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Runway Inspired Challenge #89

Hello there and welcome to this week’s Runway Inspired Challenge! We have another awesome inspiration photo and the chance to win a prize from FishScraps.

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Here’s my card:

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I used the Beach Typography Word Art and uploaded it in my Silhouette Design Studio software to turn it into something I could cut, rather than print. I had to add the little connectors to some of the words so that it could be one whole piece rather than lots of little ones…

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For my background, I simply added droplets of reinkers onto a piece of acetate, spritzed with water and transferred the inky goodness to a panel of white cardstock.

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I heat set the panel before trimming it down to slightly smaller than my card base. I then adhered it straight down and foam mounted the die cut phrase on top.

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For a bit of interest, I flicked small dots of black ink onto the design and then added some black gemstones.

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To finished, I adhered two wood veneer people in the top right hand corner, painted on some gold Wink of Stella and sealed it with Glossy Accents.

Be sure to stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT members and play along for the chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

Neat and Tangled collaborates with The Cut Shoppe

Hey there,

Just popping by to share a couple of cards for the Neat & Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe and their awesome range of cut files. I made two cards, each using a different cut file and combining it with some Neat and Tangled stamps – here’s the first:

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I began by layering a piece of pattern paper with a piece of vellum – I’d stamped the Time Warp image onto the vellum with Delicata Golden Glitz ink. To make the gold stand out a little more, I brushed over it with Gold Perfect Pearls and misted lightly with water to set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The star cut file was die-cut on my Silhouette Cameo out of cardstock, spritzed with some bright Dylusions ink sprays and adhered to one side of the paper layers. I added a wood veneer embellishment for a bit of interest too.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The sentiment comes from Gifts for You and was stamped onto a scrap piece of pattern paper and heat embossed in gold. This was also adhered to the vellum along with a few sequins before foam mounting to the card base. Here’s the second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

I began by die-cutting the leaves on my Cameo out of some lightweight pearlescent paper and again spritzing with some Dylusions sprays. I heat set and then trimmed a section of this down to fit the front of a card, and adhered with dots of Glossy Accents.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

The sentiment comes from the Dala Horse stamp set and was heat embossed in white on black cardstock. I trimmed it down roughly and foam mounted to the card front.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with The Cut Shoppe.

I finished up with a scattering of sequins! Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled and Cut Shoppe blogs for more inspiration!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter JUL14 Release - Day 3. The Big, The Bold and Seasons.

Winnie and Walter July Release, Day 3: The Big, The Bold and Seasons

Hello, hello! It’s the third day of the Winnie & Walter July release, and you’re in for another treat!

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Day 3 is for The Big, The Bold and Seasons which not only has the signature large, scripty words but also some cute supporting images! I gave you a sneak peak of them on the card I made for Day 1 of the July release 😉

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I know, I know, its not Christmas yet, but I couldn’t resist inking up the little snowflake from the set for this one! I kinda knew where I wanted to go with this card so began by drawing round a circle die onto a piece of white cardstock as a guide.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter JUL14 Release - Day 3. The Big, The Bold and Seasons.

Using three colours of Distress Inks, I stamped the snowflake around the circle guideline to create a symmetrical pattern. I die-cut the centre with the circle die and adhered some acetate to the back to begin my shaker card.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter JUL14 Release - Day 3. The Big, The Bold and Seasons.

On my card base, I stamped one of the pennants from Scenery: It’s a Wonderful Pennant with green inks. They were supposed to look like trees in the distance and show through the shaker element of the card 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter JUL14 Release - Day 3. The Big, The Bold and Seasons.

I added foam squares all around the edge of the circle and on the back of the inked panel before pouring some glitter onto the acetate and adhering to the card base. I used my Silhouette Cameo to die-cut the word ‘winter’ from the co-ordinating cut files.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter JUL14 Release - Day 3. The Big, The Bold and Seasons.

I heat embossed a supporting sentiment in white onto a scrap of cardstock that had been cover with the same Distress Inks and foam mounted under the larger sentiment. I embellished with some gemstones around the snowflake wreath to finish up the card.

Don’t forget to check out the projects from Diane Jaquay and Jenny Martin, who are our guest stars for this release as they won the Playdate No. 2 challenge, Julie and Shay on the Winnie & Walter blog, and the rest of the Winnie & Walter talent:

Heather Pulvirenti
Joni Andaya
Vanessa Menhorn
Gayatri Murali
Kelly Griglione
Laura Sterckx

More details can be found here for the chance to win all of the Winnie & Walter July Release! That’s all four stamp sets + co-ordinating cut files!!!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks and Stencils - Day 4.

Winnie and Walter Share the love week – Distress Inks – Day 4

Hello there, and thanks for joining me for Day 4 of Winnie & Walter‘s Share the Love Week, featuring one of my favourite products – Distress Inks!

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The theme for today’s challenge is Stencils / Masks and lemmie tellya, I gotta a whole heap of these ;-). I love using stencils for card making, but in reality they are so versatile and can be used for all sorts of things. Here’s my card, using this all over repeat stencil from istencils:

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I laid the stencil down onto a piece of white card stock and adhered on all sides with some washitape to secure. I picked four Distress Inks and began blending over the stencil from the bottom, all the way to the top.

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When I was happy, I carefully removed the stencil and lightly spritzed with perfect pearls – just enough to create a bit of shine, but not too much to make the inks bleed.

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I trimmed the panel to the size of my card base and adhered straight down. At this point I was a little stumped because I loved the way the background had turned out and almost wanted to leave it! But I persevered, and die-cut a piece of vellum using the Chevron Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions and the speech bubble from Winnie & Walter’s Bubble Talk Cut Files on my Silhouette Cameo. The sentiment comes from the coordinating Bubble Talk stamp set.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks and Stencils - Day 4.

I layered the die-cuts, the sentiment and a small heart that I had lying around on my craft desk onto the card base and adhered with foam pads to finish up!

Each day/challenge will have a giveaway with fabulous prizes on offer from both Ranger and Winnie & Walter. You have a chance of winning if you participate or if you leave comments on the Winnie & Walter blog. The challenges end on Sunday, July 13 at 11:59 pm CST which gives you over a week to participate in each challenge.

I hope you’ll play along and stop by the Winnie & Walter blog to see what the rest of the team have prepare for Day 4!

Thanks for looking 😉

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks - Day 2.

Winnie and Walter Share the love week – Distress Inks – Day 2

Hey everyone, and welcome to Day 2 of Share the Love Week for Winnie and Walter featuring Distress Inks. If you’re looking for my Runway Inspired Challenge post click here as this is my second post for today 😉

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The challenge for Day 2 is Ombré and I’ve managed to create two cards from one idea – result! Here’s the first card:

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I created a background panel by smushing Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean Distress Inks onto my craft mat in rows, and then spritzing heavily with gold perfect pearls / water. I let the inks bleed into one another before heat setting.

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks - Day 2.

Once dry, I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the sentiment from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy Cut Files. I was really pleased with the way this turned out, and you guessed it, I used the leftover bits of the cut to create a second card! Here’s a closeup of the gold perfect pearls:

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And here’s the second card:

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks - Day 2.

Imagine how many cards you could whip up so quickly! I foam mounted all the bits and pieces to white card bases and thought about jazzing them up a little, but decided against it…I think the Distress Inks work so beautifully on their own!

©Candles in the Garden. Winnie and Walter Share the Love Week - Distress Inks - Day 2.

Each day/challenge will have a giveaway with fabulous prizes on offer from both Ranger and Winnie & Walter. You have a chance of winning if you participate or if you leave comments on the Winnie & Walter blog. The challenges end on Sunday, July 13 at 11:59 pm CST which gives you over a week to participate in each challenge.

I hope you’ll play along and stop by the Winnie & Walter blog to see what the rest of the team have prepare for Day 2!

Thanks for looking 😉

@SimonSaysStamp and Curtain Call challenges. Die-cut feathers and partial heat embossing. ©Candles in the Garden

Thank you so much…

Hello!

This post is for a card that I’m submitting into two challenges – Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes, and Curtain Call Inspiration – Watermelon Wonder.

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Here’s my card:

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The inspiration photo for Curtain Call is so cute, with all the watermelony goodness, and those feathers and soft colours! So, I die-cut some vellum feathers on my Silhouette in three different sizes and dabbed some Versamark on the tips. Donna Mikasa has an awesome tutorial on her blog for this, well worth checking out…

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I sprinkled some glittery orange embossing powder onto the feathers and heat embossed. While the vellum was warm, I slightly creased each feather in half, to create a bit of dimension when I mounted them onto my card base.

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I added a bow made up from some black cardstock and the Memory Box Tiny Bow die, and the sentiment comes from WPlus9’s Written on Ribbon stamp set.

Thanks for looking!

CASE Study Challenge #147

Hello again!

I’m playing along with the CASE Study Challenge #147, and the inspiration this week is A-MAZ-ING, thanks again to Lisa Spangler.

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Everything about this card is just shouting out to be CASed, and I must admit, my mind was full of all sorts of ideas. Should I die-cut? Should I distress? Should I emboss? I eventually settled on creating something bespoke with my Silhouette.

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I designed a triangular pattern, cut it out of some chocolate brown shimmery cardstock, and backed it with a panel I created using a mixture of Distress Inks. I made sure that I left a hinge on each of the triangles.

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I used glue dots behind each triangle to keep them popped forward, revealing the distressed background pattern underneath.

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When I was designing the triangular pattern, I knew I had to leave space for the sentiment, so made sure that no triangles cut out in that area. I took a scrap of distressed background, stamped ‘hello’ from the Hero Arts Essential Messages stamp set, and mounted it to the front with foam adhesive.

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Here’s a close up:

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Thanks for looking!