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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #140 – MAKE YOUR OWN PEARLIZED DOTS AND STRIPES!

Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Pearlized Dots.

This is so cool. You can create your own shiny, pearly dots or lines with the Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics.

See them below.

The Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics come in 3 little bottles (1oz or 29.5g each), in Red, Black and White lacquer.

With them you can create some really special elements for your projects.

  • Outline your stamped images to add some extra depth.
  • Add extra details like dots or lines.
  • Add detail to part of a stamped image or other embellishment piece.
  • Write words to give a “raised” effect.
  • Draw shapes like stars or hearts.

Here are some ideas how to use them.

Add little dots around the wreath to create little “berries”.

Add the white to the end of the Textural Elements or similar to make a shiny surface.

How would you use it?

A bonus this week is the Pearlized Enamel Effects is on the Weekly Deals. So you can get it at a discounted price of $24.30 for the 3 bottles. This price is only until Thursday though.

Need to grab some and in Australia?

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or Contact me directly and I can add it for you.

Now off to grab some so you can add some “Pearly” effects.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW #140 – USING EMBOSSING PASTE!

Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Ways to use the Embossing Paste.

Have you used the Embossing Paste? I have to admit I haven’t nearly enough. If you like adding that extra texture to your projects then this paste would be just the thing.

Let’s see how to use it.

The Embossing Paste comes in little tubs. 4oz or 1.18ml. You can get it in Matte finish or Shimmery White which has a little sparkle.

With a little spatula you can scrape on your paste. Use it directly on your projects to add texture or use it through a mask for an effective pattern. There are masks available but you could also use a diecut shape on Foil Sheet or acetate to apply the paste through it.

Leave it to dry for some time before completing the project or you can use the Heat Tool gently to speed up the process.

See the effect with the different masks available. Apply it all over or just in sections for your project. Be sure to wash off your masks straight away.

Try colouring the paste.

In a small container mix together drops of reinker to a little paste. The more reinker, the more intense the colour is. Then apply the paste as you would.

This project below uses a diecut shape using the Aspen Tree Dies. The shape was cut in Silver Foil as this is more rigid than card. Apply some Embossing Paste adding the coloured paste to the lower section and then add some plain paste to the top section. It adds some lovely texture.

It is hard to see in the photo clearly sorry. Project created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

You can find the Paste in my store.

For the Matte Embossing Paste ($14.00 AUD), See it -> HERE.

For the Shimmery Embossing Paste ($15.75 AUD), See it -> HERE.

Go and grab some and add texture to your next project.

Shop in store at the above links or contact me directly and I am happy to help you out.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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WATERCOLOURING WITH PAINTED POPPIES + VIDEO!

Did you know it’s World Watercolouring Month?? A month of celebrating and sharing all things watercolouring.

I’m no expert at watercolouring. But I have picked up some tips along the way. And practice makes perfect right. 🙂

There are lots of different ways to watercolour and different mediums to use. I shared a video recently on using Watercolor Pencils. In today’s video I’m using the Ink Pads and Water Painters to create a watercolour wash and more detailed watercolouring.

I pulled out the Painted Poppies Stamp Set. I haven’t used this in a while.

Check out the video below.

This card was inspired by one in the current Annual Catalogue on Page 29.

I hope you pull out your inkpads and Painters and get watercolouring.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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A CARD WITH A POCKET + A VIDEO!

Today’s video is a fun card I think. It’s a Pocket Front card.

It’s a standard size card and with a little folding and scoring creates a pocket in the front. Just the size for a tea bag, Gift Card or even a small chocolate.

I have a video to show you how to make it but also have the measurements below for you so you can recreate your own.

Here is the card for you. We have some different angles so you get an idea of it.

I used the Tea Boutique Collection for this card. Quite an appropriate one to include a Tea Bag in the pocket.

Below is the view from the front with the card standing up. It can stand well just on the point.

Lying flat.

Inside. I added a piece of white card so there is room to write.

Check the video out below.

The original idea came from Splitcoaststampers website -> HERE.

CREATE YOUR OWN POCKET FRONT CARD

Follow along with the video to see the scoring and folding of the card.

Base card 14.8cm x 21cm Score on the long side at 10.5cm

5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Score on the long side at 4 1/4″

On the long side place the left hand edge at the 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ point on the Paper Trimmer. Mark in pencil at the little channel on the Trimmer. Alternatively use a ruler to measure in 7.4cm or 2 3/4″ from the left hand edge and mark the point.

Turn card clockwise 1/4 turn. Mark halfway on this side which will be 7.4cm or 2 3/4″.

Score an angled line from the centre mark on the short side to the mark on the long side. Repeat the angled line from the centre to the mark on the other long side.

Fold on the score lines and fold in at the angles. Adhere to 2 angled folds down with tape.

Cut Designer Series Paper to 10cm x 10cm 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.

Cut the piece at an angle from one corner to the other. Keep one triangle as a large piece. Cut the other triangle in 2 to have 2 half triangles.

Adhere the large piece to the front of the card.

White card for inside measures 14.4cm x 10.1cm 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.

Adhere the 2 smaller triangles on each of the bottom corners. Adhere the white card inside the base card.

Decorate as you wish to.

I hope you get to make one. Let me know how you go.

Need any supplies and you are in Australia? Head to my store HERE or contact me directly.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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ANOTHER TUNNEL CARD WITH HUES OF HAPPINESS!

I shared a Tunnel card recently. That one was in Gorgeous Grape. I thought I would share another version I made. This one in Melon Mambo.

I used the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper. You can’t go wrong with that paper. It is gorgeous. I know, I already said that but it is. 🙂

Also used for this card was the lovely Happiness Abounds Bundle (Stamps and Dies).

You can see the Gorgeous Grape version. And you will also find the video and the measurements on that post too.

Check the blog post out with video and instructions ->HERE.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

Need some supplies and you are in Australia?

Don’t forget the Last Chance List of retiring items from the January – June Mini Catalogue. See them in store.

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CREATE A TUNNEL CARD WITH A VIDEO!

Today’s video I have a Tunnel Card. Have you tried this fold before?

It is really easy. I show you how in the video below. The measurements with scoring are further down.

I have used the gorgeous Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper on both of these cards and the Happiness Abounds Bundle.

I will share the other version in another post so be sure to stop by.

CREATE YOUR OWN TUNNEL CARD

Base Card 14.8cm x 21cm Scored at 10.5cm 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″

White Card (Inside) 14.4cm x 20.6cm Scored at 5.2cm, 10.3cm and 15.5cm

8 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ Scored at 2 1/16″, 4 3/16″ and 6 1/4″

Designer Series Paper (Inside) 2 @ 4.8cm x 14cm

1@ 2″ x 5 1/4″ (left side) 1@ 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (right side)

FRONT – Card Mat – 10.1cm x 14.4cm 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″

Designer Series Paper 9.7cm x 14cm 4″ x 5 1/4″

Follow along with the video to see how to put the card together.

Have fun with it,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #135 – DIES THAT CUT THE PAPER!

Wednesday’s WOW! #135 – Diecut those paper images!

Stampin’ Up! are clever. A big appeal with Stampin’ Up! is the co-ordination and it is not just with the colours. The tools work with the other products too.

Have you noticed? Many dies available in a suite can be used to diecut the images on the Designer Series Paper. No snipping with scissors for many of these.

I discovered this with the Blossoming Happiness Dies on the flowers of the Hues Of Happiness Paper. And it is not just the larger flower. It is also with the smaller flowers and the leaves.

Check it out below.

I had started cutting these with scissors and then discovered this little gem so just had to share with you.

Have a happy Wednesday,

Jenny

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WATERCOLORING TIPS WITH WILD AND SWEET STAMP SET!

A couple of posts I shared a card with the Panda from the Wild and Sweet stamp set.

I have put together a video on some tips when colouring it. You can check that out now. (Email subscribers the video may not show up in your email so head to the blog post directly).

Here is the card again if you missed it earlier. How sweet is this panda just hanging around??

If you need some of these wonderful new crafting supplies and you are in Australia you can jump on over to my store now.

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: CMDF9NBR when shopping. Or you can contact me directly.

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CREATING A MOON EFFECT WITH THE WAVES OF INSPIRATION!

I shared this card briefly in a recent video of 5 Ways with the Waves of Inspiration. (You can check that video -> HERE if you missed it. And really there were more than 5 Ways…)

I wanted to create a separate video on this card to show how I did the background but particularly the moon effect. You will be surprised.

Here is the card.

You can check out the video below.

(If you receive this blog update by email the video may not show so head to the blog post directly to view it).

There is not much time left to grab the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper so be sure you don’t miss out on it.

See the Waves of the Ocean Collection in my store -> HERE.

In Australia? You can order there directly. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV

Or Contact me and I can help you out.

I hope you get to try this out.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH THE WAVES OF THE OCEAN COLLECTION!

Today’s video is focusing on the Waves of the Ocean Collection of products. It is so gorgeous.

I have had lots of fun creating with these. In the video I share even more than 5 ways. I have created even more than that too… I will share them with you very soon.

Check the video now. (If you receive this update by email you will need to head to the Blog post directly as the video doesn’t usually show. Or it is now on Youtube too.

Here is the card I shared with you.

If you want to get any of these gorgeous products then head to my store -> HERE.

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Or contact me directly and I can help you out.

Don’t forget the Last Chance List is on now too.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny