22 September 2021

Colour INKspiration Challenge 108 feat Whimsical Trees Bundle and Stitched Triangles Dies

 

 Hello crafty friends!  Welcome, and thanks for popping in!

Colour INKspirations Challenge #108 is happening over on our Colour INKspiration Challenge Facebook Page.  The photo for this challenge was picked by fellow Crew Member, Rose Packer and our Guest Designer this challenge is the lovely Jessica Hart.

 Wow, the colours this challenge are super bright and could almost lend themselves to something flowery but after seeing a card on Pinterest, I wanted to use these colours and create something similar.  It also gave me an excuse to dig out the Stitched Triangles Dies that, if I'm honest,  I have struggled to use.

My card also features a tree image from the Whisical Trees Bundle and continues with the triangular theme I've managed to put together. I've also used Basic Gray as a neutral which is within Challenge Rules.  The finished card is something a little bit different for Christmas.

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 Supplies Needed
:

  • Whisical Trees Bundle
  • Stitched Triangles Dies
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey
  • Inks: Versamark, Basic Gray, Polished Pink
  • Simply Elegant Trim (silver)
  • Basics Embossing Powders (white)
  • Tools: Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer, Scissors, Heat Tool, Acrylic Blocks C and E
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue, Mini Glue Dots/Tear & Tape, Dimensionals

How To Assemble:

 
Die cut five triangles - two each of the larger, two each of the middle size and one of the smaller. 
 
TIP:  Use up your cardstock scraps for these.

Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the holly image from Whimsical Trees Stamp Set to create a textured background on one each of the larger and middle size triangles.  
 
I auditioned tone on tone stamping but I preferred the more subtle look of VersaMark.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Arrange and adhere with Tombow Liquid Glue to a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 1/4" shorter on two sides than the card front. This will create a background for the tree image.






 
Stamp the tree image in Basic Gray and the co-ordinating dotty image in Polished Pink.

Die cut using the co-ordinating die.






Cut a length of silver from the Simply Elegant Trim and hold in place with either Mini Glue Dots or Tear & Tape under the spot hidden by the tree.  Attached the tree with Dimensionals.









Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and heat emboss with the white embossing powder from the Basics Embossing Powders pack.
 
Attached this to the card front using Tombow Liquid Glue on the end attached to the tree and a Dimensional on the other. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  
Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join in our colour c hallenges. It's a great way to take yourself out of your comfort zone and use different colours! 
Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Just a reminder to use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.
  
Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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14 September 2021

Happy Retirement featuring Penned Flowers Dies


 Hello crafty friends!

Today I'm sharing a card that an old friend of mine asked me to make for her work colleague who is retiring.  The design is cased from the very talented Connie Stewart from SimplySimpleStamping.com.  Her You Tube Tutorial for this card is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGuJ575NbY.

 

 

I've adjusted the measurements so that my finished card measures 4 1/2" x 7".  I like to make cards a little larger for special occassions as I feel it's more appropriate.  I used Connie's tip and used scrap paper to work out my template and I'll include them below.

This card features the Hand-Penned 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper and the co-ordinating Penned Flowers Dies.  The flowers were die cut from Basic White cardstock and coloured using a combination of Light Calypso Coral and Light Papaya Stampin' Blends.  Love the end result which shows a subtle mix of both colours. Stampin' Up! don't have a Blushing Bride Combo in the Blends unfortunately, so I went and mixed other colours to get a result I was happy with.

 

The background behind the die cuts was created with the Checks from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders using Misty Moonlight cardstock.  A small scalloped edge was die cut in Daffodil Delight.  Three Pearl Basic Jewells were added to each of the flowers and as a final touch I added Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.  My sentiment comes from the Many Happenings Stamp Set. 

The message stamped in the centre comes from Inspired Thoughts and fitted the occasion perfectly. After stamping in Misty Moonlight, it was die cut from one of the label dies from Tasteful Labels.  This was glued to a piece of Misty Moonlight die cut from one of the scalloped rectangles from Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I modified this die-cut to shorten it to allow the top label to be more centred. If you had other dies in your collection, you could easily swap them for these two steps.
 
 

  

  
Cardstock Measurements:
 
Card Base:            7" x 11 1/2" and score at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4" and 7" along the longer side
Card Insert:           8 1/2" x 6 3/4" scored at 4 1/4" along the longer side
Front Mat:              2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Middle Mat:           1 1/2" x 3 3/4" 
Mat for Card Insert: No larger that 2 1/2" x 3 3/4" (so it's hidden under the front)
Scraps for each sentiment
 
To create the folds place your card base into your paper trimmer 1 1/2" on the right hand side and carefully cut from the top score-line down to the third score-line. Then place your cardstock into your paper trimmer over to 1 1/2" on the left hand side and again, carefully cut from the top score-line down to the third.  If you use the ruler on the blade guide, the cut starts at 1 3/4" down to 5 1/4".  
 
I found this to be the easiest but if you think you can work it out, you can just score to the cut-line on each side for the first score line and the third but this means making the cut-line before scoring.  It's a little trickier but the end result has a better finish.
 
DSP Measurements:
 
1 1/2" x 6 3/4" (two of these)
1 1/2" x 1 1/4" (four of these)
1 1/4" x 3 1/2" (in a co-ordinating pattern for the middle)
4 1/4 x 1/2" (two strips in the same as the middle piece of DSP for the front of the card insert)            


Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.  
 
Take care, stay safe and have a great day! 
 
Monica xx
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