CTC167 – Sale-a-bration

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There are so many ideas in those two Sale-a-bration brochures, it’s no wonder the Caseing The Catty team are back here again with more inspiration for you.

Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you have hoped over from Rachel.

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This week, I’m on the simple train… funny, but simple. I’m so in love with the cute Tutti Fruitti cards and envelope pack in the Sale-a-bration exclusive items selections this year, on page 14 of the SAB catalogue. They are just so fun, I think it’s the colours. But the fact that you get pre-printed, cut and score card bases with coordinating envelopes, ready to decorate, is just winner.

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I teamed these up with some other products in the Occasions catalogue today – some Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper and my funny favourite – Birthday Witt. At stamp club last month, we laughed about how funny it would be to team these two together. Today, I decided to try it out.

Keeping things simple, so that the fun would shine through, I created these…

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Taking the fun play on words about dieting, I added some yummy donuts and cookies to the mix.

So that the donuts would shine through, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink and cut them up into individual pieces. I adhered them on with some slight fun angles mostly flat but some with dimensionals for interest.

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I thought this would be a great way to add more fun add add a little more witt by highlighting an appropriate one that would match the recipient of the card. Here I used Lemon Lime Twist ink over the Memento Black to highlight the “Carb free”, this could go to a carb free diet person, just make sure they have a great sense of humour!

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To finish off I added some Tutti Fruitti adhesive back sequins for a touch of colour.

Next up in the hop, is Megan Lenske.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, 4 March.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC166 – Painted with Love

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It’s Caseing The Catty time of the week. Welcome if you are starting here with me or have hopped over from Sandra. There is so much great inspiration using this suite, it’s hard not to right? It’s just gorgeous. There are so many lovely products that make up the Painted With Love suite, there is a lot to play and create with.

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I took my inspiration from the cute little notecard at the bottom of page 18. So cute and so simple but lovely.

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So if you read my last blog post, you’ll know I have a friend who is quite ill. During this time, many friends and family rally around to assist in anyway they can. The gratefulness one would feel would be overwhelming. So I decided to make her a gift to go with her card. I made a bunch of notecards she could use to give out and show her appreciation for the assistance she has received.

Using the Whisper White Narrow notecards in this suite, I created these…

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Using panels of the Painted with Love Specialty Designer paper, I used them as the background just like the sample. I also went with heart shape element, but here I have layered mine a little more. I used the Sweet and Sassy Framelits to layer and punch. Then a simple sentiment to finish off.

Coordinating these notecards by using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, I stamped the larger heart, front one in Sweet Sugarplum ink and the back is Powder Pink ink. I punched these out using the coordinating framelit in the Support Ribbon framelits. I layered with Sweet Sugarplum and Calypso Coral cardstock, backed by a heart stamp from the Heart Happiness stamp set in Fresh Fig and Island Indigo. I topped off my heart element with a small ribbon punched from the Support Ribbon framelit set in Fresh Fig and Powder Pink. Finishing off by twirling some metallic thread at the back, I adhered these on to the note cards.

I added the sentiment and slid it under the heart element. Stamped my envelopes and they were done.

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I hope she likes them and uses them too. Stay tuned for how I packaged them up to give to her.

Up next in the hop is Angela Meiritz-Reid.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 25.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI27

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge. We have a great set of colours again for this next challenge. Check them out….

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They are Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo. I’m not usually a pink girl, but boy I was excited about this combination.

Unfortunately for me, I needed one of these cards recently…

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Yes… Ribbon of Courage stamp set usually means someone needs some support. I found out recently one of my school mum friends is travelling this path. These colours match her bright caring and positive personality so making a card for her was a natural fit.

I had to have this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the annual catalogue. It’s just one that you need in your collection even though you hope you don’t have to use it often. But when you do, they are the perfect stamps. There are some lovely stamps and dies in the coordinating set, but these are the ones I settled on for this card.

I started with the feature of my card, the ribbon. I embossed this with White powder onto Powder Pink cardstock. I coloured in different features of the design with Powder Pink and Melon Mambo markers. I punched it out using the coordinating framelit and set it aside while working on the rest of my card.

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I used Pool Party as my base and stamped one of the small hearts in Pool Party ink across the top. I stamped the larger heart in Powder Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock which I then layered with Melon Mambo cardstock. I adhered this to the cardbase with some snail adhesive.

Settling on a flag strip to layer beneath the ribbon feature, I trimmed that to size and cut flag ends using Triple Banner Punch – the width that worked with the ribbon didn’t fit into a channel, so I carefully laid it over the top, flipped the punch over and made sure the cardstock peeking through at the back was even before punching. I adhered this in place.

Using some Silver metallic thread, I wound some around in a circle and held it in place with some dimensionals.

Finishing off with some sentiments, I stamped “Courage” in Melon Mambo on some Pool Party cardstock, trimmed it to size and cut flag ends to echo the shape. Using Island Indigo ink, I stamped my main sentiment in the bottom right corner.

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Looking at all the lovely stamps and sentiments in this set, I decided to add some decoration to the inside too. I stamped the solid ribbon in Pool Party ink on an angle and stamped another sentiment over the top in Island Indigo ink.

Finishing off with a coordinating envelope, a simple Powder Pink ribbon and Melon sentiment did the trick.

All that is left now, is to write it and drop in to my friend. Sometimes, I think this is the hard part but then with those gorgeous stamped sentiments, most of the work is done for me.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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Once you have enjoyed all the wonder inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until 7pm Monday, Feb 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC165 – Sale-a-bration

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Caseing The Catty is focussed back on Sale-A-Bration again this week. With so many lovely ideas in that little catalogue, I’m sure we’ll be back again soon. Welcome if you have just joined me from Rebecca’s blog or if you are starting here with me.

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Today, I have a quick little share with you and a great little tip. But first up my inspiration came from this project in the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

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Those panda’s a really cute but I went for a different set today. It’s one of my new favourites… Birthday Wit!

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Here I have teamed it up with Bubble and Fizz DSP pack, which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. Love the colours in this pack of paper. I used two different patterns to create the flag ends. I didn’t want to cover up the pattens to much, so I left off the backing circle, which appears behind the panda. Instead I used the bubble speech stamp in the set which gives that same effect. I felt it needed a little more Calypso Coral to match in with the Sentiment, so I added another thinner flag across the top.

When deciding on the widths of my flags, one needed to be wider than the Triple Banner Punch’s widest one at 50mm. Normally I just reach for my paper snips and do these manually. However, I had this idea the minute I saw the Tailored Tag punch in the Occasions catalogue. I knew I would be using this punch for creating flag ends too.

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Sliding in my paper, cut to a width of 60mm, I aligned the sides to the width of the punch and pushed my paper in about half way through the face and punched. Wa-la… it worked, flag end to a wider size strip! I was pretty pleased.

Next up in the hop is the clever Peta Stephen.

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After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 18th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI25

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Thank you for joining me and the Colour INKspiration team on this first hop for 2018. I’m sure you will enjoy this one… it’s a beauty, with great colour combination and great inspiration from the team to get your ideas flowing.

So to start us off this year, we have an awesome and striking combination put together by my wonderful stamping friend Tricia – it’s Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

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Here is my card, using the gorgeous new Sale-a-bration stamp set – Beautiful Peacock.

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I have added some silver foil to go with this colour combination, which I think add just the right amount of bling.

For this card, I pulled out my brand spanking new Stamparatus, I knew I wanted to make a few of these cards, using the Stamparatus made it so much easier and quicker to line up my main element.

Starting with my Peacock, stamped him and punched him with one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelit. I framed this square with some silver foil, to reveal a small silver frame.

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I used this element to help position where I wanted those gorgeous leafy circles on the right side. I stamped two in place (free hand) with Night of Navy ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. Love these colours together. I wrapped some Silver ribbon around the Lime cardstock.

Once happy with these main elements, I began creating the card from the base up. Night of Navy cardstock for the base, a metallic foil doily in silver in the bottom right corner topped with the stamped Lemon Lime Twist cardstock piece. All adhere flat with Multipurpose liquid glue.

Next I used some dimensions to stick on my Peacock element and finished him off with some Rhinestone Jewels on his fanned feathers. I used a glue dot to adhere the tiny silver bow in the left corner.

I finished off the front of my card with a couple of tiny stamped flowers dotted around the main element. Plus a coordinated envelope stamped with my Stamparatus.

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I decided not to include a sentiment on the front, thus allowing this card to be used for multiple occasions. Instead opting to decorate the inside and theme that for the purpose of the occasion. Here is the birthday one. Again, I used Mr Peacock and here, he is sitting on of the specialty metallic washi tape from the Myths and Magic suite.

The second card I made up, was a different theme. I have only just posted that so the receiver is yet to get it. I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but I’m sure she will love it and get a laugh too! 😊

Next up in the hop, is the talented Nicole Wilson.

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Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open until Monday, January 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party

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Welcome to 2018 with the Caseing The Catty Crew. I’m sure you will enjoy this blog hop as the team and I  kick off with the new Occasions catalogue.

We are starting at the beginning of the catalogue Pages 4 to 9, with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.

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Today I have taken inspiration from the cute little Peekaboo Peach box at the back of the main image. This one…

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I have adapted it to work on the front of a card with the Birthday Wishes For You stamp set. I love this little stamp set and I was a little worried it was going to get left behind. It’s such a great stamp with big bold letters and its outline style is great for all our wondering colouring tools.

Here I have broken down the project in the image to: a Peekaboo peach cardstock base; a layer of the Picture Perfect Party 6×6” paper stack; Whisper white cardstock with the sentiment and candles printed on top; and behind that is the Lemon Lime Twist flags poking out the sides.

As you can see, I have adapted those elements to form the main features of my birthday card design.

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There are a couple of exceptions though – my order of the paper stack hadn’t arrived yet, but lucky enough the stamp set has a number of elements I could make my own creation with. Here I have stamped a couple of the stamps in several of the coordinating colours to fill that space. There are so many cute little stamps in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, allowing you to create a range of decorative elements, here I have just stamped one of them on the background card layer.

I also added some Berry Burst (favourite InColour just now!) cardstock framing the main sentiment, to help echo that colour. In the catalogue image, the box contains Ready Shreddie in Berry Burst, which serves the purpose of echoing the colour, but the new Ready Shreddie wasn’t quite going to work on my card. (Hmmmm… or will it! I have just had an idea… you will have to stay tuned!)

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As ribbon adds a lovely texture, I added a touch behind my Lemon Lime Twist flag. It’s the new Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. Like so many demonstrators and customers alike, I was dying to get my hands on that gorgeous Paper Ribbon in that suite, which was used in the decoration in the left corner of the box. I was quite disappointed to learn of manufacturing issues which led to Stampin’ Up! making the tough decision to remove it from the supply. Meaning this product will not be available to us to order at all – waaa ☹.

I have kept the candles and flames stamped over the sentiment and added some Wink of Stella to the birthday letters – not that I have ever been able to photograph how beautifully sparkly that is! To finish off I accented the Happy flag, stamping it in black ink on peach cardstock, fussing cutting it and using some mini dimensionals to pop it up.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.

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Hop on through and when done we love to see how you have been inspired by these pages of the catalogue. You can create anything – use a card design with other products, or use these products if you have them, maybe it’s the colours that have inspired you. What ever it is, we’d love to see your creation – load them up to our Facebook challenge group by next 6pm Sunday, the 14th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy New…..

Year…. Catalogue…. Promotion….. pick one, they all suit this time of year, don’t they?

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Welcome to 2018. Another year kicks over and it’s always met with a breath of fresh air, doesn’t it? I’m not one for resolutions, but I do take a minute to review the past year and work on improving things for a happier, more productive and inspired year ahead.

This start to the new year, is always the most wonderful time of the year… well on the Stampin’ Up! calendar anyway… – today sees the launch of the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-Bration promotion!

So what’s all the fuss?

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A new catalogue always means new toys to inspire our crafting.  It’s starts today and goes through until May 31st, (although towards the end of the catalogue, items will be available while supplies last).

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I just love the mix of new into my existing favourites. I’ll be bringing new lots of projects using new and existing products to help inspire your crafting projects. Stay tuned here to my blog, YouTube or Facebook Page so you don’t miss a thing.

But in the mean time, here is a link to the PDF version of the catalogue. It’s 11mb so if you’d rather view Online for now, visit my Online store – everything is available in categories for you, to help group them together by type.

If you would like a hard copy, and live in Australia, which is great for loads of project inspiration and viewing by Suite, email me your details and I’ll send you one. If you live local, in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne, I’m having a launch party in a couple of weeks, you can stop by to pick one up, view details here.

 

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It’s Sale-a-bration time! This is my absolute favourite. Why? Because when you shop, host or join – the things you would normally do – you get extra. Yay!! It starts today and goes through to 31 March.

Here are the details:

Shop

Choose one FREE sale-a-bration exclusive item for every $90 you spend.

NEW THIS YEAR: we have new little addition to the mix…. There are a couple of Level 2 SAB exclusive items available when your spend is $180 or more in one order. There are no limits either, so earn as many items as you would like!

Host

Hosting a party and receiving FREE host rewards is always great at any time of the year. But during SAB, when party sales reach $400 or more, you get an additional $40 added on to your reward total. This means your minimum rewards start at $80 of FREEBIES – Yay!!

Call me today to choose your party date. Or check out my demonstrator website events page to see when I’m available! I have some great SAB/Occasions catalogue projects designed up to make at parties.

Join

Joining Stampin’ Up! through me, is just a great move for anyone wanting to build up their craft supplies at a discount, or build a business and make some $$ on the side.

Joining during Sale-a-Bration makes it just the little bit better. In addition to the great value to get in your starter kit, you get choose TWO FREE additional two stamps, at any value. Taking the total value of the kit to more than $400. It only costs $169 to join! That is an incredible amount of value to start off your crafting adventure.

I have more information for you – email me your details, I’ll be happy to call and share them with you.

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To view the Sale-a-bration catalogue, here is a link to the PDF. Or view them in my store here.

Remember, these amazing Sale-a-bration offers end 31 March 2018.

 

Be sure to stay tuned right here on the blog for loads of inspiration from all three catalogues.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Christmas Décor

I love decorating for Christmas and when I find little hidden gems like this one hiding on the bottom shelves of stores, I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot.

This heart shape decorator piece is made from thick raffia wrapped around a heart shaped wire frame. It’s filled with tiny gorgeous warm white fairy light too, which give a lovely soft glow.

As I stood there in the store holding the box looking at it, I had the beginning of idea forming in my mind. Hearts and Christmas, hearts and Christmas…. Hmmm….

When I got home, I pulled out all my heart shaped items and a quick flick through my Stamps set helped this idea take shape.

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I punched out the Bloomin’ Heart intricate thinlit die from some Gold Foil sheet and framed this with the largest of the plain heart from the Sweet and Sassy framelit set. I topped the foil heart with Copper foil flowers also punched from the Bloomin’ Hearts die set. This formed the base of my heart element.

I fiddled around with some ribbon and decided on this combination, it’s 2.5cm chocolate satin ribbon (it’s not SU, but it matched beautifully, so had to swallow my SU hat just this once). I layered this with some of the lovely metallic edge ribbon in Vanilla and Gold.

I adhered the ribbon on with mini Glue dots, okay… lots of mini glue dots!

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Back to my heart element, I finished this with two sentiments, both from Hearts Come Home set. Joy to the World, I stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on some Vellum. Some strategically placed glue dots held that in place. The second sentiment, I think, ties the theme all together – All hearts come home for Christmas. I stamped this in Chocolate chip ink and cut flag ends to one edge and tucked the other in behind the heart.

Lastly, I stretched out some of that lovely Copper Trim. It added a lovely fine texture to the all around the edge of the heart shape. I adhered this element on with more strategically placed glue dots.

Hanging it in my meals area, it matches my Christmas bauble table centrepiece of bronze, gold and a touch of white, makes for a nice glow during meal times.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

I had this idea in my mind for a little while and I was sure someone would beat me to it. But to date, I haven’t seen another created. So it was nice to nut out this idea without help.

Here I have had some punch art fun with the Trim your Stocking framelit and created an ice-skate for a more wintery feel to this card.

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I found some reference material to help guide me along and started with punching a simple stocking from Whisper White cardstock.

Next, I created the sole of the shoe by punching out the foot section of the stocking from Basic Black cardstock. Then I overlapped the framelit on the punched piece and punched it again to give me just the strip I needed. I adhered this on with Fine Tip Glue pen.

Next, I free cut some shapes to create the heal and adhered that from behind. I created the blade of the skate much the same way as the sole. Punching the foot from some Silver Foil, then punching again, cutting off as much as I needed. I did practise this part with some scrap paper first as I needed to know how much of the foot I needed initially. Then I fussy cut out the shapes to leave the two connectors – one to the heal and one to the ball of the skate. I cut teeth into the front curve of the skate for the stopper and adhered it in place. Now my skate was starting to take shape.

Skates are only ankle high, or just over, so I trimmed the stocking down to where I thought an ankle would sit within this shape. I rounded the corner freehand.

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Now to finalise the detail…. I punched eyelets with the handheld punch, I threaded some bakers twine through for the laces. For the hooks at the top, I just popped on some circled from the Metallic Shapes pack. I added some stitching detail by paper piercing.

Once I completed my skate element, I prepared a base card in Whisper White Thick cardstock and layers some of the yummy ombre paper from the Color Theory Paper stack.

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I adhered on my skate with some Multipurpose liquid glue and finished it off with some Silver edged ribbon, thread and a simple sentiment.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Is it Wine O’Clock Yet?

I just love the Half Full stamp set. I was really pleased to see it carry over into the new year too. More wine for us to play with.

I posted this project just recently (see here), but wanted to go over some of the details in depth for you.

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Here I used the recently launched Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to colour in my feature elements – the wine bottle and glasses.

As these are based on an alcohol solution, you need to use Memento ink to stamp your outline image. This is so as the pigment in that particular ink means the line work wont bleed once you begin colouring over the top. It’s all to do with alcohol vs oil vs water and the combinations that make up these products.

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Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends come in 12 different colours. There are two shades (a light and a dark) for each hue. Each marker has two tips – a brush end (for blending larger areas) and a fine tip end (for more precision work). There is also a Bronze and Ivory marker and a Colour Lifter to help lighten areas to create more of a realistic depth to your colouring.

There are number of ways you can colour with these types of markers. My preferred way, I think, goes against the grain a little. Well, for larger areas anyway. But I just find this gives me the result I’m looking for…

After stamping my outline image, I add shade with the darker marker first in a thin line.

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Next I use my lighter shade to blend that harsh line away, adding the colour to the remaining areas I need it. As you colour over and over the same areas two things happen – 1: the alcohol mixes together to help dissolve that line so that the colour in the image transitions seamlessly, and
– 2: the lighter shade does get a little darker, this makes me think about where I want my highlight to be so I don’t go over that area quite so much.

As the alcohol flood the cardstock, it may make the colour bleed out past the line work. This may make your image look like you need to brush up on your colouring skills again. So to help avoid that and make you look like the colouring pro you are, just stay in from the edges. If you do happen to put on too much colour, or colour goes outside the line, you can lift it away with the Colour Lifter –  you may need to go over the area a couple of times, allowing drying time in between.

For finer work, like the glasses on the inside of this card. I found it easier to colour the whole glass in with the lighter shade first, then add a touch of the darker shade to add depth.

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I find I hover between these two methods based on the amount of area I am colouring.

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I used Vellum for the glass, allowing the woodgrain to show through slightly, giving it an authentic look. I used the Stitched shapes framelit for the sentiment at the top, and layered this with the Layering Oval framelits and some more of that wood textures paper.

Below is a full supply list used on this project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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