Saturday, March 1, 2014

Peaceful Petals Occasions Catalog Swap with SSINK

This past month, many of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration designers participated in an Occasions Catalog Card Swap. Instead of keeping all of these beautiful card samples to ourselves, we wanted to share them with you, too! Today's blog hop will spotlight a handful of Stampin' Up's Occasions Catalog products as each of us who participated chose a different stamp set to showcase.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog...and be sure to pin it, too! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #6 on the SSINK Occasions Catalog Blog Hop – Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin' . If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn’t work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below. And, be sure to come visit us at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration where we 'INKspire' you 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year!
 With my SWAP card, I wanted to do a technique I had never tried before but have seen plenty of examples around online.  Not sure of the technical name, but I call it a "3-D Cutout"!  Basically I stamped my flower on whisper white cardstock, then selected the right sized oval framelit I wanted to use.  I layed the oval framelit on top with the flower sticking out.  With a pencil, I lightly drew a couple pencil marks so I would know where to stop with the cutting out of my flower.  I used my snips and cut out the top part of my flower only.  Then when I ran it thru my big shot, that part of the flower got layed on the outside of the framelit so it didn't get cut.  This leaving me with an oval shape but with my top part of the flower popping out.  Boy I hope that all made since.  Maybe next week, I take some pics and put together a quick tutorial of how to do this.
Up close and personal with my 3-d cutout.  I even broke out my blender pen and did some coloring.  Added a few mini pearls to the center, embossed and layered with some banners, added a sentiment and I was done.  Ready to mail and SWAP with my fellow design team friends!
On the inside, I used one of the other flowers from this same set and went to town with the blender pen again.
Supplies Used
Stamp Set ~ Peaceful petals
Cardstock ~ crumb cake, whisper white, cajun craze and marina mist
Ink ~ stazon black, marina mist, old olive
Misc. ~ basic pearls, oval framelit set, fancy fan embossing folder, circle card thinlits for the label
I hope you have enjoyed my swap card.  Don't forget to leave some "love" before heading to the next stop on our SWAP Tour with Diana E.
Stampin' Fun with Diana
Blog Hop Participants
  1. Darla R. of Stampin with Darla and Sisters
  2. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun 
  4. Erica B. of Stamping Starlette
  5. Bree R. of Craft-Somnia
  6. Heidi B. of Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Cynthia R. of Ink-a-Doodle Creations  You are HERE!
  8. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana
  9. Donna S. of Organized Chaos
  10. Kathy P. of Katrina P's Creative Corner
  11. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya 


Ladette Kerr said...

Oh how I love Marina Mist! Lovely color Combo!

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Tina said...

Beautiful card!

Elisha said...

Beautiful card - nifty technique!!

Diana Eichfeld said...

Beautiful card and great technique. I hadn't seen it before and I love the easy instructions. I'll be trying this for sure. TFS!

Carla said...

Marina of my favorite colours.
What a lovely card you made and I like how you did the flower, thank you for the explination.

Edie L said...

I love your card. Thanks for the exclamation on how to die cut leaving part of the oval uncut (see, I don't know what to call it either).

Ann Phillips said...

love the color combination

Anonymous said...

Cynthia, Thanks so much for the directions...I've seen this around, too, & now I'm ready to give it a try. Yes, your directions made sense!

TexasGramma said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

brrenwick said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the fun oval die technique!

Kim Ryden said...

Love this cute!!!