cards, Stampin' Up!

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

 

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

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

 

cards, Christmas, Stampin' Up!

JOYFUL NATIVITY IN CHERRY COBBLER!

I made this card a couple of months ago and can’t believe I haven’t shown you.  With all the excitement of the Holiday Catalogue it is easy to forget the great Christmas sets we have in the Annual Catalogue.  This card uses the set ‘Joyful Nativity’ which is just lovely.

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The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  I used retired white Paper Doilies on this one as I was waiting on the new ones to arrive at the time.  The sentiment is cut with the Project Life Framelits.

I thought the small images were just the size for smaller squares.  I considered layering them on to some Gold Foil scallop mats but I went for White card in the end.  I am sure Gold would look very classy!  These squares were cut with the Layering Squares Framelits but wouldn’t they look nice with the Stitched Shapes Framelits?

Here is the set if you have missed it.  It is on p 35 of the Annual Catalogue and is $30AUS (Photopolymer).

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Christmas is getting way too close don’t you think?? But hey! I still have 2 weeks to shop and wrap and get Christmas cards written and mailed out and put up the tree… All good! 🙂  In all the frantic busyness let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Christmas celebrating the birth of this baby that would change the world.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny