Friday, 21 February 2020

Beautiful Moments - For You


I'm sharing two very simple but pretty cards today created using the Beautiful Moments stamp set.

I adore the images in this set ... the sentiments too, but especially the images they are so very simple, but lovely :o)


I created two cards because I just couldn't stop with one :o) This image is a joy to colour, it's very quick to do.


I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them using the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

I used Highland Heather for the flowers before I picked out the papers - which are actually Purple Posy - they match fine though and are from the Best Dressed 6" paper stack :o)


For this second card, I picked out my paper first! It's also from the same pack.

I chose Petal Pink for the flowers, Highland Heather for the Butterflies and Pool Party for the Dress.


The sentiment is actually from Label Me Bold. I have several of these leftover from another project, so decided to use them today rather than waste them. They were stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed using Clear powder.



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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Stampin Friends Blog Hop - Favourites


Welcome to the Stampin Friends Blog Hop! 

This month's theme is Favourites. So our projects are all completed using some of our favourite products or tools.

If you are following along with the Hop, you have arrived from Jo Blackman's Blog. 

Be sure to read through my post, comment below and then continue on to Jean Bolen Beaulieu's  Blog. 

If you get lost along the way, you can find a full list of all the participants at the end of each of their Blog Posts.

Here are the projects I created for this month's Hop ...


I used the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating Painted Labels dies to create a Gift Box and matching card. 

I don't really have favourite stamp sets. My favourite tends to be the one I am currently playing with ... which is Painted Poppies at the moment :o)

I used my favourite embossing folder on the sentiment panels - this is the Subtle 3D folder. I've used this one more than any other I've ever owned. I love it. It adds a subtle texture which I love.



The Gift Box is 4¾” wide, 3¼” deep and 4" tall. I created it to hold a special Mug for a friend :o)

There is a Video below showing you how I created this Gift Box. 



Of course, I also needed a card to go with it and this is what I came up with.

The Peaceful Poppies papers are absolutely gorgeous and I am loving playing with them!


I used some of the Peaceful Poppies sequins to decorate both the Box and the card. The Black Twine comes from the Country Club Twine Combo pack.

My card base is in Basic Black, this has to be my favourite because I use it for my card bases so often :o) My favourite colour is actually yellow, but I think I'd struggle using that for all my card bases - Black works with everything :o)


I also decorated the inside of the card.

The Black ink I used throughout these projects was Versafine Onyx Black. This is my favourite Black ink. It's an intense black colour and doesn't dry immediately, so you can emboss with it. Alternatively, you could stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and overstamp with Versamark ink before embossing with Clear powder. The Clear powder is another of my favourites. I love that you can use it over any colour and it adds dimension and shine.

Another favourite product I used throughout these two projects is the Tombo Mono Multipurpose glue. I've been using this for almost 11 years now and it's always my go to adhesive of choice :o)

Here is the Video for the Gift Box ...



Measurements

Note: You can follow either metric or imperial for this project – the results will be the same
                                                                            
Base (x2) – Poppy Parade                                 8½” x 7¼”     
         
With the LONG side across the top, score down at 4¾” and 8”
Turn the card ¼ turn clockwise and score down at 3¼”

Lid – Old Olive                                                 8 13/16” x 7 5/16”

Score at 2” on all sides


Lid Mats:

Basic Black                                              11.8cm x 8cm              (4⅝”x 3)
Peaceful Poppies DSP                            11.5cm x 7.7cm           (4½” x 3”)
Basic Black (x2)                                       11.8cm x 4.6cm           (4⅝”x 1 13/16”)
Peaceful Poppies DSP (x2)                     11.5cm x 4.3cm           (4½” x 1 11/16”)
Basic Black (x2)                                       8cm x 4.6cm                 (3” x 1 13/16”)
Peaceful Poppies DSP (x2)                     7.7cm x 4.3cm             (3” x 1 11/16”)

Base Mats:
Basic Black(x2)                                       11.7cm x 9.8cm            (4⅝”x 3)*
Peaceful Poppies DSP (x2)                    11.4cm x 9.5cm            (4½” x 3¾”)*
Basic Black(x2)                                       7.9cm x 9.8cm              (3” x 3”)*
Peaceful Poppies DSP (x2)                    7.6cm x 9.5cm              (3” x 3¾”)*

Ribbon (approx.)                                     93cm                              (37”)

*Note: You may need to trim just a slither off these inch measurements to get a nice border around the mats – try them first then adjust if necessary.

You will need additional Whisper White card for stamping and die-cutting and Basic Black for die-cutting.

Here is the list of all the Blog Hop participants for this month:

3. Teri Pocock - You are here :o)