Monday, 25 June 2018

Wonderful Trees for the Artful Stampers Team Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop, and this time I'm hopping with my team of sister Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, the Artful Stampers.

We are focusing on the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, so hop along with us and see what everyone has come up with.

My project is a combination of new and "old" products, as in some have carried over from previous catalogues.

I first created the background by stamping the Tree Rings background stamp with Versamark onto Watercolour Paper, then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I sprinkled some Brusho Crystal Colour powders on the embossed panel then spritzed it with water to activate the crystals and give a watercolour effect. I used Brilliant Red, Gamboge (Orange) and Yellow.

Once that was dry I cut the panel down and matted it onto black cardstock and then layered it onto my card front of Poppy Parade, a returning colour for this catalogue.

I changed my mind a couple of times with the trees - first I die cut them out of black cardstock, then I thought they were too heavy so I decided to stamp them in Whisper White craft ink. That didn't give me the effect I wanted, so I decided to try Copper embossing powder over the top of the Whisper White ink. This has given a mottled effect, which I like.

The greeting is stamped with the Whisper White craft ink and then heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to mount the greeting onto the card front.

Here is the list of everyone joining in with the hop today:

Alisa Tilsner
Anna Foster
Annette Sullivan
Nicole Wilson
Tina Hewett - You are here
Pam Pahl

Here is a list of supplies I used to make my card. If you need anything, just click on the image to be taken straight to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Fabulous Rhino from Animal Outing for Go For Greece Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop with some of the fabulous Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are working towards the incentive trip to Greece. Wouldn't that be fantastic?

I've been creating cards using the fun Animal Outing stamp set from the new 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. I showed one card I created in a previous post for a sketch challenge HERE.

Today's card is using the Rhino from the set:

I was inspired by a card I saw in the Stampin' Success magazine which is exclusive to Stampin' Up Demonstrators.

I stamped the rhino using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and die cut it with the matching die from the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies. I also stamped just the bird on the tip of the Rhino's horn onto Whisper White cardstock, cut with the die and just snipped off the bird at the end of the horn with scissors. I coloured the bird with Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends, then used a drop of Multi-purpose Liquid glue to attach it to the tip of the horn, over the grey image.

For the greeting I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set for the words, stamped them in black on Whisper White, then used the Classic Label punch to punch it out.

The rest of the card is just layers of Designer Series Paper and cardstock, and a short piece of Burlap Ribbon. I attached the banner to the ribbon using mini glue dots, and the rhino to the card front using Dimensionals. Scroll down for a list of supplies I used to make this card.

Here is a list of everyone in the blog hop today:

I'm sure you'll be inspired by all the gorgeous projects today.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card:

Product List
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Animal Outing for Sketch Saturday #518


I'm joining in a challenge over at Sketch Saturday, I've been following their blog for a while, but not getting around to actually making something until now.

Here is the sketch:
I made this card as one for my card class this week using the fun Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating dies from Stampin' Up!

I had fun making this card, I find colouring a relaxing pastime, and the animals in this set are cute as! I used Stampin' Up's Stampin' Blends alcohol markers for a smooth blend.

It was an opportunity to use a couple of the new green colours and new Designer Series paper as well.

The sentiment is from the Climbing Orchid stamp set, which is one of my favourites too.

Here are the supplies I used to make this card.

Product List
If you are in Australia and wish to order the supplies, please click on the images to go to my online shop. If you use the current online shopping code: XPMAUGZX, I'll send you a card and a little gift as a thank you.

Happy stamping,