Ink & Share Scrapbook Blog Hop – Monochromatic

Thank you for joining me today in quite a gloomy day in Melbourne. They say it’s going to get sunnier this week so summer is on the way. Nothing like some crafting to keep the mood cheery. I’ve got some sweet florals to share with you for my scrapbook page for the Ink & Share Scrapbook Monochromatic Blog Hop.

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I chose the Hand Penned Memories & More Card Pack to create my page in shades of green. When Stampin’ Up! provide us the products, why not use it? It sure makes it much easier. To give you an idea how much easier it is let me explain that I am not a scrapbooker but I love taking part in challenges that get me to stretch myself and learn new things. So here I am scrapbooking! Stampin’ Up! products make it easy to create and try things which you normally don’t do.

I added the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper – Beautifully Penned which coordinates with the Hand Penned Petals bundle. You can earn this paper free with a $90 order and there are several other options as well.

On a Soft Sea Foam page, I mounted all my elements. A 20cm square of Beautifully Penned DSP was layered on a 20.6cm square of Soft Sea Foam cardstock which a coloured in Just Jade around the edges with a Blending Brush. I use this technique quite often to give muted colours. In this case I was able to match the colouring on the Memories & More Cards.

The flowers in the Memories & More cards looked like Pool Party so to keep in the monochromatic theme, I touched them up with a Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blend.

Some of the cards were cut apart and mounted on Soft Sea Foam cardstock (coloured as mentioned before) so I could create a different layout for my page.

For a focal element, I stamped a set of flowers from the Hand Penned stamp set and coloured with a mix of Mint Macaron, Just Jade and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

The gems were also coloured with Light Just Jade and Light Old Olive to coordinate with the rest of the page.

All products that I have used to create this scrapbook page are listed at the bottom of this post.

Next on our hop is Dorothea Winkler. Please follow our hop and if we have inspired you in any way, we would really appreciate you leaving us a comment.

Heike Hulle-Bolze

Gez Carpenter

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Rochelle Laird-Smith  (Australia) – you are here

Dorothea Winkler

Sue McDonald

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Creating a Background with Cardstock Scraps

Happy Sunday! Melbourne has given us a beautiful sunny day with blue skies today. Pretty good for a winter’s day. My card today has been inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

FMS491, Freshly Made Sketches

This is a great sketch to use up all those bits and pieces of cardstock you may have lying around. I created an ombre background using Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Each piece was cut to 9.3cm x 3.4cm. Then I matte this onto a Basic Gray panel of 9.9cm x 14.2cm.

FMS491, Freshly Made Sketches, Background with Card Scrap, Ombre, Hand Penned Bundle

The bouquet of flowers from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set adds a pop of colour against the greens.

FMS491, Freshly Made Sketches, Background with Card Scrap, Ombre, Hand Penned Bundle

All the products I’ve used for this card are listed below and can be ordered in my Online Store or by contacting me.


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New at su Blog Hop – Fun Fold

Welcome to our New at SU Blog Hop where we are showcasing new In-Colours through Fun Fold cards. Two days running I’ve had this theme in a blog hop. Quite a coincidence. So you’re getting heaps of Fancy Fold inspiration.

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I tried a Double Fan Fold Fancy Fold card for the first time, following a tutorial by Tina Shaw. Although it looks complicated, it all comes down to some nifty scoring.

New In-Colours of Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya were used on this card. The Hand Penned Designer Series Paper works well with our new colours.

Although this card looks quite complicated, it all comes down to some nifty scoring.

Get your fingers round the Mountain and Valley Folds and it’s really an easy card to make.

I used the beautiful Hand Penned suite, including a piece of card from the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes as a border.

The flowers were coloured in a combination of Stampin’ Blends.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please leave me a comment and I hope to see you back very soon.

Make sure you stop by all the other blog hop participants for lots of ideas on your next fancy fold card. Next on our hop is the talented Annette Elias.

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Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Simple Fun Fold

Scraphexe: Inside Pop Up

24/7 Inkspiration: Z-Fold

Mamie & Papyrus: Gate Fold

Stamping Flair: Double Fan Fold

De Kijkkast: Zig-Zag Tower

Stampin’ Scrapper: Triple Accordion Fold

Playing with Papercrafting: Corner Flip Fun Fold

Moore Fun Stamping: Pop Up Vase

Creative Juice by Loni: Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket

Stampin’ Xime: Square Flap Card

Lilypad Stamper: Z-Fold

CarterIe Plus: Double Gate Fold

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