Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Daisy Sympathy Card


http://bit.ly/SeptemberHighlightsVoteforMeTHEME: Sympathy
I try to always have one sympathy card ready so that I'm not trying to create while emotional.  It is a really sad time when our friends and family lose someone they love in death. We have a wonderful gift of being able to let them know that we are thinking of them and have taken time to make them a very special card or project to show them we love them and are thinking of them during their difficult time.


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The Calypso Coral and Night of Navy colours echo the colours in the Delightful Daisy paper

I punched two daisy pieces from Smoky Slate cardstock and sponged them both with some Calypso Coral ink, concentrating the colour on the tips of the petals and the centre of the flower.  I also added some Peekaboo Peach ink to the bottom layer of the flower.
 Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Sympathy Card, Daisy Punch, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW

Texture & dimension are provided by the flower, embossed background & raised banner

I added the greeting from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Night of Navy ink to the punched banner and then masked the centre of the banner and sponged Night of Navy ink onto the banner ends.

The flower and the banner are attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I think the rest of the card is fairly self-explanatory.
Sympathy Card, Daisy Punch, #thecraftythinker, Stampin Up Australia Demonstrator, Sydney NSW
Keeping the inside simple and supportive
The greeting inside the card is from the Flourishing Phrases set and is stamped in Night of Navy ink.  The silhouette from the Flirty Flowers stamp set is stamped with Smoky Slate ink, stamped off first.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie
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Monday, 18 September 2017

Graceful Garden


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A pretty card for a gardener or someone who likes roses
This is a great stamp set for producing a watercoloured rose quickly and easily.  It's perfect for anyone feeling a bit daunted by watercolouring a flower too.  
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The trellis and the label are copper heat embossed for a touch of glamour.  Greeting is from Birthday Blooms stamp set.

To get a more natural effect, colour the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers so that you have green foliage and stem and the colour of your choice for the flower.  I used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry for this flower.  If you don't have markers, consider stamping in a neutral colour such as Basic Black or Crumb Cake.

The flower will already look attractive and can be left at that - or you can add some more colour.  I used a damp brush and Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz inks to fill in the flower.   
Tip:  To maintain a crisp image, avoid brushing across the stamped ink so that you don't lift or disperse it.   
The advantage of Basic Black Archival ink is that, being waterproof, (once it's properly dry) you won't have to worry about colouring over it.
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Inside the card, I left the flower uncoloured.  The greeting is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set

Inside the card, I stamped the smaller flower in the same way but didn't colour it in.  I masked it and then stamped the trellis pattern with Pear Pizzazz ink.

Heat embossing on Basic Black Archival ink, #thecraftythinker, #stampinup
I used Versamark to stamp only one of these two copper heat embossed labels - but which one?!

Just as a little aside - can you spot the difference in the appearance of the copper heat embossing in these two labels?  Neither could I!  The top one is stamped with Basic Black ink and copper heat embossed and for the bottom one I used the usual Versarmark ink.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til tomorrow!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thanksgiving Table Favours

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The first batch of Painted Harvest Thanksgiving table favours is complete!
I do like to be organised and prepared and it'll be November before we know it!  

It's Spring time here in Australia but one of the traditions that my American husband likes to continue is Thanksgiving!  Other than the obvious seasonal conflict there's a slight challenge with timing since we don't have a public holiday for it here.  So one Sunday a year (just one in November that suits) we come together to celebrate our family, friends and everything else for which we're grateful.  I think of it as an annual Gratitude Lunch and always try to make something suitable as a little gift to take away.
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One of these will complete each place setting at our Thanksgiving table

I don't yet know how many people will be attending this year but it's normally around 24 - so I've made a start!

Inside the pretty wrapper is a chocolate bar and an area to write some goals, affirmations or just reminders of things we're grateful for.  The idea is that this list can be cut off and stuck to a fridge or mirror  (I'll include a piece of blu-tack).
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Chocolate for instant gratification and space to write affirmations for the long term
The box or wrapper is made from Always Artichoke cardstock - mainly because I have plenty of it!  After much measuring and calculating, I came up with the following:
  • Trim a piece of A4 to 11" long (yes- I seem to combine Imperial and Metric measurements!)
  • Score along the long side at 3", 3.5", 7.5" and 8"
  • Turn 90 degrees and score the short side at 2.5", 3", 5.75" and 6.25"
  • On the long sides, cut along the 3.5" and 7.5" score lines until you meet the second horizontal score line.
  • On the short sides, cut along the 3" and 5.75" score lines until you meet the first horizontal score line.
  • I chose to diagonally trim the corners of the "end flaps" but this is optional.
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Diagram for cutting and scoring the wrapper/box
 
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I used Peekaboo Peach (stamped twice), Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso inks for the flowers
The belly band is made from a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper cut to 1.5" by about 8".  I wrapped it around the box and gently pressed around the corners to form fold marks, then placed it flat on my desk to stamp the greeting in Early Espresso ink.  After this, I replaced the belly band in position and adhered the ends.
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The back of the belly band looks tidy because the ribbon is joined at the front under the flower
The belly band is decorated with pieces of Burlap and Copper Trim ribbons which I glued at the front of the band.  The join is covered with the foliage cut with the Leaf Punch and the Painted Harvest flower (stamp set and punch can be bought as a bundle for a saving of 10%).
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The production line of  Painted Harvest Thanksgiving table favours
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie 

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