Sunday, 23 June 2019

Free As A Bird in Yellow & Blue

These little birds are just so darn cute!  I Googled "little birds" to find some images to help me colour them and fell for the cheerful colours in these little guys.
#thecraftythinker  #freeasabird #2019AnnualCatalogue #cardmaking #rubberstamping , Free As A Bird, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A bright & cheerful card featuring the Free As A Bird Bundle
I stamped onto Whisper White card with Stazon black ink and then watercoloured with Blueberry Bushel and Crushed Curry ink.  There's also some Soft Suede, Garden Green and Petal Pink for the tree and a light wash of Balmy Blue for a hint of sky.

I used the coordinating Stitched Nested Labels die (part of the Free As A Bird Bundle) to cut out the piece and then layered it onto the Crushed Curry base card with Blueberry Bushel layer that was cut with one of the Stitched Rectangles dies.

Just for a little more interest, I added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 21 June 2019

Magnolia Blooms on Country Floral

I was so inspired by the sketch for yesterday's Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop that I made another, feminine, version.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #magnoliablooms  #countryfloral  #cardmaking  #nolinecolouring , Magnolia Blooms, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Versamark, No Line Colouring, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Magnolia Blooms stamp set and Country Floral 3D embossing folder
This card features the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and Country Floral 3D embossing folder.

Having embossed the Basic Gray card, I gently swiped over it with my Versamark pad which created the deeper shade on the raised embossing.  I then cut it diagonally (in keeping with the sketch) and arranged it onto a piece of Petal Pink card.  The base card is Petal Pink with a layer of Gray Granite.

The banners are off-cuts of Gray Granite cardstock.  The ends were trimmed with the help of the Banner Triple Punch.

Using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the image onto a small leftover square of Petal Pink cardstock.  To make things a little easier for my ageing eyes, I used Blackberry Bliss and Pretty Peacock Stampin' Write markers to reinforce the lines on the leaves and the flower centre.  Then I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour the image (Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss).

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #magnoliablooms  #countryfloral  #cardmaking  #nolinecolouring , Magnolia Blooms, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Versamark, No Line Colouring, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Ready for colouring - Magnolia Blooms stamped image
The greeting is included in the Magnolia Blooms stamp set but I rearranged it into a linear formation.  To do this, I used a Basic Gray Stampin' Write Marker to ink only the word "Thank" and stamped it.  Having cleaned and dried the stamp, I used the same marker to ink the word "you" and stamped it next to the first word.  Easy!

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Masculine Card Sketch - Sailing Home Bundle

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Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #sailinghome  #sdbh #masculinecard  #cardmaking , SDBH, Sailing Home Bundle, Masculine Card, Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The sketch  for the SDBH Blog Hop
Our theme this month is to create a masculine project using the sketch provided (why don't you have a go too?).  I liked it so much that I made a feminine version that I'll share will you tomorrow.
#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #sailinghome  #sdbh #masculinecard  #cardmaking , SDBH, Sailing Home Bundle, Masculine Card, Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card featuring a yacht and vegetation from the Sailing Home Bundle
My base card is Mossy Meadow with a layer of Whisper White followed by my card front, made from Come Sale Away Designer Series Paper cut diagonally and attached to Old Olive card stock.  I realised after I'd finished the card and taken the photo that the Old Olive wasn't the best choice, as it doesn't show up very well against the designer paper - but it was too late by then!

To the card front, I added swirls of both of the ribbons included in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon pack and sea foliage cut from both Old Olive and Mossy Meadow card using the Smooth Sailing Dies that form part of the Sailing Home Bundle (remember, buying the bundle gives a saving of 10%).

I cut the largest label from Mossy Meadow card using one of the dies in the Wild Rose die set.  To that I added the smaller label cut from Come Sail Away paper with one of the Smooth Sailing Dies.

I stamped the yacht with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers before cutting it out with the coordinating die from the Smooth Sailing dies.

Last, but certainly not least for this bling-lover, I added some of the Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

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


Product List - All products used in this project are available for purchase from my online store

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Sailing Home Bundle: A Lighthouse and Two Yachts

This is a birthday card for my wonderful husband who I love to bits!  He really is my true north as well as my anchor in life.  He's always supportive and always there for me.  Right now he's supporting me through cancer diagnosis and treatment and I don't know how I would cope without his positivity and love.

It's just a shame that he gets seasick and doesn't like sailing!
#thecraftythinker #comesailaway #stampinup #cardmaking #rubberstamping , Come Sail Away Bundle, Lakeside dies, Masculine card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine birthday card featuring elements from the Sailing Home Bundle and Lakeside die set

The base card is one of the new In-Colours called Seaside Spray.  On top of the white layer there is a piece of Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut out with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies.  This was a leftover piece that was knocking around on my table.

I added some more Seaside Spray cut out with one of the dies in the Lakeside die set.  All the other nautical elements are from the Sailing Home Bundle.  The yachts were stamped with Stazon onto Seaside Spray cardstock and then coloured with Real Red and Whisper White Craft Ink.  The lighthouse and compass were stamped onto white card.

I stamped the birds with Whisper White Craft ink and the used a very small brush and some more of the white ink to add touches of highlight.

I cut the greeting out with dies in the Lakeside set using this method to extend the length a little.  I also used my guillotine to trim a tiny little bit from the top and bottom of the Blueberry Bushel label.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products used to make this project are available for purchase in my online store

Friday, 14 June 2019

Best Catch in Garden Lane

For this masculine card, I CASED (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of my previous designs because I liked it so much and it was so very quick and easy to do!
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #bestcatch #masculinecard #rubberstamping , Best Catch, Perennial Essence, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card featuring the Best Catch stamp set, Perennial Essence and Garden Lane papers
The base card is Mint Macaron layered with a piece of the Perennial Essence paper that reminded me a bit of pond weed.

I used the Stitched Nested Labels to cut tags from Mint Macaron cardstock and a leftover piece of Garden Lane Designer Series Paper.

The fish from the Best Catch stamp set is stamped with Stazon black ink and then watercoloured using Mint Macaron and So Saffron inks.  The greeting is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products used in this project are available for purchase from my online store

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

All Geared Up Red & Grey

It's my gorgeous son's birthday.  I can't give him a red sportscar but I can adorn his card with one!
#thecraftythinker #stampinup #gearedupgarage #masculinecard #cardmaking , Garage Gears, Geared Up Garage, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card created with the Geared Up stamp set and coordinating Garage Gears dies

I made the background by stamping Whisper White Craft ink onto Basic Gray cardstock with various images from the Artisan Textures stamp set.  TIP:  Be prepared to give it a long time to dry!

I layered my background onto some Real Red cardstock and then placed it onto the Basic Black base card.

I cut two sets of cogs with the Garage Gears dies, one in Basic Gray and one in Silver Foil Sheet, then adhered them to the card front - slightly offsetting them.

The car from the coordinating stamp set Geared Up is watercoloured with Real Red ink.  I painted the chrome bits with Smokey Slate and then added some of the Frost White Shimmer Paint so that, in the right light, it looks metallic.

The greeting is from the Best Catch stamp set, stamped with Stazon black ink.

Then I added some of the Classic Garage Metal Elements.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

Product List - All products used in this project are available for purchase from my online store