Thursday, 30 October 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas. This week we have the very talented Virginia Hampson with a Hybrid Scrapbook page.

Using My Digital Studio digital stamps, Blendabilities, the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set with a little bit of Washi Tape on the side!

For this week’s project, I have made use of digital stamps.  This stamp set is no longer available to purchase in rubber, but I love it so much I was very happy to know it is still as a digital download.  Once you purchase digitals, you have them for ever!  Because my printer is an inkjet, ie water based ink, it is perfect for printing out stamp images to colour in with Blendabilities.


I’ve used the Poinsettia and Leaf from the  Joyful Christmas digital stamp Brush set (product code135269).  There are two ways you can get these to print out.  You can either use the software My Digital Studio that Stampin Up have at a fabulous price of $24.95. Or you can  use your Microsoft Word programme.  Which ever way you want to use, you need to print out using a inkjet printer on Whisper White A4 card stock.  I worked out how many I wanted to colour in and went from there.

I used my trusty Blendabilities  to colour in the Poinsettia  in two sizes and the leaf in 3 sizes.
It's a good idea to put print out as many as you can fit on the A4 sheet, that way you are not wasting any card stock.

Next after colouring them in, I cut them out with a small pair of paper snips.  Now if you are fortunate enough to own an electronic die cutting machine and are comfortable using it's print & cut functions, then by all means, use it to cut them out.

I coloured them with Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Yellow and Smokey Slate Blendabilities alcohol ink markers.  The lightest of the Smoke Slate being used to help give more shading and depth to my colouring.
After I cut them out, I gave the backs of the coloured & cut out image a bit of ‘burnishing’ with the stylus from my scoreboard and my bone folder too.  I put my Stampin Piercing mat underneath as cushioning.  As you can see, it’s made them more 3d looking.


I took my three rolls of washi tape (Watercolour Wonder set, main catalogue) and put a strip of each along two edges of the 12x12 so they crossed over in the bottom left hand corner.  These three Washi tapes are perfect for any occasions but really shine on a Christmas layout.  I layered my black and white photo onto Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Next I used the paint splatter stamp and some Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped around some of the background. I then placed the coloured in images around my sheet of 12x12 Whisper White card stock till I had them right where they looked best adhering them with several dimensionals & strips of snail adhesive.
For the year 1994, I used some cork stickers from the Project Life Seasonal Snapshot Accessory pack. 
Using the finest of the Project Life journaling pens, I did a little journaling between the lines of the washi tape and tah daah, all done, here it is!
Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Want a full copy of how Virginia created this layout including how to print out from either MDS or Microsoft word? Then please leave a message or email me at

Now for this week's special, how's about this:

For $70.00, purchase the Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Daffodil Yellow sets of Blendabilities, the Colour Lifter and get the Watercolour Wonder Washi tape pack for free.  That's $70 plus postage with free washi tape (valued at $8.95)  Contact me to place your order!
Here are the products that were used to create this layout.

Product List

Pretty Petites Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Pretty Petites Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Thanks for dropping by.
I hope you are enjoying our 12 Weeks of Christmas as much as we are enjoying bringing it to you.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Four Feathers

OK if you are a regular visitor to my blog you won't be the least surprised by the stamp set I have used today. It is one of my all time favourites. Four Feathers.

Narelle Fasulo - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This card was cased from the very talented Tenealle Williams.

I just love the versatility of this gorgeous stamp set. As you can see I have embossed the feather on the left with Gold Embossing powder. For the smaller feather I stamped it first in Bermuda Bay then wiped the top half of the feather across a  Versamark ink pad, and then embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.  Then I picked up on the gold theme and added some Gold Bakers Twine and Gold Sequin Trim. Can you tell I love gold...

This card is heading out today to one of my customers. Lucky gal.

If you want to recreate this card, then you will need these items.

Product List

Thanks for popping by.

Have a great day.