Friday, 29 May 2020

Smoky Touches Cards

Hello and welcome to another project using the Forever Greenery Suite. This collection was inspired by my friend Jennifer who created a set of cards using these colours at our recent playdate.

I paired the colours - Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party - with Forever Greenery and the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set with some background stamping on the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.

I needed to add a splash of colour for the ribbon and since I didn't have the colour the wanted, I decided to colour some white ribbon with the Coastal Cabana reinker. To do this, I just added a few drops of reinker and some water to a plastic container, mixed it all up and dropped a length of ribbon into the container, while holding onto the ribbon with a pair of tweezers. Once it was fully coloured, I carefully removed the ribbon and set it aside to dry. The colour turned out so beautiful.

I  have put together a tutorial on how I made these three cards and you will find some more pics and a full product list at the bottom of this post.  

To purchase the PDF Tutorial (Imperial measurements) the cost is AUD$10.00. Please click the "Buy Now" button to proceed to checkout and you will then be directed to the location of the PDF to download immediately. 

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Monday, 25 May 2020

Diorama Greenery Cards


Hello again my stampin' friends  

Oh dear, yes ... I have used Forever Greenery again .... it's just so beautiful I can't put it away but this time I have created a couple of Diorama cards to showcase the beauty of the Designer Series Paper and the gorgeous stamps.

I hadn't made this style of fancy fold card before and I discovered the front and back needing more support so added an extra layer to both to strengthen the cards.

You may be wondering "do they fold flat for posting?" ... yes, they do. 

I also discovered the colour "Pretty Peacock", I had an unused inkpad and full pack of cardstock that I had never opened - how did I miss this gorgeous colour?

I  have put together a tutorial and you will find some more pics and a full product list at the bottom of this post.

To purchase the PDF Tutorial (Imperial measurements) the cost is AUD$10.00. Please click the "Buy Now" button to proceed to checkout and you will then be directed to the location of the PDF to download immediately. 

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Thursday, 21 May 2020

Tasteful Touches Fern Cards

It's time for another sneak peek! 👀

Today I revisited the baby wipe technique and selected Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch and Pumpkin Pie reinkers, and started by stamping several of each of the leaves from the Forever Fern Stamp Set and die-cut with the coordinating dies.

Next I had to decide what to do with them lol  ..... so pulled out the In Good Taste DSP and found what I was looking for. This is an awesome selection of different textures and colours and I love that they are 12" x 12" sheets.
Once I had the background sorted, I then worked out what my card base sizes were going to be; 5"x5", 7"x3 1/2" and a standard size - and then started gathering bits and pieces:
  • the Gold Hoops embellishments
  • die-cut some Gold Foil birds
  • coloured the elements by pressing them into my "retired" Gold Glitz Delicata Metallic Inkpad and set them aside to dry
  • embossed Whisper White with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder and die-cut some circles
  • snipped some pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
My process then is to simply start laying all the pieces down until I'm happy with the result. I attached the background DSP to Crumb Cake cardstock, added some background stamping with Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie inkpads, finished off each card with the 2020 In-Colour Enamel Dots and sentiments from the Tasteful Touches stamps and coordinating dies. Here are some close-ups, followed by a full product list.
 




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Blended Pansy Petals Cards

Hello again stampin' friends, I've been in such a slump lately but with the new pre-release products from the Stampin' Up! 2021-...