Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments for PP546 & GDP #297

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Today's card  is a bit of a mash up!  Here's the story :)  We live in wine country and just celebrated our Wedding Anniversary with immediate family outside.  To be safe I ordered individual Nosh Boxes from a local winery - they were fabulous!  (Kind of like a charcuterie board in a box).   I decided I needed to send a thank you card to the winery but I didn't have a vision for the card.  The Winery is called Featherstone, the image on the label is a gorgeous painted feather, which looks suspiciously like Fresh Freesia.  I thought it would be neat to personalize the thank you card with a feather.  Then,........

The Paper Players posted a Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Joanne, with a theme of Fruits or Berries.  The Global Design Project for this week is a Color Challenge - Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia and Pear Pizzazz.  Voila -  the card came together!  Please click on the blog images from The Paper Players and the Global Design Project and visit these blogs.  You will be inspired!


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Fresh Freesia card base  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

4 x 5 1/4 Fresh Freesia cardstock (CS) layer

2 3/8 x 2 3/8 Blackberry Bliss CS

2 1/4 x 2 1/4  Basic White CS for the grape image and a tiny piece for the sentiment.

Ink Pads; Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia, Pear Pizzazz

Blackberry Bliss & Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers

Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments stamp sets

Nature's Pace retired stamp set

Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Marker

Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim

Linen Thread

Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the feather using Fresh Freesia ink on the Fresh Freesia layer, then adhere to the Fresh Freesia card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue)

*  Use Stampin' Write Markers to colour the grapes and stamp on the Basic White square.  ***Trix, I wanted the grapes to look like they are ripening, some green and some coloured.  Colour first with Pear Pizzazz and then add the darker Blackberry Bliss ink.  (dark over light)

*  Stamp the 'thank" in the corner tucked around the grapes.  ***Trix, I love the font of this stamp set but the full sentiment was too long for the space.  I used a scrap piece of paper and kept it close to the edge of the image square so that just the 'thank ' would be on the square.  

*  Stamp the 'thank you' sentiment on a scrap piece of Basic White CS and cut the words apart.

*  Adhere the image to the Blackberry Bliss square using glue.

*  Colour the lace trim with the Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Marker.

*  Adhere the lace trim and the linen thread to the back of the image square with Stampin' Seal adhesive.

*  Adhere the square to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals)

*  Adhere the 'you' to the card with doubled up dimensionals. 

Here's the link for Featherstone Winery, Vineland Ontario Canada  Featherstone Estate Winery  

Enjoy and have a super day!

Monday, June 21, 2021

Fine Art Floral for my VIP 6x6 DSP Challenge

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Todays post is about using 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP).  I posted a monthly challenge in my StampinTrix VIP group to create with 6x6 DSP.  To learn more about my VIP group please post a comment below or send me an email via the 'Contact Me' link in the menu bar above.

We so often fall in love with the gorgeous artwork on the 12x12 DSP, that it can be difficult to cut up the paper and use it.  So, I created a challenge to do just that.  How many cards can you get from one piece of 6x6 DSP?  Here are my cards.  I chose to do two sets and use two separate 6x6 pieces, because the 12x12 was a fabulous painting, it looked like a garden scene.   A Stampin' Up!® artist created the painting first and then the paper came from that.  No two sections of 6x6 were the same.  Please click here, Lesley's StampinTrix FB page to see how the cards came together.

Please sign up for my Newsletter.   While supplies last, I'm giving away a stack of retired 6x6 DSP for those who live in Canada as a little thank you gift :)

And here's the cards with the 1st piece of 6x6:


2nd piece pf 6x6:

I created these cards on my Lesley's #makeacardsendacard Saturday FB live.  Please join my FB live in July, leave a comment &/or share and I will put your name into the draw to win the cards I make during the FB live (draw available for Canadian viewers :)   

*****Remember the Fine Art Floral DSP is retiring at the end of June.  Click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop for this fabulous paper now.  *****The Last Chance Products Sale offers many fantastic retiring products, some at discounted prices.   Please use the June 2021 Host Code (found on the top right side bar) if you spend $60 or more and I will send you a little thank you gift in the mail in July.   

Enjoy and have a super day!

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Create with Friends for #GDP296

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Today's card is fun one, CASE the Designer - Emma Goddard for the Global Design Project Challenge.  I am often inspired by Emma's creativity, so this was a fun challenge to participate in.  Give it a try, just click on my card or the Global Design Project image to visit the blog post and enter your creation!

I chose three stamps sets to work with today - 3 you say? - yes three! because I had the vison of our Purple Coneflower  (Echinacea) garden in my head.  I really like the single flower image from Quiet Meadow, and to me it looks like a coneflower.  One section of our garden has really turned into a meadow - who knew Purple Coneflower can choke out weeds, ha, that's my kind of plant!  Our Purple Coneflowers are often visited by butterfly's so I had to add in a butterfly or two :)  enter the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  And finally the Create Forever sentiment just speaks to me.  It comes from the Create with Friends stamp set, and I hope to always be able to create and inspire others to create.  


And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Thick Basic White cardstock (CS)  (4 1/4 x 11 folded in half landscape orientation)

Five 3/4 of an inch strips of CS:  Evening Evergreen; Fresh Freesia; Rich Razzleberry; Blackberry Bliss

4 1/2 x 4  Basic White CS layer to create colour strip

Basic White scrap for the sentiment

Quiet Meadow and Create With Friends stamp sets

Positive Thoughts stamp set & Nature's Thoughts dies (dies match stamp set)

Basic Gray ink pad & Memento Black ink pad

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Marker

Matte Black Dots

White Baker's Twine

**Click here, Lesley's Online Store to shop now.  Please use Monthly Host Code (found at the top right side bar of my blog) when your order is $60 or greater and I will send you a thank you gift in the mail the following month.

Assembly & Trix:

*  Stamp the flower and butterfly all over the card front using Basic Gray ink.

*  Create a spatter of colour by flicking the Smoky Slate marker all over the card front ***Trix, to create a spatter look, use the brush tip end of the marker and flick it using the lid of the marker. 

*  Adhere the 3/4 inch strips of CS to the Basic White card layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (glue) 

*  Die cut the coloured CS layer with the rectangle die.  ***Trix, to create a strip with subtle pieced edges, I repositioned and die cut again to create a smaller rectangle.

*  Adhere to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (dimensionals)

*  Stamp the 'Create' and the 'Forever' using Memento Black ink, and fussy cut.

*  Loop and adhere the White Baker's Twine to the card using Mini Glue Dots.

*  Adhere the sentiments over the looped twine using dimensionals.

*  Embellish with Matte Black Dots as desired.

This is a perfect card to CASE - Copy And Selectively Edit!  Chose a stamp set that inspires you and add in your favourite colours.  Enjoy and have a super day!


Friday, June 18, 2021

Garden Birdhouses for PP545

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Today's card is all about colouring - colouring for a bright vibrant colour challenge.  The Paper Players have inspired us with a gorgeous colour challenge this week, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Basic Black!  Thank you Claire for your choice of colours!  Please click on either my card or the Paper Players Challenge image to visit there blog post.

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Basic Black card base ( 4 1/4 x 11 folded in half)

3 3/4 x 5 Basic White cardstock layer

Garden Birdhouses stamp set

Granny Apple Green & Bermuda Bay ink pads

Memento Black ink pad

Stampin' Blends Markers:  Melon Mambo; Bermuda Bay; Granny Apple Green; Smoky Slate; Highland Heather; Bronze

Assembly & Trix:  

**This card is super simple, enjoy the colouring!

*  Stamp the post using Memento black ink along the left side of the card.  ***Trix, I repeated and overlapped this stamp so it looked more like a post.  I filled in the image slightly with Smoky slate, to add to the look of a pole.

*  Stamp the tall birdhouse in Memento black ink on the card and stamp again on a scrap piece of paper to create a mask.

*  Use the mask to cover the first birdhouse and stamp the leafy branch using Granny Apple Green ink at the top of the card.

*  Stamp the other birdhouses in Memento Black Ink as well as the hanger images.  ***Trix, I stamped the hanger/rope image three times to create a second, more slender pole for the one birdhouse to sit on.

*  Colour the birdhouses, birds and leaves with Stampin' Blends Markers.  

*  Stamp the flowers using Granny Apple Green ink.

*  Stamp the sentiment with Bermuda Bay ink.

Enjoy and have a super day! 

Tasteful Touches & Peaceful Moments for PP546 & GDP #297

  Hello and thanks for visiting! Today's card  is a bit of a mash up!  Here's the story :)  We live in wine country and just celebra...