Wednesday, 16 January 2019

All That You Are - Dimensionally

I love to craft and have delved into many things over the years: cake decorating, painting, embroidery, knitting, ceramics, porcelain painting ..... and I've found some of the techniques transfer very helpfully to cardmaking.  At this point I'm wondering why I never tried paper tole!
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The main image from the All That You Are stamp set in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue
I have absolutely no idea how to do paper tole - which is quite apparent - but I still quite like my finished card.

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Layering individual petals onto the flower provides a bit of 3D depth
All That You Are stamp set
I stamped the image onto Gray Granite card with Gray Granite ink and then stamped the flower several more times onto a strip of Gray Granite card.

I coloured the images with Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers - both on the card front and on the separate strip.  Each of the flowers on the strip yielded only one or two petals because I cut them to ease overlapping and gluing.

After cutting them out and lightly curling with the help of a bone folder,  I applied a shiny layer to the individual petals with a Fine Tip Glue Pen because I wanted to give them a bit more substance.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products needed for this project are available for purchase in my online store

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Incredible Like You Project Kit

Kits are fantastic for anyone just starting out in cardmaking, anyone wanting to make a bunch of cards quickly and easily and anyone who loves pretty things!  The Incredible Like You Project Kit is STUNNING!
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The four card designs in The Incredible Like You Project Kit are simply stunning!
The kit includes four each of the four designs, an instruction sheet, envelopes, a reusable storage envelope and all of the embellishments.  (There are a few other things required to complete the cards - see the list below). 

And here's the thing - you can make adjustments.  I didn't do very well when I stamped my first greeting - so I turned the label over and sponged a bit of ink onto the edge.  I also changed some of the sentiments for ones from other stamp sets that I own (Humming Along and Golden Afternoon)

You may also notice that I changed the ink colour on some of the cards. 
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Made a mistake?  Never mind - just turn the label over and do it again.

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The Incredible Like You Project Kit is simply stunning!

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I think this may be my favourite design in the Incredible You Project Kit.
I tried using different colour inks for stamping

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All the finished cards and envelopes fit into this gorgeous case
The stunning Incredible Like You Project Kit
TIP FOR BEGINNERS:  Make the cards in the order of appearance in the Instruction Sheet 

What could be better than easily making these gorgeous cards?  Well, by purchasing the required supply list (see below), you'll be eligible for a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

If you don't already have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator and would like some catalogues, please contact me.

To make these cards you'll need:
Incredible Like You Project Kit
Incredible Like You Stamp Set
Coastal Cabana Ink Pad
Lovely Lipstick Ink Pad
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All available from my online store

Friday, 11 January 2019

Dandelion Wishes Meets Botanical Butterflies

How to finish a card quickly!
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The butterflies are cut or punched from the gorgeous Botanical Butterfly paper pack
(which is FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $90 product purchase)
After demonstrating a technique, I was left with the Dandelion Wishes piece.  It's a piece of Glossy White cardstock, the Dandelion Wishes image is heat embossed in black and then I sponged on a little Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks which I spritzed with a bit of water.

Before adhering this panel to the Tranquil Tide base card, I added a piece of Organdy Ribbon.  The Combo Pack of five colours is available FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure with a $90 product purchase.
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Trim the paper as required before punching in order to avoid punching bits from surrounding butterflies
Then I opened my pack of Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (I got it FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure with a $90 product purchase).  I hand cut the largest butterfly and glued some black thread to it for antennae.  The other two butterflies I punched from the patterned papers using the coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch.  TIP:  Since it's a double punch, roughly cut the patterned paper to prepare it for punching so that you don't punch bits out of the surrounding butterfly images.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products available in my online store

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Beautiful You Get Well Card

A beautiful, and very energetic, colleague is about to have a knee replacement and so I've made a card for her - ready to send to her after her surgery.
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Beautiful You paired with the new Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

My message inside will be something like "I hope you're soon up and dancing!".

I stamped the Beautiful You image with Petal Pink ink onto Shimmery White cardstock and then coloured it with Stampin' Blends using the following combinations: Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Petal Pink and Soft Suede.

The base card is Balmy Blue and I embossed the Pacific Point layer with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - new in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - Everything needed to complete this project is available in my online store

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Baby Bear Get Well card - complete with sling

With my son about to have his second shoulder reconstruction, I need a cheery card to brighten up his hospital room.
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A masculine Get Well card for a young man having shoulder surgery
At 26, he may seem too old for Baby Bear, but he's still my baby!  And, the truth is, I could figure how to put a sling on this image!
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I trimmed around the bear, lopped off its arm and hand cut a sling
I first stamped Baby Bear in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink and then did a little surgery of my own!  You have to be cruel to be kind sometimes - so I lopped off his arm!
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The next step was to create a little bit of paw to stick out of the sling

 It was easy to design and cut the sling .  Then, I cut a little bit from the arm to create the tip of a paw and glued it behind the sling.
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The bear is almost complete.  Next step is to attach the sling to the body.
I cut a strap, narrower at the neck and slightly curved, glued it to the bear and then added the sling.
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The finished card!  A, post surgery, Baby Bear complete with sling
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products needed for this project are available in my online store