Friday 20 December 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Sneak Peeks Sale-A-Bration & Mini Catalogues: Power of Hope

Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  

Today we are providing sneak peeks from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues!

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line up of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #sneakpeekminicatalogue2020 #beautifullybraided , Sneak Peek Mini Catalogue 2020, Beautifully Braided, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I think this image from the Beautifully Braided Bundle is going to be very versatile!
As soon as I saw the Beautifully Braided Bundle in the Mini Catalogue, I had a plan for it!  I started with a watercolour background.  Once it was dry I stamped the flowers with Stazon black ink and then watercoloured them with Cherry Cobbler ink.

TIP:  Since watercolour paper is absorbant, I find it best to use my Stamparatus for stamping so that I can ensure that I get the ink coverage I desire.

I then stamped the edge with Cherry Cobbler ink - again using the Stamparatus.

I punched out the braiding and then put it into the Stamparatus to add the Cherry Cobbler stamping.  Having lined it up at the top and stamped, all I had to do was move the plate down by two hinges and it lined up perfectly for the next section!

I then wrapped some Lovely Lipstick ribbon through the braiding.

I stamped the greeting (from Itty Bitty Greetings) with Cherry Cobbler ink onto an offcut of the background and cut it out with one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies - I trimmed off the top and bottom points with my snips for a slightly less pointy, more curvacious look.
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #saleabration #powerofhope #sneakpeek , Sale-A-Bration, Power Of Hope, Japanese scene, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A little Japanese style scene created with the Power Of Hope stamp set FREE during Sale-A-Bration
The stamp set, together with the coordinating dies, form a bundle that's free with a product purchase of $180
This little Japanese scene was created with the Power of Hope stamp set that forms part of a bundle with coordinating dies and which I received FREE when I purchased $180 worth of products .... which was sooo easy to do, given that the new Mini Catalogue is amazing!

I stamped the three images with Stazon ink (I used black but I could have used the new brown one!) and then watercoloured with a variety of inks: the main ones being Poppy Parade and Pretty Peacock.

I stamped the Itty Bitty greeting with Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies - trimming it to size to fit into the Poppy Parade rectangle cut with one of the new Stitched So Sweetly dies.

If you live in Australia and would like more information about the new catalogues or how to obtain free products during Sale-A-Bration, please contact me.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month!

I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

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'Til next time!

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  1. Gorgeous sweeping background on your first card, Stephanie, and equally gorgeous watercolored one in the second. They set up both cards to look just fabulous!

  2. Just beautiful! Love the ribbon woven through the punch on your first card and your second card is just stunning! :)

  3. I love your background and scene building...both cards are so beautiful!!!

  4. Very pretty cards Stephanie. Love how you weaved the ribbon through the die cut on your flower card.