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CARRIED AWAY DSP + HOT AIR BALLOONS = A GOOD MIX!

While I had everything out from making the card I showed you last post I thought I would put together another card.  This one also uses the Carried Away Designer Series Paper and Lift Me Up Bundle. It also has a similar colour scheme of the Peekaboo Peach and Night of Navy.

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This time I stamped some small clouds on to the white card and layered over the DSP.  I added a piece of the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon before adhering it to the Peekaboo Peach card mat and then the Night of Navy Card base.

For the sentiment I inked just the “Happy Birthday” from the Lift Me Up Stamp set with the Night of Navy before stamping it and cutting it out with one of the Project Life Framelits.  You might just be able to see some silver Thread looped up behind the sentiment too??  The large Hot Air Balloon was diecut from Night of Navy with the Up and Away Thinlits.

I hope your weekend is going awesome??  Be back again soon,

Jenny

 

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CLOUDY LIFT ME UP!

A couple of weeks ago I played around with the Lift Me Up Bundle.  I will share the cards with you over the next few days.  To start off I went looking around Pinterest.  I was inspired by THIS card from Helen in the UK.  Here is my version.

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TO RECREATE THIS CARD:

I cut a circle with one of the larger Circles from the Stitched Framelits out of the cool Carried Away Designer Series Paper that is available Free with Sale-A-Bration. (How cool is it that this paper co-ordinates with the Lift Me Up Bundle.  Good thinking Stampin’ Up!).  That was adhered on to the white card mat.  The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy at the bottom and then adhered on to a Night of Navy Card mat and then the Peekaboo Peach Card base.

Stamp the small Hot Air Balloon and cut it out with the Up and Away Thinlits.  Also cut some White clouds using the cloud Framelits too.  (I think some nice Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Ppaer clouds would look good instead of the plain white). Adhere the Hot Air Balloon and the clouds over the DSP circle piece.  I added a little White Baker’s Twine bow to finish.

Get your ‘Lift Me Up’ Bundle HERE in my store.  Clear mount $78.25 AUS.  Wood mount also available.

I will be back very soon with another Hot Air Balloon card.

Jenny

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COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS CHALLENGE #2 – HOW TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGE!!

I had a play this past week with the Colour challenge at Colour INKspirations.  I have been enjoying taking some time out to take part in these challenges.  This was a hard one though.  I wouldn’t normally use these colours and certainly not that many together.  Here are the colours.

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So what do you make of these colours??? All colours must be used!

Well this is the card I ended up with.

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Just a close-up of the horse because all horses are sparkly right?? 😉

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HOW THE CARD CAME TOGETHER.

I thought I would tell you about the process in making this card as it might help you when you approach a Challenge – or just in making a card. You have 3 main parts when putting a card together: The stamp set, the colours and the layout.

Stamps: I just received the Carousel Birthday set so was keen to give it a try. That was the easy part!

Layout: I don’t know about you but I find it hard to just sit there and put together a card. I need some direction.  Often when I make a card from scratch I turn to a Sketch layout.  I have a number of them saved on a Pinterest board.  I went through these and found one that I thought would work well with the stamps. 

This was the sketch I used from ilovecardsketches.com (which I couldn’t seem to find the blog now).

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So the stamps are sorted and the sketch is chosen.  Now the colours are already chosen so just put it together. Right! Still not such an easy feat!

Colours: I usually only work with 2 colours plus a neutral for most of my cards so to HAVE to use all these was hard. That’s what a challenge is for though.  To extend your creativity.  Now how to use them.

When there are a number of colours to use I find it helps to first pick a main colour.  One that will be predominant.  So in this case the Mint Macaron. I have used that in the card base, the Carried Away DSP, and touches on the horse. Then you use the other colours in smaller quantities.  Choose one colour that will be the next main colour in smaller amounts, which would be the Soft Sky.  Then I have added some touches of the Garden Green and Wisteria Wonder in very small quantities.  This will give you balance.

Finish the card: Then with all those sorted you can finish the card with the sentiment. Which I cut with the Project Life Framelits. Then add touches of embellishments.  I used a little Paper Doily for softness and then added some bling with the Rhinestones. I went over the horse with the Clear Wink of Stella.

Card done and entered just in time. 🙂  If you want to join in on these challenges or even just to look and see the cards then you can request to join the Facebook group HERE.

Hope you found this helpful when you go to make your next card.

Jenny

 

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A SPECIAL BELLA CARD!

I think it is safe to share this card with you now.  I made this card for a lovely friend who is not well.  I am not sure if she has received it yet.  It had to head across to the other side of the world.  I don’t think she stalks here though so that is all good. 🙂

I wanted a special card and I had just received Bella and Friends – and my new Watercolor Pencils.  So gave these all a whirl.

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Bella was stamped on Shimmery White Paper and then cut out with the Project Life Framelits.  The image was coloured with the Watercolor Pencils and then I used the Aquapainter to blend the colours.  I tell you these colours blend so smoothly. When it dried I lightly went over the image with the pencils to add highlights.  I also went around the image with the Basic Gray pencil very lightly and blended that. This adds some depth to your image.

To Assemble the Card:

A piece of the Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper ‘Carried Away’ was adhered to a Mint Macaron card base.  Then the image was raised up with Dimensionals.  The clouds were punched out from the Tree Builder Punch and sponged around the edges with Mint Macaron ink.  The sentiment was then stamped on to Crumb Cake card and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.  Then sponged around the edge with Crumb Cake ink.

Did you see the sparkly balloon?  I went over that with the Wink of Stella.

Thanks for visiting me today and seeing my special Bella card.

Jenny