Sweet Symmetry for All Star Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

Sweet Symmetry for All Star Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop


Sweet Symmetry Suite is featured in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue, and includes the In Symmetry Stamp Set and Punch bundle.

Hello and welcome to the November 2021 All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team blog hop!
Each month this group of 12 talented designers from all around the world create Exclusive Video Tutorials for you featuring a suite of Stampin’ Up! products. This month it is the Sweet Symmetry Suite of products featuring a Stamp Set and Punch bundle, bright and fun Designer Series Paper and some gorgeous Flirty Flamingo and Gold ribbon.

You will receive 12 EXCLUSIVE video tutorials … you will not see them online anywhere. Each tutorial includes both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

How do you get a hold of this tutorial?

  • Purchase the tutorial as a downloadable link, use the link below.
  • Place an order during November, use the rewards code 7449437J and receive the tutorial for free. Shop here.
  • My Inks and Team Members get the tutorial for free every month. More info on joining here (and in November you can join for even less than normal – Just AU$130 cost for AU$235 worth of product.

Click on the image below to purchase the November tutorial. Here is a sneak peek of the November 2021 tutorial bundle projects.

Tutorial Bundle – November 2021
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.

Here are the products being featured over this six month selection.

July 2021 – Expressions in Ink Suite (Pages 96-97 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue) ** Purchase here
August 2021 – Hand-Penned Suite (Pages 104-105 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue) ** Purchase here
September 2021 – You’re A Peach Suite (Pages 60-61 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue) ** Purchase here
October 2021 – Blackberry Beauty Suite (Pages 44-45 Aug-Dec 2021 Mini Catalogue) ** Purchase here
November 2021 – Sweet Symmetry Suite (Pages 112-113 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue) ** Purchase here
December 2021 – Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite (Pages 80-81 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue)

Here is a sneak peek of my project in the tutorial bundle for November which features the In Symmetry Stamp Set and Punch Bundle, the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and a fun embossing folder technique.

The card I have created for my blog hop project is totally different, using a fabulous inking technique and very different colours … showing the versatility of this suite.

Sweet Symmetry Suite + Faux Oxide Background technique …

Sweet Symmetry Suite

The technique used to create the background for this card is one I saw used by the fabulously talented Sara Levin of The Artful Inker. She calls it the “faux oxide ink technique”, or if you are a long time stamper like myself, the finish resembles Colorbox Chalk Inks. Here is a link to her original blog post, which includes a video on how she created the background.

Design Tips

  • The background layer is created by applying Whisper White Craft Ink all over a piece of Basic White Thick cardstock, simply press the ink pad onto the cardstock until it is fully covered.
  • I used two colours for the background, Polished Pink and Gorgeous Grape. They are applied with sponge daubers, and the only difference to Sara’s technique was that I applied ink to acrylic blocks and picked up the ink with the dauber from the block. That way I avoided adding any of the white ink to the top of my ink pad (although it is easy to remove with a piece of paper towel if you do get any white ink on the surface of your ink pad). I blended the two colours together with the sponge daubers.
  • I loved the splatter effect Sara created simply by flicking some water over the background. The ink colour lifts and shows the white ink behind. Once dried with a heat tool, both the background and the white splatter fade back somewhat.
  • I recommend ensuring the background is quite dry before stamping. I used Gorgeous Grape ink to stamp images from the In Symmetry stamp set. The half flower stamped twice to create a large round flower, along with the beautifully symmetrical leaves. The small tulip stamp is repeat stamped to create a long flower like a delphinium or salvia. Note that the ink does fade back considerably as it dries, creating a soft effect.
  • I wanted the large flower to pop a little more, so I stamped it twice in Polished Pink onto white card and fussy cut both before layering them up over the stamped flower.
  • The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder onto Gorgeous Grape card and fussy cut.
  • The ribbon is White Crinkled Seam Binding, coloured up with the light Polished Pink Stampin’ Blend.
  • The centre of the flower is a large Opal Round, coloured up with Blackberry Bliss and Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends … there is no Gorgeous Grape stampin’ blend.

In Symmetry Bundle …

More Sweet Symmetry Suite project ideas …

Here is the list of all the designer’s blogs, check them all out for more great examples of projects using the Blackberry Beauty Suite and the Beauty of Tomorrow stamp set and die bundle.

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