Pretty card using Stampin’ Up! Products

A pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products created for CASology cue word “Pretty” challenge 

I keep looking at today’s card thinking ah it’s so pretty, which given I am entering it into the CASology Pretty cue word challenge is probably a good thing, right? I don’t normally do pretty to this degree and there is a small corner of my brain screaming it’s too pretty for you!! Lol! I think probably because this card is much more girlie than I’m used to. Buuuuut it’s good to get out of my comfort zone from time to time. What do you think of my pretty card using Stampin’ Up! products? Too girlie or not? Or should I call it feminine and not girly?

Pretty card using Stampin' Up! products Tracy May card making ideas

I used a technique my team leader, Michelle, used on her swap cards (click here to see), by stamping over the butterflies with Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral ink on a couple of the splatter stamps from Gorgeous Grunge (I seem to be using Gorgeous Grunge on every project these days!)

The flower was stamped on to water colour paper with Basic Black, which is now an archival ink and therefore waterproof. I water coloured using Stampin’ Write markers in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder (which is a fab combination I saw at OnStage in Brussels) and an aqua painter. I used Cucumber Crush and Mossy Meadow for the stem and leaves. I then covered the whole lot with a wodge (real word honest!lol) of Dazzling Details – after I cut it out and stuck it on the front of the card.

I used a soft sky card base to tone down the girlie-ness! 🙂

Well I hope you like it!

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Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! – CASology Cue Card Challenge

An autumnal greetings card using Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! for the CASology Cue Card Challenge – YOU (week 168).

I finally gave in and ordered Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up! It’s one of the stamp sets I’ve loved and looked at a lot, and then moved on without ever ordering, but when I was ordering the Lighthearted Leaves set from the Autumn/Winter catalogue I decided it would be a good idea to get the Leaflets Framelits to cut them out. Well as the framelits come in a bundle with Vintage Leaves at a 15% discount, well you know how it goes …..Crafters Anonymous here I come! 🙂

I started by sponging a background from Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, before over stamping the leaves randomly in Cajun Craze. The sentiment is from You’ve Got This, which I chose so I could enter the card in to the CASology Challenge Week 168 –  Cue Card You. It’s been a couple of months since I played along, due to a lack of organisation on my part. I actually made cards to enter but then missed the deadline a few times duh!

So what do you think? Still clean and simple right?

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves CASology YOU Challenge Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

 

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You’ve Got This – Magic Slider Card

Magic slider card created using Stampin’ Up! You’ve Got This

Morning, morning, morning – hope you all had a fabby weekend! Another busy one for us. No crafting AGAIN!! But I did have a fabulous long lunch out with my bessie mates (UK for BFF I think). My crafty to do list for the week is long and growing! Mind you so is the housework list – wonder which one I’ll concentrate on?? Hmmmm hard choice – NOT! Lol!

Today’s project is one I made for a card swap challenge that I’m part of via Facebook. The theme for this challenge was a magic slider card. I decided on the new You’ve Got This stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (available in wood or clear). It’s a lovely set and I’ve seen some beautiful cards on Pinterest using it. Hopefully you’ll like mine. There’s a few photos as it’s hard to capture in one photo!

 

Stampin' Up! You've Got This Magic Slider Card Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

Stampin' Up! You've Got This Magic Slider Card Independent Demonstrator Tracy MayStampin' Up! You've Got This Magic Slider Card Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

Not quite sure what the reflection is on the one above – looks almost like an alien face to me!

Stampin' Up! You've Got This Magic Slider Card Independent Demonstrator Tracy May

I watercoloured the background card and flicked ink splats over the watercolour paper whilst it was still wet. It’s one of my favourite techniques.

Well I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks for stopping by.

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