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!
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!
Hope you all had a fab weekend!
I had a week off from this challenge last week but i've had some quality crafting time this weekend so i'm back on track!
This weeks Global Design Project challenge is a colour palette challenge involving the following 3 colours!
And here's my entry...
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Hope you had a good week! Not a great deal to report from me which makes a nice change!
It's THEME week over at the Global Design Project
These days it takes me a bit of time to create a 3D project and as you know I don't have great deal of time at the moment so I resorted to my old friend Pinterest for some much needed inspiration!
As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I have met many new friends, all of which inspire me in different ways but one of my favourites for creating gorgeous boxes is Heidi from Flutter By Heidi.
I wasn't very surprised when it was one of Heidi's creations that jumped out from Pinterest that made me think "Oh that's nice!" Maybe it was because my favourite Ferrero Richer chocolates were in the picture too ha!
So this is my take on Heidi's lovely Elegant Envelope Punch Board Top Opening Box!
The box is ultimately made up from a sheet of A4 cardstock, and some DSP plus some ribbon!
I sat and made this box at my weekly craft group on Tuesday and it really was straight forward, fun and quite quick to make.
These are the products that I used to make my box:
I used Night of Navy cardstock for the box.
The DSP comes from the set called Affectionately Yours
"Sending Love" comes from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.
I have stamped some flowers & leaves around the sentiment whch come from the stamp set called "Love & Affection".
The trim I have used is Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.
Thanks for the inspiration Heidi!
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A new week which means a new Global Design Project challenge! Believe it or not I actually managed to complete this on Tuesday but after a busy week I am only just getting around to posting my entry!
This week was focussed on a sketch. I've done a few of these in the past and I always find sketches really useful if you're stuck for a design starting point. They're great for any occasion and it doesn't matter what produts you're using and everyone interprets them differently!
And here is what I came up with...
I have used a selection of different products for this card and the colour theme I have used is Copper, Pear Pizazz and Very Vanilla.
These are the details...
Very Vanilla cardstock for the card base (11, 1/2" x 4", folded in half).
Pear Pizazz cardstock for the embossed layer. The emobossing folder I used is called Petal Burst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This layer measures 2,3/4" x 3, 3/4".
Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in Pear Pizazz at random. This strip measures 1,1/4" x 4".
I have used a strip of the copper dot washi tape from the Affectionately Yours washi tape bundle along the edge of the embossed layer.
"Thinking of You" comes from the Crazy About You stamp set. I have stamped the sentiment once and cut them out individually. They are attached using Dimensionals foam pads.
"You" has been die cut using Copper Foil and the Hello You thinlits.
The Butterfly has been die cut using Very Vanilla cardstock and the detailled butterfly from "Bold Butterfly Framelits.
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Check back next week when the challenge will be around a "theme"!
Have a great weekend
Something new for me to get involved in this year is the Global Design Project. After having some time to settle in with baby and get Christmas out of the way, I need something to get me back into the crafting habit. A few of my demonstrator friends are involved with this blog and I've followed it for a little while now.
The challenge is simple...once a week a new challenge is posted and the challenges are based on colour, theme, shetches and designers so never a dull moment and so much inspiration!
This weeks challenge is colour based...
For my first challenge I must admit I was a bit unsure about the colours chosen. Delightful Dijon is not my go to colour but actually I've quite enjoyed using a colour that I rarely use in my crafting.
The card is made using the following products...
Overall I'm quite pleased with my first attempt at this challenge...must get better at taking photo's tho!
I would love for you to get involved in this challenge as well.
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See you same time next week!
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