Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s. Do you like them?
Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is what I hope will be a helpful little chart. Which Ink and which paper to use when you are colouring. I often get asked this question in classes so maybe you are wondering too.
I think the chart is self-explanatory but it goes through different colouring mediums – the Aquapainter or Blender Pens with the Inkpads, Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends and which ink and paper to use with these. It really makes a difference to the finished result with what you use. Next time you come to watercolour I hope that you find this useful to refer to.
Hope that is helpful.
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. 🙂
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A quick one for Wednesday’s WOW! #38 today. I wanted to share with you a way to make those images ‘POP’ after you colour them.
The other day I was colouring the butterfly from the Beautiful Day set with the Stampin’ Blends. I had an idea to add a few dots to it with my White Gel Pen. I thought it added a little something to the image and thought you might like to see it.
It is a little rough but the idea is something to work with. What do you think? Maybe you could try that on a project you are doing?
Anyway, what did I do with this butterfly when I was done? I added it to a jar that I collected my Lucky Door Prize forms at the show.
Thanks for looking
I have been creating with the Accented Blooms set recently. I have a few to share with you over the next few posts.
Let me show you the first one.
The image was stamped in Memento Black Ink onto Thick Whisper White card. Both a must when you are colouring with the Stampin’ Blends. I used a number of the Stampin’ Blends to colour the image. I still have much to learn with colouring but I was happy with this attempt. The sentiment was stamped on Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. I sponged a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the edge.
To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Rich Razzleberry card with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. The strip of paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and I added some of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon around the pieces before adhering them to the Thick Whisper White Card. The stamped piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals. Just to finish add an Artisan Pearl embellishment.
Tomorrow I have another card for you similar to this so be sure to stop by.
I made this card a few months ago and I forgot to show you. This was the first card I made with this Animal Outing set way back then. I have to say I wasn’t overly wrapped in the card. Maybe that’s why I filed it away in the “forget about it” box. 🙂 Anyway, maybe you like it – and not all our cards can be super-wonderful. Not that I think many of my cards are super-wonderful. 😉
So here we are. I call it my Giraffe parade.
I stamped 3 of the giraffes from Animal Outing across a piece of white card and coloured them with the Stampin’ Blends. I outlined the giraffes with the grey Blend. It helps them stand out. After that I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I embossed a piece of Silver Foil Sheet with the Hexagons Embossing Folder. To assemble it I adhered a strip of the Pumpkin Pie card under the foil and matted the Giraffes on some Pumpkin Pie card. The sentiment was stamped on a Thick Whisper card base and then Rhinestones were added to finish.
They look happy anyway don’t they. 🙂
Thanks for looking,
I have seen on Pinterest and around some beautiful projects colouring this gorgeous print from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. I have been saving this small piece of the paper for some time so I could colour it. I finally got to do it the other day. I have to say I was a little nervous. If I messed it up I didn’t have any more. It turned out OK. I coloured the piece with the Stampin’ Blends. They colour so smoothly and easily.
I kept the card simple. I layered the piece on to some black card and then a Pool Party card base. The “celebrate” was from the Celebrate You Thinlits and I cut one from Silver Foil and one from white card. Then off-set them to adhere them together.
Such gorgeous paper. I hope you have grabbed some before it is gone??
Have a great day,
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.
With all the excitement of Sale-A-Bration ending I forgot to share these cute treat holders for Easter. It might be a bit late for this year but maybe you could use these for another occasion or file it away for Easter next year.
I was looking at Easter treat holders a few weeks ago. I came across THIS cute basket created with the Window Box Thinlits. I thought I would create one in the funky Lemon Lime Twist colour. What do you think? I probably should have added some eggs but … you get the idea anyway.
The sweet Daffodil flowers are from the You’re Inspired set and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. To make your own mini basket head to the link just above.
The next little treat holder is a Slider box. We made a version in class last week.
I don’t have a lot of Easter sets but I thought the stamps from Swirly Bird set would make a cute Easter decoration on it and I added a swirly diecut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. The sentiment is from You’re Inspired. It is a cute little box that would fit 5 small chocolate eggs in it or another type of small chocolate. The wrap around is using the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.
This is the version we made in class.
You can find out how to create your own Slider Box -> HERE.
Have a Happy Easter to you all and God Bless,
The Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper has been HUGELY popular for Sale-A-Bration. Have you got it yet? You really have to jump on this THIS WEEK as Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on Saturday. Here is the gorgeous paper if you haven’t seen it.
For the next 3 posts I thought I would show you different ways you can colour the paper. Of course it is very elegant and classy just left on it’s own too.
For these cards I coloured them with the Stampin’ Blends. They glide on so easily.
For the card above I used the Dark Pink Pirouette in the centres and the Light Rich Razzleberry in the edges. The leaves were Old Olive. The sentiment is from Beautiful Day and embossed with White Embossing Powder. I had to finish it with a few loops of Gold Thread.
The card below was coloured with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. (Don’t look too closely 😉 )
The coloured piece was adhered to a mat from Gold Foil. I embossed the white piece in the top 2/3 of the Whisper White card piece. Tying around some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon. The sentiment is from another Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms. It was all adhered to an Old Olive Card base.
Stop by again tomorrow for Part 2 colouring with the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper.
I really love the effect of using the Stampin’ Blends over heat embossing (AKA Black Magic Technique). It seems to really give a vibrancy to the images. I showed one with the Epic Celebrations set yesterday. Today it is the Beautiful Peacock set.
The Beautiful Peacock set is one of the Sale-A-Bration Free choices. I haven’t used this a lot but it is quite a fun set. I have seen some fantastic samples with it.
To create the Black Magic Effect
Stamp your image in Versamark and Heat Emboss in White Embossing Powder. When cooled colour over the embossing with the Stampin’ Blends. (The Blends will not be available to order now until late May but store this idea in mind for later if you haven’t got them yet). The Blends colours I used were the Light Old Olive, the Dark Daffodil Delight and the Light Rich Razzleberry.
I stamped the Peacock body on a scrap piece of black card and then coloured it and cut it out with scissors. This was then raised up off the card with Dimensionals.
To finish the card stamp your sentiment on Lemon Lime Twist card and cut with the smallest of the Lots of Labels Framelits. I added some loops of Silver Thread under the label piece before raising it up off the card with Dimensionals and added some Rhinestones in the centres of the Flowers. The card base is Sweet Sugarplum.
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