Thursday 18 April 2024

Creativity Abounds Techniques

This month the international team at Creativity Abounds has a great theme for our bundle and hop: Techniques. Who doesn't like to try out a new technique?

All thirteen of us have contributed a project to our Exclusive Tutorial Bundle, which you can earn as a free gift from me with a purchase of $90 or more (excluding P&P) or by being a member of my team. 
There's a sneak peek of my project and the whole bundle at the end of this post....


In addition to the exclusive bundle that you can earn, we also put together a monthly hop on the same theme for added inspiration for you. So if you hop around from this post, you'll see a dozen more techniques to get your mojo flowing. 

Because each of us has used the same technique for our hop card and our tutorial card, there's no instructions in the hop this time but if you receive the tutorial package with a purchase, you'll find both PDF instructions AND a video tutorial for the technique.

The technique I'm showcasing is Ink Smooshing. There's a number of ways you can go about this but generally it involves some ink, some water and some sort of squashing with some sort of equipment. I'm sharing with you what I do when I intend to die cut the resulting panel.

Here's my alternative project.

I love the way that this technique, done this way, gives such wonderful blends and  transitions of colour.

Here's a sneak peek of the card, using the same technique, that's part of the Creativity Abounds Tutorial Package.

And here's the sneak peek of the whole tutorial package.

If you've enjoyed our Stamp Camps, the next one is mid-June featuring the Country Birdhouse bundle. More details coming soon.

Here's our whole team. If you're interested in the tutorial but don't live in New Zealand, contact one of our team members from where ever you live.

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 here.


  1. Beautiful cards and the colors are gorgeous!

  2. Love the autumnal colours on that leafy wreath Jan - just like leaves falling from the trees at that time of year.