CTC140 – For Babies & Kids

I have been really enjoying playing along with all these different challenges during this past week. Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty 140. CASEing samples from the For Babies & Kids section of the Annual Catalogue (page 102 – 111).

I chose to case the card on page 109 that features the No Bones About It photopolymer stamp set.

For my card I used the You're Delightful hostess stamp set.

How I made this card:

  • The card case is A6 thick Whisper White.
  • I randomly stamped the speech bubble stamps across the card front in Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo.
  • I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Whisper White in Flirty Flamingo and filled in the letters with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • I added on some Silver 1/4" Natural Trim, Silver 1/8" Ribbon and Silver Sequins.

I love the final outcome of this card and have really started to embrace using ribbons and trims.

Here is the challenge if anyone wanted to join me.

And until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

#gdp098 – Sketch Challenge

Today I played along with the Global Design Project's Sketch Challenge.  I really wanted to use the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper, which I have had for over a month and haven't used.

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How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White (Cut 297 x 105mm; scored 148mm).
  • The background is 143 x 100mm.
  • I fussy cut the feather looking paper. I used Stampin' Dimensionals along the top of the gold piece and adhered it to the other piece.  I used Snail adhesive all the DSP pieces together.
  • I wrapped the Linen Thread around twice and tied bow.  I stuck another piece of Stampin' Dimenionals at the bottom of the gold piece.  I adhered the all the DSP to the card base.
  • The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty Stamp Set.  I stamped in Tranquil Tide and punched it out with a 1-1/4" Punch.
  • I punched out a piece Fresh Fig with the Pretty Label Punch and adhered the sentiment with a dimensional.  I went to attach it to the card but felt that it looked a bit flat, so I punched out a piece of Whisper White with the Pretty Label Punch, cut it down the middle and adhered it to the sentiment.

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I really enjoyed playing along with GDP which I haven't done in a while.

Until next time… Happy Stampin',

Lauren

CI14 – Hello Friend

Today I am playing along with the Colour INKspiration Challenge.  The colours chosen for this challenge is Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Soft Sky.

I used the Hello Friend Stamp Set.  That’s the stamp set that goes along with the Hello Friend Embossing Kit.

How I Made This Card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White.
  • Night of Navy background, randomly stamped the background image with Night of Navy Ink.
  • Using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies I cut out a circle of Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.
  • Using the Layering Circles Framelits Dies I cut out a scalloped circle of Soft Sky that was slightly larger then the Smoke Slate circle.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Rich Razzleberry.
  • I Cased Denita from the Colour INKspiration design team and inked my Very Vanilla Lace Trim with Rich Razzleberry.
  • I then adhered everything together.
  • To finish off I took my Soft Sky Stampin’ Write Marker and coloured the lace where you could see Very Vanilla.

Here is the challenge if any of you are interested in playing along.

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Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

CTC136 – Thanks

Today I am playing along with CASEing the Catty challenge… CASEing pages from the Thanks section of the Annual Catalogue.

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I chose the card on page 128.

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I cased the colours and layout of the card.  I used the Eastern Beauty and the You’re Delightful Stamp Set.

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How I made this card:

  1. A6 Card base in Pool Party.
  2. Whisper White matte cut to 10 x 14.4cm, I die cut sections out with the Eastern Medallion Thinlits Dies.
  3. Behind the Whisper White piece I cut small pieces of Vellum and Lemon Lime Twists and adhered them to the back.
  4. I stamped and die cut the Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach pieces.
  5. I die cut the Calypso Coral piece.
  6. I cut 2 x 1cm strips of Lemon Lime Twist.
  7. The sentiment is from the You’re Delightful stamp set, stamped on to Pool Party with Emerald Envy and cut out with the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes die set.

I hope you enjoyed my take on this card.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

My Onstage Sydney Swaps

I just wanted to share my swap that I created for Onstage Local that I attended this past weekend in Sydney.

I participated in my teams ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap which required us to create cards that were 3x4in in size.

This is the card I created:

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I used products from the Succulent Garden Suite along with the Suite Sentiments Stamp Set and the Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes Dies.

I just love the way it all came together and I think it would look just as great scaled to fit on an A6 card front.

Until next time.. Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

Split Hexagons

Back in January I created a card the Can You Case It? Challenge.  My card had this beautiful watercolour effect  background that I then ran through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Well that card had my second attempt at doing the watercolour effect.

The following two cards feature my first attempt.



I have a hard time throwing things away so this piece floated around my desk for months.  My main problem with the original piece was that it didn’t emboss straight.

So after months of staring at it I decided to cut of all the pieces that made it look not straight, keeping a few of the hexagons to create the second card.  I chose hexagons that had some good colour differentiation.



How I made this card:

  • Card base is A6 Thick Whisper White;
  • The background is Shimmery White Cardstock cut to 148 x 95mm;
  • Using Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight on a piece of plastic packaging and water I used them to randomly colour the page.  I used my heat tool speed up the drying process;
  • I ran the background piece through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, using my paper snips I cut off some of the hexagons;
  • I ran two 4 x 5 3/4in pieces of Whisper White through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Embossing Folder;
  • I adhered the solid hexagons with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the individual hexagons with SNAIL Adhesive;
  • The sentiment is from Scenic Sayings Stamp Set, it stamped this Rich Razzleberry Ombre Ink Pad and fussy cut them out.

Until next time… Happy Stampin’,

Lauren

 

Playing in the Urban Underground

I recently got some items from the Urban Underground Suite of the Occasions Catalogue and wanted to have a play.

I wanted to show the versatility of this cards design and products within the suite to create a birthday card and a thank you card.

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The two cards use Delightful Dijon and Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder (my new favourite item, don’t know how I have gone this long without it). The birthday sentiment is from Super Duper Stamp Set and the thank you sentiment is from Scenic Sayings.

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How I made these cards?

  • Card base is A6 Basic Grey;
  • Card matte is 5 3/4 x 4in in Very Vanilla;
  • I stamped the sentiment in both Delightful Dijon on Very Vanilla and Versamark on Basic Grey then added Clear Embossing Powder;
  • I cut out the banner details from each sentiment that are stamped on the Basic Grey;
  • I cut out the sentiments stamped on the Very Vanilla with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies;
  • I cut out Basic Grey circle with the second largest circle, then embossed the circle using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder;
  • Then I cut out the two circles from the Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper with the second smallest circle;
  • Finally I put all three Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape on to the Very Vanilla matte;

Happy stampin’,

Lauren Meiklejohn

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