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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Falling Flowers from #GDP083

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter.

This week over at the Global Design Project we are making projects which are sparkly or bling.

I am not normally known for sparkles and don’t have a strong love of glitter but I used out heat and stick powder and our dazzling diamonds glitter on the Falling Flowers Bundle as the heat and stick keeps the glitter on the card.   Heat & Stick is being discontinued so if you love it I encourage you to stock up.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up

It is wedding season and I decided to use Falling Flowers and Better Together for the sentiment.  I stamped the background with soft sky ink and the beautiful swirly stamp onto whisper white cardstock.

I then stamped several flowers and leaves in versa mark and sprinkled over the heat and stick powder and heat set and whilst the glue from the Heat & Stick was still tacky I sprinkled over the Dazzling Diamonds glitter which then sticks in place without rubbing off.

I then die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching May Flowers Framelit dies.  You only have until the end of May to stock up on this bundle of stamps and framelits at a 10% discount.  They are going into the new annual catalogue but they won’t be offered at a discounted bundle.

The greeting/sentiment is from Better Together which I heat embossed in white onto vellum.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up & Better together

It is so sparkly and I raised the flowers up on dimensionals and added a pearl to the centre of the flowers.

So I really hope you are going to play along this week and make something of your own which is sparkly/blingy and upload to the Global Design Project.

Let’s pop on over to see what the other design team members have made using this same theme, you are sure to be blown away.

#GDP083

All the items I have used to make this card are available from my online shop.  Be sure to grab the Falling Flowers Bundle before the end of May to get it at a 10% discount when buying the stamps and framelits together.

Please use the monthly hostess code 9SVVNN9T to receive a free thank you gift from me when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  I’m am taking our daughter back to Uni tomorrow.

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Jar of Love from Stampin’ Up for #GDP082

I am using my favourite set today, Jar of Love.  I simply adore it and I hear it is carrying over into the new catalogue so that is a whole another year to share ideas and inspiration using this set.  This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge.
Jar of Love for Global Design ProjectMy card is made using heavy weight whisper white cardstock and has no layers, I simply masked a line on the card front and stamped the two separate areas of the card separately.

I used the Diagonal Stripe background stamp to create the stripes in Pink Pirouette Ink and then stamped the flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I stamped the flower off first to create a lighter shade for the whole flower then stamped the flower centre using the Flirty Flamingo ink without stamping off first.

I filled the gaps with the leaves and hearts using versa mark and heat embossed in Silver Embossing powder.

I added a sliver glimmer paper strip down the card to separate the two stamping styles.
I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sentiments in the seasonal catalogue using versa mark ink and heat embossed in silver too.  I used the label framelits to cut out the greeting and simply stuck it in place with dimensionals.

Jar of Love from Stampin Up

Shall we pop over to see what the other design team members of the Global Design Project have made with this sketch below?

#GDP082

We would love you to join this weeks challenge and make a project and upload it to the Global Design Project.

All the items I have used to create this card are shared below and if you click any of the images you will go to that item in my shop and be able to place your own order.

Please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like some help.

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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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Sealed with Love made using Stampin Up Stamps

I am sharing a quick and simple card made using the Sealed with Love Stamp set and matching die bundle from Stampin Up.  I adore the little envelope and arrow die and I used the matching double sided paper stack to coordinate the elements to make it all match.

Sealed with Love from Stampin Up

There are so many elements of the stamp set and die set which means you have so many options when creating your cards.  I especially love the arrow die and the envelope die with the matching notecard – just adorable!

If you are ordering online and your order is £20+ then please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free than you gift from me and if your order is £45 you can choose a free sale-a-bration item.

The saleabration offers finishes at the end of the month and once the items have sold out they won’t be available again so if there is anything you can’t live without then please get your orders in soon!

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