- Seaside Notions Stamp Set
- Smooth Sailing Dies
- Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Shimmery White, Vellum
- Inks: Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce, Pacific Point, Soft Suede
- Old Word 3D Embossing Folder
- Gold Hoops Embellishments
- Stamping Sponges or Sponge Daubers
- Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
- Paper Snips
- Tombow Liquid Glue
25 September 2020
23 September 2020
Hi everyone and I hope you are all well.
Last weekend I held my classes for September and for something a little different, we made these fabulous Snowflake Cards. My attendees had the choice of Christmas or non-Christmas and they also had a choice on how to decorate the inside to a point. I CASED this project from UK Demonstrator, Angelina at Intatwyne Designs. Her version is here
For my project I used Basic Black and Whisper White and a little bit of Vellum card stock, Magic In This Night Designer Series Paper (DSP), Under My Umbrella Stamp Set and co-ordinating Umbrella Builder punch. All stamping was done in Momento Tuxedo Black then images coloured in Dark and Light Basic Gray, Dark and Light Poppy Parade and Dark and Light Old Olive Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I kept to this colour scheme throughout the whole card. The ribbon I used is the Faux Linen Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.
Once all the pieces of card stock and DSP were cut, I was really surprised at how quickly it all came together.
When the card is opened, it very much looks like a snowflake, hence the name.
Measurements for this are as follows (I apologise as these are only in imperial measurements as I prefer to craft in inches):
6 @ 8″ x 5 3/4"
On the 8″ side score @ 4″
6 @ 8″ x 5 3/4"
On the 5 3/4″ side cut from 1" – 7″ on both sides
On the 8″ score @ 4″
Inside score @ 1", 1 3/4", 6 1/4" and 7″
Outside score @ 2" , 6"
Inside Panels: 7 @ 2" x 3 1/2"
Panel: 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2"(optional)
6 @ 1 7/8" x 5 5/8"(cut as per template)
6 @ 5/8" x 3 5/8"
12 @ 7/8 x 1 7/8" x 7/8"
Panel: 3 3/4" x 5 1/2"
If you have any questions please leave them in the comment section below. All products used to create this project are available in my Online Store.
18 September 2020
Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by!
Birthdays are plenty this month, nearly every second day and there are a couple that are extra special to me. For these, I created a stamped monogramme to go along with their hand made card.
I started by printing out the outline of their initial in New Times Roman font in the largest size to fit my A4 paper - for me this was 700. I then went and traced this onto a sheet of A4 Whisper
White card stock using a method that can be erased once finished. Picking out stamps to fit, I stamped my images inside the traced outline, starting with the largest images and filling in with the smaller ones. When I knew my monogram was well and truly dry, I went and erased the outline. I trimmed down my A4 sheet to fit in a frame.
It really doesn't take a lot of effort but the results are amazing!
- Card stock: Soft Sea Foam card base, Misty Moonlight matte layer, Whisper White for stamping and card insert.
- Stamp Sets: Beautiful Friendship, Framed for You, Forever Fern (dot stamp)
- Inks: Rococo Rose, Crumb Cake, Misty Moonlight, Soft Sea Foam
- Frame or Shadow Box suitable for stamped monogramme
Thanks for dropping in and if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below. If you live in Australia and would like a copy of the current catalogues, send me a message and I'll be happy to send them out or alternatively you can click on the links above and download an electronic copy.
Have a great day everyone and stay safe!
12 September 2020
Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by! Today I'm sharing my entry for Colour INKspirations Challenge #85. For my card, I got out my water painters and attempted a watercolour background in the challenge colours to create a Christmas card in contemporary colours.
My first to attempts were way too dark for my liking but I finally managed to get something closer to what I had planned. Taking my E stamping block, I pressed each corner into each of the stamp pads to pick up some ink and using the Water Painters, I wet my watercolour paper with plain water before watering down my inks and applying them to the paper. I like to let this dry naturally but if you are really pushed for time, you can use your heat tool. It does fade the colours a little doing it this way though.
Once this was completely dry, I went and run this piece through my Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine using the Suble 3D embossing folder to add a little more texture. The 'star' die in the Christmas Layers Dies was perfect for my contemporary look and was cut from regular Whisper White cardstock. This was glued onto my water colour piece along with two extra 'stars' to fill the gaps.
I die cut 'Peace' from the Peace & Joy Bundle in Rich Razzleberry cardstock but felt it got lost on the background, so to help define the word a little more, I decided to die cut the next size up in vellum (this die will also cut the stamped Peace image). To finish my sentiment, I stamped 'On Earth' in Rich Razzleberry ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed.
Once everything was adhered to the watercolour piece, this was then stuck down to my card base using foam dimensionals.
- Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Misty Moonlight, Gorgeous Grape, Rich Razzleberry
- Cardstock: Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, Whisper White Regular and Thick, Rich Razzleberry, Vellum
- Water Painters (comes in a set of three - fine, medium and large flat)
- Christmas Layers Dies
- Peace and Joy Bundle
- Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
- Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
- Adhesives: Tombow Liquid Glue, Foam Dimensionals, Adhesive Sheets
Thanks again for stopping by. If you live in Australia and would like to know more information about the products I have used, please feel free to contact me. Links to my online store are below the product thumbnails. Have a great day!
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