Pop of Petals with Vellum and Wink of Stella Technique

I have been using Vellum Card quite a bit in my projects recently and I wanted to show how it can be stamped on and used as an embellishment as well as a layer.  As so often happens when I am creating I ‘lost’ something on my workbench (of course it was right under my nose!) but I spent a few minutes searching for it and came across my ‘Wink of Stella‘ ~ now that is something that I have not used for some time.

Along with the Pop of Petals Stamp set, I used both of these beauties to create today’s card.  If you scroll down a little way you will also see the video showing how I used the Wink of Stella on the Vellum.

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Stamparatus ~ Repeat Stamping Video Tutorial

This is the sixth of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features repeat stamping using the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set.

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peak ~ Take Your Pick

Tomorrow – September 5th, the 2018 Holiday Catalog goes live! I have shared a stamp set or two and today I am giving you a sneak peak at another new tool that Stampin’ UP! has introduced….. the ‘Take Your Pick” ~ a multipurpose pick up and precision tool that has a putty tip to pick up sequins and beads, a paper piercer, mini spatula, perfect for picking up and placing pearls and rhinestones and a small and large stylus which can be used for scoring your card or softening or cupping your card to create a 3D effect.

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Never Ending Card ~ Dandelion Wishes Version

Last month I created a guy version of the Never Ending card for the Ink and Share Blog Hop, click here to see that. I am fascinated by the way this card works and went on to make a couple more versions in more feminine colors using the Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set along with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

I am sharing two versions of the same card, made exactly the same accept one version uses Petal Pink card and the other Blackberry Bliss card.

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Stamparatus ~ 2 Step Stampin’ – Video Tutorial

This is the fifth of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features 2 step Stampin’….. and a sneak peak of  the Wishing You Well Stamp Set which is in the ‘soon-to-be-released’ 2018 Holiday Catalog. (if you don’t have a copy and would like one comment below and I will get back to you!)

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet – hints and tips

On page 213 of the 2018 – 2019 Stampin’ UP! annual catalog are a variety of adhesives and one that is probably overlooked a lot but is one of the most useful ~ Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet,  Today’s card is made with the adhesive sheet and there is a video giving you some ideas on how to use it as well as some tips for using it successfully.

My card features the Beautiful You Stamp set and my one of my favorites of the new colors, Soft Sea Foam which I have partnered with Merry Merlot – which made a great combination (even if it did not appear so at first!)

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Everyday Label Punch and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper ~ Video

I love to use flowers in my cards and to be fair I am a big fan of ‘dainty’ as well.  The Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper appealed to me the first time I saw it at Stampin’ UP!’s demonstrator event way back at the beginning of April – which is both flowery and dainty.

Stampin’ UP! also introduced a new stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings – which is also small and dainty, so naturally would work with the lovely lacy specialty paper – but I didn’t have a punch that complimented the greeting I chose to use (and I have them all!!) so I needed to get a little inventive.

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Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stampin’ # 2 – Video Tutorial

This is the 3rd in my series of short and sweet videos showing tips and techniques using the Stamparatus.  It shows another type of hinge stamping using the delightful Touches of Texture Stamp Set, stamping off technique using the Stamparatus and a little watercoloring

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show. Continue reading

Stamparatus ~ Hinge Stamping – Video Tutorial

This is the second of my videos on techniques using the Stamparatus and it features Hinge Stamping.  The Happy Birthday is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp set.

The Stamparatus is Stampin’ UP!’s latest tool  and an absolute must have for all stampers.  It helps you perfectly align your stamp images, stamp multiples of the same project quickly and accurately and gets complete ink coverage – ‘cos you can do a ‘do-over’ as my video today will show.

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Mastering Ribbon # 4 – Faux Knots

Most of my projects seem to include ribbon, I have mentioned before that often times I start with my ribbon drawer for inspiration for my colors and then work from there.  Ribbon is such a versilite embellishment and Stampin’ UP! has over 50 different ribbons and trims to choose from and they all coordinate with the ink and cardstock in the SU color families.

I shall be offering a ribbon share in August……………. so watch this space!

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