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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


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.