Michelle Last

Flirty Flowers from Stampin’ Up!

I have inked up a new stamp today for the colour challenge for the Global Design Project this week.  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set onto Crumb Cake cardstock.

Flirty Flowers from Stampin' Up!

I then coloured the flowers with Whisper White Craft Ink and an aqua painter and let it dry (you can use a heat tool).  I then coloured the flowers in Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach using an aqua painter and for a more intense colour a blender pen.  The leaves are coloured with Lemon Lime Twist.

I wanted to add a final flourish and stitch around the edge with my sewing machine but I had the stitch set to too small which is why the top line hasn’t worked out so great!  Don’t you love it when you make a booboo on a card that has so many elements to it that you just have to run with it?

Here is the colour combo for the challenge at the Global Design Project this week…

#GDP105 Colour Challenge

Why don’t you join us this week and make something using these 3 colours, we love seeing what you have made!

Time to pop over to the design team members to see what those beautiful people have made.  Click the link to go to the Global Design Project and see more..

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40th Birthday Card for #GDP102

This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge and I have made a 40th Birthday Card using the Number of Years stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Letters for You from Stampin Up

It was my beautiful cousin’s 40th birthday and I wanted to make a special card for her.  The number of years stamp set is a brilliant set for any milestone birthdays you are celebrating.

The stamp set has matching dies which makes cutting out the numbers a breeze!

Number of Years from Stampin Up

I added a little string of linen thread around the base of the back part of the card and made the front a little shorter.

I also added a washi tape edging to the white card front and some enamel dots.

The greeting on the front is just perfect for my cousin Nichola.  She is just a blessing to our family.  She makes us all smile and I was delighted to be able to celebrate her birthday with her and my family.  She even had the biggest helium balloon I have have seen with her name on it!

Nichola's 40th Birthday

Love her!

Here is the inside of the card….

Number of Years 40th Birthday

It is time to pop over to the Global Design Project and see what the other design team members have made using this sketch…#GDP102

Please come and join us this week and make a card using the sketch and share it at the Global Design Project blog.

All the items I have used in my card are from Stampin’ Up! and available from my shop via the links below. Click any of the images below to go to that item in my shop and if you have any Bonus Codes be sure to spend them this month as they expire at the end of August.

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Bike Ride Birthday from Stampin’ Up!

I have made a card for the colour challenge for the Global Design Project using the Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It is our daughter Amy’s 19th Birthday tomorrow so I made an extra special card with a unique detail personal to our family. I hope it makes you smile.

Bike Ride from Stampin Up

I stamped and die cut the bike frame, wheels etc and added a little basket of flowers on the back of the bike.  Coming very soon in the new seasonal catalogue is this cute little Dachshund so I stamped and die cut him to make him just up at the bike which is exactly what our little Dachshund Pip would do.  If she can get a carry or a lift she’d much rather that than walk!

Here are the colours this this weeks colour challenge with the Global Design Project challenge.

#GDP101

It is a slider card and I added a little greeting on the inside too so there is a little surprise when she pulls it open.

Slider Card Open made by Michelle Last

If you have not made a slider card before, I urge you to give them a try as they really add a WOW to a card.

Slider Card made using Bike Ride stamp set

Video Tutorial on how to make a Slider Card

Let’s go an see what the other design team members have made with the same 3 colours over at the Global Design Project blog.

We would love you to join us this week and make a card and enter the challenge, we love seeing what you create and you get the chance to be chosen as one of the weekly winners.

All the items I used to make this card (apart from the little Dachshund, he is available from 1st Sept) are available in my online shop.  If you wish to place an order click the order online button on the top right or click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop and please remember to use the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ (and less than £150) to ensure you receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Embossing Paste for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Technique 101 with Michelle Last
This month at the Technique 101 blog hop we are all using Embossing paste!  I had not used this new product before and to be honest and just winged it.  It was really easy, fast drying and added a lovely texture and dimension to my card so will definitely be using it again soon.

Quirky Critters using Embossing Paste

I used the paste to create the glittery cloud background.

Quirky Critters for Technique 101

To make the background using embossing paste I did the following
  • I sponged a whisper white card base with Marina Mist ink and a sponge to create a mottled cloudy background.
  • I placed my mask with the clouds over my card front and taped in place with washi tape so it did not move.
  • I then used the palette knife and the embossing paste to spread the paste over the mask as if you spreading butter onto toast.
  • Ensure that you cover the whole area and all the die cut cloud shapes with a think layer of the embossing paste.
  • Then keeping the palette knife horizontal to the card base and stencil (and the desk) scrape off the excess so  you only leave the paste left inside the cloud shape.
  • Add any paste back to the tub and wipe off the excess paste from the palette knife using a wet wipe.
  • Be quick with the clean up as the paste dries really quick.
  • Remove the washi tape and peel back the mask and wash with soapy water and dry.
  • Sprinkle dazzling diamonds glitter to the clouds and set aside for the embossing paste to dry completely.
  • Stamp the critter and colour with aqua painter, watercolour pencils or a blender pen (which is what I used).
  • Die cut the critter (sloth) and create a frame which what ever you have in your craft room,  A standard square mat and layer will work fine.
  • Once the embossing paste background is dry add the quirky critter to the front using dimensionals.

Isn’t it fun?  I really hope you give the embossing paste a try.  Time to hop across to see what the other blog hoppers have made using embossing paste.  Next up is Frenchie >

Technique 101 Next

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the list of participants this month, hope you enjoy hopping around and be sure to leave us a comment if you like what you see.

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

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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!

#GDP095

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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