Hello stampers and happy Saturday to you. I know! A blog post on Saturday? This free split sponging technique Zoom class is so exciting to me that I just couldn’t wait to share it with you. While you are reading this blog, I am sharing this card with the 25 Dutch demonstrators that came to my High Tea and Paper Pumpkin event. When demos get together we usually like to swap. That means that I will be sharing my swap cards with you in the next little while.
Free Zoom Class with the Split Sponging Technique
Why do a free Zoom class? I’ll be totally honest. The truth is that running my business online can get a bit lonely. With the fact of living in two countries and traveling a lot back and forth, it is difficult to hold consistent in person classes. While I love creating video tutorials, I thought it would be a nice change to be able to see you as well. Creating a lively stamping community is dear to my heart. Here is the link to the event where you can also get the Zoom link to join in on this free class which will be on Tuesday May 9 at 4pm CET which is 10am EST. You can google what time that is in your time zone.
Split Sponging Technique Cards
Here you can see what we are going to be creating. It’s really so simple, yet so striking. Huge thanks to Jay Soriano for sharing this technique and layout. If you want to see more cards made with Artistically Inked, check out this blog post.
Of course I couldn’t leave the inside of the card blank, so I stamped the small flower from Artistically Inked in the inside using Melon Mambo and Parakeet Party for the leaves. You can really see the distINKtive design of this stamp. Basically this means that you get a variegated colour with just one simple stamp. I love how artistic this makes me look and feel!
What to do before the free Zoom class
First of all you are going to want to put the date and time into your calendar on your phone so that you get a reminder. Then click “going” on my event page so that I know I won’t be stamping alone. Be sure to check out the supply list below to make sure you have what you need to play along. Questions? Message me; I love to help.
Did you miss the free Zoom class? Here is the recording for you. Enjoy!!
If you already have the Artistically Inked stamp set you might want to get this pdf tutorial bundle which is now half price!
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Hello stampers and happy Tuesday to you. Today I am sharing a gorgeous vintage Abigail Rose card with you. Vintage cards usually have lots of layers and more muted colours as well as distressing, torn and curled edges as well as linen thread or lace trim. My card uses the lovely Abigail Rose paper. For a complete list of the products used just scroll to the bottom of this post to the product list.
More than just a product list
Here is a closeup of the vintage Abigail Rose card. You can see the background stamps in crumb cake. I spritzed the paper with rubbing alcohol and then scrunched it up into a ball. Carefully unscrunch it and then let it dry. You can do the same thing with water but the alcohol will evaporate more quickly. Use your blending brush and crumb cake ink to distress the paper. The ink will gather in all the creases for a great vintage look.
Back to that product list. Did you know that it not only a convenient list for you to see what I have used? If you are a Canadian you can click on these links and you will be automatically transported into my online store. Of course I would be thrilled if you did order from me and then I would send you at least one free tutorial bundle as a thank you.
Free Tutorial Bundles?
Which free tutorial bundles do you get with a purchase? Good question. I am a member of three tutorial teams. The first is the International Create With Us tutorial bundle team. This group has demonstrators from around the world, many of whom have been Artisan team members. These tutorials are free with a $60 purchase but also free to team members. The second team is the Demo Design Dream Team which is mostly Americans with two token Canadians, also free with a $60 purchase. The last one is the Bundle Bonus group which is free with a $35 purchase. Let me know which one you want if your order is close to $60. If it is over $120 you get all three!
Here is the video I did showing you how to make this fun card. For your information, the Bundle Bonus group has a tutorial bundle on this bundle for this month! Happy stamping!
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Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am sharing a scrappy strip techqnique. I’m quite sure that this technique was pioneered by Bruno Bertucci from Australia. His card totally captured my heart so I cased it. Bruno’s card is also the one that made me fall in love even more with the Desert Details stamp set. My Tuesday Stories and Stamps YouTube video featured this card and I will share it in this blog post as well.
Scrappy Trip Technique Card with Desert Details
Taking the Party Inside
I especially love the look of the inside of the card. You use the same technique as for the outside of the card except you have the strips going the long way down the cardstock base. See the photo below. After you have covered your cardstock piece, turn it 90 degrees and cut into half inch strips. Just beautiful!!
The sentiment was stamped in Versamark on a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed in white. The big flower was stamped in Cajun Craze and it looks great either stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock or Very Vanilla.
Video Tutorial for Scrappy Strip Technique
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope that you try this technique for yourself. Today is February 1 so that means one more month of saleabration. Is this Desert Details stamp now on your wish list?
Have a super day. Links to shop with me are below.
Hello stampers and happy Friday to you! I am a hot drink lover, what about you? Today is about hot chocolate and coffee, but mostly about the whipping cream!! I made this fun card using the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set as well as the Cup of Tea bundle.
Hot Chocolate or Coffee?
There are two things that I really love about this card. The first is that I made a red polka dot cup and that is is a lot bigger than the tea cup die. Watch my video tutorial to see how I did that! The second thing is that I used our Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to make not only the whipped cream on the hot chocolate but also the steam from the coffee cup. It was such fun to play!
Be sure to take a close look at this card and comment below if you can spot the one mistake!! Not sure how I messed up? Look at the photo below where I have corrected my mistake. The people who comment and guess correctly will be in a draw to get this card in the mail.
In this video tutorial you will also see how I used paper piecing to make the cute cups. White craft ink and a sponge dauber were used to make the embossed cup a little more vintage. What do you think?
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Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I have a fun technique with you that I call Blown Alcohol technique. I did something similar this summer but it was WAY more complicated. You can see that post here.
I was reminded of this technique by my European team leader Michelle Last and you can see her blog post here.
Thankfully I have also made a video for you to see how it is done. I also show you how NOT to do it and what happens when you mess up. Always fun to see someone else’s mistakes isn’t it?
Blown Alcohol Technique Cards
To do this technique successfully you need vellum cardstock, 90% or above isopropyl alcohol (you might just know it as rubbing alcohol in North America) and Blends markers. It is helpful to have a stampin’ spritzer as well as these little bottles from Amazon.
Here’s a close-up of the cards so you can see the detail:
What makes the blown alcohol focal point so vibrant is the use of adhesive sheets. When the blown alcohol technique is complete you put the entire sheet of vellum onto an adhesive sheet and then you can adhere it to a sheet of basic white cardstock. Use your layering circles dies to cut out circles and stamp your sentiment in versamark and emboss in gold. Remove the adhesive backing and add to your card front. Accessorize with die cuts, flat jingle bells or stamped and die cut pine cones.
Here is a video tutorial that I made. It is in typical Jackie fashion with some trial and error but I think it will make you feel totally at home. My wish is that when you watch my video you will be empowered to give it a try yourself. I used the following Blends colours: Soft Succulent, Old Olive, Just Jade and Evening Evergreen. Just Jade has been retired so if you don’t already have it you could try and substitute with a different shade of green.
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Hello stampers and happy Monday to you. Today I am featuring a Torn Paper Strip peekaboo card. Sadly the patterned paper that I used for these cards is no longer available. I would say that the lesson in this is to get what you really want when you see it. That is not always economically feasible but do let me know as I will always try to help you out as much as I can!
Torn Paper Strip Peekaboo Card
The premise behind this card style is to do a controlled tear in the panel on the front of your card to expose some pretty patterned paper tucked in behind. If you don’t have this pretty paper you could also create a stamped scene. I have made a video tutorial so you can see exactly how it is done. The only drawback with this card is that it is not really easy to mail. This one should be given in person!!
Do you see the difference in the two cards? The main difference is that I sponged the edges of the torn strip on the card on the left with soft suede ink. There is also a larger margin showing on this card (1/4″ instead of 1/8″) The card on the right has some ink spatters from the Deep shade of Blends.
Take the Party Inside
I finished off the inside of the card using the Grassy Grove bundle. Sponge daubers were used to add some garden green ink to the image that was stamped in soft suede. I’m really happy with how that turned out. If you want to see more cards made using this Grassy Grove bundle, check out my older blog post here.
If you are like me, it is so nice to actually see a technique in action. Here you go!! I hope you enjoy it and that you also subscribe to my channel on YouTube. Don’t forget the thumbs up!! Thanks so much. I hope that you know how much of a difference you can make to my business, even if you can’t purchase Stampin’Up! supplies from me. Simply by sharing my work you help me reach a broader audience.
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