RAK #2

Last week I showed you one of the cards I had created for the Random Act of Kindness group I belong to.  You too can join.  All you have to do is click on the link below & request to join.  You don’t have to be a SU! Demonstrator.

Join RAK here

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To create this card, I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP onto a piece of Island Indigo Card & then to a Mint Macaron (retiring) Base Card.

The stem from “Wild About Flowers” was stamped in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring) onto a piece of Whisper White Card, while the flowers are Island Indigo.  The Card was die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a Whisper White scallop circle which has been die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits, run through the Big Shot & then adhered to the left hand side of the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

20170514_072625blogThe sentiment from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, cut down to size, banner shape cut in the right hand end & adhered to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (retired), added Rhinestones to the flower centres & randomly scattered them around the card.

I’m happy to say the receiver loved her card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Random Act of Kindness May Card

 

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Who doesn’t love receiving happy mail?  I know I do!  It is such a change to the bills we all hate receiving.  I now hop out to collect the mail in anticipation of whether or not I will receive a RAK card.  Mind you, I am just more than happy sending them off knowing that I may be putting a smile on someone’s face for the day than receiving.
You opt in each month as to whether or not you would like to be part of the group & then you randomly select a few people from the group who are participating for the month to send off a RAK card to.  It is amazing to see how it brightens someone’s day!
I’ve made it a goal to send out no less than 2 per week.  Not only does it give me great enjoyment creating the card but knowing that it may put a smile on someone’s face at the end of a long day.
My card today was created for one of my May RAK’s.  No, they don’t have to be all different.  I don’t have a tutorial for you today as I posted them off before I did one.
I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP (retiring) to a piece of Whisper White Card & then to the Base Card – Island Indigo.20170514_072551
I stamped the stem image from the “Wild About Flowers” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring & will be very sad to see this colour go) & then stamped the flowers in Island Indigo Ink before die cutting with the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A piece of Mint Macaron Card was die cut using the scallop oval from the same set, adhered to the stamped oval & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ DImensionals.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set, stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired), attached it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot & scattered Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, randomly around the Card Front & to the greeting.
I was really happy with this card so fingers crossed the receiver is too.
Would you like to receive one of my cards?  All you have to do is click on the link below & ask to join.  No, you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Join RAK here
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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Goodbye Blooms & Bliss DSP

I created this card when the 2017 Occasions Catalogue first come out as it was part of our Technique Treats for January 2017 where we highlighted the “No Line Watercolouring” Technique.

Along with the gorgeous “Beautiful You” Stamp Set, I wanted to highlight the lovely “Blooms & Bliss” DSP which is part of the “Blooms & Bliss” Suite, page 138 of the current Beautiful-YouCatalogue & which is retiring at the end of May.

The image was stamped onto a piece of Watercolour Paper, stamped in Crumb Cake Ink, cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits & layered onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry Card which was cut using the Layering Ovals Framelits.

The image was coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Watercolour Pencil & an Aqua Painter.

The flowers were cut from Rich Razzleberry & Melon Mambo Card by running the small Flower from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits through the Big Shot.  They were then adhered to the Card Front & Pearl Basic Jewels adhered to the centres.

AprilDon’t forget to pop on over to my Online Shop to grab your bargains before they are all gone & gone forever.  When shopping Online, use the Hose Code for April & you could be receiving a surprise in the post from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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CPC64 – Thank You So Much

I’ve actually managed to create a card for a challenge over at Craft Project Central where the challenge was to create a card using the great sketch they have.  Thank you ladies for a20161016_091707_resized-blo great challenge!

I usually do challenges but most of the time completely forget to post them.  As I needed a couple of Thank You Cards, this was the perfect way to get them done.

I decided to play around with colours I don’t usually go for but in saying that I’m really happy with them & how the card come out!  Sometimes you get an idea in your head & the finished project is nothing like you imagined it to be.

Why not head over to Craft Project Central & play along.

Don’t forget by clicking on the link above the photo, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Look Who’s Turning….

…40!  Happy 40th Birthday Trish.

My cousin turned the big 40 a couple of weeks ago, so I thought it the perfect time to try & attempt to create a “Twist & Pop” Card for her.  I took my inspiration from a card I found on Pinterest but found a Tutorial to create the card.  Unfortunately, I am unable to find the post, but thank you so20160915_134615_resizedfb much for your tutorial.

I used the lovely “Blooms & Bliss” DSP, “Number of Years”, “Thoughtful Banners ” & the “Watercolour Wings” Stamp Sets.   Along with the Stamp Sets, I used the Layered Oval Framelits & the Large Numbers Framelits (which go with the Number of Years Stamp Set).

Stampin’ Up! make it so easy for you when using DSP as they list the matching Colours.  I used Sahara Sand, Island Indigo & Whisper White Card, along with Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo & Mint Macaron Inks.

Tips –

  • Ensure your score lines are burnished really well with a Bone Folder so that they are easy to fold
  • You may need to help your fold a little the first time you close your card

If you haven’t created one of these cards, be sure you do as they are very easy & lots of fun.  I don’t think this will be the last one I create.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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