Beautiful You Retiform Technique Video Tutorial

Welcome back to my corner of the world

I have a great technique video to share today – the Retiform Technique.  I had no idea what it meant,  added to which  my spell checker doesn’t even recognise it!  So  I checked out the definition of retiform ~ ‘having the form of or resembling a net’ ….. and that is exactly what this technique creates!

I chose to use the Beautiful You Stamp Set because it has nice big images which meant I could show you on a video quickly – but if you make each of the sections smaller you can use smaller images to build up an even more intricate pattern.
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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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Sweet & Simple ~ Beautiful You

Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!

Last week our daughter-in-law celebrated a birthday, she lives in the UK with her family so we don’t get to see her too often.  Since last week was spring break for the schools in the UK, she, our son and their daughters went on holiday to one of the islands off the coast of Spain – making a really lovely birthday treat!

The stamp set is Beautiful You – I have had this in my stash for some time  but this is the first time I have used it, it has three images of women and a number of greetings and is perfect for this occasion. Continue reading