It was time to get this stamp set out of it’s case and get it inky! Stampin’ Up!’s Painted Petals was the first stamp in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue that very quickly made it’s way onto my ‘wish list’… (and then very shortly after my online shopping cart).
I’ve been so excited about this set (we’re using it at my Technique Class next week as well – book to save your seat on the 11th of February) but it’s taken me a long time to start playing with it. Now I can’t stop!!
I’ve killed two birds with one stone (isn’t that a horrible saying??!! Poor birds!!) with this card. My team the Midnight Inklings have a team swap each month, we call it ‘Pay it forward team swap’. A team swap is where we send another team member a card of a particular theme and then receive a card from someone else in the team who’s used the same theme to create with.
It’s just lovely to see what each other makes using the same basic theme. We cheer each other on and take photos of the card we receive to post on the Midnight Inklings Facebook Forum. This month the theme was pink spots. Perfect!! Painted Petals has a spot stamp.
It’s also so much fun to participate in the Artful Stampers team Blog Hop. You may have arrived on my blog from Annette Sullivan’s blog – thanks for popping by! Make sure you continue on the Blog Hop journey by clicking on the next blogger’s link at the very bottom of my post.
This week there was a card sketch to follow. My personal favourite.
So. I knew the stamp set I wanted to use, I knew I needed pink spots and using the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach it was easy to select complimentary colours to my feature colour Pink Pirouette AND I had a card sketch to guide my layout. All I had to do was play with ink and card stock. The fun bit!
Card making Tip: If you don’t know where to start to make a card or need some inspiration Google or look on Pinterest for a ‘card sketch’. You’ll be so surprised at the wealth of card sketch designs out there to copy. Or just play along with me when I share one of mine. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and share a photo of the card you make – I’d love to see what you come up with.
How did she do that?: I’ve inked up the flower stamp in Pink Pirouette using my Pink Pirouette Classic Stamp pad and then used my Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker to dab direct to the stamp. Then I’ve used a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with tap water and lightly sprayed water over the inked rubber stamp. I’ve then stamped onto Whisper White Card stock. The effect is a soft water coloured effect. This technique is called Misting with Markers.
Here’s my Card’s Recipe:
Stamp Set: Painted Petals #138822 $42.95
Ink: Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin’ Pad #126956 $9.95, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad #126975 $9.95, Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad #126982 $9.95, Rose Red Stampin’ Write Marker #131262 (Stampin’ Write Marker Pack 10 markers) $49.95, Versa Mark #102283 $12.95
Card Stock: Pink Pirouette A4 #116203 $11.95, Crumb Cake A4 #121685 $11.95, Pool Party A4 #124391 $11.95, Whisper White A4 #106549 $14.95.
Tools and Accessories: Bird Builder Punch #117191 $29.95, Pool Party Emboss Powder #129398 $8.95, Heat Tool #129056 $49.95, Paper Snips #103579 $16.95, Stampin’ Spritzer #126185 $4.95, Color Coach #130118 $24.95.
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Like to know more about how to get started stamping? Send me an email email@example.com I love to chat. I can help you select some basic products to start stamping.
Make sure you pop back in during the week as I’ve got lots of fun things to share with you. In the mean time have a look at the beautiful catalogues above by just clicking on them or message me and I’ll post you one for free anywhere in Australia.
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