SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE WEEK – DAY 3 – AND A VIDEO FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW!

Day 3 of our Snowflake Showcase Week.  Half-way through.  Today’s card is simple really but I think effective – and they can turn out differently each time.

The background for this card is a Watercolour wash.  I have used Bermuda Bay and of course the Snow is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits.

The large snowflake is cut from the White Velvet Paper. Have I told you how soft and furry it is?  So nice and adds such a lovely texture to your projects.  I have also used the Silver Glimmer Paper and the tiny snowflake is from the White Velvet Paper too.

Do you want to see how I have done the Watercolour Wash background?  Since it is a Wednesday and time for Wednesday’s WOW! #45 I thought I would combine the two.  How about that. 🙂

You can see the video below. (NB: If you receive the blog updates by email and the video hasn’t shown then click on the title at the top to go to the blog post and watch it there). 

I am just starting out more with videos.  They are not easy let me say … 🙂 I would love to know your thoughts and if you have any suggestions to improve them, please drop a comment and let me know.

How are you liking the Snowflake Showcase products?  Have you bought any yet?

Just a reminder what these products are as you couldn’t see them well in the video.

If you are in Australia you can order these now from me.  Remember these are only available in November AND only while supplies last, so don’t delay with them.

Order in store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: KGQKCBA4

OR email me to arrange an order.

Thanks for watching.  Now go and try that wash technique.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #43 – ONE STAMP, ONE DIE = 16 TAGS!

How can you make 16 tags from One Stamp and One Die?? I have to say this intrigued me.  For Wednesday’s WOW! #43 this week I wanted to check out this Tags and Tidings Bundle and see how it worked.  I found the video from Stampin’ Up! to share with you.  Maybe you are intrigued by it yourself??  The stamps are very small so how can you use them on your projects? How can you line the stamps up so easily with the die so they cut?  So many questions.  So if you are the same check out the video below and don’t miss out on the end to see their cute projects.

Here are some of the Stampin’ Up! projects.  So these might be small but they are cute.  I like even how the background is stamped on the card with them.  I had considered cutting the stamps up as I thought it might be easier. (SHAME ON ME).  I think I will leave it as one stamp.  Much easier to use and great for that background.

What do you think now?  Have you got this bundle? I would love to see your projects with it.

You can see it in my store -> HERE now.  $71 for the bundle.

Thanks for checking this out with me today.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – QUICK CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH TIMELESS TIDINGS KIT!

Last weekend at my World Cardmaking Day class we focused on making easy, quick cards by using Kits.  There are so many lovely Stampin’ Up! kits available.  One of them we focused on was the gorgeous Timeless Tidings kit.  Everyone loved the beautiful watercoloured look to the cards and and they were very easy to put together.  If you haven’t noticed them they are on page 33 of the Holiday Catalogue or you can see them below.

For Wednesday’s WOW #42 I thought we would have a close look at this kit. I have the video below to see them and you can see how easy it is to put them together.

What do you think?  Aren’t they gorgeous?  The fun thing with kits too is that you don’t have to make them exactly as they are.  You can change them around little.  Just a note on them,  we found that when we peeled off some of the gold strips and trim not all of them came out clean so you need to use a paper piercer or similar to pick out the little “bits” left behind.  That is probably the longest part to putting the cards together.

**Grab your Timeless Tidings Kit in my store now -> HERE  $35 AUS.  (Australian residents only).  Please use the Host Code: SGXSEFMS

**You might want to grab the Timeless Tidings stamp set too. -> HERE  $35 Clear mount or $49 Wood mount.

Of course, you can contact me directly to order too.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #41 – USING THE SHIMMER PAINT – PART 1!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #41 I have a super quick tip for you when you are using the Shimmer Paint.  At this stage I am not showing you particular techniques necessarily.  That will come at a later date.  I just wanted to show you a quick easy way of using it.  Maybe you know it already. 🙂

You will see.  Here is the video below. It is only a very quick one I took as I was making the card so apologies for the quality.

Did you find that helpful??

I will show you the finished card tomorrow so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #41 – BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD!

Christmas for us here is warm – well often hot, so we don’t think of snow let alone blizzards.  So while the weather is a little cooler for us at the moment as Spring warms up I thought for Wednesday’s WOW! #41 we would look at the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  I think it is a lovely one.

You can find this on page 39 of the Holiday Catalogue.  It has some sweet images and I really love the Blizzard Thinlits Die.  This is a one piece die and is very versatile.  With the Die you can create a background by cutting the die on a single piece of card, Or use it as a mask to sponge over.  Why not use the individual snowflakes to add to a card?  Here are some samples for you.

For these ones the snowflakes are diecut and adhered to the card.  Check the gold ones out that have been daubered with Gold Shimmer.

Look closely at the Mint Macaron strip on the bag.  The Blizzard Thinlits die were dry embossed on to the card using the Embossing Mat.  This is a very cool effect.

Here are some more Beautiful Blizzard samples from Stampin’ Up! artists.  Very pretty ways of using the stamps and dies too.

This is the lovely Beautiful Blizzards Bundle.

If you want to see a video on working with this bundle check the Youtube video below.  It shows some great ways to use it including how they have made the cards shown above.

You can order this in my store now -> HERE.  Clear Mount is $80.  Wood Mount is $92.50. Please use the Host Code:  SGXSEFMS   Thank You and be sure not to mark your online order anonymous or I can’t send you your Thank You Gift. 🙂  You can order directly from me too if you prefer by emailing me or dropping me a comment and I will contact you with the details.

I don’t want to wish you a Blizzard for Christmas.  That would not be fun.  I do hope it is filled with the Beautiful Blizzard though. 🙂

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW #37 – COLOURING WITH THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #37 we are looking at some tips with colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I realise I talk a lot about colouring, and sharing videos and tips on colouring.  I hope you are not sick of this.  I think it is good considering there are so many stamp sets in the Catalogue that require colouring.  Plus, I think personally I need to get all the help I can with colouring because I am not great at it and I am always searching out for help. 🙂

I discovered you can create a great watercolour wash effect using the Stampin’ Blends shown in the card below.  I love the effect of the contrasting colours.  The images really “POP” when you heat emboss the image with white Embossing Powder after you colour the card.  This card uses the set You’re Inspiring but you could use any images.

Check out how to create this background effect in the video below but also in this video you can see how you can blend different coloured Stampin’ Blends together when colouring images.

 

What do you think? Why don’t you give this effect a try.  I think I will have to give it a try for sure.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #36 – WATERCOLOUR LIFTING!

I just discovered a fun new technique and I thought I would share it with you for this Wednesday’s WOW! Can you believe we are up to #36??  There are so many exciting techniques and projects to share with you each week.

This week I wanted to share with you the Watercolour Lift Technique. 

Here is a card from Stampin’ Up! to show you the technique. How pretty is it?

Basically, it is washing your Shimmer White cardstock with a wash of ink using the Aquapainter.  Let it dry. Then stamp your images in Versamark over the area.  Solid images work better.  Then clear emboss them.  After that, wash over the card with a clean Aquapainter to lift some of the ink.  It lightens it revealing the images.  How cool!

I have a video to show you how it is done.

What do you think?  Now I am going to have to go off and try this ASAP.  Share your samples with me too I would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting me today for another episode of Wednesday’s WOW! 

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #33 – CHECK THAT PAPER OUT!

I have talked a bit about paper lately and sharing some great ways to use it. I am in the middle of sharing 5 Ways to With Paper during this week.  We are just taking a little commercial break today.

This month we have the special promotion of Buy 3, Get one Free.  For today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #33 I thought we would take a closer look at all these beautiful papers.  It’s hard to see with the tiny images in the catalogue.  So let’s meet them i this video below. (If you receive these blog posts by email and you don’t see the video, please click on the blog title above to go straight to the blog post).

 

What’s your favourite?  I still love the Nature’s Poem paper and I mentioned about the beautiful Petal Promenade paper recently.  It’s so hard to choose.

So just quickly, here is the deal again.  This month Buy 3 packs of paper and get a fourth one free. 

It’s a great deal and you can grab these this month.  Head to my store -> HERE to grab them.  Please use the Host Code this week: 3B6A2PJ6

Thanks for visiting.  Back with more great ways to #usethatpaper tomorrow.

Jenny

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #31 – DESIGNING THE PETAL PROMENADE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I have a really fascinating video to share with you today for Wednesday’s WOW! #31.  I hear many people comment on the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Not only is it really lovely thickness but the prints are usually so beautiful – on both sides! The dilemma is which side to choose some times! 

I wonder if you have noticed though the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper?  It is really gorgeous paper.  The floral prints are actual photographs and then on the other side you have the lovely marble prints.

What do you think?

I have just come across a video of the design process to create this paper.  I think you will find it interesting.  I did anyway. 🙂

We do have some clever designers.   I had noticed it in the catalogue but I must admit, when I watched the video I had to go back and take another closer look.  I may just have to grab some of it too.

BTW: This is one of the paper packs that are on the Buy 3, Get one Free promotion for this month.  So even better.  Stop by in my store ->HEREto grab some. 

Please use the Host Code: 4SZ43U7M

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #29 – EMBOSSING MATS!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you.  I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue.  I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue.  This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats.  You can see them on p221.  Have you noticed them?

They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat.  These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards.  I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.

What a great effect it can give. What do you think?  Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???

I had a go with some of my dies.  I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago.  I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.

I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  

      

Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –

Big Shot Platform

Cutting Plate

Die (facing up)

Cardstock

Silicone Mat

Impressions Mat

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You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE.  $26 AUS.  They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies.  Grab them now.  Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny