Sunday, 29 July 2018

How to create a simple watercolour wash birthday card

Hello again my crafty friends

I hope your week has been a good one and you've found a little time to be creative!

We're enjoying a proper summer for the first time in many years, which is wonderful, sunshine just seems to make everything better! I am so blessed to live in the South of England, nestled between the coast and the Downs National Park as we tend to have the best weather in the UK.
So today, I'm bringing you another card from my July classes incorporating all of the 2018-2020 In-Colors. I decided on a Crumb Cake base cut @ 10.5cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm. A piece of Whisper White card cut @ 10cm x 10cm was embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. Using an aquapainter I added colour to a piece of watercolour paper cut @ 7.5cm x 10cm. Using the Happy Birthday thinlit, I partially die cut Happy from the watercolour piece and again from a piece of white fun foam, trimming off any excess before sticking them together and adding them to the card. Birthday was heat embossed with White Embossing Powder using one of the stamps from Perennial Birthday on Basic Black cardstock and punched with the Classic Label punch. The card isn't listed on the Envelope Punch Board so I had to work out the size of paper needed, thankfully I got there eventually!  7 1/4" x 7 1/4" - score and punch @ 3 5/8".

For the video, which you can watch below, I used one of the new dynamic embossing folders (oh my word, what's not to love about the Tufted embossing folder - there's even a line on the folder to help line up the cardstock) and used the whole die cut. I created a lighter watercolour wash so decided not to use any ribbon and added some Clear Wink of Stella to the sentiment to make it sparkle! After filming the video I added some little flowers using the retired tree builder punch and added some of the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls.
Here's a close up - its hard to see the sparkle in the photo's.
I hope you enjoy the video.
I've listed all the products I've used for both cards below so if you’d like to purchase any of the items simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse  There are some amazing offers on at the moment so make sure you grab them before the end of July.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or have a girls night in with a difference please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.

Lynnie C
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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Hostess Stamp Set - Hand Delivered

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends!

A quick share today of some fun cards I made with the lovely Hand Delivered photopolymer stamp set.
This first card is one of the projects I designed for class The base is Mint Macaron with layers of Vellum, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White. I got a bit carried away sticking everything together so had to stamp the flowers on a scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut before adding them. It's hard to see but I used the floral stamp from the Lots of Happy Card Kit to create a background on the card base. I also used some of the watercolour pencils to add colour to the lady and flowers.
The vellum layer on this card is cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm and embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder. This card could be used for an engagement, wedding or birthday.
I love the balloons on this birthday card, which were coloured with Rich Razzleberry and Colour Lifter Stampin' Blends.
You can more easily see the stamped background on this birthday card. Love the way this turned out. The sentiment is heat embossing.
I can't take credit for this card as I saw something similar on Pinterest. I had to do a bit of masking to fit them all in as I wanted to base to remain a standard A6.
I don't know about you but this set reminds me of making paper dolls as a kid and dressing them up and really enjoyed creating  these cards. Let me know if you have a favourite?

It is a host set which means it is only available with Stampin' Rewards so you can only order it if you place an order of £150 or over. The easiest way of doing that is to host a party by inviting a few friends round and have some creative fun.

I've listed the products I used in the first card and you can click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse.  Don’t forget to use the current months host code which you can find at the top right hand corner of my blog if your order is under £150 so I can send you a little extra something as a thank you.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party to have the chance to earn FREE product please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com. Or are interested in joining my team and getting your hands on 10 FREE ink pads.

As always, thanks for popping by.
Lynnie C
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Sunday, 22 July 2018

How to create a clean and simple Swirly Birds card

Happy Sunday folks

We're away at the moment for a little break in our caravan but I brought a few bits and pieces with me to film “on location”, which was a challenge but we got there in the end! 
This is one of the cards I designed for my recent card class. It is clean and simple with only two layers. I paired the two new Stampin' Up! purple colours Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather with Lemon Lime Twist and am loving this colour combination. Of course, I’m biased as purple is my favourite colour .... I’ve definitely gotten over the disappointment of Stampin’ Up! retiring Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder!

I used stamps from the Swirly Birds and Foxy Friends sets. Both of which I purchased ages ago and haven’t used in a while. The foliage from Foxy Friends was just perfect for my needs. There are so many lovely new stamp and products to play with that it’s easy to forget the sets we already have so I am going to try and make more projects with the sets I have and TRY not to buy too much from the current catalogue (stop laughing ….. I said TRY!!)

Here are two photo’s of the card I made on location and you can watch my how to video below.
A close up so you can see the splodges!  I added more sequins after filming stopped! 
If you’d like to purchase any of the items used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse.  Don’t forget to use the current months host code which you can find at the top right hand corner of my blog if you purchase through my on-line store and I’ll send you a little extra something as a thank you.

If you have any questions, live near West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party to have the chance to earn FREE product please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by.
Lynnie C
xxxxxx

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