Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Seaside Wishes in Metallics for New at SU

 


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Welcome to our July NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring various metallic products and ideas from our catalogue and website. I'm afraid this is right up my alley, since I'm a great fan of metallics! I'm using the Textured Metallic Specialty Paper from the 2024/25 Annual Catalogue and the Seaside Wishes Bundle, among others.


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I haven't had much time to play with the Seaside Wishes bundle so far, and it's one of my favourite bundles from the new catalogue, so I was excited to use it for this challenge with New at SU. I needed a  fortieth birthday card for my middle daughter!(Wait! What?) Here's how I made the card:

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  • I started with a cardstock base in Soft Seafoam, measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". 
  • I cut another piece of Soft Seafoam, 5 1/4" x 4", and embossed it with the Seaside Wishes embossing folder. Using a sponge dauber and the Soft Seafoam ink, I sponged over the raised areas to help highlight them. This panel was added to the card front.
  • Using the Textured Metallic Specialty Paper in Gold and Bright Copper, the other shapes were die cut using the coordinating Seaside Wishes dies, and one Beauty of the Deep die (for the coral). I also die cut the number 40 with the Alphabet a la Mode dies and the sentiment label with the Cheerful Daisies dies.
  • The sentiment was embossed with Copper embossing powder from the WOW! Metallics Embossing Powders, and it's a stamp from the Best Family Ever set.
  • Finally, I used the Hybrid Embossing Folder with the coordinating dies from the Seaside Wishes set to emboss and die cut the sand dollars from Basic Beige.
  • All was assembled on the card front, using an assortment of glue, glue dots, and Stampin' Dimensionals, as seen above.
  • A few Adhesive Backed Metallic Gems finish the look.

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I hope you enjoyed this project made with the Seaside Wishes bundle and the Textured Metallic Specialty Paper. Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

Please contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase. If you do not have a demonstrator, I would be happy to answer any questions about products, or the techniques shown here. 

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Friday, July 5, 2024

Country Birdhouse for As You See It Challenge #327

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I love Colour Challenges, but this one, As You See It Challenge #327, Primary Intensity, devised by our team member, Joanne, took a little thinking because all three colours are very vivid primary colours. I did what I often do for any challenge; I went looking for an appropriate stamp set to use. Right off the bat, Country Birdhouse caught my eye, because I could picture a whimsical blue,  green and yellow birdhouse with a couple of blue and yellow birds perched on it. Oh, here's the challenge banner:
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Here's how it turned out:
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  • On a Blueberry Bushel card base, I added a layer of Granny Apple Green, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8", and then a Basic White layer 5 1/4" x 4". I debated over embossing or stamping something on the white layer, but finally opted to keep it plain so as not to compete with those intense colours.
  • Using the Country Birdhouse stamp set, I stamped 2 of the birds and one of the little flower bouquets on some Basic White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the images using the Blueberry Bushel, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Combos.
  • I die cut those stamped and coloured images with the coordinating Country Birdhouse dies.
  • Continuing with the Country Birdhouse dies, I cut the birdhouse the 3 roof pieces, the ledge, the perch, the stand, and various flowers and leaves. For these I used Daffodil Delight, Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green and Basic White cardstock as shown in the photo above.
  • I assembled all the pieces using glue, glue dots and dimensionals.

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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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Friday, June 21, 2024

Penciled Pear for As You See It Challenge #326

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 I've always loved those stamp sets where the images are like sketched still life elements, so when I saw the penciled pear set, I was determined to get it! This is the first time I've had time to use it, however, and I was not disappointed. I thought I would try an old technique of clear block stamping as a colouring and background tool for the pear, and I could plainly see the Thoughtful Designs Specialty Paper being used for one of the background layers. All this is for As You See It Challenges Sketch Challenge #326. Here's a look at the sketch from the challenge banner:

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I thought the pear was perfect for this and since the circle could be any shape, I made it a deckled square (more on this later) so I could use the clear block stamping technique.

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  • I started with a Basic Black card base of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4" on the long side.
  • I added a layer of Basic White cardstock, 5 1/4" x 4' that is embossed horizontally using the Exposed Brick 3D embossing folder.
  • Next is Basic Black matte 4 3/4" x 3 5/8" and a piece of the Thoughtful Patterns Specialty DSP, 4 5/8" x 3 1/2".
  • On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I inked up a clear block D with Old Olive ink and stamped it off a couple of times until it wasn't so solid and dark. Then I spritzed the block with some alcohol to wet it and stamped it on the cardstock. 
  • Once that was dry, I stamped the pear in Memento Ink in the center of the background I had created.
  • Using the size of Deckled Rectangle Die that could accommodate the width of the pear image I die cut the image in a rectangle. Then I shortened the rectangle to make a square by using one short end of the die to cut off the excess cardstock.
  • I adhered this square to the card front.
  • I stamped a splatter pattern from the Of Art & Texture stamp set in Old Olive ink after stamping off a couple of times. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Penciled Pear set over it in Memento ink.
  • I die cut the sentiment with the smallest Deckled Rectangles die and added it using Dimensionals.
  • I used some ombre Glimmer Dots I had in my stash as embellishments.

Are you starting to get itchy to start making Christmas cards? Well, the new Online Exclusives that are coming in July for you will help you out with that. Keep watching my Blog and my Facebook Page for samples.
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If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.

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