Global Stamping Friends Anniversary Blog Hop

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Today I am taking part in an Anniversary Blog Hop happening over at Global Stamping Friends which is a group of Demonstrators from all around the world.  We are celebrating 12 months since the group started & boy has it grown!

For the special Anniversary Hop our theme is ANNIVERSARY of course!logo

I was so undecided as to what I was going to use & how to create my card that I ended up totally confused, so I decided to keep it simple with lots of white.

The past week or so I have been experimenting  with my inks & stamps, trying new ways of stamping & colouring.  My image was inspired by a card sitting on my desk which I will share with you sometime in the future once it has been finished.

My image is from the “Floral Phrases” Stamp Set which was inked using Pink Pirouette & Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Markers & stamped direct onto a piece of Whisper White CS.  I then grabbed my Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker, scribbled colour onto a Block & picking up small amounts of colour at a time with a Blender Pen, coloured over areas of the Pink Pirouette.  I repeated the same technique for the leaves using Wild Wasabi Ink.  I think it brings the flower to life.

Floral-Phrases---InsideThe flower was die cut with the oval shape from the Stitched Shape Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  As I wanted my card to be mostly all white, I decided to add a small scallop Whisper White frame behind the oval so I die cut another piece of Whisper White CS using the Layering Ovals Framelits & running through the Big Shot.  This piece was adhered to the stamped oval.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White CS with the Softly Falling EF before layering onto the Base Card – Flirty Flamingo.  The oval shape was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the “Beautiful Bouquet” Stamp Set.  I thought it suited the card & blog hop perfectly.  It was stamped onto scrap Whisper White CS in Flirty Flamingo, cut each end into a Banner Shape & adhered to the bottom of the flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card.  Be sure to check out all the other wonderful creations joining the blog hop.

Clicking on the arrow below will take you over to Tricia’s blog.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’


 

 

Roll Call in case you get a little lost –

  1. Sharleen Luciano
  2. 2. Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
  3. Amanda Bates
  4. 4. Donna Gray
  5. Anastasia Radloff
  6. Georgia Missy Gaydos
  7. 7. Jan Musselman
  8. Marieke Bart
  9. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  10. Stephanie Nash
  11. 11. Ellen Woodbridge
  12. 12. Lisa Ann Bernard
  13. Karie Beglau
  14. Vicky Wright – That’s Me!
  15. 15. Tricia Butts
  16. Anita Wifladt
  17. Jenn Curtis Charles
  18. Rachel MacLeod
  19. Christina Walker
  20. Kimberley Anne Morris
  21. Sarah McDermott

 

Happy Anniversary

I was asked to create a card for a special 40th Anniversary so the first stamp set that 20170630_125601blog-insidepopped into my mind was the Number of Years including the matching the “Large Number” Framelits along with the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits.  Of course being the 40th I had to use the “Red Glimmer Paper”. 

This was perfect timing as I am a member of “Joy of Sets (SU!)” FB Group & they are having their first challenge this month.  The challenge is “RUBY – let’s see red on your cards“.

Being for a very special occasion, I thought a 5” square card would be nice.

I die cut the heart into a piece of Thick Whisper White Card using the Blooming Heart Thinlits & running through the Big Shot.  A piece of the Red Glimmer Paper was then adhered behind the cut out shape.  I also die cut a number of flowers scraps of the Red Glimmer Paper & Thick Whisper White Card for later on.  I wasn’t too sure which ones I was going to use.

The die cut heart was inlaid back into the shape using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen before layering onto the Base Card – Thick Whisper White.

I die cut the “4” & “0” from the Red Glimmer Paper using the Large Number Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  I repeated it twice but using Thick Whisper White Card as I wanted the numbers to pop out a little.  The die cut numbers were layered onto each 20170630_125538blog (2)other before finally adhering to the Card Front.

After settling on the Whisper White die cut flowers, these were adhered to heart with the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

I stamped “Happy” onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched it with the Classic Label Punch, cut the left side straight & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The “th” was stamped onto scrap Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut back to size & a Banner Shape into the left hand side before being adhered to the top of the “o”.

The Banner image was stamped onto Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink as was the “Anniversary“, fussy cut & adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, Pearls Basic Jewels were applied to the centre of the flowers & randomly scattered around the card front.

For the inside & the envelopes, I used the remainder of the die cut Whisper White flowers along with the Red Glimmer flowers.

I do hope you like my card today, I know the lovely couple who received it did!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Retro Sketches #154…

I’m in a bit of shock as I’ve managed to complete yet another card for a Challenge.  This time over at Retro Sketches.  I’ve rs154 played along with them a couple of times, but will admit not for a long time.  I will also be honest & say I was a little loose with the sketch they have given us but it did get me out of my comfort zone.  I even went with colours that would normally not be my first choice but once I finished my card, I was happy with them.

Wanna know a secret?  I fully intended to just add the 1 Butterfly, but made a bit of a “boo boo“.  So instead of starting again I  added a 2nd Butterfly to cover the mess.  As it looked a bit odd with the 2, I then decided to add another to even it up a little.  Isn’t this what we all do or is it just me?

Thank you for a great challenge ladies – it took me out of my comfort zone, but love the final result.

To create your own card, click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

45. Happy Anniversary – Painted Petals

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G’day Stampers,

It is a very rainy & very wet day here today.  My thoughts are with friends & family up north in the brunt of “Marcia, Marcia, FMS Final 174-001Marcia” as she bears down on the coast as well as friends in Darwin who are dealing with “Lam”.  Stay safe everyone!

I don’t usually craft on rainy days, but saw the great challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches & thought I would give it a go.  Not knowing where I was going with this, I decided on the colours that I wanted to use & then just sort of went along with the flow.  I’m really happy with the final result, although not sure about the small section of the Sahara Sand Starburst showing at the bottom of the circle, but no doubt it will grow on me.

004blogFor the inside of my card, I decided to use a small piece of the DSP – Best Year Ever, again add a small strip of Calypso Coral Card to one side & adhere it to a piece of Whisper White Card at a slight angle.

I played around  bit with the card front, heat embossing direct onto the DSP with Versamark & Sahara Sand Inks prior to adhering to the Card Front plus layering a small piece of the gorgeous Lace Trim.  I wanted the embossing to be very subtle & not take away from the focal point of the card.  I also played around with stamping under & on the circle which gives it a little bit of a different look.  I finished it off with scattered Rhinestones.

By clicking on the link below, you are able to download a tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

41. Happy Anniversary – Painted Petals

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Friday’s Case…..

… is one I found on Pinterest & also the one we created in Crafty Creations this afternoon.
 
I finally managed to dig out some of the gorgeous new DSP from the new Catalogue – Venetian Romance.  Along with the new DSP, I used Papaya Collage to finish my card off.

The ladies in the class used retired DSP along with a retired Stamp Set.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Papaya Collage – 126612, Express Yourself (Hostess) – 130339
Ink                           Island Indigo – 126986, Soft Suede – 126978, Pistachio Pudding – 131177
Cardstock              Crisp Cantaloupe – 131303, Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
DSP                         Venetian Romance – 130144
Ribbon                   5/8” Crochet Trim – Victoria – 118481
Punches                 1 ¼” Circle – 119861, Decorative Label – 120907
Sizzlits                    Delicate Doilies – 126999
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247

 
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

 Vicky