Well, today is my last card as a Daring Cardmakers guest designer. The past few weeks have flown by, and the challenges have certainly streteched me.
This week’s challenge was no exception – to use a stencil and green! That’s very specific isn’t it. Here’s my card:
I’ve used one of the masks from the Pattern Party Decorative masks set – there are four very different designs in it, and they are at a very good price point.
For the stencil I combined Emerald Envy and Tranquil Tide inks. Then I punched out some tiny flowers from the Tree Builder punch.
I thought the card still needed something else so I pulled out the Flower Shop stamp set and punch – I love this set but because of all the new stuff it’s been a bit neglected of late.
I haven’t added a sentiment and I think the card could probably do with one just to finish it off so I may add one later. It is definitely green and stencilled though!
A big thank you to the Daring Cardmakers for inviting me to be a guest designer, and for stretching me!
Here’s what I used to make this card:
This week’s challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers is to make a card using coffee, tea, cake or biscuits. I had to choose cake of course!
I’ve always liked the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. It’s a layering set, with three stamps to make the bottom and top which gives it so much dimension. I popped the top up on dimensionals to make it stand out even more, and added some Wink of Stella too.
I also did something that I don’t find easy at all on this card – put in something wonky! I find that very hard to do but wanted a pop of colour that wasn’t pink so chose Lemon Lime Twist to go behind the main panel, on a slight slant.
The stripey background behind the cake is a large background stamp – Brushtrokes. This is a new stamp to me and I think I’ll be using it a lot. Although I love DSP I also like making my own backgrounds.
Just for some extra pinkness I used the Powder Pink DSP from the Fresh Florals DSP stack too. Well, if you’re going to make something pink, you may as well go the whole hog.
Once the card was finished I thought it lacked something so I added some sequins to finish it off.
Hope you like it!
Here’s what I used to make the card:
I almost missed this fabulous bundle when the new catalogue came out. I was so in love with the Sweet Soirée bundle that Petal Palette nearly passed me by.
But then I started to see other demonstrators showing what they had made with it, and now I’m hooked. One of the things I love is that there are dies that are extra and don’t match any of the stamps. That gold filigree type element on this card is one, as is the branch, and the label for the sentiment.
So, for this card I also added a stitched framelits circle for the little bird to sit on. I also snipped the branch into two and put one piece behind the circle at the top.
The background DSP is from the Naturally Eclectic pack, and I used one of the new Petal Pair embossing folders for the strip down the middle. There are two narrow embossing folders in the pack and I have used both a lot already.
Don’t forget that the stamp set and dies are available as a bundle with a 10% discount. Plus you’d have spent enough to get a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
Here’s what I used to make this card. Click on the images to go to the item in my shop – you can order 24/7 from me if you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany or Austria.
I promised you another monochrome card and here it is. Like Saturday’s card, this too features a stamp set from the Sale-a-bration brochure, where everything is free. This time it has a die cut word with it which is also free!
When I say free, I don’t mean completely free of course! For every €60/£45 you spend in either the annual or spring/summer catalogue you can choose something free from the sale-a-bration brochure. This year Stampin’ Up! have changed things slightly and there are a couple of things that you need to spend €120/£90 to earn, and the dies are one of them.
Here I simply used the flower stamp to make a background, then used a couple of the words and teamed them up with the die cut Amazing word.
I sat it on a black mat and a Whisper White card base. Simple but effective I think. These flowers would look stunning coloured in too.
So there you are, just a few supplies to make a lovely card.
If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germandy and want to know more about Sale-a-bration or anything else Stampin’ Up! please contact me.
See you soon with some masking!
It’s another Pootler’s blog hop! This one is celebrating Sale-a-bration – your chance to get free goodies when you spend. All the projects in today’s hop were made using the free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure.
If you have time please hop around the other blogs to see the wonderful creations.
My card is made using beautiful Heartfelt Blooms stamp – the first one in the brochure. The card is very simple as you can see, but I love it just the same.
I’ve only used one colour – Dapper Denim, and paired it with Whisper White. This stamp is beautiful – it is made to give the illusion of depth by using shading and different depths of cut to the stamp, and it doesn’t disappoint.
For the background Dapper Denim strip behind the flower I used one of the new embossing folders – Petal Pair. It’s one of a pair of narrow embossing folders that worked out just right for this card.
You could use this card for many different things – sympathy, thinking of you etc, and there are two other sentiments in the set too.
Hope you like it! I have another monochrome card to come next. Simplicity, I like it! You can get this stamp FREE by spending €60/£45 in my online shop.
Don’t forget to have a look at the other blogs-
Here’s what I used to make the card
It’s time for another card for the Daring Cardmakers – this week’s challenge was to make a card using some masking.
Here’s what I came up with:
I’ve used the flower from the Amazing You stamp set, and the sentiment is from the co-ordinating Celebrate You dies. Both of these sets are in the Sale-a-bration brochure.
I’ve use two lots of masking here. First I masked of the blank strip in the middle using some post it strip. Then I cut out a mask of the flower and used it to stamp the flowers so that the one in the middle looks like it’s in front of the others.
Then I got out my Blends pens to colour in the flowers. I used both the light and dark shade of each colour.
Because there was a little bleeding of the colour I added two black lines to help make the middle look better. I added some foam to the back of the die cut to add some dimension to it.
I did think about adding some sequins or other bling but decided against it, although I may just add some later!
Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers blog to see what the others have made.
Tomorrow is the Pootler’s Sale-a-bration blog hop, and it’s a big one! Be sure to come back for that one.
It’s the second week of my time as guest designer for the Daring Cardmakers, and this week’s challenge was Black and White with a pop of colour.
So, of course that meant pandas:
This wonderful set is part of Sale-a-bration – you can’t buy the set, you can only get it free! How great is that. Spend €60/£45 and this set could be yours.
It’s a simple card as you can see. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for the pandas, and orange balloon, hat and tiny heart on the envelope I used Pumpkin Pie blends pens – both light and dark.
You can do so much with this stamp set – look our for more cards from me using it.
If you have any questions about Sale-a-bration and how to get this set free please contact me.
Don’t forget to go to the Daring Cardmakers to see what the others have made!
I’m super excited today because my card was designed for the Daring Cardmakers. I am a guest designer for them for January and February – how good is that! Check out the other designers and what the Daring Cardmakers are all about HERE
This week we were challenged to make a card using this picture for inspiration:
And here is my card:
I’ve used a Very Vanilla base for this card, and Pool Party for the blue. I used two stamp sets – Colorful Seasons and Color Me Happy.
The little bird is from the Birds and Blooms thinlits, and the scalloped edge die is from the Seasonal Layers thinlits that goes with the Colorful Seasons stamp set.
I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay blends for the lanterns, then added some Wink of Stella, but that doesn’t show up well in the photo.
I think this card looks quite peaceful which I’m pleased with. It’s not at all the card that I set out to make, but that’s OK, I’m happy with it anyway.
Don’t forget to come back next Friday to find out what the next Daring Cardmakers challenge is.
A word about Sale-a-bration. From now until the end of March you can earn free products for each €60/£45 you spend.
There’s also a great joining offer. Choose any products you like up to a value of €175/130 and pay just €129/£99 – you get free postage on your first parcel, plus catalogues and other things to help your business if that’s what you want. PLUS, during Sale-a-bration you can choose an extra 2 stamp sets free!
Today’s post is part of the Pootler’s Blog hop, organised by the lovely Hannah. We’re featuring new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue, and we’d love it if you have time to hop around everyone.
My choice for this hop is a stamp set right at the beginning of the catalogue – Picture Perfect Birthday. It was those two step bows that drew me to it, so they had to feature prominently on my card.
The stamp set has lots of images and sentiments, all great for birthdays. I used Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Powder Pink for the main colours.
When choosing your colours, make sure you have a co-ordinating darker colour to hand for the darker inside bits of the bows. I found that they take a bit of practice to line up, but once you’ve worked it out it really makes the bows pop.
Here’s a close up of the stamp set:
I painted each bow with my Wink of Stella pen to add some sparkle, but it doesn’t show up well on the photos.
I have lots more cards lined up for this stamp set – candles, confetti, hooters – so make sure to come back and see what I’ve made (or just subscribe to my blog and get it delivered to your Inbox).
Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration has started now! From now until the end of March you can choose an item FREE from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every £45/€60 you spend. So the more you spend, the more free stuff you get. Yippee!
Here are the rest of the blogs on this blog hop – be sure to take a look at the wonderful creations!
Today’s card uses the Happiest of Days card like the last post, but in a completely different way. I’ve used the Lemon Lime Twist DSP from the Fresh Florals pack to make a very cheerful card.
And like there had to be cake on the last cards, there had to be presents on this one. Once again I used Stamin’ Blends to colour them in – I can’t stop using those pens!
There’s not much more to it. I die cut the presents using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and popped it up on the background.
I don’t know what I’ll be posting next – sneak peek or not? You’ll have to wait and see.
Here’s both types of card I made with this lovely stamp set.
Here’s what I used to make this card: