Wow it's been a while since I last took part in a Just Add Ink challenge, but I do love a good sketch and this weeks JAI challenge is a great sketch and really had the craft juices flowing.
I had also been looking for a reason to break out the Bloom & Grow stamps and so this card just seemed perfect for it. The hardest part was going to choose which of the flower bunches I was going to use.
Can we just take a minute to breath in the gorgeousness of the Perennial Essence designer series paper!! Seriously, I have all the love eyes for that beautiful paper. I really wanted to make it the star of the show as much as the lovely flower stamps. Every sheet reminds me of the Moet paintings. Stunning.
Used a few Stampin' Blends in the same colours that you will find in the DSP, to colour the flowers in and of course everything looks better with a little bit of Wink of Stella, which I even used over the top of the stamped sentiment.
I forgot how much I love taking part in Challenges and after today, I think I'm going to be getting back into them. They are the perfect way to kick start your creativity!!
I have another fun little Scan n Cut video tutorial to share with you all today, to help you deal with those pesky sentiments stamps that aren't joined together.
Now if anyone has already tried to cut around sentiment or phrase stamps on your SnC, you'll know that unless the letters are all touching each other, the machine will actually try to cut each letter our individually. Which isn't what we want at all, so here is a little trick I learnt that will help.
First you want to stamp you sentiment onto some Whisper White cardstock using a nice dark black. I love our Memento Tuxedo for this.
Next you will need a pencil and a light hand to gentle draw around the outline of your sentiment. Not to dark because you'll be rubbing it out later.
These are the settings I always have my SnC on, whether I'm cutting Stampin' Up! cardstock or their Designer Series Paper, but every SnC is different so please do a test cut before hand on some scrap
Then load up your mat and hey presto, your SnC will cut around the pencil line. For further details, check out the video tutorial.
Thank you again, for visiting and please leave a comment if you have enjoyed this tutorial or if there is anything else that you would like a tutorial on. I'm always happy to take requests.
I was cruising the net for inspiration when I cam e across the Global Design Project which is all about Paper, scissors, inks, stamps... Craft. Perfect I thought, then I saw that this card had to be in within the next 45 minutes!!!
So luckily for me I already had these bits and pieces sitting on my desk just waiting for a card to go on and so I got stuck in:
I'm pretty happy with how they came out. I've used one of our NEW embossing folders 'Bricks and Mortar' and I can really see myself using it heaps in the future.
Also how perfect is this stamp set for making welcome cards to send to
all of my new team members. Did you know there is a awesome joining
promotion happening at the moment? It's called the Extra Extra Special.
When you join my stamping family during now until 31st Aug, you can choose an extra $45 in product with your starter kit. Yep that's right, for $169 you can now choose $280 worth of goodies. Plus Stampin' Up! will email you a $16 coupon to put towards your first demo order in the following month. Isn't that cool! So if this is something you have been thinking about, please pop on over to my Join Me page and check it out.
So, I'm guessing you are all wondering if I got this linked to the design team in time? Well the answer is no. I missed it by 5 seconds !! Oh well, I'll make sure I check in with those guys a little bit earlier next time!
This technique is such a fun one and I have seen so many gorgeous cards made with this same design. I originally saw this card made by Jennifer McGuire. In fact I believe her husband actually invented the Glad Press and Seal, which is the product you will need for this technique. Cool husband to have!
Now, I do know that here in Australia, we can't seem to source Press and Seal, but I have heard that it can be purchased online, so have a bit of a Google for it. I actually picked mine up when I went to Florida with Stampin' Up last year.
OK so let's a take a look at the card, so you can see what all the hype is on it:
So super pretty right!! And the best thing is, because we cut a space for the sentiment, we can then use the left over piece to make another card.
Ok, so I'm guessing you all want to know how to actually make this card and did I actually fussy cut all those birds and flowers (I actually used my Scan N Cut for that and have a video HERE about it)
Well the good news is, I have uploaded a video tutorial for you all and have included all the measurements below. I know, I'm so good to you xxx
Base - 8" x 5 3/4" Whisper White Mat - 5 1/2" x 3 3/4" DSP - 5 3/8" x 3 5/8"
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I really do love this set and think everyone should have this suite in their collection and that paper you are going to want to hoard, so while you are buying one, just add another pack in. You certainly won't regret it!!