Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Blended Seasons and new Watercolour Pencils for Go for Greece Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop for Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are working towards earning the incentive trip to Greece - wouldn't that be fantastic?

My card today uses the limited edition Colour Your Season collection of products that will be available to customers in August.

I've used the gorgeous floral image from the Blended Seasons stamp set, which I inked up with Versamark ink and stamped it onto a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock. I then sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

I then used the white watercolour pencil from the original set to colour in the whole image of petals and leaves. Then I went over the petals using Cherry Cobbler and the leaves with Garden Green from the new watercolour pencil set. I coloured the centres of the flowers with Daffodil Delight from the first watercolour pencils set. Then I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the colouring a little. I stamped the sentiment from the set using Cherry Cobbler ink.

I matted the art piece onto Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstock and onto a Crumb Cake card base. I kept the design simple.

I saw the idea for colouring with watercolour pencils on Crumb Cake cardstock by Courteney Heuston, and thought I would try it with bolder colours. I've done this technique before using white craft ink to colour in the solid areas and then using pencils over the top. This is a slightly softer effect.

Anyway, have a look through the hop and see what everyone else has come up with.

I've listed the supplies I used to make this card below. If you'd like to order, please click on any of the images to be taken directly to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Three Amazing Promotions in July from Stampin' Up!

Wow, I can't believe it's July already, and that Stampin' Up! has come up with not 1, but 3 amazing promotions this month.

I've already sent the details with everyone on my newsletter email list, if you're not on it, you can sign up now and I'll send out that newsletter to you.

Here are the promotions:

There are 10 different paper packs to choose from in this offer:

You can choose to purchase 3 different packs and then get another free, or choose more than one of the same pack. For example, if you are starting on your Christmas cards now, then you could get a few packs of Under the Mistletoe.

I'm also offering a paper share, but only to my newsletter subscribers.

Join the Fun

Wow, what an incredible offer!

To help expand our family and create opportunities for even more meaningful relationships with fellow crafters, Stampin’ Up! is giving us a Stampin’ Pad Family Recruiting Promotion. During this promotion, new team members will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads (your choice!) with your Starter Kit!

People join Stampin' Up! for different reasons, some to build a business with customers and clubs, others to join a community and enjoy discounts on the fantastic quality products that Stampin' Up! offers. I love my Aussie Crafters Team, and the online Stampin' Up! community where we share ideas and have fun at events.

Click on the flyer below for more information:

The 3rd promotion for July is only for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, or if you join Stampin' Up! today you can add it to your Starter Kit!

There are new limited time products: a stamp set, die set and new watercolour pencils, that are coming in August, but as Demonstrators we can order them now, ready to share ideas in August.

Here's a flyer with more information:

Now's a great time to join Stampin' Up, as not only can you get extra free stamp pads in your starter kit, but you'll be able to order from the upcoming Christmas catalogue a month early, and you'll enjoy a discount of at least 20% on stamping goodies at least until the end of January 2019!

If you are ready to join, click here:

Happy Stamping,

Monday, 25 June 2018

Wonderful Trees for the Artful Stampers Team Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop, and this time I'm hopping with my team of sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, the Artful Stampers.

We are focusing on the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, so hop along with us and see what everyone has come up with.

My project is a combination of new and "old" products, as in some have carried over from previous catalogues.

I first created the background by stamping the Tree Rings background stamp with Versamark onto Watercolour Paper, then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I sprinkled some Brusho Crystal Colour powders on the embossed panel then spritzed it with water to activate the crystals and give a watercolour effect. I used Brilliant Red, Gamboge (Orange) and Yellow.

Once that was dry I cut the panel down and matted it onto black cardstock and then layered it onto my card front of Poppy Parade, a returning colour for this catalogue.

I changed my mind a couple of times with the trees - first I die cut them out of black cardstock, then I thought they were too heavy so I decided to stamp them in Whisper White craft ink. That didn't give me the effect I wanted, so I decided to try Copper embossing powder over the top of the Whisper White ink. This has given a mottled effect, which I like.

The greeting is stamped with the Whisper White craft ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount the greeting onto the card front.

Here is the list of everyone joining in with the hop today:

Alisa Tilsner
Anna Foster
Annette Sullivan
Nicole Wilson
Tina Hewett - You are here
Pam Pahl

Here is a list of supplies I used to make my card. If you need anything, just click on the image to be taken straight to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Fabulous Rhino from Animal Outing for Go For Greece Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop with some of the fabulous Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are working towards the incentive trip to Greece. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

I've been creating cards using the fun Animal Outing stamp set from the new 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. I showed one card I created in a previous post for a sketch challenge HERE.

Today's card is using the Rhino from the set:

I was inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine which is exclusive to Stampin' Up Demonstrators.

I stamped the rhino using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and die cut it with the matching die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. I also stamped just the bird on the tip of the Rhino's horn onto Whisper White cardstock, cut with the die and just snipped off the bird at the end of the horn with scissors. I coloured the bird with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, then used a drop of Multi-purpose Liquid glue to attach it to the tip of the horn, over the grey image.

For the greeting I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for the words, stamped them in black on Whisper White, then used the Classic Label punch to punch it out.

The rest of the card is just layers of Designer Series Paper and cardstock, and a short piece of Burlap Ribbon. I attached the banner to the ribbon using mini glue dots, and the rhino to the card front using Dimensionals. Scroll down for a list of supplies I used to make this card.

Here is a list of everyone in the blog hop today:

I'm sure you'll be inspired by all the gorgeous projects today.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

Product List
Happy Stamping!