Friday, 20 April 2018

Flying Home - Thank You


I am back today with another card created using the lovely Flying Home stamp set. I'm determined to get a few cards made using this set before it retires next month!

I'm also on a mission to use up some of my Designer Series Papers. I buy lots every year, but don't use them nearly enough! This one is from the Delightful Daisy pack.

I coloured this beautiful image using our Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers. I just love these quirky bird houses! :o)


The sentiment comes from the Petal Palette set.

All the images and the sentiment were stamped in Basic Black Archival ink, then overstamped (using the Stamparatus) with Versmark. I then heat embossed them with Clear powder.






Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Video Tutorial - Birthday Wishes For You


I am sharing another Video Tutorial today showing you how I created these cards. They use the Birthday Wishes For You stamp set and also the Flying Home stamp set.


The base card is Basic Black and is ½ an A4 standard sheet of card (US 8½” x 11"), scored and folded to create a landscape card.

The Yellow DSP mat is 14.4cm x 10cm (US 5¼” x 4"). 

The inside Whisper White mat is also 14.4cm x 10cm (US 5¼” x 4"). 

The Basic Black mat behind the Dotty DSP is 14.4cm x 8cm (US 5¼” x 3⅛").

The Blue dotty DSP mat  is 14.4cm x 7.5cm (US 5¼” x 3 ).

The Basic Black mat behind the White mat is 14.4cm x 5.5cm (US 5¼” x 2⅛").

The Whisper White sentiment mat is 14.4cm x 5cm (US 5¼” x 2").


This is the card I created in the Video. I changed is slightly from my original card by adding an extra Basic Black layer behind the Blue DSP.


The images were stamped using the Stamparatus and coloured using our Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers.






Monday, 16 April 2018

Flying Home With Petal Palette


Hi There! I know I'm very late posting today. I usually set up my posts weeks ahead of time, but I've been caught up and am struggling to get ahead again :o) And ..... today is my Birthday, so that's a pretty good excuse .... isn't it? :o) 

I have finally inked up my Flying Home stamp set and used it! Oh My Goodness what have I been doing? The Last Chance List is out and there are still a few stamp sets on there that I have but haven't used! I have improved this year, but it's still bad! Especially because I love this set in particular out of the entire Spring / Summer catalogue and I haven't used it before today. 

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image with Basic Black ink and then overstamped it with Versamark before heat embossing with Clear Powder. I have discovered that when the image is made up of small sections (like the flowers here) and I'm using my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, I like to have that slightly raised edge to help me contain the colour! Soon our Black Embossing Powder will be back in our Catalogue, so this won't always be such a convoluted thing to do, but for now it works fine and gives me what I want :o)

I used most of our current collection of Blends to colour this. The only ones I omitted were Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy. You are not currently able to order any of the Blends Markers as they are on back order - BUT they will be back soon!


The patterned paper is from our Birthday Memories pack. 

I used some of our Cardstock Vellum to create an overlay for the paper after running it through the Big Shot with the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I attached this by adding tiny pieces of Glue Dot into the corners and full Glue Dots under the stamped panels.

The Sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set.