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Well, this is the last card this week using the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp Set. I’ve embossed the Dapper denim and used Versamark twice with the Copper Emboss Powder. Doing a double swipe with the Versamark and heat embossing after each time gives a nice thick embossed image. I’ve placed Copper Metallic Thread behind the Dapper Denim.

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The sentiment and floral images are all stamped in Sweet Sugarplum – my new favourite colour.

This card is for a friend who’s going through a bit of a tough time at present. I’ve decorated the front of the envelope with a row of the floral image stamped and stamped off. Try stamping off with your favourite ink to gain different tones of the same colour.

That’s the last of my cards for the time being, in this series. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the cards I have made. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

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Don’t you just love winter so you can get started on your Christmas Cards? This week the Latte Girls are bringing you inspiration for Christmas in July. I have 2 cards to share with you today.

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I’ve used Flourishing Phrases stamped in Old Olive and I’ve used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to colour the berries and added some Gold Wink of Stella to the leaves and a touch to the berries. The sentiment comes from the Flurry of Wishes set. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to place extra berries.

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I’ve decorated the inside of the card and the front and backs of the envelope as well using the same colour scheme.

Now, my next card is something a bit summery as our Christmas here in Australia is in summer with sun, surf and sand.

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I just love this stamp set and this gorgeous little penguin. I’ve used the candy cane as a surf board and the waves are made using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies. The background is embossed with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I also love Dapper Denim which I’ve used in the ‘water’ and for the bow tie.

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The Snow Place stamp set is photopolymer which means it’s easy to place the elements where you want them. I’ve added a stripe of Gold Wink of Stella to the band of the top hat and just under the top hat to attach it to the head. I’ve stamped the Santa Hat on the outside of the envelope.

I hope you like the ‘Christmas in July’ Projects from the Latte Girls this week. Make sure you check out what Leonie and Narelle have for you to see and to inspire you to make your own Christmas Projects. Make sure you return again next week to see what we have for you.

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For today’s card I decided to make my own Designer Series Paper using the Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp Set. I’ve used 3 of the image stamps and stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black and Emerald Envy which I have stamped off on my Grid Paper.

Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack is ideal to co-ordinate with these colours and I’ve cut a 1″ strip to go behind the Framelits piece which is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I’ve cut 3 of the Lots of Labels Framelits and adhered them with Multipurpose Glue. The Whisper White p

Label is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum for the sentiment and floral images. I’ve also used the small flower inside the card and the front and back of the envelope. The larger flower is stamped in Tuxedo Memento Black and cut with Paper Snips. It’s adhered with a Stampin’ Dimensional and added a pearl to the centre.

So, next time you’re a bit stuck for a background, stamp your own. What do you think?

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So, I’ve been going through the new stamp sets I haven’t played with yet and realised Love & Affection was one of them. This week I’m going to feature the Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp set and the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folders – set of 2 which are 4 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ each.

I’ve used the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder on the background piece of Whisper White before adhering to the card front.

Today’s card features one of the two Floral Affection Textured Impressions Folders and I’ve used one of the sentiments from the stamp set on the front of the card and one of the floral  images on the inside of the card as well as the front and back of the envelope.

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Using the new Big Shot Platform makes all the difference when embossing. It’s slightly raised in the middle so the pressure of the Big Shot rollers is even across the entire surface of the Big Shot. I layered the embossed Whisper White piece on top of the Flirty Flamingo and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of this before adding it to the card.

What do you think of today’s card? I’d love to read your comments.

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Do you ever have those times when the card you have pictured in your head, totally changes while you create? Well this is such a card. It changed from a tree trunk with branches to a house front with a window. Anyway my card is for this week’s Global Design Project #045 Colour Challenge.

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It’s a colour challenge this week which I really enjoyed ‘playing with. Make sure you check out the inspiration of the Design Team as well as the inspiration from the challenge entrants.

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They’re great colours to play with. I’ve loved using the Best Birds Bundle recently, so decided to use that bundle here too. I was also placing magnetic sheets inside all my Framelit and Thinlit Dies today and rediscovered the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies. I thought it would go well with the Hardwood Background Stamp.

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They have also announced that for every colour challenge they will choose one of the winners to be a Guest Designer for the following colour challenge. Try and join in the challenges, it’s lots of fun plus it often stretches your creativeness.

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I also used the stamps from the set to stamp inside the card and on both sides of the envelope. I’ve added the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp on the envelope.

Make sure you visit the Global Design Project Blog and see all the inspiration each week.

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It’s Saturday and time for my blog post featuring a Challenge. This week it’s for the WWYS Challenge #73 Jar of Love Blog.

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I haven’t used this stamp set before so it was lovely to use a new set from the 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalogue. Here’s my card:

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I cut the inside of the jar out with Paper Snips (it was easy to do) and added Vellum to the back of the jar so you could still see some of the stems inside the jar. The jar and ‘hessian’ are stamped in Sahara Sand. I’ve used Mint Macaron for the stems. I stamped the Bee in Memento Black and coloured it with a Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker (Regals Collection). I was going to light it up with a small LED light but unfortunately I couldn’t get it to work.

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I’ve also used dapper Denim on the smaller flowers. I stamped off first. The larger flowers I have stamped off when using Sweet Sugarplum for the flower and then used the ink straight for the bottom of the flower. The tiny leaf stem which I used on the inside of the card and the outside of the envelope are stamped in Mint Macaron.

Make sure you check out the inspiration of the Design Team and the other entries in the challenge at What Will You Stamp.

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Back again for  Freebie Friday post and this week I’m revisiting an older set from last year’s catalogue, ‘Sheltering Tree’. This set is still current and a photopolymer set.

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Measurements:

  • Cucumber Crush: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White: 3 ¾” x 3 5/8” ;  3” x 5/8”
  • Early Espresso: 3 ¾” x 1 3/8” (need 3)

 

Instructions:

  • Stamp tree in Early Espresso on Whisper white cardstock.

***Make sure you’re Whisper White cardstock is situated with the 3 ¾” side at the top!!!

  • Stamp “leaves” in Cucumber Crush – I stamped 3 times, without re-inking.
  • Stamp grass in Cucumber crush.
  • Stamp Bicycle in Going Gray, then stamp the bike “body” in Real Red.
  • Now, cut your image into 3 pieces – each 1 ¼” x 3 5/8”
  • Adhere the white pieces to the Early Espresso cardstock. Adhere these to the card base, starting at the left of the card.
  • Stamp sentiment in real red ink. Cut the banner tail using Paper Snips.
  • Adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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This card was inspired by the gorgeous Ann Craig who’s a demonstrator in Canberra, ACT. She posted some photos on Stampin’ Cafe and I just love her work.

This card features sponging of colour and using a Blender Pen to colour images before they’re die cut using the Birds & Blooms Thinlit Dies. I used the new Big Shot Platform to emboss with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which I have sponged with Soft Suede and Soft Sky.

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I didn’t use a sentiment on this card as sometimes you need cards “just because“. People love receiving non-window mail, so make sure you send people a card “just because“. I also  sponge inked the inside piece of card and stamped the bird image inside the card and on the front and back of the envelope.

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This week the Latte Girls are bringing you some inspiration using Stampin’ Up! Products which feature Feathers or Feathered Friends. Make sure you click the links below to see the inspiration from Leonie and Narelle. Here’s my card:

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Isn’t  this a fun card for a birthday? I’ve used the Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment and then sponged around the outside. You can change the way you punch something by attaching a Post – It Note and punching a couple of times. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and some Glue Dots to adhere the Linen Thread.

The background is stamped in Soft Suede using a stamp from the Best Birds Photopolymer Set. I’ve also sponged around the Very Vanilla piece which has also been run through the Big Shot with the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

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I’ve used a Blender Pen to help colour the other pieces. I stamped the bird and flowers with Stazon Jet Black and the branches I stamped in Soft Suede. I’ve used Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum and Pear Pizzazz to colour the bird, flowers and leaves.

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I love this set I have been using this week. It’s the ‘Best Birds’ Photopolymer Bundle which combines the Best Birds Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Birds & Blooms Thinlit Dies. You save 10% by purchasing the bundle.

I’ve done lots of sponging and used some Post – It Notes to help with the ‘moon’ and the ‘ground’. The branch is cut using the Thinlit Dies and Soft Suede card, as is the tiny bird.

The ground is sponged in Early Espresso ink and the sentiment is stamped in the same ink.

It’s a bit of a messy technique but well worth playing with at some stage.

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