Anything is Possible - Hand-Penned Bundle - Global Design Project - CASE the Designer #GDP296

Anything is Possible - Hand-Penned Bundle - Global Design Project - CASE the Designer #GDP296


Hello again! Today's card is one I have entered into the Global Design Project CASE the Designer Challenge #GDP296. This week the challenge is to CASE the amazing Emma Goddard (Coastal Crafter).

When I created this card, I decided to use my favourite bundle of the moment, the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle. I combined it with the Pattern Party Designer Series Papers and the Forever Flourishing Dies. I was inspired by the border in Emma's original card and the subtle Smoky Slate Butterflies which provided the colour inspiration for background of the card and the sentiment.

Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White card A4 cut in half and folded. 

- Use a smaller piece of Basic White for the next layer, splattering Smoky Slate ink onto it then attach a strip of gold foil with foam strips and overlay with a piece of the Pattern Party DSP (also attached with foam strips). Attach this layer to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Stamp (with Tuxedo Black ink on Basic White card) and die cut the large floral using the Hand-Penned Bundle. Colour the image using the 2021-2023 In-Colour Stampin' Write Marker and a Blender Pen. 

- Use the Forever Flourishing Dies to die cut some Vellum leaves. Attach the leaves and the gold Simply Elegant trim to the card using Glue Dots. Attach the floral image over the top of the leaves and trim using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Stamp the sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set onto a strip of Basic White card. Fussy cut this out and then attach to a piece of Smoky Slate card stock and fussy cut this also. Attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals

- Add some 2021-2023 In Colour Jewels to the front of the card.


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You're too Kind - Quiet Meadow - Casual Crafting Design Team Blog Hop June 2021

You're too Kind - Quiet Meadow - Casual Crafting Design Team Blog Hop June 2021


Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card for the Casually Crafting Design Team June 2021 Blog Hop - Tic Tac Toe Challenge.


So who are we?

The Casually Crafting Design Team are a group of Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world that want to share our love of crafting with you all. We all love simple and easy cards, so you will see cards that are ideally suited for beginners and casual crafters. Sometimes we will also be showing stepped up versions for the more avid crafter.

We will sharing what we love every 3rd Saturday of the month. Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's creative projects using the links below. 

For this month, I decided to share a card using the 'Quiet Meadow' stamp set from the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue from Stampin' Up!® and combined it with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

I used techniques such as stamping, fussy cutting and colouring with Stampin' Blends.

The brief this month was to used the Tic Tac Toe squares above and pick three of them in any direction. I decided to do the bottom row and I picked the three colours Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay.


Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White card A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Use a smaller piece of Vellum, and adhere to the card base by placing Stampin' Seal on the middle part of the Vellum layer which will be covered by the next layer.

- Cut 1/2" (1.3cm) x 3" (7.5cm) strips of Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay card. Additionally cut a few strips of Gold Foil 3/8" (1cm) x 3" (7.5cm). Adhere them using Stampin' Dimensionals to a piece of Basic White card allowing approximately 1/8" (3mm) between the strips. Adhere the Basic White card to the Vellum Layer using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Stamp the floral image from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set onto Vellum using Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Fussy cut the images out. Colour two of the flowers with Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends (on the back of the image). Use the Sprig Punch to cut some some leaves out of Vellum. Colour some of these pieces with Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.

- Attach the the Sprigs of Vellum to the card using Liquid Glue, and then attach the flowers over the top using Stampin' Mini Dimensionals.

- Stamp the sentiment from the Quiet Meadow set onto Basic White card using Tuxedo Black ink. Mat this strip with Basic Black card using Liquid Glue. Attach the sentiment to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Add some Gilded Gems to the card.


Measurements:

- Basic White base A4/Letter cut in half lengthwise and folded

- Vellum layer: A4 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"/ 14.4 x 10 cm or Letter 4" x 5 1/4"

Basic White (with strips of card) : A4 4 3/4" x 3"/ 12.1 x 7.7 cm or Letter 3 1/8" x4 3/8"


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You're a good egg - Hey Chick - #TGIFC320 Sketch Challenge

You're a good egg - Hey Chick - #TGIFC320 Sketch Challenge


Hello again! Today's card is for the TGIF Challenge Blog - #TGIFC320 - Sketch Challenge. I decided to use the very cute Hey Chick stamp set for this sketch challenge. I have had this set for a little while but this was the first time I have used it. I have been enjoying my recent animal cards, as it allows me to do a bit of colouring with my Stampin' Blends.

The products I used include the Hey Chick and Artistically Inked stamp sets, Stampin' Blends as well as the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (Stampin' Up!® Host Rewards paper).

Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic White card A4 cut in half lengthwise and folded. 

- Use a smaller piece of Basic White and splatter ink onto it with Sahara Sand ink. Stamp the images from the Hey Chick stamp set onto Basic White card using Tuxedo Black ink. Fussy cut the images and colour them using Stampin' Blends (see below for product list).

- Use the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to cut three rectangles from Basic White card. Use the Artistically Inked stamp with Crushed Curry to add some interest to the rectangles. Edge the rectangles with Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker. 

- Stamp with sentiment from the Hey Chick stamp set onto a small strip of Basic White card and mat onto the reverse side of the Pattern Party DSP. Attach the smaller Basic White card to the DSP with Liquid Glue then wrap some twine around. Attach the card/DSP to the card base with Liquid Glue. 

- Attach the Rectangles to the card with Liquid Glue. Attach the Chicken and Eggs to the rectangles with Stampin' Dimensionals. Attach the sentiment to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals. Attach a smaller piece of twine tied into a knot and fray the edges to add interest.



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You're Out of this World  & Celebrating You- Stellar Birthday Cards

You're Out of this World & Celebrating You- Stellar Birthday Cards


Hello again! I have two cards today. I love the variety of stamps in the new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up!® Annual Catalogue and one very versatile set is the Stellar Birthday stamp set. This set is being highlighted this week by Stampin' Through The Catalog so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to make some cards. 

For the first card, I wanted to make a simple card using Designer Series Paper to create my starry background. I also used Stampin' Blends and some pieces of left over die cut pieces from THIS card, which I used to create the effect of planets.


Instructions:

- Use a piece of Basic Black card A4 cut in half lengthwise and folded. Use Versamark Ink and stamp the stars from the Stellar Birthday stamp set onto it. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. 

- Use a smaller piece of Basic White and attach the dotty Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper with Liquid Glue as well as the Basic White to the card base.

- Stamp the space dog images and sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White card. Colour the images with Stampin' Blends and fussy cut them out. Attach the sentiment onto an off cut of the reverse of the dotty patterned paper with Liquid Glue. Attach the dogs to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

- Use a piece of Basic White on the inside of the card with another strip of the reverse side of the dotty DSP attached with Liquid Glue.


It was hard to photograph the texture and sparkle from the embossing, so I thought I would film this short video to illustrate it better.

For my second card, I wanted to show a background created using ink blending and heat embossing as well as having some fun colouring with Stampin' Blends.

Instructions:

- Use a piece of Gorgeous Grape card A4 cut in half lengthwise and folded. Attach a smaller piece of Basic White.

- Use a piece of Shimmery White card and using Blending Brushes blend multiple shades of pink, purple and blue inks on to the card (see below for product list). Stamp the stars again from the Stellar Birthday set using Versamark Ink onto the blended background. Heat emboss with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. Allow this to be purposefully messy to give more of a realistic starry background.

- Stamp the rockets and sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink onto Basic White card. Fussy cut the rockets out and colour with Stampin' Blends (see product list below). Mat the sentiment onto a piece of Gorgeous Grape card. Attach both the sentiment and rockets to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

- Add some diamond shaped Silver and clear Epoxy Essentials to the card to mimic more stars.


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