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.
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
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?
I was having a Christmas Card marathon and then my Stampin’ Up! order arrived.
Happy Day! Along with goodies for the girls, I ordered the Stitched from the Heart Framelits., our November Special with %25 off selected stamps as well. I had (as we all do now and then) just made a blob of ink in the wrong place and was Grrrring at myself when inspiration struck.
I grabbed the framelits, some This Christmas DSP and proceeded to mix and match and this is what resulted. I was quiet happy at the rescue and who would know! The stitched impression is right next to the edge and very fine. Matching perfectly with the Layering Circles and Ovals.
Remember it’s not the only way to get a stitched effect. Check out our Technique Treats #10 for Faux Stitching.
“Waste not want not!” my Mother said.
Bye catch you next time.
I had to look up the International timeline today to make sure somewhere in the world it is Saturday!! Because SATURDAY, 1st of the month, is when you lucky people can purchase our delightful Techniques Treats . I missed yesterday here in Australia but better ‘late then never’ as the saying goes. Apologies to those of you who checked in yesterday.
As you can see by the image we are bringing you two great techniques that are highlighted in Christmas cards. Certainly international cards need to be in the post very soon to reach your loved ones in time for the Happy Holiday.
We bring you the Faux Silk and Faux Stitching this month together with the stamp sets Reason for the Season and Embellished Ornaments.
As we always seek to listen to what our customers want and make any necessary changes we are happy to assure you that you are welcome to use these in classes and demonstrations. In fact they are ideal as all the work is done for you!
Just read the list of benefits to see why I say that! Follow the precise instructions, make your demonstration card, cut your kits, then on the class day just set up your iPad and refer to the PDF if necessary, no more need for notes. How simple and a fantastic time saver!
Let us know how you get on, or better yet send us some pics of your classes and we will post on Pinterest.