Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

Saying Goodbye to Work of Art

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Work of Art Stamp Set.

Painted swatches, swaths, and shapes–you decide which strokes are right for your project when you need just one more element in the background.

 

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

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Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

Saying Goodbye to Butterfly Basics

We’re saying goodbye to retiring products from the 2017-2018 annual catalogue, but before we do I want to share with you some of my favourite products from the catalogue.

Today we’re saying goodbye to Butterfly Basics.  This was one of my favourite stamp sets.

What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free. What can you do with this mix of organic images, backgrounds, and sentiments? Anything you want–let your creativity run free.

Free Project Tutorials

Here are some projects I have made using this stamp set, click each photo to view project and video tutorials

Click here to shop online and order your set now before it’s gone

Click HERE to Shop Online NOW

Make It Monday #9 – Emboss Resist

Make It Monday #9 – Emboss Resist

Welcome to this weeks Make It Monday tutorial.  I’m super excited to share with you another clean & simple one layer design.  This time I’ve added interest by using an emboss resist technique and sponging.

I started by stamping my greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, in Black Ink centered at the bottom of my Whisper White piece of cardstock.  I stamped my flower image from the same stamp set in versamark ink and heat embossed with a heat tool and clear embossing powder.

Then came the fun part, sponging Pink Pirouette ink across the embossed image.

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Supplies:

  • Stamps – Butterfly Basics
  • Ink – Black Memento Ink, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink
  • PaperPink Pirouette, Basic Black, Whisper White CS
  • Other Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Sponges

Dimensions:

  • Pink Pirouette CS – 4-1/2” x 9” scored at 4-1/2” to create a 4-1/2” x 4-1/2” cardbase
  • Basic Black CS – 5-7/8” x 3-3/4” piece
  • Whisper White CS – 5-7/8” x 5-5/8”

Directions:

  1. Stamp the greeting on the Whisper White CS, about ¼” up from the bottom, centered between the left and right hand sides, using Memento Black Ink
  2. Rub an embossing buddy over the surface of the Whisper White CS
  3. Stamp the flower image on the Whisper White CS about ¼” above the greeting using versamark ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the stamped image.  Tap off the excess embossing powder.  Heat this with a heat tool until the embossing powder has melted
  4. Apply ink around the embossed image, using a wedge of a stamping sponge and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink
  5. Stick the Whisper White CS to the Basic Black CS leaving equal borders on the left and right hand sides
  6. Stick the matted Basic Black CS to the Pink Pirouette cardbase leaving equal borders to the left and right hand sides. You’re Done!

Video Tutorial 

I’ve created a video tutorial with all the measurements and and how I created this card.  You can view it below

 

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Tricks & Tips

  • Clean your stamps with a baby wipe.  Click HERE to learn my tips on using Baby Wipes in your crafting

Not able to create today?

Why not create a file in your “Documents” on your computer and call it MAKE IT MONDAY? Or, print them off and create an Inspiration Folder for future use.

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

See you next week for a new Make It Monday feature

Rainbow Butterfly Shaker Card

Rainbow Butterfly Shaker Card

Hi There!  Today I have a video sharing an easy way to create a window shaker card.  Although I haven’t done one in ages, I decided to give one a try. It was fun!

I’m really loving the bright bold colours on today’s project.  I created a colour block for my background by cutting strips of card-stock from the Brights Collection.   The greeting from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set has been heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

Butterfly Shaker CardMy window was created with the Bold Butterfly Thinlits, and I’ve also cut the smallest butterfly using a scrap piece of vellum.

 

Butterfly Shaker Card

The fun part was adding the sequins to the window to create an exciting little shaker card.

Tricks & Tips

  • Adhere the vellum butterfly using a glue dot in the center
  • Add a strip of rhinestones to the center for the vellum butterfly to hide the adhesive

Video Tutorial

View video tutorial below

Supplies

I often get questions about what supplies I use in videos. To make it easier for my blog friends, all supplies are listed below! 🙂 click on the image you can purchase directly from my online store

Looking for more project ideas? Check out my Resource Library for other project ideas and techniques

Sending Wishes – Swiped Background Technique

I’m always looking for new ways to use my stamping products with new and different ways to use some old, new and loved techniques.  Today I’m going to share with you a way to take a technique and use it in a simple fashion.  Let’s go!

Techniques are often thought of as being too time-consuming, but techniques can also be FUN and give us a chance to be extra creative.  The key is to keep the technique “simple” using a few tricks:

  • Balance fun techniques with a good amount of white-space on a card.
  • Look for a simpler/faster way to achieve the look of a technique with less effort
  • Use a technique on several cards at once.  You have a supplies out and ready so you might as well!

I first wanted to share with you a fun inking technique I call “swiping background technique“… using Stampin’ Up! classic ink pads.

Sending Wishes

Inking Techniques

For this card I’ve chosen 1 colour of ink (Blushing Bride) Hold your ink pad at a 45 degree angle and starting at the top of the cardstock piece, beginning off the edge of the cardstock, swipe the ink pad across the cardstock piece in a wave-type motion, finishing off of the CS piece. Repeat, coming back in the opposite direction and continue until you reach the bottom of the cardstock

Next turn your cardstock piece 90 degrees, and then lightly drag the ink pad across the cardstock, once again starting off the cardstock and finishing off the cardstock at the other end. Continue throughout the entire length of the cardstock, until you’ve filled in the white space as much as desired.

Watch video below on how this technique was done

Pull out your ink pads and give this technique a try, you will be surprised at how easy it is to achieve great results every time.

View more inking techniques on the links below

Dragged & Blended inking Technique 

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Rainbow Strokes with Flowers

Happy Thursday everyone!

Card making at it's simplest is a one-layer card.  While one-layer cards are the simplest form of card making, they can also be very intimidating when you go to create them.  Just one layer – no embellishments, no ribbons, no additional printed papers.  How do you create cards without all your favourite supplies? 

The first step in creating a one-layer card is to keep it simple.  Of course the term simple can represent very different styles. Think about a great image and the perfect sentiment and go from there.  Don't worry about whether your printed paper  matches your ribbon.  In fact, the main supplies you will need for one-layer card creations are usually cardstock, stamps, ink and markers.

Rainbow strokes with flowers

For todays card, I stamped the paint swatch image from Work of Art Stamp set in a rainbow of colours (check the supply list below for colour names), and then heat white embossed the flowers and sentiment from Butterfly Basics Stamp Set 

Enjoy today's video

DIMENSIONS

Basic Black CS: 29.5 x 10.5cm piece  (11 5/8" x 4 1/8")
Whisper White CS: 9.8 x 14cm (3 7/8" x 5 5/8")

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