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

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. Thank you for joining me today as I share with you one of my latest creations using the Quite Curvy Bundle.

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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    Hello…

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    Hello…

    My card today uses products from the Stampin’ Up! ® 2020 August- January Mini Catalogue. Here I have used the Love of Leaves Bundle, Plaid Tidings 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper and Brushed Metallic Cardstock.

    Did you notice the leaf in Cajun Craze has it’s tips dipped on gold…Check out my ‘How did you do that’ videos on YouTube to learn about this technique.

    How to make this card.

    Click on the Link below for a step by step instructions for making this card. Including all measurements for both A4 – Metric and Letter Size – Imperial

    Hello – Love of Leaves

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    Curvy Christmas by Stampin’ Up!….. Part 2

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    Curvy Christmas…Part 2

    Yesterday on my Blog I showed a card using the Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project #GDP262.Where I created my own decorative paper using Blends and alcohol on Vellum. The card was a simple card to make and I want to show that by changing the printed paper to a DSP it can be made simpler still for you to CASE.

    I have used the Classic Christmas 6 x 6″ in Sahara Sand. You can purchase this DSP in November as part of the Curvy Celebrations.    

     

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    Curvy Christmas – Global Design Project #GDP262.

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    Curvy Christmas

    My card today I used the Curvy Christmas Photopolymer Stamp set along with the Curvy Dies.

     I have used Stampin’ Up! Blends to create my background. The colours I used were Poppy Parade and Cherry Cobbler.

    The colour was added to velum and by adding Isopropyl Alcohol the colour disperses leaving this fantastic result.

    The inspiration for this card comes from this weeks challenge with Global Design project #262. The team at GDP have some wonderful examples of different ways to use this Sketch. Click on the link and have a look, they are amazing.

    The Curvy Christmas Stamps is part of the Curvy Celebrations that starts on the 3rd November  – 4 January.

    Curvy Celebrations

     

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    Made with Love – Curvy Celebrations

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    Made with Love

    My card today uses the Quite Curvy Bundle, this was such a fun card to create. For this card I have used the Blends in two different ways…to colour the leaves and birds and to create the background.

    The leaves and birds were coloured using Blends picking up some of the colour from the background.

    For the leaves I used
    • Granny Apple Green
    • Bermuda Bay
    • Shaded Spruce
    • Misty Moonlight
    For the Birds
    • Balmy Blue
    • Seaside Spray
    • Smoky Slate
    • Misty Moonlight
    • So Safron
    • Flirty Flamingo

     

    The Background..

    The back ground was created also using Blends and Isopropyl Alcohol on Window Sheets.

    Colours I used were…
    • Granny Apple Green Dark
    • Misty Moonlight Dark

    I have wanted to do this technique for a bout 6 months and have been unable to find any information on it. This week Zsuzsanna Balazs posted a video on YouTube showing the technique. The video is not in English but by watching carefully you can see what she has done to create this amazing background. Here is the link to her video… HERE

    Tips I learnt from the video are…
    • Use 99.9% Alcohol – Diggers is 99.9%, used for cleaning hard surfaces..Glasses, computer screens etc. DO NOT USE Isocol Rubbing Alcohol, it’s only 64%. The 99.9% seams to allow the Alcohol ink to become more fluid.
    • Use the DARK Blends to get the best effects
    • Keep repeating the Ink to Window sheet until you get the look you want and allow it to dry a little between each attempt. Just be aware that what you already have on the window sheet will go fluid again when the alcohol touches it.
    • Have a clean white piece of paper close so you can place your window sheet on to see the colour.
    • Use the largest Acrylic Stamp Block
    • You will need paper towel to clean your block…remove ink from your block by spraying with the alcohol and wipe off.
    • Adhere window sheet to your card with Glue Dots, which can be hidden under embellishments. My card above I have a glue dot under the Rhinestone and it is glued under Whisper White overlay.

     

    The Quite Curvy Bundle is part of the Curvy Celebrations that starts on the 3rd November  – 4 January.

    Curvy Celebrations

     

     

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    All is Merry & Bright… using the Peace & Joy Bundle

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    All is Merry and Bright

    This brings to mind twinkling lights and lots of tinsel and everyone happy and having a wonderful time…oh’ I LOVE Christmas!

    My card today is not covered in tinsel and twinkling light but it does have the tradition colours of Christmas and the bright sparkly of gold.

    For my card today I have used the Peace and Joe Bundle along with the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper, which is on SALE until the end of October. You can find the link below.

    How to Make this card…

    • Real Red Card Base – Cut 14.9 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
    • Mossy Meadow Mat – 10 x 14.4cm
    • Mossy Meadow Spot Designer Series Paper (DSP)- 7.5 x 9.7cm
    • Strip Designer Series Paper – 7.5 x 9.7cm
    • Vellum – 9 x 12.5cm, die cut with Scalloped die Die No: 6 (see pic below)
    • Whisper White cardstock -7 x 10 cm die cut with Scalloped die Die No: 4 (see pic below)
    • Emboss the die cut Whisper White with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder 152702
    • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – 4 x 11cm – adhere Adhesive sheet on the back before die cutting the word ‘Bright’. When peeling apart the die and Cardstock make sure you don’t loose the dot of the ‘i’…If you do then use a Rhinestone Jewel as the dot.
    • Whisper White Card Insert – 10 14.4cm.

    How!

    • Using Multi-purpose glue adhere the Mossy Meadow spot DSP to the Moss Meadow mat allowing 1.5 mm around top and sides.
    • Adhere the DSP Strip to the bottom of the mat lining it up with the spot DSP along the sides and with 1.5mm around sides and bottom. The strips will overlap the spots.
    • Adhere the mat to the card front with either Seal or Multi-purpose glue
    • Peel the backing of the adhesive on the word ‘Bright’ carefully and attach to Whisper White Panel. Make sure that the part of the cross on the ‘T’ is attached to the panel, as in my photo above.
    • Turn the panel over to the back, the words that over hang are sticky from the adhesive. Pat them down with your embossing Buddy or a small amount of corn flower. This just removes the sticky.
    • Place dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White die cut & embossed panel and adhere onto the Vellum.
    • Add some Multi-purpose glue to the back of the vellum where the Whisper white covers it and glue to the card front.
    • On a scrao of Whisper White cardstock stamp the words ‘Merry’ & ‘And’ using Real Red Ink. Cut out by hand and adhere to card front using the Mini Dimensionals
    • Add some Gold Glitter Enamel Dots to your card
    • Attach the Whisper White Insert to the inside of the card

    During the Month of October Stampin’ Up! ® are having the yearly Paper Sale…and the Heartwarming Hugs is one of the 15 paper designs in the sale. So if you LOVE our amazing DSP…NOW is the time to purchase it with a 15% discount.

    To see all the Designer Series Paper in the Sale and to purchase Click HERE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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