Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Bleached Birds for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Group Blog Hop


Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

It's time for another blog hop with Stampin' Up Demonstrators from around the world in Kylie's Demonstrator Training Group.

I've been playing with the Free as a Bird stamp set and was inspired by a video by Gail O'Neill on painting with bleach.



For this card I tried the smooshing background technique where I scribbled Stampin' Write Markers onto some clear plastic wrap, put water drops onto a piece of Shimmery White, and then laid the wrap on the wet cardstock to transfer the ink. It gave a lovely watercolour background which I left to dry naturally.

I stamped the bird image in an archival black ink and then used a dry Aqua Painter to paint the thick gel bleach from Aldi onto the bird image, including the branch, leaves and flowers. As an afterthought I put the watercoloured and bleached panel in the Subtle 3D embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine. I matted the finished piece onto Bermuda Bay cardstock, and wrapped a short piece of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle ribbon that I coloured with a Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend alcohol marker. I then adhered the panel to a thick whisper white card base. I stamped the greeting in Memento black ink and trimmed it to a narrow banner, then sponged the edges in Bermuda Bay ink using a dauber.

I was really happy with how it turned out I tried a couple more with different backgrounds. I decided to use an easy watercolour wash background in Blueberry Bushel for my classes last week.




I think I'll be trying this technique with other images and background colouring techniques to see what happens!

Here's a link to the rest of the blog hop, so grab a cup of your favourite beverage and get some inspiration from all of the lovely creations.


If you're in Australia and looking to buy any of the supplies I used to make these cards, please click on an image below to be taken to my online shop.

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Happy hopping and shopping,
Tina

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

First Christmas card for 2019 for Kylie's Demonstrator Training blog hop

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for another blog hop with Stampin' Up Demonstrators from around the world who are part of Kylie's Demonstrator Training group.

Here's my card:

Making Christmas Bright - Tina's Creative Studio

My card is the one I created for my Aussie Crafters Team challenge for June - we were to create a card using this colour combination:


My first thought was red and green = Christmas, so I decided to use the Making Christmas Bright stamp set to create a Christmas card. I know Lovely Lipstick is a slightly pinky red, but I thought it could be a Christmas colour, don't you?

I used the versatile Buffalo Check stamp with Lovely Lipstick ink on the same colour cardstock to create the background piece. I used one of the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut a label from Whisper White cardstock. I then stamped the images on the label in Granny Apple Green and Pool Party, and the bulb images on scraps of Whisper White in all three colours. These I then punched out using the Christmas bulb punch, and mounted them with Dimensionals on the card. The label is also raised on the card front with Dimensionals.

I'm happy with the way this turned out, and will be using this as one of my cards in my upcoming Christmas in July card classes.

So now it's time to hop around the blogs of everyone in the blog hop, so grab a cuppa and have a look around to see what everyone has come up with.


Here's a list of the supplies used to make the card. If you need anything, just click on the image to go straight to my online shop.

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Happy Stamping,
Tina

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Rainbow background Cat card for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop May 2019


Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for another blog hop with Stampin' Up Demonstrators from around the world who are part of Kylie's Demonstrator Training group.

Here's my card:


I was creating cards for my card class this week using the fun set Nine Lives, which has two-step stamps of the cat and different markings, along with cute greetings and cat paraphinalia.

The rainbow background for the card was created using off-cut strips of cardstock that had been accumulating in my scraps tub. I cut a 13.8cm x 9.5cm piece of cardstock (I used an old retired colour I can't even remember the name of) and covered one side with an adhesive sheet. I removed the paper backing to reveal the sticky side, then I started from the bottom and worked my way up, laying down the strips in (sort of) rainbow order. When that was completely covered I trimmed off the overhanging bits with scissors. Then I put the 3 images of the mouse, ball of yarn and Meow! together on a block and stamped them with Versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder over and heat set with my heat tool. I then flicked a bit of White Craft Ink refill (diluted with water) on the panel for some splatter effects.

For the greeting I created a rainbow stamp pad using one of the retiring Uninked Spectrum stamp pads and stamped the greeting onto a stitched circle of Whisper White.

I'm very happy with how this came out, what do you think?

Here is a list of everyone joining in the hop today, so grab a cuppa and have a look around to see what everyone has come up with.


Here's a list of the supplies used to make the card. If you need anything, just click on the image to go straight to my online shop.

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Happy Stamping,
Tina

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Saying goodbye to the Lift Me Up stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up!


Hi!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, for my 3rd post in my series on stamp sets and dies that are retiring from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

These cards were for a class I taught in January 2017 using the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away dies.


For the first card I stamped and die cut the balloons and clouds from the set, and the background piece was cut using the edge die from the Detailed Floral die set (also retiring).



This card was my favourite from the set of 3 that we made, using the detailed balloon die and pieces to go behind the overlay piece.

The sentiment was stamped onto Vellum using Stazon and the vellum was wrapped around the matted front panel. The blue panel was embossed with the Seaside embossing folder, which is also retiring.



This last card was the quickest to make, and used some of the coordinating patterned paper from a Sale-a-Bration pack that year. A monochromatic card of Navy and White.



Here's another card that my good friend Tamara showed us how to make at one of our monthly get-togethers that year. Using some more of that same paper, this is a fancy fold concertina card.




I thought it turned out rather well, don't you think?

Here are some of the supplies used to make these cards. If you'd like to purchase any, just click on the image and you will be taken to my online shop.
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