Friday, 28 February 2014

Petal Parade

I'll admit that I really didn't like the "Petal Parade" stamp set when I first saw it.  It certainly wasn't on my "must-have" list of Sale-a-bration items that's for sure.  But I decided to give it a chance.  The blogging world and those lovely people who pin their ideas on Pinterest have certainly inspired me so I inked "Petal Parade" for the first this week for 2 challenges:

Colour Q

and Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

I certainly am "dreaming of spring" like so many people and the fun flowers are helping feel a little warmer!

What do you think?

I'm loving the vibrant colour combo and the hint of spring in this card.  I can't wait to do some more stamping with this set!  This is a really easy set to do some masking with because the images are smaller and manageable to cut out.

Stamp Sets:  Petal Parade (Sale-a-bration), Banner Greetings (Hostess)

Card Stock and Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.

Other:  Lattice TIEF,  Decorative Dots TIEF (Sale-a-bration), Crumb Cake Seam-Binding Ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Eye-catching Ikat #3

This is my 3rd post in a series featuring Stampin' Up's "Eye-catching Ikat" photopolymer stamp set.  It is so fun to work with and versatile too!  Because it is a photopolymer stamp set it is completely see through and therefore, one doesn't need a stamp-a-ma-jig to line things up.  Click here to see another great example of how to create a continuous line with these stamps.

And finally, here is my #3 REASON TO LOVE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMPS:

They are very affordable!!  Woohoo! 

Just like you, I have to purchase all of my granted, because I'm a demonstrator I get a 20% discount (you can to, just email me for more info)....but I still like to get a good price on things!  Stampin' Up's photopolymer sets are all $16.95!!!  Isn't that great!  Click here to see a complete listing of their photopolymer stamps and then email me with your wishlist : )

Click here to see my #2 reason : )

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Eye-catching Ikat

This the second in a series of posts highlighting the "Eye-catching Ikat" photopolymer stamp set and the top 3 reasons I LOVE Stampin' Up's new photopolymer stamp sets.  I had a lot of fun playing around with the colours from this week's Dynamic Duos challenge:

Here's what I finally settled on:

I love how I can create a pattern that makes it look as though I've used Island Indigo paper when I've really only stamped in two colours on Whisper White card stock.  To create the 2-tone blue, I stamped one row in "full" ink and then stamped off once before stamping the second row.

I think it looks like fabric (which is the idea of Ikat I suppose) and decided to have the sentiment look like a tag on a gift.  I can create simple, quick tags using my Chalk Talk Framelits.

Here is Reason #2:

Stampin' Up's Photopolymer stamps 
stick to the acrylic blocks. 

I mean REALLY stick!  No falling off after they've been inked up or while you're cleaning them!  It's fantastic!!!!

Click here to see Reason #1.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 3 February 2014

I Love Eye-catching IKAT

I've really been enjoying Stampin' Up's new line of photopolymer stamps!  Recently I began playing around with the "Eye-catching Ikat" photopolymer set and have really had a lot of fun!  I will be doing a series of quick posts to showcase the "Eye-catching Ikat" set and to give you all the reasons I love photopolymer stamps!

First, here's my first card:

I chose a colour combination that ColourQ put out this week.

So pretty!  And here's the first reason I LOVE photopolymer stamp sets:

They are TOTALLY see-through!!!!  

That fact makes putting together a card like this SUPER simple!  No "Stamp-a-ma-jig" needed.  Simply stamp your first image, re-ink the stamp, re-position and look straight through the stamp and press it down!   You've got to try them!

Stay tuned for more "Eye-catching Ikat" cards and reasons I love photopolymer stamps.

Happy Stamping!

Product Details:

Stamp sets: Eye-catching Ikat, Another Thank You Photopolymer stamp sets

Card stock and Ink pads:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette

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