Thursday, 20 October 2016

Guest Design Team Project for Inspired by Stamping - Part 2

Hello, my friends!

Today is my second Guest DT spot over at Inspired by Stamping!

I would like to give Joanna a BIG thank you for having me.
It’s been lots of fun creating and sharing my projects with all of you.

Also, Joanna has generously offered a special DISCOUNT CODE to my blog readers! 
Read to the bottom for all the details! ;o)

Today I am sharing a masculine themed card.
I combined two stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping:

Here is the card I created:

Here's how I did it:

First, I gathered some of my supplies.

I began with my solid piece of blue cardstock.
I chose the sentiment “Sending You Best Wishes on Your Birthday” and stamped it in black ink,
leaving lots of space around it for the next step.

I brushed the entire cardstock with my powder tool.
I stamped the label with Versamark ink, centering it over the stamped sentiment.
Then I sprinkled it with black embossing powder and heat set it.

Next, I cut it out using the Fancy Labels 3 Die from Inspired by Stamping.

Then I cut all the pieces for the card.
From the black cardstock I made a tent-fold A2 card base,
which is a 4 ¼” X 11” piece scored at 5 ½”.
From the patterned paper, I cut a piece measuring 4” X 5 ¼”.
Since the die-cut label left a blue edge, I cut another label of black cardstock.
I inked the edges of the label and patterned paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

Now I’ll show you what I did with the black label I cut.
Since the die left a blue edge around my label, it disappeared into the patterned paper.
I wanted to frame it with black to make it stand out, and give it more weight.
I cut another set of blue and black labels to demonstrate.

I began by cutting the black label in half lengthwise.
Then I trimmed off the ends from the curve to the center cut, as shown here:

Discarding the little end bits, I adhered the other pieces behind the label,
leaving about 1/8” exposed.

Here is how it looks on my finished card:

The final step was to create a simple bow to add behind the label.
I did this using the matching ribbon from the 
Autumn Ribbon Collection
from Inspired by Stamping.
I LOVE this ribbon!
Then it was just a matter of adhering it all together.

Again, here is my finished card:

I hope you like my masculine themed card!
Both of the stamp sets I used are very versatile,
and perfect for any style of card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please let me know if you have any questions! :o)

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Inspired by Stamping Materials Used:

Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set

Trendy Circle Sentiments
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Other Materials Used:
Black Cardstock
Basic Grey – Oxford 6 X 6 Paper
Blue Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Memento – Tuxedo Black Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Ranger Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder – Black
EK Success Powder Tool
Martha Stewart Score Board
Fiskars Trimmer
Acrylic Blocks

Heat Gun

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Now for information on the special DISCOUNT CODE:
The code is thenickelnook20.
It is good for 20% off all orders of $20 or more at Inspired By Stamping
...excluding clearance items.
This discount code will expire November 20, 2016.
Thank you again, Joanna!
Happy Shopping, my friends! :o)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jennifer Nilsson Art DT - Autumn Basket Girl

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new card share for Jennifer Nilsson Art.  

Today I am using the "Autumn Basket Girl" image.
This image is available in the Etsy Shop, as well as Miss Daisy Stamps.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Autumn Paperpad;
Image: Jennifer Nilsson Art - Autumn Basket Girl;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Bling: Unknown Rhinestones;
Ribbon: Offray - Brown Grosgrain.

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Miss Daisy Stamps DT - Happy Pumpkin

Hello, my friends!

I have a new card to share with you today, 
using an image from Miss Daisy Stamps.

I've used the fun "Happy Pumpkin" image. 
You can find it HERE.

Isn't he a happy fella?

Materials Used:
Papers: MAMBI - Harvest Specialty Cardstock;
Image: Miss Daisy Stamps - Happy Pumpkin;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Decorative Curved Square.

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Here are all the links:

Kathryne is very generous with gifts and surprises.

You'll want to sign up so you don't miss any of the fun!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Jennifer Nilsson Art Challenge - It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas

Hello, my friends!

Today is the start of a new Challenge at Jennifer Nilsson Art
This month's theme is "It's Looking a Lot Like Christmas!"

For my card I used the sweet "Yorkie Love" image.
This image is available in the Etsy Shop, as well as Miss Daisy Stamps.

This is not a typical Christmas image but works beautifully in Christmas colors! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers and Sentiment: Hot Off the Press - Ultimate Christmas Creative Pack;
Image: Jenn Nilsson Art Digital Image - Yorkie Love;
Colour: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Brads: Recollections - Metallic Brads;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the blog and get in on the challenge!
I can't wait to see what you create! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tutti Designs - Rose Frame Die

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This week I am using the gorgeous "Rose Frame" die,
from the September release.
You can find it in the store HERE.

I simply cut the die from some pretty pink glitter foam.
This foam had a self-adhesive backing. 
Due to the intricacy of the die...I did use a pokey tool too remove a few of the tiniest little bits.
I think the end result made the extra work worth it!

Then I simply removed the backing, and centered it on my card front. 

It was very easy to stamp my sentiment in the center. 
Then I added a double bow to the top, and a few randomly placed pearls. 

Here's a close-up look and the amazing intricacy of this die.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Crafts - Glitter Foam;
Stamp: Inspired by Stamping - Heartfelt Sentiments;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Ribbon: Celebrate It;
Pearls: My Stash.

Rose Frame Die From Tutti Designs:

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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:

Saturday, 15 October 2016

All Dressed Up - Challenge #62

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

For my card today, I used the "First Prize" Image.
You can find it right HERE.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - First Prize;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Elegance;
Punch: Stampin' Up - Boho Blossoms;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Boho Blossoms;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Rhinestone Flourishes: Dollarama;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need:

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Cards and More Shop DT - Eat Dessert First

Hello, my friends! 

I'm back with a new project made with products from the Cards and More Shop .

Before I share my project, I would like to share some happy news!
I've been invited to continue with the Cards and More Shop Design Team for another term!
Also, to celebrate the announcement of the next Design Team, there is a code for FREE shipping!
If you haven't ordered from Cards and More Shop before, 
now is the time to do it.
To receive FREE shipping on your order, use the code FREENANCY!
There are some fabulous new Dutch Doobadoo and Maja Designs products in the shop! :o)

Okay...on to my project...

Isn't this a fun card?
It's even more fun because the stamp set is actually called "Cake Nancy"! lol 

I coloured the stamped image up with my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I created the shaped card with a Dutch Doobadoo template,
then added the viewmaster die to the center.
I popped the image and sentiment up on foam tape.
Finally, I added Stickles to the candles and stars,
and then added some sequins from my stash.

I added some pen stitching around the words, 
and the background paper. 

 Here you can see the sparkle a little bit better. 

These were the products used from the Cards and More Shop :

Maja Design 6 X 6 Paper Pad - Life by the Sea

Stickles - Icicle

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Please pop on over to Cards and More Shop to see all the great products they carry.
Also, check out the Cards and More Shop blog.

It's full of fun inspirational projects! :o)

Have a happy day! :o)