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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


November 14, 2021


November 16 - 18

Products from 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Only

10% off Cardstock

15% off SU! Ink Pads, excluding ink pad bundles

20% off Dies


September 18, 2021

ONE BACKGROND DIE, TWO OHMBRE CARDS - Simply Potted Succulents

       

Hello, Stampers!

    I'm still here.  Just doing some other forms of papercrafting, gel press, acrylic paints, etc.  This idea is certainly nothing new and not original to me (as usual).  It's really easy peasy to create this 2 4 1 background with the background die from the Potted Succulents Dies set.

    First, die cut the background using Basic White or Shimmery White CS - you can use a bit larger piece and cut it down later.  Then, adhere your die-cut to another piece of Basic White or Shimmery CS with some Washi tape along a couple of edges.  Then the fun begins.

    Ink up one of your blending brushes with Pool Party Ink and brush in swirls at the bottom third (or top, doesn't really matter) of your die-cut, which is now a stencil!  Feel free to peek to be sure you have enough color laid down.  At the middle, ink up your brush with Bermuda Bay ink and add that color, overlapping to blend in with the Pool Party.  Last, ink up your brush with Pacific Point, apply and you're done!  Remove your "stencil."

May 13, 2021

GORGEOUS PANSY PATCH

 


Hi'ya, Stampers!

    This Pansy Patch card was inspired by a Jo Blackman video tutorial on masking.  You can find it here. Jo is a talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the UK.  I switched the colors on my version and added the Gingham Gala DSP (retired).

    Lots of masking on this card but, remember, you can use them again.  Don't throw them away, even when they are filled with ink.  I hand-cut 3 of the solid image, smaller pansy and about 5 leaves.

May 12, 2021

SEA SHELLS WITH SUNNY STENCIL MASHUP

 


Hello, again, Stampers!

    Still playing with my stencils stash.  The stencil is called Sphere (Altenew).  I applied the color with blending brushes and sponges.  At the bottom is Crumb Cake, then Coastal Cabana as dark as I could get it, then I lightened up a little.  After that is Daffodil Delight and ultimately, Mango Melody.

May 10, 2021

UPDATE - PLAYING WITH STENCILS WITH SU! INK

 



Hey, Stampers!

    As promised, I just tried the stencil-water-emboss technique with Stampin' Up! Rich Razzleberry ink and one of our Decorative Masks.  I believe it worked just as well as the Distress Ink.  It's not as easy to apply our ink evenly direct-to-paper, so I also tried it with a rubber brayer - many coats (top photo).  My inked piece is more evenly colored  (if that's what you want), but I am impressed with the top, transfer piece especially.

PLAYING WITH STENCILS TECHNIQUES

 


                     

Hello, Stampers!
    Did you know that you can use your stash of stencils and/or Decorative Masks as embossing folders?  All of the above patterns were created using stencils and my Big Shot.  And, in some cases, depending if you want to add a heavy coating of Distress Ink, you can even get a transfer image at the same time, like the top photo.  I haven't tried this yet with SU! inks, but I will.  It is a simple technique, but not quick.
 

May 7, 2021

SCENIC TRIANGLES


 Hello, Stampers!

    Let me start with credit to Kim Singdahlsen (joyfulcreationswithkim) for her card created based on a Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  So clever to imagine a mountain and lake scene composed of triangles.

    My lake and mountain triangles are cut from Shimmery White CS (of course) and blended with Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss and Gorgeous Grape, respectively.  The trees are Shaded Spruce and Evening Evergreen, as is the mat layer.  My "canvas" is just Basic White run through the Subtle 3D embossing folder once.