My name is Teneale, and I am a hoarder of “pretty paper” I know that some of you reading this suffer the same hoarding problem I do! The issue I have is that I buy printed paper then “save” it to use for a special card….. which never seems to come around. In January, I discovered the true volume of spoken hoarding! Finding several containers filled with 14+ years of hoarding, upon review of the paper collection, I have no idea why I saved many of designs. My nieces and their school have subsequently had a top up of their craft supplies and I have vowed to not get to that point again, I am going to USE and no longer save.
This mission will be put into action, starting now with my card for the INKspired blog hop. Well, I had a little problem getting access to my blog yesterday for the blog hop itself but my card was made so I thought I would still share. See below for the sketch the team was using, you can jump on the blog hop from Barbara Williams HERE.
This sketch is kind of perfect for
using up showcasing printed paper, I will admit that the paper I have used is in fact not old but it is totally a design I would normally save. I LOVE the watercoloured ice cream cones, I played around with the a few different designs from the same paper collection but the just did not “work” for me, so I have watercoloured the Brushing Bride “Happy Birthday” strip and the Mint Macaron layer.
I HAD to but “Party with Cake” stamp set for just this greeting Calories don’t count today!
It is just perfect for a light-hearted birthday card, I know just the person who will be getting the ice cream card as she LOVES ice cream. The balloons are from my newest stamp purchase called “Balloon Builders”
Here are the items used in my project, click on the item to be taken to my online store. Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration, for every $90 you can select an item from the Sale-A-Bration range. See the range here or see the rewards on joining in Sale-A-Bration here.
Hello, Birthday girl. I just love that as a greeting or is it that I received the stamp set for FREE as part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion... I think I will say both, I am a little over just a plain old happy birthday greeting.
This post in linked into the INKspired blog hop, you may have arrived from the delightful Barbara Williams who I also call “mum”. If this is your first stop then let me catch you up, we have 6 blogs this round and we have all used the same sketch that I designed for the team.
And my creation based on the sketch. A fun and cheerful birthday card, that is featuring a stamp set from Sale-A-bration called Hello. The printed paper and washi stamp are from the It’s My Party suite from the new Occasions catalogue, the colours in the suite just shout HAPPINESS to me; Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron. Colours also that I may not have used together, using Stampin’ Up! Ink pads that means my stamping will match the printed paper and cardstock.
Next stop is the amazing and kind hearted Lissa Carter to WOW us with another Sale-A-Bration stamp set
Two cards in two days, I really must have found my stamping mojo. Just in time to join my friends at Global Design Project for their latest challenge, a sketch I designed for them and I have been super excited for this sketch to roll around because it can be taken in so many different ways with the repeated writing that could be an image repeat not limited to a greeting or really it can be ANYTHING. I have already had a peak at the fellow design team and the cards are so CREATIVE! You really must pop over to look and we would love if you play along.
My creation; Which I am pretty happy with, I have made this card with onone in mind but thinking it could be good to have on hand. It is very clean and simple with has become more of my style over the past year, however still elegant with the natural tones I have used of Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.
Add dimension to die cut elements by cutting multiple and layering them on top of each other. in this card both the rose and greeting were layered, with the leaf remaining a single layer.
My first blog post for 2016. Welcome, I hope you all had wonderful celebrations over Christmas and new year. This will be an interesting year, 2015 just flow but no reflection it was a busy and eventful year and no doubt that this year will be the same. I have not stamped in also a month, that is a long time for me and it was a little bit of a struggle to get back to the flow, over my Christmas break I spend lots of time re-connecting with my pencils and paints which have been unused for many years. It was hard to push my drawings aside on my desk to pull out stamps, it was a slow start and as I said I struggled to find my stamping mojo but I HAD to get a card made for today! The first blog
It was hard to push my drawings aside on my desk to pull out stamps, it was a slow start and as I said I struggled to find my stamping mojo but I HAD to get a card made for today! The first blog hop with the INKspired artist’s for the year. You may already be on the blog hop if you arrived from Barbara Williams aka my mum or this is your first stop. Below is the sketch I made for the team, out first square sketch and pretty easy really.
#FirstWorldProblem Deciding what stamp set to use, I have so many new ones from the Occasions catalogue that just released just a few days ago. I decided on “Helping Me Grow” from page 20. The image has been coloured with a Blender Pen and ink for a squeezed ink pad, starting with Crumb Cake around the stamped image then Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant for the petals and Pear Pizzazz with highlights of Old Olive for the stem.
If you have been studying the catalogue you may notice my stamped image looks a little different. Well, I…. chopped the rubber to suit my card. I really should have taken a photo to show you how I cut the stamp, it is designed as three flowers (see below) but I separated the one on the left and also cut around the remaining flowers so I could bring them closer together. This a BIG plus to Photopolymer rubber.
The flower that did not get to co-star on the front still gets to make an appearance, just inside the card. This card is going to one of my SUPER talented stamping friends and see always WOW’s me with her creations so this greeting from Flower Patch is perfect for her.
The fun is not over, now you can hop over to the sweet and talented Lissa Carter and see her creation using the sketch.
In yesterday’s post I mentioned it was my mum’s birthday and I would show the card a little later, well later has arrived She has received her card and had a wonderful day. I took the opportunity to kill 2 birds with one stone (is that the correct term) but creating mum a card and also playing along with the amazing team at Global Design Project, this week the challenge is “celebrate” for me, I am celebrating my mother.