Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background

Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background. I featured this technique a little while ago but did it again in a Watercolor Pencil Class. It’s very easy and the class participants loved it as their first foray into Watercolor Pencils, Watercolor Paper and Stampin’ Up! Spritzers. You can see how the technique is done here. The Deatiled Dragonfly Thinlits Dies was die cut using Silver Foil and adhered to the front of the card with Glue Dots. The sentiment… Read more »

Embossing Paste How To

Embossing Paste How To This is my first in a series on Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste. Embossing Paste How To will show you a couple of samples plus a video to show you just how easy this product is to use and how it can add texture, dimension and interest to your paper craft projects. This is a card I featured previously on using masks. I thought I’d share it here again today as it’s one of the cards… Read more »

Glossy Faux Watercoloring

Glossy Faux Watercoloring You will love this technique. It is messy but easy and will produce two very different background pieces for you to use. Here is one of my Glossy Faux Watercoloring cards made using this technique. I had so much fun playing with this technique but be warned you could have stained fingers and finger nails after the process so if that worries you consider wearing some latex gloves to protect you hands. Watch the video to find… Read more »

Shaded Bees

Shaded Bees Shaded Bees. Here’s another card from one of my classes. This one features Watercolor Pencils with adding colour for depth and for shading. The bees from Dragonfly Dreams are perfect for learning these easy techniques. My card has the Bees stamped on the first layer which was then run through the Big Shot with the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. I added half a Gold Doily under the bee layer. The Bees were coloured with Daffodil Delight and… Read more »

Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color 1

Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color This week the Latte Girls are bringing you some inspiration focusing on Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color. Now, Just Add Color is another of those Black and White Speciality Designer Series Paper which can be coloured with inks, markers, sponges, sponge brayers or left plain. So many possibilities with this Speciality Designer Series Paper. It would look great made up in treat bags, gift bags or make boxes and other 3D projects from it…. Read more »

Faded Smudge

Faded Smudge Here’s a technique you can use with Glossy Card. I call it the Faded Smudge Technique and it’s super easy after embossing an image on your Glossy Card. Use it as a focal piece or for a whole card front, the possibilities are endless. This is the first card I made using this technique and I used Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. Always start withe the lightest colour first which goes in the middle and creates… Read more »

Swipe Glossy Card

Swipe Glossy Card I’m so thrilled we have the Glossy Card back in our Stampin’ Up! Castalogue. Over the next little while I will bring you some technique videos using Glossy Card. Today’s is the Swipe Glossy Card Technique and it’s so very easy. Here’s one of the cards I made using this technique. Keep in mind it’s often difficult to capture the colours exactly when photographing cards: Die cutting the sentiment pieces and han cutting the craft pot make… Read more »

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour 1

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour It’s my absolute pleasure to be involved in this ‘We Love our Hosts Blog Tour’ which is open to Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators worldwide. Make sure you check out all the blogs in the tour to see their inspiration and creativeness using Hostess Reward Stamp Sets. How do I get one of these stamp sets? In Australia, host a workshop with total sales of A$250 or more and you may choose to use your Stampin’… Read more »

Faux Dimensional Embossing 3

Faux Dimensional Embossing Faux Dimensional Embossing. This video today will show you how to achieve a dimensional look to your embossing quite easily and add a bit of WOW factor to your card. Here’s one of the cards: Here’s a closer look at the sentiment piece for the card above: I understand it’s difficult to pick up in the photo, so watch the video to see what I did. Don’t miss another technique video, subscribe today! Thank you for subscribing… Read more »

Perfume Anyone?

Perfume Anyone? Perfume Anyone? Again, this card was part of a class using the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit Dies. This time we used the Thinlit Dies to create a perfume atomiser for a birthday card. It’s always good to try different ways of using dies and worth ‘thinking outside the box’ to see what you can come up with. We made the tassel from Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front…. Read more »