Up, Up and away!!

I’m so excited to share that I have been chosen to be a part of The AddINKtive Designs team!!   My clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley, creates the most amazing card tutorials (check out her tutorial shop here).  Each month, I’ll be showcasing my projects using her tutorials.

For my first card, I decided to use the One Wild Ride, Z-Fold, Slider card tutorial (Try saying that fast!!).  You can check it out Bronwyn’s card, here.

I don’t have the One Wild Ride stamp set so I had a look through my stamps to see what might work.  I found the Lift Me Up stamp set and the matching Up and Away thinlits and thought that the large thinlit balloon would work perfectly on the slider.

I was so brave and decided to cut that stunning piece of dsp from the Birthday Memories DSP, you know, the one with the animals walking over the hill.  I thought it would look like the hot air balloons were floating in amongst the drifting balloons in the sky!

Using old olive cardstock, I created the slider piece and added in some hills.  I sponged it to get some texture but it still need a little bit of something else.  Just as I went to grab my camera to take the photos, I noticed the Sheltering Tree stamp set and it has a grass stamp!!  Just what it needed.

To cut out the large balloon thinlit, I stuck together the piece of dsp and a piece of thick whisper white cardstock using the returned Multipurpose adhesive sheets.  I wanted to give the balloon a bit of stability so that it would fall over.  I then put a little piece of white cardstock behind the basket so that you can’t see the dimensional behind it.

I then coloured the balloon stamps with markers and cut them out using the thinlits.  I just love not having to fussy cut!  I deliberated for a while about what sentiment to use but ended up going with one from the Birthday banners set.

I have discovered that these cards are hard to photograph!  So here we go!!

I’ll be sharing a tutorial from Bronwyn each week so make sure you follow my blog!

Let me know what you think about this project!

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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions

I had a fun day yesterday at the V8 Supercars at the Ipswich SuperSprint with my Dad.  I gave him tickets for his 70th birthday in May!  We had a fab day even though we melted in the afternoon.

So this week, we are back casing the Everyday Occasions section, pages 16-67 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There are so many gorgeous cards in this section.  I decided to case the card on the right on page 24 using the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  Isn’t this set just lovely?  I don’t use it often enough.

I didn’t actually change a lot on this card.  I used the gold side of the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP.  I made the centre piece a little smaller so that you could see more of the gorgeous paper.

I used a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock and gently water coloured with Sweet Sugarplum ink.  You can use other cardstock other than watercolour paper to do watercolouring but you can’t make it too wet or it will start to pill.  I then inked up my flower in versamark ink and then the Sweet Sugarplum ink, then stamped and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I cut out the flower in Very Vanilla from the Flourish Thinlit dies and glued it on using the fine tip glue pen.    As the DSP uses gold foil, I decided to go with a gold foil banner at the bottom rather than a glitter one like the sample.  I then cut out a small gold foil flower and added a gold faceted gem on the top.

I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum and voila, a gorgeous card is done!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Next up is the fabulous Krissy.

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Wow, what a tutorial!!

My clever friend, Bronwyn Eastley at Addinktive Designs, has put out a call for members to join her Addinktive Design Tutorial Design team.

I love her tutorials!  The cards are amazing, and her instructions have great photos and lots of detail.  I purchased the Z-fold card with a Picket Fence tutorial last year and ran it as a class for my regular stamping class.  I realised I didn’t blog about it, so here we go!!

I love the Jars of Love set.  I was a little late to the party getting this set, but I’m so glad I did.  When I did this card as a class, I actually stamped and cut out all the flowers for my 10 ladies.  Yes, ALL OF THEM!!  Did you know that adds up to about a million flowers!  Well, it felt like it!!

So here it is closed, so you can see it does fit into a standard envelope.

Here’s a front on view. (BTW, it’s not the easiest card to photograph!!)

Can you see the Z?

Isn’t it pretty!!

Whilst it was a challenge to make this in a class, the ladies did a great job and really enjoyed it.

I’m going to have to try this one using a different stamp set and see how it turns out.

Let me know what you think!

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CI14

We are back with another gorgeous colour challenge for you this week.

Aren’t those boots amazing!  I want some in that colour!!  This week’s colours are Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Night of Navy.

When I get ready to create my colour projects, I always get out the card stock and look at it together and see what grabs me about it.  The Rich Razzleberry stood out for me with this one so I decided to make it the background piece.  Then I grabbed the Graceful Garden stamp set and decided to use the matching Garden Trellis embossing folder.

I love the new crinkled seam binding ribbon and I was excited that this challenge include Night of Navy so I could use my ribbon!!  I added the bow at the base of the flower so that it looks like it is tied around the bouquet.

Speaking of the flower, I embossed it in gold and fussy cut it out.  You know that’s my favourite thing, right!!  NOT!!!  Well, the embossing part is!

My sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.  Such a handy stamp set especially when you only want a small sized greeting.  Now, how did I get that little banner?  Well I used the Classic label punch to punch out the sentiment, then went to the side of the punch and re-inserted the banner and punched out a small piece.  (ok, it’s a bit hard to describe, but it’s easy to do!!)

Next up is the talented Krissy Buck

 

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A small wonder

I don’t know about you but I enjoy doing easy projects every once in a while. I was feeling like exploring doing a One Sheet Wonder but didn’t really have the time to make 11 or 12 cards.

After spending some time (more than I care to admit!!) on Pinterest, I found a One Sheet Wonder for 6″x6″ dsp here on SMD Paper Arts, which creates just 3 cards.

I decided to use the Wood Textures DSP Stack as it’s already the right size! I then trimmed it according to the template.  I did have to trim a little extra as our Aussie cardstock is a little bit smaller than US.

Unfortunately, I’ve had to use a few of my sympathy cards lately, so I needed to make a few to have handy in my stash.  I’ve used the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set and embossed the sentiments with gold.  The photos don’t really do the embossing justice.

I added a strip of the new black shimmer ribbon which has a little sparkle to it.  I then used the layering framelits and the stitched shape framelits for the sentiment piece.

Hopefully, I won’t need to use these soon but if I do, I’ll have them ready.

A one sheet wonder template is a great resource when you are short of ideas and you get to showcase our gorgeous designer series paper.

Leave me a comment and tell me which is your favourite dsp from the current catalogue.  I’ll feature the most popular one next week.

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I’ve found some MOJO

I’ve always loved the Mojo Monday challenges, which is a sketch challenge blog, although I don’t follow them regularly.  I was saddened to find out they have finished creating new challenges recently.  They did 500 sketches which is an amazing feat!

However, the sketches are still available on their site and on Pinterest.  I’m still going to use their sketches for inspiration as I think they are great.  So today, I’m using sketch 459.

As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew I had to use the Color Theory DSP Stack.  As I was trying to not use Berry Burst (I thought I should give it a rest!), I went with Dapper Denim instead.

I love the Big on Birthdays set and I haven’t use this stamp of the set yet.  I kept to the same colour theme for my ink and kept it clean and simple.  I also used the Night of Navy crinkled seam binding ribbon and then cut a flower from the Support Ribbon framelits and added a Glitter enamel dot for a bit of bling.

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Don’t forget you can still take advantage of the starter kit promotion.  For only $169 you get to choose $235 worth of product and receive an essentials gift pack and a sneak peak stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue, Carols of Christmas.

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CTC138 – Holidays

It’s my favourite time of the week, when I get to share my latest card for the Caseing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop!

This week, we are casing the Holiday section again (you know, Christmas in July!!) pages 112-125 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

There’s lots of gorgeous cards in this section so as always, it’s hard to decide which one to case.

I went with the centre card on page 118, with the stripes.

I actually started off with a striped dsp but when I came to assemble the layout, it just didn’t look great.  I’ve cased the layout of this card, with a rectangle piece and the ribbon behind it.

I really love Berry Burst and the crinkle seam binding ribbon is just gorgeous!  So soft and easy to use.   The Big on Birthdays stamp set is one of my favourites, especially this birthday stamp with the flowers.  I stamped in Memento Black Ink and then coloured with the water colour pencils.  To create the pink flowers, I combined two pencils, melon mambo and rich razzleberry, and then blended with the blender pen.

Now you may have noticed that I have a Stitched Shape rectangle.  But we don’t sell rectangles, I hear you say!!  Well, you can make your own.

Step 1 – Cut a piece of cardstock the width of the framelit.

Step 2 – Place the framelit carefully over the piece, (you might feel more comfortable using a piece of washi tape to hold it in place).  Then run it through the big shot but don’t go all the way through.  Stop about two thirds of the way.  (You don’t want to cut the final straight edge)

Step 3 – Then turn the cardstock and place the die (sticking with washi if need be), then run back through the big shot, only going two thirds again.

I hope that helps you to create lots of rectangles!!

Next up is Rachel.

Don’t forget to share your projects on our Facebook group.  We have two winners, a most likes winner and a Crew pick.  You just need to get your entry in by Sunday 7pm and the winner is announced the following Monday.

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