13 January 2023

Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI136

  



Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher, and I am from Melbourne, Australia. Tonight it's the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI136 this photo was chosen by Cheryll Miller. I just love the colours and this amazing loungeroom.




The chosen colour combination for #CI136 is Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Garden Green and Sahara Sand. As well as the chosen colours you may also like to add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and metallics to your project. We also allow 'Ivory', 'Bronze' and 'Natural Tones' in the Stampin' Blends. If you don't have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute (ie: Petal Pink instead of Brushing Bride .... you get the drift).

The challenge will run for almost 4 weeks until 7pm (AEST) on Monday 6th February 2023 (this just happens to be on my birthday) details to follow at the end of my blog.




Tonight's card or should I say cards for the challenge, I have used brand new products from the new Mini Catalogue for January to April 2023. It's called Two-Tone Flora bundle (160414) which includes the stamp set and coordinating Dies. It's also part of the Fancy Flora Suite (160431) You can purchase this bundle from my online store as of now.




Whenever I do these types of cards, I like to try out a rough layout of where the different images will go and which coloured inks I'll use. I always start with the largest stamp image and usually stamp just off the cardstock and stamp my way around until I've used the smaller stamp.



 
A great tip is to use the Stampin' Up! Masking Paper, die-cut out the flower images from the Two-Tone Flora Dies, add a little embossing buddy to the sticky part and place over the stamped images. This helps with the layering of the flowers and gives you depth for your stamping.





Using the Two-Tone Floral stamp set I found it was easier to use the detailed flower image in full strength and then use the solid flower image and stamp off before layering the image over the detailed stamped image. I used Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand for the flowers then Mint Macaron and Garden Green for the leaves and branch images. 




I like to use the Blending Brushes to block out some of the white on the cardstock, I did this for the Garden Green card. I added Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron and Garden Green ink around the edges of the cardstock.




I've added Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon under the sentiment, and I also unraveled the ribbon to form fine strands and tied Linen Thread into a bow. The sentiments are from Celebrating You Stamp Set, stamped in Sahara Sand for the 'Happy Birthday' and Garden Green for the 'Just For You'. To finish off the cards I added a few embellishments and stamped images.




I hope I've inspired you with the latest challenge and I do hope you'll join in. We so look forward to seeing a variety of projects using the challenge colours. Please ensure that your project is new and made specifically for this challenge.


Upload only one picture per entry straight to the discussion wall and not in an album

Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI136 will run until 7pm (ADET) on Monday 6th Feruary 2023.

To get your creative ideas flowing, make sure you check out the Crew's Project in the CI136 Album.

Please click on the link here to join the challenge.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and the January - April 2023 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration Catalogue please send me an email here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher




11 January 2023

Adorable Owls - Saleabration

 



Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. Today I'll be sharing with you a cute masculine card using the FREE Saleabration item Adorable Owls Stamp Set (160269) which is available until supplies last or at the end of February 2023. Purchase $90AUD worth of Stampin' Up! products and then select this adorable stamp set as your FREE item. 


Adorable Owls Stamp Set (160269)


I just love the Adorable Owls stamp set you get three different owls and some cute fun sentiments too. I've used Watercolor Pencils and coloured the owl in with them and then used the fine tip Water Painter and went over the coloured area. I wanted the flying owl to have a party hat and bow tie so I fussy cut out the accessories from the other two owls.




For the sentiment I've used the Fancy Flora 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper using the painted Night of Navy paper and die-cut the letters from the Alphabet A La Mode Dies (160750). A great tip is to use the Adhesive Sheets (152334) or Foam Adhesive Sheets (152815) when die-cutting detailed Dies this makes it easier rather than using Multipurpose Glue. Then you won't get sticky fingers.


Fancy Flora 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (160413)



Alphabet A La Mode Dies (160750)


I layered the die-cut letters over Basic White Cardstock which was dried embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) and layered over the Night of Navy card base.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

Just a reminder SALE-A-BRATION is only available until the end of February 2023. For every $90AUD and $180AUD you spend, you'll earn an exclusive Saleabration item for free! Depending on the amount you spend, you'll be able to mix and match the Saleabration items you earn. Stampin' Up! have a variety of stunning stamp sets and Designer Series Paper for you to choose from take a look! Now until 28th February.


$90 AUD SALEABRATION ITEMS


$180 AUD SALEABRATION ITEMS


Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue, the Jan - April 2023 Mini Catalogue and the Saleabration Catalogue please contact me here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher

08 January 2023

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Love is.....


Hello and welcome,

It's Stamping 2nd Sunday latest blog hop for January and for this month the design team will be showcasing the theme 'Love is...' in our projects. Make sure you click on the list of participants which will be at the end of this blog. 

Well, can I just say how much I love the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue for 2023! I've used just one of my favourite bundles in the catalogue. I just love ice creams, milkshakes or a sundae! Especially in summertime. How many scoops do you love to have? 


Share a Milkshake Bundle (160396)


Today, I'll be sharing with you two projects and turning them into two fun cards using the Share a Milkshake bundle which is located on page 12 in the latest Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue. When I saw this bundle, it was on the top of my wish list.




Milkshake Card

To create this card, I wanted to use the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper and those stripes reminded me of those cute straws from the Share a Milkshake stamp set. I do love stripe paper. I layered over the DSP using Shimmery White Cardstock panel, I then added a Sweet Sorbet watercolor wash, stamped the cherries and sentiment in Sweet Sorbet ink.




I used Tahitian Tide Glimmer Paper and die-cut out using the circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. The stamp image of the milkshake is in Tahitian Tide which I love with Sweet Sorbet they go so well together. 




A great tip is I love to create lots of watercolor washes onto Shimmery White Cardstock and then die-cut out lots of images such as the scoops of ice cream and hearts. Then I like to play with them on my card and see how I want to layer them up.





Ice Cream Heart Card

To create my second card, I used Balmy Blue Cardstock with Tahitian Tide hearts stamped onto the panel and adding more Tahitian Tide ink to the background with the Blending Brush. Next, I added two detailed waffles to the background, one in Kraft paper and the other in Tahitian Tide watercolor wash onto Shimmery White Cardstock.




When I was creating this ice cream card, I was only going to do one ice cream, but then I thought two are always better than one! As I placed them onto the card, they formed a cute heart made out of waffles. I used the Kraft paper for one of the cones and a Sweet Sorbet watercolor wash for the pink cone. Then I added lots of ice creams scoops in Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue, Tahitian Tide and Kraft paper. 




I added a silver spoon made out of Silver Foil, Tahitian Tide Cherry, Sweet Sorbet heart, Tahitian Tide Baker's Twine and the sentiment stamped in Tahitian Tide ink.






Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.

Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue, the Jan - April 2023 Mini Catalogue and the Saleabration Catalogue please contact me here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher



To see all of the amazing projects by the Stamping Sunday Design Team please click on their names below. 





 


07 January 2023

Artisan Design Team - Love for You Bundle

 



 Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. I'm so happy to be sharing with you today my first two projects using the Love for You Bundle, and Country Gingham Designer Series Paper turning them into two cards. It's always exciting to receive new Stampin' Up! products and I can't for you to see what I've been creating.




The Artisan Design Team are featuring the Love for You Bundle and Country Gingham DSP on Stampin' Up! Facebook and Instagram page where you'll sure to be inspired by everyone's creations, I'll add the link at the end of my blog. 


Love for You bundle (160406)


The Love for You bundle (160406) (10% bundle savings) is located on page 11 of the Stampin' Up! January - April 2023 Mini Catalogue. The bundle includes the following items. Love for You stamp set (160398), and Love for You Dies (160403). This bundle is perfect for a variety of different occasions such as anniversaries, love, friendship, thanks and many more.


Country Gingham 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (160388)



The Country Gingham 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper comes in 48 sheets, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs in Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Sweet Sorbet. I love this DSP anything in gingham makes me happy.


For You Card

For my first card I created lots of layers using the Country Gingham DSP and stamped images from the Love for You stamp set.  The colours I've used are Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake. 

The first strip of pink hearts I stamped off first on a scrap piece of paper before applying to Basic White Cardstock. I used both heart stamps in Sweet Sorbet ink, and I lightly covered the strip in Sweet Sorbet with the Blending Brush.





I also stamped the flowers and leaves on a strip of Basic White Cardstock. Then I lightly covered the strip using Balmy Blue ink with the Blending Brush.

The Country Gingham DSP has been cut into thin strips, then torn down on one side and layered over each strip. This shows off the beautiful paper and a Shabby Chic look to the card.

I love the layered look of the Dies for the sentiment, it really makes it pop! I used Sweet Sorbet and Basic White Cardstock for the layers. A great tip for when you use the thin Dies is to use Adhesive Sheets by placing the adhesive onto the back of the cardstock, I find this so much easier, when it comes to adhering your detailed die-cut pieces together.





To finish off the card I added a few more flowers amongst the sentiment, Petal Pink embellishments and Sweet Sorbet Baker's Twine.



So Much Love Card

For my second card I again used the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper this time I just used a strip each of Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet gingham paper. I mixed it up with Basic White Cardstock and Kraft paper. 





I stamped the hearts using Sweet Sorbet ink onto the Kraft paper and added a little Crumb Cake ink to the edges with the Blending Brush. To create a distressed look to the paper, I used the blade of the Paper Snips and ran it along the edge of the Kraft paper. 

The flowers are stamped in Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake ink for the leaves. I added a few tiny dots using Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker to each the center of the flowers.





I added a few of the Balmy Blue Pastel Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the card and Sweet Sorbet Baker's Twine.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my projects by leaving a comment below. Make sure you pop over onto Stampin' Up! Facebook page or Stampin' Up! Instagram page for lots of inspiration using the Love for You Bundle and Country Gingham Designer Series Paper.


If you would like a copy of the Stampin' Up! Jan - April 2023 Mini, Saleabration Jan - Feb 2023 or the Annual Catalogue 2022 - 2023 please contact me here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my online store here.



Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher














04 January 2023

Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI135




 Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher, and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I'm a little late but I finally had some time to create a card for the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI135 this photo was chosen by Lou Kitzelman. I love the fresh summary colours.





The chosen colour combination for #CI135 is Daffodil Delight, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. As well as the chosen colours you may also like to add Basic White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and metallics to your project. We also allow 'Ivory' and 'Bronze' in the Stampin' Blends. If you don't have all the colour palette, feel free to use the closest SU substitute (ie: So Saffron instead of Daffodil Delight .... you get the drift).

The challenge will run for almost 4 weeks (which started back on 14th December 2022) until 7pm (AEST) on Monday 9th January 2023 details to follow at the end of my blog.

Tonight's card for the challenge I have used brand new products from the new Mini Catalogue for January to April 2023. It's called Love for You bundle (160406) which includes the stamp set and coordinating Dies. You will be able to purchase this bundle from my online store as of tomorrow the 5th of January 2023.




To create the card, I used a sheet of Basic White Cardstock and stamped the panel using the images from the Love for You Stamp Set. I started with the larger flower in Calypso Coral, then the smaller flower in Pale Papaya and Daffodil Delight ink. The leaves are in Coastal Cabana and so are the tiny hearts. The center pieces are stamped in Bermuda Bay ink, and I used the Bermuda Bay Marker fine point tip by adding tiny dots to the center of the flowers.

For the sentiment I used a Sponge Dauber with Bermuda Bay ink and applied the ink to the stamps which gives a softer look. I stamped the sentiment onto Basic White Cardstock and die-cut out the images. The card base is Coastal Cabana Cardstock.


Love for You Stamp Set (160398)



I hope I've inspired you with the latest challenge and I do hope you'll join in. We so look forward to seeing a variety of projects using the challenge colours. Please ensure that your project is new and made specifically for this challenge.


Upload only one picture per entry straight to the discussion wall and not in an album

Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI135 will run until 7pm (ADET) on Monday 9th January 2023.

To get your creative ideas flowing, make sure you check out the Crew's Project in the CI135 Album.

Please click on the link here to join the challenge.


Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.





Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and the January - April 2023 Mini Catalogue and Saleabration Catalogue please send me an email here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher





27 November 2022

Global Design Project #GDP370

 Hello and welcome,

Today I'll be sharing with you the latest sketch challenge #GDP370 at Global Design Project make sure you check out their designs using the sketch below.




I always love Global Design Sketch challenges because the hard work is done for you. Now all you have to do is decide which stamp set to use! 

Well, it wasn't too hard to choose from as I just couldn't wait to ink up the new Adorable Owls Stamp Set (160269) which is a Saleabration item, and it will be available to customers next year. It all starts from 5th January - 28th February 2023. Choose a free Saleabration product with every $90 AUD / $180 AUD you spend (before shipping and handling). The Adorable Owl Stamp Set is free when you spend $90 AUD on Stampin' Up! products. If you live in Australia, you can shop with me at my online store here.




These cute owls are in water colour using inks and watercolor pencils. I've used the colours from the Dandy Designs 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (160836) this is another free item available next year when you spend $180 AUD on Stampin' Up! products. The colours in this particular panel are Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody and Petal Pink. I love this colour palette together. 




I've stamped the owls in Stazon ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock and I thought it would be fun to colour them in Fresh Freesia, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink and Mango Melody ink. I added similar colours using the Watercolor pencils and blending them in with the Water Painter.






The owls are layered with the Stylish Shapes circle die in Basic White, adding coloured ink in Gorgeous Grape and Smoky Slate with the Blending Brush. 




There are three fun sentiments in the stamp set and I've fussy cut out the "Hoot! Hoot!" from "You're so cute". To finish off the card I added a few of the Fresh Freesia Loose Flower Flourishes to the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.


Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalogue, send me an email here

Also coming soon will be the new Mini Catalogue January to April 2023 and Saleabration Jan to Feb 2023. Send me a message if you would like one.

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher


25 November 2022

Artisan Design Team - Star Treats Bag


 

Hello and welcome,

My name is Vicki Boucher and I'm from Melbourne, Australia. Today I'll be sharing with you how to create a fun background by using the Stars Treats Bags (159833) in different ways. They are great as gift bags but sometimes I like to use Stampin' Up! products by thinking outside the box and create something a little bit different with what you've got.




Here I used a vibrant colour combo of Orchid Oasis, Coastal Cabana, Parakeet Party, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Polished Pink, and Gorgeous Grape.


Start by cutting the Star Treat Bag in half with Paper Snips.



Next use the zig zag edge of the bag to create an ombre effect with the Blending Brush and ink. Start with the cool colours first.



So the inks don't blend, use a new bag stencil for the warm colours. Continue until you've completed with all of the colours.



Use the stars side of the treat bag as a mask with a Palette Knife and Shimmery White Embossing Paste. Carefully remove mask and let the embossing paste dry. 


Celebrate with Tags (159974)


To go with the background layer, I used the Celebration with Tags bundle (159974) which can be located on page 67 in the Stampin' Up! July - December 2022 Mini Catalogue. 

The stamped images are from the Celebrate with Tags stamp set, stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black cardstock, add White Stampin' Emboss Powder remove any excess and heat set with the Heat Tool. Then die-cut out the images with the coordinating Celebration Tag Dies. I've fussy cut out the sentiment with Paper Snips.




Thank you for visiting my blog today, I would so love to hear your thoughts on my project by leaving a comment below.


Please email me if you would like a copy of the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue and the July-Dec 2022 Mini Catalogue Catalogue, send me an email here

If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, you can purchase any of the Stampin' Up! products by shopping with me at my Stampin' Up! online store here.

Make sure you follow me on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.


Happy Stamping

Vicki Boucher