Friday, 24 May 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Sneak Peek - Annual Catalogue - Good Morning Magnolia

Welcome to the Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - we hop every month so be sure to pop back and visit us again!  

Today we are providing sneak peeks from the new Annual Catalogue which will be current from 4th June 2019 until 2nd June 2020.

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line up of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.
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It's easy to make a stunning and dramatic card with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle
I have chosen to use the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle and coordinating Magnolia Lane Ribbon.

The bundle represents a saving of 10% and comprises the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and coordinating Magnolia Memory dies.  These form part of the stunning Magnolia Lane Suite which also includes the ribbons, Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper, Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder, Memories & More card packs and embellishments.  The possibilities are endless!

I stamped the magnolia image with Stazon and then watercoloured it with Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green, So Saffron and Soft Suede inks before cutting it out with the coordinating die.

I trimmed the bottom of a Mint Macaron layer with one of the Magnolia Memory dies and then stamped the flourish with Garden Green ink.

Having added the ribbons, I attached the magnolia - using a Stampin' Dimensional towards the top to add some depth.  I then added the Blackberry Bliss layer and attached it all to the Mint Macaron card front.
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I added a Stampin' Dimensional towards the top of the flower to add dimension to the
stunning Good Morning Magnolia image
The greeting is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and cut out with one of the Stitched Shapes dies.  

Lastly, I added some of the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when our theme will be Kids / Male Inspired projects.

I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Eclectic Layers: Lemon Lime Twist and Black

The Eclectic Layers dies and coordinating Oh So Eclectic stamp set are retiring on 2nd June, which makes me very sad because they're two of my favourite products!  So this card is a fond farewell to them.
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A sad farewell to the Eclectic Layers dies
To a Thick Very Vanilla card base I added a thin frame of Sahara Sand.

I then added various elements cut with the  Eclectic Layers dies from Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black cardstock.

The retiring products (including the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock) will be available only until 2nd June or while stocks last.  Click here to visit the Last Chance section of my online store.

The label is stamped with black ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock using the Label Me Pretty and Very Vintage stamp sets and I cut this out by hand.  I then used the Pretty Label punch to create the Lemon Lime Twist layer and punched two more from Basic Black which I cut in half and adhered to create a small border at the top.

Lastly I added some sequins.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Florentine Thank You

This card is very personal to me.  It's a very heartfelt thank you to the very talented and compassionate radiographer who tried and succeeded where others had given up.  I'm so very grateful for the early diagnosis she has provided - it's a game-changer.
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Saying thank you with the Florentine Filigree Bundle
I cut two sets with the Florentine Thinlit, one in Balmy Blue and one in Blueberry Bushel , offset them and adhered them to the Gray Granite base card.

I then used the largest Stitched Rectangle die to cut the Blueberry Bushel frame.

I used the coordinating Florentine Filigree stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink to stamp into the centre of the larger cutouts.  TIP:  Since I was stamping over two layers of cardstock, I inked and stamped with only one image on the stamp (the stamp actually stamps five images at once) to avoid smudging ink onto the lattice.

I then added Rhinestones which I had coloured with a Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blend alcohol marker.

I stamped the greeting onto Gray Granite with Blueberry Bushel ink and cut it out with one of the Layering Ovals dies.  I then used one of the Stitched Shapes dies to cut a layer from Blueberry Bushel cardstock.

For the finishing touch I added a Breast Cancer ribbon cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock with one of the Support Ribbon framelits.

The Florentine Thinlit and Florentine Filigree stamp set is retiring and will only be available until 2nd June or while stocks last.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 17 May 2019

Garden Scene with Shimmer Paint

This was a bit of an experiment because I wanted to find something different to do with my retiring Garden Scene dies.

So I used the die in one corner of a piece of Basic Black cardstock and then lightly sponged with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

I found an oval label on my desk, left over from something-or-other, and white heat embossed the sentiment from the Stitched All Around stamp set.
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Sponging with Shimmer Paint onto Basic Black cardstock with a debossed pattern.
The black leaf is cut with one of the Flourish dies.  Then this simple card is finished with some Black Shimmer Ribbon, Basic Adhesive Sequins and Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems.

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In this first attempt at sponging on the shimmer paint - I was a bit too heavy handed and filled in all the indentations

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By being a bit more light handed and sparing with the shimmer paint, the black lines of the embossed pattern show nicely
Click here to take a look at the retiring products before they disappear for good on 2nd June.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek - Butterfly Wishes

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 sneak peeks from the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, which takes effect from 3rd June.  

I've chosen to use the Butterfly Wishes stamp set Stitched Nested Labels and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.
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The beautiful new Perennial Essence paper and Butterfly Wishes stamp set

I inked up the entire stamp with Blushing Bride ink and then added Mint Macaron and Soft Suede to the branches and leaves before stamping onto Whisper White cardstock.

TIP:  Breath heavily onto the inked stamp before stamping down onto the card.  The moisture in your "huff" will be sufficient to ensure that the ink is activated.
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Give more depth to the butterfly by adding some lighter wings with Stampin' Dimensionals
I stamped the butterfly onto a scrap of Whisper White card using Cherry Cobbler and then, without re-inking, stamped again for a lighter shade.

I then cut out the entire darker butterfly and just the wings of the lighter one which I adhered to the darker butterfly using glue and bits of Stampin' Dimensionals before gluing the finished butterfly to the cardfront.

If you live in Australia and don't currently have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, contact me for your copy of the new catalogue.  

The following products will be available for purchase from my online store from 3rd June 2019:
Stitched Nested Labels
Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper
Butterfly Wishes stamp set

Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this card.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer - please see the list below and click on the next person on the list to hop through all of the people to see all of our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

'Til next time
Stephanie


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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Eastern Medallions with Repeat Step Stamping

Another set of products that's retiring on 2nd June - The Eastern Beauty stamp set and coordinating Eastern Medallions thinlits dies.  I've also used one of the retiring In-Colours - Lemon Lime Twist.
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Eastern Beauty stamp set & Eastern Medallions dies are both set to retire on 2 June 2019
It's easy to make a die cut label the correct length for your sentiment

I did a little "step stamping" with the ever-useful Stamparatus to make the background and then used the dies to create the focal piece.

I cut out the greeting with one of the Merry Christmas dies, shortening it using this method.  I then used Rectangle Stitched Framelits to cut the coloured layers.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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