Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

27 February 2013

Swaps, Classes and Extravaganza

Just a quick post today to show you my chalkboard Art swaps I made for the Creative Inkers team seasonal swap. I am busy getting ready for class tonight at my place at 6.30pm and our Creative Inkers Team Extravaganza on Saturday from 1-5pm see post below.

Stamp set: Just Thinking of You
Ink: White Staz On
Cardstock: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Night Of Navy,
Other: White Embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 
Tombow Mono Adhesive.

25 February 2013

Come and Join the Fun

On March 2nd The creative Inkers are having their 1st extravaganza of the year come along to a fun afternoon of paper crafting (1-5pm).
There will be 5 fabulous projects to make of which  three of them will be 3D projects, everything is prepped for you with full written instructions.
Enjoy a yummy afternoon tea 
There will also be some fabulous Door prizes to be won on the day.
Cost only $45
If you would like to come along please email me HERE as there are only a few seats left

22 February 2013

Eleanor in Sahara

This is Another of the card's we made in class. Another favourite set of mine Everything Eleanor (p112),   but then I love the whole Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 catalogue the For You is from Layered Labels (p103) .   I have used Sahara Sand and Bravo Burgundy which go fabulous together. I fussy cut the larger label and the flowers which is are Everything Eleanor, then used the Apothecary Accents Framelits to cut out the smaller label from Layered Labels, I also stamped the label in Sahara Sand then punched out the For You with the Large Oval punch.

Stamp sets: En Francais, Everything Eleanor, Layered Labels
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Sahara Sand
Other: Apothecary Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestones, 
Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals 

20 February 2013

A Straw, Ink and Bubbles

This is another technique using a Straw and Ink but with Bubble Blowing Mixture added, pour some Bubble mixture into a small container then add a few drops from your classic reinker refill, mix this together then place your straw into the mix and blow some bubbles until they rise above the top of the container pick up your piece of Glossy card and gentle place it over the bubbles so they leave an impression on the card stock. let the bubbles pop or pop them with a tissue then repeat the process until you are happy with the effect on your piece Glossy card. leave this to dry and then use Staz on ink to stamp your image. Coloured card stock can also be used for this effect using the bubble mix with shimmer paint added.
Here is a link to a video by Dawn Griffiths

Stamp set: Elements of Style
Ink: Tempting Turquiose Ink refill, Black Staz On
Cardstock: Glossy, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Other: Chiffon Ribbon, Tombow Adhesive, Straw, Bubble mix

16 February 2013

Straw Blowing Background Technique

Monday evening was Technique class and what fun we had, mind you we did run out of breathe though, (no we didn't go for a run). this is such a fun Technique but it will leave you breathless and can get a little messy. You add a few drops of ink onto some Glossy card stock and then blow it around a piece of card using a straw while turning the card at the same time. I found this technique on France Martins blog which you can find lower down on her page here.

Close up of Sentiment label

I also did this technique on a scrap of Glossy card and punched it out using the Oval scallop punch.
My Upline Karen Rogers made this label on a swap card, I really liked it so  cased it for this card.

Stamp set; Forever Young, Petite Pairs
Ink: Certainly Celery, Black Staz On
Ink refills:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette
Other: BasicPearls, Scor Board,  Apothecary Accent Framelits,
Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Tissue or dry Baby wipe and a Straw

09 February 2013

Why Butterflies, Just Because

This is a quick and easy card I cased from one I found out there in Internet land sorry I cant remember who made the original card but thank you. I have used the fabulous new Elegant Butterfly Punch with a piece of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper & Vintage Verses stamp set which you can choose for free with every $120 you spend during from January 22nd to March 22nd. the cardstock is cut to about halfway across then folded, I have also sponges the edges with rich razzleberry ink just to give it a bit of definition.

Stamp set: Vintage Verses
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Other: Sycamore Street DSP, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Sponge.

06 February 2013

Madison Avenue Flowers

I cased this card from one Sandi McIver made, I have changed it up so it will fit into a C6 envelope, plus adding another flower and a button instead of a bow. I love how the colours Crumb cake and Pool Party compliment each other. 
This is another of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets you can receive when you spent $120. 

Stamp set: Madison Avenue, Blooming Marvelous
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Cardstock: Crumb cake, Pool Party
Other: Basic Pearls, Pool Party ribbon, Pool party button, White bakers Twine, 1"Circle Punch,
1 1/4"Scallop Punch, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Snail adhesive, Tombow adhesive

02 February 2013

Daring Adventure Chalkboard Technique

I have seen a lot of cards made lately using a technique called Chalkboard so I decided I had to have a go. this is basically a quick and easy card, also very effective. The idea is to make the card look like a teachers Blackboard. All you need is black or dark coloured cardstock you then use White Craft ink to stamp your image, cover the image with White Embossing powder then heat set the powder. Next rub a Dauber or even a dry baby wipe into your White Craft ink then gently rub this over or around your stamped images which gives the effect of a Blackboard which has had writing rubbed out. You can also see in the top left corner where a bit of Embossing powder has rubbed off giving an even better effect.

Stamp set: Daring Adventure, The Open Sea, Word Play
Ink: White Craft Ink
Cardstock:Basic Black, Naturals White, Crumb Cake
Other:White Embossing powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, 
 Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Neutrals Button, Linen Thread,
Tombow Adhesive.

01 February 2013

The all new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue

Today is the release of the brand new Stampin' Up! Seasonal Catalogue, wait till you see what is in this catalogue, there are so many beautiful items to buy, from today February 1st and until June 30th.

You can view the Seasonal Catalogue online by clicking HERE
or you can download the Seasonal Catalogue (PDF 6MB) HERE

You can also view the
2013 Seasonal Catalogue Supplies (PDF 600MB) HERE
a fabulous resource if you want to know how a specific project in the Catalogue is made
2013 Holiday Catalogue carryover (PDF1.3MB) HERE
But wait there's more the Champagne Glimmer paper item # 127885 is still available it was mistakenly left off the carryover list


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