Michelle Last

Technique 101 – Thumping using Blooms & Wishes

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

At the technique 101 we are hopping around and sharing projects using the thumping technique. I used the Blooms and Wishes stamp set and there isn’t a black eye in sight!

Blooms & Wishes Technique 101 Thumping

I have not tried this technique before and really enjoyed the results.  I used the Blooms and Wishes stamp set and my inks and markers to create the speckled effect on the flowers.  You simply ink up your solid stamp with a light colour ink and then using the brush tip of the marker pens you need to thump the tip onto the stamp in a darker colour marker pen to create the speckle effect.

I used three flower stamps from Blooms & Wishes and here are the colour combos I used.

  • So Saffron Ink Pad and Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral Marker Pens.
  • Blushing Bride Ink Pad and Sweet Sugarplum and Pumpkin Pie Marker Pens.
  • Calypso Coral Ink Pad and Real Red Marker Pen.

I stamped off some of the darker colours before thumping with the marker pens so experiment before you stamp onto your cardstock.

Blooms & Wishes from Stampin Up

This is a different colour combo for me but I really like it.  I stamped the leaves without any thumping using Cajun Craze (stamped off first).

I wanted a large sentiment for the front and the thank you so much from  Thankful Thoughts was perfect. I thought it would look great gold heat embossed but it would look great just stamped in a darker colour ink too!

You are sure to be amazed at what the other design team blog hoppers have made using the thumping technique, simply click the next button below or if you get lost click the next in the list below that.

Technique 101 Next

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……
1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < that’s me!

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Bike Ride from Stampin’ Up! for #GDP085

I have a sneak peek for you today, the new stamp set is called Bike Ride and has matching framelit dies too.  This week at the Global Design Project we are using our favourite 3 In Colours from 2015-2017 and saying a fond farewell.

Bike Ride from Stampin Up

I decided to use Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.  I will be really sad to say goodbye to these pretty colours but the new In Colours make it a little easier as they are gorgeous too, see the new In Colours here….

Isn’t the bike gorgeous from the Bike Ride stamp set.  It has so many individual components that you can really customise it with different stamps and colours and make it truly your own.

Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

The paper in the background is a new stack of 6×6″ patterned paper in wood textures.  The greeting is from a new set callee Colorful Seasons.  We were all given this set at the recent OnStage event but without the matching framelits so I had to hand cut the bike this time, now I cannot wait for pre-order to get my hands on the dies too!

I really hope you will join us this week and share a project made using your 3 favourite In Colours from the ones shared below.

So let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the rest of the design team have made with their fave 3 In Colours – be prepared to be WOWED!

If you would like to place an order for any retiring products of grab a bargain from the clearance rack simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop and place an order.  Please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

We have a new sneak product suite available a whole month early too, it is called the Eastern Palace Suite and you can choose from the two bundles shown below.

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle from Stampin Up

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle from Stampin Up

Please be sure to use the new monthly hostess code for May.  If you are interested in buying the starter kit the pre-order for the new catalogue starts tomorrow for demonstrators and that means you can add pre-order items to your starter kit and be one of the first to have new goodies to play with!  Contact me for more information.

 

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Eastern Palace Suite – new bundle order yours today!

I have something exciting to share with you.   We have a brand new product suite coming in the new catalogue which has been released early and you can grab the Eastern Palace Bundle from 1-31st May before you see it in the new annual catalogue.

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

You can buy a bundle of products which includes 2 of the new In Colours between 1-31 May before the new products will be available in the new annual catalogue.

There are two bundles on offer and they both include a FREE GIFT. The bundle below includes a pack of very vanilla notecards and envelopes.

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle from Stampin Up

Eastern Palace Bundles from Stampin Up

The premier bundle below includes extra items including the dies which are incredible and have so much potential to make so many designs. The premier bundle includes a pack of very vanilla thick cardstock in A4 and a pack of very vanilla envelopes to match

Eastern Palace Deluxe Bundle from Stampin Up

Eastern Palace Suite Premier Bundle

In the coming weeks you are sure to be blown away by the possibilities with this bundle.  Be sure to get your own bundle ordered and on its way to you and get creating!

Be sure to add the new May hostess code to your order to receive a free thank you gift from me.  If you spend £150+ please do NOT use the code as you get the rewards to redeem as part of your order.

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New Stampin’ Up In Colours 2017-2019

Do you want to see the new In Colours 2017-2019 arriving in the new catalogue in June?

I have been playing with new stuff and have fallen in love with the new colours.  They compliment out current range so well and are really lovely rich jewel colours.

Stampin Up In Colour 2017-2019

I used a new sentiment set too. You are going to love it, its called Colorful Seasons and come with matching dies.

If you would like to be some of the first to receive your free paper copy of the annual catalogue, simply reserve your copy by filling out the contact form on the right hand side where it says ‘reserve your copy of the new catalogue’.  I will be posting out the copies mid/end of May.

Don’t fret though we have a brand new bundle being released early on 1st May which includes some of the new In Colour Inks, cardstock, DSP and matching dies.

DONT FORGET THE RETIRING LIST AND CLEARANCE RACK, it is definitely worth looking at before you finalise your order.

Come back tomorrow to find out more!

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Clearance Rack – new reduced items added

For all those lovely bargain hunters out there, today is your day!  There have been lots of lovely new items added to the Clearance Rack so I would encourage you to take a look at the retiring list and the clearance rack and grab yourself some wonderful deals.

Stampin Up Clearance Rack

Simply click the banner above to go direct to my online shop to see what is on offer.  You can also select the supplies at the bottom of this email too and don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me if you spend £20+ and less than £150.

Here are some cards I made with some of the retiring stamp sets which are still available.  Don’t miss out, grab them before they are gone for good.

#gdp063-bear-hugs-for-global-design-project

barnyard babies from Stampin Up

Miss You Card using Stampin Up Supplies

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