Stamping Glitz

Archive for August 2011

That’s right if you missed out on last weeks class, here is some of the fun you missed out on… But don’t worry you can always join in at the next class on Saturday 3rd September (see classes page for details). Also check out my new Events page for details of our fantastic Stampin’ Up! product Retirement Event!

In this weeks class we are going to be perfecting the art of making our own background and the rock n roll techniques.  Here are some of the projects I have made using these techniques, and you can get a chance to make them too by coming along to our class on Saturday, contact me for more details or look at the classes page on my blog.

 

Well as you know from my last post I am in love with More Mustard and Not Quite Navy at the moment, so I just though I would share this quick and simple christmas card with you all.

I made this card a few weeks ago and every time I look at I feel inspired.  You know when you make something you really like, well this is one of mine.  I think it inspires me because one, I had never used the stamp till then and two (which is even more shocking) having been a demonstrator for over a year I had never used these colours before! I know card that sat unused is a crime.  SO after all that what colours are they I hear you say, well its More Mustard and Not Quite Navy which as of that day is my new fav colour combo!

I used one of the texture embossing folders that Sizzex make exclusively for Stampin’ Up! to use with a Big Shot to give my More Mustard card some dimension.  I then stamped the motorcycle onto Very Vanilla and added just a splash of colour.  Over this I added Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal Effects which gives the bike a gloss look like real paint (Crystal Effects is amazing!).  I added some of our new Glass Glitter under the bike as gravel (with the glass glitter I can now put glitter on a mans card without it being too girly, yippee!).  As this is an easel cards I 3d’d on the word Dad to hold the card up.

As always all the products used for this project are available from Stampin’ Up! and if you are interested in any of there you can place you order withy me anytime.

Well today was one of those days were I was full of good intentions but did nothing!  I did however manage in the last 1/2 hour to make myself do at least 1 thing before the day was out.  I will be attending a craft fair in a few weeks where I will be running workshops and selling a few handmade gifts and cards, and the other day I spied these keyrings in a local craft shop.  The make great quick and easy gifts that i’m hoping will be popular, so here’s my first attempt.

My friends and I are trying to give each other a craft challenge each week and this week it was Lorraine’s turn to set it.  Her challenge was to use 3 colours of blue and either shaving foam, crayon resist or marbles.  Seen as I don’t have ant reinkers (yet) and both of the other techniques need these, I decided on crayon resist.

So here’s what I did, I used the Vintage Vogue set and stamped on Bashful Blue card with Night of Navy ink, I then applied my white crayon where I did not want my colour to change and brayered over the whole card with Marina Mist ink.  I then used Night of Navy card as a backing and mounted on a Not Quite Navy strip and then on to my Bashful Blue Card, I added a greeting, some pearls and ribbon to finish.  So here’s the finished card:-

All the products used for this card are available from Stampin’ Up!, if you are interested in these products or any others from their range, please feel free to contact me.

Well today I felt all christmassy, so I decided to dust off the old christmas stamps sets and have a play, here’s what I came up with:–

It is a bag with cards inside, the template for the bag was from a fellow demonstrator, but the design is all mine.  I have used Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock for the bag and the Welcome Christmas stamp set. I then pick colours from each colour family for one of the cards, just to show how different they can all look.

For the cards the colours were:-

Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry

Very Vanilla, Marina Mist and Baha Breeze

Very Vanilla, Cajan Craze and Elegant Eggplant

Very Vanilla, Soft Suade and Chocolate Chip

Stamp Sets:- Welcome Christmas and Contempo Christmas