2 Ways to Colour Heartfelt Blooms & Video

I hope everyones week is going great so far – I have managed to tick off quite a few of the weeks ‘To Do’s’ already which is always a good feeling!  On Monday I continued my Monday Makes series of Live Videos on my Facebook Page where I shared 2 different ways to colour the beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp set (you can watch the video below).  This stamp set makes it so easy to create absolutely stunning cards with just one colour of ink, but I wanted to show a couple of other ways of using it.

The first colouring method was to add colour direct to the stamp using Stampin’ Daubers – this gave me bright, saturated colour on the different parts of the stamp.  Why a dauber and not Stampin’ Write Markers? Speed – I don’t like to do more work than I need to so it was simply faster to apply the colour using a dauber than to colour it with markers – but you could of course use that method too!  Another thing I like about using the daubers is that you get a softer edge between the colours – a blended change to another colour rather than a distinct edge.

To keep the focus on the stunning stamped image, I kept the rest of the card very simple with just the addition of some texture – the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder and some Linen Thread, as well as the same image stamped in the background.

The second method of colouring was using the Watercolour Pencils.  I stamped the image using Smoky Slate ink and then coloured straight over the top with my pencils using the shading on the image to guide where I added my colour.  I combined 2 colours of pencil on each area to give me shading and depth.  If you want to add more definition you can also use a Blender Pen to blend your shading more.

Once again I kept the finished card simple with just some background stamping and a touch of Linen Thread.

Watch the video for full details – and then go give it a try yourself!

Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive, So Saffron, Watercolour Pencils
Other: Sponge Daubers, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Simple Stripes TIEF, Blender Pen

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Peacock Card 2 Ways!

You will remember the Peacock Basket I shared last week as part of the Thinking Outside of the Box Blog Hop, well this first card came about as a direct result of having an extra stamped peacock image sitting on my desk and it was too pretty to throw away!

This is on one of our versatile Notecards so it’s great to slip in with orders heading out the door!  After completing this notecard I decided to try the same card in a different colour way and now I’m not sure which one I like best – which is your favourite?

I used a selection of embellishments for these cards but still stuck to the rule of 3!  In this case I used a Rhinestone, a Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequin and a Regals Enamel Shape.

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Stamps: Beautiful Peacock
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White Notecards
Ink: Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Rhinestones, Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Enamel Shapes



Beautiful Day with Silver Embossing Paste

Today’s card combines a few fun products that I really wanted to use, so I threw them all together! The large pink flower is from the Beautiful Day stamp set that I heat embossed on Watercolour paper using Clear Embossing Powder and then flooded with water before adding just a touch of Brilliant Red Brusho – I then just let it to dry as it would and this is how it turned out!  I love that you never quite know what you are going to get each time you use the Brusho! The background was also created with a wash of Prussion Blue Brusho, followed by flicking a darker concentration of the same.

That beautiful silver flower in the background was created using the new Silver Embossing Paste and the Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks.  I loved the Embossing Paste when it was first released and to now have it in Silver and Shimmery White as well just makes me love it even more!

Stamps: Beautiful Day
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Rose Red, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Watercolour Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Black, Versamark, Brusho Crystal Colour
Other: Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Paste, Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks, Silver Metallic Thread, Glitter Enamel Dots, Rhinestones, Aquapainter



You’re Inspiring Daffodils & Video!

It’s Wednesday already – how did that happen!  I hope you are all keeping safe with Cyclone Gita creating weather havoc here in NZ – I really feel for the West Coast getting another damaging storm so soon after the last one.

Today’s project is the card I created LIVE on my Facebook page on Monday as part of Monday Make!  It uses the lovely You’re Inspiring stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue which features 2 different daffodil images as well as several really useful sentiments.

I coloured the daffodils using Stampin’ Blends using both the light & dark shades of Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Smoky Slate.  The ‘paint chart’ style paper on the card front is from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack which actually features Crushed Curry, but it coordinates really nicely with the Daffodil Delight card base.

The addition of Linen Thread, some background stamping and Brights Enamel Shapes all add texture and interest to the card – it’s all in those finishing touches!  I also added some shading around the outside of the image using the Light Smoky Slate Blend and blended it with the Colour Lifter to add a dimensional effect to the image.

Stamps: You’re Inspiring
Ink: Crumb Cake, Memento Black, Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate & Colour Lifter
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Colour Theory DSP Stack
Other: Linen Thread, Brights Enamel Shapes



Last Chance to Book!! Occasions Catalogue Sampler Class

Occasions Catalogue Sampler Class!


Come and sample a selection of the new products from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue!

Create 3 great projects plus be inspired by new product & project displays, and to top it off we will enjoy treats for afternoon tea as well!

 Saturday 24 February



Lower Hutt

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