Sunday, 16 April 2017

Leafy Thanks

Hi Crafters,

I have a brand new technique for you today and I was inspired by the sketch challenge over on the Global Design Project.  I really struggled for a layout for this image but as soon as I saw the sketch, it just clicked into place.

I used the leaf stamp from the Remarkable You stamp set.

I love the big images in this set and I am so thankful it is carrying over to the new catalogue.  I decided to try the wet on wet watercolouring technique and after a little practice I ended up with an image I was happy to use.

I used a fourth generation image to give me the faint outline of the stamp.  I added water to each leaf individually, and then using a damp paintbrush loaded with reinker, I lightly tapped the colour into the water.  Once dry, it appears as a watercoloured image.

To create the trellis design on my Crumb Cake cardstock, I scored diagonally in quarter inch increments, flipped the card around and scored again.  My greeting is cut in vellum and appears to jump off the page by only adhering the centre.

A full list of the ingredients is listed at the end of this post.  Be sure to check back soon for my first ever YouTube video!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Global Design Project 082 - Sketch Challenge

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

Product List

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Hi Friends,

It's that time of year again - Stampin' Up! have just released their list of retiring products.  If you are new to Stampin' Up! this means that the products on the Retiring List will only be available while stocks last until 31 May.  After this date, they will no longer be available for purchase.  

I'm sad to see some of my absolute favourites on this list but we have some exciting new products to look forward to once the new Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 June.  I have selected some of my top picks of the retiring products, some of which have up to 50% discount:

 Confetti Star Punch - Was £20, Now £16 (Save 20%)

Gift Box Punch Board - Was £18, Now £12.60 (Save 30%)

Ready to Pop Bundle £39.50

Over the Rainbow Photopolymer Stamp Set £19

Nailed It Clear-Mount Stamp Set £19

Succulents Framelits Dies - Was £30, Now £18 (Save 40%) (Low stock)

Have you seen some of your favourites on this list?  Be sure to head on over to the Stampin' Up! website to secure yours.

Happy shopping!
Rachel x