I am so excited to share my Seaside Shore 3D Fish Tank Card with you all, that I honestly couldn’t wait and had to post about it TODAY!
Our Team – Eureka Stampers – has been set a challenge this week from our amazing leader.
She has challenged us to create SOMETHING every day for the first week of October. She sets a specific challenge everyday, and we create something according to tat challenge! You may have already seen one I have shared on my Facebook Page – My Paper Oasis.
Todays challenge was to create something using EVERY SINGLE STAMP in one set! Have you ever thought about such a task. I realised the difficulty I was facing when rummaging through my sets to decide which stamp set to use. So many actually have multiple sentiments that would make them tricky to use for this challenge. The more I looked, the more I realised just how tricky this was going to be!
After LOTS of consideration I decided to choose our Seaside Shore Stamp Set. It only had two sentiments and a host of stamps that coordinate really well together. But I really wanted to do something Fancy! So I started playing around with ideas in my head, and came up with using one of Bronwyn Eastley’s Tutorials for my design team project this month. The tutorial I used to create my fish tank was none other than her Spring Planter Box Card!
Huh? I hear you ask – pop over to her tutorial shop HERE and see her brilliant design for yourself!
I basically used her Box Base to create the base of my Fish Tank. Check it out –
I cannot tell you just how much fun this was to create! The most difficult part was photographing the Fish Tank! But I gave it a good try so you could see all the angles!
And from the top :
And you are going to love the next bit … it even folds flat for postage! This one is in a 6″ x 6″ envelope. The top will need adjusting slightly – or you could make your own using our Envelope Punch Board.
Bronwyn’s tutorials really are versatile. I simply added Window Sheets at the same measurements as the box base (although I did have to trim a very small bit off one end for it to fit snuggly) and then filled it up with all the images from the stamp set as per our team challenge!
I truly hope you love it as much as I do! I would love to hear what you think – so feel free to leave me a comment 🙂
It’s the second Wednesday of the month, so that means it’s time for another Colour INKspiration Challenge.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month the design team create projects using Colour Schemes inspired by Pinterest. You can take the hop, see everyone’s projects and then play along by uploading your work of art on our Facebook Page HERE.
This week we have a very cool colour palette to play along to. Our colour selection is Whisper White; Dapper Denim; Sahara Sand and Basic Grey!
These are great masculine colours to play with to create cards just in time for Father’s Day here in Australia, but you might say I went in completely the opposite direction 🙂
As I mulled over the colours in my head, I thought about how pretty the blue and white would be to create the look of Wedgewood China pieces. Then I had a lightbulb moment where I realised that our new Just Add Colour Speciality Designer Series Paper had some images of Teapots and cups, so I knew that is what I would use. When thinking about incorporating the rest of the colours an image just evolved in my head about the look i wanted to achieve. I have seen some stunning U-Fold cards and more recently a ‘Bench Fold Card’ by The Craft Spa – take a look at her work HERE. Here work is lovely, so I wanted to have a try at my own.
My card doesn’t fold flat for posting, but I thought it would be lovely as a gift to welcome someone to their new home, or for Mother’s Day. And it was truly such a fun card to make once I had played around with some measurements!
I would have loved to have added a vase with flowers, but alas – I couldn’t make it work with the selected colours for this challenge.
I hope you enjoyed my project today.
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Jacque Williams and see her stunning project!
A big hello to you all and welcome to CASEing the Catty Challenge #132, where this week we get to CASE the birthday section of the catalogue!
Everyone has birthdays (whether they want to or not! Lol), so this is a great way to hop around and see everyone’s projects so creating your own birthday cards is a breeze!
I had to create a special 50th birthday card this week for a friend. Not only is she a friend, but she is also my downline and loves card making too (Yes Lynda – this one is for you!). I don’t know about you, but I find they are always the trickiest people to create cards for! And a 50th has to be a pretty special card.
I was struggling with just what to create, when I picked up my catalogue and started flicking through the birthday section. On page 80 I came across this image …
Now I know it’s not exactly a birthday card, but I love 3D cards for those ‘special’ birthdays – so this got me thinking and playing around with ideas, when my mind was drawn back to a gorgeous creation I had seen by none other than one of our very own crew members – Bronwyn Eastley! She had made a stunning foldable card using the (now retired) Botanical Blooms and the Window Box Dies.
You can see her original post HERE with the link to see how the card is made.
As much as I love those Botanical Blooms, I wanted to use one of my most favourite floral current products – Tranquil Tulips (yes…again…)!
If there is one downfall with this set – its that there is no matching framelits 🙁 So let me tell you ….there was a LOT of fussy cutting! It’s just as well that I actually like to fussy cut (just ask my class ladies! Some are not so fond of it as me! Lol). You will definitely need a good pair of scissors for this one!
There was even more fussy cutting than you would expect, because I made the tulips appear more 3D by cutting and adhering the top layer of the stamp on the front of each image.
It looked sooooo pretty in real life! I was really happy with how it turned out! And – it folds flat for popping in an envelope and posting!
Did you know that Stampin’ Up! have an extra special opportunity to get this Hostess set this month? Host a qualifying workshop, party or place and order of $450 and you get an EXTRA $45 in rewards! That’s at total of at least $90 to spend on anything you like!!! Contact your local demonstrator to find out more!
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Kelly Kent and see what beautiful project she has to share with you all!