Thinking of You From Afar – JAI283

A work colleague asked me to make a card for her mother, who she is missing now that she lives in Australia.

I had free range to create a ‘thinking of you’ card featuring flowers.  The hydrangea in the Best Thoughts stamp sets is still one of my favourites from the 2015-2016 catalogue.

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It’s a dream to colour and looks fabulous embossed and watercoloured.

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The layout for today’s card was inspired by the Just Add Ink #283 sketch:

It’s lovely when people choose a handmade creation to share their love.  I also love ‘just because’ cards!  Kelly x

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Watercolour by Request – Three Ways

My class on the weekend had a watercolour theme by request.  I love designing classes that suit the stampers in attendance – it gives the project design a little something extra.

Watercolouring is lots of fun and has many different styles. Within the Stampin’ Up! range, you can use Watercolor Paper, Shimmery White cardstock & Whisper White cardstock as your base.  Then your tools of choice are blender pens or aqua painters.  And finally a choice of ink – Staz On, Archival Black/Grey, Craft White (for bokeh). Each combination gives its own result.  Changing one feature can change the project entirely.

Here’s what we made…

AQUA PAINTER COLOURING on WHISPER WHITE

Stamp Set: Best Thoughts (Hostess set from 2015 Annual Catalogue)

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BOKEH TECHNIQUE – AQUA PAINTERS with REINKERS on WATERCOLOR PAPER

Stamp Set: I Think You’re Great (2015 Annual Catalogue)

Colour Combination: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Tangelo Twist
Colour Combination: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Tangelo Twist
Colour Combination: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron & So Saffron
Colour Combination: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron & So Saffron

BLENDER PENS on SHIMMERY WHITE CARDSTOCK

Stamp Set: Christmas Cuties (featured in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue)

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As a technique, colouring can take a little bit of time to develop your skills.  Some people are drawn towards one method of watercolouring more than others – which is what art & expression is all about.  I always forget to take pictures of what the ladies made during the class, but their end products were so creative and it was a pleasure to watch their cards evolve as they added colour & played with their own style.

Thanks for the inspiration ladies, it’s always so delightful to spend time crafting with you.  Kelly x

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Best Thoughts – A Great Reason to Earn Stampin’ Rewards

The hostess only sets in this year’s catalogue are beautiful – definitely ones you’ll want to own at least one of them (if not all!!!).

Today’s card features the stunning “Best Thoughts” stamp set:

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The great news is that you too can add hostess sets to your collection!  Any order or workshop that totals more than $250 before shipping qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards.  These are reward dollars that you can spend on anything in the catalogue – including hostess sets.

What’s better than that?  The exclusive hostess sets are specially priced, so you get more value from your rewards.  If you’d like to book a workshop or host a virtual party, please get in touch with me – I’d love to hear from you!  Kelly x

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