Sunday, 19 March 2017

Baby Moon Shaker Card

This is my second post for today.  I don't usually post this often but I've been wanting to use the Baby Moon stamp set to create a shaker card so when I saw the challenges over at TGIF Challenge #tgif99 and Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #90 I knew this was the perfect opportunity to do so.

The TGIF Challenge this week is to make something baby related, and the Challenge at Stamp Ink Paper is create a shaker card!

To make my card I used the Baby Moon stamp set, watercolour pencils and Whisper White and Pacific Point cardstock.

Although I watercoloured the image, this was a fairly quick card to make as I used the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies and the Foam Adhesive Strips to create the shaker component.  I added a combination of gold and silver stars of various sizes to create the shaker and then finished the card off by adding some Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine and a Daffodil Delight heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes.

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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Rachel Tessman

It's time for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and this week we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Rachel Tessman.  Rachel is also joining in on the hop so make sure you check out her creation, and everyone elses too (the full lineup can be found at the end of this post).

There are so many fantastic projects and ideas on Rachel's blog that I had trouble deciding what to CASE.  In the end, I chose to CASE this design that Rachel used to make a whole series of cards which can be found here and here.

For my cards, I decided to use the Floral Phrases stamp set and the matching Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  I love these matching suites that Stampin' Up! put together as it makes it so easy to create lovely cards!

This is the first card I made:

And here is the second:

Both cards were made using a combination of Whisper White and Night of Navy cardstock, along with the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper.  For the second card I also decided to add a couple of extra layers of cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and I stamped it in Night of Navy.  I then used the Layering Circles Framelits to create the scalloped piece of Night of Navy cardstock and cut out the sentiment.

The stamp you can see peeking out from behind the sentiment is from the Floral Phrases stamp set.

I'm also entering this card into this weeks Global Design Project #GPD078 which is a sketch challenge.
I hope you've enjoyed stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment and don't forget to take a look at the rest of the lineup!


Sunday, 5 March 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Janneke de Jong

Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.

This week we are joined by, and CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit), Janneke de Jong!

As always, there will be plenty of amazing projects to see as part of this blog hop, so make sure you check out the rest of the lineup at the end of this post.

I had a hard time deciding which of Janneke's cards to CASE as she has made so many fantastic creations, but in the end, I decided on this card.

I really like the layout of this card.  It's so simple but the result is stunning and you can change it up slightly to create a completely different card.

I actually made 2 cards using this layout, a simple version and a slightly stepped up version, and thought I'd post both as I couldn't decide which one I liked better.

This is the first card I created...

I used the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamped the 'HAPPY' multiple times onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock.  I then used the Celebrations Due embossing folder to emboss the 'HAPPY' in the center of the panel.

I used So Saffron and Calypso Coral cardstock for the layers and the card base is Bermuda Bay.

To step the card up a bit, I used the same technique but stamped and embossed the 'HAPPY' onto some scrap cardstock before colouring it in with a So Saffron Stampin' Write maker and fussy cutting each of the letters out.

I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the letters over the top of the 'HAPPY' in the center of the panel.

I should also mention that the colour inspiration came from this weeks TGIF Challenge #tgifc97.  I have entered the 'stepped up' card into this challenge, as well as this weeks Global Design Project #GDP076 where the challenge is 'CASE the Designer'.

I hope you like these cards as much as I do.  Please feel free to leave a comment below and don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop!