Thursday, 20 July 2017

Embossing with water? How does that work?

I've heard a rumor that you can use water as an alternative to VersaMark or pigment ink for embossing with embossing powder, but I have never seen it done.

Stampin' Up! has produced this cool video that shows 3 different embossing powder techniques, the first one using water:

Wow, I have to try that one!

Here are some of the products used in the video:

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Tina

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Crafting Forever Just a Note card for any occasion

Today's card has been inspired by cards I've seen on Pinterest using the fun Crafting Forever stamp set.

The card base is one of the gorgeous new colours from Stampin' Up! called Berry Burst. It's become my favourite colour from the 2017-19 collection.

I stamped the pens on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. It's an image of 3 pens, which I stamped repeatedly along in a line, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used a Berry Burst and a Powder Pink brush marker to colour in the striped pen. The stamped piece is then matted onto Basic Black cardstock.

The sentiment is from the versatile Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and has been stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap of Whisper White and then matted onto Basic Black cardstock. I used foam Dimensionals to mount the greeting onto the card front.

A simple card that can easily be coloured with any colour to get a different effect.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

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Tina

Monday, 17 July 2017

In The City Watercolour Rainbow card

Today's card is an experiment in watercolour rainbow painting. I have been inspired by the talented Kristina Werner for a number of years, and love watching her videos. I would love to be able to paint watercolour as well as she does, I guess I need lots of practice.


I used Shimmery White cardstock for the watercolour piece, which has a very subtle shimmer that shows up in the light. It's a bit tricky to photograph.

I used some of the cute graphic images from the stamp set called In The City, which is a "host" set that you can get by having a workshop or gathering with friends, collecting orders and earning Stampin' Rewards.

I stamped them in VersaMark ink on the Shimmery White, then sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

Once the images were set I used my Aqua painter to first brush some clean water on the card, then I picked up some ink colour from a palette and added that to the water. I started with Daffodil Delight, then Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. I dabbed a paper towel in between colours to pick up some of the excess water. I also used my heat tool to speed up the drying in between.

It's a technique that has a different result every time you try it.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Big on Birthdays and is stamped in Versamark on Basic Black cardstock and embossed using White Embossing Powder, which is heat set.

The watercolour panel is matted onto Basic Black cardstock and the card base is Real Red.

Here are the supplies used to make this card:

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A couple of reminders about this month's special promotions:

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Spend $90 in July to receive a $9 coupon to spend in August. Don't forget to use my July Online Club code Y7BERB3Y to share in the Stampn' (host) rewards.

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Happy Stamping,
Tina

Monday, 10 July 2017

Tranquil Tulips Fancy Edge Z-Fold card

On Fridays I go to card classes taught by the talented Helen Clifton, learning new techniques or fancy folds for cards. I usually adapt her ideas using Stampin' Up! products, and for today's card I chose the gorgeous Host set Tranquil Tulips. 

Here is how it looks closed:

Here is how it opens up:

 Another slightly different angle:
I chose to keep mine "simple" by using Whisper White as the card base, and then stamping the tulip stems and leaves in Old Olive on the card base. The tulips are all stamped in Daffodil Delight and fussy cut from another piece of Whisper White and layered onto the card panels using foam Dimensionals.

The greeting is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Here are the supplies used to make this card. Click on the images to go straight to my online shop.

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A couple of reminders about this month's special promotions:
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Happy Stamping,
Tina