Saturday, 8 February 2014

So Very Grateful for the Pinkies Blog Hop!


Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin' Up! ® Spring/Summer catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

 
 
Welcome to those who have come here via Erna's blog hop post.

Gosh, there are so many fantastic new things in the new Spring/Summer Catalogue! I have found it really hard to choose which to showcase here for the Pinkies Blog Hop... I eventually decided to show you a card that I made recently as a team training day swap:
 
 I used the fabulous new stamp set called "So Very Grateful", stamped it in Jet Black Stazon ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then coloured the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Up! Write Markers... The card is 3"x3" in size.
 
Here is the card front:
 
 
 The card base is in Raspberry Ripple, with an Old Olive layer under the Whisper White layer. The markers I used were the same colours plus Primrose Petals, Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz. However, all is not what it seems - in a good way! With a bit of clever scoring with my trusty Scoring Tool, a quick punch out using the Full Heart Punch and a bit more stamping and colouring with my Stampin' Write Markers, a dab of Tombow Glue and ....



 ...Ta-daa!! As if by magic the flat card turns into a shadow box! The style of the flowers reminds me of tattoos for some reason, so that is why I added a little Happy Birthday banner across the punched out heart - to resemble the scroll across the heart that you see so often on classic "pin up" 1950's type tattoos (am sure there's a proper name for that style of tattoo, but I can't remember it!). The sentiment comes from the "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp set - I used the omitting technique to just get the words I wanted from the stamp onto the cardstock.

Here's another photograph taken from a different angle to show the shadow box construction a bit better:



Almost every person who I gave this card to "oooooh-ed" out loud when they realised that it moves when you open it and the inside turns into a box!! I love cards that move and do things - I call them mechanical cards...but I am sure that's not the right word for it! (Someone will correct me, I'm sure!!)

While I was playing with the stamp set, I couldn't resist making a few more things with it and as the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch is another one of my favourite things from the new catalogue, I thought I'd use it too - it is SO versatile, you can make so many more things with it than just tags... Here are a couple of bookmarks I made - this time using just one colour of ink (Strawberry Slush) and an aqua painter to make a mono-chrome, softer look, topped with, um, well, the topper punch and a little bit of matching Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim... 



Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed my Pinkies Blog Hop Post, be sure to come back soon to see some more projects that I have made with some of the other gorgeous new catalogue items... in the meantime, please click the "next" icon below to go to the lovely Sarah's blog hop post: 

Happy crafting!

Lucy :O)
http://stampinsarahiow.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/pinkies-stampin-up-spring-summer.html



http://ernalogtenberg.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/springsummer-bloghop.html

 



 




48 comments:

  1. Very nice projects. Love the colours.

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  2. I love your little heart card Lucy - its even nicer in real life :-)

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    1. Aw, you are too kind, Tracy :O) Glad you liked it so!

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  3. Love the shadow box Lucy. Beautiful colours and clever idea ;0) Thanks for sharing xx (Oh and these flowers remind me of a tattoo too!)

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    1. Thank you and you are welcome, Sarah! :O)

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  4. What a supercute card!! Love the colors!

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    1. Thank you Anne-Marie, I love the colour-combo on this too! I have made the same card using different colours and it looks quite different!

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  5. Love the project! Will have to try this myself! Baz xx

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    1. Thank you and yes, go for it Baz! :O)

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  6. What a very nice idea Lucy! I just love it!
    xoxo Maaike

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    1. Thank you, Maaike - that is praise indeed :O) xx

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  7. Lucy I LOVE this project... would you be able to share? Thanks veryvictoriastamps@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, yes, looks like I should make a tutorial for this card as so many of you are asking how I did it!! So, watch this space... :O)

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  8. I LOVE this project, would you mind sharing? thanks veryvictoriastamps@gmail.com

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  9. Lucy, that is lovely :) Never heard of a shadow box card. Are you able to share who you made it?

    Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie, thank you, yes we will be making this card in my March card classes, but as so many people have asked how to make it, it looks like I shall be making a tutorial in the next few days to put on here, too! ;O) Lx

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  10. Such a great ides loved your Shadow box. Have great weeked.
    kind regards Jolanda
    http://jolandameurs.blogspot.nl/

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    1. Thank you, Jolanda. Hope you have a great weekend too! Lx

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  11. Very Pretty Lucy! Love those bookmarks! xx

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    1. Thank you, too, Paula! Glad you like the bookmarks - it's amazing how with just a change of colour those flowers look so utterly different, isn't it? :O) Lx

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  12. Such a cute idea, thank you for sharing x

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    1. Thank you for your comment! My pleasure!

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  13. Thank you Tracy-Jane, you are welcome! :O)

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  14. Oh Lucy these are so pretty - love it x

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  15. really pretty lucy - so lovely xxx

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  16. This card is lovely!
    I would also love to have the directions khffmn@aol.com
    Thanks

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    1. Watch this space for a tutorial coming soon!

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  17. Hey Lucy, fab card and lovely tags too - I really like your shadow box thingy and you're right, it does remind me of a tattoo too! Especially in the heart shape :-)

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  18. What a lovely project, thank you for sharing xx

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    1. Thank you, Jan, so glad you liked it! :O)

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  19. Genius and I'm lucky enough to have a sample from you, thanks for sharing x

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    1. Oh bless you, Michelle, that is high praise indeed! :O) Lx

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  20. Lovely project Lucy. Love that stamp...have to use it soon. Thanks for the inspiration. x

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    1. Thank you Caro - go use that stamp set, it's great and once you start using it, I bet you'll find no end of ways to use it! :O) xx

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  21. I totally love your little shadow box card Lucy! It's super cute and I like you thoughts about the tattoo!
    Lizy xx

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    1. Aw, thank you Lizy, that is so kind! :O) x

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  22. Lovely card Lucy - but as you know I was one of the people who ooohed when you gave me your swap! Nx

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    1. Bless you, Nicole, that is so sweet! Thank you x :O)

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