All the Best

Heya Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last week.  I wanted to try & see if I could use the Embossing Paste a different way.  Seaside-Shore---close-up

When I started, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but after some trial & error I think I  am finally happy with the outcome.  I love it when I can get multiple uses from my craft supplies.  I call this “Painting with Embossing Paste” – is that such a thing?

I have used a couple of retired In ColoursLost Lagoon & Mint Macaron but you could easily create the same card using current colours.

My sentiment is from the “Better Together” Stamp Set which I masked off the bottom part with Sticky Tape, inked the top with Calypso Coral Ink, removed the mask & then stamped directly onto Whisper White Card.

The “frame” has been created by die cutting 2 different circles using the Layering Circles Framelits & running through the Big Shot.

Why not have ago at “painting” with your Embossing Paste.  I would love to see what you come up with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

257. All the Best – Seaside Shore

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Lovely as a Tree

Realising that I no longer have many stamp sets for males, I went straight for my back up set – “Lovely as a Tree“.  It has been sooooooo long since I’ve had a play with this set that I thought it would be Lovely-as-a-Tree---Close-Up great to showcase at our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday week.

As you know this is one of the longest sets available in the Catalogue.

I did start to case the card from the Annual Catalogue, Page 137, but as usual it sort of went off on its own.

The Old Olive has been embossed with the Woodland EF (which you can’t see very clearly but it does make the card) before adding to a piece of Very Vanilla, a piece of Solid Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine wrapped around the top part before being adhered to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip.

Lovely-as-a-Tree---InsideThe image has been stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink & then coloured & blended using the Watercolour Pencils before being die cut & layered onto a scallop circle & adhered to the Card Front.

For the inside I stamped the same image in Chocolate Chip Ink direct onto a piece of Very Vanilla before adhering to the Old Olive Base Card.

To place your order  pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use August’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

To download your Free Tutorial to create your own card, just click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

255. Brother – Lovely as a Tree

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Oh So Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

Today, I am sharing with you a card I created from a left over piece of Watercolour PaperOh,-So-Eclectic-inside I had used on a card a couple of days ago.  Instead of wasting it, I thought it would be great to try & use the piece on something.  As I had the “Naturally Eclectic” DSP sitting on my desk, it suddenly hit me that the colours matched perfectly with the DSP.  Don’t you love it when this happens?

I chose to colour my flower using the Blender Pen along with Sweet Sugarplum & Berry Burst Inks which by the way coordinate with the lovely DSP.  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flower which blended & highlighted the colours a little more as well as adding a bit of sparkle to it.

Oh,-So-Eclectic-close-upFor the inside of my card, I cut a piece of the DSP, adhered a piece of Lemon Lime Twist Card to one side, layered it onto a piece of Whisper White Card before adhering to the inside of the Base Card – Night of Navy.

Do you recognize it?  It is from the front of the Annual Catalogue.  Not much difference, but I have managed to add my own interpretation to it.  Don’t forget to use the Catalogue for inspiration.

There is a free tutorial for you by clicking on the link below to create your own card.  It includes a list of supplies used on the card plus measurements (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

254. Happy Birthday – Oh, So Eclectic

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It’s Your Day…

… Make a Splash!

I’m  just loving this cute little stamp set “Message in a Bottle“.  So many ideas, so little #8---Maytime!  It is perfect for all occasions!  In fact, when I first saw this stamp set, I knew what I had to create with it.  It has taken me some time, but am happy with the result.

I wanted to show my “Cards @ Toogoom” class how much fun it is to play with the Watercolour Paper , Aqua Painters & water & I mean water as we really wet our paper.  It also doubled as my card for our challenge over on our FB Page.

I did start out sponging Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette & Night of Navy but it wasn’t giving me the result I wanted so I switched over to Powder Pink, Fresh Fig & Tranquil Tide I then watched the magic happen as no 2 pieces will ever end up the same.

Splotches of water was then splashed over the dry Watercolour Paper to take some of the water away.  I splashed the Clear Wink of Stella over the top before die cutting with 20170626_120225blog-close-uthe Stitched Shapes Framelits  by running through the Big Shot.

I used Archival Basic Black Ink to stamp my mermaid onto Watercolour Paper.  She was coloured with Powder Pink (skin), Lemon Lime Twist (hair), Fresh Fig (cap & bra) & Tranquil Tide for the tail along with an Aqua Painter.  Between the colouring of different inks, I let them dry as I didn’t want the colours to run into each other.

The background was embossed with the Seaside TIEF by running a piece of the Thick Whisper White through the Big Shot & adhered to the Base Card – Powder Pink.

To download your free tutorial click on the link below.  It includes measurements (metric & imperial) & products used to create my card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

247. It’s Your Day, Make a Splash – Message in a Bottle

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Global Design Project 096

I have a clean & simple card for you today which has been inspired by the Global Design GDP096Project #GDP076 – Case the Designer Challenge.  Hasn’t Tanja Kolar created a gorgeous card?

I had been thinking about creating something with the “Butterfly Basics” Stamp Set for a couple of days now & this was just the perfect way to showcase this lovely set.  I am also low on my Sympathy Cards (have a Expo coming up) so it worked in well.

The Very Vanilla Card has been embossed with the Fluttering EF & then adhered to the Base Card – Elegant Eggplant.

Butterfly-Basics---Close-UPThe large flower was inked using my Regals Stampin’ Write Markers – Always Artichoke & Elegant Eggplant, while the middle of the flower is Crushed Curry.

The butterfly was stamped onto Very Vanilla in Rose Red before die cutting with the matching Butterflies Thinlits & adhered to the card with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals under the wings.  This is so that the wings would stay popped a little.

The sentiment was stamped onto scrap Very Vanilla in Elegant Eggplant before being punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I completed the card by adding Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centre of the butterfly &Butterfly-Basics---Inside randomly scattering a couple around the square.

Thank you Global Design Team for a great challenge.  Be sure to go & check out the amazing creations everyone has created.

Don’t forget to click on the link below to download your Free Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

256. With Sympathy – Butterfly Basics

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FMS296 – Magical Birthday

I’ve been playing with the lovely, lovely “Magical Mermaid” Stamp Set over the weekendFMS296 & must admit am loving it.  For such a little stamp, it sure packs a bit of a punch!

I saw the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & I had a piece of Watercolour Paper sitting on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit me so it was perfect timing to create something with the Paper using the sketch provided.  The only stipulation was keeping the card “clean-lined & fresh”.  I think I have managed to do this, but would love to know if you think I have!

It is not very often I create square cards, except for special occasions or if I am ask to do so.  In fact, my card is actually a 6″ square card but am loving the end result!  Now to create an envelope Magical-Mermaid-insideto fit it!

Thanks to the Watercolour Paper I could apply lots of water & with a big help from my Aqua Painter I was able to achieve what I had I my mind.  The key thing when working with water & your Aqua Painter is to let your card dry completely & also between colouring with different Inks so that they don’t run into each other, unless of course, that is what you are aiming for, eg my background.

Thank you to FMS for a great challenge.  Loved it!  Why don’t you pop on & play along with their challenge.  You still have a little time before the link closes.

You are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card.  The tutorial includes a list of supplies & measurements (metric & imperial).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Signature---Vicky-Wright---

253. Have a Magical Birthday – Magical Mermaid

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Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

It is that time again where I am once again playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlights which is so much fun.  This month our theme is Gratitude inspired by Thailand!

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

My card was one I had started playing with a couple of weeks ago & has been sitting on my desk in bits & pieces for a couple of weeks now.  Instead of starting from scratch I challenged myself to use what I had started so I sat down & then bang, it hit me.  The Wood-Words---close-upflowers from the “Wood Words” Stamp Set were perfect as they remind me of Thailand.  The colours I didn’t have to change at all as I had gone with Berry Burst & Lemon Lime Twist Inks & Card & I think they are the perfect colours……

I do hope all the Demonstrators who have earned the Thailand Incentive Trip are enjoying themselves as it is such a lovely country.

There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below.  It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.  I’m #17 (just in case you are looking).

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

250. Hello Friend – Wood Words

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Bike Ride

I’ve been playing with the lovely “Bike Ride” Bundle the last couple of days &20170703_112816blog2 I must say I am loving it!  So many possibilities with this lovely set.

 

I actually created my cards today, yes 2 for the July RAK – Random Act of Kindness that I am a part of.  Love this group!  You too can join.  All you have to do is click on the link below & request to join.  You don’t have to be a SU! Demonstrator.

Join RAK here

Along with the Bundle, I’ve used “Glamper Greetings” – grass & sun while the marks on the path have been creating using an image from “Touches of Texture”.

20170703_112806blog1To create my path, I randomly drew lines with the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker, coloured & blended with Crumb Cake Ink & Blender Pen.

The sun was stamped in Daffodil Delight, coloured & blended with the Bender Pen.   I then blended a bit of the Daffodil Delight down towards the bike so that it looked like the sun was really shinning.

To grab your FREE Tutorial, please click on the link below.  It includes a list of supplies used to create the card along with measurements (metric & imperial).July

To place your order  pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use July’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.  For the month of July, when you spend over $AUD90.00 you will receive a $9.00 coupon to spend with your next order or during the month of August.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

249. Bike Ride

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Happy Birthday

I have a couple of customers who are starting to purchase our Ink Refills so I thought it would be 20170622_090035blog-insideperfect to start showcasing ways we can use our Refills instead of just for our Ink Pads.  Gotta love it when you can get multiple uses from products.

I actually cased (copy & share everything) this card from Pinterest & thought it the perfect way to use the “Shaving Cream” Technique on our card.  Thank you Jan for your inspiration.

You may have noticed that Stampin’ Up! have brought out a new Background Stamp in the new Catalogue called “Marbled”.  It gives the marbling effect on your cards, but as I said I wanted to showcase the Refills to create the same effect.

I am still loving the Best Bird Stamp Set & will admit with all the new product being showcased I haven’t played with this set for a little while.  It has the coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits to match it & does make like so much easier.

The sponged circle is from a small piece of left over Textured Whisper White that has been sitting in my drawer for so long that was driving me crazy so I just had to use it…….  The bird was coloured using our Sponge Daubers.

To download a free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.  The tutorial includes products used along with measurements (metric & imperial).

To place your order from the Catalogue or to Junepurchase items to create this card, pop on over to my Online Shop.  Don’t forget to use June’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

244. Happy Birthday – Best Birds

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Crafting Forever

Heya Stampers,

My card today is one we created last week in our class “Cards @ Toogoom“.  The ladies loved it & thought it was a perfect way to use up those bits of DSP hanging around, not 20170612_102411blog-insidedoing anything but sitting just in case…..

For me it was the perfect time to showcase the gorgeous “Crafting Forever” Stamp Set, Page 181 of the new Catalogue.  It has a couple of lovely images great for the male, female & kids.

I’ve used the “Playful Palette” DSP Stack (retired) but the perfect excuse to use most of the remaining pages.  You could easily change out the DSP, replace it with current DSP to achieve an entirely different look.

To highlight the DSP even further & for the colours to pop even more,  I allowed a small amount of Basic Black to show between each piece.

I didn’t colour the image as I thought the DSP was busy enough & didn’t want to take away from the DSP.  I did, however, “Paper Pieced” the vase with the same DSP.

To create your own card, just click on the link below to download the tutorial which includes all the product used & measurements (metric & imperial).  SU! Demonstrators are quiet welcome to use the tutorial for any of their classes.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

242. Crafting Forever

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