Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Sale-a-Bration is nearly over - don't miss out!

I can't believe that Sale-a-Bration is nearly over for another year! Three months have just flown by... and it will be all over on March 31st.

Now is the time to place your final Stampin' Up! orders during Sale-a-Bration to get your freebies from Stampin' Up!

Here's what's available with a $90 order:

Product List
Here's what's available with a $180 order:
Product List
Click on the images to go to my online shop! Don't delay, order today!

I send a hand made card and a gift for every online order as a thank you.

Happy shopping,

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

All That You Are for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Group Blog Hop

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm joining in with another blog hop with Kylie's awesome Demonstrator Training group. There's lots to see today, so be sure to check out everyone's blog.

I had a new customer ask me about how to use vellum on cards, so I created a class showing different ways of using vellum, including embossing and colouring.

I used the gorgeous large floral image from the All That You Are stamp set and inked it up in Versamark before stamping it on the Vellum Cardstock. I then sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. The Vellum cardstock is a thicker vellum and can take the heat from the heat tool without warping, as long as you don't hold the heat tool too close or in one spot for too long.

Then I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour in the image on the back of the vellum. I used Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Dark Daffodil Delight. Tip: if you do a whoopsie and go a bit over the line with your colouring, you can use the Colour Lifter to remove the colour so it doesn't show on the front.

I'm really happy with how the colouring turned out, it's much smoother than using regular brush markers.

Here's the finished card:

I matted the vellum piece onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using a few Mini Glue Dots behind the coloured flowers to anchor it in place. I also used a strip of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to hold the vellum to the mat by wrapping it around both layers and adhering it to the back. I then used Multi-purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the the matted panel to the Lovely Lipstick card base.

To finish off the card I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink onto an offcut strip of Whisper White and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the ribbon.

I hope you enjoy hopping around today to see all the lovely ideas everyone is sharing. Here is the list:

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this card. If you need anything, just click on the image and you will be taken to my online shop.
Product List
Happy Stamping,

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely Lattice Easel Card for the Joy of Sets January Blog Hop

 Hi there,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I'm participating for the first time in the Joy of Sets blog hop, and the theme for January is to make an easel fold card using something we have received free.

With Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration promotion on at the moment, I may have received one or two freebies with my orders. 😊

For my contribution I decided to use the Lovely Lattice stamp set, which has a gorgeous large floral image which can be coloured using your favourite medium. If you are in Australia you can get this stamp set for free with a $90 order of anything from the Annual Catalogue or the new Occasions Catalogue.

I decided to do a bit of watercolouring for this one, using my Aqua Painters to pick up ink from the lid of the ink pads. The colours I used are Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Pacific Point.

I first stamped the image with StazOn ink onto Shimmery White cardstock, which is great for watercolouring. For the watercolouring I applied a light shade (ie watered down) first, then painted over areas with more ink to give some depth. I finished off a couple of the flower centres by colouring them in with a Daffodil Delight marker.

Once the colouring was done and dry I stamped the sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set in Pacific Point ink. The watercolour panel was matted onto a piece of Pacific Point and then onto the easel front piece.

On the inside of the card I matted another piece of Shimmery White onto Pacific Point so it matched the outside. I stamped the short lacy strip onto a strip of Shimmery White in Pacific Point ink and matted that onto a wider strip of Pacific Point cardstock. This strip was then mounted with foam Dimensionals about 1/3 down from the top (of the inside) to provide the means for helping the easel to stand up.

Here are the measurements of the pieces:
Thick Whisper White card base: 29.6cm x 10.5cm, scored on the long side at 7.4cm and 14.8cm
Thick Whisper White easel piece: 14.8cm x 10.5cm 
Pacific Point: 2 pieces 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Shimmery White: 2 pieces 13.3cm x 9cm

OK, so now it's onto the next blog in the hop to see what Vicki Milyard has created. Click on the purple Next arrow to go there. Or click on the Previous arrow to go to Jane Allmark's blog. Have fun!

https://amethystarcrafting.blogspot.com/2019/01/joy-of-sets-january-2019-blog-hop.html?fbclid=IwAR1Iy1CiRySoRe2Ct6K-S2lIwxPe2XwOd6lSst24_0GL_Y27tlYbyFHGxII https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fstampingvickisvisions.blogspot.com%2F2019%2F01%2Fthe-joy-of-sets-blog-hop-easel-card.html%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0V77ZKY3Ca2gkSQSDex2IVgUnO6A-wCbv4cYmh9LNpzvu9V0_aTRFY6FI&h=AT0ZuViBCpDulmbeYSn-h-BTz_3Y8ZxvAUR_TnDQYXUGsQ8pPP6fy-5tt6H1Bpmj46-k3Ynd286XdJ8JPNybnj3NsPChD7o90RxCZRy_6Joji2ztZAPPdJ7iJmjJB7yGwQ

Here are the supplies I used to make this card. If you'd like to order anything, just click on the image to go to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,