Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Just add technique

Over at Just add ink this week they have a great challenge.    Just add a new technique you haven't tried before.

I needed to produce a couple of mothers day cards for an order and thought that this card I saw recently by the amazing Catherine Pooler would be a fantastic one to case.    Im not even certain that there is a name for this technique but I want to call it "paint meets ink".   I kept my case fairly similar, using different colours inspired by the few test pots of paint that were lying around the house (yep thats regular old house paint).

This card is also very special because it is a hybrid card.   What is a "hybrid" card.   It uses a combination of old fashioned ink stamping and the new digital stamping program Stampin Up have just released.   It is called My Digital Studio (MDS) and you can check it out here  I must say I am extremely taken with the program.    It is FREE to trial with a 30 day trial and less than thirty dollars to purchase.    If you wish to purchase it follow the links and don't forget to put my name in as your demonstrator   (Julie Butler).   

I used MDS on this card to print the tree and the sentiment.   I didn't have either of the stamps and for a minimal charge I could download them to add to my collection.   This is a fabulous way to build up your sentiment collection and with a good colour printer the sky is the limit when it comes to printing stamp images.

Anyway - I hope you like the card, the purchaser certainly did.

PS - check out all of Catherine Pooler's videos.   She is a fantastic inspiration.



  1. I am glad our challenge at Just Add Ink inspired you to try a new technique and you have encouraged me to look at my digital images when I don't have the actual stamp set in my collection (which sometimes happens!). Great way of collecting lovely SU! images and keeping them even when they are discontinued from the current catalogues in MDS format.

  2. This is just lovely, Julz. The colours on the tree look fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink!

  3. This is a gorgeous Mother's Day card Julz! Love the striking colours you've used on your card and I love how you've used MDS to get your fabulous tree and sentiment (I haven't even tried this myself yet!) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  4. Good for you, clever clogs! This card is a fabulous example of a hybrid card!