We were zipping her and there on Friday. We had the bike out and off we went. I realised that not everyone is enamored by motor bikes so there were alternatives to choose from.
The motor bike is from the One Wild Ride in the Annual Catalogue and the Wedding Car and Truck are from retired Stampin’ Up Products.We used the Brick Wall EF on the Cajun Craze CS with some Basic black ink, then added some moss with the textured stamp from the One Wild Ride set. A little bit of twine was wrapped around it before using Stampin’ Up!Dimensionals to pop it up on the Basic Black Card Base.
The sentiments were stamped then cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelit dies. I really like the addition of the black frame that can be created with the same Banner. Simply secure the Cajun Craze Sentiment in the frame with some Tear and Tape Adhesive at the back, before adding the Dimensionals.
Now that you have all received your DSP from the October specials I think you might be looking for some ideas to use them. These little cuties use the lovely By The Shore DSP, coupled with the Day at the Beach Stamp set from the Seasonal Catalogue.
The Girl and the Boy were a couple of random stamps I had in my collection coupled with some retired framelits.
The framelit in Real Red was embossed with the Sea Side Embossing Folder.
It was fun colouring the girl and boy with the Stamp and Write Markers and the Blender Pen. Colouring is very relaxing so it’s easy to see why the colouring trend has caught on! Mind you colouring a stamp and making a card means you have a give away product for your time as well.
The other elements, sun, umbrella, bucket and spade, were stamped on Whisper White and coloured before fussy cutting out and adhering with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the card a pocket was needed for the necessary gift card, so I stamped and coloured the ball and thongs before embossing with the Sea Side Embossing folder. This was adhered to the base card using the Foam Adhesive Strips which gives just the right depth for a gift card, or money. They have made my life so much easier!!
Thanks Stampin’ Up!
Off to create some more cards but make sure you check back Saturday for our Technique Treats November selection using Faux silk and Faux Stitching Techniques.
This time of the year there are masks in the shops everywhere, gruesome, ghoulish creations but here at Crafty creations we used a more serene form of Mask and created these beautiful backgrounds for future cards.
The only thing missing in the image is the sparkle from the Heat and Stick powder with the Dazzling Diamonds.
We used a variety of masks from the Seasonal Decorative Masks and the Heart and Stars Masks to retired ones.
One technique we used, the Heat and Stick Method, can be found here. Heat and stick – Technique Treats 9.
All these Shimmering Circles, Pink Paisleys, Hearts and Diamonds below were created using this technique.
Wow where has the time gone too. Mmmm probably with 4 grandchildren arriving here to live.
Child minding tripled now. Been to the beach, shopping for thongs, swim in the pool, lunch eggs and bacon and then strawberries and ice cream and that’s just today!! I loved every minute of it though. Witnessing their enthusiasm and excitement at new places and anticipation of adventures yet to come is a real boost to the emotions. A very happy day.
Not to say that creating is not my happy place, as it is. Making cards that are enthusiastically replicated by my Crafty Creations ladies is always a delight as well as a challenge to second guess what they would like this time. There are so many ways to use the marvelous products from Stampin’ Up! often it is hard to choose. Like today. Will I make the bottle tags, or shall we use the new masks with the delightful Fruit Stand stamps or perhaps some punch art with the Foxy Friends.?
So here are the replicated cards for last Friday. The original was spotted on Pinterest by Irma who also kindly lent us the stamp set, now retired. We sponged the card in Night ofNavy or Dapper Denim then heat embossed the star and the sentiment with White Embossingpowder. We did use the Misit to repeatedly stamp the Shepherds to get a solid enough image. Then used the appropriate coloured marker to dot out any remaining white sections. The card front was finished with a diamante on the star.
Hope you all had a good weekend, especially those who had some special Father’s Day time. We had a swim with the grandchildren then a lovely evening sitting around the Fire Pit at daughters. Nice to see a fire burning, there’s something mesmerising about the flames and the sparks and coals for me. Familiar in Tasmania but rare here in sunny Queensland.
Time to show you the great Magic cards we made at Crafty Creations last Friday. Have to say that as this was quiet an advanced technique it took a while before the magic happened.
We used the Jar of Love Stamp set and the tiny fish bubbles are from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set. Happy Birthday Greeting came from the Crazy About You stamp set. We used some retired Perfectly Artistic DSP . One thing Ialways encourage is for each participant to make their own artistic choices and this time they all chose to use the opposite side of the DSP to my chosen side. We even have some little bees as well as flies. ! Viva la Difference!
Well this is a first. Trying to create this of on my tiny phone. Beloved computer off at the computer doctors. So sad! Been giving me grief for a while now so fingers crossed it’s s not terminal!!
At Crafty Creations we created this Christmas Card. I must confess that we used retired products mostly and a Merry Christmas die that found it’s way into my stash from a friend. The background dots came from the Swirly Birds with silver embossed stars from Made with Love. The ladies were kept busy snip, snip, snipping the trees and presents before popping up with Stamping UpDimensional then highlighting with Wink of Stella and Diamenties. The tree was from retired DSP Home for Christmas, you may still have some in your stash?
OK I stalled here as couldn’t watermark the images from class so now we are back on the computer I will finish this blog off. Wasn’t terminal just a clean up for the computer.
It was interesting to see the different aspects that each participant added to make their card their own. We had Embossed dots and yellow stars, highlighted holly and diamante , more parcels, different tree star and highlighted stars on the top. Can you spot all the differences?
No class this week as I am preparing for an open house and flying to Melbourne with my grandson Finley Coll and family courtesy of Sunrise.
Hi There, Pleased you have returned to secure your Treat for this month. As discussed in my last post we are bringing you two great techniques, Emboss Resist and Double Embossing.
Have you seen those lovely floral cards that have an opaque white soft look about them? Well odds on they are made with the Emboss Resist technique so purchase you copy and you can master this easily. As well you get two methods of double embossing, one using two folders direct onto the card stock and one where you can create a frame. Now for $4.00 that’s what I call value.
You also get:
· List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
· Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
· Step-by-step instructions required for each card with images
· Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
· Cover sheet for your Technique Book
· Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update
This month we have used the Gift from the Garden Stamp set, see those cut pots in the image, aren’t they sweet and there’s gloves and gumboots too in the set. So much fun to use. If you don’t have the stamp sets and want to do exactly as we have. (After all, time is precious and why reinvent the wheel when we have done all the work for you) you can purchase it from here.
Apologies to all those who tuned in on Friday to see what the girls from Crafty Creations have been up too.I had been having a busy weekend and lots of unexplained computer issues. Not only that but phone wouldn’t let me send my pictures either!!. All sorted now after changing passwords etc etc.
Last week we were a small class but a happy one. One thing about retired ladies they do manage to go away a fair bit -which is something we all want to do on retiring- but it does make for fluctuating classes. A feast or a famine!
They accepted the challenge of their double curtain fold with gusto along with trepidation. But once they got the cut correct and the folds happening the whole thing fell into place.
Just a small group today with school holidays snapping up some of our Nan’s, others just on holiday, and one sick lady. Get well soon.
We made a start on Christmas with these two cards. Both use the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. A very versatile set that has numerous applications, just search Pinterest to see what I mean. This is where I found my second card, using the Hearth and Home Thinlit, when I was running out of time and inspiration. Not to mention that I just love the crisp simplicity and falling snow. Thanks to Peggy for her inspiration.
Today’s Pretty Paper Patterns Tutorial is one that’s sure to please everyone. Mostly because it is so easy to switch out the papers we used to ones in the new catalogue.. If you want something COOLandEclectic then choose Floral Boutique DSP, if you like something BOLD that will POP then choose Pop of Pink DSP, perhaps you are more the Nature type then choose Serene Scenery DSP.
Do you have some small pieces of a favorite DSP that you are keeping for that special card? Well that card will be here! Your papers will fit in beautifully. We have used the Go Wild Paper Stack which is now retired but you may have some pieces still.
No matter what DSP you choose I guarantee that you can make these cards with it.
Remember there are 4 cards and a sketch, all measurements in both centimeters and inches are provided, together with instructions on creating the cards and a list of supplies needed.