We have another gorgeous colour combination at Colour Inkspiration this week with Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.
As always, I get out the cardstock in each colour and study them for a while to see what inspired me about them. I then have a look at my stamp sets and see what might work. I decided on the Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and the Happiest of Days stamp set for the flowers and sentiment. I really love the line work on this set.
Now don’t have a heart attack, but I actually USED some washi tape on this card!! From 2 sets, the Basics Pack 2 and the Basics pack 3.
I used my markers to colour the birthday wishes stamp which is a technique I just love. I added a little piece of Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.
I really enjoy doing my projects for Colour Inkspiration as it challenges me to use colours that I might not normally put together.
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Next up is the amazing Bronwyn.
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Sunday’s just seem to come around so quickly, don’t they!! This week, we are casing the Birthdays section of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue from pages 10-25.
I have loved the Birthday Fiesta as soon as the catalogue came out although I don’t know how often I need a Llama on a card!! But I have a friend who has Alpaca’s and it’s his birthday shortly, so this card will be perfect for him!!
I have cased the gift bag on page 10 and instead of the cactus, I’ve put the Llama.
I love the banners and I can’t wait to do more with them as they are soooo cute!! The Festive Birthday DSP is so lovely and the colours are great together.
Let me know what you think of my card!!
Next on the hop is Monique so make sure you check out her lovely project!
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This week sees the start of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue!! How exciting!! And we are already starting on our journey through the new catalogue here at CTC and are starting with the Birthday section between pages 10-25.
As I flicked through this section trying to decide which card to case, I had trouble choosing as there are so many great projects. I haven’t received my new catalogue order yet (but it’s on it’s way!!) so I went with a set that carried over. Although apparently this set is still new to me as I haven’t actually inked it up yet!
I was inspired by the cake card on page 22 of the catalogue.
I don’t have many male cards in my stash so I decided to change the colours to Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim. I also used Peekaboo Peach for my third cake. To add the ribbon, I cut a small slit down the seam of the card and tucked the ribbon through it. I then used a bit of tape on the inside of the card to hold it down.
The Endless Birthday wishes stamp set has so many great sentiments to choose from and I love how you can mix and match them.
Next on the Hop is the lovely Judy, so make sure you check out her gorgeous project.
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One of the best things that has happened since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, is the friendships that I have made. I’ve met lots of my crazy team members at convention over the years and when I met Miss Jess, we just clicked. Even though she lives in Melbourne, and I in Queensland, we chat regularly (ok, daily!!) on Facebook sharing ideas and projects that we have made.
Here we are at convention this year, with a couple of my other Stampin’ besties, Emma and Shannon from the Home Office. (Of course, Shannon is my bestie (lol!!)
My fabulous friend had a birthday this weekend just gone, so I had to make a special card for her.
I wanted to use the new Striped Scallop thinlit which I had just purchased as I am loving what I’ve seen on Pinterest made with it. But I didn’t case this time!!
So when I cut out the scallop, I found that I needed an extra piece of shim to go through the big shot as it didn’t quite cut it all the first time through. Could also be my cutting plates as they are starting to get a bit curved from lots of use!!. But I still could use what was left and decided to cut it half way. As Jess is a bit of a sparkly queen, I knew that I had to make a blingy card!! I embossed the sentiment from Flower Patch in gold embossing powder and added a bit of sequins to the flowers.
I hope she likes it!!
PS: You can check out my talented friend’s blog, here.
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