Creative Elements

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June Technique Class

I’m back as promised to share my June Technique Cards with you.

First up was a quick and easy one showing the Watercolour Wash technique.

All you need for this technique is some Watercolour Paper, an Aqua Painter and a couple of coordinating inkpads.

Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Just Believe
Card: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Watercolour Paper
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Sponge Dauber, Aqua Painter

For the second card we did Crayon Resist.

Usually when I’ve done Crayon Resist in the past I’ve used Gloss Cardstock. Seeing how Stampin’ Up! aren’t selling Gloss Cardstock from 1st July I’ve done the technique using Whisper White cardstock.

This card was inspired by one I came across online made by Paula Dobson, but I’ve made a few changes and additions to make it a little more my own.

Stamp Sets: Creative Elements, Word Play
Card: Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Stazon Jet Black, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Sponges, Elegant Eggplant Dotted Scallop Ribbon, White Wax Crayon.

Those that attended my class made one of each of these cards and a sample of the technique. The sample is attached to an instruction card provided for future reference.


I managed to create a card this evening while I was filling in some time before picking my daughter up from work.

It started out being a challenge card for this weeks Stampin’ Royalty Challenge #140 but I missed the deadline. Oh well……

Then I needed a sketch so went looking for one and found the Simply Stampin Sketch for this week.

Once I made the card I realised that it would fit 2 other challenges for this week too. Bonus……lol

First up I’ll share my end creation with you.

Stamp sets: Creative Elements
Card: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party Patterns Stack (In Colour 2011-2013)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Now the other 2 challenges that this card fits is this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge JAI#134 Just Add Polka Dots and Just Us Girls JUGS#153 Technique.

I’ve got a few things on tomorrow and a planned trip to Costco on Thursday morning but I’m hoping to find a bit more time to participate in some more challenges along with some other creating for our Craft Market stall this Sunday.

Till next time….


Birthday Elements

I have another Birthday card to share with you today as you can never have enough of them.

For this card I’ve used this weeks Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA131.

I’d selected the ‘Creative Elements’ stamp set but then wasn’t sure where to go from there. I then realised that one of the prints on the Mocha Morning DSP is very similar to one of the images in the stamp set so now I have ‘a’ colour to use, but what other colours will I put with it. Hmmmmm….

This is what I ended up with.

I’ve gone with a colour scheme of Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla and added an extra layer to the sketch for my base card.

The piece of Basic Black cardstock has been embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder for some extra texture but I’m not sure that shows up too well in this photo.

I’m quite happy with how this turned out. Still unsure if some Pearls would add a nice touch or be a bit too much. Any suggestions??

The inside of the card needed to be dressed up too so this is how that turned out.

Stamp sets: Creative Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess), On Your Birthday
Card: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Morning Mocha DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Blender Pen, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1 3/8” Square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Edited to add: My card was chosen as a Pals Paper Artist Pick this week. How exciting.

I get to display this badge. How cool is that???

Till next time….