Friday, 21 July 2017

Eight Cool Treats! :-)

I have a selection of cards to share with you today using the Cool Treats stamps and some of the (sadly retired) paper that went with it. I love how many different combinations you can make from just one stamp set, take a look...
I stamped the ice creams onto stitched edge, die cut card layers for subtle interest.
And again, another flat card, great for posting easily!
A few more of the designs I made in this batch
And a picture to pin for ideas on colours in the future!
Right, that's all from me for today, back tomorrow with more!
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Watercolour Words by Stampin' Up!

Hi there,
Today's card is a fun way of using DSP. If you have some sheets that you don't know what to do with or perhaps a lot of retired papers even then I love this way of using them for easy cards. I used Watercolour Words but any bold image stamp set would work for this, take a look....
 Also they are great for posting as they are so flat ;-)
 The flowers and the stars are in the set too so you can easily make cards for both men and women with a simple change of colours and image :-)
Super quick post today as I'm trying to get lots of posts ready for you for the next little while #gettingahead
Thanks for looking today!
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Pink Ombre with Embossing Paste Overlay

Hello there,
Today's card was one that came to mind when I first saw the embossing paste in the new catalogue! I'm loving this paste and it's super easy to use too.
Now, the stencils are (obviously) great for this paste but can also be used for sponging ink through too, like on THIS card. And if you fancy a bit of bling (who doesn't) simply sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds glitter while wet, like I did on THIS card.
OK, so I have a few more tips and tricks for this paste and the stencils so please do scroll down to read those but lets start by looking at today's make, shall we....

I started by gathering together a selection of  my pink ink pads and piece of watercolour paper. I
made the paper damp using my my Stampin' Spritzer which is filled with plain water and then used a wide, flat paintbrush to watercolour in stripes across; starting from the lightest (Powder Pink) to the darkest which was Berry Burst, overlapping each colour slightly.

You need to leave the watercolour sheet to dry completely before adding the embossing paste, you can use a heat tool to speed that up, of course ;-)
TIP 1: The first thing to remember is to wash your stencils immediately after using them as the paste does dry super quickly. Which is great for card making but not so great for your stencils!
I added a small heart die cut using the Sassy and Sweet Hearts framelits and the sentiment is from the Ready To Pop stamp set, this set is full of cute little sentiments! 
TIP 2: You can make more stencils by die cutting your favourite shapes from card (use thick white/vanilla or any coloured card)
Trim down the watercolour paper layer to fit the front of your card  and then drag the edges through the Berry Burst ink pad, wrap with silver thread several times, top with the sentiment and add to a basic grey card base. Finish with a few sequins!
So, I hope you have enjoyed today's make? I loved this ombre effect so much that I've already made another card using it (which I'll have to wait to share with you in a few weeks ;-))
Thanks so much for looking today
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Lift Me Up for an In Colour Challenge

I'm back again with another card using the same colours as yesterdays challenge, but the look couldn't be more different! I think this card is much more "me" as I find I make more CAS cards these days. Has your crafty style changed/evolved much?
Anyway, onto this card. I used the lovely Lift Me Up stamp set and the new decorative masks that are in the new catalogue. These have been designed to use with the embossing paste (more on that coming soon too) but work equally well with a sponge and an ink pad, of course. I used the cloud one for this card, see....
Oh, these are the colours I used, in case you missed them yesterday.
A teeny, tiny bit of coral was used, just enough to say it met the requirements ;-)
And I added in some smoky slate for the clouds.
All on a crumb cake base.
I was pleased with the fresh look of this card in the end but the real question is which one do you prefer?
Yesterdays card can be seen HERE ;-)
OK, that's me for today, back again tomorrow with three cards and a video! Do stop by if you can!
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