Thursday, 20 July 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - CASEing the Catty



Welcome back everyone 😊 
Today I am taking part in the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
You are currently visiting Kim Oliver from Australia. 
All of participants are CASEing projects from the beautiful new 2017-2018 Catalogue.

This is the card from the catalogue which I have chosen to CASE and can be found on pg 176



It uses the fabulous Embossing Paste and  the Pattern Party Decorative Masks along with the Feather Together stamp set.

And here is my CASE:

A True Gentleman

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Basics of the card.
The card base is Thick whisper white and the layer is Elegant Eggplant.
The embossing paste has been coloured with Elegant Eggplant and Dapper Denim. 
The feathers were stamped using differing layers and stamping off before stamping onto the card stock in Elegant Eggplant.  
I overlaid the focal with Vellum just to soften the impact of the purple colour and make the sentiment stand out.
I also heat embossed the paste in silver to add sparkle and movement in direct light.

Open and Angled View

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The Dapper Denim twine was added along with the metallic sequins just to add some textural elements and interest points.
The inside was created using the Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White in layers. T
o carry the theme through to the inside I stamped a single feather inside, using the same technique as the front.

Angled View


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I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you & brightened your day. You are currently visiting (your name). Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!"









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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Hello - Climbing Orchid - #CI13

Hello again 😊
Half way through the school holidays here and I am still managing to create and blog! 
Achieving - Whoohoo lol

My post today is about sharing some new products with you.
                        
Embossing Paste ($11.50) and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks ($10.00).
These are what I used to create my gorgeous brick background for today's project. 
The embossing paste is the BOMB man! WOW 
Just a little bit goes aloooooong way. 
Just four small tspoons of paste created over 8 backgrounds the same size as below!
So I will be sharing more of these over the next few weeks as I try to use them up hahaha. Shouldn't be too hard, as I just love creating!

I am also entering this project into the Colour Inkspiration #CI13 challenge.
Image may contain: plant, flower and nature
The colours for this challenge are spring inspired. 
They are Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.
You will aslo see where I got my inspiration for my project from after seeing this hehehe..

Hello

#KOCreationscards #climbingorchidbundle #embossing #masking #stampinup #rubberstamping #cardmaking

I was sort of happy with my orchid, but I am going to try to paint them next time instead of stamping. I was hoping for a more blending of colours than what I actually achieved above with stamping on wet watercolour paper and letting the ink bleed. I even covered the orchid in Wink of Stella trying to blend the two colours more hahaha. 
Oh well we live and learn. It's all experimentation, right!?! 
And believe me....I will be back with this card, but maybe a better version lol 
VERY SOON!

OK moving onto the Hows for the background.

To create Backgrounds

You will need - baby wipes, silicone mats, embossing paste, palette knives and ink pads of your choice or re-inkers as well as card stock and painters tape/washi tape.
  • Get your tape strips ready. *If using washi tape stick the strips to your clothes or carpet a few times to remove excess stickiness.
  • I have a couple of silicone mats (a must if you want to mix more than one colour) so I stamped my colour onto the mats, two colours per mat.
  •  Set up your card stock and scratch underlay paper and tape in place, making sure to only tape the edges but at the same time making sure it doesn't slide around. 
  • Set your mask up over the top and tape into position.
  • I then added a small tspoon of embossing paste to the middle of each colour block. I then mixed them with my palette knives. 
  • (For the bricks above I used Fresh Fig and Sweet Sugarplum.) The colours blended together a little when I wiped them on to create this gorgeous brick colour and also gave me light and dark areas.
  • Moving quickly spread the embossing paste over the top. You can blend the colours together when spreading to create new colours too. Clean your palette knife before getting a new colour so as to not contaminate your mixes.
  • When done remove the mask, clean it and put card stock aside to dry. 
  • Repeat steps until paste has been used up.

Open and Angled view

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After creating my orchid and stems I then built my orchid with dimensionals. I cut a Sassy Heart in vellum and glued this into positon ontop of my brick background. 
 I then glued orchid into place and the stem pieces under and around the orchid.
I added some Rhinsetone Basic Jewels to finish. 

I do hope you have enjoyed my little project today. 
It was one of trials and errors but in the end I managed a not so bad card.


If you are looking to purchase any of the items I used to create this card project with then please use the carousel below.
It has all items used listed and is linked directly to my store.

When shopping with me don't forget to enter the Hostess code for July



Thank you so much for visiting with me today. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in comments below. 
I always reply.