WEDNESDAY’S WOW #37 – COLOURING WITH THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #37 we are looking at some tips with colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I realise I talk a lot about colouring, and sharing videos and tips on colouring.  I hope you are not sick of this.  I think it is good considering there are so many stamp sets in the Catalogue that require colouring.  Plus, I think personally I need to get all the help I can with colouring because I am not great at it and I am always searching out for help. 🙂

I discovered you can create a great watercolour wash effect using the Stampin’ Blends shown in the card below.  I love the effect of the contrasting colours.  The images really “POP” when you heat emboss the image with white Embossing Powder after you colour the card.  This card uses the set You’re Inspiring but you could use any images.

Check out how to create this background effect in the video below but also in this video you can see how you can blend different coloured Stampin’ Blends together when colouring images.

 

What do you think? Why don’t you give this effect a try.  I think I will have to give it a try for sure.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #36 – WATERCOLOUR LIFTING!

I just discovered a fun new technique and I thought I would share it with you for this Wednesday’s WOW! Can you believe we are up to #36??  There are so many exciting techniques and projects to share with you each week.

This week I wanted to share with you the Watercolour Lift Technique. 

Here is a card from Stampin’ Up! to show you the technique. How pretty is it?

Basically, it is washing your Shimmer White cardstock with a wash of ink using the Aquapainter.  Let it dry. Then stamp your images in Versamark over the area.  Solid images work better.  Then clear emboss them.  After that, wash over the card with a clean Aquapainter to lift some of the ink.  It lightens it revealing the images.  How cool!

I have a video to show you how it is done.

What do you think?  Now I am going to have to go off and try this ASAP.  Share your samples with me too I would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting me today for another episode of Wednesday’s WOW! 

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #29 – EMBOSSING MATS!

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

Cutting Plate

Die (facing up)

Cardstock

Silicone Mat

Impressions Mat

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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

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

 

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #28 – DELIGHTFULLY DETAILED!

I have been sharing a lot of cards that I have made recently using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper.  (if You haven’t seen them then pop by the last couple of posts). Since it is Wednesday it is time for Wednesday’s WOW! I have a Youtube video from Stampin’ Up! using the Delightfully Detailed Suite.  You might like to see particularly how to cut the lovely paper.  (The details on the paper start at about 2.07).

View it below. (If you receive this via email then head directly to the blog post by clicking the heading above and viewing it there).

I shared more details to cut the floral paper in an earlier post too but just as a little review.  You can cut it in sections by carefully snipping around the flowers and leaves. When you want to cut between them they may be slightly narrower overall there but you hardly notice.  You may sacrifice one or 2 in the process.  Also, I laid a card base beside the section I wanted to cut to have an idea of the size.

These are some of the projects shared in the video.

If you notice the scrap page above I took that and was inspired to create this next card on the left using Mint Macaron.

The smaller card is 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″) size.  It is just a simple card using an off-cut (don’t waste it!).

I am loving this paper.  I do hope you grab this paper yourself.  It makes really quick cards in no time – and gorgeous at that!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

 

WEDNESDAY’S! WOW # 27 – THE POPULAR ROOTED IN NATURE BUNDLE!

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.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

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

THERE IS “LOTS TO LOVE” ON VALENTINE’S DAY!

I showed you in yesterday’s post the cute Flip Top Treat Box using the Lots To Love Box Framelits.  Here it is if you missed it but you can jump back to the last post though too and see more of it and the instructions.

        

This is actually a cute little Framelit set but there were parts that I wasn’t sure what they were used for.  Like those little tiny arch shaped dies down at the bottom of the image below???

I found this video from Stampin’ Up! explaining the pieces and showing some great projects.  I thought for my Wednesday WOW! #14 this week we will take a look at this set.  Very timely today being Valentine’s Day right. ❤  It does work well with the matching Sure Do Love You stamp set too.

That explains everything!

You can grab the Framelits in my store now -> HERE $57 AUS or grab the bundle and use them together.  Clear mount stamp set is $84.50 AUS  See that -> HERE.

Aren’t these projects pretty? These are from the current Occasions Catalogue and shows how gorgeous the products are especially with the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series paper. SO much prettiness!

Thanks for visiting me today.  Always nice of you to drop by whether you are from near or far.  I hope your day has been a great one.

Until next time.

Jenny x

 

 

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #13 – HEARTFELT BLOOMS!

Watch It Wednesday’s and Wednesday’s WOW! are back for 2018.  I have decided to combine them both in to Wednesday’s WOW! Each Wednesday I will bring you a stamping WOW! It might be a video, a tip, a product that has caught my attention or a special project.  I hope you enjoy these episodes.  You never know what I might uncover.

Today we have Wednesday WOW! #13. 

Do you find sometimes you go through a catalogue and see a stamp or maybe a die set and think Mmm? Maybe? But it doesn’t really do it for you.  I found that with the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Blooms.  Another flower set and the flowers weren’t all that exciting.  What do you do with a stamp like that??? 

Well! I have been watching this little sleeper over the last few weeks and I have to say I am quite surprised with what this stamp can do.  Firstly, this stamp is a different type of stamp.  It is a “distinktive” stamp.  Meaning that the stamp lays down the ink at different opacities.  So you get different depths of colour.  It gives a Photographic finish.  Clever!

Stampin’ Up! have recently released a Youtube video highlighting this stamp.  I was impressed.  I thought I would share it with you if you hadn’t noticed it.

What do you think of this stamp?  I would love to see some of your cards using this set.  Why not email them to me and I might just share them here. (I might event send out a random prize of some handmade cards).  I have just got this set so I look forward to playing with it.

There are so many different ways that people have used this set.  Some people have coloured it with pencils, or with ink and daubers.  They have cut and layered the flowers.  If you want some inspiration, I have put together a Pinterest Board with this set.  Head on over -> HERE to see them.

Now this stamp is a Free one.  Really! Grab this as one of your Free Sale-A-Bration choices when your order reaches $90 AUS.  Available in Wood and Clear Mount. See it in store now -> HERE.

Have a great day,

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

 

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