Floral Essence with Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Speciality Paper

Hey Everyone

Do you want to make easy cards with loads of details?  Try using Stampin’ Up!s Shimmer Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.  It might be one of the things you overlooked when you first opened your Annual Catalogue.  I know I did, as I generally start searching for all the new floral stamp sets to add to my growing collection of flowery sets.

I was thrilled when I saw how many panels and leaves you can cut out from this specialty paper.  I’ve chosen this full card panel for my card today.  I daubed some Pineapple Punch on my card base and attached the patterned laser-cut paper over the top of my daubing.  This allows the Pineapple Punch Ink to peek through the cut outs.

I cut a circle of Vellum Cardstock and adhered my flowers and leaves – both of these are from the Floral Essence Stamp Set.  The flowers have been stamped with Mango Melody Ink with one of them stamped off on to scratch paper to create a duller shade of Mango Melody.  The centre of the flowers have been stamped with Pineapple Punch Ink and the leaves are stamped with Call Me Clover Ink.  The leaves are punched out with my Leaf Punch.

The sentiment I’ve used is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  I wanted a sentiment that I could cut out and layer over the flowers. This one worked perfectly for the look I was going for.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

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Just Add Ink #462

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Welcome to the newest challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is sketch week – sketches are my favourite and I always refer back to them when I’m in need of some inspiration to start a card.

I’ve used DSP strips with gaps in-between each one to create the panel shapes from the sketch.  The designer series paper I’ve used for the background and the panels is from Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.

The flower that I’ve lightly watercoloured with Pool Party Ink is from a new-to-me stamp set called To A Wild Rose Stamp Set. The leaves are also from this set and have been given a VERY light and VERY quick watercolour with Old Olive Ink.

I may have actually gone rogue with this sketch….. Instead of just one square on my card, I decided to add two and off-centre them.  I also created frames with my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies rather than a solid square.

I wanted a birthday sentiment as those are the cards I need the most.  For this card I’ve used the “happy birthday” sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To finished of the card I added three sequins from Woven Threads Sequin Assortment.

The team at Just Add Ink have created amazing cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #392

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Gee these weeks are flying by quickly!  In my job I work on a three monthly basis. At the moment I am writing rosters for August and that seems unbelievable that the year will over before I know it!

As it’s Wednesday, that means we have a new sketch for you to play along with at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch designer is none other than the amazing Jacquie Southas.  She has created a fabulous sketch that had me completing my card in no-time!

Before you say it, I know I have an addiction to the Sailing Home Bundle. If you’re on a confident masculine card roll, why mess with it and change stamp sets?  It’s not often I create man cards, so I’m sticking with them for the time being. I may have another card using this stamp set to post tomorrow……so pop back to see how I’ve used this set and hopefully inspire you to create some man cards with it.

For this card, I’ve stamped the yachts with Black Memento Ink and given them a light watercolour with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Inks.  For the background I’ve added a piece of striped DSP from the Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack.  I then added a Smoky Slate seaweed diecut and rope edgelit cut with my Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment I’ve used on my card is from the Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.  To tie in the Bermuda Bay watercolouring, I added a torn piece of Bermuda Bay Cardstock under the sentiment.  For the banners on the side of my card, I added some Basic Pearls that have been coloured with my Smoky Slate Dark Stampin’ Blend Marker.

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

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #460

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

I really don’t experiment at all with emboss resist, so challenges like these are great to test me and push me out of my comfort zone.

I started my card by stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set multiple times on my Stamparatus in Versamark Ink.  I then sprinkled over White Embossing Powder and set it with my Heat Tool.  I took my dauber and Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather Inks and created the ombre effect background. When I was happy with the background, I took a piece of cloth and wiped over the background to created the emboss resist effect.

I took off cut pieces of Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay Cardstocks and layered them over the background.  I embossed a circle punch with my Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and placed this over the strips of cardstock.  I then stamped the flowers and leaves from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and watercoloured them with Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzazz Ink.  After fussy cutting them out, I then layered them around my sentiment – also from Perennial Birthday Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created wonderful cards using this technique.  Make sure you head over to the challenge by clicking here and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #454

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week is a colour challenge.  Take a look at the pretty colours have for you to try:

Graceful Garden is a stamp set that I am going to really miss when it retires in June.  I have totally loved everything about this stamp set and have used it many times for my cards – especially this rose stamp.

The roses are fussy cut and have been lightly watercoloured with Pineapple Punch and then given highlights with Blueberry Bushel in the petal lines.  I stamped the background stamp and then randomly lightly watercoloured with Coastal Cabana.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is from Perennial Birthday.  Under the sentiment I added a strip of Blueberry Bushel Cardstock to tie in all the colours.

The team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous projects to inspire you.  Pop over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with this great colour combination.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #409

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week is a fun technique challenge.  Our challenge for you is to:

 

I’m a newbie at the Eclipse Technique. In fact this is my first Eclipse card.  For my card I chose to make a wedding card using Perennial Birthday Stamp Set and a congrats die from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies.  I’ve given my flowers a light watercolour with Dapper Denim Ink and my leaves are watercoloured with Old Olive Ink.

I love the cards the team at Just Add Ink have created.  Head over to the challenge and take a look.  We would love it if you could play along with us and show us your creations.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #329

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Wednesday’s mean a new sketch for you to try at Freshly Made Sketches. Our sketch has been designed the wonderfully talented Kim Singdahlsen.

You probably know by now that Petal Palette is my favourite flower stamp set to colour.  I’ve given the flowers colour with Blushing Bride and Fresh Fig Inks.  I gave the leaves a quick colour with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The spotted background is also from Petal Palette.  I stamped these spots in Black Archival Ink.  The sentiment is from Perennial Birthday.  I finished off my card by adding three copper sequins.

Here’s my card:

The team as always will inspire you with their cards. Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #327

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It’s time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  Our sketch hostess is the wonderfully talented Jen Mitchell.  Jen is not only the creator of gorgeous clean cards, she’s also a fabulous sketch designer.  Take a look at her cool sketch:

I’ve had my newly purchased Brusho sitting on my desk unused for a few weeks.  It kind of scared me as I was unsure how to use it.  I decided to give it a go on this weeks card.

I wanted to created a washed looking background and I think I achieved this….. I carried over the yellow and tinges of red from the background into my flowers.  The flowers I’ve used are from Perennial Birthday.  I gave them a quick colour with So Saffron and Real Red Inks.  The leaves were also given a quick watercolour with Pear Pizzazz Ink.  I then stamped some leaves from in Petal Palette in Basic Basic Ink and fussy cut them to layer behind the flowers.

I really like the sentiment on this card as it can be used for so many occasions.  It’s also from Stampin’ Up!s Perennial Birthday.

The team are sure to wow you with their cards – head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #324

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Welcome to a new Freshly Made Sketches challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be sketch hostess.

Take a look at this weeks sketch:

I always get really excited to design a sketch, but when it comes time to create my card – I never know where to start!  I’ve had another long weekend away at the beach and this time managed to take more of my craft room with me to finish off my card.

I needed another flowery female birthday card….actually no I didn’t, but I just love making them!  The flowers I’ve used are from a SAB stamp set called Amazing You.  I gave them a light watercolour with Daffodil Delight Ink and used my yellow Watercolor Pencil to add highlights.  The colours in the flower and leaves match the colours in the Birthday Memories DSP I’ve used in the background.  Both the circle and striped DSP are from this pack.  I also added a strip of Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock.   I then inked up the tiny spots stamp from Perennial Birthday in Daffodil Delight Ink and stamped them randomly under my layers.  I stamped the leaves from Petal Palette in Pear Pizzazz Ink and fussy cut them out.  The sentiment I’ve used is stamped in Basic Black Ink and is from Perennial Birthday.

The Clean Team have created wonderful cards with the sketch – I hope you can pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.  We’d really love you to play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Freshly Made Sketches #320

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Oh my goodness! I’m in total holiday mode and have absolutely no idea what day it is – hence me forgetting to schedule my post last night for the new sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This weeks cool sketch has been designed by the fabulously talented Kim Singdahlsen.

It’s been a while since I created a card for a wedding.  In fact I found none in my stash….  I channelled my inner Cecile with this card.  Cecile has the most creative way of using dies and layering them to perfection.  I gave it a go with my Stampin’ Up! Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.  The stamp set is a new one to me – it’s called Perennial Birthday.  The flowers in this set are so easy to add a smidge of colour and then just as easy to fussy cut.  The sentiment I’ve used is also from the same stamp set.


The team have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look at their pretty cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle