Michelle Last

Birthday Blooms & Hexagons Embossing Folder

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer and guess what the designer is ME!  It is a bit strange casing yourself but it was easier that I thought.

Birthday Blooms & Hexagons & Embossing Folder

How I created my card

I embossed the background using the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder which gives a really deep emboss to the whisper white card.  I mounted the white onto silver foil to pick up the heat embossed greeting.

Can you see the subtle sparkle on the flower?  I used my Wink of Stella.

I used the layering circles framelits to create a focal point to add the beautiful flower from Birthday Blooms which I coloured using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolour pencils and an Aqua Painter.

Birthday Blooms for #GDP084

I stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms using Basic Grey Archival Ink from Stampin Up and cut around the coloured image.

The scallop circle frame was raised with foam adhesive strips and the friend word is from the Oh Happy Day card kit stamps.  Here is the card we all have to case this week, why don’t you join us and make something casing my card below?  You can case any element, the design, colour scheme, products used it is up to you, I would love to see what you come up with.

#GDP084 case the designer Michelle Last

Let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project website to see what the other design team members have made?

If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card please pop on over to my online shop and be sure to check out the retiring items and snaffle up the items you cannot live without.

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Penned & Painted from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing a card for the Global Design Project colour challenge this week.  I have used Penned & Painted and Sending Thoughts.  The words and fonts in the the sending thoughts stamp set are beautiful and just perfect for someone who need to know that you are there for them.
Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

Isn’t the shading in the Penned & Painted stamp set pretty?  It is just two individual stamps and I have used the same colour ink and stamped it off onto scratch/rough paper for the whole flower to get a lighter tone and then stamped the Crushed Curry shaded centre without stamping off first.

Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

I stamped the centre with Night of Navy ink and added some rhinestones and love how the flowers add some dimension.
I absolutely love the rest of the sentiment for the inside of the card and the curly whimsical font.
Sending Thoughts from Stampin UpSo are you considering joining this weeks colour challenge as you can make it your own by adding your own colour.
#GDP081It looks like I used black but I did use Night of Navy, Whisper White and Crushed Curry, navy and yellow a lovely combo!

So pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made using the colour challenge and please enter yourself too as we love to see what you have made.

All of the items I have used are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to that item in my online shop to place an order.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code and I will post out a free thank you gift as I really appreciate your business.

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High Tide from Stampin Up for #GDP080

I wanted to get my High Tide Stamp set inky for this weeks Global Design Project entry.  It is a case the designer week and we are casing Louise Sharp.  Louise is a super talented crafter who lies in Australia and is on the Stampin Up Artisan Design Team. I simply love her style and you must pop over to her blog.

High Tide from Stampin Up

I decided that the High Tide set needed a little grunging and totally she went for it with my sponge and timeless textures.

I inked the background onto very vanilla cardstock and sponged the sky with Pool Party and Marina Mist and then inked the edge with Smoky Slate around the edge.

I stamped the lighthouse in Dapper Denim Ink and added the shadow for the lighthouse with Basic Grey Ink.  The sea was stamped in Marina Mist and Mint Macaroon Ink.

High Tide from Stampin Up

I cut a 2″ wide rectangle to make a tag and added a dapper denim circle and punched a hole in the centre and tied linen and gold thread through the hole.

I added a rectangle of gold foil cardstock as a mount to the card and then added it to a Pool Party card base.

So let me show you Louise’s original card which we are casing this week.

#GDP080 case the designer Louise Sharp

We would love you to join us and make something casing Louise’s card.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see how to share your entry and see what the other design team members have created.

All the supplies I used to create this card are shared below, simply click any of the pictures to go direct to that item in my shop to place your order.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.  If you spend £45 till the end of March you can choose a free sale-a-bration free item, there are 23 to choose from!

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Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week over at the Global Design Project we have a theme challenge and the theme is Amusement Park!

Honestly I was stumped, there is one obvious stamp set in the seasonal catalogue which would be a perfect choice but I don’t own it (shock horror – I don’t own everything you know!) so I had to think outside the box.

Then I thought Popcorn box, you eat popcorn at amusement parks, yes that is it, please tell me I own the Popcorn Box Thinlit dies.  Thankfully I do and this is this weeks project…

Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin Up

Isn’t it cute!  Why have I not made these for ages?  I just want to make popcorn boxes and eat popcorn all day!

I love the diagonal stripe designer series paper and added some flowers from the Jar of Love bundle to accent the popcorn label.

#GDP079

So let’s all pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and hopefully inspire you to join the challenge this week and share your project with us.

If you wish to order the supplies I have used to create this project or any others, simply click the order now button in the top right or click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop.

If you place an order for £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free sale-a-bration item but only till the end of March – don’t miss out, there are no guarantee’s that all the freebies will be available as we reach the end of the promotion.

Have a great day!

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#GDP076 case the designer Kylie Bertucci

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer Kylie Bertucci.  Kylie Bertucci is one of the organisers of the fantastic Global Design Project and I am so thankful to work alongside her on this project, be sure to pop over to her blog to check out her latest work.

I have a get well soon card for you today but its a little different to normal but I LOVED making it 😉

#GDP076 Beetles & Bugs from Stampin Up

Some of you might be squeamish about this card but as long as it doesn’t contain spiders I am fine!  I bet some young boys and girls would love this card, I just loved the ‘bug’ reference.

I stamped a panel onto whisper white thick cardstock of insects using black ink and then stamped the bugs in bright colours.  There are 32 stamps included in the Beetles & Bugs stamp set and which stamp correlates to each critter is shown on the cover so its easy to create your insects.  I then added crystal effects to the larger beetles to make them look shiny and some heat embossed dots in silver to some of the others.

#GDP076 Beetles & Bugs from Stampin Up

To create my own greeting I used the labeler alphabet stamp set and stamped and cut around each letter and added more crystal effects (or glossy accents or fine tip glue) to give them the shiny finish also.

Finally I added a strip of dapper denim cardstock to frame the stamping.  Thank you for the inspiration Kylie Bertucci.

#GDP076

It is time to pop over to the other designers to see what they have made using Kylie’s card for inspiration, simply pop over to the Global Design Project and join our weekly creative challenge as we love to see what you have made!

All the supplies I have used to make this card are shared below, simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop to place an order.  I send a free thank you gift to anyone placing an order for £20+ and who uses the monthly hostess code.  If you spend £45 you can choose a free sale-a-bration item too!

Let me know if you need any help of have questions x

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