Sunday, September 24, 2017

Vintage Merry Patterns


For this month's team meeting, I wanted everyone to be able to have a play with the brand new Merry Patterns stamp set. I've gone with a vintage-y antiqued look for this card.

Here are the steps to make this card:
1. Stamp Candle outline in Basic Black ink. Stamp candle patterns in Real Red ink. Stamp second candle patterns in Real Red ink (stamped off).
2. Stamp candle flames in Daffodil Delight ink. Gently sponge So Saffron ink over flames to make candles ‘glow’
3. Stamp foliage in Garden Green ink, underneath candles.
4. Use largest Stitched Shape Oval to cut out image
5. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink on scrap Crumb Cake cardstock. Punch with Classic Label Punch. Adhere below candles.
6. Cut Banner Shape from Tartan DSP using Triple Banner Punch (punch both ends, inserting all the way into the punch)
7. Stamp Burlap image in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. Ink Sheet Music stamp in Basic Black ink. Place stamp rubber side up, and gently press cardstock onto rubber in a few places to create a patchy, antiqued look. Now, crumple cardstock and sponges edges and creases. Adhere to Basic Black mat.
8. Assemble card as pictured.

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Merry Patterns Photopolymer Stamp Set
$23.00
Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
$50.00
Sheet Music Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Burlap Wood-Mount Stamp Set
$35.00
Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
$19.25
Stamping Sponges
$6.00
Banner Triple Punch
$38.00
Classic Label Punch
$31.00

Thursday, September 21, 2017

CCMC476 Spooky Cats


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch we had to work with:
I really like this sketch. I use circles a lot on my cards and the angled strip is just something a bit different.
I don't make a lot of Halloween cards, but I couldn't resist the new Spooky Night Designer Series Paper, Spooky Cat stamp set and co-ordinating cat punch
  • I used the Stitched Shapes framelits to make my circle element. I love the extra detail that the stitching adds
  • The colour scheme is taken directly from the Spooky Night patterned paper - Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Very Vanilla
  • I've punched one cat from the paper, and stamped one with the stamp set and then punched. The little rat is also from the stamp set, as are the words.
I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Merry Mistletoe Stamp-a-Stack


This is the second set of Stamp-a-Stack cards we made in class last week. I've taken my inspiration and colour scheme from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper in the Annual Catalogue. In traditional colours of Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler, this paper has lovely small-scale designs that are perfect for cardmaking. It also pairs beautifully with the Merry Mistletoe stamp set.
To make these cards, I've cut my DSP into 2" x 14.3 cm pieces. You'll need 6 pieces (one of each pattern) to make these cards. Cut 2 of the pieces in half lengthways (at 1"), and use these to run across the cards as a contrasting strip. I've stamped a narrower strip of cardstock to go over the top.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Carols of Christmas Stamp-a-Stack


Last week I held my first Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Classes for the year. Usually I would start these in July, so I'm a bit delayed this year!
This is the first set of 4 cards that we made. I've used the beautiful Carols of Christmas bundle in shades of blue. I chose 2 of my favourite colours - Island Indigo and Night of Navy.
I've given the words a two-tone effect by first inking the whole stamp in Island Indigo and the inking up just the top and bottom portion in Night of Navy. This won't ruin your inkpad if you start with the lighter colour first.
I love the look of the Marbled Background stamp. You can see it on the Island Indigo squares and also on the white pieces behind the Night of Navy squares.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017

CCMC475 A Little Wild Lion


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:
Fun! I love these colours together and I thought they might work for a baby card.

I've used the A Little Wild stamp set. You can find this one in the Annual Catalogue.
  • The Designer Series Paper banner is part of the Painted Autumn pack in the Holiday Catalogue. You wouldn't think that a fall-themed paper would work on a baby card, but I think it does!
  • I've used the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Squares framelits to frame my little lion.
  • I've stamped my lion on Whisper White cardstock in Black archival ink and I've used ink and a Blender pen to colour him in. I then cut him out and sponged some Soft Sky ink on the square behind him and popped him up on dimensionals
I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!


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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Watts of Occasions Stamp-a-Stack


This is the second Stamp-a-Stack design we made in classes last week. We used the very punny Watts of Occasions stamp set. I love these fun light bulbs.
In class I showed 4 different ways to add some colour to them. From left to right, I used a Blender Pen, an Aquapainter, a sponge dauber and a mask and sponge.
I've stamped backgrounds using different elements from the Wood Words set. I stamped in Versamark ink for a subtle tone-on-tone effect.
The colours I've used are Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy.

 
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Stamp-a-Stack


It was so lovely to get back into classes again last week! After a 2-month hiatus, I've missed crafting with my ladies so much.
We kicked off with a Stamp-a-Stack. These are 4 of the 8 cards we made.,,,I had resisted buying the Oh So Eclectic stamp set until recently. But, I've seen so many lovely projects with it and it swayed me with its charms. I have to say, I'm so glad I did! I've used it a LOT already. I bought the bundle, so that I could get the co-ordinating dies (and get 10% off!). I haven't used the dies on these particular cards, but I'll show you some more cards soon that make use of the dies.
My colour combination is Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky and Lemon Lime Twist, with Basic Black for the sentiment and emnbellishment.
The sentiments are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.


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