For The Love of Creating Blog Hop

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – For The Love of Creating – Beautiful Day Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to our very first For the Love of Creating with Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop run by the amazing Australian demonstrator, Kim Oliver. We are super excited to share with you an array of creations showcasing products from 2018 Occasions (Spring-Summer in the UK) catalogue and Sale-A-Bration freebies too. We hope you find great inspiration from our projects. If you have arrived here from Jay Soriano a big welcome to you. You are currently visiting Anna Krol from the United Kingdom.

I really want to encourage you to hop along with us – you are in for a real treat, as we are demonstrators from all over the world. Below is a list of all designers, but you can also use the NEXT  button further down to continue your journey on this blog hop.

For my projects today I decided to showcase beautiful stamp set called (not mistakenly) Beautiful Day. I will show you how to achieve stained glass effect using two different mediums.

Stained Glass Effect With Brusho –

I love these bold images with its stained glass look – perfect for techniques and colouring. And that’s exactly what I did.

I stamped the flower and the butterfly on a piece of watercolour paper in Versamark and heat embossed them in white. Next, I filled them in with water and sprinkled Brusho Crystal Colour over the top.

Heat embossing creates a barrier for the water and colour, so you can easily control how the colour spread. I’ve also used the aqua painter to move the colour around.

For the flower, I’ve used Brilliant Red, Gamboge and Moss Green for the leaf. The butterfly is a mix of my favourite Prussian Blue and Moss Green.

Once the flower and butterfly were dry I fussy cut them. To add that stained glass look, I smooshed Versamark on top of both images, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heat set it.

I love this rough texture of watercolour paper!

I kept the rest of design very clean. I sprinkled some brusho on Whisper White panels and spritzed with water (very, very lightly) before assembling my cards.

The edges of both card bases are stamped with three tiny flowers from the same stamp set, and I’ve used Versamark ink. Sentiments are stamped in Archival Basic Black ink. Few pearls finish off the look. I love these vibrant colours.

Stained Glass Effect With Stampin’ Blends –

First, I stamped both images onto two pieces of vellum using Versamark ink and heat embossed them in gold.

Next, I  colour on the back of te vellum with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers as follows:

  • flower – Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry & Old Olive
  • butterfly – Pool Party, Night of Navy & Old Olive

I even used Stampin’ Blends to dye Whisper White Organza Ribbon so it coordinates with my bookmarks – so much easier and quicker than using reinkers!

I fussy cut my images.

I die-cut four labels using Lots of Labels Framelits dies – two in Very Vanilla, one in Pink Pirouette and one in Night of Navy so they would coordinate with colours on the images. I die cut the Very Vanilla pieces slightly shorter.

I stamped, repeatedly. greeting from You’ve Got This Stamp Set (without re-inking) on my Very Vanilla pieces: For the butterfly bookmark using Old Olive ink pad; and for the flower bookmark in Rich Razzleberry.

I assembled my bookmarks and adhered butterfly and the flower in the middle using Fast Fuse.

Hope you like my little showcase and that you give the stained glass technique a go.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Below is the list of all the participants but you can also use the buttons to keep hopping. Your next stop is lovely Pia Gerhardt from Germany  go and see her beautiful projects

If you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code RRMR76JH to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day

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Timeless Love Wedding Card – Colouring On Vellum Technique

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave Timeless Love Wedding Card – Colouring On Vellum Technique

Hello! Today I wanted to share with you this beautiful card I created for my card swap teamie last month. Our theme was ‘Wedding Bells’ and I think this card fits perfectly.

Timeless Love Wedding Card with Vellum Panel

I think I forgot how amazing working with vellum is. There are so many techniques you could use it for. And my card shows just one of them: colouring on vellum. It’s a really easy technique that even a newbie could do. And it adds that extra OOMPH to your card too 🙂

First, I stamped this floral arc from Timeless Love Stamp Set onto my vellum panel with Versamark Ink. I’ve stamped it twice to create a wreath. Of course, I’ve used my embossing buddy before stamping (any anti-static product will work). Next, I heat embossed it using white embossing powder. TIP! You probably know that already but just in case: When heat embossing on vellum make sure you pre-heat your heat gun. Just switch it on and let it warm up for 30 seconds or so, before hitting the vellum. I usually heat the back of the vellum, which prevents any unwanted warping.

Timeless Love Wedding Card Vellum Panel

Now to the fun part: colouring! It’s so easy to add colour to the image heat embossed on vellum. I just chose my favourite markers and colour on the back of the vellum. The colours I’ve used are Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder.

It doesn’t have to be perfect: vellum is semi-transparent so it’s very forgiving, and you can’t really see marker strokes on the other side.

Once the colouring was done I stamped two flower clusters from the same set on some Whisper White cardstock, coloured them in with blender pen and fussy-cut them.

Now to assemble the card. I took my vellum and adhered it onto the Very Vanilla panel using glue dots, I hide them behind flower centres. Next, I adhered it to the Tip Top Taupe base. I’ve used the clusters of flowers I fussy-cut earlier, to secure the vellum on two opposite corners, and I also used simple stapler on the other corners. I love how simple stapler can add character to the card!

For the sentiment, I cut a strip of Tip Top Taupe cardstock, heat embossed ‘Congratulations’ in white and I’ve added it to the middle of my card, between two arcs.

Timeless Love Congratulations Card

I really hope you like my project, and that I inspired you to try, and have some fun with vellum too. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of July GUHXWAR6, to receive a gift from me.

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Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,