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,

Name Banner

Birthday, Christmas, feminine, Techniques & Tutorials

Bokeh Hearts

Hello Crafters,

With the gorgeous evenings with daylight savings, I love being outside in the evenings and looking up at the stars! The Bokeh technique sure reminds me of the stars, but in this card, I wanted to try it with hearts instead. I used Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum with the Hearts Decorative Mask and sponge daubers.

Hearts Decorative Mask     Hearts Decorative Mask

Then I wanted to try this same technique using circles! Instead of using the Circles Decorative Mask, I took a piece of acetate and punched holes into it with different size Stampin’ Up! circle punches. This card uses Crisp Canteloupe, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party & Marina Mist.

Bokeh Technique

Then I wondered if I could make a Christmas card using this same technique, and guess what? It worked!

I used the Festival of Trees Stamp Set and coordinating punch. This card uses some of the 2014-2016 In Colours of Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey & Mossy Meadow.

Bokeh Festival of Trees

I think this is a stunning technique and I am loving the backgrounds. I know I will definitely be creating more of these!

This background is very cheap and easy to create, why don’t you give it a go too.

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner

Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards, Techniques & Tutorials

Stars in their multitudes

Hello Crafters,

Melbourne has turned on a gorgeous sunny day today, so I will quickly share a card I have made for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge before heading outside to enjoy the sunshine with my girls!

The challenge this week is a Colour Challenge JAI#235.

I love this colour combination and needed to make a card for my daughter’s friends birthday next weekend, and these colours screamed cupcake to me!

Birthday Cupcake Card

I started with a card base of Pink Pirouette. I then got out the Stars decorative mask and using my sponge daubers and the above colours, I began sponging from lightest to darkest randomly around some Whisper White card stock. This almost gives the effect of Bokeh!

Birthday Cupcake Card

I used the Cupcake Builder punch with the 2014-2016 In Colours Backgrounds DSP, then Strawberry Slush card for the cherry and sprinkles.

I added some chevron ribbon before adding the embellishment with dimensionals.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I added the sentiment from the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set in Blackberry Bliss.

Birthday Cupcake Card

I think this is a very sweet little card and I am loving the stars background. I know I will definitely be creating more of these!

This background is very cheap and easy to create, why don’t you give it a go too.

Please leave a comment below, what you think of my card.

PS I was the winner at JAI for this card!!!

Products Used:

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.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

Name Banner