Friday, August 7, 2020

Thanks


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a fun thank you card for you using some cute new goodies from Divinity Designs.  I've used Butterfly Trio Dies, Floating Frame Die and Birthday Blooms Stamp/Die Duo.

I've used a base of Rich Razzleberry cut with A2 Portrait Card Base With Layer Die, with the inside panel of cream cut with the layer die from the same set.  Next I've added a layer of River Rock cut with Matting Rectangle and Rustic Beauty paper cut with Floating Frame Die. I've taken the square from the Floating Frame Die set to cut through the River Rock and Razzleberry layers through to the inside.  I've then stamped the flowers and leaves from Birthday Blooms Stamp/Die Duo (I've used a Misti to make sure I've got a good even coverage) and then die cut with the matching die.  Next I've die cut the butterflies using Butterfly Trio Dies and brushed them with purple ink.  I've popped the butterflies and the top flowers up on X-press It Foam Tape.  To finish I've added the 'Thanks' using Wisteria Wonder card and the Thanks for Everything Stamp/Die Duo.

Stamps - Birthday Blooms SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Memento Lulu Lavender, Peanut Brittle, Bamboo Leaves
Paper - Divinity Designs Rustic Beauty, Rich Razzleberry, River Rock, Cream, White
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Floating Frame, Birthday Blooms SDD, Butterfly Trio, Thanks for Everything SDD; X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Saturday, August 1, 2020

You Are My Lighthouse


Hello Everyone! Today we are showcasing the August Release by Divinity Designs!  I am using the new stamp set called Shine Bright!  I really like this adorable lighthouse and it also has a great combination of sentiments as well!

I've used a blue base and layered with River Rock.  I've stamped the lighthouse and sentiment from Shine Bright in black onto X-press It Blending Card and applied layers of Distress Ink for the sky and sea and coloured the lighthouse with Copics.  I've deliberately added touches of red and yellow down the side of the lighthouse for some reflected light.  I've also added the red band around the middle because I felt I made the lighthouse a little top heavy with the red.  I've framed this with America the Beautiful paper diecut with Pierced Frames.  I felt it looked a bit dark, so I've added a frame of aqua using Lavish Layers.  To finish I've added some River Rock Ribbon, some twine and a nautical charm.

Stamps - Shine Bright (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Black, Distress Inks: Broken China, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Hickory Smoke, Peacock Feathers
Paper - Divinity Designs America the Beautiful, Blue, Aqua, River Rock
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Pierced Frames, Lavish Layers; Copics, Spica Pen, River Rock Ribbon, Charm, Glue, Twine


For my second project, I've used the new Accordion Fold with Layers Die for the base card and layers.  It is a loooooooong die at a length of 12 inches, so it is easier with a long platform.  The layers are created using Beautiful Blooms paper.  Around the middle I've used the Belly Band Die to cut a matching base and the Beautiful Blooms paper (solid) for the layers.  I've decorated this with Vintage Labels 2 (airbrushed with R83 Copic) and topped with another diecut stamped with the sentiment from Shine Bright! I've then used Birthday Blooms Stamp/Die Duo to create all the flowers and leaves with a little extra help using my Misti to make sure of even inking!

Stamps - Shine Bright (sentiment), Birthday Blooms SDD (flowers/leaves)
Ink - Memento Angel Pink and New Sprout, Catherine Pooler It's a Girl
Paper - Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms, Ivory, White
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Accordion Fold with Layers, Belly Band, Vintage Labels 2


So who is the lighthouse in the storm of life that could use a card??  I can think of a couple that are always there to keep me grounded and shines light when I need it and I hope you do too!  Make sure you check out Divinity Designs Blog, FacebookPinterest and Instagram for even more inspiration! Thanks for visiting today and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, July 31, 2020

Emily


Hello Everyone!  Today I have an eclipse card that I've made for my son's girlfriend. Happy Birthday Emily!!  We hope that you have a wonderful, fun filled and very happy day - Best wishes from the Jones'!

Emily is 15 today and I tried to make something "not too over the top", but still classy!  Apparently her favourite colour is blue (me too!!), so I went looking for some pretty, but teenager appropriate paper and came across this cute butterfly paper by Kaisercraft which I thought was perfect.

I've used the Slimline Card Base die for the light blue base, Slimline Rectangles for the dark blue layer and then Slimline Layering Rectangles for the Flutter Kaisercraft layer.  I've taken the Letters E, M, I, L, Y and lay them on the patterned paper........they JUST fit!!  WHEW!!  I've held them in place with some removable tape and ran it through my Platinum die cut machine.  I've then removed the letters from the paper and embossed them before popping them up on foam tape.  To give just a little embellishing, I've added a couple of frangipani and fern die cuts.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - Memento Cantalope (flower centres)
Paper - Kaisercraft Flutter, Light Blue, Dark Blue, White, Green
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Layering Rectangles, E, M, I, L, Y, Frangipani, Ferns; Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to create!!  :)

Friday, July 24, 2020

Hello Friend!


Hello Friend!  I know some of you are enjoying the Summer weather, but here in Australia it is Winter and we are dreaming of of those warm, balmy days. So I've made a fun and tropical themed friendship card to kick off today's post.

Using the new Slimline Range from Divinity Designs for the layers - Slimline Card Base for the green base, Slimline Rectangles for the cream layer, Slimline Pierced Window Frame for the yellow layer.  In two of the windows, I've used some Cool and Casual Paper and left the middle one blank.  Across the bottom I've added some green ribbon.  I've stamped the sentiment from Wavy Words stamp/die duo in black ink onto cream card and die cut with the matching die and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  Finally I've added my flowers and greenery using Frangipani Dies and Ferns Dies.

Stamps - Wavy Words SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Versafine Black
Paper - Divinity Designs Cool and Casual Paper, Green, Cream, White and Yellow
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Pierced Window Frame, Frangipani, Ferns and Wavy Words SDD; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue, Green Ribbon.


My second project is an A2 Card using the new Raspberries stamp set. I've stamped it in Gray Flannel (lightly stamping it off first to give a second generation/paler image. I've coloured it with Copics and pencils and die cut with Vintage Labels Dies. I've sponged Antique Linen ink around the image while it was still in the die.  I've framed this with red card cut with Vintage Borders.  The card base is created using A2 Portrait Card Base in red, Matting Rectangle in River Rock and then Lattice Background in Cream.  Around these layers I've added some Hessian (Burlap) Ribbon and Red Ribbon.  I've stamped the sentiment from Raspberries in Warm Sepia, die cut with Circles, sponged Antique Linen while still in the die. I've added some cream die cut with Leaves and Branches for just a little accent and popped it up on foam tape.


Stamps - Raspberries (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel, Antique Linen, Warm Sepia
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Red, River Rock, Cream
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base, Matting Rectangle, Lattice Background, Vintage Labels, Vintage Borders, Circles, Leaves and Branches; Hessian Ribbon, Red Ribbon, X-press It Foam Tape



I've made my last card a Sympathy card and therefore wanted to keep it very subtle and understated.  I've used the Slimline Card Base to cut the blue base and the Slimline Rectangles to cut a cream layer.  I kept it in the die and airbrushed some B21 Copic.  I've then taken the Roses Stencil and some Antique Linen Ink to sponged the pattern background which turned it into this lovely tone on tone effect.  I've topped this with blue cut with Slimline Flower Petal Background.  Around this I've attached some ribbons and die cut the 'Sympathy' from With Sympathy Stamp/Die Duo twice in cream and blue.  To finish I've added some tiny cream pearls.

Stamps - None
Ink - Antique Linen
Stencils - Roses
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Flower Petal Background, With Sympathy Stamp/Die Duo; B21 Copic, Ivory Ribbon, Blue Ribbon, Bow Easy, Cream Pearls

Did you make it this far??  Thanks so much for reading all the way to the end!  Do you need even more inspiration??  Make sure you check out Divinity Designs Blog, FacebookPinterest and Instagram. Thanks for visiting today and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, July 17, 2020

July Release!


Hello Everyone!!  This month Divinity Designs has gone Slimline!!!  These long and tall cards are the hottest trend in the market right now and Divinity Designs has a MASSIVE range of goodies including papers and dies to choose from!!

I really wanted to make one card using larger roses since I had so much more space to play with, so  I've created the roses out of pink card using Rose Dies.  For the extra leaves and flourishes, I've cut some green and cream card using Rose Leaves and Leaves and Branches Dies to create the floral explosion.  I've constructed the card base and layers using all the new toys.....I mean....products......

I've used Slimline Card Base Die (you will need a diecut machine with a larger die cut area), for the cream base, Slimline Rectangles for the pink layer,  Slimline Layering Rectangles for the Beautiful Blooms Slimline Paper, Slimline Flower Petal Background for the cream decorative layer (swoooon....love this die!).  For the middle, I've added cream card die cut with Vintage Labels and lightly sponged with cream ink (although to be honest, I think there was a tiny bit of green still on my blender brush so it has a slight green hue) and also die cut a Double Stitched Pennant Flags.  To finish I've added cream card die cut with Happy Birthday Caps and airbrushed with RV32 Copic.

Now this card is not one you would realistically be able to post in the mail, but rather a special hand delivered one.  If you wanted to post it, I would make the roses flat instead of shaped.  But why go flat if you don't have to right!!  :)

Stamps - None
Ink - None
Paper - Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms Slimline Paper, Pink, Green, Cream
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Layering Rectangles, Rose, Rose Leaves, Leaves and Branches, Vintage Labels, Double Stitech Pennant Flags, Happy Birthday Caps; X-press It Clear Gel Glue


I have a second slimline card today, this time using a brand new stamp set called Raspberries!  Such a cute stamp set filled with sweet sentiments! 

I've used the Slimline Card Base Die to cut the red base, and the Slimline Rectangles for the kraft layer.  I've used the image from Raspberries and versamark ink to stamp around the edges of the kraft layer.  Next I've used Slimline Rectangles and Slimline Layering Rectangles to cut the red and cream layers and wrapped some hessian (burlap) ribbon around it.  Next I've stamped the image from Raspberries in gray ink onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and pencils.  I've die cut this with Double Stitched Circles and brushed Antique Linen ink around it while still in the die.  I've matted it with red card cut with Scalloped Circles for a delicate edge and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  Finally I've stamped the sentiment from Raspberries in brown ink, die cut with Pennant Flags and matted with red cut with Double Stitched Pennant Flags.  

Stamps - Raspberries (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Memento Gray Flannel, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versamark
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Red, Kraft, Cream
Accessories - Divinity Designs Slimline Card Base, Slimline Rectangles, Slimline Layering Rectangles, Double Stitched Circles, Scalloped Circles, Pennant Flags, Double Stitched Pennant Flags; X-press It Foam Tape, Hessian Ribbon

That's all for today, you can find more inspiration over on the Divinity Designs Blog!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Baby Girl


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a Twist and Pop Up Card for a baby girl!  I know I seem to be addicted to twist and pop cards, but they are just so fun to make and I just can't help myself!!  It's also really cool to see the reactions on the faces of the recipients when they open them.  :)

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer Dies to cut the Blushing Bride card base and patterned paper layer.  Matting Rectangle Die has been used to cut the white layer.  All the papers come from the Baby Girl Paper Pad and I've used Pierced Frames and Pennant Row Dies for the frame and bunting.  I've used the Bless This Baby Stamp/Die Duo for the sentiment and 'Baby' diecut.  I've actually diecut 'Baby' 3 times in white and once in the solid colour from the paper pad and glued them all together - this adds some dimension and gives a lot of strength.


Inside, I've used the layer die from A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer Dies to cut the white panels and added strips of patterned paper.  I've cut the (unseen) mechanism panel out of white using Twist and Pop with Layers Dies, and the accordion panel out of Blushing Bride to match the card base.  The layering has been done with matching papers.  To finish I've used the Letters G, I, R, L to die cut the solid paper from the Baby Girl Paper Pad.

Stamps - Bless This Baby SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Versafine Warm Sepia
Paper - Divinity Designs Baby Girl Paper Pad, Blushing Bride, White
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Twist and Pop with Layers, Matting Rectangle, Pierced Frames, Pennant Row; Glue

That's all for today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Mothers


Hello Everyone!  Mothers are amazing aren't they?  I suppose like most people, I think my Mum is the bestest in the whole world, my friend, my confidant, my support, my backstop.....  It doesn't seem to matter how old you get, your Mum is still the one you go to and at the moment it's hard with the Covid19 virus out there for many to see and hug their mothers, so I think a card would be perfect to show a little love.  This sentiment really speaks to me and perfect for all the Mums or Moms out there.

I've used an aqua base and Shabby Rose Paper layer cut with A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer Dies and the white layer cut with Matting Rectangle.  I've cut more white card with Scalloped Chain Die which fits perfectly over the Shabby Rose layer.  Around this I've added some white and aqua ribbons.  Next I've stamped the rose image and sentiment from My World Stamp/Die Duo onto X-press It Blending Card, coloured with Copics and diecut with Pierced Ovals.  I've stamped the three rose image, coloured it with Copics and die cut with the matching die and popped it up on X-press It Foam Tape.  I've matted this with aqua diecut with Layered Lacey Ovals and finished with a big bow.

Stamps - My World SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel
Paper - Divinity Designs Shabby Rose, Pool Party, White, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Scalloped Chain, Pierced Ovals, Layered Lacey Ovals; X-press It Foam Tape, White and Aqua Ribbons, Bow Easy

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Going Western


Hello Everyone!!  Today I have another Shirt Card for you!!  This time I've gone with a western style theme.  I've used the Couture Collection Dies for the base card - cut out of brown card - and then the Everyday Shirt Dies to decorate the front.  I've used the Cool and Casual paper collection for the pattern and accented with brown card for the trim, buttons and pocket.

These are so quick and easy to make and such a fun card to give to any male in your life.  Let's face it, masculine cards are often known as "The Dreaded MAN Card" to most of us, so anything that makes it easier has got to be a bonus!

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Cool and Casual, Brown
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Couture Collection, Everyday Shirt; Glue

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

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