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Water Stamping and today’ plan… Cocktails!

Tonight’s card is from a recent ATC Swap I took part in and the technique was Water Stamping! I had never heard this term before, so was excited to give it a try. There are loads of videos out there if you want to Google it.

The base card I randomly stamped the word ‘Cocktails’ in the same colour ink, then layered up some pieces of Plaid Tidings DSP and Poppy Parade card stock. The top layer started out white, yes can you believe that?!!! Sponging on some Misty Moonlight and Just Jade ink randomly, but fairly heavily for a lovely depth of colour. Then place a piece of paper towel on a plate, add some water to soak it, then take your stamp and use this instead of ink. Leave it to dry for an hour or so and you get this lovely bleached stamped look.

I stamped the same image again onto white card and coloured it with the coordinating stamps. I used the dies to cut it out. The top sentiment is stamped in Versamark, White Emboss Powder added and heat set. The Cocktails is another die and glued directly to the card.

I popped up the cocktail glass on mini dimensionals and finished with some Fine Tip Glue on the ice cubes and orange slice for some shine! I think this card could be given to any adult, as it isn’t really masculine or feminine. What do you think?

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CCS – Nothing’s Better than Chocolate!

AWHT Colour Creations Showcase

Tonight’s Stampin’ Up! colour for our Colour Creations Showcase is Crumb Cake!

Nothing’s Better Than Chocolate during lockdown 2.0, so tonight I have a yummy card to share with you!

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake

Whether you like dark, milk, white or some other variety, there is usually some flavour that you can enjoy when it comes to chocolate. Well, my preference is dark, but this card features more of a Top Deck style block! Using Soft Suede and Crumb Cake for my chocolate layers and the Dainty Diamonds TIEF to give a bit of a classy and more exclusive effect to my block. Every piece of card to create this chocolate has been sponged around the edges to give a real depth to it. Yes, it took some time, but it is so much more effective and pleasing on the eye.

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020, Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake

The inside is also decorated with a piece of chocolate as well as some stamping and more layered die cutting!

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020 Colour Creations Showcase Crumb Cake.

The piece of foil adds to the authenticity of a real block of chocolate being ripped open.

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate card by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2020, Colour Creations Showcase, Crumb Cake.

Please head over to Cathy’s blog to see all the other participants in this week’s Colour Creations Showcase!

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