Honey Bear #GDP123

Hi All,

Wednesday means Global Design Project! It’s a theme challenge this week… New Beginnings! You can see what the design team created here!

It just so happens I have been asked to make a new baby card for a friend of mine.

I have used the beautiful A Little Wild stamp set.

The background was made with the Bundle of Love DSP.

Before adhering the layers, I die cut a circle to create an aperture. A piece of window sheet was sandwiched between the DSP and then added to the card base.

The little bear was stamped in Memento ink and coloured with Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend markers.

The front of the bear was adhered to the card with dimensionals. The back was then added to the back with Fast Fuse.

The sentiment was stamped and cut with a 1 inch punch and layered on to a 1-1/8 inch scalloped circle.

I decided to add “congratulations” which I took from the Petal Palette stamp set. I cut this to a banner and adhered it under the little bear’s feet.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Little Birdies

Good Morning,

These budgies are having a good natter about something!

They have been stamped with Memento ink and then coloured with Stampin’ Blend markers.

I added the sentiment with Island Indigo ink.

The piece was matted on to Bermuda Bay card stock.

A Soft Sky card base was stamped with some leaves along the edges before adhering the stamped panel.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Celebrate #FMS321

This week’s sketch is provided by Jen B. See what she and the rest of the design team have created here!

I opted to stay with the three flowers. Mine are from the Amazing You Sale-a-bration stamp set.

These were stamped with Memento ink, coloured with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and then fussy cut.

The sentiment was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink and made in to a banner. A second banner was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock.

The card base was made with Cherry Cobbler card stock with a layer of DSP from the Tutti-Frutti stack.

The other elements were adhered with dimensionals. Some clear Wink of Stella was added to the flowers and a few rhinestones break up the background.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Inspire. Create. Challenge #009

Hi Everyone,

I am joining the Inspire. Create. Challenge again this week. The them is…. Love! You can see what the design team made here!

I have used Heart Happiness and Petal Palette stamp sets from the Spring Summer catalogue.

I started with the sentiment. This was stamped with Calypso Coral ink and die cut with the coordinating die.

Before adhering this down, I decided where the ribbon would lie and then stamped hearts with second generation ink.

The sentiment and ribbon were secured in place. A bow was also added to the ribbon.

An additional heart was stamped and die cut. This was adhered with dimensionals.

As a finishing touch, some basic pearls were coloured with a Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend marker.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Lidded Treat Box

Good Morning,

I made this box to hold nine Ferrero or Lindor chocolates.

The card stock used measures 10-1/4 inches square. The base is made with Powder Pink card, whilst the lid is Berry Burst.

Score the base at 1-1/2 and 3 inches.

The lid is scored at the same measurements, but using a shim of card stock along the left hand side bar. This will ensure the lid will fit over the base.

Three flowers from the Beautiful Day stamp set were added to the lid using matching ink.

To cut the tabs, remove the three outer squares. Notch out the lose edges.

Fast Fuse was added to the outside of the small tabs. The corners were folded up. The side panels were then folded in and secured with Fast Fuse.

On the lid, the 1/2 inch circle punch was used to make finger notches.

Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon was added to the lid of the box and secured with glue dots.

The flower on top was coloured with Stampin’ Blend markers and adhered using dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Simply Scored

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Bone Folder

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£6.25

Glue Dots

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£4.75

Two of You Together #GDP120

This week the Global Design Project has a Case the Designer challenge. This was created by Krista Frattin. You can see what the design team created here.

And this is what I have created:

The background on the original uses DSP, which I have also pulled in to my design. This paper is black and white, but I coloured the flowers with Stampin’ Blends.

The centrepiece uses the pretty florals from the Petal Palette stamp set. The images were stamped with Memento ink and coloured with Blends.

Coordinating dies were used to cut the images. One was adhered flat whilst the other was raised on dimensionals.

A piece of ribbon was added along the bottom, also inspired by the example card.

A pair of little birds were stamped, coloured and die cut. The were added to the flowers.

The example uses the Everyday Label punch to mount the sentiment. I have used this to cut my chosen sentiment from Whisper White card stock. A second label was cut from Pink Pirouette card stock.

Some silver bakers twine was looped underneath the label which is also visible on the original design.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Always Thinking of You

Hi Everyone,

This beautiful butterfly is the star of the show on this card.

The image was stamped on to Whisper White card stock with Memento ink and allowed to dry completely.

I used Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to colour the image. Markers are available as a complete set, (12 plus bronze, ivory and a colour lifter), as a combo set, ( light and dark shades of a particular colour), or individually, allowing you to collect markers to suit your crafting.

Each section of the image was coloured separately.

The colours used were Light Pool Party, Dark Pool Party and Light Bermuda Bay. Each colour was blended into the previous creating a soft gradient of shading.

The layer was adhered to a Pool Party card base.

The sentiment is also from the set. This was stamped in black and added to the card using mini dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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Season of Cheer

Good Morning,

Today’s project uses the Feeling of Christmas and Watercolor Christmas stamp sets.

A Whisper White card layer was stamped first using Memento ink. The images were coloured using Stampin’ Blend markers. This was adhered flat to a Real Red card base.

The same image was stamped and coloured on a 3 by 3 inch square.

The sentiment was then stamped with clear versamark ink and heat embossed with copper powder. This was added to the card with dimensionals.

Some Quilted Christmas ribbon was tied into a small bow and secured with a glue dot.

Rhinestones were coloured with the Bronze Stampin’ Blend marker.

I hope you enjoyed this project.

Don’t forget the End of Year Sale is still on. Grab a bargain while you can.

The supplies used for this project are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy Stampin’!

Verity x

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For Mum

Good Morning!

I made this card especially for my mother-in-law’s birthday last weekend.

I used the beautiful Stampin’ Blends to colour the rose image. The darkest shades of Cherry Cobbler were used in the centre, gradually blending in the lighter shades of Calypso Coral towards the edges.

The leaves were coloured with Old Olive markers. The dark shade was added along the veins of the leaves and then blended with the light marker.

The dies were used to cut a black outline image and the sentiment.

The fine tip glue pen was used to adhere the delicate outline. The sentiment was raised on dimensionals. The panel was added to a Calypso Coral card base.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Happy Birthday to You

Good Morning,

I discovered the Happy Celebrations stamp set had this great bold lettering perfect for some Stampin’ Blend colouring!

I stamped the sentiment on to a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Once completely dry, I used Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend markers the colour the image. To achieve this, each letter was coloured individually, starting with the lightest shade. The dark marker was used at the bottom, and blended out to the top with the light marker.

The coloured panel was adhered to a piece of vellum with Fast Fuse adhesive.

The card base was made with Rich Razzleberry card stock. A piece of striped paper from the Birthday Memories designer series paper collection was chosen as the background.

The sentiment was added to the card with dimensionals and some rhinestones provided a bit of sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the shop below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Count my Blessings

Good Morning,

I thought i would get in another autumn card before winter really starts to bite.

I have used an old favourite stamp set, Vintage Leaves.

On a Whisper White card layer, I stamped small leaves with Old Olive ink. I used first, second and third generation stamping.

The large leaf was stamped in Garden Green ink and then coloured with Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend markers. This was fussy cut and some linen thread was added to the stem.

The sentiment was taken from Count my Blessings and was stamped with Tranquil Tide ink on to a strip of Whisper White card stock. The bottom edge was cut to a banner and the adhered with dimensionals.

The leaf was layered on to the largest Stitched circle die cut and added using Fast Fuse adhesive.

Finally, the panel was adhered to a Tranquil Tide card base.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Linen Thread

[104199]

£4.25

Celebrate

Hi there,

The launch of Stampin’ Blends also means the Color Me Happy stamp set will be available – but only while stocks last.

The set includes these adorable lanterns.

I have used;

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Old Olive
  • Pool Party
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Rich Razzleberry

The panel was mounted on to a Very Vanilla card base.

A few rhinestones adds some sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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Blended Bears

I am so in love with the new Stampin’ Blends and these little bears are so adorable.

The stamp set I have used is A Little Wild, which was stamped with Memento ink on to thick Whisper White card stock.

The colours I have used on each bear are;

  • Bronze and Ivory,
  • Light and Dark Smoky Slate,
  • Dark and Light Crumb Cake,
  • Light Smoky Slate and Colour Lifter.

The coloured bears were fussy cut and adhered to a Stitched Circle.

A Starburst punch shaped was coloured with a coordinating Stampin’ Blend marker. The bears were added with dimensionals.

The Scallop Tag Topper punch was used to cut Whisper White card stock.

Each tag was finished with tiny bees from the same stamp set, and some Natural Trim.

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed and linked to the online shop.

Thanks for stopping by and gappy stampin’!

Verity x

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First Communion #GDP111

Good Morning,

It’s Wednesday – that means its Global Design Project day. This week is a theme challenge.

You can see what the design team created here.

… And this is my interpretation of the challenge…

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I have used the Inspired Events stamp set to make this beautiful card to celebrate a First Communion.

The card base is made with Pink Pirouette card stock. The white card layer was decorated using the fancy corner stamp in Pink Pirouette ink.

A piece of Whisper White was cut 1 inch shorter and narrower. The large decorative stamp was used along the bottom edge and some Powder Pink ribbon was wrapped around it. The sentiment was added to the top right corner.

The flowers were coloured using Stampin’ Blends. Some sparkle was added with Wink of Stella.

To complete the card, I tied a small bow and used rhinestones to decorate the ribbon.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project. The supplies used are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

 

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Stampin’ Blends

I am so excited to share these cards that I made using the brand spanking shiny new alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up!

There are 12 colours to choose from, a light and dark shade of each. In addition, there is a Bronze and Ivory marker which are great for skin tones. The Colour Lifter helps with blending, erasing small mistakes or adding highlights.

To demonstrate the effects that can be achieved,I picked out the Remarkable You stamp set.

The images were stamped with Memento (water based) ink. Starting at the bottom, I used:

Dark and Light Calypso Coral.

Light Calypso Coral and Pumpkin Pie.

Light Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight.

Dark and Light Daffodil Delight.

To create the blend, the image was coloured with the lightest shade first, added shadow and then blended this out with the light shade again.

A softer look can also be achieved too. Applying some colour in small areas and using the colour lifter to blend creates an illusion of depth on white objects. A halo of Pool Party also blended with the colour lifter provides definition from the white background.

I hope this has given you some ideas.

Get your markers from 1st November, or join the Stampin’ Up! family and add them to your starter kit.

Look out for more projects coming soon.

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’!

Verity x

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