cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #121 – MASK YOUR SENTIMENT!

Wednesday’s WOW! #121. Sharing a tip for you on masking your sentiment area. This creates an “edge” for your surrounding stamping and creates a white space for your sentiment that helps it stand out without even raising it on a separate punch or diecut. It creates such a cool effect.

We created this card in my Retiring Class last week. I love the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and I’m so sad it is leaving. This card is not my original idea. I saw it on Pinterest by Nancy Ferb.

I have used the Mango Melody for the card base and Terracotta Tile for the card mat.

You create the mask for your sentiment area by adding a Sticky Note on the white card. I have shown it below. You can place it anywhere you like. Then stamp around the Sticky Note. When you are done remove it and then you have a “block” area to add the sentiment.

Sadly this stamp set is no longer available. 😦 They go quick when they are retiring.

Don’t miss out on any other of the Retiring Items. Only 2 weeks left. Check it out -> HERE.

Check out the Clearance Rack too for some huge discounted items. See it -> HERE.

With your orders I’m sending out some of my Hand-made cards. I have lots to give away. That’s in addition to the other little gifts I send out.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Techniques, Videos

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #94- MASKING WITH THE GANG’S ALL MEER!

Wednesday’s WOW! #94 – Let’s look at these cute little meerkats in the The Gang’s All Meer set available for Sale-A-Bration.  You have just got to love the sweet smiles don’t you?? 🙂

This set is great for fun birthday cards whether it’s just from you or from a whole group.  They are very easy to colour with any of your colour mediums whether it is the inkpads, watercolour pencils or Stampin’ Blends.  It has some other fun elements in the set with the little party hat for those meerkats or the cactus, or even a cute gecko that can join in the party.

See the stamp set in action in this video and particularly the great way of using this set with the masking technique.  It’s so easy and you can have a card full of these cute critters.

Below is the card with the masked Meerkats so you can get a better view of it.  Stamp as many meerkats as you like. You could use any other image you have using this same technique.

Here are some other samples Brian shared in this video so you can have a closer look.

 

Now you can have these cute meerkats yourself.

Choose this for your Free choice with orders over $90 AUD (or choose any other of the options) as your Free Sale-A-Bration choice.  Check it out in store-> HERE.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

WILDLY HAPPY FOR STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD AUGUST BLOGHOP!

Welcome to another Stamping Around The World Blog Hop.  So nice to have you.  You might have come from Margriet’s Blog or just starting Here.  Welcome and enjoy the hop.

Today I am using the set Wildly Happy as that was the one I used in the Tutorials for this month.

I wanted to do something a little different with this set.  I was thinking about this recently and was reminded that when you see pictures of elephants they are often in herds.  I did a little research and read that they are very social especially the female of the species and will keep close together looking out for each other.

So I created a little herd of elephants with the little baby.

Stampin' Up! Wildly Happy

To create this I used the Masking Technique. I have explained it further below. The elephants were stamped on Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends and I also used the Petal Pink ones for the baby.  The grass was with the Light Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.

MASKING YOUR ELEPHANTS

A piece of Thick Whisper White. Cut the card using one of the larger Rectangles Stitched dies. 

Note: I didn’t cut the card with the Rectangles Stitched Die until after I finished stamping and colouring the elephant so it is ok to leave it until then if you wish.

1. Firstly you will want to stamp your elephant on to a Sticky Note or you can use scrap paper with some removable adhesive.  Cut around the outline of the image.  For this card you will need to stamp 3 elephants in total on the Sticky Notes as you will use them all at one time in places.

2. Stamp your elephant and baby near the bottom right hand corner. Inking the stamp in Memento Ink.  Place one of your cut out Sticky Note elephants over the top of the image.  Ink up your stamp and stamp again just to the top left of the first one.  You will want to line it up so you just have the larger elephant shown.

3. Ink and stamp another elephant to the top right of the first one. The baby one should be just off the edge of the card but that is ok.

4. Place 3 of the Sticky Note elephants over each of the stamped elephants.

Masking Technique

5. Stamp another elephant in between the top 2 elephants.  And one elephant to the left of the left Sticky Note elephant.  Each time remember to line the elephant up to just stamp the adult one.

6. Move a Sticky Note to the last elephant stamped on the left and then ink and stamp another one to the left of this.

Once stamped you can then colour the elephants with the Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends and colour the little baby one with Petal Pink.  I found them very easy to colour.  Using the Light Smoky Slate Blends colour the elephants completely.  Then using the Dark Blends add lines over the printed lines (wrinkles) on the elephants.

To assemble the card, emboss the Smoky Slate card, 10.1cm x 14.4cm (5⅜” x 4⅛”)  with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder and wrap around a length of the Petal Pink ribbon. Then adhere this to the Petal Pink Card base. Raise up the stamped card piece to the front.

Stamp the sentiment on Petal Pink card and cut with an oval die in the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Then raise that up off the card with Dimensionals.

Wildly Happy _ Elephant Herd

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Enjoy making this card.  Try the masking Technique with any stamped image.

Now continue the Blog Hop.  This time you are off to Allie’s Blog.  If you get lost the Roll Call list is below.

Roll Call List

Stefanie Pletscher (The Crafty Medic)

Sue Allen (Simply Craft)

Linda (Stampin by the Beach)

JoAnne (Luv 2 Create)

Alicia Yap (Paper Munchkin)

Amanda Gillmore (She Creates: By The Sea Shore)

Margriet Siekman (Creatief met Marsie)

Jenny Hayward (A Stamping Journey)

Alejandra Gomez (Creating with Allie)

cards, Onstage, swaps

THIS WAS MY ONSTAGE SWAP!!


As you may know the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event is on right now and I am in Brisbane for the Live event.  It is very exciting!  Part of the fun of the event is swapping with other demonstrators. It’s great sharing ideas and meeting up with others.

I had grand plans for swaps again this year but with college assignments, Stampin’ Up! stuff, family stuff and life it just didn’t work out.  I had my design worked out though.

Although I didn’t get to make a number of them as swaps I made one ready for the display board at Onstage.

So here it is.  I was inspired by cards on Pinterest for this.  This is using the set ‘Paisleys and Posies’.

paisley-circle

To create this. First cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits from scrap paper. The scrap paper is the same size as your Whisper White mat and you will cut it near the top of your paper. This is your mask piece.

Lay the scrap piece over your white card mat and stamp your images. On this card I have used Flirty Flamingo. Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron inkpads. Stamp your sentiment on the white card in Black.

I layered the card on to a Peekaboo Peach card base. Then finish with a diecut flower from the ‘Paisleys Thinlits’ and an adhesive pearl in the centre.

I hope you like the card anyway. At least I can share it with you.

We are having a fantastic time at Onstage. I so love catching up with my demonstrator friends.  I can’t wait to share the exciting new products coming very soon. So watch this space. 🙂

Now just before I sign off today too since we are talking about Onstage and swapping. I posted Live on my business Facebook page yesterday about the craziness of swapping. You might be able to catch that there still if you head to my page. The link is in the right hand side bar. My first attempt at Facebook Live but I hope to bring more to you soon. 🙂

I hope you have an awesome weekend.

Jenny