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Inkspire Me Challenge 355

June 19, 2018

Today’s card is created using the sketch challenge at Inkspire Me.   The sketch was a very simple one and I decided that the Detailed With Love stamp set was a perfect fit.  I punched the top left and bottom right hand corners of Very Vanilla card using the Detailed Trio Punch.  To create this look, you have to punch the card twice, firstly with the detailed motif and then with the corner rounder (or the other way around, it doesn’t make a difference).   I embossed the centre of the Very Vanilla card using one of the Petal Pair Embossing Folders before attaching to scored and folded Mint Macaron card.  I attached two strips of the Love What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper to the left of the embossing.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed With Love stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Mint Macaron ink and cut it out using one of the scalloped ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I punched the top right hand corner of the card using the Detailed Trip Punch.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp three of the large flowers from the Detailed With Love stamp set across the bottom of the card using Mint Macaron ink.

I am loving Mint Macaron and obviously the Love What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper.  What about you?  Have you got a new favourite colour now that we have had our colour revamp?  I actually think the new combinations show some of our old favourites in a new and positive light as well, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Copper Blooms

June 18, 2018

Once more this card has been created using the Accented Blooms stamp set and the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder (I think I could become obsessed with this folder).  This time, I stamped the large floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with Copper Embossing Powder and Heat set it.   The Whisper White card, has been trimmed on an angle just above the embossed image.   I punched a narrow strip of Merry Merlot card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  The punched piece is attached behind the Whisper White card before it was attached to Copper Foil card which is embossed using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder I wrapped the top of the Whisper White card using Whisper White 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon and tied a knot.  The whole piece is attached to Merry Merlot card and then scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped “congratulations” from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set onto Whisper White card using Versamark.  I sprinkled the image with Copper Embossing powder and heat set it.  The greeting is punched out using the Tailored Tag Punch before attaching to the card front.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder and Heat set it.  The stamped Whisper White card is attached to Merry Merlot card.

The finished card is not quite how I imagined it in the beginning but I think so far of the three I have shared it is my favourite.  What about you, which one do you like?

Bye for now,

Kris

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New from Memories and More

June 16, 2018

Have you seen the new card and envelope packs that Stampin’ Up! released in the new catalogue that are designed to be used with the Memories and More cards.  There is a large card which you can use with the 6 x 4″ Memories and More cards and a smaller card which you can use with the 4 x 3″ cards.  Today I am sharing a couple of cards that I created using these cards and the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card pack.  The first card has a 3″ x 4″ Delightfully Detailed Memories and More card attached to the front with one of the laser cut specialty cards attached over the top.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed with Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut out the image using one of the ovals from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  The die doesn’t match the stamp perfectly but by adding a Whisper White scalloped oval behind the greeting you can’t see where the stamp ends.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  I decorated the inside of the card by stamping the larger flower from the Detailed With Love stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink.   This card didn’t really take any time to create and I think it is beautiful.

The second card uses one of the 6″ x 4″ cards from the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack .  I punched a narrow strip of Mint Macaron card using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and attached it across the centre of the card.  I wrapped the card over the bottom of the Mint Macaron Ribibon Border with the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tied a knot.  The whole piece is attached to one of the large Whisper White Memories and More Cards.  I stamped the greeting from the Detailed With Love stamp set onto Whisper White card using Mint Macaron ink.  The images is cut out using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and attached to a Whisper White scalloped oval.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.  To decorate the inside of the card, I used several of the stamps from the Detailed with Love stamp set which I stamped using Mint Macaron ink.

Truly a gorgeous creation and so simple to achieve.  I hope you will take a look at the possibilities for using your Memories and More Card Packs with these card and envelope packs.

Bye for now,

Kris

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More Accented Blooms

June 15, 2018

Here is the second card I created using the Accented Blooms stamp set.  This time I embossed a piece of Old Olive card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the embossed card using the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon before attaching to scored and folded Daffodil Delight card.  I stamped the large floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This time I coloured the image using Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen.  The image is attached to Daffodil Delight card and then the card front using dimensionalsI stamped the greeting from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Daffodil Delight card and used the Tailored Tag Punch to cut it out.  The greeting is also attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I embossed a strip of Old Olive card using the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and attached it to Whisper White card.  I wrapped the top of the embossing with the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon.

I wasn’t sure about the colours in this one but the more I look at it the more I like it.  What about you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Accented Blooms

June 14, 2018

Here is my first attempt at using the gorgeous new stamp set Accented Blooms.  For this card, I embossed Whisper White card using the beautiful new Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder.  This is a truly gorgeous embossing folder and needs to be seen to understand just how beautiful it is.  I wrapped the card with Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon and tied a knot before attaching the embossed card to scored and folded Rich Razzleberry card.  I stamped the large floral image from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The image is coloured using Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  I attached the image panel to Rich Razzleberry card and then the card front.  I stamped the “hello” from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Rich Razzleberry ink and punched it out using the Tailored Tag Punch.  The greeting is attached to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Accented Blooms stamp set onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The leaf image is also from the same stamp set and is stamped just below the greeting using the same ink.  I coloured the leaf image using the light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.

This is such a pretty stamp set and teamed with this gorgeous embossing folder, I think looks quite stunning.  I hope you agree.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy Birthday Ethan

June 12, 2018

Today my eldest grandson is celebrating his 12th birthday, his last year before becoming a teenager!  I can’t believe how fast the years have gone.  Anyway I thought I would share with you the card that I made for him and since I am not seeing him till after school, I have scheduled this post a little later in the day.

Ethan loves to play guitar in any form and is developing a keen interest in perhaps learning the drums as well.  Luckily he can do quite a lot of this at school.  Anyway I wanted to make him a card that reflects this love as well as his love of the great outdoors.  I started by stamping the Sheet Music Background stamp onto Very Vanilla card using Crumb Cake ink.  I sponged all around the edges of the card using the same ink and then wrapped it with a piece of 5/8″ Burlap RibbonThe panel is attached to scored and folded Balmy Blue card.  I stamped the guitar from the Country Livin’ stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I covered it with a post-it-note mask before stamping the boots from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I covered the boots with a post-it-note mask  and then covered the panel from the bottom of the boots up before sponging with Crumb Cake ink and a little Granny Apple Green ink.  I removed the mask across the panel but left the ones covering the boots and guitar and stamped the mountain image from the Waterfront stamp set using Blackberry Bliss ink.  With the masks still covering the boots and the guitar I sponged Pool Party ink close to the mountains and then Balmy Blue ink across the rest of the panel.  Once I had done all of that, I removed the masks and then used the largest oval from the Layering Oval Framelits Dies to cut out the image.  I coloured the guitar and boot images using Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake and the Bronze Stampin’ Blends.  I attached the panel to the card front but didn’t add any dimensionals as I felt that the colours made it stand out enough.  I stamped “happy birthday” from the Picture Perfect stamp set onto Very Vanilla card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used the Classic Label Punch to cut it out.  The greeting is attached to the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.

To decorate the inside of the card, I masked across the bottom of Very Vanilla card with Post-It- Notes and stamped the Sheet Music Background using Crumb Cake ink and sponged over the stamped image using the same ink before removing the masks.  I stamped the greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink before attaching the panel to the inside of the card.

I love the way the sky looks just like it does on a winter’s day in outback Queensland at Longreach or Winton or somewhere similar.  I’d love to hear what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Happy New Home

June 11, 2018

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend who has just move house.  I followed a basic tutorial by Amanda Bates to create my card.  I cut my card base from Thick Whisper White following Amanda’s instructions and I must admit I was inspired by a card I had seen that she posted but can’t find it now.  I embossed Cajun Craze card using the Brick Wall Embossing Folder which, unfortunately, has now retired.  This is one embossing folding I will miss very much.  I attached a strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the card front and also across the bottom of the easel part of the card.   I attached the embossed card to the centre panel as well as both side panels.  I attached another piece of the same Wood Textures Designer Series Paper across the bottom of the centre panel, covering the bottom of the embossed Cajun Craze card, to “hopefully” look like a step.   I stamped the door from the At Home With You stamp set onto Smoky Slate card using Smoky Slate ink and cut out the image using the matching At Home Framelits Die.  I stamped the door image once more onto Basic Gray card using Basic Gray ink and cut out the door.  The door is hinged, so I cut down the score line to separate the door from the frame and attached the Basic Gray door to the Smoky Slate frame.  I stamped the “hanger” image onto the door using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I attached the door to the centre of the card front.  I stamped the small frame image onto Crumb Cake card using Crumb Cake ink and then stamped “congrats” into the centre of the frame.  I cut out the image using the matching At Home Framelits Die and attached the sign to the bottom of the stamped “hanger”.  I stamped the flower pot images onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut them out using the matching At Home Framelits Die.  I coloured the images using Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Markers.  I attached one of the flower pots to each side of the door.  I stamped the “welcome” image onto Whisper White card using Cajun Craze ink and cut it out using the matching At Home Framelits Die.  I attached the “welcome” to the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper on the easel part of the frame using dimensionals.  This is what holds the card open.

I stamped “on your new home” on the inside of the easel part of the frame using Cajun Craze ink.  I must admit that this is not a stamp set that I use very often, but I am so happy with this card that I think it will now see more ink.

This card was made for a very dear friend who has just moved house.  Unfortunately, I had the wrong address and so it has been sent and resent and hopefully has now reached the correct destination.

Bye for now,

Kris

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