Month: August 2017

New Home In The City

One of my lovely team mates moved house earlier this month and this is the card I made for her using the oh so versatile In The City stamp set.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5¼” by 3½” and stamped a variety of the sweet little houses just below the mid line of the panel using Momento Tuxedo Black ink. I interspersed the houses with a few trees and added a cobbled road in front of the houses using Crumb Cake ink.

www.carafty-rootes.com – In The City stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I then took the panel to the Big Shot and cut a circle using one of the Layering Circle dies from the middle of the stamped scene. Using the infill stamp for each house I coloured only the parts in the die cut circle, this is called the spotlight technique, using Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky and Wisteria Wonder. The roof and doors were stamped with Crumb Cake ink and Smoky Slate ink. I stamped an extra tree on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut the top part after stamping it using Pear Pizzazz ink. I added the top of the tree using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

www.carafty-rootes.com – In The City stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I die cut a slightly larger circle using the Layering Circle dies from the centre of a layer of Soft Sky cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” then used this layer to back the large stamped Whisper White panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. This whole panel was then added to a Pear Pizzazz card base again using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

www.carafty-rootes.com – In The City stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the die cut circle piece and laid it into the die cut hole. Love the look of this technique and it works so well with this stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
In The City & At Home With You
Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake & Wisteria Wonder
Dies
Layering Circle dies
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
A + B – lots of both
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Filigree Leaf from Seasonal Layers Framelits

Today I am sharing a clean and simple thinking of you card made using the Seasonal Layers framelit dies.

I started with a small piece of Whisper White cardstock which I die cut using one of the squares from the Stitched Shapes framelit dies and my Big Shot. Using an Aquapainter and my Lemon Lime Twist ink pad I added a light wash of Lemon Lime Twist to the die cut square being careful not to add too much water. I concentrated the colour at the bottom and let it go lighter as it neared the top.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seasonal Layers dies by Stampin’ Up!

Whilst the watercolour layer dried I die cut the beautiful filigree leaf from a scrap of Chocolate Chip cardstock. Next, I mounted the Whisper White watercoloured panel to a square of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and added the die cut leaf using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Taking 5 six inch lengths of Copper Metallic Thread I tied a multi-loop bow and added it to the base of the leaf near the stem with a Mini Glue Dot. I added a Glitter  Enamel dot to disguise the knot of the bow.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seasonal Layers Thinlit dies by Stampin’ Up!

I placed the completed topper onto a card base of Thick Whisper White and stamped the sentiment form the Colorful Seasons stamp set using Chocolate Chip ink. I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the square piece and added it above the sentiment.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Seasonal Layers dies by Stampin’ Up!

Such a simple card but so effective. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Colorful Seasons
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White & Chocolate Chip
Ink Pads
Lemon Lime Twist & Chocolate Chip
Dies
Seasonal Layers & Stitched Shape Framelits
Tools
Aquapainter, Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Glitter Enamel Dots, Copper Metallic Thread, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Happy Birthday Gorgeous for August Classes

I really enjoyed the classes this week where we used the aptly named Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. This is an incredibly versatile set with lots of lovely sentiment options.

www,crafty-rootes.com – happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Our first card was masculine themed as these are cards my ladies struggle to make, it would also make a lovely card for a teenager. Using scrap Whisper White cardstock we stamped the spotty balloon image using Fresh Fig ink, Tranquil Tide ink and Lemon Lime Twist ink, about 5 – 6 balloon was enough. We then stamped the Hooray balloon from the same set in Fresh Fig ink and punched all the balloons out using the Balloon Bouquet Punch. We laid the balloons out on a panel of Whisper White cardstock, 4⅛” by 2” to get an idea of placement. We glued the first 3 balloons directly to the Whisper White panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and added the remaining balloons on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We stamped the curly balloon strings under the popped up balloons. The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink onto a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock. We stamped the spotty balloon onto the Tranquil Tide card base using Tranquil Tide ink for a subtle tone on tone background. We punched a border strip in Fresh Fig card using the Ticket Border Punch and added it to the left side of the Whisper White panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The whole decorated panel was then added to the card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and the sentiment strip was added on Stampin’ Dimensionals. We added a few Iridescent Sequins to catch the light. Love this card and so did the ladies.

www.crafty-rootes.com – happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The second card was a very girly. We took a piece of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and placed a Stitched Shape Circle Framelit die towards the top on the right had side with a small portion of the die hanging over the side and ran it through the Big Shot. We then started to stamp around the die cut circle edge starting with the biggest images and working down to the smallest images to fill in the space. We punched a strip of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock using the Ticket Border Punch and added it to the stamped layer with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, the whole panel was adhered to a Fresh Fig card base against the right hand edge. The stitched circle was added to a Berry Burst Scalloped Circle, cut using the Layering Circle dies with Tombow and added to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, the overhanging edge was then trimmed off. To finish off the card we added a scattering of Iridescent Sequins. Such a pretty card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

The final card looks complicated but is actually pretty easy. We started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock 3½” by 3⅛” and coloured it in with Sponge Daubers using Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst inks. This panel was then die cut using the Happy Birthday Thinlit die, we used the die again to cut out a second Happy Birthday from a layer of Basic Black cardstock 5½” by 3⅝”. A layer of Whisper White 5⅜” by 3⅝” was then glued to the Basic Black layer using Tombow Liquid Adhesive and no-one will ever know there is something cut out of it. The whole panel was then added to a Lemon Lime Twist card base. The coloured die cut sentiment was then glued to the Basic Black version using Tombow Liquid Adhesive, slightly offsetting it to give a shadow effect, gorgeous. The piece was then added with Tombow to the card front and a scattering of Iridescent Sequins (can’t get enough of these) was added. Another great card.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happy Birthday Thinlit dies by STampin’ Up!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock
Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist + Dauber, Fresh Fig + Dauber, Powder Pink + Dauber, Berry Burst + Dauber & Tranquil Tide + Dauber
Marker Pens
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral
Dies
Happy Birthday Thinlit, Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Circles Framelits
Punches
Balloon Bouquet & Ticket Border
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
A, A, A, A. B, B, B & C
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Iridescent sequins, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Masculine Birthday card featuring the pens from Crafting Forever

I needed a birthday card this week for a male friend and decided the Crafting Forever stamp set would make a great card for him.

I took a panel of Whisper White cardstock 5 by 3” and stamped the 3 pen image across the panel using Archival Basic Black ink. I wanted to keep this card very simple and decided I would only add colour to the flowery pens and I choose the Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Marker Pens to add some shading. I added a thin strip of Basic Black cardstock to the bottom edge of the stamped piece to give some definition to the panel.

I stamped the sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set using the Bermuda Bay ink pad onto a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it out using my Scissors. I repeated the thin rim of Basic Black cardstock. I stuck the sentiment to the back of the large stamped panel using Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Crafting Forever stamp set by Stampin’ Up

I added the whole stamped piece to a Bermuda Bay card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. So happy with how this card turned out, I love it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Crafting Forever & Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Cardstock
Bermuda Bay, Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black & Bermuda Bay
Marker Pens
Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
E & G
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin’ Dimensionals
Accessories
Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

 

Roses for the Happiest of Days

I had the Happiest of Days stamp set out on my desk again today. I wanted to make a very simple card with a clever twist.

I started by taking a Stitched Shape Circle Die and a slightly larger Layering Circle die. I laid them together, one inside the other onto a layer of Whisper White cardstock 5⅜” by 3⅝” and lightly drew around both the inner circle and outer circles with a soft pencil before moving the dies to the side.

I inked up the flower stamp using Momento Tuxedo Black and stamped it a number of times around the circle, rotating the stamp to vary the image and making sure that the flower covered the both the inner and outer pencil lines.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I used markers to colour in the flowers and began by laying down a layer of Powder Pink. When this layer was dry I added highlights using a Blushing Bride Marker and went back over each flower with the Powder Pink to blend the colours. I coloured the leaves in the same way using Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive marker pens.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Then the fun began. I rubbed out all the pencil marks, lined both the circle framelits up over the stamped flowers and cut them out using the Big Shot. I added the stamped and die cut panel to the Thick Whisper White card base using Tombow Liquid Adhesives. The inner circle was inlaid into the centre of the die cut hole using Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I stamped the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set in Old Olive ink onto the centre circle.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Happiest of Days stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I ran both of the nested dies through the Big Shot in the same way as before but this time I used fun foam. I used the thin circular frame of foam to raise the thin rim piece onto the stamped panel adhering the 2 together with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. Interestingly the fun foam was distorted after running through the Big Shot and I had to cut out a small piece in order to make it fit.

I love the look of the finished card and would like to try it out in other colours. What colours would you choose?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Happiest of Days
Dies
Stitched Shapes Framelits & Layering Circle dies
Cardstock
Thick Whisper White & Whisper White
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black
Marker Pens
Powder Pink, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Tools
Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Block
B & C
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive
Accessories
Fun Foam, Grid Paper & Whisper White Envelope

Carols of Christmas for a Team Challenge

Today I am sharing my entry for our July Team Challenge. The theme was Christmas in July. I always feel a bit weird making Christmas cards in the height of summer but luckily the weather has been so atrocious, cold and wet, that it feels like Autumn already; so bring it on. I decided to use the new Carols of Christmas stamp set which will be available to order from 1st August, today…….hoorah. You can also get the co-ordinating Card Front Builder dies which are going to be so popular.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Craols of Christmas stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped the sentiment large in Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock 5” by 3”, towards the top of the panel. I masked it off with a Post It Note leaving the black crosshatching on the bottom visible. I inked both of the bauble stamps with the Momento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped them underneath the masked sentiment. I wanted the illusion that the baubles were hanging from the letters.

www.crafty-rootes.com – Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Builder dies by Stampin’ Up!

I stamped both sets of baubles again onto scrap Very Vanilla cardstock in both Cherry Cobbler ink and Tranquil Tide ink and die cut them out using the Big Shot. I added each small bauble over top of the black stamped version using a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. To add a bit of sparkle I added some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper to the bottom of the panel, this was a piece I had left over from another project. To finish the panel off I added a couple of Basic Rhinestones to the centre of a couple of the baubles.

I cut a panel of Cherry Cobbler cardstock 5” by 3” and added it to the Crumb Cake card base with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, offsetting it before adding the stamped panel with Tombow Liquid Adhesive. The stamped panel was added straight, lining up with the 4 sides of the card base.

I was really happy with how this card turned out. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don’t have a catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you.  To order any supplies click on the “shop online” button at the top of the page. Alternatively, contact me and I would be happy to place an order for you. If you are local please check out my classes and events using the button at the top of the page or leave me a comment.

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below. Please visit my blog again soon.

Mo x

Supplies used:
Stamp sets
Carols of Christmas
Dies
Card Front Builder Dies
Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink Pads
Momento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler & Tranquil Tide
Tools
Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin Scrub and Stampin Mist, Bone Folder, Paper Piercer and Scissors
Acrylic Blocks
E, H & H
Adhesives
Tombow Liquid Adhesive & Stampin Dimensionals
Accessories
Basic Rhinestones, Grid Paper & Very Vanilla Envelope