So after all of that rain that we had yesterday, and I think they said that we got around 6 inches, the sun came out around noon and it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon! We got up to 68 degrees, made the rain yesterday sort of worth it. It was so nice to go outside and feel the warm sun and not have to wear a jacket! And today is Friday! What could be better than that! I don’t have anything specific planned for the weekend with the exception of some projects to make. It should be a great weekend too because I get my Catalog pre-order today, yes I overnighted it! The addiction continues! LOL!
My post for today is a big one. I have been asked to join the SplitCoast Creative Crew again! I had so much fun making the projects when I was on last year I was happy to join the talented group of 24 people this time around! I have four projects for you today, three cards and a mini album. Lets get to them!
My first card is for the DSP/Color Focus: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Smoky Slate. We are asked to use a technique of our choosing that imitates our watercolor wonder designer papers. I love the Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper so here is my take. The base of the card is Island Indigo Card Stock. I used a piece of Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight to create the mat for my piece of Watercolor Card Stock. Using the Flower Shop Stamp Set I inked the stamp in Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight. I spritzed them each time with water from my Stampin’ Spritzer and stamped each one three times to create the background. I stamped them again in the same colors on some Whisper White and punched them out with the Pansy Punch. My leaves are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and are stamped in Basic Gray and cut out with the Secret Garden Framelits. The leaves are adhered to the background with Multi-Purpose Glue and the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the Quite the Pair Stamp Set and is stamped in Smoky Slate and cut out with my Paper Snips. I really do love the effect that spritzing water on the stamp gives the image and the colors are nice and bright!
My next card is for the Catalog Focus: scoring tools. We are asked to use all or one of these scoring tools-Simply Scored Tool, Simply Scored Borders Plate and/or Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to add interest to a gatefold card. My card base is Daffodil Delight Card Stock cut so it’s a gatefold card. The two Whisper White panels on the front are created using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate. It gives it a lattice like look. The flowers and butterfly are from the Polka-Dot Pieces Stamp Set and are stamped in Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Night of Navy. I used the 1 3/4″ and 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punches and the Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch them out. I created a belly band from a piece of Pear Pizzaz and adhered all of my stamped images to it with SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals. My greeting is from the A Round Array Stamp Set and is stamped in Night of Navy and punched out with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. I love the lattice look behind the flowers and the colors are inspired by the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper. A fun simple card, don’t you think?!
My third card is for the Holiday Focus: National Photograph Month. We are asked to create a card that looks like a photograph by putting a border around our image and making the image glossy. You may use On Film Framelits or make your own, you may use Window Sheets for glossiness or Crystal Effects. My card starts off with a base of Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a piece of Soft Suede that I stamped in Soft Suede with the Hardwood Background Stamp. My greeting is from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set and is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The stamped images are from the Secret Garden Stamp Set, the flowers are stamped in Elegant Eggplant and the leaves in Garden Green. I masked them off to give it a more realistic look. A piece of Whisper White is cut out with the On Film Framelits. I adhered it and a piece of Window Sheet to the Soft Sky stamped piece and the to the card. Very clever the way the Window Sheet does really make it look like a glossy photo, I’ll definitely do that again!
The final project is for the Scrapbook and More Focus: Mini Books. I used the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Cards, Stamps and Framelits to create my mini book. The cover and back are Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz that I cut out with the Project Life Cars & Labels Framelits Dies. On the cover I cut the speech bubble out with the Word Bubbles Framelits and stamped the stars from the Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black. The NYC is from the Sans & Stripes Photopolymer Stamp Set and is also stamped in Basic Black. All of the pages in the middle are the cards from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Cards Collection and I rounded the corners using the Project Life Corner Rounder. I used the Washi tape from the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack to “hold” the photos in place and some Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon to hold the cards together. I love the way you can see the photo on the first page through the Word Bubble! A fun simple mini book using the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! line. Pretty neat huh?!
Selfies with some of my peeps in a little pocket album, what could be better than that! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my rather lengthy post today for my projects for this month’s SplitCoast Creative Crew Design Team challenges. I had a great time making them! You can see the rest of the design teams projects by heading over to SplitCoast and searching for CreativeCrew. Thank you very much for spending a little extra time with me today, I hope that you have an awesome Friday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Designer Series Paper Focus Card:
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Specialty Card Stock: Watercolor
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Secret Garden and Quite the Pair Clear Mount
Framelits: Secret Garden
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Catalog Focus Card:
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Island Indigo and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Polka-Dot Pieces and A Round Array Clear Mount
Punches: 1 3/4″, 1 1/4″ and 7/8″ Scallop Circle and Elegant Buttefly
Tools: Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL
Holiday Focus Card:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Suede and Soft Sky
Ink: Elegant Eggplant and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White
Stamps: Secret Garden, Delightful Dozen and Hardwood Clear Mount
Framelits: On Film
Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL
Card Stock: Bermuda Bay and Pear Pizzaz
Specialty: Window Sheet
Ink: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: Project Life Point & Click and Sans & Stripes Alphabet Photopolymer
Framelits: Word Bubbles and Project Life Cards & Labels
Journaling Cards: Project Life Everyday Adventure
Embellishments: Project Life Everyday Adventure Pack and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot and SNAIL
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