Stampin'Up! Global Design Project 086, Sketch Challenge

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

I am playing along with the Global Design Project again this week and we have got a sketch challenge.











Here is my card that I have entered to the challenge. I also had a little challenge of my own as the glitter shapes have had a bit of a mixed reaction with in the crafty cupcake team and I was set the task of doing something with them that would hopefully change opinion! 
When you see them in the catalogue they really don't look very inspiring but when I looked through the catalogue and saw the Jar of Love stamps set and matching Framelits I had an idea to make a shaker card with the shapes used like little sweeties in a jar. 



Stampin'Up! Jar of Love sweet for you



I also used the new Designer Series Paper, Pick A Pattern on my card, again this had a mixed reception but I think its lovely and I look forward to showing you some more projects made with it soon.

Here is a list of what I used





At this moment in time I cannot add the new products I used as they are not available until 1st June 2017 so for now I will add some pictures below,








To see the other entries for GDP#086 Click here 

Here as a bonus is a picture of the front cover of the new Annual Catalogue 2071/2018! Doesn't it look pretty, I cannot wait to share some of the new things with you soon.



All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 





Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx

Stampin'Up! Watercolour card technique

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Gemma Clarke -

Hello everyone,

Firstly I would just like to say sorry for being a little off the radar recently. It has been a busy time for me recently with having easter holidays and 2 small people to look after. So I have done a new video tutorial for you and I will also have news of a One Sheet wonder class in the next few days.

For my card today I have used the Garden In Bloom stamp set and have used the stamps and ink in a way to give a watercoloured finish. I love to experiment with colour and various techniques and I used this to make my Mums Mothers Day card. You will be pleased to know that the Garden In Bloom set is going to be carrying over to the new catalogue, I know I was!




To make the background or as I like to call it my GDSP (Gemma's Designer Series Paper) I stamped on some watercolour card with the outline stamps in the set and then used a waterbrush pen to drag the ink and colour the inside of the images. I also used my Clear Wink of Stella pen to give the butterflies a subtle shimmer. I do love the Wink of Stella pen as it gives sparkle but it's not too much.

 
Here is the video tutorial, Sorry for the interruption of my phone ringing!



Measurements for the card,

I used a card blank from my craft cupboard and it was approx 6" x 6", To make your own simply cut a 12" x 6" piece of card and score it down the centre.

Calypso Coral card 5 3/4" x 5 3/4"
                         
Calypso Coral card 5 3/4" x  2"

Watercolour card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Watercolour card 5 1/2" x 1 3/4"


I also used some Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon on my card which came from the cupcakes and carousels embellishment pack but it will be available in the new Annual Catalogue from June 1st! Im so excited about the new catalogue and will be sharing some new goodies very soon!



Product List
Aqua Painters
[103954]
£15.50


I will add the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon when I can to the list.

All of the products mentioned in my posts can be purchased from me by clicking on the links in this post or by going to the shop now option at the top of the screen. Please remember that if your order is less than £150 to use the hostess code below. At the end of each month I will add up all the hostess codes and convert them into reward points and divide them between everyone that has shopped through me, which means that you will receive a lovely little something through the post at the beginning of the next month but ONLY if you have used the hostess code. If your order is MORE than £150 please don’t use the code so that all the lovely rewards will go directly to you (only individual orders over £150 qualify for Stampin’ rewards) Unsure of what to do or If you need any help when ordering please give me a shout and I’ll help you. 


 Happy crafting!
  Gemma xx