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Holly and the Poinsettia

Stampin’ Up Stylish Christmas

One card many different ways. This card used the Stampin’ Up Stylish Christmas stamp set, using the Poppy Parade and Old Olive dies. The swirl was embossed using classic gold. I do love the tonic embossing powders as they give a lush smooth look when heated. The Poinsettia and holly leaves were fussy cut and layered on to the card, which was in turn layered on to glossy gold card. The background was made using Poppy Parade card and embossed using the Stampin’ Up Holly embossing folder. 

This will be entered in the following Challenges: 

Global Design Project #167: Theme Challenge

SUOC Challenge 212: Anything Christmas

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Merry Merlot and Stylish Christmas

Merry Merlot and Stylish Christmas

Those of you who know me, know that I like a little glass or two or red wine. Therefore I was more than happy when Stampin’ Up brought out a new ink called Merry Merlot as I thought that it was a really deep wine colour and perfect for a number of projects including Christmas.

For this project and inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge I used the Merry Merlot to double stamp and then fussy cut the Poinsettia flowers. Unfortunately I don’t own Tranquil Tide and Crumb Cake another two of the Stamping’ Up colours in the challenge, however I used Emerald Envy for the Holly Leaves and Brown Sugar to stamp some little Snowflakes under the flowers. The Snowflakes had clear embossing powder on them to make them “pop” out. I added Merry Merlot ribbon, layered the card on to a Brown Sugar background, then on to a Merry Merlot embossed background.

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I would like to enter the card in to the following challenges

Global Design Project #GDP165 – Colour Scheme

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Stamping Up Only Challenges  #SUOC211

 

Autumn is coming

Autumn is coming. It is that time of year when the days become shorter and the nights grow longer. Leaves change colour and show a spectacular range of reds, browns, greens and oranges. They can provide a beautiful backdrop to many a part of the countryside.

Using the colours as inspiration I made this card using Gina K Wreath Builder Stamps.

Colours were red, orange, marigold, bark, cocoa and green. For the leaves I coloured an acrylic block with the inks and randomly stamped the leaves on to it then stamped on to the card. The sentiment and circle were stamped using orange an bark then embossed using Tonic clear embossing powder. Hope you like the finished product.

This card is to be entered in to the following competitions:

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Thank you in Helping Me Grow

This latest project was made specifically for the Global Design Project #GDP137, using colours which I would not normally have used together: Stampin Up Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party

For the card I used bubble stencils which were coloured using the three colours for the background. Not sure if I need more Pool Party re-inker as the colour was not as strong as I remember. I then over-stamped the background using the daisy from Helping me Grow in grey I do love the flowers in the stamp set. The border was then cut and coloured with Melon Mambo (as I don’t have any co-ordinating coloured card stock), and the sentiment stamped with the Lime colour.

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I would like to enter the card in the following challenges;

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon

I do so love these My Favorite Things (MFT) Magical Dragons. They are sooo cute. I also have recently bought the MFT Diagonal Stripes background stamp which I couldn’t wait to play with as I could see so many uses.

First use – make a baby pink background using Tonic Baby Pink embossing powder which worked really well. I added interest to the background using the Stampin’ Up Grunge stamp, also embossed with the pink.

My little dragon was coloured using Pomarker Pens in shades of pink and purple, then fine glitter added to the horns and wings. This was then cut and layered on to a circle which had also been embossed to match the stripe background. The small tags were made using a rectangle which were cut in half and the plain one had Baby Girl from Hero Arts embossed.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:

 

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Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash

Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present – 60th Birthday Bash

What do you do when you are stuck at home, it is snowing and windy outside and you have a friends birthday coming up? Make a card – well it would be stupid not to take the opportunity to have an extra day to play!

As it was a 60th birthday coming up, I decided to use a stamp I have recently bought – Stamping Bella Posh Girl has a Present. She is just adorable and looks as if she is going to be so much fun. Lots of presents for everyone.

The image was stamped and coloured using the Hero Arts small ink pads – Raspberry Jam, Ultra Pink and Bubble Gum which all work very well together. I then fussy cut her out, added little black spots to her bag using Black Tonic Nuvo Drops. She was layered on to a lattice cut using Sue Wilson Stitched Latticed Frame Die, cut in to an oval using the Tonic Oval dies and which then had a oval layer placed on top which had been coloured using the Ultra Pink ink. Everything was then layered on to black glitter card, with the birthday sentiment printed and layered last.

This will be entered into:

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Thanks

Thanks with Stampin’ Up

I just love water colouring with Stampin’ Up inks. For this card, stamped Whisper White card with Tonic white embossing powder and coloured the flowers by wetting the card and using Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay and Concord Crush liquid ink to create the coloured effect. The image was then cut out and layered on to Tangelo Twist card, then layered on to White Whisper White card which too was dry embossed, and layered on to a Tangelo Twist before being stuck down on to the card. The sentiment Thanks was stamped with Tangelo Twist and layered across to finish the card.

This card is to be entered in:

Global Design Project 126: Sketch Challenge

Less is More #365 Challenge – 7th Birthday CAS Dry Embossing

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Baby Blossom Flowers

Baby Blossom Flowers

Today I decided to use a retired stamp set which I had recently bought – Stampin’ Up Baby Blossoms. I am not sure about you, but I think that it has so much potential, with all those small delicate flowers.

Carefully trying to layer the flowers, I was not sure how easy it was, but after a few practice attempts I got there. Using Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Denim Dapper it was to be entered in the Global Design Project Colour Challenge #125

 

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New Year, new stamp

New Year, new stamp

This is a stamp which I can see fast becoming one of my favourite stamps and like “The Folder”  being called “The Stamp Set”. It is Dahlia Turnabout stamp made by Concord & 9th. This one was made using the Tonic Classic Gold embossing powder, framed with the MFT stitched die and layered onto a gold card. 2018 was cut using old Quickutz dies and the gemstones made using clear Tonic Drops and covered with gold glitter.

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I would like to enter the card in the following challenges:

Dancer in Gold

Dancer in Gold

I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..

This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.

I will be entering the card into the Global Design Project Challenge 116 – CASE

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