Michelle Last

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.

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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

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card or any other Stampin Up products simply click any of the images shared below to go direct to my online shop and be sure to enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.

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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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Number of Years from Stampin’ Up!

I had the pleasure of making a 70th Birthday card recently for my neighbour.  The number of years stamp set is just perfect for a special birthday as the numbers are a great size to display on a card without being too big or too small.

I embossed the numbers with gold embossing powder and layered with the square framelit dies and the stitched shapes framelits.  I stamped a background using the playful backgrounds stamp set and timeless textures.

Finally I added some champagne glasses with a little glitter and cut around the champagne glasses as 70 is definitely a birthday worth celebrating.

The happy birthday is from Endless Birthday Wishes and I heat embossed the birthday word to tie in nicely with the numbers.

The lovely diagonal stripe background patterned paper is form our huge packs of patterns DSP available in all our colour families and this one is from the Subtles paper pack.

I hope you like it!  If you wish to have a go yourself the supplies I used are listed below and are all available form my online shop.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to them in my shop or click the order now button on the top right.

If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and if you spend £45+ you can choose a free item from Stampin Up Saleabration offering which ends on 31st March so don’t miss out!  Have a wonderful weekend x

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Technique 101 – Using Washi Tape

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This months Technique 101 blog hop we are sharing cards we have made using Washi Tape.  If you are anything like me you have tons of Washi Tape but it’s just too pretty to use!  There are so many ways to use Washi Tape and I decided to create my own bunting for a birthday card.Big on Birthdays Technique 101 Washi Tape Card

I simply wrapped a piece of Washi Tape around a piece of linen thread and stuck it together so it was double thickness.Washi tape bunting made by Michelle Last

I then cut a little V in the base with scissors.  Cut up the centre as deep as you want the V but to me and then cut from each corner to meet the cut for perfect even bunting each time!

Big on Birthdays Technique 101

A pretty cool way to use your Washi Tape I hope you will agree!  Would you like some more ideas?  Then let’s pop over to Frenchie to see what she has made using washi tape. Simply click the next button below.

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6.. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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