Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Water washed Tropical Chic

Hello, today I played around with a water washed background, you see, when I saw the colour challenge at the Global Design Project the first two colours screamed Tropical Chic, but then I was stuck, how to incorporate Soft Suede.... the answer, water wash!


I love the flowers in the Tropical Chic stamp set, my favourite thing to do is sponge the centre in one colour and add other on the edge, and that's just what I did with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo, then the hard part, how to use Soft Suede? I knew I wanted a subtle effect, so I decided to try white embossed stamping then water wash over with Soft Suede, that way I could start with a little and add more if I wanted to - I wasn't disappointed, here is my finished creation:


I also added die cut leaves using the coordinating Tropical Framelits, and for a touch of bling added metallic pearls


Oh, and here's a bonus tip I used making this card - the new Corrugated Embossing folder (148026, pg 13 of the Holiday Catalogue, available to order Sept 5th) can be used to raise your card front - check out below to see how :)


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more projects. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours- remember to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion - grab the Tropical Chic BundleMetallic Pearls and White Embossing powder and you have earnt yourself a Bonus Days coupon to redeem on products in September - so easy!

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Shimmer Spritzing with Swirls & Curls

It's that time again, the Video Blog Hop team is back to share sneak peeks of the Holiday Catalgue with their creations and inspiration with you this month.

I'm on a Chistmas theme, and as this is video hop I've combined requests from a previous project to include in the tutorial today, here is the variation of a project I posted earlier this month



I'll admit, I am obsessed with everything snow and snowflake when it come to Christmas, maybe it is because we swelter in the heat for Christmas in Australia? My project features the Merry Christmas to All Stamp set and the Swirls & Curls embossing folder, and the hero..... Shimmer Paint, in the form of Shimmer Spritz (that's what I call it anyway, hahaha)



This one show the shimmer a bit better - it is soooo pretty in the flesh!



Here's today's project side by sider with the original that used the Stitched Seasons framelits (only availalbe til Aug 31st)



Here's the tutorial for creating these cards, also included is how I make my Shimmer Spritz AND a "bonus" feature of the new Corrugated Embossing folder, enjoy!  Oh, and apologies for my croaky voice, I'm still getting it back after loosing it when sick earlier this month.


Grab your favourite beverage, sit back, relax and continue through all the team members in the hop to see amazing creations and tips:


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more projects this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours - take advantage of the Bonus Days in August and redeem your coupons on purchases in September!


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The first bundle wia released August 1st 2018 and runs until January 2019. You receive 12 Tutorials each month - one from each of the designers pictured. These are written tutorials not video.

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Is your wish list long?....
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Monday, 27 August 2018

Waste not, Want Not with Blended Seasons #WWYS

Welcome to another week of What Will You stamp?, this week we are showcasing the stunningly beautiful Blended Seasons stamp set.

My card to day is actually "number 3" in a set of cards I have created, I don't like to waste any of my precious cardstock DSP, so this is made using "extra die cuts" from earlier projects.


I embossed some "splatter" in the corner of the card (from Timeless Textures), and layered a piece of cardstock embossed using the new corrugated embossing folder (Holiday catalogue pg 13, available to customers from Sept 5th), I added some foliage die cuts from the set and created a banner for the sentiment.



Head over and check out the projects with this set from the Design Team here, we would love you to participate in our weekly challenges at What Will You Stamp? why not play along with this week - We'd love to see what you create!   

Here are other projects I've made using this bundle, firstly the other 2 cards made with the same DSP and Soft Sea Foam card stock:



If you haven't worked it out already, I love the Christmas sentiment, yes, here some more!


And you can't go past the beautiful floral design - match with the new water colour pencils and you have it made!


And lastly, the autumn leaves


The Stamp set is able to be purchased as a bundle with the amazing Stitched Seasons framelits - bundle and save 10%, and purchase the limited edition Blended Seasons Bundle today and earn yourself a $9 Bonus Days Coupon to redeem on purchases in September, how good an offer is that! Only available til August 31st or while stocks last, don't miss out.




Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more projects. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours-  remember to take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion and earn your vouchers in August to redeem in September. 



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The first bundle will be released August 1st 2018 and runs until January 2019. You receive 12 Tutorials each month - one from each of the designers pictured. These are written tutorials not video.

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Is your wish list long?....
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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.