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Reflection Technique with Nature Walk

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Today's share was one of our July Stamp Club projects. By request: the Reflection Technique.

The Nature Walk set from the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue was perfect for this technique.

Isn't it fun what a little bit of masking, some torn paper and sponging can do?

Try This:

Use Whisper White cardstock as your base.
Spritz the 'water' with Champagne Shimmer Paint mixed with Isocol (alcohol). 
Make sure the rest of the card is protected with a mask so only the water gets spritzed.
End Result: Shimmery light reflections on the water.

Very cool.

 

Don't forget there's only 10 days left before we say goodbye to the Mini. 

Download Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Contact me to place your last orders from the mini. Delivered straight to your door.

 

 

At Stamp Club we also got into the Christmas In July spirit but I'll share that card next time.

Happy stamping,

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More Asian Artistry

Published by under classes,stamp club

Hello! Thanks for stopping by.

On my last post I showed you the lovely flower stamp from Asian Artistry which I'd been watercolouring with Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa and Kiwi Kiss inks. Well, after playing around with the design for a couple of days I came up with this one…

 

Asian Artistry

Just a simple one, but I think it works. I used the Colour Spritzer tool on the card base, with Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip markers. The yummy eyelet is from the new Designer Hardware collection that you can find in the Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue – this one is from the Soho range which features exactly the colours of today's card! This eyelet was easily attached with the Cropadile, and instructions are on the pack explaining which settings to use so I didn't have to worry about mucking it up and wasting my precious hardware. LOL. 

To cover the back of the hardware and pretty-up the inside of the card, I lined it with some beautiful Designer Series Paper from the Urban Oasis collection.

Our two stamp clubs met yesterday and both groups were a pleasure to teach, as always. I love it when the girls bring in some of their cards or projects to share, and this week was no exception when Lisa brought in an amazing Kusudama flower ball (origami) that her daughter had made at school. Amazing!

The current rounds of Stamp Club are coming to an end and I'm now taking expressions of interest from new members. We meet on the 2nd Friday of each month, from 1pm to 3pm (just in time for school pickup if you live in Ballarat, Creswick, Daylesford or surrounding areas). The evening group runs from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Well, actually a little later because we spend a lot of time chatting!

I'll be back soon to share with you some of the projects we make at stamp club, including pages from our Technique Journals. Oh and don't forget the fabulous BIG SHOT NIGHT CLASS will be on in about two weeks, on 28th May from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Cost is $20, with the cost refunded if you have purchased a Big Shot from me or purchase one on the night. I'll be showing you lots of things to do with the Big Shot, and just how versatile those dies are. Spaces are limited, so contact me for more details or to reserve your spot.

Happy stamping,

 

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Masking Technique – March Stamp Club

Loads of Love stamp set demonstrating Masking technique

Hey there 🙂

This month's Stamp Club topic by special request  was Masking.

We looked at a few different methods and added a new page to our Technique Journals. I really must take a photo of everyone's journals… many of them are decorated now and they look fantastic.

Anyway, so masking it was.

And here are the cards we made.

 

 

Flight Of The Butterfly masking technique

Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, Inspired by Nature stamp set, Pacific Point cardstock and ink, Baja Breeze cardstock and ink, Whisper White cardstock. Stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals

 

 

Embrace Life masking technique

Embrace Life stamp set, Tangerine Tango cardstock and ink, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, Haiku DSP, stazon jet black ink, Crystal Effects, versamark

Everyone discovered another reason to love post-it notes after using them with this technique, and as usual both stamp club groups were a pleasure to teach and lots of fun.

I'm looking forward to sharing some good news soon regarding something I've been working on. It's probably NOT what you're thinking, but who wants to have a guess????? hehehe

Happy stamping,

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Made for Each Other

Published by under cards,stamp club

Just a quick one tonight. I wanted to share a couple of cards we made at stamp club today. They were inspired by an article in this month’s issue of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft, Vol 15 No 4, and a great collection of 10 Quick Cards designed by Shelly Stakis. 

 

 

 

 

 

These cards feature the Upsy Daisy stamp set and co-ordinating Urban Garden DSP (designer series paper) – they are just made for each other! Colours used are Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, and a hint of Baja Breeze. 

By the way, it’s good to be back and blogging again. My computer had a total meltdown this week so I’m now back online with a brand new hard disk drive. Amazingly we were able to save all files but I lost every one of my bookmarks. Still, I’m not complaining. It could have been a lot worse!

Now I’m off to finish packing. We’re going on a little trip but I’ll be posting as usual – I’ve got a big backlog of projects to share with you. Hey I might even throw in the odd holiday snap!

Happy stamping,

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