Monday, 21 August 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Rich Razzleberry

Rich Razzleberry 

This is a lovely rich wine colour and blends well with lots of the other
Stampin' Up! colors
For my first card this week I made an easel card and have
 used the gorgeous Bloomin' Heart Thinlits dies

To start,I used 1 of the 4 templates Pattern Party Decorative Masks, 
I sponged onto Whisper White card stock using the mask 
in Pink Pirouette until I got the background that I wanted.

 The crisp and clean heart die was cut in Rich Razzleberry cardstock was mounted 
with Dimensionals to add another layer to the card.

The stamped messages were from Better Together. 
I love this stamp set as it is so versatile and has lovely words to it too. 
It has 19 stamps for only £33.00


Another very simple card that can be cased very easily.
'Case' to new crafters is Copy And Share Everything and most crafters love to share their work.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Graceful Garden day 5
For my last project this week I've made another simple card.

Using Whisper White, Basic Black and Berry Burst cardstock, I stamped the flower
 several times over the front mat then stamped another in Berry Burst onto another piece of white.

 I have made a type of spotlighting with the Berry Burst this time.
I like the way it makes it POP off the card.

I used All Things Thanks for the messages but mounted them onto the 
Berry Burst cardstock mat to make them stand out again.

I hope you have found some inspiration from this week's cards.
Thank you for popping by.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Graceful Garden stamp set day 4

Todays card was very fiddly but not hard to make!
Using Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock. 

I stamped the flower and coloured in using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive watercolor pencils.

Using the Happy Birthday Thinlits, I die cut the message out from the centre.
Then cut out 5 more on blank Whisper White cardstock.

The die cut images were glued to each other and the coloured image from the mat was 
then glued onto the others. 
The fiddly part is adding back ALL of the diecut pieces from the stamped image into the background.

A piece of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon to decorate

The message inside was from the Banners for You stamp set.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Graceful Garden stamp set day 3

Today's card continues on from the Berry Burst one from yesterday. 
This time on the background I used the Dapper Denim sheet of DSP 
Only the paper is lighter at the bottom this time.

Again another very simple card using 2 images of the large flower.
One is diecut using the Layering Circles framelits dies 
This time the card base is Pool Party and Dapper Denim for the mat.

I stamped Happy Anniversary onto Pool Party cardstock and fussy cut the banner.
The stamps used on the message were from Banners For You stamp set. 
This is a lovely set with lots of sentiments on to offer a wide choice for many occassions.

I used a piece of  the NEW Classic Weave ribbon under the banner. 
I stamped the images and messages using Basic Gray Ink Pad.

A lovely message to finish this one off. Ideal for their anniversary.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Graceful Garden - Day 2

Graceful Garden stamp set day 2 

For today's card I used the Color Theory DSP papers for the background.
A simple Z fold card with the die cut in Silver Glimmer paper highlights the flower this time.

I chose the Berry Burst paper from the DSP pack which has the Ombre effect over it.
The glimmer paper was cut using the Eclectic Layers die.

A simply stamped and not coloured image of the flower this time using Berry Burst Ink pad.

The diamonds on the edge are those from the diecut panel.
 I thought it added a nice little border to the inside.
Sadly not straight!

The pretty Label punch was used for the inside message and 
Layering Ovals dies for the front to finish.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Graceful Garden stamp set

Graceful Garden stamp set 

Hello, this week we decided to go for this beautiful stamp set. It is exactly as it says, graceful.

This first project was made by playing with the stamped images again. 
Very simply, I stamped the background randomly over the card. 
Then placed the flowers across to decorate.

The background was stamped using Basic Gray ink pad. 
The flowers are coloured using Real Red for the large flowers and Daffodil Delight for the
 small one using watercolor pencils. 

Then Old Olive Ink pad for the leaves.
 I raised the flowers with Dimensionals

A simple message completes the card.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Party time....

Did you know you can use embossing paste on vellum??? I love how it adds texture and tone to this card. I put a thin scrape of paste through the mask then before I removed it I placed a sheet of kitchen towel on top and gently patted it. This added a subtle texture to the paste that made the clouds look fluffy to my eyes! Lol the vellum does buckle but as it dries it's not so bad .I quite like how it adds a feeling of movement to the card as well. Hope you like it too.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Brick by brick...

Today I've used the brick mask and stippled the past through it to give it a great textured look.
As the paste is white and I used white card stock I thought I'd make it pop with a black card base and embellishments.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Quick and simple...

Today's sample is a quick and easy card featuring the new embossing paste and decorative masks from Stampin Up.
The paste dries so fast it's great for quick cards. I applied the paste over the mask onto a piece of card stock. I smoothed it out then lifted the mask off and cleaned my mask and tool immediately. I then cut and scored my card base and used the dried mask to add a decorative touch to the inside of the card by sponging ink through it.
By the time I'd done this the paste was dry!!
A few rhinestones and hey presto one card ready to share 😊

Friday, 4 August 2017

Global Stampin Friends Blog hope 12....

This evening we're taking part in the Global Stampin Friends Blog hop ...the theme for this hop is ..Kids!!!
Now you know we make lots of cards and share them here but we rarely make cards for kids!!
So today I'm sharing a card that I think a kid would like, well I like it and I can be a big kid sometimes 😉 lol

I hope you like my inspiration and will carry on hopping to the next bog and see even more inspiration from around the world by some very talented crafters.
The next blog in the list is Sharleen Luciano

Here is  list of all those taking part

2 Step Stamping - Day 4

The first I used Sweet Cupcake and the 2nd I used the lovely High Tide stamp set.
These are just 2 of the amazing 2 step stamping, stamp sets. 

Sweet Cupcake


I made this Belated Birthday card as I often forget someones birthday! When you consider the 
amount of cards that I make, I am ashamed of myself. So I will be making more of them. 
Just in case!

The cupcake and cake case are made up of 3 different pieces all of which are shown below.
Just follow the 1, 2, 3 and you can't go wrong.


High Tide

For this card I stamped the images 1 by 1 then stamped them again and 

used Dimensionals to raise them over the original.


Over the sea and the lighthouse, I brushed Clear Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle.

Looking closer at the stamps and box you can see clearly how they are all made up.

You can see from here the different pieces that make up the lighthouse 

Thank you once again for joining me this week. 
If we have inspired you to make something following on from this week,
 please remember to share them with us. We love to know that you could be inspired by our work.