Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing how to work with Blending Brushes.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video all using them.

Today’s project uses the Many Layered Blossoms Dies and the coordinating Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set.

The five colours are all from the Brights Collection to make the rainbow effect. They are Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Once the background had been made using the Blending Brushes, the die cut shape was attached using Adhesive Sheets.

A length of the Essentials Baker’s Twine was then coloured using a Stampin’ Blend marker and this made a bow.

Finally, the sentiment from the Stamp Set was cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and raised up on Mini Dimensionals.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Using Blending Brushes. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock #1

For this week’s Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques video, I’m sharing a tip on how to be frugal with your cardstock.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Click on the picture below to watch my video about what this means.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Today’s project uses the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle (Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set & Many Layered Blossoms Dies).

It is also a CASE of Page 20 from the Annual Catalogue. Check out my video on CASE-ing Stampin’ Up! publications too.

My colour combination is Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody. All are from the Brights Collection. The stamping is onto Basic White.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After stamping the flowers and leaves, the additional flowers are cut using the dies from Bundle.

These are then given a coating of Wink of Stella before being attached using Glue Dots.

Finally, coordinating Artistry Bloom Sequins are added to the centre of each flower, with smaller ones around the project.

This is a really quick project to make and would be a good design for making in batches.

Top Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Being Frugal With Your Cardstock. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues for Mum

Today I’m sharing another card for another November Birthday.

This time, it’s this fabulous Blossoms in Blooms Bundle in blues I made for my Mum.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

I don’t use this fabulous bundle enough! This project uses the Many Layered Blossoms Dies from the Bundle, with the sentiment from the Stamp Set.

With a colour combination of Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Whisper White, I cut the inner group of flowers in the darker shade.

Next, I stuck a piece of Coastal Cabana onto a piece of Adhesive Sheet and cut the outline piece.

This makes it so much easier to attach to the inner piece.

If you’re going to use Wink of Stella in the centre of your flowers, I would recommend doing this before you stick the pieces together.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the pieces stuck together, I then stuck the whole piece onto the Whisper White layer.

As you can see, it overlaps the edges slightly, but I like this look for this die.

I then stamped the sentiment and layered that onto a piece of each colour.

A small flower, again cut from the dies is then attached.

In the centre of the flower is a Playing with Patterns Resin Dot coloured with a Night of Navy Stampin’ Blend Marker.

Blossoms in Bloom Bundle in Blues. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some more of the dots, this time in Coastal Cabana are placed around the flower.

I love how this die creates a ‘wow’ factor as it is so large.

Why not grab one for yourself. Head to my store for full details.

If you’d like to use items such as this, book yourself onto one of my classes. My Class Timetable has all the information you need.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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In Color Introduction Class – Magenta Madness

If you are a fan of pink, then the new Magenta Madness ‘In Color’ is your gal. She’s a very bright in-your-face kind of pink.

Magenta Madness with Many Blossoms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For her ‘In Color’ Class project, Blushing Bride back and Whisper White flower pieces from the Many Layered Blossoms Dies did most of the work.

Using Adhesive Sheets on the Whisper White piece before cutting it out made things much simpler when it came to sticking the pieces together. Rather than spending ages with Fine-Tip Glue, the whole piece was already sticky and ready to adhere.

If you’re adding Wink of Stella, particuarly in the centre of the flowers, do it before sticking the pieces together. It’s a lot easier.

Magenta Madness with Many Blossoms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

With the two pieces now one, it was attached to the Magenta Madness basecard using Fine-Tip Glue.

Using the Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set and a Classic Label Punch shape, the sentiment is perfect for this project.

It has a couple of lengths of co-ordinating ‘In Color’ ribbon crossed behind it.

Magenta Madness with Many Blossoms. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, Enamel Dots were placed on the project.

I think these Dies, with the matching Stamp Set in the Bundle are going to be regulars on my craft desk in the coming months. There are so many different ways to use them.

If you’re enjoying these projects from my ‘In Color’ Class, why not join me for one of my other classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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