Stampin’ Blends – Product Compatibility

Stampin’ Blends – Product Compatibility

Previously I share with you my views on Copic Markers vs Stampin’ Blends you can read about it HERE.  To get the best results from your Stampin’ Blends, it’s vital to use the right inks and papers.  While I recommend Stamin’ Up! Whisper White cardstock and Memento Black Ink, and all my examples I will be sharing with you will be using these items.  It’s important to do your own testing for product compatibility as everyone’s inking and colouring styles are different.  It’s often a matter of personal preference.

Testing Inks 

Stamp your image onto the paper; let it dry completely.  Scribble over the stamped image with the Stampin’ Blends Colour Lifter.  Does the stamped ink bleed or feather?  If yes – it’s not a compatible ink.  If no-then it’s good ink to use with your Stampin’ Blends

Testing Papers

Draw a circle with a pencil or compatible inking pen.  Colour up to the edges using a lot of ink, saturating your paper.  Does the ink feather outside the line?  If yes-the paper may not be compatible.  If no-then it’s a good paper for your Stampin’ Blends to use.

Testing Digital Images

Print your images as normal and test the printer ink the same way you would stamping ink.  If your printer ink isn’t compatible, you can heat-set the image or make a laser copy before colouring

Next I will be sharing creative ways to use your Stampin’ Blends plus storage solutions you can read about it HERE

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

Simple Masculine Birthday Card

I won’t lie, making masculine cards scare me, I always seem to struggle with how and what to create.  That’s why this week I decided to set myself a challenge.  Setting a challenge lets me stretch my creativity to another level, and think outside the box.  As I shared during my Facebook Live today my challenge today was   1. Create a card using a stamp set that I hadn’t used before and 2.  Create a masculine themed card.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Lemon Zest, Hardwood Background Stamp
  • Ink – Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, Memento Black Ink
  • PaperCrumb Cake, Whisper White CS
  • OtherLemon Builder Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch, Linen Thread

Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Crumb Cake CS – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″  and a scrap piece
  • Whisper White – Scrap piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp the Hardwood Background image in Crumb Cake Ink onto 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece Crumb Cake CS.
  2. Wrap the linen thread twice around the stamped CS and tie a bow
  3. Stamp two orange images in Pumpkin Pie ink onto Whisper White CS.  Punch the oranges using the 1-34/” Circle Punch.  Cut one of the orange images in half.
  4. Stamp three leaf images in Granny Smith Apple Ink on Whisper White CS; punch them out using the Lemon Builder Punch.
  5. Adhere the orange images to the Stamped Crumb Cake CS using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere two of the leaves slightly under the oranges.  Adhere the third leaf using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Black Memento Ink on a seperate piece of Crumb Cake CS.  Cut out the sentiment and adhere it below the oranges using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Adhere the entire Crumb Cake piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

Be sure to like my Facebook page to view these tutorials live each week.  HERE

 

THE MYTH OF CREATIVITY

The Myth of Creativity 

In all my years of blogging and teaching paper crafting – and in teaching hundreds of card makers  around the world – the #1 thing that I hear, over and over again is this:

“I am not creative”, “I am not artistic”, “I can’t come up with my own ideas”,  “I don’t know how to take an idea and make it my own”.

Different ways of saying it – but ultimately all saying the same thing.  “I am not creative!”

I am here to tell you that this belief is absolutely, NOT TRUE!

There is a wide-spread misconception about creativity that is perpetuated almost everywhere we turn.

The first definition of creativity you see when you look at the  online dictionary is “the ability to make new things or think of new ideas.”

Below that, it lists the “Full Definition of Creativity” as the quality of being creative, the ability to create. If you dig further and look at “create,” the dictionary states that to create is “to make or produce something, to cause something new to exist”

Most people mistakenly interpret “new” as “original”.  They are NOT the same thing.

When something is “original” it is “the first of it’s kind”

Whereas when you make (i.e. create) something – you are making something new. “New” meaning – you brought it to life, so to speak. It was not in existence, in EXACTLY the same way before you made it.

In the grand scheme of humanity and the billions of humans that populate the earth – there are relatively few things that are truly unique and original.

Let’s bring this a little closer to home. Let’s look at this in the context of crafting. Almost all of our “hottest trends” today – right now – are things that have been trendy in the past – either in exactly the same form, or in a slightly different form. Sometimes from within the same industry, other times from another industry.

Look at Multi-layered stamping – it used to be called 2-step stamping.

Or look at watercolouring or other mixed media techniques – they have taken the paper crafting world by storm in the last few years – but these products and techniques have been around forever in the art industry.

Remember paisley and plaid?  First we saw them incorporated into fashions. Then they made their way into papers and stamps. Then they disappeared, then they emerging in clothing again.

None of these things are “original” or “unique”. Does that mean they are not creative? Or that they are not being used creatively?

Absolutely not!

Creativity is not a talent. It’s not a gift. It is an element of every thing that you do.

It is a part of who you are.

Creativity is not something you learn.

Look at a child. Give them crayons, colour pencils, markers, scissors, glue and paper, and they create.

Certainly you have to teach them how to hold a pencil and how to use a pair of scissors safely,  you have to teach them to colour on paper instead of a wall. You may even have to teach them a few techniques (how to draw a circle, a square a triangle).

What you do not have to teach them is how to express themselves creatively.  They just do.

It’s when people come along and starting giving opinions, critiquing, maybe even criticizing – not necessarily maliciously – perhaps with total love and intent to help. But it’s when that begins to happen that they start doubting themselves and what they are creating.

Over time, that child becomes the adult, who no longer “feels” or believes they are creative.

You ARE creative. Believe it, wholeheartedly.

It is there – inside you – you just need to learn how to release your creativity.

That’s what I am here for.

I have been where you may be now.  Believing that I didn’t have a creative bone in my body.

Look at where I am now – embracing my creativity, and continuing to grow and develop creatively.

How did I get to where I am now?  Trial, error and experimentation, learning, trying, reflecting and then starting over as many times as necessary. Eventually I created a process for myself.

It’s not one step, or two steps, it can’t be accomplished in one day, a week or even a month. It’s ongoing and ever-evolving.

But it can be done, and I will be showing you how.

In the meantime though – this is the truth I want you to embrace – you are creative.

Tell yourself this: “I am Creative”

Every day. Write it out, type it out or stamp it out using some fun fonts and colours. Create multiple copies. Stick it up everywhere you spend time – stick it to your bathroom mirror, in the kitchen, place it on your night table, or frame it and hang it up above your bed.

As many times as it takes – until you stop telling yourself (or others) that you are not creative.

Now go and do it.

Right now!

If you need to kickstart your creativity – join my free 5-day ecourse to help jolt your Creativity Back into Gear!  CLICK HERE to sign up now.

Copic vs Stampin’ Blends

Copic vs Stampin’ Blends

I love the look of coloured images with seamless blends of colour and shading, previously the only way to achieve this was using Copic Alcohol Markers.  I’ve always wanted to learn the art of using copic markers, but honestly the thought of actually colouring using copic scared me.

It scared me because there are over 300 different colours, WOW!!!  let’s just take that in for a moment, 358 different colours.   Each marker costs $8.19AUD and if I was to purchase all colours that would set me back almost $3,000AUD, plus the cost of classes, and tutorials to help learn how to use them and understand the copic colouring system.

So, when Stampin’ Up! introduced Stampin’ Blends I decided to give alcohol markers a try.  Stampin’ Up! currently have 60 colours total (a light and dark shade of these colours) Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Green Apple, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pineapple Punch, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Shaded Spruce, Smoky Slate, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede) as well as 3 single colours: Bronze, Ivory and a clear color lifter marker. Plus Stampn’ Up! are continually introducing new colours

Markers can be purchased individually $7.75AUD or in a combo pack of 2 (light & dark shade).  nb there is no discount for purchasing Stampin’ Blends in a combo pack.  If I was to purchase the whole set (all 63 current markers) the cost would be less than $500AUD, a big difference from purchasing Copic Markers.

Why Stampin’ Blends

Pros:

  • The colours, as the name suggests, blend beautifully, mainly because the colours are picked out and designed to blend with each other. If you have never coloured with alcohol markers before this will take out the guesswork and lessen the learning curve.
  • Dual-tip marker includes brush and bullet nib.
  • Markers are rectangular so they don’t roll around on the table.
  • This set has a great range of colours with nothing superfluous.  I like how they picked a limited palette with plenty of colour options to get you started.
  • Since all of the markers are available individually you can replace a colour as you use it up or build your collection a couple of markers at a time (and it is the same price per marker whether you buy in a set or singles.)
  • Colours are easy to erase with the color lifter.

Cons:

  • The nib is a felt/fiber type nib and not foam like copics so it is less springy and flexible.
  • You can’t refill the marker or replace the nib, so when ink runs out you will need to replace it by purchasing another marker
  • The caps might be a bit tough to snap on and off but they do stay on securely!

Let’s Recap

  • Top-quality project designed to a life-long art tool
  • Alcohol ink can be layered and blended without harming paper surface
  • Waterproof and acid free
  • Ink formulas and colours consistent with Stampin’ Up! colour families
  • Low odor, nontoxic and environmentally friendly
  • Works on multiple surfaces
  • Purchase individually or in a combo pack

Bottom line: I think these markers are priced fairly for the quality. If you are just getting started and you want to take the guesswork out of colouring these are sure to please.

My next post I will be sharing how to get the best results from your Stampin’ Blends.  Read it HERE

No Stamping Required

No Stamping Required

Today’s we’re creating a greeting card the requires no stamping.  We’re using patterned paper and punches to create this project

Supplies:

  • Paper – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black CS, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other –Butterfly Duet Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Dimensions:

  • Pear Pizzazz  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Basic Black CS – 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ and scrap pieces
  • Botanical Butterfly DSP – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  1. Punch 3 butterfly’s from scrap Basic Black CS
  2. Adhere DSP to the Basic Black CS to create a mat
  3. Adhere the matted DSP to the Pear Pizzazz card front
  4. Adhere the butterfly’s vertically down the center of the card front.
  5. Add rhinestones to the centres of all butterfly’s.  You’re Done!

 

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

 

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

 

Be sure to like my Facebook page to view these tutorials live each week.  HERE

The Joy of Colouring

Colouring, at first glance, may seem childish, unimportant, silly even – an act that many of us did when we were young.  But think back, remember why you coloured, and how you felt when you were doing it.

For me, it is a form of communication, a way to gather the ideas from my head and transfer them to paper, creating a visual image that is easily understood.  Colouring is also a form of relaxation.  The act of colouring itself becomes a meditation that relieves stress, relaxes the body and clarifies thought processes. Colouring is something I’ve learnt to love again… and I want you to love it too.

With the myriad of colouring mediums that are available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and even frustrated.  Fortunately, Stampin’ Up! own Stampin’ Blends alcohol ink markers are easy tools to use!  With a growing colour selection and each colour available in a light and dark shade, available individually or in a combo pack. There’s no guesswork involved, so you can forget about the “how” and focus on the “do”.

Over the next few blog posts I will be sharing with you tips, techniques and projects ideas using Stampin’ Blends.  I hope to lead you down the road to successful (and frustration free) colouring.

In my next post I will be sharing my views on Copic Markers vs Stampin’ Blends.  Read about it HERE

 

 

Easy Handmade Card for a Friend

Easy Handmade Card for a Friend

For today’s project we’re creating an easy handmade card you can create for a friend featuring Stampin’ Up! Meant to Be Stamp Set

270219 - Easy Handmade Greeting Card for a Friend

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant To Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Versamark
  • Paper – Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White CS, All My Love DSP
  • OtherLayering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals, All My Love Ribbon Combo,

Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 4-3/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS – scrap piece
  • All My Love DSP – 1-1/8″ x 1-1/4″ (6 pieces)
  • Ribbon – 6″ piece

Directions:

  1. Stamp medium heart in versamark randomly on the Crumb Cake Card base
  2. Adhere the DSP as shown in picture to Flirty Flamingo CS leaving an equal border around all four sides
  3. Wrap the ribbon over the join of the DSP around and adhere the ends to the back of Flirty Flamingo CS
  4. Adhere Flirty Flamingo panel to card base using stampin’ dimensionals
  5. Stamp greeting onto Whisper White CS using Memento Black ink and die cut using the layering Circles framelits
  6. Adhere the greeting center right side of Flirty Flamingo panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  7. Colour heart epoxy droplets with Lovely Lipstick Blend and adhere under greeting.  You’re Done!

270219 - Easy Handmade Greeting Card for a Friend

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

 

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Add some sponging to the greeting and cardbase using Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink

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

 

Big Shot

$159.00

Be sure to like my Facebook page to view these tutorials live each week.  HERE

Just for You Greeting Card

Just for You Greeting Card

For today’s project we’re creating  quick and simple card using Meant to Be Stamp set and coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

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Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant To Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • Paper – Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo CS, All My Love DSP
  • Other – Be Mine Stitched Framelit Dies, Big Shot, All My Love ribbon pack, Basic Pearls

Dimensions:

  • Lovely Lipstick  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Flirty Flamingo CS – 5-3/4″ x 4″ (2 pieces)
  • All My Love DSP – 5-5/8″″ x 3-7/8″

Directions:

  1. Die cut heart shape from DSP in the bottom right corner
  2. Adhere die cut piece to Flirty Flamingo CS using liquid adhesive, place the heart die over the gap and die cut again
  3. Adhere matted CS to Lovely Lipstick cardbase and die cut heart shape again
  4. Adhere Flirty Flamingo CS to inside of cardbase
  5. Stamp greeting through the heart shape hole onto Flirty Flamingo CS inside using Black ink
  6. Decorate with a strip of pearls under greeting
  7. Tie ribbon in a bow on the left side of cut out heart shape.  You’re Done!

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Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE
  • Learn tips for using coordinating Stamps and Dies in your cardmaking HERE

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

Big Shot

$159.00

Be sure to like my Facebook page to view these tutorials live each week.  HERE

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

Using Coordinating Stamps & Dies in your card making

One of the greatest ideas/tools/inventions for a card maker has to be coordinating stamps and dies.  Having a die that can cut out an image in one pass through a die-cutting machine like the Big Shot saves so much time, especially on really intricate images.  Even with this great product, I find a lot of crafters are sometimes confused on how to use the two.  There really is no right or wrong way.

Today, I will walk you through a few basic steps n how I ensure a great cut around my stamped images.

First, I stamp my images onto a piece of cardstock using the desired colour.  If I’m water colouring I will use StazOn ink and if I’m colouring with my Stampin’ Blends I will use Memento Black Ink.

Then I apply my dies over the stamped images.  Use a low-tack tape or something like washi tape to hold the die pieces together or try the magnetic platform plate.

Remove the die cuts from the dies.  The images are now ready to use for projects.  The die cuts I don’t use I keep with my stamp set for future use.

Coordinating Stamps & Dies

Next time you’re buying a stamp set, buy the bundle and save 10% plus you’ll be able to die cut your images to add to your handmade greeting card.

New 2019 Sale-A-Bration Items Now Available!

New 2019 Sale-A-Bration Items Now Available!

Just released today, new Sale-a-Bration items are available

There are two new items that you can choose as your free item during Sale-a-Bration that are with a $90 order, and one bundle that is with a $180 order.  You can place your order with me 24/7 though my online store here.

 

Building a Focal Point

Building a Focal Point

Clean and Simple card design requires one and only one focal point. A clear place that your eye is immediately drawn to.

Look at your card and imagine it in three equal parts, your focal point should be placed in the first or third part or between 1 & 2 or 2 & 3 as shown in the pictures below. Your focal point should never be placed the the center of that 2nd panel, it is said to be unappealing to the eye and does not draw your eye in as a focal point should.

Once you place your focal point, you have more freedom design-wise. Here you can do your embellishing, as much or as little as you’d like. Everything should be built around your focal point, adding to it and not drawing the eye away from it.

Let’s look at my sample…

140219 - Building a focal point

 

I have placed my focal point between the 1st & 2nd panel. My butterfly serves as my focal point. The contrast of the Powder Pink cardstock against the Early Espresso and Whisper White really makes it pop.

Now, I kept my focal point simple, but you could do so much here …embossing, patterned paper, a row of rhinestones, a few small flowers…as long as you keep the rest of the card clean (white space!) you can go crazy on your focal point! You can even stamp your sentiment on the card base leaving you more room to add interest to your focal point, like I have.

The card above uses one of my fall-to-layouts! I use this design often, moving my focal point to different areas. Here are a few sketches to help you get started.

Your sentiment can be placed on the strip, just below the circle or in the circle.

I hope I’ve helped you define a focal point in CAS design!
If you have any questions, please ask!

Thank You Butterfly

Thank You Butterfly

We’re half way through Sale-a-Bration 2019, and you are loving the free SAB items this year.  What has been your favourite so far?  Today, I thought we would create a clean and simple project featuring Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (DSP) that you can earn free with a $90 purchase in this years SAB catalogue.

This pattern gives you so many options, here are a few ideas

  • leave it plain (no colour)
  • watercolour
  • cut the butterfly’s out
  • colour with Stampin’ Blends
  • Sponge colour onto the butterfly
  • fussy cut them out
  • punch them out with the Butterfly Duet punch

For today’s project we’re sponging colour onto our butterfly and then punching them out using the Butterfly Duet Punch.

Supplies:

  • Stamps – All Things Thanks
  • Ink – Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Paper – Powder Pink, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Other – Butterfly Duet Punch, Stampin’ Sponges

Dimensions:

  • Powder Pink  CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Early Espresso CS – 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White CS – 5-1/2″ x 3-3/4″

Directions:

  1. Colour 2 x butterfly images from DSP pack with Powdered Pink Ink and Stampin’ Sponge.  Punch image with Butterfly Duet Punch
  2. Stamp your greeting approx 1/2″ – 3/4″ up from the center of White CS using Early Espresso Ink
  3. Adhere your 2 x Butterfly images together with adhesive just down the center of the butterfly.  Adhere to card front above greeting.  You’re done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Facebook Live – All Things Thanks

Today’s project featuring Stampin Up! All Things Thanks Stamp Set

Posted by Kristy Coromandel – Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Butterfly Duet Punch, use a pair of paper snips and fussy cut them out
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

Visit my blog tomorrow, as I share how to create a focal point on your handmade cards.

Happy Valentine’s Day Project Tutorial

Happy Valentine’s Day Project Tutorial

Today’s Valentine’s Day project featured the Meant to Be Stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.

My goal is to go live every Wednesday morning at 10am AEST on my Kristy Coromandel Facebook Page .  If you’re unable to join me live, I will upload the recording to my blog afterwards.

060219 - Meant to Be Valentines Project Tutorial

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant to Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink
  • Paper – Whisper White CS,  Crumb Cake CS, Lovely Lipstick CS, All My Love DSP
  • Other – Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Heart Epoxy Droplets, Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blend, corner rounder punch, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Big Shot

Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 2-3/4″x 1-1/4″
  • Lovely Lipstick CS – 6″ x 1″
  • All My Love DSP – 6″ x 2″

Directions:

  1. Stamp greeting in Black ink just to the right side of Whisper White CS, round the corners with a corner rounder punch, set aside.
  2. Die cut 2 x  border piece with Lovely Lipstick CS using Big shot machine
  3. Adhere die cut borders to the length of DSP with liquid adhesive.  Adhere matted DSP to card base approx 3/4″ in from the left side
  4. Die cut 1 x heart with Lovely Lipstick CS using Big Shot machine
  5. Adhere greeting to bottom right with Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhere the heart die cut to the left of greeting using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  6. Colour Heart Epoxy droplets with dark Lovely Lipstick Blends and adhere to the end of the greeting as shown in picture.  You’re done!

Facebook Live (Replay) 

You can watch the replay below.

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Stampin’ Blends or Epoxy droplets you can add your heart by drawing with a Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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

Don’t forget to sign up for my mailing list HERE I will be emailing you the products and measurements if you want to follow along each week.

TIps & Techniques : Just Add Water

Just Add Water

I’m in love with this years in-colours, they blend together beautifully.  Classic inks also get really exciting when you just add water.

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Using Stamping sponges, I added colour to a panel of watercolour cardstock.  The colours I used were Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Gorgeous Grape.

050219 - Just Add Water

Next, I propped up the cardstock and spritz water on each of the coloured areas generously to encourage the colour to drip and run down the panel.

050219 - Just Add Water

I used paper towel to dab up any extra pools of colour and allowed the panel to dry.  You can continue to add more water depending on how runny you want the finished colours to look.

050219 - Just Add Water

To finish the card, I added a Thank die cut from the Thank You Thinlits and stamped the “you” greeting from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp set in StazOn ink.  I trimmed the top and bottom of the panel and adhered it to Thick Whisper White Cardstock to create a standard size greeting card. with liquid adhesive.  I also adhered a thin strip of Basic Black Cardstock as a finishing touch.

050219 - Just Add Water

050219 - Just Add Water

That’s it. Super easy and really fun too!

Clean & Simple Valentines Greeting Card

Clean & Simple Valentines Greeting Card

Hello everybody!  It’s been a while and today I decided to give Facebook Live a go!  This is my first time doing a Facebook live so I was bit nervous but I’m sure like everything else the more you do it the better you become.

Today’s project featured the Meant to Be Stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.  I’ll show you how to create a simple one layer card using just 2 colours of ink.

My goal is to go live every Wednesday morning at 10am AEST on my Kristy Coromandel Facebook Page .  If you’re unable to join me live, I will upload the recording to my blog afterwards.

300119 Meant to Be - Stampin' Up!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps – Meant to Be
  • Ink – Memento Black Ink, Lovely Lipstick classic Ink Pad
  • Paper – Whisper White CS,  Thick Whisper White CS, Lovely Lipstick CS
  • Other – Double Sided adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensional’s, Heart Epoxy Droplets, Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin’ Blend

Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White CS – 8-1/4” x 5-7/8” (21 x 15cm) scored and fold at 4-1/8” (10.5cm) to create a cardbase
  • Whisper White CS – 3-7/8” x 5-5/8”
  • Lovely Lipstick CS – 3-3/4″ x 4″

Directions:

  1. Stamp the heart image using Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink in the top centre of the 3-7/8″ x 5-5/8″ piece of Whisper White CS
  2. Stamp greeting in Black ink  just to the bottom right of your heart image
  3. Colour a Heart Epoxy Droplet using Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend and attach to the end of the greeting
  4. Adhere White cardstock to Lovely Lipstick CS
  5. Adhere the matted card to the Thick Whisper White card base using Stampin’ dimensionals

Video Tutorial 

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

 

Tricks & Tips

  • If you don’t have Stampin’ Blends or Epoxy droplets you can add your heart by drawing with a Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Learn how to create a standard card base HERE

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Supplies

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