Friday, 30 September 2016

3D stamping AKA Shadow Stamping with the Frosted Medallions from Stampin'Up!

It's becoming clear that this Frosted Medallions stamp is one of my favourites from this year's Holiday catalogue!  I love that it works so well with a range of techniques... and today I am using it with the 3D or "Shadow Stamping" technique.

This technique works best with a medium shade of colour... so not too dark, and not too light. All the medium colours - greens, blues, pinks, purples... it doesn't really matter, but you need a reasonable amount of depth to pull off this technique.  The colour I've used here is "Delightful Dijon" (one of our current Incolor range) and it forms the shadow whilst the Whisper White ink is stamped over the top.

I'm actually doing this techniques as one of my classes next month... if you'd like to come along and learn how to create it yourself, the details are here:

October Technique Class
3D Stamping AKA Shadow Stamping

This month we are going to have a lot of fun playing around with this strikingly effective technique!  Learn how to make your stamps look like they are popping off the page!

Tuesday 18th October @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 19th October @ 11am

Cost is $25 and all materials and refreshments are provided. 

Classes are run here on the Central Coast (NSW) and I use products from Stampin'Up Australia which are all the highest quality.  Address details are supplied when you book. For my current class schedule click HERE.......I'd love to see you at class.

And to book your spot click HERE!

Linda x

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Want drama?? You cant go past this copper and black combination from Stampin'Up!

If you like to create a bit of drama with your cards, then its hard to go past this colour combo!  I got to thinking about how copper and black might look together, and I dragged out my medallion stamp from the "Frosted Medallions" stamp set.  This is actually a very simple card, but I am loving all the different ways you can use the Medallion stamp, as it really doesn't take much at all to make it look amazing.  I used Stazon Jet black ink for the sentiment... dye ink (or Classic inks) would not take as well on the copper foil.

I've included a product list for you below, should you wish to create this card for yourself.  Don't forget that if you are in Australia you are very welcome to shop through my Online Store... items are posted directly to your door for a low postage cost, and online shopping is EASY. (And open 24 hours a day!)

Enjoy x

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Using the Cable Knit Embossing Folder from Stampin'Up!

I'm playing with something new today! When my order arrived on my doorstep this morning I sat straight down to play with this awesome embossing folder.  It's actually called a "dynamic" folder, and when you get it, the first thing you will notice about it is that it is a LOT thicker than our other folders. It's dynamic because the result is so much deeper and gives you a true 3D look.  In fact, its so thick that you will need to remove one of the cutting plates when rolling it through your Big Shot.  So you can see it in action, I've included a video below from Stampin'Up that shows the best way to use it.

I also enhanced the 3d look to this folder by going over the finished paper with a sponge brayer in the same colour as the cardstock.. in this case the colour is Sweet Sugar Plum and I love the extra shadows you can create when you brayer over it.  For a simple but effective background you will find this new Cable Knit Embossing folder is simply awesome.

Here's the video:

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Silver and White reindeers for Christmas

Today's card is a simple design, but there is quite a lot of embossing on it, so you would have to love to emboss to copy this one.  Luckily, I DO love to emboss!  And I always think that silver and white are so elegant together, don't you?

I've included a product link below for you, and hope you enjoy this little Christmas card :-)

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

This Christmas Speciality DSP for beautiful Traditional cards

This year we have some gorgeous Christmas paper packs, and if you are looking for really traditional designs, you cant go past the "This Christmas" speciality DSP in our Annual Catalogue.  I put these couple of cards together very quickly and you don't need lots of stamps or extra stuff to create them.  The co-ordinating cardstock colours are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Very Vanilla... and if you have those plus just a few accessories you can create a myriad of different designs.

Today I have used sentiments from the "Stitched with Cheer" stamp set.  I've included a product list for you below.

Have fun!

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Petals & Paisleys Copper Embossed

I am having so much fun with the new Petals and Paisleys suite... and its perfect for simple and effective cards. The sheet of copper-embossed paper I have used on this card is a sheet from the Speciality DSP pack.  The background colour is Dapper Denim, and the copper embossing is simply divine.  I've added the panel to a Crumb Cake background and then used Versamark to stamp some of the shapes from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set. A small strip of Copper Foil paper sets off the edge of the paper, and I also used Copper Embossing powder on the sentiment.

If you like this card then its easy to reproduce!  Below are the supplies I used...... if you are in Australia you can order them here through my Online Store.  Have fun!

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

My first Z Fold card with the Santa's Sleigh Bundle from Stampin'Up!

Im not sure why it has taken me so long to give these z-fold cards a go.  But they sure are popular right now!  Yesterday I sat down to design a project for my upcoming stamp clubs and thought that this card type might be a simple but effective project for Stamp Club.... and I think it is!  Im guessing you are going to be seeing more of this card type from me. And now that I've made one, my mind is swirling with lots of ideas for similar cards... so stay tuned :-)

Im not going to put up a tutorial just yet, as I'd like to show my stamp club girls first.

The stamp set I've used is the Santa's Sleigh set in our current Holiday Catalogue, and the co-ordinating framelits are really easy to use. I used the x DSP so chose my colours to match.... Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Vanilla.  But there's some Crumb Cake and Gold in there too, which I think work well.

Below is a list of supplies to help you if you are looking to purchase any of these products for yourself. If you are in Australia, they can be sent to you anywhere in the country via Aussie Post for a low postage charge.  Click the item you want and you will be taken to the Online Store :-)

Have a lovely day!

Linda x

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