Freshly Made Sketches #459

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We have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Jennifer Brum. Jennifer is an amazing crafter who creates lovely elegant cards and fab sketches.

I adore the images in the Warm and Toasty Stamp Set. Especially this polar bear. He’s perfect for giving a quick colour and an even quicker trim. The blends that I’ve used to colour his scarf and hat are Highland Heather and Smoky Slate Blends.

I added falling snow to the background with the ink splatters stamp from the In The Pines Stamp Set and Pool Party Ink. I stamped the ink splatters stamp off once on scrap paper to create a light background of snow.

The hills that I’ve created are from a piece of DSP from the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper and a piece of Highland Heather Cardstock cut with the Pine Woods Dies. While I had the Pine Woods Dies on my desk, I cut two Whisper White Cardstock trees to finish the scene.

I played around with sentiments and ended up with Highland Heather Ink sentiments from the Peace & Joy Stamp Set. I think the solid ink sentiment works really well and stands out against the polar bear.

Here’s my card:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created awesome cards that will no doubt inspire you. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – In The Pines Bundle

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Welcome to my blog and the latest Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!

The Artisan Design Team have created projects with products from the In The Pines Bundle.  This bundle consists of a stamp set called In The Pines and dies called Pine Woods.

This was one of the bundles I HAD from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. The stamp set is a two-step stampin’ set, so perfect for quick projects. Combine that with the dies that cut everything out, you have ultra quick cards you can produce in your classes or to send at Christmas time.

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The first card I created is a square card that features pine trees, hills and an embossed background. I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and embossed it with the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. I then stamped my trees with Black Memento Ink and took the matching stamp to add colour to the trees. The inks I’ve coloured my trees with are – Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz & Just Jade Inks. Once coloured I took the matching dies and cut them out.

There are two mountain dies in the set so I created to mountains – one in Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and the other in Whisper White Cardstock.  Between these layers I added another layer of Whisper White Cardstock that I tore to create a layer of snow.  I then added a strip of ribbon from the Flower for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack to add some interest. To finish off this card I added three Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

The second card I created also uses the In The Pines Stamp Set but this time instead of the two-step stamping, I coloured the trees with a combination of Blends (the colours I’ve used are listed below). Once the trees were cut with my Pine Woods Dies, I layered on my card with the same ribbon I used on my first card. This time I added three Blue Adhesive-Back Gems because I think they are so pretty!

For a different background on this card you will notice a mosaic effect look.  I decided to trim a Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bag and adhere with glue dots strategically placed under the dotted pattern on the bag. I actually like the look of the mosaic background and will try this again.


Thanks for looking at my cards. The next hop along the way is the wonderfully talented Nina Waldschmidt.  Nina and the team have created fabulous projects that will no doubt inspire you – click here or on the button below to continue along the hop.

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock,  Soft Sea Foam Cardstock

Stamp Set:  In the Pines Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Pear Pizzazz Ink, Soft Sea Foam Ink, Just Jade Ink, Soft Sea Foam Blends, Just Jade Blends,

Other Products: Pine Woods Dies, Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack, Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Mosaic Gusseted Cellophane Bags, Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #527

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There’s a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you to play along with. This week our challenge for you is a sketch challenge.

I really love the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper. There are so many wonderful die cuts in this paper pack. I’ve used a combination of them my card with the gold side showing and then the wide side showing. They really jazz up a card without any hard work at all! I’ve combined these die cuts with images and sentiments from the Peace and Joy Bundle. To add some texture to my oval die cut, I ran the Whisper White Cardstock through my machine with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

The team have created wonderful cards. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #457

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch designer is the super talented Linda Callahan.

I’m continuing with Christmas cards as you can never have too many of them. The stamp set I’ve used for my card is called Peacefull Boughs Stamp Set. I stamped the boughs in Soft Suede Ink and fussy cut them out. The pine cones have been stamped with Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride Inks. For the background I daubed Blushing Bride Ink and stamped the ink splatters in Soft Suede Ink. I added some Braided Linen Trim and stamped up a sentiment from the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set.

Here’s my card:

The team have created wonderful cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Tag Buffet Card

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I managed to create another card today just for a bit of fun. I was playing around with possible cards to mass produce and ended up with this card. Not sure if I’ll keep with this one, but I’m thinking about it.

The stamp set I’ve used today is called Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I gave the bauble and stocking a quick colour and fussy cut them out. I then cut two trees with the Majestic Mountain Dies. I added a piece of DSP from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack and matted it with tilted Whisper White and Pool Party Cardstocks.

The sentiment I’ve adhered to my card is also from the Tag Buffet Stamp Set. I think I’ve said this before, that I love this stamp set just for this sentiment. Three Metallic Pearls finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Colour Throwdown Challenge #614

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Had a chance to play along with the latest colour challenge at Colour Throwdown Challenge today. This combination is a really pretty combo so I knew I had to create something this week.

The Stampin’ Up! stamp set, Warm & Toasty, has the cutest festive images as well as fabulous sentiments. I inked up the reindeer and lightly coloured it with my Crumb Cake Blends. I then took my Highland Heather Blends and coloured the bow tie.

The trees that I’ve added to my card are cut with the Pine Wood Dies and Mossy Meadow Cardstock. The DSP I used on my card is woodsy with it’s woodgrain pattern and I felt it fitted with my tree die cuts and reindeer. Highland Heather Cardstock was added and three Champagne Basic Rhinestones finished off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #456

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There’s a new sketch available over at Freshly Made Sketches for you to play along with. This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Jen Timko!

Here’s her fab sketch:

I’ve been totally distracted this week catching up on Netflix and sleeping in that I almost forgot to create a card for this challenge. I’m not overly loving this card, but it was all I could put together inbetween watching Emily in Paris…..

When you’re distracted and not really focussed on creating, let texture, DSP and die cuts do all the work! The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper die cuts are what I used as the main focus on my card. I combined them with some pretty DSP from Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper pack.

After embossing the background Whisper White Cardstock with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, I layered it all together for a quick and easy Christmas Card.

Here’s the card I created:

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Curvy Celebrations

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The 2020 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team are back with an exciting hop for you. We’ve created projects featuring the Curvy Celebrations products. This new promotion features two early-release products from the January—June 2021 Mini Catalog, plus two exclusive products available for a limited time only!  As a demonstrator you are able to pre-order these products from 1st October 2020. If you’re like me, you’ll want to create projects as soon as possible to show your customers – so put in an order early to get creating.

Your customers can purchase Curvy Celebrations products beginning 3 November 2020. This promotion offers customers an opportunity to purchase early, gives them a first glance at the look and feel of the new mini catalog, and exclusive products perfect for Christmas crafting.

I’ve created a fun fold card that has both sides of the front panels cut with the Curvy Dies. I didn’t measure these, I just eye-balled what gap I would like and put it through my cutting machine.

The stamp set I’ve used for my card is the Quite Curvy Stamp Set. This stamp set combines perfectly with the Curvy Dies. I couldn’t resist adding two little birds (also from the Quite Curvy Stamp Set) as they are so darn cute!  The birds are stamped with Black Memento Ink and coloured really quickly with Crumb Cake and Highland Heather Blends.  The two little leaf stems are also made with the Curvy Dies.

I added a panel of Sahara Sand Cardstock to the left side of my card. This creates a flap that opens and also a base for the vines and leaves to be adhered to.  I used dimensionals to raise the vines up so that when the right side is closed, the vines hold the sentiment in place – you can see this in the photo above. I also added a strip of Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding to tie both sides together.

The vine image has been stamped twice and cut with the matching die from the Curvy Dies set. I’ve coloured the vines in Soft Sea Foam and Light Old Olive Blends. The flowers that I’ve added to my vine leaves are also from the Quite Curvy Set. These flower images have been coloured with Highland Heather Blends, trimmed and added along the vine leaves to add some colour.

I hope you like what I’ve created. Make sure you check out the amazing projects the team have created.  I know after you see their creations, you’re going to want to get your hands on these products, like yesterday!
The next Artisan Design Team Member on the hop is the amazing Nina Waldschmidt.  Click here or on the button below to continue the hop.

 

2020 Artisan Design Team Roll

Caroline van der Straaten

Emma Goddard

Helene den Breejen

Jan Clothier

Lauren Alarid

Leah Fedynak

Manuela Geiswinkler

Marine Wiplier

Martha Groger

Martin Stone

Narelle Farrugia

Nina Waldschmidt

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Tammy Wilson

Zsuzsanna Balazs

Products Used

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Sahara Sand Cardstock

Stamp Set: Quite Curvy Stamp Set

Ink: Black Memento Ink, Sahara Sand Ink, Soft Sea Foam Blends, Highland Heather Blends, Crumb Cake Blends, Old Olive Blends

Other Products: Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Metallic Pearls, Curvy Dies

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #525

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It’s Friday, so that means there’s a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is:

We all have need for those thank you cards, so why don’t you play along and add a thank you card to your stash?

One of the ways we tend to say thank you is to give flowers, so I created a card full of bright flowers and a thank you sentiment. These beautiful flower images are from the So Much Love Stamp Set. I stamped the flower image twice and sat down with my Purple Posy and Highland Heather Blends.  The leaves have been coloured with the Soft Sea Foam Blends. I also took the Light Soft Sea Foam Blend and coloured the background Whisper White Cardstock to give it a watercoloured look.

The darker set of leaves are fussy cut from designer series paper.  I like the contrast of the darker leaves against the lightly coloured image ones. The pack of DSP I fussy cut the leaves from is called Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper pack.

Finally, I kept my sentiment simple by die cutting a Basic Black Cardstock sentiment cut with the Well Written Dies.

 

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful florally creations to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #260 & TGIF Challenge #283

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Best part about being on holidays is, not only do I get to sleep in, I get to craft when I want!  The card I’m sharing today is for two challenges – this weeks CASE the Designer at  Global Design Project Challenge and Designer Take Over Challenge at TGIF Challenge.

The great thing about challenges is that they get you to create out of your comfort zone.  Ink blending used to scare me and I wouldn’t even bother trying it in case I messed it up. I told myself who cares if I messed it up, I could always bin it.

I have never tried blending the colours I’ve used on my card until today as I didn’t think I was much of an orange person. I think I might just be an orange lover now! The colours I’ve blended are Petal Pink, Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie.

The peonies I’ve added to my card are from the Prized Peony Stamp Set. These peonies have been stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with a combination of Calypso Coral and Cajun Craze Blends.  The leaves I’ve layered on my card are stamped from the Forever Fern Stamp Set – these have been stamped with Pool Party Ink.

For the base of my card I added a rectangle of Sahara Sand Cardstock that has been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  The Whisper White Cardstock panel under my flowers are leaves, has been punched with the Rectangular Postage Punch.  I’ve actually punched two of them to create a longer rectangle and hidden the join under the peonies. The fussy cut sentiment is from the matching stamp to the punch called Postage For You Stamp Set.

Three Champagne Basic Rhinestone Jewels were added to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle