Well it has been a hell of a week for me. 5 days of posts but I made it. I know I said a post every day of this week but I should clarify that I meant weekdays as I will be making lots of other fun stuff at the weekend. Not to mention writing a post for the next Pootles blog hop.
This final card uses the sentiment You’re On My Mind. I think this is a rather useful stamp as it can be used in a variety of situations with or without the combings sentiment But Not In A Creepy Way to show your thinking of someone in a difficult time or used on a Valentine’s day card or anniversary card.
I think with a design of the card above you could even use it as a birthday card for a guy, just write or stamp the inside with happy birthday and your good to go. The Card base is Mossy Meadow and the blue is Lost Lagoon. I’m totally in love with the Lost Lagoon colour at the moment but I will try not to over saturate my blog post with it too much as Stampin up has such a fantastic colour range and I should try more of the other colours and try to use the pinks (scrunches up face). I’m not totally against pink I like the bright Melon Mambo and Watermelon Wonder it’s just I have no idea what to do with Blushing Bride or Pink Pirouette.
If anyone has any suggestions of pink card I could try let me know in the comments below.
Thanks for stopping by, don’t forget to come back next week for the blog hop.
For today’s project I am combining the stamp set of the week That Thing You Did with a die set that I purchased recently and that’s the bakers box thinlet dies. I absolutely love this die set as soon as I seen it I new I had to have it. It make producing baker boxes so much easier no faffing about cutting and scoring and it comes with extra dies for embellishing like a cutie little heart or the word yum.
And here is the finished box.
Here I have used Crushed Curry card stock for the base of the box and before sticking it together I used the dashed line stamp from you guest it That Thing You Did stamp set but I wasn’t happy with that on its own so I used one die to cut a window in the box and then covered this with a little bit of window sheet then stuck the box tabs together. Pinched it at the top and tide the box closed with some Crushed Curry Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. For the front I used the happy birthday stamp and the swish from the stamp set of the week stamped in Lost Lagoon and mounted them on using dimentinals.
It’s a cute simple box but I feel it is a little lacking in some way so perhaps next time I will use some designer series paper to liven it up, till then thanks for stopping by.
So I had planned to have this and another two posts ready by Sunday evening and then just schedule everything but Sunday evening came and went and here I am typing the rest on a rather dreary Tuesday Morning.
Todays project is a card (I decided to alternate so tomorrow is 3d). Still sticking with that awesome stamp set That thing You Did.
For this card I tried out a technique I haven’t used before, no idea what it is called so if you know leave a comment below. Anyway, take the stamp of your choice, mine is High Five and pick 3 inks. Then ink the stamp in the lightest colour and then put a bit of the other 2 colours on either side of the stamp then stamp it down on your card stock. I wibbled a little when doing this so the H and the E became a little blotchy but I do like how the Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey blended together to make that nice blue/green colour on the left. To finish the center piece off I used another stamp from that set that looks like a dashed line and stamped it above in Tangelo Twist and below in Lost Lagoon. As the card base was also Lost Lagoon I stamped the bottom edge of the card using the same dashed line stamp. I also added a couple of stars which wasn’t part of the original design but i really liked the way it looked and I love stars.
I did a little something to the inside of this card.
A little bit of washy tap and a sentiment. The sentiment again is from That Thing You Did, I just love the versatility of this set and the variety of fonts it uses. As for the washi tape that’s from the 2014-2016 in colours washi tape set. I am really starting to like washi tape. I first I was a little unsure of how to use it but its so useful and fun and adds that little bit extra to a card if your not into ribbons and buttons this is definitely the way to go.
Well that’s it for today, come back tomorrow for my next project using this stamp set.
Its Birthday Card Tuesday…. Only joking as I said yesterday this week its all about That Thing You Did stamp set.
Todays project is a 3d project but its really simple and I really had fun making it.
I just love the petite cafe gift bags you can get because they are great for putting little gifts in especially edible ones and they are so fun and easy to decorate.
So to decorate this one I used Chocolate Chip ink and repeatedly stamped the But Not In A Creepy Way stamp all the way down the bag. Then I took a piece of Cucumber Crush and a piece of Watermelon Wonder envelope paper and stuck them together then notched each end to make a banner shape. With that done I wound some Whisper White Baker’s Twine round the middle a couple of times. For the center piece I stamped You’re On My Mind in Mint Macaroon ink on some Whisper white and rounded the corners with the corner rounder and stuck some pearls on two of the corners. The whole thing is stuck to the bag using dimensionals just to give it a bit more lift.
I am really pleased with the way this project came out. It is one of those projects where I just sat and messed around till I was happy with it. Usually I plan out exactly what I am going to make and find it difficult just to come up with something at random and have to peruse pinterest for inspiration, but not this one. There may already be similar stuff out there but even so I am happy to be making stuff again.
So for a couple of months I took some time out from my craft blog as I was getting a little stressed with work and learning to drive along with a multitude of other things that I wont bore you with. Needless to say my crafting suffered because of this and I just lost interest in posting all together but I think I have finally got my mojo back and I am ready to start posting again and to kick things off I have to decided to do a post every day this week all based around one single stamp set. After that things will go back to my three times a week schedule but I will be posting what every project I feel like on those day rather than trying to force a particular theme out like always birthday card this day and a 3d project this day.
So the stamp set I will be showcasing is the That Thing You Did” and the card that I made is cased right out of the catty on page 97 where you can find the stamp set, and yes I have made all three of these and over the next few days I will describe how I made each one. The cards are so cool looking I thought each one deserved its own post.
Up first is the Hello Honey vintage card.
I think this card is the one I found most tricky due to that lovely white center piece. I had no idea how to cut that the right shape. I am sure there is some easy way of doing but to start with I actually drew on the card base to figure out how wide I wanted it and the angle I wanted it then I cut a piece of whisper white to fit the desired shape that I drew out.
I then stamped on the white it in hello honey. Now in the catty that colour looks really bright but in reality it is a little darker. Thats professional photography for you. The blue used on this card is Lost Lagoon and I love this colour but this also looks darker than the catty version, maybe I’m just using too much ink? Anyway the card is really easy after this point so give it a go with your favourite colours and let me know how it turns out.
For this weeks card I decided to go for a watercolour look. Now me and watercolours have a love hate relationship I love them they hate me haha. I think I just need to practice using them more and eventually it will turn out the way I want it to.
I deliberately made this image dark so that you could see the clear embossed image that I have on the card. I think I added too much water to the ink as the colours didn’t come out as bright which in turn meant the emboss didn’t stand out as much hence leaving it dark so you could still see the emboss. The colours I have used on the card are Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz. The way I applied the ink was using an acetate sheet putting a little ink on it then water and I think your suppose to use another sheet and sandwich them together in order to get the ink to spread but that was the step I missed and thought I needed more water to get it to spread hence the really watered down colours.
I think I will go and check out some videos on youtube before I try this technique again.
Do you have any favourite watercolouring techniques or videos? Let me know in the comments below.
I like this sketch. I felt a lot more inspired when I looked at this one compared to last week so maybe I have got my mojo back.
So for this weeks card I wanted to do more with stamping than bits of paper and for that I turned to one of my favorite stamps I Think You’re Great. I love the large patterned stamps in here and they make great backgrounds to layer stuff on top of. I also really wanted to use Marina Mist for this card. I always end up using brights so I wanted to use something in the subtles range.
I picked Crumb Cake to be the completing colour and it really makes Marina Mist stand out. I actually really like Crumb Cake and need to use it more often. Now I would have use some Marina Mist or Crumb Cake for the twine at the bottom of the card but I don’t have any so I settled for Very Vanilla instead and I think it compliments the two colours nicely. It was a big challenge for me to stay away from brights but I think I managed it and hopefully I will try to incorporate these colours more in future projects.