CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS CLASS!

Card Class is on this Friday 18th August 10am and 7pm.

Come join in if you are a Wollongong local.  I have 3 great projects to share with you using the Carols of Christmas bundle.  This is one of the cards we will be making which was featured last week on my blog.

Here are the details.

COST:  $20 class only 
                      OR 

$85 which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle (in clear mount) and class greatly reduced in price at $7!!

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 16th.

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USING THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS!

I have been sharing quite a few cards lately using the Oh! So Eclectic Bundle which includes the Oh! So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  (You can see them in the catalogue on p 133 and p213).

One thing with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits you may not realise is that some of the dies only emboss while others cut.  Some of the dies layer together to cut the outline and a detailed inside or you can use one on their own. It can be a little confusing  so I put together a little handy guide that is just the size to keep in the packet with the Thinlits so I can see at a glance.  I thought I would share that with you.

DIECUTTING AND EMBOSSING GUIDE WITH THE ECLECTIC LAYERS THINLITS

1) On the card on the left it shows some of the detailed shapes.  There are 2 different dies to create this shape; the outline die and a matching detailed die.  I find it easier to fit the detailed die inside the outline and cut them all together.  It is so much easier.  The outline die can be used on its own to cut the stamped image from the co-ordinating stamp set.

On this card too it show the dies that will create the dry embossed effect.   These dies will not cut.

2) On the card on the right it shows the diamond pattern.  I love the effect you get with this on cards.  Now if you are really patient you can cut sections of this diecut to create some other interesting shapes that you can add to your cards.  I am sure there are so many other combinations too.

In this Thinlits set there is also 2 leaf shapes you can cut to work with your flowers.

I hope that you might find this guide helpful.  Let me know what you think.

Hope your weekend is going awesome and you have time to steal away and create.

Jenny

 

BERRY BURST COLORFUL SEASONS WITH SPONGED MOON!

I wanted to show you the card everyone got to make at my Open House events last weekend.  I think everyone was happy with their results.

I wanted to showcase the Colorful Seasons Bundle as I had been playing a bit with it lately.

This card was inspired by a card by Patty Bennett.  You can see her card HERE.  I loved the idea of the sponged moon effect.

The card base was the lovely new Incolor Berry Burst with the Powder Pink.  Instead of the ribbon that Patty used I added a scallop edge in Powder Pink using the Scallop Thinlit in the set.  I added a little sparkle with a strip of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

To create the Sponged moon effect.  Take a piece of copy paper cut to the size of the Whisper White card.  Cut a circle using the Layering Circles Framelits to the left of the copy paper piece.

Place the piece of paper over the Whisper White card and carefully start sponging the Powder Pink ink inside the circle. Gradually making your way in to the centre of the circle. It is good to leave the centre a little lighter.  TIP: If you haven’t used any removable adhesive on your paper then you need to hold the paper in place carefully with your fingers at the circle edge.  Sponge in to the circle. Slowly move your fingers as you work around the circle to hold the paper down.  If that makes sense??

Then take the Berry Burst inkpad and sponge a small section in the lower left corner.  Then you can remove the piece of copy paper, stamp your sentiment and tree branch in Early Espresso and some flowers in Berry Burst.  Assemble your card together, then cut a chair (love that chair!) in Berry Burst and some small flowers in Powder Pink.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super stampy day/night wherever you are.  Don’t forget to stop by and say HI.  Tell me where you are from.  I love to read how far this travels.

Jenny

RETIRING STAMP A STACK THIS FRIDAY!

For this week’s Stamp A Stack class we will be using some of the retiring products.  Come and join in the fun if you are in the Wollongong area.

This Friday 28th April at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $15 ($5 extra to use my adhesives).

BYO: scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 26th.

Can’t make it?  Get the kit by mail.  Includes all materials. Does not include stamped images.  You can substitute with your own stamps.  $15 plus postage.

Hope to see you.  Let’s give these products one last Hurrah! 🙂

BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE CLASSROOM!

It was my last class for the year today.  That is a bit sad but it gets to a crazy time of year with end of school activities and preparations for Christmas.

Before the class today I took a video of what is happening in my classroom and shared it on my Facebook Business page.  I thought I would share it with you.

Thanks for joining this stamping journey with me and for your visits to my blog.

I am excited to continue to share stamping with you all in 2017.

Jenny

 

BABY BEAR COLOURS!

I have shown you a couple of ‘Baby Bear’ cards now but I realised I hadn’t shown you the Colour Cards for the bears that I made up some weeks ago.  You might have seen some similar around your blog travels but I thought I would make some to show my ladies coming to my classes so they can see the difference.

Just a couple of notes before you see the colour cards.

~If you are not sure already, when I mention stamp the colour off, it means to ink up the stamp and lightly stamp on some scrap paper to lighten the colour.

~Each of the stamps in the ‘Baby Bear’ set have numbers. You will notice the more solid stamp has #1 next to it, the next more patterned stamp is #2, the more detailed pattern is #3.  You might find that some people stamp in reverse order so the darker colour first which would be #3 and then work backwards to the lighter colour  Play around yourself to see what you feel more comfortable with and what way gives you the better effect.  I found going from #1 with the lighter colour up to #3 with the darker one to be work fine.

~When I note the number below the colour card that denotes the number on the stamp. eg. #1 is the numbered 1 stamp.

~When stamping the bear some people have said they have had trouble lining up the bear for each stamp.  What I found that helps is when you ink up and go to stamp the 2nd stamp, I line the inked image up with the stamped one by lining up it’s bottom and then lining up the ears.  I have found that helps a lot. Hope it might help you.

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#1 Soft Sky, #2 Pool Party, #3 Bermuda Bay.

blushing bride

#1 Blushing Bride (stamped off first), #2 Blushing Bride, #3 Flirty Flamingo.

soft suede

#1 Crumb Cake, #2 Soft Suede (stamped off first), Soft Suede.

sweet sugarplum

#1 Sweet Sugarplum (stamped off first), #2 Sweet Sugarplum, #3 Rich Razzleberry.

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You can play around with all different colour combinations.  What colours have you done? I would love to know.

I do love this bear.  It is very cute and I love the detail of it’s fur.

Thanks for visiting me today.

Jenny

NEW CATALOGUE LAUNCH PARTY!

I have reviewed the Catalogue Online but now It’s on this Friday and Saturday – The New Catalogue Launch Party at my Place – and you are invited!

There are 2 times so if you are a Wollongong local I am sure there will be a time to suit you.

FRIDAY 17th 7.30pm        OR          SATURDAY 18th 2pm

Come along and give some new products a test run in the Product playground,  make a card or 2, have some games; Lots of fun all around!

COST: $15 (Includes make and takes, catalogue, refreshments, Goodie Bag and Giveaways)

RSVP: Thursday  16th.  Places are filling up fast so don’t delay.

See you there,

Jenny

WATER SPRITZING TUTORIAL!

A few weeks ago for Onstage I didn’t have an opportunity to make swaps to share with other demonstrators.  Life has been a little busy. 🙂  I did make a card for the Display boards though where you can add your swap cards or samples.  They are always so inspiring and is a big part of why I love to go.  It’s like a live Pinterest board!!!! 😉

I thought it was time to show you the card. This is a technique I have been playing around with recentlly. I don’t really know what the name of the technique is but I call it the Water Spritzed technique. I will show you how to do this below so read on.

This is my card I made for the board.

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You can see the little “splodges” in the ink where the colour has lifted. It creates a cool motley effect.  Here is how it is done.

WATER SPRITZED TECHNIQUE

1. Using Thick Whisper White or Shimmery white cardstock, heat emboss your images.  On these I embossed the coral and the fish with white Embossing powder.  I stamped the seahorse with Black Stazon.  It is important to emboss or to use the Stazon so the ink on the images don’t run when you spritz.

2. Use your first colour and sponge in patches over the card. I have used Bermuda Bay here.

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Then add your 2nd colour.  I have used Daffodil Delight.

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3. Fill in with your 3rd colour.  I have used Marina Mist I think.  It’s good to have 3 co-ordinating colours. Once you have sponged the colours on, use a tissue to wipe off the ink where the images are embossed.  This makes the embossing shine.

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4. With a spritzer with water or I use an old Stampin’ mist bottle, hold the bottle a little away and lightly spray the card.  You don’t want to soak the card just lightly mist.  You will see some of the colour start to lift.  Mist until you are happy with the coverage.  Keep the card level or you will start to have runs from the water running down. Leave the card aside on the table for a few minutes.  The longer you leave the card, the more effect you will get.  Finish off drying your card with the Heat Tool lightly.  You don’t want to melt your embossed images any more.

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You can now finish your card as you like.

Here is the first card I made using this effect. I have used Rose Wonder set. Thank you to my friend Leonie for showing me this technique.  We made this card at my last technique class too. I have heat embossed the images in white,  The inks I have used are Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay.

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I made another card that day but I didn’t leave the water sitting on the card for long so it doesn’t have as much mottling.  I was a little disappointed with the colour combination. I used Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron I think and Lavender Lace. I thought I would show you the card anyway. This is using Birthday Blossoms.

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So how about you have a try at this technique.  Each time you do one it will turn out different. It’s fun.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Have a wonderful day/night.

Jenny

WATERCOLOUR FUN CLASS!

Watercoluring  is all the rage in the crafting world, have you noticed? We are focusing on 2 fun watercolouring techniques in our class this Saturday.  I hope you can join us.

Here are the details.

SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 2PM

We will make 2 fun cards with different watercolouring techniques.  Here is a sneak peek for you.

Please RSVP by Thursday 7th.

COST:   $15

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

I hope you can come. 🙂

PARTY POP-UP’S CLASS OR KIT TO GO!

I have an exciting class coming up next week. We are using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits from the Occasions Catalogue. If you can’t make the class (which is a little sad by the way as we do have a lot of fun), you can grab the Kit.

Here are all the details.

We will be using the Thinlits in 3 different ways.

SATURDAY 12TH MARCH    2PM      

Please RSVP by Thursday 10th.

COST:  ** NOTE DIFFERENT CLASS OPTIONS.
a) Class Only:    $20

b) Free Class with ‘Party Pop-Up Thinlits     $50

c) Kit Only: Can’t make the class? Purchase the kit which contains all card and embellishments and cut Thinlits (excludes stamped images). Also includes instructions.                                                                                              $20.

BYO scissors and adhesives.

Here is a sneak.

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So join in the class or buy the kit.  Let me know ASAP,

Jenny