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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Blends meets Petal Palette DSP

This is the first time I’ve coloured the PetalPalette DSP with the Blends markers. I was a bit concerned that the design on the reverse of the paper would show through, but it was not a problem.
The colours used on the first card are Calypso Coral, Pirrouette Pink, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and the background was coloured with Light Pool Party.
The colours used on this card are Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and the background is again Light Pool Party.
These cards make together quickly and only needed a ribbon and a greeting to finish them off.
Kids are back to school now so hopefully I find lots more time for card making.
Happy stampin,

Sunday 28 January 2018

Hanging Garden

Here’s one especially for the green thumbs. 
Hanging Garden is a new set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue. These images have been stamped in Archival Black ink and coloured with a Blender Pen and Stampin’ Up! Inks.
This card uses the new Tailored punch for the greeting.
This card has all three of the basket images from the set.
This card was cased from the catalogue. It’s a great place to kick start your creative ideas.

Hope to see you back soon,
Happy stampin,

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Thursday 18 January 2018

Brusho Crystals

I have only recently received my new Brusho Crystals and thought I would see what all the fuss was about.
I love them. By following a couple of tips on how to open then, or not open them they are very easy to use.
My main tip, as advised by support office, is DO NOT OPEN the lid of the crystal pots. The crystals are so fine, that just opening the lid causes them to poof everywhere. The best way to use the crystals is to use a sharp object, like a pin or a piercing tool, poke a couple of small holes in each lid and then use them as you would a salt shaker. All cards use Watercolour paper.
The butterfly card in the top left is caesd from the catalogue. I find the catalogue a great place for inspiration, especially when products are new. 
To make this card I heat embossed the butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set with white embossing powder. I applied water over the image with an Aquapainter, then quickly while the water was still very wet I sprinkled the Prussian Blue and Moss Green Brusho Crystals over the water. As the water dries the crystals blend together.

For this card, I again heat embossed, this time the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set. I carefully only applied water to the flower with an Aquapainter and then sprinkled on the Red Brusho crystals. Once the flower was dry I did the same for the leaf with the Moss Green crystals. For the background I put a puddle of water on a block then tipped some Prussian Blue crystals into it. I used the Aquapainter to apply this to the paper.

The flower for this card was done the same as the last one. For the background a sprayed about 5 squirts from a spary bottle onto the Watercolour paper then sprinkled the Prussian Blue crystals lightly over the top. Once this dried, I wiped off the excess crystals.

These butterflies are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink. Just the butterflies were carefully wet with an Aquapainter. I sprinkled Yellow crystals on the top of the butterfly wings and Red crystals on the bottom half of the wings. These were left to dry and blend on their own.

To colour the background for the final card I covered the whole card with water frrom an Aquapainter then sprinkled the Prussian Blue crystals all over and allowed it to dry and spread. The butterfly was heat embossed in white, coloued with Yellow crystals and then cut out.

These are just a few of the techniques possible with the Brusho Crystals, I’m looking forward to discovering more of them.

I will be holding a class using the Brusho crystals in the near future.

Contact me for more information on this amazing product or any of our other products. 

Hpaay stampin,


Monday 15 January 2018

Picture Perfect Birthday

These cards were made using the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper. These products are great for beginners or for when you need a card quickly.

These papers have realistic photographic images on one side and patterns on the opposite side.

Happy Stampin,

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Friday 12 January 2018

Let The Good Times Roll

Sale-a-bration and the new Occasions catalogue is here! I know I’m a bit late as they started on the 3rd of Jan, but I have been spending all my spare time working on samples for my first class for 2018 and mini catalogue launch on the 3rd of Feb.    Let The Good Time Roll is a stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. I dedicated a whole day to playing with this set and the matching thinlits.
 This is the first card I created.

The front uses part of the inside thinlit trimmed down to make a simple roller coaster.

Inside the card I cut the Roller coaster die from Soft Sky cardstock and again from Silver Foil.
Clouds have been heat embossed in the sky and carriages added to the roller coaster. Even the teeny tiny flags have been cut out and attached.
Although this card was lots of fun to make, I made a simplified version suitable for a class.

I will post a tutorial for this card after the class has been held.
I will be back regularly with more of my projects.
Happy Stampin,

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