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COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #26 – 3 GREEN LADIES!

I was stumped this week for the Colour Inkspirations challenge.  I love green and I use a lot of green but to use all these colours together was hard.

I tried a couple of different things and it just wasn’t working.  This card was maybe the 4th stamped attempt.  I went back to my 3rd attempt and ended up finishing up with this.  Still not sure.  It’s simple which is what I do but it’s just not enough I think.  Anyway, I thought I would show you.

The lady from Beautiful You is stamped in each of the greens and then the centre filled with the pattern in the Sahara Sand.  I used the Sahara Sand marker to fill in the hat.

The “dots” are from Timeless Textures.  They were stamped in the Sahara Sand and then I stamped some with Versamark and embossed them in Gold.  The sentiment and Banner is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I wrapped around some Gold Thread before adhering the card to a piece of the Bubbles and Fizz DSP.  That worked well. The little flower is from the Sprinkles of Life set and punched with the Tree Builder Bunch.  That was an afterthought this morning when I looked at the card again in the light.

So nothing fancy and I didn’t have a lot of time this weekend.  But I am  putting it out there to have a go right. 🙂

Thanks for looking today,

Jenny.

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #11 – COLOURING BEAUTIFUL YOU WITH THE BLENDS!

I have been sharing a lot of projects using the Stampin’ Blends.  I am really enjoying them.  So easy to use and I am feeling like an artist!!!  Well, maybe I have a little way to go.  A few weeks ago I played with the Blends with the Beautiful You set.  So I thought I would show you these in Watch It Wednesday #11.

Here are the 3 cards but I will show you them individually further below.

I did colour these a few weeks ago and I have worked on my colouring a bit more but you might find it helpful.

Here is the video for your enjoyment.

Here are each of the cards so you can see them close-up.  I have kept the layout similar but created them in different colours and changed the Embossing Folders.

Night of Navy with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.

Rich Razzleberry with the Petal Burst Folder.

Cherry Cobbler with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.

Did you notice the Rhinestones?? You can colour them with the Blends too.

So I hope you might have a play with them.  They are really not hard at all to use and I love the effect with them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9 – THOSE HIDDEN STITCHED SHAPE FRAMELITS!

For today’s episode of Watch It Wednesday I want to share a  product that sometimes gets missed in the catalogue.  Every time I use these in class my class members are amazed.  Where had these been hiding all the time?? So I wondered if you had really discovered these yourself.

Today let’s look at the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

I think these Framelits are great and I do use them all the time.  They give an extra dimension around your shape without being too fussy.  What do you think of them?  You need them in your stamping supplies for sure.

Here are a couple of cards that I have used them on.

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

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ANOTHER LADY IN RED!

A few weeks ago I shared a number of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ ladies. I showed how to change the dress line of one of the ladies.  If you missed that post you can see that HERE.

I started making a video but I didn’t come to share that.  We won’t worry about the video now, but during the process I made a couple of these ladies so thought I would finish the cards off. I have the card to show you today.  It is similar to the original card.

Once I coloured the stamped lady with the Aquapainter and Watercolor Pencils, I cut the piece with the Layering Oval Framelits. Then I adhered a Paper Lace Doily behind it with a few loops of Gold Thread.  I actually had a white card piece already embossed with the ‘Fluttering’ Embossing Folder.  This piece was adhered on to a Red card mat and then a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment “Celebrate” was stamped in black on to Real Red card and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

If you want to see the rest of the ‘Beautiful You’ cards I have shared recently then be sure to click on the tag below of “Beautiful You” and it will take you to all the posts.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

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EMERALD ENVY PAPER PIECING FOR BEAUTIFUL YOU LADY!

If you don’t like colouring too much here is a quick way to add colour. Try Paper Piecing. You can use this idea for any outline stamps.  I have done this with the Beautiful You set.

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I CASED this card from a Demonstrator friend on a group I am on.

For the Paper Piecing technique:

Stamp your image in black onto Whisper White card.  Ink it and stamp it again onto patterned paper.  For this one I used the Emerald Envy pattern in the Playful Palette DSP stack.  Then cut your image from the patterned paper one cutting just on the outside of the black line.  Adhere this image onto your other stamped image on the White card.

To assemble the card:

On a piece of Whisper White card emboss it with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder. Layer that on to some black card. (TIP: If you like to save on your cardstock you can just add strips of black behind the white.  That’s what I did!!). 😉  Adhere this to your Emerald Envy Card base.

Mat the stamped piece with the lady on to black card and adhere on to your card base. Stamp your sentiment onto a White card rectangle and mat this onto a black card rectangle.

There are so many ways you can use the Beautiful You set.  I hope I have inspired you.  I am sure there will be lots more to share with you later.  Next week I will be focusing on the ‘Lift Me Up’ Bundle so stop by.

Have a great weekend.  I have some serious house sorting to do.  The whole house is getting decluttered, including my craft room and studio.  So if I don’t return next week send out the search and rescue teams. 🙂

Jenny

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Order your ‘Beautiful You’ set in my store HERE.  for Clear Mount $49 AUS Wood mount $68. Don’t forget with Sale-A-Bration, pick up your free choice with your $90 order.

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CHANGING THE DRESS LINE OF THE BEAUTIFUL YOU LADY!

I have been sharing lots of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ set this past week.  When I first started seeing ideas with this set on Pinterest I noticed that some of the dresses were different.  I was curious and went investigating further. I thought I would share with you today how it can be done so you can create more with this set.

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I have put together a tutorial for you.

CHANGING THE DRESS LINE.

1. You can do either of two things. a) draw over the top part of the lady with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker or what I have done b) Place the stamp on the table top facing up. Mask the skirt area with a Post It note or piece of scrap paper. Leaving the stamp on the table ink up the stamp with the Black StazOn inkpad.  I have used StazOn as you will be watercolouring the image.

2. Stamp the image onto Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White card or Watercolor Paper as you will be watercolouring it.

3. With the Black Marker draw a skirt line that you would like.  If you prefer use a pencil and then go back over it with the Marker. You could create any style, short or long.

4. To Watercolour this I used the Real Red Watercolor Pencil, colour along the lines of the dress and the hat.  Using the Aquapainter blend over the colour.  You can build up the colour as you desire by going over the area but allow it to dry a little before adding more colour.

Assemble your card as you like.

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To create this card I cut the image with the Layering Oval Framelits cutting a larger one with the Red Glimmer Paper. The sentiment was stamped in black and cut with a Framelit from the Stylish Stems.  Using the Duet Banner Punch I cut a banner from the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it down in the centre to adhere behind the sentiment.

To finish I looped around some Copper Thread and raised that off some Whisper White mat which had been embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  Base card is Real Red.

Hope that was helpful for you.  You can use this idea to change different stamps. Go and experiment.

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL YOU MATCHBOX AND MINI CARDS!

Continuing on my ‘Beautiful You’ projects this week. I have a cute little Matchbox and mini cards to show you. The sentiments in this set can make great “pick me up” type cards to give to a friend. I have the tutorial for you below so you can make your own.

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A little drawer slides out to hold the Mini cards. I am sure you could fill it with some chocolates or maybe teabags even.

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There are 4 mini cards.

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I have used the ‘Playful Pallette’ DSP pack. This is a great way to use up those little scraps of patterned paper you have around. I inked the sentiments with the Markers. They were then cut out with the Layering Squares and Layering Circles Framelits. To decorate my mini cards I used the ‘Flourish Thinlits’

Do you want to make your own?  Here is the tutorial in Metric and Imperial. Give it a try.

MATCHBOX MINI CARD BOX

METRIC

BOX

Cut cardstock 13.5 cm x 13.5cm.  Score at 2.5cm and 11cm.  Turn 90’ and score at 2.5cm and 11cm.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 24.5cm x 8.6cm.  Score on the long side at 5.6cm, 8.2cm 17cm and 19.6cm. Fold on score lines.  Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

IMPERIAL (you might like to check these measurements in scrap card first!).

BOX

Cut cardstock 5 3/8” x 5 3/8”.  Score at 1” and 4 ¾”. Turn 90’ and score at 1” and 4 ¾”.

Cut up on tabs on opposite sides and assemble to form a box.

BOX SLEEVE

Cut card 3 ½” x 9 ¾”.  Score on the long side at 2 ¼”, 3 3/8”, 6 7/8” and 7 7/8”. Fold on score lines. Place adhesive on the inside of one end.  Wrap around box and seal the ends to fit.

Decorate as you like.

Thanks for looking

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL YOU IN THE MOONLIGHT!

Last Saturday I held a ‘Beautiful You’ class showing lots of techniques that could be used with the very versatile set.  It was very well received I think.  I was busy last week playing a lot with this set to create some samples.  I thought I would share some of the projects this week.

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest stamping it on black card so I really wanted to give it a go.  Here is the card.

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It is stamped with the White Craft Ink Pad.  I thought I might have had to heat emboss it in White but I think it turned out crisp enough.  For the moon, I punched out a circle from a Post It Note with the 2″ circle punch and laid the negative on the card in position and sponged ink over the punched circle. I then added a few highlights with the Blender Pen and ink.

The black card was adhered to Sweet Sugarplum and then to a Black card base.  I added some Rhinestones to finish it off.  I thought I would just keep it simple.

I will be back with some more cards with this great set later in the week.

Jenny x

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BEAUTIFUL YOU WATERCOLOURED!

I have finally  had a chance to play with some new products.  I have been so busy with Christmas and all these new toys have been sitting there looking at me.  The first thing I pulled out was the set ‘Beautiful You’ and the Watercolor Pencils.  I was really keen to give them a try.

This is the set of cards I created with them.

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I kept the layout the same with each card.  I will tell you how I created them below.

The image:  There are 3 beautiful line images in this set.  I stamped each one on a square of Thick Whisper White using Black Stazon.  It is fine to use this thicker white card to do a little watercolouring.   I coloured around the images with the Watercolor Pencils.  Then using the Aquapainter I gave it a wash over to blend the colours.  These pencils just blend so smoothly.

The Paper squares: I wanted to keep the layout fairly simple.  I layered the image onto squares of Sahara Sand and then on to squares of the ‘Falling In Love’ DSP coming in the Occasions catalogue. This is such gorgeous paper.  Although I seem to have hidden most of it under the squares!!  Each of the squares are the same size measuring 8cm x 8cm (4″x 4″).  I fanned them out before adhering them to the base card.

Assembling the card: The “squiggly” line stamp was stamped over the base card with the co-ordinating ink colour.

The sentiment:  There are some really lovely sentiments in this set.  I used the “celebrate” on each one stamping them on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. One was just using that word.  Then on one card I coloured the “you” on one of the sentiments with the Black Marker and stamped that with the “celebrate”.  That’s the great thing with clear blocks you can line it up closely to where you want it.  If you are unsure eyeing it you could use the stamp-a-ma-jig.

On the other card I inked up the “in style” sentiment and stamped it with the “celebrate”. On each one I snipped the end to flag the end and then wrapped around some Linen Thread several times before adhering  small piece of Paper Doily behind the card strip. Then it was raised up on to the card using Dimensionals.

Here is a close-up of each of the cards for you to see.

Soft Sky

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Melon Mambo

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Sweet Sugarplum

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Only a few days to go (January 4th) before the Occasions Catalogue goes live. Sale-A-Bration starts to. I can’t wait to play more with these gorgeous products. Have you got your catalogue yet?  If you still need to get your hands on one and you are in Australia then drop me a comment and I will send one your way.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny