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Monochromatic Misty Moonlight – Geometric Inspiration

Last year when Stampin’ Up! had a colour refresh, I was so thrilled to see Misty Moonlight become part of our Classics Neutrals range. Previously being an In-Color, it had been one of my favourites. So for today’s Crafty Collaborations Insta Hop, my go-to creation would probably have been something floral or being blue, nautical as I was working with one of my favourites.

However, I decided to try something which I’d been wanting to for a while and create a card with geometric patterns.

There is so much that can be done with this sort of design. Hence, I love some of our Masks which can be used in this way. For this card, I used lots of scrap Cardstock and Designer Series Paper for some paper-piecing.

I started off with 9 pieces of 3cm x 3cm squares. Then I worked on each individual square, designing different little creations for every one. It was fiddly but fun! Such a great way to use up leftover bits of die cuts or scrap paper.

Those little circles were punched out from Textured Shimmer Paper coloured with a Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend. I used the Little Monkey Builder Punch for this.

I’ve also used the Country Woods and Country Lace Designer Series Paper which is in the upcoming Annual Catalogue. The sentiment is also part of another new product release. We have 4 Ephemera Packs coming in the Annual Catalogue and this is part of the Saying Something pack. So, this card ended up not having any stamping at all – which practically never happens with me.

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‘Tis the Season – Christmas Pinecones

Happy hump day friends, It’s a good feeling when you get here right? Seeing that Christmas is not too far away and it’s always nice to get a head start on those Christmas cards, I’ve got a card using some of the products we have in the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue and Online Exclusives range.

I’m following the sketch at Just Add Ink Challenge JAI667, the 2 circles were formed using some of our specialty paper.

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This was the first time I had used the base leaf die (not sure why) from the Christmas Pinecones and I really liked the look of layering the two dies together to create a fuller effect.

For the background I used several strips of Parakeet Party Cardstock. This is a great way to use up your scrap cardstock and they don’t even need to be the same width as I’ve done here. Having them at different widths can have visual appeal too.

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Mountain Air Birthday Card

This wintry birthday card is great for a masculine card or someone who loves the outdoors. I’ve used the Mountain Air stamp set and coordinating Majestic Mountain Dies. It also makes use of those Cardstock and paper scraps we all have laying around.

Masculine birthday card using the Mountain Air stamp set and Majestic Mountain Dies by Stampin' Up! with video tutorial

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I hope you enjoy the tips I have share in the video and look forward to seeing you here soon. Have a great week ahead.

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Stampers Showcase Blog Hop – Black & White

Hi, Today I’m taking part in the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop and our theme is classic – Black & White. So many wonderful ways to interpret this theme.

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I created my design using lots of scrap Black and White cardstock.

The black strips of cardstock were cut to 1cm width and I layered 3 together to create depth against the white embossed panel in the back. Each of these strips were embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

The focal image has been created with the Pierced Blooms flowers which are some of my favourites as they are are so striking with the stitching.

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop, May 2021, Black and White, Monochrome Card, Pierced Bloom Dies, Stampin' Up!, SU, Thinking of you card, Stamping Flair, Rochelle Laird-Smith

Thank you for taking some time to visit me in Melbourne. Hope this gives you some ideas on using up all that scrap cardstock you may have.

Next on our hop is Mo Rootes. Hop through with me to see all the lovely inspiration that’s being shared.

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