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Monday, February 8, 2016

Stampin’ Up! Australia - Stampin’ Up! No Bones About It


Welcome to this week's Artful Stampers Blog Hop and welcome from Leah’s blog

I’ve used No Bones About It again...I can’t get enough of those little dinosaurs on my cards!

Here are the essentials:
  • No Bones About It is a two-step stamping set. Stamp your background in a lighter colour (I used Sahara Sand) and stamp the second stamp in a darker colour (I used Chocolate Chip for the bones)
  • Shake it like a polaroid with the Squares Framelit Dies. These give cool window frames for that on-trend polaroid look. 
  • Layer some texture. I layered Naturals Chevron Ribbon and a strip of Cherry Cobbler for visual interest and colour. 
  • Use up your embellishments! If you are anything like me, you are way too sparing with embellishments. Throw some candy dots on for fun! 
  • Stuck for an idea??....visit one of the many challenge sites on the internet or visit here every Monday for a colour or sketch challenge idea. This week I’ve combined challenges (I often do!)...so I’ve used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and colours from our team colour challenge. :) I find that the colours and sketches will often guide me to a stamp set or design concept. 
  • Heat Embossing. White greetings look great on a dark background....solution...white heat emboss your greeting onto your dark card stock.
    1. Use an embossing buddy to remove static...just rub it over the card stock...a small layer of ‘dust’ will appear. This is normal and helps ‘dry’ your surface and removes the natural oils from your hands that stick to the card stock during crafting. Your powder will unfortunately stick to this residue if you don’t do this. 
    2. Stamp your greeting or image with Versamark. Versamark is a sticky ink....it’s magic really as the embossing powder will stick to it thus producing your finished image. 
    3. Gently pour your chosen colour of embossing power over your stamped Versamark image. I have a powder pal (now retired) to catch the excess powder but you can use a plastic container or even a piece of paper folded in half to catch the powder. This makes it easier to get all the powder back in the pot. 
    4. Got stray specks of powder? Invest in a very fine paintbrush from a craft shop and gently tap those specks away. 
    5. Grab your Heat Tool and slowly heat the surface of the emboss powder - some people heat from underneath the card stock but I heat directly on top of - not too close but close enough that you see the surface melt. It is magic!! 
Here’s an informative video from Stampin’ Up! to help you....

Here are our colours for this week:

Here’s the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

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Stamp - No Bones About It
Ink - Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Neutrals Candy Dots, Naturals Chevron Ribbon
Tools - Big Shot, Squares Framelit Dies, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, 
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Emboss Powder, Versamark

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  1. Love this card alot I love this set too but I can see you get lots of use from it (it's a great set)

  2. Such an awesome card for a little boy! My son would love to receive this lol!

  3. I love how you have used the Natural Chevron Ribbon. Gives the card some great texture.

  4. Great card again Alison - I can see I will have to get this dinosaur set before my next grandson's birthday.

  5. This is such a fab card Alison for a young man! I love how you've combined these challenges - that dinosaur is the perfect image for the sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  6. What a fun card! I love how it looks like a Polaroid! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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Alison xx