Last weekend at my World Cardmaking Day class we focused on making easy, quick cards by using Kits. There are so many lovely Stampin’ Up! kits available. One of them we focused on was the gorgeous Timeless Tidings kit. Everyone loved the beautiful watercoloured look to the cards and and they were very easy to put together. If you haven’t noticed them they are on page 33 of the Holiday Catalogue or you can see them below.
For Wednesday’s WOW #42 I thought we would have a close look at this kit. I have the video below to see them and you can see how easy it is to put them together.
What do you think? Aren’t they gorgeous? The fun thing with kits too is that you don’t have to make them exactly as they are. You can change them around little. Just a note on them, we found that when we peeled off some of the gold strips and trim not all of them came out clean so you need to use a paper piercer or similar to pick out the little “bits” left behind. That is probably the longest part to putting the cards together.
**Grab your Timeless Tidings Kit in my store now -> HERE $35 AUS. (Australian residents only). Please use the Host Code: SGXSEFMS
**You might want to grab the Timeless Tidings stamp set too. -> HERE $35 Clear mount or $49 Wood mount.
Of course, you can contact me directly to order too.
Today for Wednesday’s WOW! I have an exciting new product to show you. I don’t know if you have noticed these in the catalogue. I know I missed them the first time (or even the fifth time!) I went through the Catalogue. This is the Big Shot Embossing Mats. You can see them on p221. Have you noticed them?
They consist of 2 different Silicone mats and an impressions mat. These mats will enable you to emboss with your cutting dies to create a totally different effect on your cards. I will let the video below show you how to work them. If you receive this post via email and don’t see the video, head to my blog directly by clicking on the post title above and see the video there.
What a great effect it can give. What do you think? Think of all your current dies that would work well with this???
I had a go with some of my dies. I still have the older style Embossing Mat from a few years ago. I used some acetate instead of the silicone mat. See how they turned out.
I used the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and the Detailed Floral Thinlits.
Here are the layers for the Big Shot again to emboss with your dies –
Big Shot Platform
Die (facing up)
You can find the Embossing Mats in store now -> HERE. $26 AUS. They are certainly a worthwhile investment and will really extend the use of your current dies. Grab them now. Please use the HOST CODE: PUB9TYMG
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With so many wonderful new products in this catalogue I thought I would focus today for Wednesday’s WOW! on a very popular bundle. This is the Rooted In Nature bundle. Have you seen it yet? I think it is one that will rival the long lasting Lovely As A Tree stamp set.
The stamp set has a number of different trees and leaves and it also has some lovely sentiments. You get 16 stamps all up. The matching dies cut out most of the trees and leaves. In addition there are a couple of leaf dies that will emboss the leaves. Here is the bundle below.
Here are a couple of projects made by Stampin’ Up! artists using this bundle. You can see the diversity of projects with it. Not just for the masculine cards but suitable for anyone. I think this will be great for Christmas cards too. What do you reckon??
Do you want to see it in action? Check the video below. (If you receive these updates by email be sure to go directly to the blog post by clicking on the blog title above so that you will be sure to see it).
This bundle is available now in store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: FRS6ZZ6G ($126.75 clear mount – you get a lot in this bundle).
OR you can contact me directly to order. Australian residents only.
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I told you about the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite yesterday. You saw photos but that really doesn’t show the shine in these products. So today for Wednesday’s WOW! #24 I have a video for you from Stampin’ Up! Be sure to catch that shimmer in the paper and those doilies. They are really just stunning!
After you catch the video. Head back to yesterday’s post so you can see all the contents again in each bundle. And there is the ordering information there too with a bonus tutorial for 2 cards if you order any of these bundles this month. So sit back and watch for that shimmer.
Before you head off I just wanted to show you another card with this gorgeous suite. This card is one of the cards we made at Onstage early last month.
Thanks for visiting today. I will be back again soon,
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??
I have been asked often about how to cut your cardstock to make your cards. When people come to my classes the card is already cut for them but they want to know how to go about it at home. So finally I have put together a video to share with them but also with you if you are not sure. So for Wednesday’s WOW! #22 we are looking at How to cut your card.
I hope you do find it useful and might be able to refer back to it when creating your own cards.
NB: I realised that there is some glare from the trimmer in the video. I apologise in advance for that but I hope it still gives you some idea.
Also, the measurements I give are for metric card. The US card size is different but I have mentioned about the measurements in the video.
The measurements I used in the video I have listed below so you can refer to them later. These are my personal measurements though. These measurements are for a standard card with equal layers.
Standard Card measurements
Card base: Cut A4 card at 14.8cm. Score on the long side at 10.5cm.
** For the layers for the standard card I decrease the card size by 4mm.
1st layer: Cut card 14.4cm x 10.1cm.
2nd layer: Cut card 14cm x 9.7cm.
For US Imperial card size: These are my understanding of the measurements. Do Check your own measurements.
Cardstock size is 8 1/2″ x 11″
Card base: Cut card in half at 5 1/2″. Score card on the long side at 4 1/4″
** For the layers I would suggest decreasing it by 1/4″ but check to see what you personally feel.
1st Layer: Cut card 4″ x 5 1/4″.
2nd Layer: Cut card 3 3/4″ x 5″. Hopefully these measurements are OK. 🙂
I hope this is helpful. I hope to bring you more Back To Basics videos in the future.
Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! we are looking at the Happy Wishes set in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. I have to say I haven’t really paid much attention to this set but I think it might be one of those hidden gems. I didn’t realise just how versatile it is. There are so many different sentiments in the set and you can layer them together before and after the main word or just have one of the 2 main words which are pretty in themselves with the flowery swirls. So since I didn’t pay much attention to it I thought you might not have either. So here is a video from Stampin’ Up! showcasing it. Take a quick look at it.
The cards look pretty with some simple colouring and a few of the sentiments.
Here are 2 of the cards shown in the video. These ones are fancy with the Textured Embossing Paste.
This is the stamp set. So many sentiments. How could you use them?
This set is available Free with a qualifying orders from $180. So be sure to grab it very soon. There is only 2 weeks left for Sale-A-Bration so be quick.
Have a great day,
We have seen some simple stamping with this set and I will show you in the coming days but today for Wednesday’s WOW! #17 I thought it would be a good opportunity to share with you how you can create watercoloured landscapes. It’s truly amazing and I have had fun creating these. I will share the cards in later posts.
For today though I asked a lovely Demo friend Linda Dalke if she would mind if I shared her video to create watercoloured landscapes. She can show it so much better than I could. You really must watch this. It is long, about 18 minutes, but totally worth it. Firstly, this is her card, then watch the video below.
Isn’t it amazing! If you want to see more of Linda’s work do check her blog out. She creates such gorgeous cards. Visit her blog -> HERE.
Tomorrow I will share one of my watercoloured creations. I have shared this card already on my Facebook and Instagram and I think it was well received, so watch out for it.
***Order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me and receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.
You can order online in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH
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.
We start today! I am excited to bring these projects to you for our Brusho Long Weekend. I have been playing with these Brushos (as I commonly call them) for the past few weeks. Each day over the next 3 days I will bring you a fun new project with a video and tips. I hope you enjoy them. Plus don’t miss out on the Special bonus savings this weekend if you are an Australian resident.
Warning: These Brushos are fun, addictive and at times messy. 🙂
My first project is creating a simple background similar to this one I have shown on this Dragonfly card.
Here is a video to create a washed out effect but I have also written a description below with a few tips.
NB. The above card was made a few weeks ago as I was still experimenting. For the card above I used watercolour card and sprinkled over the powder with the card dry and then wet it. It does give a slightly different effect. On watercolour card the colour doesn’t run as well. You can create a background like this or how I have in the video.
In the video: I chose to use Gloss card and wet the card with the Aquapainter before I added the Brusho Crystals as the water enables the Crystals to spread easier.
Sprinkle over some Brusho Crystals lightly on your card after you have wet the card. I have used the Prussian Blue. You only need a small amount and for this technique I would keep it to one colour.
Spritz the card with water. Tilting the card will help make the colour run. Spritz lightly with more water if you think it needs more or you can sprinkle over more colour if need be. When you are happy with the effect, leave the card aside to dry. Once dry you can assemble the card.
On the card above I stamped the Dapper Denim base with the dots from the Dragonfly Dreams set. A dragonfly was cut from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits in Gold Foil. I stamped a few of the dots from Timeless Textures in Versamark on my coloured card piece and heat embossed them in gold. The paper is from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Just a note on the sentiment: I masked part of the sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams set and inked it with versamark. After I stamped it on the Dapper Denim card I heat embossed it in gold. It was cut with the smallest framelits in the Lots of Labels Framelits. I added a few loops of the Gold Thread behind the sentiment.
I hope you like this project. Each time you do it the effect will be different.
Come back tomorrow for a second project.
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