Wednesday 13 December 2023

Season of Chic for Around the World on Wednesday


Welcome to a new hop with the crew at Around the World on Wednesday. On the second Wednesday of each month, the team put together a thematic hop to give you some inspiration for your own crafting. We love it when you try out something new or CAS(E) one of our projects. The team is truly international, with members from each time zone of the world that Stampin' Up! operates. You're with me, in New Zealand - the first place in the Stampin' Up! world to change the date. 😀

This month, we have a technique to share with you. We're all playing around with INK SMOOSHING. I was delighted by this choice as it's one of my favourite techniques. If you've never done it before, or would like a refresher, then watch the video tutorial below. It's such a fun technique and it's one of those ones where you're never quite sure what you're going to get. 😀

I started out by ink smooshing a piece of Fluid100 Water Colour paper then die cutting my snowflakes from it. I love the way that this technique creates such a lovely flow and blend of colours.

The background is embossed with the Distressed Tile 3D embossing folder and I've used silver Festive Pearls to embellish my snowflake wreath.

You can see how I put it all together here.

The next stop on the hop is the fabulous Leonie Stuart from Australia.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. 

You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking here

You can earn free gifts with your orders:
  • Any order of $90 will receive the Creativity Abounds Tutorial Bundle, with 13 projects. This month the theme is gift packaging or decoration.

  • And if you purchase the Joy of Noel bundle, you'll also receive a project bundle from 'Join in with Joanne and Jan' which will give you two project tutorials from me and two from my buddy Joanne James, aka The Crafty Owl. 

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  1. Love this pretty card design. What a wonderful way to create these delicate snowflakes to add a pop of color to your design.

  2. So pretty, Jan! Thanks for the video!