Look at what I got in my last trip to Tesco. I landed in the magazine section as my toddler Emma was in desperate need to get a Peppa Pig magazine when I saw this month edition of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine...
I just couldn't resist and grabbed this bundle of joy. It cost me only £5.99 and it includes an embossing folder! I thin they are adorable so I just took some pictures to share them with you.
I have to say that I do not have any connection with the magazine... I just think this free gift is hot! I had lots of free gift but this is actually the very first time I use the free gift of a magazine to make something.
I'm loving those birds and the flowers.
|Free gift- issue #158 of Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine.|
Stamping Tips of the day
- Use professional smooth Cardstock to achieve crisp images. I use Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' Up! I think it makes all the difference not only in the stamping but in the look and feel of the cards.
- Used Stazon Jet Black ink to stamp delicate lines, intricate details on smooth cardstock, vellum, glass or acetate. I find this ink to be the TOP BEST PERMANENT INK to get this job done properly on those surfaces.
- Use Memento black ink to stamp images you will be colouring. This ink is fade resistant and it won't bleed if you apply colours with water or alcohol based inks or markers.
- Use twine, glitter pens to add shimmer to your images and glossy accents to embellish.
- Add dimension by stamping in a neutral colour the same image underneath die cuts or hand cut images.
To add colour to the images in the card today I simply got ink from Stampin' Up! ink pads on my glass mat and I applied them to the images with slightly wet Nuvo fine tip Aqua Brush .
As I was working with Whisper White cardstock I needed to avoid excess of water or the paper will get damage.
ink colours used:
Real red ink for the flowers.
Daffodil Delight , smoky slate and Tangelo Twist inks for the birds.
I also used Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to add colour to the leaves and a White Uniball pen to add accents to the birds and flowers.
To finish I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of this freebies, not only because the beautiful images and sentiments but because there was no need to use my Misti stamping tool to double stamp . Sometimes when using photopolymer stamps the images do not get so sharp or there are part of the images that actually don't get stamped but for my surprise these stamps produced sharp images at first try!