Saturday, 30 June 2018

Bokeh Dots with the "Stamparatus Multicolour stamping technique"

Hello and welcome back. Yesterday I posted about the bokeh dots montone colour card which I love, but today I have a few Multicoloured versions.

You need the Stamparatus for this technique, and it's oh so easy.
  • position your stamp on the stamparatus plate and ink up with a base colour,  for these cards I started with So Saffron
  • stamp the image, making sure your magnets are going to keep your card from moving as you will be stamping repeatedly in the same position.
  • no need to clean off the saffron ink
  • using a sponge dauber apply a second colour of ink to one end of the stamp, I used fresh fig for the first version of this
  • stamp and review your panel, you may want to add more colour to increase the depth so the colour transitions are graduated. 
  • you can continue adding as much colour as you like until you are happy with the depth
  • using a third colour (Old Olive) and the same technique apply ink with a clean sponge dauber to the opposite end.

I then stamped the Dandelions over the top with Blackberry Bliss and splattered them with some Gold Wink of Stella and layered them up in some Easel Cards. I kept the sentiments quite minimal.

Your colour combinations are endless, I also used
  • So Saffron, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay - which over the saffron turned a gorgeous rich green 
  • So Saffron, Fresh Fig, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove

I do hope you'll give this technique a try, it's so much fun.

I  hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Friday, 29 June 2018

Bokeh Dots and Dandelions

I have had such a lot of fun playing with the new Bokeh Dots Background Stamp.

It is not as large as the other background stamps in the catalogue and some demonstrators are disappointed by this but I quite like the size - It makes a good background for a focal point on a card and I was inspired by a dandelion Wishes card I saw on Facebook so I have CASE'd xxxx.

I used the Stamparatus and it was fabulous for this card.

I found I needed a few layers of ink to get a strong bokeh look and the Stamparatus is perfect for this technique. You can apply multiple layers of ink and because the image stamps in exactly the same spot every time you don't end up with a ruined image, you just get deeper and more intense layers of colour.

Some demonstrators advise that an inkpad which is too wet will not give a good result so you may want to experiment for yourself.

I liked the monotone stamping, but I then stepped it up with a background of DSP for the second version. This is Pool Party ink and the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Tea Room Combo pack matches perfectly.
The sentiment is from a very old set- Petite Pairs, I thought it matched quite well.

I have also had a lot of fun using the same technique of layering up ink and have some muticoloured cards which I will share tomorrow.

 hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Foliage Framelit and the new Embossing Mats- CASEing Chad

HI again,

I'm still playing with the fabulous Foliage Frame Framelits.  If you have followed my earlier posts over the last few days you would have seen those samples. It really is a beautiful suite.

I have again used the embossing mats and the large floral framelit, and that's all from the set this time.

Today I have a few easel cards. If you follow me you'll know I do lots of Easel cards- they are a great seller at the markets and I will have a stall at the Rockhampton River Festival next month so I'm madly creating lots of cards!
I've used the gorgeous Garden Impressions Paper for these- and how ADORABLE are those new little Candle Embellishments - 12 gold and 12 silver adhesive backed candles in the pack. I'm sad because I only just discovered that the gold and silver metallic hearts and stars are retired. I think they look perfect with these.....

This little resin flower is not Stampin' Up! - using up some of the trinkets in my useful box -  but the blossoms elements which are new would work a treat I'm sure.(page 198)

The sentiments for this are from Beautiful You, and the ribbon is the gorgeous new Tea Room ribbon combo Pack.

I shared the Stampin' Up! video about using the new Embossing Mats.If you watch it until the end you'll see Chad's Card- and I have CASEd that today. Such a great way to share ideas and inspiration.

 hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz
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CASEing the Catty#184 Delightfully Detailed

Hey hello, welcome back for another night of CASEing the Catty. This week we are all about Delightfully Detailed - pages 38 - 51.
How wonderful is the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut DSP.
This paper is just gorgeous.

It is very fine, I was inspired by the large image on the noticeboard where they have adhered a large sheet on orange cardstock - bottom left in the CTC Banner photo below.

but I couldn't stop at just one- so here's a few samples.
I have a few other samples where I have done just that so that the colour shows through. But then I had the idea of adhering it directly to a sheet of DSP. I chose one of the Soft Suede sheets from the Tranquil Textures set.
here's a few tips for adhering the fine DSP
  • cut your detailed paper to the size you are going to adhere- i just adhered a full 12x 12 to a sheet of DSP the same size - smaller sizes are easier to manage, but you can just cut the full sheet down to whatever size you require
  • have your DSP or carstock laying flat on a work surface
  • in another workspace lay your detailed laser cut paper right side down on a non stick surface. I don't have a silicone craft sheet that big so I use a sheet of Freezer Go-Between paper (or freezer bag spread completely flat) the glue won't stick to this too much and you can just throw it away at the end.
  • put some Tombow liquid glue in a small dish or palette ( eg another small sheet of  freezer bag plastic)
  • use a fairly damp (but Not too wet) sponge dauber and lightly apply the tombow to the whole sheet - the dampness helps with the application and also prevents it from drying too quickly
  • be careful not to move the laser cut paper at all
  • apply the glue sparingly otherwise you will end up with visible adhesive on your finished project
  • peel it off the Freezer bag and lay it directly onto the DSP, you'll want to work reasonably quickly 
  • don't just lay the Freezer paper on the DSP and peel off because you will end up with the residual adhesive all over your finished piece
  • throw away all sticky worksurfaces and then you can cut your piece to size
IF YOU DO end up with visible adhesive on your card front you could
  • hide it by placing the sentiment over the trouble spot - or sequins or pearls!
  • hide it by wrapping the panel in vellum
  • dont try to remove with adhesive remover- you'll more likely end up with a ruined piece.
I didn't wrap the vellum because of glue on these cards- I just like the look, and it also protects the delicate paper!!

I love the stitching just to hold the vellum in place. And I deliberately avoided sentiments as I don't think they are necessary.

Don't forget we love to see what you create using the same inspiration pages from the Catalogue. There's so many brilliant ideas in those amazing pages. Show us what inspires you. Just take a photo and share it to our Facebook Page.

Next on this week's hop is the gorgeous Rose.

And before me this week is Fi

I  hope you have a creative week and remember,

"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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