Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Sitting Here - with sleeping dog

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Here's another version of Sitting Here (and Cottage Greetings) using the 2016-2018 In Colors - I still haven't worked our which is my favourite colour - they're all really nice.

I've arranged my cushions more than yesterday's card - overlapping them gives a real 3D look.

Here's a close up of 'my' dog in his basket.  I was using the masking technique to stamp the dog and basket but wasn't 100% happy with how it turned out.  After talking with another demo friend I've started stamping the basket and dog separately then cutting a slit in the top of the basket and sliding the dog into the gap so he's actually 'in' the basket.  I've also cut around his head more so that I can have his head hanging over the side of the basket.  I'm really pleased with how this now looks.

Stamp Set - Sitting Here, Cottage Greetings
Card Stock - Peekaboo Peach, Shimmery White
Ink - Memento Black, Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Sahara Sand, Old Olive,, Pumpkin Pie
Other - Pearls, Aqua Painter

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Sitting here - with my cat

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There's something very relaxing about colouring in - and the new set Sitting Here is a great set for that.  This time I've used the cat - I'm sure he's enjoying basking in the sun :).

I tend to stamp the cushions (and cat) on a scrap piece of paper then colour in and adhere on top of my swing.  It adds a bit of dimension and I can also angle the cushions although for this card I've just got them sitting along the back.  The new In Colors blend beautifully for the flower pot and a little bit of grass sets them off.

I'm not sure why I left it so long to buy Cottage Greetings - I love the font and sentiments in this set.

Stamp - Sitting Here, Cottage Greetings
Card Stock - Flirty Flamingo, Shimmery White
Ink - Memento Black, Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Check back tomorrow for my next 'dog' version.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

CASEing the Catalogue

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What is CASEing?  In paper crafting terms it stands for Copy And Share Everything.  So that's what I've done with these two cards.  If you check out page 122 and page 200 of the new Annual Catalogue you'll see what I mean.

I did make some changes to this card - I added a mat to the embossed front and stamped image then adhered it to a card base as I wanted some added colour.  I've used Blushing Bride for the flowers, Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and Early Espresso for the sentiment.

This card is pretty much the same as the one in the catalogue although I have again matted the stamped image.  My Stamp-A-Ma-Jig has never had such a workout with stamping the background of this card!

My card base is Calypso Coral with Calypso Coral ink for the background and Smoky Slate for the light bulb.

Often when I CASE something I'll use the original card as my base and then make a few changes to suit the products I have and my tastes.  Give it a try - it's fun.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Playful Palette and In Color Samples

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As promised here are the last of the samples I shared at OnStage back in April.

 The color combo for this card was inspired by one of my summer skirts - Emerald Envy, Pool Party, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black.  I stamped a piece of Whisper White then cut it into eight 1 1/4" squares.  They were then matted to a 1 3/8" Basic Black square.  I cut two 3" squares from Emerald Envy and placed them off centre on top of each other to create the base then adhered the small squares.  I'll try and do up a photo tutorial to show the step by step construction.

 I love Spinner Cards and you will see a few I've already shared here and here

 This color combo for this card was inspired by a scarf I have which features, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Sweet Sugarplum.  The technique for this card is called the Triple Time Card.

 A great way to show the five rolls of washi tape you get as part of the Playful Palette Suite.  A quick and simple card to create.

Now that I've shared all my Playful Palette samples I can show you some other creations using new products (and old).  Keep an eye on this space.

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

More Playful Palette samples

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Sorry for the lack of posts this last week - I was busy preparing for our team Extravaganza event which we held yesterday.  I'll share with you later in the week the five projects that were taught.

I thought I'd better finish sharing the rest of my samples from OnStage featuring the Playful Palette Suit and new In Colors.

Rather than stamp the balloon images from Balloon Celebration set I used the Balloon Bouquet punch and some of the papers from the Playful Palette paper stack.

I think this card is called a Collar Card and uses a piece of DSP 10cm x 14.3cm.   I cut in about 3cm then scored from the top and bottom corners into the cut point - this made it easier to fold the DSP back.  I added the sentiment to cover where the cut ended.

Who remembers the xylophone from their childhood?  I'm sure these instruments must have driven our mothers up the wall!  This card is a great way to showcase the new In Colors in one hit :)  To create the 'mallet' I punched a 3/4" circle from Basic Black and adhered a length of Crumb Cake which was 1/4" wide and 4 1/4" long.  The strips of card stock are 1" wide and adhered with dimensionals.  The lengths are (from L to R) 4", 3 5/8", 3 1/4", 2 7/8", 2 1/2".

I have four more cards to share so check back tomorrow to see them.

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Sunday, 10 July 2016

In Colors One Sheet Wonder

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As part of my display for OnStage back in April I created a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) using the new 2016-2018 In Colors.  The template for these cards is the same one I used here.

 This particular OSW template also makes a cute box for the cards to be stored in.  This is a great gift to give away.

Stamp Set - Flower Shop, Crazy About You
Card Stock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy
Other - Rhinestones, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Large Oval Punch (retired), Scallop Oval Punch (retired)

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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Bonus Days Promotion

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