Friday, 18 January 2019

As You See It 192 - Design Team Card


It's theme week at As You See It Challenge this week. Metallics. Who doesn't like a bit of bling and glitz every now and then?


I love copper, black and vanilla together. I think they make a classy combo. So I got out some of the new stuff from the Occasions catalogue. The butterflies are cut from the large butterfly cluster in the Butterfly Beauty thinlits. The sentiment and foliage are from the ever-so-versatile Well Said bundle.


The background is embossed using the Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder, Layering Leaves. I layered up the die-cut 'birthday' and slightly offset the bottom black layer to give a hint of shadow to the word and tie it to the frames more.


Further inspiration came from the sketch at Sunday Stamps. You can play along with them until 25 January,  6 p.m. EST.


You can play along with us at As You See It until Wednesday 30 January. Why not pop over to the As You See It challenge site and see what the rest of the team have done, then join in and show us how you see it?

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Hand Stamped Sentiments 306


The colour challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments was just too pretty to pass up.


It's such a rich combination that I started to think I'd like to make something with a vintage feel. I started with the new Crackle Paint background stamp and lightly sponged the edges before stamping on the beautiful bouquet from Very Vintage. This set is a hostess set, so is available to party hostesses or individual customers where sales are over $350. I coloured the images with ink, a blender pen and some clear Wink of Stella.


The pretty little lacy edge is from the new Doily Builder thinlits. The pearls have been coloured with a Petal Pink Stampin' Blend.


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Paper Players 424 and TGIF194

This week at The Paper Players, Anne Marie has a pretty colour challenge. Grapefruit Grove is a colour I haven't warmed to but as I used it in this card I thought how pretty it looked with Pool Party.


For further inspiration, I used the sketch at TGIF.


I wanted to use Incredible Like You, one of the stamp sets we were given at On Stage in November, so the extra colour I added in was Old Olive.


The sentiment came from the fabulous Well Said bundle, which has greeting for absolutely every occasion. The stamps and the die cut words give you endless combinations of greetings. The little die cut foliage stems come from the Butterfly Beauty thinlits, which coordinate with the Beauty Abounds set.


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The solid Pool Party twine is a retired item.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Retro Rubber 102 - Design Team Card


Welcome to a new year of challenges at Retro Rubber! 

Apart from all-new challenges nothing much has changed.  You still need to use stamps that are at least a year old, you still need to give us an indication of their age and we still don't want you to link up to more than ten challenges in total.

Jane's started off the year for us with an intriguing colour challenge - keep it to black and white.



This is a classic combination and I was almost overwhelmed with possibilities. I went for Touches of Texture, a set that came out in the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. For the main panel, I've white embossed the images onto black card. The white layer is embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder, which has also been around for the last couple of catalogues.


The sentiment is from another older set, Thoughtful Banners, also from the 2016 catalogue.


We'd love to see what you do with black and white only. Why not pop over to the Retro Rubber site to see what the rest of the team have done, then make your own retro creation to share with us?

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