2017-2019 In Colours

Let me introduce you to the brand new 2017-2019 In Colours.

Fresh Fig,  Berry Burst,  Powder Pink,  Lemon Lime Twist & Tranquil Tide

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To create my Bookmarks, I used my Aqua Painter & applied the appropriate ink to colour.  The small leaf is from the Jar of Love Stamp Set & was stamped over the colourwash direct onto the Whisper White Card.  I stamped the small flower from the same set onto scrap Whisper White Card, die cut with the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits & adhered to the Bookmark.  A small Rhinestone was added to the centre of the each flower.

To complete the Bookmark, I punched the top using the Scalloped Tag Punch & threaded a piece of the 1/2″ Finely Woven Tranquil Tide Ribbon.

I know which will be my new favourite In Colours?  Do you have one yet?

If you don’t have a copy of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue or a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, please contact me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday

I haven’t been posting much of late but as from today, I hope to get back on track once 3-januaryagain.

Today’s card is one I created from one of our challenges we have over on our FB Page.  It is quiet an easy layout but one I thought I would try & create with a bit of a different take on it.

I’ve used the “Jar of Love” Bundle which includes the “Jar of Love” Stamp Set & the “Everyday Jars” Framelits Dies.  Don’t forget you can save yourself 10% when purchasing the Bundle.

The colours were Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight  & Memento Tuxedo Black Inks while the Cardstock is Whisper White, Basic Black & Melon Mambo for the Base.

To download your own tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Jar of Flowers

I actually decided to have a play this week & the challenge over at Freshly fms267Made Sketches popped up.   As it’s been a little while since I’ve done one  with them I thought it the perfect opportunity to do so.  I actually had “Falling Flowers” sitting on my desk left over from another project.

Getting out of my comfort zone, I  decided to go “Bright” which are not my “go to colours” or “first cab off the rank” but hey it’s a good thing to try new colours.  I also fliped the sketch on its side to challenge myself a little more.

I stamped the middle jar from “Jar of Love” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before repeating it onto a scrap of paper & then fussy cutting for my mask.  The mask was then temp adhered to the stamped jar before stamping a jar either side.  This creates the effect of the middle jar being in front of the other 2.  “Thanks” was stamped inside the jar with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The lids were stamped direct onto scrap Whisper White Card in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight Inks before being die cut with the corresponding “Everyday Jars” Framelits by running through the Big Shot & adhering to the tops – Melon Mambo & Tempting Turquoise with Multipurpose Adhesive Glue while Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on the Daffodil Delight Lid.

The Leaves were stamped direct onto 2 of the jars in Old Olive Ink.  The Flowers were stamped direct onto more scrap Whisper White Card 20161219_132907_resizedblog(love it when I get to use some of my scraps) in Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Inks before die cutting with the coordinating Framelits.  I then decided to stamp & die cut another small leaf  only because I had made a slight smudge – don’t you love it when you can cover it & no-one will ever know.  As the Flowers are 2-Step Stamping, I stamped off once prior to stamping the 1st image.  The stamped Whisper White Card was then layered onto a piece of Basic Black Card leaving a small edges showing around 3 sides & a larger one on the LHS.

As I thought the card looked a little bare, I then decided to add a few flowers down the side so I stamped a couple of leaf images direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then layered the Jar piece over the top allowing the leafs to overlap a little prior to layering onto a piece of Basic Black Card & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

To finish the card, the Flowers were randomly adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals before Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the centres.

I’m loving the bright colours of the card especially teamed up with Basic Black.

Why not head over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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