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AWOW Blog Hop Technique Challenge – Ink Blending with Cutest Cows

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop team are sharing the love of our favourite technique. There are so many great techniques and I can’t wait to see what everyone’s favourite is.

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Our team comprises of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators representative of our global market and on the second Wednesday of each month we share creative inspiration with you.

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The first thing that popped into my head for my favourite technique was ink blending because I seem to use it it some capacity on the majority of my cards. I managed to incorporate quite a few of my favourite techniques on my cards today as I realised there are some I tend to use quite often such as layering and colouring.

First I blended a background of Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sorbet. I had an idea of creating a background of cow spots on this background. To do this, I created a mask from Basic White Cardstock using some dies from the Pansy Patch dies which had the shapes suitable for this. Then I blended Pecan Pie and Early Espresso ink through it.

I die cut the background pieces of the greenery from Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and blended Garden Green ink over it to create a variation in colour. The layer at the back has been embossed with the Elegant Eucalyptus Embossing Folder which had the long sprigs like grass. I randomly blended some Cardstock with a range of greens and die cut the grass from it. I love how this provides different shading across the die cut pieces.

The Old Olive panel towards the front was embossed with the Fern embossing folder which added the textured look behind the grass.

As part of this challenge, we were also encouraged to double up the challenge and find out the technique of one of our team members. I really enjoy finding out more about our team like this because we are friends and it’s nice to get to know your friends better. I reached out to Danielle Kassing who let me know that her favourite technique is creating Ink Blended backgrounds (make sure you check her post out). So I’ve created a card focusing on this fun technique.

Using the large grass die cut from the Garden Meadow dies I blended a range of greens down the panel of Basic White Cardstock. This creates a fun ombre background and it’s a great way to use your different coloured ink pads.

The flowers were fussy and I added the cute cow on top. On both the cows today I added a bit of sponge daubing with Pecan Pie ink to add a dusting of earthy dirt!

A panel of White Cardstock embossed with the Stripes embossing folder adds some lovely texture. This embossing folder is part of the Stripes & Splatters pack and you can get it free with a $90 order during our Sale-A-Bration promotions which runs through until 29th February.

What is your favourite technique that you just love? Let me know in the comments. I hope that you have enjoyed the projects I’ve shared with you today and try out some of these fun techniques.

Please hop through to Cheryll Miiller to see what she is sharing with us today. I know she will have something amazing for you.

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New at SU – Sunny Days DSP with Cutest Cows

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Get ready to Sale-A-Brate with the New at SU team as we share creative inspiration with a range of Sale-A-Bration products. This fantastic promotion runs until 29th February and you get to choose a free product from our Sale-A-Bration catalogue with every $90 order. Please note that this amount is for orders placed in Australia and will vary for each country.

My card features the bright and cheerful Sunny Days Designer Series Paper. This can be earned free with a $90 order. This DSP coordinates with the Bright Skies bundle #162794 on page 51 of the Mini Catalogue.

I have paired it with the fun and aptly named, Cutest Cows bundle. This stamp set has a whole lot of images which can be used to build up scenes or used by themselves. Pair it with the punch to create cows with fun expressions and poses!

I used the Rays of Light stamp set to create a background strip which I felt worked well with the cloud DSP sheet. My sweet cow sits on another panel of the DSP.

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I fussy cut some flowers from the DSP sheet to add around the cow and completed the card with a few Opaque Faceted Gems which is also a free Sale-A-Bration product.

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If you love this combination of products, please check out the video below of another card I created using these products. I’m having lots of fun with this set!

Please follow our hop through for lots of inspiration using these beautiful free products which you can earn just for shopping for your favourite craft supplies. Please leave a comment as you go through as it encourages us to keep creating and sharing what we love.

If you live in Australia and currently don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would value the opportunity to help you with your crafting needs. I can be contacted on Ph: 0404 255 001 or email rochelle@stampingflair.com

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Contact Rochelle Ph: 0404 255 001 or email: rochelle@stampingflair.com

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION GIFTS

Shop with me and receive a handmade card and a sample pack of goodies. Orders over $90 will qualify for our free tutorial bundles from the Crafty Collaboration and Create with Us design teams.

Please use Host Code for all orders under $250. If your order is over $250 then don’t use the Host Code as you will get your own Stampin’ Rewards.

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GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY

For the best deal, check out the Starter Kit. Until 29th February 2024, get even more value in your kit. Select from 2 options.

OPTION 1

$235 worth of product PLUS our new Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio (a $106 value) for just $169!

Stampin’ Glass Mat Studio includes

  • Glass Mat
  • Silicone Mat
  • Cleaning Cloth

OPTION 2

Get $235 worth of product PLUS an additional $51 worth of product of your choice when you join for $169. That’s $286 value!

When you purchase the Starter Kit you become part of my Gifted Stars team and the global Stampin’ Up! family. Enjoy a minimum 20% discount on your future purchases. There is no requirement to hold parties or workshops. You can join to enjoy the community and be a savvy shopper. Have you got questions? Please get in touch with me on Ph: 0404 255 001. Join from anywhere in Australia.

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