Oh So Eclectic Inset Flowers Card

by Joanne James10. July 2017 20:00

Monday again - doesn't a new week seem to come around so quickly? I have one James Junior on school holiday as of today, so need to be more organised than ever! Today I'm sharing a card for this week's colour challenge over at CAS Colours and Sketches:

I have been making cards for the second of this month's technique classes and these colours were perfect for another card using my Oh So Eclectic Bundle - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Many Eclectic Layers - The Eclectic Layers Thinlits are so versatile: a number of them can be used nested, for example to cut out an outlined veined flower, or alternatively just the border edge can be used  - as I've done to cut out my green-blue stamped flower here - or even just the detailed section as I've done with my other two flowers, to reveal the paper below. There really are so many different options when it comes to creating with these thinlits! 

Naturally Eclectic Watercolour - I'd like to say that the lovely Berry Burst watercoloured background was all me, but I can't take the credit. Well, I can take the credit for choosing this rather lovely piece of naturally Eclectic designer series paper, but that's all! I love it when the paper does all the work!

Layering Colour - I decided to create an unorthodox 'Island Indigo on Lime Green' flower to complete my trio; whilst this might not be the most authentic of flowers, I do think the colours pair beautifully when layered together. I then added a block of indigo for my sentiment and a few glitter enamel dots to complete my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Oh So Eclectic Meets Thoughtful Banners

by Joanne James9. July 2017 20:00

Today I've a quick second post - you can see my earlier post for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players here - with my card for this week's challenge over at The Challenge, which also happens to use the sketch I used for yesterday's card from the team over at The Global Design Project:

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I'm really enjoying playing along with the lovely ladies over at The Challenge again. I love those bright flowers and the striped arms of the chair worked perfectly with the sketch and inspired me to create something clean and modern - take a look:

 

I used my Oh So Eclectic stamp set and co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies for my flowers, offsetting the layers, and combined with some stripes in black on my white card base, courtesy of the Thoughtful Banners set, which I used for my sentiment too. I added a trio of Berry Burst glittery enamel dots to finish - love these!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I really like this card and prefer it to my first GDP attempt. Funny how sometimes an inspiration photo can make all the difference to your creative direction. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Oh So Eclectic Washi Tape Card

by Joanne James8. July 2017 21:30

Today I've a quick post as I'm playing catch-up to share a quick card that I made using this week's sketch over at The Global Design Project:

I considered all those lines and came up with this card using the new Basics (Pack 3) washi tape:

 

Super simple, I inset my stripes and used my top mat to frame them, then added a layered flower and sentiment using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and co-ordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. Washi tape is so useful for easy cards and I love that the new ones come in shades of colour across one area of the colour spectrum and are of differing widths. 

I've been making lots of samples using this set in readiness for my technique class that features it next week so have lots more where this came from, including another one using the same sketch that I'll share tomorrow after my Paper Players post.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'll be back tomorrow with my card for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players and another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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