Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Merriest Moments bundle from Stampin' Up!® is perfect for a variety of Christmas cards. The bundle (#156783) includes a stamp set - Merriest Moments plus the Merriest Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder.

I created these cards using lots of the elements from the bundle.

 The first card has some foliage stamped and stamped off onto the card background, prior to adding an embossed  die cut from the Merriest Frames collection. Colours are Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. The Gold Leaf has been applied by using a Blender Pen with Versa Mark , then adding Heat & Stick powder, some heat then applying Gold Leaf. I really like this method of adding some gold to the project, as it gives you some control as to where the gold Leaf will appear. 


The bundle consists of these items:

 
Another card using the same colours but slightly different layout.
 
 
A tip for colouring your rhinestones:
Just use the regular Rhinestone Basic Jewels # 144220 and your choice of Blender Pen to colour them to match your project. I've used Dark Cherry Cobbler for my project. I suggest that you use the Dark pen for any colour.


 I'll be making lots of Christmas cards between now and Christmas, so come back often to see some ideas. 
 
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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Merriest Moments Random Patchwork background card

I'm  enjoying the Random Patchwork background technique so much that I tried it out with some very different papers and the Merriest Moments stamp set and dies bundle.  This is the finished card.

The papers I used for this card are from a gorgeous, richly coloured pack named Blackberry Beauty
 The colours in these papers are: Polished Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider and gold.


This photo shows the patchwork in the background. 
For the simplest version of this background start with 4 different patterns of DSP cut to 10 x 14 cm. Layer these papers on top of each other and using your Stampin' Trimmer, cut 4 diagonal cuts in the papers. This will ensure that each cut is the same on all 4 pieces and you'll be able to create 4 slightly different backgrounds.
 
Adhere the rearranged shapes onto a piece of basic white card, butting each shape together. 
  
You can use more cuts if you want a more intricate background. 
 
Choose a frame die to cut out the background. I've used the very versatile Scalloped Contours die set. I love the variety in this set and I used the second largest die that has a lovely scalloped edge with the added bonus of stitching detail.
 

 The lovely gold flowers have been stamped and heat embossed with gold. The images are from the Merriest Moments Bundle. I stamped them on Blackberry Bliss card stock and highlighted the centres with gold Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots
The flowers are raised  with dimensionals.
Again, using this technique you will have 4 slightly different backgrounds to create 4 cards. 
 
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Monday, 6 September 2021

Whimsy & Wonder Random Patchwork Card



The Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the Stampin' Up!® July - December Mini Catalogue, caught my eye the first time I saw it. The colours are gorgeous and I was particularly attracted to the long stemmed trees in the accompanying dies. I've used the die cut trees as focal points in my cards.


 The colours in the Designer Series Papers are fresh and work beautifully together so I decided to show off a few of them at a time using the Random Patchwork background technique. 
An easy technique that requires 4 different patterned papers all cut to the same size for your background. Then you layer the papers one on top of the other, and make 4 angled cuts through the 4 pieces of paper. Next ,it's a simple matter of placing the pieces so that you end up with 4 backgrounds each being slightly different . You will make these backgrounds back to the original size before they were cut.
Adhere the pieces to a white background then die cut any large shape you would like to use. I used Scalloped Contours dies

You can make a variety of cards by changing the background papers, the mat colours and the die cut images. This next card features the Christmas baubles heat embossed in silver , hand coloured with ink and die cut with dies from the set.


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