Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Petal Palette Window Card

Petal Palette is a stamp set from the Petal Passion suite in the current Occasions Catalogue by Stampin' Up! You'll find all the products and some lovely samples on pages 22 -23 of the Occasions Catalogue

It comes with 15 coordinating rubber stamps in the set and the added bonus is a set of coordinating  Thinlit Dies - "Petals & More".

If you bundle these together you will save 10% and your order will earn you a free Sale-A-Bration set of your choice. 

I designed this card with my mum in mind. She will turn 90 in May and I think she'll love the sparkle on this card.


I coloured the image with Stampin' Blends - my new favourite colouring medium, and cut the image out using one of the Thinlit Dies from the Petals & More set. 
 The colours for the roses are:
Pink Pirouette - Light
Pink Pirouette - Dark
Rich Razzleberry - Light
and the colours for the leaves are:
Old Olive - Light
Daffodil Delight - Dark
Rich Razzleberry - Light
Notice how the addition of the rich Razzleberry over the green neutralizes the colour into the brownish tones. I love experimenting with the Stampin' Blends to see what happens when colours are layered, and a basic knowledge of the colour wheel and colour theory will assist you greatly when trying this. 


The detail shows the frame made using the Stitched Shape Framelits, and the Layering Square Framelits. Some Window Sheet has been placed behind the frame and raised on Stampin' Dimensionals. 



 I added one of the greetings from the stamp set and matted it with Old Olive card. The card itself has a Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper front. It has been matted with Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black and adhered to a Pink Pirouette card base. 
The finishing touch is a bow made from Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

There are so many more projects that can be made with all the products from this lovely suite, and the best part is that during Sale-a-bration purchasing just the bundle will earn you a free Sale-a-bration product.
You can order via my On-line store if you would like to have these items sent directly to your home, or you might like to get the entire suite at the best price on offer.
Via the Starter Kit:-

From January 3 - March 31 we have the best offer for you. JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  and receive an additional 2 free stamp sets of your choice to any value, absolutely FREE.

That is a terrific bargain and will go a long way to crossing items off your Wish List. With an exciting new Occasions Catalogue, plus all the wonderful products in the Annual Catalogue - you have a huge array of products to choose from. 
And the Starter Kit comes with FREE POSTAGE. 





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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Heartfelt Blooms in Fresh Fig

I promised a few samples of different ways to use Heartfelt Blooms so today I have an easy card using the gorgeous IN COLOR - Fresh Fig.

This colour has so much depth and interest and when it is combined with one of the Distinktive range of stamps by Stampin' Up!, the result is amazing.




I combined the Fresh Fig with Gold Glimmer paper, stamped on Whisper White and made the card base from Fresh Fig A4 card stock.


I added a gold Faceted Gem to the centre of the main flower, and a small gold heart from the Metallic Enamel Shapes just above the greeting.

The lower half of the flower has been fussy cut  with a strip of Gold Glimmer paper inserted under the cut edges.
I dry embossed the lower part of the card to create a bit of interest.

A quick card and a quick post today.
Hope you like seeing how to use just one stamped image to create a pretty card.




From January 3 - March 31 we have the best offer for you. 
JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  and receive an additional 2 free stamp sets of your choice to any value, absolutely FREE.
That is a terrific bargain and will go a long way to crossing items off your Wish List. With an exciting new Occasions Catalogue, plus all the wonderful products in the Annual Catalogue - you have a huge array of products to choose from. 
And the Starter Kit comes with FREE POSTAGE. 
Even better - you will save on every subsequent order with your demonstrator discount.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Saleabration Heartfelt Blooms with Stamping Off

Are you enjoying and having lots of fun with some of the free 
Sale-A-Bration stamps? 
I am, and I'm particularly loving creating lots of variety with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. 
Over the next couple of weeks I'll be showing you a variety of ways to use this set and today we are starting simple with the Stamping Off Technique.
This is the image I'm using. It is one of the new Distinktive stamp range from Stampin' Up! - very detailed and absolutely gorgeous.
 Isn't it stunning? I've used Always Artichoke ink for this image.

The technique I used for the card is "Stamping Off" - an easy technique that only requires you to stamp the image on a piece of scrap paper before stamping onto your card front - thus giving you a lighter tone of the colour you are using. 


I have stamped the entire card base using the Stamping Off technique and then stamped a strip of card stock in full strength ink. This creates a lovely soft background for your focal point.


The completed card. I stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock and matted that onto a Very Vanilla Thick card stock base. Some Gold Glimmer paper was used along with some retired gold and vanilla Stampin' Up! ribbon. Linen Thread would look lovely if you don't have suitable ribbon.

This card is very quick to make and looks great in so many of the Stampin' Up! Classic Ink colours. Give it a try!

If you'd like to own the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set you will need to qualify for it via the Sale-A-Bration promotion. You cannot buy it, as it is only available via Sal-A-Bration.
It's quite simple really - all you need to do is place an order for at least $90 (Australian residents only) then add the code for Heartfelt Blooms in at the end of the order.
Wood mount # 147197 
Clear mount rubber #147202 
 You will get this lovely set for FREE.

Sale-A-Bration is a wonderful time to start your journey with Stampin' Up! as there are lots of additional benefits for joining during this promotion. If you live in Australia you can get our amazing Starter Kit  where you choose items to the value of $235 from any current items. This includes the Annual Catalogue, the Occasions catalogue and the Clearance Rack.
During Sale-A-Bration you choose an extra 2 stamp sets to any value, and pay just $169.
As an added bonus there is FREE SHIPPING  on your Starter Kit.
If you have a large order - this is a great opportunity for you.

There is so much to offer during Sale-A-Bration, and when you combine the free products with items from the Occasions Catalogue, you have unlimited options for creativity. 

See below for items you need to create this card.Simply by purchasing these products you will be able to get the stamp set for free.

Until Next Time,

Enjoy your stamping






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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Good Tidings from Stampin' Up!

I know Christmas is over for another year, but I wanted to post this card and talk a little about the technique I used. 

It is quite a simple technique, but it does involve being just a little bit brave, particularly if you like everything to line up and be controlled!

The technique is "wet on wet".
And that, of course means wet paper and wet ink.


I've stamped the holly image from "Good tidings" onto water-colour paper that has been liberally spritzed with water. While the paper is still quite wet, ink up the stamp and apply it to the paper. This is the fun bit as you never quite know how it is going to turn out.

Allow the paper to dry and stamp the darker (Garden Green) , more detailed  stamp over that coloured area. 
This next step is where our new stamp positioning tool - the Stampin' UP! STAMPARATUS, comes in very handy. 
Position the lighter colour stamp, (Old Olive) stamp, then add the 2 steps for the berries and stamp them with Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler. Finally position the branch and stamp with Early Espresso ink. 

The card is finished by matting onto Black then Cherry Cobbler card stock. The white stitching is "faux" and is created with a White Gel Pen.
This is a fun quick card to make despite all the 2 step images. The main characteristic is the wet background - it is so much fun creating these backgrounds. 


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From January 3 - March 31 we have the best offer for you. 
JOIN STAMPIN’ UP!  and receive an additional 2 free stamp sets of your choice to any value, absolutely FREE.

That is a terrific bargain and will go a long way to crossing items off your Wish List. With an exciting new Occasions Catalogue, plus all the wonderful products in the Annual Catalogue - you have a huge array of products to choose from. 
And the Starter Kit comes with FREE POSTAGE. 


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