How is your Christmas card creating going? If you're finished, congrats! I'm totally not done so this week's Just Add Ink inspiration image challenge was a good opportunity for one more. This is what I came up with. I was attracted to all the mixed ...

Click here to read this mailing online.

Your email updates, powered by FeedBlitz

 
Here is a sample subscription for you. Click here to start your FREE subscription


"colour me happy" - 5 new articles

  1. JAI 486 inspiration challenge - sparkly mistletoe
  2. More Christmas Gleaming bauble cards
  3. Christmas Catalogue Retirement News
  4. Christmas Card class - Gleaming Baubles
  5. JAI 484 colour challenge - birthday boy
  6. More Recent Articles

JAI 486 inspiration challenge - sparkly mistletoe


How is your Christmas card creating going? If you're finished, congrats! I'm totally not done so this week's Just Add Ink inspiration image challenge was a good opportunity for one more.

This is what I came up with.


I was attracted to all the mixed metallic sparkle and the red and green foliage so that's what I started with, using the mistletoe die in the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle and got sparkly with a fun die technique.


You can make it too.

Step 1 - Shimmery mistletoe
I cut out two mistletoe sprigs from a piece of whisper white, coloured the berries with dark real red Stampin Blends and sponged over the whole piece with Champagne Shimmer Paint. I know mistletoe is usually white but apparently can be red too. Who knew?

Step 2 - Pop it!

Pop the negative white card up with dimensionals onto a piece of soft sea foam that's also had the shimmer paint treatment. Lots of shimmer!

Step 3 - Add a sentiment
Gold heat emboss Seasons Greetings sentiment (from the Still Scenes bundle), die cut with a Stitched Shapes oval and pop it in the centre of the negative mistletoe piece.

Step 4 - Top it off with mistletoe
Adhere your sparkly mistletoe on top, offsetting it so you can see part of the sparkly card underneath.

Step 5 - Layer up
Offset your  mistletoe layers onto some garden green cardstock and some embossed champagne foil, and adhere to a thick white base topped with red and white striped paper from the Let it Snow paper pack (retiring, so get it before it's gone).


Don't forget the inside... with coordinating sentiment from the Still Scenes bundle and another sparkly mistletoe die cut.


So that's my take  on the challenge image. What do you think - can you see it in my card?
I hope it gives you some ideas to try.


Thanks for visiting today. Don't miss the Just Add Ink blog too for all our team projects inspired by the image, then we'd love you to try it yourself.

I have lots more Christmas to share as time permits so keep your eyes out for those too.
 
Itty Bitty Christmas bundle - get it by January 2nd


Get the Itty Bitty Christmas bundle before the 10% discount bundle pricing ends on January 2nd with the Holiday Catalogue. The
Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Layers dies will still be available separately afterwards at full price.


PS: Did you notice the Christmas Layers dies include a beautiful floral cluster that's definitely not just for Christmas?

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

Project Supplies


Here's what I used to make today's projects. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.


Versamark Pad

https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/3009000/year-end-closeout?dbwsdemoid=4000625

http://bit.ly/shopsuwithdibarnes https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/300010/holiday-catalogue?dbwsdemoid=4000625

  https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/301041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite?dbwsdemoid=4000625
    
 

More Christmas Gleaming bauble cards


Today I have another two Christmas bauble cards to share with you. Both use the the Christmas Gleaming bauble stamp set and punch bundle.

First up is this one featuring elegant in-color pretty peacock and the gorgeous copper foiled Brightly Gleaming paper I used on the last cards I shared.


It's a quick and easy one to made but still has plenty of detail to keep it interesting. I love the colour combination of pretty peacock and night of navy teamed with a touch of pool party.

Details
- Pretty peacock base is embossed with my fave Subtle 3d embossing folder (of course)
-  Baubles stamped in night of navy on vanilla and punched out. The smaller bauble is coloured with pretty peacock and pool party Stampin Blends markers.
- The stamped sentiment starts with 'And be jolly..' but I've hidden the and behind a sneaky sequin. I could have omitted it too when stamping but forgot. #oops

Inside I've included a vanilla panel with sentiment and another bauble but no photo. oopsagain

For this one I've used a non-traditional combination of pretty peacock and calypso coral teamed with crisp white.


Again I started by adding texture to the white base with the Subtle embossing folder.

I stamped the bauble & sentiments in pretty peacock and coloured with light pretty peacock and light calypso coral Stampin Blends. Then used both shades of pretty peacock and calypso coral on the holly too.


I like the look of the offset layers of squares adding easy colour and interest.

Inside is another sentiment and coloured bauble.


You could easily make lots of these production-line style.

So, are you loving the Christmas Gleaming bundle as much as I am? If you've enjoyed these Blends coloured cards, keep an eye out for my next post as I have more to share in a different colour combination using them.

See all my Christmas Gleaming cards together here

I also have some good and bad news about the Christmas Gleaming bundle.
- The good? Christmas Gleaming stamp set & Gleaming Ornament punches are not retiring
- The bad - you'll only be able to order them until 2 January, then they'll be back in the 2020 Holiday Catalogue.
So - order the bundle now or before 2 Jan while you'll save 10% off individual item prices.

Shop the whole retirement list here in my store


Thanks for visiting today. More cards to come soon.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

Project Supplies


Here's what I used to make today's projects. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.


https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/3009000/year-end-closeout?dbwsdemoid=4000625

http://bit.ly/shopsuwithdibarnes https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/300010/holiday-catalogue?dbwsdemoid=4000625

  https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/301041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite?dbwsdemoid=4000625
    
 

Christmas Catalogue Retirement News


The Stampin' Up! Christmas-Holiday Catalogue retirement list has been released so it's time to check it and make sure you've gotten everything you need before the catalogue period ends on January 2.

Check what's retiring and staying around on the lists below or go straight to my store to shop.
Thanks for using my host code 32FPG4GA when you shop online with me for orders under $250 only. You'll earn at least your own Stampin' Rewards for orders over $250.

Retirement List

Important notes:
  • Retiring items are only available while supplies last.
  • Some items are discounted - yay.
  • Check coordinating items - some items may retire and some may carryover, For example, my fave So Many Stars stamp set is retiring but the Stitched Stars die set is carrying over.
  • Discount pricing on all bundles ends on 2 January whether items are retiring or not. Get your fave bundles now.


 Carryover Items
  • Some carryover items (listed separately in the list below) will go on hold from 3 January until next year's Holiday Catalogue launches in September 2020. Check the list and order these now!
  • All other carryover items will remain current and orderable right through 2020.
  • Print and keep this list with your Holiday Catalogue as a quick reference.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1tMbVZTTd6omxKe6_RccFshszeUkiDDdn

Shop for everything in you need in my store. 
If you'd prefer me to order for you or have any questions about the lists, just contact me and I'll be happy to help.

I have lots more Christmas projects to share so watch out for them here on my blog and facebook too.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di


http://bit.ly/shopsuwithdibarnes https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/300010/holiday-catalogue?dbwsdemoid=4000625

  https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/301041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite?dbwsdemoid=4000625
    
 

Christmas Card class - Gleaming Baubles

Hello! I'm getting back to Christmas today with more of my November class cards using stamps, punches and paper from the Brightly Gleaming suite.

I love shine and baubles for Christmas so this suite was an easy choice. It's very easy to work with too and hard to put down. You'll see lots more of it over the next few days.

Today's cards show how you can get double duty from the same piece of paper and punched shapes to help you create lots of cards quickly with a different look.


First up is this one with copper embossed baubles and sentiment using the Christmas Gleaming stamp and punches bundle and Brightly Gleaming paper pack.


I cut a stitched rectangle out of the patterned paper piece and added a smaller vanilla stitched rectangle, topped with 2 copper embossed baubles.


The two coordinating punches in the bundle make it quick and easy to create lots to use on the front & inside (which I forgot to photograph).

The cut-out paper rectangle does double duty on this card. I used the same bauble and sentiment elements teamed with a simple piece of navy card embossed with the Subtle 3d embossing folder to create a different look.

The 'beautiful season' sentiment is from my fave So Many Stars bundle. So many choices and they coordinate with so many projects.


 The card looks much more gold in this pic but it's definitely a lovely copper in real life. I blame the smoky skies when I took the pics.

 
Here they are together again.


I needed to used a different print for my own class kit - this is how they turned out.
So glad I did as it shows how these layouts still work really well.


 Here's a close up. How fabulous does that copper embossed Merry Christmas sentiment look?


 I simplified the second layout and I like it just as much if not more.


Which version do you like the most? These layouts could be easily applied to pretty much any project with similar sized elements so I hope you find them useful. I'm still very much working on my Christmas cards so they'll come in very handy. Here's a final look at both.


 

Ready to add the Christmas Gleaming bundle to your shopping list? Follow the link below to get it and any other supplies I've used today.

Thanks for visiting today. Pop back soon for more bauble designs with Christmas Gleaming.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

See all my Christmas Gleaming bundle cards here

Project Supplies


Here's what I used to make today's projects. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store.You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.
 
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool
$50.00


http://bit.ly/shopsuwithdibarnes https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/300010/holiday-catalogue?dbwsdemoid=4000625

  https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/301041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite?dbwsdemoid=4000625
    
 

JAI 484 colour challenge - birthday boy


If pastels are your thing you'll love this week's Just Add Ink colour challenge. Check out this soft and pretty combination of balmy blue, blushing bride, highland heather and smoky slate.


My card is perhaps an unexpected way to use them - a birthday card for my darling man using the fun Animal Outing stamp set - but you have to shake it up sometimes. 😁


Maybe not everyone's idea of a guy card, but I thought darling man would think it was fun & cute - which he did when I gave it to him on Wednesday. Yay!

Tips & Techniques

Reverse/Mirror Stamping

The cute rhinos are from the Animal Outing stamp set. Notice they're facing one another? There's only one image in the stamp set (the blue rhino), but a magic technique called mirror/reverse stamping enables you to stamp & cut the image in reverse.

Mirror stamping is especially easy with a Stamparatus (SAR) and silicone craft mat.
1. Place the Silicone mat on the SAR base.
2. Place stamp on SAR stamping plate, and stamp image onto silicone craft mat.
3. Place cardstock gently on top of image without smudging it (line up your card with SAR corner),
    and rub cardstock to transfer image. If image not dark enough, repeat this step.
4. Flip over cardstock in same place, ink up image again and stamp on card. This gives you an aligned image on both sides of card.
5. Use coordinating die to cut out normal image. The reversed image will be cut out perfectly too. Magic! 

This is much easier to see and do than explain. Watch Linda Heller show the reverse/mirror technique beautifully in this video on her fb page (using a fab sneak peek of a new bundle coming in January too).


Watercolouring - The rhinos are watercoloured with balmy blue, blushing bride and smoky slate ink onto whisper white card. Basic gray & smoky slate inks are not waterproof but work if you're careful not to use much water.

The other elements used are hearts from the Stitched be Mine die set. I love the cluster especially. Also used my fave gingham paper print - this one is smoky slate from the Neutrals collection pack.


 The birthday sentiments are from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and Wild about you from Animal Outing, which has all sorts of animal cuteness - even a koala and kangaroo - and useful sentiments too.


But back to the colour challenge. That's my take, but be sure to visit the Just Add Ink blog to see all the Design Team creations for more ideas. It's a beauty of a combination for all sorts of cards, so try it out and link up your project too.

Thanks for visiting today. I'll be back with more Christmas inspiration over the weekend.

Happy stamping & inky wishes,
Di

Project Supplies


Here's what I used to make today's projects. Click on the items below to see and order them in my Online Store. would love to help you with your papercrafting needs. Thanks for selecting me as your preferred Demonstrator in the online store, if you don't already have one looking after you.

 
Stamparatus
$85.00
Aqua Painters


http://bit.ly/shopsuwithdibarnes https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/category/300010/holiday-catalogue?dbwsdemoid=4000625

  https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/301041/christmastime-is-here-product-suite?dbwsdemoid=4000625
    
 

More Recent Articles


You Might Like

Safely Unsubscribe ArchivesPreferencesContactSubscribePrivacy