Category: Beautiful You

Beautiful You with an Embossing Paste background

When I saw Embossing Paste in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which launched earlier this week I jumped up and down with excitement. This is something I have been dying to try out and I couldn’t wait to get it in my hot little hands on it. Unfortunately it wasn’t available on the demo pre-order – yes, we can get our hands on product a month before our customers – whoop, whoop – perks of being a demonstrator. I planned to use it at our recent team training event so had to borrow another brand from a fellow team member to play with. This is one of the cards I demonstrated at that event.

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and taped it down, to a non-stick craft mat, on all 4 sides using some washi tape. I then placed my Happy Patterns Decorative Mask over the top and taped it down in the same way; you really don’t want either the cardstock or stencil to move. Next I took a heaped tsp of Embossing Paste from the jar and popped it onto the craft sheet in one corner before adding a couple of drops of Lemon Lime Twist Re-inker and mixing together, all I can say is WOW, it looked fantastic. I didn’t have the proper Embossing Paste Tools so made do with small, cake decorating palette knife and an old credit card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You meets Embossing Paste by Stampin’ Up!

Taking a dollop of the coloured Embossing Paste, I spread it over the stencil, starting at the top of the Whisper White cardstock and scraping it down towards the bottom. I then, carefully lifted away the stencil and set the Whisper White panel aside to dry – it took about 15 mins but I could have sped that up if I had used my Heat Tool.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You meets Embossing Paste by Stampin’ Up!

While the Embossing paste was drying I stamped the image from the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and onto a scrap piece of Pop of Pink dsp – now sadly retired, but any dsp would work. Using my Big Shot I die cut the Whisper White piece using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits before die cutting a slightly larger scalloped oval from the Layering Oval Framelits from Melon Mambo cardstock. I layered to 2 ovals together using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking a sharp pair of Scissors I trimmed out the dress and the hat from the lady stamped on the scrap of dsp. Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive I added the dress and hat to the Whisper White stamped panel, love the effect this paper piecing gives. I coloured under the brim of the hat with a Lemon Lime Twist Marker and used a Chocolate Chip Marker to colour her hair. I really like using the Calypso Coral Water Color Pencil and a Blender Pen to add a soft skin tone.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You meets Embossing Paste by Stampin’ Up!

I took 2 pieces of Whisper White baker’s Twine and attached them to the back of the embossed panel and taped them in place. I brought the ends over the top of the panel and adhered them to the front of the panel using tape where they would be hidden by the oval piece.  Using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, I added the now dry embossed panel to a layer of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, having used the We Are Memory Keeper Corner Chomper to round the upper left corner of both pieces. The whole panel was then added to a Melon Mambo card base. The sentiment was stamped using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Finally I placed the oval on Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top of the Whisper White Baker’s Twine ends. Gorgeous, if I say so myself……..

I really enjoyed playing with embossing paste and have loads more ideas to try out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Beautiful You
Cardstock
Melon Mambo, Whisper White & Lemon Lime Twist
DSP
Pop of Pink (retired)
Ink
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Lemon Lime Twist Marker and Re-inker & Chocolate Chip Marker
Punch
WRMK ½” Corner Chomper
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Ovals Framelits
Tools
Embossing Paste, Embossing Paste Tools, Happy Patterns Decorative Masks (retired), Calypso Coral Watercolor Pencil, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Trimmer, Big Shot + platform and cutting plates, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B & C
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper, Whisper White Envelope & Whisper White Baker’s Twine

Gorgeous elegant card using the Beautiful You stamp set

Today I have been making a card using the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set, I think this is my favourite set from this years Spring/ Summer catalogue.

 

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the lovely, elegant lady using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut her out using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I stamped the lady again onto a piece of Floral Boutique dsp and cut out the dress using a pair of scissors. I glued the dsp dress onto the die cut lady using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I coloured the ladies hat using a Pink Pirouette Marker.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I die cut a scalloped oval from Pink Pirouette cardstock and a plain oval from Night of Navy cardstock using the Layering Oval framelits. I used Tombow Liquid Adhesive to adhere the stamped piece to the Pink Pirouette oval and added them to the Night of Navy oval.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Beautiful You by Stampin’ Up!

I took a Whisper White panel and placed my chosen mask on top. Using a Sponge Dauber and the Pink Pirouette ink pad I inked randomly through the mask to create a spotty background effect. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink in the lower left hand corner. I wrapped some Thick Night of Navy Baker’s Twine 3 times around the Whisper White layer adhering the twine with sellotape at the back. I added the Whisper White panel to a layer of Pink Pirouette cardstock with Tombow Liquid Adhesive before adding the whole piece to a Night of Navy card base. I added the oval piece on top of the Baker’s Twine using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is such an elegant looking card, I love Night of Navy and Pink Pirouette together.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Beautiful You
Dies
Stitched Shapes framelits & Layering Oval dies
Cardstock
Whisper White, Night of Navy & Pink Pirouette
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black ink, Night of Navy & Pink Pirouette
Tools
Paper Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Big Shot and Magnetic platform, Bone folder and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
B & D
Adhesives
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sundries
Sponge Daubers, Night of Navy solid Baker’s Twine, Seasonal Decorative Masks, Whisper White Envelope

Stamp-A-Stack update

Last Saturday I held my first ever Stamp-A-Stack and it went really well……phew…and I didn’t forget anything!!!! Thanks to my lovely friend and downline Jo law for all her help.

crafty-rootes.com – Product Goodie Bag for Stamp-A-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

The lovely ladies who came were each given a goodie bag containing a pack of the Falling In Love designer series paper (dsp), a pack of Linen Thread and a pack of Basic Pearls along with 20 co-ordinating card bases, Sahara sand, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Dapper Denim and Soft Suede and 20 Very Vanilla Envelopes. They also had a little sweet treat each – after all you can’t craft without chocolate (or cake which was provided by the adjacent café for those that wanted it).

www. crafty-rootes.com – Stamp-A-Stack table gifts – Falling in Love dsp –

I set up 5 project tables with 2 card variations per table and the ladies worked their way round from table to table making up to 4 cards at each. At each table the ladies picked up a pack of pre-prepared cardstock layers, then selected and cut the dsp they wanted to use on each card. Each table concentrated on one Stamp set from the Annual Catalogue – Baby Bear, Sitting Here and Touches of Texture – or the Spring/Summer catalogue – Nailed It and Beautiful You – with a mixture of additional sentiments for them to choose from.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Falling In Love dsp Stamp-A-Stack – Stampin’ Up!

The projects all went down well and the Blender Pens and Aqua Painters were a big hit, the ladies loved them. Here are a few piccies for the ladies busy stamping, cutting and colouring. Happy Days…….

www.crafty-rootes.com – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up!
www.crafty-rootes.com – Stamp-A-Stack – Falling In Love by Stampin’ Up!

Thank You to all the ladies to came and made it such a great day. I will be running another Stamp-A-Stack in May, date to be confirmed. Let me know if you would like information nearer the time.

Mo x

Beautiful You for Treat Boxes

I absolutely love the Beautiful You stamp set from the new spring/summer catalogue by Stampin’ Up! The images of the 3 ladies in the stamp set are so versatile and classic and as a bonus, there are lots of great sentiments included in the stamp set as well. What’s not to love…..

www.crafty-rootes.com – Stampin’ Up! – Beautiful You stamp set

Over the weekend I have been making these cute little boxes to give as table gifts to the ladies attending my classes in February.

To make the boxes I used Whisper White cardstock cut to 9” by 4½”. I scored the cardstock at 1”, 4”, 5” and 8” on the long side and 1” and 3½” on the short side using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool. I cut up the short scorelines to form a pizza style box and adhered the tabs using FastFuse adhesive. I stamped a small panel of Whisper White cardstock with an image from the Beautiful You stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The sketchy watercolor effect dress is a stamp also included in the stamp set. I used Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo or Daffodil Delight ink pads to colour the lady’s dress then added a scattering of tiny hearts, using a stamp from the Any Occasions stamp set (available for free with a £45 order until the 31st March 2017) and the same 3 colours. The Whisper White panel was then backed with a layer of the same colour as the sketchy dress, i.e. Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo or Daffodil Delight cardstock and added to the box with Dimensionals.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Stampin’ Up! – Beautiful You stamp set

I love this box which co-ordinates really well with the 3 projects we will make in the February classes. I hope my ladies like them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. If you would like to purchase any of the supplies listed below please follow the ‘Shop Online’ button at the top of the home page.Hope to see you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies
Beautiful You stamp set
Any Occasions stamp set
Whisper White cardstock
Bermuda Bay cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Momento Tuxedo Black ink pad
Bermuda Bay ink pad
Daffodil Delight ink pad
Melon Mambo ink pad
FastFuse Adhesive
Dimensionals
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Acrylic blocks A, and D
Scissors
Bone Folder

Stamp-A-Stack – reserve a seat now

So looking forward to the first Stamp-A-Stack of the year which takes places on the 4th February at Manor Farm, 14 Alms Hill, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2SH from 10.00 – 16.00.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Stampin Up – stamp-A-Stack Feb 2017

You will be making up to 20 cards, 2 each of 10 different designs. Here is a picture to wet your appetite. You will be stamping, die cutting, dry embossing, watercolouring, paper piecing  and many other techniques. No experience necessary – assistance is available all day and you can craft at your own speed whilst enjoying the company of fellow crafters.

If you would like to reserve a place  contact me on by email – mo@crafty-rootes.co.uk or call or text to 01954 718443

Tea and coffee available during the day. Bring your own lunch or take a break and have lunch in the adjacent café ‘The Stove’ where cake where cake will be available all day…….

Cost of the day is £32.00, to be paid by the 6th January 2017. The class fee includes a £25.00 Product Goodie Bag to use during the day and you will have loads left over to use with your crafty stash at home.

Hope to see you there.

Mo Rootes

 

 

 

Beautiful You – Gorgeous

OMG I love the new Beautiful You stamp set, it is absolutely gorgeous, I can see I am going to be using it a lot over the next few months.

I used the set to make a card for this month’s team challenge. I stamped one of the images from the stamp set using Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and coloured it using the fab new Rich Razzleberry and Early Espresso Watercolour Pencils and the a Blender Pen. I rounded the top right and bottom left corners and mounted it on a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock with similarly rounded corners. I added a piece from one the new Lace Doilies to the back, I love that they are Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other.

I took a piece of Falling In Love dsp, rounded the same top and bottom corners and mounted it onto a panel of Very Vanilla using Tombow Mono Liquid Adhesive after wrapping a piece of ¼”Natural Trim, the Silver version from the top to the bottom. This whole piece was added to a Crumb Cake card base with Tombow. I added the stamped topper over the ribbon with Dimentionals and added a bow.

I love this card, it is so beautiful and I am so happy with it. I hope you like it.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used
Beautiful You stamp set
Crumb Cake cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Falling In Love dsp
Momento Tuxedo Black inkpad
Lace Doilies
1/4” Natural Trim – Silver
Stampin Scrub and Stampin mist
Stampin Trimmer
Acrylic blocks D and G
Scissors
Project Life Corner Rounder
Bone Folder
Dimensionals
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Envelopes