Monday, 22 April 2019

All occasions cards featuring Stampin' Up! Mediterranean Moments


Today I'm starting a series of posts showing some of my favourite stamp sets that are retiring from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 annual catalogue.

The first one I'm featuring is called Mediterranean Moments and contains 4 line-art sketch images that are great for different colouring techniques.

I held a class featuring this stamp set in 2017 where we made the 3 cards shown above.

On this card I brayered Night of Navy ink onto the Petal Burst embossing folder before putting in my panel of Whisper White cardstock and running it through the Big Shot - it creates a cool background for the laneway scene on the feature panel, a little like cobblestones.

The scene image was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Shimmery White cardstock, and then I used an Aqua Painter to paint water along the lines in the scene to create a subtle wash effect.

On the second card I stamped the scooter scene onto Watercolour Paper using black archival ink, and then coloured in with Watercolour Pencils and used my Aqua Painters to draw the colour into the image. The background panel was from a limited edition embossed specialty paper that was sponged with Night of Navy ink, and then splattered with a few drops of water.

We didn't have our alcohol markers then, and I'd love to revisit this card using a different colouring medium. I may hang onto this set after it retires.

This one is similar to the previous card, but here I stamped the cafe scene image onto Shimmery White cardstock and used Watercolour Pencils and an Aqua Painter.

In a later class where the feature stamp set was Beautiful You, I used the laneway scene from Mediterranean Moments to be a background that the lady walks into. I had been inspired by similar cards I had seen on Pinterest.

I coloured the lady using our Stampin' Write markers, which are dye based markers. This was one of my most popular cards at the time, and one of my personal favourites.

The Beautiful You stamp set will come back in the next annual catalogue as one of the new cling stamps. At the moment it is available as a wood mount or clear mount stamp sets.

What do you think? Which is your favourite card?

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

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Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Lace and Vibrant Vases for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop with Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world who are part of Kylie's Demonstrator Training group.

The card I'm sharing today is one I'll be teaching in an upcoming class which focuses on the Vibrant Vases stamp set.

This card incorporates an easy technique to use with embossing folders, and especially 3D Dynamic embossing folders.

As I was going to use Blushing Bride cardstock, I first inked up the embossing folder in Blushing Bride ink, by swiping the stamp pad over one side of the folder. Then I lightly spritzed the cardstock with water and placed it inside the folder and ran it through the Big Shot.

This gives a lovely two-toned effect in the embossing.

The vase and flowers were stamped with Memento black ink on Whisper White and then die cut with one of the circles in the Stitched Shapes dies set. I die cut a slightly larger scalloped circle in Basic Black for the mat.

I used Stampin' Blends to colour the vase and flowers and glued the circle to the scalloped circle.

I decided not to use a sentiment on the card, so it can be used for a birthday, thank you or any occasion.

A pretty feminine card that is easy to make, which is what I like.

I hope you enjoy hopping around today and be inspired by all the lovely ideas everyone is sharing. Here is the list:

If you'd like to make this card, here is a list of supplies I've used. Just click on any image to be taken to my online shop.
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Happy Stamping,