Today’s card is the last of the Retiform Cards we created over a month in our Class a few weeks ago. It is using one of the sets retiring at the end of the month. I will miss Seaside Shore but of course SU! never seem to disappoint as there is always something to replace them by.
You can find the tutorial for the Retiform Technique by clicking on the Technique Page. Be warned though it is very addictive & no 2 cards will ever be the same!
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G’Day & welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop where this month’s theme is New Annual Sneak Peek! Who doesn’t love seeing sneak peeks & what is coming up in the new catalogue? I know I do!
My inspiration came from a couple of sources. One being a challenge that our FB Group has going as well as a sample in the new catalogue. Mind you, it wasn’t planned that way. It is just the way things pan out sometimes.
I hope you have enjoyed my creation today & it has inspired you to create your own.
By clicking on the link above the photo, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own version. The tutorial includes a list of products used, measurements (metric & imperial) plus a tutorial for the card.
Please see the list below so that you can hop along & see everyone’s creations. You wouldn’t want to miss any!
I have a simple, quick & easy card for you today. I am trying to use up as much DSP as possible before it retires. Along with the DSP, I am also going to try & play with stamp sets that haven’t seen ink for some time. This means that over the next couple of months you will see lots of cards using lots of retiring product.
This card took me all of about 10 minutes once I knew what I wanted to do & how I was going to create it. Don’t you just love this type of card. I don’t think it needs much as the gorgeous DSP from the Color Theory Pack says it all.
By changing the colour & sentiment, it would be perfect for the males.
If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card.
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Today I am sharing with you a card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last week. I wanted to try & see if I could use the Embossing Paste a different way.
When I started, I wasn’t too sure how it was going to turn out but after some trial & error I think I am finally happy with the outcome. I love it when I can get multiple uses from my craft supplies. I call this “Painting with Embossing Paste” – is that such a thing?
I have used a couple of retired In Colours – Lost Lagoon & Mint Macaron but you could easily create the same card using current colours.
What is Kylie’s International Highlights? It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight. It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product. Each month Kylie has a different theme so we get to play with different product.
What is so different about this Blog Highlight?YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites. The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.
What do I do? All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.
Can I leave comments? Sure you can. Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love. You know how bloggers love to read your comments.
My card was one I had started playing with a couple of weeks ago & has been sitting on my desk in bits & pieces for a couple of weeks now. Instead of starting from scratch I challenged myself to use what I had started so I sat down & then bang, it hit me. The flowers from the “Wood Words” Stamp Set were perfect as they remind me of Thailand. The colours I didn’t have to change at all as I had gone with Berry Burst & Lemon Lime TwistInks & Card & I think they are the perfect colours……
I do hope all the Demonstrators who have earned the Thailand Incentive Trip are enjoying themselves as it is such a lovely country.
There is a free tutorial on how I created my card by clicking on the link below. It gives you all the product used plus the measurements (metric & imperial).
Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites. I’m #17 (just in case you are looking).
This was perfect timing as I am a member of “Joy of Sets (SU!)” FB Group& they are having their first challenge this month. The challenge is “RUBY – let’s see red on your cards“.
Being for a very special occasion, I thought a 5” square card would be nice.
I die cut the heart into a piece of Thick Whisper White Cardusing the Blooming Heart Thinlits & running through the Big Shot. A piece of the Red Glimmer Paper was then adhered behind the cut out shape. I also die cut a number of flowers scraps of the Red Glimmer Paper & Thick Whisper White Card for later on. I wasn’t too sure which ones I was going to use.
The die cut heart was inlaid back into the shape using the Fine-Tip Glue Penbefore layering onto the Base Card – Thick Whisper White.
I die cut the “4” & “0” from the Red Glimmer Paper using the Large Number Framelits by running through the Big Shot. I repeated it twice but using Thick Whisper White Card as I wanted the numbers to pop out a little. The die cut numbers were layered onto each other before finally adhering to the Card Front.
After settling on the Whisper White die cut flowers, these were adhered to heart with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
I stamped “Happy” onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched it with the Classic Label Punch, cut the left side straight & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The “th” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut back to size & a Banner Shape into the left hand side before being adhered to the top of the “o”.
The Banner image was stamped onto Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as was the “Anniversary“, fussy cut & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the card, Pearls Basic Jewelswere applied to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the card front.
For the inside & the envelopes, I used the remainder of the die cut Whisper White flowers along with the Red Glimmer flowers.
I do hope you like my card today, I know the lovely couple who received it did!
Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime. Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set. I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it. Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……
Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday. Fingers crossed they like it too.
As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy. I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water. It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.
If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.
…. is one of my favourites & is on the Retirement List.
I love this set & haven’t used it in awhile, so I thought I would share with you a card I did a couple of weeks ago inspired from a card I found on Pinterest. Thank you Alison for your inspiration.
I layered a piece of “Floral Boutique” DSP to a Whisper White Card Base.
2 flowers from “Remarkable You” Stamp Set were stamped direct onto scrap Whisper White CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before being coloured with Melon Mambo & OldOlive Watercolour Pens & Aqua Painter. Once dry, I then fussy cut both images before adhering them to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The leaves were cut from Old Olive CS by running through the Big Shot with the Rose Garden Thinlits, trimming down to have only the leaves before adhering to the Card with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
The sentiment is from the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set, stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White CS, fussy cut & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
A small bow was then tied from Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) & adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
For the inside, I adhered a piece of the same “Floral Boutique” DSP to a piece of Whisper White CS & adhered it inside.
It’s a very quick card but one with a punch with just the pop of Melon Mambo in the flowers.
Don’t forget to grab your set before it is gone forever.
I saw a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketchesyesterday & thought it would be perfect to showcase the “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch both of which are retiring.
To create my card I stamped the leaf direct onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Wild Wasabi Ink. I created a small faux stitched border around the Card using a Ruler & the Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker. I didn’t go with Pacific Point as I wanted to tone it down a little.
I then stamped the large Sunflower onto a scrap of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink, coloured with the Pacific Point Watercolour Pencil & Blender Pen before fussy cutting.
I stamped the group of flowers a number of times onto Whisper White with Archival Basic Grey Ink including extra small flowers, coloured with the Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Watercolour Pencils & Blender Pen. I punched all flowers using the “Blossom” Punch.
Clear Wink of Stella was applied to the flowers to add shine & to bring out the colour a little more. Gold Wink of Stella (retiring) was applied to centre of the large flower.
Marina Mist strips were adhered to both sides of the stamped Whisper White before layering onto a piece of Whisper White & then to the Base Card – Pink Pirouette.
The flowers were arranged onto the Card Front & adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the “Love & Affection” Stamp Set (retiring) & is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White in Archival Basic Grey Ink before cutting back to size & layered onto a piece of Marina Mist. Both ends were then punched using the “Banner Triple”Punch & adhering to the Card Front.
To complete the card I added Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered a couple over the front.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the leaf onto Whisper White in Wild Wasabi Ink & added the extra flowers left over from the front.
Thank you ladies for a great challenge. Just what I needed to help showcase the sweet “Grateful Bunch” Stamp Set & the matching “Blossom” Punch.
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I must admit that I don’t think this set has seen ink much at all. I am still trying to get through all my stamps before the new Catalogue comes out which means over the next couple of weeks, I will be showcasing some of my less stamped sets. Today’s card is just that!
I’m also happy to say that I’ve used the matching “Playful Palette” Washi Tape. Now all I need to do is create a card using the matching “Playful Palette” DSP Stack & I will be happy. This suite uses some of the 2016-2018 In Colours of Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum.
To create my card, I added strips of the Washi Tape across the top of Very Vanilla CS before layering onto a piece of Basic Black CS & then to the Base Card of Peekaboo Peach.
I stamped the easel onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, the stamped the “spat” Image into the centre with Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Inks before die cutting with the Layering Squares Framelits. The top of the easel was fussy cut while the legs were stamped direct onto the card. I stamped the sentiment direct over the stamped images in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
The “square” was adhere to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was the top of the easel. To finish the card I added 3 x Basic Black Candy Dots (retired).
For the inside, 2 x strips of Washi Tape was adhered down the left hand side of Very Vanilla CS before being layered inside the Card.
I know it is a very simple & easy card but one that showcases this lovely set & the Washi Tape.