Thursday, August 25, 2016

Birthday Paisley

Well, the cool temperatures didn't last long! It's back to heat and humidity here. It sure has been a HOT summer! Here's hoping it breaks before I have to be back in my un-air-conditioned classroom!
Today I have another sneak peek of products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue...

Once again, I've drawn on a fall colour pallette. I love the warm richness of the season. I began with a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock that I embossed using the new Pretty Paisleys TIEF. I adhered it to a card base in Delightful Dijon...aren't those two colours fantastic together??

The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set and is heat embossed in copper on Very Vanilla card stock. I die cut the sentiment using the Layering Ovals framelits. I also die-cut the scalloped mat behind it from copper foil sheets. The DSP oval is from the Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP pack...I'm loving the colours and patterns in that one! To add texture I added some strips of ribbon: Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon from the 3/8" Trio Pack and some Burlap Ribon from the Annual Catalogue. I also added some copper metallic thread behind the focal image. The copper die-cut embellishment is done using the Paisley Framlits and copper foil sheets. The only other embellishments are some clear sequins for a hint of shimmer.

I kept the inside very simple with just a layer of Very Vanilla card stock, partially embossed with the Pretty Paisleys TIEF.

Can you believe it is only ONE WEEK till the Holiday Catalogue goes live??? If you still don't have a copy of the catalogue and would like one, drop me a quick email and I'll get one in the mail to you right away.

Have a great day!


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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fall in the air?

The past couple of days of cooler weather has me thinking of fall. Now, as much as I hate to see my summer holidays come to an end, I do SO love the colours of my favourite season, so I pulled out some new products from the Holiday Catalogue yesterday and had some fun...

I'll be featuring this card at an upcoming class next month that is all about paisley. Have you noticed how trendy paisley is this fall? The Petals and Paisleys Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue is right on-trend. Here, I used some of the gorgeous metallic copper-printed DSP as part of my background. I layered it on a piece of Cajun Craze card stock (which looks FANTASTIC with copper!) that I embossed using the Petal Burst TIEF. The focal image is comprised of several images from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set, which I heat embossed in copper and then coloured using Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon Stampin' Write markers. I'll bet you thought it was DSP, right?
I layered the stamped card stock on a scalloped square cut from Night of Navy card stock using the Layering Squares Framelits.


The sentiment is from the Suite Seasons stamp set and is also heat embossed in copper and coloured using markers. I used the Lots of Labels Thinlits to shape my label. I added some 3/8" Delightful Dijon ribbon, a die-cut copper accent, a little mini copper pinecone and some linen thread to complete this over-the-top card. I used the Paisley Framelits to die-cut the copper accent.

Because there was so much going on on the front of this card, I kept the inside simple and just stamped some of the paisley images from the Paisleys & Posies set in Cajun Craze and Night of Navy inks.

It isn't often that I create an over-the-top card, but it sure is fun when I do! Having lots of fabulous coordinating new products sure makes it easy!!

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Watercolour Flourish

Happy Monday! It is a crisp, coolish morning here! A welcome relief from all the heat and humidity we've had this summer, but a little bit too much like fall for my liking. I'm not ready to admit that summer's almost over :(
Today I have a decidedly summery card for you. It is one I designed for my Flourishing Phrases class this evening...

I love the simplicity of this project. I began with a simple water colour wash using Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder inks. I actually did the wash on two different pieces of watercolour paper so that I would have one for my background and one from which to die-cut my flowers. Once they were dry, I die-cut two smaller flowers and one large flower using the Flouish Thinlits. I adhered the flowers to my second watercoloured piece using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then matted it on a slightly larger piece of Watermelon Wonder card stock. I adhered that to a base of thick Whisper White card stock.

To add a bit of texture, I flicked the gold Wink of Stella brush all over the front of the card...I love the subtle shimmer that creates. The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink. I added a bit of gold metallic thread and a little gold foil banner behind the sentiment to highlight it. The only embellishments on this card  are two little rhinestones in the centre of the die-cut flowers.

On the inside, I stamped the flower image from the Flouishing Phrases set, ink the stamp first with Peekaboo Peach ink, then daubing on Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder for an ombre effect.

The Flourishing Phraseset stamp set and Flourish Thinlits work beautifully together AND they're available in at a discount when you buy both together. Oh...and the work PERFECTLY with a brand-new bundle from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. More on that later this week ;)

Have a marvelous Monday!


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