Friday 29 July 2011

Emboss Resist

Cardstock ........... Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink ..................... Versamark, So Saffron, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Stamps ................ Just Believe
Punches .............. Curly Label, Large Oval
Other Products ... Sponge Daubers, Clear Embossing Powder, Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Sail Away - Stained Glass

The Sail Away stamp can be found at the back of the mini catalogue (£8.95). It's a lovely little stamp .... and perfect for men's cards :o)

The image is stamped onto Cardstock Vellum (page 87) using Versamark (page 103) and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder (page 100). I then flipped the Vellum over and coloured the sails on the reverse with my Real Red Stampin' Marker. This technique is called Stained Glass :o) The marker ink takes a while to dry on the Vellum, so let it sit for a while. Don't be tempted to dry it with a heat gun as this will melt the Embossing on the other side again!

Behind the Vellum is a Whisper White mat which I have colour washed with my Aqua Painter using Marina Mist ink for the sky and Pacific Point ink for the sea.

The background paper is from the Brights DSP Patterns Stack (page 91).

The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations (page 72 £21.95) which has been stamped onto a punched Scallop Oval (page 105) and this has been layered on top of a punched Decorative Label (mini catalogue).

The colours used here are Real Red and Pacific Point.

Teri xx

Sunday 24 July 2011

June Project Class - Clearly For You

This was my project class for June. It uses the Clearly For You stamp set (page 22 Mini Catty). The images are all quite small and gorgeous .... especially the little background stamp. The images are perfect to use with the Beveled Window panes too :o)

This project is made up of a Bag-a-Lope gift bag and three co-ordinating cards. The project also features the exclusive Top Note die.

The colours used are So Saffron and Real Red.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Clearly For You - Class Instructions - £3.00

Saturday 23 July 2011

Stamping With Bleach

This card uses both the French Foliage stamp set and the Autumn Days stamp set. The leaves on the background have been stamped using Bleach. This is such a simple technique to do.

You make up a 'stamp pad' using a shallow container and layers of kitchen roll. Then cover the kitchen roll in Bleach. I used the cheapest, thinest bleach available - and it worked perfectly :o) You don't get such a strong smell either with this bleach. You then 'ink' up your stamps as normal using the bleach pad and stamp away. Once the images have dried (which takes just a few seconds) there is no smell - it evaporates away :o)

One thing to remember though, is to thoroughly clean your stamps afterwards so the bleach doesn't dry out the rubber. The Stampin' Mist is perfect for this (page 107).

Friday 22 July 2011

Ornate Flowers - Herringbone Technique

This is one of the cards from my June Technique class. The technique is called Herringbone and it's quite labour intensive .... but a really great technique to try. I love it as the background to this card.

The papers are Greenhouse Gala, some of my absolute favourite from the current Catalogue (page 89), they are so pretty :o)

Thursday 21 July 2011

Forest Friends - Reflection

Another of the cards we made in my May Technique class. This one uses the Reflection (or Shadow) Technique.

The colours used are Basic Black, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Scallop Circle Sky

This is one of the cards we made in my Technique class back in May. It uses a punched Scallop Circle as a mask. You daub ink around the edges of the circle to create a 'cloud' effect. It's perfect for a background to the little airplane from the Plane and Simple stamp set (Mini catalogue). The colours used here are Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue

Thursday 14 July 2011

Clearly For You

I have a really sweet and quick card to share with you today :o)

The colours used are Melon Mambo and Regal Rose. I have used the Top Note die and the Beautiful Butterflies Die together with the fabulous paper from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (page 91).

I used the little pattern stamp from the Clearly For You stamp set (Mini page 22)- over the Butterfly itself. This I covered with Heat & Stick powder (page 100) which I heated to make it sticky - then I sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter (page 100) and added some Basic Pearls (page 99). Hey Presto .... Gorgeous Butterfly! :o)

Teri xxx

Wednesday 13 July 2011

Christmas ...... In July!

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Join me on Saturday 30th July for a morning full of stampin' fun at my
Christmas In July event.

We will be making some wonderful Christmas projects - to help get you started and ready for the Christmas period :o).

Time : 9.30 am until 13:00 pm
Rode Memorial Hall
High Street
BA11 6NZ

Cost : £20.00
Contact me to book your place .....

Phone No : 01225 768107
Mobile : 07873 174983

Teri xxx

Monday 4 July 2011

June - Make & Takes

These were the cards I made for my Party Make and Takes in June. They use the fabulous French Foliage stamp set from the Mini Catalogue. I didn't fall in love with this one straight away. It wasn't until I had seen some projects using it, that I was hooked :o) The stamps are wonderful for backgrounds, but the little water droplet stamp and the words stamps are absolutely invaluable! I use these all the time at the moment!

The colours used here are More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Not Quite Navy. The sentiment is from the new Level 2 set in the Mini Catalogue called Something To Celebrate.

The colours for this card are More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment is from Curly Cute (page 75).

Teri xx

Sunday 3 July 2011

Birthday Owl

This was another of the projects we made at my May Spring Event. I absolutely love my Owl Punch, it's just so versatile - Not just for Owls, but lots of other punch art projects can be created with him :o)

This card showcases two techniques I've recently covered in my Techniques class - Scallop Circle Sky and the Weathered Wood Technique - which I learned at one of Amanda Fowlers quarterly training events.

The papers used here are Play Date and Woodland Walk. The stamp set used is Party This Way (page 31).

Teri xx

Saturday 2 July 2011

May - Spring Event

This was one of my projects for my May Spring Event. I based the event around some of the new products available in the Mini Catalogue.

The project consisted of a Stepper Box and two co-ordinating cards. The papers used are the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Papers. 

Two of the Bigz Big Shot dies have been used for this - Fun Flowers and Beautiful Butterflies as well as the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The project also used the Four Frames stamp set and matching Decorative label punch.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The PDF will be emailed to you within 48 hours.

Springtime Stepper Box - Class Instructions - £3.00

Friday 1 July 2011

Color Coach - BLOG HOP!

The wonderful Stampin' Up! Demonstrators over on the In Love With Stamping Forum have got together and organised a BLOG HOP for today!

This Hop will highlight different colour combinations from the wonderful Color Coach (page 81 £13.50).

The Color Coach is a fantastic tool ... especially if you are a little colour challenged like myself :o) It is made up of double-sided cards - one for each of the colours in Stampin' Up's colour collections.

These cards suggest different colour combinations for you to try. There are even some blank cards for you to log your own favourite combinations.

The Hop is consists of 25 blogs which have been split into 2 groups. I am the second in Group 2, so you may have come to me from the fabulous EMILY.

If you would like to start the Hop from the start of Group 1, you will need to go to ANTHEA's blog.

I have 2 projects to share with you today :o)

My first one uses the Colour Combination : Rich Razzleberry / Old Olive / Pumpkin Pie

I'm not usually good with Oranges at all and tend to shy away from using them. BUT using the Color Coach gives me the confidence to play more with colour and I know I can trust any of the combinations that it suggests :o)

I used the Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set 'Because I Care' for this project. This is such a beautiful set and the Hydrangea stamp is so easy to use.

I stamped the flower onto Watercolour paper using Stazon ink and then coloured it using the Aqua Painters and ink pads. I cut the image out and shaped it slightly using my Bone Folder. It is layered onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I have embossed using the Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder. I used a sponge dauber and Old Olive ink lightly over the embossing. The Designer Series Paper is from the Brights Patterns Stack (page 91 £15.50 for 40 sheets!). I have used the beautiful Razzleberry Satin Ribbon on the card.

My second project uses the Colour Combination : Basic Black / Cherry Cobbler / Baja Breeze

I absolutely LOVE this colour combination! But there is no way I would have come up with it myself without the Color Coach!

This project features the exclusive Top Note Die from Stampin' Up!

The little chunky gift bag is super cute :o) It uses another of the Designer Series Paper Patterns Stacks - Subtles this time. The little Butterfly and the sentiment come from the 'Clearly For You' stamp set which is in our current Mini Catalogue. I have also used two of the small frames from the Hodgepodge Hardware kit (page 99 £25.95). The ribbon is Basic Black 5/8" Grosgrain (page 97).

I used another of Stampin' Up's exclusive dies for the flowers - Fun Flowers (mini catalogue). I embossed the Cherry Cobbler flowers with the Square Lattice embossing folder and coloured the edges of them with a sponge dauber and Cherry Cobbler ink. All the flowers have been shaped using my Bone Folder.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my projects :o)

Next in the Blog Hop is the wonderfully talented Sara. I stalk this lady's blog regularly, she gives me so much inspiration with her gorgeous projects!

Teri xxx