OnStage Melbourne

There are a lot of happy events on the Stampin’ Up! calendar each year. New catalogue releases and Sale-A-Bration feature strongly. The current buzz, however, is all about OnStage Local! Twice a year, demonstrators come together to network, to see what new products are due to be released, to share information and to learn lots of new hints and tips. I’m so excited as I have just signed up to attend OnStage in Melbourne this November! It will be my first time attending such an event and I cannot wait to share all I see and learn with you.

Happy Stamping!

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Happy Birthday (Falling Flowers)

Hi Everyone, today I’m featuring three cards using the Falling Flowers stamp set.  If you like heat embossing, and really who doesn’t love watching the heat melt the embossing powder to create such a glossy, shiny finish, this style of card might be for you.  I stamped lots of the images from the stamp set using the whisper white ink on whisper white cardstock.  I sprinkled the embossing powder on as I went because it is quite difficult to see white ink on white cardstock.  I then heated all the embossing powder and set to colouring the images.  I squeezed the ink pads so a bit of ink remained on the lid and used this as my palette.  I then painted all the images.  Such a soft pretty look, don’t you think?  All that remained was to die cut the images out and layer them onto the card panel in an appealing way.

Here’s the card…
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Falling Flowers (139556), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Dies – May Flowers Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels Dies; Ink – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder; Soft Sky, Whisper White.

 

For my second card, all I did was substitute the pool party background for crumb cake. I love this look!

Here’s the card…

 

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Falling Flowers (139556), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Dies – May Flowers Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels Dies; Ink – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake; Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White.

 

If you aren’t a fan of so much white embossing, that isn’t a problem! For the next card, I swapped out the white embossing on the base of the card and used versamark ink in its place. It gives a much softer look.

Here’s the card…
 

 

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Materials used: Stamps – Falling Flowers (139556), Happy Birthday Gorgeous (143662); Dies – May Flowers Framelits Dies, Lots of Labels Dies; Ink – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Versamark; Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White.

 

Can you imagine how pretty this card design might be if you used pink pirouette or wisteria wonder as a base?  Or perhaps, you could do all the stamping with night of navy or early espresso and create a monochromatic look?   Isn’t it so much fun to experiment with colours?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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 Promotion…only a few days left!

Christmas in July

Christmas In July

If you have ever wanted to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family the Christmas In July promotion offers the perfect time to join – for a couple of fabulous reasons!  Firstly, Stampin’ Up! is offering a fantastic “Essentials Gift Pack” when you sign up.  It features a brand new Christmas stamp set which hasn’t been released to the public yet!  Only current demonstrators have access to this stamp set now!

And speaking of items which haven’t been released – another awesome perk of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is that we get to see any new Stampin’ Up! catalogues before they are released.  We also get to ORDER from these catalogues too – usually a month earlier than everyone else! It’s a great bonus!   Stampin’ Up! has just unveiled the new Holiday catalogue and by signing up today you could be looking through it within minutes!  Let me tell you there is something for every crafter within its pages.  My wish list grows every time I flip through it.  Another benefit of joining now is that from August 1st, 2017, you too could take advantage of pre-ordering from this catalogue – and with a demonstrator discount of 20%!  Gotta love a discount!

Here are the extra’s you will get if you join before July 31st, 2017!

Free Essentials Gift Pack

So, if starting your own business appeals, or you would like to receive the products you love at a discount, now is the time to join Stampin’ Up!  I’d love to have you join my team.  Simply click on the link below:

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampersworkshop/jointhefun

(Don’t forget about the current Christmas in July Bonus Days Promotion. It ends July 31st, 2017. Click here for more information).

Happy Stamping!

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

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!

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).


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).


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