Today you will be able to order the global Paper Pumpkin Kit which is called Box of Sunshine. It will be available while stocks last. It costs £20/€26 and these are the product codes: English (155231), French (155376), and German (155377). You will be able to use your Bonus Day Coupons to purchase the Paper Pumpkin Kit.
Yesterday I saw a technique demonstrated by Jennifer McGuire that I just had to give a try! It includes heat embossing, stencils (masks) and using white craft ink. Today’s card is my first attempt and I’m really pleased with it. I made a mistake by not having a soft dry cloth handy and although the mistake shows it’s so small I’m not concerned about it, and I don’t think it shows as a mistake – if you know what I mean! LOL!
It taught me to make sure I have everything I need or might need before I start. To create today’s card I started with a top layer of Just Jade Cardstock (CS) and wiped it all over thoroughly with my Embossing Buddy (unfortunately now retired!). I took the leafy stamp from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and stamped over my cardstock in a very random pattern using Versamark. When I had finished, I dipped my cardstock into my box of Clear Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and then heat set it. Next, it was time to add the white diamonds!
During my time with Stampin’ Up! I’ve bought two sets of masks, i.e. the Pattern Party Decorative Masks (4) and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks (2). The last time I used these were when SU first brought out the embossing paste. For today’s card, I chose one from the Pattern Party set which had diamond shapes all over it. I adhered my Just Jade cardstock face down on the mask using some Washi Tape that I dabbed onto my skirt about four times to take away a lot of the stickiness. If you can, do get some of the purple tape I see being used in the US; I believe it’s brilliant for this kind of work! Before you move onto the next stage make sure you have a soft dry cloth handy!
Next, I took a Dauber with my Whisper White Craft Inkpad and sponged all over the mask onto my card front. When I’d finished I should have wiped over the mask gently with a dry cloth! By the time I’d found one and came back to my studio the white ink was more or less dry! Next, I carefully removed the mask and I found some of my ink had pooled so I dabbed it dry gently but it was already dry and the spots are there to stay! Pooled means congregated as thick ink normally around the edges of the cutouts on the masks. As I said earlier the dots are so small I’m not worried about them. The overall effect is amazing and I’m really pleased with how my card turned out. I cut the completed Just Jade cardstock in half but make a mistake with my sums so one piece is much bigger than the other! LOL! I’ll use the smaller half for another card.
I took a top layer of Whisper White CS and embossed the top section using the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and then adhered the decorated Just Jade CS to the non-embossed part. To add a bit of extra decoration where the two pieces meet, I added a thin strip of Basic Black CS and then a thin strip of Just Jade CS. Before I adhered it in place, I used the stitch die in the Happy Dies set to add a line of stitches to the strip!
For the image on my card I stamped the flower from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set three times using my Stamparatus. I coloured them using my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend and my Light and Dark Purple Posy Blends. I fussy cut them both which was very quick and easy. I adhered one across the join on the front of the card using Dimensionals.I chose the THANKS sentiment from the Many Mates Stamp Set. After I had die-cut the sentiment with a small stitched die from the Ornate Frames Dies I also die-cut a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet. The die cut through the foam without any problems and I adhered them on the Just Jade decorated CS. I finished off by adding a few frosted Faceted Gems to the lower part of the card front. Inside the card, I added a middle layer of Purple Posy and then a layer of Whisper White CS. I decorated the bottom right-hand corner by adhering the second fussy-cut flower. I hope you like this technique and decide to give it a go!
Today my new Stampin’ Up! Cut & Emboss machine will be delivered. I’ve heard a lot of positive feedback from demos who have already received theirs, so I’m feeling even more excited! Before I go a quick reminder that I am giving my customers who place an order of more than £30 by 31st August 2020 a pack of 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ retired Designer Series Paper. The order must be £30+ after Bonus Day Coupons have been applied and before the delivery charge is added; and it’s restricted to one pack per customer! I look forward to being back with you tomorrow and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Products used for this project: please click on any of the links to be taken to my 24/7 online Stampin’ Up! shop. The Hostess Code for AUGUST 2020 is GP4JNSXV. Thank you. xx
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”