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So it is summer here in Australia, which often means rain in January, at the moment we have heavy downpours & it has been like that all week. Although the last couple of days it has been broken up with humid sunshine. Plus we are still in a hotspot for Covid in my region – so my holiday leave is at home. What is a girl to do ? Well craft of course.
I stuck to the orientation of the sketch & used a tiny scallop stamp for the scallops & replace the Flowers with these Penguins to create this cute Birthday Card.
I used Close To My Heart Party Time Paper for the main rectangle & the current Jan – Feb Mix-ins paper for the banner. I added stamped faux stitching to the banner to ground it a bit more as it is sits away from the edge. The Penguins are from the current Jan – Feb CTMH catalogue & are called Winter Penguins – I think they are so cute.
I hope you liked my idea & it has inspired you to try it out or even the sketch out for yourself.
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Happy New Year everyone! It is officially the first day of 2021, can you believe it? We made it through 20201!
Today not only brings with it renewed aspirations and hope in new beginnings but, also, a brand new Close To My Heart catalogue filled from cover to cover with new pattern papers, stamp sets, embellishments, new and original ideas, and much, much more!
Sure to be a new favourite this year, the Little Miss Message stamp set that allows you to mix & match heads & outfits to hold different messages. You can also get matching thin cut dies for the messages if you like. I look forward to sharing my creations with this stamp set on the blog in the next few weeks.
Yes I know it is summer here in Australia, but I just could not pass up on adding in Winter Penguins cuties to my basket. This stamp set also comes packages with matching thin cut dies for those who dislike fussy cutting. This is another stamp set I look forward to sharing lots of creations & ideas with over the new few weeks.
Of course you need to check out the New Stamp of the Month for January – Every Thank You. You can get this exclusive D-size stamp set (only available in Jan) for just $9 AUD, when you place an order of $80 AUD/ or more! OR FREE for VIP Customers with qualifying order of $80 AUD.
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The next idea also has some embossing, but mixed with just plain inked images and the colours were all tied together to work with the gorgeous Serenity Paper Packet.
I started off stamping in Sapphire ink, then I choose another leaf set & did second generation of Sapphire ink. The next leaf I stamped in Toffee & then finally the last lot of leaves were gold embossed. I cut out some of the Sapphire Blue Splattered paper from the Serenity Paper Packet and matted with some Gold Foil Paper, the Merry was also cut from the Gold Foil Paper and added to the Pine, Spring Design from the Serenity Paper Packet. I just love how the stamped design tied together with the printed paper.
I started with drawing a line in pencil where I wanted the base of the animals to be, I worked out the height by seeing how tall the leaves in the Merry Borders Stamp + Thin Cuts set would be. I then stamped the Penguin & masked, stamped the Deer & masked again to stamp the Polar Bear. I coloured in the animals with markers. I then cut some wood grain paper & started to stamp some leaves in various green inks & added some red dots as berries & stuck the paper down. I cut another strip of wood grain paper as I knew I needed a ledge & I wanted to create a wooden sign for the Penguin to hold. This was a fun way change up using the Merry Borders Stamp + Thin Cuts set.
Back to a non-Christmas idea, this time playing with layered embossing & the Thanks Thin Cut.
I stamped the first layer of leaves in VersaMark™ Ink Pad on white cardstock & heat set and I then coloured with Peel Paint Distressed Distress Oxide™, I then stamped the next layer of leaves again with Versa Mark & once heat set I coloured over with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide™ Ink Pad, I done another layer of leaves and added Peacock Feathers Distressed Oxide Ink. I added my final layer of leaves, but this time gold embossed the leaves. I then sprayed over the entire card front with Lime Gloss Spray which doesn’t rub off from the embossing once dry, so it tied in all the green layers. I then cut out the thanks thinner letters from this background. The Background thanks was cut in white card stock & sits over the cutout. I glued the letters back in place. I love the texture & the embossing resists of different greens this card shows.
I started off with a circle mask & then started stamping my leaves around the circle in various green inks. Once that was done I stamped my sentiment from the December’s Stamp of the Month – Happiness Never Grows Old in charcoal ink. I stamped, coloured & fussy cut out the roses & added them to my wreath of leaves. I backed the decorated card front with some Jingle Joy Paper Packet to finish it off.
I thought I share this card as a VIP Customer you can get a free Stamp of the Month FREE with qualifying purchase of $80 & the Merry Borders Stamp + Thin Cuts set would make the perfect item to spend your $40 in VIP Credit you get when you sign up before 31 December.
Don’t forget you can get all your Craft supplies to make these at discount when you sign up to be a VIP Customer.
You earn credit that you can spend or save each time you purchase your supplies. Not only that all VIPs are invited to an exclusive workshop on February 25th 2021 to make these cards & scrapbook layouts.
We can’t wait to craft with our incredible VIP’s! There will be a virtual event in a private Facebook group for VIP’s and a workshop bundle available to order on January 1st to help you craft these amazing workshops. Find Out More..
Regular sized slimline cards have been super popular in the card-making world, so why not a mini version?
I thought I have a go at playing on a slightly smaller surface & create mini slimline card with a finished size of 6″ x 3.5″ . What I love about this is I can have the fold on the smaller 3.5″ or on the longer 6″ side which makes it super fun.
These Gnome For Christmas stamps are just so cute on this card.
So for this next card I took the window as a 3 fold card. This turned out to be so fun to create.
When you first open you see the details of the barn, with window shutters & woodgrain & the cute From the Funny Farm animals
And then you open up again to get this cute little scene with the sheep
Really this shows, just because these mini slimline card are a smaller size of 6″ x 3.5″, you can still create a huge variety of designs & creative opportunity.
Don’t forget you can get all your Craft supplies to make these at discount when you sign up to be a VIP Customer, You earn credit that you can spend or save each time you purchase your supplies. Find Out More…
Some of us are still staying home in 2020, so what better way than to spend your time making & creating cards this World Cardmaing day. Although today we have a gorgeous spring day outside so a bit of it will be spent outdoors enjoying it.
I thought I start off my day by working off a sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #388 and I wanted to try out a mini slimline card & seeing it is a gorgeous spring day – I had to use flowers.
So this is the sketch I worked off from today.
And from that bit of inspiration I created this sweet mini slimline card.
I used the Close To My Heart Operation Smile Every Bit of Wonderful stamp set for the flowers & sentiment. I cut the squares from the Woodgrain pattern paper using the smallest stitched square thin cut dies, kraft cardstock & some soft pink cardstock to create my mini slimline card.
I added some black shimmer brush splatters to represent the three dots at the top of the card.
The mini slimline card with a finished size of 6″ x 3.5″ was a fun slightly smaller surface to play with but I loved how it turned out.
I hope you liked my idea & it has inspired you to try it out or even the sketch out for yourself.