Friday, 30 July 2021

Fun Fold Friday - Wild Cats

Hello from me for the last day this week. I really have pushed myself this week by using a stamp set that needs strong, earthy colour. Wild Cats and the DSP In The Wild calls for all of those such colours. from the soft greens to strong, earthy yellow, deep, dark red to a really rich dark green. I'm really pleased with the result even though it's not what I would usually do! Today's card is the same, I've used almost all of the colours that can be found within the papers which has really surprised me! 

I fully intended for today, a simple card with lots of white space. Not a chance! I made a double Z fold card using Basic White and Crushed Curry (earthy yellow) card. Starting with a piece of A4 card I cut it at 14.85cm high along the whole length of the A4. Scored it at 14.85cm and 7.4cm. Each fold was then folded to make the letter Z. For the front Z, I used the Crushed Curry. I cut a length 5cm high by 29.7cm long and scored as before. I added a piece of DSP to the inside square and the left hand front panel. The inner panel was fitted with an embossed piece of card which I embossed using the Animal Prints embossing folder.

To add some extra dimension, I embossed the yellow Z with the Animal Print folder then added the die cuts, tigers and sentiments.

Well, that's it from me for another week, Cary will return on Monday to show you her lovely cool crisp cards to inspire. Please stop by and see what she is creating for you. 
Thank you once again for popping by and until I return please TAKE CARE, STAY SAFE, BE WELL but just as importantly KEEP ON CRAFTING.
Gill xxx :) 😍😍😍

Thursday, 29 July 2021

Throwback Thursday - Wild Cats

 Hello again and thank you for stopping by. Using the stamp set Wild Cats today sees another tiger card from me. I honestly never realised that I could make so many projects with this set. I am so please that I bought it! My card base is a lovely rich dark red, maroon colour (Merry Merlot). This is coordinated with a piece of the DSP from the In The Wild set of double sided papers. I started off by die cutting 3 circles as I knew that's what I wanted to do. Then I cut some more of the tigers out from the paper pack and decided to stamp and decorate the images instead. Once stamped and coloured I die cut them using the Big Cats set of dies. Once all of the elements were stamped and die cut, I completed the card by adding sentiments. 

That's it, it was as simple as that. The worst part is deciding what to do. With me, that's what takes the time!


Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Watercolour Wednesday - Wild Cats

 Oh my, did I get messy today! In actual fact I was very blue! I really did have fun too. 😀😀 However back to today's card. I placed a Stampin' block onto the ink pad and added quite a lot of water and mixed the colour well then using a wide water brush, I spread the ink all across the paper. I did this using the really gorgeous bright blue (Pacific Point), Very strong orangey-yellow (mango Melody) and of course the palest blue of Balmy Blue. Then, using the In The Wild papers and some sentiments from the stamp set, Wild Cats, the card was completed. An unusual colour for the big cats but I think they look really cute.

Although I got a little messy, I had great fun washing the ink across the white card. It's really very therapeutic. The tail on the sentiment is the vines stamp made into the banner tail.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Technique Tuesday - Wild Cats

I was a little puzzled as to how I would sort a card technique for today but then it clicked. Today's card using the Wild Cats stamp set, I have used paper as the technique. These lovely papers are amazing. Lots of animals are printed over some of the sheets so I had to use them as my technique. I cut 3 different tigers or big cats from the DSP called In The Wild and a small piece of the timber paper from In Good Taste to make the logs. By overlapping the timber I wanted a log or a rock but don't have one so this is the next best thing. I have coordinated it with pieces of deep dark red (Merry Merlot) and the white card base. I am rather pleased with the result and hope that you are able to see  what my intention was. 


Monday, 26 July 2021

Make It Monday - Wild Cats

Welcome back on this wet Monday! Well, as it always is in the UK rain follows sun and as we had the most amazing weather over the last week, it had to come to an end. For now. I'm a glass half full kind of person, I like to look on the optimistic side. Sometimes! Well, this week I have challenged myself to use a stamp set that I have no idea what to do with and here it is! Stampin' Up!'s Wild Cats is just that. I have 2 cards to show you the other 2 were torn up and thrown in the recycling! 

Anyway using only Stamps, Ink and White Card I made the first one. I stamped the big cat straight onto the card then the stripes and finally stamped the plants around and above. A simple sentiment and it's complete. 

The second card has a little extra as I used the coordinating DSP or Designer Series Paper. These double sided papers have the most amazing designs on. I chose the simple plants piece but this time stamped the cat onto a piece of white card, fussy cut it out and then fixed it to the front panel. A sentiment on White card and the insides, then both cards were completed. 2 very simple cards that when I stopped over thinking it, I found very quick to put together. Typical! That's me! 😂😂




Friday, 23 July 2021

Fun fold Friday Peekaboo Farm

 I know I'm rather late but here is my last project using the super fun Peekaboo Farm  And as always on a Friday it's  a fun fold 😉 

Peekaboo farm Stampin up fun fold card

The gorgeous papers are from a pack called Patterned Party  The fold I've used today is called a pop up card. It's  a fun way to showcase both the stamps and the pattern papers.

The fun is when you open the card 

I've  had a ball creating with this great stamp set this week. And I hope that you've been inspired by my creations.

Peekaboo farm Stampin up fun fold card pop up

Peekaboo farm Stampin up fun fold card

Peekaboo farm Stampin up fun fold pop up card

So I hope you all have a great weekend.  Gill will be here next week sharing her creations so please join me to see what inspiration she brings us all.

Have fun

Cary xx

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Throwback Thursday Peekaboo Farm

 Gill and I hold regular classes each month and today's card featuring the fabulous Peekaboo Farm stamps was inspired by a class we held recently. 

The class featured a set of dies called Picture This. This set of dies create 2 appature pieces and lots of mats. It's  such a useful die set!

Picture this dies Stampin up

In our class we placed patterned paper  behind the appatures and the resulting cards were gorgeous. 

But for today's Peekaboo Farm cards I decided to have the animals peeking out!

For the first card I took the rectangle appature dies and cut them on a mat  slightly smaller than thw front of my card. I then placed it over another piece of white card and very lightly pencil marked the appatures. 

Now I stamped ny images inside  the penciled areas and coloured them. Remembering to erase the pencil lines as I went. Then I took the appature piece  and stamped onto that. 

I placed 3d foam behind the front panel and carefully placed it over the stamped images.i then stamped the lama and horse's hooves, coloured and fussy cut them  then added 3d foam to them and placed them on top of the image to create a littlw depth to the image.  I then adhered the panel to the front of my card base and voilà. 

Peekaboo farm Stampin up picture this dies

For the second card I used the circle appature piece. Repeating the steps to stamp images on to a second mat.  But this time I used one of the circle die cuts for my sentiment.  I also stamped the appature mat using the stone wall stamp multiple times so that it looks as if the animals are peeking out through a wall.

Peekaboo farm Stampin up picture this dies

I can't decide which I prefer.  What do you like best the stone work on the front? Or behind?

Peekaboo farm Stampin up picture this dies