Dandy Garden Project Collection – International Blog Highlights November 2020

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‘Thank you’ – Dandy Garden Project Collection

My card I have to show you today is a sneak peak of whats coming……This beautiful collection won’t be available for a little while but let me wet your apatite a little! 

The Dragonfly was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured using Blends – Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Mango Melody and Crumb Cake. The floral images was stamped in Crumb Cake onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and the sentiment in Misty Moonlight.

With in the die cut oval is a wash of colour in Misty Moonlight and Granny Apple Green. Created using Blends onto Vellum with alcohol to help the inks blend. Watch my YouTube Video to see this piece being created.

Behind the sentiment is Misty Moonlight Ribbon and Linen Thread. The Linen Thread I have split and only used one strand out of the three, this just gives it that little bit of interest with out over powering it.

I hope this has wet your taste bubs to what is to come in the following months.

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for November Theme- Thank you.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

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Robert is 21 – his Fun Card

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Robert is 21..Woo hooo!

My son, Robert, turned 21 and we went out to dinner to celebrate on Saturday night. We went to a lovely place in Moss Vale called the ‘Southern Highlands Brewery & Taphouse’.

The ‘Taphouse’ is a old building from 1897 and was called Tooses Stores ,the old sign above the shop is still there and adds to the character of the building. The front facade is very Art Deco with beautiful glass windows.

We had a wonderful night celebrating and sharing a meal and Birthday Cake made by Lee Lee’s Cupcakes. Love the Topper she made for the cake and I had to follow that through with his Birthday Card…

My son has taken up photography as a hobby…so of course we had to have a lens or shutter theme.

How to make this card.

  • Using an image from Clip Art of a shutter – print to required size
  • Card Front Basic Black – Attached printed Clip Art to a piece of Basic Black cardstock using a re-positional adhesive.
  • Cut out the sections to be filled with DSP. You can do this by using  a craft knife on glass. I have a video about how to cut using this method of cutting on my YouTube Channel HERE.
  • Using 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Brights 152487, I traced out the shapes and cut out larger but making sure the inner curve was only above 2mm larger.
  • Each piece was adhered on the back using ‘sticky tape’ this allowed me to move them if need be…and I moved sections a lot.
  • Card front was then cut down to 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card mat Brushed Mettallic Cardstock – 10 x 14.4cm, adhere card front to the mat using Seal+.
  • Card Base Basic Black Cardstock – 10.5 x 29.8cm, scored at 10.5cm. Attach card front to card base with Multi Purpose glue.

 

  • Adhere a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Brushed Mettallic Cardstock.
  • Withe the numbers 2 & 1from the Playful Alphabet Dies 152706 run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Peel off the backing and attach to the front of the card.
  • Card Insert Whisper White – 10 x 14.4cm. The sentiment comes from the Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set 148618.
  • Each letter colour with Stampin’ Write Markers – Brights147157 & Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker 100082 (sold separately). Breath on the inked image and stamp
  • Adhere the Whisper White insert into the inside of the card.

Robert loved his card….

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Fancy Phrases – Heartfelt Happiness

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Fancy Phrases – Heartfelt Happiness

What is your favorite colour?

My favorite colour is Blue and I love the freshness of Blue & White together.

My card today features the Fancy Phrases floral stamped onto Night of Navy and heat embossed with white embossing powder. This card is a quick and easy card to make, great for those times you need a card in a hurry.

This card will look fantastic with whatever your favorite colour is… try it?

Products used in this card are…

  • Fancy Phrases
  • Night of Navy Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • White Stampin’ Embossing Powder
  • Versa Mark Stamp Pad
  • Night Of Navy Stampin’ Pad

 

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Playful Alphabet

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Playful Alphabet

FUN, FUN, FUN!…..That’s what these cards sing out to me.

This card uses the Playful Alphabet Dies and the colourful Brights 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

In making one card you end up with 2 because the negative spaces taken from one card made the second card…

Products used in this card are…

  • Playful Alphabet
  • Layering Circle Dies
  • 6 x6″ Designer Series Paper – Brights
  • Well Said Stamp Set
  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

How to make these cards.

  • 2 x Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.8cm, score 14.9cm
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 10.5 cm x 14.9 cm
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Cut 2 strips of each colour 1cm wide.
  • Using Multi Purpose glue adhere each strip of DSP to the Whisper White Cardstock.
  • When dry trim the the stripped piece down to 10 x 14.4cm.
  • Place the 2nd largest circle die onto the stripped cardstock piece and adhered down with Washi tape or post-it note tape.
  • Using the Playful Alphabet lay the letters to spell ‘HAPPY’ with in the circle die. When happy with your lay out adhere down with Washi or Post-t note tape.

  • Once you are happy with where everything is placed. Run it through the Cut & Embossed Machine.

Card 1

  • Adhere the card front to the Basic Black Cardbase.
  • Position the letters to form ‘HAPPY’ and glue into pace using Multi purpose Glue.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp ‘BIRTHDAY’ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. Trim down and adhere to the card front with dimensionals
  • Card Insert – Whisper White 10 x 14.4 cm, 1.5cm x 10cm
  • Using any off cuts from the strips (or cut More like I did) adhere them to the Whisper White 1.5cm strip & trim
  • Basic Black strip 1.8 x 10cm
  • Adhere the DSP Strip to the Basic black , plush along the bottom edge, leaving a 3mm strip of Black along the top
  • Adhere the finished strip to the bottom of the Whisper White Card insert and attach the insert to the inside of the card.

 

Card 2

  • Card Mat – Basic Black 10 x 14.4cm
  • Adhere the Circle to the card Mat using Multi Purpose Glue – Don’t forget the little pieces in the ‘A, P, P’
  • Using Black Dimensionals, attach the mat to the Card Base
  • On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock stamp ‘BIRTHDAY’ using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad. Trim down and adhere to the card front with dimensionals
  • Card Insert – Whisper White 10 x 14.4 cm, 1.5cm x 10cm
  • Using any off cuts from the strips (or cut More like I did) adhere them to the Whisper White 1.5cm strip & trim
  • Basic Black strip 1.8 x 10cm
  • Adhere the DSP Strip to the Basic black , plush along the bottom edge, leaving a 3mm strip of Black along the top
  • Adhere the finished strip to the bottom of the Whisper White Card insert and attach the insert to the inside of the card.

 

 

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Quite Curvy – Happy Birthday

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Quite Curvy – Happy Birthday

This card was inspired by the Blends/Vellum back ground I created a week ago. It is so soft and cloud like that I had to use it with the Quite Curvy Bundle ‘Birds’. I love colouring these little guys.

The colours I used in my back ground are Flirty Flamingo and Seaside Spray, so I used the same colours for the flowers and the sentiments. The birds I also used these colours and added So Saffron, Misty Moonlight and Smoky Slate. The greenery I used Just Jade and Mint Macaron.

Don’t forget this amazing Bundle will be available to order on the 3rd November – 4th January

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Fancy Phrases

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Fancy Phrases – Happy Birthday

My card today uses the Fancy Phrases Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! ®.

I have looked at this stamp set for so long and have just kept saying to myself …”should I get it, do I need it”. Who else does this or is it just me?

I was inspired by Michelle Last and her card – Faux Fabric Cardmaking Technique

This card is a very simple card to make with just a few simple steps.

How to make this card.

  • Card Base – Seaside Spray 21 x 14.9cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Mat – Blushing Bride 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card front – Whisper White 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment – 2cm x 10cm
  • 10cm Seaside Spray Scalloped Linen Ribbon or 2 x 10cm lengths
  • On Whisper White Cardstock stamp the floral image all over using Memento Tuxedo Black.
  • Using Sponge Daubers and 3 Ink Pads – Blushing Bride, Seaside Spray and Pear Pizzazz colour the flowers…don’t  worry about going out side the lines.
  • To give the card front a fabric look run it through the Stampin’ Up! ® Cut and Emboss Machine using the Subtle 3D embossing folder.
  • Attach card front onto the Blushing Bride mat.
  • Adhere the mat/cardfront to the Seaside Spray Card Base.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the Whisper White strip using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  • On the back of the sentiment strip adhere Tear & Tape down each side.
  • Cut the length of ribbon in half going down though the center of the linen strip or use 2 lengths x 10cm. Peel backing off the Tear & Tape and attach the ribbon with only the scalloped edge showing on the right side.
  • Attach Dimensionals to the back of the strip and attach to card front.
  • Colour 3 Pearl Basic Jewels with Dark Flirty Flamingo Blend and adhere to the card.
  • Card Insert – Blushing Bride 10 x 14.4cm, Whisper White 9.7 x 14.1cm. Adhere the Whisper White to the Blushing Bride and attach to the inside of the card.

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Quite Curvy Bundle – Global Design Project #263 Theme Challenge

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Quite Curvy Bundle

You’re One in a Million…There are some people in your life that you are so grateful that they are there and they are that ‘One- the One in a million’

I have made this card using the Quite Curvy Bundle along with Plaid Tidings for the Global Design Project #GDP263. To see all the other  projects created by the Design Team and other entries in this challenge Click on the link above.

Products used in this card are…

    • Quite Curvy Bundle  – Can be ordered in November
    • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper
    • Brushed Metallic Cardstock
    • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper
    • Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Pad
    • Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad
    • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad
    • Basic Black  Cardstock
    • Whisper White Cardstock
    • VersaMark Ink Pad
    • White Embossing Powder
    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
    • Blends – Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Shaded Spruce

How I Made this Card….

    • Card Base – Basic Black 14.9 x 21cm, score at 10.5cm
    • Mat – Brushed Metallic Cardstock  14.3 x 10 cm
    • Basic Black – 9.7 x 14cm
    • Plaid Tidings -14 x 8.3 cm, Using the Curvy Die cut the Plaid Tidings approx 3cm from the bottom edge.
    • Adhere the bottom section to the Basic Black Cardstock with Multi-Purpose Glue.
    • Using the VersaMark stamp your sentiment following the curve and emboss with White Embossing Powder.
    • Using Multi-Purpose Glue adhere the top section of the Plaid Tidings to the basic Black above the sentiment.
    • Adhere the Plaid Tidings & Basic Black to the Card Mat – Brushed Metallic
    • Attach these 3 layers to the card base again with Multi-purpose glue or with Seal.
    • On the Fluid 100 watercolour paper stamp the leaf image and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.
    •  Water colour the leaves using Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Shaded Spruce with a water painter.
    • When the leaves are dry cut the leaves with the die cut from the Curvy Dies, using Black Dimensional attach to card Front.
    • Colour the Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Blends Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Shaded Spruce

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May you days be merry & bright…..Curvy Christmas

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May you days be merry & bright

Today is a very simple card great for the beginner stamper…This card uses the Curvy Christmas Stamp set from the Curvy Celebrations.

My card uses just one stamp set, 2 colours in Cardstock, 4 Stampin’ Ink Pads and a little bit of Bling – Wink of Stella .

Products used in this card are…

  • Curvy Christmas Stamp set
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock
  • Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Pad
  • Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad
  • Stazon Black
  • White Craft Ink
  • Wink of Stella

How to make this card.

  • Card Base Whisper White 14.9 x 21 cm, score at 10.5cm
  • Card Front Sahara Sand 10 x 14.4cm
  • Using the Shaded Spruce Ink  and the curvy trees..stamp 3 rows of trees off setting each one so they look like rolling hills.
  • Stamp the curvy Stars in the Misty moonlight. Here I stamped one in one direction and the turned the stamp 360° and stamped the second row of stars again offsetting the stamps a little.

**Each row of stamping is not the same so then it gives the card movement

  • Using Stazon Black Stamp the sentiment between the Trees and Stars.
  • Press some of the White Craft ink into the ink pad lid or onto an acrylic Block. Water down slightly and with a Water Painter colour in the branches on the trees.
  • Add extra water to the White Craft ink and add a few splatters
  • You can also add some splatters with the Wink of Stella.

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Jar of Flowers #TGIFC286 Inspiration Challenge

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Jar Of Flowers

My card was Inspired by the TGIF Inspiration Challenge

For this card I used the Jar of Flowers Bundle and Paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

    This card has a real country farm feel with the timber boards and sunflowers. Making this card reminds me of ‘Home’ and time spent with my Grandmother in country NSW.

    Colouring in is so relaxing and today it was good just to spend sometime just chilling & doing what I love…LOL!

    Products used in this card are…

    • Jar of Flowers Bundle
    • Fancy Phrases –  Sentiment
    • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
    • Tasteful Textile 3D
    • Pool Party Cardstock
    • Whisper White Cardstock
    • Blends – Daffodil Delight Combo, Mango Melody Dark, Granny Apple Green Combo, Old Olive Combo, Cajun Craze Combo, Rococo Rose Combo, Purple Posy Combo, Pool Party
    • Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Linen Thread

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