Stampin’ Up! just released FIVE new video tutorials featuring projects from the 2012-13 catalog. Each video is only 2-3 minutes long and if you watch all five you’ll learn a lot of new techniques for your 10 minute time investment. Definitely worth watching!
1. Watch “Baby Memory Book Page Technique” which shows techniques used to create the Baby Memory book on page 62 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. You’ll love the unique use of the embossing folder!
2. Watch “Jolly Christmas Card” which shows how to make the adorable pop-up Christmas tree on page 181 of Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
3. Watch “Tea Shoppe Technique” featuring the fabulous gift box featured on page 56 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. This video will walk you through the entire creation of this gift box complete with dividers, clear lid and band in less than 4 minutes!
4. Watch “Stampin’ Emboss Technique” and learn how to create faux metal tags with any stamp! I LOVE the look of these ‘metal’ tags. This is from the 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog pg. 105.
5. Watch “Outdoors Journal Technique” which will show in less than 2 minutes how to create faux leather and add distressing to a journal or anything else for that matter. The featured project can be found on page 68 of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.
2012-13 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog PDF download.
2012-13 Catalog Stampin’ Supplies list PDF download of supplies used in the pictured catalog samples
Email me for a copy of the catalog.
I created this World Treasures peacock greeting card and when I got done I just wasn’t sure if I liked it. It was late, so I left my stamping corner and went to bed. The next morning I entered my stamping corner and was welcomed by this beautiful peacock and fell in love! Really how can you go wrong with this exotic creature!
I stamped the peacock twice in Rich Razzleberry and once in Primrose Petals. I die cut one of the Rich Razzleberry images with the Big Shot Die-cutting Machine and the largest framelit from the Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies set. That became my main focal point. I then trimmed out the inner fan of the Primrose Petals image with Paper Snips and trimmed out the peacock body of the other Rich Razzleberry piece and layered those with Stampin’ dimensionals after coloring some of the feathers with Stampin’ Write markers.
Sometimes when you stamp a solid image like this peacock body you can get a little splotching. I whipped out my blender pen and picked up a little ink from the stamp pad and blended in the Rich Razzleberry for great coverage!
The International Bazaar Designer Series Paper is all the rage in the background! This pattern paper is a powerful design with a lot of Pop!, but having lots of white space around the peacock allows it to work and gives this World Treasures Greeting Card a very rich feel.
The Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, the International Bazaar Designer Series Paper, Basic Rhinestones Jewels Accents, and the World Treasure Stamp Set are all part of the International Bazaar Product Suite found here.
Enjoy, JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: World Treasures w-#126765 c-#126767 Ink: Rich Razzleberry #126950, Primrose Petals #126858 Paper: International Bazaar Designer Series Paper #126920, Whisper White #100730, Pacific Point #111350 Extras: Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies #127003, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Basic Rhinestones Jewels Accents #119246, Brights Stampin’ Write Markers #119702, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Daffodil Delight Ribbon #126872, Paper Snips#103579
Let me explain each technique.
1. Embossing – I stamped the flower centers on the background and the main flowers with white craft ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder so they would show against the darker flowers.
2. Using Watermark Ink – Versamark ink will give you a watermark affect on any color cardstock. In this case, I used Versamark ink to stamp the lattice pattern in the background.
3. Stamping Outside the Lines – I stamped the leaves on a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was 2″ x 4-1/4″. Then I trimmed it down to 1-1/2″ with a paper trimmer all the way to the edge of the leaves and snipped around the leaves so they hung outside the border of the paper. It’s a cool effect, which works great for leaves, flowers and trees.
4. Outlining – The main flowers and leaves are outlined with the fine tip of a Stampin’ Write marker. If you look closely you’ll see that the outline is free handed and not complete. I love the look! What do you thing?
Have you tried these techniques before? Which is your favorite technique or which would you like to try? Leave a comment below.
Enjoy! JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: Summer Silhouettes w-#126445 c-#126447, Blooming with Kindness w-#126420 c-#126422 Ink: Wisteria Wonder #126985, Lucky Limeade #126984, Elegant Eggplant #126989, Whisper White Craft #101731, Versamark #102283 Paper: Wisteria Wonder #122922, Whisper White #100730, Elegant Eggplant #105126 Extras: White Emboss Powder #109132, Heat Tool #129053, Paper Snips #103579, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, Regals Stampin’ Write Markers #119701
This World Treasures Friendship Card starts out with an unusual background created by water stamping. I sponged Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple ink on Whisper White card stock covering the whole background. Then I soaked a paper towel in water on a paper plate and using it as a stamp pad, stamped circles from the Circle Circus stamp set to complete the background. As the water dries, the ink lightens giving the effect you see here.
The main message was stamped in Rich Razzleberry and trimmed out with the framelit from the Apothecary Framelits set. To keep the framelit in place so that the greeting would stay centered I held it in place with post it notes.
The Rich Razzleberry label was also cut out with an Apothecary Framelit and then edged with paper piercing made super fast and easy with the paper piercing tool, mat and template. A dynamic trio!
The ends of the label were punched with the 1/4″ circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I first punched the circle from a post it note and placed it where I wanted to punch the circle on the label. That made it easy to punch the label and get it right where I wanted it! I demonstrated this idea in the video on creating a scallop frame a couple of weeks ago using a large circle punch.
Each piece was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then the ribbon was threaded through before the background was adhered to the Whisper White card stock base. Normally, I use about an inch of SNAIL adhesive in each corner and maybe some in the middle if it’s a large piece, but on this background I SNAIL’d (new word) the entire edge to keep it in place. The water stamping tends to warp the paper slightly and using extra adhesive helps solve the warping.
Enjoy, JulieCard Recipe: Stamps: World Treasures w-#126765 c-#126767, Circle Circus w-#115778 c-#127784 Ink: Primrose Petals #126858, Rich Razzleberry #126950, Raspberry Ripple #126859 Paper: Whisper White #100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316 Extras: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Stamping Sponges #101610, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin’ Pierce Mat #126199, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246, Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430, SNAIL adhesive #104332