Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stained Glass Sparkle Technique

This is the second card we're making in this week's Technique Classes:


I'm not sure of the proper name for this technique. I call it "Stained Glass Sparkle"... it involves Window Sheets, glitter and Crystal Effects. You can use ink refills to colour your Crystal Effects, but I've taken a short-cut and used Blendabilities straight onto the window sheet instead.
Here's a closer look at the sparkle:

The Crystal Effects takes a little while to dry, but it's worth the wait!


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Glitter Window Technique

We are playing with glitter in my Technique Classes this week. I have a couple of vacancies in the class on Thursday morning and also on Thursday evening if you live locally to me and would like to attend!
This is one of the cards we'll be making:


And here's a close-up look at the sparkle:


It's super-sparkly in real life.....and everyone needs a little sparkle in their life!


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Friday, July 18, 2014

July Stamp-a-Stack with new In Colors


This was the second design that we made in this week's classes. We played with the 5 new In Colors - Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. As you can see, the colours all work really well together. I love the depth and intensity of this years colours. Because they are so rich, I've balanced that intensity out with a lot of white space. I've used Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Naturals White and Naturals Ivory for my card bases.

I've used this "3 square" design before, but this time I didn't centre my design, for a bit of a different look. The new Itty Bitty Accents Punch adds the perfect little accent to these cards, and the gorgeous In Color ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.

TIP: I use Dazzling Details Glitter Glue to attach my sequins....the glue has a fine tip applicator, and you can add a dash of sparkle with your sequin instead of messy glue streaks!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Stamp-a-Stack Hexagons

Now that school holidays are over, my Stampin' Classes are back in full swing. We kicked off this week with a Stamp-a-Stack. This was the first design:


I had seen a few similar designs on Pinterest using the hexagon punch, and thought it would be perfect for a Stamp-a-Stack. We used some gorgeous new papers - "Lullaby" and "Maritime", and I've taken my colour schemes from there. These were really quick and simple cards to put together.

I always like to show everyone a tip or two during my classes, and one of the tips on these cards was a little trick for the best way to attach twine knots and bows...no adhesive required!....any guesses for how I did it? (no cheating if you attended my class!)


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Launch Party Thank you Gifts

All of the guests at my Launch Party took home a goody bag, and one of the items inside was this little treat holder:


I was inspired by a swap I received at Convention from Janette Clark. I thought it was so clever how she used a Medium Crumb Cake envelope, folded in half. A tasty chockie treat (from Aldi) fits perfectly in the open half, and a little metallic clothespin holds it closed:


I used the new "Moonlight" paper stack for my colour scheme (I did half Lost Lagoon and half Blackberry Bliss). Love these papers!


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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Traveler Make-and-Take


This is the second make-and-take that 58 lovely ladies made at my Launch Party. I often hear that people struggle with masculine card ideas, so I was excited to see the "Traveler" stamp set....it's perfect for the males in your life. And so is new In Color Mossy Meadow...a lovely deep green that pairs really well with brown tones.

I've stamped "World Map" in the background, in Baked Brown Sugar ink on Naturals Ivory cardstock. To make the 'peeled back' window, I punched a Word Window and then gently tore and rolled the edges until I had a rectangular hole. It's an effective way to add some dimension without adding another layer. There's lots of sponging going on here too, in Crumb Cake ink, to add to the vintage feel.

I'm loving the new In Color Ribbon. It's the perfect finishing touch on this card...did I mention that you can get all the colours in my Product Shares? ;o)


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