How are you all doing? I hope you are all keeping well and please know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers. It’s a difficult time for everyone and loneliness can creep in. So, I want to bring you some joy in the projects that I make and hope to inspire you to keep creating.
I just received the Stitched Lace Dies in my last order and wanted to use it straightaway. It looks so pretty as a background for this lovely umbrella from the Under my Umbrella bundle. The images in the Under my Umbrella stamp set remind me of storybook images and pictures I used to dream up in my mind when reading Enid Blyton stories. They’re so cute.
I sponged the banner with Blushing Bride on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. I had planned on doing some watercolouring but then decided against it, so you could use just regular Whisper White cardstock for this. Then I trimmed a piece off the top to stamp my sentiment on. A piece of the Copper Dotted Treat Bag makes a nice addition to the banner.
To create the umbrella, I started off by stamping the flowers on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the umbrella image in Blushing Bride over the flowers.
The punch leaves a white border around the umbrella, which in this instance showed up my flowers outside the lines – which didn’t look that good. To get around this, I punched the umbrella, aligning the bottom of the umbrella right along the line. Then I used a post-it-note to attach to the umbrella image, re-inserting it twice into the punch to get the two sides flush against the lines. You could fussy cut it but I think this gives a better finish.
The ribbon has been pleated using Tear n’ Tape and then secured with another piece on the back. I’m not a fan of sewing so glue is my friend and papercrafting was made for me.
My card has been inspired by the Sketch Challenge at Global Design Project.
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- Whisper White Thick Cardstock – 21cm x 14.8cm (folded in half for card base)
- Blushing Bride Cardstock – 9.9cm x 14.2cm
- Whisper White Cardstock – 4.9cm x 11.5cm (banner and 1.5cm for sentiment), scrap (umbrella)
- Crumb Cake Cardstock – scrap (umbrella handle, lace edge)
- Copper Dotted Treat Bag – 3.9cm x 9.5cm
I hope you have enjoyed this card and I’d love to hear from you so leave me a comment or if you have a question, I’d be happy to answer that for you.
I was making several cards with the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper and the fun colours just made me think of Easter. So I got out the Fable Friends stamp set which has this cute bunny, to create this Easter card.
I die cut the striped panel with a Stitched Rectangle die and layered it on Basic Black cardstock. The bunny was coloured with Stampin’ Blends and fussy cut. Then I punched out several flowers using the Sale-A-Bration, Small Bloom Punch from one of the sheets that are in the DSP pack.
The centres of the flowers have been dotted with the Gingham Gala sequins which have a little glue dot on the back, making it easy to adhere.
The Pleased as Punch DSP is available until 31st March or while supplies last.
More items have been added to the Sale-A-Bration list so you get lots more to select from. Spend $90 and get a free item.
Pleased as Punch DSP
I’ve got a very quick card for you today which you can make in minutes using the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper.
This 12″X12″ DSP coordinates with the following punches.
- Heart Punch pack
- Tulip Builder Punch
- Umbrella Builder Punch
- Small Blooms Punch
It’s available until 31st March or while stocks last so you’ll want to get in quick for this pretty pack of paper.
Simply punch out 3 hearts from the DSP using the plain heart from the Heart Punch pack and adhere them to the bottom of your Whisper White layer. Attach a piece of Bermuda Bay ribbon across the top using Tear n’ Tape. Then wrap the Linen Thread 3 times around this layer. I tied the bow separately and attached it with a glue dot.
The sentiment was stamped in Shimmer Black Embossing Powder on Coastal Cabana cardstock. I love how this shines and the black accents the sentiment.
I’ll be sharing a printable ideas sheet in my next newsletter for using this Designer Series Paper. Sign up below to subscribe and get a fun newsletter sent to you with lots of inspiration.
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It’s great to have you stop by today. If you are following the hop, you will probably be coming from seeing Anastasia’s lovely project. If I’m your first stop, please go through all the blogs as we all have some great inspiration for this blog hop with an interesting theme of Green Monochromatic.
In Stampin’ Up! we are spoiled with the range of colours we have to work with and for this challenge there was an abundance of greens to choose from. This is the green palette I chose.
The first image I had was a ladies pretty dress and I chose the Wonderful Moments stamp set as it was one of the more recent sets I had got and I was keen to get it inked up.
I started off by stamping the little flowers from the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This is a Sale-A-Bration stamp set which can be earned free with a $90 order.
I stamped the lady over the flowers as I felt this looked more natural than trying to stamp the flowers on top of the dress. I then coloured the dress with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. For the final touch, I added some sparkle from the Wink of Stella brush all over the skirt. It just makes this skirt look so pretty and sparkly. My 16 year old daughter, Cassidy, saw it and said she’d love to wear a dress like this.
The Garden Lane Designer Series Paper was a late addition and I think it is perfect for this hop with all the green hues in it. I die cut the panels with the Stitched Rectangle dies. For the Whisper White embossed panel, I extended the die by partially die cutting and then turning and realigning to cut the rest of the panel. This gives me a longer panel than the actual die size.
The additional flowers are from one of my favourites in the Mini Catalogue – the Botanical Prints Product Medley. I coloured and die cut 2 of the bouquets, cutting one in sections to fit over the sentiment. This would make a lovely graduation card.
I hope you have been inspired by my card to try out some monochromatic projects and would love for you to leave me a comment. All products I have used on this card are listed at the bottom of this post. If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love the opportunity to help you along your creative journey.
Next on our hop is Cheryl Hamilton. Click on the Next button to see her beautiful project. Follow the blog hop right through for more lush, green themed creations which will have us all with green-thumbs of a different kind!
Melissa Tennison (USA)
Dana Sullivan – USA
Laura Mackie (UK)
Tracie St-Louis – Canada
Margriet Siekman (NL)
Sue Allen -Australia
Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia
Cheryl Taylor (UK)
Jan Musselman – USA
Jacqui Lawrence UK
Sandra Roberts (UK)
Janey Backer (USA)
Annette Ball -Canada
Annette Elias-De Kijkkast
Rochelle Laird-Smith (Australia) – you are here
Make it at Home
It’s my first time participating in the Colour Combo Blog Hop and I am so excited to be part of it. I love my pinks and for my first challenge I don’t just get 1 but wait … I get 2 pinks to work with.
Welcome to those of you who are visiting me for the first time today and for those of you who are regulars here. I’m so glad you have been able to take some time to stop by and see what I have got to share with you today.
I’ve got a couple of cards today using the Wax Resist technique and the Dressed to Impress bundle. The first card uses Melon Mambo over the Wax Resist Technique. I used a sponge dauber to add Blushing Bride to the perfume bottle which was inspired by one those famous brands!
Wax Resist Technique
- Wax paper
- Whisper White cardstock
- Embossing Folder
- 1 piece A3 paper
- Cut your 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock and wax paper to the same size. For these cards I cut mine to 9.3cm x 13.6cm
- Place the wax paper in the embossing folder and emboss as normal. You may need to add an extra shim if it doesn’t have enough pressure going through the die cutting machine. Take your wax paper out of the embossing folder.
- Place wax paper in-between the 2 pieces of Whisper White cardstock
- Take an A3 sheet of paper (I used a sheet of grid paper) and fold in half. Place the wax paper/cardstock sandwich within the A3/grid paper.
- Using a very hot iron (no steam), iron over the folded paper, ensuring that you iron over every section of the wax paper. This doesn’t take long. Probably about 20-30 seconds.
- The side of the 2 pieces of cardstock which were facing the wax paper will have the image of the embossing folder. Ensure that you keep those sides facing up as it’s hard to tell which side is embossed. This will give you 2 card fronts.
- Using a sponge dauber, add colour over the embossed card. The wax will ‘resist’ the colour. Using a tissue, wipe over the card to take off any excess ink and it will make the embossed image stand out even more.
This second card has a Blushing Bride Wax Resist base. The shoes were coloured with Stampin’ Write markers and the flowers with a sponge dauber. I love using a sponge dauber to add subtle colour to a project – in this case, I didn’t want the Crushed Curry to be too strong so i just sponged a bit of colour in.
Hope you have enjoyed this technique and I’d love to see you back again for more papercrafting fun. You can find all the products I have used, listed at the bottom of this post.
Click on the next button to see what lovely project Sharon Dalton has for you. Make sure you hop through all the blogs to see the beautiful projects and we would appreciate your lovely comments too.
Celebrating the ladies in a special way today with International Women’s Day. Every day is Women’s Day I know because there is SO MUCH women take on and do in their stride.
My card today is to celebrate wonderful YOU! I’ve used the Beautiful Moments stamp set and paired it with some fussy cutting from the Timeless Tulips stamp set.
I’ve used the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration Coordination offering. This DSP coordinated with the Tulip Builder Punch, Heart Punch Pack, Umbrella Builder Punch and Small Bloom Punch – that’s a lot of images you can get out of this pack without doing one bit of colouring in.
The Beautiful Moments stamp set has images of women and little girls. This would make beautiful Mother’s Day cards and also great scrapbooking pages.
My card has been inspired by this sketch from the Global Design Project.
All products I’ve used are listed at the bottom of this post. There’s still a couple of weeks left of Sale-A-Bration and you can a get free item with any $90 order. The free goodies will be while supplies last so if there is a particular item that takes your fancy, I recommend you don’t wait so you don’t miss out.
Enjoy your long weekend and remember, you are a blessing!