Saturday, 20 December 2014

Circle Card Thinlits Die - Extended Cards

Hi there

Sorry for the break in blogging so to make up I'll show you three cards I've made recently using the Circle Card Thinlits die.

The first two are extended cards and you can get two of these from an A4 sheet of card stock which is great.

The first one uses the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framelits.





The second card uses the Festival of Trees set and matching punch.


And the last card is an extended gift card - similar to the one we made at the Christmas Extravaganza


The section on the right is where you can put a gift card.

Supplies: Card One
Stamp - Wondrous Wreath, Bright and Beautiful
Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon
DSP - All is Calm
Other - All is Calm Washi Tape, Circle Card Thinlits Die, Wonderful Wreath Framelit, Silver Embossing Powder, Frosted Sequins

Supplies:  Card Two
Stamp - Festival of Trees, Bright and Beautiful
Card Stock - Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink - Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
DSP - All is Calm
Other - Circle Card Thinlits Die, Tree Punch, All is Calm Washi Tape, Frosted Sequins, Glue Dots, Rhinestones

Supplies: Card Three
Stamp - Festival of Trees, Endless Wishes
Card Stock - Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
DSP - Trim the Tree Paper Stack
Other - Bitty Banner Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits, Wide Oval Punch, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Blendibilities, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Over the holidays I'll try and put together a tutorial showing how to make both styles of cards.



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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Wondrous Wreath Leaving Card

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I recently had to make a leaving card for one of the ladies at work.  She loved my Wondrous Wreath card in a non Christmas layout so I replicated it for her leaving card.


This card is made using a 12 x 12 sheet of card stock and with a few cuts and scores it transforms into this really cool album card which is also great for a leaving card.




Supplies:
Stamp Set - Wondrous Wreath
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe
DSP - Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum Colour Collection (retired)
Other - Boho Blossom Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Glue Dots, Rhinestones, Dimensionals



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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Blended Bloom - Wisteria Wonder

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I forgot to do a post last night showing my final card using Blended Bloom! So here it is:


Wisteria Wonder is not a colour I've used much but I must admit this does look nice.  The 'leaf' image is from the Hostess set 'Bloom with Hope'.  I've again raised the first layer of petals and made them a bit darker than the rest of the flower.  This card took some time to create as there was heaps of manual cutting around all the leaves - but the result is well worth it.

Supplies:
Stamp set - Blended Bloom, Bloom with Hope
Card Stock - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink - Momento Black
DSP - First Edition Specialty Paper (retired)
Blendabilities - Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Other - Wisteria Wonder 3/4" Chevron Ribbon, Dimensionals

Well I'm off now to get ready for my day - hope you have a good one.



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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Blended Bloom - Daffodil Delight

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Sorry this post is a bit late - been a busy evening.

Yellow is my favourite colour (no surprises there!) so I couldn't not create a 'yellow' Blended Bloom card.  For this card I layered the first 'row' of petals and centre with dimensionals.


To get my doily sitting correctly I cut it in half then covered up the gap with the matted piece of DSP.  I love the papers in the Moonlight Paper Stack and this one goes really well with the colours I've chosen.

Supplies:
Stamp Set - Blended Bloom, Sketched Birthday
Card Stock - Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray
Ink - Hello Honey, Momento Black
DSP - Moonlight Paper Stack
Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Other - Paper Doilies, Bitty Banner Framelits



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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Blended Bloom - Rich Razzleberry

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I've got two Rich Razzleberry cards to show today.  The first one I made for one of the ladies I used to work with.  Her favourite colour was purple so I've used a range of 'purple's' on her card.


The card base is Perfect Plum, the trim is Elegant Eggplant and the flower is Rich Razzleberry.  I found the strip of the honeycomb paper from the Moonlight paper stack and matched it with the Honeycomb Embossing folder - I love how the Stampin' Up! products mix and match.


Here's a close up of the flower showing the different layers.  I was originally going to use dimensionals in between each layer but it was going to end up too high so I cut out a circle of card stock instead and used that as my 'spacer' between the layers.

Supplies:
Stamp Set - Blended Bloom, Petite Pairs
Card Stock - Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Blendabilities - Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
Ink - Momento Black, Elegant Eggplant
DSP - Moonlight Paper Stack
Other - Large Oval, Scallop Oal, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Basic Pearl

The second card uses the same products as above - just a different patterned paper and of course the coordinating Stripes Embossing Folder.


The sentiment is from Four You - this is a great set and covers all the sentiments you need.  I've used my favourite punch - Decorative Label to punch and mat the sentiment.


For this flower I only layered the centre - done in the same way as the above card.  Did you notice the coloured basic pearl in the centre of the flower?  This was done using the Blendabilities - they're not just for colouring in images.

I still have a few more cards using this stamp set so check back tomorrow for another installment.



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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Blended Bloom - Pumpkin Pie

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Today's 'Blended Bloom' is paired with Pumpkin Pie.  I've left the sentiment off at the moment as I wasn't sure what type of card I would use this for.


I have found the colouring in rather relaxing and nice to do at the end of a busy day.

Supplies:
Stamp Set - Blended Bloom
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Momento Black
Blendabilites - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
DSP - First Edition Specialty Paper (retired)
Other - Hello Honey Satin Ribbon, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals



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Monday, 1 December 2014

Blended Bloom - Coastal Cabana

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I thought I'd take a break from Christmas Cards and show you some of my creations using the lovely Blended Bloom stamp set and Blendabilities markers.


This is one of the first cards I made using the three shades of Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  I started with the darkest around the edge then moving to the mid tone and then finally the lightest tone.


I made this tissue box cover to go with the card for a friends birthday.

Supplies:
Stamp set - Blended Bloom
Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink - Momento Black
Blendabilities - Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake
DSP - First Edition Specialty Paper, Kaleidoscope (both retired)
Other - 2013-2015 In Colour Sequins, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Oval Framelits, Dimensionals





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