Monday, 24 June 2019

Unicorn Shadow Box

Welcome to this month's Stampers Showcase Blog hop featuring 3D themed projects, this is going to be such a fun hop! 

I do love the challenge of creating a 3D project, and this one was.... my first 2 attempts I totally miscalculated the centre where the image would be stamped, it was a total fail, but try and try again, I got the measurements correct and my Shadow Box was created, I'm so glad a persevered!



I'm really giving this new set a work out, and my rainbow coloured inks too; this is my 2nd project this week featuring the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set, it's so hard not to use it as it is just gorgeous!


I used a 12 x 12 (20 cm x 30cm) sheet of Whisper White card stock to create this Shadow Box, I changed up the dimensions from another project so that I could incorporate the beautiful swirl as a feature on the frame of the Shadow Box.  I sponge a rainbow of colour into the middle of the sheet, then flicked with a little water to create droplets of faded colour, when fully dry I silver embossed the Unicorn image and BELIEVE.

Next on the hop is amazing Janice LaRoche from America, aka "A Stampin Nana"; click on the icon to be taken to her blog and see her fabulous project. 





Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 



Stamp sets & Framelits: Leave a Little Sparkle

 Leave a Little Sparkle by Stampin' Up!

Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock: 12 x 12 Whisper White
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.


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If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Sparkle with a Rainbow Unicorn

The sun is out the birds are chirping, and for the first time in almost a month we have heating in our house, oh what a beautiful day! 

Even with the sun out, there is still a chill in the air, so with the heating on I organised my craft area and got ink to paper.... well, lots of ink, a rainbow of colours in fact!



I used a sponge dauber to apply the ink to the stamp, starting with Lovely Lipstick at the top working my way down to Gorgeous Grape at the bottom. 



I used the Stamparatus to apply one colour at a time, and then where needed touched up the blending to have a nice transition of colours.

I also stamped the edge of the card base using the "swirly stamp" before layering the unicorn image, and repeated the process on the inside of the card too.





Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 



Stamp sets & Framelits: Leave a Little Sparkle

 Leave a Little Sparkle by Stampin' Up!

Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock: Whisper White, Thick Whisper White
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 




Join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for only $169

And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW




Look what's on offer from the All Start Tutorial Bundle this month! 



If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)




The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Seaside Notions with Stampin Friends

Welcome this this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop, it's a "Summer theme" - my friends in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the sun, summer feels like it couldn't be further away for me, you see our heater broke 3 weeks ago, I am counting the days til our air conditioning get replaced and I don't need to have layer upon layer to feel "not cold".

Summer = Beach = the Seaside Notions stamp set in the new catalogue! I only got it a couple of weeks ago, I'm in loving the hand drawn look of the images, and thought I would put it together with a water colour background.


For something a little different I've used clear blocks to create my water colour background - this technique is so much fun and easy to boot too, it's a win, win. Here's a stop motion clip of how I created my card and the oversize chocolate block belly band using the Clear Block Background technique:


How cool is this technique, not to mention super easy! I used a little more ink on the block when creating the card, which gave it a deeper colour 


I created an oversized belly band to wrap my thank you gift of a block of Lindt Chocolate, using the gold tips of the box into the theme of my projects. I used less ink on the clear block for this giving it a more washed out look.


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects & tips. You are currently visiting Sue Vine at Miss Pinks Craft Spot, to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.

  Rachael Rife 
  Ellen Woodbridge 
  Katja Ettig 
  Melissa Thomas
  Corinne Oosterhoff
  Sue Vine  -oOo- you are here -oOo-
  Kristal Bell  
  Maureen Rauchfuss 
  Steph  Jandrow 
  Barbara Welch

I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 



Stamp sets & Framelits: Seaside Notions


Ink: Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Watercolor paper, Sahara Sand, Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder


When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift.


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 




Join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for only $169

And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW




Look what's on offer from the All Start Tutorial Bundle this month! 



If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)




The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)