cards, Stampin' Up!

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #63 – USING THE LEFTOVERS!

Do you have “bits” left on your craft table that you don’t end up using on your projects?  I do quite often.  Then they get shoved in a drawer to sometimes never see the light of day again.  I have just finished working on my swaps from Onstage and had some leftover “bits”.  Instead of shoving them away I thought “use them straight away …” So I thought maybe this is a good thing to chat about for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – Using those leftover bits.

It might be scraps of Designer Series Paper, or die-cut pieces you don’t end up using.  Maybe it’s a sentiment or image that you changed your mind on.  If they don’t get used, do you just throw them or put them away for later?? And like me never to be used again. 🙂

SO … why not use them straight away and make another project right there and then.  You have all the products out, you have everything on hand.  I know sometimes it’s a time thing but I decided today to use them straight away.  Not to put them in the bottomless drawer.

So with that in mind.  I created this card with leftovers on my table.

The Gingham Gala paper was left from another project, The butterflies and the Highland Heather narrow card strip was left over from my Onstage swaps. I just cut another piece of Highland Heather card with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. I won’t go in to details with the butterflies at the moment.  I will tell you about them when I show you my swaps in the next week or 2.

I stamped the sentiment from Butterfly Gala on a scrap piece of white too and cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits.  I added some loops of Silver Thread under the sentiment. I just noticed on the photo that there is only 2 Rhinestones on the card.  I had put 3 on.  It’s good to work in odd numbers on the elements.  I must have dropped one off so I will have to fix that.

So the moral of the story is and the message for Wednesday’s WOW! #63 – use those scraps – straight away though.  Otherwise they enter the drawer of no return never to see the light of day again. 🙂

Have fun creating,

Jenny

 

cards, Catalogues

POSTCARDS PALS TRIO!

I have been wanting to share these cards with you for a few weeks.  I coloured them a couple of months ago and posted the images on Instagram and Facebook but only recently assembled them on to a card.  These cards use the very cute Postcard Pals set.  I have to say I was a little hesitant getting the stamp set as I am not very good at colouring.  I am working on it.  I saw such cute cards with them though and it may have just slipped in with an order one time. 😉

Here are the 3 cards.  My daughter did point out to me that I hadn’t coloured the Platypus dude.  I will do him shortly.  I can’t miss him out. 🙂

Here they are close-up for you.

For this one below I have stamped the image in Black Stazon on Shimmery White card and coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils.  The base card is Crushed Curry and the paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  I went around lightly in Basic Gray pencil and washed it over to add dimension to the image.

This next card is stamped on to Thick Whisper White card and coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Isn’t this beaver such a happy chappy.  The Real Red card is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and a strip of paper from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The card needed something else.  Rather than a card mat I thought a decorative strip.  I pulled out the Delicate Lace Edgelits and cut the “triangular” edge one from Pool Party card.

Now we have a happy Pelican.  This one was stamped on Shimmery White and coloured with Watercolour Pencils.  The sentiment was stamped on Pear Pizzazz and cut with the Stitched Shaped Framelits.  I also cut a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits from Silver Glimmer Paper to adhere underneath this one.  The white card was a bit plain so I added some “spots” from the Farmhouse Christmas set that I had out on my desk still.

I hope you like these trio.  They make me smile whenever I look at them.

Have a happy day,

Jenny

3D projects, Catalogues, Christmas

GABLE CHRISTMAS BOX!

Here is a very quick treat box to make up for Christmas.  This one we made at my Christmas in July Class a while ago.  Yes I know that long ago and I am just sharing it now.  Sorry. 🙂

I thought you might like to see it.

These are using the Silver Gable Boxes in the Annual Catalogue.  You get 12 to a pack.  They also come White.

I diecut the red card with the Delicate Lace Edgelits. This was adhered to the front and the back of the box.   The sentiment is from the Stylish Christmas set and punch out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I punched one from Shaded Spruce too to add behind.  I tied around some of the Real Red Solid ribbon on the handle.  Too easy and they will fit a few sweet treats.

Hope you like it?  Thanks for looking.

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Challenges, Tutorials

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

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