Wednesday, 19 October 2016

International Project Highlights Visual Blog Hop and sketch challenge entry into #GDP058

Welcome to our International Project Highlights using current Stampin' Up!® Products. We have all created a gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see more photos of our projects. If you scroll down to the end of this blog post, you can see the gallery of all of our projects. This will be shown on every blog that you click on.

My name is Kim and I live in Somerset in the UK and I have made this birthday card using a sketch by Teneale Williams.

I've used the Blooms and Bliss designer series paper and the lillies from the Remarkable You stamp set.

I have stamped Happy Birthday in Sweet Sugarplum ink using the Stylized Birthday stamp for the inside of the card and also added an edge of torn designer series paper to the top and bottom of the Whisper White layer.

For the front of the card I have added a layer of designer series paper to fit the entire front of the card. I usually leave a border but I really like how this has come out. I then added a small layer of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock before overlapping a layer of Vellum cardstock.

Next I stamped the lillies image onto Whisper White cardstock twice. I used Stampin' Write markers to colour in the stamp - Sweet Sugarplum for the outline of the flower and Old Olive for the stem.

I cut out the flowers using my Paper Snips (I am really not a fan of fussy cutting but let me tell you, these were a dream to cut out!) I adhered one set of flowers straight onto the vellum and then popped up the second set directly over the top using Stampin' Dimensionals. This really has added some fabulous dimension to the flowers and I am really pleased with this effect.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment Happy Birthday in Basic Gray using a stamp from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set. I cut around the sentiment and used glue dots to adhere it over the top of the stems.

I've been a bit cheeky and I have also entered this card into the Global Design Project sketch challenge #GDP058 - it's Teneale's last sketch and this makes me really sad. I love Teneale's sketches but I am sure we'll be challenged with some more fabulous sketches by another talented designer in the weeks to come. I've been 'suffering' with crafters block for a few weeks but this sketch really helped me make this card for you today - thanks Teneale! Here is the wonderful sketch
You can order everything I've used to make my card from my online shop today. Until the end of the month you can order 3 packs of selected DSP and get one pack 3! 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss, so make sure you visit the blogs in the list below and let us know you visited our blogs by leaving a comment. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

Friday, 30 September 2016

World Card Making Day Stampin'! Up! Blog Hop feat. Jar of Love Stamp Set

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop! All of the projects we have made for you today are made using current Stampin' Up!® Products! How exciting!!

It's so great to join together with so many demonstrators from all over the world to celebrate this crafty event, we have lots of amazing inspiration for you today and I hope you enjoy looking at our projects!

My name is Kim Price and I live in Somerset in the UK. You are currently visiting my blog Handmade by Kim. There is a list at the end of this post which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see all 20 amazing projects.

I wonder how many different countries you will be visiting today?

My project today features the Jar of Love Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Everyday Jars Framelit Dies. 

There are 37 stamps and 17 dies between these two sets - what a bargain! Did you know you can buy both of these sets as a bundle and save 10%!

To make my card, I have used the colour Pool Party for the card base and have chosen the same colour paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper to coordinate.

I stamped the image of the jar in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White cardstock and used the matching framelit to die cut it using my Big Shot machine. 

Next I stamped some stems onto the jar using Mint Macaron ink and then lightly sponged the lower half of the jar with Pool Party ink to look like water. 

I then wrapped some Linen Thread around the neck of the jar and tied a small bow before fixing the jar to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Next I did some 2-step stamping and stamped the flowers in 3 different colours using 2 shades that complimented each other - Peach (Calypso Coral ink and Flirty Flamingo ink), Yellow (So Saffron ink and Crushed Curry ink) and Pink (Blushing Bride ink and Sweet Sugarplum ink). I attached Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of each individual flower and arranged them at the top of the jar.

To complete the card I added the sentiment Happy Birthday using a stamp from the Balloon Builders stamp set that fit perfectly into the smallest die from Tags & Labels Framelit Dies.

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