Monday 27 March 2023

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Fun Techniques

Hello and welcome to the March Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

This month we are creating projects using fun techniques.

How to settle on one technique was difficult but having to make it simple took a bit of thought. My right wrist tendonitis continues so a lot of techniques needed to be ruled out. I decided to stamp on Vellum and explain how to adhere the vellum to the card stock without the adhesive showing through the Vellum.

  1. Start with a Garden Green card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut another piece of Garden Green card stock to measure 9.2cm x 13.5cm
  3. Cut the piece of Designer Series Paper to measure 9cm x 13.3cm and glue to the above matt layer of Garden Green card stock. Secure to the card base using Dimensionals
  4. On a piece of Vellum stamp the tree trunk in Crumb Cake ink and the tree top in Garden Green ink. Allow each stamped image to dry before stamping the next. Die cut using the 6.5cm x 10cm Deckled Rectangle Die
  5. Adhere to the card front using GlueDots™ behind the tree leaves and trunk 
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Garden Green on Garden Green card stock and tie cut using the die from then Something Fancy Dies, or use scissors to trim
  7. Cut an *cm length of the Natural trim and banner the ends. 
  8. Use Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the trim then use glue to adhere to the right side of the card front

Make sure you click on the net blog button below to hop around to see everyones fun techniques this month. Thanks for stopping by!!

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7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon
7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon
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Wednesday 22 March 2023

Colour INKspiration #140

Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration #140

We have a beautiful colour palette for this challenge. Lou Kitzelman has chosen this challenges inspiration image. Perfect for Easter which will be here soon.

The crew would love you to join us for one of the challenges! It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics. 

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create with 
these gorgeous colours.

I have used the Honeybee Home stamp set for my card.

  1. Start with a Basic White card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut another piece of Basic White card stock to measure  9cm x 13.3cm and run this through the Cut & Emboss machine using the detailed Basics Embossing folder, then glue to the card front
  3. Cut a 11cm x 3cm piece off Petal Pink card stock and cut a 11cm x 2cm piece of So Saffron card stock and glue the So Saffron piece underneath the Petal Pink piece. Once dry rough the edges with your scissors
  4. Curt a 10cm x 4.5cm piece of Vellum. Stamp the floral spray in Versamak™Ink, then sprinkle with gold embossing powder and set with the heat tool
  5. Colour the backside of the Vellum with Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin' Blends. Adhere the Vellum piece to the top of the Petal Pink and So Saffron piece using Glue Dots ™ behind the flowers
  6. Adhere this to the left hand side of card front using DImensionals
  7. Tie a 25cm length of the gold twine in a double bow and adhere to the bottom of the Vellum using a Glue Dots™ 
  8. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a 10cm x 4cm piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock. Die cut it with the banner from the Stylish Shapes Dies. Adhere on top of the bow using Dimensionals
  9. Secure three of the Gold Faceted Sequins around the card front

Many thanks for visiting my blog post today!

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Heat Tool
Paper Snips

Sunday 12 March 2023

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - Technique Challenge

Hello and welcome to the March Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop.

This month we have a technique challenge requiring the crew to showcase die cutting.

I love die cutting and wanted to show how easy and amazing the larger more detailed dies are to use. I am using the gorgeous Two Tone Flora Bundle for my card. The detailed larger die in this bundle caught my eye as soon as I saw it in the Annual Catalogue and was the first product I ordered. I love the large two step stamped blooms a lot.

  1. Start with a Fresh Freesia card base measuring 21cm x 13.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut the DSP to measure 10.5cm x 13.9cm and glue to the card base
  3. Cut a 10cm x 13.7cm piece of White card stock and centre the large die before running both through the Cut & Emboss Machine a couple of times to ensure all areas have been cut properly. Then glue to the card front
  4. On a piece of Basic White card stock stamp the large flower. First in Fresh Freesia and then the detailed image in Gorgeous Grape. Stamp two lots of the small flowers in Gorgeous Grape and Die cut all pieces
  5. Stamp the two leaves in Versamark™ink on Basic White card stock, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. Then die cut the leaves
  6. Cut a 20cm length of the Night of Navy ribbon and tie in a bow. Secure to the bottom left of the card using a GlueDot™
  7. Arrange then secure the die cut pieces to the top of the ribbon using Dimensionals and Glue
  8. On an 8cm x 3cm piece of Night of Navy card stock stamp the sentiment in  Versamark™ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool. Die cut using the small die from the Something Fancy Dies. Adhere to the card front using Dimensionals
  9. Secure three of the Gorgeous Grape Glossy Dots around the floral image

AS you can see there are a lot of die cut images and pieces in this card. They all work so wonderfully when they are from a coordinating suite of products. The night of Navy Ribbon is not from the same suite but I felt it worked with the colour palette from the DSP.

Up next on our blog hop is the talented Gez Carpenter.

Click on the next blog button below to head to her blog post for more Die Cutting inspiration.

Have a great weekend! I hope you plan to be creative this weekend if you can.

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Heat Tool
Paper Snips