Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Eclectic Swirly Scribbles - Anniversary Card

My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary in February (wow, the years are mounting!) and I've made this card for him.  Yes..... that's Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet on a masculine card!

I've always found it fascinating that we, as a society, subscribe gender to certain colours like pink.  Why is it considered feminine?  I don't really know but I do know that it's a comparatively recent thing.  So here I am saying that pink can be masculine and let's give it some gender equality! :)
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Who says pink can't be masculine? 
Swirly Scribbles, Eclectic Layers and Lovely Lipstick for a masculine anniversary card
It's also true to say that I had that piece of Lovely Lipstick pre-cut on my desk and saw an opportunity to use it!  Better yet - while love is priceless, that gorgeous foil sheet is currently free (with a $90 product purchase) during Sale-A-Bration.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 18 February 2019

Wonderful Romance - no line watercolour on So Saffron card

The Wonderful Romance stamp set had it's first outing in my craft room this morning!

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Wonderful Romance stamp set watercoloured on So Saffron cardstock
I didn't have time to do anything particularly clever, so this is a pretty simple no line watercolour.

The base card is Rich Razzleberry, followed by a layer of Granny Apple Green and then the So Saffron piece.

The image was stamped with Pineapple Punch ink and then watercoloured with Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green and Rich Razzleberry

The finishing touch was the Fresh Fig 1/8" Sheer Ribbon.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 15 February 2019

Incredible Like You: Black, Granite & Calypso Coral

As I mentioned when I shared this card, I was too excited by the theme for our November Ink It, Stamp It International Design Team Blog Hop to wait (don't worry - I'll make another card for the hop!) and found tremendous inspiration in the pages of a store catalogue that had been thrust into our mail box and would normally have gone straight into the bin.
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A simple colour scheme, flowers and stripes makes for a striking card
For this card I used the Incredible Like You stamp set for the stripes and the flowers and a Frosted Bouquet die for the leaves and stems. 

The flowers use the two-step stamping technique and I used Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade inks on Calypso Coral cardstock.

I cutout and layered the greeting using the Stitched Rectangle dies and I did find it helpful to use my Stamparatus when stamping the greeting so that I could repeatedly stamp in the same spot to intensify the depth of colour.

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The inspiration for my card - a store catalogue rescued from my junk mail rubbish pile
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Stephanie

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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.

Our theme this month is to provide "Birthday" inspiration - which really helped me focus on making this 40th birthday card for my niece!  The inspiration for the floating frame part of the card came from a card I saw that was made by Terri Gaines.
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A very bright & cheerful 40th birthday card for a very bright & cheerful person!
My card has different dimensions:  The Basic Black base card is cut to 9" x 5.5" and scored on the long side at 4.5" and 7
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Butterfly Gala, Layering Ovals dies and Tufted embossing folder provide the main elements in this easel card
I cut the oval from the centre of the Lovely Lipstick foil sheet and then embossed with the Tufted embossing folder.  I also cut the same oval shape from the centre of the front of the card. 

The window sheet is glued between the black and white frames.  TIP:  I find that I get the best result when gluing window sheet by using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

The butterflies inside the card are stamped individually (it's a double stamp) by applying the ink to one butterfly at a time on the stamp using a Basic Gray Marker Pen.   When adding the Melon Mambo colour with the two step stamping technique, I stamped off first to reduce the ink saturation.  To achieve the slightly darker bottom wings on the large butterfly I repeated the process.
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The easel card looks like this when it's closed
To cut the numbers, I had to resort to using a retired die set.  

The punched out butterflies were left over from a previous card.

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Stephanie


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Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Butterfly Gala on Window Sheet

It was so much fun stamping butterflies onto Window Sheet (acetate) for these cards that I got a bit carried away!  So I made this card to use up the extras!
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A simple but effective and elegant card full of butterflies!
It's such a simple card - a layer of the Lovely Lipstick Foil under a layer of the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (both Free with $90 product purchases during Sale-A-Bration) then add the transparent butterflies and some bling!
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A close up of the transparent butterflies: Butterfly Gala image stamped with Stazon ink onto Window Sheet
punched out with the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch (buy both as a bundle to save 10%)
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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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