Seashore Sketch – CCMC #249

This week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary is to use a sketch.

Now I’d like to think it was just a case of following the sketch and… ta da… job done! Ha, ha! Things are never that simple, well at least not for me. If I tell you I started with a green/yellow/white idea and then progressed to using papers from the Print Poetry stack, you’ll wonder how I ended up creating this:

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I’m wondering too! I can only blame it on my current seashore obsession. I stamped the seashell on to the Whisper White using Marina Mist, then layered up all the papers, using the sketch to assist, before running the ribbon across. I stamped the label, taken from the Pop-Up Posies kit, and then added the seashell and starfish images. I’ve curled these too give a bit of added dimension. I also used Dimensionals to apply the label.

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Love this beachy colour combination and adore the little pearls.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117157 (Neutrals)

Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White)  (Marina Mist) #121700

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 (S-A-B)

Stamps:

Just for You (Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit) #131395 (Spring)

By The Seashore #126532

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Marina Mist #126962 Early Espresso #126974 Pumpkin Pie 126945

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

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By The Seashore

I’ve only recently discovered the Triple Layer Stamping technique (you will find loads of tutorials if you Google it) but having done so, I love it. It is very simple but very effective. Here’s my first go:

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I’ve used Marina Mist throughout. The seam binding ribbon was originally Baja Breeze, but I went over it with a Marina Mists stamp pad and it coloured up relly well. I cut down the long edges and then teased the threads so it frayed. I’ve added some little pearls as a finishing touch.

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Can’t wait to try this technique some more.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White)  (Marina Mist) #121700

Stamps:

By The Seashore #126532

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Marina Mist #126962

Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

Seam Binding Ribbon  Baja Breeze #12331

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Playing with Print Poetry – CCMC#248

Another colour challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary. Here’s the colour pallette:

As the only supplies I had to match the colours was the Print Poetry DP stack and the Pop Up Posies Kit (just the centre brads, some of which are Summer Starfruit) it was time to dig deep into my creative brain. Here’s what it came up with:

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I’ve layered and pieced three of the papers from the stack to create the background, punched a large flower and added the brad to the centre.

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I created little blossoms using one of the Itty Bitty punches and gave them a dint in the centre so they stand proud of the card.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday onto more DP, again using paper from the Print Poetry stack (the one that is like a sewing pattern!).

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Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White)  #121700

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack #129312 (Spring)

Stamps:

Itty Bitty Banners #126257

Punches

Blossom #125603

Itty Bitty Shapes Punches Pack #118309

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Black #126980

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

Sketch Challenge – CCMC #247

Another sketch challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary and a lovely one it is too:

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And here’s my interpretation:P1030695This card incorporates some of my favourite Stampin’ Up! goodies – the paper from the Print Poetry pack is one of my favourites, I don’t know what I’ll do when its all gone! However, the Artisan Embellishments Kit is so delicious I know I’ll have to get at least one more. I love the Primrose Petals Seam binding that’s included. I crinkled it up to tuck behind the flower.

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One thing that I’m not quite sure about is why I have a whole pack of Primrose Petals cardstock. Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely, but I know it’s not what I intended to order. However, neither can I think what I meant to order!!! Never mind, it’s been put to good use here.

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You can’t really see the Very Vanilla DSP that makes up one of the layers. The funny thing that neither could I whilst I was making the card, it was only when I came to photograph it in proper light that I could see how fab it really is.

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Don’t you just love that flower embellishment. Please, please Stampin’ Up make all the elements of this kit available separately!

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117157 (Neutrals)

Cardstock 2012 -2014 In-Colour Collection (Primrose Petals) #127544

Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Pack #129312 (Spring)

Stamps:

Itty Bitty Banners #126257

Collage Curios #129102 (Spring)

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Regal Rose #1126947

Artisan Embellishments Kit #129328 (Spring)

Sticky Strip #104294

Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

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Just for You – CCMC#246

This week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary is another colour challenge requiring the use of Island Indigo,  Calypso Coral and Real Red. Again, the supplies available to me were limited but I quite like having to think about how to combine what I do have. On this occasion all I had in Calypso Coral was the flower in the Pop-Up Posies Kit and for Island Indigo I had ribbon and the Sycamore Street designer papers.

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Love the Real Red with the Indigo Island :) I cut  and layered the paper and cardstock and then added three layers of petals from the Pop-Up Posies set. I decided to use a Real Red button for the centre instead of one of the brads in the pack.

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I ran a strip of ribbon down the side and added a little bow plus a flower using a stamp from the Spring Sampler set and some Real Red ink.

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The sentiment is also stamped in Real Red.

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Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Getting started cardstock (Real Red) (Whisper White) #121700

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 (S-A-B)

Stamps:

Spring Sampler #125512 (Spring)

Just for You (Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit) #131395 (Spring)

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Real Red #126949

Designer Buttons (Brights) #119747

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

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Spring is in the Air – SUO #67

Today I a sharing a card that I’ve made for the current SU-Only Challenges which has the theme “Spring is in the air.” I’m ridiculously excited about my new blossom punch and Mixed Bunch stamp set, but even more excited about what I did with some Very Vanilla seam binding! (Little things! :))

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To me, nothing says spring like daffodils, so I thought I’d use the Mixed Bunch stamp along with Daffodil Delight ink and some Desgner Brights buttons to make some daffodil like flowers.

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I used subtles Designer Series Paper (so sad to hear Certainly Celery is going :() and Daffodil Delight cardstock for the background before popping on the flowers. I swept a Daffodil Delight inkpad along some Very Vanilla seambinding ribbon. I just love how that turned out – that colour is too scrumptious!

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To finish I stamped out the sentiment, using Pumpkin Spice ink, onto Daffodil Delight Cardstock.

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White & Daffodil Delight ) #121700

Stamps:

Mixed Bunch #125537

Itty Bitty Banners #126257

Punches

Blossom #125603

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Daffodil Delight #1126944

Seam Binding (Very Vanilla) #120999

Designer Buttons (Brights) #119747

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Wedding card CCMC#245

It’s another sketch over at Create With Connie and Mary for challenge #245. As it is my cousin Olivia’s wedding on Saturday I decided to combine the challenge with creating her wedding card.

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I’m so pleased that I bought the Artisan Embellishments Kit when I placed my last Stampin Up! order. The lace that comes with it is absolutely dreamy and I hope Stampin’ Up! will sell it by the metre sometime very soon.

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I used Crumb Cake Designer Papers on Whisper White cardstock for the base and then ran the lace across the card, using Sticky Strip to adhere it. I’ve made a bow from the seam binding and attached a rose, which is from the kit, to the centre, first curling the stem around a cocktail stick. I tucked in the “LOVE” ticket, which is also from the kit and finally his and hers butterflies which I stamped and cut out.

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I have another friend getting married in the summer and intend to do a similar version of this card for her too as I just love how its turned out.

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Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117157 (Neutrals)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White) #121700

Stamps:

Butterfly from Four Seasons #126832 (Hostess)

Other:

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Regal Rose #1126947, Marina Mist #126962

Artisan Embellishments Kit #129328 (Spring)

Seam Binding (Very Vanilla) #120999

Sticky Strip #104294

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