LEMON LIME MEDALLION!

I know I have been showing you cards with retiring products BUT I just wanted to interrupt that to show you this card with the Eastern Palace suite.  I kind of liked how it turned out.  🙂

I started out to Case a card by Connie Babbert. You can see that card HERE. 

Here is my version.

CREATE YOUR OWN

1. Cut card base is Tidal Tide.  On a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock just slightly smaller than your base adhere a strip of the Eastern Palace Specialty DSP with the Tidal Tide pattern. IT measures about 5cm wide (2″). Add a little strip of the DSP in the Lemon Lime Twist colour across the middle. Don’t you love that new Lemon Lime Twist colour?? It’s so bright and fresh.

2. Add a sticker strip from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers just above the DSP.  Stamp 2 of the “sprays” in the top left and top right in the Lemon Lime Twist colour.

3, Cut a medallion with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits from the Lemon Lime Twist card and a smaller one from the Tidal Tide card.  Raise that smaller one up off the Lemon Lime Twist one with Dimensionals. Stamp the sentiment on Very Vanilla card and cut it with a small circle die from the Layering Circles Thinlits. Add some loops of Gold Thread behind the sentiment and adhere that on top of the other 2 medallions with Dimensionals.   

4. Adhere this to your card with Dimensionals.  Then add two of the flower stickers from the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers to finish.

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Don’t forget there is one more week left to get your Eastern Palace Suite bundles and save.  If you want to know more about them head HERE.

If you grab your Eastern Palace Bundle Now while you can get a discount then stop by my store HERE now.  Please use the Host Code for this week: 2WNURG3N

Thanks for visiting today.

Jenny

PARTY POP-UPS ARE GOING!

The Party Pop-Up Thinlits have only been around for a short time – and now they are going!  I thought I would show you a few cards I have made with them over the months.

The Thinlits make cool Pop-ups inside the card.  It’s such a WOW!

But you could add them to the front of the card.

The other Pop Up Die in the pack is the Happy Birthday.

For this one I cut the words out from Watercolor Paper and then coloured them with the Aquapainter and Inkpads.  I did add the Wink of Stella to the “flames” although that is hard to tell.

This card below is a Flap Fold.  I hadn’t shown you this one yet.  I made this last year for our nephew’s 40th birthday.

To make this cut your card vertically in half on the short side so you have a long card strip.  On an A4 sheet that would be at the 10.5cm mark.  Then score on the long side at 7.4cm and then at 14.8cm (ie at 1/4 of the card and half way). Fold on the score lines at the half way score line and then back on itself at the first score line.

This is the inside for you to see it.

I cut a circle in the Crushed Curry and placed adhesive on half of the circle at the back and adhere that half on the front flap.  The Designer Series Paper is the Moroccan DSP and the card base is Dapper Denim.

It needed something on the birthday and without making it to bling-y I added a strip of Silver Foil and just one Adhesive Rhinestone in the centre.

You can see the Thinlits set in my store HERE.  Now these are reduced down to $40.  I think they will be a useful addition to your cardmaking not just to make the WOW cards but to add them to card fronts as well.  Grab them now.

If ordering online please use the Host Code:  2WNURG3N

 Have a good day,

Jenny

 

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #09!

I didn’t think I was going to get time for this week’s colour challenge at Colour Inkspirations.   Then yesterday I had a  little amount of creating time.  I should have been getting some samples ready for my launch or get class cards done but ….

These colours have eluded me this week and I really couldn’t get anything together.

The colours were Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim and Pool Party.  Well, I sat down and created and for some reason in my head it was Bermuda Bay instead of the Dapper Denim.  I just posted it to the challenge page and and have just realised that I have used the wrong colours!! So I guess this is not going to cut it for the challenge.

But I will show you the card because you might like it even in those colours right??? 🙂

I wasn’t sure where this card was going at the beginning but I thought that the Best Birds set might be good with these colours.  I thought about stamping the birds and watercolouring them but then decided to do a background.  I have wanted to try this technique for a while so this might work well.  I will tell you about that below.

THE BACKGROUND

The background is created by inking the block, spritzing it with water lightly and then stamping.  I don’t know what this technique is called.  Direct to block stamping with a mist.  LOL! Here is exactly how.

First press the lighter colour inkpad over your block.  Take the next colour ink and press it over parts of the block.  You might like to take a sponge and dab the ink in places in the centre of the block where the inkpad won’t reach.

Then with your next colour, sponge the colour in different parts over the block by dabbing the sponge in the inkpad and patting on the block.

This is roughly what it will look like after you have inked the block.

Then using a spritzer or small water spray bottle lightly mist over the block with water.  Place the inked block upside down on to your card.  I used the Shimmery white or you could use watercolour paper.  Allow the card to dry.  You will find that each time you do this the results will be different so have fun and play with it.

TO FINISH THE CARD

Mat the piece on to black card.  Then adhere the piece to the Bermuda Bay card base which I stamped the “hashed” background on to it with Bermuda Bay ink.

Die cut 2 birds from Birds and Blooms Thinlits in black cardstock.  For the stem I first cut the branch from this Thinlits set but I thought it was too thick.  This stem is from the Stylish Stems Framelits.

Stamp the sentiment in versamark on to a piece of  black cardstock, tip over the White embossing powder and heat to set it.  Then cut the piece with the small oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Twirl some Silver Thread behind the piece and then raise it off the card with Dimensionals.

Lastly, stamp a flower from the Birds and Blooms set and colour it with Bermuda Bay ink.

 

So while it is not right for this colour challenge I liked the end result – and I got to play with the Birds and Blooms set which I hadn’t for so long. So all is not lost. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Back again soon,

Jenny

 

A KINDA ECLECTIC SHOW!

Another retired set that will be leaving us very soon is ‘Kinda Eclectic’.  I am a little sad about this one.  I must say I haven’t used it too much recently but I did use it a lot when it first came out.

This card was the Make And Take everyone made at the Catalogue launch back in 2014 when it was released. The original  post is  HERE.

These were the Thank You bags I made at that launch with the set. 🙂

This next card I was pleased how it turned.  I think it has been popular on Pinterest to as it has been repinned 1.4K times!

This card is one of my most recent makes with this set.  I only made these late last year for some customer cards.  You can see that post HERE.

This set is still available to buy but don’t wait long.  You can order it in store HERE.   Wood mount $49   Clear Mount $33.

Have a great weekend.  It looks like it could be a wet one here this weekend.  But not much time for crafting though.  (or maybe just a little …)

Jenny

 

 

FAREWELL ‘CELEBRATE TODAY’!

Since there is just over one week left of this  current catalogue and our retiring list I thought I would say a last Farewell to some of the products.

Today it is the Celebrate Today stamp set.

I have made lots of fun cards with this set but here are some favourites.

This one has been very popular and has been repinned on Pinterest nearly 650 times.  Check the original post HERE. 

What about a Fold Flat card? Check the original post HERE. 

It’s a great one for Christmas too.  This one we made at a Stamp A Stack a few years ago.  See how versatile it is!

This stamp set is reduced on the retiring list too.  Grab the Photopolymer set for $38.25 AUS.  Here in store.  Don’t forget the matching framelits too you can grab for $29 AUS.

Please use the HOST CODE: 2WNURG3N

         

Have a happy day,

Jenny

DIFFERENT WAYS WITH THE EASTERN MEDALLIONS THINLITS!

I have been working on this project for a few days.  Really! It’s not like it’s even a card but it seemed to take some time.  Maybe I was getting a little too fussy but anyway … I wanted to show ideas of how you can use the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  I have seen a few Demonstrators show these ideas but thought it would be a good reference for myself – and to share with you.  🙂

These Thinlits would have to be the most versatile ones Stampin’ Up! have produced I think.  There are so many ways of layering them together or using one just by itself.  Don’t be limited to the ideas I have shown you here.

I hope this is  helpful for you.  See what you can put together.

Did you check out the great value in the Eastern Palace Suite Bundle that is available at the moment? There is only just over a week to grab this bundle.  If you want to refresh your memory just head back to this Blog Post -> HERE.   or see below. 

Have a great day,

Jenny

A DAPPER DENIM/TIDAL TIDE MIX WITH THE EASTERN PALACE BUNDLE!

I have another Eastern Palace Suite card to show you today.  I created this card after I made the project for the Blog Hop while I still had everything out.  BTW: Have you checked the Blog Hop out yet with the Eastern Palace Suite?  If not head back 2 posts and start the Hop around to see some great projects with this suite. 

The card base is Dapper Denim and then a piece of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper is matted on to a Tidal Tide card mat.  I added one of the Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers along the bottom edge.   For the flower I cut 2 of the shapes from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits in Tidal Tide and then 1 in Gold Foil.  I was still waiting on my Tidal Tide inkpad so I sponged the edges of the flowers with Versamark to add some depths of colour.  The flowers were layered together and then some stickers were placed on the top one.  Before adhering it to the card base I curled up the edges a little with my Bone Folder and then added some loops of the Gold Thread.  The sentiment is from the Eastern Beauty set and embossed in Gold and I added a little Gold embossed swirl as well.  This was punched out with the Classic Label punch and then adhered together with a Gold Foil one.   An adhesive Pearl was added to finish it off.

There you have it.  I hope you like it.  Until next time….

Jenny

A SPECIAL FLOWER BOX TO GIVE TO MUM – OR ANYONE!

If you are in Wollongong you can come and create this special project just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.  It would even  be lovely to give to a friend – or keep yourself. 🙂

It’s a Flower Pop Up Box that won’t die.  You get to make a matching card too.  Choose your own colour combination.

Here are the details but you have to let me know ASAP as places are filling very fast.

Friday 12th May at 10am

OR 

Saturday 13th May at 2pm.

COST: $15 (plus an extra $5 to use my adhesives).

BYO: Scissors and Adhesives.

PLEASE RSVP by Wednesday 10th (earlier if you want to be sure of a seat)

I look forward to sharing these projects with you.

Jenny

 

 

ESAD BLOG HOP WITH THE EASTERN PALACE SUITE!

Thank you for joining us on the ESAD Eastern Palace Suite Blog Hop.  I have already been sharing some cool projects with this suite this past week and I am excited to share this one with you too.

This project is a cute Tag and matching Envelope.  I will share the details on how to make it further below. It’s a bit hard to photograph with the shiny Gold Foil.  Sorry for the shine.

CREATING THE MINI TAG AND ENVELOPE.

THE ENVELOPE

1. Cut the envelope from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Before you assemble the envelope be sure to cut the circle window in the front panel with the Layering Circles Framelits.

2. Cut the circled strip in Gold Foil using the Thinlits in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  The little flower on the front strip is cut from one of the small Thinlits in the Eastern Medallion Thinlits set in Gold Foil and Dapper Denim.  

3. The “flowery” diecut in the centre is from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits set.  It comes out attached to your card with the diecut outline. You can snip off the tiny sections where it is attached.  I then used one of the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out the centre of this piece and also cut the circle in the Treat Bag BEFORE  it is assembled as mentioned further above.

THE TAG

When you pull the tag out it reveals the stamped piece that you could see through the window of the bag.

1. On a piece of Very Vanilla card [measurements are 8.4cm x 12cm – (3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″)] stamp the smaller images from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in Dapper Denim. At the bottom heat emboss in gold the “flourishy” image. Add a matching strip of DSP along the bottom.

2.Heat emboss the circle image from the ‘Eastern Beauty’ stamp set in gold onto  a small piece of Very Vanilla card. Then heat embossed the sentiment in the centre.  To do this first ink the stamp in Versamark and then ink in Dapper Denim ink before stamping on the card. Pour over your Clear Embossing Powder and heat.

3. Cut the stamped circle with the Layering Circle Framelits.  Layer this circle on to a Gold Foil Scallop Circle which is a larger size of Scallop than the circle in the Layering Circle Framelits. Raise them up off the card with Dimensionals.  Layer this Very Vanilla tag on to a piece of Dapper Denim card [measurements are 8.8cm x 12.4cm – (3 1/2″ x 4 7/8″)]  Then add a piece of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon at the top and a small Gold “flowery” diecut over it. To finish add an Adhesive pearl to the centre of the flower and one on the circle sentiment.

4. For the reverse of the tag cut a piece of Very Vanilla card the same size as the piece on the front of the tag. (measurements above).  Stamp the corner images again and repeat the DSP strip at the bottom and the Gold Embossed “flourish”.

If you haven’t seen this great suite yet then below is the stamp set and the thinlits.  How many different ways can you use these Thinlits?? I will show you in a post soon.

    

You can see more about this suite in store HERE. 

Now you can continue on your Hop to see some more fun creations with this set.

              You will be off to Narelle’s blog now.  Click ->  HERE to continue.

 

Thanks for visiting.  See you again with more Eastern Suite Palace projects again soon,

Jenny

 

A TOUGH ONE FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #08!

I have to say this colour challenge was a hard one.  I don’t really like brown colours.  I might add just one of them to a card occasionally although I do use Crumb Cake quite a bit but that’s a soft shade! To get all these brown shades on one card was tough!  I have contemplated it over the past week and nearly didn’t worry about it but come on, this year is about facing challenges! 🙂

Here is the inspiration image with the colours for Colour INKspirations #08.

Cute image hey! but Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Tip Top Taupe together – all on one card…  Seriously!

So I played around yesterday and managed to create something that I am kinda pleased about.

BTW: I am trying out a new place to take my photos.  What do you think??

The base card is Early Espresso and then a mat piece of the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper.  On a piece of Shimmery White card I stamped 3 of the “block” images from ‘Work of Art’ set.  The first one is stamped in Early Espresso, the middle in Soft Suede and the 3rd one in Tip Top Taupe.  Then I lightly misted the card with water and tilted the card a little to let the ink run a little.  I gave a little assistance with an Aquapainter too in spreading the ink.  The “BIRTHDAY” is from ‘Crazy About You’ and stamped in Early Espresso.  

I dusted off my ‘Hello You’ Thinlits.  It’s been a while since I have used these – and they are retiring in less than a month!.  I cut a “happy” in Delightful Dijon and another in Whisper White and adhered them together just offsetting them a little.  They were then adhered straight on to the card with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. Before adhering the piece to the base I wrapped around some Linen Thread.  Then finished the card with some Early Espresso from the Brights Candy Dots (already retired).

Well I don’t think it is a TOP 5 finisher but I am happy with it and you just have to have a go don’t you. Taking part in challenges really stretches your creativity and I have really enjoyed doing them and taking time to stamp for myself.  Find out more about the Colour INKspirations Challenges HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.  I hope there is some creativity involved for you. 🙂

Jenny