Sunday, 20 October 2019

Golden Dashing Deer Christmas Card

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Golden Glitz metallic ink is everywhere in this Christmas card
This card uses another of the watercolour backgrounds that I made with Golden Glitz metallic ink.

The Dashing Deer is stamped onto Blackberry Bliss cardstock with Golden Glitz ink and then cut out with the coordinating Detailed Deer die.

TIP:  By using a Stamparatus you can stamp over and over again until you're happy with the depth of colour achieved.

The frame is cut from Gold Foil Sheet with Stitched Rectangle dies.

The foliage is cut from Blackberry Bliss card and the little flowers are cut with dies in the Detailed Deer die set.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - 3D Project - Christmas Gleaming Bonbon

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia.

Our theme this month is a 3D project and I've made a Christmas Cracker (or BonBon) with the Brightly Gleaming Suite.

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A Christmas Cracker (or bonbon) featuring the Brightly Gleaming Suite
In addition to the Stampin' Up products listed below, I also used two cardboard rolls, a paper hat and cracker strip/snap (sold as a cracker making kit) that I purchased from my local craft store.

I used a piece of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper that was 12" long and just wide enough to wrap around the tubes with a slight overlap.   
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Positioning the cardboard rolls on the paper to make the Brightly Gleaming Christmas Cracker
I cut one of the tubes in half and then used Tear & Tape adhesive to stick the tubes into position with the whole tube in the middle and the halves at each end.  

To make rolling and sticking easier, I placed more Tear & Tape on top of the rolls and also (although I did it after taking this photo) a piece along the bottom edge of the paper.

I adhered all my decorative elements to a Stitched Nested Label and then attached that to the cracker with Glue Dots.

 TIPS:  
  • Make sure to leave plenty of space between the rolls to allow for scrunching and tying ribbon.
  • I haven't tested it, so I don't know if it will make a difference, but after rolling, I punched a row of holes into the paper between the rolls with the idea that it might make pulling the cracker easier.
  • I tied one end with ribbon before placing the cracker, hat and gift into the middle and then tied the second ribbon.
  • I used a little piece of sticky tape at one end to keep the snap in position
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If you have the entire Brightly Gleaming Suite, you could also use the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements
to decorate this Christmas Cracker and tie the ends with the 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon
Thank you for visiting.  I hope you enjoyed this project.  You are currently visiting StephanieFischer - please see the list below and click on the next person on the list to hop through all of the people and see all of our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

'Til next time!
Stephanie


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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Beautiful Day For A Golden Rose

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This card is gloriously rich in gold!
This card makes me so happy that it was hard to give it away!  It uses another of the watercolour backgrounds with Golden Glitz that I made recently.  This one used Blushing Bride cardstock.

Once the background was very dry, I gave it a wipe with my Embossing Buddy and then gold heat embossed the flower from the Beautiful Day stamp set.

I painted the flower with Real Red, Garden Green and Blackberry Bliss inks and then added highlights with Golden Glitz metallic ink.  I squeezed some of the gold ink onto a block so that I could paint it onto the edges of the petals quite thickly and then softly blend it back towards the inner part of the petal.

I added a shadow under the flower with Garden Green ink.

Then I decided that the background was just a little too plain, so I stamped on some foliage from the Botanical Bliss stamp set with Golden Glitz metallic ink.

The greeting is also from the Botanical Bliss stamp set and I gold heat embossed it onto Blackberry Bliss card before cutting it out with one of the dies in the Beautiful Boughs die set.  I sponged some more of the Golden Glitz metallic ink around the edge before attaching it to the card front.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Gold Swirl Christmas Card with Foliage: Watercolour background with metallic ink

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Simple die cuts to complement the gorgeous rich watercolour background in this non-traditional Christmas card
So this is how I used the other half of the watercolour background I made the other day.

As before, I didn't want to cover up that gorgeous rich background with shimmery Golden Glitz ink, so I kept the decorations minimalist.

I shortened the Gold Foil Stitched Rectangle using this method.
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I made lots of different backgrounds with the same ink "puddle"

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Close up of the rich gold shimmer
Please see my previous post for more details about creating the background.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!  (more cards are on their way using the other shimmery gold backgrounds)
Stephanie

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