This week's WaHAT'S UP WEDNESDAY was using the Ink Blotching Technique.  A great way to add some eye popping colour to your card projects.  The main ingredients for this technique are the Fluid 100 Colour Paper, Water and Ink refills.  Yep that's all it takes.

Here's the link to the You Tube video and all the supplies are listed below for this card. This card is listed in my projects and you can print the recipe for it there.  Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment here on my blog page.

Ink Blotching Technique - YouTube


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Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by my blog page today.

I wanted to share with you a great little technique that I have been playing with called the Bleaching technique.  This has been around for years and I dabbled a bit many years ago but with so many new stamp sets in my possession I thought I would give it another go.  In this first card I used the Happiness Abounds stamp set and used the rose and leaf images stamped in versamark onto Gray Granite card stock and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Once this was cooled I took an old paint brush and some common household bleach and painted the inside of the image.  I let it dry and when I looked I thought it looked similar to Soft Sea Foam so that's what I used to mount the card front with.  I first of all though got my metal ruler and held it about .5cm in from each edge and ran the bleached paint brush down each side.  This gave the impression that it was mounted on Soft Sea Foam.  There is no ink at all on this card can you believe it??    You can experiment as I did, as each coloured cardstock will give you different colours when bleached.  Some better than others.  I had so much fun experimenting on my scrap bits of card stock.  TIP:  make sure when doing this technique you are in a well ventilated area as the fumes of the bleach may get to you! 

For this next card, I thought I would try another colour card stock so used Pumpkin Pie.   A great result as it looks just like Daffodil Delight but however I used the stamp from Cottage Rose stamp set and used copper embossing powder to emboss.  I added a little green to the leaves and the inside of the flower. 

So now I'm getting excited why not add more colour?  In these next cards I added colour just by using my water painters and ink refills and painted over the bleached areas.  I found that I had to let each layer dry before building up the colour.  I learnt that using the heat gun to fasten up the drying process only overheated the embossing powders and they went back to dull.  Lesson learnt!  Loved doing this technique.  Hope you will give it a go.  The list of supplies used at the bottom and you can shop for any of the supplies right here at my store.  Just click on the shop with me buttone above which will take you directly to my store. 



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Good morning/afternoon to you all from a very balmy Brisbane day.

Have been in the craft room with the air con blasting away.  I wanted to share with you these cards I made using the Wild and Sweet.  These cards are off to a charity to hand out to residents in aged care facilities.  I do hope they bring a smile to someone who is in need of one!  All the products are listed below. 


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I wanted to give you a sneak peek at a lovely new suite coming in the 2023 Mini Catalogue which starts in January.  This beautiful suite was the first one that took my fancy and if you love two step stamping, you are going to love this!!  Two step gives that wow factor to your stamped images.   The Two Tone Flora Suite Collection has two stamp sets, two sets of co-ordinating dies, Fine Shimmer 12 x 12 paper, Fancy Flora 6 x 6 DSP as well as matching adhesive backed sequins.  Of course you can purchase any of the products separately, that's if you can decide which ones to get.  

For this card I used a Crumb Cake base (although Sahara Sand is the colour I thought the Crumb Cake matched ok as well), I then fussy cut out a piece of one of 6 X 6 DSP, so many to choose from!  Using my Stamparatus I stamped three large flowers, one in Soft Succulent/Evening Evergreen, one is Evening Evergreen/Soft Succulent and one using Crumb cake/Soft Suede.  I die cut the leaf die from Fitting Florets (love this die for leaves) in gold and use the Bough punch to punch out some white leaves. (The bough punch is a great go to for what I call Filler Flowers!)

I then stamped a happy birthday sentiment from Peaceful Moments, another go to of mine for sentiments.  The tag is cut using the Something Fancy dies which is included in the Two Tone Flora Suite.  I simply tied a piece of gold ribbon and used stampin dimensionals to mount the flowers and the tag.  

Remember the Two Tone Flora Bundle is available in January so make a note of this gorgeous Suite and all included products when placing your order. 

Thanks again for stopping by, stay tuned for some more great new products coming soon!!




Hello and thanks for stopping by my blog.  It's a rainy Sunday afternoon so were else would I be but in my craft room with a certain little dog at my feet while a storms passes over.  Today I hae created a Christmas card using stamps and dies from the Fitting Floret bundle.  I really love this bundle which includes two sets of stamps, dies, DSP, and some gold accentrs.  I used my stamparatus to stamp the Falalala stamp on the background covering the whole card front.  I then cut one of the frames in real red and then the inner frame in gold.  I used some of the DSP in the background but I used my Stamp and Blend alcohol ink markers to colour the cherries.  I made a ribbon from real red sheer ribbon and added a bouquet using some of the dies from the Fitting florets.  The green leaves are using Soft Succulent.  I mouted it all onto a Real Red card base.

So that's the card for today.  Hope you like it and hope that you will check out this gorgeous suite.  Fitting Floretc Collection #163129.  Click on the pdf link below to view all the lovely products.

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Something a little different today. I love to dabble a bit in water colouring and it must be said that when adding some water colouring to your cards it is important to use the correct paper as normal cardstock will 'Pill' with water. The water fluid paper is ideal for painting with water colours whether you use inks or water colour pencils. These cards I have made where I used a sheet of water colour paper which measures 5 x 7" and I used my large water painter to cover the whole sheet with a layer of water. I then took 3 colours, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay and their re-inkers. I opened the lids of three colours and added a drop of re-inks in each of the lids. I then squeezed the water painter to allow a little water to drip as I picked up a bit of the first colour and then just randomly placed the watery ink onto sections of the card. I then cleaned my water painter (either use a water bath or I used my Stampin scrub and ensure it is clean before going to the next colour). When the whole page was covered I then let dry. Don't be afraid to use a bit more water if needed when spreading the inks. I then simply cut it to fit a card front (14.3cms x 10ms), mounted it on Basic White cardstock added a sentiment and ribbon and some gold ephemera and there's your finished card. I used the left over bits to make another card where I mounted some strips onto black cardstock then lay them onto white cardstock and used a Gorgeous Grape card base, added some black matt dots and another card done. Quite happy with the way these cards turned out and I love playing with water colours. If you would like to make some water colour cards, please feel free to book into a Stampin Up water colour class. Call me on 0419721561 or Facebook message me to arrange a time. If you would like try your hand at water colouring pop on over to my shop at Https:// where you will find my safe and secure 24/7 online shop. Happy shopping and until next tie. Keep on Stampin!



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WOW I am loving this Cozy and Bright card kit.  Something a little different for Christmas Cards.  Very easy to put together and with the 6 sentiment stamps, you have a great choice what to put on your cards.  Everything you need to make 12 cards.  No experience necessary as Stamping Up provide an instruction booklet but really it is so easy to put together and very effective. I especially love the matching evelopes provides.  

You can order this as a Christmas gift now over at my store.  Just click on my shop link above here on my blog.   Why not check out all the other beautiful card kits while you are there and maybe you can get some Christmas shopping done.  Just search for Kits in the search tab.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time..  Happy Stamping