Birthday, Handmade Cards, Techniques & Tutorials

Balloons with Wink of Stella

Dear Crafters,

You have to check out the brand new Wink of Stella Brush. They are a glitter pen with a brush for accenting stamped images. They come in clear and gold.

     

Add sparkle to your projects without the mess. The Wink of Stella Glitter Brush is perfect for writing and adding subtle controlled glitter to stamped images. The brush tip produces thick and thin lines, allowing artistic freedom.
* Clear
* 1-7/8″ x 7″ | 4.8 x 17.8 cm
* Archival quality
* Acid free
* Xylene free

$14.00 (141897)

Today I have used the clear one!

Balloon Framelits, Wink of Stella, Greetings Thinlits #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

I have used the Balloon Framelits and die cut one in some acetate to create a stencil/mask.

I placed it over the white card and sponged the Calypso Coral balloon first, then moved it down and sponged the So Saffron balloon. The next ones were Mint Macaron, Marina Mist & Wisteria Wonder.

Balloon Framelits, Wink of Stella, Greetings Thinlits #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

Next I used the Greetings Thinlits and die cut the “cheers” sentiment across the balloons. I then die cut another 2 of the same sentiment from scrap white card.

I glued the card base and the stamped balloon sheet together and then glued the 3 layers of the cheers sentiment on top of each other, making sure I placed the coloured one on top! This gives that inlay look.

Last of all, I added the Wink of Stella to the top of each balloon to highlight them.

Balloon Framelits, Wink of Stella, Greetings Thinlits #stampinup Occasions 2016 @cardsbykate

Click here to watch the YouTube video on the Wink of Stella brush. It has some really cool tips!

 

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Baby, Celebrate, Handmade Cards, JAI

Balloons galore

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge JAI#265.

What better way to celebrate the birth of a baby girl, than with balloons and hearts. Yes I know, everyone will probably do birthday cards with the balloon inspiration photo, but I wanted to mix it up!

And besides, my cousin had a baby girl last week and it inspired me to try this.

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

I also wanted to share with you something else I have been practicing, and that is my little Sailor’s Knot in the thick baker’s twine. You can see it at the bottom of the card, cute hey!!!!

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

Balloon Framelits Stampin' Up!

I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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Baby, Birthday, Celebrate, Convention, Designer Series Paper, feminine, Handmade Cards, Kids Cards

Ready for Convention 2015

Dear Crafters,

I am getting in early today as I am heading to the airport in an hour or so, to travel to the Gold Coast for the Stampin’ Up! Convention!!!! Yay!!! So exciting!!!!

So today, I want to share with you my Convention Swaps. These are card fronts that we, as demonstrators make, to swap with other demonstrators on the first morning of Convention. I have made 52 to take and swap tomorrow morning in various mixed colours. Here are a few of them:

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

Sorry they have a bit of reflection, but I seal them into plastic bags so they stay nice and clean and don’t get ruined in my bag travelling.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

I have embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Large Polka Dot TIEF. The balloons are die cut from the Balloon Framelits which are still available in the Occasions Catalogue. These are embossed with the Lucky Stars TIEF or Decorative Dots TIEF. The sentiments are stamped from A Dozen Thoughts stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon  Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

The owl is made using the Owl Builder Punch and Sahara Sand card stock and coordinating Designer Series Paper. His wings are made using the wings from the Bird Builder Punch. Don’t you love the way I have folded his left wing to hold the twine?!!! So damn cute! The owl is attached to the card with dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Owl Balloon

 

2013-2015 In Colours: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush

2013-2015InColours

Have you stocked up on your favourite 2013-2015 In Colours (and reinkers too!)? They will be retiring very soon and they always sell out FAST! Get them now so you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to check out the deals on the Retired List too!

Happy Stamping,

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Farewell, Techniques & Tutorials

Bokeh Balloons

Dear Crafters,

Tomorrow is the last day to get your Sale-a-bration orders in and take advantage of earning free product with every $90s.

So I share today another of my favourite bundles in the Occasions Catalogue, Celebrate Today!

The bundle is Celebrate Today stamp set and the coordinating Balloon Framelits Dies.

Celebrate Today

The base card is Tempting Turquoise card with a layer of Basic Black card.

The background has been created using the Bokeh Technique (pronounced like “bouquet” of flowers). I started with a piece of Whisper White card and sponged on some inks; Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist & Wisteria Wonder. Then using a template I created (circle punch holes in a piece of Window Sheet), I used the Craft White Inkpad to add the different size circles randomly.

The balloon is die cut from black card and the banner from Tempting Turquoise card.

Be sure to stamp the inside panel of your card with another banner and even the top of the envelope!

Celebrate Today

I would love you to comment below with your thoughts on this card.

 

Sale-a-bration, ends 31st March 2015 (tomorrow!)

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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