Friday, January 14, 2022

STAMPIN' UP! FRIENDLY HELLO FRIENDSHIP CARD

 Did you see the card I shared earlier this week, showing off the new Friendly Hello bundle that is available for free with a $180+ order?  In the process of making that card, I created a similar background for a second card, using strips of different patterned DSP cut with an Ornate Layers Die.  This time I adhered the horizontal strips straight to the Thick Basic White card base, without a mat of Basic Black in between.

Here is the card I made using that background, and floral stamps from the Friendly Hello stamp set:



I just love the colours in this Designer Series Paper.  It is easy to colour co-ordinate stamped images, by colouring with Stampin' Blends in the same colours - in this case, Pool Party, Fresh Freesia and Granny Apple Green.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, some berry sprigs in Petal Pink ink, and background splatters in Pool Party and Fresh Freesia ink.  The stamped piece was cut out using a Hippo & Friends Die.

I layered a length of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and a length of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon together before tying both layers into a bow.

Some Iridescent Rhinestones (aren't they gorgeous?!) add a bit more sparkle.



Listed below are all the products I used to make this card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.




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Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

STAMPIN' UP! ARTISTICALLY INKED WEDDING CARD IN NIGHT OF NAVY

 

This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about Night of Navy, the darkest blue in Stampin' Up!'s colour range.

I have teamed Night of Navy with silver and white, to make a wedding card, featuring the beautiful Artistically Inked bundle.



I started off with a panel of Basic White card, on which I stamped the splotchy "watercolour" image from Artistically Inked.  I stamped it in a fairly random fashion in Night of Navy ink (both full strength, and "stamped off", to give tonal variation), and in Versamark ink in the areas I wanted to emboss with silver embossing powder.

You can better see the silver-embossed bits in this photo:




After stamping my background, I used a Stitched With Whimsy Die to add some stitched frame detail.  I then adhered the Basic White floral die-cut, backed with Adhesive Sheet to make application clean and easy.

Above the large floral die-cut, I added a Night of Navy border piece cut from a Nature's Thoughts Die.  I used my Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blends marker to colour a length of White Glittered Organdy Ribbon, to create the bow.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Special Moments, that is a Sale-A-Bration freebie.  If you spend $180 on Stampin' Up! product before the end of February, you can earn this fabulous, versatile, stamp set for free.  I used the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die to crop the sentiment.  Some Night of Navy rhinestones add a bit of bling to my card.

It's a little hard to discern in my photos, but the main Basic White layer is matted onto a piece of the darkest silver paper from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack.  A narrow mat of Night of Navy card is in between the silver layer and the Basic White card base.




A simple Night of Navy die-cut added to the inside of the card ties in with the design on the card front:


Next up on tonight's blog hop is  Diane Furniss.  If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog:



If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of everyone taking part in tonight's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy co-ordinates our blog hops every week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.





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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00