Sunday, 27 May 2018

Delightfully Detailed Two Ways

The new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper is sooo gorgeous that you won't want to miss a trick with it and there are lots of ways to incorporate it into your projects!

These two cards I made by sponging a piece of the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper with Sahara Sand ink.  By placing a piece of Whisper White cardstock under the lattice while sponging, I created a second lattice background at the same time.

You can see more examples of this here and here using Blueberry Bushel ink.
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Colouring the lattice for this card produced the background for the card shown below

In the first card, my Sahara Sand lattice is placed on top of the Early Espresso base card.  I then added the Petal Pink floral pattern that was cut with one of the Eclectic Layers dies (I trimmed around the edges with my snips).  I also added some of the little diamond shapes left over from the die cutting.

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Colour palette: Early Espresso, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Pear Pizzazz

I cut the single leaves from Cajun Craze and Pear Pizzazz cardstock with the new Nature's Roots framelits and embossed them with the matching embossing dies in the set.  I then ran a matching Stampin' Write marker along the embossing and added a bit more colouration with watercolouring and sponging - I can't remember now why I didn't stamp them with the coordinating Rooted In Nature images (these can be purchased as a Bundle at a saving of 10%).

The remaning leaves are cut from Granny Apple Green cardstock (a new colour in the palette) and I added some shading with some watercolouring.

The greeting is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, punched out with a 1 1/4" circular punch.

The finishing touches were one of the new Leaves Trinkets and some Faceted Dots.

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The very versatile Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper used here as both stencil and sponged embellishment

So the lattice background in this card is a by-product of the first card and I added it to a Night of Navy base card.
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Colour Palette: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove and Calypso coral
I then added strips of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper that I'd sponged with varying amounts of Night of Navy ink - if I'd sponged them on top of strips of cardstock, I could have used those decorative strips on yet another card!

I cut the flower with the Eclectic Layers dies from the Grapefruit Grove cardstock and Calypso Coral.  The centre is one of the new Faceted Dots.

Using the new Granny Apple Green cardstock I punched twice with the Leaf Punch and then sponged with a little Tranquil Tide ink.  The remaining delicate leaves and small flower are cut from a piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper and sponged with Mint Macaron and Grapefruit Grove inks respectively.

Sneak Peeks of new products to be released on 1 June in the new 2018 Annual Catalogue:
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper
Faceted Dots
Leaves Trinkets
Granny Apple Green - cardstock and ink
Grapefruit Grove - cardstock and ink
Petal Pink - cardstock
Mint Macaron - ink (this colour is making a triumphant return!)
Rooted in Nature Bundle

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 25 May 2018

Stained Glass Artisan Textures - Ghosting and Stencilling

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights.  Click here to see all of the entries and vote for your favourites.

I do like to get my money's worth from my products - especially the higher priced items like dies!

In this card, I've used a stencil that I cut from a piece of Window Sheet with one of the Stained Glass dies.  The Window Sheet is quite strong so I'll be able to use this stencil over and over again.
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Ghosting technique and stencilling from a die: Stained Glass Thinlits & Artisan Textures

The base card is Night of Navy with layers of Silver Foil Sheet and Granny Apple Green before the inked layer.  I wrapped a piece of the retiring Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon around the top two layers before adhering them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
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New colours in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue
Blueberry Bushel & Granny Apple Green
The decorations on the card are the retiring Petal Passion Embellishments and a Silver Foil dragonfly cut with one of the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  TIP: For easy adhering to the card, first place Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the Silver Foil then cut out using the Precision Base Place in the Big Shot.  The head and body are decorated with some of the new Faceted Dots that will be available in the new Annual Catalogue.

To create the inky layer, I first started with a piece of Watercolour Paper (which happened to be a leftover piece) and spritzed it randomly with Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay inks.  

When it was dry I used the Ghosting Technique with one of the Pattern Party Masks: place the mask on the dry, inked paper and spritz generously with water.  Immediately lift off the mask.  Let the water sit for a few moments and then blot with some kitchen paper.  I then let it dry completely.

Using the same mask (now nice and dry), I randomly and lightly sponged small sections with Blueberry Bushel ink.
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This is the stencil/mask I made with Window Sheet and the Stained Glass Thinlits
The next step was to use my home-made stencil and sponge with Blueberry Bushel ink.  TIP:  I masked off the area to the side of the stencil so that I could get a clean line with my sponging.  Also, the stencil is smaller than my paper, so I started in the middle and taped it down at each end with washi, sponged and then moved the stencil - lining it up carefully - and sponged again.

I used one of the new Artisan Textures stamps and Blueberry Bushel ink on the edges and corners of the paper and then stamped the flower from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  TIP:  Using the wonderful Stamparatus, I was able to keep stamping the flower image until I was happy with the depth of colour of the image. I watercoloured the petals and leaves with Bermuda Bay and Call Me Clover ink.

TIP:  To get the small sized dragonfly that I wanted, I used the multiple dragonfly die and carefully separated one out with my snips.

SNEAK PEEKS OF NEW PRODUCTS - available from 1 June 2018:
Stained Glass Window Thinlits dies
Artisan Textures stamp set
Blueberry Bushel ink
Call Me Clover ink
Stamparatus
Faceted Dots

RETIRING PRODUCTS - available until 31st May or while stocks last
Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon
Petal Passion Embellishments

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Delightfully Eclectic Lattice

Another card that combines the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper (sneak peek - it will be available from 1 June 2018) with a watercoloured background.
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Sponged Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper, Eclectic Layers dies and Metal Rimmed Pearls

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The colour scheme
I coloured this piece of Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper with Blueberry Bushel ink (another sneak peek!) and a sponge brayer.  Since I have a tendency towards frugality - not wanting to waste any of that delicious ink - I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock underneath before I started brayering and ended up with a lovely background piece that I used in this card.
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I used Stampin' Dimensionals for depth

The flowers are made with the Eclectic Layers dies using Powder Pink and Berry Burst cardstock and the leaves are cut from Tranquil Tide cardstock.  I'm so going to miss those elegant Metal Rimmed Pearls!  They're available until 31st May or while stocks last.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest: Jessica Taylor

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Jessica Taylor - we are thrilled to have Jessica join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.
Southern Serenade Cards
Click image to visit Jessica's blog

Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.
  
Jessica has loads of wonderful inspiration on her blog but it was the one to the left that jumped out at me and said "CASE me!" I really like the classic layout and the simple colour palette.

So here's my version.  I kept the embossed panel and the two-colour palette and made only minor changes to the layout.  I haven't included a sentiment at this stage because this is a card that could cover a variety of occasions.
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The returning Coastal Cabana colour is one of my favourites!
I especially love it paired with Night of Navy or Blueberry Bushel.

The base card is Night of Navy and the Coastal Cabana (Yay!! it's coming back!!!  I love that colour!) layer is embossed with the Seaside embossing folder.   The image from the Beautiful You stamp set is watercoloured with Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Petal Pink and Soft Suede inks.


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Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White: an elegant, fresh and modern colour scheme

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A classic layout and simple colour palette draws the eye to the stamped image

The stamped panel is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for following our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out on seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration that they contain.

Thanks for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Friday, 18 May 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop : Favourite Retiring Bundle - Daisy Delight


Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  Today our theme is to use our favourite Retiring Bundle from the 2017-2018 catalogue.  

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.
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The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper is used in three different ways in this card!
Whilst the Daisy Delight Bundle is retiring, the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch are continuing into the new Annual Catalogue.  So now is a really good time to buy them (before 31st May) while you can still buy them as a bundle and save 10%.

As well as the Delightful Daisy bundle, I've used the new Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper in three different ways:
  1. I sponged the circle and diamond strips
  2. I used the lacy oval frame just as it is
  3. The blue and white lattice background was a by-product of a card I'll be sharing in the near future.  While sponging the lattice frame, I placed a piece of Whisper White cardstock underneath - two birds, one stone! 
The Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper will be available from 1 June in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.

The flowers were cut with the Eclectic layers dies and I also used the retiring Lots of Labels dies (although I trimmed them a bit)

The greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

I hope you've enjoyed this this project and I welcome your comments. 

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be exploring the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! 

I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie



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