Tuesday, 30 January 2018

A little birdie told me.....

Hi friends and welcome to today's blog post.

 I wanted to share with you all a birthday card I made using the 'Bird Banter' photopolymer stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.
I have to confess that this set didn't really WOW me at first, but I absolutely LOVE this card, and now I LOVE the stamp set too!

I was searching Google images for ideas on how to colour the birds in the set, when I stumbled across this cute design layout. I've used Pool Party and Pink Pirouette on a Whisper White card base and I think these colours are so soft and pretty together. I stamped tone on tone on the three narrow strips behind the focal image using the leaf stamp and then also stamped onto the Pink Pirouette layer with Crumb Cake. I coloured the cockatoo with our Stampin' Blends, and I wanted the colours to represent our Australian galah and I'm very pleased with the results. Both the bird and greeting are stamped with the Memento black ink, which is recommended if you're colouring with the Stampin' Blends.

I coloured the Clear Epoxy Shapes with the dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends marker just to add a touch of colour and I gave the bird a lovely shimmer using the Wink of Stella pen. You can really see the lovely soft sparkle on the bird in this close-up shot.  As there aren't any coordinating dies with this stamp set, I simply fussy-cut it out. Just take your time - using our paper snips makes fussy-cutting a breeze! I made a double bow out of the Silver Baker's Twine and added an Enamel Shape heart to the centre. 

I've kept the card very simple on the inside with a layer of Whisper White, the stamped sentiment and some washi tape from the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalogue.

Well that's it for today, thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions regarding this project please get in touch with me, I'd be very happy to answer them for you.

All products and supplies are listed below.

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty! 😘

Product List

Thursday, 25 January 2018

AWH Team - January Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

Hello crafting friends, it's so good to be back from a long and restful break over Christmas and the New Year celebrations. I hope everyone had a lovely time with their loved ones and friends and that 2018 will be a happy & healthy one for us all.

Tonight the Art With Heart team are sharing creative projects using products from the Occasions Catalogue, which is current through to May 31st. Be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today (along with the Sale-A-Bration brochure).
Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join our fabulous team. Just ask any of the girls on the hop!

The project I'm sharing tonight is one that I created for my first class of the new year. I just had to make something with the gorgeous Petal Passion suite of products. Black & White may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you really have to love everything about this suite I think. From the stamp set to the DSP and dies to the embossing folders and embellishments, it is all truly beautiful. Another fantastic thing about this suite is that some of the designs in the DSP are just outline images that you can colour with our fabulous Stampin' Blends! That's a definite winner, don't you agree? 😊

Gable Box and matching card & envelope.

The card is a fun fold design featuring the gorgeous little bird as the focal image. I used Basic Black and Whisper White for the cardstock, along with Smoky Slate as this matched the silver in the Gable Box quite nicely. Some Black Shimmer ribbon made into a bow and Silver Metallic thread to represent a nest, softens the monochrome look.

On opening the flap, a sweet flower die-cut image is revealed. 

The open lacework die-cut was just the right element to add to the side of the card. And there's plenty of room inside to write your message. The addition of the scalloped circle hides the back of the tab.

Don't forget to pretty up your envelopes too, by adding some DSP to the back flap and a stamped image on the front.

I cut the DSP a 1/4" smaller for the front, back and side panels to cover the sweet little Mini Gable Box.
  Note: The Black Rhinestone Jewels are a retired product, however, our Basic Rhinestones can be coloured with a black sharpie marker.

Please feel free to send me an email if you have any questions about this project, I'd be happy to answer them for you. 😊

Now it's time to hop on over to the blog of our next participant, the very talented Tina Gillespie.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Ros Davidson 

Until next time.....
Stay happy & stay crafty 😘