CMCC#73 SimonSaysStamp – Sending Lots of Love

Any occasion, Cards

It’s already time for another Colour Me post! Before I get started, I just want to mention that there is a design team call on over at the Colour Me challenge. Take a leap and apply! Colour Me was my first ever DT and I am so happy that I applied and have been able to join such a positive and talented group of designers.

Ok, so moving on, this week the challenge is to create a project using two shades of purple, a teal, and orange.

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I was very tempted to create a Halloween card with this colour combo, but I was inspired by my Sending Happy Thoughts stamp set and had the idea for little vellum envelopes stuffed with tiny hearts so I ran with that idea. Make sure to watch the video to see how I created this card–

Sometimes vellum can be kind of fussy to work with and figuring out how to adhere it without the adhesive showing is usually the biggest challenge. But here’s the thing…if you are adhering the vellum to a white base, the adhesive barely shows. I did a quick test using my three favourite liquid glues, and all three were barely noticeable once they dried. You can see my mini test in the video tutorial.

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Before I sign off, I do want to mention that this is my second attempt at my card this week. I wasn’t terribly happy with my original creation, so I hit the drawing board and gave it another shot. This is one the things I love so much about the creative process of card making. We can use, and re-use our supplies (especially stamps) to create any number of different cards. I’m glad I tried again because I’m much happier with this card.

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Thanks so much for dropping by! I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with us over at the Colour Me challenge. Until next time,

julia

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Pop Art Card using Taylored Expressions Stamps and Spectrum Noir

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Hi there! Today I’m back over at the Scrapbooks by Design blog and can’t wait to share the project I created. As usual, I let the camera roll as I crafted so make sure to watch the video tutorial to see how I made my card.

I’ve had the idea for a pop art inspired card ever since I saw the Souper Soon set at the SBD store. So, I turned on some Velvet Underground (you know, as a nod to Mr. Warhol) and got to work.

I started in Silhouette Studio and used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the kraft frame. I cut it out four times and and then adhered all the layers together using my Zig 2 Way Glue Pen. I used four layers to give the frame some extra dimension, and structure.

Next, I used the frame to trace the grid onto my white cardstock and stamped the soup can man (I doubt that’s his official name) nine times. I think a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig would have been handy for this part, but since I don’t have one, I just went with it.

Once I let the ink dry for a minute or so, I got to colouring using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I did easy and simple colouring. I wanted to keep the images flat so I did virtually no shading and I used retro tones to keep with the pop art inspiration.

I wanted to avoid letting the colours bleed, so once the coloured soups had a chance to dry, I used the same colours to fill in the background of each cell. This didn’t have to be perfect since the frame was going to hide any imperfections.

Finally, I used my Zig 2 Way glue pen again to adhere down the frame over the soup man images. To finish my card, I cut a cardbase (slightly larger than A2) and used foam tape to adhere the whole front panel onto the card. I stamped the Get well soup-er soon greeting on the inside, adhered down another soup man (the stamps come with the coordinating dies) and called it a day.

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope to see you back here again soon. In the meantime, make sure to check out my YouTube channel for plenty of other cardmaking tutorials and tips. Until next time,

julia

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CMCC#72 Lawn Fawn Birthday – Embossing Paste Alternative

Birthday Cards, Cards

Hi there! Thanks so much for dropping by for another Colour Me! challenge post. This week the challenge is to create a project using turquoise, yellow, and green.

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A few weeks ago, Sue, from Sue’s Card Craft, posted this card to the challenge. I’ve had her whimsical scene in my head ever since so that’s what inspired this week’s project.

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I used lots of different techniques on this card, but the one I want to mention in particular is using a homemade stencil and white acrylic caulking instead of embossing paste.

Acrylic caulking is available at any home improvement store and costs about $2/tube. So far in my use with it, it is a perfect substitution for harder to find embossing paste. Cool, eh?! To create my stencil, I used the free cloud shape that comes with the Silhouette Studio software and cut it from a piece of transparency. If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, you can always create your own stencils with dies, or punches, or even scissors. I plan to re-use this stencil, but you can always use cardstock (white works best) for a single use stencil if you don’t have any transparency material to spare.

I hope that I’ve inspired you to play along with us at the Colour Me challenge this week. Make sure to visit the other designers to see their inspiration and get your mojo flowing–

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Until next time,

julia

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TGIF#3 – Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers – Miss U

Cards, TGIF

Welcome! It’s time for another TGIF video. Today I create a card using stamps from Simon Says Stamp. For a blast from the past, I also use my manual label maker.

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Hope you had a great week! Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me! #71 – Lawn Fawn Watermelon Card

Any occasion, Cards

Hello everyone! Thanks for dropping by for another Colour Me challenge post. This week the challenge is to create a project using pink and green.

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For once, my inspiration came from the challenge badge. Lucky for me I had a mini Lawn Fawn stamp set with a watermelon stamp. I just ran with the summer theme and went a little crazy with the pink! Make sure to watch the video to see how I created this easy card–

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Shout out to my Dad who suggested that I create my own punny sentiment for the card. Other suggestions in the running were: seed you soon, seeds on greetings, water ya up to?, and melon cally.

I made a funny mistake while making this card. Have you spotted it yet? When I created my own custom greeting, I accidentally used a Q instead of an O! Whoopsie!

Make sure to visit the other designers on the team for some bright inspiration–

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One note of business before I sign off. I recently started what I hope to be a weekly feature on my YouTube channel – TGIF with Julia. I plan to post a video each Friday where I just let the camera roll as I create, colour and plan. These videos will be longer than my usual tutorials so I hope that you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy while I create.

Until next time,

julia

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