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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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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #22 – BACK TO BASICS CUTTING YOUR CARD!

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.

Jenny

 

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #18 WITH HAPPY WISHES!

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,

Jenny

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CREATING LANDSCAPES WITH THE WATERFRONT SET FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW #17!

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.

Jenny

***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

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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

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IT’S A BRUSHO CRYSTALS LONG WEEKEND – DAY 1!

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.  🙂

DAY 1

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.

Grab 15% off your Brusho Crystals this weekend. (ends Sunday 11th 8pm). Details below.  Includes an information sheet on ways to use your Brusho Crystal Colours.

 

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BRUSHOS THIS WEEKEND + GET15% OFF!

It’s coming this weekend.  It’s a Brusho Crystals Long Weekend and I am inviting you to be my guest.

I have been busy experimenting, preparing, creating and videoing ready for you. I have 2 face-to-face classes happening tomorrow and Saturday but I have some projects to share with you too. It all starts on my blog here tomorrow so be sure to stop by.  If you haven’t already subscribed to my blog to get updates then click on the link in the right hand bar so you won’t miss out on the updates.

So what do I have in store?

I have 3 projects to share with you including some videos of different ways to use the Brusho Crystal Colours. The projects I share will be different to the ones I am doing in the classes but they will be special.

In addition, I have a special on the Brushos for Australian residents only. (sorry folks!).

**Receive 15% off the price. RRP is $52    Take  off $7.80    Weekend price = $44.20 (+S&H).  This is for Australian residents only.  Special not available in store.  Contact me directly.  Includes an information sheet on using your Brusho Crystal Colours.  Offer ends 8pm Sunday 11th Feb.**

So stop by tomorrow for our first project.

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #12 – USING THE 3D TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS!

For this week’s WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #12 I came across this video from Stampin’ Up! using the 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  There are a number of these in the catalogue along with the regular Embossing Folders.

There are a couple of tips to remember when using the 3D ones that I thought it might be good to share this with you to help you get a deeper, crisper impression on your card.  I hope you find this helpful.

I don’t know about you but I always forget to mist my card when I am using these folders.

Now this video used the lovely Layered Leaves but this week two of the 3D folders are on special for Extravaganza week.  These are the Cable Knit and the Hexagons 3D.

The Cable Knit folder is 30% off this week at $11.90.  See that in store->HERE.

The Hexagons Folder is 10% off at $14.40.  See that in store -> HERE.

Shop for these or any other of the products reduced during Extravaganza week from 20th – 27th November.  See all the details in the previous blog post.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #11 – COLOURING BEAUTIFUL YOU WITH THE BLENDS!

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,

Jenny

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WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10 – KEEPING THOSE LITTLE DIES SAFE!

I have a very short video to share with you today for this week’s edition of WATCH IT WEDNESDAY #10.  I don’t know about you but sometimes those tiny little dies gets buried or dropped on the floor and you spend so long looking for them.  Well! I saw an idea somewhere quite a few months ago and just recently introduced this in the classroom.  I have to say this has been fantastic!! No more lost dies! Everyone loves the idea too when they come so I thought I would share it with you.

I hope you found that useful and you might be able to adapt it to your classroom or your own craft room.

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Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny