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DON’T FEEL YOU HAVE TO COLOUR THE ACCENTED BLOOMS FLOWERS!

I have another Accented Blooms card for you.  For this card once again I haven’t coloured it.  I like that sometimes. 😉

This card was inspired by a card by Dawn Griffith -> HERE.  I liked the simpleness of the stamped flower with the sentiment.  I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and cut them with the Layering Ovals Framelits as well as a Rich Razzleberry scallop oval. For my card I went with a simple mat of dotty Designer Series Paper from the Share What You Love Paper.  The paper was matted on to Rich Razzleberry card and then adhered on to a Mint Macaron Card base.  Finishing it off with a small Mint Macaron bow from Nature’s Twine and an Adhesive Rhinestone.  It’s nice you can have a good effect without colouring it.

Thanks for visiting me.

Have a great day wherever you are.

Jenny

 

 

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ACCENTED BLOOMS IN BASIC GRAY!

I have been sharing cards with you with the Accented Blooms set.  I had a Craft Show over the weekend and I focused on this set for the Make and Take there. When I was thinking of using this set for the show it needed to be a simple card that didn’t require colouring with it as there was no time for that in the small minute that you have with people.  I came across a card by Amanda Bates with some simple stamping in Basic Gray and a POP of the Lemon Lime Twist.  So I CASED her card for it.  (Thanks Amanda 🙂 )  You can see her card -> HERE.

This is the card that everyone made.  I have to say that Kids and adults loved making this card.

It’s just a mini card 10cm x 10cm. (4″x4″).  Stamping in Basic Gray gives a little more softness to it than using a heavy black.  I liked the  Lemon Lime Twist POP.  Everyone added a Rhinestone to their card for a little bling rather than the Glitter Gems that I have added on this one.

I have another card with this set that I will share with you shortly that doesn’t require colouring.  Check in soon for that.

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS!

Yesterday I showed you a card with the Accented Blooms set with the flower image coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Pop back a post if you missed that one.  Today I have another one similar but this time I have coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils and gone over it lightly with the Aquapainter to blend the colours.

This time the image was stamped with Stazon on to Shimmery White card.  This card is thicker than regular Whisper White and will take the water.  There is only a very little amount of water used with this so you could possibly use the Thick Whisper White but I rather keep it to the Shimmery White.  Also, it’s nice getting the little sparkle from the paper.  Once the image was dry from watercolouring it was adhered to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card that had been embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Then this was adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch then raised up with Dimensionals.

What do you think of this version?  I will show you some completely different cards with this set next.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

I have been creating with the Accented Blooms set recently.  I have a few to share with you over the next few posts.

Let me show you the first one.

The image was stamped in Memento Black Ink onto Thick Whisper White card.  Both a must when you are colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used a number of the Stampin’ Blends to colour the image.  I still have much to learn with colouring but I was happy with this attempt.  The sentiment was stamped on Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I sponged a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the edge. 

To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Rich Razzleberry card with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. The strip of paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and I added some of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon around the pieces before adhering them to the Thick Whisper White Card.  The stamped piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals. Just to finish add an Artisan Pearl embellishment.

Tomorrow I have another card for you similar to this so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

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ACCENTED BLOOMS FOR #CI38!

I had a little time yesterday to play along with the Colour Inkspirations Challenge for this week.

#CI38 colours were Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Gray Granite, Whisper White and Basic Black.

I had been using the Accented Blooms stamp set the last few days, which I will show you those cards later on. Since that set was out I thought I would use that.  I think the soft muted colours would work well with a little watercolouring on flowers.

Here is my card.

I came to the conclusion this week that I am not a fan of colouring.  So to colour this for the challenge was a little surprise.  But I think a little freestyle watercolouring can work well.  It doesn’t matter if you go out of the lines. 🙂

I used the Aquapainter and Inkpads to watercolour this. TIP: To watercolour any image I suggest several washes of colour if you want to build up the colour. Then allowing it to dry in between.  For this card I lightly washed sections with the Powder Pink and then allowed it to dry.  It only takes a few minutes.  Wash over the areas with the Gray Granite.  Then wash over again in the areas with the Powder Pink.  I did that 3 times with the Powder Pink as it is such a pale colour.  When it was all dry I washed over the centres of the flowers with the Berry Burst ink.  I allowed it to dry before washing again with the Berry Burst.  It is a time consuming process but I think worth it.

The lovely delicate edge is cut from the Delicate Lace Edgelits.

The sentiment is stamped in Black and punched with the Tailor Tag Punch.  I punched another piece from Berry Burst card.  Cut that piece in half horizontally then could layer it underneath the stamped piece so you see the little pink edge peeking out.  I finished with some Artisan Pearls and some Silver Thread wrapped around a few times.

Now to get this in to the Facebook group before the time is up tonight.  You can head over to the group -> HERE and join in on the challenges.  It’s a great way to extend your creativity.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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5 WAYS WITH PAPER – DAY 3!

Today’s card #3 using your paper is such an easy card.  This card was inspired by one some time ago by Barbstamps, even before Pinterest.  I had it filed away for a while with lots of other ideas.

I have used the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. 

TO CREATE YOUR OWN

Take a piece slightly smaller than your card base.  Cut it in half.  Flip one side over and adhere the pieces on to your card base.  Really it is that simple.  You could cut it in 2/3 – 1/3.  Position the card in landscape or portrait orientation.  So many different ways.  You get to see both sides of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! patterns.

Decorate your card as you like to.  For this one I stamped the sentiment from Accented Blooms and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I punched a second label out from Cajun Craze card.  Cut it in half across ways and adhered that behind the stamped one to show an edge top and bottom.  Easy! I went a little wild with the Copper Thread. 🙂  Raise your sentiment off with Dimensionals and you are done.  This makes a great masculine card even.

Thanks for visiting.  Stay tuned for tomorrow as I have another card for you.  Don’t forget to #usethat paper you have around.

Jenny

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STAMPING IN THE ROUND!

Today I have had my Stamparatus class showing lots of fun ways to use this great new tool. I posted the projects we were making a couple of posts back but I thought I would show you more detail of one of the projects.  I don’t often share the details of class projects but today I want to share it would you my lovely blog readers.

The Stamparatus is a great positioning tool for your stamping but it can do so many other fun techniques.  I think my favourite is stamping in a circle.  I created these 2 projects with them.  The first one is the one we made in class and everyone loved it.  I think this might have just sold them on it. 🙂

This one is using the Accented Blooms set.  The tiny flower creates a lovely flower wreath.  These were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The White mat was embossed with the new Tufted Embossing Folder. 

I was playing around with a few other ideas.  This leaf is from the Colorful Seasons set.  Wouldn’t this be a lovely idea for a Christmas card?? (filing away that idea so watch this space). 🙂

This is a mini card measuring 10cm x 10cm (4″x4″).  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Sentiments.

So how you do this?? There are lots of great tutorials online.  Rather than me repeat it why not head to Allison’s Blog -> HERE and see the video.

Have fun with it. If you haven’t got one yet, you might just have to get one. 😉

Jenny