Friday, 25 September 2020

Prized Peony Triple Step Cards

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A feminine & elegant triple step fun fold featuring the Peony Garden Suite of products

These cards were inspired by a beautiful Christmas card made by Karen at Crafty Karen Designs.  I used her instructions for the base card but altered the layers a little bit.
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I layered a piece of Organdy Striped Ribbon over a piece of Whisper White ribbon to achieve the effect I wanted

The darker peony was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card and then I water-coloured it with a bit of Gray Granite and Petal Pink inks.

The lighter peony was stamped with Gray Granite ink on Very Vanilla card and coloured with Petal Pink ink.
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This top view gives an idea of the construction of the Triple Step fun folds

The foliage was cut with the Forever Flourishing Dies from Soft Suede cardstock and Gray Granite to which I had given a coating of Gray Granite ink.

I selected the greeting from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set because it fit the space I had available.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Monday, 21 September 2020

2020 Birthday Card - The year that went down the toilet! : An exploding box card

Warning:  This card and post get a bit down and dirty when you get to the inside of the box!
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The outside of my exploding box card "bathroom"
 
I think I need to provide a little background to this Exploding Box Card.  It's for a friend of mine who recently made a fabulous birthday cake for a mutual friend that was a toilet roll surrounded by cupcakes in the guise of little shit emoji's!  We all laughed and agreed that this was the perfect theme for 2020!
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I clear heat embossed the Peony on black cardstock and then painted it with
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Then I saw an amazing project by the very clever Anna Helman .  She created a perfect 3D imitation of a toilet that she filled with Tootsie Rolls and made a card to go with it featuring a toilet roll.  Click here to see her project and find the link to her tutorial.

I don't have any of the dies or products that she used and Tootsie Rolls are a little difficult to find here so, inspired by her creation, I set about making my own version with what I had available in my craft room.  Then I decided to make box for it and then that idea morphed into the exploding box card that kinda looks like a bathroom.

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The greeting is cut from Black Glitter Paper with Well Written Dies and Playful Alphabet Dies
But I decided to make the lid look a bit pretty and feminine!

I attached a little message to the back of the toilet that says (please excuse my language!) "2020 may be the shit year that flushed itself down the toilet but I hope you still have an enjoyable and memorable birthday".
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The exploding card that turns into a little toilet!

I used some window sheet between the paper layers on the bottom and side to keep the "wall" with the toilet roll vertical when the lid is removed (just cut a couple of strips of window sheet, score them and fold them to a 90 degree angle).
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I used a Layering Ovals and Layering Circles Die, positioned thus, to create the toilet seat

I cut three of the toilet seat shapes and used two of them, with some window sheet sandwiched between to make the seat that can be lifted to get to the little pile of chocolate drops inside.

I lined the inside of the toilet with a little bit of plastic wrap to avoid the appearance of over-realistic skid marks on the bowl!
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The lid of the toilet opens

To make the toilet roll, I cut a strip of kitchen paper (that's always at hand in my craft room!) and wrapped it around a little roll of Soft Suede card.  Then I bent a paper clip to hang it from.
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I used a die in the Smooth Sailing set, trimmed, to create the flush handle.

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I used papers from the In Good Taste pack because I though they looked like bathroom tiles
The card is probably not in good taste!

I'm quite happy with the result of my endeavours and I know my friend will love it - but if you're in the mood to make a toilet - I'd really recommend using Anna's tutorial if you have the necessary bits and pieces - I think it looks better and a would be a bit less fiddly.  However, I'll be happy to have a go at explaining what I did for anyone who wants to try this version.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop: Favourite Season - Four Season Stamp Set

Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop.  This month our theme is Our Favourite Season.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer (The Crafty Thinker) from Australia. I hope you enjoy my card and then click on "Click here to enter" and click through the little images to see all of the other great projects in the hop!

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The daffodils in the this card evoke Spring

 For me, daffodils are the flower of Spring and Spring has sprung here in Sydney! It's my favourite season!

This image is from the Four Seasons Floral stamp set that can be found in the Beginner's Catalogue and it's a set that I like very much for its versatility.  It has multipurpose and pretty images as well as great sentiments and the images can be left simple for the beginner or dressed up for the more experienced stamper.

This is a more dressed-up version with its layers and ribbons but still quite simple.

I stamped the image repeatedly with Bumblebee ink and then watercoloured in a bit more Bumblebee ink to colour the petals.  I used a Mango Melody Stampin' Write Marker for the flower centres.

Using a Just Jade Stampin' Write Marker, I went over the stems and added a little detail to the leaves before watercolouring the leaves with a touch of Just Jade ink.

I masked off the bottom of the strip and sponged with Just Jade ink and then decided to add the ribbon and bow.

I hope the card you've seen here on my blog today has inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Stephanie Fischer.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!

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Stephanie

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Monday, 14 September 2020

Snowflake Wishes Christmas card - Casual and Stepped up to Avid stampers

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A simple stamping Christmas card with two inks, one piece of card and one stamp set

I thought I'd make my first use of the Snowflake Wishes stamp set to create a very simple stamped card (suitable for casual stampers) and then a stepped up version for the more avid card maker.

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The stepped up version of the Snowflake Wishes Christmas Card with sequins and ribbons

I used the Misty Moonlight ink for the little background snowflakes but stamped it off first onto a piece of scrap paper.

The white base cards are made with the Thick Whisper White card and the stamped layer is the normal Whisper White card.

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'Til next time!
Stephanie

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