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Friday, April 9, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance and Happy Dies

I just love the butterfly brilliance bundle in the upcoming new Stampin Up catalogue.  On today's cards I have used the dies and the happy dies that are retiring soon.

Cut out the thin detailed outline butterfly die in basic black cardstock.  Cut out the solid butterflies using the corresponding dies.  Using blending brushes, colour the solid butterflies with magenta madness, so safron, and pacific point.  "Birthday" sentiment is from Pretty Perennials.  Layer the butterflies and sentiment on a whisper white layer embossed using the meadow moments embossing folder.

 

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Butterfly Brilliance in blues meets using dies to create a mask

 


In my card today I have stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp by applying ink to the stamp using sponge daubers with just jade, misty moonlight, night of navy, Bermuda Bay, pacific point, I then used the die which resembles a brick wall and cut out a mask, repeating the image several times to create a wall.  Layer this on the card and then sponge with smoky slate. To add further texture, run it through the tasteful textures embossing folder.  Sentiment is from art gallery stamp set. 

Friday, April 2, 2021

Embossed Floating Inlay Technique / Inlaid Floating Technique using Lasting Elegance Dies

I was inspired by a technique by fellow demonstrators Alissa Tilsner and Heather Cooper with a new technique that I hadn't seen before.  

Here is my take on this technique.  My card base is basic black with a layer of whisper white that has been sponged with the range of blue's we have in the catalogue using blending brushes.  Next I cut the focal image out of basic black and put it aside.  I then layered the die on the white rectangle towards the corner, and moved it slightly off the edge in both directions.  I then cut using the die hence creating the place to inlay the black die cut.  Greeting is tamped in memento and is from Here's a card stamp set.  


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Friends are like Seashells

Friends are like Seashells is one of my favourite stamp sets in the latest Stampin Up mini catalogue.

In my cards today, I have used pool party, balmy blue, seaside spray, misty moonlight, just jade, baja breeze and pacific point, tempting turquoise.  



 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Suite Sampler meets Vases Builder punch

Todays cards feature the Hydrangea Hill designer series paper along with the flowers from the Suite Sampler Host stamp set that is in the January - June 2021 mini catalogue.  


Base card is misty moonlight with a layer of the Hydrangea Hill DSP.  The vase is punched out of the gold embossed circular globe sheet of World of Good specialty dsp.  Sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set.


Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Well Written Dies meets Basic Pattern Decorative Masks

 


Todays card features some retiring product from the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue.  
The base card is balmy blue with a layer of basic black and whisper white.  I have sponged the filigree pattern from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks using our new blending brushes with pool party, balmy blue and seaside spray inks.  The leaf die is from Well Written and the leaves are coloured using the dark balmy blue blends.  This makes the leaves "pop".   Sentiment is stamped in memento and is from Here's a Card stamp set.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Stitched leaves dies - Inlaid technique AUC March 2021

This month at the Adamstown Uniting Church card-making group we worked with embossing folders.  My technique was to teach the inlaid technique.  The Inlaid technique was very popular when we had the square lattice die a few years back.  It was in our 2011 Annual Catalogue and is still one of my favourite embossing folders.  For my card I decided to use the Stitched Leaves dies and show the difference between the square lattice and tasteful textures 3D embossing folder.


The first card is using the square lattice embossing folder which gives a very deep imprint 


My second card uses the tasteful textures 3D embossing folder, and is a softer look.  The leaves are sponged with their corresponding colours and then glued on to the whisper white layer.

Stamp set:  love of leaves
Card:  merry merlot, whisper white, just jade, cinnamon cider, bumblebee, rococo rose, terracotta tile, pretty pink
Ink:  merry merlot, just jade, cinnamon cider, bumblebee, rococo rose, terracotta tile, pretty pink
Accessories:  tasteful textures 3d embossing folder, sponge daubers


Stamp set:  seaside notions
Card:  merry merlot, whisper white, just jade, cinnamon cider, bumblebee, rococo rose, terracotta tile, pretty pink
Ink:  merry merlot, just jade, cinnamon cider, bumblebee, rococo rose, terracotta tile, pretty pink
Accessories:  tasteful textures 3d embossing folder, sponge daubers

Adamstown Uniting Church card-making group meets the 3rd Sunday of the month at 1pm at Belair Baptist Church, 130 Garden Grove Parade.