Friday, October 28, 2011

Wet Paper Stamping

This is technique which was highlighted in our demonstrator publication Stampin'Up! Impressions a few months ago - on no I've just checked the article and it was a YEAR ago! Oh well at least I get around to trying out things eventually!!!! I've also had this stamp set  - Always Elegant, sitting in my pile waiting to be "christened " too - it's not waited quite as long to be inked up!

Basically you mist spray a piece of watercolour paper with water.
Stamp your image in Stampin'Up! classic ink onto the dampened paper, don't panic the colour is meant to bleed into the paper. I used Pool Party as my first ink impression in the sample above. You can see the halo effect created by the ink bleeding outwards.
Wait for the paper to dry.
Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig restamp the image using a darker shade of coordinating ink.

Think about what stamps you have in your collection that you could use this technique with and have some fun! There is nothing like experimenting for a bit of fun and discovery!

I roughed up the edges of my piece using the distressing tool and then sprayed it with Precious Platinum shimmer paint mixed up in a bottle with rubbing alcohol. Smooch Spritz would give a similar effect.

It was matted onto Pool Party card and then onto folded Island Indigo card. Some paper piercing using the matt pack and paper piercer along with the stamped sentiment finishes it all off.

Thanks for coming by!

I'll be back online realtime soon, once I get back from my 30th anniversary honeymoon! I've had these posts scheduled to come up while I am away.

See you soon!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tri Shutter Anniversary Card

Today is my darling husband's and my 30th Wedding Anniversary! Here is the card I made him to show just how much I love him and to thank him for 30 wonderful years together.

Making a tri shutter card lets you use so many items from your stamping stash and it all ends up looking sooooo good!!!

I've used Real Red as my card base, the matts are Very Vanilla and the DSP is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  Inks are Real Red and Early Espresso.
Stamp sets are I Heart Hearts, Clearly for You, Word Play and Artistic Etchings.
Accessories used are Real Red satin ribbon, heart to heart and small heart punch, corner rounder, and pinking hearts border punch. Big Shot and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet. Pearl basic jewels.

I hope he likes it! I certainly had a lot of fun making it for him!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Easy Events Cards

 Hi there! Here is a cute set of cards so easily made using the Stampin'Up! stamp set Easy Events. This set has 8 sweet designs that cover every occasion, so if you are new to stamping this set makes a great starting point to your stamping collection.

These cards are 4 x 4 inches. The images have been stamped on Whisper White card using black Staz-on ink - great to use when colouring in images as the ink will not bleed into your lighter colours. The images were coloured using Stampin'Up! Stampn'Write markers.

 The tree above was coloured using a blender pen but the rest of the images were coloured direct to card.

The coloured cardstock was stamped in co-ordinating ink colours using the stamp set Confetti. I have a hard time leaving blank space on my cards so love little filler or background type stamps, they are perfect for filling in those blank spots.

As a lovely gift you could make up a set of these cards and pop them into a hand crafted gift box, they would make someone very happy.

 If you wanted to jazz these up a bit more you could add glitter highlights or add an extra layer to the stamped image by highlighting an aspect of one of the images. For example you could restamp the image, colour just the icing of the cupcake and cut it out and adhere over your image already on the card.

Also to make the images "pop" i have outlined them in Sahara Sand marker. It's a bit hard to tell in the photos. The other way to make your images look clean and crisp is matting them onto black card.
You can mix and match colours, there is so much fun to be had with this cute set!

I've used smooth card stock apart form the Sending you Love card where I used Wild Wasabi textured card. Other colours used are Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight card.

I hope you have lots of fum creating these cute cards!

If you would like to order any of the products used here please email your order to me at    

Monday, October 17, 2011

Precious Butterflies Card

Sorry about the delay in posting but I am still dealing with camera memory and computer glitches! Every time I want to copy across from my camera to the computer, the computer does not recognise it has the photos already filed so copies every pic on the memory card, all 400+. I know I should just delete the photos on the memory card and probably will as I am tired of deleting multiple copies of every photo! Not technically savvy is moi!

Any way to my latest card creation. I made this using the hostess set Precious Butterflies. You can earn hostess sets by making an order with me for over $300 or hosting a workshop with sales over $300. An original card from me for a change! The colours used are Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant. It's actually a similar colour combination I used to love using before we had the new colour renovation. Back then I used Kiwi Kiss, Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant. So very pleased to have this colour combo again.

Thanks for stopping by for a look! I'll be back with more in the next day or so. I'm on holidays so that means more stamping time!!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Morning Cup Card

I just love the new In Colour card in Pool Party along with its matching ruffled ribbon. I've co-ordinated it here with another new In Colour Calypso Coral.

The stamp set used is Morning Cup which I stamped up in black Staz-On and water coloured with an aqua painter on Confetti White card. This card is a great standby if you don't have any water colour paper handy. I like using Confetti card because I love the added pieces that are imbedded in the card, it adds texture to your image. The background was stamped in Pool Party ink using the background stamp Wonderfully Worn.

Thanks for looking. I had hoped to have another set of cards for you to view but due to technical problems with my camera and computer they will have to wait for another day!!!!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Stitched Stocking Cards and Promotion

Here are the samples I made using the terrific stamp set Stitched Stocking and the punch Stocking Tag which you can buy this month as a special Summer/Holiday Mini Catalogue prerelease from Stampin'Up! Also this month as a special from Stampin'Up! you can earn these items FREE if you host a workshop with sales of $450 or make an order of $450 before p&h. What a great special!!!

The card at the bottom is a CASE of the card you will see in the Stampin'Up! ads in your favourite stamping and scrapbooking magazines this month. The top card is one I will show you how to make in my October workshops this month.

If you would like to order this stamp set and punch please email me This prerelease is only for October, miss it now and you will have to wait until December!

Stitched Stocking set of 7 woodmount 125798 $53.95 / clearmount 123784 $42.95
Stocking tag punch 124095 $33.95


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