Friday, 26 February 2016

Watercolour Roses

Welcome back for another Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight.  My awesome upline, Kylie Bertucci, is hosting this event every Friday on her blog so head on over here to check out the projects created by the team this week and to vote on your favourite.  

This event is also being opened up to everyone on 11 March 2016, so if you'd like the opportunity to participate, visit Kylie's blog and register your interest.

Lately, I've been playing around with watercolouring and these cards are the result.

I love pink and grey so to create the background I used Melon Mambo and Smokey Slate ink by Stampin' Up!.  I then die cut the large rose from the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies and attached the card front to some Basic Black and Melon Mambo cardstock. 

I chose to use sentiments from the Birthday Blooms and Watercolour Wishes Stamp Sets which I heat embossed using White Emboss PowderI absolutely love the font on these sets and they look spectacular when heat embossed.

This week I
thought I'd also participate in a few challenges so I have submitted the cards in:

Fusion Card Challenge {Pretty in Pink}

   Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge (#36 - Card Maker's Choice)
 SIP Challenge 36 - Card Maker's Choice 800
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Sunburst Celebrations

It's time again for the Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight being run by my amazingly talented upline, Kylie Bertucci.  Make sure you head over here to see the rest of the fabulous cards created by the team and to vote on your favourite project. 

Today's card is showcasing the Sunburst Thinlits Die, Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set and the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack.
I also used a greeting from the All Boxed Up Stamp Set and the banner from the Large Numbers Framelits Die.
I used Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock and to add a bit of dimension to the card, I sponged some Whisper White Craft ink in between the starbursts and propped the banner up on dimensionals.

This card was super quick to make and the best thing about it is that it can be changed up easily to suit any occasion, simply by changing the greeting and/or the designer paper.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit Kylie's page to see the rest of the teams creations!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Botanicals For You

Today I'm sharing with you some pretty simple cards I made using the Stampin' Up! Botanicals For You stamp set.  This set is from the C catalog and I just love the big bold sentiment.
I used Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Mint Macaron to create the background, which was stamped using the Watercolor Wash stamp.  To make the sentiment really stand out, I used Basic Black ink and then applied Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder.

I decided to mix it up a bit and used different embellishments on each card: Crushed Curry enamel dots on one, the smallest flower from the Botanicals For You set with some rhinestones on another, and the Hearts Border Punch to create little hearts which I then covered in Dazzling Details for a bit of bling.

I really enjoyed making these cards as they were super quick and easy, which is great for someone who's time poor like me.  Even better though is that they can be jazzed up quite easily at a later date.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 5 February 2016

What I Love and Rose Wonder

Hi, thanks for stopping by.

This is my first attempt at blogging so please bear with me as I learn all the tips and tricks to hopefully turn this into a fun and creative blog.

So, welcome and let me introduce you to the card I've chosen to share with you today.  The card was created using the What I Love and Rose Wonder stamp sets from Stampin' Up!.  I love the effect you can achieve with the What I Love set, especially when using all 3 of the stamps.
To stamp the flowers I used 2 colours: Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.  Blushing Bride was used for the base, Melon Mambo (stamped-off) for the 2nd layer and Melon Mambo again for the outline of the flower.  The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi.

I finished the card off with a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set, 2 thin strips of cardstock which I inked with Wild Wasabi, and some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

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