Monday, 27 January 2020

Grandma's House

Are you a grandma? I am, and I like to think my 4 little ones love to visit.  

I love the whimsy of these stamps from Stampin' Up! and they are aptly named Grandma's House. Of course I had to have this set and I wanted to create a card that was both quick but also "went with the flow". As a grandma that is often what I need/want to do!


I chose the technique where the outline is embossed in Clear embossing powder  then the images are coloured with Classic Inks and an Aqua Painter. With any water colouring I like to apply the colour freely and not worry too much about staying within the lines. 


The card has a Purple Posy Base and the design is roughly matted with Gorgeous Grape and backed with Grapefruit Grove DSP.

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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Peaceful Moments Bundle - Purple Poppies

Hello Stampers,

Today I have a card using the Peaceful Moments bundle that consists of 10 lovely greeting stamps and 16 dies that will create beautiful poppies and backgrounds for your crafting pleasure.


I also used the gorgeous Stone 3-D Embossing folder for the background. This folder is part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle - Power of Hope - that you can get FREE with a $180 order. And yes I did use the back side of the folder as I wanted the outline ridges to stand out.


The card base is Thick A4 Whisper white and the background for the card is Highland Heather that has been embossed with Blackberry Bliss and Gold Embossing powder. 
To achieve this look you randomly ink the inside back of the embossing folder (the side without the SU Logo) using Blackberry Bliss. Pass this through your embossing/cutting machine  and then with a very light touch highlight the raised areas more with a sponge and Blackberry Bliss ink. Allow to dry while you cut out the poppy and leaf images.


In the detail shot you can see the leaves are made of vellum. I've textured these with an embossing folder also. The Highland Heather poppies have been sponged with Blackberry Bliss ink, and the outlines are Blackberry Bliss A4 card. The gold centres for the poppies are made from Gold Foil that has been swiped with Black Archival Ink. Stazon would give the same effect, but I cannot use Stazon.

There are lots of techniques in this card and you could make it in a simpler format, but I hope you've enjoyed seeing this interesting background. It would look awesome in other colours too. 

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Peaceful Poppies Elements

So much gorgeousness in the Peaceful Poppies Suite!
So with school holidays and grandchildren visiting for a month, (and taking up lots of my time that I happily spent with them) I decided to start simple by using the Peaceful Poppies Elements.

This little kit contains an abundance of die cut, printed accents that enable you to create cards in a moment.  
Here is my card.


The Poppy Parade background blotches are created using a stamp from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.
The "Thank You" greeting is from the coordinating Peaceful Moments stamp set.

The black embossed shapes and poppy image are from the Elements kit. 
So very simple and quick. We did this in a class and I was delighted to see many variations in design with everyone using the same elements.

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Best Wishes
and Happy Stamping




Monday, 13 January 2020

Parisian Beauty - Stamps and Dies

Have you ever wanted to go to Paris? It's still something I want to do and although I've traveled a lot, I just have not managed to get there. 

This lovely set of stamps and dies - Parisian Beauty Bundle can be found in the amazing Mini Catalogue (p. 15) and comes to you either as a Bundle - saving 10% or you can get the entire suite with everything coordinating.


Today, I have a card made from a background I made a few years ago - I loved the collage effect of stamping, sponging and embossing on Glossy paper, but didn't have any ideas on how to use it. But, as soon as I saw the dies for the Parisian Beauty Bundle I knew the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower was the perfect solution.




If you love this suite or bundle and would like to purchase either, you can shop On-Line with me. You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards of  free products when your total is $90 or more.
The very best offer I have at present is for you to 

See all the details in the link, including the Sale-A-Bration specials of a Mini Cutter, Designer Series Paper Sampler and an additional FREE stamp set of your choice. All this on top of the awesome price for your Starter Kit - $169 for $235 of your choice of products. If you already love Stampin' Up! this is a perfect for you. 

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