Today I’m joining in the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. It’s my first time participating in this challenge and I’ve had fun working with this sketch in mind.
I have steered away from the Christmas card theme which I’ve been on lately and created a travel theme card suitable for men.
The products I have used are mostly from the Best Route suite and I added Early Espresso and Crumb into the colour scheme. The Post Script background stamp added another element of travel for this card.
I used one of Memories & More cards in Blueberry Bushel to adhere to the Crumb Cake card base. This particular panel had a felt feel on the stripes. To get more usage out of this card, I punched out various shapes from the centre to use on the small circles as well as other projects. The punched out centre gets hidden behind the other panels and you get more mileage out of your card stock. The grid design paper is another card from the Memories & More card pack which I cut down to suit my project.
To view all the other entries in this challenge click on Global Design Project.
This batch of cards came about as a result of some leftover bits of paper I had. I used some of the paper from the 2018-2020 In-Color DSP, Garden Impressions DSP and added sentiments from the Darling Label Punch set. Little cards like this are nice even nice when attached to a gift.
The base cards were made from In-Colour Cardstock and measured 3”x6” folded in half, I matched the DSP from the In-Color Designer Series Paper to suit each card. I love our range of Designer Series Paper which are available in each of the colour families. It’s great to have these in varying designs to coordinate with our projects. They work well with the other papers in our range.
The sentiments were stamped and punched out with the Darling Label punch. This bundle comes in a beautiful keepsake box which has 6 stamps, a punch, 2 stamping spots in Night of Navy and Grapefruit Grove and a clear block.
Creating the cards was very quick. After adding the main panel of DSP I added other strips of coordinating DSP from the Garden Impression paper stack. Then I added various ribbon and embellishments to enhance the cards. As the paper is bright, it didn’t need a lot of embellishing and some small embellishments added a cute touch to finish these little cards.
Today’s colour combination incorporates some bright, fun colours and really makes me think of summer. Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight remind me of fruit punches and Lovely Lipstick is like a slushie.
I used panels of the In-Colour Designer Series Paper to be the base for my bottles. These papers which are available in our entire range of colours are fantastic as there is always a matching DSP to suit your project. Each colour comes in 4 designs.
Two designs can be seen on this card. The Whisper White panel was stamped to create a fun, bubbly look and it brings all the colours together.
The bottles were stamped and die cut. I wanted the drinks to look like they had just been taken out of the fridge so I die cut them in Vellum. To adhere the Vellum to the base bottle, add the glue under the labels so it won’t be visible. I added a little more glue under the bottle tops which were die cut from foil.
This is a fun summery card and the bottles make it ideal to give as a celebratory card or thank you to a host for a party.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend and having some relaxation time. The sun is shining today and it’s a lovely day here in the little coastal town of Blind Bight. The days seem to be getting longer and it’s not as dark when I drive home from work, so that’s nice. Spring is on it’s way.
Being up in a hot air balloon would be nice on a clear, sunny day. I’ve got the song ‘Up, Up and Away in my Beautiful Balloon’ in my head. Ok, no comments about the age!
The Up and Away dies and stamps create some great cards for people who like the outdoors and generally a good masculine card. However, on the Advanced card I couldn’t help adding glitter .. oh well!
This simple card layout is very quick to put together. Stamp the images on Whisper White cardstock and layer it onto Poppy Parade cardstock. Then add the strip of Designer Series Paper and mount the stamped panel on top.
Have you seen the Designer Series Paper in our entire range of colours? They are available in 6″x6” packs in each colour family and you will always have DSP to match any project you are making.
To step this card up, add some panels of Whisper White cardstock which have been stamped with the Post Script background stamp in Mint Macaron. Stamp the 3 balloons in Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Night of Navy. Die cut. Adhere the Poppy Parade balloon with liquid adhesive and the other 2 balloons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the Whisper White panel with the Artisan Textures stamp in Pool Party ink. This gives a nice base for the sky.
So this is where I took this card and just had to add glitter to the clouds. Stamp and die cut several clouds. Then take a little Shimmery White Embossing paste and add a couple of drops of Mint Macaron ink refill. Mix well and apply to clouds using a palette knife. Doing this step on a silicon craft mat makes cleaning up easier.
Stamp the sentiment on a Whisper White strip of cardstock. Then die cut a banner from Night of Navy cardstock, cut in half and attach behind the sentiment.
This banner die is very useful in that it die cuts an outer part as well which can be used. You could have the center in one colour and the outer border in another.
Father’s day is next Sunday so if you would like to make some more masculine cards using a fun technique, please join me for class this coming Saturday and enjoy some crafting time.
Have a wonderful week.
When I saw this typewriter in the Annual catalogue, I just knew it would make it’s way into my collection of stamps. I love the vintage look of it, and all the other accompanying stamps which can create some amazing looks.
This typewriter makes me think of my parents. They owned a vintage typewriter many years ago and then they upgraded to an electric one! That was a little bit of modern day luxury in our home. I remember ribbons, correction tape, carbon paper and a distinct smell that typewriters seemed to have.
My Mama was a great typist but then there was Daddy! He was a super fast typist. Being the organized man he was, any notes and agendas were all typed up. Daddy was a preacher and more often than not his sermon notes were also typed and I still have these.
My card today draws on this colour combination.
I used the alphabet stamp to create a background in Gray Granite and Balmy Blue.On top of this I added a layer of Tranquil Textures DSP. I have found several sheets in this Designer Series Paper Pack work really well on many projects as they muted colours tone in well with so many colours.
The typewriter was stamped in Gray Granite and the doily image was stamped to resemble the printed paper, I remember well, which was used for special letters. Once this was fussy cut, I used a bone folder to curve the ‘letter’. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals in the centre of the ‘letter’ and liquid adhesive at the top to keep the curved shape.
The doily has been coloured on the reverse in Daffodil Delight to match my card.
I made a bouquet with the Framelits and added a bow to finish the card.
Reminder, Bonus Days is in during August. Every $90 spent earns you a $9 voucher to spend in September. No limit on the number you can earn so add extra glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Ink pads, Ink refills, and trimmer blades to get in on this promotion.
Welcome to Stamping Flair and thank you for stopping by. It’s a start of another week and I hope you’ve got some great things planned. I’m looking forward to getting my pre order from the Holiday catalogue. Hopefully it will arrive tomorrow. If you would like a copy of the catalogue please contact me. There’s nothing quite like flicking through the pages of a beautiful book full of ideas to get you creating.
The stamp set I have used for today’s Step-it-Up Sunday is called Country Livin’. It has 3 images – a guitar, country boots and a truck which was the only stamp I hadn’t used as yet. I am really happy that I got to use it today with the country look I tried to get on the card. I love all things country so this stamp set was a must have for me.
As I did last week, again I have used the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper for a non Christmas card. DSP is versatile and because it is double sided you are not restricted to any particular season. Just let your imagination take you anywhere with your creations. I think today’s card is a great masculine card if you need some inspiration for men’s cards.
Create the base of this card with layers of Wood Textured DSP and Under the Mistletoe DSP. Stamp the image in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colour with Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t do any shading with the Stampin’ Blends, I just used them like regular markers. Colour the grass with Granny Apple Green water colour pencil. Mount this panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and punch out using the Darling label punch.
To step up the Basic card, add a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock which has been embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.
I distressed the edges of the Wood Textured DSP and the Whisper White panel using the long edge of the paper snips. The Stampin’ Up paper snips work really well for this. They are very sharp and if you haven’t got yourself a pair, I highly recommend them. They are great on paper and ribbons.
Using a sponge dauber, apply Early Espresso ink to the edges of the panels to give an aged look.
In this card I used quite a few colours of Stampin’ Blends however if you don’t have them all, just work with what you’ve got – it will be fine. Alernately use Water colour pencils or Stampin’ Write markers, whatever works for you.
My first step up on this is to add some Early Espresso to the raised parts of the embossed Crumb Cake layer. The DSP layers are the same as before. Die cut a label in Early Espresso using the second largest label from the Stitched Seasons bundle. Cut this in half and adhere the 2 halves together to form a smaller label. The join is covered by the truck.
To complete the Advanced card, stamp the truck twice. Colour one image with Stampin’ Blends and colour only the grass section of the second image. Use a scalpel to cut 2 slits in the grass on the second image just under the tyres. Then attach the first image on top of this by inserting the tyres into the slits and add liquid glue just under the tyres to stabilize it. Mount up the rest of the truck with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Add this on top of your label with Dimensonals.
Stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow onto Whisper White cardstock and attach to a Pear Pizzazz layer. Attach this with Dimensionals to look like it’s being carried in your truck.
For an added country feel, stamp 3 images of corn from the Blended Seasons bundled. Colour in with Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Attach with liquid glue. To create the bow, cut 2 pieces of twine, attach together and tie a bow. Finish off with a button.
The Blended Seasons Bundle is only available until 31st August, while stocks last. The double stitching on the frames are beautiful and can be used in so many ways. If you love the bundle then don’t miss out on ordering it.
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Have a creative week.