Friday, 22 June 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop : Theme - Annual Catalogue

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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.  We are also welcoming our new international team members, Jenny Hall, Amy Koenders and Angela Meiritz-Reid!

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'm having so much fun with the Delicate Lace Edgelits!  These cards are perfect for when you don't feel like doing much stamping or perhaps you're just starting your creative journey and want to use minimal products.
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A flirty, pretty but simple card featuring the Delicate Lace Edgelits

The ombre effect on this card is achieved with two strips each of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  These are all mounted on a piece of Basic Black cardstock 6.75" x 4.5".  The Lovely Lipstick base card is made from an A4 sheet cut to
7" x 9.5" and folded in half.

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Delicate Lace Edgelits: giving a slight curl to the lace provides interest and dimension

I used my bone folder to slightly curl the lace before I adhered it for a pretty, dimensional look.  The greeting, which is white heat embossed, is from the Floral Frames stamp set and is quite general, creating an all-purpose card.  I used the Pretty Label Punch to cut out the greeting.

The With Sympathy version is created in the same way using a greeting from the Painted Glass stamp set.  However, I used layers of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Gray Granite and Very Vanilla for this card.
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A sympathy card made with the Delicate Lace Edgelits

The finishing touches are the Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon and the matching Glitter Enamel Dots.  The base card is made from Basic Gray cardstock.

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Side view of the sympathy card shows the dimension given to the "lace"

Before adhering the lace, I did a little trimming on all but the top layer.  The photo below illustrates the process I used.
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The process I used to trip the lace before I curled and adhered it

I trimmed off the top edge and then, using snips, I smoothed off the "V" shapes at the top of the lace.

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Placement of dabs of glue on the back of the "lace"

After giving the lace a slight curl, I added some Multi Purpose Liquid Glue to the back as shown in the photo above.  I overlapped and off-set the layers as I adhered them
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Position the strips as you want them and trim off the excess later

Once the glue was sufficiently dry, I trimmed away the excess lace from the edges - I used a guillotine but it can also be done with a pair of snips.
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Turning the project over to the back makes trimming off the excess strips easier

It doesn't have to be monochrome!  For this last card, I used layers of Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.  The greeting is from the Floral Frames stamp set, cut out with the coordinating Foliage Frame die (available as a bundle for 10% saving)
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Find colours that work for you!

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month! 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 products in these projects are available in my online store to Australian Residents


16 comments:

  1. Love these! They almost look like shells.

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  2. Oh my goodness, so pretty and so delicate! Love the ombre layers, fantastic cards! :)

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  3. Stunning cards Stephanie! I love the way you've layered the Delicate Lace to create the ombre effect x

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  4. Simply stunning Stephanie! Love the ombre look you've created using those delicate and pretty die cuts.

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  5. Ombré dies!! Fabulous way to show off the gorgeous Die, and you're so right, sometimes we just want to create something easy and simple.

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  6. Ohhhh both both stunning cards! I've had these dies on the corner of my desk for the past week waiting to use them, and you have definately given me inspiration!

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Go for it! I look forward to seeing what I know will be a very beautiful creation!

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  7. Very delicate and pretty, love the ombre effect

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