Monday, 27 February 2017

Little Cuties Rocking Horse

The other day I had a collection of products on my table that I hadn't yet used.  I looked at the rocking horse in the Little Cuties stamp set (specifically the tail) while I was holding the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit in my hand.  I looked at the tail again and back to the Mini Tassels and knew exactly what I needed to do!

Ta da!
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The mini tassel makes a great tail for the rocking horse

I first cut my layers to size and then stamped the rocking horse onto my Very Vanilla panel with Basic Black ink.  I then used Watercolour Pencils (Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso) and an aqua painter to colour the image.

My next step was to cut around the curve of the horse's rear end (ouch!) with a sharp craft knife so that I could slip the link end of the tassel through the resulting slit and secure it to the reverse of the card (the backside lol!).  I then lifted up the tassel and spread some Multi-Purpose glue in the tail area before arranging the tassel into the shape I wanted for the tail.

I adhered my layers together, attaching the stamped layer with dimensionals to make sufficient room for the bulk of the end of the tassel.

The greeting is from the Mixed Borders stamp set, stamped in Basic Black onto one of the Very Vanilla and gold foil labels from the embellishment kit.  I glued the label to the front of the card and added one of the little Pool Party bows from the kit before finishing off with a scattering of gold and iridescent vanilla sequins from the kit.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Special Reason

I decided it was time to use some products that I've been overlooking a bit.
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The colours are Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron

Outside of Christmas, I don't usually use a lot of sparkly paper but the colours in the Glimmer Paper Assortment pack (available in the second release of  Sale-A-Bration products - free with a purchase of $90) really caught my eye!

Here I've combined the Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper with Rich Razzleberry cardstock to create the flower with the Stylish Stems Framelits.  I had great fun piecing the petals together - I love puzzles!  I cut the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit with the Mint Macaron glimmer Paper.

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Save 10% by buying the matching stamps and framelits as a bundle - this one is called the Special Reason Bundle

One of the great things about the Irresistably Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper (apart from the beautiful designs!) is that the can be coloured to match any Stampin' Up cardstock.  For this card, I sponged the paper with Sweet Sugarplum ink.
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A matching flower inside completes the card

The inside of the card is decorated with stamps from the matching Special Reason set.  To soften the flower a little, after stamping with Sweet Sugarplum ink, I ran my aqua painter over the individual petals.  I picked up a little Mint Macaron ink with the aqua painter to darken the centre of the flower.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 24 February 2017

Nailed It Shaker

This card is entered into the Crazy Crafters Project Highlights this week.  Click here to see the other cards and vote for  your favourites!

My original intention, when making this card, was that it should be my anniversary card for my husband.  But, now that I think about it .... he has many wonderful qualities but .... he's not really a handy man!  So, I think I'll be going back to the drawing board on the anniversary card!
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I love the beautifully masculine Urban Underground Suite!

The jar is from the Jar of Love bundle and is a shaker element full hand little bits and pieces.

I heat embossed the greeting in white onto a scrap of the Designer Series Paper that reminds me of a blackboard and I just love those masculine Urban Underground embellishments!

For my black-handled screwdriver, I cut the handle from Basic Black cardstock and then, by hand, added the highlights with a Chalk Marker.


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The inside of the card is decorated with another nut and a spanner
 
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'Til next time!
Stephanie 

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Serene Scenery at High Tide

As soon as Christmas was over I started madly creating cards so that I could pre-schedule a few weeks' of blog posts during my holiday.  In the last few days, it's all got a bit hectic and I started worrying about my schedule - Designer Series Paper to the rescue!

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A soothing summer day by the sea

For this card, I stamped and sponged over the lower part of a piece of paper from the Serene Scenery paper to create the scene.  I stamped and fussy cut the light house and glued it into position and then stamped some more grass over the lower part.  

As soon as the I'd stamped the birds and the sentiment, it looked finished!  In a matter of moments I'd cut and glued the layers and the card was done!

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A loving message for my husband!


I'm going to give this card to my wonderful husband, so I added a heart and greeting inside from the Sealed with Love stamp set.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


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