Have you had a chance to play with any of the new products in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue yet? This ESAD blog hop will be the perfect way to get you started with ideas. Whether you have just arrived from Libby's blog or started with me - welcome. Make sure to click each link to see all of the wonderful creations.
There are so many great products it is hard to know where to start. Today I have some great cards to show you using the Rose Wonder stamp set and Rose Garden thinlits dies. This stamp set is so versatile with many different sentiments in a beautiful font. Adding in the thinlits means that you can explore so many different techniques. I love multi-tasking products!
When I sat down to prepare for this blog hop everything seemed to align. I had the time, the inclination and the mojo! Not often they all line up! I got out my Rose Wonder stamp set and set about creating a card. It is based on an idea with the die cut wrapping around the side to create a pocket that I caught a glimpse of at the Stampin' Up! Onstage event in November. Unfortunately I can't remember who the original designer is or find it online. Sorry to the designer but many thanks for the inspiration.
This card has a slide out message panel for a bit of fun. This pull out panel is cut a smidge narrower than the card base (which is 15 x 10.5 cm) so that it can easily slide. After diecutting the large rose with leaves I lay it over the Shimmery White piece to get a rough idea of stamp placement - making sure that I had some overhang to tuck around the sides and bottom. Stamp the matching stamp in Basic Black Archival ink so that your watercolouring won't smudge it. The brilliant thing about this bundle is that the large rose and leaves stamp matches with the die.
Cut out another piece of cardstock for the back message panel, decorate and mount on the back of the slide out base. Add a ribbon slot using the Curvy Corner Trio punch and some of the beautiful new Bermuda Bay 1/8 " ribbon.
As I was making this card I had ideas whizzing around in my head and one thing let to another and before I knew it I had several more cards made. Here is a simpler version of the first card. Perfect for a sympathy card.
I wanted to die cut a gold rose for a wedding card but was thinking about all of the wastage of my precious gold foil sheet. So I decided to die cut a black rose and swap the inside pieces to give an inlaid effect. Word of advise - lock the cat out of the craft room! Do you know how hard it is to find that last tiny sliver of gold in a long hair cat? Why would you sit on the space cleared for you when you can sit on top of little intricate pieces that your person wants to use?
So you get 2 cards for the price of one! After diecutting make sure that you carefully remove the pieces onto a piece of paper, trying to keep in some sort of order. Roughly cut a piece of double sided adhesive sheet out and adhere to the back of the rose die cut. Then it is just like a jigsaw piece - slot each piece in. Using the adhesive sheet makes it really easy and keeps the pieces in place nicely.
Sequins make a great cover for the glue dots I have used to adhere this Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum out of the Sale-a-bration catalogue. The Basic Black archival ink is perfect for stamping straight onto the vellum for a quick card.
So I had managed to get this far without getting my new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush out but I couldn't control the urge to use it any longer! I've used the gold to add a splatter effect as well as to edge the sentiment tag.
While on a roll I thought that I should use the other sentiments and thinlits I hadn't used yet. I was also itching to use paper from the Shine On Speciality DSP pack. It has a Kraft background and each sheet has a silver foil design on one side. Gorgeous!
This thank you card is very simple. To make the flower centre pop a bit I punched a 1/2 " circle from Silver Foil Sheet and glued behind.
Not to leave the guys out I set about making a male card. This may not be strictly male - I'll settle for less girly!
Layers of the leaf and stem have been adhered together, slightly offset to give a shadow effect.
Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out this next blog from Nicole Wilson.
4. Paula Reid
6. Amity Knight
8. Chloe Evans
10. Kelly Kent
11. Sally Williams
12. Barbara Williams
13. Andrea Buckland
14. Narelle Fasulo
15. Libby Dyson
16. Lou Kitzelman - You are here!
17. Nicole Wilson
18. Mel Pagano
Here are the items I have used in these cards.
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