Thank you for joining me today as I am once again playing along with the May Stamp ‘N Hop blog hop where we are saying goodbye to the 2018-2019 Annual Catalgue. This way we get to play with some of our favourites one last time .
We are a group of SU! Demos from all over the world sharing their love of Stampin’ Up! We would love for you to join us if you like, but we do ask that you are a current SU! Demo & that you use current SU! products.
If you have come from seeing Jenn’s lovely creation, thank you for visiting. It is much appreciated.
I wanted to play with Lovely as a Tree but of course when the time come couldn’t put my hand on it. So I opted for Sheltering Tree which is another retiring. I’ve teamed it up with the 2017-2019 In Colours which are also going!
The tree was stamped in Fresh Fig – only in error – but I love it! The leaves were inked in Lemon Lime Twist & then Fresh Fig & Tranquil Tide daubed on with a Sponge Dauber.
If you have started from me, then next up is Tracy. In the event that you get lost, there is a Roll Call of everyone playing along below or you can click on the NEXT ARROW to be taken to the next blog.
My post today is a very simple one but I think the colours of Fresh Fig & Flirty Flamingo make it pop! I wasn’t sure how the 2 colours would work together but I think they compliment each other. It is also one of the cards we created in our class last Friday.
This set is from 2018 Sale-A-Bration & is the new Stampin’ Up! “DistINKive” Stamp Set! The floral image lays down your ink at different opacities giving the image of a photograph. If you haven’t seen the video, check it out here –
If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a tutorial for you to create your own card. The tutorial includes list of products & measurements, both metric & imperial.
I thought I would share with you a card I did some time ago to highlight our Technique Treats – Sponging but never got round to sharing it.
To create my card I sponged Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey & Tip Top Taupe Inks directly onto a piece of Whisper White Card. I then spritzed water over the top with a Stampin’ Sprizter. The trees from “Lovely as a Tree” were stamped directly over the top using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
I then layered the sponged card onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe Card before layering direct onto a piece of Whisper White. The sentiment was stamped direct onto the Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
A piece of Linen Thread was wrapped twice around the card tying a small bow before being layered onto Base Card – Watermelon Wonder.
It’s a very simple card but one with a bit of a punch, I think.
Hello Honey has since been retired but you could subsitite the colour for Delighful Dijon or Crushed Curry.
Don’t forget, you are able to purchase this Technique from our Technique Teats Page to create 4 more cards using the Sponging Technique & “Lovely as a Tree” Stamp Set.
I created this card for a challenge, but also with a friend in mind. When I went to post it to the challenge site, I couldn’t remember what challenge it was. Is it just me or does this happen to anyone else?
It is not one of those cards we like to create but none the less, we do them. I thought I would add “Thinking of You” instead of leaving blank or “With Sympathy”.
Again, I don’t have any measurements or tutorial, as I was in a hurry to get it in the post. However, I did consult my Colour Coach for my colours.
I embossed a piece of Pool Party CS with the Decorative Dots EF, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon along the left hand side, prior to layering to a piece of Whisper White & finally to the Base Card – Old Olive. I tied a small bow & adhered to top of Ribbon with a Glue Dot.
I used the gorgeous Hostess Set – Floral Wings. The butterfly was stamped n Pool Party, flowers in Perfect Plum & the leaves in Old Olive Inks prior to running through the Big Shot with the corresponding Bold Butterfly Thinlits.
I decided that I was going to inlay my Butterfly back into a piece of Card, so I then placed the Oval Framelits over the top of the cut out Butterfly by running it through the Big Shot. I adhered a piece of scrap Whisper White Card to the cut out Oval Butterflyshape & adhered the stamped butterfly into the shape ensuring it all matched in.
The whole piece was then adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black Ink, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhere to the Card Front.
I completed the card by adhering Pearls down the side of the sentiment as well as the butterfly centre.
I hope you like my card today. Be sure to check back in a couple of days for my 2nd one.
Today’s card is one we created last Sunday in our Technique Class. I decided that we would play with a few Masking Techniques – so many options. The class loved the simple, yet effective card we created AND it could be used for make or female.
This class will be repeated next month, so be sure to check out the dates on the Classes/Workshop page.
I was at a loss the other day & while browsing through the new catalogue, a card from Page 104 jumped out at me. Why? I don’t really know but I loved the simple look of the finished card & thought it was a quick easy 5 or 10 minute card.
I decided to go with the same colours or near to the colours as I think – Crumb Cake, Pool Party & Soft Suede to create my card. I have slowly been going through my room & tiding up things, sorting, tossing, etc & come across a heap of Textured 12 x 12 card stock – Perfect way to use it all!
I also used a Hostess Set from the new Catalogue – Best Thoughts.
As the Butterfly Die was not available in our pre-order selection, I pulled out one that I’ve had for years & before SU!
I will admit this is not a set that has seen much ink, but hopefully in the next 12 months, it will be a set that is inked more regularly & won’t gather dust sitting on the shelf.
Don’t forget the catalogue is fantastic for inspiration & “casing”. It helps to motivate you to get your creative juices going again.
Please click on the link below to create your own card from the free tutorial.
I had a bit of a play with friend of mine the other day & decided that we would play with the great Technique – Background Wash but with a twist!
As I hadn’t had a couple of my favourite sets out for awhile, I thought it was time for “By the Seaside” & “By the Tide” left the shelves & were once again used to create a card. Don’t forget, “By the Seashore” will be retiring at the end of the month & will no longer be available.
I carried the theme through to the inside of the card by stamping the coral image onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Crumb Cake Ink & then stamped a shell image in Calypso Coral.