Friday, August 12, 2022

It's Recipe Time with Watercolouring and Bright Colours for As You See It Challenge #281!

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 It's time for an As You See It Recipe Challenge, the kind of challenge where you are given 5 elements to include in your project in any way you see fit as long as they're in there! I love it because I get a lot of guidance from the challenge, it can be "challenging" and because you can get 15 cards made with the same recipe and they'll all turn out beautifully different!

Here's the As You See It Challenge #281 banner:

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I believe I was the Design Team member who came up with this challenge so the blame rests solidly on my head for anyone who struggles with it. Sorry in advance, but if I remember correctly, I was looking for something a little different than what we had done in the past.

Here's what I came up with for my DT sample:

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  • I looked for DSP in Brights colours and came up with this piece of the Pretty Prints paper in Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. It satisfies the Patterned Paper element.
  • On a piece of Shimmery White cardstock I watercoloured a background using Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. I dried it using the Heat Tool so I could make sure it dried flat. I mounted it on an angle on the patterned paper. It satisfies the watercolouring element.
  • I also did some alcohol ink blending on vellum using the same coloured Stampin' Blends Combos. It looked fantastic, but I wasn't sure if I could count it as watercolouring, since it was alcohol based, so instead I die cut the little sprigs from it using the Organic Beauty Dies.
  • I stamped the flowers from the True Beauty stamp set in Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana, plus the leaves in Granny Apple Green, all Brights Colours, and die cut everything with the Organic Beauty Dies (part of the True Beauty Bundle). (floral stamps, brights colours and dies)
  • I arranged them on the watercoloured panel and mounted them using glue dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Cottage Rose stamp set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink. It is die cut using the Stylish Shapes dies. (another die)
I hope you join us in our Recipe Challenge! It's a lot of fun and I'd love to see how you put those 5 elements together!

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More news about Sale-A-Bration: Those rewards are selling out fast! So fast in fact that Stampin' Up! has decided to make some other products available as SAB rewards until the end of the promotion. Here they are:

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As you can see, some of these are Level One Rewards, free with a $60 purchase and some are Level Two Rewards, free with a $120 purchase.

The original rewards that are sold out are the following: 

  • 159940 - POOL PARTY & SOFT SEA FOAM CARDS & ENVELOPES
  • 159938 - TREE LOT DIES
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Stampin' Up!'s Kits Collection has been updated with this beautiful, warm new Kit called All is Cozy and Bright! It's got beautiful colours and images and is holiday themed and you make 12 cards. It's priced at $32 CAD. I know I'm picking one up, maybe more. How about you? To purchase this kit click here.



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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator,  I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Emboss Resist Christmas Tree with the Christmas Lights Bundle

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Inspired by Adrienne Hughes on Facebook, I wanted to try creating one of her striking emboss resist watercoloured Christmas trees using the Christmas Lights bundle. I stamped the big Christmas tree of lights on some Shimmery White cardstock with Versamark ink and covered it with White Embossing Powder. After heat setting the embossing powder, I watercoloured over it using alternating stripes of Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point ink mixed with a bit of water. (The less water you use, the more intense the colour!) To apply the ink, I used the large brushed water painter. I dried the ink using the Heat Tool.

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To display the tree, I die cut it using the Twinkling Lights dies and mounted it on a panel of the Lights Aglow Specialty 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper with a white background.

Having just received the Deckled Rectangles Dies, I used them to cut two more panels of Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point cardstock behind these and mounted all on a card base of Bermuda Bay.

The sentiment, from the Brightest Glow stamp set, was stamped in Pacific Point ink and die cut with the Labels Aglow dies.

The card is finished off with a few Festive Pearls of Soft Succulent and Silver.


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Do you like what you see in the photos above? These are all creations made using Sale-A-Bration rewards. You can earn these simply by ordering either $60 or $120 worth of Stampin' Up! products from any current catalogue right now until Aug. 31, 2022!! There are some awesome stamp sets, dies, and DSP to choose from! But don't wait too long. Contact me for a Sale-A-Bration Brochure or click HERE to download one.

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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator,  I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

Product List