Touches of Texture – More Than Flowers

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Touches of Texture – More Than Flowers

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Have you played with the Touches of Texture Stamp Set yet? You’ll have fun mixing and matching the floral images with layers of texture.

The textured images in the set work well for all kinds of styles, as shown in the projects above and below.

Touches Of Texture

I’m in awe by all the possible techniques and designs that can be created with this set!

Touches Of Texture Stamp Set

Order your Touches of Texture in clear mount here or if you are a fan of wood mount you will find it here.
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Something Old, Something New…Kind Koala Birthday Card

Hello, everyone! Something old, something new…Today I’ve got for you really adorable birthday card using sadly retiring Kind Koala stamp, and also a sneak peek at new Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

 

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Isn’t this little koala cutest ever!? The base of my card is standard, top folded A6 in Sahara Sand. For the background, I’ve used Very Vanilla and dry embossed it with Happy Heart embossing folder.

Because I wanted this card to be a birthday card I used washi tape to cover the flower and a sentiment on my stamp before I inked it up in Basic Grey Archival Ink. Next, I stamped my cute koala on a piece of Very Vanilla. Just remember to take off the washi tape first or you will have a disaster. Guess how I know lol I also stamped him on a scrap of paper to create a mask I will need later.

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I watercolour my little fella in Sahara Sand and added some shadow underneath him. I also added a touch of Blushing Bride to his nose and inside of his ears. When I was happy with the results I masked my koala and sponged the background with Soft Sky and Pool Party. Then I used the aqua painter to add few droplets of water to the background and took off a little bit of the colour.

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Next, I matted my koala panel with a piece of vellum and a slightly bigger piece of Sahara Sand. But to add some more interest to this panel I stamped it with Tip Top Taupe using the foliage stamp from Sheltering Tree. I assembled all my panels.Now was time for balloons!

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I stamped three smaller balloons from Balloon Celebration, two in Pool Party and one in Soft Sky, punch them with Balloon Bouquet punch and arrange them on the card using dimensionals. I also hand-drew balloon strings with Project Life pen (and yes, I know, I probably should have used a lighter colour, maybe Basic Grey or Smoky Slate marker) so it looks like koala is holding them in his paw.

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The card was busy enough so I kept the sentiment simple. I cut a strip of Very Vanilla and stamped my sentiment in Sahara Sand, using Labeler Alphabet stamp set. To keep it fun I mixed both types of letters and add it at wonky angle to my card.

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Dimensions:

Very Vanilla:

  • 3-1/8 x 4-6/8″
  •  2 x 3-2/8″
  • 1/2 x 3-5/8″

Sahara Sand:

  • 2-2/8 x 3-4/8″

Vellum:

  • 2-1/8 x 3-3/8″

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Do you like my little card? I truly hope you do. Please let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

Crazy Crafters & Pootlers Spring/Summer & Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Blog Hop

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the Crazy Crafters / Pootlers Blog Hop. We are super excited to share with you lots of new products from the soon to be launched seasonal catalogue. We hope you’ll find great inspiration from our projects. If you have arrived here from Stephanie Fischer, a big welcome to you. Be sure to click on the buttons further down to continue your journey on this blog hop.

This blog hop is very exciting not only for the sneak peeks. This is our first collaboration with amazing Kylie Bertucci and her lovely team of Crazy Crafters all the way from Australia! We are thrilled that they invited us to play along. Thank you, Kylie and her team.x

In my project today I decided to incorporate two of my favourite techniques: watercolour and inlaid die-cutting. I have used a brand new set called Rose Wonder with coordinating Rose Garden Thinlit Dies – perfect for techniques!

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Bundle

We’ve been given a theme ONE, to use only one stamp set, one ink pad, one DSP, one cardstock etc. Luckily we could also use heat embossing and embellishments. I had to come up with some smart idea how to create my watercolour card with just one ink pad.

For a watercolour panel, I’ve used Lost Lagoon ink pad. It’s such a beautiful shade of blue. But how to create a rose if you only have one ink colour? Perfectly Artistic DSP came as a rescue! All inner pieces of my flower and leaves were die-cut from this DSP and “inlaid” into the rose frame. I love this beautiful paper. It has a marbled effect design on one side, while the reverse side has a watercolour wash. And what’s even better, this paper will be available as a FREEBIE during Sale-a-bration!

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Bundle

The frame of the flower, as well as sentiment, are heat embossed in silver. A glittery strip of paper is heat embossed too, using Heat and Stick powder and silver glitter.

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Bundle

For my sentiment, I created simple, little banner with a piece of silver doily underneath to add some dimension. Don’t you just love this beautiful font? I’m in love with sentiments in this set.

I truly hope you enjoyed coming to my blog and see my card.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Below is the list of all the participants but you can also use the buttons to keep hopping. Your next stop is lovely Emilie Robinson – go and see what she has made using the new items.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Full Blog Line Up:

Sam Hammond Donald
Angela Lorenz
Angelina Clark
Nicole Spicer
Lea Denton
Bruno Bertucci
Angela Westland
Wendy Boag
Jessie Holton
Camille Moriarty
Stephanie Fischer

Sprinkles Of Life – New Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set For Ronald McDonalds House Charities

Stampin’ Up!’s mission statement, called its Statement of the Heart, reads: “To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference.”

To help fulfil this statement, Stampin’ Up! launched Making a Difference program in 2003. This program facilitates corporate giving and promotes service among demonstrators and employees.

Through the Making a Difference program, Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC and donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale of that set. To date, more than $95,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.

Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.

And this year is no different…except now there is a matching Tree Builder Punch that coordinate with RMHC stamp set “Sprinkles Of Life”.

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Isn’t it awesome! First of all this stamp set consists of a whopping number of 22 stamps! Yep! You hear me. And it’s so versatile. You can create cupcakes, ice-creams, trees, flower pots, piles of leaves, clouds…and many, many more. With just one stamp set. Pretty amazing, right? So let me share my little make. 5

And truly, I won’t tell you how many techniques I’ve used on this single card: watercolouring, heat embossing, clear heat embossing on the stamped image, using glitter, sequins, washi tape… and I had tonnes of fun creating it!

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It just looks yummy! Oh, and cherry on top?!

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Cherry is made from an apple, water coloured and clear embossed to add a little bit of shine.

Hope you like my little project.

Thank you for stopping by,