Welcome to Creative Stamping.  

I offer workshops and demonstrations all focused on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. As an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I am here to showcase Stampin' Up! products, share special offers and give you fun project ideas.  I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you and inspiring your creativity.

Kristine

  

Celebrate with Sweet Soirée

One of the largest suites of coordinating products in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue is Sweet Soirée (pages 10-13).  And that size extends to the included Cake Soirée stamp set - it's has a whopping 18 rubber stamps!  The elegant combination of handpainted florals and classic silver metallic designs means this suite is perfect for creating pretty, feminine projects like this birthday card...

Cake Soirée Shaped Birthday Card

Bundles: Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (wood: 145816, clear: 147627).  Ink: Marina Mist (126962), Berry Burst (144083).  Card/Paper: Old Olive (106576), Powder Pink (144251), Whisper White (106549), Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper (145564).  Accessories: Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (145489), Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658), Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks (145643), Palette Knives (142808), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Cake Soirée Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies
Cake Soirée Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (145816) - $151.00
Cake Soirée Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Sweet Cake Framelits Dies (147627) - $128.50

The gorgeous Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper with silver foil texture definitely steals the show on the front of this birthday card.  But the focal point of this card is the gorgeous two-tiered birthday cake, which is stamped in Berry Burst ink onto Powder Pink card stock and then "decorated" it.  The cake layers are wrapped in glittery bands, where I've applied Shimmery White Embossing Paste through one of the coordinating Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks.

Cake Soirée Shaped Birthday Card

Shimmery White Embossing Paste
Shimmery White Embossing Paste (145645) - $19.25

Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks
Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks (145643) - $9.75
Two 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm) Masks

Underneath the birthday cake is a pretty ruffle trim, which is a length of Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon gathered at the back using Tear & Tape Adhesive (an easy-to-use and strong double-sided tape).

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter

Easter is the time to rejoice and be thankful for the gift of life, love and hope.

Kristine

 

 

 

Springtime Foils For You

I paired the fabulous Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper with the Blossoming Basket stamp set to create this thank you card.  But, to make the gorgeous floral designs of the designer paper even more eye-catching, I brayered some colour with an ombre-effect...

Springtime Foils Thank You Card

Stamps: SAB Blossoming Basket (wood: 147504, clear: 147505).  Ink: Blushing Bride (131172), Pool Party (126982), Whisper White Craft (145406).  Card/Paper: SAB Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193), Pool Party (124391), Very Vanilla (106550), Very Vanilla Thick (144238).  Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Layering Squares Framelits Dies (141708), Sponge Brayer (141714), Stamping Sponges (141337), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108).

Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (147193) - FREE with $110 purchase
12 sheets: 3 each of 4 single-sided designs in gold, rose gold and silver foil.
12" x 12" (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

Blossoming Basket Stamp Set + Basket Weave 3D Dynamic Textured Impresssions Embossing Folder
Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147504) - FREE with $220 purchase
Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (147505) - FREE with $220 purchase

Ombre is the French word for colour that is shaded or graduated in tone.  To get the ombre effect on this card, first load the Sponge Brayer with Blushing Bride ink and place the piece of Springtime Foils Designer Paper onto Grid Paper.  Roll the first lot of ink onto the scrap paper, just off the edge of the designer paper.  Continue rolling and gradually move the Sponge Brayer across the paper.  The ink will lay down heaviest at the edge of the designer paper and, as you move across, the ink will run out and the application will be lighter.  You may want to apply a couple of coats like this until you have the right depth of colour.

Springtime Foils Thank You Card

Check out the way that the gorgeous rose gold foil catches the light!  The camera really can't do it justice, you need to see it in person to get see the shiny foil designs.

I wanted the coloured Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper to be the focal point of this thank you card, so I kept everything else clean and simple.  To finish I added a stamped butterfly and used the Layering Squares Framelits Dies to create a polaroid frame in Pool Party card stock, which I stamped in Pool Party ink and then distressed and softened with sponging in Whisper White ink.

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You're Awesome!

Brusho Crystal Colour is a water-based powder that works well with resist techniques.  A resist technique is when you add a waxy or shiny finish that water-based inks won't adhere to; to create a pattern or to protect parts of a stamped images from subsequent watercolouring.  Resist is how I got the white highlights on the tongue, laces and toe cap of these stamped Converse-like shoes.  Resist is also how I got the stamped words in white, appearing through the watercolour background.  For the shoes I used a white waxy crayon or pastel over the stamped image, where I wanted to retain the white (Wax Resist Technique),  For the words, I stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder (Emboss Resist Technique).  I did all this before sprinkling on Brusho Crystal Colour and spritzing with water...

Epic Celebrations Thank You Card with Brusho

Stamps: SAB Epic Celebrations (wood: 147232, clear: 147236).  Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (140931), Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (145406).  Card/Paper: Whisper White Thick (140490), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colour (144101), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132).  Tools: Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin' Spritzers (126185), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).  Other: White Crayon or White Pastel.

There's a little bit more to this card than just these two resist techniques.  Do you see the brick pattern?  That's achieved with a colour-lift technique.  First, add a mask over a dried watercolor masterpiece, I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Then spritz with water, remove the mask immediately, wait a few seconds for the water to re-activate the watercolours, before blotting.  This technique will lift the intense colour from the card stock, leaving behind this very cool shadow effect.  I used the same wax-resist and colour-lift techniques on my voucher card for the Hamilton Extravaganza.

Epic Celebrations Thank You Card with Brusho

Brusho Crystal Colour
Brusho Crystal Colour (144101) - $63.00
5 pots: 1 each of 5 colours

Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103) - $12.00
4 masks; 15.2 cm x 15.2 cm (6" x 6")

For the first card I used Brilliant Red and Yellow watercolour powders.  I was playing around with other colours from the Brusho Crystal Colour pack and also used the Prussian Blue with Moss Green powders for this second card...

Epic Celebrations Thank You Card with Brusho

Less is definitely more!  I added too much Prussian Blue powder to this project and, when the crystals activated, I lost some of the stamped detail of the shoes in the intense colour.  I don't dislike it, it's just not as clean and defined as the first card, resulting in a fabulous distressed, grunge look - perfect for teenagers.  In fact, these techniques alongside the Epic Celebrations stamp set makes a great combination for teenager cards! 

Epic Celebrations Stamp Set
Epic Celebrations Wood-Mount Stamp Set (147232) - FREE with $110 purchase
Epic Celebrations Clear-Mount Stamp Set (147236) - FREE with $110 purchase

Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration finishes at the end of this week, so if you want to get your hands on the Epic Celebrations stamp set, then...

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Lots of Lavender For You

Yes, I stamped with Brusho Crystal Colour!  That's right, I used the solid stamps from the Lots of Lavender two-step stamping set to give this image a gorgeous watercolour look...

Lots of Lavender For You Card

Stamps: SAB Lots of Lavender (photopolymer: 147197).  Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (140931), Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad (145406).  Card/Paper: Crumb Cake (121685), Basic Black (121688), Watercolor Paper (122959).  Accessories: Brusho Crystal Colour (144101), White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132), Linen Thread (104199).  Tools: Silicone Craft Sheet (127853), Embossing Buddy (103083), Heat Tool (129056), Stampin' Spritzers (126185), Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Brusho Crystal Colour
Brusho Crystal Colour (144101) - $63.00
5 pots: 1 each of 5 colours

Lots of Lavender Stamp Set
Lots of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set (147194) - FREE with $110 purchase

Stamping with Brusho Crystal Colour is a bit messy and so much fun.  But first, some caution, the fabulous dye powder from Brusho Crystal Colour can stain your photopolymer stamps.  It does not affect the on-going quality of the stamping, but the clear stamps will have a permanent tinge.

To begin this card, I stamped the Lavender outline image in water-proof Basic Black Archival ink onto Watercolor PaperBrusho Crystal Colour was then sprinkled onto the bottom corner and spritzed with water.  I then picked up some of that intense colour off the Watercolor Paper with the solid Lavender image and stamped it over the outlined image.  The result... the ink looks like it's pooled beautifully over the Lavender image with a lovely watercolour-look.

TIP:  Use a Silicone Craft Sheet underneath your word when using Brusho Crystal Colour as it makes clean-up a breeze!

Lots of Lavender For You Card

The stamping and watercolouring is the focus, so a little embossed sentiment and a pretty Linen Thread bow finishes this card.

The Lots of Lavender stamp set is one of my favourites from Sale-A-Bration and I love that I got it for free.  And you can too... but only until the end of March!

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There's only one more week for Sale-A-Bration - make sure you get your favourites before they're gone!

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Retiring List

Retiring Products - get your favourites before they're gone! (10 April-31 May while supplies last)

10 April-31 May 2018
(while supplies last)

With the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue release on 1 June we bid farewell to several of our favourite stamps and accessories in order to make room for exciting new products.  The items on the Retiring List are only available while supplies last, and some go very quickly.

Printable Retiring Lists (PDF)

2018 Occasions Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Retiring List (EXCEL)

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SOLD OUT!

2018 OCCASIONS CATALOGUE:
4 products sold out

2017-2018 ANNUAL CATALOGUE:
7 products sold out

See the Retiring List (PDF) for a complete list of items available and those sold out.

(Updated 23 April 2018)

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Freeset is a fair trade business in India offering alternative employment to women trapped in Kolkata's sex trade.  Freeset combats trafficking by offering women of the Sonagichi red-light district the opportunity to leave a profession they never chose.

10% of all my stamp set sales
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About Me

Kristine

Kristine McNickle
Hamilton, Waikato
New Zealand

I am a stay-at-home mum with three kids and a wonderfully supportive husband.  I love craft, but stamping and card making is my passion.  I also enjoy extending card-making and stamping techniques to create 3-D projects and gifts. 

I was introduced to Stampin' Up! a few years ago and I quickly fell in love with their high-quality, coordinating products and, soon after, became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  I now hold regular workshops in my home focusing on the fabulous papercraft products Stampin' Up! has to offer. 

I enjoy sharing what I know with others and inspiring their stamping creativity.


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