Monday, August 21, 2017

Hello Friend

Happy Monday...and happy Eclipse Day ;) I hope the weather cooperates where you are so that you are able to view this rare event. My son is super-excited about it!
Today I have another one of the projects we'll be making at my Suite of the Month class this week. I am featuring the Naturally Eclectic Suite and have had such fun designing the projects for this class...

I absolutely love the colours in this suite! I used Berry Burst for my card base and then incorporated Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy and Soft Sky in my flowers and leaves. So bright and cheerful!

I used the Eclectic Layers dies to create the embossed leaf images in the Whisper White background panel as well as to die-cut the flowers and leaves. All of the images and sentiment are from the Oh, So Eclectic set. I used Berry Burst ink to stamp the sentiment and Emerald Envy for the little texture image. I also added some Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon as well as a few Glitter Enamel dots by way of embellishment.

On the inside, I added another Whisper White panel on which I stamped more flowers and leaves as well as another sentiment from the Oh, So Eclectic set.

I love how easy it is to create layered, watercolour-look images with this stamp set and the dies add so many additional options. I can't wait to show my class guests how versatile this suite is! There is still space remaining if you would like to join us!


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Friday, August 18, 2017

Carols of Christmas Hop


Happy Friday!! The weekend is here...wahoo!! I am back from my week by the lake and what an amazingly restful few days it was. I read six novels in four days, so you can likely imagine just how I spent my days. This annual trip is the only time in the year when I truly relax and I love it. Now to try and get it back into gear and prepare for school to start in a couple of weeks!

Today marks another Tri-City Stampers Blog Hop. We are a couple of days late this month due to my trip and being completely off the grid while I was away. I am excited that we have a new member of my team joining us this month for the first time! Our theme this month is the Carols of Christmas bundle, which is a pre-release item from the upcoming Holiday Catalouge.

I was playing around with ideas using the woodpile pattern from the Wood Textures DSP stack and tried layering it with vellum. I love the result! I heat embossed the greeting in copper and then die-cut the frame from copper foil using the Layering Squares framelits. I chose to adhere it off-kilter and kind of like the look. It's almost like the embellishments are weighing it down. I adhered the background to a Kraft card stock base.

Speaking of embellishments, I went a wee bit craaazy here! I used some die-cut pine branches, cut from Garden Green card stock using the Pretty Pines thinlits. Over thos I added the copper berries, which were also die-cut using the same thinlit set. I added one of the large stars from the Hearts and Stars wooden elements and then added some 1/4" copper trim that I stretched out and then gathered with some Linen Thread. The final touch was a few copper sequins from the Metallics Assortment.

On the inside I stamped a sentiment from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set in Early Espresso ink and added a 3/4" strip of the same pattern DSP.


Now be sure to check out the rest of my amazing stamping friends' creations. You can find them all below:



Have a fantabulous weekend!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Autumn Blessings for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday! I find myself relaxing at the lake on this glorious day; I hope that wherever you are you, too, are able to enjoy some downtime and just be still.

Today marks the start of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps...


Although this colour pallette certainly speaks of fresh, summery citrus, my mind is already on fall and Autumn's splendour, so I chose to go with a somewhat fall-themed card:

I began with a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of watercolour paper and masked off a border using Washi tape. Then, using an aqua painter and my ink pads I created the watercolour wash. I used Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral. I love the ombre look that resulted. Once the panel had dried completely I stamped several images from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in copper. When I remover the Washi tape mask I was left with a beautiful single-layer background.

The sentiment, also from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, is also heat embossed in copper on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to die-cut the oval and then layered it on a scalloped oval cut from copper foil sheets using the Layering Ovals framelits. Then I went a little crazy with the embellishments ;) I added a bit of burlap ribbon, part of one of the new Metallic Snowflakes (the reverse side is Very Vanilla!) from the Holiday catty, a Touches of Nature wood element and a few iridescent sequins. The final touch was the little die-cut copper swirl from the new Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits (also from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue). The card is built on a Crumb Cake card stock base.


On the inside, I added  a Very Vanilla card stock panel on which I stamped several of the paisley images using the Rock and Roll technique with Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo ink. I love the way it mimics the watercolour look from the front of the card.

These colours truly were a breeze to work with. Why not give our colour challenge a try yourself and then share your creation with us at Sunday Stamps? We'd love to see your work!


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