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Christmas Cookies – 30 Day Christmas Cardmaking Challenge

Today’s card started off as 2 separate elements which I chose to combine for Day 25 of the #30DayChristmasCardmakingChallenge theme of Christmas Cookies.

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This gingerbread man is one of my favourites and he’s just such a happy chappy. I wanted the tag to have a vintage look so I watercoloured some Fluid 100 Cardstock to recreate this. Then I added some Gold heat embossing around some of the edges.

I die cut some leaves from the Christmas Pinecones dies in Early Espresso and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and cut apart them to place around the gingerbread man and the sentiment.

For the background I used the Gorgeously Made stamp set and I blended Soft Sea Foam ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock to create a subtle variation in colour. Then I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink. I added some liquid glue to the sections of leaves I wanted the embossing powder on. The Gold embossing powder was then poured over and heat embossed.

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Awow Blog hop – Let’s Take a Walk

Hello friend, Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday blog hop where every second Wednesday of the month we travel from New Zealand to Hawaii for some creative inspiration with our lovely team. This month’s theme is Let’s Take a Walk, so come with me for a walk and see where each of us stroll through.

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I’m taking a walk down memory lane with my dear mum as my inspiration today. Back to the days where she is used to work in a radio broadcasting company called Back to the Bible Broadcast in Sri Lanka. She played the piano for the music department and she also corrected the English Bible correspondence courses there. I remember visiting her office many times and it was like one big family. As a child, all the adults were so kind and treated me like one of their own children and I still keep in touch with some of these people.

In my mum’s office she had a typewriter and my card has been inspired by that. Of course, the Just My Type stamp set was the perfect choice. This could be the reason I purchase every typewriter stamp set that comes out! Ironically, my father was a very speedy typist as well. At home, I remember mum typing letters on the old aerogramme paper and then she’d have carbon paper inbetween so she could keep a copy of it. Carbon paper – now that seems like a lifetime ago!

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To create this card I watercoloured the background with Bubble Bath, Moody Mauve and Calypso Coral. The ink was left to pool heavier in certain areas as I wanted a deeper colouring. Moody Mauve, to my surprise, has been the colour I’ve used the least from our new In-Colours. I actually thought this would be my go-to but it hasn’t been like that. Using it extensively on this card may possibly be the turning of the corner for me with this colour.

Once the watercolouring was dry, I stamped some smaller flowers in Moody Mauve on top on the right side. Although the images blend in, I really like the faint images of the flowers you can still see in the background.

The note pad paper was scrunched up for a textured finish. The main flower was inked up in Bubble Bath and then I added some Moody Mauve with a Sponge Dauber in the centre.

To break up the pinks I added some Soft Sea Foam leaves. As this card is a memory of my time spent with my mum, I added the panel at the back which was embossed with the Merry Melody Embossing Folder to depict her musical talent.

I hope you have enjoyed taking this stroll with me as I reminisced and shared with you a little bit about my family. Please follow our hop through for fabulous inspiration from our team. As you go through we would love for you to drop us a comment as we love hearing from you.

Next on our hop is Cheryll Miller. Hop along with me to see her beautiful creation.

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Father’s Day Trucking Along Card

I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday and if you are in Australia you are likely to be enjoying some family time. I hope the special men in your family enjoy a very happy Father’s Day.

The vintage truck from the Trucking Along stamp set was perfect against this background. To colour it, I used a technique which I learned during one of our demonstrator events a couple of months ago where we were shown how to create the look of a rusty old ute.

CREATING THE TRUCK

  • Stamp truck in Saddle Brown Stazon ink on Fluid 100 Paper
  • Using a Water Painter add Wild Wheat ink in sections
  • Once dry, add Pecan Pie
  • Once dry, add Tahitian Tide

Pooling the water in sections will make the colours run creating the look of rust. However don’t over do it as you don’t want the colours to become muddy. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process between colour applications.

The background created with the Rays of Light stamp set was inked with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. When using a large background stamp, place the stamp face up and ink it then take the paper down to it. Press firmly and rub over it to ensure the ink transfers fully.

To take away the starkness of the white background I lightly blended Pumpkin Pie ink around the rays using a Blending Brush.

Some fussy cut clouds were added to create this mini scene. The rust look was carried through to the banners which were die cut from the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today. I hope you like what I have shared and I would love for you to leave a comment as you leave.

I am off to celebrate Father’s Day with my daughter who insisted on taking me out today as I’ve been doing a double-role of mum and dad. I’m looking forward to a really fun day and spending time with Cassidy. If you follow me on the socials or subscribe to my newsletter, you’re sure to see some photos!

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Create a Gingham Pattern – Cheerful Daisies

Ah, Gingham – I just couldn’t resist the challenge over at Just Add Ink Challenges. It’s a Choose Two challenge from Flowers, Ginham and splatters but I picked them all. I’ve used the colours from TGIF Challenges as inspiration for this project.

The first element I created for this card was the gingham background using the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks. I blended Coastal Cabana and Lost Lagoon over the mask. When I create a background I generally create it on a quarter sheet of A4 Cardstock then cut it down to whatever size I need it. Any spare can be used to decorate the inside of your card and envelope or or another project.

I added some extra lines within the checks with a Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Marker. This month the Stampin’ Up! Creative Challege is to use Stampin’ Write Markers in a creative way. Our Markers are water based and there are many techniques and fun to be had with them. Join in the challenge and check out the inspiration at #creativechallengesu

I trimmed the gingham background and die cut the top with the Deckled Rectangles dies for a decorative border. Then I added a little strip of White Cardstock which was embossed with the Splatters (Stripes & Splatters) Embossing Folder. I inked up the Embossing Folder with Coastal Cabana and then ran it through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. This filled in the colour in the gaps.

The daisies and leaves were die cut from Fluid 100 Carsdtock and watercoloured using ink refills. At first, I wanted to create some soft coloured daises but then went for the bolder colours and really loved the contrast. These daisies almost have a tie-dye look to them.

A White heat embossed sentiment die cut with the label from the Cheerful Daisies dies really pops against the pretty summery colours of this card.

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Life is Sweeter With You – Colour Palette #14

For my card using Colour Palette #14 I’ve used the Share a Milkshake stamps and coordinating dies. I wanted to create a soft watercolour background for my summery card. Perhaps I’m trying to feel warm right in the middle of some chilly days here in Melbourne!

Watercolouring is one of my favourite techniques as I love the unpredictability of it and there really is nothing that can go wrong. It looks amazing whatever course the water takes.

Flirty Flamingo ink was blended over the Fluid 100 Cardstock using a Blending Brush. I spritzed it with water which created a stipple effect. Taking a Water Painter, I added some more ink and water to create more movement on the panel.

The Share a Milkshake stamp set images are designed for two-step stamping and I used Lemon Lolly stamped off to create the lighter colour on the glass. The ice cream was stamped in Flirty Flamingo stamped off.

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I used the smallest hearts and blended Gorgeous Grape ink over it. Then each one was stamped with the small ice cream stamp to create the little dots for some texture. A fussy cut, heat embossed sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock adds a nice contrast against the softer colours. Oh and I’ve snuck in Pumpkin Pie with some sprinkle embellishments coloured with the Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend.

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