Michelle Last

Technique 101 using Stampin Write Markers

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

Today at the Technique 101 we are sharing some tips and ideas on how to make a quick and simple card using the Stampin Write Markers from Stampin Up.

I decided to showcase the colouring of the stamps using the markers with the Label Me Pretty Stamp set and matching Pretty Label Punch.

Label Me Pretty using Stampin Write Markers

I used the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for the card background.  I coloured the pretty stamp with the flower detail with 4 different colour markers all from the Subltes Collection of Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.

Technique 101 Stampin Write Markers

How I made my card

I used the thick tip of the marker and colour each element separately.  You will find that when you first colour the ink is wet and shiny but as it dries (which is pretty quickly) it dulls on the red rubber.  Don’t rush or worry how long it takes to colour your stamp that the ink is going to dry and you won’t get a good stamped impression.

You simply need to re-moisten the stamp by breathing hard on the red rubber and the moisture in your breath with re-moisten the ink and then you can stamp onto whisper white cardstock and punch out using the Pretty Label Punch.

Pretty Label Punch from Stampin Up

I then stamped the chosen greeting using Dapper Denim Ink (which I picked out of the delightful daisy dsp) and punched around it with my 1 3/8″ circle punch which nests perfectly in the Pretty Label Punch which I raised with a dimensional.

Label Me Pretty from Stampin Up

I used the notecards and envelopes from Stampin’ Up which are cut and scored and a smaller size so not daunting for beginner crafts and a great price too!

I love that you can own so many of our ink colours if you purchase the Stampin Write Markers and then simply choose the ink pads in your favourite colours.  It means you have a wide array of colours to use and its a great way to build your collection when you first get started.  The marker pens are filled with dye ink which is exactly the same as the ink pads, so fast drying and perfectly matches our coloured cardstock, embellishments, papers etc.

Let’s go over to see what Frenchie has made using our fabulous markers.  Simply click the next button below….

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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#GDP037 Using Endless Thanks from Stampin’ Up!

I have a colour challenge card to share with you today for the Global Design Challenge.  I instantly loved the colours in this challenge and had no problem creating my card this week. I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets called Endless Thanks and introduced some new goodies you will soon be able to get your hands on!

#GDP037 Endless Thanks

It was pretty quick to make and I loved the clean simplicity of the card.  Here is are the colours used…

#GDP037 Colour Challenge using Endless Thanks

I really hope you join in this week and share what you have made using the three main colours and some other neutrals if needed.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other super talented design team members created with this colour palette and enter yourself using the instructions provided.

I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Here are the supplies I used to make this card, the dotty edge and circle are both new stamps (not available till 1st June) but just to give you a little taster! If you are ordering with me via my online shop, don’t forget to use the hostess code if your order is £20+ to get a free thank you gift mid June.

 

 

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Baby Shower Favours using Stampin Up products

Just look at this little basket of cuteness!  My niece is due to have her second baby in the next few weeks and I could not resist making these little favours for baby shower gifts.

Baby Shower Favours using Stampin Up products

I got the idea of using the popcorn from Pinterest and make my own little label saying ‘ready to pop’ on my computer.  I cut the french fry boxes using Soft Sky cardstock and embossed them with one of my favourite embossing folders, the Large Polka Dot.

Baby Shower Favours using Stampin Up products

The scallop circle is punched from our kraft cardstock and the sentiment is mounted using the 1 3/8″ circle punch and finished with a blue heart.

I varied how I tied the bags of popcorn with bakers twine and crochet trim.

Baby Shower Favours using Stampin Up products

We are super excited to meet our newest member of our family!

These were so much fun to make and all the supplies I used are listed below.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop and order your own and have them delivered direct to you door.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code as you will receive a free thank you gift from me mid April as I really appreciate you supporting me and my business.

 

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#GDP025 Global Design Project Colour Challenge

I absolutely love the colours for the Global Design Project colour challenge this week!

In fact I love them so much that they are the colours of my lounge.

#GDP025 Global Design Project

I actually made two cards this week and could not choose between the two….  I’ll let you decide on which one you prefer.

Helping me grow from Stampin Up for #GDP025

I created a graduated background using three yellow ink colours.  I then stamped the lovely lupin style flower onto the watercolour paper in versarmark and embossed in white embossing powder.

I added the border and the sentiment using Basic Grey Ink and then coloured the petals using an aqua painter and whisper white ink.  For the more intense white colouring I picked up the white ink directly from the ink refill.

Helping me Grow from Stampin Up

I added a couple of vellum butterflies and rhinestones and it was complete.

You may be wondering how I created the background, well I plan to do a periscope video on Monday 29th Feb at 8.45pm.  Apologies if any of you are proposing to your loved ones at that time 🙂  thankfully the periscope video is saved for 24 hours so you can watch it later.

What is Periscope I hear you ask? Periscope is a live video broadcast from your phone so you can see live how I created this background and comment and share whilst I am recording so you can ask questions etc.

You have to download the Periscope app and follow me @michellelast. If you sign up and follow me you will  be notified that my video is going LIVE and you will be able to comment and ask questions live on the broadcast.

I will also be sharing how I made these butterflies on the next card…
#GDP025 Elegant Butterfly Card

The cool thing about this card is that the butterflies are on the inside of the card, so when you open it…..

#GDP025 Elegant Butterfly Card

they stay on the background – cool huh? Can you see the colours of the butterflies are graduated too?

I love the dimension from the wings of the butterflies –

#GDP025 Elegant Butterfly Card

So now its time to see what the other design team members have made using the same colour challenge.  I have had a sneak peek and you are going to be blown away!  Go to www.Global-Design-Project.com to be inspired and also take part in this weeks challenge.

Below is a list of the supplies I used to make both cards, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop to order 24/7.  If your order is £20+ please enter the monthly hostess code (if it is less than £150+) and if it is £45+ you can choose a sale-a-bration item too!

SO happy 29th Feb, we won’t see another one of these for quite some time!

 

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#GDP022 using Number of Years from Stampin’ Up!

I have a 50th Birthday card to share with you today using the Number of Years Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

It is the weekly Global Design Project Challenge and this weeks challenge is a sketch.  I attended a 50th Birthday party last weekend and decided to make the card for my cousin using the sketch.  As it was for a man, I had to stop myself adding flowers and butterflies (that is really hard for me to do that) and this is the result!

Number of Years 50th Birthday Card

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest to create the watercolour background and just did it to be honest.  I did not have time to experiment, I just sprayed the watercolour paper with lots of water and then dropped some drops of ink refill onto the watercolour paper and sprayed again, whilst dabbing with tissue to remove excess water and this is how it turned out!

I added the silver stars and some silver thread…

Number of Years 50th Birthday Card

The diagonal edges were created by adding strips of washi tape.

Let’s hope my cousin likes it 🙂

So why don’t you pop on over to the Global Design Project and make your own card using this sketch, we would love you to join us this week.

#GDP022 Global Design Project

Here are the items I used to create this card, simply click the images to go direct to my online shop and place an order.  And if your order is £20+ or less than £150 please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.

 

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