Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Magnolia 3D Embossed Card

Welcome to the final Greek Isles Achievers Blog hop. We have a fantastic hop to share with you today - full of inspiring ideas using the current Stampin' Up!® product from the 2019 - 20 Annual Catalogue and the Holiday Catalogue. Everyone in this hop earned the  Stampin' Up!® incentive trip for this year. We've not long returned from the trip and it was awesome.

Instant love when I saw the Magnolia Lane Suite by Stampin' Up! in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, and today I'm showing a quick card using the 3D Embossing Folder that features a beautiful Magnolia Bloom.

The beautiful big blooms are embossed onto Purple Posy card, then I used an easy colouring method of applying ink with a Sponge Dauber. Simply load the dauber with Highland Heather ink by twisting it on the ink pad - I like to use a shade darker ink than the paper -  then very lightly daub the raised areas of the embossed image. 

The card looked like it was missing something after this step, so I added a faux bokeh effect to the background. Once again, load your Sponge Dauber with ink then place it on the page and twist to form the circle. Continue without reloading the ink and you'll get lots of different shades to create an interesting background.

The greeting is stamped in Highland Heather and die cut with a die from the Stitched Labels die set.
These cards can be made in a variety of tonal colours or seasonal colours and are quick to make. 
Give them a try - it's fun!

Now it is time to hope around to view all the other inspirational ideas. Just follow the list....

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Sunday, 15 September 2019

Come Sail Away Card In A Box

A card in a Box is such a fun style of card to make. I love how it looks when it arrives flat through the mail, and it's even better to see the surprise on the recipient's face when it folds out to sit up as a little scene in a box. 
I've used products from the Come Sail Away Suite in the 2019 -20 Annual Catalogue - specifically the Sailing Home stamp set and the Come Sail Away Designer Series Papers.

The card can look quite different depending on which way it is flattened out, so it's always a good idea to check as you are designing, so that it looks good both flat and standing up.

I coloured the boats with Blends.

And here is the completed card standing as it should!

Just a quick post today. If you'd like further assistance with making a card like this please feel free to contact me.
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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop Floating Frame Technique

Hello and welcome to another Simple Stamping Techniques Blog Hop. This month we are featuring the Floating Frame Technique - another simple technique that packs a wow in your card making. You simply create a frame, raise it on dimensionals and place some stamping or die cutting behind the frame. Then add some more die cutting or punched shapes in front of the frame.

For my sample I used the "Winter Woods" stamp set and the "In the Woods" Dies, along with "Dashing Deer" and "Detailed Deer Dies". All of these products can be found in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

I started by using a combination of the new Pigment Sprinkles (Bermuda Bay) combined with one of the older Brusho colours - Prussian Blue, onto Shimmery White card. Then a quick spritz with water created a gorgeous background. I manipulated the flow of colour in the centre with an Aqua Painter as I wanted to create the impression of an horizon.

I stamped the bare tree images in Night of Navy and Delicata Silver - a beautiful ink that is available in the Holiday Catalogue. The deer is die cut in Night of Navy and enhanced with Wink of Stella. It is also popped a little with Small dimensionals. The card base is Seaside Spray - one of the 2019 -2021 In Colors.

The name Floating Frame Technique demands a floating frame! So I cut mine out of Seaside Spray card, embossed it with a patterned embossing folder - you could use any that you like - then sponged on some Night of Navy Ink to highlight the pattern. The frame is cut with 2 Stitched Rectangle Dies.

I cut the tree on the outside of the frame with a die from "In The Woods" die set and Night of Navy card, then dabbed it with Delicata Silver directly from the ink pad. The greeting is heat embossed in Silver, decorated with a few Rhinestone Jewels and placed over Silver Metallic Thread.

It was lots of fun creating this card and the Floating Frame Technique gives your cards some added impact. Frames can be any shape or size, and can be placed at any angle. 

Now it is time to hop along to the other demonstrator blogs to see more fun examples of this simple stamping technique.

·       Ann Craig – Australia

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