Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Country Floral Embossing Folder

Stampin' Up! just keeps on giving us awesome products throughout Sale-A-Bration, and this embossing folder - Country Floral - is absolutely tops.

I used the Country Floral Embossing folder as the basis for today's card class, and everyone was impressed with it's versatility for making a variety of cards.  

Our first card  concentrated on techniques using the embossing folder and we started by using a sponge brayer to apply colour to the inside front (the inside behind the Stampin' Up! logo). 

Here are the steps:-
Brayer Soft Sea Foam ink onto the inside of the embossing folder
Insert Soft Sea Foam card stock and pass through the Big Shot
Using a sponge dauber, apply Craft White ink to the raised images (flowers and leaves)
Allow to dry or assist drying with medium heat from the Heat Tool 
Heat emboss butterfly images from Butterfly Gala  onto Vellum card using White Embossing powder and Versamark ink (don't forget to use the Embossing Buddy on the Vellum before stamping)
Colour the BACK of the embossed images with your choice of Stampin Blends - my colours are Soft Sea Foam (dark), Bermuda Bay (dark) Rich Razzleberry (dark)
Punch the butterfly images out using the Butterfly Duet Punch
Stamp and heat emboss a greeting - I used "Just For You" from the Meant To Be stamp set
Punch out your greeting using the new Story Label Punch

Here is the completed card:

You may be wondering where I got the Story Label Punch.
It is one of the new offerings that will be coming to customers as part of the Sale-A-Bration Coordination products. These products will be available to you from March 1, 2019. 

After we completed this card I encouraged my class to create something colourful using similar techniques and this is an example of what was achieved on white card with colours added using a dauber. To soften the images and create more of a watercolour effect, I spritzed the paper using a shimmer mist made from the Stampin Up Shimmer Paint.

So much to see, but these cards were remarkably quick to create.
If you would like to earn the Country Floral Embossing Folder you will need to place a qualifying order  
You can see all the item numbers in the list below and to make it easy for you, if you want them just click on the item image and it will take you to my store. Don't forget to add in your Free Sale-A-Bration items on the order page.

If you have a large Wish List from the Occasions Catalogue you may consider joining my team as a Demonstrator. So many benefits and during SAB you receive additional free products of your choice, plus the opportunity to purchase and exclusive Craft tote. See all the information here 
This is a limited time offer so check out the information and join on-line or contact me for further help

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty

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Thursday, 7 February 2019

Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop - Stampin' Blends Marbling

Welcome to the Simple Stamping Techniques February Blog Hop where we are showing a variety of samples using the Stampin' Blends Marbling Technique.
This is a fun technique used to create interesting backgrounds from Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers), glossy white card stock, alcohol spritz and a zip lock bag. 
The colours you start with do not always give the results you would imagine. Here are some photos showing results using the 4 Blends in the photo. If you want strong colour you need to choose the dark shade of each Blend, and then the colours will be muted in most areas.

The technique is easy - simply scribble the blends onto a zip lock bag, spritz with rubbing alcohol and press glossy white card onto the spritzed area. 
Splitcoast Stampers has a good tutorial to show the steps in detail.

I used the background as a base for this card, adding the large die from the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies.  Lovely Lipstick card stock is the card base and the Butterfly images, and I layered them using the awesome and useful Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies. The butterfly shapes have bee treated with the Wink of Stella glitter pen to give a subtle shine.
It's a great idea to use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets from Stampin' Up! when cutting out intricate shapes like this as you only need to peel off the backing and you have an instant "sticker"  that sticks to the Glossy White easily. 

The finished card - the greeting is heat embossed in White and framed with a smaller rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies.
That's it from me today, so hop along to the next blog to see some more creative ideas. 
If you would like to purchase any of the products I used you can shop directly from the product list below.

I cannot finish this post without offering each of you the fabulous opportunity of joining Stampin' Up! during 
Want to know more?  more details.

Are you ready to see some more samples? You are on my page - Ann Craig so just
select the other links below  and hop along...

·       Ann Craig - Australia
·       Heike Vass – Germany
·       Tamra Davis - USA

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

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