Friday, May 28, 2010
I haven't managed to share a card all week. I've made a couple...Amy's Birthday card for one! Shannon West showed us a clever card using the Circle Scissor and making a spiral pop-up inside, and I've made a butterfly version for Amy. I haven't taken a pic yet, but when I do, I'll pop it on here. It turned out really cute. Amy even told me what colours I had to use!
In the meantime, here's my other Technique card from this month. this one uses a variation on the Joseph's Coat technique (a form of emboss resist)
Lots of brayering on this one!
...and that Melon Mambo sure is bright!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
As well as getting lots of fabulous products in your kit, and being able to buy at a discount or run your own business, when you join Stampin' Up! you become part of my team, which means I will be your Upline to help and support you. You can come along to monthly team meetings and you can also attend team events like our Stamp Camp in July.
DID YOU KNOW...?
Australian Business Number (ABN) which you can get online HERE
Personal contact information
Credit card payment information
Recruiter Authorisation Password (mine is marelle)
In just 30 short minutes, you will have a demonstrator ID, a password to the Demonstrator Web Site, and be ready to go!
If you would like any more information about joining Stampin' Up! feel free to email me
Don't we scrub up well?! And a few more of my favourite people:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
This is one of the cards we made at this month's technique class. The technique is Emerging Colour, a type of Emboss resist. For this card, I stamped a background on Very Vanilla cardstock using Very Vintage wheel and Vintage Vogue stamps in shades of blue. Next I embossed the Medallion on top in clear embossing powder, and finally, brayered over it in Brocade Blue ink. It's a great effect, and the Medallion stamp is perfect for this technique. This card reminds me of blue and white China....
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Vintage Vogue, Occasional Greetings, Medallion
ink: Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, Versamark
card: Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
other: sponge dauber, Designer Label punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Brayer, Heat Tool
Friday, May 21, 2010
A few little tricks here:
* I used the outer part of the little Leaves Die, and popped it up on Dimensonals, with DSP behind it
* I used the Polka Dots Textured Impressions folder, but on the Kraft side, I used the reverse side, so it's inverted Polka Dots
* I used the Tags Die, but turned the tag into a framed tag...can anyone guess how I did that?
Here's the inside (I didn't do this for my swaps!!)
Looking forward to swapping and bringing home 50 new designs!
Edited to Add: To make the framed tag, use the Big Shot Tags die to make a Kraft tag and a Chocolate Chip Tag. Cut the Chocolate Chip tag in half - in a horizontal line (where you will be putting the Word Window). Mount the top half of the Chocolate Chip tag just inside the Kraft tag, and the lower half also just inside (you will have an overlap in the middle which gets covered by the Word Window) Voila!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Today marks 4 years since I joined Stampin' Up! What an amazing 4 years it's been. It's scary to think that so many people that I now call dear friends would not be in my life it it wasn't for Stampin' Up!
To celebrate, I'm running a 4 day special. It runs from today (19th May) until Sunday (22nd May). For most of that time I won't be here...I'll be off enjoying myself at Stampin' Up!'s Convention, but every email order that I receive while I'm away will be entitled to receive the following Special Offer:
Order 4 items, and receive 20% off one of them!
You can take the 20% off whichever one you like (but if you're smart, you'll make it the most expensive one!)
EDITED TO ADD: If you order more than 4 items, you get 20% off every 4th item
...and before you ask, yes the Big Shot is included in this offer, but no other offers apply with it. Normal shipping and handling charges apply.
As a extra-special bonus, every 4th order that I receive will include an extra gift from me :o)
I won't be back on email until after the weekend, but I'll get back to you as soon as I can after I return!
I've scheduled some posts on here while I'm gone, including my swap card!
Monday, May 17, 2010
TIP: to get the darker area at the base of the stems, I sponged Soft Suede ink straight on to the rubber
TIP: I love this little trick with the Scallop Oval Punch - trim off the top and bottom of the Scallop Oval, and you have a perfect mat for the Word Window!
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Asian Artistry (Level 2 Hostess), Sanded Background, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Versamark
card: Kraft, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red
other: Word Window, Scallop Oval, Ruby Red Marker, Cutter Kit, Mat Pack, Sponge Daubers, Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
Thursday, May 13, 2010
In last month's technique class we explored the Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. I showed a few different ways to use the folders and a few tips and tricks.
The Manhattan Flower folder is just gorgeous, and really doesn't need much dressing up:
These cards are so touchy-feely. You just can't help running your fingertips over them. I even decorated the inside...not quite up to Teneale standard, but still pretty. The Fifth Avenue Floral set co-ordinates perfectly:
Did anyone spot my set of cards using Fifth Avenue Floral in this months Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine? What did you think?
Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Best Yet, Fifth Avenue Floral
ink: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive
card: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
other: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Manhattan Flower Textured Impression Folder, Big Shot
Monday, May 10, 2010
Making a Stamp-a-Stack using just 4 of the animals was really hard...all 7 are so cute! 7 animals for $23.95 (unmounted version) is such a bargain too.
I've used a very simple layout, so the animals take centre stage. I'm loving Teeny Tiny Sentiments too...all those words that fit inside the word Window Punch come in so handy!
I've used one other stamp set for these cards....can anyone tell me what it is? :o)
ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Really Rust
card: Whisper White, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, Really Rust
other: Riding Hood Red taffeta Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Slit Punch
Thursday, May 06, 2010
I've been busy with classes the last couple of days, and I'm endeavouring to get my monthly newsletter out too. Make sure you are subscribed...this month I have a Big Shot Dies Special for you!
stamps: Vintage Vogue, Heard from the Heart, On Your Birthday, Very Vintage (Jumbo wheel)
ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive
card: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Old Olive, Whisper White
other: 2-Step Bird Punch, Old Olive Wide Grosgrain, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain, Clear Rhinestone brads
Monday, May 03, 2010
If you haven't received your copy of the mini yet, you're missing out! Email me and I'll pop one In the mail for you (Australian residents only please).