Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – More Ladybug Builder Punch

Following on from the previous week’s Card & Cuppa project, last week’s design again used the Ladybug Builder Punch.

I wanted to show how to use the punch in different ways, so created this cute butterfly card. During lockdown, we made this flower project using the punch too.

The main colours are Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia, with Basic White, for a happy springtime feel. Both Basic Gray and Smoky Slate are the accent colours.

To begin, a circle was punched out of the Basic White layer using the 2″ Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range.

Next, the flowers and leaves from the Inked & Tiled Stamp Set are added to the background. These are second generation stamping and a scrap of Grid Paper was used to mask off areas we didn’t want to stamp on.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is then stamped and punched out using the Double Oval Punch. It is given a touch of colour around the edge using a Blending Brush before being stuck to the project.

For the butterfly, a body was cut in Basic Gray and two wings in Basic White, all using the Ladybug Builder Punch.

The wings were coloured using Blending Brushes and ink, with third generation stamping in Smoky Slate using a stamp from the Timeless Arrangements Stamp Set. This created a delicate pattern on the wings.

Before attaching the wings to the body, the body was trimmed at the sides to avoid it overhanging the wings. Glue Dots were used to attach the wings to the body.

A couple of Dimensionals were used to attach the butterfly in the hole. Eyes from the Classic Matte Dots are then added.

Finally, a few Rhinestones are added for a touch of sparkle.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this colourful card.

tt uses both the Ladybug Builder and Tropical Leaf Punches, along with the coordinating Tropical Leaf Stamp Set. The sentiment is from the Hearfelt Hexagon Stamp Set, layered with the Double Oval Punch shapes.

You will find the Tropical Leaf Stamp Set and Punch Bundle in the Online Exclusives range at my Online Store.

For the background, the leaf shape was punched out and used as a mask to create the leaves in Granny Apple Green with a Blending Brush. Veins were then added in the same colour using the coordinating Stamp Set.

A flare of Lemon Lolly adds a touch of extra colour around the leaves.

Memento Ink then provides the black for the sentiment which is stamped and punched out. It’s layered together before being raised up on Dimensionals above a length of Gingham Ribbon.

For the ladybird, this is created using the Ladybug Builder Punch. By colouring Melon Mambo sequins from the Sequins Trio pack using a Stampin’ Blends Marker, the seven spots are created. The ladybird is then attached using Dimensionals.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Of Art & Texture Stamp Set

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used an Online Exclusives Stamp Set called Of Art & Texture.

It is based on a project I made many years ago, just using new products.

My main colours are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy and Basic White.

The background uses one of the images from the Of Art & Texture stamped multiple times. This is a Stamp Set from the Online Exclusives Range.

Tiny flowers from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set are then stamped across the background. They are then coloured using Tahitian Tide and Azure Afternoon Stampin’ Blends. Wink of Stella gives a touch of sparkle to the centre of each flower.

A sentiment from the Beautiful Balloons Stamp Set is stamped and layered using Circle Punches, also from the Online Exclusives.

This sits on a length of coordinating Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon.

Finally, a few Rhinestones complete the project.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Slight Grunge in Sepia Tones

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this slightly grunge-type project in sepia tones.

Having been asked recently for some more ‘generic’ designs, this one fits that brief.

My colour combination was Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.

Using the splat image from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and the leaf from the Inked & Tiles Stamp Set, the background piece is stamped.

Using a Blending Brush, the edges are given a touch of extra colour for a slight grunge effect.

The banner pieces are cut using the Nested Essentials Dies, but by drawing around the edge shape, rather than cutting them out. Another leaf is stamped onto the Very Vanilla shape and given a touch of grunge before the pieces are layered together.

Go To Greetings is the Stamp Set that provides the sentiment. This is cut out and stuck to the banner.

A length of coordinating Pecan Pie ribbon is stuck to the back of the banner before the whole piece is stuck to the project using Dimensionals.

Finally, some Classic Matte Dots in Very Vanilla are added.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Happy Hedgehogs without the hedgehogs!

For last week’s Card & Cuppa project I used the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set without the hedgehogs!

My accent colour was Sweet Sorbet and I paired it with Basic White. The stamping was all in Basic Gray.

For the tree, I used the shrub image from the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set and stamped it twice to create extra height. The bottom was stamped first, with the top section of the image masked, followed by stamping the top piece.

Additional grass was then added to the bottom, along with a butterfly.

As you can see, there is not a hedgehog in sight! I used other images from the set to create the design.

All of the images were coloured using the Watercolor Pencil packs 1 and 2.

A sentiment from the Heartfelt Hexagon Stamp Set is cut out and layered using both shapes cut from the Double Oval Punch.

This sits on top of lengths of coordinating Baker’s Twine using Dimensionals.

Finally, some small Iridiescent Pearls sit in the centre of each flower.

I like this design as it is a great any occasion card.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – Thinking of You in Green and Blue

Last week’s Card & Cuppa project was this Thinking of You card.

I regularly ask my attendees what sort of cards they would like to create, and was asked for Thinking of You, so here it is.

For this project, I chose a combination of green and blue with Soft Sea Foam, Lost Lagoon and Balmy Blue, along with Very Vanilla.

The delicate background is created in Soft Sea Foam using one of the Foursquare Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush.

Next, leaves from the Layering Leaves Stamp Set are stamped in Lost Lagoon and punched out using the coordinating Bough Punch.

The flower from the Two-Tone Flora Stamp Set is then created using Balmy Blue, with first and second generation stamping to create the layers. It is cut out using a Circle Punch from the Online Exclusives range. A gentle touch of sparkle is added to the centre of the flower with Wink of Stella.

Thinking of You is from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set.

Each piece is then layered together onto the background, with the flower raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Pearls are coloured using Stamping Blends and added to the project.

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Last Week’s Card & Cuppa – New Year, New Stamp Set

Last week was my first Card & Cuppa class of the year, so I decided to use a new stamp set.

This is the Softly Said Stamp Set and it is an Online Exclusive product, available at my Online Store. The design is inspired by the project shown on the product page there.

For my version of the design, I chose to use Moody Mauve, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink and Basic White as my colour combination.

Along with the Softly Said Stamp Set, I also used the Cheerful Daisies Bundle (Stamp Set and Dies) from the Annual Catalogue.

The daisy outlines were stamped tone-on tone for the background. Another daisy was stamped separately in Petal Pink and cut out with the dies.

Using Blending Brushes and Flirty Flamingo ink, a piece of cardstock was coloured and the leafy shape was then cut out from this, again with the dies.

A sentiment from the Softly Said Stamp Set is then stamped with the ends cut using the Banners Pick a Punch.

Everything was then layered, with the sentiment raised up on Dimensionals.

Finally, some Iridescent Rhinestones gave a touch of sparkle.

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