Wednesday, 10 August 2016

International Blog Hop Highlighting Stampin' Up! Products

Welcome to our International Blog Hop. We are a group of demonstrators from around the world that want to show you ideas and inspiration using the latest Stampin' Up!® products that are available to purchase right now. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Juana Create or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. 

If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Juana Ambida. The wonderful Kylie Bertucci, has organised this International blog hop for us and it's such an honour to take part. 

You are currently visiting Australia - If you are from this area I would love to assist you with purchasing Stampin' Up!® products or if you need any help with the products.

I am excited to showcase the magical Fairy Celebration set which can be found on page 63 in the new annual catalogue. I was fortunate to have won this stamp set from Kylie, as a prize for winning and taking part in her Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights. 

Here are the cards I have made using this fabulous set. I have chosen to do a magic card and a shadow box card, as this was be a great way to showcase this set with a magic theme. It's also my first time to make this kind of cards and it's a great learning experience to try something new. 

I learnt to make this Shadow Box card from watching Jan Brown's Youtube tutorial. She is a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from the UK and it's thanks to her wonderful tutorial I was able to create this. It's quite easy once you get started and have a bit of practice.  You can click here to watch her tutorial on YouTube and it's extremely helpful. 

The Shadow Box frame is created with Pool Party 12x12" cardstock. All measurements can be found on Jan Brown's video tutorial.  I have stamped the fairies with black Stazon ink on Whisper White cardstock. They have been coloured in with an Aqua Painter and have all been fussy cut and have used a craft knife for the tight spaces. The fairy on the toadstool has been propped up with a window sheet. Not only is this see through but gives a sturdy backing. The other two fairies on the frame have been mounted with Stampin' dimensionals.

The background has been ink blended using Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy inks. I have added the fairy dust from the set and have white heat embossed this on the background for some interest. The fairy dust continues on the frame with silver heat embossing trailing under the flying fairy. 

The sentiments have been white heat embossed on vellum and have been die cut using the Bunch of Banners framelits and Project Life Cards and Labels framelits. I have also added a silver star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishments pack. It serves as decoration as well as concealing the adhesive used to stick on the vellum banner.

I have also used the new Thoughtful Branches and Beautiful Branches thinlits with the leaves on the frame and the white heat embossed tree/flower in the back panel. It just goes so well with this set.  

Here are more photos of the Shadow Box card...

The Magic card...

Here is the Fairy on the Toadstool - I just love this image. 
To create the magic card you need to stamp the image on both cardstock and on a window sheet. It's important that they line up perfectly, so best to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig or a Misti tool.  I have watercoloured the fairy with an Aqua Painter using watercolour paper and have used black Stazon on ink for both. 

Here is the second one...

I ended up making three to play and experiment hehe. I learnt to create this magic card from Dawn Griffith's  - Dawn Stamping Thoughts Youtube video tutorial.  I found her video very helpful to get started with making these cards. 

I have used Pool Party and Mint Macaron cardstock and have used ink blending on the card front with the same coloured inks for shading/gradient finish. The middle one uses Bermuda Bay to give it more contrast and make the white heat embossed flowers pop even more.  

I have also used the Wild About Flowers set as the images compliments the fairy on the toadstool touching the flower. The second card with the fairy hanging on the branch, I have used the Thoughtful Branches bundle and emulated the skirt leaves pattern of the fairy hehe.

The ribbons used  on the cards are: 

• Bermuda Bay Thick Baker’S Twine - 138413
• Mint Macaron 3/8" (1cm) Sheer Linen Ribbon - 141656
• Pool Party 3/8" (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon - 141691

I have also used: 

• Lots of Labels Framelits Dies - 138281
• Layering Circles Framelits Dies - 141705 

Here are the cards showing the coloured version as you pull them up. Will need to post up a video of the cards in action soon, as you get a better picture when seen moving. :)  

I hope you enjoyed the Fairy Celebration set and found inspiration. I can not recommend this set enough - such an endless scope for creativity. :) 

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! :) 

Products used:


• Fairy Celebration Clear-Mount Stamp Set - 141554

• Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle - 144328

• Wild About Flowers Photopolymer Stamp Set - 138728

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  1. What can I say except .... Wow! These are all so beautiful. As usual your colouring is superb. It was great hopping with you.

    1. Thank you so much Lou. I appreciate your lovely compliments. Great hopping with you too! :)

  2. What a great way to combine the framelits and the stamp set. The leaves are so perfect to go with the fairy theme! So nice to have hopped with you!

    1. Thanks Debbie. The Thoughtful Branches bundle is awesome and compliments so many sets especially this one. So nice to hop with you too. :)

  3. I love your coloring. The stamp set is not among my favorites but I love the projects you made.

  4. Speechless!! Juana these projects are amazing! You should be very proud xx

    1. Thank you so much Leisa. So happy how these turned out, will surely be making more. :) xx

  5. Speechless!! Juana these projects are amazing! You should be very proud xx

  6. WOW! Juana your projects are AMAZING! Wonderful job.

    1. Thank you so much Wendy, I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

  7. Wow, you outdid yourself on that shadow box Juana! Your coloring is outstanding!

    1. Thank you so much Julie, I appreciate your lovely compliments. Just love the fairy theme and so happy how it turned out. :)

  8. Love all your projects, beautifully coloured.

    1. Thanks you so much Anna, I appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

  9. Wow this is very prety, love your frame and the cards to, beatiful work.
    it was great hoping with you.

  10. Gorgeous projects! That shadow box is amazing! I would love to share it on my blog for My Crafty Friends Monday (of course I give you full credit and link back to your blog post). Let me know if you would prefer that I did not share it.

    1. Thank you so much Josee for your kind words. Yes of course, it would be an honor. Cheers. :)


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