A couple of posts back I showed you a card with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. If you missed it then just head back -> HERE.
After a little discussion with a lovely friend, a different colour was suggested – Pool Party. I thought that sounded a great idea. How would this gorgeous paper turn out in other colours? I had a little time on Saturday and quickly whipped up this card. I think the longest part was colouring the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty set. I haven’t used this set very much so it was good to play with it and I dusted off the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.
So what do you think of this version?
For this one to be quick I patted the Pool Party ink pad over the paper then I used a sponge to rub over it to smooth out the ink. I was impatient. 🙂
I kept the card simple layering it on to a black card mat and then a Pool Party card base. I added the line of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.
The sentiment from Label Me Pretty was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. I added a few loops of the Copper Thread under the sentiment and added some tiny Pearls in the flower centres.
Still shiny and sparkly! Thanks Lynda for the tip to try another colour. 🙂
See you next time,
The gorgeousness just keeps on coming for Sale-A-Bration. Yesterday was the 2nd release of fantastic, beautiful new free choices that you can receive with your qualifying orders. I think you will love them. I do. 🙂 If you haven’t seen them yet then I will show them to you in the next couple of posts.
Today I want to show you the gorgeous Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. To be honest it really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue but you can see them in this image.
Last week I shared a video on my Facebook page showing the sparkle and shine of this paper. It truly is just gorgeous! If you didn’t see it head to my page -> HERE and scroll down a little to see it. You really must.
Today I was playing around with it. I have seen some images of it this past week inking it so thought I would give it a whirl. I have to say it just lifts the gorgeousness to a whole new level. This is the finished card I made.
I posted a video on Youtube of how to colour this gorgeous paper. It was a very quick video but might give you some idea.
Here it is for you.
If you like a visual of this then it is simply a matter of rolling over it with your sponge roller and inkpad. It does take some time but it is worth it. I did dab some ink on with my inkpad too. You can do that if you get a bit impatient. Then roll over it with the roller to smooth it.
On my card to finish I cut the “celebrate” from the Celebrate You Thinlits and added the “YOU” stamped on Powder Pink. I found that a better match with the inked paper in the end. I finished it off with some Black Baker’s Twine and cut a vellum leaf from the Flourish Thinlits.
Hope you like it? I really think you need this paper. It is a free choice now added for Sale-A-Bration when you have a minimum $90 order. It doesn’t take much to get to $90 by the time you grab a stamp set and stock up on your paper and adhesives. What about the sponge rollers? Do you have them?
I look forward to playing more with this paper so stay tuned.
Have a great weekend,
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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,
I think this is my favourite card. I really like how it turned out. Can I say that?? Sometimes I am hesitant to say that about something I have made. But I like the effect of it and I have to say it is just chance really. When you use these Brusho Crystals you don’t know how it will work.
The butterfly is from A Beautiful Day set. For the sentiment I masked the first word in the sentiment from the set to just stamp the “thinking of you” and heat embossed it in white.
To find out how to create this effect I have a video for you.
So what are your thoughts on the Brusho Crystals? Have you tried them? Do you think now you might give them a go? Let me know what you think. I would love to hear.
Just a reminder that my 15% off the Brusho Crystals ends at 8pm tonight. If you want to grab them and save money on then just drop me a comment or email me and I will get that sorted for you. Included is an information sheet to help you use your set of Brushos. I hope you will give them a try. I don’t think it is the last you will see of these from me.
Thanks for joining me in this. I hope you have had a great weekend.
I have been playing with new products the last few days. I am loving this new set Hedgehugs coming out in the new Occasions Catalogue on January 3rd. I think you will love it too.
I have recently got the Stamparatus and have used that to stamp this so all the images are evenly spaced.
Today I put together a video showing how to use the Stamparatus for this. It’s a different type of video. I spent the last 2 days to put together one and it just wasn’t happening. What do you think of this format. Would you like to see more of this type or would you like the traditional type of videos? Do let me know. The video is below. (Please note: If you are receiving this post by email subscription the video might not show up so head directly to the blog post by clicking on the post title above).
If you missed the card size for the Whisper White on the video here are the measurements again.
Metric 14.8cm x 7cm.
Imperial 5 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.
Hope that is helpful.
Other details on the card:
Paper: Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper, Old Olive card base.
Ink: Berry Burst, Old Olive, Marina Mist.
Other: Whisper White Organza Ribbon.
While we are talking Stamparatus, you only have a few days left until the end of the month to reserve your Stamparatus. This will be shipped out early March. After that you won’t be able to order one until the new catalogue in June 2018.
To reserve your Stamparatus: Head -> HERE. Scroll part way down the page and click on the box on the right hand side of the page under Stamparatus.
The Stamparatus is $85 plus shipping. You won’t need to pay until it ships in early March. You will need add your credit card details when you reserve it though. If you have any further questions, please drop me a comment or email me.
This project for today’s Wednesday’s WOW! is a card we made at class a couple of weeks ago using the Stampin’ Blends. I thought it might be a good technique to share with you.
I have used the Lift Me Up set and heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then coloured it with the Blends markers.
Do you want to see how to do this?
I haven’t done a video as yet but I have an earlier tutorial from some time ago using the Blendablilities. They work the same way. To find out head -> HERE to see the blog post.
Well, you can make any colour you like!
You might have seen you can colour any embellishment like the Rhinestones and Pearls or ribbon with the Blends BUT I had a play with something else the other day. Did you know you can colour the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Stampin’ Blends. Now before you rush off and try it there are a couple of important notes.
** Use the Brush Tip end of your marker and only GENTLY brush over the Glimmer Paper. Too hard a rub may damage the nibs of your marker.
** Only colour the area exposed so you don’t waste the ink. You can see further below.
Here is the card I made with colouring the Glimmer Paper.
This is using the set Color Me Happy now available. I have coloured the bird and the flower with the Stampin’ Blends. Plus I coloured the Adhesive Pearl in too. When I assembled the card I embossed the White card mat with the Softly Falling Embossing Flower and added a strip of white that was cut with the Flourish Thinlits under the Merry Little Christmas DSP. (Don’t just keep this paper for Christmas!).
Getting back to the Scallop Circle. I cut a scallop Circle using the Layering Circles Thinlits from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Then coloured just around the edge of it gently with the Dark Bermuda Bay Blends marker. You don’t want to press hard with the marker. Also, you only need to colour the outside edge that will be seen.
So what colour Glimmer Paper will you make?? Have fun with it.
Have a great weekend,
I have been sharing a lot of projects using the Stampin’ Blends. I am really enjoying them. So easy to use and I am feeling like an artist!!! Well, maybe I have a little way to go. A few weeks ago I played with the Blends with the Beautiful You set. So I thought I would show you these in Watch It Wednesday #11.
Here are the 3 cards but I will show you them individually further below.
I did colour these a few weeks ago and I have worked on my colouring a bit more but you might find it helpful.
Here is the video for your enjoyment.
Here are each of the cards so you can see them close-up. I have kept the layout similar but created them in different colours and changed the Embossing Folders.
Night of Navy with the Sparkle Embossing Folder.
Rich Razzleberry with the Petal Burst Folder.
Cherry Cobbler with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.
Did you notice the Rhinestones?? You can colour them with the Blends too.
So I hope you might have a play with them. They are really not hard at all to use and I love the effect with them.
Thanks for stopping by,
A bonus of being a demonstrator is that we get to order the products way before customers can. It gives us much more time to play with them. When I first got my Stampin’ Blends a couple of weeks ago I also ordered this new set Color Me Happy. It’s such a sweet set. I shared these cards on Instagram and Facebook but hadn’t got to share them with you as yet. So it seems a good time now to show you what I have been doing.
What do you think of this Color Me Happy Set. Very cute?? This set is $47 W or $33 C.
There is also the Color Me Happy Card Kit. This kit includes card stock and all embellishments to make 16 cards. Cost is $41 which is not bad for $2.60 per card. You would need to buy the stamp set separately to use with this set.
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The day has finally arrived. The Stampin’ Blends are here now for you to order. I think you will love them. They are so easy to use and to blend. You will feel like an artist!!
Just a few features of them:
- There are 12 colours of Markers available.
- In each colour there are 2 colour shades – a Dark and a Light colour. They are available as single pens or as a Combo pack with the 2 colour shades.
- Colours available are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.
- In addition there is a Bronze marker, Ivory marker and also the Color Lifter.
- Each marker has a Brush tip end and a Bullet tip end. These are marked on the outside of the barrel.
- These markers are not refillable.
- Stamp the images you intend to colour with Memento Black Ink.
For an individual marker they are $7.75 AUS. For the Combo pack they are $15.50 AUS.
The Collection of 26 colours – Dark and Light of the 12 colours, plus the Bronze and Ivory plus the Color Lifter is $209.75 AUS. **This month receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts to hold them FREE to store your markers in when you buy the full Collection. (see the cases down below).
Do you want to see how they work?? This is very timely for a Wednesday and so it is this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #9. Let’s have a close up look at the Stampin’ Blends.
NB: If you get this post via email updates and the video is not showing, please head to my blog and view it there.
So what do you think? Can you wait to get these?? They are available in my store now -> HERE Please use the Host Code this week: EJJVSDME
OR you can order them by contacting me directly.
OR Why not join my BLENDS CLUB!
Here are the details.
Each month for 3 months receive 4 Combo Colour Markers and 1 Single Marker (either the Ivory, Bronze, or Color Lifter).
**Receive 2 Clear Cases with inserts in to hold them Free the first month to store your Markers.
Total Includes Shipping and Handling $73.25 (Local) or $75.70 (Non-Local)
The Clear Cases include and insert and front cover to store your Markers securely.