26 September 2016

VIDEO | Card Making Haul - September 2016

Hello there, today I have my September card making haul to share with you. Since I made the order with SSS this month, I don't have a huge amount to share with you but of course, I did get a few bits.
 
 
I was really excited to see that Avery Elle have brought out new storage pockets for stamps and dies. I love mine for the 'normal' sized stamp sets and I am now excited to be able to store my larger sets in the new extra large pockets! :) I know storage isn't as exciting for everyone as it is for me, so I have a few other bits to show too! Here is what I purchased, along with a few items that I was sent at the end:
 

 
 
SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were sent to me, all other products were purchased by myself.


 

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great week!

23 September 2016

VIDEO | Christy's Celebration Video Hop

Hello there, today I have the pleasure of taking part in Christy's Celebration Video Hop. She recently surpassed 10k subscribers on You Tube and kindly asked lots of designers and myself, to take part in a video hop. There are of course, lots of prizes to be won and I will share more on that later.

 
For my card, I started off with a panel of white cardstock cut using the largest of the WPlus9 Gift Card layers dies. I then took the Create a Smile Waves of Stars stencil and placed this over the top. I then took some Texture Paste and mixed this with glitter. This was applied over the stencil.
 

I took the Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate die and cut this three times from white cardstock. I applied Distress Inks in rainbow colours on to one of the die cuts and then spritzed with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. The die cuts were then layered up. I took the sentiment from the Sugar Pea Designs Celebrate All The Things stamp set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark ink. I then applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut out in to a banner.
 
 
I adhered the texture paste panel on to a white A2 card base with ATG and then added the embossed sentiment on top. The celebrate word was added on top with clear foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins.
 
VIDEO:
Here is the video showing how I made the card:
 


SUPPLIES:
Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were sent to me, all other products were purchased by myself.


 
VIDEO HOP:
So since this is a video hop there are of course prizes! :) Up for grabs is a $50 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn, a $25 gift certificate and coupon code to Butterfly Reflections Ink, a $25 gift certificate to WPlus9, a Band Camp stamp set from Avery Elle and a $25 gift certificate to Newton's Nook.

Taking part in the hop are these wonderful ladies:
 
Michelle Short - that's me!

The prizes will be given away to random commenters along the hop so do make sure you leave some love. You have until Friday 30th September at 11.59 EST (04.59 1st October BST). For the full details, please do check out Christy's blog post.

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great time on the hop! :)

21 September 2016

STAMPtember | Layered Chrysanthemums

Hello there, today is Clearly Besotted day over at Simon Says Stamp. Clearly Besotted have collaborated with SSS for a special STAMPtember set.


This set is exclusive to Simon and is available in limited quantities. It's a stunning one - Layered Chrysanthemums.
 

For my card, I started off by cutting a piece of white cardstock using the thin frame die from the SSS Frames die collection. I then cut this another three times from black cardstock. I took the white inside piece and stamped the chrysanthemums on to it using shades of yellow ink. As the name suggests, they are layering stamps. I stamped the solid image with a light yellow, the second layer with a mid-tone and then the smaller/detail image with the dark shade. I masked off as I went and stamped the leaves with shades of green ink. I find a stamp positioner helps when layering these stamps.
 
 
I took the sentiment from the same set and stamped this along the bottom of the piece with black ink. This panel was added to a white A2 card base with ATG. I then stacked the thin frame pieces up with Quickie Glue pen. These were then added to the card. To finish off, I added clear Wink of Stella on to the darkest parts of the flowers. It's difficult to see in the photos but I think it finishes off the card perfectly.
 

SUPPLIES:

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click on the picture or wording to be taken to where I purchased it. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links.


I thought about adding sequins or other embellishments to the card but I found I liked it as it is. I think it shows the stunning flowers off. For more information on the set, please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a wonderful day!
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