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.

Shaded Bees

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 a Blender Pen with shading in Basic Gray.

The bee layer was layerd up on some Basic Black and some Gold 1/8″ Ribbon tied around to add more effect to the card.

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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.

Freshly Brewed with Just Add Color

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. Use it on Scrapbook Pages or on cards as I have done here.

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I’ve used Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to add a little colour to my front panel piece and punched the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases, with the new Label Me Pretty Punch. The Just Add Color panel piece has been trimmed with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch.

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Singanture

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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.

Faded Smudge

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 almost like a spotlight effect.

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You could use other stamp sets for the background such as Tabs For Everything  or florals, change the focal image and colours. Using colours in the same family, help to make this technique easy and a WOW factor for your cards.

Faded Smudge 1

I hope you have a bit of fun creating cards using this technique.

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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:

Swipe Glossy Card

Die cutting the sentiment pieces and han cutting the craft pot make this card just right. I’ve coloured the pot with a Blender Pen and inks and added the lovely Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon.

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Such an easy technique, I hope you give it a try. You can use two or more ink pads in the same colour family. Happy crafting.

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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’ Rewards on a hostess stamp set.

I decided to use Background Basics which is very versatile and can be used for all types of paper craft including cards, 3D items and scrapbook layouts.

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I’ve combined the set with the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack and the gorgeous Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Here’s my card:

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I’ve used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the flowers and stems. I’ve Die Cut this piece with the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and added a Scallop Circle in Basic Gray from the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. The lovely Scallop edge cut is made by using a die from the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies.

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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:

Faux Dimensional Embossing

Here’s a closer look at the sentiment piece for the card above:

Faux Dimensional Embossing 1

I understand it’s difficult to pick up in the photo, so watch the video to see what I did.

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Stamp your sentiment as in the video then choose your Layering Framelit which best fits and another to layer behind it. It doesn’t have to be square. It can be Oval, Circle or you could use the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies and a Layering Square, Oval or Circle as another alternative.
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This card has the sentiment piece placed on an angle with some of the gorgeous Organza Ribbon tied in a bow beneath it and small flowers stamped on the card base. Here’s a closer look at the sentiment piece:
Faux Dimensional Embossing 2
My cards have been stamped tone on tone and then with Versamark and Clear Emboss Powder which I have found to give you the best outcome for this technique.
I think you can see the Faux Dimensional Embossing clearer in the above photo.

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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.

Perfume Anyone?

We made the tassel from Thick Baker’s Twine and adhered it to the card front. We also used some Burlap Ribbon which was cut in half length ways.

As we’ve used Basic Black for the card base we used Whisper White inside the card. We’ve embossed the sentiment and the small ‘pump’ which is the smaller of the balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set.

It’s an inventive way to use the stamp set and thinlit dies, don’t you think?

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Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop. This week the Latte Girls are looking at Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks. Now I must warn you, using masks can be extremely addictive. I thought I’d make just 1 card today but ended up with loads of samples to do video techniques on. These will start at the beginning of July, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss anything.

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Now this was my very first try at using the Embossing Pastes and one of the masks. It was so easy. Load up your pallet knife, wipe on and wipe off. Clean up with a baby wipe or water.

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So, apart from the Masks, you can purchase Pallet Knives and Embossing Paste as well. The uses are enormous as it dries quickly and cleans up with water. Use Masks on all your paper crafts including cards, gift boxes, scrapbook pages and more. Here’s my card for today’s Freshly Brewed Projects with Masks blog hop.

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Any day ending in ‘Y’ is a perfect day to be having coffee. However, I’m sending this to a friend and hope it cheers her up.

I’ve stamped the lid in Versamark and used White Emboss Powder. The sentiment is punched with the Pretty Label Punch.

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Black Magic Technique

Black Magic Technique.  This is an easy technique which is very effective for all types of cards but particularly lends itself to masculine cards I think.

Black Magic Technique

This technique also works well with flowers so try it with a few different images and stamp sets along with of course your Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up! Watch the video to see more:

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Just a few tips:
  • Make sure your pencils are nice and sharp
  • Try and work on the images in the centre of the card and work your way to the outside
  • Turn your card so the images to be coloured are closest to you
  • Sometimes it helps to work with a piece of scrap paper under your hand you use for colouring so you don’t rub pencil off with your hand.

Here’s a closer look at the card in the video:

Black Magic Technique 1

Measurements (Imperial and Metric):

  • Tent fold card measuring 29.6cm x 10.5cm or 11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Layer 1 – 14.3cm x 10cm or 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Layer 2 – 13.8cm x 9,5cm or 5″ x 3 3/4″

I hope you give this technique a try. It’s a bit of fun and you can achieve some amazing effects. Here’s a look at both the cards side by side:

Black Magic Technique 2

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Birthday Up & Away

Birthday Up & Away. This is another in my series on the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up & Away Thinlit dies. This card also formed part of a class and the card would be suitable for teenagers or men. Change the colours to make it a feminine card.

Birthday Up & Away

This is a wonderful combination of colours and the clouds were

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