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IN THE TROPICS DAISY!

I had this idea in my head for a little while and thought I would give it a try. I have to say it didn’t work out as well as I had imagined. But, … I’m going to show anyway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When I first saw the pineapple top in the In The Tropics Dies I wondered if it would make a grassy clump. That idea could work with the Daisy Lane set or similar.

After I cut the “grass” I sponged the ends with the Old Olive ink.

The patterned paper is from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper pack.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set and was cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

What do you think of this idea? Yay or Nay?

I’m keeping this brief today. Our computer has died so doing this on the IPad and Phone. I’m adaptable right. 😆 So apologies roday for the standard of the post.

Thanks for visiting me.

Jenny

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RAZZLEBERRY FLOWERING FOILS!

Another Flowering Foils card for you today.  This time I have coloured one of the flowers on the flower print paper of the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

I used the Rich Razzleberry and the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I love how you get the resist effect with the embossing on the flowers.  The paper is so easy to colour.

To finish the card I used a piece of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper adhered on to a white card mat and then on to the Rich Razzleberry card base.

The sentiment is from the So Sentimental stamp set and then cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.  On the Rich Razzleberry diecut piece I embossed that with the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture.

On the back of the sentiment pieces loop some Silver Thread on to the back and to finish a Rhinestone was coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Dark Stampin’ Blends to co-ordinate.

Both the Lily Impressions paper and the Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper are available as Sale-A-Bration choices but there is only 2 weeks left.  Grab either of these (or any of the other choices) when you shop in my store now -> HERE. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Jenny

 

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SPONGING THE FLOWERING FOILS PAPER WITH A VIDEO!

I have mentioned already the gorgeous Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper.  You have probably seen lots around with it too.  Today I have a card to share with you using this paper and a video to show how you can very easily add the colour to the paper with the sponge rollers.

This card is inspired by a card in the 2nd release Sale-A-Bration brochure (p3)  I changed it up a little.

Here is the card.

Check the video below.

I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies on the card and the sentiment is from So Sentimental. The card in the brochure uses one of these sentiments too but I just wanted to keep it simple rather than cutting around the sentiment seen on that card.  It does give it a good effect when you do that.

The leaves are from the Birthday Dies.  These are available as Co-ordination products that go with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set also for Sale-A-Bration.

The Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper is only available for March during Sale-A-Bration (or while supplies last) so you want to grab them soon.  You receive them as your free choice with orders over $90.  Check out my store now -> HERE.

Have fun sponging and colouring this paper.

Jenny

 

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MEERKAT HELLO CARD!

Do you like The Gang’s All Meer Set?  It’s a cute one.  Today I have a card for you with this set teamed up with paper that you probably wouldn’t associate with the Meerkats.  I have used the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

The white card was cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Die. After stamping the cute meerkats they were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  The paper was adhered to an Old Olive Card base.  Before adhering the stamped piece a little strip of the Real Red Double Stitched Satin Ribbon was added behind.  The sentiment from Itty Bitty Sentiments was stamped on red card and cut with the smallest die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  

I think this may just work with the poppies, do you??

It’s only another month left for Sale-A-Bration for you to grab these little meerkat dudes.  The Gang’s All Meer set is free with orders over $90.  Be quick to grab them. 

You can order online in my store now ->HERE and choose this or any of the other qualifying Sale-A-Bration items.

Have a great week,

Jenny

 

 

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 4 – WHITEWASHED GIRLS!

Day 4 of our Beautiful Moments Week.  This card is a technique I have wanted to try for a while.  I thought this set was a great one to try it.  This technique is known as the Whitewash Technique.  Have you tried it before?

Here is my card.

To create the Whitewash:

Stamp your image on dark coloured cardstock  (Crumb Cake used here) using Versamark and heat emboss with White Embossing Powder.  Using White Reinker, drop 1-2 drops on to a clear block.  Add some drops of water using the Aquapainter and mix the 2 together.  Pick up some white ink with the Aquapainter and paint the image in white.  Allow this to dry completely.  It may take a little time.

Once dry pick up some colour from the inkpads using the Aquapainter. (Be sure to clean the Aquapainter after using the white ink). Paint the image in your colour choices.

To finish the card:

Diecut the card.  I have used the new Nature’s Thoughts Dies.

On a side note: How pretty is this die??  Something a little different to the stitched effect.  Using the decorative die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies diecut a strip of white card.  Trim to size and then adhere to the back of the Crumb Cake card.

Adhere a piece of the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration on to Thick Whisper White card.  Raise up the stamped Crumb Cake card piece off the card using Dimensionals.

Stamp a Sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set and diecut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  Raise that up off the card.

Hope you get to try this technique.

Be sure to get  your Beautiful Moments stamp set in store but also I think you need to grab the Nature’s Thoughts Dies too.  They will be a great addition.  I will talk more about these another time but see them in store -> HERE.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 3 – TOP PANEL CARD!

Moving along on our Beautiful Moments Showcase Week.  Day 3.  This card is a little different.  I don’t know what you might call it but I call it a Top Panel Card.  I will share the instructions below.

The base card is a little smaller than the standard size allowing you to have a panel overhanging the edge.

Of course, you could do the base any size but for this one, the base card measures 21cm x 10.5cm scored at 10.5cm.  (8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 4 1/4″).  The paper mat is slightly smaller 4mm (1/8″).

The stamped piece is watercolor card cut with the larger die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  The image was stamped in Black Stazon and coloured with the Watercolor Pencils and washed over lightly with the Aquapainter.  When the watercolor card was cut it left some scratches on the other side.  (maybe because my plates are scratched!).  I didn’t want it showing on the reverse so I adhered a piece of White card on the back.

The sentiment was also stamped on watercolour card to match the stamped piece.  The sentiment is from the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  It was stamped in Black Stazon so I could do a light colour with the Daffodil Delight pencil and lightly wash it.  The flourish piece behind the sentiment is from the Flourish Dies.

Check back tomorrow for Day 4 of our Showcase using this lovely set.

Jenny

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BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WEEK – DAY 1 – BEST DRESSED GIRLS!

This week I am showcasing the Beautiful Moments stamp set.  Such a beautiful one with line art images ready for colouring.  I am not great at colouring but I am working on it.

Today’s card uses the sweet little girls.

The images were coloured with the Stampin’ Blends and cut with my new favourite dies the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The paper is from the Best Dressed Designer Series Paper pack and seemed to fit the image so well.  Before adding the stamped piece on to the card and looped some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon.

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set.  It was stamped on a strip of Mint Macaron card and then I cut the end on an angle adding some Sparkle Glimmer Paper behind it.

Watch out for more cards with this stamp set this week.

Happy Stamping,

Jenny

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A FRUITY TAG WITH THE TROPICAL OASIS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

I meant to show you this a while ago.  I had my ALOHA Catalogue Kick-Off a few weeks ago.  This was the tag I made up to go on everyone’s gifts that came along to the fun event.  This is using the gorgeous Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.

The strip of paper was 5cm wide by about 10cm long.  (2″ x 4″).  I cut a piece of white card to that size and adhered it on the back of the paper to make it more rigid but also so I could write a little Thank You message on it.

The corners were punched with the Detailed Trio Punch.  To decorate it I heat embossed the pineapple in Copper Embossing Powder.  It was nice and shiny although you can’t see that in the photo.

From red card I diecut a small frame from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to adhere the pineapple to.  They were raised up with Dimensionals. Thread through some of the Mint Macaron Sheer ribbon to finish it off.

They were quick to make once I embossed and cut all the pineapples. To make it quicker you could just stamp them.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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STAMPING AROUND THE WORLD FEBRUARY BLOGHOP – HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Time for another Blog Hop with the Stamping Around The World Tutorial Group.  This month I am sharing a project with the Happy Birthday To You stamp set as that is the stamp set I used for the Tutorials this month.

I wanted to try something a little different with the dies.  I wanted to layer up the flowers on the card to give more dimension.  A bit like the old Paper Tole effect.  You can tell in the photo how it looks.

I stamped the cake from Happy Birthday To You on white card 3 times.  I used Basic Gray ink as it is a little softer.  I coloured just the cake on one, and then the flowers on the other 2 cakes.  They were coloured with Stampin’ Blends (Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive).  The cake was coloured with Mint Macaron.

On one of the cakes (the one without the flowers coloured in), I cut the full cake out with the Birthday Dies.  On the other two cakes I cut the flowers out with the flower die.  On one of these diecut flowers I trimmed off the top flower to have just a single flower.

Then diecut some leaves from Old Olive and Mint Macaron and adhere them behind the flowers before assembling them together.  You will find it so much easier – trust me!! 😉

After all the diecutting you can layer the cake together using Dimensionals to layer up the flowers.  The full diecut flowers was layered on to the diecut cake and then the single flower was raised up on top of these flowers.  If that makes sense?  So there were 3 layers with the top flowers.  Check the photo below to see it.

To finish the card I adhered a piece of the Perennial Essence paper on to a white card mat and then they were adhered to a Flirty Flamingo card base.

A rectangle from Vellum was cut from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  To adhere this to the card I added a little Snail Adhesive  behind where the cake would be and then the cake was adhered on to the Vellum with Dimensionals.

The little sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and cut with the cute little shape in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Just a reminder that the Stamping Around The World are put together by 12 Demonstrators from around the world.  You can receive these tutorials as a Thank you for ordering from one of us.  Or you can purchase the Tutorials from me for $20 AUD.

Now you can head off on the Hop again.  Click on the little blue frog below and it will send you to the links.

Happy Hopping,

Jenny

 

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TROPICAL PINEAPPLE CARD!

I have created lots with the Tropical Oasis Suite recently getting ready for my launch last weekend.  I forgot to take photos of the actual event which was a shame.  We had a lot of fun with Hawaiian music and a lei greeting.  And lots of creating.  I will share photos of the projects shortly.

This card was a sample I made to show.  I wasn’t sure what to do with the pineapple die from the In The Tropics die set.  I found a card on Pinterest HERE that I CASED. I simplified it and changed it a little.  This was my card.

Isn’t the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper gorgeous?  On the leaves of the pineapple I sponged a little Old Olive Ink and lifted the leaves up for some dimension.

The sentiment was stamped on white and cut with the tiny curvy die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I just added a small strip of the Braided Burlap Trim and frayed out the end.

Hope you like my pineapple card.

Have a great weekend,

Jenny