Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Boys BMX Birthday Card | Retro Rubber Challenge #108

Today I'm showing some oldies some love by participating in the latest Retro Rubber Challenge #108 Rainbow Color Challenge


The point of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to show some love to our older stamps that tend to get left behind or forgotten about when new ones arrive. To participate in their challenges you need to use a stamp that is at least 1 year old.




Well for today's card I have used 3 different Stampin' Up! stamp sets (all sadly retired) and all 3 are older than 1 year.

The BMX bike image comes from the Stampin' Up! Just Riding stamp set, which was (I believe) released in Australia on 1st April 2008, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection 2nd hand in May 2016 (and I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've used it).

The rainbow splatter images in the background of my card come from the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (a favourite of mine while it was current, and hasn't had much play time since it retired). This set was released in Australia on 2nd July 2013, as part of the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue. This set joined my collection in August 2014.

The 3rd and final stamp set (and youngest) used on my card, for the sentiment was the Stampin' Up! Epic Celebrations stamp set. This set was a free item as part of the Stampin' Up! 2018 Sale-A-Bration promotion that commenced on 3rd January 2018, however as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I was able to get my hands on this set early in December 2017.

There is 1 product used on my card that is still current and that is the framelits used to cut out the BMX images and the coloured layers behind them. These framelits come from the Stampin' Up! Frosted Bouquet Framelits set.




The layout of my card was inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Debbie Henderson.


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Monday, 15 April 2019

Springtime Impressions Birthday Butterfly | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #028


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU028 is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.
Where you choose any 3 squares in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally) for your inspiration.



Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.


If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)


My card fits in with the current Creative with Stamps #37 Birthday Challenge.





I started with the diagonal combination of Brights, Butterfly & Birthday, and then I decided to add elements from the bottom row as well: Brights, Banner & Bling.




My butterfly was cut out from some Whisper White cardstock with the butterfly from the Springtime Impressions Thinlits. I then sponged a rainbow using sponge daubers. The colours used in my rainbow can be seen in the picture below.




I also sponged around the edges of my Whisper White Thick cardstock base, before adding a Whisper White layer.

The sentiment comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and was Silver heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock and 1 edge was trimmed using the Triple Banner punch.

To finish off I added some Silver Metallic thread under my butterfly and popped on a few randomly placed Silver Metallic Pearls.




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Beautiful Bouquet (Photopolymer 143666)

Springtime Impressions Thinlits (146326)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109131)

Silver Metallic Thread (138402)

Metallic Pearls - Silver & Gold (146282)


Cardstock: Basic BlackWhisper WhiteWhisper White Thick


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Friday, 12 April 2019

Classic Garage Suite | Masculine Birthday Card

I recently had a commission request to make a special card for the birthday of my sister's father-in-law who is a mega car buff. My sister loved the idea of the Classic Garage Suite and really loved the layout and look of the "You're a Classic Father" card on page 42 of the Occasions Catalogue (see below). I decided to tweak it a little, but took most the inspiration from the catalogue (the SU catalogues are perfect for just that - providing inspiration, CASEing or copying).



I have entered my card in this weeks Caseing the Catty #223 Challenge.



Here is my tweaked take on the card from the Classic Garage Suite page in the Occasions Catalogue.



I have used the Geared Up Garage stamp set, Garage Gears Thinlits and the Classic Garage 6x6 Designer Series Paper for my card.




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Geared Up Garage Bundle (Cling 150610)

Geared Up Garage Stamp Set (Cling 148590)

Garage Gears Thinlits (148521)

Classic Garage 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper (148482)


Cardstock: Crumb CakeWhisper White


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