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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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Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope this inspires you to use up your scraps in some fun ways.

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Monochromatic Pumpkin Pie – Rock & Roll

Pumpkin Pie – it’s one of those colours that hasn’t had a lot of love from me. Do you find you have some colours like that? The time had to come with our Monochromatic Insta Hop where we featured the beauty of Pumpkin Pie.

A guitar from the Rock Star bundle was perfect with this colour. I stamped it in Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Cardstock and watercoloured it with Pumpkin Pie ink refill and a Water Painter. This allowed me to get different variations of the colour.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of Cardstock which I had in my ‘spare parts’ pile. Last week I created a background with Pumpkin Pie using one of our masks but I really wasn’t feeling anything creative with it. So I set it aside for another time and this project was it.

The Country Woods Designer Series Paper used in the background is a new release from the upcoming Annual Catalogue. I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over it to coordinate with our theme.

To create the lightning bolts, I blended Pumpkin Pie ink over a piece of the Calypso Coral DSP from the Hello, Irresistible pack. After die cutting these, I heat embossed each one in Clear Embossing Powder 4 times to create an embellishment.

I coordinated the musical theme with embossing using the Merry Melody Embossing Folder and some music notes from the Sweet Songbirds stamp set. Both these products and the Rock Star bundle and coordinating suite are retiring. Make sure you add them to your stash if you love some music themed projects.

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Monochromatic Melon Mambo – Super Cool

Happy Saturday friends, Melon Mambo, in all it’s vibrancy, is our colour of choice for the Crafty Collaborations Monochromatic Insta Hop. My goodness, Melon Mambo loves to make it’s presence felt, from inky fingers, ink on the outside of the ink pad, ink on the table – Melon Mambo everywhere 😂

As I work through these monochromatic challenges, I try to pick a stamp set that really ties in with the colour of the week. I settled on the Super Cool stamp set. The glass bottles in this stamp set remind me of my childhood in Sri Lanka, where we didn’t have a car and we got everywhere by walking or taking the bus. Some days, when we had walked a lot and we were really tired, my Dad would take us to the local bakery and buy us a special treat of a coca cola. It used to come in a bottle like this and boy was it refreshing on a hot day.

In keeping with the theme, I went with raspberry and regular cola for today’s hop. I used the masking technique to create the row of bottles with Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo inks.

MASKING TECHNIQUE

  • Stamp 2 cola bottles on scrap paper
  • Fussy cut on the line towards the inside section. This will help you when stamping, to not have gaps in the images.
  • Stamp the bottles which are going to be in the foreground first.
  • Apply Seal adhesive to the back of the scrap cola bottles. Stick it to your hand to remove the extra stickiness. This will make it temporary.
  • Now attach your repositionable bottles on top of the ones in the foreground and stamp the ones at the back.
  • Keep arranging the repositionable bottles and stamp more as needed.

I’ve used the new Fun Patterns Embossing Folder from our Online Exclusives range, on the white panel behind the bottles. The ribbon was coloured with a Light Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend, adding a soft coordinated element to this retro card.

Have you tried the Masking Technique? You could even have some fun creating cute scenes with it. Here is a list of products I have used to create this card. Orders of $150 will also receive a free pack of embellishments when you shop with me in March.

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Monochromatic Poppy Parade – Embossing with Stencils

Welcome to the weekend friend, Today I have a clean and elegant card using a rather bright colour for our Monochromatic Insta Hop challenge. This week’s featured colour is Poppy Parade. With the colour being so bright I went with adding it in small doses – so to speak.

I created a frame and added a panel of Basic White Cardstock which had been embossed in the centre with a mask from the Foursquare Decorative Masks.

HOW TO DRY EMBOSS WITH A MASK/STENCIL

I’d seen a fun technique and though I’d give it a try for this card. Have you every tried dry embossing with your Masks or Stencils? It’s so easy to do.

Use the same sandwich you would do like you would do for die cutting. You may need to add a shim depending on the calibration of your machine ie: if it doesn’t feel like there’s enough resistance to apply the image of the mask onto the paper.

I die cut a small section with the Elegant Borders dies and added to the bottom of the card for a decorative border. Another one of the border dies was used to blend through to create the little pattern on the butterflies.

The sprig was die cut 3 times from White Cardstock and layered together to add depth as well as making it more stable. I added the Linen Thread and the Cork embellishments to help create a more natural look and thereby toning down the Poppy Parade. The simplicity of this card made it fitting for a Thinking of You sentiment working well with the minimal colours.

I hope you try out embossing with your stencils to see what fun backgrounds you will create.

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Monochromatic Tahitian Tide – Magnolia Mood bundle

Welcome to another Crafty Collaborations Monochromatic Challenge. This week we are focussing on Tahitian Tide. Just a fwe days ago I received some new products from the Online Exclusives collection which will be released on 5th March. So I chose to use some of these on today’s card.

I generally like to pair a neutral colour with the featured colour when I’m creating for these monochromatic challenges. Black just seemed a little harsh with the idea I had in mind and I ended up choosing Night of Navy as what I call a ‘support’ colour!

I started off with the 3 squares and stamped the Drizzling Droplets background stamp on the smaller squares. This is one of the new products you can order on the 5th. Against the central embossed square, the small dots brought a touch of softness to the layout.

For my featured image I used the Magnolia Mood bundle. I didn’t quite like the floral image that was attached to the stamped leaves so I just trimmed that out and added a different die cut on top. The Tahitian Tide flower is an outline and I glued this onto Night of Navy Cardstock and fussy cut around it to give me a two-tone flower.

A product list is at the bottom of this post to help you place your order. I will update it on the 5th of March to include the new products.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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