Friday, 1 September 2017

Hearts Come Home for International Stampin' Up! Partners Blog Hop




As some of you know Stampin' Up! has some International individual areas they sell in, the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.  We cannot sell out side of our area.  So since we have a big social media presence and say my followers from Canada cannot buy from me, I cannot give them good customer service and they cannot take advantages of some of my specials.  So 4 of us have teamed up to give you International Stampin' Up! service. 

If you do not have a demo in your area you can take advantage of our partners.


United States Mary Trautner
Stampin' Up website is http://marytrautner.stampinup.net
Shop with Mary at:  http://bit.ly/1oIInG0

Europe is Amanda Charlesworth
Blog is https://scrimpingmommy1.blogspot.co.uk/

Canada is Nature Gibner
Shop with Nature at  http://bit.ly/ShopInk
Facebook is: http:/ www.facebook.com/inkninspiration
Blog is:  http://www.inkninspiration.com

Australia is Tina Hewett (That's Me!)
Shop with Tina at http://bit.ly/2sJvXTl
Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/tinascreativestudio




Today we're holding a blog hop so you can visit our partners' websites to get to know us better.
We are focusing on the Holiday Catalogue, which is now live, so have a look at our blogs to get some inspiration.

For my card I've used the Galaxy background technique to create the deep night sky with stars, and a glow behind the houses. It's probably more like the similar Northern Lights technique.

To create the background I sponged on some bright colours in the middle of the piece of Whisper White card: Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, blending the colours together. Then I sponged Pacific Point around them, then added Night of Navy around the edges to deepen the blue. I even sponged a little Memento Tuxedo Black in places. I'll have to make a video to show you how to do this, as it's a pretty cool technique!

When I was happy with the colour, I flicked a few drops of water on the panel with my fingers, to give a few faded stars. Then I mixed a couple of drops of Whisper White Refill with water on a palette, picked up some colour with a paint brush and flicked the white drops on the card.

Once everything was dry I stamped the greeting with VersaMark ink, sprinkled white embossing powder on the card and heat set it with my heat tool.

I stamped the Santa Sleigh and Reindeer image with Archival Black ink.

The foreground is one of the border dies in the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, that you can purchase in a bundle with the stamp set and save 10%. Behind the church and house die cuts I cut down a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I had sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink. You can use Pumpkin Pie or Daffodil Delight cardstock scraps as an alternative. The foreground panel is raised on Dimensionals to give depth to the card.

The whole feature panel is adhered to a Thick Whisper White card base.

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

Product List
Now, it's time to move to the next stop on our blog hop, Amanda:

https://scrimpingmommy1.blogspot.co.uk/

 And here's a link to the previous hop, Nature: 

http://www.inkninspiration.com/witches-brew-stampin-up-treat-cup/

Happy Stamping!

Tina

Hogs & Kisses for CAS Colours & Sketches Double Challenge #238

Today's card is another in my series using the cute and fun This Little Piggy stamp set from Stampin' Up!

In yesterday's post I created a card for the Paper Players Sketch Challenge #359, today I'm using another of the watercoloured pig images for CAS Colours & Sketches Double Challenge #238.
Here is the challenge image:
The colours I used are close to the retired colours in the challenge.

For the vertical stripe I chose to use the wide washi tape from the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape set. I stamped the pig image onto Watercolour Paper using Archival Black ink, and coloured it in using an Aqua Painter and ink pads swiped onto a craft sheet.

The sentiment is from the same set and is actually part of another pig image stamp. I chose to use a black brush marker to ink the rubber and stamp the greeting on the card. It's hard to see in the photo but I also stamped a few pig foot prints near the greeting in Versamark ink, which gave a very subtle watermark.

Here are the supplies used to create this card. If you'd like to purchase anything, please click on the image and you will be taken directly to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,

Tina

Thursday, 31 August 2017

This Little Piggy for Paper Players sketch challenge #359

This Little Piggy
Today's card is one of a set of 4 that I'm making using the cute This Little Piggy stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I started by using sketch #359 from the Paper Players Sketch Challenge

Actually, before I saw the sketch, I stamped my piggies in Archival Black ink onto Watercolour Paper and coloured them in using my Aqua Painter and the different inks.
Watercoloured piggies
Then I went looking through some sketch challenges and card layout ideas for using these.

For today's card I finally opened my jar of Embossing Paste and used it together with the cloud stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. The paste is white, and dries pretty quickly, so I didn't need to leave the embossed piece of Soft Sky cardstock to dry overnight.

The bottom part of the card is a piece from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I stamped the sentiment from the Big on Birthdays stamp set in VersaMark ink and sprinkled on White Embossing Powder, which was heat set with a Heat Tool.

The pig stamp actually had the words Hogs & Kisses just below the pig, but I chose not to stamp that. Instead of cutting the stamp I covered up the words with masking tape, inked the stamp up, then removed the tape before stamping onto the Watercolour paper.

Tomorrow I will be posting another card using this set, so please come back to see that one.

In the meantime, here are the supplies I used to make this card. If you'd like to purchase any of these supplies, please click on the image to be taken directly to my online shop:

Product List
See you tomorrow, happy stamping,

Tina