Friday, July 19, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Perennial Essence Suite

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the July Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! The team has so many amazing creations for you to see! I hope that you take the time to check out all 16 blogs! With so many different looks and creations, there is so much creativity to inspire you. There is something for every different creative style. So lets get hopping!

This month we are all about the Perennial Essence Suite products from the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Have you seen this gorgeous suite yet? The products of this suite can be found on pg.106 - 108 in the new Annual Catalogue. So pretty!



This amazing suite has a the gorgeous Floral Essence Stamp Set and the coordinating Perennial Essence Flower Punch. Got to love the Stampin' Up! product coordination! Another amazing product in this fantastic suite is the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colours and it is beautiful enough to be framed on its own! Just so stunning!


I've combined the Floral Essence Stamp set and the beautiful Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper with some of the other stunning products in this suite - Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, 5/8" Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink and the Perennial Essence Floral Centres. I've used the colours from one of the sheets of the DSP as the colours for my projects today.


I'm just a sucker for any product that has a hint of pink in it so I started my card today with the Petal Pink Vellum from the Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, which comes in three colours - Old Olive, Petal Pink and So Saffron, and ran it through the Subtle Embossing Folder for that gorgeous 'sublte' hint of embossing. The Subtle Embossing Folder just adds that something special without it being too much. Layered with the Perennial Essence DSP, the 5/8" Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon and images from the Floral Essence Stamp set, it makes for a pretty in pink creation.


I've used nearly all the same products for my second card but changed up the look. I wanted to soften the look of the DSP layer, so over that I layered an embossed layer of Vellum Cardstock. The colours of the DSP show through the vellum but the 'busyness' of the DSP is toned down. I've embossed the flowers with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder on Shimmery White Cardstock and then using an Aqua Painter, water coloured the flowers with Petal Pink Classic Ink. The touches of gold really accent the Petal Pink elements and the Crushed Curry tones in the DSP and the embellishments.

I love how these all these elements look layered up and the Basic Black sentiment panel is a beautiful contrast to the soft colours on the rest of the card.



This is such a gorgeous and pretty suite and I do hope that I've given you some inspiration on using some of the products from the Perennial Essence Suite. It's just so pretty!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. She is one creative craft and you wont be disappointed with her projects for this hop. Make sure you click on the next button to see her projects.

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/07/artisan-july-fb/



Angela Meiritz-Reid
Ashley Van Camp
Aurélie Fabre
Emma Goddard
Jackie Aitken
Jennifer Picard
Kaylee van Es
Lauren Alarid
Maike Beimler
Manuela Geiswinkler
Mikaela Titheridge
Narelle Farrugia
Rochelle Blok
Stesha Bloodhart
Sylwia Schreck
Tanya Rees

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Just Add Ink #464 | Colour Challenge

Happy Friday Stamping Friends! Hello and welcome to this weeks new challenge over at Just Add Ink | Just Add Ink #464. This week its a colour challenge suggested to us by team member Jackie Aitken. It's super fun and super pretty.


I think with the Flirty Flamingo and the Greens in this colour combo really lends itself to flowers and leaves and that's what I've incorporated on my card today.

Click on the colour name to see all the Stampin' Up! Products in that colour

I nearly ended up with a no stamping project today, using mostly dies, but I had to incorporate a sentiment somewhere.


I've started with a Shimmery White base layer and embossed that with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder from the new Stampin' Up! 2019 -2020 Annual Catalogue. This embossing folder is so beautiful. It gives any project a stunning and subtle elegance. Put this embossing folder on your next Stampin' Up! order. I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed! 

I could have left the Scripty Embossing layer as is and that would have been beautiful in itself but I decided to add a Stitched Lace Die frame that I first die cut with the Stitched Lace Die and then die cut the frame with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I think because its white on white it makes for a gorgeous, elegant look. So pretty!! 


Over the embossing Shimmery White layer is a layering of the Stitched Nested Label Dies in Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and then the flowers and leaves are die cut from the Wild Rose Dies. Lots of gorgeousness and prettiness.


All finished of with some Linen Thread, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and some sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

I do hope that you like my take on this weeks challenge colours. Make sure you check out the Just Add Ink Blog to see the rest of the gorgeous projects from the JAI Design Team. We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the challenge colours!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week to see your fabulous projects.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

TGIF Challenges | #TGIFC218 | With Sympathy

Hello stamping friends! Welcome, welcome! Today I'm sharing a project for the current TGIF Challenges | #TGIFC218 - With Sympathy theme. It is a theme that no one really likes to create for. We want to make cards for joyous occasions like birthdays and new babies and weddings. But really we should make the cards for the tough times too. 

It is important to have a few Sympathy cards in our stash so that we can send them when we need them. Sometimes it can be really hard to create them when we HAVE to.


Even though this is one of the cards that I had to create and get out in the post this week it really came together quite quickly.  I had some bits and pieces sitting on my desks from some projects where the ideas just didn't quite come together and had saved elements for another day.


I wanted this card to have a little bit of colour but still having a muted, not over the top look.  I started with the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP with the blue and purple tones and to soften the card added a layer of vellum.


Over the vellum is some Whisper White Flax Ribbon and Purple Posy Scalloped Linen Ribbon. With that is a piece of the Stitched Lace Die that I die cut again with the Stitched Rectangle and then layered with the Stitched Nested Labels die cut in Purple Posy cardstock.


The card is then finished off with a little bit of colour using the flowers from the Floral Essence stamp set. Two of the flowers I embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Vellum and then one, also embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder on Shimmery White cardstock.

 Just a little bit of Braided  Linen Thread and a Heat Embossed Sentiment to finish off the card and that's all that it really needs.

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Fancy Friday Blog Hop | Favourite New Annual Catalogue Products

Hello stamping friends! Its the last Friday of the month so its time for us to get our fancy on! Welcome to this months Fancy Friday Blog Hop!


The Fancy Friday Design Team are sharing with you all our favourite products from the new 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue! I'm using the stamp set that caught my eye the very first time I saw the new Annual Catalogue. I even let out a gasp when I saw it I was that taken aback. Its the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set with that big, gorgeous Magnolia flower. The whole Magnolia Lane Suite, found on pgs.36 - 38, is just all round amazing.


So I've pulled out my Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers and coloured this gorgeous flower in. The samples of this flower are show in light, pale pink colour but Magnolia's come in a whole range of colours, including a deep purple colour like what I've done here today. Google Magnolia Flower colours and you'll see the amazing range of colours that they come in.


I've actually used the Stampin' Blends on Crumb Cake Cardstock and this gives the Blends Colours a whole different look. I used the Mossy Meadow Light and Dark for the leaves and Rich Razzleberry Light and Dark for the flower. 

By using the Crumb Cake Cardstock and then die cutting the flower out the Crumb Cake edge around the flower looks like a shadow around the Magnolia and looks like there is some dimension to the image against the Shimmery White.

Because this flower really doesn't need much else to go with it, it really does speak for itself, I've left the card fairly plain with the 'Hello' sentiment heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder then the Magnolia Lane Mossy Meadow Linen Thread combined with Linen Thread for a little bit of trim. The Gold Metallic Pearls really finish off the card and add to the elegant nature of the card!

Make sure that you check out all the colours that Magnolia's come in and then use those colours from your next Good Morning Magnolia project.

Next up on the hop is the super amazing, super creative Krista Frattin in Canada. Make sure you go and give her some Fancy Friday love.

http://www.stampindolce.com/2019/06/JUN19-FF.html

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Just Add Ink #463 | Just Choose Two

Hello stamping friends! Welcome to the newest challenge for Just Add Ink #463 | Just Choose Two - Foil, Ribbon or Sequins. We haven't done a Just Choose Two for a while so it's fun to do something a little different that our usual challenge schedule.


I love to use foil, ribbon and sequins on nearly all my projects, so it was hard to 'Just Choose Two'. I did eventually chose two products to use and went with foil and ribbon and used them with at new Stampin' Up! bundle - A Little Lace and my new favourite colour Pretty Peacock.


In the 'A Little Lace' bundle there is the most amazing die 'lace' die that cuts a full cardstock panel and that is what I've used here today with the Gold Foil Sheets. It has a separate scalloped edge die with it so you can give the lace panel a beautiful scalloped edge or you can leave it with a straight edge and then die cut it into your preferred shape.

For some added interest I've layered a piece of the Pretty Peacock 6" x 6" In Colour Designer Series Paper. You can see some of the script writing peeking through the lace holes for a different look


I added a piece of the White Flax Ribbon over the lace and then added a piece of the Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon, which I cut in half and pulled all the linen threads out of it, and then finished off the card with two of the images from the A Little Lace stamp set and the sentiment also from the same set. 

There are lot of amazing creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out to see what 'two' they all chose for their creations this week and then while your there see how you can enter your creation. Can't wait to see what 'two' you choose.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

TGIF Challenges | TGIF #217 | Ribbon Ruffles

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to my blog. Today I'm playing along and entering my card in the challenge over at TGIF Challenges | TGIF #217. This weeks challenge is all about the technique Ribbon Ruffles.

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/06/tgifc217-ribbon-ruffles.html

Ribbons are gorgeous to use on any card, which I love to do but when they are ruffled up they give any card that extra special look.

 I've gone for a CAS (Clean and Simple) card today only because I didn't want to cover the beautiful embossing from the Magnolia 3D embossing folder. How stunning is it??? I was really just playing around with the folder to see what I looks like when embossed and was really taken a back with how amazing it is and then my card just evolved from there. I just love the beauty in the simplicity of this card. What's the saying 'Less is More'.


I've created more of a fuller Ribbon Ruffle for my card with a needle and thread. I've sewed a simple stitch along the top edge of the ribbon and Once I was finished stitching the length of the ribbon, I pulled the thread taught to create the ruffles and tied a knot it the thread so that the ruffles didn't unruffle. The ruffle was then adhered to the card with tear and tape.


To add to my ribbon ruffle I layered a smaller piece of one of the Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack cards, that I had trimmed off, and then accented it with one of the stickers also from the Memories and More Card pack. Layered then on that is some coordinating Magnolia Lane Mossy Meadow Linen Thread and the Enjoy Today sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set. Got to love coordination and matchy-matchy!

Just a few little bits of bling to finish it all off. 

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Just Add Ink #462 | Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to this week's Just Add Ink Challenge #462. This week Kim has a fabulous sketch for you to sink your creative teeth into.


How fabulous are the stripes? I'm such a sucker for stripes and this time was no exception.  I've actually made two cards today just using some strips of card stock and then layering some dies over top. 

The colours for my cards today have been inspired by the colours that I saw in a card on Instagram, a while back, HERE. I just love the colours used in the original card and thought they would be perfect for today's sketch! 

While the colours in the cards I was inspired by aren't Stampin' Up!, I've tried my best to get as close to the colours as I could with Stampin' Up! cardstock. I did have to pull out one retired colour, Lemon Lime Twist, but it hasn't been gone that long so I'm sure that you all have a little bit of it left in your stash, if you wanted to recreate the colours that I've used today.


Both cards are the same, but just swapped out the cardstock for each to change the colours. I started the cards with a Crumb Cake card base, added a few layers of Whisper White card stock and then added the strips of coloured cardstock down the card.


Once all the cardstock strips were added I then embossed the Stitched Rectangle Die into the cardstock. The embossing still gives the look of die cutting without actually die cutting. Because there is a lot of colour on the cards I thought that all the card really needed was the Butterfly Beauty die cut in Whisper White and 'painted' with Clear Wink of Stella and then the Happy Birthday in embossed in White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black Cardstock.


The colours from top to bottom -
Blackberry Bliss, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist (Retired), Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Balmy Blue. Pacific Point and Night of Navy


The colours from top to bottom -
Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.
 

Which one is your favourite? While I love them both and they look even more fabulous in real life, I'm leaning more towards the Purple/Blue card as my favourite.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week to see your fabulous projects. Be sure to stop by the Just Add Ink Blog to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.
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