Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Crazy Crafters Blog Hop July- New Catalogue!!



Welcome to my blog entry for this months blog hop! I'm excited to join in again!! I've had a quiet month of crafting, with the end of term, reports, illness and a back injury getting in the way of my creativeness. All a bit depressing, so I was excited to get back into my craft room this week and use some of the new products out of our new catalogue!!

This month I chose to do two cards, mainly because I couldn't decide which one I liked more.

This first card I've created using the new Work Of Art stamp set (pg 165). I used a range of inks, Strawberry Slush, Blackberry Bliss, Island Indigo, Tangelo Twist, Lucky Limeade (retired) and Real Red. I used the long paint brush sweep to stamp the diagonal lines across a 4"x6" piece of Whisper White cardstock. It wasn't quite long enough to go right across, so I just lined up the end of the stamp with the missing bit of stamping and filled in the gaps. Once I had finished stamping, I trimmed the piece down to a size I was happy with, and cut of 1" strip. To get the contrast of stripes, I flipped that piece around so the stripes were different colours. After I had done all of this, I realised it was missing something, so I decided I would use some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to give it a bit of a sparkle. I used a Versamark embossing pen, which holds the same ink as the ink pad, but it's easier to use as it's like a marker. If you don't have the marker, you could always stamp back over the stripes with Versamark ink.
To finish it off, I rounded the corners, and stuck over a piece of basic black cardstock that I had covered with Iridescent Ice embossing powder as well. It is stuck to a 4 1/2"x 6" Basic Black top folding card base. I put a piece of Whisper White with its corners rounded inside so you can write on it easily.


I finished the sentiment with a 1 3/8" circle punch and the pansy flower punch. I used a ink blending tool to colour the paper with Coastal Cabana ink (as I didn't have any Coastal Cabana paper) and brushed it around the sides!




The second card was a little simpler. I used a Strawberry Slush card base. Whisper White backing, and stamped the Hello There sentiment from the Hello There hostess set in Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut a speech bubble out of one of the Project Life journaling cards from the Every Day Adventure card collection. I outlined the speech bubble in a Primrose Petals marker, and used Linen thread as a small embellishment with some large rhinestones.


The second card was a little simpler. I used a Strawberry Slush card base. Whisper White backing, and stamped the Hello There sentiment from the Hello There hostess set in Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder. I cut a speech bubble out of one of the Project Life journaling cards from the Every Day Adventure card collection. I outlined the speech bubble in a Primrose Petals marker, and used Linen thread as a small embellishment with some large rhinestones.

You are at stop number 2 with Laura Jane! Next stop is Kylie Bertucci! Have fun and thanks for stopping by!!
 1. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans -
2. Laura Britten at Stamping with Laura Jane
3. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie -
4. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie -
5. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards -
6. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2 -
7. Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie -
8. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer
9. Fiona Bradley at Just Spiffing -
10. Teena Maher at Stamping With Teena


If you want to recreate either of my cards, or are interested in crafting, clicking on the pictures will link you straight to my online shop!!!

14 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Teena, they were a joy to create!!

      Delete
  2. love them both hunny but the first is def my fave

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine too! I cased it off Kristina Werner! I watch all of her vids religiously! Her stripes were thicker, I just didn't have anything thick enough! Definitely something I will create again!

      Delete
  3. Love the use of Work of Art. Bright and cheery.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rose. I LOVE this stamp set!!!

      Delete
  4. Love the colours Laura! They're both great!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hello there! Super cool cards!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great cards Laura - beautiful colours! Welcome to your first CC Hop!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Both cards are so colorful!! Thanks for great ideas!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great cards for your first hop Laura, love the colours

    ReplyDelete