Thursday, 17 June 2021

Video - How I created a rainbow background using Stampin' Blends alcohol markers on Vellum

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

I've had some requests for a video on how I created my background for the card in this post

I did create a couple of videos when I was playing with the technique and creating several backgrounds, so that I could refer back to and see what I used and what results I got.

As they were more of a process video, I thought I would just snip out the part where I created the background vellum piece. There's no intro, or "please subscribe to my YouTube Channel blurb" at the end, just the bit on how I made the piece.

If you like this video, please head over to my YouTube channel, subscribe and tap/click on the bell to be notified whenever I upload a video.

Here is the finished card:


Here is a photo of a couple of brands of isopropyl alcohol to look for:

isopropyl alcohol

Both are available from Bunnings in Australia. I've used the bigger bottle on the right. 

I hope my video inspires you to try this technique, it's a lot of fun!

Happy stamping,

Tina

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Rainbow Thank you card for Demonstrator Training Program blog hop

 


Hi, 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm taking part in Bruno and Kylie Bertucci's Demonstrator Training Program blog hop showcasing thank you cards for customers. Make sure you hop through the links below to be inspired by lots of card ideas from Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.

I have been playing with the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers on Vellum Cardstock, and dabbing isopropyl alcohol on the colours to create cool effects. This technique is popular at the moment, so I've created lots of different backgrounds.

I decided to turn these into customer thank you cards by adding the sentiment to the card and not much else, so that the  background technique takes centre stage.

Rainbow thank you card

For this rainbow card I scribbled Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers in diagonal stripes on a piece of Vellum Cardstock. The colours I used are (the dark shade of each): Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Shaded Spruce, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Polished Pink. I then dipped a paint brush into 100% isopropyl alcohol that I had in a small cup, and dabbed it on the scribbled stripes and let the alcohol do it's magic. When I was happy with the result I left the piece to dry. I trimmed the Vellum to 10cm x 14.3cm.

I stamped the greeting from the Biggest Wish stamp set in Memento black ink onto an offcut strip of Basic White cardstock, and the bubbles from the Seascape stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink. I trimmed the strip to 10cm wide and glued it to the vellum with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Then on the back of the vellum, behind the greeting strip, I applied more glue and adhered the panel to the card front. I added a few Opal Rounds for bling.

Here is the list of Demonstrators taking part in the blog hop this month:


If you'd like to try this card and need some supplies, here is a list of supplies I used:


Product List
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$30.00
Seascape Cling Stamp Set
$40.00
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Night Of Navy Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Polished Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$15.50
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$13.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$10.00
Basic White A4 Thick Cardstock
$14.25
White Vellum A4 Card Stock
$17.50
Basic White A4 Cardstock
$17.00
Opal Rounds
$13.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$7.00

Click on the images to order any of the supplies.

Happy stamping,

Tina

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Floating & Fluttering Butterfly cards

 

Floating & Fluttering card class cards

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

I thought I would share another set of cards from a recent class, featuring stamps and dies which are retiring soon.

The Floating & Fluttering stamp set and die bundle will be retiring on June 30 and are available only while stocks last. 

Floating & Fluttering card 1

For the first card I created the feature panel by laying a couple of torn pieces of copy paper over the top and bottom of a piece of Basic White cardstock to create masks, securing them with painter's tape to my work surface. I then used Blender Brushes to apply my ink on the Basic White panel, starting on the copy paper and using a circular motion. I used Polished Pink and Gorgeous Grape inks. When I was happy with that I stamped the cluster of butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black ink across the panel.

When the copy paper masks were removed there was a lovely purple and pink inked area on the white panel that looks like an extra layer, but isn't.

I stamped the greeting from the Garden Wishes stamp set in Memento black ink and matted the panel onto a layer of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and then added it to the card front. A butterfly die cut from the Brilliant Wings die set and a rhinestone finishes off the card.

Floating & Fluttering card 2

For the second card I used made a standard A6 card base from Blushing Bride cardstock. I used the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder to emboss a piece of Basic White cardstock to create the background layer.

I stamped the cluster of butterflies and greenery with Memento black ink on Basic White and used the filler stamps in various colours to colour the images. This was then die cut with the matching die. I used the label die in the set to die cut the Blushing Bride label shape under the butterflies. I layered these on top of a Vellum Doily that I had sponged with Blushing Bride ink using a dauber. The greeting from the Blossoms In Bloom stamp set was stamped with Blushing Bride on a strip of Basic White, and the edges were inked with Blushing Bride ink.

Floating & Fluttering card 3

For the third card I stamped the cluster of butterflies several times on a panel of Basic White in Memento Black ink and coloured the outline images with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. This was then layered onto a mat of Basic Black and onto a Granny Apple Green card base. The greeting from the Forever Fern stamp set was stamped with Memento Black ink onto a piece of Basic White and punched with a circle punch. This was layered onto a slightly larger Granny Apple Green circle.

For a list of supplies I used to make these cards, please click on the following link:

https://s.tamp.in/urBT8z

Happy stamping,

Tina

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Last chance on retiring products from the mini catalogue, up to 50% off!

Last chance products tinascreativestudio.com

  Hi,

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

I just wanted to post the pictures of the retiring products from the January to June mini catalogue - some are 50% off the original price, and are while stocks last. The catalogue ends on June 30, so if you want something, order today, don't wait!

And if you use my online shopping host code M6GWPZDV you will get bonus freebies from me!

Here are the retiring products:

 

154280s
$26.00
154388s
$24.00
154313s
$22.00
154320s
$29.50
154300s
$16.00
154301s
$8.75
154424s
$24.00
154566s
$9.80
154282s
$13.00
154287s
$8.75
154288s
$12.00
154298s
$7.35
154238s
$15.50
154577s
$18.60
154314s
$44.00
154477s
$24.75
154331s
$32.00
154328s
$42.00
154564s
$10.40
154483s
$19.00
154550s
$38.00
154537s
$35.00
154557s
$15.75
155370s
$52.00
154307s
$57.00
154553s
$33.30
154354s
$23.25
154432s
$18.50
154519s
$32.00
154285s
$15.75
154573s
$44.80
154308s
$31.50
154559s
$122.00
154319s
$25.00
154299s
$10.40
155400s
$31.50
154325s
$28.50
154345s
$26.40
154430s
$15.00
154562s
$12.00
154435s
$31.00
154321s
$56.00
154448s
$29.60
154343s
$24.80
154348s
$15.00
154578s
$7.35
154486s
$18.50
154297s
$12.00
154472s
$33.00
154558s
$12.00
154283s
$10.50
154302s
$8.75
154507s
$27.75
154281s
$20.00
154323s
$37.50
154442s
$14.00
154534s
$37.00
154286s
$17.50
154488s
$40.00
154531s
$33.00
154324s
$40.50
154525s
$17.50
154290s
$8.40
154475s
$30.00
154497s
$30.00
154318s
$30.50
154327s
$52.00
154332s
$34.00
154386s
$24.00
154458s
$32.00
154579s
$7.35
154568s
$8.40
155321s
$15.00
152597s
$17.50
154334s
$22.00
154516s
$29.60
154570s
$20.00

 Happy shopping,

Tina