Sunday, 24 March 2019

Country Floral Silver and Black

To start this card, I embossed some Basic Black cardstock with the Country Floral Embossing Folder (until 31 March FREE with a $90 purchase!).
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The photo does not do justice to the silvery shimmer in this card

I then gently swiped a Whisper White ink pad over the embossed piece and let it dry.  The white ink takes a while to dry, so this is an ideal opportunity to work on another project, go shopping or do whatever tasks you have on your to do list!

Once the ink was dry, I used a sponge dauber to gently add some Frost White ink to the flowers and foliage with the deepest embossing.  I did this a couple of times.  Try as I might - I can't get the shimmer to show up in my photos!

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Close up endeavouring to show the white and silver sponging on the Country Floral embossing
Then I cut my piece in half to make two cards.  Each piece has a silver frame and is adhered to a black base card.
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Country Floral embossing enhanced with white and silver inks
The sentiments are from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I punched them out with a 1" circle punch and then added a layer of black card cut with the smallest of the Layering Circles dies.

The foliage for the thank you card is cut from Silver Foil with dies from the Butterfly Beauty set and the foliage for the other card is punched with the Sprig and Leaf punches.  Some of the foliage is sponged with Stazon Jet Black ink.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 22 March 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Favourite Colour Combo (Best Catch Bundle)

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 sharing our favourite colour combo.

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.

The truth is, I don't really have a favourite colour combination - but this is what appealed to me today!
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A bright and modern masculine colour combination with the Best Catch Bundle
This is the colour combination
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Colour Combination: Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, Smoky slate, Night of Navy
I ran the Blueberry Bushel layer through the Big Shot in the Seaside embossing folder and then attached it to the card with the smoother side up.  

The fish are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and then coloured with a variety of Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

The foliage is cut from Granny Apple Green card and also coloured with Stampin' Blends.
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Masculine card using the Best Catch Bundle
The greeting is stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink and cut out with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I shortened the label using this method. The label is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Two of the fish are glued to the card and the middle one is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The dimensions, for those interested, are:
Smoky Slate: 6.75" x 11.5" folded in half at 5.75"
Night of Navy: 6" x 5"
Lemon Lime Twist: 5.75" x 4.75"
Blueberry Bushel: 5.25" x 4.25"

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be sharing techniques.

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


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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Butterfly Beauty in a Tea Room

This is one of those cards that developed itself - it's nothing like what I started out to create!
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Paper Piecing adds to the dramatic effect of the gorgeous Butterfly Beauty Thinlits dies
The size of the base card is 9.5" x 6.25" folded in half at 4.75".  This larger than I normally make but allows for the size of the butterfly die-cuts.

The base card is Crushed Curry to which I added a layer from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The greeting is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set cut out with one of the dies in the Stitched Labels set layered onto a circle cut with the Layering Circles set.

I then proceeded to cut the butterflies using the Butterfly Beauty Thinlits.  I cut the "base layer" twice; once from Crushed Curry and once from Cajun Craze cardstock.  The "top" layer I cut from Pool Party cardstock.

I paper pieced the bottom two layers.  This is not difficult - just a bit time consuming.  Anyone who enjoys puzzles will enjoy paper-piecing.  Then I placed the Pool Party layer on top.  Finally, I fussy cut the bodies from the Cajun Craze piece and attached them to the top layer.

I used a Cajun Craze Stampin' Write Marker to colour in some of the little details that I couldn't paper-piece.

Having added some Faceted Dots, I used a Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blend alcohol marker to add a shadow around the edge of the butterflies.
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Paper Pieced Butterfly Beauty - easy but time-consuming
TIPS FOR EASY PAPER PIECING:
  • Using the Precision Base Plate in the Big Shot will provide a nice clean cut (I keep a rather mangled looking cutting pad to use exclusively with the Precision Plate which is very hard on the acrylic standard cutting pads).
  • Once cut, I handle the die and paper very gently to try to keep everything in position.  This makes it easier to identify pieces and where to glue them.
  • The Paper-Piercing Tool is really useful for pushing out just the piece you want to glue.
  • The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is a good tool for adding dots of glue where you need them with precision.
  • I love the Take Your Pick tool for picking up and positioning those little pieces of card
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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

Country Floral Simplicity

This card uses the last of the experimental pieces I did the other day with the Country Floral embossing folder and Pineapple Punch ink.  This one is embossed onto So Saffron card.
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The addition of Pineapple Punch to the Country Floral embossing folder
enhances the pattern on the So Saffron cardstock

The base card is Crushed Curry followed by a layer of Whisper White.

The Country Floral embossing is too pretty to cover up, so I made a stack of Whisper White and So Saffron ovals and clipped them together with one of the cute little paper clips in the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit (which I acquired FREE in Sale-A-Bration with my $90 purchase).

I hooked a bit of the Organdy Ribbon underneath the paper clip and then also added a little bow.  I was lucky enough to receive the ribbon free as a Sale-A-Bration item but I understand the stocks disappeared very quickly.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.

The Country Floral Embossing Folder is FREE (while stocks last) until 31st March with a product purchase of $90.  Click here to learn more about the great Sale-A-Bration deals to take advantage before it ends on 31st March.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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