Monday, April 21, 2014

Retiring Items and Free Shipping

Hi Stampers,

Today Stampin' Up! announced which items from the current catalogue are retiring.  These items are available while quantities last, so if there is something you've had your eye on, order it now before it's gone!  Click on the graphic below to browse the retired items or to place your order.  If you prefer a list email me and I'll send you a pdf.  If you order from the online store please enter the hostess code 9G2U7BBB on the bottom left of the check out screen.

To sweeten the deal, Stampin' Up! is also offering free shipping on all orders placed until Friday, so get on line and place your order right away!

Go stamp something!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Stamping 101

This class focused on two current paper crafting trends; water colouring and gold. Both cards use the stamp set Happy Watercolor:

We stamped the colour wash image three times in Wisteria Wonder, then stamped the sentiment in Jet Black StazOn. The flowers were punched with the Petite Petals Punch, the tiny gold flowers were punched with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. A little Rhinestone Jewel is added to the centre of each gold flower and the leaves were made with the Little Leaves Sizzlit and the Big Shot.

For our second card we used a technique called emboss resist. We stamped the floral image with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. Then we painted over the image with an Aqua Painter and ink from the lid of our classic ink pads in the 2013-2015 in-colors. We attached a strip of the gold striped design from the washi tape collection; Watercolor Wonder. We stamped thank you, also from Happy Watercolor, directly onto the wash tape with Jet Black StazOn. Once the floral panel was dry, we attached it to the card with two pieces of the gold polka dot design from the same collection. Fast and easy, and it looks better in real life.  Gold is tricky to photograph!

Our third project was a simple little gift box, but since I forgot to take a photo of it, I'll have to save that idea for another post.
Go stamp something!