Friday, 20 January 2017

JAI 343 blog hop - succulent pop up slider


http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2017/01/just-add-ink-343blog-hop.html

We're launching our first Just Add Ink challenge for 2017 today with a fun blog hop. You may have arrived here from fabulous Chloe Evans' blog or some other way. However you did, welcome! :)

This week's challenge is to add a pop-up or interactive element, so I made this pop-up slider card using the new Oh So Succulent stamp & dies bundle.


I was so happy to see this bundle in the 2017 Occasions catalogue as I've a bit of a fascination with succulents. I have some on my kitchen window ledge that are so happy they're trying to take it over, so I'm thinking some paper versions might be just the thing.

Anyway, back to today's project, here's how the pop-up slider looks when flat & closed... or as flat as it gets with the succulents ;)


I used the 6 nesting dies in the Succulent framelits to cut the succulent pieces, then sponged each piece with ink (read on to see which colours). Finally I shaped them tto add some realism, using the curved ends of my liquid glue bottle & piercing tool. Leave a comment if you'd like more info on how I do this.
Here's a closer look.


Succulent Recipe
Suze from creatiefduo.nl's video gave me lots of inking tips to help get me started. Thanks so much, Suze :)
Large - 6 nested dies cut in mint macaron card, sponged with mint macaron, crumb cake & rich razzleberry ink. the 2 largest layers have a dimensional between them.
Medium - 4 nested dies cut in sweet sugarplum card, sponged with white craft, crumb cake & sweet sugarplum ink.
Small - 3 smallest nested dies cut in mint macaron card, sponged with white craft & sweet sugarplum.
Final touches - I added rich razzleberry enamel shapes to the centres, & painted the tips with clear Wink of Stella for a little sparkly touch (although hard to see in the pics - try clicking on them for a larger view).

Pop Up Slider
Since this is a pop up challenge & not a succulent challenge, you'd probably like more info on the pop up mechanism. These two pics show how the card looks when open. Simply pull the tag & the centre panel pulls up (thanks to just a few cuts & score lines) creating the pop up & revealing a secret message.
Pop up slider cards are so easy to make & use very little, so if you'd like me to post a tutorial for them, please leave me a comment.


The pretty patterned paper I used is from the Succulent Garden paper pack - so very pretty! I also used the largest circle from the Stitched Shape framelit set to back my succulents - are you excited to hear they're back in stock & ready to order? All three sentiments I used are from the Balloon Adventures stamp set again - my new most used birthday sentiment set. So many options for fronts & insides <3 I also used stamped some Oh So Succulent images on the inside too


Here's another view of the card flat - I love that it looks just as good flat as it does when it's popped. This card will be hand delivered so it's thickness isn't an issue.


 I think that's all I need to say except I hope you liked my pop up slider card. Remember to leave a comment if you'd like me to share a tutorial so you can make your own. You can see more of my pop up slider cards here. Pin this combined image for later too if you'd like.


Thanks so much for hopping with us at Just Add Ink today. Your next stop on our blog hop is the lovely Chantell Randall.

https://inkeverywhere.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/new-year-blog-hop-just-add-ink-343/


If you get lost along the way, just head to the Just Add Ink blog here (or click on the challenge banner at the top of the post) which is the first stop on the hop & follow from there. Once you've hopped around our challenge projects, try the challenge & link up your own project on the Just Add Ink blog too. Happy stamping!

Back soon with more projects.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.




Big Shot
$159.00

Friday, 13 January 2017

Easel post-it calendars - Up & Away

It's all go in the Barnes household due to some much needed garden renovating happening while my darling man is on leave. Sadly this means no stamping for me this week... & my latest order has just arrived too :(

However, I want to share this project with you - an easel post-it calendar I made for my lovely Diamond Stampers team members.


My friend & Just Add Ink teamie, Patrice made me a lovely easel calendar last year which I loved, so I thought it would be a fun gift to make.  I added a post-it-note (sticky note) pad to the bottom of mine, as who doesn't love a  post-it? They're certainly one of my stationery geek obsessions.

Of course I HAD to play with some new goodies from the Occasions Catalogue, so I used the large intricate balloon & backing dies from the new Up & Away die set (part of the Lift Me Up stamp & die bundle) with the coordinating Carried Away paper pack. Carried Away is a Sale-a-bration exclusive you can get FREE with each $90 purchase until 31 March, it's not available for regular purchase.

Here's a closer look at the front.


Choosing my colour palette was easy - I used the colours in the Carried Away paper, which are watermelon wonder (base & balloon), night of navy (balloon & sentiments), peekaboo peach (calendar mat & balloon) & mint macaron (balloon).

I stamped the 'live, laugh, love' sentiment (Layering Love stamp set) directly onto the patterned paper in night of navy.


Do you love the love the intricate pattern of the balloon? It gives me happy memories of a hot air balloon I saw in Paris long ago.  You may think it took ages to make the multi-coloured balloon? No! Thanks to SU cleverness, there are 6 dies that each cut a coordinating section, as you can see below.
I used card scraps to cut mine & cut a whole balloon in one pass of the Big Shot. Win!


Back to the calendar, here's a better view of the easel stand.


On the back I stamped an awesome brand new sentiment from the Balloon Adventures stamp set (also available as part of the Balloon Adventures bundle). This set includes a great choice of large birthday sentiments that I will use lots for the inside of my cards


Finally, if you need to post a calendar, it folds flat & fits a regular card envelope.



If you'd like instructions to make this easel calender, leave me a comment & I'll prepare a tutorial if there's enough interest. In the meantime, you can see more of my easel cards here.

Want to see more about the Lift Me Up - Up & Away bundle?
Check out this vid from Stampin' Up! At 30 secs in, you'll see how you can make multicoloured balloons like I did here.



So that's all from me for now. Remember to leave a comment if you'd like me to make a calendar tutorial & pin a pic for later inspiration too. Thanks for visiting today. Hope to share with you again soon.

Inky wishes, Di


Supplies

To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.


Note:
Carried Away paper pack
is a Sale-a-bration (SAB) exclusive. Choose a pack free as your SAB reward with each $90 purchase (exc shipping) during Sale-a-bration. See this Sale-a-bration post for more info.

Calendar tabs were purchased online. Google 'calendar tabs' to find them in your country.

Simply Scored
$50.00

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