Friday, 17 August 2018

Ink it Stamp it Design Team Blog Hop: CASE the Holiday Catalogue

Image may contain: text
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 highlighting products from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue.  

You are currently at my page - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker.  At the end of my post there is a full line of team members, please click on the name after mine in the list to continue the hop.

I've cased one of the cards pictured on page 4 of the Holiday Catalogue featuring the All Is Bright Suite.  

This is my version.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #christmascard  #xmascard  #cardmaking  #holidaycatalogue2018  #merrychristmasbundle  ,Ink It Stamp It Design Team Blog Hop, Joyous Noel, Merry Christmas To All Bundle, Foliage Frames, Christmas Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A Christmas Card with non-traditional colours and suitable for a masculine recipient

I've chosen to use the very beautiful Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper and have taken my colours from the paper.

I cut the Floral Frames label from Early espresso cardstock to give a deep, rich colour for the copper foil to glow against.  I had cut the Tranquil Tide foliage for a different card but stole it for this one!

I stamped the greetings onto Gray Granite offcuts with Early Espresso ink, cut them out with the frame dies in the coordinating die set that comes with the Merry Christmas To All Bundle and then added some gorgeous copper shimmer to the edges with paintbrush and the new Copper Shimmer Paint.  I also added some of the White Frost Shimmer Paint to the foliage.

I cut the word "Merry" from the die set in both Gray Granite and Copper Foil Sheet and off-set them when I adhered them to the card.  TIP:  placing Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of the cardstock before die-cutting makes it much easier to adhere fiddly pieces such as this!

Products I've used from the Holiday Catalogue:
Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper
Merry Christmas To All Bundle (stamp set and dies)
Shimmer Paint - Frost White
Shimmer Paint - Bright Copper

The Holiday Catalogue sales period will be  5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019. If you live in Australia, don't currently have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like your own copy of the catalogue full of amazing products and beautiful inspiration, contact me.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be presenting 3D projects! I'm Stephanie Fischer and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next with another great project.

Thanks for visiting
'Til next time
Stephanie



Product List - All currently available in my online store

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Theme - 2018 Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Image may contain: text

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month we are providing sneak peeks from the amazing new Holiday Catalogue that runs from 5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019.

 You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.  I hope you enjoy my card.
#thecraftythinker, #stampinup #cardmaking #rubberstamping #christmascard , Still Night, Tin Tile, Christmas card, Xmas Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Shimmer Paint adds beautiful glowing richness to a project and the Still Night Bundle is stunning!

The owl and greeting are from the Still Night stamp set.  The owl is stamped with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint (another new product in the Holiday Catalogue).  Please see this previous card for more details.

The owl, the Copper Foil Sheet branch and the greeting are all cut with the coordinating Night Owl Thinlit Dies.  TIP:  The stamp set and dies are available as a bundle for a 10% saving).

For the background, I embossed a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock with the new Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then used a Sponge Brayer to add some highlights with the Vegas Gold and Bright Copper Shimmer Paints.

The new Reversible Ribbon is beautiful: coppery on one side and Merry Merlot on the other.

The Holiday Catalogue sales period runs from 5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019.  Please contact me if you'd like a copy, live in Australia and don't currently have a Stampin' Up Distributor.

I hope this card has inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  Please hop through all of the people on the list below to see all of our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


Product List - available now in my online store

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Beautiful Promenade Copper & Merlot Stitched Season

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #beautifulpromenade  #stitchedseasons , Beautiful Promenade, Stitched Seasons, Elegant card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
My inspirational scarf!
This card started off with a colour combination inspired by my favourite scarf (currently!).  There's something about the warm pink and copper combination that really appeals to me.

I thought about recreating those dots with Versamark and a sponge dauber but ultimately took the easier route of sponging versamark through one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, sprinkling with copper embossing powder and heat setting.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #beautifulpromenade  #stitchedseasons , Beautiful Promenade, Stitched Seasons, Elegant card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The petal pink, merlot, copper combination adds extra elegance to the beautiful images and die cuts

I used one of the gorgeous limited-time only Stitched Seasons framelits to cut out a label shape and another to cut a slightly large one from Merry Merlot cardstock.

The base card is Merry Merlot and I embossed the Petal Pink layer with the beautiful, and aptly names, Subtle embossing folder.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #beautifulpromenade  #stitchedseasons , Beautiful Promenade, Stitched Seasons, Elegant card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Another photo of the card from a different angle to try to capture the beautiful shimmer of the copper

I used versmark and copper embossing powder to heat emboss the gorgeous flower onto Merry Merlot cardstock.  This lovely image is from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set.  I then cut out the flower with the coordinating die in the Beautiful Layers Thinlits.  The dies and stamp set are available as a bundle with a saving of 10%.

I cut the leaves from Copper Foil Sheet using the Foliage Frame framelits.

The copper heat embossed greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and, to maintain the theme of stitching, I cut it out with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits.

The Share What You Love Artisan pearls in the centre of the flower add the final bit of glamour to this multipurpose card.

If you like the Stitched Seasons dies - remember that they'll only be available until 31st August or while stocks last.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All supplies used are available in my online store


Sunday, 12 August 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Guest Stamper: Alison Solven

Image may contain: text
Welcome to the Crazy Crafters' Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Alison Solven - we are thrilled to have Alison join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her.

Click to visit Alison's blog
Whether you are starting the blog hop here at my blog, Stephanie Fischer - The Crafty Thinker, or have come from the person before me, be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey through the blog hop.

If you pop over to Alison's blog (as I hope you will), you're in for a treat ... it's chock full of beautiful and inspiring projects!  To the left you'll see the card of Alison's that I chose to CASE.  I love the layout, the minimal colour scheme, strip of embossing and overall clean simplicity.

So, this is what I've done with it!  It will be for a dear friend who adores owls - either for Christmas or her birthday.   It was difficult to capture the depth of the embossing and the beautiful coppery glow in the photograph!
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #rubberstamping  #stillnight  #shimmerpaint , Night Owl, Still Night, Layered Leaves, Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The owl (from the Still Night stamp set) is stamped with Bright Copper Shimmer Paint

The first obvious difference is that I have used the Layered Leaves Dynamic embossing folder on a separate strip of the Granite Gray cardstock for those goregous textured leaves.

I decided to experiment a bit with the Shimmer Paint and sponged some of the Bright Copper onto the stamp with a Sponge Brayer.  I was really pleased with the effect.  It's a water-based paint and so rinses off very easily.  I'll be sharing more results of my experimentation in future posts.

I cut the owl and the branch with the coordinating Night Owl Thinlit Dies (available with the stamp set as a bundle with a saving of 10%) and I sponged the branch with some Gray Granite ink to darken it just a little so that it would show up against the background.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #rubberstamping  #stillnight  #shimmerpaint , Night Owl, Still Night, Layered Leaves, Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The beautiful owl may be either a birthday card or a Christmas card
Products from the new Holiday Catalogue (Sales Period: 5 September 2018 to 2 January 2019)
Still Night Bundle (Still Night stamp set and Night Owl dies)

Thanks for following our blog hop.  Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so click on the next name in the list to ensure that you don't miss out on seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration that they contain.

Thanks for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie


Product List - Available now in my online store

Friday, 10 August 2018

Stylish Christmas - Peace

Stylish Christmas is another of the Distinktive stamp sets and has GREAT images!
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #stylishchristmas  #cardmaking  #christmascard  #xmascard , Stylish Christmas, Christmas Card, Xmas Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Distinktive stamp set - Stylish Christmas - makes Christmas cardmaking easy!

Given that Distinktive stamps work best with ink pads that aren't too juicy, I used my old Real Red ink pad.  It wasn't really quite inky enough but, wanting to avoid over-inking the pad with my ink refill, I used my Stamparatus instead.  I inked and stamped the red poinsettia about three times before I was happy with the colour intensity.

I did use one of my new ink pads (Call Me Clover) for the leaves but I was careful to tap very lightly into the ink.  The flourish is stamped with Shaded Spruce ink and I used the Real Red again for the work Peace.

The base card is Real Red and there's a layer of Shaded Spruce under the decorative card front.

What's Christmas without a bit of bling? So I added some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls to the centre of the Poinsettia and scattered some Red Rhinestones.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All supplies used are available in my online store