Sunday, 24 February 2013

Thank You Card

I really wanted to make a card that looked like a glass vase (or in this case...a jar) of flowers and to make it look 3D. I think I achieved my goal...I stamped the jar from the perfectly preserved stamp set on a window sheet and cut a slit in the top of the jar. I then cut strips of green card to represent the stems and bear grass and threaded them through the slit of the jar, added my flowers and voila! a glass jar of flowers.



Children's Birthday Card

I wanted to make a children's birthday card that would suit several age groups and this is what I came up with! The pinwheels are made using the tiny Stampin Up pinwheel die and bright colour DSP.




First Stampin' Up! Workshop

A few weeks ago, I held my first Stampin' Up! workshop. This was the main card that we made. I decided to use a "for you" stamp so that the card could be used for any occasion.


To get the perfect hexagon shape to sit inside the embossed area, I emboss a scrap piece of card with the honeycomb folder and using a scalpel knife (a surgical one with detachable blades) cut very carefully around one of the hexagon shapes with a metal ruler. I then traced around this shape on the reverse side of my coloured card or DSP with pencil. Once I traced all the pieces I needed, I cut all the hexagons with scissors just inside the pencil mark for a perfect fit. For the hexagons that were on the edge, I just trimmed the excess off. 
I have also made a few variations of the card using the honeycomb embossing folder, so you can see how different you can make a card look just by adding different embellishments, picking a different stamp to use or by changing the colours completely.....I just love this embossing folder!





Saturday, 23 February 2013

Welcome to Splotch Design

Wow! Never in a million years did I ever think that I would start a blog! I have had quite a few requests from friends to start one up...so here it is. I’ve spent several weekends putting it together and have had a lot fun in the process (there’s nothing like setting yourself a huge challenge and conquering it). I hope that my family, friends & customers will enjoy my blog as much as I do!

I live in Canberra and became an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in 2012. I will do my best to provide the latest information on products, promotions and techniques used in my creations. If you have any questions regarding Stampin’ Up! or would like to place an order or book a workshop, then please send an email to jacquiimcleay@gmail.com

My blog will be where I hope to share with you my enjoyment of paper-craft using Stampin’ Up! products. I love scrapbooking and cardmaking and try to do both as often as possible. I will endeavour to put up new posts each week for inspiration and hope that you can join me on my journey.