Friday 12 July 2024

Sketched Butterflies Monochrome Birthday Card. Monochromatic Insta Hop - Crumb Cake

 Good Afternoon Everyone,

It's Friday, so that means we have our Monochromatic Insta Hop and this week's colour is Crumb Cake. I LOVE this shade and it's a colour I use often, a really great shade and a must have in your stash.

I decided on creating quite a dramatic background. I used a 3D basic embossing folder and then I used my Crumb Cake ink in lots of different ways. Firstly I used the whole of my ink pad upside down and lightly glided it over the raised areas of the panel, then i gently 'dabbed' it all over whcih created these fab sections of more saturated colour - finally I used a blending brush to put a lighter covering over some areas. I love how this turned out! What do you think?






Measurements

Crumb Cake Card Stock

1pc - 5 7/8" x 8 1/4" scored at 4 1/8"

1pc - 2 3/8" x 2 7/8"

Very Vanilla Card Stock

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

1pc - 2 1/4" x 2 3/4"

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Take the Crumb Cake card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add one of the Very Vanilla Pieces to the inside.

Bring out your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine and the criss cross embossing folder from the 3D Basic Embossing Folder pack and run the remaining piece of Very Vanilla through the machine inside your folder.

Take your ink pad and lightly 'drag' it over the raised areas.

Now, gently dab the ink pad onto the panel all over, adding darker sections of colour.

Using a blending Brush, add some more ink, slightly lighter in patches.

Add this panel to the card front.

Ink up the Butterfly image and sentiment and stamp onto the remaining piece of Very Vanilla. Layer this to the crumb cake panel and add tot he centre of the card.

Stamp the Butterfly image again onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and cut out with the coordinating die. add a mini dimensional to the body and add directly over the image on the stamped panel, then light lift the wings to give a 3D effect.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - I loved making it. If you have a minute or two, head over to my Instagram page to check out all the projects in today's hop - Vickie Lou Designs - Monochromatic Hop


Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

  










If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx


Thursday 11 July 2024

Choose Happy Enjoy Today Card. Smart Stampin International Hops - SUMMER July 2024

 Good Evening Everyone,

Happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Smart Stampin Facebook hop I joined in with last weekend. I only just realised, I posted on my Facebook page, but didn't share anywhere else - so here it is!

Our theme for this hop was SUMMER, and I'll be honest, there's such huge scope for this theme I didn't really know what to do! I was looking over all my sets and then I saw Choose Happy and though how fun it would be to create a collage of all the smaller images. I'm thrilled with the results, what do you think?




Measurements

Basic Black Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

Basic White Card Stock

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

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Take the Basic Black card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base, adding one of the Basic White pieces to the inside.

Using Memento ink and a selection of the small images from Choose Happy Stamp set, cover the remaining piece of Basic White. Once dry, colour in with a selection of Stampin' Blends.

Add this to the card front.

On a scrap of Basic White Stamp the sentiment and the border outline image from labelled with Love and cut out with either the coordinating punch or die.

To create the thick Black Border, use your Stampin' Write black marker and colour around the edge of the cut out, using the stamped outline as a guide, this helps give that layered effect without having to faff with lining up random bits of black card and making sure everything is even.

Once happy, add this to the centre of the card front with a couple of dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today - If you have a few minutes, why not pop on over to my Facebook page - Vickie Lou Designs to take a look at all the other creations in the hop


Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

 










If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx


The Project Share Project - 11th July 2024

 Good Morning Everyone,

Happy Thursday and welcome to The Project Share Project. Every Thursday we will all share an individual blog post sharing one project from each of the other creators - maybe an inspiring card, a very fancy fun fold or simply a project that made us smile.



Verity Pursglove

Verity shared another fabulous project - this time for a Challenge - the weekly Monochromatic Hop. Last was Old Olive, a firm favourite of mine and just look at how pretty the finished card is.  Here's the link which will take you to the blog post for more details on the cards -https://inkybutterfly.com/2024/07/05/monochrome-friday-old-olive/




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Heather Forgan

Heather created this Pop Up Box Card. Now, there's quite a bit of work involved, but Heather has made it super simple to follow along. Check out her blog to see how to create this fabulous pop up Box Card. 





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Craft with Jayne

Finally we have Jayne, who created these fabulous gift box using the Framed & Flowers DSP. It hold a small pack of Biscuits and a Tea Bag - what a cute little gift! It's so pretty!  Head over to her blog to get more details - https://craftwithjayne.co.uk/2024/06/04/tea-biscuit-gift-box-frames-and-flowers-craft-with-jayne-stampin-up/





I really do hope you have enjoyed this post today. I enjoyed taking a closer look at these ladies' project and picking a favourite to share with you! If you have a moment or two, please head on over to their blogs. Check out these projects and see what else they have created too.



If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx

Wednesday 10 July 2024

Country Birdhouse Happy Birthday Card. Touches of Ink Blog Hop. July 2024

 Good Evening Everyone,

Today I'm taking part in the Touches of Ink Blog Hop. Each month we hop without a specific theme, but are encouraged to focus on a Suite or a Bundle. 

I've just had the Country Birdhouses bundle delivered and I couldn't wait to play with it. The DSP that comes in the Country Woods Suite is a soft and rustic palette, but I wanted to create a bold version - so I used just the stamp set and dies, along with a handful of my Stampin Blends.

What do you think?






Measurements

Pecan Pie Card Stock

1pc - 4 1/8" x 11 3/4", scored at 5 7/8"

Basic White Card Stock

2pc - 5 5/8" x 3 7/8"

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Take the Pecan Pie card stock and fold along the score line to create your card base. Add one of the Basic White Pieces to the inside.

On the remaining piece of create your scene. Ink up the Birdhouse image with Memento ink and a little lower than central. Add the chain image to the top and some flowers to either side of the 'ledge' base. Pop the Happy Birthday sentiment into the centre of this section, and the rest of the sentiment below.

Stamp a handful of the single flowers and a bird onto scrap Basic White.

Colour in all the images with your Stampin Blends then cut out the loose flowers and bird images using the coordinating dies and your Cut & Emboss Machine.

Add the large stamped panel tot he card front, then with dimensionals, add the bird and a row of flowers.

I love how this turned out - I hope you do too! Please take a few minutes to continue through the hop and get lots more inspiration. Patricia is up next

  1. Simone Kleine - derdiedasKleinebastelt

  2. Gabi Appelt - Bastelbande

  3. Tanja Eßmann - Stempelhippie

  4. Iris Philipps - iriStempelt

  5. Liane Gorny - Jungle Cards

  6. Angela Köber - Stempelfamilie

  7. Janice Thomson - JazzleDazzleCraft

  8. Vickie Littlewood - Vickie Lou Designs 

  9. Patricia Lemke Pattis-Stempel-Tempel

Here's a list of supplies I used in today's project, click on the images to head over to my online store Product List

 










If you are on Facebook, why not pop over and check out our community group Craft & Banter. If you have a passion for paper craft, are brilliant at baking or a super talented seamstress then we would love to see you there. We share all types of crafting, run challenges and giveaways & generally have a right good natter.

See you soon 

Vickie 

Xxx


Sketched Butterflies Monochrome Birthday Card. Monochromatic Insta Hop - Crumb Cake

  Good Afternoon Everyone, It's Friday, so that means we have our Monochromatic Insta Hop and this week's colour is Crumb Cake. I LO...