The days have been a bit cold here. Down to 21 Degrees. I know for people in really cold places, Canada, some of USA, Europe that is laughable but for us it’s nippy, jumper time for the locals.
What better way to add to our warmth than by creating a card that says just that. At this point I have no idea who came up with the first jumper/cardigan using the Cable Knit Dynamic EF as there are lots of images on Pinterest etc. Enough to say thanks to all those who have created with this folder.
Now my girls were spoilt as they had a choice, a male or female and surprise surprise more males chosen than females.
Relatively simple card but very effective. We used Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Fresh Fig CS for the jumper and Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Fresh Florals DSP for the Cardigan.
The Pink Piroutte was embossed then marked at the center and a V taken out of the neck and lined with a Delicate White Doily cut to fit. Unfortunately the crimping tool is no longer available but that’s what was used for the band in Very Vanilla. Happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous SS was stamped onto Very Vanilla then cut using the the Sweet and Sassy framelits. A circle was cut at the neck of the folded base card before the Embossed front was adhered. The flowers were in Fresh fig using the flowers from The Bloomin Heart Thinlits. Some pretty pearls completed the jumper.
The cardigan was a little more fiddly as the DSP was adhered to the center of the base card WW before cutting a neck circle. After embossing the Crumb Cake it was cut in half, pieces put together back to back , then a large triangle from the bottom and a smaller triangle taken out of the top. When opened out this formed the front of the cardigan. This was adhered to the DSP and again using the paper crimper, bands were added.
A small pocket was made with a tiny handkerchief popping out. Using the Badges and Banners SS, the sentiment was stamped on WW and punched with the Duet Banner punch. The final addition of a button completed the card. It was threaded with some twine or in a very small sliver of paper.
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.
A Special Occasion deserves a special card. My dearest one and only brother turned 70 a while ago and one of his loves is fishing. So what better than some fish from the Jar of Love Stamp set in a shaker card to make him happy. I did add some love hearts and micro beads for sand. The greetings and numbers are from Number of years and the paper is the so versatile and lovely Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper that I coloured with Dapper Denim Ink.
The aspect I was so happy with though is the Swirly Scribble Thinlits dies.that are surrounding the circles. It is hard to come up with original designs when so much is shared on Pinterest so I was chuffed to have, I think a first. Let me know!
Now before it’s not the first over and out and thanks for stopping bye.
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.
Sometimes there’s a part of me that is just not satisfied with my cards.
I have made these for our Crafty Creations on Friday but let me talk you through my personal dissatisfaction with each one.
This was my first card. I didn’t put in a moon and not happy with the trees overlapping each other at the bottom Right Hand corner. To me they are looking squashed and not shadowy enough.
Happy with this before I sliced it. Then didn’t like the bulge on the side of the moon. It would have been fine but a gremlin managed to make a blob on the card (not that easy to see here but under the diamentie below the moon and under the sentiment). Wet ones, sneaky glue or a weeing gecko have a lot to answer for!! I wanted to use an elongated sentiment not an oval one and It wouldn’t cover it all.
So to take 3
So not to be put off and still striving for personal satisfaction I had another go. After all the inks were still on the desk. Now this is fine but in the spirit of this Blog I could have made a better moon and more dappled sky. My Right hand tree seems to have been made slightly too narrow and is disappearing off the card compared to second card.
Must say I am loving the new In colours Dapper Denim – the sky and the Emerald Envy – front grass. Have you purchased yours yet?
Things going a bit slow today here on the “Sunny Coast” of Australia. We have had wild winds, endless heavy rain and hit and miss communications.
Despite the weather though it is a Happy Day.
We have a lucky WINNER!!! for our special comments on this months Catalogue launch. I am pleased to say, husband Bevan pulled the name out of the hat, and our lucky winner is Gail!! Well done Gail, just shows a comment or two on blogs can have beneficial effects. I will arrange for you to receive you FREE TUTORIAL!! Thanks to all those who visited and commented. It was a record number of visits, hope you all come back again and better luck next time.
I haven’t made many Split Negative cards so found this Tutorial a good way to refresh my own memory on what an effective way it is to showcase a stamp or effect. Traditionally done in black and white I wanted to extend things a bit and made a female card using Basic Black and Melon Mambo Inks. You can choose your favorite colours when making from the tutorial.
Cards using Spotlighting in my past have been mostly nature based and centered on birds or flowers so again using the Traveler Set was a move away from the norm. Vicky has extended it even further with additional techniques we have covered in past tutorials.
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Well it’s evening now and have just finished your delightful Pretty Paper Patterns cards. The PDF is already for you to download and discover the delightful things you can do with the new Pop of Pink DSP from the current “Find Your Inspiration” 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.
As with all these offers you can use any DSP with the card Sketch. Vicki and I have just giving you a head start. The “Pop of Pink” DSP will be available on the first of June.
You will find in the PDF 3 cards and a sketch you can use again and again. A complete tutorial with sizes in both centimeters and inches, together with a comprehensive list of all you need to make the cards.
Once you have them stored in your special folder when waiting for inspiration to hit you just have to flip through and Voila you are off crafting again. Add to your collection monthly.
As promised in my February Newsletter I have created a card featuring a stamping off technique or Repetition Stamping. Another terms for this Technique would be first and second generation, with this example having 5 generations. In this card the technique has been used to give an illusion of movement as the plane takes flight. The idea did come from Tracie St Lewis on Pinterest.
I created the card by making a background with Sponging and Aqua Painters to create the sky then stamped directly onto the dry background in Archival Ink.
Added the greeting from the same stamp set “Sky is the Limit” and a few jewels and card done. Apart from the drying this technique gives a quick effective card, with minimal supplies. Think bikes, cars, old gramophones, running bunnies for Easter. Let the imagination run riot.
My grandson recently turned 6 and he is a delight to us all. We had been teasing him about having had so many toys at Christmas he wouldn’t need any more. The second time the subject came up he responded, in a gentle voice
“That’s OK Nanny and Poppy if you can’t get me one I don’t mind BECAUSE it’s my birthday and I get to choose dinner. Fish and Chips!!! “
If only we were all so easily pleased!
It goes without saying we had a lovely evening by the waters edge eating our fish and chips and a swim for the boys.
Of course he received a present and this card, and the verse that goes with it.
This time I have made a tutorial to make the blog read quicker, for all us busy people.
I was asked to make this card for a friends 10yr old Grandson who likes music and sport. I find children’s cards hard as the commercial world has taken over their life in some instances. Making cards they can relate too can be tricky. The Minions punched art have been a bit of a life saver in the past but this time I turned to MDS (My digital Studio a Stampin’ Up! Software Product) As I knew I had some graphics of sport in action there, and this is the result.
My Digital Studio can be downloaded for a free 30 day trial. It is very user friendly and comes with lots of pre selected images, backgrounds, papers, punches and every thing you need to start creating straight away. You can be your own designer with My Digital Studio. Designing cards, photo books, project life (more about that in another blog) and more. We’ve got you covered for all of life’s events with intuitive software and digital content right at your fingertips. Try it and see.
The Stamp brush sets (just like a stamp only digital), that I used for the boys are:
Game Day Soccer
Athletic Department for the words as well as Delight in the Day Designer Series. The balls were from Great Sport and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the Rockwell Extra Bold size 22 Text. I over laid it all with Vintage Overlays Texture that had been colored randomly with Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler.
I pooped the balls and Happy Birthday up on dimensionals for a bit of interest. Created this verse for inside the card. This front was printed on Whisper White, adhered to Night of Navy and mounted on the base card Daffodil Delight.