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.

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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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Technique 101 – Using Washi Tape

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This months Technique 101 blog hop we are sharing cards we have made using Washi Tape.  If you are anything like me you have tons of Washi Tape but it’s just too pretty to use!  There are so many ways to use Washi Tape and I decided to create my own bunting for a birthday card.Big on Birthdays Technique 101 Washi Tape Card

I simply wrapped a piece of Washi Tape around a piece of linen thread and stuck it together so it was double thickness.Washi tape bunting made by Michelle Last

I then cut a little V in the base with scissors.  Cut up the centre as deep as you want the V but to me and then cut from each corner to meet the cut for perfect even bunting each time!

Big on Birthdays Technique 101

A pretty cool way to use your Washi Tape I hope you will agree!  Would you like some more ideas?  Then let’s pop over to Frenchie to see what she has made using washi tape. Simply click the next button below.

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

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.. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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Dragonfly Dreams Bee Card from Stampin’ Up!

This weeks challenge at the Global Design Project is to make a card featuring a winged creature! I love bumble bees. I fell in love with this chubby little chap as soon as I saw the Dragonfly dreams stamp set.

Dragonfly Dreams Bee Card

Isn’t the bee beeautiful?  I stamped onto watercolour paper which was cut out with our stitched framelit dies (which are still available but not in a catalogue, click the link in the items used at the bottom of this post if you wish to order) which I love as you get three shapes of dies in 3 sizes for each shape and 12 dies in total.

I then coloured with our marker pens and a blender pen and outlined him with a sahara sand marker.  The card base is made from Kraft cardstock and I stamped the bee in black ink.  It looks so striking on the kraft background.

I then finished it off with our gorgeous burlap ribbon and linen thread.

We would love you to play along this week at the Global Design Project and made something using the challenge outlined below.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and also see the instructions on how to play along.

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You can also choose a free item during sale-a-bration for every £45 you spend.  Don’t miss out, offer runs till the end of March!

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Barnyard Babies for Global Design Project GDP#007

This weeks Global Design Project is a theme challenge.  We have been challenged to make something with a farm theme.  I automatically reached for the Barnyard Babies stamp set as I am sure most of the other design team members did also!  And here is what I came up with –

Barnyard Babies for GDP#007

All the animals are just so adorable I could not choose which ones to use so I used them all, you may be thinking, not all, where are the little duckies?

Barnyard Babies for GDP#007

I used a mixture of an aqua painter and the dye ink and the Stampin Write Markers to colour my images and a dauber to create the background.

Barnyard Babies for GDP#007

I did a fancy piece of die cutting as I had to cut out the two heads before I cut the oval and of course the stamp-a-majig was necessary to make sure that I lined all the animals up correctly.  Finally I used the sentiment from Sprinkles of Life and the Hardwood Background stamp to create the fantastic wood background to look like barn doors.

We would absolutely love you to join us this week and make a card with the farm theme.  All entries need to be added to the Global Design Project Challenge Blog by Saturday and three winners will be selected at the end of the challenge.

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Make sure you pop over to the Global Design Team Challenge Blog to see what all the other team members made with the same theme, which one is your favourite?

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Circle of Spring for Global Design Project #002

It is Monday and time again for another card made using a sketch this time from the Global Design Project Challenge.  I thought that the circle element would be perfect for one of our wreath stamp set and chose the Circle of Spring set (even though it is Autumn! – goes to show that a stamp set is for life not just for Spring!).

Circle of Spring from Stamping Up for #GDP002

This is not a usual colour palette for me but I wanted to try something a little different.  It is easy and very therapeutic to colour in the wreath and I used Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi & Pear Pizzazz.  I used a combination of our markers and a blender pen and added three of the larger flowers and cut those out by hand.

Circle of Spring by Stampin Up for GDP002

I had some White 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon but I really wanted Daffodil Delight.  But the wonderful thing is that when you have white ribbon you can have any colour you want!  I simply coloured the ribbon on both sides with the large tip of my Daffodil Delight marker.  I dries super quick too!  I used the matching frailest to cut out the wreath and added some rhinestones.  The background paper is from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack.  I added a cute flower and sentiment on the inside and it was complete!

Circle of Spring from Stampin Up GDP002

This is this weeks sketch and I really encourage you to play along this week.  It was a really easy sketch to use and I can’t wait to see what you talented  bunch come up with. Pop over to the Global Design Team Challenge Blog and follow the directions on how to add your entry.

Global Design Project #GDP002So here are the items I used to make my card, simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop.  If you place an order for more than £20 make sure you add the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me 🙂

 

 

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