Technique Tuesday | Stamp Rolling

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Oh dear, now this post is messy 🙁 really messy. The technique is inky yes, but there is no need to make as much of a mess as me! (check out the video tutorial to see what I mean!)

Stampin' Up! UK Stamp Rolling video tutorial

This is stamp rolling, adding more than one ink colour to a round stamp from two different ink pads. I needed a circular stamp for this and just had to use I Think You’re Great again! The first card uses Bermuda Bay and Pool Party to create a two-tone stamped image, while the card on the right uses Cherry Cobbler and Real Red.

See, isn’t it so super simple (if you manage to keep hold of your stamps, unlike me!)

Stampin' Up! UK Video tutorial class workshop

How to:

Ink you stamp with a light ink colour (I used Real Red for this card)

Take a hold of your stamp (firmly) and press the edges of the stamp into the darker ink pad in a rolling motion, ensuring you don’t touch the middle of the stamp into the ink pad

Always use the lighter colour first so you don’t get darker ink into your light ink pads



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August Free Workshop!

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding cards

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Welcome to my Free Online Workshop of August. Seeing as I got married on Saturday I thought it only fitting to do a wedding themed workshop while I am away!

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding cards

I have been super busy over the last few months preparing for my wedding; making wedding favours, Orders of Service, invitations, thank you cards, place settings and table plans, as well as working full time and running my Stampin’ Up! business! Things have been completely insanely crazy! and although I am currently lying on a beach you can be sure I am planning some awesome things for when I get back!

Just as I get back into working the Autumn/Winter catalogue launches! As a demonstrator I get a super awesome sneaky peak! and get to order things before it goes live on 1st September. You can get a sneaky peak now too – just by joining my team! Get a head start with your Christmas cards and festive projects, get to order the latest products first, and save money in the process! Awesome. You can find more information about joining Stampin’ Up! on my FAQ, or drop me a message (I will be replying to email while I am away I promise!)

I know, I have been really naughty with this one! Very very rarely do I use anything that is not Stampin’ Up! but I really needed some larger cards for my family Thank you’s, and these 8 x 8 cards just happened to still be in the drawer from my pre-SU crafting days (surely it would be a waste NOT to use them up, right!)

Stampin' Up! Uk Wedding thank you cards

As you can see I have a theme to my wedding projects. My Invitations were made before I became a demonstrator (yes, I really am that organised!) and so didn’t use Stampin’ Up! products! (Shocking, I know!) but they did use a map stamp. I used the World Map Background Stamp on these cards, stamped in Elegant Eggplant onto Whisper White and punched using the Sweetheart Punch, so cute!

Stampin' Up! UK Everything Eleanor Wedding thank you

Everything Eleanor just scream wedding to me, and so I couldn’t not use it on my Thank you cards. These are the cards for people that helped us with our day; the church, the hotel, the photographer etc. I love them all, and they all worked so hard! I do hope they like the cards as a special thank you

Stampin' Up! UK wedding favour mini milk carton

My 3D project this month is my wedding favours. I have to admit that these are totally not my design, they come from Papercraft Button and here wonderful YouTube tutorial from a couple of Easters ago! I made these about 18 months ago, all cut and scored, with sticky strip applied just ready for assembly. The ones on my wedding tables also featured a cute heart in that wonderful map print too, and were held together by the Stampin’ Up! clothespins (or pegs!) just like this one

Measurements:

Card stock – 6 1/2 x 4 1/2″ (17.5 x 11.5 cm)

Score on the long side at – 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2 and 6″ (4, 8, 12 and 16 cm)

Score on the short side at – 1 1/2, 3 and 4 1/8″ (4, 8 and 10.5 cm)

*please note the metric version is slightly bigger than the imperial shown in the video*



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Handbag packets!

Stampin' Up! UK Business packet

I am an independent Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, this means that I create beautiful things with top quality card stock, ink, and rubber stamps, and share them with you! (and teach a few classes, hold a couple of parties, and attend a shed load of craft fairs!)

I recently attended a Stampin’ Up! organised training day (back in May!) and one of the demonstrator presenters (Rhoda Macpherson) presented this idea of keeping packets in your handbag, to introduce to people what it is we do! I LOVE this idea, I have carried business cards since I became a demonstrator, and even though they are hand-stamped, they didn’t really say what it was I am all about! So, thank you Rhoda, this now have pride of place in my handbag (and on my display table at classes, and on the front of my stall at fairs!)

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These use the Sketches Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags. You know my love of the Tag a Bag kit items by now! Check out page 151 of the Annual Catalogue for some great gift packaging ideas, including pre-cut and scored boxes, a variety of bags and even labels and tags. They are awesome!

I paired the bags with some more detailed business cards, featuring not only my contact details, but also some information about me and what I do. This information is printed onto Whisper White card stock (yes it sales through my printer without any issues) and matted onto a piece of Bermuda Bay. They had to have some stamping too, so I grabbed out one of my current favs, Endless Thanks.

Stampin' Up! UK sketched dots tag a bag business cardsI have been loving the colours from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper stack – Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Hello Honey, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White – and so I have used these colours here too!



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Birthday Blossoms

Stampin' Up! UK birthday blossoms

I am in love with this stamp set! I know there are a few videos and posts coming with this one – but that’s because I love it, and I only use what I love!

Stampin' Up! UK birthday blossoms

This card uses that lovely Ink Smooshing technique that I used a few weeks ago  (on this card!) I am planning a technique video on this one because I just love it! Its so super simple.

First stamp the sentiment in Versamark onto Watercolour Paper, and heat emboss with clear or white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Grab your largest clear block (or tile, glass counter top etc.) and press your ink pad onto it! Spritz with water. Using a piece of Window Sheet, or the acetate panels that come with your photopolymer stamps, pick up the ink and water mixture and apply to your Watercolour Paper. Repeat until you have the effect desired. Here I picked up the ink and water mixture several times to get this dark colour.

stampin' Up! Uk delightful Dijon birthday blossoms

When you mix your ink and water, you are diluting the colour, so the final result will be lighter, so the more you add, the darker the final result.

You can see the difference in colour tone between the ink smooshing and the stamped flowers – its all the same ink pad!



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July Free Online Workshop – You’re Sublime

Stampin' Up! UK You're Sublime lost lagoon cute easy card

Welcome to my Free Online Workshop for July 2015

This month I’m keeping things simple – life is insane right now, my wedding is now 3 weeks away! I am so not ready yet (so much left to do, STILL trying to find the time to make the orders of service and sort the seating plan!) But I didn’t want to miss a month of Online Workshops for you…

I chose to use the You’re Sublime stamp set this month. I love the images here, they are super cute (totally the word of this workshop – watch the video to understand what I mean!), and I think you can make a heap of different cards for all occasions with these.

Stampin' Up! UK You're Sublime online workshop

In order to keep things super simple we are making 3 cards this month, rather than boxes or bags, and there are 3 super simple cards to make along with me. Saying that there are 3 pretty distinct card making looks here. I am totally in love with the ‘follow your heart’ card – those polka dots just kill me!

Follow Your Heart

This card uses a Lost Lagoon card base with a Whisper White card layer. There are only 3 colour here; Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate, and they are added to the Whisper White layer using Sponge Daubers to stamp the colour on! What a great technique. The super sweet caravan is fussy cut, and coloured in the same colours with my Blender Pens (yes, I LOVE them!!!)

Stampin' Up! UK You're Sublime lost lagoon cute easy card

 

Have a Snappy Day

This is a super super simple card. Once again using those great Sponge Daubers, but this time to colour a larger area – I’ll let you watch the workshop to see what I mean

Loads of Thanks

When looking for ideas for using this stamp set, I stumbled upon this set of cards on Pinterest, and was totally inspired.

I recently received the Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack, and I will admit I was scared – black with flowers! frightening! But as soon as I started to use it I fell in love! The patterns are small and dainty, but really sweet, they are the perfect size for card making – and its a 6 x 6 pad – awesome!

Stampin' Up! UK You're Sublime free class online

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Technique Tuesday|Layered Alphabet

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I have a slightly different Technique Tuesday for you this week. I have been loving the Layered Letters Alphabet, I’ve used it for all sorts the projects this month – Catalogue bookmarks, my swatch book, and now my customer Thank You cards for July!

If you have placed an order this month, this card will be coming to you in the post at the end of the month! If you haven’t ordered yet…. you better get ordering to get one!

Stampin' Up! UK Layered Letters Alphabet

Aren’t they cute! Check out the video for some great tips about using this stamp set!

Top tips:

– Stamp your layering pieces first! get those rectangles and ovals onto your card – using different colours for each one looks awesome!

-Lay your letters out onto a clear block, to check your spelling! (particularly important if your dyslexic like me!)

-Position your letters onto the layering spots, stamp side down, and pick them all up in one go with a large clear block – this way you can stamp them together like one big stamp!

Do you have any alphabet stamp tips? Let me know in the comments section below!



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Ink Splatter Two Ways

Stampin' Up! UK Ink Splatter Gorgeous Grunge Watercolour Thank you

Slightly different style of video for you today. I am going to try some different videos over the next few weeks, thinking of trying some ‘craft along’ type videos. I wanted to show you the two ways I most commonly make ink splatters. I love this look, although I don’t share it very often, I do use both of these methods to create this effect

Stampin' Up! UK Ink Splatter Gorgeous Grunge Watercolour Thank you

As you will see in the video I wasn’t really sure where I was going with this card. I had pulled this stamp, as well as as Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder inks, the card base and a Whisper White matt.

There are two different types of ink splatter here (well, its almost three, but I want you to ignore the large Cucumber Crush Splat for the moment).

The Watermelon Wonder ink splatters are watered down ink, splattered onto the card stock with a paint brush, whilst the Cucumber Crush ones are a stamp! Can you tell the difference? because I can’t! How cool is that!

What do you think? Which is your favourite ink splat method?



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Watercolour Stamping with Stampin’ Write Markers

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour stamping markers I think you're great

I find myself reaching for my Stampin’ Write markers often. They are the same ink as the Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink you’ll find in our ink pads, but in the convenience of a pen. There are so many techniques that use these pens; from watercolouring to stamping, using them like felt tips, or just a quick ink.

Stampin' Up! UK Watercolour stamping markers I think you're great

I use Stampin’ Write makers for technique like this one quite often, they are a great way to ink a stamp with several colours; whether you are colouring a bird or flower, or just creating a great background like this one.

The Stampin’ Write makers have two tips; a fine point great for journalling in you Project Life albums, and a brush tip wonderful for colouring images or stamps.

How To:

Select a few Stampin’ Write markers; here I have used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.

Using the brush tip of your marker on its side, scribble the colour into your stamp

Once your stamp is covered in ink, spritz with water

Stamp onto your card stock (I used Whisper White for this card, but it works wonderfully with Watercolour paper too!), holding the stamp to the card stock for a few seconds to allow the ink to soak into the paper

Stampin' Up! UK I think you're great

The sentiments used here are both from the I Think You’re Great stamp set, and are stamped in Tip Top Taupe before being fussy cut with my Paper Snips and added to the card with some Dimensionals

I think my favourite is the ‘Way to Go’ card, what about you?



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I Think You’re Great!

Stampin' Up! UK I think your great ink smooshing

I have been playing with ink a lot recently, making a great big mess, but having loads of fun too! I get a lot of inspiration from watching some of the wonderful card makers on YouTube (Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner are two of my all time favourites!) and I recently spotted this super cool technique, Ink Smooshing (I haven’t done a tutorial for this one, but check out this great video from Kristina)Stampin' Up! UK I think your great ink smooshingTo create this card I first heat embossed that great sentiment from I Think You’re Great using Clear embossing powder.

I used three colours of ink; Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Melon Mambo. I use either my ink pads or re-inkers to put ink onto a large clear block or the glass of my desk top, an add water using an water spritzer. One colour at a time I make my ink / water mixture and pick up the mix using the clear sheet that comes with our Photopolymer stamps – you could just as easily using a piece of window sheet or other packaging – and smoosh the ink onto the watercolour paper. I added the Crushed Curry first, then repeated the process with Melon Mambo, and finally Bermuda Bay.

One of the great things about Stmapin’ Up! inks is how they work with water. Not only can you water colour with them, but also once your ink has dried you can drop water onto the ink, and wick away some of the colour – creating this great effect.

What’s your favourite technique at the moment?



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June Online Workshop! Butterfly Basics…and a fancy fold!

Stampin' Up! UK Butterfly Basics Corner fold card

Hello!

Welcome to another Free Online Workshop! I am loving doing these, and am hopefully going to do one every couple of months. Let me know what you think and what you would like to see featured in these longer tutorials using the comments section at the end of the post

Stampin' Up! UK Free workshop

This time I have focused on the Butterfly Basics stamp set, I was so please to find it had carried over into the brand new Annual Catalogue! You can find it in the Artistic Expression section, page 124, where it is featured with the Butterflies Thinlits dies in a great bundle that saves you 15%!

Both the cards and the tag here use the brand new In-Colours; Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, and Tip Top Taupe. These new colours are great additions, to the current range of colours, filling in gaps in Bright colours, and adding a wonderful new neutral. In-Colours change every year, and run for 2 years, adding 10 wonderful colours to our line, and giving your more options for projects.  In Colours are available on a great deal too! You can purchase all the ink pads and a multi-pack of card stock for the price of just the ink pads – that’s free card stock folks! Awesome!

Stampin' Up! UK Corner Fold Fancy Fold card butterfly basics free workshop class

Before you get to the workshop, I just wanted to mention the great joining offer this month from Stampin’ Up! Get 2 free stamp sets with your starter kit, just for signing up! Have I mentioned the great deal that is the starter kit – If you have a wish list of over £100 I urge you to think about becoming a demonstrator, there is no pressure to sell anything, you are more than welcome to be a hobby demonstrator and just get the 20% off! But if you have a wish list of over £100, you can pay just £99 and get to pick £130 worth of great products (anything from the current catalogue!), and those two free stamp sets of your choice! how cool is that!

Fancy Fold How To:

I love this corner fold card, I have to give credit to Dawn Griffiths, I have resized the card to fit A4 card stock 🙂

Cut a piece of A4 card stock in half, and fold in half to create your card base

Unfold your card base and insert, long side at the top, into your Stampin’ Trimmer. Cut at 13 cm from 2 to 8 cm using the trimmer attachment as a guide

Turn your card base so the short side is down at the top, and cut at 8 cm from 2 to 8 cm

Fold down the corner of the card, leaving the cut corner flat.

Inside pieces:

Watermelon Wonder – 14.2 x 10 cm

Whisper White – 13.8 x 9.5 cm

Outside pieces:

Watermelon Wonder – 6 x 6 cm

Whisper White – 5.5 x 5.5 cm

Stampin' Up! UK Butterfly Basics Corner fold card


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