Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Forever Greenery Card Class


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

These cards are from my latest class using the Forever Greenery Suite of products from Stampin' Up!

There are a couple of techniques involved, plus a couple of tips for using Vellum on cards.

I did a quick Facebook Live video showing how I created the wreath for one of the cards, which I uploaded to YouTube:

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Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Mountain Air class cards

Mountain Air card class cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Here are the cards we made in a class in March using the versatile Mountain Air stamps and die bundle. These make great masculine cards and the stamps are suitable for any occasion.

Mountain air card 1
The stamps are photopolymer and are one of the exclusive reversible stamps from Stampin' Up! This means that you can stamp the smooth side for a solid image and the textured side for the detail.

In this car I stamped the smooth side of the mountains image in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off first to give a lighter image). and the textured side in the same colour at full strength. I did the same technique for the tree line image, using Shaded Spruce ink. With this one I stamped the tree line image twice without reinking to give a deeper edge effect. I then used an Aqua Painter to just pick up a bit of the ink and give the bottom line a watercolour wash look.

I used a splatter stamp on the card base, stamping randomly around the edges in Crumb Cake ink.

The greeting is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Mountain Air card 2
This is my favourite card of the set, I just love the sunset background. To achieve this I used Sponge Brayers inked in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red ink, rolling them across the Whisper White panel. I started with Crushed Curry first, covering the top two thirds of the panel, then Pumpkin Pie down to about halfway, and finally Real Red at the top. The trick is to use a light touch, and ink up the brayer quite a few times to build up the colour.

With the mountains I only inked up the smooth side of the stamp in Night of Navy ink and stamped them a couple of times, one in first generation, and a couple in second generation stamping.

I partially die cut the mountain range die by placing the cardstock in the die like this:
This meant that the bottom edge could be trimmed to suit the card front.

I die cut the trees after putting Adhesive sheets on the back, to make it easy to attach them to the card front. Again the greeting is from Itty Bitty Birthdays.

Mountain Air card 3
For the last card I used the High Seas embossing folder, which is now sadly retired. The technique here is to emboss the cardstock using the embossing folder, then dragging an ink pad across the embossed panel so that ink catches on the raised areas. I thought that it could also represent a series of mountain ranges in the mist.

The trees are stamped in Mossy Meadow ink several times to create a forest on the stitched white square. I used Gray Granite to stamp the moon in the corner. The greeting is stamped in Gray Granite ink onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock, then cut apart with scissors.

Here are the supplies I used to make these cards. If you'd like to order any, please use the current online shopping host code that is in the sidebar. Just click on any image to be taken to my online store.

Product List

Happy stamping,

Monday, 15 June 2020

How to order online on the new Australian Stampin' Up! Store

The new online shop for Australian stampers has now gone live! It's completely different to the old version, with bigger pictures, easy navigation, new options to save a wish list and favourites, and more!

I created a video to show you around the new shop, and how to order. Come and have a look:

If you shop online with me and use the current host code you will receive a hand made card and a gift from me as a thank you.

The current code for June 2020 is: UY6SR7GT

For June 2020, if you spend at least $75 and use the host code, I will send you the new Elegant Faceted Gems, valued at $13.

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

The New Catalogue is Live!

It's finally here, the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is live! Click on the image to download a PDF copy of the catalogue.

There's so many exciting things in the catalogue, here's a couple of videos from Stampin' Up! to get you started:

Here's CEO Sara Douglass and her mum, Co-founder Shelli Gardner showing some of their favourite things:

I'll be back with a couple of videos of my own, so please check again soon!

Happy watching,