Hello! Welcome back to my blog and to another awesome sampler class design. To make this page we used the Whale Done bundle, which has lots of fun images and fun ‘punny’ sentiments. The images are great for creating an underwater scene, and that’s exactly what we did for the shaker section. Shaker elements are a great technique and it added a fun spin to this layout.
There are a number of sheets in the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper pack that are great for making an under the sea seascape. We stamped the sea creatures from the Whale Done stamp set in different colours to fill in the seascape panel at the bottom of the page. To make the shaker portion, we used Whale of a Time Sequins and fussy cut small sea creatures from the Whale of a Time 6×6 Designer Series Paper. We then attached the window sheet using Foam Adhesive Strips, and a Calypso Coral frame on top with Tear n Tape.
A great tip to keep the small fussy cut pieces from becoming buried in the other shaker filler is to adhere a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional to the back and leave the backing in place.
To create the sentiment piece we stamped the sentiment close to the laft-hand side of a piece of Whisper White punched using the Everyday Label Punch. By sliding the opposite side back through the punch, we were able to make a custom sized sentiment piece.
Adhere Foam Adhesive Strips around the die cut oval, keeping a 0.5cm (ish) space between the edge of the paper and the foam strips.
NOTE: This is so that the foam strips can’t be seen when the card is on an angle, and so that whatever you use to fill the shaker card isn’t sitting totally out of view when the card is standing.
Adhere more foam strips down the left and right hand side of the DSP piece.
Pour out a small pile of Iridescent Sequins onto the front of the card. Remove the backing from the foam strips, and adhere the DSP piece to the card front.
NOTE: Be sure to check the shaker card fillings (sequins) are positioned inthe center of the card front before removing the backing from the foam strips.
Stamp the birds sitting on a branch on a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Momento. Colour the image in using Watercolour Pencils, and smooth out the pencil lines with a Blender Pen. This gives the image a faux watercolour look, without watercolour paper or water! I love this technique for finer details like this stamped image.
Fussy cut the birds using Paper Snips and adhere to the card front framing the die cut oval using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.
Repeat the colouring process and fussy cutting for the large single flower and adhere to the 10cm x 14.4cm piece of Whisper White carstock, in the bottom right corner.
Adhere this Whisper White piece to the inside of the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Tear & Tape.
Stamp the ‘Thank You’ sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Cut this tight to the words using Paper Snips. Place Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment, at the top. Adhere the sentiment so that the bottom of it sits on top of the twine.
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For this month’s technique class I designed these two eclipse cards using the wet wipe technique. This is a fun technique using reinkers, wet wipes and any stamps you like. Bold images show off the effect better, but you can see in the picture below that the lined image shows some of the variation in colours.
Fold your wet wipe in half, and place on a surface that won’t absorb the moisture. I used a plastic container from my craft room. The beauty is that Stampin’ Up! ink pads and refills are water based, and are easy to clean. (There are some non-water based ink pads, check out the catalogue for full info).
Colours I used were Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. Do a colour at a time on the wet wipe, making sure to keep a bit of distance between each drop. The colour will absorb into the wipe and blend a little. I always do more drops of the lightest colour, and fewer drops of the darkest colour.
Using what is now your ink pad, ink up your stamp. I like to dab the stamp a few times, moving it slightly each time to help the colours blend, and not leave a defined line between the colours.
The stamped images are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set, which is in the retiring list. If you love this set I recommend getting online to order it soon. All retiring products are while stocks last. Use my Host Code to receive a gift with purchase from me.