Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Alternate Whitewash Projects and Big Stampin' Up! News

While I have some BIG and IMPORTANT NEWS from Stampin' Up! to share with you today, I didn't want to go without sharing a couple of card samples with you. These are modified versions of the card I shared here, using the Whitewash Technique. I needed something a little less detailed than the Lovely Lattice stamp set for my Technique Night Classes to demonstrate the Whitewash technique, otherwise it would take the whole night to colour in the flowers. Instead of the retired Lovely Lattice stamp set, I got out the Humming Along Cling  Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue and made two versions of the card, using either the flower or the hummingbird as the image to use the technique on.

  • I won't go into the details of the technique, since I already explained it in my previous post here
  • Both cards feature a Crumb Cake base with a background layer embossed with the retired Country Floral 3D embossing folder. The hummingbird uses a Coastal Cabana background, while the flower uses a Petal Pink one.
  • The main image is embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder on a Crumb Cake panel die cut with the Rectangle Stitched dies.
  • The hummingbird is coloured with Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, and Shaded Spruce. The flower uses Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Mossy Meadow. These are blended with a Blender Pen over the Craft White ink. See the instructions on my previous post here.
  • The vellum rectangle is also die cut with a Rectangle Stitched die and the sentiment from Strong & Beautiful is heat embossed using White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Metallic Pearls finish off both designs.

The BIG NEWS from Stampin' Up! today involves a change in the company that supplies our dies and embossing folders, as well as our die cutting machine. Stampin' Up! will be changing that starting with the new Annual Catalogue, actually with our pre-orders, after using up current stock. We won't have a die cutting machine in the 2019 - 2020 Annual Catalogue. This is a temporary situation, until Stampin' Up! has secured a quality replacement but there is no time line on that. 

We will be using a different manufacturer for our dies and embossing folders and they will be slightly thinner, but still strong and high quality. Until we have a replacement die cutting machine to work with them, they will still work with all currently popular die cutting machines, but may require a shim to augment the thickness of the "sandwich" when it is rolled through the machine. It is likely only that a piece of cardstock is all that will be needed in that regard, although all machines have unique pressures.

The other news is that Stampin' Up! will be discontinuing it's Stampin' Trimmer and will not have a replacement in time for the new Annual Catalogue, although there is one in the works. But again there is not a timeline for it's introduction yet. Stampin' Up! will continue to carry the replacement blades until the inventory runs out. Right now there is a 3 package limit per customer/demonstrator. Starting April 15th, there will be a 6 package limit. Stampin' Up! has ordered an inventory that they would normally order for a 6 month period, but that will likely go quickly and they may be unorderable from time to time. Stampin' Up! will continue to get periodic shipments of blades from the manufacturer up until September, and then when they are gone, they are gone. So you'll want to stock up.

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This is going fast! The open cube is now sold out and not orderable until July 1st! If you want to order some of this, better do it soon!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List
Blender Pens
Heat Tool
Glue Dots
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