Tuesday, 11 September 2018

COLOURING SHIMMER PAINT

My Great Niece's 4th birthday was coming up, so what better time to start playing with shimmer paint.



Of course it needed to be special, so I couldn't just simply add some to paint and rubbing alcohol and mist (which actually does look amazing). I stepped it up a notch and added some colour using re-inker.



While Shimmer paint a returning product for Stampin' Up! I had never used it before. I was surprised with just how lovely the shimmer turned out and how easy it was to give the card that extra WOW!! I can't wait to use it again.



Happy crafting,
Rosalie



Thursday, 6 September 2018

Polished Stone Technique

Every now and then I like to have a play with a new technique. There is actually nothing new about the technique I have used today but it is a first for me.

The polished stone technique uses rubbing alcohol and reinkers on glossy paper to make fun and interesting backgrounds. One of the things I love about this technique is that each time you do it, it works out a little differently.





This card uses Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst reinker to create the background and the Beautiful Day Stamp set for the images and sentiment.



Happy crafting,
Rosalie

Products Used: 


Beautiful Day 145915

A4 Glossy White Cardstock 144241

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

2018 HOLIDAY CATALOGUE IS NOW LIVE!!!!

The wait is over. I'm guessing at this point you have seen a lot of sneak peeks from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue.

So in answer to your questions, Yes - it is amazing! Yes - there are lots of cute sets, serious set, traditional and non-traditional. Christmas and non Christmas. Something for everyone. No - I have not bought the whole catalogue but very tempted to put another order in.

New stamp sets, new Designer Series Paper, new embellishments and even a new tool.

Take your time and check it out.



As I am sure you can tell if you are a regular reader of my blog, I love Christmas and Christmas crafting. For me, it is the time of the year where I give out the most amounts of cards and like to make personal hand made gifts, so I always look forward to the Holiday Catalogue and new products to play with.



I look forward to seeing what everyone makes with all the new sets.

Happy crafting,
Rosalie - The Lost Stamper

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

BROADWAY BIRTHDAY - masking using a DIY template

Birthdays are always fun, so why not have fun with making birthday cards.



For these cards I had some fun making my own boarder template. I made the template using the envelope punch board (see the video to see how).



Combining this fun masking technique with sponge daubers is an easy way to make your cards unique.



Broadway Birthday stamp set and the Broadway Lights framelits were used to create the images.



To purchase any of these products, click here to go to my shop.

Happy crafting,
Rosalie - The Lost Stamper

PRODUCTS USED:


Envelope Punch Board $32 (133774)


Broadway Birthday Bundle $72 (148321)
Broadway Birthday Stamp Set $30 (147067)

Broadway Lights $50 (146317)


Saturday, 1 September 2018

MAGICAL MERMAID

Magical Mermaid is such a sweet set. Not only does it have a couple of different sized mermaid images but it also has a few background or filler stamps to help create some wonderful scenes. 




I created this card using Powder Pink card with Whisper White and a touch of gold foil paper. I coloured the mermaids using Stampin' Write markers.



Happy crafting,
Rosalie 


Products Used:


Magical Mermaid Wood 144014 Clear 144017


Stitched Shapes Framelits 145372

Friday, 31 August 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM AUSTRALIA

When we purchase a stamp set we often don't notice their full protentional. We sometimes can't think past that one set and what we can do with those elements. It is a good idea to remember all those other sets that are sitting in our stash. Combining sets is a wonderful way to stretch our crafting dollar further.



As soon as I saw the kangaroo in the Animal Outing stamp set in the Annual Catalogue I knew I wanted to use it in my Christmas crafting. Then once I saw the new holiday catalogue (one of the perks of being a demonstrator is seeing the catalogues early) and noticed the So Santa set with a perfect size Santa hat.




The kangaroo is the star of the show, so I kept the design for this card very simple. Check out just how quick this card is to put together. And don't forget to subscribe to my channel.


There are so many different ways that we can colour our stamped images. We can water colour, use a blender pen, use Blends (Stampin' Up!s alcohol markers) or use Stampin' Write markers (these use the same ink as our ink pads). Use whatever you are comfortable with. I coloured the kangaroo with Blends, and the hat and presents were coloured with Stampin' Write markers.



Another thing to remember is that often non-Christmas Designer Series Paper is often very suitable to use on Christmas projects. For this card I used a piece of DSP from Tropical Escape set.

Tropical Escape 6"x6" DSP (146916)

Until next time. Happy crafting,
Rosalie






Saturday, 25 August 2018

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STAMP-A-THON - ONE SHEET WONDER

Welcome to the latest Christmas Challenge Stamp-a-thon.  This is a collaboration between four Stampin' Up! Demonstrators friends. Ruth Trice 'Artful Stampin' from the UK, Denise Garrison 'Lady Bug Stampin' from USA, Ellen Woodbridge from Australia and myself. . The Challenge is set on the 25th of the month, each month has a different theme. The challenge this month is to use a one sheet wonder.

One sheet wonders are fast and easy ways to create a number of cards or projects using the one sheet of card stock or DSP. Particularly at Christmas, when we often have little time and have a large number of projects to complete, a one sheet wonder is perfect.

For this challenge I have chosen to use one piece of Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper to create my projects. Out of one sheet I made 7 cards.



The card bases are created from half A4 sheers of Real Red, Early Expresso, Old Olive and Shaded Spruce card stock.



The sentiments and decorations come from the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set (which is a sneak peek from the upcoming 2018 Holiday catalogue which is available to customers from the 5th September).



A little ribbon and some bling, and you are done. 




For further details on this project, please see the video attached.



One sheet wonder templates are readily available, so you should be able to locate one to suit your needs, or you can make your own as I did.


If you would like to join us in the challenge or would like some inspiration from other people's entries, you will find the Christmas Challenge Stampaton 2018 on facebook.










Happy crafting,

Rosalie