Thursday, June 22, 2017

BERRY BURST LOVELY AS CAN BE!

I am not a "pink" lover overly much, unlike another demo friend of mine who shall remain nameless - you know who you are!  But I must say I am feeling just a little smitten with the new Berry Burst In Colour.  Perhaps it is the depth of colour that I like so much?


It certainly provides a "happy" feeling to the card I recently sent out to all my Online customers!  They make me happy and I want to share that with them!  Lovely Inside & Out is such a fun stamp set and had the perfect mix and match sentiments to say exactly how I feel.


I have actually made a couple of extra to send out as RAK's (Random Act of Kindness) this month as well, to fellow demonstrators!  Wouldn't it make you day to get one in the post unexpectedly?

This is very similar to a card I shared on Instagram not too long ago, which you can see HERE.  Follow me on Instagram too as I don't always share everything here on the blog.  Why miss a thing?

All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Friday, June 16, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS - STAMPIN' UP! ARTISAN BLOG HOP

Welcome to the latest Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop!  One of my favourite products (who am I kidding, there is more than a few!) in the new catalogue has to be the Happy Birthday Gorgeous suite.  From the fun and versatile stamp set, the gorgeously shiny Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, that fabulous Happy Birthday Thinlits Die right, down to the super cute and itty bitty Mini Gift Bows, there really is something to appeal to everyone!


Without the Mini Gift Bows or Foil Frenzy DSP myself, I got to add that bit of "wow" factor with sponging instead.  I adore the pop of colour against all that black!


Granted, it is not often you have a birthday gift set in black, but with the white floral design and then bright pops of colour, I think this would put a smile on anyone's face!  The Glitter enamel dots add a touch of glittery goodness and more pops of colour to the front of the card.


My favourite images are those I can colour in, so I did that on the inside of my card with the same flower and leaf image from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set that I used on the front.  But what if you don't like to colour in as I do?  Included in this versatile set are two step stamping images that will do it for you!

No birthday gift set is complete without a bag or box to put your goodies in, in this case, a stash of chocolate Kisses!


I created my gift bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board and the bag the front as a separate panel, so I could use the inlaid die cut technique.  I first sponged Dapper Denim, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Berry Burst on a piece of Whisper White card using Sponge Daubers before die cutting the sentiment with the thinlits die.  I also die cut the separate front panel of the gift bag, after first stamping in white.  Adhering a Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the actual bag, but cut slightly smaller than the bag panel, I then stuck the panel over top, then placed the coloured sentiment back inside the die cut piece.  Because the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet was already behind the front panel I didn't need to add any extra adhesive!

There is still loads more inspiration to come, so just hit the "next' button below to go visit with Rochelle Blok in Australia!


Paula Dobson - You are here!

All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

CRAZY OVER DAISIES - STAMP TO SHARE BLOG HOP

 

Welcome to the Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop! You have probably just arrived here from the amazingly talented Sandi MacIver.  Make sure you continue on the hop by selecting the Next button at the bottom of this post.  You don't want to miss a thing!

This month's hop is sharing a little Daisy love featuring the Daisy Delight Bundle.  Sadly, due to the outrageous popularity of this bundle, you can't order it right now - you can order the stamp set though, it's just the punch that won't be available for a weeny while.  But that isn't stopping us from showing you some fabulous projects that you can try yourselves with or without the punch!



My first project features a technique I haven't done in years!  Stamping on candles.  What an awesome little gift to brighten (sorry about that!) someone's day.  Would you like a quick "How to"?  Here goes:

1.  Choose your candle!  White candles work best to make your stamping really pop, but you can do this on coloured candles too.
2.  Stamp your images on artist/florist tissue paper (not the nose blowing kind!) and cut out close to the image.
3.  Lay the tissue on your candle and wrap waxed paper tightly around the candle completely covering the tissue.
4.  Heat with a heat gun until the wax paper becomes translucent and shiny.  Watch those fingers - it gets HOT!
5.  Gently peel back the wax paper.  The tissue paper should be seamlessly  inlaid in the wax of the candle now.
Tip:  Move the heat gun around in small circles to avoid concentrating the heat for too long in one place.  Remember, this is a candle, it will melt if heated for too long!  Practice makes perfect!



My second project features a basic water colour wash and other images in this delightful stamp set.  My base card features one of the beautiful DSP patterns from the coordinating Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  I simply put a light wash of Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz on Watercolour Paper.  Before it dried completely, I stamped the flowers so the ink spread/oozed ever so slightly.  Once the panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment.



I used lots of matting on this card.  I feel like it just lifts a card to a whole new level when each piece is framed.  My embellishments were kept simple so the artwork was still the star.



I repeated the artwork on the inside of the card too.  I love that it ties the whole project together and it looks even more smashing when people write over the top too!  I would never have said that even just a couple of years ago - my, how I have relaxed as a cardmaker lol!!

Click on the button below to head on over to my friend Caroline van der Straaten!



Monica Gale - UK
Amy Koenders - USA
Rochelle Blok - Australia
Sandi MacIver - Canada 
Paula Dobson - New Zealand (You are here)
Caroline van der Straaten - Netherlands
Barbara Becker - Austria
Nadine Koeller - Germany
Moira McIlroy - France

All product used in this project are listed below.  Shop Stampin' Up! Products with me!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.