Monday, 16 March 2015

New Video - Bokeh Background cards part 2

I've just uploaded part 2 of the 3 part series of videos on the popular Bokeh Background technique for cards.

Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/ZtqJ_lbcqSw

Here is the video:


Happy Stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Bokeh Background Techniques using Stampin Up inks - first video in a 3 part series


I've just uploaded a new video to YouTube showing one way to create a card using the Bokeh background technique.

Here is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/CUQvWP9w3YU

Here is the video:


Supplies Used:
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Other supplies: Fun Foam, painter's tape, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider

If you are in Australia, you can purchase Stampin Up supplies through my online store: http://www.tinahewett.stampinup.net

Look for the next 2 videos in this series over the next few days...

Happy stamping!
Tina

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Butterfly Basics White Embossed and Coloured on Black

This is another project made at our monthly get-together of my fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators.

The images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set were stamped onto Basic Black cardstock with VersaMark ink, then embossed with White Embossing Powder. They were then coloured with Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendibilities markers. The butterfly was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock with Calypso Coral ink and cut out with the matching shape from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies. The greeting was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Black ink.

The main panel was matted onto Whisper White, then Calypso Coral cardstock and onto a Basic Black card base.

Here are the supplies used for this project. Please note that at the time of writing, the Blendabilities markers are unavailable while a manufacturing problem is being dealt with.

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on the corresponding image to go to my online store.

Happy stamping,
Tina

Friday, 6 March 2015

Gorgeous Chalkboard Butterfly Thinlit Die on Floral Frames card

At our monthly get-together of Stampin Up Demonstrators we made this card using my favourite Butterfly Thinlit die on a card made using the Floral Frames collection of Framelits.

The butterfly is cut out of the new chalkboard paper, and is coloured with the new chalk inks.

Here is a close up view:

And here are the supplies used (except for the background stamp, which is retired):

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

If you'd like to purchase supplies to make this project, please click on the image above to go to my online store.

Or you can make this card at one of my Thursday crafty chat group get-togethers.

Happy stamping!
Tina

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Use Stampin' Up's Curvy Keepsake Box Die to make this cute Easter Bunny!

I've finally got the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die from Stampin Up, after seeing tons of ideas all over the internet.

Here's my version of a cute Easter Bunny.


These are great for little gifts - you can put a small Easter egg inside. I'm making some for the upcoming SA Papercraft Fair, so if you're in the area, come by and say hello!

Supplies used to make this project:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

I also used an oval punch that's retired, sorry.

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies to make your own cute bunny boxes, just click on the picture of the items to be taken to my online store.

This is also something you can make at my Thursday crafty chat group. If you would like more information, please email me.

Happy crafting!
Tina

Weekly Stampin' Up Deals for 4 - 10 March 2015

Here are this weeks specials:

weekly deals at http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=955
You can go to the page on my online shop HERE

Happy shopping!
Tina

Monday, 23 February 2015

Easy Male Birthday card using Handcarved Background stamp - video





Here is a card I created for my darling husband's birthday recently. It was super easy to do, I had wanted to do something with the gorgeous and funky Handcarved background stamp (wood 134051, clear 134054), and I know my husband is not into vintage trains or ships.

I looked around on Pinterest, and there aren't many ideas for using this stamp, so I decided to go "Clean and Simple". I know many people struggle with coming up with ideas for male birthday cards, so I hope this easy one gives you some inspiration. You could always add a number for an age-themed card, or a couple of brads or candy dots.

Anyway, I filmed a video of me making it, showing just how easy it is.

If you can't see the video below, here's the link to YouTube: http://youtu.be/ClB-ikCKx9k


Happy stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Stained Glass Butterfly Birthay Card - Video

Hi,

I've just uploaded a video to YouTube showing how I made this birthday card using one of the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits dies.

Stained Glass Butterflies Thinlits Dies birthday card www.tinascreativestudio.com


I used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper, which you can get for FREE with an order over $90 during Sale-A-Bration, which is on now until March 31.

This card was heavily inspired by one created by Ceal Pritchet. I changed the angle of the butterfly and made it pop out of the cutout panel.

If you can't see the video below, go to this YouTube link: http://youtu.be/P66C8QJKXMQ

Happy stamping!
Tina

Weekly Stampin' Up Deals for 18 to 24 February 2015

Just a reminder that Stampin Up has an ongoing "Weekly Deals" promotion, with different products on special each week. It's a good idea to check back every week, as you might find something that is on your wish list at a reduced price for that week only.

Here's this week's specials:

http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=955

You can go to the page on my online shop HERE

Happy shopping!
Tina

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

New Video showing 2 cards made with the watercolour backgrounds

Hi there,

I've uploaded a new video to YouTube, the third and final in the series on salt watercolour backgrounds and the cards I made with them.

Here's a link to the video: http://youtu.be/4bFs4NFGNys

For one I used one of the gorgeous Butterflies Framelits Dies from the Stampin Up Occasions catalogue.

I hope you enjoy watching the videos.




Happy stamping,
Tina

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sheltering Tree Detatchable Bookmark Card





I shared this card with my Stampin Up Demonstrator friends at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

This one uses the Sheltering Tree stamp set from the 2015 Occasions catalogue. The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the same catalogue. The colours used are Old Olive, Early Espresso and Tangello Twist. The card base is Old Olive and the panels are actually Very Vanilla, although they appear almost white.

If you'd like to learn how to make this card, I'll be teaching this one at an upcoming card class, so let me know if you are interested.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 26 January 2015

Diamond Gatefold card



This card was shown to us by my friend Jenny at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

This card uses the gorgeous Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. The flower image is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the same catalogue, and I've also used the Hardwood background stamp on the triangle panels.

If you'd like to purchase supplies used to make this card, please go to my online store, or alternatively you may call or email me.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Clutch Purse Birthday Card



This card was shown to us by my friend Tamara at our monthly shoebox swap get-together, where we each provide materials and instructions for a card or other project using Stampin Up products.

Here is a fancy fold card that looks a bit like a clutch purse when closed, then opens up to reveal 2 panels of flowers.

The stamps used are from the Butterfly Basics set from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue, and I've coloured them using Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Blendabilities (alcohol markers).

If you'd like to make this card and need some of the supplies, please contact me or order online at my store - the button is in the sidebar on the right.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Corner Garden Watercolour Card For You - Video




I've uploaded the video that shows how I created this card, using a watercolour background that I created in an earlier session. I wasn't happy with how the background came out, so I wanted to cover up most of it with a stamp, and thought this background stamp would be perfect.

I stamped the image with VersaMark and then added white embossing powder, which was heat set using my heat tool. Then I coloured in the image using ink refills and my aqua pen, and a Daffodil Delight marker for the centres of some of the flowers.

Here is a link to the video:  http://youtu.be/el3Tcqc0E5s

And here is the video:


Happy Stamping,
Tina

Watercolour Bokeh Card



A while ago I had tried the Bokeh technique using ink refills to create a watercolour background on watercolour paper. The white circles have faded quite a bit since applying them, so it is a very subtle effect. Colours used are Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Tangello Twist.

The sentiment is from Perfect Pennants.

This is one of the techniques I'll be teaching in an upcoming class, so if you are interested, please let me know.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 19 January 2015

Salt Watercolour Backgrounds technique video

Hi,


I've managed to finish and upload a video to YouTube on creating unique backgrounds using water, salt, stamp pads or reinkers on watercolour paper.


If you can't see the video below, here is the link: http://youtu.be/8CvZ1MopHCQ

It took about 4.5 hours to upload, then I noticed the glaring spelling mistake afterwards. I don't think I'll reload it.

I've also filmed me making a card with the first background I made - the Corner Garden card I posted recently. Hopefully I'll get time to edit that and put that on YouTube as well.

Happy creating!
Tina

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Alphabet letterpress star birthday card

alphabet letterpress star card www.tinascreativestudio.com

Here is the other card I made for my brother's recent birthday. I made this one first, using a background I made a while ago after learning the technique on Stamp TV.  The design layout of the card is inspired by one done by Chris Parker-Barnes.

This technique will be featured in an upcoming class...

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 12 January 2015

Golf themed birthday card

Golf card www.tinascreativestudio.com

Here's one of the cards I made for my brother's recent birthday. He enjoys golf so I while I was looking for ideas on Pinterest I came across something like this and thought it would be suitable for him.

I made another card for my mum to give to him, which I'll share tomorrow.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Corner Garden Watercolour card for you

corner garden watercolour card www.tinascreativestudio.com




Here is my first card finished for 2015. I didn't plan this card, it sort of happened. I was trying out some watercolour background techniques on watercolour paper and created a few different backgrounds. I decided to stamp over the background and then colour in the image.

If you'd like to learn the techniques used in this card, let me know. If you live in Adelaide South Australia I'll be running technique classes soon. I have also shot a video of the creation of the card panel, but it hasn't been edited yet.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 10 November 2014

What' on Your Christmas Wishlist?

The Festive Season is now underway! So it's now time to start thinking about what you want for Christmas.

Would you like some fabulous Stampin Up goodies, like a Big Shot die cutting machine, or Stamp and Dies bundles, or bling for your projects?

Well, good news, I'm now rolling out my annual Christmas Wishlist Program. If you want to take part, just send me an email with your phone number and the best time to call you, and I will help you get set up.

Happy Catalogue browsing!
Tina