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Make It Monday with Stampin' Up!

Hello! Welcome to another edition of Make It Monday! I was hoping to have another video for you this week but alas I completely ran out of time. Thinking of making a 3D project for next week though, so I will certainly film that.

This past few weeks have been hella stressful (nothing new there then!) with my hectic new job, unwell relatives, James starting back at university, and the end of Sale-a-bration I haven’t had a whole heap of time to craft. So I was overjoyed when James said he was working on Saturday morning – time to get my backside back in that craft room! You will see what I made in my Saturday morning craft session later on in the week, I had heaps of ideas for cards that I have been sat on for weeks, but trying to come up with an idea for Make It Monday was a struggle. I did however have a glamorous assistant!


I did what I always do when I’m struggling for inspiration – I grabbed a random stamp set off the shelf and pull out a pile of inks. I knew I wanted to use Watercolour Paper, but that was about as fair as I got in planning! Stampin' Up! UK Awesomely Artistic Stamp Layering

So, this was my jumping off point. As I have discussed on the blog before I love getting really inky, and adding heaps of ink and water to this piece of Watercolour paper seemed like a good idea, at the end of the day most of my crafting is a bit of an experiment anyway!

I set about creating a background on my piece of Watercolour paper, adding a boarder of that gorgeous foliage stamp from Awesomely Artistic in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Lost lagoon, adding several spritzs’ of water after each stamping and using my Heat Tool to dry everything off. Once the boarder was stamped I grabbed for my Aquapainter and hit the centre of the Watercolour Paper with more ink and water, and finally splattering ink all over the place!
Stampin' Up! UK Make it monday Stamp Layering

Stamp Layering is a super quick and easy technique, we have stamp sets designed just for this technique (ones with lots of smaller images are great, as are floral and foliage type stamps). So once I had my background dry I then added another layer of stamping in Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay using the fern stamps and that fabulous little splatter stamp!

At this point I have to admit, I had no idea what the hell this card was going to be used for! But Birthday seemed like a good idea, I am loving the Number of Years stamp set at the moment with those great number dies. These stamps are designed to look watercoloured, but if you add the ink to them with a Sponge Dauber (rather than the normal method of sticking the stamp in the inkpad) you can add multiple colours of ink and create a great blended effect. These numbers are inked in Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay and spritzed with water before stamping.

Stampin' Up! UK Awesomely Artistic Number of Years Birthday Card

It still needed a little something, a little something sparkly – Wink Of Stella in Gold! Lovely

Stampin' Up! UK Stamp Layering Birthday Card

Ok, So, time for a challenge –  I would love to see what you create with either the technique or these colours! Leave a link in the comments below and I will select one winner to receive this card and a Gold Wink of Stella Brush!

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Entries will close at 06:30AM BST on 11th April 2016 (Thanks when the next Make It Monday will go live!) and I will select a winner and contact them in due course

Good Luck!

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