Monday, 7 May 2018

Birthdays, Fun Folds, & Alcohol!

Hi Crafty Friends,

Well, It's a new week and new cards.  My bestie had her birthday on the weekend and I made a special card because she's such a special lady.  She loves asian themes so I decided to make her a lantern card using the Artistically Asian stamp set and the Petal Palette suite.

This is a fun card and very easy to make.  I will have the tutorial available soon.  I have to wait till she gets her card, haha.  I am going to extend the card by adding a candle light in the centre for when it's on display.

For today's social group, we had lots of fun playing with an old colouring technique.  It's called the polished stone technique.  There are lots of videos available online, however, there are a few key points that are needed to get a consistent result each and every time.

  • Make sure you saturate the cotton ball with rubbing alcohol.
  • Use light colours so that you can stamp on your background.
  • Use no more than 3 colours.
  • Apply the colour by dabbing lightly onto the glossy cardstock.
  • Add a sparkle to your background by adding Wink of Stella to the cotton ball.
  • Make sure your background is fully dry before stamping.
We all had a great time working out colour combinations and we all had a favourite.  This is my favourite and I used the Bright Wishes stamp set and sentiment from the Butterfly Basics.  Butterfly Basics is retiring soon and this has been one of my all time favourite stamps.  There are so many stamps retiring this year that it's hard to name just one.  

I'm hoping that my pre-order arrives tomorrow so I can play.  Yay! New toys.  My order of catalogues arrived today as well as special treats for my catalogue launch party.   If you live in Australia and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to send you a catalogue.  Just send me an email and I will get back to you asap.  

Till next time,
Stay Crafty.