This week’s Latte Girls Team Blog Hop features Numbers. I hope you visit the rest of the blogs in the hop to see their Numerical inspiration.

Numbered Birthday

Stampin’ Up! have some great products for making Numbered Birthday cards and I’ve used a set today, called Number of Years which comes as a bundle at present and is therefore 10% cheaper until 31st May 2017, as well as the Layering Circle Dies.

 

So, this is a bit of a fun fold card as it has a circle die cut from the front panel and the number stamped inside the circle. The panel with the 30 on it is layered behind the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals in order to give that 3D effect. Both layers were then added to the Pool Party Card Base.

This is the great stamp set I used for the card. It’s suitable for any Occasion not just Numbered Birthdays. Look at all the different sentiments and think of the possibilities. There are co-ordinating Framelit Dies which go with this stamp set so you can die cut numbers and banners etc,

I’ve used a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker (Regals Collection) to colour the centres of the Melon Mambo flowers. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Pear Pizzazz and used the ‘swish’ image to stamp in Pool Party in the top left corner.

I’d love to read what you think of my card. Please leave a comment below. Make sure you visit Leonie and Narelle’s blogs to see their inspirational cards this week.

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Marker Watercolour Background

Don’t you just love a quick and easy background to enhance your card making? Marker Watercolour Background is just one such technique, that you need to try.

I’ve used the 2016 – 2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers of Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim for the background on this card. I added a layer of Sweet Sugarplum behind the Shimmery White background piece and I think it gives the whole card a 3D effect. A bit like those you see in art galleries (not that I’m an artist!!). The Copper Foil Dragonfly and Copper Metallic Thread behind the Dragonfly, just make this card WOW.

Watch how easy it is to do this technique:

 
  • Card base of Whisper White 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded at 10.5cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″. This is a landscape card.
  • Layer 1 (backing to Watercolor Paper) 5cm x 12cm or 2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Shimmery White A4 Card Stock 4.5cm x 11.5cm or 1 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Scrap of Foil or card stock to cut Dragonflies or other embellishment
  • Metallic Thread – approx. round 4 splayed fingers 4 to 5 times

The 2016 – 2018 Stampin’ Write Markers used on this card were Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach. They’ve given a more muted tone. Perhaps with less water they’d be more vibrant.

Which card do you prefer? Leave a comment and you may be the lucky winner of the card you nominated.

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Lift Me Up with Lovely As A Tree

Are you part of my Virtual Classroom? If you were you would have a Video tutorial on this Lift Me Up with Lovely As A Tree card and all the instructions to make it. New classes coming  monthly, so keep an eye out for information or better still, sign up for my Newsletter so you won’t miss any announcements.

Now, I will tell you I have used Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad Ink and it’s retiring on 31st May 2017. So if you like it, get it while stocks last (card stock, ink pad and ink refill).

What do you think? Which do you prefer? Can you spot the differences?

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Watercolor Pencil Shimmer

Do you like shimmer? Do you like glimmer? I’ve combined both with this gorgeous technique Watercolor Pencil Shimmer. Another technique to use your Watercolor Pencils with and this technique gives your card lots of pretty sparkle.

Now this technique is quite simple plus I share some tips on using less ribbon to tie a knot, adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of your Dragonflies and how to make a ‘rectangle’ for your Shimmery Watercolor Pencil background.

Just a peek at the shimmery, glimmery goodness which makes the card so lovely.

Here’s a close up of the effect on the card in the video:
Now, I do hope you give this technique a try. It’s very easy and you can achieve amazing looks by using your Watercolor Pencils in different colour combinations to change backgrounds to suit what’s right your card.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background

Don’t you just love the Watercolor Pencils and all the techniques you can use them for. They’ve opend up so many variations. So, today’s post is about Watercolor Pencil Spritz Background and involves laying down colour and then spritzing with water. Here’s a sample:

You’ll love how easy this technique is and the extra tips I give you to make your card making easier.

If you don’t have the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils yet, you need to buy them so you can try out all these great techniques which are easy to do and give your cards a WOW factor. Watch the video to see how easy it is:

I love the copper foil sheet dragonfly and the copper metallic thread. What do you think? Which is your favourite? Here’s another close up view and scroll below to see the whole card.

Measurements

  • Card base 21 cm x 14.8 cm scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 13.3 cm x 9 cm or 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • Watercolor Paper 12.8 cm x 8.5 cm or 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″

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Floral Boutique Gift Box

My monthly class ladies will make this gorgeous Floral Boutique Gift Box on Saturday complete with 12 3″ x 3″ or 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm gift cards.

I would love at least 1 more person to join my team this week. Be a kit napper; just join for the benefits of what you can get NOW. No pressures to stay on but if you do (and I’d love that), I will help you with whatever you need. PLUS you get a welcome pack from me. If you’ve been thinking of joining, contact me to have a chat libby@libbystampz or click on the image above to join now.

My box is made in Night of Navy and Thick Whisper White. Class participants are making their’s in Thick Whisper White. The Gold Ribbon acts as a pull tab for the box lid.

The base of the lid is die cut to give a fancy edge to the lid. It just adds a bit of pizzazz to the box as a whole and looks great.

Don’t forget for every A$90 you spend in my Online Store, you not only choose 1 Sale-A-Bration Product FREE but I will send you a Stampin’ Up! collapsible bin FREE.

These are some of the cards which can be made and I’ve used the FREE Sale-A-Bration product Make A Medallion Photopolymer Stamp  set on the top 3.

The last of the 12 cards I made. There are a choice of greetings and the class participants may make what suits their needs.

This would make a lovely gift or hostess thank you. If you’d like this as a gift, why not host a workshop and this can be your thank you gift from me for hosting.

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This week’s blog hop is all about ‘Embellishments’. Let’s see what inspiration the Latte Girls can share with you. Now don’t forget to visit Leonie and Narelle’s blogs to see what inspiration they have for you.

Freshly Brewed Embellishments

Do you love embellishments? The Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment kit is awesome and, team that with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and you can come up with a birthday card.

This card came together quite quickly using the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit and DSP Paper Stack. I’ve distressed the edges with my Paper Snips and then sponged around them with Memento Black Ink using a Sponge Dauber.

I would love at least 1 more person to join my team this week. Be a kit napper; just join for the benefits of what you can get NOW. No pressures to stay on but if you do (and I’d love that), I will help you with whatever you need. PLUS you get a welcome pack from me. If you’ve been thinking of joining, contact me to have a chat libby@libbystampz or click on the image above to join now.

Now I attached the ribbon with the Hand Held Stapler which is now retired however you could use any stapler really. The sequins from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit are added with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

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Watercolor Wash with Delicate Details

Here’s another technique Video today and today I’m using Delicate Details with a Watercolor Wash. I’ve also used Avant Garden on one of the cards. Both Delicate Details and Avant Garden will be retiring on 31st March 2017 as Sale-A-Bration ends. So get them before they’re gone. Don’t be like this 🙂

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1 FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure (products available only while stocks last). I’ll send you a FREE Stampin’ Up! collapsible bin for your order of A$90 or over (Australian Residents Only).

The above card uses Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Emerald Envy Reinkers. I’ve used Avant Garden for the sentiment and the Layering Ovals Framelits to die cut the ovals for the sentiment piece.

Watch the video to see how easy this emboss resist watercolor wash is.

Measurements & Instructions

  • Card base is 14.8 cm x 21 cm scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 (Whisper White) 12.8 cm x 9.5 cm or 4 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Layer 2 (coloured card) 12.8 cm x 8.5 cm or 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper 12.3 cm x 8 cm or 4 1/4″ x 3″

Colour Combinations in Video

  • Card 1 (above) Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Emerald Envy
  • Card 2 (sample with error) Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso
  • 3rd Card Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder

This card uses Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder reinkers. I’ve used a sentiment from Beautiful You stamp set and the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Ovals Framelits and adhered the sentiment piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The card base is Cucumber Crush and layer 2 is Watermelon Wonder.

Now the 2015 – 2017 In Colors retire on 31st May 2017 so you need to buy them while stocks last. Here’s a list of all the 2015 – 2017 In Colors – Cucumber Crush; Delightful Dijon; Mint Macaron; Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. There is A4 card stock, Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads and Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills.

Other Colour Combinations

  • Cucumber Crush; Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo
  • Emerald Envy and Night of Navy
  • Island Indigo; Emerald Envy and Daffodil delight
  • Island Indigo and Emerald Envy
  • Emerald Envy; Island Indigo and Elegant Eggplant

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Yummy Tummy Birthday

Yummy Tummy Birthday is another card I was asked by a friend to make two cards for boys who will be turning 3 shortly. I’ve already shared one of the cards previously and here’s the second card. Yummy In My Tummy is a gorgeous stamp set featuring very friendly looking monsters.

The Large Number Framelit Dies came in handy to die cut the numeral 3 from Real Red card stock and the balloons were punched out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

The number of balloons accidentally matched the numeral on the card. You could easily do a bunch of balloons using this same technique.

Here are the two cards together. The Watercolor Pencils were so easy to use on this card which uses the Masking Technique. I love how I could co-ordinate the colours with the card stock for the balloons. Stampin’ Up! products are great like that as everything is made to co-ordinate.

I need some orders to reach my Sale-A-Bration goal. So for every order of A$90 (before shipping) as well as choosing 1 sale-A-Bration Product FREE I will send you a Stampin’ Up! collapsible bin. So order Online Now (please)

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#3 – 3 PDF tutorials to download with every full Newsletter
#4 – Timely reminders of Stampin’ Up! specials
#5 – Registration links for my live, virtual classes
#6 – Easy PayPal links for things like, to go classes (coming soon)
#7 – My personal specials
#8 – Easy to forward to friends
#9 – Ideas
#10 – Stay in touch with me

#11 – WIN products 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

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Rainbow Reinker Technique

The Rainbow Reinker Technique is a fun little technique to use for backgrounds on your cards or projects. They would look good as a panel on a box or other 3D project.

Watch the video to see how it’s done (and to see how it’s not done – I had a couple of unexpected creations).

Measurements & Instructions

  • Card base 21 cm x 14.8 cm scored and folded at 10.5 cm or 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 measures 14.3 cm x 10 cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 2 measures 13.8 cm x 9.5 cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Rainbow Reinker piece measures 3 3/4″ x 3″ trimmed and a piece of basic black card stock added as backing is 0.5 cm or 1/8″ wider than Rainbow Reinker piece
  • Adhere layers 1 and 2 to card base
  • Adhere Rainbow Reinker and Basic Black pieces together and add Stampin’ Dimensionals to back of Basic Black and adhere to card front where desired
  • Sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo
  • Spotted image stamped twice in Basic Grey
  • Bee is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and coloured with the Daffodil delight Watercolor Pencil with Clear Wink of Stella to blend it
  • Smaller Dragonfly used and cut using Precision Base Plate in Basic Black with the full Dragonfly body being cut in Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Tip: Peel a layer off the back of the glimmer paper before die cutting and it will make it easier to cut and also help preserve the sharp edge of your dies

Here’s a closer look at the Rainbow Reinker piece with the Dragonfly attached

Would you like to win a Bitty Butterfly Punch?

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10 REASONS TO Subscribe to my Newsletter today
#1 – Direct to your inbox several times a month – you don’t have to remember to check a blog
#2 – Mobile friendly – view it on the go
#3 – 3 PDF tutorials to download with every full Newsletter
#4 – Timely reminders of Stampin’ Up! specials
#5 – Registration links for my live, virtual classes
#6 – Easy PayPal links for things like, to go classes (coming soon)
#7 – My personal specials
#8 – Easy to forward to friends
#9 – Ideas
#10 – Stay in touch with me

#11 – WIN products 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share.

Remember, your creativeness is only limited by your imagination. Keep smiling and until next we share…

Have you ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up!?  Maybe you don’t want to sell it but you want to be a Happy Shopper and receive a discount on your own purchases? To learn more, visit my website.

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