Freshly Made Sketches #446

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the wonderfully talented Linda Callahan.  She has created an awesome slimline sketch that she has left clean for us to choose our own layout.

I love the idea of this style of card! After I got my head around inches, I came up with the following card:

I chose one of my new Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets called Poinsettia Petals to colours with various blends.This stamp set and all it’s coordinating products are available to order from the August-December Mini Catalogue on 3rd August. I also cut poinsettia flowers and leaves with the matching Poinsettia Dies. The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set – don’t you just love a pretty font like this one?

In the background I’ve added a piece of Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.  The papers in this pack are gorgeous and have a felt feel to the raised patterns. I think they really add elegance to any card!  More pretties from this suite, are the Beaded Pearls that I’ve adhered to the centre of the flowers. Another elegant touch without me doing very much at all.

The team have created awesome cards with this weeks challenge. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they girls have created!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #515

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge for you is to:

I had to google mixed media…. I may’ve created mixed media cards in the past and didn’t even know it!  To create this card I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and gave it a watercoloured background with Night Of Navy Ink.  Once I dried this off with my Heat Gun, I stamped the script stamp from Very Versailles Stamp Set in Night Of Navy Ink. I then took my Embossing Paste and Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and added some texture.

I cut some leafy dies with my Forever Flourishing Dies out of Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy Cardstocks. I layered these with some Braided Linen Thread under the sentiment and a strip of Purple Posy Cardstock that I had laying on my desk.



The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects with this challenge. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #445

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It’s time for a new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches! This weeks sketch has been designed the uber talented Jen Mitchell.

The Prized Peony Stamp Set was a set that I knew I had to have from the  ecently released Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue! I stamped the peony image in Black Memento Ink and gave it colour with my Pool Party and Bermuda Bay Blends. The centre of the flower has been coloured with the Light So Saffron Blend. I fussy cut the image out and added some Whisper White Cardstock leaves cut with my Forever Flourishing Dies.  I added designer series paper from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack as well as a strip of Pool Party Cardstock.  Three Elegant Faceted Gems were added for the glitter this card needed.

 

 

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Artisan Design Team Blog Hop – Blossoms In Bloom Bundle

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

This month we are featuring products from the really pretty Blossoms In Bloom Bundle. This bundle consists of the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set and the matching Many Layered Blossoms Dies.

 

I’ve created two cards with this bundle – my first card features both the stamp set and the dies and the second card features the dies.


For my first card I stamped the flower image in Pool Party Ink on Whisper White Cardstock.  I  took the outline flower die, the  stamped flower image and lined up my plate and only ran it through a part of the image.  This allowed me to create a partial die cut on the side of the image. I accentuated the partial die cut by raising this layer up, adding a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and a strip of Whisper White Cardstock that was embossed with the Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

I ran a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the outline flower die through my machine and layered this over the stamped flower image. To create a difference to the centre of the flowers, I cut another outline die cut of Copper Foil and trimmed the centre of them. I lined the centres up and adhered them to the middle of the blooms. A heat embossed sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black Cardstock was added to my card. The ends of the sentiment were trimmed and raised up with Dimensionals.

For my second card, I started off with an embossed piece of Whisper White Cardstock with my Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  I daubed the background with Pool Party Ink and layered it over a piece of Basic Black Cardstock at an angle. I took the Many Layered Blossoms Dies and cut the inner flower with Whisper White Cardstock. I then took some Copper Foil and cut the outside layer. As the centre of the flowers popped out with the die cut, I cut small pieces of Basic Black Cardstock and put them behind the centre of the blooms.

I then heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set) with Versamark and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I had a Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding bow siting on my desk, so this was added along with three Flowers For Every Season Gems.

I hope you like what I’ve created with this bundle. I know you’re going to love what the team have made. The next person on the hop is the very talented Nina Waldschmidt. Click here to take you to her blog or click on the button below.

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, Basic Black Cardstock, Copper Foil

Stamp Set: Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set

Ink: Pool Party Ink, Versamark

Other Products: Many Layers Blossoms Dies, Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding, Flowers For Every Season Gems, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #444

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Wednesday’s mean a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch has been designed by Jennifer Timko, whose cards are always wonderful and always make me smile.

In case you haven’t noticed, I do love a flower stamp set. I also love colouring so as soon as I saw the So Much Love Stamp Set – I knew we were a perfect match!

This Gray Granite DSP, from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper pack, was sitting on my desk from a previous project, so I added it to my card. From this, I then chose the colour of my blends to colour the flowers.  I went for a combination of So Saffron, and Mango Melody Blends.  For the leaves, I went for Soft Sea Foam Blends.  For the tiny flower buds, I chose the Dark Pumpkin Pie Blend.  I then got my fussy cutting on.  After I’d cut out my two flowers, I added Night of Navy Cardstock for a contrast colour behind the layers. A sentiment was added from the So Much Love Stamp Set and my card was done.

The team have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see what they’ve created with their awesomeness.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Global Design Project #249

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There’s a new challenge at the Global Design Project.  This combination of colours is super pretty and I couldn’t resist playing along.

I started off with choosing a stamp set – Forever Fern Stamp Set was my set of choice.  I wanted to see if the images from this set worked with the challenge colours and I think they do!

The designer series paper I’ve used in the background is from the Peony Garden DSP pack.  I’ve roughed the edges of this piece, giving it a bit of a tear here and there.  I then took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and daubed the background with Pool Party Ink. The script stamp I’ve added to this piece of cardstock is from the Very Versailles Stamp Set and is stamped in Petal Pink Ink.  I’ve really torn and roughed up the edges on this piece.

I cracked open my Tasteful Labels Dies and die cut two stitched dies in Misty Moonlight and Petal Pink Cardstock. The sentiment I’ve used is from the Forever Fern Stamp Set. I’ve stamped this with Misty Moonlight Ink and it has also been die cut with one of the dies.

A strip of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon was added as well as a bow for that vintage-y feel. Elegant Faceted Gems finished off my card – as always three were added.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #513

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We have a new challenge for you to play along with at Just Add Ink. Our challenge for you is to:

For this challenge I’ve chosen Trees and Texture.  The trees I’ve added to my card are tree branches from the Very Versailles Stamp Set.  I used the marker direct to stamp technique.  I applied a combination of Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz Markers to my image, huffed on it and stamped it directly to the cardstock. I repeated this process and fussy cut both branches out.

I then took my Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder and embossed the cardstock. I then took my Soft Suede Marker and tapped it on my Bone Folder to create the splatters you can see on the embossed cardstock.  Just for a bit of something extra, I took a dauber and Pool Party Ink and daubed the background you can see under the branches.

I then stamped the frame image in Soft Suede Ink and fussy cut it out.  I pierced the centre of the frame and fussy cut the centre of it out so that you can see the sentiment (also from the Very Versailles Stamp Set) is raised in the centre. I tied a Linen Thread Bow and was going to attach it, but as it was a similar colour to the branches, it got lost on my card.  So I took my Old Olive Blend and coloured the Linen Thread. Three Metallic Pearls to finish off my card after I layered my embossed Whisper White Cardstock on some Soft Suede Cardstock at an angle.

The girls at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using the elements from the challenge. Pop over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #433

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We have a new sketch challenge for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches. This week our sketch has been designed by the super talented Lee Ann Barrett.

I knew I wanted to use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set for this sketch. Had my colours worked out and even had the sketch in front of me the whole time, but somehow I ended up with this card….. Totally loved it and got to the point of uploading it on our page when I realised I’d completely go the sketch wrong! I’m blaming covid – or maybe it’s just age. So at the last minute I had to pull it apart and correct the my error.

And now I have the layers the right way around…… Here’s a tip for you – check and then re-check your sketch before you stick every down 🙂

The team is sure to have made their cards with the panels going in the right direction from the get-go…..Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and see the gorgeous creations they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #442

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It’s time for a new challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch designer this week is the talented Jacquie Southas.

The Geared Up Garage Stamp Set was my set of choice for this fab sketch. You can sort of see the sketch in my layers…. The vintage car image was stamped in Black Memento Ink and coloured with my Night of Navy and Seaside Spray Blends.  I’ve then cut a combination of cog dies from the Garage Gears Dies and added them to my card. The sentiment, also from the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set, was trimmed and layered over some Braided Linen Trim. The three little dots I’ve adhered to my card are pieces left over from the centre of the die cuts – I kind of think they look like enamel dots.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this sketch. Head over to the challenge and see what they’ve made – you’re going to love their projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #511

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It’s Friday and that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge is an inspiration picture challenge. Take a look at the fabulous pic we have for you.

I love the soft earthy colours in the pic. I tried to replicate the colours from the photo with pops of green.  The rose and leaves I’ve added to my card are from the To A Wild Rose Stamp Set.  I lightly coloured my rose with Sahara Sand Ink – slowly adding a little more ink in the creases of the petals to create dept. The leaves have been coloured with my Shaded Spruce Blends. I cut Whisper White and Sahara Sand Cardstock die cuts with my Wild Rose Dies and layered them under my images. I then added some Linen Thread and tied a bow to match the texture of the basket in the photo.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful projects using the inspiration pic. Head over to Just Add Ink and see what they’ve made.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle