Free as a Bird – Hello

Hello….

Wouldn’t it be nice to send or receive a card for no reason except to say ‘Hello’? Sometimes we can get so caught up in our own little world that we can forget to say hello to those around us and even those who live far away from us. Sometimes I love to make a card like this to send to my sister in England just so I can let her know I’m thinking of her.Who can you send a card to?

What did I use…..

  •  Free as a Bird Stamp Set. It is a line drawn stamp, perfect for colouring in what ever medium you prefer to use.
  •  Stampin’ Up! ® Blends in colours – Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Seaside Spray, Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake.
  • The 2nd largest circle die from the Stitched Shaped Dies with the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine.
  • Whisper White cardstock which was embossed with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
  • Designer Series Paper Brights 6 x6″ (15.2 x 15.2cm) paper collection.
  • lace edging die from the Ornate Boarders Dies
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon tucked in underneath the circle die

I love how this card turned out. Its bright and cheerful, it was a lot of fun to make and it will be fun to give it away. Would you love to receive this card? First to comment below …WINS!

 

 

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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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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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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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Peony Gardens and Blends

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Peony Gardens and Blends

Approximately two weeks ago I showed you a card using the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper where I just coloured the back ground of the paper. I was enjoying the relaxation of just colouring in that I did another, this time adding more colours. It has sat on my desk for a few days and last night I finally made it into a card.

The Blends are wonderful for colouring in as they don’t leave that line on your work that markers can leave.

The colours I have used are…

The Measurements I used are…

  • Card Base, Basic Black – 10.5 x 29.8cm, scored 14.9cm
  • Mat, DSP – 14.47 x 10cm
  • Mat, Basic Black – 8 x 12.4cm
  • Card Front, DSP – 10 x 15cm and trimmed down to 7.7 x 12.1cm

Inside the card I added a sheet of Whisper White Cardstock 10 x 14.4cm, and added a strip of DSP that I had trimmed off.

Here’s a Tip….

They are sometimes a little forgotten but use the Black Combo pack of Dimensionals. I used the mini ones under my sentiment and the larger ones under the Basic Back Mat. Great to have when using darker colours in your cardstock. Always worth while having a pack handy.

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Happy Birthday – Peony Garden

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Happy Birthday

‘Love it, Chop it’….#loveitchopit

What is ‘Love it, Chop it’? Instead of hoarding our beautiful Stampin’ Up! ® Designer Series Paper (DSP), Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator Kylie Bertucci encourages us to love our papers by cutting it into usable pieces and use it on our cards. You can make lots of card fronts by cutting your DSP into 10 x 14.4 cm pieces. Out of one sheet of DSP you will get 6 card fronts.

You are more likely to use your beautiful papers when in smaller pieces.

 Make this DSP your own by colouring it in…Colouring is also good for your well being, so relaxing.

For this card I have used my Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron to colour in the back ground.

 

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Casing the Catalogue – Flowers for Every Season

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Casing the Catalogue

Are you looking for inspiration, not sure where to start?

Stampin’ Up! ® have given us a beautiful Catalogue full of products for us to drool over and purchase…but they have also given us a catalogue full of inspiration. Cards/ layout ideas, colour combinations and tips and tricks, there is so much in there. Grab another coffee and have another look.

Flowers for Every Season

The card I have made today comes from page 10 of the Annual Catalogue. Where  have Cased the Flowers for Every Season card.

I have changed mine a little that’s because I don’t have all the Blends as yet. Also I couldn’t find my Twine…it’s here somewhere in my messy workroom. The ‘Love You’ on their card comes from one of the Memories and More Cards, which they have cut up. For mine I used the Well Said Stamp Set and heat embossed onto Shaded Spruce cardstock to match the colours I used in my flowers.

So glad your Catalogue have another look and see what you can Case…Have Fun!

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Sunflower Shaker Card

Beautiful bright Sunflowers…I don’t know what it is about Sunflowers but they always seem to bring joy to peoples faces.

Helen Keller said….

My card to day uses the Sunflowers from the Jar of Flowers Bundle. The flowers were stamped in Memento Ink and coloured using Blends. .The stems of the flowers were stamped in Memento Ink and were also stamped off just to mute the colour so the looked like they were in water. The Mason jar was stamped in Pool Party Ink and then using the reverse side (because they are a reversible stamp) I also used Pool Party Ink but stamped off to give a lighter shade

In the Mason Jar Dome I added some of the Flower for Every Season Gems.

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July International Blog Highlights – Thank You

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My card today use’s the Stampin’ Up! ®  Prized Peony stamps from the Peony Garden Suite Collection. This is the first time I have had to play with this beautiful suite.

Prized Peony

The large Peony flower was stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock along with the sentiment using the Memento Black stamp pad. With the Stitched Rectangle Dies I die cut a section of the flower including the sentiment and then coloured the cut section with Blends – Flirty Flamingo, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive and Mango Melody.

I then ran the card front through the Subtle 3D Embossing folder together. This card has been layered with the center rectangle sitting above the rest of the card.

For inside of the card I stamped a smaller Peony also in black on the insert and then matted it onto Flirty Flamingo Cardstock.

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for July 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.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

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