My card today features the flower outline stamp from the Stampin’ Up! Color and Contour Stamp Set. The card is quite simple and a great way to introduce beginner stampers to the joy of easy stamping. The white centre panel has been sponged using the Blending Brushes, using Polished Pink, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. You can see the live demonstration of me making this card here. And don’t forget you can place your order for any of your Stampin’ Up! necessities any time on my online store.
In my post yesterday I shared some cards using Designer Series Paper, including a bright and cheerful birthday card. Today’s card uses the reverse side if that same paper, from the Host DSP called Pattern Party.
The black and white flower patterned paper has simply been coloured using Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. Another quick and simple card.
I might pop a rhinestone or two on this one, just to add some bling!!
Another card that I made for a challenge again today, and I ended up featuring the Quiet Meadow stamp set again. It seems to be a current favourite! I do like the different elements in this set, which combine so beautifully with many other stamps.
My card uses the largest die from the Beautiful Leaves Dies as a background behind the flowers.
The flowers from Quiet Meadows have been coloured using an Aqua Brush with inks, and then fussy cut (the dies will be in my next order!!) and I have used some of the leaves from Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set to complete my posy of flowers. I have added a few splodges of colour, very lightly to add a little more of the pretty Pale Papaya colour.
I enjoy making all sorts of different styles of cards, in particular, I love making vintage style cards. But sometimes I also love to make Clean and Simple (CAS) cards, and sometimes I like to make them very clean!!
This card is a colour challenge from CAS Colours and Sketches challenges, using the colours below. I used Stampin’ Write markers to colour directly to the stamp, using the three colours on the one stamp. Originally, I had planned to add a sentiment and perhaps a few splotches, but in the end I decided I liked it just like that.
What do you think? Would you have added more to it? Leave me a comment and let me know. Happy stamping!
When I first started stamping in 2008, this was one of the first techniques I was taught . I’m sure there are other names for it but that’s what we called it, the Darth Vader (from Star Wars, for those that don’t know) Technique.
The reason this was one of the first techniques I was taught is because it uses Stampin’ Write markers to ink the stamp, and at the time, you could buy these markers individually, making it a cheaper way to get more colours in my stash.
Both the stamps were inked with markers on this card. So why is it called the Darth Vader Technique? Once the ink is on the stamp, it’s important to “huff” onto the stamp, the humidity from your breath keeps the ink damp enough to create a nice clear image.
I did a video of making this card on my Facebook page this morning – you can find a link to the page on the sidebar, so please drop in and say hi and leave a comment.
The card used the Elegantly Said stamp set, Scalloped Contours Dies and the Hand-Penned Designer Series Papers.
Happy New Year to each and every one of you. I have, once again, been very quiet on the crafting and blogging front, but with so many gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! goodies, I couldn’t resist having a play today.
And since we are about to have a heat wave in this part of Australia, it may well be a good time to stay inside, in the cool, and do some stamping and creating.
One of the things I decided I would like to share with you this year, is that you don’t need a lot of products to make gorgeous cards. Many of us have financial challenges right now, and it’s always good to find ways to make the most of what we already have.
And I also want to show how to take a simple card, and to dress it up in various ways.
So, my first card for 2021 uses the gorgeous new Designer Series Paper called True Love DSP, I can see myself using this a lot. This was at the top of my list from all of the beautiful new things in the January – June Mini Catalogue.
I started out with just a black and white card – elegant and quite easy to make, and all you need is the True Love Designer Series Paper, some white and some black cardstock.
The flowers have been cut from the Designer Series Paper using paper snips.
So then to make it different, I coloured the flowers using Stampin’ Blends in Rococo Rose colour, with Old Olive for the leaf.
It’s lovely just like that, but I have some of the Forever Gold Laser Cut accents that were calling out to be used, so I have added one behind the flowers.
The gold accent adds some lovely depth and texture to the card.
I felt it needed a little more Old Olive, and had some spare leaves from another project, which I have added in, and I am happy with the end result. I’m sure there is more that could be added but I like as it is.
It looks like a gorgeous, cheerful bunch of flowers to brighten your day!
Here is the same card with the flowers coloured in Rich Razzleberry.
The words come from the Posted For You stamp set (but you could use anything that you already have), and the lovely curved edge is the Curvy Dies.
I hope the weather is not too extreme wherever you are in the world. And I hope you are able to get in some crafting time, just for yourself.
Today I am sharing an easy technique that can really change the look of your stamped image, without needing too many extra tools.
I have used the gorgeous Blossoms in Bloom stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, which is perfect for this technique.
I have started out by completely inking up the entire large flower image with Blushing Bride ink, making sure that there is a good even spread of ink over the image. Then using a sponge dauber (you could use a small piece of ordinary sponge if you don’t have daubers – I just find the daubers work best for this technique), apply some Rococco Rose ink by gently dabbing the dauber in the centre of the flowers, and then slightly angling the dauber and dabbing some ink onto the edge of the flowers as well.
I have also done this with the leaves, I used Pear Pizzazz and then sponged with some Old Olive.
Make sure that you ink with your lightest colour first, and sponge the darker colour on after.
This is such a fun but easy technique to have a go at, but leave me a comment if you have any questions.
As a Kaszazz Consultant, I have the opportunity to get together every few months with other Consultants and make some projects using brand new products to be released. And our latest release, called Happy Hello, was released on the weekend. I had so much fun playing with these on Sunday, and love what I ended up making. It’s not my usual, as I don’t make a lot of “girly” cards these day, but they are sooooo cute!
The mice have been stamped, coloured with Watercolour pencils, and then die cut.
This first one is a small gift card.
And these three are full size cards.
Aren’t they just gorgeous? I can’t decide which mouse I like the best. Each mouse comes with a die, to make it really easy. The mouse at the top is called Special Delivery. The second one is Make A Wish, and the third one is Flower For You.
Here is where you can have a look at all the products from the new release: http://www.kaszazz.com/3d/NewProducts-Jan2018/index.html
If you live in Australia, and would like any of these products, feel free to leave me a message and we can organise an order for you.
Also contact me if you would like to know more about becoming a Consultant, there are heaps of benefits, and you get your crafty products at a discount.
A quick post today to wish all the other Aussies a very happy Australia Day!
And, to share another pretty card with you.
This one was quick and easy and uses a few of the same elements as my card from yesterday’s post. These gorgeous new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! certainly make it easy to whip up a card in a few minutes. Below is are the products I have used to make this card.
Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty. I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo! So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!
Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol 🙂
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.