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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,

Colour INKspiration Challenge #015

One of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! is the amazing, gorgeous array of colours available in their product range. There are so  many fabulous colours to choose from, it makes creating a card challenging at times, but thankfully for today’s challenge, the ladies over at Colour INKspiration have chosen some great coordinating colours for this fortnight’s challenge.

 

 

 

This photo and colour combination certainly “pop” so they made me think of something festive and fun and what is more fun than a birthday!!!

I chose to use each of the four colours as the card base as inspiration gained from the “door” aspect of the picture.

I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Number of Years stamp set in Elegant Eggplant and cut a banner from the coordinating framelits in Dazzling Details glimmer paper. It’s it just devine!

I love the layout of this card and can see it being an easy card to replicate in many different colour combinations…plus easy to re-create in a production line too!

I’ve had a productive week this week with creating new cards, I hope you’ve found some time to be creative too! If you’re looking for inspiration to get started, pop on over to the Colour INKspiration Facebook group to see what tickles your fancy.

Happy Crafting,

Re-create this project at home using these Stampin’ Up! products:

Big Shot

$159.00

Pool Party Baker's Twine

Pool Party Baker’s Twine
[125574]
$4.95

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Stampin' Up!|0 Comments

Team Colour Challenge

Every fortnight I provide my team with a challenge to get their mojo flowing… all team members are welcome to join in and a random winner is chosen from the entries to win a Stampin’ Up! prize. One fortnight a month is a sketch challenge and the other is a colour challenge. In the past, I haven’t “played along” with the challenges because I’m normally posting about them at the last minute… but I’m trying to be more organised and I’m excited by today’s post as it is my first card in a team challenge.

This fortnight is a colour challenge, inspired by the fun my boys have jumping in puddles during the winter months.

Also part of my organisational plan is to create ONE card for more than one purpose. For example, today’s card will be used as my example for the above challenge, but it was also used as a birthday card for one of Master INK’s friends.

I tried desperately to include all six colours from the challenge but when it came to the crunch, I didn’t have any Wisteria Wonder cardstock for an extra banner on the card and I thought stamping purple on the card might make it lose its male tone.

I’m obsessed with the Stitched Shape framelits and have used 2 of the larger circles in Real Red and Night of Navy on my card. I’ve then used the Labeller Alphabet stamp set (again!) to personalise the card for the birthday boy!

Would LOVE it if you would play along with our colour challenge. It is a great masculine colour theme and with Father’s Day just around the corner, it might be just what you need to get your mojo going.

Happy Crafting,

By | August 10th, 2017|Categories: Birthdays, Blog, Cards, Male Cards, Stampin' Up!|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Colour INKspiration Challenge #14

Happy Hump Day to you! Today I’m back with my entry for the Colour INKspiration Challenge for #CI14. The Colour INKspiration challenge is run on Facebook and anyone can play along each fortnight when the colours are announced. Be sure to pop over and join in the fun! This fortnight’s colours are:

I’ve called today’s post… Watercolour Wash Wednesday… and this is my creation

I’ve been a little hesitant of doing a “watercolour wash” as it never seems to turn out how I think it will HOWEVER, I have found this awesome tutorial by Kim Williams using a zip lock bag of all things! Be sure to check it out and give it a go.

I used the gorgeous sentiment from the Happiest of Days stamp set and stamped it using basic black acrylic ink.

I’ve got lots of positive feedback on this card, so I’ll definitely be giving the watercolour wash technique a go again.

Happy Crafting,

 

Create this project at home using these products:

Night Of Navy Stampin' Write Marker

Night Of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker
[100069]
$5.95

Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker

Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
[120970]
$5.95

By | August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Stampin' Up!|1 Comment

What Will You Stamp? #127 – Coffee Cafe

It is a chilly Monday night here in Melbourne, so what better way to warm up than by checking out the Design Team projects over at What Will You Stamp? for challenge #wwys127 – Coffee Cafe.

Now, I’m not a lover of coffee so I wanted to find a different way to use the stamp set and that is how my chocolate thick shake card was born.

The background of my card is covered in celebratory sentiments heat embossed in white (on white cardstock). I then used a sponge dauber and Pool Party ink to do the emboss resist technique and add some colour to my card. The great thing about this technique is you can make the card as light or dark in colour as you please.

I sponged the “cup” of the thick shake with a sponge dauber and crumb cake ink to add some colour. I lightly inked the dauber and sponged in a circular motion to transfer the ink. This card is for a very special 11-year-old girl so I added some “bling” with Dazzling Detail glimmer paper as “cream” and then popped a lid on my cup using vellum.

The birthday girl and I share a love of Chocolate Thickshakes even to the point where on occasions she has “critiqued” my making of them to allow for improvements, so hence the personalised sentiment on the card.

And what is a thickshake without a sweet treat to eat with it? A quick little gift tag to be attached to her presents.

                    

The Coffee Cafe suite of products has been hugely popular for Stampin’ Up! so be sure to head on over to the What Will You Stamp? challenge blog to see what other members of the Design Team created to showcase this suite of products. THEN… if you have this set in your collection, get stamping and enter our weekly challenge!

Happy Crafting,

Global Design Project #097

Yep, I’m having one of those weeks where I’m being super productive so am back today with another challenge entry. This time I’m having some fun with a colour challenge (#GDP097) over at the Global Design Project. This week they’re challenging us with this cool colour combination:

How delicious does it look? And speaking of delicious, all the colours today are named after foods! Cake, Berries & Wasabi. Yum, Yum, Blah! Wild Wasabi is not my “go to” green for projects but I really think it complements the Berry Burst colour in this combination.

For my project today I focused on using Berry Burst and Wild Wasabi for the card and used a Crumb Cake card base to include all 3 colours in my project. I had some fun making a cute shaker card for this week’s challenge.

I love polka dots and spots so focused my card on using them on the outside and on the inside of the shaker.

I threaded some silver sequins off the Silver Mini Sequin Trim to add a bit of bling to the card… then added them on some of the polka dots on the outside of the shaker to make it sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by today. If you’ve got time, why not pop on over and the the Global Design Project challenge yourself! Or if you can’t create for this one, be sure to pop back early next week to see what their next challenge is.

Happy Crafting,

#tgifc117 – Summertime Blues

I’m so excited! Yesterday I had such a productive crafty day yesterday that I was able to participate in another card challenge this week. I’m playing along with the TGIF Challenge this week to cure the summertime blues for #tgifc117. The Design Team created some gorgeous creations to get you inspired, so why don’t you pop by the blog and join in!

For my project today I was inspired by the colours that the DT had used in their cards; the blues and the yellows caught my eye. The great thing about this challenge was for you to interpret it any way you see fit but try and get a little smidge of blue on your card. You might have been inspired by the watercolour wash background, the font, the embellishments or the actual word “summertime”. That’s why challenges are great, you can interpret it to suit your style!

I ummmed and ahhhhed so many times about getting the stamp set I’ve used today, but I finally bit the bullet and I’m so glad I did. I absolutely love using it.

I chose Night of Navy and Marina Mist for the blues on the card base and I mixed the embossing paste with a Marina Mist re-inker to create the blue clouds. Crushed Curry was the regal yellow tone I chose to use to watercolour the moon and a quick colour using the Calypso Coral watercolour pencil to give little mister’s skin a bit of colour.

I covered the stamped star with a small star punched out of gold glimmer paper to add some bling to the card. And a few more stars amongst the clouds to “twinkle”.

I’m enjoying using my Aqua Painter to colour at the moment whereas I used to be a Blender Pen kinda gal. I’m finding colouring quite therapeutic at the moment… a good chance for the brain to stop ticking for a little while.

Now… just to wait until a very special Little Mister joins us to receive this card.

Happy Crafting,

 

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Baby, Blog, Cards, Colouring, Stampin' Up!, TGIF Challenges|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments