Thursday, 14 November 2019

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Christmas - Olive Christmas Gleaming

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

Our theme this month is to provide inspiration for Christmas projects and mine is really simple and easy to replicate for bulk lots of cards ... and the leftovers can be used to make another elegant design of card (see my next post, on 17 November, to see that card!).  
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A simple and easy to bulk produce Christmas card featuring lush copper and the Brightly Gleaming Suite
The holly is copper heat embossed on Very Vanilla cardstock and then hand cut.

The layers of Very Vanilla, Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil Sheet are all cut with Stitched Rectangles dies.  The greeting is a segment of the Classic Weave Ribbon that's part of the Brightly Gleaming Suite of products.

TIP:  Use Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the centres from each of the layers and save the resulting rectangles and frames for use in another project.
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The copper creates a beautiful rich, warm shimmer in this Christmas card
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Stephanie

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Good Morning Magnolia Emboss Resist Watercolour Wash

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A soft, feminine birthday card featuring the Good Morning Magnolia image and quick and easy watercolouring
Let's take a little break from Christmas cards to celebrate a friend's birthday!

I clear heat embossed the floral image on Watercolor Paper and then spritzed the whole sheet generously with water before using a damp brush to add a very light, and rough, wash of Blueberry Bushel ink.

With the piece still damp, I added more Blueberry Bushel ink onto the petals and Shaded Spruce ink onto the leaves and stem, creating some shadows with darker shades of ink.

I finished by picking up both Blueberry Bushel and Shaded Spruce ink on a wet brush to add some shading around the image.

The greeting from Beautiful Day is stamped with Blueberry Bushel ink.

I adhered the painted layer to the Shaded Spruce base card and then added a Blueberry Bushel frame which was a by-product of cutting a rectangle for a previous card.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Sunday, 10 November 2019

Brightly Gleaming #Elfie

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An elegant Christmas card ... with just a touch of cuteness!
I made this card at the same time and using the same basic methodology as this card but changed it up just a little.

I stamped the #Elfie image with Stazon ink and then watercoloured it with Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I used Mango Melody for the hair.  I also painted the buttons and bells with Mango Melody ink and then added a little Golden Glitz metallic ink although the photograph doesn't really pick up the shimmer.  I used Petal Pink ink to paint the skin and a touch of Smoky Slate for shadow on the trim of the hat.

The greeting is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Brightly Gleaming Jolly Christmas Card

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This Christmas card is a CASE of a card that can be found in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue
The Stampin' Up! catalogues are a wonderful source of inspiration.  This card is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) of one of the cards on page 30 of the Holiday Catalogue.  

I have, however, reversed the layering process on the card.

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Using the Stitched Rectangles dies makes it simple to create the double frame on this Christmas card
To the centre of the Old Olive base card, I adhered a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that I had copper heat embossed with the greetig.  TIP:  Just like Stampin' Up, I omitted the ampersand at the beginning of the greeting by temporarily covering it with a piece of washi tape when inking with the Versamark.

I cut a rectangle of Copper Foil and removed the centre with the second largest Stitched Rectangle die.  I then used the largest Stitched Rectangle die to remove the centre of the top layer of Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Paper.

One of the baubles is clear heat embossed on Old Olive cardstock and the other is copper heat embossed on Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  Both are sponged around the edges (getting lighter towards the centre) with Old Olive ink.  They are cut out with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.

The Holly is copper heat embossed onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then watercoloured with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive inks before fussy cutting.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Golden Glitz Dashing Deer

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A Dashing Deer Christmas card with a Golden Glitz watercolour background
In a previous post I shared how I made some Golden Glitz watercolour backgrounds.  This card uses another piece of the background.

I stamped the deer onto Blackberry Bliss card with Golden Glitz metallic ink (using my Stamparatus so that I could overstamp for better coverage) and cut it out with the coordinating Detailed Deer die.

I gold heat embossed the greeting and cut it out with one of the Merry Christmas dies, deciding to sponge the edges with gold ink to soften the look.

As always, I cut out the centre of the Gold Foil layer for use in another project.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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