Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Let's Make a Paper Quilt

Hello stampers!

I hope that you have checked out the last two posts, they are featuring the [Christmas Quilt & Quilt Builder Framelits]. For my projects today, they are paper quilts. For the first one I dug into my designer series paper for a piece with a wood texture, the [Wood Textures] is perfect. I chose a white washed piece to give the background a bit of interest without distracting from the focal point - the quilt. 

This next one I used an IN-LAID EMBOSSING technique. It's really simple to do.

You can use any embossing folder, I of course used the [Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder]. Die cut your pieces and glue them in place, then put it in the embossing folder and run it through the [Big Shot] or similar die cutting machine. If you put it face up on the side with the Stampin' Up! logo you will get an embossed look (embossing will popped up impression). If you want it De-bossed (inward impression) you put your piece face down. It's that easy! My card is De-bossed.

A simple 3x3" card is the perfect fit for this die cut. I used the same [Wood Textures] Designer Series Paper that I used on the first card.

Next is a glittery, shiny card. I De-bossed the background. There are some quilt themed add-on die cuts. My favourite is the thread spool (I used the Wood Textures DSP again) and sewing needle are what I chose to use. To make it more realistic, I wrapped a bit of [Metallic Silver thread]. I hope you like my projects for today, I have more to share tomorrow. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Christmas Quilt Bold Backgrounds

Hello stampers!

As promised, I have another showcase of projects to share featuring the [Christmas Quilt] stamp set and [Quilt Builder Framelits]. My favourite card is the first one I made using the outlined triangle image. Check out the samples below.

I love how the first card turned out, I used my favourite - water colouring to fill in the shapes. Next is a similar style, except I used the outlined flower image. Every so often I die cut the flower petals out leaving a peek-a-boo effect to the black cardstock below it. 

As I was creating my projects, I realized I didn't have any purple in my samples so I reached for my Elegant Eggplant ink pad and started stamping. I used the flower image with a filled in pattern and lined up the corners of the petals to make a continuous pattern. I love the colours too, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay and Copper - LOVE. I don't think I've tried that combo before. I added a couple of die cut flowers, you do this by putting the petal flower into the center of the solid flower die cut and they will make a fine detailed flower. 

The triangle that I used in the first sample is now a Christmas tree. I die cut some of the tree bases and stamped some stars and ba-da-bing it's done! I opted to leave a sentiment off, as I didn't feel it was necessary. 

This next card is the first thing I made with this bundle of products way back in May. I used the angled diamond/rectangular shapes that are used to fill in the quilting squares and made a continuous pattern using a variety of green tones. I added a bit of gold for some glitz. I hope you like my projects for today, I have another set of projects to share tomorrow, see you then! 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Christmas Quilted Snowflakes

Hello stampers!

I was asked to be a presenter at my upline's semi-annual stamping event. I was to design samples using the [Christmas Quilt] stamp set and coordinating [Quilt Builder Framelits]. It's been a while since I designed or stamped anything so it was so nice. I have a ton of samples because I went a little crazy with this bundle. There are so many possibilities that can be done with this set. For my first share I have 3 cards that I used the cross image to make snowflakes. Yes, I said snowflakes! 

Who would have thought that a quilt stamp set could make such pretty snowflakes? I am pleased with how these cards turned out and they were well received by the more than 100 attendees at the event.

To make the second and third I just stamped the image twice. Once was straight then I turned the stamp slightly to make double the amount of points to the snowflake.  I have samples I designed to share the rest of the week, I hope you'll come back an check them out. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Potted Paper "Climbing Orchid"

Hello stampers!

Sorry for the long hiatus from crafting, my husband and I have been caring for my father in our home since the beginning of the year.  Sadly, we lost him a couple of weeks ago and I haven't felt up to crafting. 

I thought for my first post since his passing, an orchid flower would be fitting to share. I know I've shared many samples using the {Climbing Orchid} stamp set... I told you before that I loved it! You can view my project below. 

I fell in love with the samples in the annual catalogue for this set, especially the one that I based my project on. I am an avid crafter so I had a bunch of clay pots on hand, and grabbed some pruning snips and cut a twig that would be perfect for this project from one of my shrubs.

I coloured the flower petals and leaves with an aquapainter and ink refills. I used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive for the leaves. I used hot glue to attach the orchids and leaves to the stem. I put a bit of oasis foam to put in the pot.


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