Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Thinking Of You CI#61





 Colour INKspiration is a fortnightly blog initiated by Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania. The design team is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.


Colorful Seasons was the stamp set which jumped out at me for this challenge and in particular the co-ordinating dies, Seasonal Layers. It is a versatile set because there are leaves, blossoms, branches, snowflakes, sunchairs etc. The soothing colours suggested a sympathy/get well type card, and there is a suitable sentiment included in the stamp set.


It's hard to say if I like the stamped leaf or the die cut one best, they both have delicate details. Anyway, I ended up using both, while still trying to retain a clean, layered look. 


There is a big doubled-up bow of linen thread, the lovely, neutral ribbon from the Magnolia Suite and 3 small coloured pearls to embellish this card.


The inside is mainly unadorned apart from two stamped leaves and layered with colour behind the white to give it a lift.


Perhaps these colours inspire you to create too, and if so, please add your creation to our Facebook Challenge page here.



The multi-talented Elizabeth Gross has something rather different to share, so click on the link to check it out.


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Sunday, 11 August 2019

Noted CTC#241


Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week we are CASE-ing from page 101 of the catalogue.




The elephant card caught my eye, partly I think, because I am also a mad-keen patchworker with umpteen projects on the go, and just look at that background. Since I usually make cards, I decided it was time to change things up a tad, and decorated a notebook. Our designer series paper, which come in packs of 12 sheets of beautifully co-ordinated shades are perfect for a bit of mix & match. I used Woven Threads Designer Series Paper using a soft, washed palette. There are many more suitable packs on pages 165-167 of your Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.


After punching a number of pieces with the Tailored Tag Punch and beginning part-way down against the book binding, I began to assemble my paper patchwork. There is a small margin left around the pieces as the notebook cover was a pleasingly neutral kraft card.

The pieces hung over the edges when I'd fully covered the book, you could use a paper slicer if you have one, or just long-bladed scissors to trim the excess off.



I did stamp a label using the Daisy Lane stamp, co-ordinating medium daisy punch (sold as a bundle at a 10% saving) and Lined Alphabet, using my Stamparatus to get the letters lined up straight. There are so many options you could use to finish off a notebook or diary. It isn't a very difficult project to complete with some pretty DSP, a few punches, glue and scissors and what a handy, homemade gift it would make.  

Next up is amazing Siobhan




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Sunday, 4 August 2019

Ferdinand's In Love CTC#240


Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing The Catty. The crew is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project. This week we are looking for inspiration in Everyday Occasions, which takes in pages 12-71. There's bound to be a huge variety of projects shared from this enormous section.



I've CASE-d the card top left, from page 32.
Over The Moon called me again! I started with another sketch and stamp set, but in the end reverted to this favourite.The composition of the artwork is almost the same but the colourway has been changed up, along with the orientation.



The sentiment from the Parcels & Petals stamp set, back on page 27 struck me as being very appropriate for this little scene. The heart is diecut before stamping with the sentiment, and finally diecutting it all with a Rectangle Stitched Shape.



Seaside Spray is such a pretty, soft blue which I've used generously - on the piece behind, corrugated with the embossing folder of the same name, right through to Ferdinand's gumboots. Even the tips of the daisy he's holding have been coloured with Seaside Spray.




My grandson Oliver spent last Friday with me, and he also used the same stamps to create some cards. I think he did a pretty good job for a 5 year old.


Following me is the fabulous Judy May, who will have an-extra-special project to share.



Please join us by CASE-ing pages 12-71, and sharing here on our Facebook page.




I'd love you to choose my online shop to purchase from, use the Host Code when asked at check out, & I will send you a gift, along with a handmade card. The items listed below were used in my card above, and link to that item in my online shop.
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