Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Brusho Crystal Color - Loving them!

I've been playing with the Brusho Crystal Colors and I have to say that these are my favourite new products in the Occasions Catalogue.  Every time I make a project with them I learn more about them and the results are always so much fun.  One of the big things that I've learned is that you have to be patient!  The way the project looks changes as the colours dry and you have to be patient had let it dry - don't keep adding colour and water.

Here's a card I made using the Brilliant Blue and Yellow crystals.

Here's the steps I followed:
  1. On Watercolor paper, stamp the large flower from the Beautiful Day Stampset using VersaMark ink.  I used a piece of watercolour paper that was 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  2. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and then heat to set.
  3. Sprinkle a small amount of blue crystals on the bottom left flower.  Spray with water in a spritzer bottle.  
  4. Move the colour around inside the image to fill the image using an Aqua Painter
  5. For the top two flowers, sprinkle a small amount of yellow crystals and spray with water in a spritzer bottle.
  6. Move the colour around inside the image to fill the image using an Aqua Painter.  Make sure you've cleaned the Aqua Painter between colouring the blue flower and the yellow flowers.
  7. Pick up a small amount of blue colour and a bit of yellow colour from the flowers and colour in the leaves.  
  8. Spread some colour around outside of the flowers - you can pick up some colour from the flowers and dilute with water.
  9. Let dry completely
  10. Cut out the "Amazing" using Night of Navy yardstick
  11. Cut out "YOU" using Daffodil Delight
  12. Trim the dry watercolour paper to 3 3/4" x 5"
  13. Cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock 4 1/4" x 11".  Score at 5 1/2" and fold to make card base.
  14. Cut a piece of Daffodil Delight yardstick 4" x 5 1/4".  Adhere to card base.
  15. Adhere watercolour paper to card base using Fast Fuse (it sticks best)
  16. Adhere the "Amazing" piece to the card front using a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  17. Adhere the "YOU" using Mini Dimensionals.
Are you interested in learning more about Brusho Crystal Colours?  I'll be highlighting them in my upcoming classes.  Check out my upcoming classes.


Interested in ordering any of these stampsets or anything else? Go to my ONLINE store and use the Host Code JGVP97RV to place your order.  Use this host code when ordering and receive a free gift from me! I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home. 


If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. 


Host Code: JGVP97RV


Check Out My Upcoming Classes And Classes By Mail

I've got a lot of classes planned that you can sign up for either in person or by mail. Check them out on my Classes and Events page.  If you're interested in hosting a class or a party and getting your friends together to make some cards and share some fun, email me.  I have availability for private classes.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Friday, 23 February 2018

Can you CASE it Friday - Springtime Foils Speciality Designer Series Paper

Today's instalment of Can You CASE (COPY and SHARE EVERYTHING) features the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper that is a new product available as part of Sale-a-Bration.

Did you see the new brochure featuring the new Sale-a-Bration items available for free with a $60 or $120 CDN purchase?  These products that will be available until the end of March.  Check them out here!

Here's the card I CASE'd.


This is such a cute card and so easy to make.

Here's my version.


Product List

Instructions:

  1. Card Base:  4 1/4" x 11" - scored and folded in half
  2. Springtime Foils:  3 3/4" x 5 1/2" - adhere to the front of the card base
  3. Wrap Silver Metallic Thread around your hand 5-6 times and then adhere to the card front using a small amount of Fast Fuse. (TIP:  I usually pinch the thread in the middle and stick that bunch on the adhesive).
  4. Adhere 2 of the long stems from the Touch of Nature Elements to the card front over the silver thread.
  5. Stamp a banner in Pool Party.  
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy.
  7. Cut out the banner using scissors.
  8. Adhere to the card front on top of the stems.
  9. Enjoy!


Interested in ordering any of these stampsets or anything else? Go to my ONLINE store and use the Host Code JGVP97RV to place your order.  Use this host code when ordering and receive a free gift from me! I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home. 


If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. 


Host Code: JGVP97RV

Check out my upcoming Classes and Classes By Mail

I've got a lot of classes planned that you can sign up for either in person or by mail. Check them out on my Classes and Events page.  If you're interested in hosting a class or a party and getting your friends together to make some cards and share some fun, email me.  I have availability for private classes.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Picture Perfect Barn Door

I made this card with a group of ladies in my Birthday Card class on Saturday.  There were a couple of brand new stampers in the group so we took it slowly and worked together to stamp, cut and assemble the card.  It was so much fun to see their reaction - from doubt and fear that they couldn't make this to excitement and amazement that they had created a beautiful card!  That's why I love sharing what I do!  It's so much fun to see their expressions change!

Here's the card


Friday, 16 February 2018

Two for One Friday

I'm a little behind this week!  I'm travelling for work and I didn't seem to get my post done on Tuesday, so today it will be two posts in one!  I'm in Regina, SK this week.  Compared to where I live on the West Coast, it's cold here -18 degrees Celsius, but thankfully it is warmer this week than last week when it was -40 degrees!  BRRR!  I'm not made for this kind of weather!


Can you CASE it Friday!

Today's Can you CASE it Friday instalment features the Bird Banter stamp set.  I haven't have had a chance to play with this set yet, but it is so cute.  Today I CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) from page 43 of the Occasions Catalogue.  

This is a cute little gift bag, but I used the idea to make a card.  Check it out.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Can You CASE it Friday - Sweet Little Something

Today I'm sharing a card I CASE'd (Copy and Share Everything) from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.  This card uses one of my favourite stamp sets from this catalogue - Sweet Little Something.  I was lucky enough to win this stamp set at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Salt Lake City in November.  I was SO excited!

Here's the card I CASE'd from page 40 of the Occasions Catalogue.


I love this cute little card.  The bunny is so realistic!

Here's my card.

I changed it up a little bit as I didn't have the Designer Series Paper or Craft Stampin' Ink for the background flowers.  That's what CASE'ing is all about!  You can copy exactly as is or use as an inspiration.

This little bunny is so adorable!  I just love how the image emerges before your eyes and I always have a WOW moment no matter what colour I stamp it in.

Here's a tip on how to stamp the 3 images to get the best results:

  1. Stamp the most detailed stamp in the darkest ink first.  For this bunny I used Early Espresso.
  2. Stamp the next most detailed stamp in a middle ink using the nose and arms to line up.  For  this bunny I used Crumb Cake.
  3. Stamp the solid stamp last lining up the head, arms and legs.  For this bunny I used Sahara Sand.

Interested in ordering this stampset or anything else? go to my ONLINE store and use the Host Code ZXRKZZ63 to place your order.  Use this host code when ordering and receive a free gift from me! I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home. 


If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. 


Host Code: ZXRKZZ63 

Check out my upcoming Classes and Classes By Mail

I've got a lot of classes planned that you can sign up for either in person or by mail. Check them out on my Classes and Events page.

Happy Stamping!
Melva

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

True Gentleman

Have you noticed the True Gentleman Suite in the Occasions catalogue?  I love the colours used in the Designer Series Paper.  There are obvious choices for masculine cards, but there are others that can be used for any kind of card.  The colours are amazing - Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tranquil Did and Very Vanilla.

Here's a card I made using the Designer Series Paper and fabulous Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon.


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Can you CASE it Friday - Happy Wishes

I'm a little behind in posting.  I've been in New Orleans for a conference and time just slips away from me with everything going on. 

This weeks' Can you CASE (copy and share everything) instalment features the Happy Wishes stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  You can get this stamp set for free with a $120 purchase until the end of March.

I love how many sentiments there are in this set and how versatile it is!  You can use it for birthdays, anniversaries and just about any occasion!

Here's the card I CASE'd from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.
Now, here's my card.

The cards are pretty close.  I used Melon Mambo for the yardstick instead of Flirty Flamingo.  It was so easy to create this card.  

Host Codes

If your order is over $200, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. I'll send you a set of 4 cards as a Thank You gift including the instructions so you can make at home.Use the host code when you order and receive a free gift from me!

Host Code: ZXRKZZ63 


Check out my upcoming Classes and Classes By Mail

I've got a lot of classes planned that you can sign up for either in person or by mail. Check them out on my Classes and Events page.

Happy Stamping!
Melva
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