Friday, 22 September 2017

Just Add Ink #378 - Just add texture

How did Friday come around so quickly? Time for another Just Add Ink challenge. This week Di has challenged us all to Just Add Texture.


I have been itching to emboss these mini pizza boxes so this was the perfect challenge to try it out. So easy and so effective! I was so happy with how it turned out ..... let's just say a small happy dance was done and I was highfiving myself quite a bit! And yes ..... I probably do need to get out more!


I love how one of the polka dots lined up with the little tab at the front.


If you have bypassed the Tags & Trimmings bundle in the Holiday Catalogue you might need to head to page 15 and have another look at it. There are so many little details that I love - from the great sentiments in a fab font to the thinlits like the bells and leaves.


I created more texture by layering the ribbons and jute and adding in some die cut elements. The sentiment panel is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals 2 high.


As I so modestly said earlier, I was really happy with how this turned out and it was actually really quick to make. I plan to make some as table decorations/place cards for Christmas. Every year I try to do something different from bonbons and now I have the perfect idea! Inside I can pop some goodies for everyone in case they get hungry or bored during the day.


Make sure you head over to the Just Add Ink blog to check out how the rest of the Design Team added texture and if you are up for it why not create something to enter this week.

Lou
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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog hop - Something different!



Somehow another month has rolled around and it is time for another Stampin' Dreams blog hop. For this hop we are all trying something different. For me it was trying out the Eclipse Card technique. This involves die cutting a shape from a stamped image and raising it with extra die cut pieces underneath  - I guess that is where the name comes from - the raised shape forms an eclipse!

I thought these were a bit of fun. I am not a snowflake girl. Something about the heat of Christmas in an Australian summer turns me off them! But I found the perfect use for them here. Cracked me up anyway - sometimes that's all that matters!

For this one I used Copper embossing powder. The Beachy Little Christmas stamp set is perfect for an Australian Christmas and teaming it with the snowflake thinlit from the Trim you Stocking set suited this technique perfectly.


I have die cut 4 extra snowflakes to raise it. You can use dimensionals but the ends tend to sag - which defeats the purpose.


And the sentiment was just perfect!




Why not give this technique a try yourself. My mind is racing with other pairings I can make for it! Stay tuned!

Make sure you check the whole hop by following the participant list below. Next up is Kim Oliver. Can't wait to see what she has made!
Lou





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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Thinking of you orchid bridge fold card - International Blog Highlight



It's time for another of Kylie Bertucci's International blog highlights. The theme this month is Sympathy. You can view all the entries and (if you feel so inclined) vote for me here. I wanted to make a card that could be displayed. I have used Bronwyn Eastley's Window Box Bridge Fold Card tutorial to make this card. A card and flower box all in one!


This card fold has great depth, but it folds flat to fit into an envelope. For this card you do need to make a custom envelope but I think it is worth it.


I have used Shimmery White cardstock and gold elements (embossing powder, gold foil, ribbon) for an elegant card to show someone how much you are thinking of them.


The Wood Textures DSP added a nice break between the Basic Black and Shimmery White cardstocks.


I hope you enjoy looking at all of the entries. If you liked mine I would appreciate the vote.

Lou
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