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Friday, July 3, 2020

Tasteful Touches and Birch

One of the cards that I made for my catalogue launch was using Tasteful Touches stamp set  I created a few different styles using the same basic layout  

The card below was my favourite and the one I chose for my launch.

Card base – misty moonlight ½ sheet of A4.  Folded in half
Panel – Whisper White – 14.5cm x 10cm – stamped with images from Tasteful Touches in Balmy Blue and embossed with Tasteful Textile embossing folder
Panel – Not quite navy – 4cm x 10cm
Panel – Whisper white – 10cm x 3.2cm stamped using birch stamp set in Misty Moonlight.
Stamped Image – flower from Tasteful Touches stamp set (pg 124) in Misty Moonlight.  I have sponged the flowers.  To get that soft suble look, put some whisper white ink on a clear block, dab the sponge dauber in the balmy blue, and then dab on the whisper white.  The ink is a soft creamy texture and applies easily to the flower with minimal splodges.
Sentiment panel – night of navy – stamped in versamark and white embossing powder heat embossed.  Sentiment from lovely you stamp set and punched out with lovely labels pick a punch (pg 22) – whisper white – from the detailed bands dies, sentiment from Here’s a Card stamp set stamped in Misty Moonlight.
Stamp Sets:  Tasteful Touches, Birch, lovely you
Ink - Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue

Paper – Whisper White, Misty Moonlight

A variation on the card above, using the oval die from the detailed bands dies.

Another variation, on a white base.

This card I used the In Good Taste designer series paper to give a nice contrast.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Music from the heart

Today we have a few more cards made with the music from the heart stamp set. 

Stamp set:  music from the heart
Ink:  memento, blueberry bushel
Paper: blueberry bushel, whisper white, balmy blue, soft sea foam 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Music from the heart gift card holder

Music from the heart stamp set is a perfect companion for a gift card holder, especially if that holder has an iTunes card in it!!

Step 1.  Cut A4 card in half vertically.
Step 2.  Fold in half and score.
Step 3.  Fold edges back in to towards centre.

Step 4.  Slide folded edge into a circle punch 1/2 way.

Step 5.  Using window word punch (retired), line edge up with edge of punch sliding 1/2 way in and punch.  Do this both sides.  This creates the opening. 
Step 6.  Glue around the edges to form a seal for the card holder.
Step 7.  Decorate.

Stamp Set used:  Music from the heart, perennial birthday, epic celebrations (retired)
Ink:  memento
paper:  pumpkin pie, blueberry bushel,
Accessories:  tailored tag punch, circle punch, word window punch (retired)

Middle step card Music from the Heart

It's my brother's birthday tomorrow and I decided to make him a Middle Step card using the stamp set Music from the Heart.

He loves playing his guitar so this card and stamp set is perfect for the occasion.

Stamp set:  music from the heart, family party
Ink:  memento tuxedo
Paper:  crumb cake, whisper white, urban underground specialty dsp (retired)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold

Here is another card using the Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold.  The card base is pool party and uses come to gather dsp that is in the clearance rack at the moment.

Stamp Set:  Perennial Birthday
Ink:  pretty peacock
Paper:  pool party, come to gather dsp, whisper white, pretty peacock, vellum
Accessories:  Detailed bands dies, acetate
Technique:  Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold Card.  You can see the technique here.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Good Morning Magnolia meets Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold technique

I saw this fun fold card this morning in my email feed from a blog that I subscribe to from a fellow demonstrator Wendy Lee from CreativeLee Yours.  You can see her amazing card here.  The technique is called Spanner Panel Three Layer Fun Fold.  I then googled to see if I could see any other cards with this technique and found a great video tutorial from Susan Campfield here.

For my card, I decided to use some new product that I received last week.  It features the good morning magnolia suite of products.

On the front panel I have used the magnolia lane bulk dsp together with the detailed bands dies and the small flower from the good morning magnolia stamp set stamped in mossy meadow.  I then cut a second flower with the die and layered the vellum leaves sandwiched in between.  The greeting is from last a lifetime stamp set on mossy meadow and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The card base is petal pink.

I added a panel of whisper white on the bottom panel with a strip on each side of the magnolia lane bulk dsp, then stamped the greeting in the middle with mossy meadow.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Scrappy strips meets forever blossoms

Yesterday I had an awesome time watching a Facebook Live from Paula Dobson who is a fellow Stampin Up demonstrator from New Zealand.  The technique she focused on was using scraps of thin cardstock to create a striped background and then stamp on top using versamark and heat setting white embossing powder.  You can see her card and video on her Facebook page here

For my card I have used old olive, flirty flamingo, pacific point, Bermuda bay, pool party, mint macaron and Sahara sand. The flowers are from Forever Blossoms and heat embossed in whisper white. Flowers were then coloured in with Wink of Stella to highlight the flowers.