Finishing Up Friday

Welcome to my new weekly series – Finishing Up Friday.

The idea behind Finishing Up Friday is to use those pre-stamped, pre-cut and half-made items that are already on my desk, instead of starting to create something new.

These are items such as projects I’ve started making and then changed my mind on during the process, to extra shapes that I’ve cut for class projects etc. All of these bits and pieces get put in a pile and I tend to forget about them, so I’m on a mission to actually use them!

I showed you this project last week and have decided to start a weekly series.

This week’s Finishing Up Friday project uses an image from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set that I had stamped multiple times and already coloured with Watercolor Pencils. The colouring lines were softened with a Blender Pen.

I have just added a sentiment, also from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set using Basic Gray.

Then, I was able to create a flat (Dior) bow using the Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon from the July-December Mini Catalogue.

The whole piece was then mounted onto a coordinating Soft Sea Foam layer and So Saffron basecard.

Finally, I added a few Iridescent Pearls for a touch of bling.

Which pre-made items are you going to use from your desk?

Don’t forget to pop back next week to see my next Finishing Up Friday project.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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DRAGONFLY GARDEN CLING STAMP SETBASIC GRAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSO SAFFRON A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWATERCOLOR PENCILSBLENDER PENSSOFT SEA FOAM 3/8" (1 CM) SEAM BINDING RIBBONIRIDESCENT PEARL BASIC JEWELSGLUE DOTSSTAMPIN' SEAL

Mountain Air Stamp Set for a 90th Birthday

A very special gentleman turned 90 a few days ago. Here is the card I made for them.

My colour combination is Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry and Basic White.

It uses the Mountain Air Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue with Garden Green Ink for the main stamping.

By using the different images from the Stamp Set and one colour, I was able to layer them to create depth. Starting with the mountains in the background and finishing with the foreground trees.

A few birds were then added to the sky.

Using a Stampin’ Blend, a length of Crinkled Seam Binding is coloured to match the Crumb Cake layer before being tied in a knot and added to the project.

Stamping tone-on-tone with Crushed Curry creates the sun. The ’90’ comes from the Alphabest Stamp Set. After some fussy cutting, it is stuck to the card using Dimensionals.

Finally, a few Brushed Metallic Dots are added.

Without using different generations of stamping or stamping off, the colours have a ligher and darker feel due to the way I layered the images. I really like the effect that using the one colour with the Mountain Air Stamp Set creates here.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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MOUNTAIN AIR PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (EN)ALPHABEST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETGARDEN GREEN A4 CARDSTOCKGARDEN GREEN CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADCRUMB CAKE A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY A4 CARDSTOCKCRUSHED CURRY CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKWHITE 1/4" (6.4 MM) CRINKLED SEAM BINDING RIBBONSTAMPIN' BLENDS CRUMB CAKE COMBO PACKBRUSHED METALLIC ADHESIVE BACKED DOTSSTAMPIN' SEALTEAR & TAPE ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Splendid Day Suite Collection

Last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa project used items from the Splendid Day Suite Collection.

This fabulous new collection is in the July-December Mini Catalogue and contains a Stamp Set and Die Bundle, Specialty DSP, Ribbon and Embellishments.

For this project, I’ve used all of the items in the Suite, except the embellishments.

My colour combination of Soft Sea Foam, Fresh Freesia and Basic White is taken from the DSP.

This DSP is really difficult to photograph, so you’ll have to trust me when I say that it is simply gorgeous in the flesh.

Strips of the Specialty DSP create the background, with the foil side of some sheets and the non-shiny side for the others.

In the class packs there were strips from three sheets of the DSP. Even with this small number of sides to choose from, it was difficult to decide which pieces to use and where!

The strips were then joined by shapes cut using the coordinating Splendid Stems Dies from the Suite.

A length of the gorgeous Seam Binding Ribbon sits behind the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set and cut out using the Lasting Label Punch. This punch is not part of the set!

Using Dimensionals, the sentiment is raised up to give some extra depth.

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Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SPLENDID THOUGHTS BUNDLE (ENGLISH)SPLENDID DAY 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 CM) SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLASTING LABEL PUNCHFRESH FREESIA A4 CARDSTOCKFRESH FREESIA CLASSIC STAMPIN' PADSOFT SEA FOAM A4 CARDSTOCKBASIC WHITE A4 CARDSTOCKSOFT SEA FOAM 3/8" (1 CM) SEAM BINDING RIBBONMULTIPURPOSE LIQUID GLUESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSSTAMPIN' SEAL