Detailed Floral Embossed!

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend with some creativity in the mix.  I didn’t get to craft but I did have a good sort out and tidy up in my craft room which meant it was already to  crack in to some new projects this morning!  I am working on a fantastic Online Class that I can’t wait to share with you all – details will be out very soon!

In the meantime here is a card I created using our awesome Embossing Paste.  When I taught a technique class around this product recently I wanted to show as many different ways of using the paste as possible and this is the result of one of my experiments.

To create the embossed back ground I cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die in some scrap cardstock and used this as my stencil for applying the Embossing Paste.  I carefully applied the paste just to the large flower part of the die-cut – this is a little tricky but works with some practice.  Then I went and put a really big sentiment over all that embossing so that you can hardly see it – HA, oops!  Here is a closer look:

I coloured the paste with Pink Pirouette reinker which gave a lovely subtle shade.  I love the combination of textures on this card – embossing paste, heat embossing, doily, twine & ribbon!

Stamps: Lots of Love
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Delicate White Doilies, Powder Pink Woven Ribbon, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives



Painted Harvest Guest Artist

I was the lucky recipient of a beautiful RAK card all the way from Germany this week.  Sandra Prinz created such an elegant card that I just had to share it with you!

I love the colours that Sandra used – I would never have thought to use this combo for a floral stamp, but it works so well!  The sentiment says A Little Note – so sweet!

Stamps: Painted Harvest
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Other: Duet Banner Punch


September Stamp of the Month Club – OUT NOW!

Inspiration delivered to your door EVERY month!

 Stamp Set + 3 Project Kits = Inspiration in your Letterbox!
Build your stamp collection with a brand new stamp set every month!  PLUS you will receive a kit with all the cardstock/dsp/embellishments and full colour photographs, along with hints & tips to complete 3 projects using the featured stamp set!
Each month you will receive a package in the mail which includes:
  • The months featured Stamp Set: brand new Photopolymer/Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount set
  • 3 card kits – all pre-cut ready for you to stamp & assemble
  • Full colour photos of the completed cards, plus hints & tips to help you complete them.
  • How-to Video
Stamp of the Month Club costs $60/month (Wood Mount) or $50/month (Clear Mount) (including all postage costs).
Anyone can join no matter where in New Zealand you live!


Featured Stamp Set for September 2017: Carols of Christmas
OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies.  Extra $52.50


*Stamp Set can be substituted if you let me know by the deadline
** Deadline for September club sign up is 7pm 10 September 2017

Beachy Little Christmas

I was so happy to see a cute Southern Hemisphere Christmas stamp set in this year’s Holiday Catalogue – don’t get me wrong I LOVE the traditional Christmas look, but it is nice to have something seasonally appropriate for us!  This card was created for my teams recent shoe box swap – it had a little more detail to it than I would normally do for a swap but I think the effort was worth it!

We started by heat embossing the tree image with Gold Embossing Powder and then colouring the decorations with Stampin’ Write markers.  I deliberately went for a bright non-Christmas colour scheme too!

Stamps: Beachy Little Christmas
Cardstock: Tempting turquoise, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Bundle of Love Specialty DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Melon mambo, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand, Real Red & Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
Other: Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder

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Creativity Delivered – 2017 Holiday Catalogue OUT NOW!

Creativity Delivered is jam-packed with great crafting products to inspire your festive season!

 View the catalogue online HERE

If you are looking for a quick fix to get your Christmas cards & décor done in a flash then you can’t go past our great kits on Pages 32 & 33.  All the designing and cutting has been done for you, just stamp & assemble!
Looking for less snow and more beach to fit our Southern Hemisphere Christmas? Check out the Beachy Little Christmas Stamp Set on page 19, and the Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper on page 29 features a kiwi and jandals!
If a Scandanavian-style Christmas is more your vibe then you will love the Merry Little Christmas Suite featuring natural Crumb Cake, Old Olive & White with hints of Silver & Black, along with green sprigs, ornaments & burlap!
Of course there is the full line up of traditional Christmas colours and images as well, along with loads of Halloween treats, and Autumnal splendour!
There is much to see and love in this year’s Holiday Catalogue so don’t miss out on your favourites!  Book a Stampin’ Party and I can bring the inspiration to you for a fun afternoon with friends!

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