Make it Metallic Scrapbooking Global Challenge

The August challenge for my Scrapbooking Global Group was ‘Make it Metallic’ and I decided it was time do something with these photos of my son’s first trip to the aquarium.

I cut the photos to 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and matted them on some copper foil sheets cut at 4″ x 4″.

Continuing the underwater theme, the Under the Sea framelits dies featured heavily in my design. I love the mesh net die and cut those from crumb cake cardstock before covering them in versamark and heat embossing them with silver and copper embossing powder. I did the same thing to the ‘fish’ letters so that they took on an antiquey look.

I then cut the accent pieces from silver and champagne foil sheets.

The embellishments were a mix of retired stash and basic Sahara sand sequins.

This yellow daffodil delight background is a bit of a break from my usual white layout. White is still more me, but I liked the fun element to this layout and colourway – much better suited to my boy! xx

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All God’s Grace

A good friend of mine asked me to create a special Christening card for her, for her Goddaughter.  I decided this would be the perfect excuse to get my fabulous new Large Letters Framelits Dies out!! I must admit I wasn’t totally sold on these dies to begin with. They’re great if you’re into scrap booking, but I don’t do a lot of that.  It was actually my team members who kept talking about how fantastic these dies were, so I decided to give in to peer pressure (it doesn’t take much persuasion anyway 😉) and purchase the Letters for You Bundle.  After making this card, I’m so glad that I did!

I started by running my letter dies through the Big Shot with some dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.  Sienna is not the shortest of names when using these large letters, which meant I had to increase the dimensions of my card.  I would recommend laying your letters out before you start sticking anything, to make sure your words  actually fit on your card front!

I decided on flirty flamingo as my main colour, so I used a sponge dauber to edge each letter in flirty flamingo as I wanted to give my letters some definition.

My sentiment came from All God’s Grace stamp set, and again I stamped this along with my little bird in flirty flamingo, on whisper white cardstock.

I wrapped a piece of flirty flamingo ruched ribbon around a crumb cake card front, and then adhered my letters with strips of dimensionals.  I punched my sentiment out with the triple banner punch and adhered this also with dimensionals.

I adhered my bird to the top of the banner, three flowers which I stamped from Petite Petals and punched out using the Petite Petals Punch, and added pearls to the centre of each flower and a flirty flamingo enamel heart for good measure. An adorable card for the adorable baby Sienna 😘😘😘

Sweet Cupcake

I’ve previously blogged about Sprinkles of Life stamp set (which by the way I still love and is still available in the current catalogue!) but today it’s all about the brand new Sweet Cupcake photopolymer stamp set & matching cupcake cut out Framelits dies.

Oh I how love this new cupcake set! and don’t forget you can purchase both the stamp set and framelits together in a bundle to save 10%.  This was my first play with the set and I decided to go for a clean, contemporary look. I started by watercolouring my shimmery white cardstock background with melon mambo by filling an empty wink of stella pen with water and using it in place of an aqua painer for a high shimmer watercoloured look. I then flicked melon mambo ink on top for a bit of dimension.  While I left my card front to dry, I stamped my three step cupcake topper in wisteria wonder & elegant eggplant, and the cupcake case in crumbcake ink with a touch of early espresso for definition.

My words were stamped from the same stamp set in rich razzleberry ink.  Finally I cut my stamped cupcake images out with the matching Framelits along with my ‘Wish’ which was cut from dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. I adhered some silver metallic thread to the watercoloured panel, placed my cupcake pieces on dimensionals on top of that, and glued my ‘wish’ on top using the fine tip glue pen.  A couple of white perfect accent embellishments and a thin rich razzleberry border to finish, and card complete.  Love this card, hope you do too 💞💞💞


From Land to Sea & Sliding Star Framelits Dies

I can’t get enough of slider/spinner cards at the moment and with the Big Shot and the amazing new Sliding Star Framelits Dies by Stampin’ Up! it has never been easier! Everyone loves an interactive card, and these Framelits do all the hard work for you.  The design possibilities are endless once you’ve mastered the spinning technique.  Watch my YouTube video below to see how I made this fun sliding-spinner fish card using Stampin’ Up’s From Land to Sea stamp set.