Just over one week left of Sale-A-Bration now. I still have a number of cards to share with you using these fun, free Sale-A-Bration items. So this next week we are cramming them all in.
This Epic Celebrations set is so cool and such a good set for the “teens”.
The stamped and coloured sneaker piece was made a few weeks ago now when I made the coloured set. You can see that post -> HERE. This piece was left over when I was testing the results. I thought it would be worth keeping and using. To make that I stamped the sneaker in Versamark and then heat embossed in White powder. After it cooled a little I went over it with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. The black card piece was then cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I have shown you some Brusho Crystals backgrounds in the last couple of posts too. Since I had a piece of the inked Brusho samples lying around still I thought I would add that to the card. They seemed to match in well. To create this piece I sprinkled over some Shimmery White card with the Yellow Crystals and the Gamboge colour. Then the piece was misted with water with the Spritzer.
To finish the card, I embossed a piece of white card with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. Then the piece was stamped with the sentiment from Party Pandas and the “spots” from Epic Celebrations. The card base is Pumpkin Pie.
***URGENT NOTE ON THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS:
Due to a huge demand for the Stampin’ Blends over the past few months the supply of these are very low. New supplies won’t be in stock for some time so Stampin’ Up! have made the decision to make these unavailable to order until late May. SO, if you want any (or all) and you can’t wait until late May then ORDER NOW – TONIGHT BY 8PM AEST. I will be finalising an order tonight so contact me OR order online -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: UUDCYQDV
I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already. That’s a bit disappointing. 😦 It doesn’t matter big time really I guess. I can still share them with you. I hope that you like them.
The theme for the Bloghop was colouring. Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals. So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently. I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.
I used a technique you might have seen around a bit. The Black Magic technique. It’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s colouring over White heat embossed images. You can use pencils or the markers.
STEPS TO CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS
Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better. I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.
To create it:
1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂
2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends. I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.
3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals.
4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil. TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else. It is only getting hidden after all. Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.
This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for Sale-A-Bration. Have you got your set yet? It’s great for the young teen cards.
So I hope you like this “epic” set. Thanks for stopping by.
I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.
Have a good night,
Last weekend I had my Catalogue Kick Off for the year. It was so great to get back stamping with my lovely class ladies. We do have fun. This is our “therapy”. I am sure you can relate to that.
We looked at a lot of the new products in the Occasions Catalogue and the excitement of Sale-A-Bration. Of course we did do some stamping surprisingly. 😉
I thought I would share you some of the fun. If you are on my Facebook page you might have seen the video I shared. I am not able to share it here but you can check it out -> HERE if you like. Just scroll down a bit and you will come across the video. By the way, Have you LIKED my page yet. You can keep updated there on some of the excitement.
One of the Make and Takes we did was using the Charming Cafe Bundle. I shared some tips with using this bundle on a post or 2 back. You can head back there to check it out.
I kept the card fairly simple for the class. The images were stamped in Memento Black and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils. They weren’t watercoloured so it was OK just to use the Memento. The paper is from the free Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration. Just a tip: Adhere your piece of DSP to the card base BEFORE you cut the window with the Framelit. Much easier. 😉
The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set. I love the gorgeous Whisper White Organza ribbon. So soft and beautiful. It ties so easily too. You need to get yourself some of that.
The other project we made was using the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes. You can find these on page 19 in the Occasions catalogue.
I have used the Bubbles and Fizz DSP on these and of course added a cute hedgehog from the Hedgehugs set.
These little cards don’t take long to decorate and they are great for that little note to someone or a good size for a Gift Card. Don’t forget to stamp the matching envelope when you make these.
I made up little gift packs too to thank everyone for coming. They were a mix of the Bubbles and Fizz paper and the Petal Passion paper. I added some diecuts from the Celebrate You Thinlits. The sentiment on the front is from Epic Celebrations.
Of course there is the Lucky Door Prize. I made up little gift boxes using the Silver Gable Boxes and decorated them with the Bubbles and Fizz paper. I had some of the new Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes, an ink spot and some ribbon.
I will share some samples over the next few posts too so stop by again.
The Colour Inkspirations Challenges are back for 2018. I am excited about that. I really enjoyed taking part last year so I am ready again.
This week’s Challenge #CI25 is with the colours Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White. I do like blue and lime together. I have to say I was a little intimidated. I have been watching the cards entered for the challenge over on the Facebook group HERE and thought, should I really bother?? There are some AMAZING creations! But it’s about challenging yourself so I did have a go. SO … here is my card.
I have used the Epic Celebrations set from Sale-A-Bration. I was inspired to colour the sneakers a bit like this from a card on Pinterest but then I couldn’t go back and find the card when I went to check it. Maybe it was on a Facebook group I am on??? The layout for the card was from the Freshly Made Sketches #311. As you can see from the sketch below I flipped the sketch on it’s side. You can do that with sketches. It doesn’t have to be exactly the same.
The Designer Series paper is from the Bubbles and Fizz pack from Sale-A-Bration.
The sneakers are coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter on Thick Whisper White. When it was dry I went over it with the Night of Navy marker.
The sentiment is stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and cut with the 1 1/4″ circle Punch. This was layered on a Silver Foil circle punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch. This was then layered on to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle Thinlits. I added some Silver Thread under the sentiment pice.
What’s that zig-zag edge from? The card needed something in Night of Navy under the piece but I wasn’t sure what to use. I had just used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and saw the Zig-Zag edge on the bag Framelit. So I took a small strip of Night of Navy and cut a piece out with that. The star is from one of the other die pieces in that Thinlits set. I raised that up off the card and added an adhesive Rhinestone to the centre.
I was happy with the end result but certainly not as amazing as many of the other projects.
I hope you like it anyway and it might inspire you. 🙂