Inspire.Create.Challenge 017 | Share What You Love Sketch Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge 017 Sketch Challenge with Share What You Love from Stampin' Up!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge Stampin' Up! Sketch Challenge

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a sketch! I do LOVE a good sketch challenge, and while I’m sharing heaps of Share What You Love inspiration this week I thought I would continue to do that here too…

Inspire.Create.Challenge 017 Sketch Challenge with Share What You Love from Stampin' Up!

I’ve kept things simple again this week… as I made this project on Saturday afternoon… but using the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper you really don’t need to do much else! It’s simply stunning!

Inspire.Create.Challenge 017 Sketch Challenge with Share What You Love from Stampin' Up!This is also the first time I’ve given you a peak at one of the new In-Colours here on the blog! This card features the brand new Grapefruit Grove, as well as one of the returning favourites; Mint Macaron (having a party to celebrate this one!). While it’s not a colour combination I think I’ll be reaching for often, I quite like it!

Don’t forget to head over to Inspire.Create.Challenge to see the creations from the rest of the Design Team, and to share your creations with us to!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 016 | Farewell Dapper Denim…

Fine Tip Glue Techniques with Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge April 2018

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun farewell to the 2016-2018 In-Colours… I cannot quite believe that we’ve had these for 2 years already! I thought as we bid these colours goodbye, I would update one of the projects I made to introduce them! You can find that blog post HERE!

How to use Fine Tip Glue on your cards... as something other than an adhesive with Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

These cards use one of my favourite techniques; Masking with Fine-Tip Glue. It’s super easy to do, but it does take a little time as the glue has to dry (and it’s better if you leave it overnight). Here I have stamped two of the images from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Very Vanilla Notecards, using Archival Basic Black ink (but staz-on would work just as well). Then use Fine-Tip glue to ‘colour in’ the stamped images, making sure to cover the area fully.

Once the glue is dried, you can then stamp over it. I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy, and one of the stamps from Touches of Texture. Where the glue is the ink won’t stick. Then, take a Stampin’ Sponge and sponge on more ink, making sure to wipe away the ink from the glue.

Quick and fun card collection using Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

I can hear you asking why I haven’t used Flirty Flamingo… well, it’s one of the colours coming back as part of the Stampin’ Up! Colour Revamp! I am super excited about this, and will be sharing all of the details about that with you really soon!

Don’t forget to pop over to Inspire.Create.Challenges and see what the other members of the Design Team have created with these fabulous colours! And, if we have inspired you… why not share your makes with us over there too…

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 015 – Quick and Easy Masculine Cards!

Fun Masculine card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using True Gentleman Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 015 – Quick and Easy Masculine Cards!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Masculine Challenge Card Making Papercraft

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a Theme… and it’s a Theme that I think a lot of us struggle with, cards for men! They are tricky to please, and they don’t want pink, or floral, or bows… and lets be honest, that’s a LOT of our crafting! However, Stampin’ Up! to the rescue again… with the True Gentleman suite!

How to make a fun Masculine Birthday Card using Truly Tailored from Stampin' Up!

This card was inspired by another card I have made recently (that I’ll be sharing with you very soon!). I have been really enjoying making men’s card with the True Gentleman suite, the stamps and Designer Series Paper just tie together so perfectly… don’t you LOVE it when products do that, makes crafting so easy!

The card base is in Sahara Sand, and the first layer is a sheet of Night of Navy card stock embossed using the Hexagons Embossing Folder. You can find my standard card making measurements HERE!

Cool Man's card using Truly Tailored from Stampin' Up!

There are 3 different pieces of Designer Series Paper at work here too… along with a circle of DIY Designer Series Paper (stamped using the Truly Tailored stamp set). The circles are all cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, these dies are definitely at the top of my crafty MUST HAVE list, I use them SO often!

This card is finished with a trio of strips of Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon.

I would LOVE to see you masculine creations, join in with us at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge | Petal Palette Congratulations Card

Pretty Congratulations card with bird using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

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This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch… and it’s super special because in addition to the usual, and very talented, Design Team we also have the Gorgeous Kylie Bertucci hopping with us too! Do pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to check out everyone’s creations AND to add your own!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch

I have a couple of cards for this challenge, I’ll post the first one today, and the keep watching for more inspiration coming at the weekend!

How to make a fun congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

I had heaps of fun with this one! I’ve been playing a lot with layering recently, and I’ve been playing again here. That bottom cluster has stamping, die cutting and ink blending! But it all works together, as all the products coordinate AND the limited colour palette.

This past few weeks I’ve been having heaps of fun pulling out different colour combinations, and this is no exception! I cannot wait to see what you make with this sketch… don’t forget to add your entry to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog

Create an ink blended congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

This fabulous bundle, Petal Palette, might be my most used item from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue. It makes beautiful cards really simply with lots of coordinating stamps and dies, PLUS detail dies that just add that special something to your project!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside & Out

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge Card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside and Out

 

I am LOVING the Colour Combination for Inspire.Create.Challenges #013….

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge

This colour combination was totally inspired by the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is currently available for FREE with a £45 during Sale-a-bration. I know that the Inspire.Create Design Team will have some fabulous projects with it… you can find them HERE!

How to make a bright and fun card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper and Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

Because the colour combination was inspired by the Designer Series Paper I thought I would use the paper on my card. This is the second time I’ve used this paper this week, you can also find it in this weeks Make It Monday video!

This card also uses the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. I have been really enjoying some of the pre-printed cards in Stampin’ Up! kits recently, and thought it would be fun to re-create the look with stamps, so the card base is stamped with one of the stamps from Lovely Inside and Out in Bermuda Bay ink for a cool tone on tone effect.

Sending Hugs card using Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

I cannot wait to see you creations with this colour combination! Share you makes with us at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #011 | Hedgehugs

Quick and easy Hi There card using Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #011 Hedgehugs

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenges challenge is a fabulous sketch… I have waffled on before about how much I LOVE creating with a sketch, and I have previously shared my Sketch Top Tips with you too so this weeks card is simple and blog post short! Yes… it’s true… maybe!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge 011

I have chosen to keep my card pretty simple for this challenge… and that isn’t unusual for me when I’m using a sketch. I have moved the circle a little but I have stuck fairly true to sketch this time. Life has been crazy busy recently with my day job, business, the impending end of James’ degree and all kinds of nightmares with house moving (which isn’t going well if your wondering!). So a simple card was really all I had time for!

How to make a cute card using Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

When I spotted the Hedgehugs stamp set in the Spring Summer catalogue I knew I HAD to have it. It’s just so cute! But I have really struggled to actually use it… So, when it came to making this card, I grabbed it as I knew that hedgehog would look super cute in a die cut circle!

Inspire.Create.Challenges 011 sketch challenge featuring Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

The hedgehog is stamped in Early Espresso ink, and I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Berry Burst and Powder Pink to add a little colour. I die cut him out after I stamped, and then added the sentiment after to ensure good placement.

I’ve finished this card with a strip of Wood Textures’ Designer Series Paper (I love this print, don’t you?) and a spritz of Early Espresso ink.

I would LOVE to see your creations with this sketch… why not share over at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #010 | Painted Harvest Colour Challenge!

Inspire.Create.challenges Colour Challenge using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #010 Painted Harvest Colour Challenge!

Inspire Create Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge Bermuda Bay Melon Mambo Daffodil Delight

I really needed some bright colours this week… We have been surrounded by snow and ice and generally grey weather recently, and I needed some stamping to brighten my day!

How to make a Bright and Fun Valentines Card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

I have a whole week of Valentines theme’d projects on my blog this week, and I wanted to continue that for the Inspire.Create.Challenge. So, I grabbed out a couple of my favourite stamp sets and set about creating!

There are two stamp sets are work here; Painted Harvest which carried over from the Autumn Winter catalogue… and Happy Birthday Gorgeous for the sentiment.

Bright and Fun Valentines Card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

I have been playing with layers again on this card, and have a piece of lightly embossed Vellum, stamped and punched leaves, Copper Metallic thread and that bright and fun Sunflower die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Do pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog and see what the other members of the Design Team have created… and share your creation with us too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 009 | Heart Happiness

How to make a fun watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed Challenge

Oh yes… the next big card making event (other than Birthdays!) is Valentines day and this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed challenge should give you plenty of ideas and inspiration! We would LOVE to see your Love themed creations too… don’t forget to enter the challenge over on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Heat embossed Valentines Card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue is full of fun hearts (not a sentiment in sight!) and it coordinates with TWO sets of dies too; Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits. However, I did hand cut the tall skinny heart without much issue.

I actually filmed watercolouring the floral heart, which I will share on my Instagram later on today. I used a combination of Powder Pink, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry to colour the heart, and lots of layers of colour.

Watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The other heart is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Vellum, and I hand cut it as I mentioned.

The sentiment is taken from the Petal Palette stamp set, stamped in Rose Red onto Shimmery White card stock. Before the ink was totally dry I rubbed over it with a dry-ish Aqua-Painter to create this watercolour wash effect. I have been loving using the Everyday Label punch, and I punched out the sentiment but it was a little big. So I trimmed it! I love the look actually.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and I cannot wait to see you Love themed creations over on Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #008 | Sketch Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

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This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch! I LOVE creating from a sketch and will often turn a sketch on its head and make something a little different. Seeing as the card I have created here is SO different from the sketch I thought I would share my process…. and I actually have a second card I made (first) with the same sketch coming later in the week!

How to use a sketch to make a card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using Stampin' Up! products

So, how on earth did I get to this card from that sketch… well, I have a few sketch tips to share with you:

  1. Literally turn the sketch on its head…. rotate it by 90 degrees, turn it upside down, flip it to the other side… a sketch can be really fluid and using one is all about interpretation
  2. Take on the elements…. take each element individually, and move it, change its size, or change the shape altogether!
  3. Play with colour…. remember that ultimately this is YOUR creation, and you can make it any colour, use any Designer Series Paper or stamps that you like
  4. Check out what other people have done with the same sketch…. sometimes the sketch just doesn’t jump out at you, so check out the Design Team’s work and see what they have done, maybe they have some inspiration for you! This is one of the reason’s I just LOVE a sketch challenge!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

This particular card came to me at about 11PM, once I was in bed… and I did managed to sleep, but it was the first thing I did when I got up the next morning! I just adore this Designer Series Paper, it is Fresh Florals from the Annual catalogue and the pack is a bumper 40 sheets using the 2017-2019 In Colours. The paper coordinates perfectly with the Floral Phrases stamp set (that also has some fabulous dies to go with it too!).

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 007 | Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge December Colour Challenge

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge has a festive feel, however, I made a very conscious decision NOT to make a Christmas card this week. Partly because I have made more Christmas cards this year than I have people to send them too, and partly because tomorrow is the LAST day to shop Stampin’ Up! to ensure your goodies arrive before the man in the red suit, and so I would expect that you have probably finished making this years cards too!

How to make a quick and simple valentine using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

Keeping things pretty simple this week… I’m sure we have enough to do without making complicated cards too. So, it’s an almost one layer affair with a Big ol’ sentiment and some accent stamping!

I love this type of card for a quick ‘thinking of you’ or ‘thank you’ card. I thought this would be perfect for a simple Valentines, or even a sympathy card. There are lots of times we send Love… and why not send it handmade!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

All the stamps here are from the Lots of Love stamp set. I am LOVING big sentiments at the moment, ones that fill the front of your card and make sending that handmade Love really quick and easy. Once that sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake, it’s a simple case of adding leaves and flowers in the other colours in key areas. When I’m accent stamping like this, I tend to go for 3 groups of stamped images, the same way I do when I’m added embellishments. The eye loves a trio of things, and it helps to pull you around the card too.

We would LOVE to see what you do with this colour combination, check out the other Design Team members creations over at Inspire.Create.Challenges! 

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