Monday, 29 May 2017

So In Love with So Detailed Thinlits - Class Projects

I struggled to decide which products to focus on for my May Project class! There were so many lovely stamp sets and bundles in the Spring / Summer catalogue ..... and lots I hadn't yet used :o)

I finally decided to use the Falling In Love suite. These products are all so pretty together. They are perfect for Weddings, but so much more too.

This simple Gift Bag was created using the Simply Scored board. I used the Gift Bag punch board just to punch the shape on the sides of the opening Flap. 

We made a matching card for the Gift Bag. I really like how the design for the front panel came out on them both.

This actually took quite a while to design - in elapsed time. Do you ever create something, but are not completely happy with it when finished? But you can't quite place what it is that's 'wrong'. 

I originally created the card as is, but without the ½ Doily under the ribbon. I liked the card, but knew something was missing .... or not quite right. It took almost 2 weeks of looking at it on and off to work out what was wrong .... which is when the Doily with the paper backing was added. Now I'm happy :o)

The coordinating embellishments are truly lovely. I added them to the front panels by using a little Linen Thread to tie them onto the ribbon.


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Daisy Delight - Sneak Peek

There are only a few days wait left now before the new Annual catalogue from Stampin' Up! is released! Lots of new products are coming and it's a very exciting time :o)

I have used a combination of old and new on this card. The card stock is from our 2015 - 2017 In Colour range - Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. This colour range is only available until the 31st May, then it will be retired.

The stamp set is new - Daisy Delight. This is a beautiful floral set .... and the large Daisy has a matching punch.

I used one of the smaller flower images for this card and cut it out using one of the Stitched Shapes framelits - these are still my absolute favourite of all our shaped framlits! The scalloped back layer was cut using one of the Layering Oval framelits.


NOTE: Sneak Peek Products will not be available until 1st June

Friday, 26 May 2017

Timeless Textures - A .... Happy .... Mistake!

Earlier this week I showed you the card I created using the 'Celebrate' Celebrations Duo embossing folder. Today I am showing you the card I created using the second folder in this set .... 'Happy'.

Now .... I will be honest, I almost gave up with this card! Although I never had any problems embossing using the 'Celebrate' folder, I had no end of problems with the 'Happy' one! 

I wanted to emboss White card .... and I tried both our normal Whisper White and our thick version. Neither worked, I just got too much cracking and creasing around the 'H' which I couldn't ignore :o) I tried spraying both with water and rubbing alcohol. I also tried putting it through the Big Shot every which way. This problem can occur because the letters are large and the embossing very deep .... the letters are smaller with the 'Celebrate' folder, so it wasn't an issue.

Anyway, I thought I would give it one more try using a bit of scrap coloured card - which happened to be in my least favourite colour of Peekaboo Peach ....... and Hey Presto! It worked first time! No spritzing with anything, the card was completely dry and it went into the Big Shot seam side first. So ..... if you get the same problem as I did when trying to use this folder on White or Vanilla card ..... switch to our coloured card and use that instead :o)

I was pleased with the result, but I wanted the embossing to stand out more. The folders coordinate with the Happy Celebrations stamp set, but I don't own this - so I decided to try one of the stamps from the Timeless Textures set. I used the same colour ink and stamped over the embossing ...... and loved it! So much so that it went from a 'scrap piece' to my focal layer! :o) 

I didn't want to create another Birthday card, so decided on Father's day instead. I used one of the stamps from the Crazy About You set (will be retiring soon!).

Even for a 'Man' card, I (surprisingly) love this colour combination - Basic Grey, Peekaboo Peach and White ..... honestly, who knew eh? :o)