Sometimes a play with ink, paper and water can result in completely different out come to the one intended.
That’s exactly what happened with the background to this card. I was spritzing some Whisper White card stock with a mix of Tranquil Tide and Pool Party but wasn’t happy with the result till I turned it over and loved the effect. I called it Reverse Water Wash!
So happily I copied this card in the catalogue as did the Crafty Creators on Friday.
You may notice that the group image has a different yellow umbrella. That’s because the demonstrator – me – left the Daffodil Delight CS at home. We improvised by using our Blender Pens with the Daffodil Ink.
Of course using water and ink means the original can never be copied so we have a great variety of rainy backgrounds in our cards. First we spritzed the Whisper White with water, just in the center, then Spritzed the combined Tranquil Tide and Pool Party,
wiping sides of paper to keep colours in the middle.
The amount of saturation with ink determined the depth of colour on the under side. We helped the drying process along with the Heat Gun. We also dyed the twine with the Daffodil ink to match.
The group is planning to play at home during the week so am excited to see what they create using the same technique. I must do one with the Colorful Seasons stamp set soon, I can see the background now with leaves scattered around and all those lovely autumn colors.
Till next time
Happy crafting Naomi
We were lucky enough to have the BIG ROOM at the Caloundra Community Center for our Crafty Creation again this week. So much better to be able to spread yourselves out! That’s right ladies!
As a result there was some fast and furious stamping going on. At the end of the session the ladies were well able to say “We Nailed it”
That is the stamp set they used the Nailed It Bundle with the matching dies. The sentiments they chose were Happy Birthday from Rose’s stamps – thanks Rose- Sorry I screwed up! I knew I liked you the first time I saw you! with some Happy Smiles, from the stamp set.
Not having silver sheets of paper we glued Aluminum foil – the kind you use in the oven – onto card stock and used that for the ruler and screws. Works a dream.
The DSP was from Pop of Pink. We used the fantastic Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impression Folder on Basic Grey CS. The effect was achieved by brushing the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the side of the folder that doesn’t carry the Sissex name then running through the Big Shot.
Some coloring and assembly of card finished the product.
Oh! the card in the center is waiting for the ideal sentiment that’s at home!!
That sums up another delightful day.
Hope you like them
Just had to have another play with the Watercolor Pencils.
Now I must admit that I have never really been able to get the hang of Stamp’ Write Markers, Blender pens or the Copics to my satisfaction. Mind you I know it’s practice, practice, practice which I confess I don’t do enough of. (I am not knocking these and yes I do use the Write Markers and Blender Pens now and then).
BUT these little guys, Watercolour pencils, are pure MAGIC…. a little scribble, a blend with the Aqua painter and you will find the artist in you emerging.
This time I used the Watercolor Paper – super absorbent- and the Birthday Blooms stamp Set. with a background in One Wild Ride.
I found the inspiration in the 2016 Annual Catalogue, just switched it around a bit.
I have even created a Tutorial for you with a list of supplies and measurements. Just click and download the PDF.
Switch the colours around and lets see what you can make.
If you want to know more about Water Colouring go here.
So much to do and so little time, so a quick post hoping that you have all had a safe and Happy Christmas. Crafty Creations are on holidays but just to keep in touch and keep your creative juices flowing I’m sharing this little toddlers card.
Can you identify which stamp set the little nest is from? How many guessed the Swirly Birds Set. Well done you!
The papers are Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. Inks used Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo and Basic Grey for the nest.
The embossed background used the Seaside EF, a versatile folder, not just for sea themed cards!! Love the Layering Oval Dies, makes framing so quick and easy. The sentiment was from a free retired Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, Party Pants. Getting these free stamps sets is a quick way to build up your supply. You are all so lucky to be able to do that soon.
Number 2 is a Large Number Framelit and the little suit Something for Baby SS and Baby’s First Framelits. All topped off by some flowers using the Blooming Heart Thinlits and dotted with some black pearls.
Get ready for the NEW YEAR.
I am, lots of organising and sorting so can have a super year. Cheers Naomi
It was our last week for the term on Friday and so we closed with a secret project. I love the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die and have wanted to make a luminary with it for ages. So now was the perfect opportunity.
We used the Thick Whisper White CS and Vellum with the retired Sleigh Ride Edgelits and the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set.
With the room lights were out they did glow beautifully and the little fake candles last a long time. So that you can turn them on and off the bow and Sentiment were made as a separate piece and attached with velcro.
I have just about worn out the die making them for friends, once they saw them it was a “I want one!” catch cry. Hope you like them as much as the class did.
We were fortunate in being hosted at Irmas for a break up coffee and a chat after class. So a big thank you to Irma and the class for all their well wishes, gifts and support.
See you all in 2017. Naomi Connolly
Sitting here looking at the streaming sunshine makes these cards just right. Unlike the Northern Hemisphere summer is officially here and what better way to express that summer feeling than with Fresh Fruit, which is also the name of the stamp set used on our Happy Birthday Cards last week.
Whilst I don’t have an image this card had a secret gift card holder inside similar to this one.
To fit an A6 card you will need 1 x 25cm x 14cm or 9¾” x 5½”. Scored at 10cm, 12.5cm, and 15cm or 37/8″ 47/8″ and 57/8″ across the shortest length. Create a mountain fold, and punch a small section from the middle,( Use a window punch, oval, or Decorative Label punch). Glue either side of the cut out, but not across the bottom. Insert into base card.
We used the Stitched Shaped Framelits and of course Pear Pizzaz outlined in Garden Green and Peeekaboo Peach outlined in Calypso Coral.
There was a choice of pears or branches for the background from the crisp, colourful and almost edible Fruit Stand DSP. Love how they have all turned out.
Our break up is Friday the 16th I will post some pics of all the goodies.
Cheers happy Stamping.
Just thought I’d share these little beauties. I haven’t used all Stampin’ Up! products but combined some with what I had or dies from Rose.
They were for a special order that asked for Aussie Christmas and kangaroos to post overseas.
All you need at the beach!
The big Grey in the Out Back
Ghost of Christmas past.
All things Australian Bush
These are the finished groups. Hope the distant relatives all like them. Cheers Naomi
We were zipping her and there on Friday. We had the bike out and off we went. I realised that not everyone is enamored by motor bikes so there were alternatives to choose from.
The motor bike is from the One Wild Ride in the Annual Catalogue and the Wedding Car and Truck are from retired Stampin’ Up Products.We used the Brick Wall EF on the Cajun Craze CS with some Basic black ink, then added some moss with the textured stamp from the One Wild Ride set. A little bit of twine was wrapped around it before using Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals to pop it up on the Basic Black Card Base.
The sentiments were stamped then cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelit dies. I really like the addition of the black frame that can be created with the same Banner. Simply secure the Cajun Craze Sentiment in the frame with some Tear and Tape Adhesive at the back, before adding the Dimensionals.
Thanks to the Stampin’ Up! team for this card idea.
Next week we are making a beach themed birthday card.
Come back and check it out.
Some times you have a few of your favorite colours left from a project and not sure how to use up the scraps. Well look no further! This technique ticks a lot of boxes:
Quick (although the crafty class didn’t think so)
Very little measuring
Card stock, DSP, Washi Tape all can be used.
OK so it’s not by any means an original idea but we loved how they all turned out.
Unfortunately the shining and glitter papers don’t show to good effect here but they look great in real life.
The original I sourced from Jennifer McGuire. Thank you Jennifer.
I did make other choices for the group, but they all chose Happy Christmas, that time of the year I guess.
While the list below may look like a lot of product we only used scraps, cut into random strips and laid randomly or in a sequence on some label paper. Then we used the Hello You Thinlit die to cut the words out, carefully saving the tiny pieces and then glued them back in place.
That was fun keeping track of them and sorting what went where and which way is up!!
The card was finished with a sentiment that was embossed in Copper Embossing powder (Love Love Love it!! ) from Versatile Christmas (retired).
The group went home with the words die cut to make another card with as a bonus.
Hint: You can colour the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer Paper with your inks!!
Cheers, Take care
I was asked to make a Wedding Card for a friend and with so many beautiful choices in the current catalogue my hardest task was deciding what to do.
I was eager to use the delightful Copper Foil Sheets as I had been a playing with the Copper embossing powder and loved it. It makes such a refreshing change from the silver and gold.
Next I sought out the Botanical Builder framelits as I haven’t used them enough yet! Having fallen in love with all the Pinterest images for cards made from them I have been sadly remiss in using them enough myself.
Finally I chose the the perfect sentiment … Wedding Wishes… from Rose Wonder Stamp Set which was one of the other choices for the card.
Having cut the flowers all out, it was just a quick assembly with some Stampin’ Dimensionals and Glue dots, adding the Copper Embossed sentiment and the insert and card complete.
For what looks like a detailed card it was really quicker then some of the technique cards I make.
I just love the copper Sheets. Make sure that you punch your flowers from the base sheet that is behind the card front. No one sees behind the card and it saves a lot of foil!!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it. Love the shine!