Over the weekend I had another play with the Love of Leaves bundle while Noah (the 9-week-old Seeing Eye Dog puppy we're caring for) took a good nap.
One of my favourite things about this bundle is the optional stitched inner die that adds such great detail and texture to the leaves. Another favourite thing is that when you buy the bundle of stamps and dies together you save 10% off buying them individually!
This colour palette is very representative of Melbourne this weekend...it was cloudy, grey and chilly, but there's evidence of Spring popping out everywhere in the leaves, grass and flowers. I stamped the leaves with their respective ink colours on cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Old Olive. The card base and sentiment are Gray Granite, and the DSP is In Good Taste.
Once I had the leaves and sentiment stamped and die-cut, I arranged them how I liked and used Glad Press N Seal to flip them over and apply Stampin' Dimensionals to the back. Here's an example of how I use the Dimensionals to adhere the leaves together into one element to be placed on the card:
I also added a length of the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim to the back of the leaves with a bit of sticky tape and unravelled the ends. Then I removed the Dimensional backings and flipped it all over to place where I wanted it on the card front. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and it was complete!
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Here's this week's project:
I have looked at the Arrange A Wreath Bundle for quite a while, and finally decided to purchase it. Like all of SU!'s current dies, it cuts and embosses beautifully, and is fun to play with.
I liked the one Whisper White layer with the 2 Just Jade layers well enough, but adding the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels took it to the next level! Fortunately there are 220 in the pack, LOL.
Here's everything used on this card:
I've CASE'd this card from Mikaela Titheridge who produced it for a tutorial bundle. I don't usually work in the Neutrals colour palette, but this one spoke to me.
Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso team up with a sliver of Copper Brushed Metallics, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Linen Thread and the Very Vanilla Forever Greenery Trim to make a dynamic neutral combo. I find myself reaching for this Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder quite often these days...a bolder version of the Subtle folder I guess.
I have spent zero time being fussed about the little spots in the sunflower's Crumb Cake centre...I figure it's totally organic that way. I like how the Early Espresso in the very centre ties in with the sentiment strip...and I am really enjoying the trend of cutting out the script edges!
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Last Chance for the October Monthly Card Class
There's still time to grab the written tutorial and play along with us on Zoom! Use your imagination and substitute products from your stash if you don't have the exact products I show.
Can't make the Zoom session? The tutorial has all the measurements, photos and directions you need to complete the projects on your own, though you're always welcome to ask questions!
Zoom Session: Saturday, 17 October 2 pm AEDT (Friday Evening in North America)
These are the projects I made during this week's Facebook Live video. You can watch the replay on YouTube or Facebook.
I was inspired to make these because I received a very cute card from my sister demonstrator, Megan Le Cornu. She told me during the Live today she'd originally seen the idea from Dena Rekow.
These cards are made with ½ sheet of cardstock, and can be a good use for larger scraps of DSP.
As promised, here are the measurements for making this card:
Here's what went into making these cards:
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I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!