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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.