SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE WEEK – DAY 3 – AND A VIDEO FOR WEDNESDAY’S WOW!

Day 3 of our Snowflake Showcase Week.  Half-way through.  Today’s card is simple really but I think effective – and they can turn out differently each time.

The background for this card is a Watercolour wash.  I have used Bermuda Bay and of course the Snow is Glistening stamp set and Snowfall Thinlits.

The large snowflake is cut from the White Velvet Paper. Have I told you how soft and furry it is?  So nice and adds such a lovely texture to your projects.  I have also used the Silver Glimmer Paper and the tiny snowflake is from the White Velvet Paper too.

Do you want to see how I have done the Watercolour Wash background?  Since it is a Wednesday and time for Wednesday’s WOW! #45 I thought I would combine the two.  How about that. 🙂

You can see the video below. (NB: If you receive the blog updates by email and the video hasn’t shown then click on the title at the top to go to the blog post and watch it there). 

I am just starting out more with videos.  They are not easy let me say … 🙂 I would love to know your thoughts and if you have any suggestions to improve them, please drop a comment and let me know.

How are you liking the Snowflake Showcase products?  Have you bought any yet?

Just a reminder what these products are as you couldn’t see them well in the video.

If you are in Australia you can order these now from me.  Remember these are only available in November AND only while supplies last, so don’t delay with them.

Order in store -> HERE.  Please use the Host Code: KGQKCBA4

OR email me to arrange an order.

Thanks for watching.  Now go and try that wash technique.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #44 – IT’S SNOWING!

It’s Wednesday YAY! I have an exciting new product suite to share with you today.  The Snowflake Showcase begins tomorrow.  I know I am a day early BUT since it’s time for some WOW! For Wednesday’s WOW! #44 I thought it would be a good time to stop by and show you the products and see the video.  These are gorgeous products.  I know I have mentioned them already but you will love them.  (Be sure to stop by for my Snowflake Showcase week coming soon here).

What do you think? Gorgeous or what??  I wish you could feel that Velvet Paper if you haven’t seen it already.  So soft and furry!

Snow is Glistening stamp set

Happiness Surrounds stamp set

Snowfall Thinlits.

I have been creating with these a lot and I will share them with you soon but here is one of the cards Stampin’ Up! have created.

You will see lots of snow around in November with these gorgeous products.  I will share some more projects myself soon too.  You can order these from tomorrow in my store so watch for details.

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #43 – ONE STAMP, ONE DIE = 16 TAGS!

How can you make 16 tags from One Stamp and One Die?? I have to say this intrigued me.  For Wednesday’s WOW! #43 this week I wanted to check out this Tags and Tidings Bundle and see how it worked.  I found the video from Stampin’ Up! to share with you.  Maybe you are intrigued by it yourself??  The stamps are very small so how can you use them on your projects? How can you line the stamps up so easily with the die so they cut?  So many questions.  So if you are the same check out the video below and don’t miss out on the end to see their cute projects.

Here are some of the Stampin’ Up! projects.  So these might be small but they are cute.  I like even how the background is stamped on the card with them.  I had considered cutting the stamps up as I thought it might be easier. (SHAME ON ME).  I think I will leave it as one stamp.  Much easier to use and great for that background.

What do you think now?  Have you got this bundle? I would love to see your projects with it.

You can see it in my store -> HERE now.  $71 for the bundle.

Thanks for checking this out with me today.  Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – QUICK CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH TIMELESS TIDINGS KIT!

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.

Jenny

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

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