Michelle Last

Lots of Lavender FREE from Stampin’ Up!

I have a beautiful card to share with you using the Lots of Lavender Stamp set which is FREE when you place an order for £45+ from my online shop.

Lots of Lavender FREE from Stampin' Up!

I stamped the beautiful lavender stamp in Black Memento Ink and coloured it using the Stampin’ Blends.  I found a circle die and drew a pencil line so that some of the flower and stems would be outside the die cut shape.  I cut around the protruding pieces so that they would not be cut by the die.

I really wanted to add some dimension and texture on this card so I stamped and hand cut some more of the lavender foliage and fussy cut around it and raised it up with dimensionals.

A Linen thread bow adds some more texture.

Here are the Stampin’ Blends colours I used –

  • Pink Pirouette Dark
  • Rich Razzleberry Dark
  • Rich Razzleberry Light
  • Old Olive Light
  • Old Olive Dark

Lots of Lavender FREE from Stampin' Up

The amazing die cut word is from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies cut in Basic Grey cardstock, which are also free during saleabration if you spend £90.  The word YOU and ARE SIMPLY are from the matching stamp set called Amazing You also free during saleabration with a £45 spend.

There are lots of lovely free items to get your hands on till the end of March, details of this fantastic promotion are shared in the Saleabration brochure on the right which will open as a pdf.

The embossing folder I used is called Quilt Top, isn’t it beautiful?

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Any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

All the items I used to make the Lots of Lavender card are shared below, simply click any of the items to go to that item in my online shop – Happy Shopping!

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A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

I have a Christmas card to share today using my favourite stamp set called Hearts Come Home.

I simply adore the contemporary font and images in this set and it is set to become your favourite too!

Hearts Come Home from Stampin Up

The tree’s are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set and stamped onto whisper white cardstock in black ink.

I then created a Northern Lights technique for the nights sky which was inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator Georgia Giguere, she has a blog post and video here on how to create the Northern Lights Technique.

You may be wondering how I created the silver foil scallop border?  I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and simply tucked the more decorative part behind the card so as to only reveal the smaller smaller edge.

I am emailing the instructions on how to make this card to all my newsletter subscribers tomorrow, so be sure that you have signed up to receive my newsletter by clicking this button (on the right sidebar or image below) and filling out the contact form (customers only based in the UK please, no demonstrators).Newsletter sign up with Michelle LastAll the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Embossed Watercolour Resist for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

I am sharing a cool technique with you today called Embossed Watercolour Resist for the Technique 101 Blog Hop.

Colourful Seasons Leaf Background from Stampin' Up!

I have the best customers and one of my lovely ladies in Scotland was telling me about creating this technique and I have since fallen in love with the emboss watercolour resist technique.

How to create the Embossed Watercolour Resist technique
  • I stamped the leaf image from Colorful Seasons over the watercolour paper using Versamark Ink.
    This was probably the trickiest part as the ink is clear and hard to detect until you have sprinkled the clear embossing powder on it.
  • I then sprinkled white embossing powder own the inky leaf stamped images and heat set with a heat tool.
  • Wet the watercolour paper with a paint brush and water, be liberal with the water.
  • Choose the colours you wish to use and squeeze the ink pads whilst still closed to pool some ink in the lid.  Open the ink pad and add 3-5 drops of water into the pooled ink to make it really watery.
  • With an aqua painter pick up your chosen coloured ink and colour ink the stamped image.
  • The ink will stay within the embossed lines and create the emboss resist technique.
  • If you need to re-wet your watercolour paper until all the stamped images are coloured in.
  • Once completed dry the watercolour paper with a heat tool then re-wet the background with the water and paint brush and using Marina Mist (watered down in the lid) blend the ink in the background.
  • Dry and assemble the card.

The ink will fade as it drys but you can dry and repeat the process or add less watered down ink colour to your image to make it as bright as you wish.

Colorful Seasons with Michelle Last

Try it, pretty sure you will love the effect and we have some beautiful stamps which would work great with this technique.

For more ideas and inspiration on using the watercolour emboss resist technique let’s pop over to Frenchie’s blog to see what she has created.

Technique 101 Next

If you get in a muddle whilst hopping around, here is the line up..

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

All the items I have used to make this card are available from my Online Shop, simply click any of the images shared below to go direct to that item in my shop and place your order.

Please use the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ to receive a free thank you gift as I really appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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