28 Jul 2015

Thinking of You Card

Just to show that the 'Tap Tap Tap' Stamp Set isn't just for guys, here's another pretty feminine card using the set.

My Style Info
  • Can you see the Silver Doily poking out under the typewriter image? You can just see it, but amazingly, the card looked nothing without it and the centre piece was lost in a swath of white from the white doily. So the addition of the silver foil doily, gave the typewriter piece it's own identity.
  • Can you see the Burlap under the white ribbon? Again, the card looked nothing without it. The ribbon was lost against the flower paper and white doily, but once I added the Burlap, the whole card came alive, tying the whole card together. 
  • The flowers on each side give the card balance.

Technique Booster:
  • Don't fold the Burlap under the card, it's way to thick. Cut the Burlap to line up against the flower paper, adhere the white ribbon on top with double sided tape, and fold the ribbon under the card for a seamless finish. 




 FYI - You can now get Whisper White Card Stock in a thicker size. It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. See my Style Tips Below.

Endless Thanks Card

My Style Info

  • This stamped image is stamped directly onto the thicker card stock and end results are perfect!
  • FOR BEST RESULTS, score card before folding. 
  •  Endless Thanks Stamp Set, Metallic Thread & Thick Whisper White Cardstock used for this Card.

 

  
 
Stampin' Up! Star Ingredients for today's Card
Stamp Set: Tap Tap Tap
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Temping Turquoise, Whisper White
Papers: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink Pads: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Accessories: Metallic Foil Doilies,Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Organza Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Striped Scallop Die, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Double-Sided Tape, Stampin' Dimensionals.


I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!
Happy Creating, Angeliki :)




22 Jul 2015

'Tap Tap Tap' Happy Birthday Card - Bright & Beautiful!

I've been enjoying making cards with this Stamp Set, 'Tap Tap Tap.'
To see more cards using this set, head over to my FaceBook Page Here See More Here




Style Info
  • Colour Style - Tempting Turquoise is a new colour for me and I'm loving it! It's bright and beautiful and mixes with Crushed Curry & Smoky Slate so well.
  • Designer Style - Designer Series Paper Stacks are so Stylish this year. I've used Basic Grey from the Neutrals Collection. Scroll down to previous posts to see Subtles Collection.
  •  Smooth & Slick - Crushed Curry Candy Dots really set the banners off,  joining them together, giving them a smooth, slick look.
  • The 'Happy Birthday' Stamp is from 'Amazing Birthday' Stamp Set - Set of 7 Stamps. 

Technique Booster
Want to know how I stamped just part of the greeting stamp image?  So easy, you'll love it!
  • Here's the Happy Birthday Stamp.

  • I covered the part I didn't want inked with a post-it note, sticky part over stamp so it doesn't lift off when inking up, then,

  • inked it up like this, then,


  • removed the post-it note and stamped. Perfect!




 FYI - Did you know that you can now get Whisper White Card Stock in a thicker size? It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. See my Style Tips Below.

Endless Thanks Card

My Style Info
  • This stamped image is stamped directly onto the thicker card stock and end results are perfect!
  • FOR BEST RESULTS, score card before folding. 
 

Here's the Stampin' Up! Products I used on Today's Card.
Stamp Sets - Tap Tap Tap, Amazing Birthday.
Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Whisper White.
Ink Pads - Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, Tuxedo Black.
Papers - Designer Series Paper Stack Neutrals Collection.
Accessories - Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon, Candy Dots Regals Collection.
Adhesives - Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape 

Hope you enjoyed today's Card. Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.
Happy Creating!
Angeliki :)





16 Jul 2015

Another 'Congrats to You'

As promised, here's the other Congratulations card I mentioned yesterday.


And a matching Envelope made with Stampin' Up!'s Envelope Board. Very Stylish!


My Style Info
  • This Card differs from yesterday's in the following ways:
  1. I added a matting layer in Calypso Coral.
  2. I swapped the Metallics Doilies colours around - this time small silver onto large gold.
  3. I've added the Branch which is punched from the Bird Builder Punch.
  •  All layers are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, including the Striped Scalloped Die piece. 
  • I used Double Sided Tape to adhere the Lace and Sentiment.


FYI - Did you know that you can now get Whisper White Card Stock in a thicker size? It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. See my Style Tips Below.

Endless Thanks Card


My Style Info

  • This stamped image is stamped directly onto the thicker cardstock and end results are perfect!
  • FOR BEST RESULTS, score card before folding. 
 


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Which Congrats card do you like best? The Very Vanilla one from yesterday's post, or today's?




Here's the Stampin' Up! Products I used on Today's Card.
Card Stock: Soft Sued, Calypso Coral.
Papers: Timeless Elegant DSP
Accessories: Metallics Foil Doilies, Expressions Natural Elements, Sahara Sand Lace.
Tool: Bird Builder Punch, Big Shot, Striped Scalloped Thinlits Die, Envelope Board.
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape.


I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon.
Happy Creating,
Angeliki :)





15 Jul 2015

Congrats to You!

As you can see, I've been having great fun using the Expressions Natural Elements - They're so handy and add 3D! Mix them with the Metallics Foil Doilies, and creating becomes a breeze!




  • I've had my Scallop Thinlits Die for some time now and have hardly used it, so thought I'd better get into that too! And loving the results! 

  •  Have you noticed not a stamped image in sight?
  • This was a fun and easy card to make. 





FYI - Did you know that you can now get Whisper White Card Stock in a thicker size? It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. See my Style Tips Below.

Endless Thanks Card


My Styl Info
  • You can now get Whisper White A4 Card Stock in a thicker size. It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. 
  • This image is stamped directly onto the thicker cardstock and end results are perfect!
  • FOR BEST RESULTS, score card before folding. 
 


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 Here's the Stampin' Up! Products I used on Today's Card

Card Stock: Very Vanilla.
Papers: Pretty Petals DSP Paper Stack.
Accessories: Metallics Foil Doilies, Expressions Natural Elements, Mint Macaron Dotted Lace.
Tools: Big Shot, Striped Scallop Thinlits Die.


I hope you've enjoyed today's card. Pop back tomorrow as I'll have another card similar to this one.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Creating
Angeliki :)






12 Jul 2015

Bountiful Border Thanks Card

I cased this Card from our latest Catalogue (Pg 120). I just thought it was so beautiful and a sweet  way to say 'Thank You' to someone who has done something nice for us.

And I made a matching Envelope with my Stampin' Up! Envelope Board. How cute does it look!?



My Style Info
  •  Dressed to Impress! - Designer Series Paper Stacks are great not only for lots of cards but making gorgeous matching envelopes too!
  • Lots of Choice! - The Envelope Board makes over 60 different sized Envelopes!!

  • Bakers Twine adds just the right Balance.
  • Bling-A-Mazing! - I looove Sequins (if you haven't noticed!). They add just the right touch here. Brights Sequin Assortment are on sale in this weeks 'Weekly Deals'. (See link below).

My Hottest Tip
  • For best stamping results with Photopolymer Stamps, use Stampin' Piercing Mat for a beautiful, full and clear image. 
  • On this Card - The leaves didn't need the mat but the flower did.


'Technique Booster' - How to fix a 'Fuzzy' stamped image. 
  • I stamped the flower image straight onto the card base but I wobbled it a bit and got a fuzzy image.  
 How to Fix?
  • Stamp image onto spare card stock, cut out and mount with Stampin' Dimensionals. Beautiful! You'd never know!


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I hope you've enjoyed today's post. Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.
Happy Creating, Angeliki :)


Products I used on Todays Card & Envelope
Photopolymer Stamps - Bountiful Border
Card Stock - A4 Thick Whisper White
Papers - Designer Series Paper Stack Subtles Collection
Ink Pads - Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine, Brights Sequin Assortment, Expressions Natural Elements.
Tools - Envelope Board
Adhesives - Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Double Sided Tape.





6 Jul 2015

Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes Card Kit Now Available!

I have been waiting for this!

This All-Inclusive Card Kit makes 20 unique cards using the included 'Watercolour Wishes' Stamp Set.



All the materials you need to make 20 fabulous cards.




I just Love the inclusive photopolymer stamp set. There's 12 sentiments which will be great for many occasions and uses outside of the card kit!

The Kit comes in a Giftable Box making it the perfect gift choice.



To order the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wishes Card Kit, please click this link Watercolour Wishes Card Kit

Watercolor Wishes Card Kit by Stampin' Up!



Endless Thanks Card



My Styl Info
  • You can now get Whisper White A4 Card Stock in a thicker size. It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. 
  • The card above uses the thicker cardstock and end results are perfect!
  • For best results, score card before folding.

 Products used for this Card

Stamp Set: Endless Thanks - 22 Photopolymer Stamps
Cardstock: Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock.
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Watermelon Wonder, VersaMark.
Stampin’ Up! Accessories: Gold  Emboss Powder, Gold Metallic Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Heat Tool


Here's a look at the Endless Thanks Stamp Set.




If you would like to order the Endless Thanks Stamp Set, please click this link  Endless Thanks Stamp Set




DO YOU HAVE OUR LATEST 2015-2016 CATALOGUE YET? Is that a no?  Contact me for your Copy TODAY!
Here's the  On-Line Version  whilst you're waiting for the hard copy, which you'll want! It's a great read with a cuppa, or two, or three!


So, what do you think of the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit? Let me know, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by, and see you again soon. Happy Creating, Angeliki Xxx



2 Jul 2015

'Technique Booster' Day

Hi, Welcome to my NEW SEGMENT - 'TECHNIQUE BOOSTER' 
To Celebrate my new segment I have two 'Technique Booster' items for you today; 'Different Card, Same Layout' & 'Masking Technique Explained'


DIFFERENT CARD, SAME LAYOUT - 'GARDEN IN BLOOM' THANKS CARD


I wanted to show you how you can use the same card layout but get quite a different look and feel to a card by swapping certain elements. 

So today's card is the same layout as my previous post, except this time I wanted a more relaxed, fun and vibrant look to say 'Thanks' with. Whereas for the Celebrate Card I wanted a more formal and elegant look.

Here's a look at them side by side.


So, to Achieve this I've:

  • Added more images from the 'Garden In Bloom' Stamp Set to create the relaxed, fun, vibrant look I wanted.
  • Added Seam Binding overlapped with Cotton Ribbon thru the centre.
  • Swapped the 'Celebrate' Wooden Element for 'Thanks'
Such little effort for big happy result!



'MASKING TECHNIQUE EXPLAINED'
 I've used this technique on both cards.

I got the flower stamps (at the top of both cards) overlapping without ink lines going over all flower images using the 'Masking Technique'.

My Style Info - Masking Technique How To

  • Stamp image on card stock.
  • Stamp it again on a piece of scratch paper, I used a Post-It note.
  • Cut carefully around the scratch paper image; this will be your mask.
  • Place the mask on top of the card stock image.
  • Stamp another image over a portion of the mask to create layered, interacting images.
  • Remove the mask to see the finished look.  

Quick Tip:  To ensure that the mask stays in place, stamp image on a Post-It note.





FYI - Did you know that you can now get Whisper White Card Stock in a thicker size? It's great for card bases and the regular size is still perfect for stamping and matting. Ive used both here.



DO YOU HAVE OUR LATEST 2015-2016 CATALOGUE YET? What, No!  Contact me for your Copy TODAY!
Here's the  On-Line Version  whilst you're waiting for the hard copy, which you'll want! It's a great read with a cuppa, or two, or three!

 
If you've enjoyed today's cards and my new Segment 'Technique Booster', I'd love to hear from you! Just leave your comment at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by, and see you again soon. Happy Creating! Angeliki xx


Stampin' Up! Products I used on Today's Card
Stamp Set - Garden In Bloom
Card Stock - Whisper White Thick & Regular
Ink Pads - Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry.
Accessories -  Expressions Natural Elements, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Pink Pirouette Seam Binding, Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon.
Adhesives - Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals (3D Foam Mount)