Saturday, 20 October 2018

Beautiful Baubles Card for Christmas

There are so many gorgeous Christmas stamp sets in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, that I'm finding it hard to know which one to use. For a recent class I chose the Beautiful Baubles set because although we don't have a winter Christmas we do still decorate trees. 

I kept the card design simple as I wanted the class to focus on practising their colouring with Stampin' Blends.

 The coordinating Detailed Baubles Thinlit Dies create the pretty surround for the bauble that has been stamped in Memento Black Ink. Lots of different colour combinations were chosen by the class participants - here are a couple of other examples of cards made.

The small greeting from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set is perfect for this design and we added a little foliage created with the Sprig Punch (also available in the Holiday Catalogue)

The Silver Glimmer Paper behind the bauble is carried through to star embellishments (Santa's Signpost Framelits Dies) and a banner behind the greeting, and although it is difficult to see in these photos - the baubles have been detailed with Wink Of Stella.

I'm sure you can think of many beautiful colour combinations and some creative designs to use this stamp set. It is timeless and will be very useful for a long time.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

Signs Of Santa Cards

Signs of Santa - such a fun little stamp set by Stampin' Up!
The cute figures are so easy to colour and they cut out perfectly with the coordinating framelits, that can be purchase for a saving of 10% when buying the stamps and framelits together.

I made 4 different cards for class, and here are 2 of them.

The characters are coloured with Stampin' Blends - alcohol based markers that give a beautiful flat area of colour when you want to achieve that effect. You can also create a blended effect by using the dark and the light Blend of any of the specific Stampin' Up! colours available.

It is lots of fun to stamp and cut out a lot of these cute characters and arrange them on cards to create scenes. The Signs of Santa  set is really fun for children and allows them to use their creativity when designing their own "scene".


These cards also used the coordinating Designer Series Papers - Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP. You can find all the products in the Holiday Catalogue.

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Happy Stamping,

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Winter Woods Christmas Card

I loved this stamp set when I first saw it in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue - I think it was the beautiful, bare branched trees that can be used for a number of different seasons that caught my eye.
The set is called "Winter Woods" and it comes in the red rubber format, so the details are very fine and ensure you achieve  a lovely stamped image. Today I've created a Christmas card that uses lots of techniques. 
This is the card we are making in class this week, and so far my class loved it.

We started off by punching a circle out of a post it note. Next we used the sponge brayer and Night of Navy ink on  Whisper White card, followed quickly by Balmy Blue on the lower half of the card.
Our next step was to ink up the trees stamp with Night of Navy, remove the circle mask and stamp the image once on scrap paper then stamp it onto the card. Stamp off each time  to achieve the most distant layer of trees. 
Using the same stamp, add another layer of trees using full strength Night Of Navy ink.
 Finally stamp the same image using Versamark ink. I tried to stamp at different intervals so that some of the previous images would not be totally covered by these embossed images. 

Just a note here to ensure your card stock is dry before adding the Versamark and White embossing powder. You can dry it with a Heat Tool and to be doubly sure, don't forget to use your Embossing Buddy before stamping with Versamark ink. Then sprinkle with White Embossing powder and heat until melted.

The Winter Woods stamp set is available as a bundle (saving you 10%) as it coordinates with the "In The Woods Framelits Dies".

 We used the long thin die to create our foreground, by cutting Whisper White card, then running it through the Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

To complete the card I stamped the large tree with Night of Navy then cut it out using the detailed tree framelit. This framelit is special because it not only cuts out the perimeter of the tree but also cuts some branches so you can lift them with a Bone Folder to create a little texture on your card. 
I added some glue and Silver Glitter to the edges - I love how it turned out. You can get the Silver Glitter at a bargain price on the Clearance rack.

Finally add your choice of greeting and any embellishments you want. I chose a smaller greeting from the Beautiful Baubles stamp set. The snowflake is from the soon to be released Snowflake Showcase - stay tuned for more information on this awesome, limited edition bundle coming in November.

I hope you like my card and that you will try using the Winter Woods stamp set in a variety of ways. If you would like to purchase any of the products I've used you will find direct links to each product below.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping!

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