Friday, 30 November 2018

Country Road Sunrise

A nice little break from Christmas cards!  I needed a masculine birthday card.
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A sponged country scene suitable for a masculine card
I started by sponging (not too carefully!) a strip of Coastal Cabana to the top of the Whisper White card.  I then applied, pretty roughly, a layer of Pineapple Punch ink to the rest of the card.

Just under the Coastal Cabana strip I then, again very roughly, sponged some Grapefruit Grove and just a touch of Calypso Coral.

I tore a piece of paper to create a mask for the mountain (actually it's one I'd made and used for an earlier card and kept in my drawer) and sponged in some Fresh Fig ink - intensifying the shade in some areas and leaving it lighter in others.

Starting from the bottom of the card, I then sponged on some Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green inks.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the grass and greeting so that I could control my overstamping.  I stamped a few times with black to get a good deep coverage and then, for the grass, moved the paper just a smidge and stamped again with Whisper White Craft ink.  To achieve darker grass, I could have reversed that process.

The base card is Granny Apple Green with a small layer of Fresh Fig.

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Stephanie

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Merry Blizzard Christmas Card

Yet again with the hard to photograph card!

The top layer of Fresh Fig cardstock was punctuated with snowflakes using the Blizzard Thinlit die and then attached to a piece of Sparkle Glimmer paper before attaching to the Gray Granite base card.
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This was the clearest photo I could get but it doesn't really show the colours or sparkle properly!
I attached the Copper Foil greeting to scraps of Gray Granite cardstock and fussy cut around it.  My thanks go to fellow Crazy Crafter, Shirley Jones Taylor for that idea - although my cutting skills are far inferior to hers!
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This photo shows the colours and sparkle a little better
Waste not, want not (as my Grandmother always used to say) - I used some of the Fresh Fig snowflakes to decorate the inside of the card.

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Stephanie

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Nature Sings Christmas Card

I do sometimes feel a bit silly making snow scene Christmas cards (since Christmas is usually hot and sunny here) but I love tradition and have a sentimental fondness for these traditional scenes.
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A wintry Christmas scene using the Nature Sings stamp set & Christmas Traditions Punch Box

The beautiful pearlised finish of the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper doesn't really show in the photo but it's so beautiful, I kept the stamped scene small to show it off!

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Stephanie

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Friday, 23 November 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop - Christmas

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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 our theme is Christmas!

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.

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Christmas slider card

I combined the Ready For Christmas and Cookie Cutter Christmas sets to create an interactive slider card.

Santa, the gifts and baubles were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

To achieve the two tones for the garland on the stairs, I first patted the stamp into the Granny Apple Green ink and then added some Tranquil Tide with a Stampin' Write Marker before stamping the image.  I finished with a light sponging of Lemon Lime Twist to the edges.

Likewise, the christmas tree fronds were all cut in both Granny Apple Green and Tranquil Tide and slightly offset.
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Fun Fold Christmas Card featuring Ready for Christmas & Cookie Cutter Christmas
I used a die in the Bouquet Bunch Framelits set to cut the slot and followed a tutorial by Julie Masse at SplitCoastStampers for the basic Pull-Tab slider mechanism.
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Fun Fold Christmas card: A Christmas scene slider card

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be providing sneak peeks from the Occasions and Sale-A-Brations Catalogues! 

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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Stephanie

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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Nature Sings in Winter Woods - A Christmas Scene

I seem to specialise in cards that are hard to photograph!!  This looks much prettier in real life with the application of glitter looking sparkly instead of splodgy!  Oh well!

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A christmas scene featuring the Nature Sings and Winter Woods stamp sets

Hopefully, you'll give my photography the benefit of the doubt!

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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