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Stained Glass Technique

Before I spend the next few weeks bombarding you with Christmas projects, I thought I’d share a card I made recently to experiment with the Stained Glass technique. I used this technique by Susan Lacroix as inspiration and I cased my card based on a gorgeous card on the internet (which I can’t now find to give credit to!!)

It was great to get my Stampin’ Up! Many Marvellous Markers out, which I don’t do enough! For this card I used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive for the leaves and Melon Mambo and Blushing Bridge for the petals. The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. It was the perfect flower to stamp for this technique.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m enjoying being back blogging, so I hope you’re enjoying my projects!

Have a wonderful day!

Happy Crafting,

 

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Santa’s Suit (a piece of magic is a hat)…

Sometimes you just make a card that you (a) LOVE! and that (b) sticks with you forever and that is what today’s card is based on. I made a similar card many moons ago (before I was blogging actually) and I have never forgotten. It is simple, yet so effective and even more important… so FUN to make.

I’m a sucker for a Santa stamp… not a traditional old-style Santa, but a fun, modern, cute on and that is what you’ll get when you use the new Santa’s Suit stamp set with matching framelits. Today’s card was so fun to make and anyone can make it. There is no “right” way to create this card, you just stamp, stamp, stamp until your cardstock is full! And then stamp, stamp, stamp some more for your two-step stamping technique to fill the hats in. I stamped the hats in Basic Black, then Real Red and if I didn’t happen to stamp so accurately, I used my Real Red marked (featured below) to touch up my images. Easy Peasy!

I used the Santa Suit stamps and Santa Builder framelits to “build” my Santa on the tag. I love how you can give him a little dimension by “building” him. I made sure he wasn’t too white and coloured his face in with the Calypso Coral watercolour pencil and an aqua painter. Just takes the edge of the stark white.

 

I see this stamp set getting a very big workout from me this Christmas. I’ve got another card to share with you next week… so stay tuned.

Happy Crafting,

 

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Peek-a-boo Moon Baby

I just couldn’t wait to share today’s card with you (hence we have an extra blog post this week!)

Moon Baby was a stamp set I put off purchasing for so long, but every time I use it now, I’m so pleased I bought it. I’ve combined it today with a fun technique called a “peek-a-boo slider card”. You can check out the easy, fun, technique here by Meg Loven.

When you see the front, it looks like a sweet baby card… but look at the rest of the photos below and watch the tutorial to see how it changes (still sweet but an extra sentiment appears).

I  chose Smoky Slate and Daffodil Delight for my colour scheme with a hint of Melon Mambo on little bubs (lets hope someone has a baby girl soon!) I stamped the stars on Daffodil Delight cardstock to make them nice and bright.

Now that I’ve shown you the outside…. I’ll show you the inside.

Don’t forget to check out Meg’s awesome tutorial and give the Peek-a-boo Slider card a go. It is surprisingly easy and would make an fun festive Christmas card.

Happy Crafting,

 

 

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Heartfelt Sympathy – Watercolour Technique

Yes! I made it as promised… Wednesday afternoon and I’m back! Today I’m sharing a card which is never fun to make… a sympathy card. They’re not the type of card you have a lot of in your collection (well I don’t), and whenever the time comes that you need one, you don’t really feel like making one for obvious reasons. I loved the colour combination in the card I made for the Colour INKspiration challenge, that I thought I would use it again for this card.

I LOVE! the look of a “watercolour wash” but I could never get it the way I wanted until I found this awesome technique by Kim Williams. It is SO easy. We recently did it at one of my Stamp Clubs and the ladies loved it.

The best thing about a watercolour wash is no two cards will EVER be the same. This one depends how you “smoosh” in the technique.

I heat embossed my sentiment from the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set using black embossing powder; this sentiment is beautiful yet simple which is perfect for a sad occasion.

Would LOVE it if you gave this watercolour wash technique a go. If you do… please please please, share you cards with me over on the INKreations Facebook Page by private message or email me at olivia@inkreations.com.au.

Happy Crafting!

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Love, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Oh Joy – Watercolour Christmas

Why hello there! Thanks for popping by today. I’ve been a little absent from blogging as I took some time out from crafting and Stampin’ Up!… a little hiatus if you will BUT… I’m back and refreshed and excited to share some recent projects with you over the coming weeks. Part of my hiatus was getting organised with a plan that will allow me to regularly and consistently blog… so hopefully you’ll stop by again. I’m hoping to post on a Monday night and  a Wednesday afternoon… and then if there is more than that then BONUS!

To celebrate feeling refreshed and excited, I’m sharing a card today that celebrates joy to reiterate how I’m feeling after a break. The gorgeous sentiment on this card is from the Watercolour Christmas stamp set. You can see another of the gorgeous sentiments from the set in a card I made for the ESAD Blog Hop.

I combined my sentiment with the Sheet Music background stamp and stamped this on Very Vanilla cardstock to give it a softer feel than white. To give it a bit of a vintage look, I sponged the edges of the vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake ink using a sponge dauber (best thing ever!). I snuck a little of some retired twine in because I thought it suited this card perfectly.

The last detail was a few gold sequins and we’re done! This will definitely be one of those cards that is saved and sent to someone special this Christmas. Have you started your Christmas cards yet?

See you Wednesday (hopefully!!!!)

Happy Crafting,

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Cards, Christmas, Christmas, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Happiest of Days Gift Pack

Today’s project was something I made for a gorgeous friend of mine to say “thank you”. I have lots of friends who don’t stamp or craft, but still very much appreciate what I do, so to say thank you for a gift she gave me, I made her a little gift too using the Happiest of Day stamp sets.

I love the simplicity of this card. I stamped the rose on shimmery white cardstock and then coloured with my stamp pads and an aqua painter. Once it was dry, I used my Wink of Stella pen to add some additional shimmer to the rose petals. I loved this design so much, I made 2 other versions of the card.

                 

Apologies for the not so great photography; I took the photos at 5am in the morning on my rush out the door to work!

Again, the simple image stamped in Basic Black with a smidgen of watercoloring, makes these cards clean, crisp and simple, yet pretty.

To ensure my cards had the real “gift” feel,  I used one of the new acetate card boxes from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue to package them up. Since my cards were “note card size” there is a little extra room in the box. It fits a standard size (14.5cm x 10.5cm card) and matching envelope.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my projects today!

Happy Crafting,

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By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Birthdays, Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What Will You Stamp? #130 – Mixed Drinks

I’m excited to show you one of my favourite stamp sets in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue for What Will You Stamp? this week (#wwys130). This week we’re showcasing the very cool, the very fruity and the very refreshing “Mixed Drinks” stamp set.

This stamp set is so versatile that I chose to create three different cards today using the same layout, but with different stamps from the set. Today I’m showing how you can use this set for many different occasion in your life.

The first card was created to celebrate an achievement; I used the champagne flutes and the “cheers” and “clink” sentiment stamps to create the backgound.

The second card is my favourite! A little bit of tutti fruity as a “just because” card. The cherry and the the fruit slice were used to stamp the background. I stamped “tone on tone” for all the background images.

With Father’s Day in Australia just around the corner, the beer glass was the perfect stamp to create a card for that special man in your life. I used the ice cubes for the background images and stamped the “beer” in Crushed Curry ink.

I added some wink of stella pen to each card to give them a bit of a shimmer and a few rhinestones for some “bling”. I love that I was able to create 3 different cards using the same layout. So quick and easy!

I hope that toady’s creations over at What Will You Stamp? have inspired you to get creating with this refreshing, fun set. Be sure to pop your creation up over on the WWYS blog.

We’ll be back next week with another favourite stamp set of mine! Can’t wait to show you.

Happy Crafting,