Friday, July 30, 2021

Ellen Hutson | Summer of Stamping: Week 3 -- Pretty Pink Posh: Summer Circles


I'm back with more Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping inspiration and this time I'm featuring the July 26th Release! Pretty Pink Posh designed the Summer Circles Combo which is a beautiful set of summery images in circles and the coordinating dies turn them into suns. It's so fun to colour these beautiful images and I had a really hard time deciding what colours and mediums to create with the sun die.


I started by stamping the flip flop image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colouring it with Copic markers. You can find all those colours in the supply links below. Next, I die cut the image using the coordinating dies and die cut the sun from several colours of cardstock, as well as silver glitter cardstock before settling on the gold foil cardstock. I preferred the foil over glitter since it shows the stitching detail on the die.


Next, I used the Happy Birthday Hot Foil Stamp with gold foil on Neenah heavyweight in the Gemini Foilpress and Gemini Junior die cutting machine. Then I die cut it using the coordinating Big Scripty Happy Birthday Die.


I just love the way the two types of gold foil complement each other! To provide a contrast, I cut a 4" x 5.5" panel from Bazzill Robin's Egg cardstock to match the flip flops and added texture to it using the A2 Piercing Plate. I love this plate so much, I could use it on everything.


I added a strip of patterned paper to the bottom of the card base before attaching the pierced panel and die cut elements. I popped the stamped image on with foam tape and used liquid glue to attach everything to the front panel, including the gold crystals which I thought looked like sparkly sand.

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Supplies

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Spellbinders | July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month


Today's pairing features both the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month and the July 2021 Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders. The sentiments and images from the Clear Stamp of the Month work perfectly with both the Small Die of the Month and the Large Die of the Month. Most monthly kits work well together and you can find a list of all the value kits HERE. If you subscribe by July 24, 2021, you will receive this month's featured kits which means today is the last day to grab these particular kits!


If you missed my previous inspiration with the July 2021 Small Die of the Month, you can find it HERE. Once again, I used it differently than intended on both these cards by using only part of the die to keep the focus on the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month.


I used a variety of cardstock brands here. On the first mini slim card, the base was cut from white linen cardstock. The top layer was cut from pale rose cardstock and lined with opal glitter cardstock and the flowers were heat embossed on the card base with halo embossing powder to match the glitter cardstock. The sentiment was heat embossed on sea salt cardstock.


On the second mini slim card, the base was cut from pale rose cardstock, the top layers were cut from sea salt cardstock and lined with silver glitter cardstock and topped with smooth white cardstock. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment and single roses above and below, framing the sentiment with white silk bows.

Here's a list of kits I share each month and some of the value kits:

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Supplies

Friday, July 23, 2021

Spellbinders | July 2021 Large Die of the Month


Today's inspiration for Spellbinders features the July 2021 Large Die of the Month. Although I didn't feature it here, this month's kit also comes with three dies to create a custom envelope for this mini slim card design and the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month includes a shaped label that works with the envelope die. Most monthly kits work well together and you can find a list of all the value kits HERE. If you subscribe by July 24, 2021, you will receive this month's featured kits.


Just like my feature card for the July 2021 Small Die of the Month, I didn't do any stamping on this card. I simply used the dies included in the kit to create the birthday sentiment. There are eight dies alone just for the mini slim card and the patterns on the shapes alternate with each layer.


I used beautiful cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and the colours are, from largest to smallest: Blue Violet, Island Blue, Mint, Peacock Teal, Audrey Blue, Surf Blue and Sea Glass.


For the flowers, the greys are also from Simon Says Stamp and the colours are, from light to dark: Fog Gray, Smoke Gray and Slate Gray. The silver pieces behind the sentiment and in the flowers and leaves are from the Sizzix Silver Opulent Cardstock Pack.


I used a tape runner to stack all the layers on to a white linen card base. Then I used Bearly Arts liquid glue to assemble the flowers. I used foam tape to pop up the flowers and mini glue dots to attach the leaves.

Here's a list of kits I share each month and some of the value kits:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies