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.

Click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my shop and be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me if your order is £20+ and less than £150.

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Mediterranean Moments from Stampin’ Up!

I have a gorgeous coloured thank you card made using the Mediterranean Moments stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  My husbands work colleague is from Spain and he kindly gave us a bottle of his cold pressed Olive Oil from his region in Spain.

I wanted to make a thank you card and the Mediterranean moments stamp set seemed a perfect fit.Mediterranean moments from Stampin Up

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and stitched around the edge onto early espresso card as I had my sewing machine handy.  I then set about colouring the image with a combo of watercolour pencils and inks and the blender pen.  Colouring really is very therapeutic and it really did not take long to get it coloured.  I then added a heat embossed thanks sentiment from the thankful thoughts stamp set.

The last detail was to add the fine tip glue to the bench and the lamps to create a shine to those images only once the glue had dried.

The stamps in this set are so detailed and if you need some ideas on what colours to use when colouring them in doing a google image search as there are lots of examples for inspiration.

If you would like to order Stampin Up products, you can visit my online shop and place you own order anytime.  If you like the products I have used in todays card then click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my online shop.  Please remember to use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and with every £45 you spend you can also choose a free sale-a-bration item (see leaflet on the right hand side of this post).

I am here to help so please get in touch if you need me.  Have lovely weekend x

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Hey Chick stamps free during Sale-a-bration

Thanks for popping by today.  I am sharing a card I made for a colour challenge with the Global Design Project using the Hey Chick stamp set which is free during our amazing offer Sale-a-bration.

Hey Chick free during Sale-a-bration

Love this crazy looking chicken and I created the chick wire back ground by using our Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder and Inking one side of the folder with black ink so that it stamped and embossed the design in swipe through the big shot.

I then punched out a circle of cardstock and then cut into the circle to create the opening for the chicken.

Hey chick free during saleabration

I then grunged up the edges and inked the edges with a sponge and the Basic Grey Ink.  The chicken itself was stamped on whisper white and coloured using our wonderful watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

As I mentioned this week at the Global Design Project it is a colour challenge and these are the colours you can use to make your own project and share with us to be in with a chance of being the weekly winner and being a guest designer.

Guest stamper for Global Design Project#GDP073

Super bright and cheery colours and I really look forward to seeing what you made using these.

Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other designers have created and be prepared to be WOWED!

The products I used to make this card are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go to that item in my shop and place your own order and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free product from our sale-a-bration brochure including the Hey Chick Stamp set.

Don’t forget to use the hostess code when ordering online with me, thank you gifts for January’s orders are being posted out this week, hope they enjoy them!

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Penned and Painted for Technique 101 Blog Hop

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog HopThis month we are creating a faux frame for the Technique 101 Blog Hop.  I used the Penned and Painted stamp set from Stampin Up for the flowers and leaves.

Penned & Painted from Stampin Up

I created my frame using a square of thick cardstock.  You can use a punch or a die to create the square or you can simply cut a square of your chosen size using a paper trimmer.

I cut a square using the stitched framelits which measure approx 4.2cm x 4.2cm. I cut three so I could place them evenly on my card and work out placement.

Whatever square size you choose make sure that three will fit in your card size and leave a gap around the outside of each square.

I stamped three flowers and leaves from Penned & Painted  on the right hand side of the whisper white cardstock in Black Stazon Ink.

I used the matching stamps to colour the slower using Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink.  I also used some of my new watercolour pencils to colour the flower and the flower centre.  The leaves were stamped in Mint Macaroon Ink.

I then laid the squares in place with removable adhesive and drew a line around the edge of the square.  I used a piece of washi tape to make sure that my squares were straight.  Don’t draw a line through any of the flower or leaf, simply skip that part of the line.

I  sponged around the edge of the squares with soft sky ink to make the white square with the flower inside ‘pop’ against the background. And then finished off the card with a carefully chosen sentiment which fits perfectly.

Penned & Painted Stampin Up

So it is time to go and see what Marine from France has made, Below is a list of the participants if you get lost along the way but you can simply click the next button below to go to Marine –

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

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 < You are here
8. Marine Wiplier – France

Thank you so much for joining us this month, if you wish to purchase any of the items I used to create the card simply click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop to place your own order 24/7.

If your order is £20+ (and less than £150) please used the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for ordering with me.  If you order £45 you can also choose a free sale-a-bration free item from Stampin’ Up!  I am here to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Easy Panel Card – Technique 101 Blog Hop

Happy New Year Technique 101 followers!  Thank you for joining us today to see an easy panel card using some of the new products from the new seasonal catalogue.

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This month we are an easy panel cards and my panel card could not be easier.  I have simply cut a piece of the gorgeous paper called Inside the Lines which is free during sale-a-bration.  I cut the patterned paper 13cm x 9.5cm.

I used the new watercolour pencils colour the paper and blended the colours with an aqua painter and blender pen.  It took some time but was so relaxing.  Once I was happy with my colouring I then cut the paper into three even size strips (approx 4.3cm wide).

Inside the Lines from Stampin Up

I then stamped the perfect sentiment from Milestone Moments onto vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I then stuck the panels onto the card base using dimensionals and then wrapped the vellum sentiment around the two edge panels and secured in place with glue dots.

Inside the Lines free from Stampin Up during SAB

I have used all new products from the seasonal which cost approx £45 to purchase which means you can choose the free paper as your sale-a-bration gift and get colouring to your hearts content.  Of course if you already own some of the supplies used you could supplement your order with lots of the other new goodies instead! So let’s pop over to see what France has created with this quick and easy technique….

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. Heike Vass – Germany
7. 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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