Michelle Last

Hello Friend Swing Card

I saw a card on Facebook a while back called a Swing Card and I had never seen one before so I decided to have a go at making one.  I reached for the Hello Friend stamp set and as I can make most things by eye and don’t need measurements.  It just takes a little time and a little experimenting to be able to work it out and I am pleased to say I did it!

Swing Card made by Michelle Last

It looks pretty standard  from the front and I decided to simply use a piece of patterned paper for the front panel and add the large hello greeting from the hello friend stamp set which I heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The magic happens with you pull open the card…

Swing Card Inside View made by Michelle Last

The card flips and spins open to reveal the inside. I stamped the beautiful wreath from the Hello Friend stamp set using the Baby Wipe Technique to get the foliage of the wreath varying colours of green.  I added a ribbon bow and left room for a hand written message.

The little circle sentiment is also from Hello Friend and stop the middle section from spinning open too far.

Pretty cool technique huh?  I don’t have an instructions or measurements as I made it by eye but if you google ‘swing card’ you should see various templates and tutorials.

Give it a try, it was fun to make although next time I would use the extra thick whisper white cardstock to make it a little more sturdy.

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A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

I have a Christmas card to share today using my favourite stamp set called Hearts Come Home.

I simply adore the contemporary font and images in this set and it is set to become your favourite too!

Hearts Come Home from Stampin Up

The tree’s are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set and stamped onto whisper white cardstock in black ink.

I then created a Northern Lights technique for the nights sky which was inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator Georgia Giguere, she has a blog post and video here on how to create the Northern Lights Technique.

You may be wondering how I created the silver foil scallop border?  I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and simply tucked the more decorative part behind the card so as to only reveal the smaller smaller edge.

I am emailing the instructions on how to make this card to all my newsletter subscribers tomorrow, so be sure that you have signed up to receive my newsletter by clicking this button (on the right sidebar or image below) and filling out the contact form (customers only based in the UK please, no demonstrators).Newsletter sign up with Michelle LastAll the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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Technique 101 using Stampin Write Markers

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

Today at the Technique 101 we are sharing some tips and ideas on how to make a quick and simple card using the Stampin Write Markers from Stampin Up.

I decided to showcase the colouring of the stamps using the markers with the Label Me Pretty Stamp set and matching Pretty Label Punch.

Label Me Pretty using Stampin Write Markers

I used the beautiful Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper for the card background.  I coloured the pretty stamp with the flower detail with 4 different colour markers all from the Subltes Collection of Stampin’ Write Markers in Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz.

Technique 101 Stampin Write Markers

How I made my card

I used the thick tip of the marker and colour each element separately.  You will find that when you first colour the ink is wet and shiny but as it dries (which is pretty quickly) it dulls on the red rubber.  Don’t rush or worry how long it takes to colour your stamp that the ink is going to dry and you won’t get a good stamped impression.

You simply need to re-moisten the stamp by breathing hard on the red rubber and the moisture in your breath with re-moisten the ink and then you can stamp onto whisper white cardstock and punch out using the Pretty Label Punch.

Pretty Label Punch from Stampin Up

I then stamped the chosen greeting using Dapper Denim Ink (which I picked out of the delightful daisy dsp) and punched around it with my 1 3/8″ circle punch which nests perfectly in the Pretty Label Punch which I raised with a dimensional.

Label Me Pretty from Stampin Up

I used the notecards and envelopes from Stampin’ Up which are cut and scored and a smaller size so not daunting for beginner crafts and a great price too!

I love that you can own so many of our ink colours if you purchase the Stampin Write Markers and then simply choose the ink pads in your favourite colours.  It means you have a wide array of colours to use and its a great way to build your collection when you first get started.  The marker pens are filled with dye ink which is exactly the same as the ink pads, so fast drying and perfectly matches our coloured cardstock, embellishments, papers etc.

Let’s go over to see what Frenchie has made using our fabulous markers.  Simply click the next button below….

Technique 101 Next

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. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < that’s me!

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#GDP037 Using Endless Thanks from Stampin’ Up!

I have a colour challenge card to share with you today for the Global Design Challenge.  I instantly loved the colours in this challenge and had no problem creating my card this week. I reached for one of my favourite stamp sets called Endless Thanks and introduced some new goodies you will soon be able to get your hands on!

#GDP037 Endless Thanks

It was pretty quick to make and I loved the clean simplicity of the card.  Here is are the colours used…

#GDP037 Colour Challenge using Endless Thanks

I really hope you join in this week and share what you have made using the three main colours and some other neutrals if needed.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other super talented design team members created with this colour palette and enter yourself using the instructions provided.

I cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Here are the supplies I used to make this card, the dotty edge and circle are both new stamps (not available till 1st June) but just to give you a little taster! If you are ordering with me via my online shop, don’t forget to use the hostess code if your order is £20+ to get a free thank you gift mid June.

 

 

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