Saturday, September 22, 2018

Half Full - Sliding Birthday Card

I made this card for my friend's birthday a few days ago. Since then I made quite some more, mainly in attempts to make a comprehensible video tutorial, which I hope you will view (the link is below).

The bottle, the glasses and the sentiment on the banner are embossed with a gold powder and (apart from the sentiment) coloured in with Stampin' Up!® blends. I am not an expert by any means but like how they look. I started with the darker shade to go around edges and then filled it in with the lighter colour. And I was just adding the darker colour on one side and filling all again with the lighter one until I was happy with it. 

I used aqua painter and cherry cobbler ink pad to smudge a bit of colour onto the banner. The sentiment just on the white background was not popping as I'd like and this just did the trick. 

Here is the mentioned video:

Template and measurements:

Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the base: 10.5 x 14.8 cm
Springtime Foil DSP for the moving part: 10.1 x 14.4 cm
Whisper White Thick for the tag: 7 x 12.1 cm

Cutting and scoring the DSP:

On the short side align on your trimmer at
7.8 cm and cut from 2.3 - 12.1 cm, turn 90deg and align and cut the same way

On the long side align at
12.1 cm and cut from 2.3 - 7.8 cm
10.8 cm and score from 2.3 - 7.8 cm
6.55 cm and score from 2.3 - 7-8 cm, turn 90 deg and align at
12.1 cm and score from 2.3 - 7.8 cm.

To make this card I used:

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Flowers and Baubles, Come & Stamp Along - September

Today, I am going to share the cards we made in this month Come & Stamp Along Club.

We had loads of fun with Brusho Crystals making these cards. The technique is very simple - sprinkle the crystals on your cardstock or paper (we used last year designer series paper called Springtime Foils), spritz it with water and see the colour coming to life. It's like magic.

It was my favourite project as it was great to see all the different combinations made by different crafters.
TIP - I used baking trays to fasten the paper with a washi tape for everyone. That way it stayed flat when moistened and the crystals were reasonably contained. 

The next card we created was using a stamparatus. It is a positioning tool that makes the life of many crafters so much easier. I didn't have a chance to work on a video using it but you can check out Stampin' Up!® video and let me know if you'd like to try it out!

The cards with Christmas baubles were a real treat. I featured this project in my previous blog. It includes a video link to my YouTube channel showing how I created the baubles. Alternatively, you can just access the VIDEO through the image below:

Here are some highlighted products we used for each project:
Do you like what you see? Would you like to come & stamp along? Next time we will be crafting on October 9 & 12 at 10am. But if a different time would work better for you - just get in touch. I am sure we could work something out. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Beautiful Baubles - Stamp ' N Hop Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Stamp 'N Hop where a group of crafters from all around the globe are showing you common themed projects. This month we are bringing you 2018 Autumn/Winter Catalogue (in some parts known as Holiday Catalog).

The catalogue is full of pretty stamp sets and dies and papers and tools and blends and it is difficult to choose just one thing. My favourite so far is called Beautiful Baubles bundle. I featured a dangling ornaments card last week made with this bundle. This time I am still using the bundle but a different stamp.

I cut the card base using the Detailed Baubles dies. I also cut out the wreath and used it as a stencil to decorate the card and compliment the bauble. 
I was very happy how this project turned out and so were the crafters that came to stamp along with this month. If you would like to be a happy crafter too, come and stamp along with me next time.

I put together a short VIDEO to show you how I crafted the baubles.

Here are the products that you can get and make some cards with beautiful baubles:
I hope you find an inspiration in my beautiful baubles to craft some of yours. But before you do that make sure you will hop to another blog. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Mo Rootes created or choose a crafter by name from the list below. 

Kaylee van Es - Sandra Roberts - Jenn Charles - Laura Mackie - Eva Pottsova (YOU ARE HERE) - Mo Rootes - Terry Montgomery - Anastasia Radloff - Andre Gordon - Tracy Marie Lewis - Sue McDonald - Linda Handford - Jenna Watkins - Danielle Kassing - Susan Simpson - Pia Gerhardt - Vicky Wright - Karen Watts