Michelle Last

Endless Thanks from Stampin’ Up!

Following on from my card yesterday for the InKing Royalty blog hop I have another card made using the same style using the Endless Thanks stamp set (one of my favourite stamp sets).  I love the clean style of this card and the white space make the flower stamps pop.

Endless Thanks raised greeting card

The hello sentiment is cut from Hello You Thinlit dies.  I cut three lots of smoky slate ‘hello’ words and one in white and glued them together to create height and dimension.

Endless Thanks Close Up

I finished off the flowers with enamel dots.

All the supplies I used to make the card are shown below, simply click this link to go to my shop to place an online order.  Please use the hostess code when spending £20+ to receive a free thank you gift from me.  If you spend £45 you can also choose a free sale-a-bration, see the leaflet on the right to see the free items available.

3 more items will be added to the free sale-a-bration offering on Tuesday 21st Feb, so not long to wait…

 

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Sketch Challenge from Global Design Project

This week over at the Global Design Project we are creating with a really simple sketch.  I could not resist using the copper foil sheets and a new embossing folder.

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I embossed the copper foil sheet with the pretty paisleys embossing folder and layered it over the copper foil sheets from Affectionately Yours Design Series Paper and added some vellum flowers.

I got the sentiment from endless thanks (one of my faves) and embossed it with copper embossing powder as you can never have too much copper 🙂 Maybe you are wondering where those pretty little copper flower centre’s are from?  They are simply our pearls coloured with a sharpie, it looked like a light brown sharpie but perhaps it was copper?  Either way they matched perfectly.

Are you going to join us and make a card using this sketch?  Please pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have created and enter your project to be in with a chance of being one of the 3 winners!

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All the supplies I used to create this card are shown below, if you wish to order stampin up products, I am here to help.  You can call me, email me or place an order via my online shop.  Anyone ordering online and using the monthly hostess code will receive a free thank you gift from me.

 

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Technique 101 – Using Stampin’ Write Markers

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This month I am sharing a simple card using the Stampin’ Write Markers.  The Stampin’ Write markers are dual tipped marker pens in the Stampin’ Up! colours which are filled with dye inks so they are perfectly suited to colouring your rubber stamps and stamping onto card.  Dye inks are fast drying (so no smudging) and when colouring onto a stamp they can dry before you get a chance to stamp but don’t worry that is easily solved by re-moistening the stamp by breathing a deep exhalation on the stamp before pressing onto your card.

Technique 101 - Marker Pens from Stampin Up using Endless Thanks

I have used the photopolymer stamp set called Endless Thanks and used 3 colours of marker pens, Melon Mambo and Old Olive (both from the brights collection) and the Basic Black marker which is available to purchase on its own.

Every marker has a dual top, a fine tip for journaling and a thick tip for colouring.  You can colour the stamps, re-moisten with your breath and stamp or colour in your images directly onto the card.  It means you do not need to invest in all the colour ink pads right away but instead invest in a set of markers or the whole set of markers and know that you have a good range of Stampin’ Up! colours to be working with.

I simply coloured each stamp with the thick brush tip of the marker, re-moistened with my breath and stamped.  If you look at the marker pen there is a tick line next to the thick tip and a thin line next to the thin tip.  I added two strips of washi tape in matching colours and stamped an array of flowers, leaves and hearts.  I then stamped the banner and added my chosen sentiment and cut around it.  I stuck the banner down with dimensionals so that it gave the card some dimension.

Technique 101 - Using Markers from Stampin Up on Endless Thanks

And guess what?  If you image doesn’t stamp perfectly, you can simply use the marker pen to colour any missed areas – genius!

So it is time to go and see what Sonia Benedetti from France  has made using markers, simply click the next button below to keep hopping..

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 (your are here)
4. 
Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK
8. Sonia Benedetti – France

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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#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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Noah’s Ark Notecard set using Zoo Babies from Stampin’ Up!

I have had this idea rumbling around my head for a few weeks now since my niece had her second little baby boy called Grae.  I was remembering how hard is was with two little children and thought that this would be a great gift for a new mum to send thank you notes.

I adore the Zoo Babies stamp set and cannot get enough of the cute animals and have made a double slider card before using this set – see it here and thought it was time I got to using it again.

zoo babies ark notecard box by Michelle Last

I created the ark using the Berry Basket Bigz Die and made a box to fit the notecards and envelopes using the coaster board so it was nice and sturdy.

I made the roof free hand using the scallop die cut from the same die and inked it to make the embossed woodgrain stand out.
Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box

I made 6 notecards all with a different animal.  I even stamped the envelopes!
Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box

One animal was stamped flat and another was hand cut and raised up on dimensionals.
Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box

I used my rotary stamp to spell out hello, thanks and ‘the animals went in two by two’ and embossed them onto soft sky cardstock.
Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box

I adore those little zebras!

Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box

So much fun to make and great to finally get it out of my head and onto cardstock.  Hope you like it.

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Zoo Babies Noahs Ark Notecard Box
I am not offering a tutorial to make this notecard set, it just tumbled out of my head and I did not take measurements along the way.

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