Magical Birthday cards (Magical Mermaid)

Hi, if you have followed my blog for any length of time you know that I love trying to get value for money from any product I buy which means I create a lot of cards using the one set. I also like to tweak my designs and often times change only a few features.  Today’s cards are two examples of this.  I’ve used the same design, however, I have played around with the colours.

For the first card, I coloured the mermaid using the new Stampin’ Blends (which will be available on November 1, 2017 – yay!).  I cut her out and put her aside.  I stamped the seaweed along the base of the card using Old Olive ink.  I sponged the rest of the background with Soft Sky.  Don’t worry if the background is a little splotchy in places, I think this adds a bit of visual interest.   I then painted the seaweed with more Old Olive ink.  The ink will react with the water so be careful not to use too much water. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a stitched circle die. I then assembled the card and added a few rhinestones to finish off the card.

Here’s the card…

 

Have a Magical Birthday

So for my second card, you’ll notice the overall design is the same, however, there are a number of differences. Never be afraid to remake a card changing only a few elements. It’s a great way to see what works. In this example, I’ve changed the colour scheme. I’ve popped up the mermaid. I’ve stamped the sentiment in a larger circle which gave me the opportunity to add the starfish element. I added some more bling but this time I made it match the colour scheme (and you are going to LOVE the Stampin’ Blends as I used these to colour the rhinestones).

Here’s the card…

Have a Magical Birthday

I hope posts like these encourage you to try different things when creating with your stamps. I really want you to get true value from all of your supplies…and I think it is fun trying out different variations.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


Merry Christmas (Painted Harvest)

Hi, you all know I love the Painted Harvest stamp set but what makes it even more fabulous is that it is so versatile – you can create more than just flowers (although even if you only ever made flowers, you’d be creating amazing cards!).

Yesterday I was chatting with my friend (and Team Leader), Melissa, about the Painted Harvest set and she shared with me the most darling Christmas Cards. Yes, you can make amazingly cute, but super simple, Christmas cards using the flower image to create a Christmas wreath! Of course, you know I had to try making my own…and I couldn’t stop with just one card!

For the first card, I stamped the base of the flower in Wild Wasabi and then rotated it slightly and stamped it again in Garden Green. Then, using the little dots stamp included in this stamp set, I stamped out little holly berries using Real Red ink. How good does that look?! Love it.  I applied a coating of Clear Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer. The wreath was finished with the addition of a little Linen Thread tied in a bow (but you could use ribbon or even another stamped image) and a tag which was stamped with the sentiment.

Here’s the card…

Merry Christmas

For the second card, I created the base of the wreath in the same way however I decided to add rhinestones for the holly berries. I don’t have red rhinestones so I used the new Stampin’ Blends (coming soon) in Cherry Cobbler to make them the colour I needed. Instead of adding a separate sentiment I stamped “peace” repeatedly over the Crumb Cake cardstock using Versamark ink. It’s subtle but looks fabulous!

Here’s the card…

Peace

Isn’t this fun?! Don’t you just love a stamp set which proves to be even more versatile than originally thought? I sure do! You can get this stamp set, plus all the supplies you need to make fantastic cards at my online store.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

Listed below are the supplies used to create the above project. If the stamp set comes in different types (such as clear mount or wood mount) or as a bundle, I link to them both.


A quick and easy note card (Magical Mermaid)

Hi, did any of you stock up on the Note Cards and Envelopes during the World Card Making Day sale?  I hope so!  I did!  As I still have quite a few of the mermaids from the Magical Mermaid stamp set coloured from my practice session with the new Stampin’ Blends (see post here), I thought she would be a perfect addition to one of the note cards. I had die cut out some stitched circles from Whisper White cardstock to create another card and it crossed my mind that the circles could be seen to be water bubbles. With that, I cut out more circles from Pool Party and Soft Sky cardstock. Layering them on the notecard I thought the design was cute but lacked a little dimension. The Seaside Textured Embossing Folder came to the rescue! I ran all of the circles through the Big Shot and voila! Instant texture!

Here’s the card…

Have a Magical Birthday

It isn’t a fancy card, but I think it is a cute one and one that was super easy to assemble! I hope you’ll give it a try!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Supplies Used:

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Have a Magical Birthday (Magical Mermaid)

Hi, last week I was excited to receive my new Stampin’ Blends! They are brand new alcohol markers from Stampin’ Up! They are not available for sale to customers YET but you can get them until the 15th October 2017 if you are a demonstrator (so now is a perfect time to join my team). I really wanted to colour with the markers so I grabbed the Magical Mermaid set which I had been wanting to use for a long time. I coloured up a storm! The sweet mermaid image is fun to colour (and the Stampin’ Blends are great! I cannot wait to share more with you!).

I shared a photograph on my Facebook page on Sunday showing some of my colouring of this image. I got a little carried away but it is just so much fun. Here’s the picture. Don’t they look pretty!

Here’s the picture…

Mermaids

Of course, it is great to colour for the sake of colouring. I love it. No pressure, just fun! However, I also love making cards! (So, yes, I have a few mermaid cards coming your way).

The card I am sharing today is a very simple one. I wanted to keep it soft and pretty and make the mermaid the focus. I embossed the seaweed using white embossing powder and then painted some of the areas with Pool Party ink to give it a bit of a lift. I cut out the starfish from one of the greetings in the set as I thought the card needed a little more of the Pink Pirouette I had used to colour the mermaid.

Here’s the card…

Have A Magical Birthday

Isn’t it sweet! A nice and simple card which didn’t take very long to put together. The design is also one of my favourites – very versatile!

If you are interested learning a little more about the new Stampin’ Blends, you can check out my Facebook Live video (and oops! It is sideways!) to see more.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

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Thankful for You (Painted Harvest)

Hi, as the World Card Making Day promotion comes to an end I thought I would take the opportunity to remind you to place your orders before 11.50pm tonight so as take advantage of this great sale! More importantly, thank you, for your support of my Stampin’ Up! business. It is truly appreciated. Thank you!

This is the last card in my recent Painted Harvest card series. I have totally loved using this stamp set (bundle) and I can see myself returning to it again and again. It is so easy to create amazing cards using it.

I am Thankful for You

Even though the World Card Making Day specials finish today, the fabulous Designer Series Paper special is ongoing until October 31, 2017.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

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Thoughts for You (Painted Harvest)

Happy World Card Making Day! Don’t you just love that we have a day especially for us! A time to celebrate our hobby for it really is an amazing one. We get to be creative, no matter our skill level (or rather, our perception of our artistic abilities), and we get to share something we have made with our own hands (and made with love), with those around us. I love it!

Today, I have another of my Painted Harvest cards to share. I thought I should share a card which was created with a more traditional sunflower colour combination.  I didn’t quite get there but since I’ve used shades of orange, I am getting closer!

You’ll notice the card background is quite busy and bold so I needed to find a way to make the centre sunflower pop up against it. The stitched square (from the Stitched Shapes Framelits set) was the perfect way to put some separation between the background and the flower. I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals (either size will do) to pop up the flower. It is a busy card but I think this helps pull it together. You could also place a sheet of vellum over the background to really soften it if you still think the background is too much.

Here’s the card…

Thoughts For You

What are you all doing for World Card Making Day? I am experimenting with the new Stampin’ Blends (currently only available to Demonstrators until October 15, 2017 so if you want to be one of the first to use these fabulous new markers, please consider joining my team). I hope to start sharing some projects using the markers soon. Unfortunately, no general release date has been announced as yet but hopefully, it won’t be too long!

And with that, I am off to create! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous World Card Making Day!

Oh wait, don’t forget the fabulous World Card Making Day specials which are still available until October 10, 2017 as well as the Designer Series Paper special which is running until the end of the month.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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Supplies Used:

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Happy Birthday (Painted Harvest)

Hi, I know I have been posting a LOT of cards using the Painted Harvest bundle set lately (and truth be told, I have more to come)! You’d think I didn’t own any other stamps…and we all know that isn’t true. 🙂 I really want to share how fabulous this stamp set is and how you can achieve so many different, and wonderful, cards using it. I LOVE when I can really maximise my investment in a stamp set and I really want you all to be able to do the same.

For today’s cards, I’ve stepped it up a little by using a stencil and embossing paste. SO FUN!  I had envisaged a scene whereby the flowers climbed their way up a brick wall.  The “brick wall” stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set was the perfect choice.  I started off by creating two backgrounds using this stencil – one in portrait and one in landscape orientation.  One of the reasons I make multiple cards is that it is easy to do so when you already have your supplies out, especially if it is something ‘messy’ (like embossing paste) or where I think I might make a mistake.

You might notice all of the flowers, on both cards, are not the same size.  I had wanted to layer the flowers but thought they might have looked a little odd if they were the same size.  To ensure they were a little different, I did not stamp the base layer, only the top stamp and then fussy cut around the outside.  I think this tiny detail really helps pull the look together.

Here’s the first card…

Happy Birthday

For the second card, I had originally thought of adding five flowers in front of the brick wall but when I had it all placed it looked a little too busy. I decided to stick with three (remembering that a odd number of elements generally looks better than an even number) and it looks so pretty!

Here’s the card…

Happy Birthday

Don’t you love how two cards using pretty much the same products can look so different! Stamping is so much fun!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!

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