Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Summer - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm back today with a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. This time I've used the fab Horizon collection again.

I started out by cutting the Summer in Grid cut file (Design ID: 293962) from white textured card stock. 


I then pulled out various patterned papers and backed each section of the grid with a different color of the rainbow.


Once done, I glued down the cut file on my chosen background paper. I selected a few embellishments in each color so I could add them to their matching squares, for a tone on tone look.


I love this about the Horizon collection, that there is truly all kinds of embellishments in all the colors of the rainbow, so it is pretty easy to finish any layout! I used chipboards, stickers, clips, epoxy stickers, die cuts, and I fussy cut some butterflies too from one of the patterned papers.


I added some tissue paper and some bits and pieces of die cuts behind my photo and glued them all down in the middle. Last but not least I wrote my journaling on a journaling spot and adhered this down too.


And that's pretty much it! 
Thank you so much for stopping by today! 
Have a wonderful day!

X

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Pinkfresh Studio June Washi Release Blog Hop


Hello crafty peeps,

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio June Washi release blog hop!

You should have arrived here from the Pinkfresh Studio blog, but I'll attach the full blog hop list at the end for your convenience, in case you're lost.

Today's release is pretty fantastic (but I probably say that about each Pinkfresh release ha!). Besides the washi tapes, there are stamps and dies that you can use on their own OR!!! Brace yourselves! Or you can use them with the washi tapes! How you ask?! There are stamps that coordinate with some of the washi, so you can stamp on them, emboss them even (I haven't done this on today's projects, but I have on my cards for my July blog post, so watch this space!). You can die cut flowers with coordinating dies, so no more fussy cutting!!! Genius, right?!

Today I've focused on the Simple Edgers die set which works with the thin washi tapes (Matte Gold Washi, Watercolor Fantasy Washi) or pretty much anything else! There are also thin strips in the Adorable Frames Washi - which is what I've used on today's projects!


First up a shaker card! All my cards today are mounted on A2 top folding card bases. Here I added a  puprle patterned paper panel (Indigo Hills 2 collection). Using one of the Simple Edgers, I die cut a piece off of my white panel on both top and bottom. I also die cut two strips from a peach patterned paper (Joyful Day collection) which I then tucked in at the top and the bottom. But before doing this, I heat embossed my sentiment in the middle of the white card stock (sentiment is from the Floral Cluster Stamp set).


I die cut the wreath image from the Painted Florals washi tape and added acetate plus 2 layers of foam tape behind it. I placed some jewels in the middle (peach, pink and lavender colors from the Pinkfresh Essentials: Jewel Mix box) and attached my shaker frame. To finish off this card I splattered some purple paint around the wreath and added a twine bow at the top.


My next card is suuuuper simple! I added the same peach patterned paper panel I used before, then I die cut the big flower bouquet from the Painted Florals washi tape. I white heat embossed my sentiment in the middle ( sentiment is from the Floral Cluster stamp set). 


I placed some gold tangled thread behind the die cut, added foam adhesive and attached it to the card front. Using the scallop Simple Edger I die cut a thin strip from the Adorable Frames Washi and glued it down at the bottom. Last but not least I splattered some purple ink all over the card.


My last card is very simple too but I'll tell you it took me ages before I finally settled on this design haha! I die cut lots of thin strips from the Adorable Frames WashiMatte Gold Washi and Watercolor Fantasy Washi  but didn't end up using the latter two because I wanted to go with purple/peach tones. I also die cut two strips from the same peach patterned paper I used on the other two cards as well.


Once I figured out the design and how I wanted to use the strips, I gold heat embossed my sentiment (from the Eucalyptus Fantasy stamp set) on white card stock. Then I glued all the strips in place.


I created 2 floral clusters using 3 small die cuts (each) from the Painted Florals washi tape. To finish off this card I added a twine bow at the top.


That's it! I hope I could peak your interest and that you are as excited as we are about this new release!

And now for the fun part! 

Giveaways:

1. Pinkfresh Studio is giving away the full June Washi release on the Pinkfresh blog and Instagram as well!

2. On each blog we are giving away a $25 gift certificate too!



As always, the winners will be selected from the comments left on all blog posts. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 1, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio Giveaway Page. You must claim your prize within 2 weeks so don't forget to go check the above page! Comment away! Good luck!

Shopping Promo:

Pinkfresh Studio is offering free/discounted shipping from June 24 - 30th on orders $50+. You just need to use code JUNEWASHISHIP50. Shipping in the US is free, and there's $5.50 off on international shipping.


Phew I think that's it for today! I hope I didn't miss anything :).

Your next stop is Yoonsun's blog!

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!

X




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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Technique Tuesday and WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop


Hello dear friends,

Welcome to DAY 2 of the Techniques Tuesday and WOW! Embossing Powder Blog Hop! We are celebrating summer with fresh and summery stamps/dies, designs and colors!

You should have arrived here from the talented Verity's blog! I'm also including the full blog hop list at the end of this post, for your convenience.

One of the things my family loves in the summer is strawberries! We can buy them pretty much all year but they never are locally sourced and they never taste like strawberries in the summer! It's just a  few short weeks we can truly enjoy them so that we do! And not only their taste...I just love how sweet they look too! This is why I decided to work with two strawberry sets from Technique Tuesday, the Strawberries on the Border die set and the Sweet Summertime stamp set.


On my first card I stamped a background full of strawberries and added a very basic coloring using alcohol markers. Note that I rarely use realistic colors for things...I love color and I love playing with it! I dry embossed the panel to add a bit of texture and interest. 


I heat embossed a panel with my most favorite embossing glitter, Sorbet (yes, I am totally obsessed with it and I am not ashamed haha!) and I die cut a circle from it. I stamped my sentiment in black on a smaller circle. I glued down the citrus circle on my card front and wrapped some twine around it. I  then added the sentiment on foam tape. 


I had so many different ideas with the die...none of which worked out haha! So I just used it as it was intended (I think!), on the edge of my card front. I die cut the flowers, leaves, stems and the strawberries from patterned paper, color card stock and the embossed panel I used earlier. 


I then did a bit of paper piecing. I love love love paper piecing. It often takes ages but I always love the result so to me it's worth it. Can you imagine I was going to piece back the little dots on the strawberries...OMG. As I was trying to remove them from the die they flew EVERYWHERE. Plus they lost their shape as I tried to add them. I decided to remove them in the end. :(


I stamped my sentiment on a piece of patterned paper and adhered it to my card front. I also added a thin strip of embossed card stock, because those 2 strawberries were just not enough Sorbet hahaha. I dry embossed another A2 size panel and added it to my A2 size top folding card base. Using foam adhesive, I glued the strawberry panel on top. To finish off this card I tied some twine at the top. Done!

Now for the fun part! No blog hop is complete without a prize (or more)! 
  • WOW! Embossing Powder has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in. 
  • Technique Tuesday is giving away 2x$20 gift certificate to their store
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on all the posts on both days. We encourage you to leave comments on both days, the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win these fabulous prizes.

The hop is open internationally! Good Luck!

You might also be interested in the SUMMER SALE Technique Tuesday has going on now! The deets:
  • To receive your free stamp, use the coupon code: FreeWings.
  • The coupon code is valid June 22th through 24th, at midnight!

That's it for today guys! I hope you've found some inspiration along the hop! Your next stop is the lovely Jo's blog! Enjoy!

Have a wonderful day!

X
Verity Biddlecombe
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