WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #23 – LET’S LOOK AT THE NEW INKPADS!

Have you heard that the Stampin’ Up! inkpads are changing in design?  This is because it was time to update the moulds that they are made with.  So it was time for a new design.  I think they are much easier to open.  I hope you will too.  I managed to get one of the new inkpads at Onstage so I thought I would do a little comparison of the new pads with the current ones.

You can view the video below. (**If you receive the updates by email and the video doesn’t show up then please head to my blog post by clicking on the heading above and it will take you to view it there – or you can view it on my Youtube channel: Jenny Hayward_A Stamping Journey).

Let me know your thoughts on the inkpads.  Also, I would love feedback on the videos too.  I am just starting out in this area and would love your input – good or bad. I know I have a long way to go 🙂

So for Wednesday’s WOW! #23 – Comparing the New with the Old.

So what do you think??

Jenny

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SOMETHING QUICK WITH THE SWEET SOIREE PAPER!

OK, Let’s chat.  Do you have lots of pretty paper sitting in your craft stash??  I can guess you do.  It looks so nice sitting there but you are scared to cut in to it or you might be saving it for a “special” project?? Yes I know.  It is tough!

So a new catalogue is coming very soon and we will have more pretty paper to collect.  We need to use this paper we have now.

SO… Let’s use it.  I am going to be sharing some projects over the next days and weeks to USE THAT PAPER.  Will you join me??  I am sharing these projects on here and Facebook and Instagram and adding #usethatpaper  So you can join in with me.

Today’s project is using that gorgeous SweetSoireepaper.  It is so pretty and I was really hesitant to use it but really …

Anyway, here is the card.

Cut the Designer Series paper about 2cm (3/4″) shorter than you would usually.  Cut off 2.5cm (1″).  Adhere them to the Whisper White card with the smaller section at the bottom of the card.  Stamp your sentiment in the white space.  This is from the set Birthday Blossoms.  The leaf is from the Flourish Thinlits cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper although you can’t see the sparkle too well.

ok. Go and grab some pretty paper and #usethatpaper

Have a happy, crafty weekend.

Jenny

ONSTAGE SWAPS IN RETURN!

I showed you my swap card I made for Onstage a couple of posts back.  If you missed it then just head back 2 posts.  Today I thought I would show you my swaps I received in return.  I only made about 30 so just have a small number.  It’s great swapping with other demonstrators to get new ideas and different ways of using a stamp set.  You might like to see them.

Cards with Backgrounds.

These cards are created with either lovely paper (The Painted with Love Specialty DSP) or with a stamped background.  The bottom left card uses the Texture Embossing Paste. The bottom right has a watercolour wash. Then you have a lovely scene using the Waterfront set.

Piggies and Birds

These are cute. 🙂

Flowers

So many variations.

Banners and Greetings

Add a sentiment and a little background.  The bottom left card is a Baby Wipe technique like I used on my swap card.

3D

Some fun fold card and treat holders and other special pieces.

I hope you liked to see these.  It’s always good to share new ideas.

Thanks to everyone who swapped with me.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny

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

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – TAILORED TAG PUNCH BANNERS!

I have a little trick for you today for Wednesday’s WOW! this week.  I discovered this on my blog travels a couple of weeks ago and have been pondering the idea since so I thought I would share it with you.

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #19 – Making Banner ends with the Tailored Tag Punch.

The Tailored Tag Punch featured in the Occasions Catalogue is not just great for punching around sentiments and adding to your cards BUT did you know that it is a handy, dandy little punch to create Banner ends in any size.  How cool is that!

I will show you below.

Just slip your card strip into your punch with just the end showing in the angled section on one side.  Be sure to centre the piece first, then punch.  If you are a little unsure that you will line it up in the centre then you can mark the centre with a pencil.  For the 2 ended banner I marked the centre on both ends so I would be sure that both ends would be aligned.

Create the banners for your sentiment pieces, or you can make a banner and add a sentiment on a separate piece of card to layer on top.

I hope you find this tip very useful.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

A DIFFERENT COLOUR WITH THE SPRINGTIME FOILS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

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,

Jenny

 

EXTRA GORGEOUSNESS FOR SALE-A-BRATION WITH THE SPRINGTIME FOILS PAPER!

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,

Jenny

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A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

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,

Jenny

 

 

 

BRUSHO LONG WEEKEND DAY 3 – A SPECKLED BUTTERFLY!

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.

Jenny

HEDGEHUGS WITH THE STAMPARATUS!

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.

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STAMPARATUS RESERVATION

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.

Jenny