Using the Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste

I tried out the new embossing paste from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue last weekend. There are 3 key products in this range:

The masks can be used for spongeing, but in this case when combined with the Embossing Paste and smoothed over with the Palette Knives, you get a lovely raised effect which adds dimension and texture to your papercraft projects. It's super simple to use (just make sure you have a plastic mat) and I was surprised how quickly it dried. I use my Silicone Craft Sheet to create colours by adding a drop or two of re-inker to 3/4 - 1 teaspoon of Embossing Paste (that usually covers a couple of cards. I use the Palette Knives to mix on the Silcone Craft Sheet. There's a video at the end of the post which shows how this is done.

Here's a closer look at the four mask patterns you get in the Party Patterns Decorative masks pack.

Party Pattern Decorative Masks

Here's two of the cards I made. For this one I have used 2 drops of Powder Pink ink refill in about 1 teaspoon of embossing paste, and then sprinkled some gold glitter randomly over the top (while the embossing paste was still wet) and shook off the excess. 

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My stamp set is Happy Birthday Gorgeous which is a new set 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the funky font on this set and it has so many other great greetings. The paper is Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For this second card I have used the cloud mask and 1 drop of Soft Sky re-inker in about 3/4 teaspoon of Embossing Paste. I love the effect this gives for clouds. I have used the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits to complete my card. This is a nice colour combination to use with the new InColour Powder Pink.

  Stampin Up Powder Pink 2017 Color/Colour Combination. Click through for a card using these colours by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia,

  Stampin Up Lift Me Up stamp set, Up and Away thinklints and embossing paste. 2017 Annual Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a video showing you more about using the new Embossing Paste.

 

You can view all the products I have used today in the links at the end of the post, These are all available in my online Stampin' Up! store. When you shop online with me and use the hostess code below, you will qualify for a free gift to be sent out in mid August, Gifts include stamps, embossing folders, embellishments etc and change each month. Read all about how to, and the benefits of shopping with me HERE. 

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Bonus Day's are also happening this month, so make your order a multiple of $90 before postage and you will receive 1 or more emailed coupons to use in August. Read all about Bonus Days here.

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If you have a big order, you might like to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit Special this month and save 50%. For just $169, you get $356 worth of Stampin' Up! goodies, plus a FREE box of catalogues and FREE postage. It's an awesome deal - read more HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to see you back here again soon. Did you know you can Subscribe to my posts so you never miss a post?

Claire

 

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Showcasing Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on Sale

Team Blog Hop Logo 300px wideToday some of my Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit! You have come here from Rebecca Jacavou, one of the talented stampers on my team. Blogs are full circle so just keep hopping and there in a full list of participants at the end as well.

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I am featuring the lovely Fruit Stand Designer Series paper. To be honest, this wasn't a paper that immediately caught my eye, but I received a small sample in a team product share and when I was looking for a paper to use for this card set, the bright colours really caught my eye and now I really like and have ordered a whole pack as part of the special so I can use more of it!

My project is a card box which holds four mini cards and envelopes. The box and envelopes are made using our Envelope Punch Board.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box and envelope colour is Cucumber Crush and the card colour Flirty Flamingo which coordinate perfectly with the Fruit Stand DSP. The other colours featured in the DSP are Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizazz, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The box holds four mini cards and handmade envelopes. The cards are 3.5" x 3.5" and the envelopes are made using the Envelope Punch Board starting with a piece of 6x6" DSP from the 2015-2016 InColour Paper Stack.

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's some quick instructions to make the card box using the Envelope Punch Board.

Start with a piece of cardstock 8" x 8". Stamp on this if you wish. I have stamped some of the smaller images from Blooms and Wishes stamp set using Cucumber Crush ink.

Box 1

Place the top left corner at the 3.5" mark on the punch board. Score and punch.

Box 2

Move the top left corner I" to the left (to the 4.5" position) and score and punch again.

Box 3

Rotate the cardstock 90 degrees anticlockwise. You don't need to pay attention to the ruler at the top anymore, just line up each of the score marks and punch and score.

Box 4

Rotate and do this on the other two sides. Using a pair of paper snips, cut sideways on the bottom tabs so they fold inwards, and cut down on the top tabs so they fold downwards as shown.

Box 5

Use a bone folder to crease each of the scored lines, Apply adhesive to the outside of the bottom flap.

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Fold to close the side flaps over the bottom tab (place your bone folder inside the box and press down on a flat surface to apply pressure for better adhesion). The box closes with the addition of a belly band.

Box 6

Mini card box and cards / enveloes made with Envelope Punch Box using Fruit Stand DSP by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Next up on our blog hop is my lovely team member Rachel Woollard in Ringwood East. Rachel is one of my leaders with a growing team and is super creative with her classes and teaching. If you are looking for classes or a great demonstrator to join under, Rachel would be perfect.

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If you get lost along the way or find any broken links, here is the list of participants.

1. Judy May
2. Rachel Palmieri
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Ros Davidson
5. Monika O'Neill
6. Kate Morgan 
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Rebecca Jacovou
9. Claire Daly (you are here)
10. Rachel Woollard

Enjoy hopping with the Art With Heart Team girls today. We'd love to have you join our fun and friendly team. Hobby and business demonstrators are both welcome. We are all about fun, friendship and support.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques

I've been having a play with the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities, our new alcohol based markers in exclusive Stampin' Up! colours.

This one is just some standard colouring. I'm sure you have seen this Blended Bloom stamp around on LOTS of blogs, but it's a great one to practice your blending skills on.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Blended Blooms and Four You by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

In this next one, I have embossed my image from Bravo Photopolymer set in white embossing powder, and then coloured the embossing using my Blendabilities.  It's a great technique to use with dark coloured cardstock. I have also used  a new  Be the Star Stampin' Up! stamp set, which coordinates with the new Star Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Be the Star by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Another great technique to use with Blendabilities is to colour your embellishments. In this card I have coloured the adhesive rhinestones with the Rich Razzleberry Blendability marker.

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Flower Shop by Claire Daly melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Techniques using Bravo and Flower Shop by Claire Daly melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Stampin' Up! have produced lots of great videos demonstrating how to use Blendabilities. Click on each of the videos below:

 

 

 

 

If you love what you see here and would like to purchase any of these supplies used to make these cards, use the links below to view and/or purchase these products in my Online Stampin' Up! Shop (another 6 colour sets of Blendabilities will be available to purchase on August 1st .

Have a fabulous day and see you back here again soon,

Claire

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Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial)

Anyone who loves Project Life will know what a cool addition adhesive flair type buttons are to your pages and journallng cards. Imagine if you could easily make your own in colours that coordinated with the Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits. You can and this video and step by step tutorial I put together will show you how. First here's some of the buttons I made this afternoon.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

To get started, watch this video showing you how I created the button bases in The My Digital Studio Software. If you don't have the software, I'll show you a link to download a free trial at the end of the post.

 

Once you have printed your PDF file out onto Whisper White cardstock, use the stampin' up! 1.25" circle punch to cut out your circles perfectly. You will then have the bases for your flair buttons.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The clear epoxy domes that go on top are very easily purchased. Just google 'clear epoxy circles' and you will see a variety of places selling them. I purchased 100 very cheaply. They adhere directly over the top of the circles you punched out.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Next you want to make the whole button adhesive. there are several ways you can do this - just use an adhesive each time, use a sticker maker, or my preferred way is to use the Stampin' Up! adhesive transfer sheets. You just peel back the top, attach the button cardstock side down, put the top layer over and rub. You could put all your buttons on there until you were ready to use them and they would just peel off.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Then they are ready to use on your Project Life projects. I have used my Subway one on this journalling card which is going in my NYC album.

Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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If you dont have the MDS software, you can download a free 30 day trial HERE. After that, the software is only $24.95 to purchase HERE.

 

Hope you found this tutorial helpful. If you love Project Life, check out the Project Life products Stampin' Up! recently released, with more to come on July 1st.

You might also be interested in my Project Life scrapbooking or cardmaking club with free projects and free product on the month you are hostess.

See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

  Make your own Project Life flair buttons using Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio software (free 30 day trial) by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 


My Digital Studio (MDS) Video Tutorial: Printing Cards onto A4 Cardtsock

My big boy Josh had his 11th birthday this week, so I thought I would have a play around with a hybrid card for him. Hybrid meaning I did some on MDS, printed it out and then embellished with stamps and other 'real' embellishments. Here is the finished card. I've included a video below that shows you how I set up my printing to get 2 cards or 4 to an A4 page.

My digital studio a4 card stampin up

Here's the card I first printed out (2 cards to an A4 sheet). If you just wanted a single layer card you could do this.

My Digital Studio A4 card stampin up

 

I also included a digital stamp from Creatively Yours on the reverse.

Josh 11 bday card 1 back

 

I wanted a bit more added to the card though, so I cut out the card front, trimmed 2mm off all around the edges and mountd onto a Cherry Cobbler C6 card. I then cut some of the hexagons from the other card front and mounted them on top with Dimensionals. I then used the slatter stamp from French Foliage around the outside, some punched stars and some linen thread. Birthday boy loved his personalised card, and I was happy to have worked out how to print cards as I wanted them using Australian cardstock measurements. Here's the video:

Hope you have found this video useful and you will have a go at making some hybrid cards using MDS soon.

Claire