Category Archives: Stampin Up – stamps

Art Journal page for me!

Another Art journaling page in my Dylusions journal just for me, with no pressure, love it!

I started with sticking things on the page that had been randomly on my desk either as left over bits from other projects or things I’d not got around to using yet.

This included the stamped flower on the left hand side, a piece of sewing pattern instruction, a stamped tag and the gelli printed circle.

I think the page also had some wipe off from another project on it as the gelatos had some different reactions in a few areas.

So I added gelato to the page with the exception of the flower panel that had already been coloured. I think it was distress inks used on that.

Next I added the iridescent texture paste through a stencil to the right hand side of the page and left it to dry.

I then added stamping using some different stamps… Gorgeous grunge, that’s the ticket etc. I also added some splashes of green acrylic ink and copper acrylic ink.

Next I worked on the flower that I stamped from a Creative Stamping magazine and coloured using promarkers to create a soft, no line effect. I fussy cut it out but decided it needed something between it and the background.

I had a hunt in my stash and found these stickers that I think were meant for scrapbooking.

After adding them and the flowers it was time to add doodling and the sentiment stickers. I also found the orange gems in my stash and stuck them down too.

I decided the flower on the left needed pushing back so added some gesso using my fingers and blending it on that panel and a few other spots.

I also took the Twisted citron distress oxide and did a little bit of stamping to add a little lime green onto the page too.

Once again it was fun to create with no pressure of time or finished product. The photos in the daylight show it off so much better… shame most of my crafting is done in the evening so I don’t enjoy the cokours quite as much when creating… maybe I need to invest in a proper daylight lamp?!?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy birthday to our princess

Today our girl turns 14! How the heck did that happen?!

So I made a bright and cheery birthday card for her using the Stampin Up Birthday Bonanza designer series paper and the Happy Celebrations stamps.

Love how this came out. Lots of dimension and gorgeous colour and yet it was a simple card to make.

Loved adding the little extras like the twine and the gems… And of course personalizing the card for my princess.

It was nice to remember to use an embossing folder too… how long has it been since I used one of those?

So happy birthday to our gorgeous girl.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents pt 10

Today I have another of those cards I made for the parents which is suitable for male recipients!

I decided to go back to the Waterfront stamps and use them with brushos to create this sweet little scene.

A simple (albeit using a method that made my fingers very inky!) Birthday card! Finished with a Lawn Fawn sentiment stamp.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents … pt 9

This week’s card for the parents stash is this landscape card.

I decided to play with my inks and the circle stencil to create a little scene.

I used the stencil brushes from clarity and then added the trees and shadow from the Waterfront stamp set.

Once my scene was complete I added the sentiment to finish off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for my parents… pt 6

Yes… I am still working through the cards I made for my parents stash of “male” themed cards.

This time I used paper piecing for the sentiment and the balloons.

I love how the paper gave the card a bit of an edgy finish.

I added a little more colour and definition using Stampin Write markers to the balloons and the shadow part of the letters.

Cute and once again simple!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Hearts and layers coin swap

Hello!

Today I am sharing four coins that I made for a swap where the theme was hearts and layers… so yes it needed to have layers and feature hearts!

I started by stamping and masking and stamping some backgrounds onto some thick cardstock. I used Darcy stamps from Paperartsy for all the hearts as I love the different types of hearts she designed. I stamped the word hearts in memento and the circle hearts in Candied Apple distress ink.

I had loosely drawn around some coins so I knew how much to cover of the cardstock I was using.

Next I started colouring them in… promarkers for the word hearts…

… and the background…

Once these were finished I cut them out and added some embossing using a different heart themed stamp from Darcy’s collection. These I clear embossed to give texture to the coins.

Next up was to do some layers and focal images… I chose to use scraps of this fabulous textural wallpaper and then another Darcy heart which I embossed and then coloured using the shimmery watercolours in shades of pink and grey.

I love how shimmery and shiny these are. I also edged the coins in Black to frame them.

Next I added the embellishments… a shrink plastic ticket I stamped and cut out, a gemstone and some stamped words from another Darcy stamp set.

Ok now to show the real colours in daylight and not just the orange look they get under the desk lamp…

Love how they came out!

So these are my coins for the swap… I think there were enough layers and enough hearts to satisfy the conditions of the swap! Hopefully Janet who I made them for loved them too!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

A special thank you

Today I am sharing a card I made for some family friends who gifted me and the hubby a night at a Brasserie. Well that sort of treat can’t go without a thank you card so here is what I made.

I chose a large square card and applied distress inks through a stencil and then some clear gloss texture paste and left it to dry. This created a beautiful textural background.

Then I used Petals Palette stamps and memento ink to stamp the flower cluster. I then used promarkers to colour them in yellows and peaches before die cutting them out.

I then added some die cuts from the matching die set. I layered them up and added the die cut label on which I added the sentiment.

Next I chose some sequins and called it done!

Hope that J and P liked the card I made… we certainly enjoyed the meal we had.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for my parents… pt 4

Yes I’m still going on the male themed cards for my parents stash…

… This time I went for clean and simple stamping…

I chose to stamp the splodge from happy celebrations and then a stamp of people dancing from a Creative Stamping magazine and the sentiment from a different magazine set.

I then added a splash of more turquoise ink and some sparkly black ink.

Simple but effective!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Cards for the parents… pt 3

Hope that you aren’t bored of these “male” themed cards I made for my parents… there are quite a few to come which is why I am splitting them up over a few weeks.

Today’s card again uses a glossy paper distress oxide as the background to the stamped images, however I changed it up a little and decided to cut the images out and add them to a card with a panel of distress oxide stamped with an acrylic block.

Thought this looked a little different!

I used the Half Full stamps, not used these for ages! Fun sentiments!

Ok more to come again next week!

Catherine

Happy crafting!

Cards for the parents… pt 1

So about once a year my mum asks for some cards for their stash. Most of the ones she asked for she could just grab from cards already made, but I didn’t have many cards suitable for the men they send cards to… So I had to do my least favourite type of crafting… making “male” themed cards.

Anyways I made them and will share them over the next few weeks with you.

This is the first one. I used the photo paper and distress oxide trick to create a background and then used the Sky’s the Limit stamps to create the focal image and sentiment.

I decided to create interest by splitting the image up and creating the two panels. I think it worked quite well.

Card 1 for a man achieved!

Happy crafting!

Catherine