Friday, 20 April 2018

Stampin Up Stamparatus. How to create a fun background with square template and High Tide Stamp set

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

The lighthouse beam on the HIGH TIDE stamp set makes a great background stamp using the Stamparatus which you will be able to purchase on the 1st June 2018.



This card was for a 40th birthday so I used the retiring (buy it now before the stocks are gone)
LARGE NUMBER FRAMELITS DIES which I die cut four times to create dimension and a drop shadow.

Watch the video to see how it's done.




Measurements used.
  • 4 x 4" whisper white cardstock
  • 4.75 square black cardstock mount
  • 5" Lemon/Lime Twist cardstock for mount
  • Card base 5.25 x 10.5"
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Stampin Up Sheltering Tree. How to bend sentiments to create a tree trunk

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

SHELTERING TREE. is the stamp set used to create a fun technique, how to bend any photopolymer sentiment to create tree trunks or flower stalks or leaves in your projects.



This video shows you how


  • The measurements are
  • 4" x 4" whisper white cardstock
  • 4.25" square black mount
  • 5" square lemon/lime twist matt
  • 5.25 x 10.5" card base
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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Stampin Up Hedgehugs. Learn how to create a mirror image and tone ontone stamping.

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

HEDGEHUGS stamp set is the product we are using today to create this lovely Spring card.


There are several techniques to creating this card and I will show you how with this accompanying video.

  • Whisper White Card stock cut at 4.75" square
  • Mat of Lemon/Lime Twist cut at 5"
  • Card base of 5.25" x 10.5"
  • Silicone Craft Mat. This 6" x 6" mat is only £5.50 and can be used for many uses. Mirror Image technique, as a extra layer for easy stamping with the Stamparatus, to help glue pieces as doesn't stick and can easily be wiped off, with a glue gun as doesn't stick and many more.  I use mine all the time.
  • Lemon/Lime Twist and Pool Party ink pads.
  • Colouring tools of choice. I used the Stampin Blends alcohol markers which are currently sold out as were so popular but will be re-available in June 2018.



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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Stampin Up Stamparatus. Three step stamping plus a little extra with Baby Bear stamp set.

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

BABY BEAR STAMP SET is a three step stamp set which produces the most beautiful teddy bear image.  So how do you get all those three different images lined up perfectly and get the best stamped image.

The STAMPARATUS is the perfect tool.  Watch the video to see how each stamp can be lined up perfectly and with the two plates and four surfaces can make multiple cards.  Use the fourth side of the plate to create a little extra to the teddy bears.



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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Stampin Up Beautiful Day. How to make a statement butterfly card.

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

BEAUTIFUL DAY. stamp set can create some fabulous cards with the butterfly and flower stamp with deeply etched borders.




This card is perfect for those Spring days that are just beginning to come with Crushed Curry, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler subtly coloured with our Aqua Painters.






By stamping the centre image in black Archival (or Memento) and the other images in Smoky Slate the centre butterfly really pops and makes a great focal point and the background butterflies are muted.

Products used (click to buy them now)

  • BEAUTIFUL DAY. wood mount stamp set
  • AQUA PAINTERS. come in a pack of two (a thick and a thin nib)
  • INK PADS. Stampin Up has a wide range of ink pads in probably every colour you can image so take a look and choice your favourites.
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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Stampin Up Beautiful Day. How to make a three dimensional flower

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My Name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator.

BEAUTIFUL DAY. stamp set is a lovely versatile set with a flower and butterfly and some great sentiments.  Todays project is a three dimensional flower using 4 stamped images and some dimensionals.



Products used
Please look at subscribing to my YouTube channel as I post regular projects and tutorials using current Stampin Up products.  I am always learning and this video is the first using an editing software, so we have music and a voice over and I was able to speed up the video so it was under 10 minutes.  Very proud of myself in learning a new skill and although not perfect as I learn more so it will develop.  I would love you all to share with my journey so have a go at making this lovely flower and enjoy colouring it with out Aqua Painters, or our Blends, or our Stampin Write Markers or Water Colour Pencils.  There are so many different options you can chose just have fun and have a go.



Saturday, 17 March 2018

Stampin Up Zany Zentangle card using Beautiful Day and Stampin Blends

Hello and welcome to Amethystarcrafting. My name is Jane Allmark and I'm a UK Stampin Up Demonstrator.

Today has been a horrible cold snowy day here in the UK so I took myself off to my craftroom and with the BEAUTIFUL DAY stamp set and the Stampin Blends alcohol markers in CHERRY COBBLER DARKBERMUDA BAY DARK, and Pool Party and Pink Pirouette in the light I created this fun Zentangle card.


So what is Zentange? Well Wikipedia describes it as
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.

Now I am by no means an expert, in fact I would class myself as a beginner, but it is great fun and very relaxing.  I love the way the butterfly turned out with the background and by using the Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler it gives  quite a trendy and different card.

The The STAMPIN WRITE BLACK MARKER. is perfect for drawing out the patterns as it has a lovely fine tip (a brush tip on the other end too) and being a water based marker it means that when you colour with the Stampin Blends it doesn't bleed (alchohol and water don't mix)

So why don't you give it a go? Lots of Zentangle tutorials online and then just have fun.  How about trying the flower image in the Beautiful Day stamp set?

Whatever you are doing today. have fun and stay safe and warm. Spring is on its way, I hope, and warmer sunnier days are ahead.