Friday, 29 April 2016

Rose Red

It's been a hectic few weeks in our household and unfortunately I wasn't able to post a blog update last week but I'm back, just in time for another Crazy Crafters Team Highlight.

I've been playing with Stampin' Up!'s Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Garden thinlit dies and this is one of the cards I have created with this set.

For the cardfront I used Real Red cardstock and die cut the large rose from the thinlit set.  As I wanted to watercolour the rose, I stamped the rose image onto some watercolour paper using Versamark and heat set it with white embossing powder.  For a more vibrant result with the watercolouring, I put some water down on the watercolour paper and then used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler re-inkers and a paint brush to apply the colour.  Once dry, I lined the watercolour piece up with the die cut image in the cardfront and glued them together.  I then adhered this to a Real Red card base.

A white heat embossed sentiment from the Watercolour Wishes stamp set and a few pearls finish off the card.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit Kylie Bertucci's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 29 April 2016) and vote on your favourite creations!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Blooms

Welcome back for another Crazy Crafters Team Highlight.

This week I decided to try out a technique I saw over on Jennifer McGuire Ink called White Pencil Highlighting.

This technique can be used with any outline image and the flower from Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blooms stamp set is just perfect for this.

As the white pencil highlighting stands out better on dark or bold cardstock, I decided to use Cherry Cobbler as my cardfront.  I stamped the flower onto the cardfront using Whisper White Craft Ink and let it dry.  Then using a white pencil, I traced the outline of the stamp and then faded the colour out.

To complete the card, I used a sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you stop over at Kylie Bertucci's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 15 April 2016) and vote on your favourites!

I have also entered this card in the Global Design Project Challenge #031 | Theme Challenge

Friday, 8 April 2016

All You Need Is Love

This week Kylie Bertucci is hosting another International Blog Highlight, and the theme is 'Love'.

I was having trouble coming up with an idea for this weeks highlight until I found inspiration from the latest challenges for Stamp, Ink, Paper and the Global Design Project.  

When I saw the Stamp, Ink, Paper colour challenge I instantly knew which stamp I was going to use, and then after seeing the sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project, I came up with this card.

Using the Definitely Dahlia stamp by Stampin' Up! I applied Soft Sky to the centre of the flower, followed by Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy (as I didn't have the corresponding Stampin' Write Markers, I used a wet paint brush to pick up the ink and apply it to the stamp).

After stamping the image on some Whisper White cardstock, I heat embossed a greeting and some hearts from the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit onto a strip of vellum using White embossing powder and then wrapped it around the cardstock.

I then layered it onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and then onto a Soft Sky card base.

And that's how simple it was to make.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  Don't forget to visit Kylie's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 8 April 2016) and vote on your favourite creations!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge (#42 - Colors)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Suite Thanks

As we're approaching the end of Stampin! Up's Annual Catalogue, I thought I'd get out the 2014-2016 In Colours and start using them before they retire in a few months.

So for this weeks Crazy Crafters Team Highlight, I paired Tangelo Twist with a technique I saw online called the drapery fold.  I found a great tutorial on Song of My Heart (here) so used this as a guide to put together my card.

I used the Tangelo Twist spotted paper from the 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper Stack to make the drapery fold and then wrapped some Whisper White Baker's Twine around it a few times.

I die cut one of the butterflies from the Butterflies Thinlits and attached it to the front of the card before stamping a sentiment, from Suite Sayings, in Tangelo Twist.  Add a few rhinestones and the card is complete!

Before heading off, don't forget to visit Kylie Bertucci's blog (after 6:30pm (AEDT), Friday 1 April 2016) and vote on your favourite Crazy Crafters creation!

Thanks for stopping by!