Saturday, January 26, 2019

Totally Techniques - Baby Wipe Technique

Welcome to our latests Design Team blog hop, this month's technique is Baby Wipe Technique.  You have possibly just popped by from Zoe's beautiful blog - isn't her project gorgeous!

This is one of my projects:
I followed an easy YouTube Tutorial by Glenda which outlines the way you created your baby wipe ink pad. I used Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Lemon Lime Twist ink refills for my cacti.
I used Flowering Desert to stamp the cacti. I love the different cactus and the set is really versatile. I especially like the rounded cactus stamps as you can "build your own". The stamp set really highlights the technique well. I stamped on Whisper White card stock and fussy cut the cacti out.

You will see that I have also stamped some grass using the wheat stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration set Home to Roost; I used Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and masked off the bottom of the stamp image with a post it note. The sentiment is also from this set and stamped with the same ink.
For the background I used Glossy White card stock and used baby wipes to add the desert landscape colours - So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight and Fresh Fig.  I followed a great YouTube Tutorial by Beatte Johns. To get the different shades I used the two yellows and pink at the top and the pink and fig at the bottom. I also masked in a sun by punching out a circle on a post it note and adhering it before I did the wiping with the inked baby wipes.
The inside of the card (I used the additional Glossy White card that I had done in the same technique for the front of the card - waste not want not). I should have mentioned that the card base is Daffodil Delight and on the front I framed up the glossy card on a rectangle of Fresh Fig card stock to make the colours pop.

I didn't want to waste the inks that I had prepared for the cactus so I inked up a "D" acrylic block with  the baby wipe ink pad and stamped it on a square of Whisper White card stock with the plan to do some #simplestamping and this is what I created:
I didn't like how the square was stippled as I had hoped that the colours would merge a little more. I stamped the leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink directly on the background. The bird is also stamped in the same ink on a piece of Pool Party card stock which I fussy cut then highlighted with some Clear Wink of Stella.  The base card is Pool Party, mounted with a rectangle of Basic Black card. The sentiment is from the Flowering Desert stamp set.

To get the colours to merge a little I inked up the acrylic block a second time and sprayed it with some rubbing alcohol and Pearl Shimmer Paint (which has carried over from the Holiday Cattie - thank goodness).
I was much happier with the background for this card. I feels a bit like foliage against the sky. Again I used the stamps from Petal Palette and Flowering Desert stamped almost the same as the card above.

The Background swiping was so simple and fun I thought I would experiment a little with some of the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper - the Botanical Butterfly DSP is so versatile and cute. I love the black and white paper as I can colour or change it up depending on the project.

So first with So Saffron and Petal Pink reinkers on the baby wipe:
I heat embossed the sentiment from a set we received at CentreStage Orlando called Stamping Your Way to the Top  in Gold Embossing powder on Basic Black card. I think gold goes beautifully with pinks and yellows! The base card is Petal Pink with a Basic Black mount.

Here is a different take:
This time I used the same wipe that I started for the above and added Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist ink refills to the same baby wipe and made the same background. The sentiment is heat embossed on Basic Black card with White Embossing Powder. I also added a piece of the ombre ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist to pop the sentiment a little. The base card is Lemon Lime Twist with a Basic Black mount. Both cards are definitely #simplestamping and quick to make!

So I hope that you have got some great ideas. The projects are all really easy.

Don't leave us yet, check out Barbara's amazing card this month!

Until next time, stay glittery!
Shanni xx

Order of January's Blog Hop
Zoe Tant United Kingdom
Shannean Moncrieff Australia (that's me!)
Barbara Meyer Austria
Annette Elias The Netherlands
Lynsey Mahon Canada
Nadine Weiner Germany
Kelly Acheson  United States

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Fancy Folds - V Fold Cards

Happy New Year and welcome back to another Fancy Folds Design Team blog hop. This month we are featuring V Fold Cards. If you have just joined us from Satomi's blog. I hope you are feeling inspired. I always love Satomi's projects. She is soooooo clever.

This is my project this month:
I followed the cool tutorial by Crystal Wagner on YouTube on how to make a V fold card without cutting anything out and adhering it to the inside of the card. Instead you make two cards, the inside insert slightly smaller and you fold down the top spine to the size that you require for your internal feature.

The card is a standard C6 size made with Whisper White card as the base card and the liner.  On the front I cut out the void using the Layering Square Framelits. The largest square is cut from the card base, I then cut a scalloped square from a piece of Basic Black card stock and adhered it to the inside of the base card so the it frames up the DSP which is cut just a little larger than the void so that it could be adhered.
I love this designer series paper which is a free Sale-a-Bration Item when you spend $90 here in Australia, its called Botanical Butterfly DSP. I choose the finer detailed print as I thought it added a touch of whimsy to the card design.
The sentiment is from Part of My Story which is also a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set. I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and daubed the edges with some Balmy Blue Ink. So simple and easy. The sentiment is dimensionalised. I also stamped the butterflies from the Beauty Abounds set in Memento ink and coloured the butterflies using the Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight and Grapefruit Grove inks and an aqua painter. I then cut them out and adhered them with Tomboy Glue to the edge of the punched out shape. #simplestamping

The V fold feature is of course on the inside of the card which looks like this:
Again I used the Botanical Butterfly DSP for the butterflies - I fussy cut three that I liked and I thought would complement the inside of the card and then stuck them on thin three strips of Window Sheet with Glue Dots and positioned them to the rear of the V fold so that they pop. The sentiments are from Beauty Abounds stamp set.

You could potentially use strips of Whisper White card stock instead of Window Sheet but it wouldn't have as much flex in it and the butterflies wouldn't look like they are floating. You could also use a piece of the seal plastic from the photopolymer stamp sets!
I bent the window sheet strips ever so slightly so that the butterflies all sit in different positions but fold nicely into the card without showing when its closed. Because of the flex in the window sheet the butterflies kind of bob around.
This is what they look like from another angle so you can see that they are all sitting a part. This was such fun card and very easy to make. I would like to try a few more of this fold because they would be fabulous for birthdays, thank you and thinking of you cards. This fold really is an example of simple stamping and two extra steps.

I hope that you have found some inspiration in the project today and that you don't leave us just yet because Nadine has the cutest project!

Until next time, add some glitter to it!
Shanni xx

Order of the January Blog Hop

Gina Connor (UK) 
Satomi Wellard (Japan) 
Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) ~ this is where you are now! 
Nadine Schweda (Germany) 
Aude Barbara (France) 
Miranda Mols (Netherland) 
Astrid Hofman (Austria)