Friday, January 19, 2024

Thoughtful Expressions for As You See It Challenge #315

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 I always look forward to colour challenges and this one is no exception. Team Member Heather H. came up with some very beautiful colours and an inspiration photo to go along with it for Challenge #315. Here is the challenge banner:

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I have a lot of new stamp sets to try out, paired with their coordinating die sets, but as I looked them over, trying to decided which would be best for these vibrant colours, the Thoughtful Expressions, with it's floral designs and especially with the hummingbird image really rang a bell with me. A hummingbirds has such a
vibrant plumage, often with similar colours, that I thought this could really work. Add in a little Wink of Stella to mimic the luminescence of a hummingbird's feathers, and it's the perfect set for the job!

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  • On a cardbase of Basic White thick cardstock, I added a layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  On top of that layer is a piece of Basic White, embossed with the new Softly Sophisticated Embossing Folder which is part of the Softly Sophisticated Bundle, a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration reward. This layer measures 3 7/8" x 5 1/8".
  • The next layer is Melon Mambo cardstock and measures 3 1/2" x 4 3/4".
  • On a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece of Basic White, I stamped the two images you see in StazOn ink and coloured them in with Stampin' Write markers. I didn't use Stampin' Blends because I don't have Melon Mambo in that medium. It's been a long time since I've used my Stampin' Write markers to colour in an image and they did a very vibrant job I think!
  • I went over the coloured images with Wink of Stella to add some "luminescence".
  • I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and die cut the sentiment and an accompanying backer in Granny Apple Green using the Thoughtful Expressions Dies. I adhered them together as I liked and used dimensionals to attach them to the card front.
  • Finally I added some Glossy Dots Assortment to the card front.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Jungle Pals for New at SU

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Welcome to our January NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring the Sale-A-Bration Rewards for you to see. I'm using the Jungle Pals stamp set and the Jungle Pals Dies to make my sample. They are found on pages 12 & 13 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. The Jungle Pals stamp set is a Level One reward, while the coordinating Jungle Pals Dies are a Level Two reward, meaning you have to spend twice as much to earn them as for a Level One reward.

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But, if you are ordering anyway, it's well worth it to get both rewards, because you can easily create scenes like the one I created above with a kind of diorama effect. I made a previous card in the same way for this blog post and it has all the instructions for how to make the accordion folds to create the 3D effect so I won't repeat them here.

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  • The card base is Garden Green cardstock. It is 10 1/2" by 4 1/4" and scored on the long side at either end at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2". The front window is created using the second largest Deckled Rectangle Die centered between the last fold lines on each end.
  • The back of the card is a piece of Garden Green cardstock 5 3/8" x 4 1/4". On it is glued an identical sized piece of Meandering Meadows DSP in the design shown.
  • The connecting bands of cardstock are Mossy Meadows for the back bands and Garden Green for the front bands, 1/2" x 5 3/8" for the top and 1" x 5 3/8" for the bottoms. (see directions at link above) 
  • I die cut all the canopy of leaves, vines and separate leaves from different shades of green, including Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, Granny Apple Green and Lemon Lime Twist. I used the canopies along the tops and attached the vines from the sides to the top. I used some canopy and some individual leaves to the bottom edges for undergrowth. The tree trunk was die cut from Pecan Pie and glued behind the second last accordion fold. I added extra width to the tree trunk to do this.
  • I stamped all the animals from the stamp set in Memento ink and coloured them in using Stampin' Blends alcohol markers in appropriate colours. Then they were die cut with the coordinating dies from the Jungle Pals Die set. They were added to the diorama as shown.
  • The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set Heartfelt Hellos, and it was die cut with the Everyday Details Dies.

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I hope you enjoyed this project made with Jungle Pals Bundle, two great rewards from our new Sale-A-Bration Brochure! Just a word of warning: They will only be available until Feb. 29, the end of the SAB promotion, or until they are out of stock, whichever comes sooner.
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

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