Blog Hops, cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

RAZZLEBERRY BOTANICAL BLISS!

A couple of weeks ago when I was creating a card for a Blog Hop I was in I created this card.  I wasn’t happy with it for the Blog Hop but I thought I would share it with you now.  It is not my usual style so I didn’t feel comfortable with it. 🙂

At the time the theme of the Blog Hop was to be using a product from the current Catalogue.  If you go back a few posts (or head -> HERE) you can see what I ended up with.

I was having trouble working out what to make for it initially so I thought I would CASE a card from the catalogue.  The card on page 99 of the catalogue caught my eye so I thought I would use that as inspiration.

This was the inspiration card.

Details for my card I created up above.

The Designer Series Paper strip is from Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The Razzleberry Strip is embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The tag and the background was stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  I sponged around the edge with White Craft Ink and distressed the edges.  The little sprigs were diecut from the Botanical Tags Thinlits cut from Mossy Meadow card. The circle is stamped with images from the Botanical Bliss stamp set.  I swirled around a couple of loops of Linen Thread behind the circle. 

So certainly different. Whether you like it or not just remember that the catalogue can be a great source of inspiration to create your next card.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

Catalogues, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials

THINLITS V’S FRAMELITS V’S EDGELITS!

There are a number of different types of dies in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue.  Do you know the difference between them?  That’s what Wednesday’s WOW!  #34 is looking at today.  Let’s check them out.

THINLITS VERSUS FRAMELITS VERSUS EDGELITS

Just a note too: You will find that many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain Thinlits, Framelits and Edgelits.

What are they though?

Thinlits are usually the more detailed dies consisting of intricate designs and words. There are also Thinlits dies to create some 3D boxes or bags.  The detailed dies include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.  I would recommend using the Big Shot Die Brush or the Paper Piercer.

For example, Botanical Tags Thinlits shown below.

Or the Window Box Thinlits

Framelits have an open centre and are like a frame.  They can be placed over stamped images to cut the shape or used on their own.

Layering Ovals.

Wood Crate Framelits

Many of the Stampin’ Up! Die sets contain both Thinlits and Framelits as seen in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits set below.

Most Framelits can cut materials such as card, paper, vellum, fabric and other light materials.

 

Edgelits can cut the image to create a detailed border as in the Delicate Lace Edgelits below.

They can also cut the outline of the detailed Thinlits such as the Detailed Floral Thinlits below.

 

While discussing the Thinlits and Framelits?  Should you use the Precision Plate?

The Precision Plate is designed to get the best cut with the more detailed Thinlits so they are crisp and sharp.  They should not be used with Framelits or less detailed Thinlits as they may warp the dies.

To use the Precision Plate you will replace this with the bottom Cutting Plate in your Big Shot.

See it in action in the video below. (If you receive this blog update by email and the video is not showing then head directly to the blog post by clicking on the title at the top).

 

Information from Stampin’ Success Quarter 2 2016. Stampin’ Up! Publication and the Stampin’ Up! online store.

 

I hope you have found this helpful.  I know I did when I was looking in to it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #35 WITH NEUTRALS!

Initially this Colour Inkspirations Challenge #CI35 this week stumped me.  All neutrals!  Now with the colour revamp though we had a mix of other colours. (which I am still trying to get my around as neutrals!).

I had a little time today to play – and it’s nice to play with new toys. I used the gorgeous new Botanical Bliss Bundle (Botanical Bliss stamp set and the Botanical Tags Thinlits).

We were required to use 3 of the Neutrals colour collections.  I chose Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in Copper.  It is cut with one of the dies in the new Stitched Labels Framelits. I finished it with some Copper Thread loops.

You can play along too if you are quick.  It finishes Monday night (AET).  Head -> HERE to the Facebook group.

Jenny