When it comes to saying thank you nothing says it better than a handmade card and of course Stampin' Up! have bundles of products that make it so easy for doing just that!
Keeping it simple, I have used just 4 colours to create a monochrome style look.
Very Vanilla cardstock
Pink Pirouette cardstock and colouring
Basic Black cardstock, stamping and doodling
Silver cardstock and rhinestone jewels
This card measures 4, 1/8" wide by 5, 1/2" tall.
The Basic Black mat layer measures 4" x 5, 5/8"
The Very Vanilla mat layer on the front and inside the card measures 3, 7/8" x 5, 3/4"
I have used the new Stampin' Blends to add colour to the flowers. Rather than colouring in neatly, I have just added a wash of colour and some darker colour for the flower centres. Sometimes colouring outside the lines it's okay, it just depends on the look that you want to achieve.
Although this card looks quite flat I have added some dimension by stamping a separate flower, cutting it out with scissors and attaching with a foam pad. The leaf attached underneath is cut using the new 'Leaf Punch' and although it isn't clear in the photo I have used Silver Foil Card to add some shine.
To add some sparkle I have added some rhinestone jewels to the centre of the attached flower and some others at random in the Vanilla space.
The line around the edges of the card is drawn freestyle with a Basic Black Stampin' Marker and I think it lift's the image off the page better than keeping it plain.
To finish off this project I have stamped and coloured a flower inside the card and also on the envelope.
The 'I am Thankful For You' sentiment comes from the 'Painted Harvest' stamp set and the flower comes from the new 'Colour Me Happy' stamp set.
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
Hope you're all enjoying a lovely week!
This week I have picked up the Global Design Project after a little break from this challenge. This week is a sketch challenge and it's a simple one witha technique that I use alot for quick cards.
This challenge screams TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH which is actually one of my can't craft without items! It is a really versatile item that cute banners any length but in widths of 1/2", 1", 1,1/2" and 2". It is great for cards, tradition scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, 3d items and lots more!
We are currently in the process of building a craft barn in the garden for me so I've not had a great deal of crafting time, plus the craft stuff is everywhere right now! For my challenge entry I decided to do some heat embossing....after I managed to find the heat tool!
One of my most favourite and used stamp sets is called "Butterfly Basics". For this card, I used the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder to create texture to the cardstock I then used a sponge brayer with a mixture of Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise to create the colourful bakground. If you're not familiar with this technique, it really is a great way to add a different dimension to your cards, and building up your own backgrounds.
I have cut 4 banners; one in Vellum, 1 in Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (the same size as the Vellum), 1 in Very Vanilla and 1 in Bermuda Bay. Althought I haven't used Bermuda Bay ink, this is the cardstock colour that matches best with the background that I have created with the Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise inks).
Using the "love" thinlit die from "Sunshine Wishes" set, I have cut out from the Bermuda Bay cardstock and used the negative image.
I used the 1/8" Gold Ribbon to secure everything together.
Here is the list of all the products that I used to make this card.
Thanks for reading, I hope you like my entry to this week's Global Design Project!
After the excitement of my little girl's christening last weekend I finally got some crafting time in this weekend hooray!
I will be doing a few craft fairs over the next few months and when I have done these in the past, sets of notecards always seem really popular!
I'm still slightly lacking on the new product front from the new catalogue but one of my favourite new stamp sets is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous!
These cards are made using the Notecards and Envelopes that are available to purchase in sets of 20. They come in Whisper White and Very Vanilla options and I have used Whisper White for these cards
These are the products that I used to make this Happy Birthday Gorgeous Notecards set...
Thanks for reading!
Looking forward to finishing off the Memories and More project sample to show you all ready for my taster class next week!
So here we are...the final of the 3 card that we made at this month's card class all about Beauty on the Inside! It's always nice to make a really lovely card with just the front decorated but sometimes its nice to surprise your recipient with a little decoration on the inside!
This is my favourite of the 3 that we made....just saying!
Apart from the gorgeous colours on this card (Night of Navy and Daffodil Deilight) I have used the new Daisy Delight stamp set and matching Daisy Punch which is sold out across the whole of Stampin' Up! right now which just shows how much people are loving this set!
The papers come from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper set and this is the one that jumped out at me first...and I found it really hard to cut (ha!) The sentiment comes from the Big on Birthdays stamp set and is such a nice size to use! I added the daisy's for that extra something!
And for the Beauty on the Inside...
So within this card, I have added an extra fold out panel with a window sheet used underneath the circle apperture and added another daisy as the centre piece. It doesn't fold well but the inside really is so pretty! It definitely looks more complicated than it was to put this one together but I think its quite effective! You could add anything to the centre...maybe for a christmas card, a christmas tree or a snowflake?! (Yes I'm starting to think about Christmas!)
These are the products that I used to make this card...
As we prepare to say goodbye to certain products we have seen and loved over the last 12 months, the best part is saying HELLO to shiny brand new product! (My favourite part!)
As a one-off promotion, Stampin' Up! have launched a whole suite of products from the new annual catalogue EARLY!! Normally, we cannot offer anything from the new cataulogue until it launches in June, but this gorgeous suite of products is ready for you from Monday!!
The suite of products will be available to you in 2 exclusive bundles and it really is a gorgeous suite of products! I have been playing with this set for the past week and I can't stop using it!
The best part for me is definitely being able to use the new in-colours which I showed here yesterday and being able to use with coordinating coloured cardstock and papers really does make the most stunning projects!
Within this suite of products is a Stamp Set that coordinates with a set of framelit dies. The dies can be used to cut medallion shapes, flowers, elements and also as detailled apertures within cards.
There are gold stickers that coordinate with the dies and look fab when added to cardstock, really elegant!
There are tassle embellishments, envelopes, DSP and a carstock bundle in Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. The colours are really rich and scream oppulence when used altogether!
Plus the 3 of the new in-colour stamp pads!
Can you tell that I like this set yet?
Here are a few of my cards so far....
The DSP used here is a Very Vanilla base with a gold embossed texture pattern. Peacock feathers spring to mind!
I have cut a selection of the medallions, and layered together using dimensional foam pads to give a 3D look. I have added in some colour with a strip of coloured cardstock, and the sentiment has been stamped in the corresponding ink colour.
The green spot card is using the DSP which is the colour of Lemon and Lime Twist. I have cut a circle, and again layered the medallions over the top. Sequin Trim has been added along with some more of the Gold textured DSP from above.
On the Dapper Denim card I have used one of the large gold stickers along with some smaller diamonf gold stickers. The medaallion has been stamped and die cut out and the sentiment has been embossed with gold embossing powder.
The three flower shapes have been cut out with 2 of the dies - the first one cuts the outside shape and the 2nd cuts the inside leaves that can be lifted up as shown. For the middle of the flowers I have used some more of the gold stickers.
For these 2 cards, I have used the largest medallion framelit and left it attached to the cardstock. This has then been layered over the coloured cardstock and I have added some medallion shapes over the top. The flower sticker has been used straight onto the cardstock which I have then die cut out with the flower medallion shape. I have added the matching colour tassle and stamped in the corresponding ink colour!
Looking forward to sharing more next week about how you can order these gorgeous new products!
Thanks for reading.
Today I'm sharing with you the card that I made to give my wonderful Mum for Mother's Day.
I made this card a good few weeks ago as I've been trying to be more organised with making my cards in advance.
I saw this card fold design on Pinterest and I was pleasantly surprised at how straight forward it was to make!
One of the things that I love most about this card is that the main feature is hidden inside!
I used the following products to make this card
Blushing Bride & Whisper White carsdstock
Pop of Pink DSP
Large Letters Stamps & Framelits
Gold Foil Sheets
Blossom Builder Punch & Bunch of Blossoms Stamp Set
Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo pack
Crazy for You Stamp Set (Happy Mother's Day)
Thanks for reading, will post again soon!
Hope you're all having a good week!
March's classes are all about the Beautiful You Stamp Set which is definitely the most popular stamp set from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. If you've looked at Pinterest, you will see this stamp set being used alot! It is such a versatile set and looks fab however it is used!
Alot of my customers have bought this stamp set so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a class. I love to make sets of coordinated notecards. They make for great gifts and always go down very well at craft fairs!
The box contains 5 notecards/envelopes which have been decorated with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper set which is gorgeous pastels and really compliments the sentiments in the stamp set!
The lady images have been coloured in using the new Watercolour Pencils and wash stamps from the set.
I made the box from Kraft card using the Envelope Punch Board.
Starting with a 9"x9" piece of card, line the card up at 3, 1/8" and punch/score on all 4 sides. Then using the same piece of card, punch/score again with a starting point of 4,5/8". The box is then secured closed with the belly band.
I used the following products to create this set:
Watercolour Pencils & Aqua Painters
Dies - Stitched Shapes Framelits & Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (banner die)
Beautiful You stamp set
Basic Black Stazon Ink, Blushing Bride, Pool Party & Sahara Sand
Falling in Love DSP & cardstock
Whisper White Notecards & envelopes
Falling Petals Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Triple Banner Punch & Envelope Punch Board
Gold Bow Paper Clip
If you would like to order any of these products or find out about classes that I offer, please message me!
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend. We managed some quality family time with a trip to the zoo and it was so nice to be outside in the fresh air making memories together!
I've managed quite a bit of craft time this week (hooray!) so i'm on track with this week's Global Design Project challenge!
This week we are casing the designer....
I love the colour combo that Kylie has used here but I've chosen to case just the style of card ...
For this card I have used the following products:
To make this card
Tempting Turquoise measuring 3,1/4" x 5,3/4
I hope you like my entry, thanks for reading!
A bit late in the week for me but I got there eventually!
This week's Global Design Project challenge is a theme week all about Winged Creatures!
What does Winged Creatures mean to me?! Well, Butterflies were what stood out to me first, however this challenge is designed to get you crafting out of your comfort zone, well for me that's the idea anyway so I didn't reach for my many butterfly stamps and dies...instead I opted for an unused stamp set that I have in my stock...Best Birds!
I love this stampset and I have many projects pinned to Pinterest unsing it but nope it's still untouched...until this week!
The card measures 4" x 5, 3/4".
Using the Stazon ink I have stamped the branch onto watercolour paper and then the bird to get the image that the bird is standing on the branch. I also stamped "it's a good day".
On a seperate piece of Watercolour Paper I have stamped the bird again and 3 flowers.
Using the watercolour pencils and an aqua painter I have coloured the images in and left to dry.
Whilst there are coordinating framelits for this stamp set, I didn't purchase them so I have cut the bbird and flowers out using my good old scissors.
I have attached the bird and the flowers to the base image using Dimensional foam pads.
To make the edge of the watercolour paper & DSP look rough, I have scratched the edge using the blade of my scissors.
The DSP has been stuck to the Early Espresso cardstock, trim added and the image using dimensionals to make it stand out.
Watercolouring is still very new to me but overall my technique is improving. This isn't a traditonal "my style" of card but I hope you like it!
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Have a great weekend!
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