This week the class was divided into two groups, with each group working on a different card. I decided to do this as the stamps from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue are so beautiful but some take a while with double stamping and showcasing different techniques. Our class time was running out and nothing spoils a good crafting session than feeling under pressure to hurriedly stamp and pass things on.
One group worked on the Lots of Lavender and one with the Epic Celebration, both from the S-A-B catalogue and available FREE with purchase of $90.00 worth of products from here.
They made an Eclipse card using the Happy Birthday Die and the Epic Celebrations. Quiet a delicate operation as there are many little pieces to glue back into the card and as sometimes happens it didn’t all go to plan. But as you can see all the cards look great. One has the Happy Birthday removed and not replaced and one has the Happy Birthday recut in Bermuda Bay.
This was the original and so much fun to make.
Our second card featured the Lots of Lavender and 3 ladies made this one.
It required some double stamping and embossing with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder which is tucked into the side of page 23 in the Occasions Catalogue.
They will all swap next week, so come back then and see what the two groups have done.
Even though I email images to each member before the class sometimes just seeing the real article gives off more ideas of how the stamp set can be used so we will see if we have any new creative ideas appear next week.
Till then Naomi.
Whilst these little treats really do look good enough to eat that’s not what we need to do with them. Valentines day is round the corner but not prominently celebrated in my Crafty Creations group so most ladies opted for Happy Birthday.
We had one Valentine and a contrasting blue set for a ladies husband’s birthday. They tell me he does have a sweet tooth!
I think the tasty delights made us all hungry as we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at our favorite coffee shop after class.
I do give thanks to Connie Tumm from Pinterest for the inspiration a long time ago.
Some of the products used are retired but I’m sure that if you are attempting this you will be able to substitute something else. The doughnuts were popped up on dimensionals, Then they were covered with acetate so you could make it into a shaker card if you liked. The Whisper White frame was popped up as well.
You may have the right size punches unfortunately I didn’t. Although I did use a ½” punch for the centers. Have fun and leave me a pic on my Facebook Page if you make one.
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.