Sunday, 23 January 2022

Time to get your MASK on!

So I was experimenting with the new Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks and I couldn't believe how easy they were to use.

I tend to shy away from colouring because its not my strong suit but with these, all you need is the mask of choice, some Blending Brushes or if you prefer the Sponge Daubers and a colour combo of your choice starting with two colours.

This was one of the card fronts I came up with when I was experimenting.

The colours I have used are Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral.

With the masking, keep in mind that the first image you lay down will need the lighter colour first and you use the image that has the largest gaps.

Then you layer over the top the same image but with the smaller gaps and use the darker colour for over the top, meaning you can use any two colour combos of your choice. 

So many possibilities.

A good tip is to cover your edges with washi or post it notes so you dont get lines.

Then just choose some bling to go with it and this is a relatively simple card to make. 

Hey, if I can do it anyone can!

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today. 

All items used to make this card feature in the recipe list below and are available from my online store.

Until next time

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Rainbow Bridge

This gorgeous bundle I have been playing with is called Rainbow of Hapiness and its available in the new 2022 Jan to June Mini Catty.

However it wasnt for a "happy" occasion, however it's a versatile set that I knew would be appropriate.

One of my team members said goodbye to her cat before christmas and I wanted to make something I hadn't already made before. Pet sympathy cards are difficult so it had to be special.

When a much loved animal passes, its commonly referred to as "they crossed Rainbow Bridge", so I utilised the Rainbow portion of this set to make a "Rainbow Bridge" card.

Paired with the Cat punch which has carried over and also some Border dies which I've also utilised as clouds along the bottom, this makes for a really nice Pet Sympathy card. The small cloud dies in the set are perfect for doing just little puffs of clouds for along the top, which Ive made with vellum. Just a soft touch. Ive finished it off with the Sending Hugs Bundle for the sentiment rather than stamping it, that way I can spell out what I want to convey and when someone loses a fur baby family member, all I want to do is give them a hug.

Thank you for stopping by to check out my card today. 
All items used to make this card feature below and are available from my online store.

Until next time
Happy Stamping

Monday, 17 January 2022

A Friendly Hello

So when Stampin' Up! released their product offering for Sale-a-bration this year, I was so excited for one in particular.

That's the Friendly Hello Bundle. There is a stamp set AND a pack of 12x12 papers in the bundle that you can earn for FREE on a qualifying order.

The stamp and papers are just absolutely gorgeous and coordinate perfectly together. The colours are bright and vibrant together so I was itching to get my hands on a bundle and then get creative.

When I sat to create, I actually winged all of it and made a set of 6 WITH matching envelopes. 

It dawned on me to evenly split a pack of 12x12 papers into 2 equal halves. 

Use one half for decorating the cards and the other sheets for making the envelopes.

I am really a huge fan of the simple cards that are clean and crispt, sharp in design, not over the top...or less is more. 

So I went back to that with this card and Im really happy with it.

For this card I was also eager to use the Amazing Thanks dies, only because I love the shadow piece behind and when you get the colours right on these, the word can really pop.

I've always been a believer that the paper is the star of the show so when doing the sentiment I didn't want to take away from that. 

Thankyou for stopping by to cjeck out my card today. 

All items used to make this card feature below and are available from my online store. 

Until next time

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Hello Ladybug!

This set is cute beyond belief and all because its called Hello Ladybug and lets face it, who doesn't love Ladybugs, I just had to have it. 

I also love this set purely for the fact that it comes with a Builder punch rather than dies, meaning I just need to get some scraps out of the scrap box and start punching out Ladybugs. 

Of course it has a coordinating stamp set so decorating her wings is very easy. 

I was itching to use this set and make some really simple cards with it, plus it pairs perfectly with brighter colours.

A common problem every papercrafter has is an abundance of designer papers and I'm no exception. Its a good problem to have really but what to do with it all. So my aim with this card was to demonstrate an easy and simple card with a way to use up some of that pretty paper. Just cut it all into card fronts, apply to a layer and then apply to a coloured card base, add a simple Ladybug, a stamped sentiment and presto, a quick and easy card. In one afternoon you could make a whole batch and just change up the sentiments, before you know it you have a stash on hand for those upcoming occasions.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my card. All items used to make this card feature below and are available from my online store.

Until next time

Happy Stamping

Wednesday, 12 January 2022

January Team Challenge

I was on a roll in the craft room recently so I decided I may as well catch up with my team challenges and get Januarys done as well.

The challenge I set my team this month was to use ANY Sale-a-bration item.

Currently in the South Pacific Market, we dont have all the Sale-a-bration items available as yet, but we do have three so I used all three on the one card to demonstrate how well they all work together.

So on this card I have started with the gorgeous Simply Marbellous Designer Papers. This is a 6x6 Stack and comes in 6 colours and can be earned for FREE on a $90 order.

Then I have used the very cute Friendly Hello Stamp set and coloured that in lightly with some blends. This set comes in a Bundle with some very yummy coordinating 12x12 papers and these can be earned for FREE on a $180 order.

For the sentiment I have used the Special Moments Sentiment Only stamp set, which can also be earned for FREE on a $180 order.

All these products go beautifully together, I just love how everything coordinates.

All the items I have used for this card feature below
Thank you for stopping by
Until next time, happy stamping