Sunday, 25 August 2019

Cards made with Beautiful Day by Stampin' Up!

Hello my crafty friends

Another week gone in a flash! Luckily we have a bank holiday weekend here in the UK, which means an extra day off and, hold the front door, we have sunshine forecast - woohoo! I hope you have all had a wonderful week.

Today, I'm sharing three cards created with the Beautiful You stamp set from the annual catalogue. I love the two main images.

For the first card the large flower was stamped twice in Versamark on watercolour paper and heat embossed in gold before adding colour. I don't do a lot of watercolouring but am pushing myself to step out of my comfort zone and improve my crafting skills. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I used reinkers to colour the images with an aquapainter and added some gold pearls to the centre of the bottom flower.
Here's a close up of the bottom flower and gold metallic pearls. I coloured normal pearls with a gold Sharpie but they look different so will have to wait for my next order to finish the card! I have posted a quick tutorial on my YouTube channel so you can see exactly what I did and how quick an easy it is - there's a link below.
Supplies:
Blackberry Bliss card base cut @ 10.5cm x 29.6cm - scored @ 14.8
Watercolour card cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm
Whisper White card cut @ 10cm x 14.3cm
Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink pad
Versamark
Embossing Buddy
Gold Emboss powder
Heat Tool
Blackberry Bliss and Granny Apple Green reinkers
Aquapainters
Gold metallic pearls
Multipurpose glue

Click below to watch the free tutorial - I would really love to know what you think so please leave a comment. Any watercolouring hints and tips would be gratefully received.
The card below is the one we made at my August classes. As I say in my video, I used watercolour paper for my sample card but cut Shimmery White card for my Thursday class. Their cards still turned out great but the cardstock reacts a little differently. After stamping the two butterflies in Versamark and heat embossing in White Emboss Powder then coloured with reinkers, the colourwash background is done with Soft Sea Foam and the butterflies with Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.
I am so happy with this card - I love butterflies and these turned out really pretty. The entiment is also heat embossed in white on Night o fNavy card cut with a Stitched Rectangle die.
The final card uses both of the largest images but this time heat embossed in Black Emboss Powder. I wanted to change up the butterfly so stamped it twice on watercolour paper and fussy cut the left hand wings and attached them with dimensionals. This is the card I coloured with the Pigment Sprinkles. I have only just received them and my experiments haven't been that successful to date but I loved using them to colour the images. I used Mango Melody, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green for the main images and a very diluted Bermuda Bay for the background.
The colours just pop don't they?  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock and fussy cut. Basic adhesive backed sequins add the finishing touch.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used for these cards simply click on the photos below or the links above to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

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

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 18 August 2019

Simple Z fold cards

Hello my crafty friends

I hope you've all had a wonderful week. We managed to get away for a few days in our caravan, Dora. We love spending time in our little home on wheels, although it's tough without our furbaby, who went over the Rainbow Bridge 13 weeks ago tomorrow.. There was a 6 mile circular walk from the campsite that he would have loved - it was the first long walk in the country we've done without him that we both enjoyed ..... I know he was with us in spirit!

Today, I'm sharing some simple Z fold cards featuring the Beauty Abounds stamp set by Stampin' Up! I enjoy making slightly different cards and these fun fold cards are so easy to make. All of my examples are a standard A6 card so easily fit into a standard C6 envelope.

I've made a tutorial video for this first card which you can watch below but first thought I'd show you photo's, the list of products used and all the measurements.
 
 A view from the top so you can see the Z shape
Here it is laying flat - I created the border on the back layer so when a message is written in the blank space it can't be seen when the card is closed.
Supplies:-
Whisper White card cut @ 21cm x 14.9cm (8-1/4" x 5-7/8") scored @ 5.25cm x 10.5cm (2-1/16" x 4-1/8")
Brights DSP 6" x 6" pack - Poppy Parade cut @ 4.9cm x 14.6cm (1-7/8" x 5-3/4")
Poppy Parade card cut @ 10cm x 14.4cm (4" x 5-3/4")
Whisper White card cut @ 9.5cm x 13.9cm (3-3/4" x 5-1/2"), 7.5cm x 10.5cm (3" x 4-1/8") for rectangle and a scrap piece
So Saffron card cut @ 7.1cm x 10.5cm (2-7/8" x 4-1/8")
Beauty Abounds Cling stamp set
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer stamp set
Butterfly Gala Duet Punch
Stitched Rectangle dies
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad
So Saffron Classic ink pad
Clear Wink of Stella
Multipurpose Glue
Blocks B, C and D

Click below to watch the video tutorial
Below is the version we made in class, the dimensions are exactly the same. Colours are Pacific Point, Soft Sea Foam and Basic Grey. The sentiment was stamped using the Stamparatus so they were evenly spaced apart and is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set.
This next card is a landscape version of a Z fold again using Beauty Abounds and Brights DSP in Gorgeous Grape. (Let me know if you need me to give you dimensions.) To add a bit of interest I added some loops of silver metallic thread behind the sentiment on the front of the card. I added a few basic rhinestones to the outside plus a few Gala Gingham adhesive backed sequins on the front and inside.
The top view so you can see the Z fold.
And inside - don't you just love the sentiments in this stamp set?
This next card is, I think, my favourite of all the cards I'm sharing today. The flower was created from tissue paper and the Perrenial Flower punch (inspired by another demonstrator but I can't for the life of me remember who at the moment) complete with one of the Perennial Essence Floral Centres and Perennial Essence Velum with the Leaf punch. The colours are Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.
 I had to share a close up of the flower - I just love it!
Top view again so you can see the Z fold.
For the inside I used some more of the DSP and a largest oval from the Stiched Shapes dies so there's space to write a message but it's hidden when the card is closed.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the links above or photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

Also don't forget that there's an amazing joining offer on at the moment so if you love crafting and would like to join my team please get in touch and if you have any questions, live in West Sussex and would like to come to a class or host a party please get in touch at lynniecdesigns@gmail.com.

As always, thanks for popping by and remember to keep it crafty.

Lynnie C
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Monday, 12 August 2019

Bloom & Grow by Stampin' Up! Wedding card

Hi my crafty friends

I hope you're well. I'm a little late with my blog post and video as I spent Sunday in the garden and with friends.

Today I'm sharing cards made with the lovely Bloom & Grow stamp set from Stampin' Up!  The Budding Blooms dies co-ordinate with this photopolymer set and at the moment you can purchase them together as a bundle and save 10%!

The card below is the one I make in my latest tutorial which you can watch by clicking the link below. It is another example of #simplestamping (which believe it or not I find a real struggle) and I think it's really stylist and elegant.
Supplies:
Thick whisper white card base cut @ 21cm x 14.9cm, scored at 10.5cm.
Whisper white card cut @ 9.5cm x 13.9cm.
Bloom & Grow stamp set
Memento black ink
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny apple green, Petal Pink blender pens (all light)
Basic adhesive backed sequins (pearl white)
Below is a card we made in class this week. The Calypso Coral layer is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder - I do love this folder. Granny Apple Green and Calypso Coral blender pens were used to colour the images. The ribbon is textured weave in granny apple green and the sentiment is heat embossed with black emboss powder. Happiness Blooms enamel dots and retired pearls add the finishing touch.
Below is my first attempt at a floating frame card - it was fiddly but well worth the effort. I first saw the technique demonstrated by the very talented Jennifer McGuire from the USA but have only just had a go. Each of the three floral images were stamped twice, coloured with blender pens and die cut with the Budding Blooms dies. I arranged them on a piece of scrap paper using temporary adhesive and die cut the appeture in the middle using one of the layering squares dies, trimmed the edges and then made the two cards adding the die cuts with dimensionals on thick whisper white card bases.
Below is another card using this set. The base is So Saffron and the whisper white layer is again embossed with the subtles folder. The sentiment is heat embossed in gold on a Stitched Shapes oval diecut. The main focal flowers are also heat embossed in gold on watercolour paper and coloured with aqua painters and reinkers. The smaller flowers were stamped and heat embossed before using the subtles embossing folder so they appear to be beneath the diecut focal image. I had a few stray bits of gold heat embossing which I covered with tiny butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies.
If you would like to purchase any of the products used simply click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store, or click here for a general browse but remember to use the August Host code if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a FREE gift from me in September.

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

As always, thanks for popping by and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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