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Sue Duffy
Independent Demonstrator, Stampin’ Up!®


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.

April 30, 2021

TURN YOUR EMBOSSING FOLDER INTO A WATERCOLOR PALETTE - A SHAMELESS CASE

 

Hello, Stampers!

    Isn't this undersea watercolor gorgeous?  I did create the cards shown here, but full credit must be given to Nadine at https://NadineKreativ.de.  Nadine is a talented Stampin' Up! demo in Germany. You can find her on Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.  I've shown a very similar version below - the only difference being that I spritzed it with Lindy's Magicals powder (mixed with water) in Hydrangea Blue.

    Keep reading for the instructions and supplies - fewer than you might think!

April 25, 2021

FRIENDS ARE LIKE SEASHELLS ON STENCILED GEL PRESS BACKGROUND


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Hey, Stampers - 
    I used a gel press, acrylic paints and stencil for this undersea-like background.  It works beautifully with SU's Friends Are Like Seashells Bundle, which will still be available in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

April 24, 2021

ART GALLERY ON STENCIL PASTE X 2

 



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Hello, Stampers!
    I do love the Art Gallery Bundle - it is SO easy to work with.  I created the raggedy background for these cards with SU embossing paste and a stencil by Sugar Pea Designs on Seaside Spray card stock.  Any of our SU background stencils would look great, too - I just wanted some texture. The large "hugs" on the bottom card is by Honey Bee Stamps.

April 23, 2021

THESE STITCHED TRIANGLES GLIMMER . . .


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Hi, Stampers!

    As some of you know, I love abstract backgrounds (and sparkle) and have been playing with abstract backgrounds using a gel press. But then, I came across this post on Pinterest by "stampitupwithjaimie" and HAD to order the die set:
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/574701602456476911/  FYI, Jaimie used one of the plain, ombre sides of the Artistry Blooms DSP for her card.  Her card base is Rich Razzleberry.