Freshly Brewed Birthdays

Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls sharing Freshly Brewed Birthdays inspiration and I’m sure the other girls have something special to inspire you. Freshly Brewed Birthdays Birthday’s are special and I like to make special cards for special people to remind them they’re valued and their birthday is an occasion to celebrate. I decided to use Birthday Blooms and some Watercolor Paper. I’ve actually done some Faux Watercolouring here and used an old favourite – the Pansy Punch… Read more »

Today’s Video tutorial is on the Velveteen Technique. It’s difficult to see the result in the photos but this technique is definitely worth a try. I just love Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp set and it looks great with the Velveteen Technique with the Marbled Background Stamp. Watch the Video to see how I did this technique: Did you like the video? If you found it helpful, please subscribe to my channel by clicking below. Thank you for your support. It means a… Read more »

It’s my great pleasure to be able to join this Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour today with international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Make sure you visit each blog in the Blog Tour to be inspired with projects using products from the current Holiday Catalogue. Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour Now, this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour should fill yo u full of inspiration for the coming season. Make sure you check out all the blogs.  This is my ‘Fall’ card. I… Read more »

Give Thanks

It’s at this time of year we Give Thanks for all that we have and receive. Today’s card is a ‘Thank You’ card which can be used for you to Give Thanks. As my ‘thank you’ gift to you there is a free tutorial for this card which you can download. Give Thanks You could easily turn this into a Masculine Christmas card with its non fussy look. Make it in Spring or Autumn/Fall colours to celebrate those seasons or use… Read more »

Today I’m bringing you a Watercolor Technique Sentiments video tutorial. Now I have done this before, some time ago and thought I’d do another using current colours and give you a couple of extra tips to save product when making your projects Watercolor Technique Sentiments So, I demonstrate with the large floral stamp from Birthday Blooms, however you could use any stamp which suits the occasion. The sentiments in this stamp set also suit a number of occasions. It’s a good… Read more »

This week’s Quick and Easy card is Easy Eastern Palace. It does require some use of the Big Shot, however I suggest if you’re making one card make a few and just change the sentiments as you stamp. Easy Eastern Palace Can you see the embossed image on the Fresh Fig card? It’s made with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I I’m sure you have many tamps with sentiments on them so make a few of the medallions in… Read more »

Holiday Friday As promised, I will bring you a holiday project each Friday for the remainder of 2017. So Holiday Friday this week is a card my class attendees will be making tomorrow in class. It uses the Carols Of Christmas Bundle. So here’s today’s card and it is Christmas themed for my first Holiday Friday post: This one is fairly easy but does require some scoring which can be done either with your Stampin’ Trimmer (give the cutting mat 1/4… Read more »

Faux Tearing 1

Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… Read more »

Welcome to another Wednesday Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at Condolence – Sorry – Comfort projects. I find these types of projects difficult to make if I’m personally affected by an event. So here’s a tip: Make some of these cards at a time when you don’t need them. Check out the cards on the Stampin’ Up! Pinterest Board for ideas or use the ones from this week’s blog hop. Store them away… Read more »

Today’s Video is on Painted Harvest Tips. Now this is a beautiful stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue and is just right for now in Australia as all the Sunflowers start to bloom. Painted Harvest Tips This is the first card I made for today’s video using Painted Harvest. It is done on Very Vanilla, then Cajun Craze which is adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips. Like my Bow? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread. Just love Linen… Read more »