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Magical Mermaid Shaker Card

Hi Everyone.

 

I couldn’t resist popping back so quickly to share another of my Magical Mermaid cards. I told you I LOVED this set! This time I decided to create a shaker card in purple and pink hues.

Magical Mermaid Shaker Card

The base of this card was created during my Sunday Night Live Video on Facebook, where I demonstrated how to create the same background on my mermaid card in the recent CASEing the Catty blog hop.  You can see that one HERE.

I told everyone that I would finish off the card in these ‘New’ colours and show you all.

Well, here it is!

Magical Mermaid Shaker Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour backgrounds with video link

This one has so many of our gorgeous new products. The colours are 3 of our new In Colour Range – Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. And our New Iridescent Sequin Assortment suited this shaker card perfectly.

The Mermaid’s beautiful glossy tail is again achieved by first watercoloring the image and gradually building and blending layers, before coating the whole thing with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  It gives of such a glossy smooth finish – and no sticky feel AT ALL! Definitely one to add to your tool kit!

For some added bling I popped on a couple of our New Glitter Enamel Dots!

Take a look at my Video HERE to see just how easy these beautiful watercolour backgrounds are to create!

 

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Happy Crafting

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CTC 133 – Love and Sympathy with Magical Mermaid

It’s time for another CASEing the Catty!

This week we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy Section of the New Catalogue on pages 86 – 101.

If we are CASEing the Love and Sympathy section how can you be using Magical Mermaid I hear you ask!  Well remember that CASEing the Catty means to Copy And Share Everything (or Copy And Selectively Edit).  That means we can take inspiration for ANYTHING in those catalogue pages – stamps, layouts, colours, backgrounds, boxes…..anything!

And that means you can too!!!  So take the hop, be inspired, create your own and hop on over to our Facebook page to upload your design straight to the wall – no blog necessary!

I took lots of inspiration this week from the multiple backgrounds that you can find on lots of the cards in this section this week.

Take a look – the backgrounds to lots of the cards are either stamped, sponged, embossed or watercoloured – just like this one ….

So I decided to make a background worthy of setting off a gorgeous mermaid!  My daughter is all about flamingos…before that, it was unicorns, but  I LOOOVVEEEEE Mermaids – they’re kind of my thing.

CTC 133 - Love and Sympathy using Magical Mermaid by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, watercolored backgrounds, stampin up, embossing paste

I began by watercoloring on a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock using Pool Party, Pacific Point and Emerald envy reinkers.  I then used the ‘waves’ die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets to cut a mask so I could use a sponge dauber, versamark and clear embossing powder to mimic the movement of the ocean in the water coloured background. You have to do this a few times! Over that I stamped the seaweed image in versamark and heat set with white embossing powder. I then went back and dropped small blobs (technical term) water over the image, let it sit for a minute before patting off with paper towel

One of the most fun parts though was colouring the embossing paste with a crumb cake reinker and smearing it along the base of the card. Once it had dried I stamped right over the top of it with the Soft Suede ink … did you know you could do that?  It does have to be reasonably smooth to get a good image.

My mermaids tail is also watercoloured using just the Emerald Envy and Pacific Point reinkers.  Even though it was stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock, I still felt it could do with more shimmer. So I hit it with the clear Wink of Stellar Pen before covering it with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and letting it dry!  The result is amazing!!!

CTC 133 Love and Sympathy using Magical Mermaid by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, watercoloring, embossing paste

Not even this picture can do it justice!  I need to play with more colours – so I’m sure you will see more of this lovely new stamp from me!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Julia Quinn to see what she has created for you all!

 

Happy Crafting 🙂

 

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Colour INKspiration 11

Hi everyone! Are you ready for another Colour Challenge???  Well get ready, because we are back for Colour INKspiration #11.

Play along every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month by using the given colours to create your own work of art, and then upload it to our Facebook Group right HERE.

The colours we get to work with for this challenge are Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Soft Suede.

Marina Mist is one of those tricky colours for me – a bit like a love / hate relationship. I love it – it hates me when it comes to using it! Lol.It’s one of those colours that I really struggle with for some reason.

Anyway, I was very grateful that my new order arrived in time for me to have a play with some of our lovely new goodies! And I combined those with some old favourites.  I have been itching to use the new embossing paste, so one way or another it was going to end up on my card.  I did get the decorative masks to go with it, but I really wanted to create my own with one of our lovely dies from the Rose Garden Thinlets.  So I set to work…

Colour INKspiration #11 by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis using Rose Garden Framelits and Embossing Paste by Stampin' Up!

It’s a bit hard to see on the image, but I have the brand new Sheet Music Stamped lightly in Soft Suede in the background, and then used Timeless Textures to add a more vintage feel, with the flourish embossed with copper.

I used the large rose image from the Rose wonder Dies as a mask, trimmed of the leaves and secured the image in place with a bit of washi tape, before adding a few drops of Marina Mist Ink to a small amount of embossing paste and carefully spreading it over the mask.  Carefully remove the mask whilst the paste is still wet and there you have it!

Have you noticed the little curls to the copper trim bow – it is so easy to do – just wrap it around a toothpick or similar and it holds the shape!  Unfortunately I had to mask a little boo boo with the sentiment –  the card wasn’t going to have one initially, but I ended up with a blue splodge from the stampin write marker when flicking Marina Mist specks over the card front!

Now it’s time to pop on over to Monique’s blog and see how she has used this colour combo!

Happy Crafting

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Lining Up your Delicate Details Stamps

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to share with you my Stamp it Sunday Live video creation, where I gave a couple of tips and tricks for creating this weeks card.

In my video, I explained exactly how to Line Up your Delicate Details Stamps to achieve a lovely straight and consistent result when stamping multiple rows of them!  I also snuck in how to create a rectangle using our Stitched Shape Framelits!  A video full of goodness just for you!

Here’s the card we created using those beautiful, intricate, lacy delicate details stamps!

Lining Up your Delicate Details Stamps and creating stitched shape rectangles by My Paper Oasis, Stampin' Up!, heat embossing, sponging

You may remember the Gold Version I created for a CASEing the Catty challenge a while back – you can see it HERE – well this one was similar, but i went for a white embossed background before sponging some of our current In Colours over the heat embossing.  The great thing about sponging is, you can create as such or as little depth of colour as you desire!

You can watch the video over at my You Tube channel – My Paper Oasis – to see exactly how this card was created and to hear all my tips.

You can still get this stamp set ABSOLUTELY FREE with any $90 order – but ONLY until March 31st – so you had better be quick!  If you are in Australia you can shop at my secure online store by clicking the link below!  All products used are listed below to help you recreate this card yourself 🙂

Card Measurements:

Base – Basic Black Cardstock – Cut on short side of card at 4 1/8″ and fold in half.

Layer One – Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

Layer Two – Whisper White Cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

You will have to measure the Basic Black Layer behind your sentiment after you have cut your rectangle in Whisper White (see video for why).

Happy Creating!

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CTC #115 – Delicate Details Wedding Card

It’s Sunday night, so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Blog Hop!

Have you been joining in the fun on our new Facebook Group.  Its as simple as uploading your project to the correct album on the Group! You may have come from the lovely Julia Quinn tonight, or be starting right here! Take a look around and see what has inspired us this week!

Our challenge for this week is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) anything we like from pages 8 – 11 of the Saleabration Catalogue! Remember – you don’t need the particular stamp set – you could be inspired by the colours, layout, backgrounds, absolutely anything on the projects!

This week I thought it was time to pull out my Delicate Details Stamp Set.  It hadn’t seen ink yet, which is a shame, because it’s a lovely set.  I took inspiration from the card on the left on Page 9 of the Saleabration Catalogue…

I really wanted to ink up those layers just like that card.  It’s quite easy to do – just line up all your stamps and place your block on top to attach them, and stamp in one image.

I wanted to try this background with gold heat embossing….so thats what I did!

That gold really pops off the card and it looks so elegant!

And the best bit – this stamp set is totally FREE and yours to choose when you spend $90 during Saleabration!  Who doesn’t love a freebie!

Now its time to continue to the wonderful Judy May to see what she has in store for you! Just click the image below.

Happy Crafting

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Colour INKspiration 001 – Pastel Popsicles

 

WELCOME

to the very first Colour INKspiration Blog Hop!

The Colour INKspiration Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/349642308720075/

We have a fantastic colour challenge this week to get you started! Full of pretty pastels! Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Peekaboo Peach!  Pick at least three – or up to all six! Neutrals are welcome – black, white, vanilla, crumb cake, kraft and sahara sand!

What a gorgeous colour palette to begin playing with!

I initially started by making a watercolour wash on some shimmery white to mimic the sky, using tempting turquoise, so saffron and blushing bride, which I planned to pair with our new Lift Me Up Bundle. But once I had it completed I instantly went back to my childhood – enjoying a cone with lovely gelato ice-cream flavours! You know…the kind you don’t seem to be able to find anymore!  Well, lucky for me Saleabration has the perfect set for me to use! Yep, out came Tasty Trucks to create my gelato heaven!

I gave the truck a light wash of mint macaron and sweet sugarplum and then cut out the shape and windows before ‘colouring’ it with our fine tip glue pen to give it a glossy finish. I also finished off the ice creams with 2 coats of the fine tip glue pen to give them a bit of lift and shine!  The sentiment was from the Suite Sentiments set and was perfect for my gelato card finished off with Copper Embossing powder!

Don’t forget – you can get your very own Tasty Trucks Set with any purchase over $90 whilst Saleabration is on! Just use my handy ‘Shop Now’ button to get your supplies.

I hoped you liked my creation! Continue on to Kathryn’s blog to see her use of the colour challenge! And don’t forget to join the challenge yourself over on our Facebook group!

Keep Crafting!

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Gift Bag Punch Board – bags for any occasion!

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to pop by and show you just how easy it is to use our Gift Bag Punch Board to create bags for any and all occasions.

The Gift Bag Punch Board is one of those tools that I have found I cannot live without.  It has helped me out on many occasions when stuck for a quick packaging idea.  They make great party favour bags, bags for jewellery, makeup, lollies, chocolates, little thank you gifts, christmas gifts…..you get the idea! I have even made minion party bags using this tool where the kids for the party decorated their own bag as a minion before filling it up with goodies to take home! It was a HUGE hit!

And one of my favourite things to do when I can, is making a matching gift bag and card! Such a cute idea.  And imaging, you can create personalised cards and bags that suit the individual! Its all in the decorating and paper choice!

Here was one I created for my video – because I love the Pop of Paradise Stamp Set and my daughter LOVES flamingos, so I know it will come in handy shortly for a little gift of makeup, nail polish or jewellery!

Gift Bag Punch Board tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up Pop of Pink Paper and Pop Of Paradise stamp set, Gift bags, wrapping, presents, packaging, christmas packaging

Of course there are lots of other ideas you can create, not to mention all sorts of sizes! The possibilities are endless.

Gift Bag Punch Board tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up Pop of Pink Paper and Pop Of Paradise stamp set, Gift bags, wrapping, presents, packaging, christmas packaging

You can even create boxes with this tool by omitting to score the 3 lines to create your side fold. Instant box!

You don’t have to punch holes to thread ribbons. You can close the bags using any fancy clips or pegs you may have on hand.

You can even create a flap to fold over on your bag like this one.

Gift Bag Punch Board tutorial by My Paper Oasis, Stampin Up Pop of Pink Paper and Pop Of Paradise stamp set, Gift bags, wrapping, presents, packaging, christmas packaging

Take a look at my Youtube video to see how to create a fast and simple gift bag at My Paper Oasis.

Here’s how you cut your bag to create that flap.

  1. Score your card stock as normal.
  2. Turn your cardstock / DSP so the straight edge is now against the punch on the board. Move the card stock/ DSP edge along the board until your large scored area that is along the right hand edge of your card stock / DSP is under the punch, with the edge of the cardstock / paper in line with the punch point on the board.  Punch the corner.
  3. Move the cardstock / DSP along to the next score line and punch and then score along the horizontal line.
  4. then move the rest of the cardstock / DSP along the punch board just scoring along the horizontal line. Refer to image 1.
  5. Then trim along the score line up to the punch mark. Refer to image 2.
  6. Fold and adhere as normal.
  7. You just need to make sure when creating this type of bag, that you allow an extra 1 1/2 inches in length for your bag for the top fold too.

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I do hope you have a chance to create some of your own special and unique gift bags to give to friends and family. They will love the personal touch! If you have any questions just leave a comment and I will be happy to help 🙂

Keep Crafting!

Mel xx

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