Another week of Christmas inspiration with Week 5 of the Heart of Christmas Blog Hop.
Eventually, I will surpise you with a non-traditional coloured Christmas card, but not this week…..
I have used some of the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper for my card, and have coloured part of it using a Blender pen.
I have only coloured the part that is inside the frame, made using the Heirloom Frames Dies and Embossing Folders, using the same colours as the DSP, Garden Green and Real Red, with a touch of Soft Suede for the branches.
I have also used Stampin’ Write markers to colour the finer areas rather than the Blender Pen, which I have used on the larger areas.
The sentiment comes from the #Elfie stamp set which has been die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies….. perfect fit!!
And a very small piece of the Real Red Curly Ribbon to finish off, which has been knotted in the centre and the ends frayed.
Tammy is joining us again this week with another of her gorgeous cards, this time a great fancy fold card featuring the Jolly Seasons Dies.
I love Santa with his reindeer, such a great die.
Did you notice Rudolf, with his red nose?
Thanks for sharing again, Tammy. Gorgeous card!!
If you would like to see what the rest of the Heart of Christmas team did for this week’s hop, you can find all the names on Claire’s blog here.
Thanks for dropping in, and happy stamping!
I made this card a while ago and somehow I haven’t shared it with you yet.
With all the Christmas projects going on for blog hops, I thought you might like something different today, and thought it was time to share this one.
This card is a comination of some of my absolute favourites from the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, the Heirloom Frames, and the Daisy Lane Bundle.
The daisies have been stamped in Smokey Slate, and then coloured using a Blender pen and Blackberry Bliss ink.
The daisies and the frame have some Wink of Stella added to them for some shimmer, but it hasn’t come up in the photos.
This was a card which I made for a lovely lady who recently joined my Stampin’ Up! team. It is lovely to have someone living close by who shares my love of stamping and creating.
I am looking for more team members, so if you live in Australia, and would like to know more about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, either as a business demonstrator, or as a hobbyist who would like to get a discount on your products, please feel free to leave a comment, or send me an email at email@example.com
And click here if you would like to order your own Stampin’ Up! products.
Just a quick post today to share one of the cards we will be making at my upcoming Big Shot Basics class on the 6th. 7th or 8th of July.
Such a beautiful embossing folder, it is just so elegant, and works for any occasion.
I will be sharing some other ideas for this one at the class and also here in a couple of weeks.
The Petal Pink layer of this card has been run through the Big Shot with the Magnolia Embossing Folder, and then sponged with Whisper White craft ink to give the white areas of the petals. The centres of the flowers have been coloured with Blender pens and So Saffron ink.
I shared a card recently where I coloured on the reverse side of a sheet of Vellum, using Stampin’ Blends. The post is here if you would like to check it out.
Today, I have used Vellum again, but it’s a little different.
I have coloured on the reverse side of the Vellum sheet from the Magnolia Lane Memories and More kit, but this time I have used ink from the ink pads along with a Blender Pen, apart from the leaves which were coloured with Stampin’ Blenders.
It does give a softer look, but the real reason….. because I don’t have the colours that I wanted in Stampin’ Blenders, but I do have the ink pads.
I have layered the Vellum over Petal Pink this time, instead of white which I used last time.
The pretty patterned paper with the gorgeous Magnolia flower on the side, is cut from one of the Memories and More cards.
I’m loving the look of the Vellum, so soft and subtle.
I have used the sketch challenge over at Global Design Project for my inspiration for this card today.
I received a whole heap of gorgeous new Designer Series Papers today, part of a paper share which I was involved with, which means I have all of the new DSP to play with!
I know what I’m doing with my weekend.
It’s been a pretty traumatic and full on few days for my little family.
On the Thursday before Easter, my son injured his finger quite badly, while using a bench grinder in his workshop.
Needless to say, most of our Easter has been spent either in one hospital or another or travelling interstate so that he could have surgery on it.
But we are home and he is doing really well.
And I really needed some time to wind down, so……
I did some stamping, of course!
I made my card using a monochromatic colour scheme for the current Global Design Project challenge.
The photo isn’t great because it is a very cloudy day here, but the base card is Night of Navy and I have used the gorgeous Balmy Blue for everything else. The white layer also features the Subtle Embossing Folder, although it’s a little hard to see it in the photo.
And of course those gorgeous butterflies from Butterfly Gala, along with the coordinating punch, which I am very happy to say, is carrying over to the next Annual Catalogue.
The butterflies have been coloured using Balmy Blue ink and Blender Pens.
Hope you are having a crafty Easter.
This fortnight at The Male Room, we are celebrating Thanksgiving with a Thank you or Thanksgiving masculine project.
Thanksgiving is another of those celebrations that doesn’t happen here in Australia, although personally I would like to see it being celebrated more, I think it is a wonderful tradition.
I have made a thank you card for my project.
It uses The Wilderness Awaits and Endless Thanks stamp sets, fast becoming firm favourites, and backed the image with some unfortunately, retired, Stampin’ Up! patterned papers. The image has been roughly coloured using inks and blender pens, and I say roughly as I was trying to make it look, well… rough. 🙂 Textured.
Hoping to see all your wonderful masculine projects at The Male Room again this fortnight.
With the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue only a few days away, I thought I would introduce you to the new In Colours for 2015-2017.
I have made a card using a combination of Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.
The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, which has been heat embossed with white embossing powder. The flowers have then had some Mint Macaron ink painted onto the cardstock to give a little depth of colour, using a Blender Pen.
I will be back with some more ideas using some new goodies over the next few weeks. Contact me if you live locally (Canberra, Cooma area) and would like one of the new catalogues.
This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is this gorgeous bright and cheerful photo, full of rainbow colours.
So I really had to use a rainbow on my card 🙂
I adore this cute little image from the Life’s Adventure Hostess stamp set, and thought he would look quite cute sitting under a rainbow. I have coloured the image using a Blender pen and ink, then stamped the rainbow using the Work of Art stamp set. Then there are just a few small finishing touches which are not so easy to see in the photo….. I have done some paper piercing around the edge but only where the cardstock is still white, so not over the rainbow. And then added some rain drops using Crystal Effects.
Hope your weekend is crafty!