Sunday, 31 January 2021

Gilding Flakes - CASE the designer #GDP276

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It's Sunday and that means it's time for another Global Design Project challenge, which this week is CASE the designer: Connie Collins, a talented GDP team member from the United States.

Here's the fabulous project we are CASEing:
I've been having lots of fun this week with the Fine Art Floral suite and have fallen in love with the Gilded Leafing. I can't believe I've never used this type of product before - it is amazing but man it's messy! I wanted to find a way of using the leafing on my project - so here's my card:-
I used a similar layout but my card is landscape instead of portrait. The background is a piece of Crumb Cake cut @ 10 cm x 14.3 cm and embossed with the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. To create the background I started by dragging a Versamark ink pad across the embossed card, sprinkled Heat & Stick Powder over it and used my heat tool to melt the powder to make it sticky. Next add the Gilded Leafing and rub off the excess with a sponge or brush.  It is soooo pretty - don't you love it!
For the focal point I added some flowers from a sheet of the True Love Designer Series Paper. This black and white paper pack is gorgeous and the floral images perfect for colouring, I used Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut with my paper snips. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Art Gallery stamp set in Versamark on a scrap of white and gold heat embossed and finally used one of the Floral Gallery dies to cut th label. 
I'm really happy with the way my card turned out and hope you like it too. I made a quick video to show you how I made the background and put the card together. 
If you live in the UK and don't already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a catalogue and you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me. 

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

Lynnie C 
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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Stampin' Up! Floating & Fluttering - 2 for 1 Birthday cards

Hello and welcome to my blog. If this is your first time visiting, thank you! 

This week I've been playing with the Floating & Fluttering stamp set and co-ordinating dies from the Stampin' Up! January - June 2021 mini catalogue.  I'm sure I've mentioned before how much I love butterflies and knew the moment I saw this bundle at our OnStage@Home event last November that I had to have it in my craft room.

So today I'm sharing two birthday cards made from one stamped piece of white card - I love this 2 for 1 technique and the largest stamp in this set includes 3 different butterflies and three bits of foliage so the stamping is done in a jiffy!
I was inspired to make these cards after doing an online class hosted by the very talented Emma Goddard, Coastal Crafter.  It was such a fun class and the projects we made (five cards and one 3D project) are all gorgeous.  I haven't run any classes on-line yet but do keep in touch once a month with my lovely in-person class regulars via Zoom but can't wait until we can get together again and craft. In the meantime, joining Emma's classes and being part of her lovely crafting community is helping to keep me sane.

For my cards I started by repeatedly stamping the largest image in Memento ink on a piece of white card cut @ 10 cm x 14.2 cm.  I used the single foliage stamp to fill any blank spots.  Other stamps in the set made it easy to add colour using So Saffron and Mango Melody for the butterflies (adding the lightest colour to the stamp first and then rolling a part of the stamp in the darker colour to get a two tone effect) and Pear Pizzazz on the foliage. Drawing around the images with a Pool Party Stampin' Blends make them really  pop.  The aperture was cut with the label die from the Fluttering dies and I used one for each card.
Both card bases are cut from one A4 sheet of So Saffron. On the first card, I stamped the sentiment from Happiest Birthday in Versamark in the first centre on the front and heat embossed with Black Glitter emboss powder (sadly retired). The stamped piece was added with dimensionals. 
On the second card, I created a background on the front of the base by randomly stamping one of the sentiments from Itty Bitty Birthdays in So Saffron.  On another piece of So Saffron cut @ 7 cm x 9.5 cm, using one of the stamps from Floating and Fluttering I created another tone on tone background and inked the edges. I glued the die cut piece to the panel and then added it to the base with dimensionals. Happy Birthday, another stamp from Itty Bitty Birthdays, was heat embossed in white on a thin strip of Basic Black and added with dimensionals. The gems on both cards are Basic Rhinestones coloured with a black sharpie.

If you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

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

Lynnie C
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Sunday, 24 January 2021

Global Design Project #GDP275 Challenge

Hello - welcome to my blog, 

Today I'm back to share my entry for this week's Global Design Project challenge. #GDP275 is a theme challenge and it's all about love, perfect as it's Valentine's Day next month.  So here is my card.
The Design Team cards are all amazing and so inspirational - find them here along with all the entries. Challenges really help me when I'm struggling for ideas.  
When I saw the theme, I knew straight away that I wanted to use the cute "love heart" from the Wreath Builder dies and decided to pair that up with the Playful Alphabet dies so I could die cut the words either side of the "love heart".  To make the words pop I added a piece of the Rainbow Glimmer Paper underneath - have you seen it, it is absolutely gorgeous and adds a fabulous sparkle.  
I used one of our new blending brushes (they come in a pack of three) to add a soft hint of Magenta Madness, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green (to match the glimmer paper) around the edges of the white panel.  I also added Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay with the brushes around the edge of the heart to make it pop. Using the same colours, I used one of the stamps from Tasteful Textures to add texture around the edge - stamping off several times to make the ink lighter in colour. 
I stamped one of the sentiments from Handsomely Suited in Versamark on a piece of gorgeous grape and heat embossed with white emboss powder before punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I then punched three hearts from the rainbow glimmer paper using the Dog Builder punch. The heart, label and hearts were added to the card with mini dimensionals. 

I made this simpler monochromatic version to give to my hubby on Valentine's Day.  He doesn't read my blog so I'm not worried about him seeing it!
Check out the little video I made below. Please consider subscribing to my YouTube channel if you haven't already. If I get to 1,000 subscribers I'll be able to do live video's - that's on my goals for this year as well as trying to work out how to do Facebook Lives.


If you’re interested in buying any of the products used just click on the photos below to go to my Stampin’ Up On-line store. Remember to use the current Host code which you can find at the top right of my blog if your order is between £25 and £150 to get a handmade card and FREE gift from me.

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

Lynnie C
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