This card was a request, by the group, to try a reflection technique. Immediatley the “Lovely as a Tree’ stamp set came to mind.
One of the things with community groups is that there are always new members and others moving on so whilst some had used this technique for half it was new and the others happy to have a refresher.
We used Dapper Denim ink and card stock for the predominant colour, and created the image on Very Vanilla CS. After using the window sheet to transfer the image below the trees we then over stamped the top trees in Crushed Curry, to create Autumn tones and shadows. . Whilst waiting for the ink to be perfectly dry the greeting on a torn piece of vellum was stamped with Stazon.
The accents I created for the ladies before hand by punching out tiny dots from Dapper Denim then filling them with our retired Glossy Accents – called liquid glass in other products.
Then the sponging began. We used Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Smokey Slate. The water was completed with the waves from High Tide and the sky with the birds from the same set. Add the sentiment, a touch of Wink of Stella on the water and all done. For a first attempt I think they have all turned out rather well.
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
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.
We have just returned from a lovely lunch and now the card is safely in her hands I can let you see it.
It’s 50yrs since her arrival on planet earth and during that time eggs and chooks have featured on many occasions. from being a youngster, collecting eggs to owning her own chooks, not to mention that her Great Grandma was called Googa Nanny. (Googa as in Egg)
So I thought the Hey Chicks was a natural go to and besides they are cute. . I did CASE some help from Bronwyn Eastley’ s tutorial, who is a bit of master at these Z fold cards.
Products used include:
Front of card with the Free Sale-A-Bration Hey Chick stamp Set, Avant Garden Stamp set, for the flowers and the Any Occassions Stamp Set which forms the banners. Other details are from Serene Scenery DSP, Gift from the Garden Stamp Set, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, and White Chalk Stampin’ Marker.
The wire fence is the fantastic Hexagon Dynamic Textured EF.
Front of card standing.
Details of pockets, we wrote on each of the cards.
Sale sign, shelf and the Naughty chook in the garden. Note all the front chooks have party hats but the back chooks are running late and not at the party yet.
Sign with Framelits
Shelf and potplants
Hope you have enjoyed this little display. I had great fun fussy cutting it all out.
Of course daughter was delighted!
Thanks for your patience this month and this delayed posting.
Finally, after much ado you are able to purchase this months Technique Treat. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I have had creating these delightful Techniques. They can be a bit messy but Hey! that’s part of the fun!
We have teamed the delicate looking “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, with Marbled Papers, one using Shaving Cream the other Marbles, you can’t go wrong.
This set just begs to be used for all those occasions requiring a special look such as wedding, engagement, anniversary or a gift for your best friend.
We have our usual 4 cards for you to make but this month 3 techniques, one using Foam Shaving Cream and two for the Marbles, or sinkers or anything round.
Thank you for all your lovely comments from the last tutorial using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and we would love to hear how you may have used them, whether for yourself or a class.
Cheers, have fun
This morning I woke to find that there was a challenge on the Sunny Stampers Face book page. In order not to to blot my record of 100% challenges done so far this year I quickly set about completing it.
So what was it you wonder? A set of colours to follow? A template to make a card from? A stamp set to be used? A question to be answered?
Well no, none of those, just do an extra blog so that’s why I’m here today.
This was a quick card I made for a customer thank you. I already had the background in my stash as this month’s Technique Treats is about using Marbling with shaving cream and using Marbles to create backgrounds.
When you do one you may as well do a few, no two are ever the same so your cards will be unique.
To complete the card all I had to do was adhere it on some Melon Mambo CS, put a strip of Washi tape across the top, attach doily and die cut flower, a couple of Enamel Shapes and my stamped greeting – card done.
If you would like to know how to create the background come back on the Saturday 4th February for our Technique Treats Tutorials.
That’s it challenge done.
Hope to see you back here on the 4th if not before!!
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.
Do you remember these? They were launched a while ago and met with so much success that Stampin’ Up! were unable to meet demands.
Good news is they are back in supply as of Monday 16th January.
Just to demonstrate how quick an effective these little frames can be I have added a card I created with them.
I used the Watercolour Pencils to scribble over some embossed Card Stock. Then coloured with a just damp Aqua Painters then cut the squares, making frames. Simple!
For a free tutorial click below.
Hello fellow Crafters. Just because it is holidays and some classes aren’t being held don’t let that prevent you from creating awesome cards. To help you till classes resume just grab one of these Technique Treats and power ahead.
Are you a demonstrator looking for class ideas? Well look no further.
We use the latest stamp sets and techniques. Everything you need to know for your class is there. Paper sizes, (in inches and centimeters) what you need, including both Stampin’ Up! products and non Stampin’ Up! tools. All together with step by step photo’s and instructions.
There are 4 cards in each purchase and a tutorial of the technique used. This month we are bringing you Watercolor Pencils and No Line Watercoloring using the delightful Beautiful You Stamp Set
Below you can see some of the products used. So head over here and grab yourself this tutorial. Even if you never use it you will love the cards. After all it costs less than a cup of coffee!
Happy crafting Naomi
Want to get the most out of your precious stamping supplies?
Why not purchase this tutorial and double the use of your dies, thinlits and framelits.
This month we show you how to Embossing with Dies and Negative Dies. Two techniques that will instantly double what you can do with dies.
The stamp sets used are Totally Trees and Lovely as a Tree – a much loved stamp set. If it’s not in your collection then think about including it as it is so versatile and brings any card to life, with delightful nature scenes or individual trees.
Head over to here and order your copy now!
As a lot of card classes close for the Summer Break but you can keep crafting with these tutorials and surprise your demonstrator with your new found skills.
Demonstrators who need to prepare for the coming year can find their classes here all prepared. What are you waiting for, your turn now!!
Before I leave I want to say a BIG SPECIAL THANK YOU to those who have purchase or otherwise enjoyed our tutorials. It has been our pleasure creating them for you and we hope that you can continue to get pleasure from our tutorials in 2017 as well.
Stay tuned for exciting times in 2017.
CHEERS TO YOU!!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Create with love. Naomi