Just Believe

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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.

Inkspirational Challenge #18

It’s time again for a new challenge over at Inkspirational and this week we have a colour challenge for you.



Our sponsor for this month is Tammy from Creatively Me and she is offering this wonderful prize.

I’ve been busy resorting my stamp sets according to the US retirement list as ours will more than likely be the same or very similar to theirs when it’s released at the end of the month. My reason for doing this is to try and use those stamp sets that I will be losing as much as possible before they go. I’m doing this for 2 reasons. One is hopefully inspire you so if it’s a set you like and have yet to purchase you will be reminded to do so before it’s too late and the second reason is so I hopefully don’t have any uninked (or hardly used) stamp sets when they do retire.

So for my card today I’ve pulled out the ‘Just Believe’ stamp set. I’m also using some retired (already retired) colours for my card. I’m using Concord Crush for the Grape, Peach Parfait for the Peach and I’ve gone with Pear Pizzazz for the Olive. I know this last colour is a little light but it’s one of the colour combinations for these old colours. I’ve also used some retired Circle Rhinestone Brads just to use up some of my stash and I needed them to fit a sketch I’ve used for the card layout.

Here’s is my card.

I’ve created a shadow effect on the main image by firstly stamping in Concord Crush and the stamping again slightly to the left using Peach Parfait. Hopefully you can see it better in this picture.

So now it’s your turn to get creating for our colour challenge but first pop on over to Inkspirational and check out what the rest of the DT have made to inspire you.

Just For You…..

Many of you may have already seen the gorgeous inspiration picture for this week over on Just Add Ink, but just in case here it is again.


Aren’t Sunflowers just beautiful. They are so cheery and bright. One of my neighbours has some humungous ones in her front yard at the moment.


To enter this challenge, Just Add Ink 53, all you have to do is create something using this picture as your inspiration. It can be the colours, the flower, or even the feeling you get from the picture.


Now I looovvee Sunflowers but unfortunately Stampin’ Up don’t have a Sunflower image in their current stamp range. Maybe I need to suggest they add one…..lol


So for my card, I’ve gone with some of the colours in the picture, another flower, and the feeling of bright and cheery.


This is what I ended up with.


It’s nowhere near as bright as the picture is but I have used our brightest yellow being Daffodil Delight.


The colour combination I’ve used is from the Colour Coach using Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso (that’s 2 colours from the inspiration) and Cherry Cobbler. I’ve used a past Clean & Simple sketch which is #5 for the layout.


Stamp sets: Greenhouse Garden, Just Believe
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight Patterns DSP (Brights Pattern Stack)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler brads (Regals pack), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Matt Pack & Paper Piercing tool.


So what do you think?


Till next time….


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