Saturday, 8 July 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop



This is my first hop with Global Stamping Friends, blog hopping with people from all over
the world....Thanks for the warm welcome into this group Sarah McDermott.
I am here in Australia!!!



Very excited until I saw this month's brief....I am not very good at thinking outside the square....Holidays in July - with a twist made my head hurt to begin with!!! So the brief was to design a holiday project BUT using a set that isn't designed specifically for holidays.

So PINTEREST became my best friend there for a while. That was until I stumbled upon this card, so my inspiration was drawn from Karen Taylor Stampin' Up Demostrator France.  Karen was inspired to create her card from Lou Kitzelman Stampin' Up Demonstrator here in Australia whose blog you have just left to come to mine.


I chose Naturally Eclectic DSP from the new Annual Catalogue, as it already had leaves printed on it for my background....AND then of course I had to use my favourite cardstock - Lemon Lime Twist from the new In Color Collection 2017-2019. 
Also I cut a small branch out of the Wood Textures DSP stack


I used a variety of Circle Layering Framelits to cut middle out of the card and Swirly Scribbles, Birds and Blooms Thinlits to create the branch, leaves and berries and the wreath (which is hidden, until you open the card). I stamped the birds from the Best Birds stamp set with Black Archival ink, they were cut out with the Bigshot using a matching die from Birds and Blooms. I coloured the birds with Aqua painters and small amount of ink from our pads.

I always take photos during the process of placement of my cards so that I can look back to compare the changes....Added a sentiment to the middle of the card, Merry Christmas came from Better Together stamp set. It makes such a difference, now that the branch has leaves and berries on. All these stamps can be found in Best Birds set.

 Lets add a splash of colour on these birds now. I used Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze on the bird inside the card and In Color 2017-2019 Inks Berry Burst and Powder Pink.

Decorating the inside of the card is something new that I am trying to do this year when making cards...LOVE the surprise when you open the card!!!



I actually think that I nailed the brief, hope you all try making Christmas cards without Christmas/Holiday stamps....YAY!!! Another creation from CreativeMe68 - Studio Shabaz.


 Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a wonderful day, leave me some love by commenting below and I will pop over to see you too.  Cheers Shaz
Up next is
Kimberely Anne Morris from Colorado Springs, CO

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this card Sharon. How hilarious that I inspired the person who inspired you! This Christmas version is just adorable and now you have inspired me to make some more!

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    1. Thank you so much Lou, LOL... The internet works in mysterious ways to connect us all back together. Have a great day Cheers Shaz

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  2. Love this card Sharon. The birds are perfect

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    1. Thank you Ellen, I love this set so much very cute <3
      Have a great day Cheers Shaz

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa, It was a fun card to make <3
      Have a great day Cheers Shaz

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  4. I love the bird in the inside! Love the coloring on the birds, super card!

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    1. These birds are just so cute, I think you could almost colour them anything and they would look great. Thanks for you comment Rebecca, Have a great day Cheers Shaz

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  5. Such a pretty creation! I have a hard time coming up with cards with this stampset :-)

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    1. I am so sorry for not replying earlier... As I said I use Pinterest a lot for inspiration, try that our Angelique <3 Hopefully you can come up with some creations Cheers Shaz

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