Friday, 29 December 2017

Cheers to the New Year Card

This card is very busy but I think it works. Celebrating the New Year is a blast and that is what we have - explosion of dsp.
Again my source of inspiration came from the catalogue.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Tutti Frutti Suite

Got to make this duo of fruity tags. Lots of fruit in this suite.  No worries about cutting out those tiny fruit pieces - there's an Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack to do that for you!

Friday, 15 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Bubble Over

I can see this suite will be popular over summer.
Look at the lovely speciality designer paper.
I think you may be able to earn that paper pack free from Sale-A-Bration on qualifying  orders.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - Sweet Soiree

Got to decorate this gorgeous box featuring the DSP from this suite.This suite is all about speciality celebration. A small gift or a piece of cake would fit into this box beautifully. These Mini Gable Boxes come  in packs of 12 and are part of this suite.
I was lucky enough to take home the matching stamp set for free. At the end of the day, everyhing that was left in our tables' craft box was div'd up and I got to choose this stamp set.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Winter Wonderland Textured Impressions Folder

Really like this card. All of the metalics on white is stunning.  This card is a variation from the catalogue.  The catalogue is always a great source of inspiration.

Friday, 8 December 2017

Seasons Like Us with Snowflake DSP from Year of Cheer Cards

Two quick and easy Christmas cards. Smoky Slate is the perfect colour to use with the snowflake DSP.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

OnStage Sneak Peak - - Petal Palette Card

This card was a 'make and take' from OnStage using the Petal Passion Suite.
I think this suite will be super popular. It is all in black and white which can be left this way or you can add colour using inks, Blender Pens or pencils.
Alternatively, create your colour palette by stamping with colour. 

Monday, 4 December 2017

A Sneak Peak from OnStage Local Melbourne.

Here some of the new product coming in the new Occasion Catalogue.  All around the walls were displays samples of new product. Apologies for the poor quality as they were quick snaps. My excitement mixing with other demonstrators all 'oohing and ahhing' over the displays didn't help as well!   Here's some of my favourites -

Petal Passion Suite

 Sweet Soire Suite

True Gentleman Suite

Friday, 1 December 2017

Year of Cheer - Wedding Card

Love how the gold, bronze and silver combined with the Sahara Sands card base on this card. This DSP sheet is really bold. The gold embossed scribble rings on vellum helped to tone down the section and not over power the sentiment.


Monday, 27 November 2017

Year of Cheer - Happy Birthday Card

I saw Susanne Netz (SuNN Stampin) make a similar card on YouTube and I just had to have a go.  I know this set is versatile but she actually made me look more at how to get even more from this stamp set.  She didn't discard the middle of the round stamps that was not part of the stamp, but kept them and used them as solid round stamps. This technique used could be applied to other solid stamps, for example flowers.
Using your markers apply a ring of ink to the outer edge and lightly spritz before stamping.  Using an Aqua painter wash the ink to cover the shape. To give definition I used the fine end of the marker to draw around the circle edge. I used Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist and Lemon Lime Twist Markers.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Year of Cheer - Scribble Ring on Water Colour Paper

The Year of Cheer stamp set is a versatile set, to be used to celebrate Christmas, New Year and Weddings.  But you don't need to stop there!  I used the scribble circle stamp to help create a background for any occasion.
I began with wiping the paper with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp with Versa Mark, making sure to overlap the circles. Next apply the white embossing powder and heat set with a Heat Tool. Next tape the paper down to a board that you can pick up.  Lightly spritz the paper with water.  Apply drops of ink onto an acrylic block.  Use your Aqua Painter to apply the ink and watch the ink run.

                                                                                This was my favourite background. It used Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Blushing Bride.

          This card used Traquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Soft Sky.
I made the tassle with Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon.  Cut a small piece of ribbon. I apply a section of Fast Fuse across the middle and then fold in half, before pulling a thread.  The ribbon will unravel to the sticky section. Tie a piece of Bakers Twine to complete.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Year Of Cheer - Snowflakes on a Smooched Background.

I used Dapper Denim, Tempting Turquoise and Marina Mist markers. Lightly mist the water colour paper before adding colour.  Scribble patches  of colour onto a F size clear block and spritz with water before applying to watercolour paper. Add more colour  by repeating process.

When the watercolour paper is completely dry, wipe with the embossing buddy, before using Versa Mark to stamp the snowflake stamps from the Year of Cheer stamp set. Then spoon over white embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Adding Stampin' Glitter to Embossing Paste.

I experimented using glitter with embossing paste.  By far the best results were to mix the glitter into the paste.  I did try sprinkling and pressing glitter into the embossing paste but this was not successful for me.  It sat on top and ended up everywhere.   

 I recommend mixing glitter into a small amount of paste using a palette knife. A small amount goes a long way! Remember to clean up straight after.

I used the clear glitter for my project with the medallion mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.


Monday, 13 November 2017

OnStage Local, Melbourne November 11th

What a great day I had! This was my first and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day from getting up very early, travelling in, meeting friends and new colleagues, listening to guest speakers, viewing demonstrations, lunch, more demonstrations, sharing of new product and finally getting to do some 'make and takes'. Taking home 4 new to be released stamp sets was pretty great too!

I am pictured here with Sue Madex. I attended her stamp classes and my adventure with Stampin' Up! began. I joined her team beginning as a hobbiest demonstrator and then a short time after I started my own stamp classes.

Now I am starting to build my own team!

Here's some of the lovely ladies I sat with.
Tania (2nd on R) is in my team and Maggie on her right is a member of her team. 

It was a valued filled day! Before things kicked off, it was time to do some networking, meeting other demonstrators and doing some 'swaps'.

Here's some more swaps,

and some more swaps!  Thanks once more to all my fellow demonstrators that swapped with me! Loved them all!

Friday, 29 September 2017

Emboss using Framelits - Christmas Bauble Card.

Did you know you can use your framelits to emboss with.  Exchange one of your plates with a rubber mat. The framelits are then cushioned to emboss rather than cut.

I picked up the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits  Dies from the Clearance Rack.
To get the fine gold outline on the bauble, pat the die with Versa Mark before pressing. Apply Gold Embossing Powder and heat to set.  Extra glimmer was applied using a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Dazzling Details Christmas Bauble Card

To make the glittery window, punch or cut out a circle with a framelit and apply a sticky sheet to the back. Apply Dazzling Details glitter to the sticky window. I used some clear contact but clear packing tape works well too.  If you don't have either the Multipurpose Adhesives Sheets (144106) could be used as well. Add the ribbon and adhere the DSP behind to complete the bauble.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Card made from the Clearance Rack.

I was checking out the Clearance Rack and picked out the Warmth and Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack.
Here's one card made using the DSP from the paper stack. Getting my supplies ready to start my Christmas cards!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Foil Snowflakes Card

Love the pack of Foil Snowflakes from the Year Of Cheer Suite.  The snowflakes come in a  pack of 24, 12 silver foil and 12 in gold foil.  

I made a quick an easy card using a silver foil, co-ordinating washi tape, decorated with some rhinestones for extra bling.  The sentiment came from another new set Add a Little Glitz. I used Smoky Slate cardbase with a whisper white top layer,

Friday, 15 September 2017

Congrats Card featuring the Marker Batik Technique

The colour marker combination used to make this Marker Batik background (and last card in this series) was Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party and Dapper Denim.  This was a quick and thrifty card to assemble. I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to cut the 'congrats'.  I used scrap pieces of ribbon on which the 'congrats' was glued to.  Further I had a stack of Metallic Enamel Shapes that had been waiting to be used!  Good feeling to make use of those things that we purchase and for some reason never get used! Usually
I reach for the rhinestones.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sympathy Card featuring the Marker Batik Background

This is the second card made in this Marker Batik series. The combination of markers used to make this background paper was Wisteria Wonder,Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant. Not sure of the name given to this technique, but I am going to refer to it as the Raised Inlay Die Technique.  The choosen thinlit from the Flourish Thinlits set was cut three times from Wisteria Wonder ( same as card base) as well as from the Marker Batik glossy sheet.  All were glued and stacked, ending with the glossy sheet. The decorative sheet was then adhered to the cardbase. Next, glue the stacked thinlits back into its spot. Embellish with rhinestones.  The sympathy sentiment came from Better Together stamp set.  It was stamped on Vellum with Versa Mark and embossed with Silver Embossing Powder and finished with Bakers Twine bow.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Baby Card featuring a Marker Batik Background

l have been playing around with glossy cardstock and found a technique new to me - Marker Batik.
Easy and doesn't make a big mess! All you need are some Stampin' Up Markers, glossy cardstock, plastic wrap, and some water in a spray bottle. Choose three markers, scribble on the plastic wrap and then spritz with water. Lay your glossy cardstock down, turn it over and use your hands to crinkle the plastic. Wrap the plastic edges over and leave to dry. Love the results!

In this baby card I used the marker combination of Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.
I used the Better Together stamp set for the sentiment and safety pin.  Both were stamped and embossed on vellum with white embossing powder.  I fussy cut the safety pin out. It made the perfect embellishment with the ribbon. Pink enamel shapes from the Subtles collection comlpeted the embellishment of the sentiment.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Naturally Eclectic - 6x6 One Sheet Wonder Cards

I used a 6x6" piece from the Naturally Eclectic DSP pack to create these cards and cut it accordingly to the pattern posted on my 29th blog page. On that day I made some Christmas cards. Today an assortment of birthday cards - with guys in mind.   I tried to use scrap pieces to complete the cards.  My favourite of the four was the 'Congrats Birthday' card.

Card base - Soft Sky(131292)
Decorative strip - Night of Navy(106577)
Happy Birthday - On a piece of Soft Sky, which had been            washed using an aqua painter, graduating down in colour        with Night of Navy ink (106577). When dry cut out using
     Happy Birthday Thinlits (143700).  Brush with Wink of          Stella 141897).

Card Base - Night of Navy (106577)
Decorative Strip - Lemon-Lime Twist (144250)
Ribbon - Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon (144135)
Stamp - Stylized Birthday (141828) stamped with Versa Mark       (102283) and embossed in White Embossing Powder               (109132).

Card Base  - Night of Navy (106577)
DSP  Paper pieces  were  adhered to a strip of Lemon Lime           Twist cardstock (144250) measuring 2 3/4 x 4"
Happy Birthday from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set           (143662) was stamped in Night of Navy ink (106577) on         a piece of Soft Sky (131292) measuring 2 1/4 x 2 1/4".           Then layered on Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock measiring         2 1/2 x 2 1/2".
Ribbon - Night of Navy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon      (144189).

Card Base - Soft Sky (131292)
The DSP decorative paper was layed on Night of        Navy (106577) piece measuring 4 x 1 3/4".
Birthday was stamped using Labeler Alpabet              (141936) in Night Of Navy ink (106577) on        a scrap of Whisper White.
Congrats was cut from Night of Navy cardstock          (106577) using Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Season Like Christmas - Paper Tearing.

The technique this week is Paper Tearing. It's stepped up a little in this card with a torn border at one end. Easy to do. In this card the Whisper White (106549) piece measured 2 1/4 x 5 1/4" and the Lemon-Lime Twist (144250) piece of cardstock measured 2 1/2 x 5 1/4'. Hold the card together with a equal border of colour on each side.  Tear towards you on a slight angle.  After completing the stamping of the tree adjust the torn border edge to match width of side border and adjust length.  You may need to trim down the length of the white strip and then adjust length of coloured strip.
The tree was stamped in Tranquil Tide(144252). Stamp the first image off once to lighten. The tree trunk was stamped in Crumb Cake(121685).  The dots and sentiments were stamped in Versa Mark(102283) and embossed in silver (109131).  The decorative strip of Naturally Eclectic DSP (144185)

Monday, 4 September 2017

Season Like Christmas - Easy and Elegant Card in Smoky Slate

This was my first get from the new Holiday Catalogue - Creativity Delivered.  I love Christmas Trees!  This stamp set, Season Like Christmas (144860) is a two-step set, meaning multiple stamp layers are stamped to give dimension.  This is easy to do with a photoplymer stamp, as you can see through it for easy aligning.
The tree was stamped on  a piece of Whisper White measuring 2 1/2 x 3 5/8" and mounted on a piece of 2 x 3 7/8" Silver Foil.  The tree was stamped in Smoky Slate. Stamp in order as pictured on the cover. Stamp off to lightened the first image, stamp the second and trunk in Smoky Slate.  Stamp the dotty tree shape with Versa Mark and emboss with Silver embossing powder. Heat to set. Adhere the white layer to the foil sheet. Then attach to card base of Smoky Slate with dimensionals.  Stamp sentiment in right bottom corner with Versa Mark and emboss with silver embossing powder.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

6x6" One Sheet Wonder Set of Flurry of Wishes Cards.

I have my cards ready to decorate. I chose the Flurry of Wishes stamp set from the Holiday section of the main catalogue (p.116) to use.

Also, the matching punch is available in the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack.  Lots of new product was recently added and
I recommend that you take a look. Click here to view.  

To complete the cards you will need some extra Vanilla Cardstock,  ribbon, and some rhinestones.
The images were stamped with Tuxedo Black ink. The Stitched Shapes Framelits and punch (as mentioned above) cut the decorative shapes.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

My 6x6" Wonder Christmas Cards

Following on from yesterday, I had my pattern and a very large stack of DSP.  I choose one piece of 12x12" Christmas paper which I did cut down.
Make 4 card bases measuring 4x5 1/2" with Very Vanilla thick cardstock. You will also need 4 quarter inch  strips of A4 black cardstock.
 Here are my 4 finished layouts.  I am sure you could even come with more layouts with the cut pieces.  One simple way would be to take advantage of the paper being double sided.

The narrow long strip of paper from the pattern was reversed to make the green decorative strip in the first card.

Now they are ready to decorate. See my next post.