Blessed Sunday to each of you. Hope each of you has had a good week and kept yourselves grounded doing what you love with your family and friends. My holidays end today and I am back at my main job in which I do administration at a school. Term 4 always is a busy one. I work with some great people so it makes it nice to go to work each day.
I’m also thankful for my Stampin’ Up! ‘job’ which gives me the flexibility to do what I love around my other commitments. I am able to create and share with others and also earn some extra money. Stampin’ Up! offers the opportunity for each demonstrator to take their business to whatever level we would like to take it to. If this is something that interests you and you would like more information, please contact me on Ph: 0404 255 001.
Step-it-Up Sunday today features the Graceful Garden stamp set. The rose images in this set are so pretty and really lend themselves to colouring with Stampin’ Blends.
This card is created with some simple stamping and colouring. Stamp the rose image in Gray Granite on Whisper White card stock and colour in with Light Petal Pink and Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I have not used any shading on this but just coloured in the image so it’s a very quick make.. .
Stamp the sentiment in Granny Apple Green. Attach a strip of DSP at the bottom of the Whisper White panel. Then attach this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto Thick Whisper White card stock.
Stamp the image as per the Basic card instructions and add shading with the Dark Petal Pink and Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut the image with scissors.
Using an aqua painter and Petal Pink ink refill, create a colour wash onto a panel of Shimmery White card stock 9.9 x 14.2cm. Attach the rose with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto this panel.
Stamp the sentiment and die cut with the Sweet Cake framelits die. Always worth checking die sets for elements that can be used for other projects, especially tags. I love the lace work on this one. Tie ribbon through with a single knot. To secure in place, attach some glue dots. Attach tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To step this card up, I’ve added some extra elements onto the Shimmery White card stock panel.
- Add Flirty Flamingo to the Shimmery White cardstock as a wash
- With the mask, add Gray Granite in the top right corner using a sponge dauber.
- In the top and bottom left use the Stitched labels die to die cut the decorative pattern.
- Use your aqua painter to flick drops of Flirty Flamingo ink onto the card
Colour the rose with Light and Dark Petal Pink and Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo. Fussy cut and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The doily is cut in quarters. Attach 2 quarters to the back of the DSP strip and trim off any excess.
For the sentiment, I used ink pads to stamp the different colours. Masking off was not necessary in this case as the stamp was easy to ink up from the top and bottom in the different colours. The blossom adds that perfect finishing touch to the tag.
Reminder that World Card Making day specials end today so grab a bargain and stock up on those essentials.
Yes YOU are! We love stamping, creating, crafting and seeing what wonderful things we can create out of beautiful paper. We are slightly addicted to paper crafting and together we love to share our ideas and inspiration.
I love this typewriter and all the cute little sentiments it’s got with it. It also has some lovely floral images, one of which I’ve used to create the border on this card. Stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock, it immediately has a vintage feel to it. The typewriter has been stamped on Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.
World Card Making Day Sale
Love this stamp set? It’s your lucky day. It’s on sale until Sunday 7th October. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to snag some great bargains.
Stampin’ Dimensionals are also on sale too and I plan to stock up on these. Those of you who have seen me make cards know that I love Stampin’ Dimensionals. I use it on every card I make and it’s in my card making ‘must have’ supplies. You can never have too many of these on hand and they always come in handy. It’s also a great stocking filler or a gift idea.
As always, I’m here to answer any questions and would love to hear your comments and feedback.
*Discounted price valid until 7th October 2018
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How has your week been? They seem to be going really fast for me. Less than 4 months for Christmas – how fast did that come around? Timely that our Holiday catalog is here and we can get a headstart on all our Christmas preparations.
Today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is featuring one of my favourite stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog – Country Home. Are you getting a bit of an idea that I like ‘country’ things? It has a couple of options with flowers and cans so you can mix and match I used the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper layered on Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake card stock to form the base for my card.
This is a very quick card to make but effective. Stamp the can and flowers in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock and layers on to a Tranquil Tide panel. The ribbon has been attached with Tear & Tape adhesive.
To step this card up, colour in the can with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends. The flowers have been coloured in with Stampin’ Write markers – Tranquil Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Mango Melody, Blackberry Bliss and Powder Pink. Add a section of Chicken Wire behind the can. I really like the rustic look of the Chicken Wire elements. As it’s silver on one side and white on the other, you can colour it to suit any project.
The sentiment has been inked up in Versamark ink, then immediately in Blackberry Bliss ink and then stamped. Pour Clear Embossing Powder over and heat emboss.
For the next card, I created a panel of Tarnished foil with Blackberry Bliss ink. I loved how the rich tones of the Blackberry Bliss ink work with this beautiful Tin Tile Embossing Folder. This is a really popular Embossing Folder. I saw another demonstrator had embossed their Thanksgiving serviettes with it. It looked amazing. So there’s another use for your embossing folders.
These are the steps to achieve the look. You need to heat emboss between each step.
- Run the Stazon ink pad down the Champagne foil cardstock. Do this from both ends. Use heat setting 1 to dry it.
- Emboss in the Tin Tile embossing folder
- Apply Versamark to sections of the cardstock and add Copper embossing powder
- Repeat Step 4 using Silver embossing powder instead
- Add Blackberry Bliss ink to sections of the cardstock and pour Clear embossing powder over the panel. This seals in the Blackberry Bliss ink.
- Repeat Step 1
I love this technique and the colour just adds a little bit extra to tie in the rest of the project.
To complete add a bit of tulle ribbon using Tear & Tape.
If you would like to get these products and have a look at the rest of the Holiday Catalog, please contact me. I will send one out to you. I would love to help you in your creative journey.
Have a lovely week and keep on crafting.
During the month of August you have the chance to purchase some limited edition products. The Blended Seasons bundle dies have double stitching which means both the outer edge and the die cut have stitched edging on them. On this card I’ve used both the Blended Seasons bundle and the Water Colour Pencils Assortment Pack 2 which has 10 colours and is a really good addition to our initial pack.
I tried to make the kitten on the card look like our cat, Toulouse. I coloured her in a mix of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze. The Designer Series Paper is from the Subtles pack and it comes in each of our colour families. This makes it very easy to colour match your ink as every colour has a DSP to match in 4 different patterns.
August is also Bonus Days month which means for every $90 spent, you get a $9 voucher to spend in September.
Good to have you back for another Step-it-Up Sunday. I can’t believe it’s been going for nearly 6 months now and there’s been so many different cards. I love the challenge of creating the 3 different cards for varying crafters. Follow the Step-it-Sunday link to see the past cards.
The Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper reminds me of Impressionistic paintings. It’s got lovely colours and floral images on one side and background style artwork on the reverse. This teams up with the Abstract Impressions stamp set which is very ‘arty’. It is a very forgiving stamp set in that if it doesn’t line up 100%, it doesn’t look too bad. It is abstract after all.
My cards were based on this layout.
This card has lots of layered cardstock and Designer Series Paper. Die cut a circle and then stamp your flowers using So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy on another piece of DSP and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the right side and liquid adhesive on the left.
For the next step-up, emboss the Melon Mambo panel with the Basket Weave embossing folder. I used this folder because I thought of baskets of flowers and I love the texture of this embossing folder.
Colour the matte side of a pearlized doily with So Saffron ink. You can do this by stamping direct with the ink pad or use a stamp to stamp ink onto the doily, which is what I found was easier to control. As you are only using the outer portion of your doily, you can cut out the inner section to use on another project.
To complete the centre image, stamp an extra flower, fussy cut and add to your die cut circle with a Dimensional.
To make the Melon Mambo panel into a tag, use the Swirly Swowflake border die. This die set has some lovely border images and as you can see it’s not limited to the Christmas season. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock which is then mounted onto Designer Series Paper. This is die cut using one of the labels from the Stitched Labels die set but it needs to be extended to lengthen it. Night of Navy Baker’s Twine ties in with the colours of the DSP.
Hope you have enjoyed today’s Step-it-Up Sunday. Use the card layout to come up with different designs – portrait or landscape, varying DSP, stamp sets – each one will look different.
Have a great week filled with blessings.
The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is a beautiful set of papers with photographs of lovely floral images. The detail and colours are so pretty and I think it’s our prettiest paper in the catalogue. It’s great for backgrounds and the reverse of the paper has great backgrounds with a marble and bokeh look.
Aren’t they stunning?
This video shows the design process for these beautiful papers. You can get this DSP on the ‘Buy 3 get 1 free’ promotion which is ending 31st July.
I’ve got a couple of cards to show you today. The first one has been die cut with a die from the new Blended Seasons bundle. This bundle becomes available on 1st August for you to purchase. There are several dies including some frames. These frames are double stitched which means if you position the die well, you can use the outer section as well. This is what I’ve used on my ‘Oh, Darling You are Fabulous’ card. How good is that sentiment? Love it.
I die cut the label from vellum and then stamped the sentiment with Blackberry Bliss. I left it to dry a little bit and then gave it a blast with the heat gun just to be doubly sure it was dry.
The lady has been stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and water coloured with Lemon Lime Twist and Blackberry Bliss. This is a simple card and the Designer Series Paper creates a lovely background for the elegant lady.
On the next card I layered panels of the Petal Promenade DSP and then added a die cut butterfly. The ribbon and faceted button finish off this quick make card.