This week’s challenge on Global Design Project was to case the designer, for me these are the hardest challenges and not ones I participate in very often, this weeks however I found very inspiring. After having the Jar of Love set for over a year yesterday it finally saw some ink.
I’ll be honest with you I’m still not huge fan of this stamp set, don’t get me wrong its beautiful and I’ve seen some gorgeous samples but it just doesn’t speak to me, so I’m glad I’ve used it at last.
We had to take our inspiration from designer Steffi Helmschrott and this image was given as inspiration:
Here is the card I came up with, note its very similar it pretty much every way so thank you to Steffi for helping me give this set some ink.
The background paper is from the Naturally Eclectic DSP and is what I used to base my colour scheme on using Berry Burst and Fresh Fig instead of Real Red and Pacific Point as Steffi has done.
The vellum jar is adhered sneakily behind the hessian wrap using SNAIL, love how this stamp was included in the set to make clear jars easily.
I’m still loving the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets, if like me you use your Bigshot and dies constantly them this stuff is a must…Stampin’ Up! please don’t take it away…ever!
Hope you like my attempt at the weeks Global Design Project, if you would like a go yourself or just want to see everyone’s creations click here.
For today’s card I decided to make a more complicated card than usual and try a Centre-Step card. I intend to do a full tutorial post on this soon but there are plenty of tutorials around Pinterest. Tranquil Tulips is one of the new hostess sets and I think it will be my favourite for this year as you all know I love my florals and Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I wanted to make a bright and cheery card as the weather has been so miserable lately and all the rain we’ve had has given my flowers a bit of a battering. So I chose a colour scheme of Tempting Turquoise, Real Read and Lemon Lime Twist.
I think the water coloured effect of the Fresh Florals DSP compliments the Tranquil Tulip stamps perfectly. I think my favourite part of this card is the greeting from Dragonfly Dreams its fits the bottom panel perfectly.
Above is a side view so you can see the dimension of this card.
Today I’m joining in with this weeks TGIF Challenge #110 , to use the colours Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black. Initially I found this a hard combination to work with, I’m not good with the oranges colours as you know.
Anyway as I was opening my new box of goodies inspiration finally struck when I saw the Oh So Eclectic set, the watercolour effect stamps gave me the idea to create a watercolour background with Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach blended together. Although this is quite different to my usual cards I think its quite striking and was definitely fun to make.
To make the background image I took some watercolour paper and spritz it all over with water. While it was still dry I took the stamp which looks to me like a doughnut and stamped randomly with Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay.
I then took the aqua-painter and dragged the colour into all the gaps to cover the whole background. I then spritzed again so the colour ran a little, then I popped some kitchen towel over the top to soak up any excess ink.
When this was dry I stamped over my background with the large flower outline stamp in the same two colours and then to fill in the gaps took the stamp with the tiny circles and stamped any gaps with Peekaboo Peach.
To finish the card and add in the Basic Black element to the challenge I mounted my water coloured panel on some Basic Black cardstock and stamped a small greeting in the bottom right hand corner. Finally I added three of the new metallic sequins in black to draw the eye to the greeting.
I hope you enjoyed this card, I loved making it and can’t wait to get a little messy again soon. If you want to have a go at this challenge or want to see the other entries, check here.
Following on from yesterday’s post I decided to make a set of notecards to fit in my cute little bag. I love how easy these were to create, just a few quick layers and a touch of stamping and you have a lovely set of notecards which would make a lovely gift.
I chose to use the same die combination as yesterday to help tie the two projects together (the largest stitched shape square and second largest scalloped square) but decided to use the smaller daisy stamps as the large stamp felt too big against this gorgeous paper.
I stamped the daisy outlines first in Calypso Coral and Night of Navy and then to fill in I stamped off the colour once on scrap paper. I love how the inside part of the daisy is slightly bigger which means when you cut them out they still look great.
The Daisy Delight stamp set and everything from the new catalogue will be available to purchase tomorrow…yay!
Today’s card was inspired by this week’s challenge over at TGIF Challenges, this new discovery for me, is a card-making challenge blog and one I can joining in with more in the future. This week’s challenge was to take inspiration from the sketch provided.
I love that this was a simple sketch as it meant my card came together very quickly. I decided to use the new Delightful Daisy stamp set and co-ordinating dsp from the new catalogue, both of which I really love.
As a starting point I decided to use the paper with the large muted daisies on as this is the pattern which I like least in this pack as its a little busy for my tastes. I think used as a matt here it works really well though.
I stamped the large daisy in Daffodil Delight to try it to the background paper and stamped the Thank You greeting in Tranquil Tide to create a focal point.
A little Tranquil Tide ribbon just finishes the card off.
If you fancy having a go at this challenge or want to see the other creations then pop over to TGIF Challenges and take a look.
The Delightful Daisy products will be available to order next week on June 1st.
One of my favourite stamp sets from the new catalogue is Happy Birthday Gorgeous, it combines my two favourite things birthday stamps and flowers and I can see myself using it a lot. As a demonstrator we are able to order certain products early, imagine how I excited I was that this set was one of them, along with the matching and utterly gorgeous Happy Birthday Thinlits die.
Today’s project is a super quick one as its been my son’s birthday today so we’ve spent all weekend celebrating and I’ve had little time to craft.
The card background was created using two of the flower stamps. First I stamped the outlines in Berry Burst and the stamped the centres in Powder Pink, I love how good these two colours look together. The stamps themselves have little arrows on which makes lining them up easy.
To create the greeting I used the new Happy Birthday Thinlit cut out of Tranquil Tide, this is prefect for creating a quick focal point to any birthday card. I mounted the greeting on the largest oval from the Stitched Shape Framelits and finished the card off with a layer of Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon which I’ve ruched up.
Hope you enjoyed this quick look at some of the new products coming June 1st.
Botanical Blooms is a fairly recent purchase for me and one I was really hoping was going to carry over but sadly that’s not the case. It’s definitely one of the sets that I will not be parting with as its perfect for any kind of floral card which as you know I love. If you’ve not picked it up yet I’d highly recommend it.
Today I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to create so I just grabbed the botanical blooms and a selection of inks and just started building up a design. One of my favourite things about Stampin’ Up! is that no matter what colours you pick they all just seem to work together so you can’t really go wrong. Here is what I created:
This card has a Marina Mist base with Soft Sky and Dapper Denim added to create the flowers. The leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive and looking at this it might be time to re-ink my Pear Pizzazz ink pad. The greeting which is stamped in Dapper Denim comes from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I finished this card off with a little Ruched Ribbon in Dapper Denim.
I make a second card with a purple colour scheme using Rich Razzleberry as the card base and adding Sweet Sugarplum and the new Fresh Fig as additional colours for the flowers. As the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon has already sold out I decided to use some enamel dots as embellishment for this card.
Which is your favourite blue or purple, I think the blue version has a slight edge but that could be because I’ve remembered what a lovely blue Marina Mist is.