Sunday, August 26, 2012

New blog - check it out!

Hi - yes finally I have set up my new blog, it's been a long process for a myriad of reasons - but if you want to continue following my Stampin' Up! adventures please go to my new blog here!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bandana Technique Baroque Motifs

Well one set that I will be sad to see go in the retirement list is Baroque Motifs, but I know that Stampin' Up! are going to bring out lots of lovely new stamp sets so I refuse to be sad about it! I did this technique a while ago at one of my classes and it's a simple combination emboss resist and detail work with the white gel pen.

So I started off by embossing whisper white card stock with Versamark and black embossing powder

Then using stamping sponges cut into wedges I sponged a third of the area with Poppy Parade

I repeated this with Peach Parfait to get even more coverage of the card stock

And then I added the final colour Daffodil Delight

Generally once I've finished sponging I wipe over the embossed areas with a dry tissue to remove any ink from the embossed areas to complete the emboss resist technique. Now to take it one step further to look like an indigenous bandana design I used the white gel pen to highlight the design by doodling over it - the pen goes over the embossed areas just fine as well as onto the sponged card stock.

Isn't that cute???? I love this as it's a combination of a few techniques to give a great result and no two cards are ever exactly the same! Here's a finished card with it - if they ever retire Teeny Tiny Sentiments I am going to be in trouble!!!

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Ink: Versamark, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait & Daffodil Delight
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Modern Label punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, White gel pen, stamping sponges.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A Dasher Christmas

There are always a couple of stamps that I am a bit sad about losing in the retirement lists (stamps and accessories) and Dasher is one of them....and you can get him for the rest of this month/or until he runs out for just $11.21 so a bargain!

If you want to order anything from the retirement lists contact me sooner rather than later as some items have already run out!

Stamps: Dasher, Contempo Christmas
Ink: Early Expresso & Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock: First Edition DSP, Early Expresso & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding, Bird builder punch

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Retirement Lists are Out!

Yes it's that time of the year when the retirement lists for Stampin' Up! catalogue has been released (only a month until we get the new catalogues now - contact me if you would like one when they arrive). I will be placing orders regularly during August so if there is anything you want off the lists I would advise to get it now as once the items are gone, they are GONE!

The lists are here