Nothing’s Better Than Cocktail Inked Background – Lots of Hints and Tips Along the Way. I hope you have had a fantastic weekend. In the UK today is a Bank Holiday, which is just as well for me, as I spent the past few day attending the Virtual Stampin’ Up! Leaders’ Summit. This had been planned as an in person event, but with the current situation, Stampin Up transferred it to an online platform. The only downside for those of us outside of the USA, was that the timings were a little challenging. In the UK the days started at 7pm and finished at about 2am to following morning. Happily, because the event was online, we have the opportunity to watch all the sessions back, including the ones we were unable to attend. I am so excited by this and am looking forward to sharing lots of the information and insights with my wonderful Team.
But enough of that, you are here to look at my project, well I hope you are. I have been doing quite a lot of ink blending recently, I love how easy it is to build up the colour with our highly pigmented inks. I know there is a trend at the moment to use blending brushes, but did you know you can get a similar effect with a simple Sponge Dauber and a small amount of Glycerine? That’s right, the gloopy stuff you find in the supermarket baking aisle. Just a tiny amount on your Sponge Dauber will help you get a really smooth result, avoiding the hard edges that can spoil a project.
The mask was simply cut using a piece of scrap card and the largest Layering Oval Die. I tend to work from light to dark and then go back over each of the colours, paying most attention to the overlap between them. It comes together in a matter of minutes, but is such an effective way of adding some interest to your backgrounds.
I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a scrap of paper and cut it down with both my trimmer and my snips. For some real contrast, I added both the glass and sentiment to an oval from the Stitched Shapes. The gold thread behind the black oval are from the gold trim in the Forever Greenery Trim Combo.
The finishing touch is just one of the clear gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems Pack, my absolute favourite embellishments at the moment.
Video Tutorial Time!
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Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin
Remember that if you order your Paper Pumpkin through me in August you will receive a pdf with lots of alternative projects that work for UK paper sizes! This is going to be such a fun kit to get your hands on, so please don’t miss out. See what’s included HERE
Stampin’ Cut & Emboss
If you have seen my unboxing of the new die cutting machine I am sure it will be on that Wish/Need List. Did you know that, although it is not available for Customers until next month, you are still able to get it in August. All you need to do is add Item #149653 to your Starter Kit and then decide what to spend the other £18 on. This means that you would not only get the new die cut machine NOW, but you would also save £31, no, make that £35.95 (I forgot that the Starter Kit includes the P&P!).
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
Third Mat – 5-3/8 x 3-5/8” (13.9 x 9.5cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
Third Mat – 5″ x 3-3/4″
Nail Varnish Colours
Today’s Nail Colours are by Nails Inc. PLEASE NOTE, I get no commission from Nails Inc if you choose to shop from them using this link.