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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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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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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Thanks again CCMC #244

Another colour challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary using this lovely colour palette:

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Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist I have a plenty, but not quite the same can be said of Not Quite Navy (see what I did?!) only the ink pad. So, taking all that into account, here’s what I came up with:

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I used Not Quite Navy to stamp the toadstool image and to ink the edges of all the papers. I also used a waterbrush to apply colour directly to colour in parts of the image.

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My Stampin’ Up! supplies are also lacking in ribbon, so I used strips of designer paper and card instead. I had a slightly giddy moment when I remembered that I DID have some Designer Buttons in Brights so popped on one in Daffodil Delight as the finishing touch.

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Now I’m very excited because I’ve just had word saying my order from Stampin’ Up! will be delivered tomorrow. I shall be home alone to received it and enjoy it!!

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902

Designer Series Paper Stack (Subtles) #117152

Getting Started Cardstock (Marina Mist, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight) #121700

Stamps:

Happy You #122802 (Hostess)

Other:

Brights Designer Buttons #119747

Classic Stampin’ Pad Not Quite Navy #126971

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Sweet Cupcake – CCMC243 – Sketch Challenge

Today’s project that I’m sharing is for the current Create With Connine And Mary challenge which is based on a sketch. Hop on over and take a look as the Design Team projects are inspirational. I decided to use the Create A Cupcake stamps and an eye popping colour combination for my entry:

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I’ve created mats an layers from Designer Paper and cardstock, tucking in a flower from the Pop-Up Posies kit. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals behind the cupcake frosting and the cherry to create a little height.

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The sentiment is stamped onto a scallop circle and topped with a little bow.

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I love this colour combination probably partly due to the fact that it’s fairly similar to my football team’s colours of claret and blue!

Supplies Used

Paper/Card:

Designer Series Paper Stack #117155 (Brights) #117152 (Subtles)

Brights Cardstock A4 (Real Red) #121698

Getting Started Cardstock A4 (Whisper White & Pretty in Pink) #121700

Punches:

1″ Circle #119868

7/8″ Scallop Circle #12904 (Spring)

Stamps:

Create A Cupcake #121982

Fabulous Phrases #120501

Other:

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

Brights Designer Buttons #119747

Classic Stampin’ Pad  Real Red #126949, Pretty in Pink #126955

Seam Binding Ribbon (Pool Party) #125582

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