Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Today Is All About You Card Using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set

Hello and thanks for stopping by today!

Today I’ve got for you lovely card using Beautiful Peacock Stamp Set. Did you know that during Sale-A-Bration you can earn this stamp set (and many other goodies) for FREE?! You can check all the details HERE –>

Today I All About You card dimensions:

  • Night Of Navy cardstock: 11-6/8″ x 4-1/8″ scored in half at 5-7/8″ (29.7 x 10.5 cm scored in half at 14.8 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock two panels: 5-1/2″ x 3-7/8″ (14.1 cm x 9.9 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 2-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ (7.3 cm x 7.3 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock piece for the stamping

Night of Navy and Melon Mambo (together with Cherry Cobbler) are the colours I use and like the least, from Stampin’ Up! colour families but it’s good to challenge yourself once in a while to do something differently. And this unusual for me colour combination comes from The Color Throwdown Challenge #475.

This card was pretty easy to put together. First, I prepared my base by cutting and scoring a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Next, I stamped Watercolor Wash background stamp on one of my Whisper White panels in Night of Navy ink.

Tip: To get good, even stamped image with large background stamps use paper to stamp technique. Just put your stamp on your work surface, image facing up, ink it well, and press your cardstock to the inked image, face down. Use some scratch paper to rub over the top. Make sure you apply pressure around the corners too, so that it’s even. When it’s done just lift your cardstock. Perfectly stamped background every each time.

It’s especially helpful technique if you suffer some medical conditions, like arthritis or like me – I lost the feeling sensations in my arms and hands three years ago, after one of the MS relapses, and since it’s really for me to hold anything heavy. Or even ultimately heavy. This technique is a real …umm… ‘craft-saver’?! haha, you know what I mean.

Once I had my background out of the way I stamped the peacock in Night of Navy, Melon Mambo and Pool Party, on a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I’ve used Stamp-a-ma-jig to help line-up all the images. Next. I die-cut the image using the largest square from Stitched Shaped Framelits Dies (2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ [6.6 cm x 6.6 cm]) and stamped my sentiment in Night of Navy.

I also stamped the body of the peacock separately, fussy cut it and added to the image with dimensionals. To jazz-it-up, I’ve added lots of shimmer with Clear Wink of Stella to this little guy. Three little pearls finish off the card.

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Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Good Tidings Of Great Joy

Hello everyone! I hope you all have an amazing time with your family and friends. I definitely enjoy these extra few days we get to spend together.

Today I’ve got for you beautiful yet clean and simple card using Good Tidings Photopolymer Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!

This set is featured in Autumn Winter 2017 catalogue and now you can get it at discount during End-Year Sale. It’s truly stunning, 2-step stamp set.

I’ve used a slightly unusual colour combination for my card but I really like how the colours complement each other.

First, I cut and prepared all my layers and run the Whisper White panel with Polka Dot Basics embossing folder through my Big Shot.

Next, I stamped all my images. For the leaves, I’ve used Old Olive and Lemon Lime Twist ink pads. Holly berries are stamped in Real Red. For the first step image I stamped it off, the second image is at full strength. The branch is stamped in Soft Suede. And again for 1st image, it’s stamped off, and 2nd image at full strength.

The sentiment is stamped in Memento Black and die-cut using the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

I fussy-cut the holly berry branch and assembled my card. I’ve used snail adhesive for the layers/panels and stampin’ dimensionals for a circle with the sentiment.

I didn’t forget about the inside of my card.

I stamped the smaller sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of my Whisper White panel in Memento Black.

To add some interest, I also stamped the smaller holly berry images in the left bottom corner of the sentiment. using same colours.

And that’s my card done. I really hope you like it.

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The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – The Creative Flow Blog Hop – Cookie Cutter Peek-A-Boo Baby Cards

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Thank you for joining us on our Creative Flow Blog Hop. Each month we are set a challenge to creatively stretch our imaginations. The products we have used are all available in the current Annual and/or seasonal Stampin’ Up!® catalogues. To hop along, please use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping.

For this month we’ve been set a challenge to use any carry-over holiday themed stamps to create a non-Christmassy project.

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I knew straight away I wanted to use Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set to create some super cute baby cards.

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I chose a rather traditional baby colours: pink and blue. For the pink, I’ve used beautiful dusty Blushing Bride, and Pool Party seemed just perfect for a baby boy card.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Girl card dimensions:

  • Blushing Bride cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

First, I stamped the little bear from Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, in Blushing Bride, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. For the little face, I’ve used Basic Black Archival Ink Pad. I die-cut the bear image using the second largest oval from Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. I also die-cut the same size stitched oval shape from White Vellum. Next, I stamped ‘peek-a-boo’ sentiment from Suite Sayings Stamp Set, also in Blushing Bride, on a strip of Whisper White, and cut it into a banner. A baby card can’t go without a little bling so I added a tiny rhinestone to the sentiment banner.

To add some interest (and cuteness) to the card base, I pull out long forgotten Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks. For the girly card, I’ve used hearts stencil. First, I thought to add some sparkle through the stencil, but at the end, I decided for tone on tone effect and sponged hearts with Blushing Bride Ink.

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Peek-A-Boo Baby Boy card dimensions:

  • Whisper White cardstock: 8-1/4″ x 5-7/8″ scored in half at 4-1/8″ (21 x 14.8 cm scored in half at 10.5 cm)
  • Pool Party cardstock: 4-3/8″ x 3-5/8″ (11.1 x 9.2 cm)
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper from Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack: 4-2/8″ x 3-1/2″ (10.7 x 8.8 cm)
  • Scraps of Whisper White and White Vellum cardstock for die-cutting and sentiment
  • Whisper White Organza Ribbon: approx 6″

This card was made similarly as the baby girl one. The only significant change, except colour combo obviously,  was that I stamped the bear and his ears separately as I planned to punch the bear using Cookie Cutter Bilder Punch. 

It turned out that the bear has a slightly wider ‘body’ than the other images from this stamp set and you can’t punch it without losing a little bit of his chubby shape.

At the end, I had to fussy-cut the bear but it’s quite a straightforward process. I punched out his ears and using snail adhesive I glued his ears behind his head and next I glued the bear flat onto the stitched oval shape.

Assembling these cards was pretty easy. First I adhered DSP panels to the cardstock. I added the ribbon at the bottom of my panels. I secured it at the back of the panels using snail adhesive and glued it to the card base.

Next step was to assemble my little bears. I glued the ovals with bears to the vellum ovals, offsetting them slightly. I adhered them to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some extra dimension. I adhered the sentiments with Stampin’ Dimensionals too.

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I truly hope you like my cute ‘peek-a-boo’ baby cards. They are not only adorable but also very easy to recreate.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of December 6ER6PUAQCheck the details  here…

JUST A LITTLE NOTE: If you like and plan to buy a Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set and coordinating punch good news are these do carry over. But you only have time until 3rd January to buy these as a bundle and save 10%. 

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely and talented Heidi.

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #14 – Timeless Textures Meets Garden In Bloom

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Timeless Textures Meets Garden In Bloom

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We are so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

First of all, I’m really sorry I’ve disappeared from my blog for nearly a month, but the chronic pain got really unmanageable lately and sadly it caused I’ve lost my ‘spark’ for creativity. And it makes me sad, but I pray that the pain will go away soon.

I thought it needs a miracle for me to go to my Stampin’ Cave again….until I saw this week’s sketch, designed by lovely Sally from Sally’s Stampers.

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I loved it! and I just had to take a part in our monthly challenge no matter what. So I pulled myself together, dig out the remains of my creative self , and here I am with couple of cards 🙂

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I needed to make a couple of birthday cards and this sketch was perfect for it. But as you can see I turned it on its side to fit my ‘idea’ better. These are very simple but lovely cards. I decided to use a rather classic colour combination of Whisper White and Pool Party.

For the base of each card, I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measure 4-1/8″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″ on a long side. I stamped it along the edges with one of the texture stamps from Timeless Textures Stamp Set in Pool Party. Next, I created my panels using Pool Party cardstock (2 pieces: 4-1/8″x 2-5/8″) and White Vellum (2 pieces: 4″x 2-1/2″).

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I took small flower stamp from Garden In Bloom Stamp Set and randomly stamped it, tone on tone, on both Pool Party pieces. Next, I stamped the outline image of the flower, over them, in Versamark, and heat embossed them in White Emboss Powder.

Once ready, I sponged my panels with Pool Party ink along the edges. For the focal point, I stamped six large flowers in Pool Party on a piece of Whisper White and fussy-cut them.

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The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and is stamped in Pool Party on a strip of Whisper White (on the first card the strip measures 6/8″ x 4″, on the second one it’s narrow 5/16″ x 4″).

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To create my distressed strips I took a piece of Pool Party cardstock and stamped it randomly with flourish stamp (Timeless Textures stamp set) using Pool Party ink pad for tone on tone look.  I cut it into 1/2″ x 4-3/8″ strips and distressed them on one long edge, using scissors. Next, I sponged all the edges with Pool Party ink.

When all the elements were ready I assembled my cards.

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For the final touch, I’ve added a little bit of shimmer to the petals using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Hope you like my take on the sketch, and maybe you will give it a go too.

As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of October WNTJ7BS3, to receive a gift from me.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Hannah’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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