Saturday, 30 June 2018

How to create little framed pictures using silver embossing & Stampin Up dies.

This lovely little project uses two of our dies the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS and the SUNSHINE WISHES THINLETS

Have a look at the video to see how to make these little pieces of framed art

Here are two finished ones
The flower is what I used in the video and the dragonfly is using one of our other dies.  This project will work with whatever dies you may have, just create a frame first and then fill in the space with whatever dies you have.  Experiment and have fun.

To do the embossing I used SILVER EMBOSSING POWDER and our HEAT TOOL

Thank you so much for stopping by and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Friday, 29 June 2018

How to Create a 3D fairy using Fairy Celebration from Stampin Up

How to make a 3D fairy project using Stampin Up Celebration

I love everything to do with fairies and all types of fantasy cards and it doesn't matter what age you are fairies are always magical.

FAIRY CELEBRATIONS and DANDELION WISHES are the stamp sets used for this project.

Watch the video to see how to create a lovely 3D fairy.

Make a whole bunch at the same time and then fussy cut them out whilst watching tv or relaxing in the evening then they are ready for your projects.

Here are a few close ups of the fairy with my porcelain fairy.

Use whatever medium you wish to colour the fairies,

I used Stampin Blends choose from there are 69 combinations to choose from and they are all twin tipped alcohol markers. Have a look HERE

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Stampin Up Techniques with Framelits, Thinlits and Dies

How to Create a Fun Card Using your Stash of Dies

These are the three sets of dies we used in our project today and some scraps of dsp

The lovely sparkly gems in the centre of the card are the
Clear faceted gems 75 of them in different sizes for just £4.75

Watch the video to see exactly how to make this card

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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Stampin Up - Easy background technique using glycerine and Enjoy Life stamp set

Have you ever struggled creating background? They can be quite tricky and blending is a bit of an art and can take time to master.  I have had many people comment about how easy I make blending a background with sponge daubers and it is sometimes difficult not to get little blobby circles and to now create a smooth blend.

Well I have a solution for you. Glycerine. The glycerine I use is for baking and is Dr Oetker, comes in a little bottle you can buy from most baking or cooking shops and most supermarkets sell it in the baking isle.  It is inexpensive and a little goes a long way.

Watch the video to see just how easy a background comes together with just a few drops of glycerine.

These were the lovely cards I created

Now as crafters we all make mistakes and bloopers and if you watch the video you will see a couple and how I rectified one.

ENJOY LIFE was the stamp set, which is such a great silhouette stamp set andlends itself to background techniques.

STAMPARATUS is the best positioning tool on the market at a great price point, so treat yourself and change the way you stamp forever.

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Friday, 22 June 2018

Stampin Up Enjoy Life - How to create a heart beat framed card

What do I love about Stampin Up products? Well whatever card you want to make there is a stamp set that is suitable.  Add a bit of creativity and an idea and away you go.

ENJOY LIFE is the stamp set I chose.  Now unfortunately I have a couple of friends who are going through a really tough time having recently had strokes (heart attacks) and are bravely fighting through and working hard towards fitness.  The girl in the card with her hands in the air is such a powerful image and I surrounded her with butterflies and put her in a meadow of flowers.

I wanted to show their achievements so far after the stroke so put the border with a heart beat.

Watch the video so see how I created this.

Here is the completed card
The sentiment Wake Up Kick Butt Repeat is again a powerful statement and suitable for anyone facing a challenge.
However for those sporty people it would also be great too.

To buy any of the products seen in this card just shop HERE

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Stampin Up Enjoy Life - How to create a simple Thank You card

Saying thank you is something we do many times a day and sending a thank you card and receiving one tells someone that you appreciate their kindness.

ENJOY LIFE is a lovely stamp set which is perfect for a thank you card as it has some lovely sentiments in on trend fonts making the creating simple.

Using Mint Macaron and Highland Heather and a good black with some Whisper White cardstock and a matt of Mint Macaron makes a lovely subtle scene of flowers and a butterfly making this Thank You card suitable for many people.

Heres a video to show you exactly how I made this card.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes Pretty Pastels with the Stamparatus (Part 2)

So this is part 2 with Pretty Pastels and here is the video which goes with Part 1, (see earlier post)

 If you missed it here is part 1.

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See the full range of Stampin Up products and buy them now HERE

Stampin Up Beautiful Blues using Dandelion Wishes and the Stamparatus

The STAMPARATUS the best positioning tool on the market is perfect for this project using the hinge step stamping technique.

This background could be used for many different silhouette stamps and I chose to use the lovely new DANDELION WISHES

I have used this background stamp taken from the SHELTERING TREE
which is just perfect to add colour and with the hinge step stamping using the Stamparatus it is so easy to do.

Check out the video for step by step instructions.

So this is part 1, check back for part 2 where I use some lovely subtle colours to create a beautiful background which makes the dandelions really pop.

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Friday, 15 June 2018

Stampin Up Wedding Card using Stamparatus, Dandelion Wishes & Enjoy Life.

Sometimes when you need to make a card in a hurry, you want something simple and quick to do but with an elegant and sophisticated look.

The STAMPARATUS is in my opinion the best positioning tool on the market and makes card making and crafting a breeze.

This beautiful card using the hinge step stamping technique, unique to the Stamparatus and will line up your sentiments perfectly each time.

For the lovely edge I used the little bird and two butterflies from ENJOY LIFE and the flourish from TIMELESS TEXTURES

Want to know more then watch the video

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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Stampin Up Dandelion Wishes, Brusho and Stamparatus. How to make 4 quick cards

THE STAMPARATUS is in my opinion the best positioning tool on the market. Two removable plates and hinge step stamping. It really is the easiest and simplest positioning tool to make your stamping projects perfect every time.

These 4 cards were made simply using the brusho crystals to create a simple background and then stamped using the Stamparatus to make multiple card making easy.

DANDELION WISHES make a great silhouette stamp and stamps over a coloured background easily.  This stamp set is only £19and comes in red rubber, a real bargain.

Heres a video to show you how I created these four cards in minutes.  Please look at subscribing to my channel and blog as I post regularly with lots of different ideas for your projects using the latest Stampin Up products.

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Monday, 11 June 2018

Stampin Up Sweet Storybook. Using the Leaves on Projects

The SWEET STORYBOOK BUNDLE is a new stamp set and coordinating thinlets in the new annual catalogue.  I have been using this bundle in lots of different ways and today I am concentrating on the leaf foliage stamp.

This first card uses the foliage stamp simply stamped in Mint Macaron and the little flowers stamped at the end of each one of the fronds in Calypso Coral with a couple die cut in Real Red for a little dimension.  The sentiment from the set is die cut with the rectangular die from the same thinlets.

For this card we stepped it up a bit by adding some die cut flowers from the COLOURFUL SEASONS stamp set and coordinating dies.  For this card I stamped the foliage stamp from the Sweet Storybook, stamping off once to get a subtle tone and then using the STAMPARATUS in my opinion the best positioning tool on the market, stamp around the edge of the card.  The card I used was 4.75" square with a matt of Tranquil Tide 5" square.

The stamp and die cut two of the leaf foliage images, they stamp and cut in a pair, one in Tranquil Tide and the other in Lemon/Lime Twist.  With our PAPER SNIPS, perfect sharp pointed and easy to use craft scissors, cut the leaves apart and then place in a wreath around the card and stick down using dimenionals to some height and interest.  Arrange the flowers around the card and then add a sentiment of your choice in the middle.

One of the best things about Stampin Up products is their versatility. One stamp set and coordinating die can create so many different projects.  This is why I love being a Stampin Up Demonstrator, sharing all these lovely things with you all.

Here are a couple of videos using the Sweet Storybook in different ways. Enjoy and please look at subscribing to my YouTube channel and blog as I post regularly and love sharing new ideas with Stampin Up with you all.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Stampin Up Sweet Storybook and the Stamparatus, toadstool and mouse.

The Stampin Up STAMPARATUS is the perfect positioning tool and I must admit I use it most of the time as it saves me time in my stamping and I love how I can get all my stamp aligned at the same time just by rotating the plates, and the hinge step makes making duplicates so easy.  Want to know what I mean? then just watch the video below.

SWEET STORYBOOK I just adore.  I have always loved anything to do with nature so a stamp set with leafy foliage, toadstool and mice are right up my street.

I'd like to give a big thank you to my subscribers on my YouTube channel for their lovely comments and this video is for everyone who wanted a toadstool to be used.  If you haven't already subscribed to my channel then please do so you don't miss any of my videos.  I have 54 already there and try a post a couple of time a week and will always try and come up with ideas and styles you might not have seen anywhere else.

If you missed yesterdays video then here it is again

and here is the finished card from this project

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Stampin Up Sweet Storybook and the Stamparatus.

The STAMPARATUS is in my opinion the best positioning tool on the market and I use it all the time.  Always get a perfect stamped image every time is one of the great benefits.

Today's project is the video for the lovely card I posted the other day using the SWEET STORYBOOK

The foliage leaves are just perfect to frame any card whether it be flowers or just a large sentiment and of course the little mice make a perfect nature card.

This is one of the things I love about Stampin Up products they can be used to make so many different cards and projects.  Stampin Up quality is extremely high and each set has been carefully designed to ensure it can be used in many different ways making every piece great value for money.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Stampin Up Sweet Storybook

Feeling really excited as my order from the new annual catalogue arrived today.

SWEET STORYBOOK is the most delightful bundle of stamp set and framelits and this is the first project I made.

I absolutely adore the leaves which I stamped in Tranquil Tide and Mint Macaron. The little flowers and heart on the sentiment used Calypso Coral and the little mice in Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand.

This is the bundle and shows you all the different pieces.

As you can see the leaves die cuts two and stamps two at the same time but die cut separately so you can use them in different ways on a project (as I did in the card above.

This peep through card is the example in the catalogue and shows how all the elements come together for this lovely card.

As you can see on my card I have given the card a country nature feel, by taking four of the leaves and putting the mice separately tucked into the foliage.  The sentiment and rectangular die give a more grown up feel with "for my little squeakheart".

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Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Stampin Up Stamparatus Wreath Technique using Varied Vases

I'm so excited that the STAMPARATUS is now available.  This is by far the best positioning tool on the market as it has two plates, giving you four stamping surfaces  and each plate come out and can move up and down giving a great hinge step stamping. Red  rubber or photopolymer stamps no problem the Stampartus works perfectly with both.  The wreath technique is very popular with positioning tools and on this card I made a lovely wreath card using the gorgeous flowers from the VARIED VASES BUNDLE a stamp set and coordinating punch.

Here is a video showing you how to make this lovely card.  Please look at subscribing to my YouTube channel as I have 53 videos showing lots of projects and techniques using Stampin Up products.

The combination of Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide match perfectly and the flowers have been coloured with our Stampin Blends in Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.

The circles were cut out using the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS. If there is one set of frameits shapes to buy I would recommend this one as you get circles, squares and ovals all in one set.

Don't forget to add the SIMPLY SHAMMY to your basket before checking out.  This is a really thick cleaning cloth which fits inside our slim cases and is so easy to use.  See it in action on my video

I'd like to take a few moments to thank all my customers and subscribers for watching and comenting on my blog and YouTube channel.  Your support and encouragement is heart warming and one of the reasons I love what I do :)

If you would like a FREE copy of the annual catalogue sent to you then just let me know and I will post one out immediately.

Happy shopping.

Friday, 1 June 2018

Stampin Up Varied Vases card and new ink colours

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrating.  My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Today is the start of the new annual catalogue.  Check it out HERE

The project I have chosen is on page 45 of the new catalogue ( haven't got your copy yet then just drop me a line and Ill send you one out FREE of charge)


This card uses Mint Macaron and Highland Heather two of the new ink pad colours and all of the images are from the Varied Vases stamp set including the Thanks.

Check out the video to see how I made a variation of this card with the background of Birthday Wishes .

One of this most exciting products in the new catalogue is theSTAMPARATUS probably the best positioning tool on the market.

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