Mojo Monday 488

Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I have followed this 20170315_082342_resizedblogchallenge for some time & seeing as though I am finding it difficult to create at the moment, I thought playing along with a few challenges may get me a little motivated.

I’m not normally a Bright’s person, but I had the “Festive Birthday” DSP sitting on my desk from another project I had created – will show you that sometime next week – & thought “why not?”.  I am actually surprised at how much I love this DSP & all the lovely patterns & colours in the pack.

While creating the card, I had a bit of a light bulb moment with the umbrella.  I have been wanting to do a fringe along the bottom for sometime but couldn’t really work out how it was going to be achieved & then “Bam” & the brain went into overdrive.  Now I am happy with it & looks like the beach umbrella I have & use down the beach.

Tip –

  1. Die cut 2 umbrella shapes from the “Umbrella Weather” Framelits in different colours or 1 in DSP & the 2nd in a matching CS colour
  2. Cut a small “fringe” along the bottom of the CS
  3. Layer DSP Shape over top with the “fringe” showing a little at bottom

I’ve actually left the sentiment off the card for the moment as I will do that when the occasions arises, although I don’t really think it needs one.

There is still time to play along with Mojo Monday so head on over to check out all the lovely creations.

Don’t forget, you can download your FREE Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Today’s card is one I created for the challenge over at Global Design Project which I have followed for some time but have never played along.

This week it was “Case the Designer” & seeing as thought I loved the original card so much & wanting it to be totally different, I decided to go with the lovely “Beautiful You” Stamp Set & of course, this screams Watercolour Pencils.  I opted to go with Shimmery White for a little more of a brighter look than the Watercolour Paper.

Thank you everyone at GDP for a great challenge, thoroughly enjoyed it.  Be sure to pop on over & play along too.

You are able to download your Free Tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Smooched Happy Birthday

My card today is one I created sometime ago while having a bit of a play with Stamp Pads & Dies.  Mind you, they are not normally colours I play with but I do know I was happy with it when finished.

To create my card, I smeared  Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pads onto a piece of A4 Plastic Sleeve before spritzing with water.  I then grabbed a piece of Watercolour Paper & pressed it down into the Ink & smooched it around a little.  I repeated this a number of times until I was happy with the coverage.  The piece was then put aside to dry or you could dry it with your Heat Tool.

I cut the Butterfly from Basic Black Cardstock using the “Butterflies” Thinlits & running through the Big Shot.  I repeated the same process but this time with the large flower from the “May Flowers” Thinlits.

Once the “smooching” was dry, I layered it onto a piece of Daffodil Delight Card before layering onto the Base Card – Basic Black.  Both the Flower & Butterfly were the adhered to the top of the smooched card with Fine-Tip Glue Pen so that the die pieces looked like they were cut from the same Thinlit.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it down to size, cut into a Banner Shape the Left Hand End & adhered to the Card Front.

To pop the card a little, I decided that it needed a bit of “bling” so I adhered a row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels down the centre of the Butterfly, created her Antennas, added one to the centre of the flower & then randomly scattered a coupled around the card.  I was amazed how the card seemed to pop after doing this.

Hope you liked my card today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Congratulations

I haven’t posted in a little while due to being ill, although not 100% well, I thought I would try & start posting again.  There is nothing like the feeling of excitement & sitting down to your craft desk, ready to create & “BLANK”.  Luckily, that didn’t happen with this card.

My card today is one I sent to a friend, Naomi who recruited her very 1st recruit a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn’t post this card until she received it.

I thought the “Lift Me Up” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue was perfect for her card.  The Bundle includes the “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set & the “Up & Away” Thinlit Dies.  There is also coordinating “Carried Away” DSP in the 2017 SAB Catalogue.  Don’t you just love it when SU! make it so easy to create?

To create my card, I watercoloured the bottom part of a piece of Shimmery White with Pear20170131_054021_resizedblog-2 Pizzazz Ink & Aqua Painter.  I then did the sky in Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks along with the Aqua Painter.

Once it was dry, I masked off the top part of the sentiment “………… Congratulations” with Sticky Tape, inked the “Congratulations” in Memento Tuxedo Ink, removed the mask & stamped direct onto the coloured card.  The card was then layered onto the Base Card – Calypso Coral.

The clouds were stamped onto scraps of Whisper White using Soft Sky Ink before cutting with the coordinating Cloud Thinlit Die by running through the Big Shot.  The Balloons were stamped onto scrap Whisper White, the large one in Marina Mist Ink & the smaller one in Calypso Coral Ink.  They were then cut using the Thinlit Dies by running through the Big Shot.

Both the Balloons & Clouds were adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I have a saying with my team “Onwards & Upwards“, I wanted to include it on the card, so I cut a piece of Whisper White down to the size I wanted, wrote the words with a Project Life Journaling Pen & cut them to size before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

It’s a very simple card but one that I am happy with.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Technique Treats – January 2017

Well, it is the 1st Saturday of the month & that means we have our brand new Treats for you to purchase.  With a lot of classes winding down or breaking up over the break, now is the perfect time to “treat” yourself to a “treat”, ie Technique Treats.

With the new 2017 Occasions Catalogue out, we thought it the perfect opportunity to highlight the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” stamp set.  No doubt, you have seen it over Pinterest & the internet.  Well believe me, it will not disappoint.

We’ve teamed it up with the Watercolour Pencils & dug out our Aqua Painters & Blender Pens to create 4 lovely cards for you to create, along with Measurements (Metric & Imperial), Products & Step by Step colour pictures.

To purchase the Treats, all you have to do is click on the Page “Technique Treats” & follow the instructions.

Don’t forget if you purchase any products from my Online Store, please use the Hostess Code.  You could be receiving a FREE gift.

Until next time Enjoy!

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It’s been  few days since my last post.  I have been creating plus cleaning my craft room.  Hopefully, I will be sharing lots of new cards over the next few weeks.

Today’s card has been created for a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love their challenges & try to play along as much as possible but it doesn’t always work out that way.20161231_100935_resizedblog

I don’t have a tutorial as such so will explain how I created my card.  I also decided to go with colours that are not normally female, but I do like the finished result.

I embossed a piece of Soft Sky CS with the Seaside EF & adhered to the Base Card – Early Espresso.  I then decided to emboss a piece of Whisper White CS with the same EF but going in the opposite direction before layering onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum CS & then to the Card Front.

The smaller piece of Whisper White CS was randomly coloured towards the bottom with the new Watercolour PencilsEarly Espresso & Pool Party before blending with the Aqua Painter & allowing to dry.  I randomly stamped the “footprints” from the “Totally Trees” Stamp Set in Early Espresso Ink.

The tree trunk was stamped in Early Espresso Ink while the frons are in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The coconuts are Early Espresso but I’ve had to colour around them with the Early Espresso Pencil as I’ve lost 1 of my little images, but hey, it worked.

I took the “Happy Birthday” from the “Sunburst Sayings” Stamp Set & stamped direct onto the same card in Early Espresso Ink.

To complete my card & to make it a little more female, I added a couple of Pearl Basic Jewels.

There is still a few days to play along with this challenge.  I do hope you find the time to do so.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

This is a card created using the Watercolour Technique using Re-Inkers from our Technique Feb-TTTreats #1.  If you haven’t purchased this Treat, be sure to pop over to the Technique Treats Page.

I am loving this card especially with the touches of black with the pops of bright vibrant colours in the background.  No embossed background this time, just whishing the card around on my colour palette.  Not that you are able to see it, but the Tempting Turquoise Card has been Dry Embossed using the Fluttering Embossing Folder

For a little bit extra, I added a Tea Lace Doily down the left hand side & a couple of Basic Black Candy Dots.  The butterfly is all nice & glittery by using the Clear Wink of Stella Pen over the top.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I had a play with the Water Colouring Technique a little while ago & this is the card I come up with.  It took me a little time to get use to the vibrant colour, but I am liking it a lot.

I actually Heat Embossed my Watercolour Paper first using White Embossing Powder & an image from “Birthday Blossoms“.  I then created a colour palette of Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight & Pink Pirouette, sprayed the palette with Water & then dipped my Paper into the palette & whished (is that a word?) it around.

I really think this lovely set has been missed in the Catalogue.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday Peter

I challenged myself to create a card from an offcut of a class I was planning the other day.  I also challenged myself to create a card using this FREE stamp set – “Sky is the Limit” that could be either male or female.

The card went off in the post the other day to my brother who is celebrating his birthday.

Looking at the card, it is completely different to the class’ card, but am pleased that I continued with the offcut as I quiet happy with it.

I played with a little bit of Heat Embossing & Water Colouring using the beautiful “Timeless Textures” stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue, along with the “Sky is the Limit” from 2016 SAB.

The colours I used to colour are – Mint Macron & Pear Pizzazz (only because that is what was sitting on my desk).  I backed it onto a piece of Mossy Meadow which really brought the colours out.

To create your own card, click on the link above the photo for a free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Birthday Peter

Yep, another Brother’s Birthday this month.  January is full of family birthdays & over the Christmas/New Year break I managed to get a lot of Birthday Cards created & ready to post for the first couple of months of the new year.  I’ve even written them out & all have stamps on them.  I just have to remember to post them!!!!!!!

For some reason I am having a bit of trouble getting back into my craft after a couple of days off.  When this happens, it is always a great start to check Pinterest which is where I saw this card.

I’ve stamped the image onto Watercolour Paper with Black StazOn & coloured with my Aqua Painter using Island Indigo Ink.  This was then layered onto a piece of Basic Black Card.012pp-blog

For the background, I added a drop of Island Indigo Refill into a Spritz Bottle & randomly sprayed over a piece of Watercolour Paper, allowing it dry prior to adhering to Base Card – Island Indigo.

I stamped the tracks from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set with Black StazOn Ink.  This set is so very versatile.

I attached a Cute Clip from the “Hung Up” Collection, tied a bow in Island Indigo (from SAB 2014) & adhered to the Base Card.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” direct onto Whisper White with StazOn Ink, punched it out with the Large Oval Punch, adhered to the top of a piece of Island Indigo Card which has been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch & adhered to the card.

A quick & easy card but one with a little bit of a WOW!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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