Saturday, September 28, 2019

Splatter Birdies


Today's card is one I made on Thursday evening during my Facebook live. I saw the idea of using one of the splatters from the Artisan Textures stamp set from a card created by Rochelle Laird-Smith. Although I couldn't remember which splatter it was! I had 3 different splatters on blocks by the time I finally realized that it was the largest splatter that would get the effect I wanted. The splatters are stamped off onto my grid paper before stamping over the birds. This way it lightens up the ink to allow the bird image to pop. The next step was to cut out the image using the Nested Label dies and then to assemble the card. To embellish the card a bit I added 3 pearls and some Clear Wink of Stella to the birdies. The sparkle doesn't show well in the picture above but its there!

Watch the Facebook Live below and join me on Thu Oct 3rd at 7pm EDT for my next one:

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Thank you for stopping by!
~ Amanda

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Team Holiday Swap #2

Swap cards are fun to make! The hardest part is choosing which product from the Holiday Catalogue I was going to use. Decided that for this swap I would do a fall theme as my other swap card was Christmas.  Did you n now the label on each pack of designer series paper lists the colours? I chose Pretty Peacock, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso from the colours listed.

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Thank you for stopping by!
~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Snowflake Frost Pocket Page

This pocket page uses the same pack of designer series paper as my last pocket page I shared on Sep 17 - the First Frost Specialty designer series paper but it has a different look and feel to it. This designer series paper is very versatile and I love the silver foil. Although if you watch me colouring in the snowflakes in the video you can tell that bright lights and silver foil make it hard to keep the colour between the lines!

Still not decided if there will be a title page as the pictures used for this layout are from 3 different days. The snowflakes are coloured in using a Mint Macaroon and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends. The snowflake die cuts are made using the Seasonal Layers dies and some Shimmer White card stock.

Watch the Facebook Live below and join me on Thu Sep 26th at 7pm EDT for my next one:
 

Supplies (click on the photo to add these items to your cart)

Thank you for stopping by!
~ Amanda

Are you a crafter looking for some time to get away to work on your projects? Join us Oct. 25-27th at the Four Points Sheraton in Kingston for our annual fall crafting retreat! Make sure to register today by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2kzBYjL
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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sympathy Fox

This was one of the cards we made at this month's Cards & Chocolate class. Although this particular card is sympathy you could change the sentiment for any occasion! I may make a few more of this card for Christmas! For card classes I try to show different sentiments but then have a few different ones on hand so that class attendees can choose which would work best for their own cards. The Here's A Card stamp set has come wonderful sentiments for year-round use!

After embossing the Crumb Cake layer with the Woodlands embossing folder we sponged the raised part using a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake Ink. We also sponged around the edge of the oval to give it some dimension as well. The Copper Foil piece was glued into the oval and then popped up on dimensionals. A piece of Linen Thread tied in a bow completed the card.

I would love to see you at the next Cards & Chocolate class on Wednesday October 9th. Check out the details on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/446114642920993/

List of products used in today's project:
Click on the photo below and it will take you to my website where you can order what you need.

Thank you for stopping by!
~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Feels Like Frost Pocket Page

These random photos taken in Manitoba, where we lived for a few years, are the perfect match for the Feels Like Frost specialty designer series paper. One side of the designer series paper has photographic images on one side and designs with silver foil on the other.

The beautiful paper does not need embellishment so I cut up two different designs to fill two 3" x 4" pockets. The third pocket I've left for journaling about the view from the front of our home and for the fourth pocket I've added a few stamped and die cut images. The silver foil dsp was coloured with some Seaside Spray ink using a sponge dauber and then I rubbed the excess ink off with a tissue.

Watch the Facebook Live below and join me on Thu Sep 19th at 7pm EDT for my next one:

Supplies
Stamps: First Frost
Colours: Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Accessories: Feels Like Frost specialty designer series paper, Frosted Bouquet dies, Sponge Dauber, Tailored Tag Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Glimmer Paper

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Real Red and Coastal Cabana Moose

This moose is so adorable! Our team had an in-person holiday card swap at the team meeting on Sunday and I created this card for the swap. Now I have 7 cards for inspiration from team members that I will share them on social media soon.

For this card I decided to use the Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper. The picture above doesn't do the paper justice! It has sparkle on one side of some of the designs and coordinates with the Snowman Season stamp set and the Let It Snow Suite. But the sheet I used was perfect to give the feel of snow on the ground or falling snow. Both the moose filled image and the tree are stamped off first to give a lighter look to both. And if you saw my post last month about needing some Real Red ribbon it was for this card! I didn't have any matching ribbon so I used the Real Red Dark Blend to colour the Scalloped Lace Trim before adhering it to my card.

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Moose
Colours: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Moose Punch, Let It Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pine Wood Plank embossing folder, Real Red Dark Stampin' Blend, Stitched Labels die, Scalloped Lace Trim, Red rhinestones Basic Jewels, Vellum cardstock

~ Amanda

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Sunday, September 08, 2019

Early Espresso Deer

The Nature's Beauty stamp set has some very realistic stamps that are perfect for any occasion!
https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/product/150528/nature-s-beauty-cling-stamp-set?dbwsdemoid=2157916
Today's card is one we created at the Cards & Chocolate class in August. Since the Nature's Beauty stamp set does not have any sentiments I paired it with the Here's a Card stamp set from the Annual Catalogue but you could use any sentiment with these images. After stamping the deer we used the light and dark versions of the Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to make the deer stand out.

Supplies
Stamps: Nature's Beauty, Here's a Card
Colours: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake  Very Vanilla
Accessories: Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends, Layering Ovals dies, Pine wood Plank embossing folder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
Join me for the next Cards & Chocolate evening event on Wednesday September 11. You will create a total of 8 cards. Cost is $20. Please RSVP by Sep 10th. Check out the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2378173045782130/

Are you a crafter looking for some time to get away to work on your projects? Join us Oct. 25-27th at the Four Points Sheraton in Kingston for our annual fall crafting retreat! Make sure to register today by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2kzBYjL
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Friday, September 06, 2019

Global Stamping Friends - Pick A Bundle

Welcome to our September Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop and our theme of Bundles! So much excitement with the new 2019 Holiday catalogue products being available this week. There are 25 new bundles in this new catalogue! And the best thing about bundles is the 10% savings when you purchase the items together using one item number! I decided to create a pocket page layout using the Perfectly Plaid bundle - a photopolymer stamp set and punch.

The Perfectly Plaid bundle is September's Online Class. Order the Perfectly Plaid bundle that includes the photopolymer stamp set and the Pine Tree Punch, item #151143 for $41.25 plus shipping and taxes from my online store: www.amandafarlinger.stampinup.net using the host code R677C6XW or you can place your order directly with me. Order between September 4th to September 18th. This bundle is found on page 13 of the Holiday Catalogue. After you place your order I will send to you an exclusive PDF and free materials by mail for you to create 4 cards at home. Additional items required: Black, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce ink pads, clear blocks to use with the stamp set and adhesive.


Supplies
Stamps: Perfectly Plaid (bundled with the punch)
Colours: Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold
Accessories: Pine Tree Punch, Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper, Pine Wood Planks embossing folder, Metallic Pearls, Gold Foil sheets, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by! Next the blog hop continues on to Lisa Ann Bernard's blog!
~ Amanda

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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Octopus Card

Under the sea with an octopus! When creating the watercoloured background for this card all I could think of was the Little Mermaid and Sebastien singing Under the Sea! Is it in your head yet like it is mine?

The background panel was created easily by using watercolour paper, the water stamp from Under the Sea stamp set and an Aqua painter. Stamp the water stamp using Bermuda Bay, inked once but stamped twice on the top of the watercolour paper and repeat at the bottom. Right away use your Aqua Painter to smear the ink around. If you need more water, gently squeeze the Aqua Painter.

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Watercolor Paper, Under the Sea dies, Aqua Painter, Tailored Tag Punch

~ Amanda
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