Thursday, 30 December 2010

SALE-A-BRATION ........ Is Here!!!!

Stampin' Up!s biggest sales event of the year Sale-A-Bration is here! The stamp sets available this year are fantastic!


There are two ways for you to earn these free stamp sets:

• For every £45 you spend in the Idea Book & Catalogue you can choose one Sale-A-Bration set.

• Host a party and for every £300 in sales your party makes you can choose an exclusive Sale-A-Bration set. This is in addition to the already fabulous hostess rewards!

Also during the Sale-a-bration period - if you purchase the Starter Kit and join my team, you can also choose ANY additional stamp set from the Idea Book & Catalogue - this could be up to a value of £44.95. This is in addition to the amazing savings you already get by purchasing this kit. REMEMBER – after buying the kit, you do not have to buy another thing as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you can stop right there if you want to! Or you can take this fabulous business opportunity and build on it to earn some extra cash and/or receive 20% off all future purchases! If you are interested, contact me today.

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Teri xxx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Just Believe - Colour Wash



Just Believe is one of the new additions to Stampin's Up!s latest Idea Book & Catalogue. It's a fabulous set. You can find it on page 57 and is priced at £32.95 for wood mount or £25.95 for clear mount.

This card also uses the new Watercolour Paper (page 87 £5.95). The image has been stamped in Versamark and embossed with Clear Powder. The colours are then painted over the image using the Aqua Painter brush (page 102). If you squeeze the lid of a Classic Ink Pad it will transfer some of the ink to the lid so you can use it like a palette and easily pick up the colour using your Aqua Painter. A really simple technique to try :o)

The colours used are Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Marina Mist.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Vintage Vogue



I have loved the Vintage Vogue stamp set ever since it came out. I'm so pleased that Stampin' Up! carried it forward into the main catalogue (page 62). It is now available in both wood mount (£22.95) and clear mount (17.95).

The colours on the above card are Soft Suede, River Rock and Rich Razzleberry together with a little Very Vanilla.

I stamped the background onto our new glossy cardstock using the large En Francais stamp (Page 61 £16.95). I then tried a new technique - Faux Linen. Sand the cardstock vertically and horizontally until all the gloss is removed. Lightly sponge ink (River Rock) all over the cardstock and then sand over the surface again. I used the Sanding Block from the Distressing Essentials kit (page 103 £14.95) to do the sanding and it worked a treat :o) I love the finish it's given me - although hard to see in the photo. It gives a beautiful vintage look to the background.

The flower centre is made up of Very Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta ribbon which I dyed with my River Rock Marker pen. I twisted it into a coil and added one of the Basic Pearls (page 99 £4.50) to finish off.

I used Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin ribbon for the ruffles. These were so easy to create and I love the look of them - much easier to produce than the pleating I did on my previous class! I think I'll be giving this to my ladies to try soon :o)

Teri xxx

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Welcome Christmas - December Class



My Techniques class for December used the wonderful Welcome Christmas stamp set. This can be found on page 27 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue and is available in wood mount (£21.95) or clear mount (£26.95).

We covered lots of techniques including : Basic Brayering, Reflection/Shadowing, Cracked Glass, Ribbon Pleating and Faux Lace.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the right hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours.

Teri xx

Friday, 3 December 2010

Dasher - With Brayer



I spotted a beautiful card over on SCS today and had to have a go at creating it myself! The original (created by Kari Metzger) was created using sponging, but as I'm practising my brayering this month I decided to change the technique :o)

I love how the above card came out. The white ring around the moon really makes it stand out. I used Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Pacific Point and a little Night of Navy to brayer the sky. For the moon itself, I used So Saffron and just a touch of Cajun Craze - and I sponged this on.



I changed the colour scheme for my second attempt. This time the entire card is brayered and I used So Saffron, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. I added the moon mask after I had brayered the More Mustard. This time there is no ring around the moon BUT I've managed to get a fuzzy edge to it, which I quite like. It makes it look like there is a bit of a haze around :o)

Both cards are really simple to create. I'm by no means a brayer expert! But with just a little practice you can get a great look with limited skills :o)

You can find Dasher (£7.95) on page 113 of the Idea Book & Catalogue. The Brayer (£9.95) can be found on page 103.

Teri xx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Beware Pirates - New Technique



More Beware Pirates! I can't seem to ignore this stamp set for very long :o)

The design is very simple and similar to one I have used before. The colour scheme is Sahara Sand and Basic Black. I have embossed the sentiment with Black embossing powder. The edges of the image have been distressed using the Cutter Kit and the corners curled over with my tweezers.

The new technique I have used is STAMPING IN SOOT. I have used some of SU's Glossy White cardstock (page 87). This is not a technique for children to use - because you hold the cardstock glossy side down over a lighted candle. The cardstock must just touch the flame. You slowly keep the cardstock moving across flame so the understide becomes covered with soot - make sure you are holding the card with tweezers!

Stop when you are happy with the coverage - you don't want this to be even, it looks much better when the soot is patchy when used with this stamp set.

Place the cardstock on your table - soot side up and press your chosen stamp into it. You don't need any ink - the stamp with lift off the soot and leave it's image. Be careful not to touch the soot with your fingers as this will also lift off or smudge the soot.

When you have finished stamping, you will need to FIX the image. I used an Artist's Fixative for Pastel, Charcoal and Pencil. Just a quick spray, then leave to dry and your image is ready to place on your project :o)

Teri xxx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Ornate Flowers - November Class



My classes for November were based on the lovely Ornate Flowers stamp set. This can be found on page 54 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue. It is available in wood mount (£16.95) or clear mount (£13.95).

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details in the right hand column. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document.

The class consists of a gift bag together with a matching card and it's own box :o)

Teri xx