That’s right – Sale-a-Bration ends today for another year! This would have to have been the best yet! I hope you have enjoyed SAB this year as much as I have. Thank you SU! All you have to do is place a $AUD90.00 order to quality for a FREE Product. You have all day to get your list together.
Recognise this card? Yep, I’ve cased it straight from the 2017 SAB Catalogue! Loved this card from the first time I laid eyes on but didn’t think I would get the chance to re-create it. It is using the gorgeous “Avant Garden” Stamp Set, along with the lovey “Serene Scenery” Designer Series Paper Pack.
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With it being a little cooler this morning (only after a torrential downpour) I can sit at my desk & craft a little. This being the case, I thought I would do the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & as usual I am just scraping it in.
I also challenged myself to create with a stamp set sitting on my self & not one from the new 2017 Occasions or SAB Catalogues – very hard to do, but I’ve done it. Anyhow, this sketch was perfect for the “Touches of Texture” Stamp Set.
For the small piece down the RHS of the sketch, I thought I would try something a little different, so I stamped the floral bouquet image a couple of times & coloured with the lovely new Watercolour Pencils.
I also blended the colours with the Clear Wink of Stella, which added a lovely shine to the card & popped the flowers a little. A shame you can’t really see it in the photo.
So that the card popped a little more, I’ve used Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Panel. This instantly lifted the card as it highlights the DSP (Serene Scenery) & the greeting, which is then highlighted a little more by added a couple of Enamel Shapes to the side.
For the inside, I cut a piece of leftover DSP, added a strip of Bermuda Bay & adhered to the side of a piece of Whisper White before adding to the inside of the card.
Thank you once again FMS for a great challenge. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating my card although I didn’t really know where I was going when I started.
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November still sees us creating Christmas Cards using DSP. This month we are playing with the lovely & gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack.
We also get to play with the “Swirly Bird” Bundle (Stamp Set & Framelits), “Reason for the Season” Stamp Set & the “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle (Stamp Set & Punch) from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.
Included in your Tutorial is the Sketch (which may used over & over again), Instructions, List of Products & Measurements (Metric & Imperial). Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.
We hope you will join us this month. To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.
A little something different today. I am sharing with you a card I did a few months ago which has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be posted. I’ve kept it blank for the moment & will stamp a greeting on the front once the occasion happens.
This is my version of a “Magic Card” or is it a “Sliding Card“? It could be a “Magic Sliding Card“. I’m not too sure but will let you decide for yourself.
I layed a piece of DSP over a piece of Whisper White Card, cut a circle in the centre of both pieces using the Layered Circle Framelits. I cut a frame using the same Framelit & a size larger from Bermuda Bay Card & set it aside. Also set aside the piece that you cut from the centre. This is your front DSP.
So that the DSP Images would match, I then placed the piece with the Circle cut from the middle, matched the images & drew a circle onto the 2nd piece of DSP with a Pencil. Once I had done that, I then very carefully cut the DSP down to the size I wanted still ensuring that the images matched, side to side & top & bottom..
I randomly stamped the birds across both pieces of DSP in Early Espresso Ink not too worried if they matched or not. I randomly stamped the Reeds along the bottom of the front DSP in Crumb Cake Ink before layering onto a piece of Whisper White Card & layering the Frame around the cut out circle.
For the Base Card, I cut & scored a piece of Bermuda Bay to the size I wanted, cut a circle in the front with the same circle Framelit as the DSP, adhered the extra piece of DSP from the front ensuring the DSP Images matched in & adhered the card together before layering the Front DSP to the top ensuring it all matched.
For the Inside, I created a little tab from scrap Whisper White Card, punched a small hole with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded through Linen Thread & adhered the tab to the top of a piece of Whisper White Card before layering 1 piece of the DSP over the Whisper White ensuring the bottom of the tab could not be seen.
I sure hope this is not too confusing as it has been a long time since creating it. I think I will have to create another just to refresh my memory.
I’ve been playing with gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack. I will admit it sort of didn’t hit me when looking through the Catalogue, but ideas started forming in my mind on how to put it to good use. The papers in the Stack are stunning!
For my card today, I used the sketch for this month, which made it so easy. I had been wanting to play with paper by cutting & matching the design much the same way as we do with our stamps. The sketch worked perfectly for my idea.
I will admit that I swapped part of the sketch to the opposite side but that is ok. The beauty of sketches is that you have fun with them & make them work for you.
I am also loving all the great Bundles SU! have in the new Catalogue, including the many lovely Thinlits & Framelits, so I put one of them – “Sunshine Wishes” – to good use.
As I have so much Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired) still staring at me waiting to be used, I used it on my card but you could easily replace with the Thick Baker’s Twine, Ribbon or even Washi Tape.
When trying to match Papers, be careful that you cut in the same direction or else you will have all sorts of problems.
I cut my Thinlits a number of times from scrap Whisper White Card so that they would look a little raised when on the Card. I also created a bit of a shadow with the “Congrats” which meant I adhered the Melon Mambo just a little lower than the Whisper White.
You may have also noticed that I’ve used no stamps on my card today, thanks to this gorgeous Paper Stack & “Sunshine Wishes” Thinlits.
I’m really happy with this card, but would love to know what you think?
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