2-Step Stamping

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Rusty Petals

Today’s card is using the Playful Petals stamp set. I haven’t watercoloured using markers in ages and really enjoyed playing with this technique again. Normally when I watercolour I just use the inkpads and an Aqua Painter. Making this card also reminded me how much I like this set even though I haven’t used it a lot and that I will miss it when it gone. I’ll be sharing a few creations using this set throughout the month.

So here’s today’s card.

I’ve actually CASED the card from page 86 of the IB&C but changed the colours and used one of the smaller flowers in the set. Notice the ruffled ribbon? It’s the first time I’ve done this and it’s so easy and very effective.

I’ve used some more retiring colours and a few that are staying on this card. I’ve used a Bashful Blue brad here but remember that all the brads will also be changed with the next IB&C in September as some of the colours in the currents sets will no longer be with us. If they are something else you like don’t forget to order as it will be while stocks last for anything that currently comes with/in a colour that will be leaving.

Stamp sets: Playful Petals, Life Definitions, Thank You Kindly
Card: Really Rust, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Watercolour Paper
Inks: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Stampin’ Write Markers in Bashful Blue, Really Rust, Bordering Blue & Night of Navy
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Paper Piercing Template & Tool, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, Bashful Blue Brad (Soft Subtles) Slit Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots.

Till next time…..

Lilac Rose Thanks

Finally I’m finding a little bit of time to edit my card photos and post to my blog. You’d think School Holidays would give you more time but not around here and we’re only on day 2. I have a couple of cards and posts ready for the next few days and hopefully by then I would have found some time to create a little more.

As Stampin’ Up! are having their ‘two-step into fabulous July Promotion I’ve decided to create and share cards using some of these stamp sets. I actually have all the sets that are on special (I’m sure that doesn’t surprise some that know me….lol) but we’ll see how I go with time as to whether or not I can create something to share with each of them.

Seeing how the ‘Color Renovation’ is just around the corner I’m also going to use some retiring colours in these cards too. Make sure if there are any colours that are leaving us that you need to stock up then do so sooner rather than later as we have already run out of Close To Cocoa cardstock as well as Sweet Slumber Speciality DSP. There are many others on backorder already too but backorders can only be filled with stock that is already manufactured and is just needing to be shipped from the US to Australia.

I’ve used the ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ stamp set for this card from the July Promotion. The colours I’ve used for the Roses are Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac which are both leaving us and I’ve teamed them with Certainly Celery and Old Olive for the leaves, both of which are staying.

Stamp sets: A Rose Is A Rose, Sincere Salutations, Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel
Card: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Inks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Very Vanilla 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbin, 1/2 Backed Very Vanilla Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Till next time….