Blooming Birthday

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Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a special friend's birthday a couple of  weeks ago. I used the lovely All That You Are stamp set that has a large floral line image that is fabulous for all types of colouring. I used my favourite Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, but it would also be lovely water coloured too. 

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I started by embossing the front of the thick Whisper White card base with the Subtle embossing folder. The image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White that was cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits and then coloured with Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends. I layered it onto Melon Mambo card stock and then popped up the panel on the card base.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The greeting from the All That You Are stamp set was heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo and then double cut to the size I wanted with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. I added some rhinestones and a tiny butterfly to finish.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

For the inside I die cut a stitched rectangle for the writing panel and then stamped part of the floral image on the side, and the birthday greeting at the bottom. The finished panel was layered onto a Melon Mambo mat.

Stampin' Up! All That You Are - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Thanks to Peggy Noe for the inspiration for this card.

Project Details
Stamps All That You Are, Amazing Life
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Calypso Coral
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Melon Mambo
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, Subtle Dynamic TIEF, Big Shot, White EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends, Dimensionals

 

Don't forget there is only 11 days left to get your FREE Sale-a-bration products when you place an order for $90 or more. The good news is that the popular Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack is back while stocks last, so don't miss out on yours, if this is on your wish list. It coordinates beautifully with the Gingham Gala Designer Paper pack, one of my favourites from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you like my project with All That You Are and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to a new month and another week of CASE-ing the Catty. Can you believe that we are in the 3rd month of the year already?  We have only 1 month of Sale-a-bration remaining and Stampin Up! have pulled out the stops to give you even more Level 1 FREE product choices when you place an order of $90 or more.  If you had your eye on the Painted Seasons Designer Paper, then the good news is, that you can choose the paper pack by itself as a Level 1 freebie. For details of ALL of the Level 1 product choices available, see them in my Online Store

If you've come from Rachel's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochures again this week and I am looking at this photo on page 8 of the main brochure and the sweet note card that I have circled in the bottom right.

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I love embellishments and I'm a bit of  hoarder. I didn't want the cute Butterfly Elements to end up in the bottom drawer, so I decided to use some on a note card. I wanted my note card to have a bit more punch than the sample and this is what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I like a larger note card, so I have created a card base that is 9.9cm square, so that you can get 3 from a sheet of A4 card stock or 4 from a 12" x 12" sheet. On the Balmy Blue layer I have a square of the black and white spotted paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack, layered on black card stock with a narrow border. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I roughly cut a butterfly from the sheet in the Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper pack and adhered it to a scrap of Whisper White. I recommend you do this if you intend popping up your butterflies; it makes them a lot more robust. The butterfly was coloured with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers and then cropped with the Butterfly Duet Punch. I used a piece of the 1/8" Foam Strip under the body to pop up the butterfly as it works with the height of the wooden elements. I added the white embossed greeting at the bottom first, which is from the Wishing You Well stamp set. The butterfly was popped up next and finally the wooden elements under the wings, adhered with glue dots. The butterfly wings are not attached to the wooden elements, so I have gently lifted them for extra a little extra dimension.

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For the inside I have another layer of Balmy Blue and I've used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to create the square writing panel. I finished with the matching small butterfly in the top corner, coloured in the same shades. Coordinating Gingham Gala Designer Paper was added to the back flap of the 10.5cm square envelope. I love having a stash of cute note cards ready to use, so one thing led to another and I ended up with this.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

This set of note cards would make a lovely gift, so I made a pizza-style box to fit the note cards and envelopes. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Finally, I added my favourite colour to the top of the box to finish it off.

Stampin' Up! Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Elements, Note Card Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

If you have these Sale-a-bration products and would like to make this pretty note card set, then the 8 page  PDF tutorial is available for Instant Download over on my Etsy store. It includes details of how to punch out the butterflies and keep their antennae intact! You can pay with a credit card or PayPal and you DO NOT need to sign up to Etsy to make a purchase. Check out as a guest if you are not a member.

Project Details
Stamps Wishing You Well, Butterfly Gala
Card stock & Papers Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly DSP, Gingham Gala DSP
 Ink Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Butterfly Elements, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Butterfly Duet Punch, Classic Label Punch, Glue Dots, Tombow Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, 1/8" Foam Strip, White EP, Heat Gun, Simply Scored Board, Stampin' Blends (Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Pineapple Punch)

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Happiness Blooms

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Happiness Blooms section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Rebecca's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. Plus, a selection of lovely new products are now available to choose from the Sale-a-bration Second Release - view the brochure online

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, which I've cropped out of the banner photo so you can see it more clearly. Even though the background designer paper is very busy, the embellishment still pops, so I thought I would try this with the floral design from the Painted Seasons Designer Paper. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
As you can see from my finished card, I didn't achieve my goal! I adhered the paper to the front of the card and added the embellishment and my brain rebelled! It just looked way too busy. So I took the remaining strip left  from my 6" x 6" square and started again and this is where it ended up. I have embossed the right section with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, leaving the strip of floral paper on the left. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I stamped the two flowers in Poppy Parade ink and the leaves in Call Me Clover ink. They were cropped with the coordinating Painted Seasons Framelits Dies that will be available to purchase from 1 March. You can see the amazing detail in the flowers that you get from just one impression of these Distinktive style stamps. Less is more with these stamps, so don't over ink them. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to push the ink down into the foam pad. It is quick and works perfectly every time. The greeting is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in Early Espresso ink and layered on the Call Me Clover banner. All of these elements were layered onto the largest of the stitched circles from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I did add a Vellum circle behind to add interest and soften it.

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I wanted to keep the inside soft, so I have a white writing panel and a strip of the designer paper at the bottom. It is the reverse side of the floral and I added another stamped flower in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Painted Seasons Bundle - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

 

Project Details
Stamps Painted Seasons, Dragonfly Dreams
Card stock & Papers Petal Pink, Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Vellum, Painted Seasons DSP
 Ink Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Early Espresso
Accessories Gold Metallic Pearls
Tools     Stitched Shapes Framelits, Painted Seasons Framelits, Subtle TIEF, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 

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Very Vintage Thanks

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Today, I'm sharing the thank you card I made for customers who ordered with me last month. I used the Very Vintage Host stamp set from the Annual Catalogue, which is an option that you can purchase with Stampin' Rewards when you place an order of $250 or more.  The Host stamp sets are right at the back of the catalogue and are easy to overlook, so I'm showing you the images in this set in the pic below. I love the combination of greetings and lovely vintage images in this set. The label coordinates with the Darling Label punch from the Darling Label Punch Box.

Very_Vintage_Stamp_SetThe classic floral line image reminds me of the designs you see on toile fabric and on blue and white china.  I love blue and white china and have many pieces around my house, so that is my inspiration. I've used Blueberry Bushel with Whisper White to create my monochrome cards.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy DesignsI masked off a narrow panel on a piece of Whisper White card stock and then used the sponge brayer to add a light layer of Balmy Blue ink. A sponge dauber was used to add darker highlights with Blueberry Bushel ink. The large floral image was stamped over the top of the coloured panel with Blueberry Bushel ink and the bee was stamped in the corner. I added the narrow strip of Blueberry Bushel card stock across the base of the coloured panel and wrapped the lovely white/silver metallic edge ribbon around and finished in a bow. The thanks was cropped in Silver Foil using the die from the Well Written Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This closeup gives you a better view of the coloured panel and floral silhouette. I added some clear epoxy droplets to finish.

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I have kept the inside simple, with part of the floral image stamped in each corner of the writing panel. 

Stampin' Up! Very Vintage Host Set - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Very Vintage (Host)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Silver Foil
 Ink Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue
Accessories Clear & Frosted Epoxy Droplets, Silver/White Metallic Edge ribbon
Tools     Well Written Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge Brayer, Sponge Dauber

 
I hope you like my project and thanks for visiting today!


CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Catty. It's a scorching Sunday here in Melbourne. I'm lucky to be able to escape to some air conditioning in my craft room. Northern Australia is facing unprecedented flooding rains and I know many readers in the northern hemisphere are facing their own extreme weather events, too. So where ever you are, I hope you are safe from the worst of what Mother Nature is delivering us at the moment! 

If you've come from Peta's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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We are taking our inspiration from the Sale-a-bration Brochure again this week. Don't forget that you get to choose a FREE item from this brochure, when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019.  Plus, NEW Sale-a-bration products will be released in mid-February and NEW products that co-ordinate with your FREE Sale-a-bration items will be released for purchase on 1 March 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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I'm taking a break from the feminine, floral creations to go a little bit country this week. My inspiration comes from the project in the photo above, on page 10 of the Sale-a-bation brochure. I was taken with the copper embossing on the copper tin; such a great idea and I would love to try it. As I don't have the copper tins, I've gone with the next best thing - copper embossing on Copper Foil. 

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

It was really difficult getting a good photo that does justice to the copper embossing, with the reflection coming off the foil. I used the Stamparatus and the 'hinge stamping' technique to stamp the grasses in Versamark across the bottom of the Copper Foil and then heat embossed with the lush copper embossing powder.  I was really happy with how it turned out and you need to see it in real life to appreciate the lovely texture that it adds to the foil. You do need to be careful with the Stamparatus magnets on the foil, as it marks very easily. Next time, I would place a small piece of Whisper White card stock underneath the magnet, so that it doesn't scratch the foil when you remove it. Don't forget the embossing buddy before you stamp to prevent stray particles of embossing powder.

The embossed foil was adhered to an Early Espresso card base. The Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry design from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Paper pack reflected the colours in my rooster and I think it works well with the copper, too. These green tones were everywhere in my country childhood. I adhered the DSP to Coastal Cabana card stock to give it some body and then shaped it into the tag.  I used the long retired Slot Punch to add the opening at the top. A Very Vanilla Lace Doily was added to the right edge and then the embossed Bermuda Bay greeting banner was positioned over the top.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

The majestic rooster from the Sale-a-bration Home to Roost stamp set was stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I wanted to preserve the detail in the rooster image and thought that embossing would achieve that. Clear embossing over normal ink is more subtle and is great for water colouring too. Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers were used to colour the rooster and then he was fussy cut and positioned over the banner. The ground and his legs are flat on the banner and then I've popped up the rest of him over the doily.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

I've continued the country theme on the inside, using more of the Coastal Cabana DSP as a background to the Very Vanilla stitched rectangle writing panel. I added the off-cut of the doily under the writing panel to balance out the length.  The little vase from the Vibrant Vases stamp set was stamped in Coastal Cabana ink on Coastal Cabana card stock to give more depth to the shading and then cropped with the Vase Builder Punch. The little bunch of flowers was stamped, coloured and fussy cut and positioned under the popped up vase.

Stampin' Up! Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration) - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I finished off with a bow in the Braided Linen Trim at the top of the tag and a trio of clear epoxy droplets that I coloured with the Bronze Stampin' Blends marker.

Project Details
Stamps Home to Roost (Sale-a-bration), Beauty Abounds, Vibrant Vases
Card stock & Papers Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil, Tea Room Specialty DSP
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana
Accessories Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Lace Doilies (retired), Linen Braided Trim
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Stampin' Blends (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Bronze), Dimensionals, Ivory EP (not SU), Heat gun, Vase Builder Punch, Slot Punch (retired)

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Petal Pink Birthday

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I've been colouring more roses from the Tea Together stamp set, but this time using the Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers for a different look. I chose Petal Pink to coordinate with the beautiful Petal Pink Vellum from the Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper.

I've covered the entire front of my Whisper White card base with the vellum. My preferred method is to use a sponge to lightly dab on a scant amount of Tombow Liquid Adhesive. I put a squiggle of glue onto the Silicone Mat and then pick up a little with the sponge and dab it around the edges. Lightly press the vellum onto the card base for an invisible finish.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used one of the new Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies to cut the centre panel and added some extra interest with the lovely floral embossing die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies in opposite corners. This provides a background to my Petal Pink roses that were cropped with the co-ordinating die from the Tea Time Framelits, which is one of the Level 2 Sale-a-bration FREE products available for you to choose when you place and order of $180.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The greeting from the Forever Lovely stamp set was stamped in Mint Macaron ink and I've used the Soft Sea Foam and Light Mint Macaron Blends on the leaves of the roses as well. I finished with a trio of Calypso Coral enamel dots from the Happiness Blooms pack for some extra pop. You can see the detail in the lovely needlepoint embossing die in this closeup.

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside I have added a Grapefruit Grove mat for the writing panel and a narrow strip of the Petal Pink vellum was added at the base. In the top right corner, I've used the floral embossing die as a background to the smaller flower, also from the Tea  Together stamp set.  

Stampin' Up! Tea Together, Floral Romance Specialty DSP - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Project Details
Stamps Tea Together, Forever Lovely
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Floral Romance Specialty DSP
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Mint Macaron
Accessories Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
Tools     Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Tea Time Framelits, Big Shot, Stampin' Blends (Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Light Mint Macaron, Light Calypso Coral), Dimensionals, Silicone Mat, Tombow Liquid Adhesive

 
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CASE-ing the Catty - Floral Romance

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This week the CTC Crew are taking inspiration from the Floral Romance section of the new Occasions Catalogue. There are lots of lovely samples in this section to get you inspired! 

If you've come from looking at the lovely project on Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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Don't forget that you can earn FREE product when you make a purchase of $90 or more between now and 31 March 2019. If you don't have your own copy of the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration brochure yet, then leave your details on the Free Catalogues page on my blog and I'll pop one in the post for you.

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This week I've taken my inspiration from the card above, although you will see that my finished product does not really resemble it at all. I saw the lovely Lace Dynamic embossing folder and started with that, although I went with a white card base and a white embossed panel in a landscape orientation.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne
I have used Petal Pink as an accent colour in the flowers, the die cut oval and the variegated ribbon. I have to say when Petal Pink was released in the colour refresh, it honestly did not float my boat! However, the Floral Romance Suite of products has changed all that with the beautiful vellum in the coordinating Floral Romance Speciality Designer Paper that I have used for the background in my photo. 

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I've stamped the main floral image from the Wonderful Romance stamp set in Mememto Tuxedo Black ink and used Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers to colour. The large leaves are in Mossy Meadow and for the smaller spray of leaves with the flowers, I used Granny Apple Green to provide some contrast. The flowers are coloured with Petal Pink and a touch of Light Calypso Coral. The flowers were stamped, coloured and then fussy cut and popped up for extra dimension and a little pearl added to the centres. 

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For the inside, I have embossed the scallops from the Lace Dynamic TIEF on each side of the writing panel. I was going to leave it at that, but thought it looked a little insipid, as one of my crafty friends would say! I added the die cut spray from the Well Written Framelits Dies and used Grapefruit Grove to add a better of extra colour for the flowers. I'm not sure that I really like it though.

Stampin' Up! Floral Romance Suite - Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Melbourne

Project Details
Stamps Wonderful Romance
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Grapefruit Grove
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Petal Pink/Whisper White 5/8" Variegated Ribbon
Tools     Wonderful Floral Framelits, Lace Dynamic TIEF, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits Dies, Well Written Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Stamparatus, Dimensionals, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Blends markers

 

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CASE-ing the Catty - Frosted Floral

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Welcome to another week of CASE-ing the Holiday Catalogue! This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Frosted Floral section on pages 36-41.  

If you've come from Sandra's blog, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week, I'm taking my inspiration from the card above on page 36 of the Holiday Catalogue. I have cropped out the card so you can get a closer look. I needed to make an engagement card this week, so this was a perfect opportunity to use this layout and the lovely First Frost stamp set.  This set has been on my wish list, but I was fortunate that a lovely friend let me stamp some images to make my card and now it is on my next order list! I love that the Holiday Catalogue has stamp sets that are not just for holiday projects.

  Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

My base card is Berry Burst and I added a layer of Whisper White embossed with the retired Happy Heart embossing folder. Under the vellum layer the effect is quite soft, but it adds another dimension to the card. On the vellum layer I stamped the long leaves from the First Frost stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink. As this is is a 'distINKtive' stamp set the images have a lovely multi-tonal effect with just the one impression. It does take a little time for the ink to dry on the vellum, so you need to be careful not to smudge it. Using the heat gun on the low setting can speed up the drying time. I attached the vellum by using narrow double-sided tape on the reverse side down the wide parts of the leaves, so it is not visible.

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I stamped the rose images in Berry Burst ink both at full strength and stamped off once to give the softer colour and I layered them on and behind the silver embossed greeting that sits on the folded Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. The silver foil berries were popped in just before the flowers were attached. I added a narrow strip of Silver Glimmer to the top edge of the greeting to provide a bit more contrast (and bling, lol). A trio of rhinestones at each end finishes it off.

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For the inside, I have a Silver Foil mat for my writing panel and a strip of Berry Burst polka dot designer paper at the bottom. In the centre I have stamped the wreath from the Wishing You Well stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink and added the greeting from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Berry Burst ink. I finished it with a retired silver metallic heart.

You can see the embossed hearts under the vellum layer more clearly in this photo from the top.

Stampin' Up! First Frost - Judy May, Just Judy Designs 

Project Details
Stamps First Frost, Wishing You Well, Beautifufl Bouquet
Card stock & Papers Berry Burst, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Vellum, Silver Glimmer, 2017-19 In Colour DSP stack
 Ink Tranquil Tide, Versamark, Berry Burst
Accessories Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon, Metallic Enamel Shapes (retired)
Tools     Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Happy Heart Dynamic TIEF (retired), Big Shot, Dimensionals, Silver EP, Heat gun

 

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More Rose Wonder

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Today I have a couple more cards featuring the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set.  As you can see, I have been having a bit of a fling with Rose Red card stock for the last couple of weeks! I haven't used it for ages and it is such a lovely colour.

For the first card I have heat embossed the large rose image in Early Espresso onto Shimmery White card stock and water coloured the leaves with ink pads and an aquapainter. I stamped the rose a second time and heat embossed it before water colouring and then fussy cutting. It has been popped up on foam pads over the top of the main image for added dimension.  I added some gold foil accents for the little banner and to mat the birthday sentiment. The whole front panel was then popped up onto the Rose Red card base.

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the second card, I have heat embossed the large image from Rose Wonder in white onto Shimmery White card stock. It was water coloured with ink pads and an aqua painter and then fussy cut into 3 pieces. I've used a Tea Lace doily to highlight the rose, which is popped up and the leaves have been slipped underneath. I've heat embossed the greeting in gold and matted it on Gold Foil and finished it with some pearls. 

Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The inside has a strip of Crumb Cake washi at the bottom with a small band of gold foil and a Rose Red and gold flower finished with a pearl.

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Project Details
Stamps Rose Wonder, Party Pants (2016 Saleabration)
Card stock & Papers     Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow, Shimmery White, Gold Foil
 Ink Versamark, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls, Season of Style Washi set (retired), Tea Lace Doily, White Baker's Twine, Designer Vintage Facteted Buttons
Tools     Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches, Dimensionals, White EP, Gold EP, Early Espresso EP (retired), Heat gun

Thanks for looking!


CASE-ing the Catty Blog Hop - Everyday

Hi there

This week, the CASE-ing the Catty Crew are looking at the large 'Every Day' section of the Stamping' Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalogue on pages 73 - 110.  There is a heap of inspiration in this section and so many great cards to CASE (Copy And Share Everything).

You may have come from Julia's blog, but if you are visiting me, you can continue with the blog hop by using the button at the bottom of the post.

I'm currently in Western Australia staying with a lovely friend in the country for a few days. I bought a few supplies with me so we could do a bit of crafting and I didn't want to miss the opportunity to participate in this week's blog hop. I decided to CASE the card at the bottom of page 74 and mine is a very CAS version.

Stamping Up Wild About Flowers. Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've taken this photo on a cute little table on her patio and you can see 'Millie' the lamb photo bombing in the background. I've made my label smaller to match the image and added the pretty floral DSP at the bottom. The paper piercing frames the label and I've added some pearl accents on the flowers. I keep thinking that it needs a touch of something else on it, but can't decide. What do you think?

Project Details
Stamps Wild About Flowers
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brights DSP Backgrounds Stac
 Ink Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Pearls Basic Jewels, Crumb Cake Stitched Satin ribbon (cut in half), In Colour Blossom Accents
Tools     Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Kit, Updated Essentials piercing template, Dimensionals, Glue dots

 Now it's time to hop over to Alison's blog, so click on the button below.

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As always, you can see the full list of participants in today's blog hop and join in by linking up your creation over at the CASE-ing the Catty Blog.

Thanks for visiting today!