Creating a Watercolor Background by Jessica Joana Winter

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This post has been written by the extraordinarily talented Jessica Joana Winter
a member of the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Artisan Design Team.
Hello friends! Today I made a card for you with a watercolor background.
I created my card using the Petal Palette Stamp Set (item 145788) and I’m going to show you how easily you can turn a simple stamped image into a watercolor image.
1. Stamp the image as usual on a sheet of Watercolor Paper (item 122959).
2. Trace the stamped impression using an Aqua Painter (item 103954) filled with water. (It’s okay if the water is clearly visible.)
3. Pick up some ink from a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad (item 147101) and lightly dab on the water.
4. Let it dry thoroughly and then you have your stamped image with a watercolor look.
I used this background to make a romantic card, for example for a wedding. I stamped the bird in Tuxedo Black Memento ink (item 132708) on Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730) and then cut it out using the Big Shot (item 143263) and the Petals & More Thinlits Dies (item 145655).
I stamped the greeting “Glückwunsch” (“Congratulations”) in Old Olive ink (item 147090) and cut it out using a coordinating Framelit. These amazing Thinlits also include some beautiful detailed images that I cut from Calypso Coral (item 122925) and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (item 131201).
Finally, I decorated my card with Linen Thread (item 104199), True Gentleman Buttons (item 145596), Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim (item 141672), and Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (item 146927).
Jessica Joana Winter 2018 Artisan Design Team

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Introducing the Stamparatus!

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No doubt you’ve been wondering about the amazing new Stamparatus tool created by Stampin’ Up! on page 207 of the new Annual Catalog, so who best to demonstrate then Stampin’ Up!!

It’s incredible isn’t it? My favorite use of the Stamparatus is for double-stamping with VersaMark for heat embossing. It makes SUCH a difference, I LOVE IT

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Rooted in Nature Bundle

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What an incredible bundle of 16 stamps and coordinating framelits this Rooted in Nature Bundle is, found on page 143 of the 2018-2019 Catalog.

Isn’t it just so versatile? And yes, this bundle is the second thing on my birthday Wish List!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Memorable Moments by Sylwia Schreck

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This post has been written by the incredibly talented Sylwia Schreck,
a member of Stampin’ Up! 2018 Artisan Design Team.
Back when I was as young as my daughter in this photo, cameras looked way different. Who remembers the black rolls of film you had to insert into the camera first? More often than not, you wouldn’t even know how the images would come out as you had to develop the film first. Those that turned out well ended up in a photo album.
Today, taking pictures is completely different. Any smartphone can capture the marvelous moments in life as high quality images. We don’t print as many photos as we used to. Most of them just sit on our devices. Well, I decided to preserve my most beautiful moments in a different way—by creating a layout.
A small moment of happiness, the smile of a child, is more than worth being documented and preserved in this special way. They are growing up so fast and every moment we can capture is precious.
For the base of my layout, I used Whisper White 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (item 124302). To add some color, I used two sheets of Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper (item 146338): one to create the outer frame and the other one to cut out a heart shape that I layered with a smaller heart that was fussy cut as well. Then I used a sewing machine to sew on all of my four paper layers.
Next, I decorated the heart frame with various flowery elements (items 145655, 145617, 142749, 143659) as well as with some stamped images from the A Good Day Stamp Set (item 145586) that my daughter loves so much—including the bunny, the super-cute deer, the little bird, and the ice cream, of course! The sentiment “Du bist unvergleichlich” (English version: “You are wonderful”) is from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set (item 146482). I embossed it using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (item 109129) on translucent Vellum 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (item 101856).
I hope you like my little memorable moment. Keep on creating!
Sylwia Schreck 2018 Artisan Design Team

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Think Make-Up Compact…

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This is the best thing to remember when it comes to the wonderful new Ink Pads that Stampin’ Up! have introduced with the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog.

Admittedly it’s a tad confusing swapping between the old and new Ink Pads, opening and closing them, but once you see how beautifully these Ink Pads stack I’m sure all will be quickly forgiven!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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