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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Watercolour Wishes!

Stampin' Up! UK watercolour card kit

Hello!

Popping in again to let you know something really cool!

The Watercolour Wishes Card Kit is now available in my Online Store!

This awesome card kit contains a delightful exclusive stamp set, as well as the components to make 20 unique cards (with envelopes!) – die cut pieces, pre-watercoloured card bases, stickers, Stampin’ Spots in Night of Navy and Watermelon Wonder, Washi tape, sequins, wooden elements, and so much more!

Stampin' Up! Watercolor wishes watercolour card kit

grab yours today!


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Endless Hip Hip Hooray!

Stampin' Up! UK Endless Birthday Wishes Card CASE catalogue

After saying on Tuesday that it’s been a while since I did a CASE card, I have two in one week! This card is inspired by one on page 7 of the new Annual Catalogue, although different enough that you probably wouldn’t know!

I’ve been playing with the new Endless series of stamps; we have two of these great sets – Endless Birthday Wishes (which I have used here) and Endless Thanks. They are both Photopolymer sets, featuring a series of words and phases in a mixture of a tiny typed typeface and a scripty handwritten font. Just lovely!

Stampin' Up! UK Endless Birthday Wishes Card CASE catalogue

The cake was stamped onto a scrap of watercolour paper using Stazon Black, my favourite ink for water-colouring. Before colouring the cake with Rose Red Ink with less water for the top and bottom, and more water in the middle. The cake stand is in Tip Top Taupe, and the candles are pure Crushed Curry. I’ve also added a background wash of Soft Sky and quite a lot of water to ground that cake, it appeared to sort of float before!

That piece of watercolour paper is attached to a matt of Pink Pirouette, stamped with the dots stamp from the same set in the same colour ink, with some Dimensionals and with a piece of Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon sandwiched in between. Before mounting the whole piece onto a Sahara Sand card base.

So pretty!


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Birthdays are like hairballs….

I made this card with a special friend in mind, actually I bought the stamp set with her in mind! I know I’ll get plenty of use out of it, actually, I have already used another one of the stamps for a Thank you card.

Stampin' Up! Giggle Greetings

I need to work out the white balance on my camera when trying to photograph Watermelon Wonder, for some reason it turned everything else pink! However, you get the picture!

I love this stamp set, its only a set of four stamps, but they are such cute images and great sentiments, I couldn’t help myself, and I’m so glad it’s still in the Annual Catalogue. Have you got your copy of the latest Annual Catalogue yet by the way? If not (and you’re in the UK) I’m still sending them out, so just leave your details HERE!

I stamped in Stazon Black ink onto shimmery White Card Stock, and then remembered I wanted to heat emboss this ready for water-colouring, so I pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig to ensure correct alignment and stamped over it again in Versamark, and heat embossed in Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder. I added water to the cat, and dropped Tip Top Taupe into the water with a paintbrush. I did a little bit of blending, but really not very much.

The layers are matted off set towards the top, something I think just makes this card just a little different, cute huh!


 

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Watercolour Thoughts

Stampin' Up! UK Best Thoughts Watercolour

Over the last few weeks I’ve been playing with Stampin’ Up! inks and using them as watercolours. I love our colour palette, and the effects you can create when you add water. I will be the first to admit I am no expert watercolour artist, but I enjoy creating, I’m a card-maker, I only use stamps (my drawing is generally pretty rubbish), but I love the final result.

Stampin' Up! UK Best Thoughts WatercolourI used the brand new In-Colours to watercolour this lovely floral stamp. Its another one of the Hostess Exclusives for this years Annual Catalogue, and comes with a butterfly stamp and two lovely sentiments; ‘You’re in my thoughts’ and ‘The best is yet to come’.

This time I stamped in Momento Black ink, and added clear embossing powder. I prefer to heat emboss my images for watercolour, the raised edge helps me stay in the lines of the image, although I could have just stamped in Stazon and water-coloured without issue. I have been trying out a few different methods of water colouring, and I think this technique was my favourite, adding clean water to a section, like a singe leaf or petal, then dropping the colour in, and allowing it to move through the water.

Stampin' Up! UK Best Thoughts Hostess Code ClubOnce I had the whole image water-coloured I went back and added darker areas by using less water and more ink. The inks for this card are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I finished the card by added some ink splats, by loading my paintbrush with an ink and water mix and tapping the handle of the brush off of my index finger of my other hand, causing the ink to splatter the page. Lovely.

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Thanks for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again tomorrow!



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Farewell Painted Petals!

Stampin' Up! Indescribable gift painted petals

Just in case you have been living under a rock, tomorrow is the launch of the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue! which also means that tomorrow is the last day of the current annual catalogue, spring/summer catalogue, and the retiring list! so, today I’m saying goodbye to a heap of items, but tomorrow is HELLO! to a brand new set of stamps, in-colours, catalogues, tools, and heaps of those great items!

So, when I was planning out this coming fortnight, I had a great plan to do a blog post saying goodbye to Painted Petals – I have LOVED using this stamp set! and it has totally inspired me to try watercolour properly. However, when I came to making this weeks blog projects inspiration for using Painted Petals completed deserted me! I know, I know, I probably shouldn’t admit to being completely un-inspired, however, as you can see, I did manage to make a card!

Stampin' Up! Indescribable gift painted petals

I returned to my stamp stash, and pulled the other sets that are retiring from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and found Indescribable Gift. I have loved using this floral stamp too! Although I have used the sentiments from this set, the floral image is one of my most used stamps from this past few months. I have used the Painted Petals here, but just for the sentiment in the end.

The card base here is Blackberry Bliss, and I have used Shimmery White card stock for the layer. I adore this card stock, I have to admit it’s one of those things that has been sat in my card stock drawer for a few months completely unused, but I recently discovered that its great for water-colouring on, and seeing as I have run out of Watercolour paper, Shimmery Water card stock is very handy (and cheaper!).

I stamped the Indescribable Gift in Rose Red, stamped off once, before very carefully but loosely water-colouring using Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake. When water-colouring an image, you should use a waterproof ink (like Stazon) because Stampin’ Up! ink is water-based, it will move when water is applied to it, so either carefully water-colour (like I did here) or use a Stazon inkpad.

Which stamp set was your favourite from this years Spring/Summer catalogue?



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Watercolour Stamping

As you may be able to tell I love watercolouring with my stamps; either sprintzing water onto my inked stamp, adding water to a stamped image or using my inks to colour an image, and I just couldn’t let this card onto the blog without a very short video!

Stampin' Up! UK watercolour butterfly basics

Isn’t this card just so pretty!

I do have a bit of a top tip for using that sentiment; use the top edge of the stamp to ensure your stamp is stamped straight, if you line the top edge of the stamp up with the top of you block when positioning, you can then line the block up with your card stock to ensure your sentiment is straight.

Stampin' Up! UK butterfly basics video tutorialHow to:

Cut your sheet of Early Espresso card stock in half, and fold in half to create your card base. Measure the front or your card and cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! watercolour paper to half a centimetre (or 1/4″) shorter and narrower

Ink the fern stamp up with Sahara Sand ink and stamp 3 times in the bottom right hand corner of your watercolour paper.

Ink you flower stamp up with Rich Razzleberry, and mist with water, the amount of water you mist the more the ink will move, causing the two different effects as seen above, stamp over the top of the ferns. Allow this to dry, either naturally or with the assistance of a heat tool.

Ink the postage label in Early Espresso and stamp three times around the flowers.

Stamp the sentiment in the bottom left using Early Espresso.

Mount the watercolour paper to the front or your card base using Fast Fuse adhesive.



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Watercolouring With Stampin’ Up! inks

So, as promised my video tutorial of the technique I showed on Saturday.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge Watercolour

There are two ways to do this technique – I prefer to watercolour with a paint brush and water, but you could just as easily use Aqua Painters (they just haven’t landed in my shopping basket yet!).

Stamp your chosen image onto Watercolour paper with a versamark ink pad, and heat emboss with white or clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

To watercolour with Stampin’ Up! ink pads, apply the ink to an acrylic block, or, I have a glass top to my desk, so I use that – by pressing the ink pad directly onto the surface. Add a little water, and use this mixture to colour the image.

Here I have used a combination of Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand to watercolour the Indescribable Gift stamp.



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Happy Easter!

Hello!

Welcome to StampinByHannah if you have found my blog through Fantasy Stampers, and if not pop over there now for a great challenge! I am honoured to be the Fantasy Stampers Guest Designer for April, and so have 2 cards this month on a Saturday for their challenges.

This fortnight the challenge is Easter Time!

There was only one stamp set for me for this Challenge – Indescribable Gift. I love this stamp! its so very pretty.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge

 

To create this watercolour card I stamped the image onto Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper in Versamark ink, and Heat Embossed it with clear Embossing powder. Then I used my inks and a paint brush to watercolour the image. I have a video tutorial for this technique coming this week, so please check back.

The colours I have used are Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Sahara Sand.

Stampin' Up! UK Easter Indescribable Gift Fantasy Stampers Challenge Watercolour

So pretty.

Hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend



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Sale-a-bration on Sunday – Watercolouring with Irresistibly Yours

Hey! Welcome to another Sale-a-bration on Sunday!

I am loving Sale-a-bration this year, there are so many lovely products for you to choose from when you spend £45 in either the Annual or Spring/Summer catalogues. Although I love all the stamp sets that are available, I think the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper is my absolute favourite item!

Stampin' Up! UK sale-a-bration SAB irresistibly yours designer series paperThis paper is patterned, but with glossy white patterns, making it perfect for emboss resist techniques – just like this one!

I have made a video tutorial for this, however it is super simple – I smoosh (technical term!) my ink pad face down onto my glass worktop, a large acrylic block would work just as well, and add some water to make a Stampin’ Up! coloured watercolour! and use a large flat brush to apply this ink/water combo into the paper. The glossy areas resist the ink and so stay white, rub over the piece with a cloth or piece of paper towel to clean the ink off though. The piece needs to be left to dry (or dried with a heat tool) for about 10 minutes before attaching to the card.

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration SAB irresistibly yours watercolour video tutorial

The card I make in the video uses Rose Red ink, and a Mossy Meadow Card base, while the other just uses Night of Navy. I would suggest that a deeper colour works best for this technique so that the white areas really pop.

The stamp is also a Sale-a-bration item – the Simply Wonderful stamp set, which coordinates with the Extra-Large oval punch!

Thanks for joining me for Sale-a-bration on Sunday, see you again next week for some more great techniques and crafty projects.


 

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