Friday, 3 July 2020

Prized Peony on Forever Gold


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I love the soft combination of Gray Granite with Petal Pink
contrasting with the dramatic black & gold Prized Peony

I was itching to use the Forever Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper again!  I do really love the black and gold combination but thought I'd try softening the look a little bit.

The base card is Gray Granite with layers of Petal Pink and more Gray Granite under that gorgeous piece of the Forever Gold lattice-type design.

The card is finished with pieces of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon with a scattering of Gilden Gems.

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Stephanie

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Monday, 29 June 2020

Game On - Royal Flush


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A masculine card created with the Game On stamp set and Tasteful Labels Dies

Here's another card that I made with the Game On stamp set.  I decided to use a backdrop of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper to provide a suggestion of a table top.

Having stamped the image with Basic Gray ink, I used a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker to add the red colour to the playing cards then cut out the image with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

To create the black label layer, I simply cut a label, cut it in half and adhered it underneath.

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Stephanie

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Friday, 26 June 2020

Game On - Chess Pieces - A Masculine Card

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A masculine created with the Game On stamp set and In Good Taste paper

Always on the lookout for the makings of a masculine card, I couldn't resist the Game On stamp set or the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

The base card is Gray Granite to which I added a layer of Basic Gray before adhering the couple of pieces of In Good Taste DSP.

I stamped the image with Basic Gray ink onto Whisper White paper, masked the image and then stamped the checker board design  - also with Basic Gray ink but stamped off first.  I coloured the chess pieces with Gray Granite Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and stamped the greeting with Basic Gray ink.

I cut the stamped images and the Basic Gray layer beneath with Stitched Nested Labels dies and adhered them to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

In my next post I'll share a card I made with one of the other images in the Game On stamp set - a very good hand of playing cards.

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Stephanie

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Monday, 22 June 2020

Boho Indigo Stamped Vase Card

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A simple card created with the Boho Indigo Product Medley

As promised, here's another very quick and simple card made with the gorgeous Boho Indigo Product Medley.

The base card is made from Misty Moonlight cardstock with a layer of the gorgeous Boho Indigo paper.

This time, I stamped the vase onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink.  Then I added the gold heat embossed foliage and cut out the piece with one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  I added a layer of Gold Foil Sheet before adhering to the card front (remember to cut out the centre of the gold foil to make it go further!).

I stamped the flowers and cut them out with the coordinating die included in the set and also used one of the dies to cut some more foliage from one of the papers.

Lastly, I added a little bow made from the Forever Greenery Trim.

I love these products, so I'm sure I'll be sharing more Boho Indigo project soon!

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Stephanie

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Friday, 19 June 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop: Annual Catalogue - Boho Indigo Gold Flowers

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 celebrating the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

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The Boho Indigo Product Medley - a really good investment in creative possibilities

As soon as I saw the Boho Indigo Product Medley I just knew it had to join me in my craft room!  I love the papers, the stamps, dies, embellishments ... everything!  So I worked and worked on my wish list so that I could prioritise buying it!  And I'm so glad I did!   It's even better than I'd hoped!

It's sooo versatile - really easy to create a myriad of very different styles and projects.  Then, of course, it really lends itself well to a monochromatic card - which I love to do.  And, I love its elegance as well as the colour scheme and patterns.  It's great for people like me who just love the colours and patterns but especially great for people with a little experience who are ready to expand their creative possibilities with just one "set" that all works together but can also be used individually.

The papers are 6" square and in addition to the gorgeous blue patterns, there are some that are dry embossed Very Vanilla.

In this card, I created layers with Night of Navy cardstock combined with some of the embossed Very Vanilla and some of the blue patterned paper.

I added pieces of each of the ribbons to the centre piece before adhering it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Then I used more Dimensionals to stick one of the label die cuts to the card and topped it with one of the gold flowers, some of the foliage and one of the larger white paper flowers, all included in the set.

I couldn't resist an extra dash of bling, so I also added some Holiday Rhinestones even though they weren't really necessary!

It's so quick and easy to create with this Medley (almost a kit really) that I made a few more cards in quick succession and I'll be sharing those in the next few days.

Thank you so much for joining us today and we hope you'll join us again next month when we'll be creating with the 2020-2022 In-Colours!

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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Thursday, 18 June 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Favourite Designer Series Paper - In Good Taste


Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month we are sharing projects made with our favourite Designer Series Paper and, oh my goodness, it was sooo hard to choose!  Stampin' Up! have really outdone themselves with loads of stunning papers in the new 2020 Annual Catalogue! 

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How to choose a favourite Designer Series Paper when this catalogue is chock full of gorgeous paper?!!!  In truth, I couldn't.  I love them all for different reasons:  some are masculine-leaning elegance (World of Good), some are soft and feminine elegance (Peony Garden), some are great all-purpose choices (Forever Greenery, Flowers For Every Season).  Then there's bright, bold and shimmery (Artistry Blooms) as well as playful and bright (Playing With Patterns, Playful Pets). 

However, today I've chosen to use the masculine-inclined In Good Taste Designer Series Paper because to me it represents great value and is so versatile.
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Samples or off-cuts of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper make a good masculine card

I hate wasting the little leftover bits of paper, don't you?!  This sampler of some of the lovely paper in the pack is also a great way to use up odds and ends!

The greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and cut out with one of the Tasteful Labels Dies, is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  

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In Good Taste DSP makes a good backdrop for the Prized Peony Bundle

Although I consider this paper pack to be "masculine-inclined", it does also lend itself to feminine or gender neutral projects like the one above.  

For this card, I stamped with Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then coloured the image with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  I cut the image out with the coordinating Peony Die (there's a 10% saving when buying the Prized Peony bundle of dies and stamps) and then coloured around the flower with a Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blend.

I hope the cards you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you, brightened your day and introduced you to some beautiful new papers!  

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