Friday, 20 September 2019

Beautiful Christmas Cards using Perfectly Plaid - Video Tutorial


In today's Video I show you how to create these cards. They all use the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, but it may not be immediately obvious where I used the Tree stamp :o)

Sometimes it nice to do something a little different with a stamp set and I chose to do that with this one today.

I used the Tree stamp on the small centre background panel just to add a pattern.

I love how shiny and bright these cards are, just perfect for Christmas :o)


I used our new Delicata Pigment Inks on all these cards. This first one uses Golden Glitz.


These inks are gorgeous! And .... they dry all on their own. We have had metallic inks in the past that didn't do that :o) It only takes a few minutes too, so you don't have to wait long at all.


All the cards are identical in design and layout, I just changed up the colours. This one uses Celestial Copper.


The Trees were stamped with Night of Navy ink on to the panel and then the leaves were coloured using the Delicata inks. I used an Aqua Painter brush for this.

I also coloured the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series paper used for the background of each of them. This all took some time, but the remainder of the cards came together very quickly.


This is the card I created in the Video. I used the Silvery Shimmer ink for this one.

I really like all three of them, so no favourite this time :o)


Here is the Video ...


Measurements

Note: You can follow either metric or imperial for this project – the results will be the same J
         
Night of Navy card base                                30.5cm x 15.25cm         (12” x 6”)     
          (Or join 2 pieces of card together to create this 6½” x 6” and 6” x 6”)


Whisper White (inside)                                  14.6cm x 14.6cm             (5¾” x 5¾”)
Silver Foil                                                     14.9cm x 14.9cm           (5” x 5”)
Wrapped In Plaid DSP                                14.6cm x 14.6cm             (5¾” x 5¾”)

Silver Foil                                                         8.6cm x 8.6cm                  (3” x 3)
Night of Navy                                                  8.3cm x 8.3cm                  (3¼” x 3¼”)
Whisper White                                                8cm x 8cm                        (3” x 3)

Silver Foil                                                         6.7cm x 3.2cm                  (2⅝” x 1¼”)
Night of Navy                                                  6.4cm x 2.9cm                  (2½” x 1

You will also need some Whisper White card to stamp your sentiment on and Silver Foil for die cutting. 



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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Simple ... Perfectly Plaid






The Christmas Season has definitely started now. There are gorgeous Holiday projects all over the internet! :o)

One of the new offerings from Stampin' Up! is the Perfectly Plaid bundle. This consists of a beautiful Tree stamp set and a coordinating punch. Purchase them together and you will save 10%

I couldn't wait to test mine out and decided to create two cards, one being a 'stepped up' version of the first.


These plaid Trees are just so lovely. I stamped two directly onto my Whisper White panel using Shaded Spruce ink. The centre Tree was stamped onto a separate piece of Whisper White and punched out - I added Dimensionals to the back of this one.


I used one of the Designer Elements for the 'Star' on the top of the Tree - just perfect!


The Designer Series Paper is from the Wrapped In Plaid 6" Specialty pack. This had gold running through it all and is beautiful! I topped each panel with a very thin strip of Gold Foil.

The Rhinestones come from the Holiday Rhinestones pack.


The sentiment panels for both cards were cut using the same Rectangle Stitched die. I used a die cutting technique for this second one to make the panel a little shorter - just so you could see more of the ribbon :o)



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Monday, 16 September 2019

Nature's Beauty - Classic Fox


I finally got the chance to use this little Fox image from the Nature's Beauty stamp set :o) I had left him until last because I thought he'd be the hardest to colour - and I was right!

I had a couple of practice attempts and looked at some picture of 'real' Foxes before producing this panel. I'm really happy with it. My first attempt looked very 'wolf' like, so the image could easily be used for one if you wanted it to :o)

I really like this card and think it has a very Classic look.


The gorgeous paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid 6" stack. It has Gold running through it so I paired it with a couple of Gold Foil mats.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set. I used my Stamparatus to stamp this with Night of Navy ink before overstamping with Versamark and embossing with Clear powder. I love the texture you get with this technique and the fact that you can have any colour you want to embossed.



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