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Friday, 1 February 2019

Global Stamping Friends - Stamper's Choice

Hi Crafters,

We have another fabulous hop from the Global Stamping Friends and this month we are being let loose with a theme of Stamper's Choice.  This means we can go wild with whatever we decide to create.  



I have not one but two cards for you.  I used one background die to create both cards.  When I saw the Florentine Bundle in the new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer catalogue, I just fell in love!  


I didn't actually use any of the Florentine stamps on either of my cards - there's time for that yet!  I have so many ideas and never enough time!


For my first card, I attached a piece of Double Sided Sticky Sheet to an A5 piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cut out the background die, saving the negative pieces into a pot on my craft desk.  I took off the backing to expose the adhesive and sprinkled with Copper embossing powder and then melted the powder with my Heat Tool.  I used a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then scrunched it up to create crease lines.  I ran a Merry Merlot ink pad over the cardstock to create a distressed look.  

I didn't want to cover too much of the background so I stamped in Merry Merlot and die cut three of the sprigs from the Dear Doily Bundle.  I added a Coastal Cabana sentiment panel using one of the rectangles from the new Stitched Rectangle Dies and stamped my greeting in Merry Merlot from the Filigree Florentine stamp set.  

My second card features those pieces that were saved from the background.  In hindsight I should have embossed all the pieces at once but I did this separately for each card.  


I cut another background and secured it with removable tape to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  I added glue to the open areas and then placed the pieces back into the gaps.  Once these were all in place, I removed the template background and then peeled off the sticky backing and added Copper embossing powder.  When heating, I put extra heat in some places to make the powder bubble on the Double Sided Stick Sheet. 

The topper was made using the Floral Frames Thinlits Dies cut from vellum.  I cut the word amazing from the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and added this on top using Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I stamped a sentiment from the Forever Lovely stamp set and cut out the word You to complete the sentiment.  I found that the stamped sentiment worked better when the letter were all in the same case.  I know I shouldn't have favourites but I really love how this card turned out!

To keep hopping to Amanda's fabulous post, just click the next arrow below.



Let me know what you think of this technique and what else you'd like to see featured in upcoming posts.  I love to know if there is a technique you're itching to try but don't know how to start.

Happy crafting,
Rachel


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Friday, 25 January 2019

Humming Along from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

I have a bit of a hot mess card for you today!  I created a no-line watercolour image which looks great from some distance away but up close, well, not so much! I used the new Humming Along stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Catalogue and I love the images in this set.  



The sentiments in this set are also really useful and the mix of fonts is very on trend.  I used the humming bird image and the birthday sentiment on today's make. 

    
As you can see - a hot mess!  I stamped the humming bird in second generation Sahara Sand ink and then used my Aqua Painters to pick up ink in Blueberry Bushel, Lemon Lime Twist, Mint Macaron and Gorgeous Grape.  I added splatters by tapping the Aqua Painter onto its lid once I had picked up some ink.  I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto vellum and then attached by placing glue behind the three Glitter Enamel Dots.  The left side of the vellum is tucked and hidden under the top layer of the card.  

I hope you like this no-line watercolour look and give it a try too.  I had a lot of fun making this card.

Happy crafting, 
Rachel x


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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Incredible Like You Card from Stampin' Up!

Hi Crafters,

I'm back with a card featuring some new products from the Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer 2019 Catalogue.  I received this stamp set for free during OnStage in Orlando.  It's a great set, featuring floral images and superb sentiments, called Incredible Like You. 


Not only is the stamp set super versatile but it also co-ordinates with the Incredible Like You Project Kit.  The kit makes 16 cards - 4 cards of 4 designs.   This kit also comes in a brilliant storage box so you'll be ready for all kinds of occasions throughout the year. 



I took inspiration from the Incredible Like You Project Kit and created a card based on the bottom right design in the picture above.  


I made a Whisper White card base and then layered up a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock on top.  I created my focal image by stamping the flowers and line stamp in Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  I added vellum sprigs from the Sprig Punch and attached those to the back of an Everyday Label shape cut in Bermuda Bay.  I stamped my sentiment in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and then offset for interest.  

Don't forget that Sale-A-Bration is still in full swing!  You can earn free prodcuts for every £45 you spend.  Click the link in the right-hand sidebar to view the amazing products on offer.  

Happy crafting,
Rachel x



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