Friday, 23 June 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop - 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to our Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.
I would love to know what your favourite item from the new catalogue is.
You are here with me Kim Oliver -Australia. I have a list of the other particpating Design Team members closer to the end of this post to help guide you through the hop..

My project today was inspired by page 163 of the annual catalogue. It is fast becoming a favourite for me. Although it was hard to pick just one..So I didn't lol
I would love to know what your favourite item is from the new catalogue!?!.

Floral Statements

I simply adore this set

The reason I think I like this set so much is it's got so much versatility. You don't have to just stamp it and add a ribbon. Although this is so very effective, as the catalogue shows.

I also used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set from page 157 of the annual catalogue. I love that thinlits set so much! You can do almost anything with it! Cards, Memory Making, Gift Tags you name it!

Here is my project

Hello Friend

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

I have used a version of the spotlight technique for my card.

I made this card for two reasons. 
  1. Was for this Design Team Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. I thought it was very appropriate as LOADS of ink has been used here lol
  2. Was for a sample card for my teams benefit. 
Each fornight I set them a challenge and this weeks challenge was a sketch. Depending on the amount of entries each fornight I choose 5 I think are awesome and then I create a poll and let them decide who the winner is. The winner of that challenge gets to choose the next challenge theme plus I send them a sample pack of current DSP 😊

But enough about my team hahaha

I am sure you would like to know more about how I made my card.

Then keep reading

Angeled Views

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

A quick run down on how I created this card.

For this card my card base is thick Whisper White layered with Basic Black.
I stamped my image onto a piece of thick Whisper White then water coloured using Tempting Turquoise for the flowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.
The colouring was done in 3 stages, first I applied a layer to the shadows and then washed a small amoint of colour over the top.
I then waited for it to dry and re-applied the colour in the same manner as the first layer.
When the second layer was dry I used my Stampin' Write markers to add more depth to the shadow area and highlighted the lighter areas using the White craft refill. I placed a small drip of white onto a clear block and then picked it up and applied using a damp aqua painter. 
*When trying this technique I find it handy to have a tissue on hand to help keep the aqua painter damp but not wet!
When all of the colouring were dry, I used two layering circle framelits. The smallest I cut from the stamped image. The largest I cut form the basic black layer. I glued the together.
You can see the word 'FRIEND' has been placed over the top. For this I used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set and cut 'Friends' from it's original oval shape.
I cut the 'FRIEND' word 3 times in Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Silver. I glued these all together slightly off setting them so as to see a slight egde of each colour. I cut 3 small banners from matching pieces from the friends word left overs and popped that under the layered circle.
Using a black pen I drew a rough rectangle around the word 'HELLO' and then added little corner accents.
Using the foam adhesive strips, I placed the circle back in position over the word 'HELLO'.

I added 6 small rhinestones to finish.

Here is a list of all of the other Design Team members . Just click the name after mine to be take to another fabulous project.

Close Up of Stamping and Colouring

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my project with then please look no further than the carousel below.
I have added all the tiems used and it links directly to my online store

The HOSTESS code for the month of JUNE is

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Climbing Orchid & Orchid Builder bundle - #GDP092

Welcome back to my blog 😊

I have had rather a busy week so far! 
I am currently in the middle of creating 60 wedding invites for a friends wedding. I have been doing a bit every day this week. 
I have all the printing done plus all the backings trimmed. 
I have just finished trimming, scoring and burnishing 60 pocket style cards for the invites to go in. Now I have to trim all the printed pieces to fit. Cut, score and burnish the actual pockets and then put them all together ...  with the ribbon and bling accents. I plabn on sharing the steps I used for the invites, so stay tuned for that!

I took a break from doing all of that today and created a card for myself 😎
I knew I hadn't entered GDP's challenge this week so I thought I would give that a go.

 The challenge for Global Design Project this week is CASEing the designer Steffi Helmschrott

For my CASE I chose to keep the jar and flowers theme.

Here is my card

 Thinking Of You

#KOCreationscards #Climbingorchid #Orchidbuilder #Inspiredbynature #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping

I went with my favourite colour scheme of Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist with just a touch of black to make it POP.
I used the thinlits that match this stamp set to give the flowers a 3 dimensional appearance. I added an orchid that had fallen off a stem at the top. I covered the flowers with clear wink of stella mixed with a touch of the Berry Burst ink to fill the flowers colour out just a touch more.
I added white perfect accents as water droplets. I achieved this by removing the backing and gluing into place. I even cut an accent in half and added it as a droplet on the side of the glass jar, can you see it!?!

The sentiment is also from the Climbing Orchid stamp set. I adore that font, reminds me of my hand writing when I was about 20 lol

Angled and Open View

#KOCreationscards #Climbingorchid #Orchidbuilder #Inspiredbynature #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping
To finish the top of the jar off I added black bakers twine. I put a tiny slit near the edge of the glass ar and poked the 3 strands of twine through to the back. I held it in place with tear and tape. I tied a bow onto the twine then I held the bow in position with a glue dot.

For the inside I stamped the main orchid and then the stems. I then added the little buds to finish off.
Neat huh!

This gorgeous set is available as a bundle. You save %10 percent when purchaseing available bundle sets, so this is a perfect opporunity to save money!

 If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create my set with, then please check the carousel below. It has everything you need.

The HOSTESS code for the month of JUNE is


Here is the Craft Box for JULY!!

The Birthday Memories Suite.

For $40.00 you get everything pictured plus postage within Australia

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These will be a regular thing I will be offering monthly.
It's a fantastic way to have it ALL, with out having to buy it ALL. Save money and have less waste too!
You get $40 worth of product delivered anywhere withinin Australia for $40!!! 

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Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the extra HOST BENEFITS in June and get that item you
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