Cath Thorne Independent Demonstrator Stampin Up Australia

Monday, September 14, 2015

Beach Boxes Card

I had a chance earlier to play around a little with the Stampin' Up Sleigh Ride Edgelits from the Jingle All the Way Bundle and they kind of reminded me of the beach boxes which we used to see when we went down to Rosebud to play on the beach ... so I had to have a go.

Using Sahara Sand cardstock and the Bigshot to create the little house scene and then ran an extra one through and cut off the houses so that I could have a hill at the back without the houses on it. Then I just used my Stampin' Write Markers to color in the beach boxes in some fairly bright colors. I used: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Garden Green.

Once the card is masked, use a brayer with Marina Mist to make the ocean section and then sponge some Pacific Point over it. For the sky I used a scrap of cardstock and cut a cloud shape out and used the cloud as a mask to sponge Soft Sky from the cloud shape out over the cardstock, moving the cloud shaped mask around to get random clouds inked onto the card.

The sentiment is from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set which is from Stampin' Up and is the fundraiser stamp set which means for every set sold Stampin' Up donate some money towards the Ronald McDonald House which is lovely isn't it? It is stamped in Lost Lagoon and then attached to Lost Lagoon cardstock and a Whisper White card base.

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This card is entered into the CYCI#86 card sketch challenge.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Stampin Up Australia Retiring Products 2015

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Who doesn't love a bargain? It's that time of the year again when we say goodbye to all of the stamps, punches, dies, framelits, inks, paper, cardstock, and embellishments which will be retiring at the end of this current Annual Catalogue (June 2nd, or earlier if sold out). There are great bargains of up to 50% off.

I grabbed out some retiring products (and the odd one that will be staying) and had a fun day playing and these were some of the cards that were the result of the day:

Retiring products used in these cards... most of them discounted:
Punches & Dies: Large Triangle Punch, Starburst Framelit Dies, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies,
Stamps: Chalk Talk Stamp Set, Perfect Blend Stamp Set, Just Sayin' Stamp Set, Geometrical Stamp Set
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment, 2014-2016 In Color Printed Clothespins
Ink: Coastal Cabana Inkpad, Baked Brown Sugar Inkpad,  

Oh also.... some extra news and some more savings.... Stampin' Up! are retiring the My Digital Studio range on June 2nd ... so until that you could save 30% on any of the digital content. You will no longer be able to download the program or purchase downloads after June 2nd and support for the program will cease on 9th June. If you have purchased the program and downloads, these won't be affected unless your computer or software malfunctions. You can also download another format of downloads you have purchased to use in other programs such as Photoshop. You can find this in the download section of your online account.