cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

Before I leave you today I will take a minute for a little “commercial Plug”. I am sorry for the shameless advertising. I just want you to be sure that you are up to speed in all that is happening on my blog and with Stampin’ Up! so you don’t miss out on anything.

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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps

ANIMAL OUTING TEAM CARDS!

Quite a few weeks back I mentioned a team stamp day I went to and we had a Shoebox swap.  I said I would share the cards we made.  It has taken some time to get back to them with lots of other exciting things happening.  Over the next few days though I will share them with you.

Firstly, if you are not sure what a Shoebox swap is: Each person makes a card and then makes up kits for that card for the number of people that will be there at the event. We had 13 people come along for that team day.  I have already shared my card I made for it some weeks ago.  You can see that card -> HERE.

The Animal Outing set was a popular stamp set to use for that day.  I will show you these cards today.  I won’t give you specific details on the cards.  I think for the most part they are straight forward.

All the Rhinos were coloured with the Blender Pen which I don’t normally use to colour.

The curvy pieces of card sticking from under this card below is actually a piece of Grapefruit Grove card punched with the Daisy Punch.  The Daisy is then cut and sections adhered under the stamped piece.  The background on the Basic Gray card is stamped with one of the stamps from the  Waterfront set I think it was.

The background strip on the card below was stamped with the Waterfront stamp set too I think.  The colours used for this was Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.  I drew “dashed” lines with Black Marker on the stamped card piece with the Rhino to create a frame around him.

This one below has a lot of different steps to it which I will explain below.

The circles were stamped in versamark using the Stamparatus to position them and then heat embossed.  I think there was a template to cut the circle from the white card (which was shimmery White card) to be sure it was in position.  On the circle off-cut the little frog on a tree was stamped in black Stazon and coloured with the Watecolor Pencils I think.  It was coloured after the next step though.  The circle was sprinkled with Brushos Crystals and then misted with water.  The corners were  punched with the Detailed Trio punch.

I will be back tomorrow with some other great projects from the team day.  Stay tuned.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!

FINALLY CATALOGUE SHOWCASE MAKES!

Last weekend I had my Catalogue Showcase. Lots of fun, creating and pouring over the new catalogue and new colours.  I have been wanting to share the projects we made all week but I wanted to finish with the Delightfully Detailed projects first. SO, today I can share them.

We looked at the new catalogue and colours.  I shared an overview in this post -> HERE.

To try the new colours everyone got to make a bookmark using the Waterfront set.

On the top they could use the Scallop Tag Topper Punch or the new Detailed Trio Punch.  We used some of the new Black Cord to tie it off.

For the card we used the fantastic new Stitched Labels Framelits.  I have mentioned these previously.  These are a must have I think.  We used the Love What You Do stamp set and some of the gorgeous Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  A little addition with the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls finished the card off.  The sentiment for this is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I think everyone was in love by the end of the session. 🙂

I had mentioned the Stitched Labels Framelits back in this post -> HERE.  I didn’t share this chart I had made at the time to show how each of the Framelits cut.  You might like to see it.

These are the Framelits

Hope your weekend is going well.  It is blowing a gale here so hopefully I won’t get blown away. 😉

Visit again soon,

Jenny

 

cards, Challenges, Techniques, Tutorials

SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, Techniques

PALM TREE ISLAND WITH THE WATERFRONT AND NOW TO PICK YOUR FAVOURITE!

We are up to the last day of Waterfront Week.  You are probably glad of that hey!  It’s been a big week.

Don’t head off too quickly today.  I have shared a lot of cards this week but I would love to know what card you have liked the most.  So at the end of this post is a little Poll.  Tick the box for your favourite.

This last card came together quite quickly and I kinda like it. 🙂

I think I would like to be lying on that beach somewhere.  It reminds me of Hawaii.  I first cut the white card with the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I think it was the 2nd largest. Then stamp your 2 mountains in Crumb Cake and stamp the palm trees 3 times.  I added the thin streak stamp in Crumb Cake underneath the palm trees and the scribbly streaks in Marina Mist.  Don’t forget your sun in Daffodil Delight.

The Crumb Cake card mat was embossed with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.  I only just received this folder so I wanted to check it out. Once embossed I swiped the Crumb Cake inkpad over the card to add some ink in places.  To assemble, wrap around some Burlap Ribbon and adhere to the Marina Mist card base.  The stamped piece is raised up with Dimensionals.  The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set stamped on Daffodil Delight and punched with the Classic Label punch.  I added some Clear Epoxy Shapes to finish.

Well that’s it for the Waterfront from me for a little while.  I think I should move on now right.  Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have had in creating them and sharing them with you.

Now before you head off, I am interested to see what your favourite card has been this past week.  Can you take less than a minute to take this little poll.  Thanks so much.

Vote for your favourite Waterfront card by clicking on the image below.  If you can’t remember the card properly just head back through the posts for the past week.

 

cards, Catalogues, Personal Ramblings

LAKE SCENE WITH THE WATERFRONT SET!

OK.  I have another Waterfront card for you.  Are you sick of seeing these cards yet? Sorry about that.  Tomorrow is the last one for a while.

Today though I have a Lake scene stamped with this stamp set.  It might be your typical scene with it.  I was trying to recreate this scene from one of my favourite places in the world – Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Australia.  It didn’t quite look as I wanted to but I like the card anyway.

This is the scene and then I will show you my card.  You be the judge. 🙂  I made this early on in my playing with this set so I was still getting a feel for it.

 

I climbed to the top of that mountain peak in the distance last year.  It was a HUGE effort.  It had been a goal of mine for maybe 18 years.  It holds a special place in my heart.

The trees are a little larger in the forefront but I had to work with what I had. I can see a few changes that I would make now. It doesn’t matter.  It doesn’t have to be exact.  The landscape images are just to inspire us.  Maybe I will have another go at it.

Thanks for your patience this week while sharing these projects.  Last one for the week tomorrow.

Have a great day,

Jenny 

*** You still have time to order the Waterfront stamp set this week either online or directly to me. Receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

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cards, Classes

WATERCOLOURED LAKE WITH THE WATERFRONT!

Continuing on with Watercoloured landscapes scenes I have this card to share with you.  This card is one we will be doing at classes this weekend  but I thought I would share it with you.  I found this landscape scene on Pinterest and thought I would try to recreate it.  See what you think of the card with the original photo??

I used the Waterfront set to create the mountains and land and stamped the trees.  The lake and the sky are watercoloured with the Inkpads and Aquapainter.

Here is the finished card.

I kept the card simple.  With these cards you don’t want to cover up all the scene with a big sentiment or lots of fuss.  The sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life.

I have 3 sessions of classes this weekend so I hope they enjoy making this card and another 2.  I wish you could join us. 🙂

I will be back tomorrow though with another card.  This one is back to some simple stamping with the set.

Jenny

cards, Classes, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

LOOKING THROUGH THE CAVE WITH THE WATERFRONT SET!

Today I am following on from yesterday’s post with watercolouring the Waterfront set.  If you missed yesterday’s post and video then be sure to head back a post.

I have another card created in the same way that I had made last week.  I shared it on Facebook and Instagram and received lots of comments.  I hope you might like it too.

Firstly, I did a search on Pinterest for landscapes to find some inspiration.  There is a lot let me tell you.  But this image particularly jumped out at me I think because of the colours and it was a little different to the “typical” scenes you might be seeing using the Waterfront set.  This is a photo from the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.

So here is the image with the card I created trying to recreate it.

Here is a closer photo for you.

I was pleased with the result but it took some time to create.  Like 2 hours!!  I won’t share step-by-step but I will point out some tips for you to create your own.

TIPS TO RECREATING THIS CARD

With any of the watercoloured images I have created I start with the right mid-point of the card.  For this one I worked around from this edge in a clock wise direction and filled in the centre last.

I used Shimmery White card.  I prefer to use that card as it doesn’t have the textured surface that watercolour paper has.  You do use the Aquapainter but it’s only a small amount.

The inks I used are Tangerine Tango, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and then for the sky and land I also used Soft Sky and Blushing Bride.

For most of the “cave” shape I used only the mountain stamp in the set and twisted and turned it to develop the shape and to fill in the areas of rock. I used the Aquapainter to blend the ink regularly after I stamped.  I think this is what took most of the time.

The right hand rock surface looked orange when I looked at it on the Ipad which is why I did it in orange tones but when I looked at the print-out of the scene it looked more red. Oh Well! Artistic interpretation right. 😉

I will show you how I added the edge marks on the rocks down below.  I have used this a lot now on different scenes I have done.

For the sky I watercoloured some streaks with the Blushing Bride ink and the Aquapainter and then filled in the rest of the area with the Soft Sky ink.  For the centre ground area I watercoloured areas of Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.

For the trees I inked them up in Crushed Curry and then use the Soft Suede marker to colour the tree trunks and part of the branches.

After I finished it and it dried I wanted to keep the card simple.  I wrapped around some Linen Thread and adhered that on to a Crumb Cake base. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  I wanted to keep that small so not to cover too much of the image.

Create the edge marks to create depth/shadow

Firstly stamp your mountain image on your card.  It will depend on what you are creating as to how they would be positioned.  For this one to create the rock wall I stamped the mountain stamp a few times down the side of the card.  On the sample below I have just stamped this twice to give you an idea.

Ink up your mountain stamp again on just the tip of the peaks.  To do this take your stamp on to the inkpad not the inkpad on to the stamp.  Tilt the stamp so just the edge of the stamp will be inked. For this one I inked the tip in Soft Suede.

Position the stamp over your pre-stamped mountain shapes and stamp down.  Just the tip will be inked.  You will do this several times over your project.

I have done this too when I wanted a grassy edge to a mountain top by stamped the tips in Old Olive.

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So what do you think?? I would love your thoughts.  If you create one do share with me.  I would love to see it.

Hope you are enjoying the projects for Waterfront Week.  There is still more to come.

Have a great day,

Jenny

Have you got your own Waterfront set yet?  If you are in Australia, you can grab it in my store now -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code this week: SBZEJCNH

As a Bonus this week: receive 4 x A4 sheets of Shimmery White cardstock PLUS a tutorial for an exclusive project.  

 

cards, Techniques, Tutorials, Videos

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.  

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cards, Techniques

ANOTHER MOUNTAIN SCENE WITH WATERFRONT!

Yesterday’s post I mentioned that when I first get a stamp set I check out Pinterest.  Is that your first port of call too??

What I have found with the Waterfront set is that inspiration is all around you.  (Well, it is with most creativity isn’t it?)  But with the Waterfront set you start to see the landscapes differently.  On this card I was inspired by a photo on our computer log in screen.

For this card I simply stamped to get a feel for how they can work together to create a landscape.

Do you think it looks like the setting sun over the mountains?  Hope so anyway.

The sentiment is from Confetti Celebration and I wrapped some Linen Thread around the stamped piece.  The card base is Garden Green.

Thanks for watching.  We start to get a little more artistic with this set tomorrow so be sure to check in.

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