Thursday, 5 March 2020

Timeless Tropical Class Cards

Timeless Tropical class cards

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Today I'm sharing the cards we made at a recent class featuring the Timeless Tropical stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up!

There were a few techniques thrown in for good measure, as well as a fancy fold card. The ladies found this class a bit challenging, messy and fun!

Here's the first card, which is called a Flip Flap card.

Timeless Tropical class card

When you (gently) pull on the tag, the front flap opens like this:

Revealing another greeting. The card also opens up to give plenty of room to write a personal message:

I gave this to my husband for his birthday, he was impressed!

For the front of the card I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake card stock with the Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder after I had swiped a Crumb Cake stamp pad on one side of the embossing folder. For the layer underneath I sponged the edges a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Mossy Meadow ink.

The smaller panel on the front of the card is Very Vanilla on a Mossy Meadow cardstock mat. The trees were stamped in Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake. First I inked up the top of the tree stamp with Mossy Meadow from the stamp pad, then I wiped off any green ink on the trunks. I then used the brush tip of a Crumb Cake marker to add colour to the rubber, before stamping onto the panel. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set, which I stamped in Mossy Meadow ink.

The flap underneath is another smaller piece of Very Vanilla matted onto Mossy Meadow cardstock. I used one of the images from the Gallery Grunge stamp set to create a background (stamped off first) in Crumb Cake ink, then stamped the greeting from Perennial Birthday in Mossy Meadow.

I learned how to do the mechanism for this card from a video by Bev Adams, which you can see HERE. I was inspired by her card, but changed a few things to suit what I had.

After making this card for my class ladies, I knew the other cards had to be a bit easier and quicker to make. Here is the second card.

For this card I stamped the large hibiscus image in Memento black ink onto a Whisper White panel several times. I then coloured in the flowers using various Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, which I've listed below. After the colouring was done I decided to emboss the panel using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Here is a close up to show the texture.

I matted the white panel onto Basic Black cardstock, then adhered this to a Mango Melody card base. I added the greeting strip of white on black and some sequins for bling (and for covering up a smudge or two). I also used the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush to add a subtle sparkle to the flower centres.

The third card was what I call a fun and messy card.

To create this card I first die cut the pineapple pieces from Watercolour paper. Then the messy fun starts. I spritzed the pieces with water, sprinkled Mango Melody on the bottom piece and Granny Apple Green pigment sprinkles on the top piece, and spritzed again.

Then I left these to dry while I made the rest of the card elements.

The background panel I used was a piece of Whisper White stamped with the Crackle Paint background stamp in Sahara Sand ink. This was adhered onto a Thick Whisper White card base. The label was cut from a piece of patterned paper using one of the Stitched Nested Label dies. The Frangipani flower was stamped in Sahara Sand ink on a scrap of Whisper White and coloured in with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. I stamped the greeting in Sahara Sand ink on another scrap of Whisper White and sponged the edges in the same colour.

When the pineapple pieces were dry I layered everything together on the card front and used Dimensionals to adhere the pineapple. I folded a short piece of the Braided Burlap trim, stapled it together and used a glue dot to adhere it behind the greeting.

Here are the supplies I used to create these cards. If you need anything, just click on the image to be taken straight to my online shop. Remember to use the current Online Shopping Host Code to get your bonus freebies from me!

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Happy Stamping,


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Let's make a card! Quick and easy Lovely Lily Pad cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Last week I made a video on Facebook where I created these cards:

Lovely Lily Pad cards

I wanted to show you that inspiration for cards can come from anywhere, and this time I was inspired by the design and colours of my T-shirt.

I originally thought that my T-shirt colour was close to Mint Macaron, but when I compared it to the cardstock I thought my T-shirt was a lighter shade, so I looked at Soft Sea Foam.

I decided to make 2 cards at the same time using both colours with a black mat, and then while making the video I decided to swap the card bases around.

Mint Macaron Lovely Lily Pad card -

This card has a standard A6 Soft Sea Foam card base with a Basic Black mat and a Mint Macaron feature panel. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo black ink and Mint Macaron, with a few as a second generation stamped image to make it lighter.

Soft Sea Foam Lovely Lily Pad card -

For this card I used a Mint Macaron card base with a Basic Black mat and a Soft Sea Foam feature panel. I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo black ink and Soft Sea Foam.

After I finished stamping the feature panels I embossed them with the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give a linen look.

I finished off the cards by stamping the greeting in Versamark ink on a strip of Basic Black cardstock and embossing it with White embossing powder. Some basic Rhinestones added some bling. I didn't put on as many Rhinestones as there are on my T-shirt!

Here is the rough and ready edited video:

If you can't see the video, you can watch it on YouTube HERE.

The Lovely Lily Pad stamp set is one of the ones you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with a $90 order.

For the script background I used the script stamp from the Parisian Beauty stamp set.

If you'd like to make these cards and need supplies, here is a list of supplies I used. Just click on any image to be taken to my online shop.

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I hope this inspires you to look around at clothing, soft furnishings and other places for colour and design ideas for cards.

Happy Stamping,