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PETAL PALETTE THANKS!

Recently you might have read I was giving away a Stamparatus celebrating my 10th Stampin’ Up! Birthday.  I made up some special mini Thank You Cards to give to those who ordered during that week with a little gift.  I thought I would show you the cards.

These measure 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The flowers, I think they are roses, from the Petal Palette set are stamped in Memento Ink and then coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. The white card is adhered to a co-ordinating coloured card mat and then to a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment is from the Petal Palette set and cut with the shape from the Petals and More Thinlits.  For a little extra addition I added the small leaf spray from the Thinlits set which was cut in White card.

Here is a close-up of 2 so you can see them a little clearer.

These ones are Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

I think they liked them. 🙂

I appreciate each and every person who orders from me.  Thanks so much.  If you are needing your Stampin’ Up! supplies and you are in Australia why not shop with Me. Visit my store now -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS!

Yesterday I showed you a card with the Accented Blooms set with the flower image coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Pop back a post if you missed that one.  Today I have another one similar but this time I have coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils and gone over it lightly with the Aquapainter to blend the colours.

This time the image was stamped with Stazon on to Shimmery White card.  This card is thicker than regular Whisper White and will take the water.  There is only a very little amount of water used with this so you could possibly use the Thick Whisper White but I rather keep it to the Shimmery White.  Also, it’s nice getting the little sparkle from the paper.  Once the image was dry from watercolouring it was adhered to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card that had been embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Then this was adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch then raised up with Dimensionals.

What do you think of this version?  I will show you some completely different cards with this set next.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

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FAMILY SCRAP PAGE WITH NATURE’S POEM PAPER!

If you have followed me for a while you would notice that I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking.  I have done a page here and there.  (If you want to see some of them then be sure to click on the tag ‘scrapbooking’ at the top and it will take you to some of the posts).

I have had this photo for a couple of years now with the idea of scrapping it.  I needed to make a page this week and thought of this photo again – and it was time to do something with it.  So … I made a scrap page. 🙂

Here it is for you.

WHAT I HAVE USED

Card and Paper: Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide cardstock, Sahara Sand cardstock, Whisper White, Vellum.

Stamps: Petal Palette.         Dies: Petals and More Thinlits, Layering Oval Thinlits, Stitched Labels Thinlits.

THE PROCESS

Choosing the photo was the easy part but working out how to put it together took a little time.  I first went through some scrapbooking page ideas I had pinned on Pinterest.  I also looked at some ideas I saved to my computer and in some magazines.  I wanted to use some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper in some way.  I had thought in strips.  I tried a few sheets of paper that I had to see what worked.  I found that this piece looked the best against the black and white photo.  I thought I might cut it in strips with some other prints from the Nature’s Poem pack but I liked this piece left as it was.

I narrowed down the stamps and the dies to the Petal Palette set and cut a few pieces from the Petals and More Thinlits and the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I played around with the positioning and then added the sentiment.  I have to say it was a fun process putting the page together and I was happy with the way it turned out.

Now don’t hold your breathe for me to scrap another page in a hurry.  😉

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 1!

Do you love the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper?  It is so fantastic isn’t it.  We buy it, look at it, stroke it – and then file it away for a special occasion.  Do you do that?

We have a wonderful Paper sale on at the moment to buy 3 and get one free.  More of that gorgeous paper to file away.  Well, this week we are going to get that paper out and use it (I would like to write that last sentence in capitals but you might not like me yelling at you). Each day this week I will bring you a different way to use that paper.  Remember the hashtag from a few months ago when I shared ways to use paper #usethatpaper  Well, let’s get on with it again this week.  Who is in?

For today’s card I have used the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  It is not one available as the Buy 3 get one free promotion but it is so beautiful to use and probably one of those packs you have sitting there too special to use.

The idea for this card came from Jackie Bolhuis from klompenstampers.

This style of card works really well with beautiful prints on both sides of the paper.

HOW TO CUT YOUR PAPER

Firstly, cut your piece of Designer Series Paper just slightly smaller than your card base.  (Metric paper size would be 14.4cm x 10.1cm). The US card sizes are different to the South Pacific (and I think) Europe market, so I will just give you a general guide but if you cut your paper to about 1/8″ shorter on both sides to the front of your card base. Card base being 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ I think. On your short edge cut it vertically at the point about 2/3 the way across.  For metric measurements I cut it down at 7cm.

Take the Left hand strip, turn it 90′ anticlockwise and cut it approximately 2/3.  For metric, this was at 8.4cm.  Place it aside and it’s easier if you keep it in it’s position one above the other. Take your right hand strip that you had cut previously, turn it 90′ clockwise (so reverse direction) and cut it at 2/3.  For metric this would be at 8.4cm. Place it next to your previously cut pieces in their positions.

You should have 4 sections of different sizes.  With the bottom left piece flip that over.  For the top right piece flip that piece over. Adhere these pieces in position on your card base.

FINISH YOUR CARD

Decorate your card as you like. I had the decorative strip and the sentiment sitting on my desk from unused projects so it was good to be able to use these. The strip was cut with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper from the Petals and More Thinlits.  Shame you can’t see the sparkle from that. The sentiment is stamped with a greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and cut with a Framelit from the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I cut the decorative circle one in Petal Pink which is from the Stitched Labels Framelits also. It is hard to see but I also cut a small circle from Vellum from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

 

Come back tomorrow and each day this week as I bring you a different way to use your paper.  Thanks for visiting me today,

Jenny

 

 

 

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SOFT PEACEFUL REFLECTION!

A few weeks ago I was playing around with the set Peaceful Reflection.  I share a z-fold card some time ago (if you missed it see it ->HERE)

Today’s card I had in my head and was pleased it turned out as I thought.

Some quick details on it: 

The ripples are stamped in Versamark on Whisper White card and heat embossed in White.  Then sponged over with Pool Party ink to create an emboss resist effect.

The large waterlily is stamped on Vellum in Versamark and heat embossed in White and coloured with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.  It was then hand-cut around and adhered on to the white card.

The Dragonfly is stamped on Vellum and heat embossed in Copper powder.  Then coloured with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and hand-cut and adhered on to the card.

The sentiment is from the Petal Palette set and heat embossed in Copper.  It is cut with a label die from the Petals and More Thinlits.  I sponged around the edge with Pool Party ink.

The decorative strip is cut from Copper Foil with the die from the Petals and More Thinlits.  

It was all adhered to a Pool Party card base.

I like the softness of how this card turned out.

Thanks for visiting.  I have more with this set that I will share later in the week.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #21- BABY WIPE PETAL PALETTE SWAP CARD FOR ONSTAGE!

I will tell you more about Onstage shortly but I thought since it is Wednesday.  It is time for Wednesday’s WOW! #21.

This card was my swap for Onstage in Sydney.  I thought I would share this with you today and show you how I created it.

This is made with the Baby Wipe Technique.  I had wanted to try this technique for some time and was reminded about it recently.

Here is how to create your own.

Below is a graphic for you to PIN but below is more details on how to do it.

1. Fold 2-3 Baby Wipes in half and lay them on a plate.  A smooth plastic plate is best.  I ended up using a couple of paper plates together as that is all I had suitable.  Be sure to have a couple though as the ink leaks through.  The paper plates are ok for a small number of inkings.  Add dots of your first colour of reinker over different spots on the wipes.  Then add your 2nd colour and lastly your 3rd colour.  I think 3 colours are enough.  The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry.

2. Ink up your stamp as you would normally on an inkpad.

3. Stamp your inked stamp onto your card.  If you are stamping multiple of images then clean your stamp and ink your stamp again between each one. Your Baby Wipe Inkpad should last quite a number of stampings.  I think I got 15-20 from the one inked wipe.

4. Complete your card as you like.

To finish my card.

Adhere the Bermuda Bay card mat to a Thick Whisper White card base. Cut the circular Border Thinlit from the Petals and More Thinlits from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and adhere down the left hand side of the Bermuda Bay Card.  Adhere your stamped white card you had created with the Baby Wipe Technique on to the card.  On the right hand side stamp the flower image from the Petal Palette set in Bermuda Bay ink.  

Stamp the bird in black on scrap white card and cut it out with the matching Framelit from the set.  Stamp the sentiment on to Tangerine Tango card and cut with the Oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.   Raise both the bird and the sentiment off the card with Dimensionals.

Have you tried the Baby Wipe Technique before?? I am keen to try it again.  Each time you stamp it works out differently so give it a go if you haven’t.

Just to show you how different they can be.  Here is all the stamped pieces when they were done.  I inked the leaf in different positions on the wipe at times to get the variations.

(Not the best lighting but it might show you). 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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RAZZLEBERRY PETAL PALETTE!

I have only recently got the Petal Palette stamps and the Petals and More Thinlits.  I have had time to play with them this past week.  I thought I would start showing you some of the cards I have made.

This card today is actually the last card I made.  I loved it so much I couldn’t wait to show you. 🙂

I stamped the flowers with Memento then coloured them with the Rich Razzleberry and the Old Olive Stampin’  Blends.  I cut them with the matching dies.  (no fussy cutting required!!!).  I had planned to use them on a card I saw but was running out of time that day.  In the night I was thinking about the card.  You do that don’t you. 😉  This card came to me so I made it the next day as soon as I had time.

The White card is embossed with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder. While that was available during Sale-A-Bration it will be in the next catalogue.  Under the White card I added a strip of the Copper Foil sheet and adhered them straight to the Rich Razzleberry Card base.  The sentiment was stamped and cut with the matching die in the Thinlits set and sponged lightly with ink around the edge.  I played around with the positioning of the flowers and sentiment.  I think that took the longest!!  Once I worked out something I was happy with I raised up the flowers with Dimensionals as well as the sentiment.

I hope you like it.

I will be back soon with some more cards with this bundle.  I must say it is a gorgeous one and I am glad I have finally got to play with it.

Jenny