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This time it was the 2021 July-December Catalogue, P30.
I decided to try & create a male card, although it could be for male or female.
I’ve used the lovely Harvest Meadow DSP for my strips. They were adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla & then to a Misty Moonlight Base Card.A piece of the same DSP was chopped before being adhered over the top of the strips with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The reeds were die cut with the Harvest Dies in Misty Moonlight prior to being adhered to the DSP panel. The sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts Stamp Set, stamped in Bumblebee Ink onto Very Vanilla, trimmed back to size & shape & adhere to the card front with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
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To create my card I am sharing with you today is one that was created from a Sketch Layout that we had over in our Customer FB Group a little time ago. It is a fairly easy layout but one that can have lots of different outcomes.
I started with a piece of DSP from the Pansy Petals DSP. Yes, I am still playing with it and loving the opposite sides.
Deciding on the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, of course I had to go for bright & tropical colours – Granny Apple Green for the fronds, Coastal Cabana for the flower & Early Espresso for the trunks & the sentiment.
While wanting to keep a clean look to the project, I decided to randomly adhered our Clear Rhinetsones to the centre of the flower & around the Basic White panel.
I think they finished the card off perfectly, don’t you?
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You may notice over the next few days a repeat of a couple of previous posts. My blog has been updated meaning that I have lost the last few posts.
My card I am sharing with you today is one that I created for a Take 5 Challenge over in our World Card Making Group where we had to create a project with Soft Succulent Card Base, Smokey Slate Cardstock, Blending Brush, Die Cut or Stencil & the lovely Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon.
I created my card with the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks where I blended Soft Succulent Ink over a piece of Basic White Cardstock with Soft Succulent Ink & a Blending Brush.
This piece of cardstock was layered onto Smokey Slate prior to a piece of the lovely Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon adhered across the front & then layered onto the Soft Succulent Base Card.
The sentiment is from the Many Messages Stamp Set, stamped onto Basic White, die cut with a die from the Messages Dies & adhere to the right side of the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To comple the card Soft Succulent In Colour Jewels were randomly adhered to the front.
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Today is my 2nd card with the fun Textures & Frames Stamp Set which is one of the products you can earn for free during August-September Sale-a-Bration.
I will be honest & say that after playing with this set it is now one of my favourites. So many possibilities!
I saw this idea on Pinterest & must admit that this is exactly what the circles in the set reminded me of! Thank you so much for your inspiration.
I was given a colour challenge to use Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Night of Navy & Cinnamon Cider which I am not a big fan of so it proved a little hard for me. I am also not a fan of colour challenges but I played & this is the final result. Note the minimum use of Cinnamon Cider lol.
What do you think? Did I manage to hit the brief?
What are some of your least favourite colours you like to create with?
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I’m in a bit of shock with this card as I’ve created it for a challenge. I know, it has been so long since I’ve actually done a card for a challenge. When I saw this sketch, I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use & the colours, so it come together super easy! Don’t you love it when that happens? I think we tend to overthink things a lot of the time & create stress on ourselves.
For the challenge over at Craft Project Central, I’ve used “Kinda Eclectic” – love every stamp in this set – plus a couple of the new In Colours – Lost Lagoon & Tangelo Twist. I didn’t actually do the card size of the sketch, but a standard size card – hope that will be ok?
Stamp Set – Kinda Eclectic, Label Something (Retired)
Ink – Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
Cardstock – Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy
Embossing Folder – Decorative Dots
Ribbon – 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Tangelo Twist
Punches – 7/8″ Scallop Circle, Bitty Butterfly
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Pearl Basic Jewels
Base Card – Lost Lagoon – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Night of Navy – 4″ x 3″ or 10.5cm x 8cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 10cm x 7.5cm
Scrap Whisper White – Greeting, Leaf & Butterfly
Ink print image with Lost Lagoon Ink, stamp off onto scrap paper prior to stamping onto Layer 3 – Whisper White
Mask stamped image, ink sun image in Daffodil Delight Ink & stamp off to LHS of card
Wrap Tangelo Twist Ribbon around bottom part of card tucking ends under & tying a bow
Adhere to Layer 2 – Not Quite Navy
Run Layer 1 – Whisper White through BS using Decorative Dots EF prior to adhering to Base Card – Lost Lagoon
Adhere layered Night of Navy to top of embossed Base Card
Stamp leaf image onto scrap Whisper White with Soft Sky, cut around image prior to adhering to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Stamp small Butterfly image onto scrap Whisper White with Tangelo Twist Ink, punch with Bitty Butterfly Punch & adhere to top of leaf
Stamp greeting onto scrap Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink & punch with 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch prior to adhering to card
Complete card by randomly adhering small Pearl Basic Jewels around card & to centre of Butterfly
For my card today, I liked the sketch from Craft Project Central – Creating Pretty Cards. I’ve been following these sketches for some time but have never participated in them. So today, I decided to do that!
Not only do they supply you with a mini tutorial on the sketch, along with measurements, but wait there’s more! By playing along with this challenge, you get a chance to win a free month’s subscription of your choice to all their wonderful projects.
Mind you, my card is nothing like I had in my head. In fact it was going to be a Birthday Card, but I had all the papers, etc out on the desk & then just went along with the sketch.
Measurements – Base Card – Midnight Muse – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9cm Layer 2 – DSP – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm Layer 3 – Midnight Muse – 5″ x 3 1/4″ or 13cm x 8.5cm Layer 4 – Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 12.5cm x 8cm Layer 5 – DSP – 1″ x 34 7/8″ or 2.5cm x 8cm Layer 6 – Midnight Muse – 2 1/8″ x 3/4″ or 5.5cm x 2cm Layer 7 – Whisper White – 2″ x 5/8″ or 5cm x 1.5cm
Supplies – Stamp Set – Special Season Ink – Pool Party Cardstock – Midnight Muse, Whisper White MDS – “Merry Christmas” DSP – Winter Frost Speciality Ribbon – 1/8″ Silver Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Details – Silver, Glue Dots
Tutorial – 1. Adhere Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9cm to Base Card – Midnight Muse 2. Adhere DSP – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm to top of Whisper White 3. Stamp tree image onto LHS (Left Hand Side) Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 12.5cm x 8cm in Pool Party Ink 3. Adhere DSP – 1″ x 34 7/8″ or 2.5cm x 8cm to RHS of Whisper White – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 12.5cm x 8cm 5. Adhere Ribbon down side 6. Adhere to Midnight Muse – 5″ x 3 1/4″ or 13cm x 8.5cm prior to adhering to Base Card 7. Create “Merry Christmas” in MDS 8. Adhere to Midnight Muse – 2 1/8″ x 3/4″ or 5.5cm x 2cm 9. Tie small bow with Silver Ribbon & adhere to Card with Glue Dot 10. Randomly apply Dazzling Details to tree
If you want to enter, be sure to head over to Craft Project Central as there is only 1 1/2 days left to enter.
For such an easy challenge over at Sunny Challenges, I had a hard time creating sometime that I truely liked. I started about 4 times, blank, walked around, blank, cleaned, blank, BUT then went & did some “retail therapy’ which I don’t usually do & YES, it did the trick! Thank you Retail Therapy – you are my new best friend!
Our challenge this week is the sketch only! Because the layout was so open, I decided to try a technique……
Measurements – Base Card – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 11cm x 14.5cm Layer 1 – Not Quite Navy – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 12.5cm x 10cm Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5″ x 4 3/4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Supplies – Stamp Set – French Foliage, A Word for You Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake Cardstock – Whisper White, Not Quite Navy Accessories – Snail Glue, Heat Tool, Embossing Powders – White & Clear, Sponge
Technique – Emboss Resist – Tutorial may be found here
To select my ink colours, I wanted to go with something that was different, soft, but with one colour which would be vibrant. Once I had decided on the ink colours, the next big step was the Cardstock colour to bring the ink colours out even more. With technique in hand, I sort of selected random colours until I was happy with the look behind the technique.
Once I had applied the Emboss Resist Technique to my card, I proceeded to sponge the colours of Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake & Certainly Celery Inks around the images with a Sponge. I did this until I was happy with the result.
I then decided that it wasn’t shinny enough & didn’t really show the technique to it’s full potential, so I decided to dab the Versamark Ink over the entire piece, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top & heat set with my Heat Tool.
I proceeded to cut the stamped piece of cardstock into 3 equal pieces & adhered to the piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I wanted to apply a greeting to the card, but didn’t want to stamp or place any pieces over the top of the stamped images, so instead to stamp the greeting on the right hand side of the card in Not Quite Navy Ink. I then adhered the Not Quite Navy piece to the Base Card – Whisper White.
Can you see the shine…
I’m really happy with the final outcome, as it is something I had pictured in my mind. It is a very clean card, but I like this sort of card.
With the greeting I used, I can now use it for any occasion I choose…….
Why not pop on over to Sunny Challenges & check out what Gwen & Kris have both created. We would love for you to join us this week.
With Father’s Day coming up in September for Australia, it is the perfect challenge to start creating your cards or project using this challenge. I opted to go for a male’s birthday card & used a set that I really like, but must admit, haven’t used it for sometime. In fact, I am really happy with the final result!
Measurements – Base Card – Soft Suede – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm Layer 3 x 2 – So Saffron – 4″ x 1/2″ or 14.5cm x 1cm Layer 4 – Not Quite Navy – 4″ x 2″ or 14.5cm x 5cm Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – 4″ x 1 7/8″ or 14.5cm x 4.5cm
Supplies – Stamp Set – Totally Tool, Happiest Birthday Wishes Ink – Soft Suede Cardstock – Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Basic Grey DSP – Well Worn Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Crystal Effects, Crop-a-Dile, Stampin’ Up! Wirte Markers – So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
I inked my images with the Not Quite Navy Write Marker, stamped off once onto a scrap piece of paper & stamped onto the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I repeated this same step until I was happy with the look of the card. I then stamped 3 images onto scrap Very Vanilla direct onto the card, cut the images out, coloured part of the images with Stampin’ Up! Write Markers – So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler & set aside.
The piece of Very Vanilla was adhered to the piece of Not Quiet Navy, then So Saffron, to the piece of DSP, Very Vnailla & finally to the Base Card – Soft Suede all with Snail Adhesive.
I completely forgot to add my Silver Brads to the top left hand corner of the card, so I comprised a little. I punched out 6 circles using my Crop-a-Dile, adhered 2 to the top LH corner with Tombow, 1 to the middle of the screwdriver, 1 to the handle of the spanner & 1 to the card where I wanted to place the hammer.
The tools were then adhered to the card – as per the photo with Tombow,with the spanner being my 3rd brad at the top LH corner.
The greeting was stamped in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla, cut to size & adhered to the card prior to adhering the final Faux Brad it.
I set this sketch & for some reason or other found it very hard to do, but managed to get there in the end, I think.
Measurements – Base Card – Not Quite Navy – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 10cm x 14.5cm Layer 2 – Not Quite Navy – 5″ x 1 1/2″ or 13cm x 4cm Layer 3 – Ridinig Hood Red – 4″ x 3″ or 10.5cm x 7.5cm Layer 4 – Crumb Cake – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 10cm x 7cm
Supplies – Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Perfect Punches Ink – Basic Black, Crumb Cake Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red Punches – Large Oval, Decorative Label Accessories – Simply Scoring Tool, Snail Adhesive, Regal Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects
I stamped my large piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock using images from Circle Circus & Crumb Cake Ink.
Using my Simply Scoring Tool, I scored a couple of lines along the piece of Not Quite Navy prior to adhering it to the Crumb Cake Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I stamped the smaller piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock with random images in Basic Black Ink, tied some Linen Thread through 3 different sizes of Regal Buttons & adhered to the centre of the images with Crystal Effects. This piece was then adhered to the Riding Hood Cardstock & then to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock in Basic Black Ink, punched with the Large Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red which had been punched with the Decorative Label Punch & adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
Why not pop over to check out what Gwen & Kris have created, create your project, post to your blog or on-line forum & then link to Mr Linky. We would love for you to join us.