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Thursday, 28 February 2019

COLOUR CHALLENGE SWAP: Amazing

Hello and thank you for stopping by.

Today I will be sharing another project from the colour challenge swap I was in a few months back.  I have shown two projects so far, be sure to check them out here and here.

Today, I'm showcasing a project by Teresa Milke-Steinman.  Teresa is actually part of my "Shut Up & Stamp" team so I'm always super excited to see what she's created.  

As I mentioned in my previous posts, the requirements were to use only the colours assigned and current Stampin' Up! products.  The colours to be used were:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla.

I love the simplicity of Teresa's design.



The card base is basic black measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half to become a quarter-fold size card at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Next is a layer of bermuda bay measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  Teresa used the lines image from the Incredible Like You Stamp set to create the detail at the bottom of the layer, stamped in bermuda bay to give that monochromatic look.  Next is a piece of crumb cake measuring 3"x 3".  The very vanilla on top of that is 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".  On the very vanilla, Teresa stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set, in bermuda bay.  The flower images, which actually pick up a lot of light in the photo, are stamped in crumb cake, again the image is from the Incredible Like You set, and then wink of stella is brushed over top to give it some shimmer.  A basic jewel rhinestone completes the look.  




Wednesday, 27 February 2019

COLOUR CHALLENGE SWAP: You're a Classic

Good morning, and thank you for stopping by!  If you're new, welcome!  My name is Stephanie Nash and I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Canada.  For those of you returning, welcome back!  I'm so glad you decided to stop by whether you've been here before or you're just happening across my site for the first time.


It's yet another snow day here in Hamilton, Ontario.  This will make the 5th day this month that the schools have been closed for inclement weather.  I would normally still have to go to my full-time job; but, as I'm currently suffering from a broken toe and have a large clunky boot cast, I decided trying to walk around in 20cm of snow wasn't a good idea and have joined in the snow day fun at home.
I don't mind as it actually gives me a chance to catch up on some blogging and crafting.  There are worse ways to spend the day, in my opinion.

Today, I want to start sharing the projects from a recent colour-challenge swap I participated in with other demonstrators.  I posted my project for the swap a few weeks back as part of an International Blog Highlights hop.  You can see the original post here.

The challenge requirements were to use the following colours:  Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Basic Black; and to use current Stampin' Up! products.



The first project I'd like to showcase was designed by Diana Langman.  She used the Geared Up Garage stamp set and coordinating framelits to create a super fun masculine card.  This would be great for a birthday, father's day, anniversary or any other occasion.



The card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" in crumb cake.  The next layer is actually made of two strips of bermuda bay measuring 5 1/2" x 1".  On top of that is then basic black measuring 5 1/2" x 3".  The last layer is very vanilla is measuring 5 1/2"x 2 3/4".  Diana then stamped the background on very vanilla in crumb cake using the Crackle Paint background stamp from the Occasions Catalogue.  The nuts are from Geared up Garage, stamped in bermuda bay randomly over the background.  On scrap crumb cake, stamp the car using Memento Tuxedo black ink, then use the Garage Gears thinlits and Big Shot to cut it out.  The sentiment is stamped on a piece of crumb cake measuring 3/4" x 4"; and it is mounted on a piece of basic black measuring 1" x 4 1/4".  The sentiment is also stamped in the Memento tuxedo black ink.  A piece of linen thread is tied on the left end and then using your paper snips create the flag ends on the crumb cake and basic black.  Adhere the banner and card using dimensionals.  Diana also added some wink of stella to the wheels of the car for a little added pizzaz.

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Happy stampin'!


Monday, 25 February 2019

Stamper's Showcase Blog Hop: Humming Thanks


Hello and happy Monday!  Thank you, all for stopping by.  I hope you had a great weekend and you're ready to kick off a new week with a wonderful blog hop.

We've got some great stampers from around the world participating and I know you're going to come away with a ton of inspiration.

The theme for this hop is "Thanks".  The criteria:  anything goes as long as it uses current Stampin' Up! products.  

For my project, I knew I wanted to make a card.  We all need to say thank you at some point or another and what better way to do so than with a card.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate the new Well Written Framelit dies.  


I used Blushing Bride cardstock for my card base, measuring 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4" to make it a true quarter fold card (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").  I then ran another piece of the bIushing bride cardstock, measuring 5 1/4" x 4", through the Big Shot using the new Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then cut a strip of basic black measuring 2" x 4".  A strip of the Highland Heather Gingham Gala DSP cut to 1 7/8" x 3 7/8" is then layered overtip and a piece of Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" variegated ribbon is then tied around it; and then adhered with stampin' dimensionals to the card base.  On Whisper White, I stamped three different hibiscus flowers from the Humming Along stamp set.  I then coloured them using Stampin' Blends in Highland Heather and Petal Pink; and some accents in Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  The flowers I then fussy cut out; but don't worry, there are actually framelits available so you don't have to do that..and adhered the flowers using a combination of snail and stampin' dimensionals.  From a scrap of basic black, I used the "thanks" framelit from the Well Written dies to add the sentiment to the bottom corner, this is adhered using a fine tip glue pen.  
All in all, I'm quite happy with the result.  What do you think?


If you've enjoyed my post today, don't forget to hop along with these other bloggers for more inspiration.