube by Stampin’ Up! on the use and care of the ‘Cling’ stamps.

    TIP: put a small piece of Washi Tape on one edge/ corner of the stamp to help peal it off the block or out of the case.

    I have made a short video showing how I made this card….From a simple way of doing the watercolour wash on the card front, using 3 Re-Inkers and Glad-wrap – So Saffron, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo. The use of the Stamparatus for the stamping.of the sentiments and the flowers. The large Doily Builder Thinlit used without the out side edge to make a window in card front.

    Video Link…..

    Thanks for visiting my blog today…..

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    No Line Water-Colouring

    No Line Water-Colouring with Stampin’ Up!

    Who has given this a go?

    This is such a fun technique and one I have really enjoyed. Here is a card I recently made using ‘No Line Water-colouring’.

    You should give it a go, its not as hard as it looks…see the video below.

     

     

     

     

    Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons

    Watercolour Flowers using Blended Seasons from Stampin’ Up!

    I have played with watercolouring but never been overly happy with what I have done. But the simplicity of the Blended Season stamps (Colour Your Season) makes it so easy and after watching a Youtube video decided to give it ago again.This time I took my time not rushing for that instant finish, but doing it section by section and letting it dry before moving onto the next section. I think this is the key – taking your time, letting the water move the colour and allowing the work dry or settle.

    I started with a piece of Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper and clear embossed the flower image from the stamp set. The embossing acts like a pool wall allowing the water to fill the area and as long as I didn’t over fill then it didn’t flood. I worked on one petal at a time and with my Aqua Painter covered the petal with clean water. Then picking up a small amount of ink from the ink pad lid I touched the petal at its base and let the water carry the colour around the petal. Cleaning my brush and adding extra water were needed but also keeping some areas white. Just going back and forth adding a little colour at a time on that one petal until I achieved the shading and depth of colour I wanted.

    When I moved onto the next petal I missed one and did the next, so then the petal I was working on wasn’t next to one I had just finished. This allows the petal to dry and not getting one petal bleeding into another.

    I did the same with the leaves by not working on two leaves next to each other and just going back adding small amounts of colour where needed.

    At this point I let it dry before moving on.

    I decided I needed to add some shading around the flowers and leaves, so again just working in small sections but this time blending all the sections together. Starting with a watered down ink just worked my way around the area, blending the edges out to nothing so as not to get any harsh lines. Then going back and slowly adding more colour where needed.

    The ink pad colours I used where Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Gray Granite….

    Only three colours, but the way the water pulls the colour out giving all theses different shades and just going back slowly adding more colour. As the paper drys you have stronger colour in those areas that there wasn’t as much water.

     I am so pleased with the way this has turned out and wanted to leave the flowers for all their glory and not cover with a large sentiment. So I found a “Happy Birthday” stamp from the Very Vintage Hostess Rewards Stamp set and embossed it in white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock. The water colour paper I doubled matted in in Mossy Meadow and Merry Merlot and attached to a Mossy Meadow Card base.

    I’m looking forward to trying this again but maybe without the embossing and giving the “No- line or very light line” watercolouring ago…so stay tuned!

    Colour Your Season” is only available to purchase for another 2 Days….so make sure you get yours now or it will be gone -FOREVER!

    The watercolour Pencils are NOT part of the bundle..

     

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