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Sympathy

July 9, 2019

Today’s card is one of those that I hate making.  It’s so hard when you get the news that someone has passed away and you know you want to send a card but it’s hard to make a start.  I decided to use the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper which I had already #loveitchopit, so it was ready to go.  This paper is really gorgeous on it’s own so I didn’t add any embellishments.  I simply attached the Designer Series Paper to scored and folded Blackberry Bliss card.  I cut Gold Foil card using one of the dies from the Detailed Bands Dies and attached it across the Designer Series Paper.  I stamped the “with sympathy” from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.  I cut out the greeting with another of the dies from the Detailed Bands Dies and attached it to the card front.  You can see that both these dies are made to fit together which takes the guesswork out of creating.  To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set onto Whisper White card using Blackberry Bliss ink.

So even though it’s no fun to make these cards, I was pleased with how easily it came together.  Stampin’ Up! does make it easy for us with so many co-ordinating stamps and dies and beautiful designer series paper.

Bye for now,

Kris

 

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Tasteful Textures

July 8, 2019

I  loved the dies that are part of the Tasteful Textures bundle and couldn’t resist CASing a card that Stampin’ Up! shared in the latest Stampin’ Success magazine which is for demonstrators only.  I have taken a little licence with the card but that’s what CASing is all about – you see something you love and then you create it putting your own spin on it.  I cut Night of Navy card three times using the floral die from the Tasteful Background Dies.  This die is easy to line up and keep die cutting to get one large pattern.  I punched one end of a piece of Vellum cardstock and attached it to the die cut card. I coloured a length of 5/8″ Gold Metallic Edge ribbon using the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend and attached it over the Vellum.  The whole panel is attached to scored and folded Thick Whisper White card.  I stamped the filigree image from the Tasteful Textures stamp set onto Whisper White card using Crushed Curry card.  The image is cut out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  You need to use a die that is wide enough so that you get the whole image which will actually be much longer than you need.   Sooo, you cut it once lining up the die so that the top of the image sits just inside the top of the die. Then you cut it again lining up the bottom of the image inside the die.  It is very easy to line the die up so that it cuts perfectly.  I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Textures stamp set over the top using Night of Navy ink and attached the panel to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the image from the Tasteful Textures stamp set which has the same shape as the die I used on the front, using Crushed Curry ink.

This card is so pretty!  The Metallic Edge ribbon gives just enough bling to the card front.  Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Come Sail Away Memories & More

July 6, 2019

To create the album I shared with you a couple of weeks ago I allowed 1/2 a packet of Come Sail Away Memories and More cards, however, I didn’t use all of them and so I decided to create a few quick and easy cards using the remaining 3″ x 4″ cards.  Basically each card is the same, I embossed Whisper White card using the Sailing 3D Embossing Folder and attached it to scored and folded card in a colour to co-ordinate with the image panel.  I attached a 3″ x 4″ Memories and More card to co-ordinating coloured cardstock and then the card front using dimensionals. I used the Sailing Home stamp set to add a greeting using the co-ordinating coloured ink.  The greetings are attached to cardstock and then the card front using dimensionals and snail where they overlay the image panel.

To finish off each of the cards, I stamped a co-ordinating image from the Sailing Home stamp set onto the inside of the card, in the co-ordinating coloured ink.   The inks and cardstock I have used are Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede.

 

I think they all turned out great don’t you.  This is a very simple way to create lots of cards, quickly and easily using limited products.  A great idea for when you are on holidays or going to long appointments.  Let me know what you think.

Bye for now,

Kris

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Another Catalogue Case

July 5, 2019

While I was still on a roll using the Tasteful Textures bundle, I decided to case a second card from the Annual Catalogue (you can find it on page 135).  I have changed out the featured image on this card but I think it works well.  This time I cut Whisper White card with another of the Tasteful Background Dies.  This one looks a little bit like flowers.  After I had die cut the card, I wrapped it with the Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon and attached the card to scored and folded Rococo Rose card. I stamped the greeting from the Tasteful Textures stamp set onto Sahara Sand card using Rococo Rose ink and punched one end using the Triple Banner Punch.  I stamped the large flower from the Daisy Lane stamp set twice onto scrap Whisper White card using Rococo Rose ink.   I also stamped the small flower from the same stamp set onto Whisper White card using Rococo Rose ink.  I curled the petals of the flowers slightly and attached them together.  I attached the flower to the left hand side of the greeting banner before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped one of the greetings from the Daisy Lane stamp set onto Whisper White card using Rococo Rose ink.  I also stamped the smaller flower from the Daisy Lane stamp set using Rococo Rose ink.

I am feeling rather pleased with my latest creative project.  What do you think?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge 414

July 4, 2019

Today’s card uses the sketch challenge at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday and a fabulous stamp set called Young at Heart.  I loved the recently retired You’ve Got Style and couldn’t resist this stamp set when I saw it.   So much fun for ladies who are of a certain age!  I attached Melon Mambo card to Whisper White card and then added Gorgeous Grape card.  I embossed the whole panel using the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder.  The embossed panel is attached to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I stamped the image from the Young at Heart stamp set onto Shimmery White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the image using the new Pigment Sprinkles.  These are similar to the Brusho crystals we had but packaged so much better and the colours match Stampin’ Up! colours.  To do the colouring, I sprinkled a little onto a Clear Block and used my Aqua Painter to add water and then coloured the image. I used the Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles.  To colour the “skin” I just watered down the Melon Mambo until it was very pale.  I think it turned out great.  I attached the image panel to Basic Black card and then the card front using dimensionals.

To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped the greeting “Young at heart…just a little older in other places” which comes from the Young at Heart stamp set, onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I know I am going to love this stamp set and I will be back with more samples soon.  I am also in love with the new Pigment Sprinkles.  I love that they are packaged with a little clip lock, so you don’t have to make a hole and use the thumb tack to keep it closed.  The fact that they match Stampin’ Up! colours is also a real bonus.  Maybe we can look forward to more of these, (please).

Bye for now,

Kris

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Unfortunately any 3D Embossing Folders that carried over from the last Annual Catalogue are not orderable at the moment.  I will let you know as soon as they are.

 

Inkspire Me #395

July 2, 2019

Today’s card was inspired by the challenge at Inkspire Me and once again uses the Band Together stamp set.  I embossed Whisper White card using the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder and attached it to Whisper White card.  I stamped the greeting from the Band Together stamp set onto the lower right hand corner of the Whisper White card using Terracotta Tile ink.  I wrapped the bottom of the embossed card with Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon and attached the panel to scored and folded Terracotta Tile card. I stamped the flower and the leaves from the Band Together stamp set onto the Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper using Versamark ink.  I sprinkled the image with White Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I used my Aqua Painter to add water inside the embossed flower.  Once I had enough water inside the embossed image, I used the Aqua Painter to add Terracotta Tile ink to colour the petals.   I cleaned the Aqua Painter and added water and Crushed Curry ink to the centre of the flower.  I used the same principle to colour the leaves using Pretty Peacock ink.  I used the co-ordinating dies from the Detailed Bands Dies to cut out the flower and the leaves.  I attached the leaves to the back of the flower before attaching to the card front using dimensionals.   To decorate the inside of the card, I stamped another of the greetings from the Band Together stamp set using Terracotta Tile ink.

I loved this card and decided to create another one exactly the same, this time using Terracotta Tile ink and Ribbon.

Don’t they look lovely?

Bye for now,

Kris

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Heather and Lace

July 1, 2019

This is another card I made for my catalogue launch using the A Little Lace stamp set and co-ordinating Stitched Lace Dies.  I cut Granny Apple Green card using the Stitched Lace Dies and then cut one long edge using the edgelit die.  The die cut panel is attached across the bottom of Whisper White card and then scored and folded Highland Heather card.  I stamped the daisy image onto Whisper White card using Granny Apple Green ink.  I stamped the image once more onto scrap Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I coloured the flowers using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends and then cut out the flowers.  I attached the fussy cut flowers over the stamped flowers using dimensionals.  The image panel is attached to Gorgeous Grape card and then the card front using dimensionals.  Lastly I added Clear Faceted Gems to the centres of the flowers.

To decorate the inside of the card, I inked the border image using Granny Apple Green and Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write Markers before stamping across the bottom of Whisper White card. ( I am sorry this is such a poor photo but I just couldn’t get a great photo of the inside of the card.)

I really love the extra dimension that you get by adding the fussy cut flowers, don’t you?

Bye for now,

Kris

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