Farewell, Masculine, Stampin' Up!

Farewell, Lovely as a Tree

Dear Crafters,

It’s coming to the end of the school year, and many teachers come and go at this time, so here is another Masculine farewell card, using the Lovely as a Tree & Hardwood stamp sets.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup

I stamped the woodgrain image and them used a sponge dauber to add some extra colour and tone.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia DIY #stampinup

I also sponged some Marina Mist ink across the branches of the trees to give some colour to the sky behind. The font was printed on my computer.

Masculine Farewell card using Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree, & Hardwood stamp with sponging by Kate Morgan, Independent Demonstrator, Australia #stampinup DIY

I also stamped a tree image on the inside of the card and on the envelope.

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Christmas, Stampin' Up!

The Heart of Christmas

Heart of Christmas Stampin Up Art with Heart Team Christmas Inspiration

Dear Crafters,

Do you know it is only 26 weeks until the end of November? Yes, how scary is that?!!!

So, because every year Christmas comes around so quickly, our Art with Heart team leader, Claire Daly, has decided on a weekly Wednesday post of handmade Christmas inspiration; cards, tags and other projects, and she has asked us to join her. By the time Christmas comes around, we won’t be so overwhelmed and we will have a nice little stash of cards organised prior to the silly season!!!

I know the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue launched last Thursday, but there are so many great Christmas stamps in there and the 2017 Holiday Catalogue will be available in September to add even more goodies to our cause.

My card today uses the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, which has been one of the longest standing stamp sets in the South Pacific catalogues since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia and it is perfect for Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas card using Lovely as a Tree and Star of Light by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

I am loving Tranquil Tide with Gold and Very Vanilla as a colour combo and I can see myself using this for many more Christmas cards!

Merry Christmas card using Lovely as a Tree and Star of Light by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demostrator, Australia

I hope you have enjoyed my first Heart of Christmas post and I look forward to sharing more Christmas inspiration with you soon, it may not be every Wednesday, but I’ll do my best!

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Stamps: Lovely as A TreeStar of Light
Inks:  Tranquil TideChocolate Chip
Card/Paper:  Tranquil Tide, Very VanillaGold Glimmer
Accessories:  Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Simply Scored, Clear Blocks, Wink of Stella

Happy Stamping!

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Lovely as a Tree

Dear Crafters,

Today I focus on the Lovely as a Tree stamp set, as it is always a point of discussion when a new catalogue is made available to demonstrators!

I wasn’t able to attend the recent Stampin’ Up! event on the weekend and so I have no idea if this set has made it into the new annual catalogue or not.

Anyway, I am going to give it a plug anyway as it has been around for many years and is such a versatile stamp set for so many occasions, but today a masculine theme for some sympathy cards.

Here we go!

My colour scheme for this one is very monotone in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate!

and this next one is using Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke.

 

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card & envelope too!

I can’t wait to find out if this has made it into the new catalogue, but I guess I will find out tomorrow when, we as demonstrators, can view it online before everyone else!!!! I can’t wait to see what is new and what is retiring, one of the benefits of being a demonstrator, is finding out first!

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Stitches & Craft Show

Morning Stampers,

I would like to thank everyone for their support for me as I attended the Stitches & Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse.

The show was held daily from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th October between 10am – 4.30pm.

I was on the Stampin’ Up! stand on Friday 25th October and I had a ball.

I met so many lovely crafters who came to watch our demonstrations and see our beautiful displays.

We certainly hope we have given each and every one of you some inspiration!

Stampin' Up! Stand at the Stitches & Craft Show, Caulfield Racecourse
Stampin’ Up! Stand at the Stitches & Craft Show, Caulfield Racecourse

We even had loads of Festive Flurry ornaments dangling from the rooftop!

Here is what I demonstrated on the day.

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It was sponging and masking!

I think many people who stopped by to watch my demonstration of this technique, were surprised at how quick and simple it was, but also just how effective it was once complete! The image used was the Lovely as a Tree stamp set.

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Happy Stamping,

Kate

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Sponging & Masking Technique

Good morning Stampers,

This morning I want to share with you the Sponging and Masking Technique.

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To create this card, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10.5 x 7.5cm.

Then punched a circle out of a post it note ensuring I get most of the sticky back behind my punch. (This is best punched by doing about 4 post it notes at once).

Place the circle post it note onto your small cardstock and then begin the sponging with the lightest colour first (I started with the Blushing Bride).

Start the sponging from off the page and then slowly, in circular motions, move onto the cardstock. Start slowly and build up your colour by going over the area repeatedly.

When you’re ready to add the Tempting Turquoise, start at the bottom of the cardstock and work your way up to blend the colours together. Go back to the first colour to continue blending if need be. When you are happy with your colourings, remove the circle punch!

Next, add your stamped image, in this case I used the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set, using black ink.

I cut a piece of silver ribbon and stuck it down across one end with Glue Dots. Tie a bow and add this to the ribbon so it looks like once piece of ribbon tied with a bow. This way it uses less ribbon!

Next I stamped my sentiment towards the bottom right corner of the A5 card.

Finally, I added 6 dimensionals to the back of the stamped card and adhered it to the top section of the card.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Lovely as a Tree, Simply Sketched (Hostess)

Inkpads: Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise, Black

Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Circle 1 3/8″ Punch

Accessories:  Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Silver Ribbon, Post It Note

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Happy stamping,

Kate