Friday, 20 October 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - Technique

Welcome back everyone 😊
I am hopping today as part of the fabulous Ink It Stamp It! Design Team.
This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourite techniques. 
My favourite technique is Smooshing. 

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy

The full line up below will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite technique is ? 

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy

I used this technique with the new Stampin' Blends.
 Stampin Up!'s soon to be released Alcohol Blending pens that us Demo's got to pre-order recently. 
Part of the perks of being a Demo 😍 

We get some time to learn how to use new products such as these, before they become available to you, our customers.
These markers will be avialble from the 1st of November!

You are ALL going to LOVE them!

They are super easy to use and each available colour has a light and a dark shade plus there are 2 skin tones and a colour lifter!
Here is a better picture of my smooshing and the resulting card of my play with these new pens.

Season Of Joy

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy

To achieve this effect for my smooshed background I used my Stampin' Blends on a clear Stamp Block. 
  1. Just scribble the alcohol pens onto the clear block in the colours of your choice. 
  2. Then pour on a small amount of alcohol blending solution over the scribbled colours, this re wets the inked area.
  3. Then turn upside down onto the glossy white card stock. 
  4. Smoosh around until the colours blend and you get a look you like.
  5.  Dab off excess with a baby wipe. 
Repeat steps 1 through 5 for darker colours.

The Stamp and Thinlits set I used are from the Christmas Pines set. 
The little flower is part of the Blossom Builder punch. 
The little swirls of paper are the trimmings from my card base edges. I really like the way these little scrappy pieces look on the card.
What do you think?

I finished this all of with some Gold Enamel shapes and a sentiment in the bottom right corner.

A super simple yet so very effective Christmas Card!

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Christmas  projects. I'm Kim Oliver and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.

If you are searching to purchase any of the items (other than the Stampin Blends) then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.

Thank you so much for visiting today.
If you have any questions please use the comments section below.
I always reply 😉

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Black & White + 1

Welcome back everyone 😊 
Today I am part of the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
This month's theme is 'Black and White plus 1'. 

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden

You are currently visiting Kim Oliver from Australia. 
I hope you enjoy my project.

I chose to use a BRAND NEW product that is yet to be released to the public!
I really and truly can't wait for these to be released to everyone!!!

Stampin' Up! has created a range of Alcohol markers called *Stampin' Blends!!

We demonstrators got to pre-order these pens, so we can learn how to use them for the time when they are available to you, our customers. 

 I am so excited about this news!

 I know you are going to go WILD for them!
They are the just the BOMB!! 😍

Here is my card created using these fantastic and AMAYYZZIIING new Alcohol Blends.

For You

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden

Aren't the colours just so vibrant!!!

I used one pen only for this effect, plus the colour lifter to create the highlighted areas!
Each available colour comes in two shades,Cherry Cobbler for instance, has a light and a dark shade. I used the Light shade of Cherry Cobbler only and then went over areas I wanted a bit darker. I used the Lifter pen to take colour away to create my highlights. Its that simple!
The lifter also lifts away colour if you accidentally go outside the lines too

Front View

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden

The stamp set I used for these simple and CAS card is called Graceful Garden. 
I simply adore the roses in this set.

I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today has inspired and brightened your day. 
You are currently visiting Kim Oliver
Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. 

You can purchase this stamp set and the black I used, plus the card stock and black ink below, just by clicking the item you desire.
PLEASE NOTE *The Alcohol Stampin' Blend pens are not yet available to purchase.

Thank you so very much for visiting with me today.
If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below.
I always reply 😉