Let your Colours Shine

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Today I am taking part in the ‘Ink & Inspiration’ Blog Hop. So my friends, I hope you will enjoy the ride with me as we travel around the hop seeing what everyone has to show.

The Theme for this month is ‘Let your Colours Shine’.

This years new Stampin’ Up! ® In-Colours are beautiful and I love working with them. They work really well together as well as independently. For this card I have used a ‘Floating Strips Technique’ by cutting the 2021-23 In-Colours in strips. The strips were cut at angles and adhered to Window sheet and then die cut using the Stitched rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! -  In-Colours, Butterfly Wings Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circle Dies and Best Year Stamps

How to Make this Card…..

  • Card Base Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.9cm, scored 14.9xm
  • Card Mat Basic Black – 10 x 14.4cm, Embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3d Embossing Folder. Attach to the Card Base using Multi-Purpose Glue or Seal.
  • Circle Gold Metallic Specialty Paper – 10 x 10cm, cut with the largest circle die. Attach to the card front – it is not centered, placed slightly to the right of the card.
  • Window sheet – 10 x 14cm
  • Floating Strips of In-Colour Designer Series Paper – strips cut at different angles and at different sizes (width) adhered to the window sheet using Multi purpose Glue. Cut out two different size rectangles using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Adhere the Foam Adhesive Strips on the back of the window sheet, hidden by the In-Colour DSP. Peel of the backing strips on Foam Strips and adhere to the card, one up & one down.
  • Butterfly Basic White – 11 x 9cm. Place Adhesive sheet to the back of the Basic White and die cut the larges Butterflies die from the Brilliant Wings Dies. Peel of the backing and adhere to the card on top of the Floating Strips. Double up two Mini Dimensionals and place under each of the bottom part of the butterfly wings.
  • Scrap Basic Black – 4 x7cm, Stamp the sentiment using VersaMark and heat emboss with white embossing Powder. Glue on to the butterfly using Multi-purpose Glue, this will also help to hide the dimensionals under the butterfly
  • Add some of the In-colour Jewels to the card Front.
  • Insert Basic White – stamp the coordinating sentiment in the right hand corner using Polished Pink Stampin’ Pad.
Stampin' Up! -  In-Colours, Butterfly Wings Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Layering Circle Dies and Best Year Stamps

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Artistic Dies- Fridays Facebook Live

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This is the card I created in yesterdays Facebook live….This was so much fun, I love watercolouring like this as it’s very relaxing for me. The colours look great so vibrant against the black and white.

Stampin’ Up! shared this technique on Instagram done by one of the Concept Artists. They have wonderful short videos showing some great ideas that can easily be deprecated.

Below I have added measurements used to make the card, so you can follow the video and create this card also. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I did…let me know how you go.

Artistic Dies by Stampin' Up!

How to make this card..

Measurements Used-

  • Card Base Basic White Thick- 10.5 x 29.9cm
  • Card Mat Poppy Parade- 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Pattern Party- 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Vellum – 10 x 13cm
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour – 1 sheet
  • Sentiment 2 x 16cm, trimmed down to .8 x 14.1cm after stamping
Artistic Dies by Stampin' Up!

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Expressions in Ink – May Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop #IIBH

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Today I am taking part in the ‘Ink & Inspiration’ Blog Hop. This is my first time hopping with this amazing group of people..So my friends, I hope you will enjoy the ride with me as we travel around the hop seeing what everyone has to show.

The Theme for this month is Sweet Suite…This theme is to highlight a suite of your choice from any current publication.

For my card I have chosen to use the Expressions in Ink Suite …. in the current 2021-22 Annual Catalogue I think this is my favorite (but this can change)..LOL!

This card just evolved…it started with nice straight cut edges and then I decided to add some stitching to it and I had some gold thread so why not. But then my edges looked too straight and tidy…I would normally suggest to tear before sewing but as I said it just evolved…

The leaf die cut was cut from one of the Pear Pizzazz Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper. It was added onto the matted layers and then the 3 layers stitched together, so the stitching holds down the die cut leaf.

The roses were stamped in Poppy Parade, Bumble Bee and Fresh Freesia and the leaves stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Evening Evergreen.

The completed card ended up having a very shabby look. Maybe a bit different from where I started in the beginning, but I am really happy with it. Sometimes it works to let your project to take you on a journey…

You may be starting here or have come from someone else’s blog – either way there is a list at the end of this post to help you move around all the different blogs and get many amazing ideas. If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! ® or their products please let me know in the comments and I will get back to you.

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Expressions In Ink Suite Collection (English)
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Basic White A4 Cardstock
Poppy Parade A4 Cardstock
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock A4 Pear Pizzazz
Pearl Basic Jewels
Metallics Embossing Powders
Versamark Pad

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Handsomely Suited – RFS Card

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My son turns 26th Birthday this month and I used the Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Bundle to create this card for him. He has been in the Rural Fire Service since he was 15, joining as a Youth Member.

To explain our guys do not wear ‘Red Suspenders’ with their uniform but when my son joined he had to have the ‘Red Suspenders’…so they just HAD to go on his card.

Well Suited by Stampin' Up!

This is a fun card and when you look through Pinterest you will find some really fun uses of these Dies. Here are some examples that I found on Pinterest tonight.

Using the Stamparatus I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the card Insert, moving the plate down and doing 2nd,3rd,4th generation stamping.

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Butterfly Bouquet

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Here is a very simple card to make using the Butterfly Bouquet by Stampin’ Up! ®. The Designer Series Paper fills the back ground with a simple sentiment and a Butterfly cut from the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

How to Make..

Measurement used-

  • Card Base Bermuda Bay – 10.5 x29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat Melon Mambo – 10 x 14.4cm
  • Card Front Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper – 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Sentiment Panel Basic White – 7 x 10cm, cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies.
  • Butterfly cut from Rainbow Glimmer Paper
  • Card Insert Basic White – 10 x 14.9cm

Instructions-

  • Cut and score all cardstock
  • Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Melon Mambo Mat
  • Attach the matted Designer Series Paper to the Bermuda Bay card base.
  • Die cut the Basic White and stamp the sentiment along the bottom.
  • Die cut a Butterfly using the Brilliant Wings Dies in the Rainbow Glimmer Paper.
  • Adhere the Butterfly onto the Basic White using Multi-pupose down the center of the butterfly.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of the sentiment panel and adhere to the from of the card.
  • Adhere the Insert into the inside of the card.

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Enjoy the Moment

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My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! ® Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set from the 2021 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue. This is not a stamp set I would have picked myself but as a demonstrator Stampin’ Up! ® gave us this set at our last On Stage Event (for Demo’s – one of the great perks you get when you Join.)

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I wanted these card to have a rustic earthy feel, so for one card I used green tones and the other yellows.

Enjoy the Moment by Stampin' Up!

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Well Suited – Happy Birthday

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Today’s card is a simple Black, White and Gold card for you… I made this card using Handsomely Suited Stamp set from the Well Suited Suite and the Gilded Leafing Embellishment by Stampin’ Up!. This was my first play with it, keeping it really simple until i work it all out. What do you think?

Well Suited by Stampin' Up!

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images using VersaMark. I placed the Bow Tie and the sentiment onto the Stamparatus and stamped, then moved the hinged plates down two spaces and stamped again.

Sprinkle the Heat & Stick Powder over the top, removed the excess and heat with the Heat Gun. Working quickly I dipped the card front into the Gilded Leafing and gentle pushed down. Working lightly with a piece of sponge gently brush off the excess Gilding Leaf. In areas that didn’t take with the Gilding I heated up with the Heat Gun again.

Two things to be careful of…

  • The Gilding Leaf comes in a jar, purchase a large plastic box to pour it into. You will need a box about the size of a card front or bigger and next time I may only empty half the jar not all of it…a little bit of this stuff goes a long way and there’s more in that jar than you think.
  • I found the sponge a little harsh, I’m going to get myself a Stippling brush and try. I found the Sponge was a little too harsh..you need to pounce the Gilding on. So it needs to be firm but then soft enough to bush away the excess Gilding.
Well Suited by Stampin' Up!

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Moving Along- Its Your Day

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Today’s card I created this great little scene of clouds, hills and a train rolling along. I’m sure any boy big or small would love this card. The stamp set I used for this card is the Moving Along Photopolmer Stamps by Stampin’ Up! ®.

The background was created using masking with a torn piece of paper and the NEW Stampin’ Up! ® Blending Brushes. These Blending Brushes are a must have in your colouring tool kit. They are made of hundreds of very fine soft bristles and is so easy to work with. They come in 3 in a pack…get 2 packs and have one for each colour family – Yellows, reds, blues and greens.

They are easy to clean with just a damp paper towel or cloth to rub them on to remove the colour. Sometimes if these is a lot of ink on them I run them through the water (but I don’t soak them) and then just use a paper towel to remove the excess water, stand in a cup and let them dry.

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Well Suited Suite

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Yesterday on my Facebook Live I made this card…it was so much fun! Using Well Suited Suite Collection from Stampin’ Up! 2021 Jan- Jun Mini Catalogue.

I created this card as a Three Fold card. I wanted to be able to open the card showing the shirt inside and then open again having a place to write.

Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

Products and Measurements Used

  • Well Suited Suite Collection – Handsomely Suited Bundle, Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Card Base – Basic White Cardstock, 20.6 x 14.9, score at 10.3cm ( these measurements are different to those used in the video to allow for folds- in my video I had to trim down my Basic White)
  • Card Base – Basic Gray Cardstock , 12 x 14.9cm, score at 1.5cm
  • Suite Front – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Suite Collar, Pocket and Buttons – 10.5 x 14.9cm
  • Shirt collar, Tab Front and Buttons- Basic White 10.5 x14.9cm
  • Tie – Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) 20 x 14.9cm (to cut on diagonal- see video)
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!
Well Suited Suite Collection By Stampin' Up!

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Pretty Perennials

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The card I’m showing you today is from The Stampin’ Up! January- June 2021 Mini Catalogue that went live yesterday….YAY! I love new catalogues full of new wonderful products to play with. Also along with the Mini Catalogue is the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and my card today used products from both catalogues…

This card I CASed from Patty Bennett in the United States.

The Pretty Perennials comes as a bundle (purchase the bundle and get 10% discount). The Designer Series Paper(DSP) is Flower & Field from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue – spend $90 and you can get this DSP for Free.

Pretty Perennials by Stampin' Up!

By purchasing the Pretty Perennials Bundle + Cardstock = Free Flower & Field DSP

Products & Measurements used-

  • Pretty Perennials Bundle NEW
  • Flower & Field Designer Series Paper NEW –
    • 2 floral panels 4.7 x 14.6cm
    • Bumble Bee Dot Center Panel 5.1 x 14.9cm
  • Stitch So Sweetly Dies – Use rectangle die 6.3 x 9.3cm Approx
  • Just Jade cardstock –
    • Card Base – 21cm x 14.9cm, measure along the 21cm edge score @ 5 & 7.8cm. Turn cardstock around 180° (degree) and repeat. Found it easier to do it this way and more accurate..every time I scored across the 21 cm it came out wrong (don’t know why maybe it’s my math…LOL!)
    • cut 2 leaf/branches
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock – Cut 1 large flower
  • Bumble Bee Cardstock – cut 2 large flowers
  • Whisper White Cardstock – die cut Sentiment panel using Stitched so Sweetly dies
  • Just Jade Stampin’ Pad
  • Calypso Coral Stampin’ Pad
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp pad
  • Matte Black Dots NEW
Pretty Perennials by Stampin' Up!

This year Sale-A-Bration will be for 2 months – January and February ( we will be having another Sale-A-Bration later in the year) Here is a short video on this fantastic Catalogue

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