Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Hello and welcome to Lesson 8 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In lesson 7 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at different embossing techniques – embossing with folders, heat embossing, embossing with paste etc. If you missed it, you can find the blog post here (includes a link to the videos).

This week… Stamping for Beginners – Colouring

Stamping For Beginners Colouring by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In this week’s lesson we look at Colouring Techniques. In the video I cover:

  • Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers)
  • watercolour pencils
  • watercolouring with ink pads or ink refills
  • blender pens, water painters and Stampin’ Spritzers
  • sponge brayers and daubers
  • which inks to use
  • which cardstock to use

In summary:

Stampin’ Blends

  • stamp outline image in Memento or standard Stampin’ Up! ink
  • start with ‘dark’ pen and then move to ‘light’ pen
  • use circular motion to help blends
  • start with simple ‘open’ images and progress to more complex
  • do an internet search for photos of what you are colouring to get hints on where to add light and shade
  • PRACTISE
  • HAVE FUN
  • Shop Stampin’ Blends

Watercolour

  • stamp outline image in StazOn or heat emboss
  • lay down the colour using watercolour pencils or ink
  • blend out using water or Blender Pens
  • use Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock
  • use Stampin’ Spritzers for extra effects
  • start with simple ‘open’ images and progress to more complex
  • do an internet search for photos of what you are colouring to get hints on where to add light and shade
  • PRACTISE
  • HAVE FUN
  • Shop Watercolour Pencils

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this course. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-8, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Now that we have covered the Basics and learnt some new techniques we are going to put it all into practice with the follow-up series: Step It Up! Each week I will create a very simple card and then give advice on how to step it up and look at the difference between the cards we create. I hope this will give you lots of inspiration and practical advice on applying what you have learnt so far.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! 

Happy crafting, h x

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 7, embossing

Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

Hello and welcome to Lesson 7 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In lesson 6 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus – an ingenious stamping platform for advanced techniques or for those who struggle to get perfect images first time… Lesson 6 blog post – a link to the video can be found in the blog post.

This week… Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

Firstly, apologies for the fact that the Stamping for Beginners – Embossing Lesson is in a number of parts, and some of them are delayed. I have spent four days trying to get the whole video to upload and failed! The only way I could get it to upload was in sections. Because of this it is not being released as a Premiere but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you missed it, you can find the playlist here (the playlist should show you all four parts in the correct order).

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 7, embossing

This week’s lesson features a group of techniques known as embossing.

Embossing just means to make something raised so the term is used for a number of different crafting techniques. The main ones, which are covered in the video, are:

  • embossing with folders (also known as ‘dry’ embossing)
  • heat embossing
  • embossing with paste

Within each of these sections I give you a few hints and tips on how to achieve great results and ideas for how to use these techniques in less common ways – such as inking folders, heat embossing in any colour and colouring your embossing paste.

I hope I have inspired you to try some new techniques! If you wish to view the Stampin’ Up! products related to embossing, you can browse here:

Next week…

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-7, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

In Lesson 8 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the different types of colouring tools available from Stampin’ Up! and how you can use them to take your projects to the next level!

Lesson 8 will (hopefully, if I have more luck next week) premiere on Monday 29th June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for June 2020 is ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! 

Happy crafting, h x

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Stamping for Beginners – Stamparatus

Hello and welcome to Lesson 6 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 6, the Stamparatus stamping platform

Last week…

In lesson 5 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the different types of adhesive available from Stampin’ Up! and the applications for each of them. If you missed the video or the associated blog post you can find them here… Lesson 5 blog post – the video can be found at the end of the blog post.

This week…

This week’s lesson features a tool called the Stamparatus! This is the Stampin’ Up! Stamping Platform and it is a great addition to your craft stash whether you struggle to get a good impression when stamping or you want to achieve effects such as creating wreaths or the hinge-step technique.

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 6, the Stamparatus stamping platform

The Stamparatus is a considered purchase but I wouldn’t be without mine. It has some great features which make it stand out from other stamping platforms on the market.

You can purchase the Stamparatus here.

If you haven’t yet seen the video for Lesson 6, you can watch it here.

Next week…

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-6, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

In Lesson 7 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the different types of embossing and how you can use it to take your projects to the next level!

Lesson 7 will premiere on Monday 22nd June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for June 2020 is ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time!

Happy crafting, h x

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 5

Hello and welcome to Lesson 5 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience. If you missed the video, simply scroll to the bottom of this blog post to watch.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Stamping for Beginners Course Lesson 5 Adhesive

Last week…

In lesson 4 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the different types of cardstock available from Stampin’ Up! and I also gave you some inspiration on how to use your Designer Series Paper (DSP) so that it doesn’t just sit on the shelf! If you missed the video or the associated blog post you can find them here… Lesson 4 blog post – the video can be found at the end of the blog post.

This week…

This week’s lesson features Adhesive. In the video I discuss the different types of adhesive available from Stampin’ Up! and how to use them. You can view the whole range here or click on the individual links below.

adhesive PRODUCTS AVAILABLE:

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-5, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 6 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the Stamparatus which is Stampin’ Up!s fabulous stamping platform!

Lesson 6 will premiere on Monday 15th June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for June 2020 is ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! Happy crafting, h x

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