Bright Wishes

Hi Everyone, I have quite a few stamp sets on my ‘favourites’ list from the new 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue and the first one which made it to my ‘must have’ list was the Bright Wishes stamp set. The well is so very lovely and for someone who likes to colour images, I thought it was perfect for me. So far, I have only painted the image using water and the Stampin’ Write markers but you could easily colour it with any colouring medium, including the Watercolour Pencils. Firstly, I must apologise for the quality of the photographs. I’ve had trouble with my lighting and being in the middle of winter, the sun isn’t assisting me either.

Here’s the card…
Wishing You All the Best
Wishing You All the Best
Supplies used: Stamps –
Bright Wishes (143827); Cardstock – Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive; Stampin’ Write Markers; Ink Pad – Basic Black, Soft Sky; and Wink of Stella Clear.

The first card is a little darker than I intended. I had been hoping to create a little more of a red brick well but I ended up using too much of the brown when painting the image. Having said that, I really do like the look up of the coloured image against the Early Espresso and the Old Olive cardstock.

As you can see from the stamp set, the sentiment “wishing you all the best” is actually stacked. I decided I wanted it to be across the bottom of the well in one single line. To do this, I used a stamp positioning tool (for this project, I used a stamp-a-ma-jig, but a MISTI would be a great tool as well). I masked off the bottom portion with a post-it note, inked it up and then stamped it down. TIP: make sure you clean your stamp REALLY well after you’ve finished the first stamp as you do not want to get ink in the wrong place. Then you repeat the process masking the words you just stamped. I hadn’t really wanted to include the full stop at the end as I usually don’t like to have full stops, or exclamation marks, on my cards…unless it REALLY warrants it! How do you all feel about your sentiments having these sorts of punctuation marks on your sentiments? Maybe it is just me who has a problem. lol

Here’s my second card…
Wishing You All the Best
Wishing You All The Best
Supplies used: Stamps –
Bright Wishes (143827); Cardstock – Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky; Stampin’ Write Markers; Pattern Party Decorative Masks; Ink Pad – Basic Black, Soft Sky; and Wink of Stella Clear.

For my second card, I was looking at creating a much lighter card and I thought I’d go for a grey toned stone well. I used the Sahara Sand marker for the stones and I *love* the look. I did play around with some of the other colours used to paint the image. The other big difference from the card above is that I used the Pattern Party Decorative Masks to add sponge on some clouds. Originally, my plan was to have white clouds and keep the sky blue but I was a little heavy handed with my first cloud. That’s okay, I went with it and the blue clouds still look pretty.

What are you colouring at the moment?

Thank you for stopping by today!

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators. I’d love to have you join my team).

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


Birthday Blooms

The Birthday Blooms stamp set is, as you can see from my recent posts, a definite favourite of mine. Today I have five cards to share as well as a process video. This time I have used the Stampin’ Write markers to colour the images. My motivation in sharing these cards is to show how you can achieve a different look just by changing up the colouring medium and the colour.

Here’s the card…
For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.
Here’s the video…

I also have a few other cards to share where I have used different colours and design orientation.

For You

This card is almost the same as the above however I’ve tried to make the flowers a softer pink. I haven’t applied as much of the Blushing Bride marker to the image.

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Old Olive; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, we have moved away from pinks straight to blues. Marina Mist is one of my favourite colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and I’ve been using it a lot recently. I’ve also used the Lots of Labels Framelits dies to make my sentiment stand out. I used two different sizes of the labels dies, however, I ran the larger die through the die cut machine twice as I didn’t want it to be as big as it is normally. I then trimmed off any excess. I also used the Marina Mist ink pad to colour my cardstock as I had run out of the Marina Mist cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For this card, I decided to go for a really soft blue look. I used the Soft Sky Marker to colour the petals. I then added more of this colour to the areas where I needed it to be darker. In some places, I added two or three layers of colour. I also matted the stamped panel on Soft Sky cardstock.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Soft Sky; Inkpad – Basic Black; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday

For the final card, all I did was change the orientation, so don’t forget that is always an option when you are creating.

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White, Whisper White; Inkpad – Basic Black, Marina Mist; Dies – Lots of Labels Framelits; Stampin’ Write Markers – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, and Sahara Sand; Rhinestones and Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my cards and video today. I hope it has been informative. Now it is time for me to give the Birthday Blooms set a bit of a break and give some love to some of my other stamps. Don’t be surprised if it does pop up again soon though as I really do love it!

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Shop 24/7 at my online store at Stampers Workshop!

Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).

 

More Birthday Blooms Inspiration

One of my favourite things about stamping is the amazing range of different designs and looks you can achieve using your stamps and inks, not to mention cardstock and designer paper. It is my current intention to really try and maximise my use of each stamp set I own and this is why you will see so many “similar but different” cards from me. I don’t want to use a stamp set once and put it away for it never to see the light of day again. Another reason you will see so many “similar but different” card designs is that I am fascinated with how the same card design can look so different depending on such things as our colour choice, the colouring medium used, as well as embellishments used.

After my post regarding using one inkpad and the Birthday Blooms stamp set, I was thinking about all the different ink colours in the Stampin’ Up! range and how I could have used any of them to have coloured my card. Of course…I then had to try some more. A couple of hours later, I had another four cards in this set. How fun would it be to make a set of cards in this style to give as a gift? Anyway, I really could have created many more cards but stopped after the four you will see below.

Berry Burst

For You (Berry Burst)
For You (Berry Burst)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Berry Burst; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Calypso Coral
For You (Calypso Coral)
For You (Calypso Coral)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Calypso Coral; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Crushed Curry
For You (Crushed Curry)
For You (Crushed Curry)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Crushed Curry; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

 

Wild Wasabi
For You (Wild Wasabi)
For You (Wild Wasabi)
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Wild Wasabi; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; Glitter Enamel Dots and Wink of Stella.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some more cards in this series.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Supplies

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


For You (Birthday Blooms)

Recently a very lovely newcomer to my blog messaged me about one of my favourite card designs where I had recreated the same basic card designs but had shown the very different looks you can achieve (part of my “Similar but Different” series). She asked where she might be able to see my creative process. At that stage, I didn’t have anything I could show. I was inspired to make some additional cards of the same design but to shake up the colours and colouring mediums used. Today, I am sharing a simple card where I have really only used a few supplies. I wanted to share how you don’t have to have a lot of supplies to create cards which “wow”. I’m also very excited to share a process video today. It was a lot of fun to produce and I hope to share more as time goes by.

Here’s the card…

For You
For You
Materials used: Stamps – Birthday Blooms (140658); Cardstock – Thick Whisper White; Inkpad – Night of Navy; Dies – Layering Circles Framelits; and Wink of Stella.

 

Here’s the video…

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do hope you’ve enjoyed the video and seeing an insight into my creative process.

(Don’t forget about the current Bonus Days promotion throughout July as well as the *fantastic* opportunity for new Demonstrators).

Happy Stamping!

Shop 24/7 at my online store at Stampers Workshop!

Supplies Used:

 
Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount), I link to them both. At the end, I have also linked to other ‘staple’ items you might need to finish the project (such as adhesive and a paper trimmer).


Christmas in July!

Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho! Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! All new recruits will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (and these blocks are fantastic! Wish I had invested much earlier during my stamping career) and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $86 AUD!

If you are keen to experience one of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, then you will love that you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday catalogue for FREE ($35 AUD)! This is a BRAND NEW stamp set!! So exciting!

With so many basic items provided, you’ll be able to get your brand new business off to a fast start — and spend your Starter Kit dollars on other things like your favourite stamp sets and accessories!

If you would like more information or you would like to join my team to be a part of something amazing, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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Bonus Days are back!

Bonus Days

 

Has your wishlist grown since the new catalogue was released? If it has, then consider treating yourself during the Bonus Days Promotion. For every $90 AUD you spend between 1-31 July (before shipping and handling), you’ll get a $9 AUD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between 1-31 August. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn! The promotion runs all month! (Please note, an email address is required to receive the Bonus Days coupon codes. Certain restrictions apply).

We all love a good deal and it is very exciting to see Stampin’ Up! has decided to bring Bonus Days back! They ran this promotion last year and decided to run it again this year and it benefits us all!

Happy Stamping!

It’s Here! The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue is now available!

Hooray! The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue has gone live! It is jam-packed with amazing products and creative ideas. I’ve been so inspired each time I have flicked through the catalogue. I know you will be too. There really is something for everyone – from the beginner to the more advanced crafter.

The online store has been updated to show all the latest and greatest, as well as a few much loved returning items. You can also download a PDF version of the catalogue here. (It can also be found on the Resources page).

If you are anything like me, there will be a few…okay, a lot, of things on your wish list. To help you keep track of what you might like, Stampin’ Up! has created a cute Shopping List. I’ve uploaded it into the Resources section of my site so you can download a copy whenever you need one.

There is also a special promotion for the month of June for our customers. Take a look at the following table to see the extra benefits which are on offer.

I’m heading off to browse through the catalogue…again…and refine my wish list a little more and then it is time to create! I’d love to hear which items in the new catalogue inspire you the most. If you are interested in me showcasing any particular products, please let me know and I will do my best to do so.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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