Wednesday, 18 October 2017

How to make an easy Eclipse Card

Eclipse cards are the latest trend in card making and words and letter cards abound all over Pintrest and other social media sites.

So I thought I would show you how to make an easy and simple Eclipse Card with any die that you have.  For this card I chose one the  of the large dies from the Vintage Leaves  set.

Tips for success with Eclipse Technique.
  1. Die cut your image out of the piece of cardstock and place it back in the cardstock to work with
  2. Use small stamps to add your images and leave some white areas.
  3. Remove your die cut once you have completed your stamped design and cut out at least one other die of the same image and glue together to give height to your finished project.
  4. You can use dimensionals as an extra height on the project or just cut another die cut and mount on project.
As you can see from this clean and simple card I stamped the trees at the bottom and added the sun at the top both slightly on and off the leaf image.  The sentiment sat nicely in the middle the leaf was cut twice in the white and then a black to add the highlight and then was put on using dimensionals.
 With a little piece of twine for finishing touch it makes a lovely card.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Autumn is with us.

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a Stampin Up demonstrator.

Autumn I now well and truly upon us and the nights are getting longer and it is dark a lot earlier.  Soon the clocks will go back and it will be even darker.  However this weekend we had a lovely warm spell and even though the air still smelled of Autumn it was lovely to sit in the garden and see all the lovely trees with their array of different coloured  leaves.

So todays card is inspired by all the lovely leaves.  My favourite leaves are the ones that turn brown and fall in heaps as there is nothing nicer than scuffing through the leaves with your feet and the lovely scrunching sound underfoot.

This set is Vintage Leaves and has a coordinating die set to cut out the leaves.  I chose two colours for this, Fresh Fig and then 3 of the Stampin Blends, Crumb Cake light and dark, and bronze. Now Stampin Blends are not available at the moment as they are being trialed by demonstrators, but will be alcohol twin tipped markers.  They are lovely and very easy to blend and use.

I also die cut and stamped the little leaf from Colourful Seasons in Fresh Fig and added a little piece of twine and some metallic sequins to add some interest.

If you would like to buy these sets then pop over to my SHOP above and have a browse.  There is a great offer on dsp buy 3 and get 1 free and don't forget to have a look at the Clearance Rack as there are always bargains up to70% off to be had.

Thank you for dropping by and see you again soon.



Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Christmas

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting my name is Jane Allmark and I'm an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

The stamp set I chose today is one of my favourites as I have an adorable little cockapoo who looks just like this character Bella in this stamp set.  My adorable little girl is called Luna. Luna from the moon goddess as she is black with a flash of white like the moon peeping through the clouds and Luna the Lunatic as being a cockapoo she can be a bouncy ball of excitement especially when she meets people.

So the Card is from Bella and Friends.

This card uses
  1. Bella and Friends stamp set
  2. Clearance rack dsp (visit my SHOP for the clearance rack with lots of bargains up to 70% off)
  3. Year of Cheer Snowflake Doilies (12 silver and 12 gold in a pack)
  4. Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
  5. Sentiment Oh What Fun stamp set
  6. Little antlers from Foxy Friends stamp set
  7. Aquapainter for water colouring the dog
  8. Ink pads Soft Suede, Basic Black, 
  9. Stampin Write Markers in Old Olive for the collar and tag on Bella
All products are available from the SHOP button above so please feel free to buy.

This is my gorgeous baby so now you can see why I love Bella and Friends so much.







Sunday, 8 October 2017

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Christmas Wreath

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting my name is Jane Allmark and I'm an Independent Stampin Up  Demonstrator here in the UK.

Todays project uses the Painted Harvest stamp set which has become a bit of a wow with amount of different cards and projects you can do with this set.

Items used

  1. Painted Harvest stamp set
  2. Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler cardstock
  3. The little hanging tie from At Home With You Stamp set
  4. Cherry Cobbler and Tranquil Tide ink pads
  5. Metallic Sequins to decorate wreath
  6. Sentiment is from a retired set but the Oh What Fun stamp sets has lots of great sentiments
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Friday, 6 October 2017

Stampin Up Daisy Delight and Leaf Punch

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. I love punches and not everyone has a Big Shot die cutting machine.  This gorgeous card uses two punches the Daisy Punch and the Leaf Punch.

The Daisy Punch and coordinating stamp set Daisy Delight make lovely flowers in any colour of your choice.  I chose Sweet Sugarplum for this card.

All products are available from the SHOP above.

Have a look at the SHOP as there are some amazing offers for the month of October.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Stampin Up October Offers

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrating. Stampin Up have some amazing offers during the month of October which are not to be missed.

The first offer is choose 3 packs of dsp and get one absolutely FREE.  Stock up now as there are some gorgeous designs to choose from.  Click the SHOP button now.

Click on the SHOP button above and go to the World Card Making Day for some great offers but be quick as this finishes on 10th October.

Stamp sets at 15% off, Fast Fuse buy one and get two refills free.

There really has not been a better time to stock up with Stampin Up products.  My SHOP button above will take you directly to the store where all of the above offers are. So please don't miss out on this great deals and offers.

Happy shopping everyone.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Stampin Up Oh What Fun

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting.  Christmas sentiment sets are a must for all the different Christmas cards you need to make at this time of year.  One stamp set which is good for this isOh What Fun.

This is a very quick and simple card to make and here is what you need.
  1. Oh What Fun stamp set
  2. Year of Cheer Washi Tape
  3. Real Red and Tranquil Tide ink pads
  4. Metallic sequins.
  5. Whisper White and Tranquil Tide Cardstock.
If you have difficulty in lining things up the a Stamp-a-Majig is a must.


All products used for this stamp can be found at my SHOP just click on the button .


Stamp-a-Majig is a brilliant lining up device so every project can be stamped perfectly.  There are many expensive stamping tools on the market to help you line stamps up, allow you to stamp multiple times and have each image perfectly lined above the other. However the Stamp-a-Majig does all this at a fraction of the price £11.00. Works perfectly with our acrylic blocks or wood mounted stamps and is so simple to use. Give it a try and see for yourself.
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