Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!
This week I was asked to take part in a new challenge by "The Joy of Sets". This challenge is an alphabet based challenge and this week is all about the letter C!
Challenges are set every 2 weeks, and are for use with current and retired product so it really is a great one for all Stampin' Up! lovers out there!
Anyway, the lovely Fiona Whitehead asked me to take part and how could I refuse?!
So after a busy day with the girls and a curry, I thought who wants to clean the house on a Saturday night....?!!
Looking through my stamp sets... I own 2 that I would have been suitable and I settled on the lovely Confetti Celebration which was a new set in last year's annual catalogue that is still current!
I have seen this background technique used quite a bit for this stamp set on Pinterest and I think it looks really effective. I have used every stamp in the set to create a background, and then chosen 1 sentiment to use as the centrepiece. On this card, I used the Layering Squares thinlit dies to mount the main sentiment and fussy cut the stars to add something extra. I found that using the Stamp-a-majig tool really helpeful for making sure that my stamping was straight and not wonky.
This was a really quick card to put together and will be great for a male birthday card!
These are the products that I have used:
I enjoyed taking part in this challenge and I look forward to joining in next time when I'm guessing it will be the letter D....now what stamp set shall I use?!!7
I can't believe it's been 3 weeks since I last wrote on here! It's been quite manic here at the manor with cars breaking, getting ready for a christening and general busy life! This card class was meant to take place in June but with the hubby being away for work, it didn't actually happen until July!
This month I chose to do a card class all about the inside of the card! We make so many cards where all the detail is on the outside, we often leave the inside blank or just add a sentiment.
At this card class we made 3 totally different cards where the front was pretty....but the insides are BEAUTIFUL!
This card measures 4, 1/8" x 5, 3/4" and uses DSP from the Medallions collection, in my fabourite new colour Lemon Lime Twist! I have kept it very simple by using the new Happy Birthday Thinlit cut in White & Basic Black then layered to give a shadown effect. As nice as this die looks when cut in one colour, I prefer to use it this way as it really does pop off the page!
The balloons and sentiment at the bottom come from the coordinating stamp set, Happy Birthday Gorgeous.
The inside is definitely more glamourous! This card is known as the "Twist and Pop" card as the centre of it lies flat when the card is closed (obviously!) and as you open the card, the centre part twists and pops out!
I have decorated the individual panels using the coordinating cardstock and ink, and used more stamps from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.
This card was really fun to make, and looks alot more complicated than it actually is.
If you would like to learn how to make this card, or would like to order any of the items we used, please do get in touch.
Looking forward to showing you Part 2 tomorrow....!
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