Michelle Last

Grown with Love from Stampin’ Up!

I have a pretty garden themed card made using the Grown with Love stamp set from Stampin Up to share with you today for a colour challenge for the Global Design Project.

Grown with Love from Stampin' Up!

I fell in love with the cute stamps with the greeting incorporated into the design.

How I made this card

I cut a strip of very vanilla cardstock 2″ wide and punched the tag topper punch to create a tag.

I coloured the plant pot in Crumb Cake ink, the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the flowers in Berry Burst using the Stampin Write markers.  I added versa mark ink to the greeting and heat embossed it in silver embossing powder.

I stamped the flowers again in Berry Burst Ink and hand cut around them and raised them up with the teeny tiny dimensionals.

I drew a pencil line around the tag and then stamped the flowers and leaves from the other stamps in this set in crumbed cake to create a stamped background.

I added some Berry Burst splatters using the Timeless Textures stamp and then sponged with crumb cake ink to add some contrast.

Finally some Glitter enamel dots added a little glitter and sparkle and the Finely Woven Ribbon added some texture.

I really hope you join us this week and create a card using the same colours and share with us over at the Global Design Project.

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All the items I have used to make this card are from Stampin’ Up! including the Grown with Love stamp set.  If you click any of the images below you can see them in my online shop.  Please remember to use the monthly hostess code when placing and order to receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer Tanja Solar from Germany.  I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies as Tanja using the dragonfly in her beautiful card.    You must pop over to take a look at her lovely blog as she is super talented.  We are currently both in Thailand enjoying the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip together 🙂

Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! case of Tanja Kolar

I kept my card pretty simple this week and added lots of layers and textures.

How I made my Card
  • I cut a rectangle from the Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP and die cut the detailed butterfly using the Butterfly Thinlits.
  • I punched a piece of Pool Party card with the Ticket Tear Border Punch and layered it underneath the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I cut a length of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and glued and stapled it to the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I stamped a greeting from the Watercolor Wings stamp set onto white cardstock in black ink and cut into a rectangle.
  • I die cut a fancy strip from the Flourish Thinlits in Island Indigo cardstock.
  • Everything was layered up onto my whisper white card base.
  • I then added glue to the body of the butterfly and secured it into the die cut space to hold it to the card but left the wings to move freely.
  • A few rhinestones and it was complete.

Here is the lovely card we are casing this week from Tanja Kolar.

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Please join us this week and make a card based on Tanja’s card and enter the Global Design Project challenge and you could be selected as one of the weekly winners 🙂 Pop over to the blog to see what the other design team members have made too!

All the items I have used to make my card are from Stampin’ Up! and available from my online shop.  Please use the monthly hostess code when shopping with me to receive a free thank you gift.

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Birthday Delivery from Stampin’ Up!

Today I am sharing a perfect kids/children’s card made using the Birthday Delivery stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Lovely bright colours and a fancy fold too, what’s not to love all for the Global Design Project theme challenge.

Birthday Delivery from Stampin' Up!

Everything about this card is bright fun and energetic just like the 4 year old who I sent it to!

I heat embossed the greeting from Birthday Delivery with Silver Embossing Powder.  I hand cut the presents from the matching Birthday Memories patterned paper.  The greetings in the Birthday Memories stamp set are designed to fit inside the flag/banner that Mr Fox is waving.

This bundle is so clever as the dies are designed to cut out the characters on the patterned paper as well as the stamped images – so versatile!

I created the tab closure with the envelope punch board and when you open it……

Birthday Delivery Bundle from Stampin Up

The paper insert is attached to the top fold and moves up and down as you open and close the card 🙂

I really hope you join in with this weeks challenge and make a card for the kids in your family.  Simply pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made using the same theme and see instructions on how to enter your own card to be in with a chance of being the weekly winner!

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All the items I have used to make this card are available to purchase via my online shop.  Don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Heat Embossing using Hello Friend from Stampin’ Up!

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

This months technique is heat embossing a real favourite of mine and I use it a lot as it really adds a pop and definition to your projects.  It is also perfect to use on those hard to stamp materials such as vellum.

Hello Friend from Stampin Up

I went super simple and embossed the wreath image direct onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  I then added the greeting in black ink and added a gingham bow and some rhinestones – really simple.

How to Heat Emboss
  • Sweep the embossing buddy across the cardstock to absorb any sticky or greasy areas on your card.
  • Ink up the desired image in Versamark Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.
  • Sprinkle over the chosen heat emboss powder, tapping off any excess.
  • If you have grains of embossing powder which are stuck to the cardstock where they shouldn’t be, rub them off or remove with a dry paint brush.
  • Turn on your heat tool and wait approx 20-30 seconds for it to heat up until you point it at the stamped image and watch the powder turn from dull/matt to a shiny sealed image once they are heat set.
  • Your image will now be heat set and permanent.
  • Be careful when embossing on delicate paper or cardstock such as vellum.
  • Remember to turn off and unplug your heat tool when not in use.

Let’s go and see what the other design team have made using Heat Embossing.  Next up is Frenchie, click the next button below but if you get lost then the list of particpants is shared below.

Technique 101 Next

 

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card, they are all available via my online shop.

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Moving Cards from Stampin’ Up!

I created a moving card using the You Move Me stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for this weeks Global Design Project challenge.  When I first saw this stamp set in the catalogue I was a little perplexed by the striped images but when I saw a demo of how the card worked I was absolutely blown away.

Click here> I have a video on my Instagram account where you can see it moving.

You Move Me from Stampin' Up!

How I made the Moving Card

I used our mini treat bag thinlits die and then die cut the horizontal lines using the die from Move Me Thinlits.

I stamped the pretty flowers and leaves and die cut them using the You Move Me bundle.

The greeting on the front is heat embossed in gold and from the One Big Meaning Stamp set.

The butterfly lined image is stamped twice in two colours, Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride and finally I added the beautiful ombre ribbon to made a loop to slide the insert in and out.

You Move Me Bundle from Stampin Up

This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge.  We would love you to join in this week and enter your own project into the sketch challenge.   Let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project blog to see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch.

All the items I have used to make this card are available in the new catalogue and can be purchased from my online shop.  Click any of the images at the bottom of this blog post to go direct to my shop to place your order.

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