Breezing around the net, looking at weddings, cafe’s sign, and crafty places one thing you see are a lot of are chalk boards and signage. It is on “trend” as they say and so will you be when you apply this technique to your cards and scrap booking layouts.
How do I do that you ask? Well we are bringing you how to create with the Chalkboard and Shadow Techniques.
We have used the “Carousel Birthday” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. I have posted other cards here, using this versatile stamp but I think these Techniques really compliment the stamps well. The fun of the carnival in town, before television and the internet exploded our sense, was a much longed for event, well reflected in this stamp set. Nostalgia abounds. Even my granddaughter has a tiny carousel in her toy collection!
We are consistent in making sure that each step in the card making is photographed and fully described for easy following. With ease of use on our minds for you we have decided to separate the measurements under imperial and metric headings to make it easier for you to follow in all the far flung lands.
As always you are invited to use these techniques for class or just for yourself. Everything you need is written down for you. Just supply the paper, inks and stamps and get creating!
Enjoy, there’s no time like the present, get your copy now!
Happy Creating! Naomi.
No post last week as we didn’t complete our cards. But we managed to get that finished and one more as well. Everyone fell in love with the cute Bambi from some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.
We did use the Torn Paper Technique to create the snow drifts at Bambi’s feet, then highlighted it with some Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on Liquid glass. The snowflakes, with the smaller one stamped off, were inked with Tip Top Taupe – a change for me from Crumb Cake – and came from the now retired Endless Wishes. The lovely bold sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes in the current catalogue, stamped in Chocolate Chip. The pine cones and needles are from Peace This Christmas, stamped in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.
A Wink of Stella, and some pearls finished this card.
Our other card, from the week before, used the Totally Trees Stamp Set, Botanicals For You and The Botanical Builder Thinlits. The Whisper White was embossed with the Petal Burst EF,over laid with a strip of Irresistibly Yours DSP that was coloured in Pool Party. Some masking of the sun and water in Pool Party and Sweet Sugar Plum made the background with the island, leaves and flowers just finishing the scene.
It feels like we were at a Tropical Island, just waiting for the bar tender to bring us some Piña Coladas or Margarita by the waters edge. Ahhhh!
Of course like most people these days some of the inspiration was from Pinterest. Where would be without it?
Before I launch into this months Techniques, (which holds a surprise for you all) I would like to thank Alex at the Hosanna Farm Stay just over the NSW border for making our time there so enjoyable. And yes! I did jump off the 3 meter diving board. Check the farm out when you can put your crafting aside, it is a very family friendly, relaxed (I needed that) country place.
So what’s the surprise!
Having listened to you, our dedicated support group, we will be including a full photo view of the cards we make from this month ……..you can also look back to a few months ago to see what was behind the sneak peeks then as well. Vicky is working hard on bringing you the updated images.
As well, if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrators you can now just purchase your next class all neat and tidy for you to run with, all the hard work done.
This month sees the fantastic Technique Heat and Stick that just adds so much bling to any card. I’m sitting here, looking at them, and feeling for you as the images don’t do the wonderful dazzle justice. So much more beautiful in real life, as is the Wink of Stella. Those who have used it know this all to well.
Our other Technique is using Masks and we again have extra tutorials for you because there are so many wonderful ways to use masks. We have touched on only a couple with other suggestions on how to use them in your cards. There are 4 new ones in the Holiday catalogue, just begging for you to try them.
We combined the techniques with the Peace this Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalogue. Christmas is coming at us fast. Time to get those cards made!!!
Hope you enjoy this change in our presentations. Let me know what you think. We aim to please!
Cheers, a rested Naomi!
I’ve just had a lovely time with my up line Vicky finalising our Technique Treats launch, scheduled for Saturday 6th February. There will be a sneak peek on Wednesday 3rd to let you all in on the secret. Be sure to log in then!
Once we had the business side of things out of the way we were good to play.
I created this card using the masking Technique and the Brights colours. I just love the POP! they give to any card.
Your free tutorial is here.Botanicals
Hope you have as much fun making it as I did.
Bye CU next Wednesday!!
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