SWEET SOIREE COLLAR CARD!

I have another card to share with you today using the gorgeous Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.  One more way that you can #usethatpaper  I am on a mission to use up my paper instead of storing it and hoping to help you in using your stash. There are some lovely, gorgeous paper to come in the new catalogue, so you need to use this paper.

I have to admit one of the dilemmas of using the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! paper is – which side do you use?? Usually there is gorgeous prints on both sides and you don’t want to cover one to show the other side.  SO, I think this fold is great as you can see both sides at once.

This card is a Collar card.  I was reminded of this card when I went looking through some older blog posts. You can see that one I made -> HERE.

I liked both sides of this piece of Sweet Soiree paper so it was nice to see both of them.

To create a Collar Card

Cut your white card slightly smaller than your card base – 4mm (1/4″ ) smaller. Cut your piece of Designer Series Paper 4mm (1/4″) smaller than the white card mat.

On your piece of Designer Series Paper, at the half way point on the right hand side, which is approximately 4.8cm.  Cut in from this point 5cm (2″).  Fold back each section from the end of the cut to the corner of the piece of paper.

Adhere this piece on to your white card and then on to the card base.  Adhere under each flap to hold them down.

Stamp the sentiment on the white section. This one is from the Waterfront set. I cut a flower from the Flourish Thinlits from Silver Foil.

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Now you can see both side. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny

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HAPPY CELEBRATIONS FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #30!

I had some time over Easter to have a go at the Colour Inkspirations challenge for this week.  Let me say these colours were hard!!!!

These are the colours for Colour Inkspirations #30.

What do you think of them?? What a combination!!

I will share the card I made.  I will say this is Take Two.  The first card was not good.  Can a card be ugly?  Yes … :/

I was happier with this one.

When I attempt a challenge like this I pull out all the ink pads to see how the colours look together and then go through my stamp sets to see what might work with the colours.  I had a few stamps out.  I made the first card and I wasn’t happy with it – at all! And no it won’t see the light of day.  Just let it be said that we can all do dud cards.

Any of the sets I had out didn’t appeal to me to try another one so I went through my stamps again and came across this set, Happy Celebrations.  I had forgotten about this set.  It was in my drawer with the “sentiment” stamps.  I have had this set for over a year I think and used one sentiment out of it.  I thought this might just work and it had 5 letters in “HAPPY” for the 5 colours. 🙂

The letters were coloured with the Stampin’ Write Markers.  I even added a little sparkle with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

The layout was based on Freshly Made Sketches #326.

If you get stuck how to put a card together following a card sketch is a great idea.  I have a board for Card Sketches on Pinterest -> HERE if you want to follow it.  If you missed yesterday’s post I gave some tips on following a sketch to make a card so head back to the previous post.

So how would you work these colours in a card??

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

LIFT ME UP FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATION CHALLENGE #27

I wasn’t sure if I would get to join in on this colour challenge.  I really wanted to.  The colours are so pretty together and it has been on my mind the last 2 weeks.  Yesterday was a rainy day here which meant I could sneak away and play. 🙂

These are the colours for the Colour Inkspirations #27 challenge this week. Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo.

When I sit down to make a card for a challenge I pull out the inkpads first and see how they sit together.  Then pull out the stamps that I think might work well with these colours.  After tossing around a few ideas and looking on Pinterest for some inspiration I decided to work with the Lift Me Up set.  (well dusted it off!!).  This is the card that resulted.  Have to say it didn’t take that long to pull this all together.  For me that’s pretty good. 🙂

THE PROCESS OF STAMPING THE HOT AIR BALLOONS

I gave the Hot Air Balloons a 2-tone effect.  To do this I first inked up the balloon in the lighter ink, for example the Powder Pink, then patted on the darker ink on to the lower half of the balloon.  Then stamped the balloon on to the Whisper White card.  I cleaned the stamp before inking again using the same process.  Then changed inks and did the same with the Pool Party with Island Indigo.  I will say I was a little nervous  stamping it straight on the card in case I messed it up. Also, it was a little tricky to see how much I have inked the stamp but you know, it’s only a little bit of white card.  If it doesn’t work well just turn the card over and try again OR get another piece of card.  No stress. 🙂

To assemble the card I adhered the stamped white piece on to a mat of Powder Pink and on to a card base in Pool Party.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Powder Pink card.  Then to finish I cut a detailed Hot Air Balloon from the Up and Away Thinlits in Silver Foil and a few clouds in Vellum.  Of course, Rhinestones were added for the bling factor.

So I got it done in time- and posted to the Facebook group Thankfully.  If you want to join the group and see all the creations then head -> HERE.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

A DIFFERENT COLOUR WITH THE SPRINGTIME FOILS SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

A couple of posts back I showed you a card with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  If you missed it then just head back -> HERE.

After a little discussion with a lovely friend, a different colour was suggested – Pool Party.  I thought that sounded a great idea.  How would this gorgeous paper turn out in other colours? I had a little time on Saturday and quickly whipped up this card.  I think the longest part was colouring the sentiment from the Label Me Pretty set.  I haven’t used this set very much so it was good to play with it and I dusted off the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  

So what do you think of this version?

For this one to be quick I patted the Pool Party ink pad over the paper then I used a sponge to rub over it to smooth out the ink.  I was impatient. 🙂

I kept the card simple layering it on to a black card mat and then a Pool Party card base.  I added the line of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

The sentiment from Label Me Pretty was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  I added a few loops of the Copper Thread under the sentiment and added some tiny Pearls in the flower centres.

Still shiny and sparkly!  Thanks Lynda for the tip to try another colour. 🙂

See you next time,

Jenny

 

A LITTLE BLACK MAGIC WITH THE EPIC CELEBRATIONS SET!

I was going to share these cards with you as part of a Bloghop tonight BUT I was too busy making the cards and fussing around with other things that when I came to register for the Bloghop I found that it was full already.  That’s a bit disappointing. 😦  It doesn’t matter big time really I guess.  I can still share them with you.  I hope that you like them.

The theme for the Bloghop was colouring.  Stampin’ Up! have a great number of choices for colouring with the Inkpads, markers, Blends, Watercolour Pencils and now the Brusho Crystals.  So many choices what should I do?? I am no way an expert in colouring but I have been trying my hand at it a bit recently.  I decided in the end to go with the Stampin’ Blends.

I used a technique you might have seen around a bit.  The Black Magic technique.  It’s an oldie but a goodie.  It’s colouring over White heat embossed images.  You can use pencils or the markers.

STEPS TO  CREATE YOUR BLACK MAGIC CARDS

Of course you can use a multiple of colours for your images but I thought for this particular image one colour worked better.  I made a set of cards in 4 different colours.

To create it:

1. First stamp your image on black card in versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Don’t forget to use your Embossing Buddy to help reduce the little stray specks. 🙂

2. Allow to cool slightly and then colour over it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I went over the image twice to intensify the colours.

3. I coloured some of the White Organza Ribbon with the Stampin’ Blends to match and layered it on a strip of the Silver Foil. The sentiment was stamped on the coloured card and cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and that was raised up with Dimensionals. 

4. The black card was adhered to a piece of Silver Foil.  TIP: cut the centre from the foil so you can use it for something else.  It is only getting hidden after all.  Before you adhere this piece to your card base stamp your card base with the “earphone” image in the set in the same colour as the card.

This Epic Celebrations set is one of the free choices for  Sale-A-Bration.  Have you got your set yet?  It’s great for the young teen cards.

So I hope you like this “epic” set.  Thanks for stopping by.

I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow so stay tuned.

Have a good night,

Jenny

 

 

 

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #26 – 3 GREEN LADIES!

I was stumped this week for the Colour Inkspirations challenge.  I love green and I use a lot of green but to use all these colours together was hard.

I tried a couple of different things and it just wasn’t working.  This card was maybe the 4th stamped attempt.  I went back to my 3rd attempt and ended up finishing up with this.  Still not sure.  It’s simple which is what I do but it’s just not enough I think.  Anyway, I thought I would show you.

The lady from Beautiful You is stamped in each of the greens and then the centre filled with the pattern in the Sahara Sand.  I used the Sahara Sand marker to fill in the hat.

The “dots” are from Timeless Textures.  They were stamped in the Sahara Sand and then I stamped some with Versamark and embossed them in Gold.  The sentiment and Banner is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  I wrapped around some Gold Thread before adhering the card to a piece of the Bubbles and Fizz DSP.  That worked well. The little flower is from the Sprinkles of Life set and punched with the Tree Builder Bunch.  That was an afterthought this morning when I looked at the card again in the light.

So nothing fancy and I didn’t have a lot of time this weekend.  But I am  putting it out there to have a go right. 🙂

Thanks for looking today,

Jenny.

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #CI25

The Colour Inkspirations Challenges are back for 2018.  I am excited about that.  I really enjoyed taking part last year so I am ready again.

This week’s Challenge #CI25 is with the colours Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.  I do like blue and lime together.  I have to say I was a little intimidated.  I have been watching the cards entered for the challenge over on the Facebook group HERE and thought, should I really bother??  There are some AMAZING creations! But it’s about challenging yourself so I did have a go.  SO … here is my card.

I have used the Epic Celebrations set from Sale-A-Bration.  I was inspired to colour the sneakers a bit like this from a card on Pinterest but then I couldn’t go back and find the card when I went to check it.  Maybe it was on a Facebook group I am on??? The layout for the card was from the Freshly Made Sketches #311.  As you can see from the sketch below I flipped the sketch on it’s side.  You can do that with sketches.  It doesn’t have to be exactly the same.

The Designer Series paper is from the Bubbles and Fizz pack from Sale-A-Bration.

The sneakers are coloured with the inkpads and Aquapainter on Thick Whisper White.  When it was dry I went over it with the Night of Navy marker.

The sentiment is stamped on Lemon Lime Twist and cut with the 1 1/4″ circle Punch.  This was layered on a Silver Foil circle punched with the 1 3/8″ circle punch.  This was then layered on to a scalloped circle cut from the Layering Circle Thinlits.  I added some Silver Thread under the sentiment pice.

What’s that zig-zag edge from?  The card needed something in Night of Navy under the piece but I wasn’t sure what to use.  I had just used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and saw the Zig-Zag edge on the bag Framelit.  So I took a small strip of Night of Navy and cut a piece out with that.  The star is from one of the other die pieces in that Thinlits set.  I raised that up off the card and added an adhesive Rhinestone to the centre.

I was happy with the end result but certainly not as amazing as many of the other projects.

I hope you like it anyway and it might inspire you. 🙂

Jenny

A 50TH ECLIPSE CARD WITH BLOOMS AND WISHES!

A friend of mine turned 50 this week and we went to her birthday celebrations last night.  Of course I wanted to make a card but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming with what stamps to use or what colours.  In our team group this week we have had a challenge to use a stamp set we haven’t used before.  I could choose from a few different ones here.  I have a number still uninked!! I went with the Blooms and Wishes set and used the Eclipse technique.

The colours used are Sweet Sugarplum, Fresh Fig, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz and Lemon Lime Twist.  I picked those colours from a Colour combination off Pinterest.  I added a little bling with the Rhinestones.

Hope your weekend is going great.  Today I have been at a Christmas market all day so it was a busy one but always great talking to people about stamping right. 🙂

Jenny

 

ELEVENTH HOUR STAMPING FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #20!

I had a little time this afternoon to make a quick card for the Colour Inkspirations #20 Colour Challenge.  I usually don’t stamp on a Monday with other commitments on but in between them and phone calls I got some stamping in just in time for the challenge to close.  These were hard colours this round and I wasn’t sure what I would do.  This card changed a few times along the way.

Firstly, the colours: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke.

They look so pretty in the picture don’t they but I don’t often work with such heavy colours.  And I don’t use Always Artichoke.  I don’t even own the inkpad for it!  I used the Stampin’ Write Marker.  Here is my card.

I dusted off the Swirly Bird set and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for this one.  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  I dusted that one off too. 🙂

To finish the card I added a touch of Paper Doily under the Banner with a strip of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon.  And for the “bling” factor I added a small dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits and some adhesive Pearls.

So I have posted it just in time.  If you want to check the other cards out or join in these challenges yourself then head over HERE.

Jenny

ECLIPSE TOUCHES OF TEXTURE FOR CI18!

It’s another Colour Challenge at Colour INKspirations group –  Colour INKspirations #18

The colours this round are so pretty. Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum.

So of course the card had to be pretty right?  I hope my card is anyway.

I have been playing around with the Eclipse Technique lately.  You might have seen that around your blog travels.  To do the Eclipse technique: You stamp over your white card mat (or you could use a piece of Designer Series Paper).  Then cut your letters or shapes out from the piece.  Once the card (or Paper) is adhered to your card mat, the letters are then adhered back on to your card mat raised up with Dimensionals giving a 3D look.

This is my card I created using the colours and using the set Touches of Texture.

The “Just For” is stamped in Basic Gray from the Work of Art stamp set.  Check the dragonfly.  I stamped it on Vellum and coloured it in on the back with markers. Then went over it with the Wink of Stella pen.

You still have time to have a play.  Head -> HERE to join the Facebook group if you are not already a member there.  Challenges are great to take part in.

EDITED TO ADD:  I was picked in the TOP 5 at Colour Inkspirations challenge for this card.  So that is very exciting! 🙂

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day,

Jenny