Today we have a card that features the Faux Mosaic technique which I learnt from watching a Stampin’ Up! DVD for demos called “Workshop Wows”. I just had to try it! You can’t tell from the photo, but in between the mosaic pieces is sparkling Dazzling Diamonds glitter – it really shimmers in the light.
The technique is created by first taking a piece of adhesive-backed paper (such as sticker paper). Peel off the backing paper, and carefully place your pieces of paper ’tiles’ – yes, this is a great one for using up all those tiny pieces of paper you’ve been saving!
Next, sprinkle gold or silver embossing powder over the sticker paper – it will adhere to the gaps between the tiles. Heat emboss for an amazing effect, then trim the piece as desired and use to embellish your cards or scrap projects. Or instead of embossing powder, use glitter as I have for this one.
It certainly is a Wow IRL (in real life). I made this one for a very talented Stampin’ Up! demo and gorgeous lady… Happy birthday Juliana!
I must have been a magpie in another life because I LOVE shiny things! I’ve always loved the superfine Dazzling Diamond glitter, So I guess it’s no suprise that I’ve fallen in love with Stampin’ Up!’s new chunky glitter and have been using it like mad lately. It’s in the Summer mini catalogue (p15) and comes in a pack of four colours. I was surprised how big the containers are – they should last a while.
I’m having a bit of trouble taking pics of my newest creations (think big stars with chunky blue glitter on white cardstock), but I’d love to share this chunky glitter card that Jenny Myerscough (demo in Rowville, VIC) made for me. Isn’t she talented?!
Ok, so you’ve managed to find some peace and quiet (yes, a feat in itself), your inks and stamps are all set to go, and you are ready for inspiration to strike…. but…. nothing happens! Your stamping mojo has disappeared! What do you do next?
Well, the answer is simple and it’s something I’ve done many times, because my stamping mojo frequently disappears, let me tell you! I grab my Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalogue and flick through it until I see a design that catches my eye. Force yourself to NOT look at the stamp sets (yes, I know it’s hard… but you can do it :) ) Just look at the layouts. Don’t worry if you don’t have the same stamp set, or the same coloured cardstock, or rub ons, or the right ribbon. Trust me, that’s not important for this exercise (and you can always order them from me later LOL *big grin*).
Now, make up the card by swapping the stamps and supplies for what you have available but try to follow the card design/layout as best you can. It’s heaps of fun, and saves you having to ‘think’. It’s just like following a recipe. Within no time at all, you’ll have created something new and your stamping mojo will be back!
Now, just for fun… who can tell me which page I CASEd (Copy And Share Everything) these cards from? (Check the current Australian Idea Book & Catalogue). Leave a comment when you’ve worked out which page.
Your turn to have a go! Email me a card that you CASEd/adapted from the IB&C and let me work out where the inspiration came from.
Tomorrow is Australia Day, but I’ll be back on Tuesday to announce an exciting venture for papercraft lovers in the Creswick & District area, to help get you stamping, scrapping & creating, and to enjoy some ‘me time’.
Till then, happy stamping!
Thank You Card. Supplies used: Real Red, Night of Navy cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock, Stampin’ Up! rub-on, Eastern Blooms stamp set, Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Night of Navy 1/4″ (narrow) grosgrain ribbon, stampin’ dimensionals, Stampin’ Up! brad.
(from back) Maureen, Cheryl, Kerri, Wendy, Deb, Simone (in the white shirt at the front), Sandra, Ronlyn.
We had a great time at our group stamping day last week with a wonderful bunch of ladies – it’s so much fun to look at new ways of doing things, see how different colour combinations work, and learn new techniques. I came away from it inspired to try new projects, and grateful for new friendships made.
Thank you so much to the ladies who came to share and learn and stamp!
I’ll be back tomorrow with some new projects, along with my best ever tip on what you should do if you’ve lost your creative mojo!
- Kerri’s Diorama card
Haven’t I been a bad blogger! Can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. Well, in my defence I have been busy planning a special stamping day (details below) and it is school holidays. Hmmm, enough said! ;)
First up, here’s a few projects I made with the beeeeeuuuuutiful Sale-a-bration stamp sets. The more I play with them, the more I love them!
Polka Dot Punches stamp set
Yummy stamp set, gift card holder
Botanical Blooms stamp set
Now this weekend will be very special as I’m having many of the wonderful Stampin’ Up! demonstrators in my group over for a stamping day. Woo hooo. Now, that sounds like fun! Our team has been growing over the past few months, so a few of the ladies I’ll be meeting for the first time. I’m soooo looking forward to it, and have been planning lots of fun things for us to do. It’s going to be very hands-on, that’s for sure!
Don’t forget, now is the perfect time to order the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator starter kit. The starter kit is normally great value at over $560 worth of goodies for only $324. But until the end of February you can also choose another stamp set (to $79.95 value) for FREE! There are loads of benefits in joining up – obviously free or cheap craft supplies is the big one, but attending one of our stamping functions has got to be up there pretty high! LOL.
Stamping with friends. Priceless.