Paper pieced Talented Trio featuring Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin’ Up!

Paper pieced Talented Trio featuring Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin’ Up!  for Less Is More Lucky Dip Week 248 Challenge.

No Christmas cards today. I’m giving you all a break! Ha ha :-). Instead I have a bright and cheery birthday card using Talented Trio featuring Gorgeous Grunge from Stampin’ Up! I’ve teamed it up with one of my all time favourites Gorgeous Grunge. Im entering this card in to the Less Is More Lucky Dip Week 248 Challenge where the theme is paper piecing – I threw in some paper piercing just in case I had misread it – ha ha! Covering all bases!!

I decided on Talented Trio as the smock (or pinafore?) the little girl is wearing is ideal for paper piecing – I used a design from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper. The Gorgeous Grunge came about as I was colouring in the little girl and the paint brushes. She reminds me of my niece and I was thinking about her whilst I was colouring. I have introduced my niece to card making and I was remembering letting her use my stamps and ink pads when she came to stay over the summer – she managed to get ink everywhere! I had to look away as she mashed the stamps in to the ink pads – she’s still a bit heavy handed but she is still young and I didn’t want to put her off with my OCD! Lol!

Stampin' Up! Talented Trio and Gorgeous Grunge Tracy May clean and simple card ideas

I coloured the little girl in with some coloured pencils. It’s such a dreary day today so this card is the perfect antidote. I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by – have a fun weekend where-ever you are!

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Swallowtail from Stampin’ Up!

Stylish birthday card using Swallowtail from Stampin’ Up!

It was my Mum’s birthday last week and for some reason I have gotten in to the habit of making her a butterfly birthday card. So this year I picked Swallowtail from Stampin’ Up!, which I haven’t used for quite some time. In fact I think the last time I used it was to complete a make and take following my team leader’s monthly training event well over a year ago. (Click here to view the card).

To be honest, Swallowtail isn’t the only stamp set I haven’t used for a long time. I seem to have absolute favourites for a while, which then fade into the background, after each new catalogue release and a new favourite comes along. I must make it my mission to dust them off and give them all an outing! Lol! 🙂

swallowtail from stampin up clean and simple card ideas Tracy May

One of Mum’s favourite colour schemes is red and gold, so I stamped the Swallowtail in Versamark and randomly sprinkled with Cherry Cobbler and Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder. (I masked off the card front to create a border).

What do you think? The contrast between the colours is not as vivid as I had hoped it would be, but I still think it’s quite effective. (p.s. I used Talented Trio for the sentiment).

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Altered Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up!

Cute birthday card created by altering Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up!

Morning peeps, how’s you? I am back today with a card I made a while ago using Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up!. If you saw my post from last week of the set of three note cards I made my niece, you will know that the little artist in the set reminds me of her. Given that she is a keen ballerina herself I decided to create a card for her birthday by stamping the head from the artist onto the ballerina – with photopolymer stamps this was super easy!

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Tracy May Talented Trio - altered image coloured pencils

I stamped her onto crumb cake with crumb cake ink and then coloured her in with pencils. I then stamped the face and hair with black ink. What do you think?

I love it and I’m sure she will do too. I coloured the white perfect accents with alcohol markers.

Well I hope you like today’s project. I’ve listed the items used below. Thanks for stopping by – see you soon x

 

Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up!

A trio of notecards created using Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up!

Good morning folks, and how are you today? If you have kids are you surviving the school holidays? And even if you don’t are you surviving them? 🙂

This morning I have a simple little set of notecards to share with you, that I made for my niece. I’m looking after her and her brother this week, so we have a house full.

I love the Talented Trio from Stampin’ Up! for all the colouring possibilities. You can watercolour with it, colour with pencils or markers, use ink and a blender pen too….

I used colour pencils for this set and kept the cards very CAS – clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Tracy May Talented TrioI think this one is my favourite, as she reminds me of my niece. Even my youngest son thinks so too.

Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Tracy May Talented Trio Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator Tracy May Talented Trio

I used the Washi tape punch to create the banner for the sentiment. I must admit I was a little skeptical when I first saw the punch but I bought it anyway! And guess what? I love it!!! Totally hooked now!

Anyways, I’ve got to dash. Got 4 kids to entertain! Hope you liked today’s projects. Thanks for stopping by. Check out this week’s weekly deals before you go.

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