Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Grunge and Daisies

I was asked for a grunge project, so last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project complied.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination is Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and VeryVanilla, with Real Red for a of colour.

To start, the edges of the Soft Suede layer are distressed using an emery board, then inked in Crumb Cake with a Sponge Dauber.

Next, the Very Vanilla layer is scrunched several times. This is also then inked, distressed with an emery board, and inked again.

The layers are stuck to the project at an angle, only sticking in the middle to allow the edges to curl.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

For the daisies, cut from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch, these are inked on both sides using a Sponge Dauber. By pressing in the middle, it gives a darker effect in the centre, then lightly adding a touch of Crumb Cake along the petals.

The daisies are then scrunched several times to allow the fibres to soften. Then the cardstock is very carefully split into two. These are inked with Real Red to give a touch of colour, before sticking the two pieces of each daisy together. They are now have a really delicate feel.

Leaves from the Tulip Builder Punch are also scrunched and inked around the edges. A small dragonfly is cut from the Dragonflies Punch.

Everything is then assembled on the project.

My sentiment is from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set, on the current Last Chance List. It sits on a piece of Scalloped Lace Trim and looped piece of Baker’s Twine.

Last Week's Card & (Your) Cuppa - Grunge and Daisies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, a few Champagne Rhinestones are dotted around for a little bit of sparkle.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details. I have nearly finished all my classes for 2021, watch this space for details of 2022.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STRONG OF HEART CLING STAMP SET (ENGLISH)DAISY PUNCHMEDIUM DAISY PUNCHDRAGONFLIES PUNCHTULIP BUILDER PUNCHCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SUEDE CARDSTOCK A4REAL RED CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKBAKER'S TWINE ESSENTIALS PACKSPONGE DAUBERSVERY VANILLA 3/8" (1 CM) SCALLOPED LACE TRIMCHAMPAGNE RHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUETEAR & TAPE ADHESIVEGLUE DOTSMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1

What better day to start my Countdown to Christmas 2021, than World Cardmaking Day.

In my annual countdown, each week I’ll share a Christmas Card or project to help you get ahead with your festive crafting.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Most of my projects in this countdown are fairly quick and simple, and can be mass produced.

For this first project, I’ve used the fabulous new Stars are Shining Bundle (Stars are Shining Stamp Set and Starlit Punch) from the July-December Mini Catalogue.

It uses two shades of blue in Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy, with the background stars stamped in white.

The sentiment then sits off to one side.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Next, extra stars are stamped and punched out and placed on the background using Dimensionals.

Each of the stars on the project has a touch of Wink of Stella added for some added twinkle.

Countdown to Christmas 2021 #1. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, some Rhinestones are dotted across the card for a finishing touch.

Don’t forget to check out the next Countdown to Christmas 2021 next week.

Join me at one of my online classes. Head to my Class Timetable for full details.

Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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STARS ARE SHINING BUNDLE (ENGLISH)MISTY MOONLIGHT A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADUNINKED STAMPIN' PAD & WHISPER WHITE REFILLBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKRHINESTONE BASIC JEWELSWINK OF STELLA CLEAR GLITTER BRUSHSTAMPIN' SEALMINI STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS