Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let's Start Again

When I decided to create this blog I never knew what life was going to throw at me. Here I am, starting again and all going well I will have a bit of fun and you can get some ideas.

There is a new Autumn-winter mini Catalogue coming out in April for Stampin' Up. One of the beauties of being a demonstrator is that I can get supplies early and have a play. Two of the biggest things to happen is the addition of the Sizzix Big Shot for exclusive Stampin' Up embossing, and cutting. I am really excited about this because it cuts fabric and chipboard as well. My mind is racing as to what I can do with the fabric. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this product.

The second thing is the addition of clear mount rubber stamps. Not only are these easier to store but also cheaper. The pending catalogue has a gorgeous range of these. Below are some items that I have made using some of these new tools and stock

This is a small card that uses the following:
  • Big Shot Scallop Circle die
  • Very Vintage Jumbo Roller
  • Vintage Vogue Clear Stamp Set
  • Rich Razzelberry paper and ink
  • Soft Suede paper and ink
  • Melon Mambo Paper and ink
  • So Saffron paper and ink (standard stock)
  • Diamonte brad

This regular sized card uses the following:
  • Manhattan Flower Textured Impression (used in the Big Shot)
  • Very Vintage Jumbo Roller (looovvvveeee this)
  • Rich Razzelberry paper and ink
  • Certainly Celery ink
  • Pretty in Pink ink.

I coloured in between the embossed petals using my water colour brush pen and the ink pads. When the ink pads are closed, press the middle firmly and this will leave some ink on the lid of the container. Use your water colour brush pen to collect the ink and dab into areas where shading would show.

Finally this last creation provides a gorgeous way to package little gifts. To create it you need to use the following:
  • Big Shot XL Fancy Favour (the box)
  • Main Catalogue In Colours Tempting Tangerine patterned paper and Kiwi Kiss Card stock and ribbon.
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments clear stamp set
  • The gorgeous XL Two Step Bird punch
  • Word Window Punch
  • Round Tab Punch

If you live in the Perth area of Western Australia and interested in hosting a party or just purchasing some stock please email me (email in my profile). Going back to have some more fun now.