Sunday, 17 March 2019

Country Floral Simplicity

This card uses the last of the experimental pieces I did the other day with the Country Floral embossing folder and Pineapple Punch ink.  This one is embossed onto So Saffron card.
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The addition of Pineapple Punch to the Country Floral embossing folder
enhances the pattern on the So Saffron cardstock

The base card is Crushed Curry followed by a layer of Whisper White.

The Country Floral embossing is too pretty to cover up, so I made a stack of Whisper White and So Saffron ovals and clipped them together with one of the cute little paper clips in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (which I acquired FREE in Sale-A-Bration with my $90 purchase).

I hooked a bit of the Organdy Ribbon underneath the paper clip and then also added a little bow.  I was lucky enough to receive the ribbon free as a Sale-A-Bration item but I understand the stocks disappeared very quickly.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.

The Country Floral Embossing Folder is FREE (while stocks last) until 31st March with a product purchase of $90.  Click here to learn more about the great Sale-A-Bration deals to take advantage before it ends on 31st March.

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Stephanie

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Friday, 15 March 2019

Country Floral Layers

I made this card to use up some left-overs from the card I shared yesterday.
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Using up leftovers for this inked, embossed card
The base card is Pineapple Punch.  That's followed by a layer of Whisper White, from which the centre was removed.  Then the embossed layer from which I cut the oval for the previous card.  The thin oval frame was a discarded piece from a previous card.

The sentiment, stamped with Crushed Curry ink, is from the Wonderful Moments stamp set and the little decorative pieces that so nicely fit each end of the oval are from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.

The Country Floral Embossing Folder is FREE (while stocks last) until 31st March with a product purchase of $90.  Click here for more information about the amazing Sale-A-Bration deals - it all comes to an end on 31st March.

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Stephanie

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Easter - Country Floral Embossing Folder

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In keeping with our theme of providing Easter inspiration, I've used colours that I associate with Easter (having grown up in the Northern Hemisphere where Easter coincides with Spring) and Layering Ovals to provide an egg shape. 
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Country Floral embossing folder inked up with Pineapple Crush ink.
 I have kept it rather generic, so this card could, in fact, be used for almost any occasion.
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Experimenting with ink on the Country Floral embossing folder
It started out as experimentation with the Country Floral embossing folder.  The piece on the left is inked with Pineapple Crush on the flat side of the folder and I used Whisper White card.  The middle one was inked on the bumpy side of the folder and the last one used the same technique as the first one but I used So Saffron card.

The finished card uses the debossed piece as a first layer and then I cut ovals from some Pineapple Crush and Whisper White card as well as from the first embossed piece.

The sentiment is from the Florentine Filigree stamp set and I punched the banner with the Duet Banner Punch from Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz card.

The Country Floral Embossing Folder is FREE (while stocks last) until 31st March with a product purchase of $90.  Click here for more information about the amazing Sale-A-Bration deals.

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Stephanie


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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Best Catch of Scribbles - A Masculine Card

So in the first card I made with the Best Catch Bundle, the poor fisherman wasn't having much luck - perhaps things are looking up with this card!
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A masculine card featuring the fish from the Best Catch Bundle
There's not a lot to say - it's actually a very simple card.

The base card is Night of Navy to which I added a couple of rows of Swirly Scribbles cut from Granite Gray card.

I stamped the fish with Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers before cutting it out with the coordinating die (which is actually very cool as it allows you to pop out the fins for more dimension).

I then used a ball tool and the Stampin' Pierce Mat to work the back of the fish in the same way I would for a flower petal.  It doesn't really show in the photo but it gives a dimensional effect to the fish.  I put some Stampin' Dimensionals in the hollow of the body and then adhered the beastie to the card front, tucking the tail under some of the scribbles.

I cut the small hook (part of the coordinating die set) twice; once in Silver Foil Sheet and once in Whisper White.  I coloured the white one with some Stampin' Blends, cut off the coloured part and glued it on top of the silver one.  I then adhered the hook to the card front.

The combination of labels came about from indecision!  I couldn't decide which version I liked best, so plonked them both on!  The greeting is stamped with Night of Navy ink.

I have a piece of Burlap Ribbon on my table that I cannibalise from time to time and I stripped off a little piece and added it to the card front.

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Stephanie

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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Best Catch, The One That Got Away - A Masculine Card

I finally gave in and ordered this great masculine stamp set - Best Catch.  Whilst there are no fishermen in my immediate family, we know enough to make it a worthwhile purchase.
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A masculine card with sponged background and dimensional fish

My box of goodies arrived this morning so this is my first play with it.

I tore some paper to make a mask and sponged the mountainous background to presumably a wide river or shallow lake.  The mountains are Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist.  Then I reversed the mask and sponged the reflection with Highland Heather.  I'll admit here, that I'm not very happy with my work - I was in a bit too much of a rush!  The reflection should be much closer to shore.

I then streakily (is that even a word?!) sponged on some Balmy Blue ink before adding the fisherman with black ink.  There's just a hint of Balmy Blue in the sky - I didn't reink the sponge but used what was left from sponging the water.  I added a few more streaks with Balmy Blue ink and a damp brush then attached the greeting.

I stamped the fish on a separate scrap of Whisper White card and watercoloured it with a variety of inks including Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade, Tranquil Tide and Coastal Cabana (I was aiming for a Rainbow Trout).  I could have used the coordinating die but decided to hand cut it.  I then used a ball tool on the back of the fish to create a full body and attached to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

So now the poor fisherman is completely oblivious of the antics of the fish that is smarter than he is!

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Stephanie

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Friday, 8 March 2019

Country Floral Daffodil

In just a few weeks my mother-in-law will be celebrating her 89th birthday - wow!  She's in very good health but, unfortunately, her eyesight is failing.  So I've made this card larger than I usually do so that I could fit in a bold birthday greeting.  I've also used texture in the card so that she can feel the pattern.
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An elegant and cheerful birthday card featuring the FREE* Country Floral textured dynamic embossing folder
*during Sale-A-Bration with a product purchase of $90

I chose white for elegance and yellow because when I think of April, I think of daffodils and also because it's a very cheerful colour.

The Country Floral embossing folder and the ribbon are FREE during Sale-A-Bration (until 31st March)

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Stephanie

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