Technique Treats – December

G’day Stampers,

Only 22 more sleeps for Christmas!  Where does the time go?

Once again, thank you to everyone who continually purchases our Treats.  It is very much appreciated & always happy to hear your feedback, especially how much you are enjoying them.  Gail M says “Thank you so much.  I can happily say I am now a “Technique Junkie”.

Christmas Cards are on the list again this month, although you could easily use the techniques on scrapbook pages or any 3-D projects you may have on your desk.  We are playing with 2 Stamp Sets – “Lovey as a Tree” & “Totally Trees” with this one being from the 2016-2016 Holiday Catalogue.    You could easily use what sets you have in your stash.  Embossing with Dies & Negative Die Cutting are the fun techniques we’ve used!

As we’ve a lot of queries asking if SU! Demonstrators could use them for classes, etc.  The answer is now a big “YES”!  We love that you can use them for your classes!  All the work is done for you!

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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G’day Stampers,

A little something different today.  I am sharing with you a card I did a few months ago which has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be posted.  I’ve kept it blank for the moment & will stamp a greeting on the front once the occasion happens.

This is my version of a “Magic Card” or is it a “Sliding Card“?  It could be a “Magic Sliding Card“.  I’m not too sure but will let you decide for yourself.

I layed a piece of DSP over a piece of Whisper White Card,  cut a circle in the centre of both pieces using the Layered Circle Framelits.  I cut a frame using the same Framelit & a size larger from Bermuda Bay Card & set it aside.  Also set aside the piece that you cut from the centre.  This is your front DSP.

So that the DSP Images would match, I then placed the piece with the Circle cut from the middle, matched the images & drew a circle onto the 2nd piece of DSP with a Pencil.  Once I002-2blog had done that, I then very carefully cut the DSP down to the size I wanted still ensuring that the images matched, side to side & top & bottom..

I randomly stamped the birds across both pieces of DSP in Early Espresso Ink not too worried if they matched or not.  I randomly stamped the Reeds along the bottom of the front DSP in Crumb Cake Ink before layering onto a piece of Whisper White Card & layering the Frame around the cut out circle.

For the Base Card, I cut & scored a piece of Bermuda Bay to the size I wanted, cut a circle in the front with the same circle Framelit as the DSP, adhered the extra piece of DSP from the front ensuring the DSP Images matched in & adhered the card together before layering the Front DSP to the top ensuring it all matched.

For the Inside, I  created a little tab from scrap Whisper White Card, punched a small hole with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded through Linen Thread & adhered the tab to the top of a piece of Whisper White Card before layering 1 piece of the DSP over the Whisper White ensuring the bottom of the tab could not be seen.

I sure hope this is not too confusing as it has been a long time since creating it.  I think I will have to create another just to refresh my memory.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Father’s Day

My card today is one I created for my Dad for Father’s Day which was at the beginning of September.

I was sort of playing around when creating it & truth be told, it was going to be a card for something else & something entirely different, but it just sort of went off on its merry way.

I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but will try & remember what I did by the photo.

An oval was cut in the middle of a piece of Whisper White Card using the large Layered Ovals 20160724_165935_resized_1blFramelits & ran it through the Big Shot.  This piece was then embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I grabbed another piece of Whisper White Card just slightly smaller than the embossed card, placed it under the embossed card & lightly drew a line around the oval with a pencil.  This gave me the area on where to sponge & stamp on the smaller piece of Whisper White Card.

This piece of card was then sponged using Stampin’ Sponges, Soft Sky, Marina Mist & Crumb Cake Inks.  The birds are from the Wetlands Stamp Set & were randomly stamped in Early Espresso Ink.  I lightly rubbed the pencil line out with a Rubber.

The embossed card was then layered onto the sponged card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, ensuring I placed a few around the outside of the oval.  It was then layered onto a piece of Marina Mist Card before layering onto the Base Card – Crumb Cake Card.

I stamped “Happy Father’s Day” from Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set onto a piece of scrap Whisper White Card in Early Espresso Ink, cut it down to size, cut a Banner Shape either end before layering onto a piece of scrap Crumb Cake & cutting it down to size but allowing a small amount showing around all sides.  It was the adhered to the Card Front.

I hope you like my simple card today.  I know Dad did.  In fact, he always thinks I buy them!!!!!!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats – September

Toady is the launch of September’s Technique Treats & boy, do we have 2 fun techniques for you to play with – Faux Linen (2 ways) & Faux Torn Paper (2 ways).

If you have never played with these techniques, now is your chance.  No 2 cards will ever8  September - TT turn out the same, but hey that is the beauty of techniques.  As the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue was launched on Thursday, we thought it would be heaps of fun playing with “A Day at the Beach” Stamp Set.  This Stamp Set screams “Summer” & of course in OZ we spend a lot of our time on the beach, pool or swimming & playing in the creeks.

I’m so happy with our cards that this month you will thoroughly enjoy creating the cards we have for you.  Be sure to keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more cards using this fantastic stamp set.

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Thinking of You

Thank you once again for visiting my blog.  It is very much appreciated.  I do hope you are enjoying the Free Tutorials, Technique Treats & the Pretty Pattern Papers Tutorials.

Today’s card is another from a Technique Class we did some time ago.  We played with the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique & created a card perfect for the male which could easily be changed into a Birthday Card, just change the greeting.

I love the soft look of the card as it is a very peaceful one.  To add a little bit more dimension, I’ve scored down the right hand side of the card using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool – love this board!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats #4 – May

Once again, thank you to everyone who has been purchasing our Technique Treats.  We’re pleased to hear that you are loving them as much as we are creating them.4  May - TT

Today is our sneak peak for May.  This month we concentrate on the gorgeous Stamp Set “Lovely as a Tree” & create 4 lovely cards for the males in your life playing with Sponging & Heat Embossing.  We also have a bonus tutorial for anyone who purchases the Treats.

Included in this month’s Treat –

  • How to build a Technique Book
  • Sponging
  • Heat Embossing

Benefits –

  • Step-by-step colour instructions for each card
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • Inspiration! You will be amazed at how easy it is
  • How to create a Technique Book designed to keep you coming back again & again
  • Technique Samples Page & Tutorial for future reference

We would love for you to join us so be sure to click on the “Technique Treats” Page to find out it all works & to purchase your Treat which will go live this Saturday.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday Zoey!

Today is my niece’s 1st birthday!  Hard to believe she was born 5 weeks premmy & who has grown into a very healthy & happy little girl.Zoey-wma-blog

I aw this Punch Art Giraffe on Pinterest a few months ago by & had to recreate it. People are so very clever & imaginative .  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

Now I will admit I am not the best when it comes to Punch Art, but I was sort of happy with my card.  I think Zoey or rather her mum will love it.  I did change a couple of things, including Embossing Folders, Dies, Punches & Colours.

If I get a chance in the Christmas break, I will do a tutorial on how I created her.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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… meets the great Technique – Masking!

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.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday Peter

Yep, another Brother’s Birthday this month.  January is full of family birthdays & over the Christmas/New Year break I managed to get a lot of Birthday Cards created & ready to post for the first couple of months of the new year.  I’ve even written them out & all have stamps on them.  I just have to remember to post them!!!!!!!

For some reason I am having a bit of trouble getting back into my craft after a couple of days off.  When this happens, it is always a great start to check Pinterest which is where I saw this card.

I’ve stamped the image onto Watercolour Paper with Black StazOn & coloured with my Aqua Painter using Island Indigo Ink.  This was then layered onto a piece of Basic Black Card.012pp-blog

For the background, I added a drop of Island Indigo Refill into a Spritz Bottle & randomly sprayed over a piece of Watercolour Paper, allowing it dry prior to adhering to Base Card – Island Indigo.

I stamped the tracks from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set with Black StazOn Ink.  This set is so very versatile.

I attached a Cute Clip from the “Hung Up” Collection, tied a bow in Island Indigo (from SAB 2014) & adhered to the Base Card.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” direct onto Whisper White with StazOn Ink, punched it out with the Large Oval Punch, adhered to the top of a piece of Island Indigo Card which has been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch & adhered to the card.

A quick & easy card but one with a little bit of a WOW!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday Michael

Today’s card is one I created for my brother who had his birthday a couple of days ago.

I originally saw the card on Kay Kalthoff’s blog a little while ago & have been wanting to create it since.  She even has a video on how she created her card, but I just went in blind.  I am not even sure if I have the colours right.  Thank you Kay for your inspiration.

I stamped the image from Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Sahara Sand Card.  This is one colour I don’t use too often 008mm-blogbut when I do, am always wondering why it is not used more often.  The zigzag image from “Work of Art” Stamp Set was stamped across the bottom of the card in Lost Lagoon.  The reeds from “Wetlands” Stamp Set were stamped in Mossy Meadow.

I used #2 Oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out the oval on the card.  I then traced the oval outline onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card so that I knew where to stamp my images.

The seagull images are from the “Wetlands” Stamp Set & stamped in the centre of the traced oval with Memento Black Ink.  The background is from “Work of Art” Stamp Set & has been stamped once in Sahara Sand, once in Lost Lagoon, although I did stamp off twice depending on how heavy you ink your stamp.  I then stamped a third time without re-inking so that the sky would be a little lighter yet again.

This piece was then adhered to the back of the main card ensuring that adhesive was applied to the edges of the oval, prior to adhering to a piece of Lost Lagoon Card for my Base.

Happy Birthday” was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla with Memento Black Ink, punched with the Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Lost Lagoon Card which has been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch prior to adhering to card front with Stampin’ Dimensonals.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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