Monday, 20 January 2020

Timeless Tropical Bundle

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I just wish I'd moved that leaf before the glue set! Timeless Tropical Bundle & Poppy Moments Dies
I wish ... if only ... I should have ... These are the phrases that sometimes go through my head when I take a good look at a card I've finished in a bit of a hurry - like this one!  If only I'd positioned that right leaf a little lower!

Ah well - here it is in its flawed state - a learning experience!

Towards the top of the Soft Sea Foam layer I applied some Shimmery White Embossing Paste through my home made stencil that I cut with one of the Poppy Moments Dies.

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Friday, 17 January 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! International Design Team Blog Hop - Mini & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues: Peaceful Poppies Suite

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 our theme is the Mini and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues.

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Oh, I really love the Peaceful Poppies Suite of products!!
As I often do, I made a stencil with one of the Poppy Moments Dies and a piece of Window Sheet (so I can rinse and reuse it).  I used this to sponge onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then generously spritzed with water and allowed to dry.  This formed my background.

The poppy flowers are created with Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The foliage is cut from Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

The label and it's flourish are cut with the Painted Labels Dies that also form part of the amazing Painted Poppies Suite and the greeting is from the coordinating Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.  I purchased the Poppy Moments Dies and Peaceful Moments stamps as a bundle and saved 10%.  Sale-A-Bration is a good time to make purchases such as this.  Each bundle in the Peaceful Poppies Suite qualifies for a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

The finishing touches were a few Peaceful Poppies Sequins.

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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Case A Card: Poppy Moments & Stones

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Our theme this month is Case A Card.
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Put together a few flowers with the Poppy Moments Dies and the card almost makes itself!
My card is CASEd from samples on page 27 of the new Mini Catalogue.
Excerpt from Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue 2020
My card base and poppy outlines are Poppy Parade cardstock (seemed appropriate!).  The foliage is cut from Mossy Meadow cardstock and Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper.  The poppy petals  are also cut from Perennial Essence paper.

The Basic Black swirl is cut with one of the Painted Labels Dies also part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite.

Having treated myself to both of the gorgeous bundles in the Painted Poppies Suite, I could choose the stunning Power of Hope Bundle FREE from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and I used the Stone 3D Embossing Folder from that bundle to emboss the Sahara Sand layer.

A sprinkling of Peaceful Poppies Sequins adds an element of glitz and glamour.

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Monday, 13 January 2020

Poppies on Woven Threads

#thecraftythinker  #stampinup  #cardmaking  #minicatalogue  #peacefulpoppies #poppymoments , Mini Catalogue, Peaceful Poppies, Poppy Moments, Heirloom Frames, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
I love how easy it is to create a lovely card with the Peaceful Poppies Suite!
I was really excited when my Peaceful Poppies Suite of products arrived this week, so immediately put together a bunch of flowers and foliage which led to three cards.  This is the first.

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Friday, 10 January 2020

Power Of Hope & Free As A Bird

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A peaceful scene created with the Power Of Hope and Free As A Bird stamp sets
This rather peaceful card is a variation of another card I made recently with the Power of Hope stamp set - Free during Sale-A-Bration (bundled with a 3D embossing folder) with a purchase of $180.

The little birds resting on the Cherry Blossom Tree are from the Free As A Bird stamp set and the greeting is from Good Morning Magnolia.

I stamped the images and greeting with Saddle Brown Stazon ink and then watercoloured with the following inks:
Blueberry Bushel, Petal Pink, Seaside Spray, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

  • I like to work out my composition on a scrap piece of paper before committing to my good cardstock.  I draw an outline the same size as my finished piece .
  • Use watercolour paper - it's designed to handle the fluid and is, therefore, easier to work on and will give a better result.  I have a cupboard full of a variety of watercolour papers but, for cardmaking, my favourite is definitely the Fluid 100 (see product list below) as it a good quality weight, has a smooth enough finish to support clean stamped images and is sufficiently bright.
  • Decide on colouring medium before commencing so that you can use an appropriate ink for stamping.  IE if you decide to watercolour, use a waterproof, solvent based ink such as the Stazon I have used.  If you're going to use alcohol inks for colouring, make sure you use a water-based ink for stamping - such as Memento Tuxedo Black or any of the Stampin' Up coloured inks.
  • I painted the "grass" area with water and then painted with quite diluted green ink - starting with Soft Sea Foam and then gradually adding some Pear Pizzazz towards the bottom.  I added more pigment towards the bottom of the piece (the foreground) and for shadows since these areas are usually darker.
  • To maintain a cohesive colour palette - if I used a colour in one place, I also used it somewhere else.  For example: the Early Espresso used for the lady's hair is also used for the deepest shade on the underside of the tree branch.  Petal Pink appears for skin and cherry blossoms; Real Red is used for the roof, belt, parasol and in the cherry blossoms.
  • Unless you want them to bleed/blend one into the other, make sure adjoining areas are dry before painting.

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