Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Enjoy the little things in life - Design Team Video Blog Hop - Floral Statements Thanks Gift Set

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Thank you for joining us for our second "Enjoy the little things in life - Design Team Video Blog Hop". We are going to be giving you inspiration once a month that will help you to be more creative and give you some great ideas and tips incl. videos. 
We have an incredibly amazing team of demonstrators from around the world that are part of this hop.

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver - Australia. 

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Stampinup #Thankyougiftset #giftbagpunchboard #Cardmaking #DIY

You will find a list of other participating DT members towards the end of my post.

For my 3D project I took the Floral Statements stamp and used it to create a Thank You Gift Set. 
A card with a co-ordinating Thank You gift bag.
I quite often feel the need to say thank you

Thank You Gift Set

Front View

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Stampinup #Thankyougiftset #giftbagpunchboard #Cardmaking #DIY

For my bag I used the Foil Frenzy patterned paper in Berry Burst and the Gift Bag Punch Board.
OMG this items is a god send and saves so much time and effort when searching for an appropriate bag for a small gift to co-ordinate with your cards!
The BB Foil Frenzy paper just really makes the whole set POP!

Close Up of Colouring

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Stampinup #Thankyougiftset #giftbagpunchboard #Cardmaking #DIY

For my card I used Thick Whisper white for the base with a layer of Berry Burst card stock for the edge. I water coloured onto the Thick Whisper White and added the Berry Burst seam binding ribbon with 3 glitter enamel dots in co-ordinating shades of BB.

Front and Angeled view of Thank You Gift Set.

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Stampinup #Thankyougiftset #giftbagpunchboard #Cardmaking #DIY

To make the bag topper I used one of my water coloured card fronts. I trimmed it right down to the side of lettering edges. I have never been one to subscribe to the less is more theory by nature, hence why I have problems with the CAS style lol. I added a layer of crumb cake card stock underneath cut into the banner shape.
 I popped a corrugated heart element on the bottom right corner and added 3 glitter enamel dots in co-ordinating shades of BB. 
To finish I added a length of mini sequin trim in black plus the BB seam binding ribbon, tied together with linen thread and then stapeled in place.. 
The Gold binder clip helps keep the bag closed and tidy, as well as keeping the bag topper in place....

How to make the card and How to Water Colour on Thick SU Card Stock.


Thank you for joining me today!
 Please click the name after mine to continue through this fabulous blog hop, each blog contains a video for you to learn and be inspired from!

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I have added all the tiems used and it links directly to my online store

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! blog hop - 2017 - 2018 Annual Catalogue

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Welcome to our Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourites from the Annual Catalogue.
I would love to know what your favourite item from the new catalogue is.
You are here with me Kim Oliver -Australia. I have a list of the other particpating Design Team members closer to the end of this post to help guide you through the hop..

My project today was inspired by page 163 of the annual catalogue. It is fast becoming a favourite for me. Although it was hard to pick just one..So I didn't lol
I would love to know what your favourite item is from the new catalogue!?!.

Floral Statements

I simply adore this set

The reason I think I like this set so much is it's got so much versatility. You don't have to just stamp it and add a ribbon. Although this is so very effective, as the catalogue shows.

I also used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set from page 157 of the annual catalogue. I love that thinlits set so much! You can do almost anything with it! Cards, Memory Making, Gift Tags you name it!

Here is my project

Hello Friend

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

I have used a version of the spotlight technique for my card.

I made this card for two reasons. 
  1. Was for this Design Team Ink It! Stamp It! Blog Hop. I thought it was very appropriate as LOADS of ink has been used here lol
  2. Was for a sample card for my teams benefit. 
Each fornight I set them a challenge and this weeks challenge was a sketch. Depending on the amount of entries each fornight I choose 5 I think are awesome and then I create a poll and let them decide who the winner is. The winner of that challenge gets to choose the next challenge theme plus I send them a sample pack of current DSP 😊

But enough about my team hahaha

I am sure you would like to know more about how I made my card.

Then keep reading

Angeled Views

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

A quick run down on how I created this card.

For this card my card base is thick Whisper White layered with Basic Black.
I stamped my image onto a piece of thick Whisper White then water coloured using Tempting Turquoise for the flowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves.
The colouring was done in 3 stages, first I applied a layer to the shadows and then washed a small amoint of colour over the top.
I then waited for it to dry and re-applied the colour in the same manner as the first layer.
When the second layer was dry I used my Stampin' Write markers to add more depth to the shadow area and highlighted the lighter areas using the White craft refill. I placed a small drip of white onto a clear block and then picked it up and applied using a damp aqua painter. 
*When trying this technique I find it handy to have a tissue on hand to help keep the aqua painter damp but not wet!
When all of the colouring were dry, I used two layering circle framelits. The smallest I cut from the stamped image. The largest I cut form the basic black layer. I glued the together.
You can see the word 'FRIEND' has been placed over the top. For this I used the 'Lovely Words' thinlits set and cut 'Friends' from it's original oval shape.
I cut the 'FRIEND' word 3 times in Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise and Silver. I glued these all together slightly off setting them so as to see a slight egde of each colour. I cut 3 small banners from matching pieces from the friends word left overs and popped that under the layered circle.
Using a black pen I drew a rough rectangle around the word 'HELLO' and then added little corner accents.
Using the foam adhesive strips, I placed the circle back in position over the word 'HELLO'.

I added 6 small rhinestones to finish.

Here is a list of all of the other Design Team members . Just click the name after mine to be take to another fabulous project.

Close Up of Stamping and Colouring

#KOCreationscards #Floralstatements #Lovelywordsthinlits #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Hellofriend #Inspiredbynature #inkitstampit

If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my project with then please look no further than the carousel below.
I have added all the tiems used and it links directly to my online store

The HOSTESS code for the month of JUNE is