One of the great things we do on my Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team Facebook group is a monthly ATC stamping technique share. It's great for our hobby and business demos to get involved in and really fun to share with team members right across Australia when we get our swap ATCs back in the mail.
Last month's technique was collage stamping, and the In This World stamp set from the 2016 Annual Catalogue was perfect for the technique. I also decided to make a card to go with the ATC.
My Stampin' Up! colours are Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and I have also added some Copper Embossing (the butterfly on the ATC, and ink splotches on the card). It's super easy to create this effect with just layers of stamping on a Very Vanilla background.
I really love the vintage look of the stamps in this set. I think this set would be great for male cards as well.
Here's a closer look at the In This World stamp set. Isn't it fabulous? I'll definitely be looking at other ways to use this vintage / antique inspired stamp set.
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I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!
I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).
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Today I have a vintage tea pot card for you using the Stamin' Up! A Nice Cuppa bundle - I had so much fun making this card and love the grungy way the tea cup turned out. Read on for tips.
Tips to create this card:
First up I used the beautiful Timeless Textures background stamp (using Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe ink) to add some grunge onto the base Crumb Cake stamp set. I also stamped onto the piece of Typeset specialty DSP.
For the teacup, I clear embossed the tea cup image onto a piece of DSP from the Love Blossoms DSP stack. I wasn't particularly careful about getting an even and deep cover of Versamark ink before I embossed, because I wanted a grungy look.
Next I used my brayer to run Early Espresso ink over the entire image making sure there was good coverage in the areas that weren't embossed. I then used a paper towel to clean off the ink from the embossed areas.
The tea cup image was cut out using the Cups and Kettles Framelit die.
Finally I added some embellishments for extra texture - Tea Lace Doily, ribbon, linen thread.
My greeting is from Balloon Celebrations. I really love the whimsical nature of the greeting!
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Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!
Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.
I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.
Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue). Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.
This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.
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Hello friends. I hope this finds you well and happy. Today I have a vintage style Christmas card for you using the Reason for the Season stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the poinsettia's in this set, as well as the vintage fonts.
Here's some tips for recreating this card at home:
The Poinsettia is water-coloured in Real Red and Old Olive and I created 3 layers and popped Dimensionals in between each layer to give the card extra dimension.
My cardstock colours are Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Crumb Cake.
The 'A Merry Christmas to You' greeting in this set fits perfectly into the Decorative Label punch.
The center of my Poinsettia is made using Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.
Make creating tags super easy by using the tag topper punches (we have 2 types) and the Triple Layer Banner punch which makes banner ends a breeze.
Inked edges, ripped paper, tea lace doileys, linen thread and crochet trim all add to the vintage look.
The Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for vintage style Christmas cards - I LOVE this music notes sheet from the pack.
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