Monday, April 29, 2019

International Top Ten Winners Blog Hop meets Fab Friday #162

 
I am so happy to have been picked as #4 out of the top ten for the April challenge for the International Project Highlight Facebook group. As one of the top ten, I have the opportunity to take part in this blog hop:
I have been working on a card for Fab Friday Color Challenge with these amazing Stampin' Up! colors. Don't you just love this combination of colors?

I recently had the opportunity to go to Onstage in Charlotte, NC. My first time at Onstage Stampin' Up! Convention, too! Wonderful experience!!! I won in Prize Patrol a new set coming out in the new June 2019 catalog - called "Woven Heirlooms". This set has a beautiful long stamp with texture throughout it. I don't have a picture of it yet to show, but soon!  My first thought was to try to make my own plaid.
To make the plaid I use our Stamparatus with the step technique: that is I moved the plate down one click each time and changed the color before stamping. I stamped both horizontally and vertically with the 5 colors in the challenge. When completed, I used a ruler and the black Stamp 'n Write marker and drew lines diagonally. Lastly, I took this piece and ran it through the Puzzle Pieces Thinlit.

I mounted the puzzle pieces onto a card base and popped it up with Stampin' dimensionals.
This piece was layered onto a piece of Whisper White card stock which was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (I think I have used these on every single card I have made since they came out!). The sentiment on the outside is from the Love You To Pieces stamp set. A piece of Polka Dot Tulle finished the front.
The inside sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set and a couple of the puzzle pieces cut with the Puzzle Pieces Thinlits.

This new Woven Heirlooms stamp set has sentiments with a beautiful font. I think you'll see many cards made with this set.

Click on any link below to continue with the hop to see what creative work was done by the other winners:


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Sunday, April 28, 2019

NC Demos April Blog Hop

 
Welcome to the North Carolina Stampin' Up! Demos Blog Hop for April 2019. This hop is always held on the last Sunday of the month and has a fun theme. Here is our challenge for this month:

"April is the perfect time to plan cards, gifts and decor for all the Spring occasions from Mother's & Father's Day to Memorial and Flag Day. It's also time to get ready for graduations, baby showers and weddings.

So, pick your favorite Spring holiday or occasion and share a project from a card to a shadowbox or a gift bag to a gift card holder or anything in between!" 
I decided to create a "Mom" card.

If you follow my blog, you know I am a fan of "Online Card Classes" the brain child of Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire. I have recently watched "Stretch Your Dies" and my card for this blog was inspired by Julie Ebersole's "Tuck & Fold" design. It begins with a piece of Whisper White Thick card stock cut at 4 1/2" X 11" and scored at 3 1/2" and 8 1/8". 
The trick is to lay your die cuts in a straight line on the front flap (be sure it will be the correct side up) and lay your cutting plate just above the edge of the bottom. This way your cutting plate does not cover the entire framelits and the letters will not cut all the way through. This will create a "hinged" word (or image). I used the now retiring, Large Letter Framelits.
Once folded, the top part will simply slip behind the letters. So that the letters stand out more I wanted to use gold paper. To do this I placed some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets behind a sheet of the Gold Fold Sheets and ran the same Large Letter Framelits "MOM" through the Big Shot. Simply pull off the adhesive sheets and lay the letters on top of the hinged white die cuts.
In order to create the CAS (Clean and Simple) top half, I stamped several images with the Swirly Bird stamp set onto masking paper (from Inkadinkadoo) on the white side. This way I could stamp the swirly images first and then place the masks over those images. Next I could stamp the leaves, from the Pop of Petals Stamp set, so they then appear behind the swirly images. Flirty Flamingo and Soft Sea Foam Green were my chosen colors. 
The sentiment from the Pop of Petals stamp set was white heat embossed on Basic Black card stock and adhered with Tombow Liquid Adhesive, only where the banner sentiment meets the gold letters. A few gold metallic Pearls were added to finish the front.

The inside sentiment is from the Tropical Chic stamp set:
Lastly, I created a 5" X 5" envelope from Flirty Flamingo card stock using the Envelope Punch Board. It's really easy to make your own envelope and I used Tear & Tape adhesive for a good secure closing. I leave the release tape on the top flap until ready to mail. The swirly images were stamped on the left side with Flirty Flamingo ink.
I hope you enjoyed this card and hop along to visit all the amazing talented Stampin' Up! Demos on this fun hop today. Click on the "Next Blog" button below to go directly to Tina Lesson's creative work!


Anita Trippi   - YOU ARE HERE

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