Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate: Peaceful Boughs Noel Card

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #christmascard #cardmaking #mercuryglassacetate #beautifulboughs , Mercury Glass Acetate, Beautiful Boughs, Christmas card, Hand Lettered Prose, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A glamorous Christmas card that's actually quite easy to make
It features the Mercury Glass Acetate, Brightly Gleaming paper and Beautiful Boughs dies
Well, I'm still addicted to the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!  Look back over a few of my other posts and you'll find it popping up a lot!

The base card is Pool Party and there are layers of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and Noble Peacock Foil Sheet.  The foliage (from the Beautiful Boughs dies) is cut from Coastal Cabana cardstock and there's also a layer of that behind the acetate so that I could tuck the ends of the foliage behind it.

The letters are cut from Pretty Peacock cardstock with the Hand Lettered Prose dies and I added some Shimmery Crystal Effects for a bit of subdued sparkle.  I also added some to the foliage.
close up of the foliage treated to a layer of Shimmery Crystal Effects
I'm not sure if they're stars, snowflakes or flowers - but whatever they are, they're cut from Silver Foil Sheet with dies from the Detailed Deer set.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 15 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate, Tin Tile and Detailed Deer

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #detaileddeer #christmascard #mercuryglassacetate #cardmaking , Detailed Deer, Christmas Card, Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, Tin Tile, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A Christmas card featuring a panel of Mercury Glass Acetate backed by Copper Foil Sheet
Here's an idea for a quick, simple but effective Christmas card - or change the die cut and sentiment to make a card for any occasion!

The base card is Smoky Slate to which I've added layers of Basic Black and Pretty Peacock.  I used the Tin Tile Embossing Folder to add some texture and pattern to the Pretty Peacock layer.

I cut pieces of Copper Foil Sheet and Mercury Glass Designer Acetate to the same size and adhered the acetate on top of the copper.
TIPS:  I found I could get away with using the tape type of adhesive - I added it to the back of the acetate around the edges.  Remember to peel away the protective layer from the acetate before you use it!

I popped the resulting silver and copper background onto a layer of Basic Black and adhered to the card front.

In order to continue the shiny theme, I cut the deer from Black Foil Sheet but I'm sure Basic Black cardstock would also work well.  Having glued the deer to the centre panel, I added a Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel for an eye.

I cut one of the greetings from the roll of Classic Weave Ribbon.  It needed a bit more oomph, so I kept it simple by adding a couple of strips of Mint Macaron ribbon and some more of those Holiday Rhinestones.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Mercury Glass Acetate Noel

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #christmascard #mercuryacetate , Mercury Glass Acetate, Feels Like Frost SDSP, Hand Lettered Prose dies, Christmas card, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
Mercury Glass Acetate forms a beautiful backdrop for the die-cut letters.
The stunning Feels Like Frost foiled papers create quick, easy and beautiful Christmas cards!
Well, I've become addicted to the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!  I shared an #Elfie card here and that was just the start!

Today's card is soooo simple ... and looking at it again now, I can see that I could have made it even more simple for myself!

To the Coastal Cabana base card I added a piece of the beautiful Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The next step is to adhere a piece of the acetate to a larger piece of Noble Peacock Foil Sheet (I actually backed the acetate with a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock - not necessary!)  Then I adhered this to a piece of Coastal Cabana card before adding it to the card front.

The letters are cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Hand Lettered Prose dies.

I can't resist an extra bit of bling, so I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Sailing Home Across The Birch

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #birch  #sailinghome  #masculinecard  #cardmaking , Birch, Sailing Home, Masculine Card, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
The Birch stamp is used for water in this seaside scene
Adaptation and versatility - two of my favourite words when it comes to crafting.  That's because they usually hang out with creativity and good value!  It's also fun to find new ways to use what we have in our craft rooms.

For this card, I used the Birch background stamp in a different way.  Using white ink on the Pacific Point cardstock gives an impression of water.  I inked up the stamp and then pressed  half of the cardstock (with even pressure) down onto it which provides a horizon.

I stamped the yacht and lighthouse onto Whisper White cardstock with Memento black ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  The coordinating Smooth Sailing dies in the bundle (buy as a bundle for 10% saving) made it very easy to cut them out before adhering to the card front.

I also stamped the birds with same black ink.

I'd like to thank the very creative Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts for the idea of using the seaweed die to create waves.  I like using a darker colour towards the bottom (or foreground) to provide balance to the scene.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 8 September 2019

Tin Tile Daisy Delight

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #daisydelight #tintile #easycard , Daisy Delight, Tin tile, Stampin' Up Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A very simple card using the Daisy Delight stamp, Daisy punch and Tin Tile 3D embossing folder
There's really not a lot to say about this card - it's very simple!

The daisy is stamped with Blackberry Bliss ink on three shades of cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Purple Posy - each cut out with the Daisy Punch.

The background is a piece of the gorgeous Noble Peacock Foil Sheet embossed with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.

I cut a scrap of Rich Razzleberry card to size and wrapped some of the ribbon around it.

Glitter Enamel Dots make up the centre of the flower which is attached with a Stampin' Dimensional.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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