Sunday, 28 February 2021

Tasteful Touches Sympathy card for #GDP280

Hello and welcome to my blog

I'm back again to share my entry for the weekly Global Design Project challenge.  

For #GDP280 we are CASEing a card made by Janneke Dijkstra de Jong, a talented GDP team member from the Netherlands. 

CASE = Copy and Selectively Edit

So when you CASE a project you take what you like from the design - it can be the stamp set, the colors, the layout, the theme, the images - and make a card of your own.

Here's the lovely project that we are CASEing this week:

I sadly needed to make a card for a friend who recently lost her husband and had Tasteful Touches and Heal Your Heart stamp sets on my craft desk. I decided to CASE the layout but took inspiration for my colours from a top I was wearing - Misty Moonlight, Rococo Rose and Misty Moonlight.
I love getting inspiration from things around me. Where do you get your inspiration from?

Products used

Stamps:   Tasteful Touches and Heal Your Heart (SAB 2021)
Paper:   Rococco Rose (16.3cm x 24cm scored @ 12cm and a 1.5cm strip), Misty Moonlight (10cm x 14.3cm), Basic White (9.5cm x 13.8cm, 11.5cm x 15.8cm, 1/4 sheet for stamping and 2cm strip), Seaside Spray (2cm strip) 
Inks:  Misty Moonlight, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray
Punches:  Triple Banner and 2" Circle 
Accessory:   2019-2021 In-Color Faceted Dots
Tools & Adhesive:  Paper Snips, Multipurpose glue, Mini Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

I started by stamping a random pattern using one of the smaller stamps from Tasteful Touches using Seaside Spray ink on the white card. Next I ran the piece through my embossing machine with the Tasteful Textiles 3D embossing folder and glued on Misty Moonlight card. I stamped a feather in each of the three colours and fussy cut them using my paper snips. I punched a 2" velum circle and added to the panel with a small piece of Tear & Tape before arranging the feathers over the circle with glue and dimensionals. I next stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card. Then using the Triple Banner punch (my first Stampin' Up! purchase) created the banners from strips of Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and the White sentiment strip. For a final touch I added three of the Rococo Rose Faceted Dots. The whole panel is then glued to the card front.
On the inside piece of white I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight and the flower stamped off twice in Rococo Rose.
I will share a video over on my YouTube Channel shortly as soon as I've done a bit of editing but wanted to make sure my card was posted before the GDP deadline. 
I can't believe that today is the last day of Sale-a-bration - I haven't been very good at marketing that this year but some of my ladies have managed to grab themselves some of the lovely SAB products FREE with an order of £45 or more. 

If you would like to buy any of the products used simply 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, stay safe and remember keep it crafty.

Lynnie C

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Saturday, 20 February 2021

Pampered Pets Easel Card - #GDP279

Hello and welcome to my blog,

As you may know I've been joining in with the weekly Global Design Project challenges.  This week #GDP279 is a theme challenge - Animals.  Pampered Pets from the annual catty immediately came to mind and after a bit of thought I designed this cute easel card. I had so much fun using the adorable images and a couple of different techniques!
There is plenty of inspiration from the design team featuring lots of different animals along with some great entries, so if you have time you should head over to the Global Design Project site.
If you follow me on Instagram you know we have two cats (siamese cross brother and sister who turn 10 in the summer) and a puppy (an 18 month old terrier mix) so my card is also inspired by them. Luckily they get on most of the time but are not often all together so when they are I try to capture the moment. Here are a couple of recent photo's.
We love morning snuggles and it looks like they're planning something in the next photo!! 
Products used

Stamps and Dies:   Pampered Pets, Stitched Rectangls
Paper:   Thick White (21cm x 29.6cm scored @ 5.25cm and 10.5cm), White (10.5cm x 14.8cm and 9cm x12cm), Playing with Patterns dsp (10.2cm x 14.5cm and 10.2cm x 5cm), Silver Foil (11cm x 15cm) 
Ink and colouring:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Stampin' Blends - Colour Lifter, Bronze, Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Highland Heather
Tools:  Stamparatus, Silicone Craft Sheet, Blending Brushes, 
Adhesive:  Multipurpose glue, Adhesive Foam Sheets, Tear and Tape
Accessory:   Silver Metallic Edged Ribbon

I made a video (below) so you can see how I created the card.  The thick whisper white base is cut and scored as above and the larger piece of dsp was glued to the white panel before being glued to the base. 

I stamped the cute cat on the white panel using my Stamparatus and then again onto the silicone mat. I placed the white panel face down on the silicone mat and stamped the cat again to make sure the image was transferred to the smaller white panel. This is called mirror stamping.
After stamping the cats in the foreground, I re-stamped both on sticky notes, trimmed the images to make masks and layered the masks over the images. I then stamped the dog and it looks like it is in the background. The next bit of masking was done with a large post it so I could use blending brushes to add Balmy Blue and Granny Apple Green. The last bit of stamping was the two tiny butterflies. so much cuteness!

I cut a frame from some Silver Foil using two of the Stitched Rectangles dies and added to the stamped panel with strips of Foam Adhesive Sheet to add dimension. This panel added to the base. I added a strip of the Silver Metallic Ribbon across the smaller piece of dsp before adding to the base. 
The sentiments for both card are made with the Many Messages Bundle - see how I made them here - I heat embossed a bunch so have them ready for projects.
In the video below I take you through each step to re-create the card. Although I skipped over the colouring - you didn't need to see me do that!
I have listed all the products used to make my card so you can click on any of the photos below to go my Stampin’ Up On-line store if you wish to purchase anything. 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 next month. 

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

Lynnie C

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