cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

FAREWELL TO THE 2017-2019 INCOLORS!

I am sad that these colours are leaving us.  I have to say I have really liked working with most of these colours.  Especially Lemon Lime Twist.  I thought I would share a few photos of projects I have made over the last 2 years as we send off these colours.

At the beginning of the 2017 Catalogue when these colours launched I had to show them all together with a flower display using the Daisy Punch.

I like to create a group of cards using the Incolors.  These ones use the Detailed Floral Thinlits.

I think Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist has been a popular colour combination I have used over the last 2 years.

Lemon Lime Twist is just as nice on it’s own. It does seem a lot more intense though.

Tranquil Tide.  I used it a little bit.  It was a nice shade of green.  This one was using the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

Fresh Fig and Powder Pink I haven’t used all that much.  But here they are together with Berry Burst.

So we farewell the 2017-2019 Incolors.  What colour are you saddest to see going?

Inkpads and some of these colours of cardstock are still available to order.  Be sure to stock up if you like them.  The Reinkers have all sold out though so you are a little late with those.

See the retiring incolors and to order in my store head-> HERE 

Please use the Host Code: EUEAGC3N when ordering.  Thank you kindly. And be sure to not mark your order anonymous or I won’t be able to send you out a little Thank You. 🙂

Next week we will be welcoming in the 2019-2021 Incolors.  I have been playing with these a lot over the weekend so I watch out for some projects soon.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you again.

Jenny

 

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

THINLITS V’S FRAMELITS V’S EDGELITS!

There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  Do you know the difference between them?  That’s what Wednesday’s WOW!  #34 is looking at today.  Let’s check them out.

THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS

Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.

What are they though?

Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags.  The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.

For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.

Or the Window Box Thinlits

Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame.  They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.

Layering Ovals.

Wood Crate Framelits

Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.

Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.

 

Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.

They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.

 

While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits?  Should you use the Precision Plate?

The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp.  They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.

To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.

See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).

 

Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.  I know I did when I was looking in to it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Techniques, Videos

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

 

 

cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings

FLORAL THINLITS ENGAGEMENT CARD!

It’s been a busy few months with Sale-A-Bration.  First of all,  Thank you to all my customers for your support and patronage AND to the wonderful new people who have joined my team.  I had 4 new people join the JEN’s INK team over Sale-A-Bration. They know a bargain when they see one.  Welcome to them all.  I love my team whether they are hobby demos loving the discount or striving to build up their business.  BUT, Thank you to you all for visiting my blog.  I would love to talk to you in person and love to say Hello.  I love talking to people about cardmaking and sharing ideas.  It’s always so exciting.  We can all learn from each other.  Thanks for stopping by in your busy day. Don’t be scared to leave a comment now and then. 🙂

Now we move on from Sale-A-Bration and from Easter.  This past week I have been making my swaps for Onstage this coming weekend.  This is such a fun event for Demonstrators held in locations all over the world.  It’s too early for sharing my swaps yet but stay tuned in the next week and I can share them.

Today’s card I realised I hadn’t shared with you yet.  I made this for my niece who recently got engaged in January.  When I went to check on the photo to share with you today I realised it’s not the best photo.  BUT I have already sent it so I hope it gives you an idea.  This is with her favourite Stampin’  Up! colour Island Indigo.

A Whisper White card mat is embossed with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  A piece of Island Indigo was cut with the Detailed Floral Thinlits and adhered directly to the white card.  I left a section on the left of the Island Indigo card to allow for the sentiment and the ribbon. The sentiment is from Vertical Greetings which fitted well in the space.  I thought I had added some Rhinestones or Pearls to the sentiment but obviously after the photo was taken. 😉 Some of that gorgeous White Organza Ribbon was wrapped around the card mat before adhering to the Island Indigo base.  It was a very quick card and time was limited but I can report she LOVED it.  So that’s all that matters.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back with more creating very soon,

Jenny  

cards, Challenges, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR A COLOUR CHALLENGE!

I had a little play today.  I am trying to make a little more time for my own creating.  So I played along with the Colour INKspirations challenge.  This is a Facebook group that has recently started. Here is the colour palette.

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Don’t these look yummy – and so cool after the hot week we have had here this week.  So I made not one but 2 cards! I was on a roll.

Here is my first card.

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This one uses the set ‘Day at the Beach’.  I have had this set for a while now but this was the first time I have inked it up.  I have used the Shimmery White card to stamp the iceblocks on. (I think in some countries you call these icelollies??) I tested other paper to stamp them on but I found the Shimmery White worked best.  The Thick Whisper White just warped too much even though you can watercolor on it at times.

TO COLOUR THEM:

I inked one iceblock at a time then used the aquapainter to colour it straight away pulling some of the colour in from the image lines. I also added some more colour by picking it up off the inkpads with the aquapainter.  I think a big part of watercolouring is patience.  Let the images dry and THEN go back over it adding more colour with the inkpads and aquapainter and building up the depth of colour if you want to.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD:

The stamped piece is layered on to Sweet Sugarplum card and then to a Mint Macaron card base. The “spots” are from the ‘Timeless Textures’ set to match each iceblock.  It was hot here so they melted quickly. 😉  I added a nice sparkly HAPPY from Silver Glimmer Paper with the ‘Hello You’ Thinlits the birthday is from ‘Crazy About You’. It has been some time since I have pulled these out.  Of course, I added some Rhinestones for the bling factor. 🙂

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My 2nd card is using the gorgeous ‘Detailed Floral Thinlits’. 

TO MAKE THE CARD:

Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White to slightly smaller than your card base.  On one piece of card cut the 2 Detailed Floral thinlits dies. The smaller die at the top the larger die at the bottom.  On your second piece of Whisper White you will sponge your colours on. Take one colour at a time and sponge a colour in different places over the card. Then take your next colour and move on to each colour.  You can go back over the card at the end to fill in patches or add more intense colour in parts.

Here is the finished panel I had when I was finished. (Maybe I should do a video on this???).

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TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD: 

Using your Fine Tip Glue carefully add the glue to the back of the cut panel and then adhere the 2 pieces together. TIP: I find when using this glue that it runs very quickly. You don’t need to squeeze the bottle.  When I have covered the piece in glue I turn it over onto scrap paper and press very lightly just to take off some of the excess glue so it doesn’t ooze out from under the piece when you are sticking it down.

Once done I adhered this to the Blushing Bride card base. Since I had the Hello You Thinlits out I cut a Happy from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  The “for you” is from the Crazy About You set again.  I stamped that on to Blushing Bride card and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. The piece was sponged around with Blushing Bride ink to add some highlights.

Hope you like them.  Have a great day. 🙂

Jenny

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

FAVOURITE CARDS FOR 2016!

It’s been a big year of creating.  I thought we would take a little recap of some of the favourite cards from this year.  Perhaps you have missed them or would like to see them again. 🙂

If you click on the title of the card you can head directly to that post to find out more details.

Rose Wonder 

sponged rose

Something For Baby

baby blue

Card in a Box for a 2 year old.

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Swirly Bird Pinwheels  This card amazes me.  It is just a simple funky card that I was playing around with one day with the Swirly Bird set. It has had a huge reaction on Pinterest with it being repinned 5,400 times!!

Pinwheel Swirly Bird

Ombre Detailed Floral Thinlits

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Cookie Cutter z-fold

Z-fold with Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter Tag.

I realised I had never posted this tag.  I made this tag the same time I made the Z-Fold card above. It was just a simple tag and I didn’t bother sharing it. I shared it on a group I am on though and someone Pinned it to Pinterest. It has now been repinned 5,700 times!  Sorry you missed out on seeing it. 🙂

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Birthday Fiesta Llama.  This guy just makes me smile.  I had to share him again. 🙂

fiesta-birthday

Star of Light Christmas

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I am looking forward to another exciting year ahead of creating and sharing with you.

Be safe for the New Year.

Jenny

cards, Techniques

OMBRE FLORAL THINLITS!

Here is another card from our Stamping Weekend.  This one uses the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It has been a little while since I have used these so it was good to give these gorgeous Thinlits a whirl again.

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Colouring your card:

For this card take 2 pieces of Whisper White card just slightly smaller than your card base. My card base is Dapper Denim.  On one of the pieces of Whisper White cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the top and bottom of the card.

On your other piece of Whisper White you will colour the card. You can watercolour it (if you have used Shimmery White or Thick Whisper White), roll it or sponge it.  I sponged mine in similar tones.  This creates a graduation of colours known as Ombre. I used Soft Sky at the top, Marina Mist in the middle and Dapper Denim at the bottom.

Assembling your card:

Adhere your diecut piece over the sponged piece of Whisper White and adhere these to your base card.  It’s that simple. I then diecut the “HELLO” from Hello You Thinlits and adhered this down. I went over the word with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I thought it needed something else and added a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.  I am still not sure on that addition What do you think?  It does have a little sparkle with Wink of Stella but it is hard to see.

Thanks for visiting.  I have lots more to share with you so come back soon.  Or why not subscribe to get my emails to your inbox or your reader so you don’t miss anything.

If you need to order any of these products then you can head to my store (link in the side column).

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

ELEGANCE WITH FLORAL PHRASES!

Have you seen the new Floral Phrases Stamps and the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the Catalogue?  They are just so gorgeous.  It makes elegant cards so easily.  I had a play with them yesterday and thought I would show you my creations.

These cards were inspired by 2 I had seen on a Facebook group I am on.  I love the new Dapper Denim Incolor too.  It just adds to the elegance. 🙂

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The Detailed Floral Thinlits cut so easily.  I then placed it on the Whisper White card mat so I could line it up to stamp on the white card. Then I could adhere it in place with the Fine Tip Glue and then to the Dapper Denim Card base. The stamped strip is in Sahara Sand.  The butterfly was stamped in Dapper Denim and is from the Papillion Potpourri set.

The Rhinestones add a little sparkle. I debated on whether to tie around some White Baker’s Twine but decided against it. When it was all stuck together though I realised that I should have done it and kept coming back to it.  In the end I added a small twine bow.

This second card was in Dapper Denim too.  This time I stamped the floral image and then added the “spots” in the Crumb Cake.  I wanted to keep the sentiment simple so I stamped the floral border in Crumb Cake on a piece of card strip and then stamped the greeting over the top.  This time I added some Pearls for glamour. I sponged the edge of the card too which softens it.

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Here is the stamp set and the Thinlits if you haven’t noticed them before.  They are available to order from my store.

Floral Phrases           Detailed Floral Thinlits

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny