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How to make a masculine birthday card using ink blending

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week we are combining it with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. These are really natural tones so I was torn between Rooted in Nature and Sailing Home. In the end I decided on this Sailing Home masculine card using ink blending – I hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Sailing Home Masculine Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I have further distressed the edges using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can achieve a similar effect using the blade of a paper of scissors (please be careful if using this method). Add extra interest to the Whisper White layer by splattering ink onto it using the Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. To do this, remove the cap from the brush tip end, place the brush tip just inside the cap and flick against the inside edge of the cap.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Trim a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 6.4 x 9.8 cm. Use a Sponge Brayer to blend from Misty Moonlight to Crumb Cake to Mossy Meadow. Spritz water onto the surface using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dab with a piece of tissue to lift some of the ink. Cut a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon and adhere to the back of this Shimmery White layer using Tear & Tape. Stamp the sentiment (I used ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Framed For You Stamp Set) in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere to the back of the Shimmery White layer.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight ink, the compass in Crumb Cake ink and the anchor in Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies (the compass requires a circle punch or die – I used the Stitched Shapes Dies). Adhere these elements as shown.

What do you think to my Sailing Home masculine card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Sailing Home masculine card. This is a great colour combination for nature-type images and scenes. I’m definitely going to make a version of this card using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set too!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

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Happy crafting, h x

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How to make someone smile!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the SU! Colour Challenge for September. You can find the inspiration photo below. Click the link above for more information, to see the other entries or to take part. This colour combination really made me smile so I knew exactly which sentiment I had to use! The colours are so bright and cheerful that I wanted to show them off with a simple card. Does my Swirly Frames colourful card make you smile? Sending a handmade card is a great way to make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it… Swirly Frames colourful card

Start by creating a (standard A6) card base from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the large circle from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness ink. Stamp the smaller circle in Petal Pink and Balmy Blue ink. Cut matching colours of cardstock using the two circle dies from the Tasteful Labels die set. Adhere the cardstock circles into the centres of the corresponding stamped circle. Trim any pieces which overlap the card front.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the Tasteful Labels dies and adhere to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Swirly Frames colourful card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Swirly Frames colourful card. I love combining these bright colours with a little bit of Basic Black – I think it makes them look even more vibrant. World Cardmaking Day is coming up on October 3rd so why not make a card, send a card, and make someone smile?!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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How to make a watercolour Autumn leaves card

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! The theme for September is Autumn so I knew straight away that I was going to use the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. I really wanted to capture the contrasts of Autumn with a dark background and multicolour leaves. I hope you like my watercolour Autumn leaves card. Don’t forget to hop around for lots of ideas and inspiration! You’ll find the list of blogs towards the end of the post.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Watercolour Autumn Leaves Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Basic Black cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm and embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

To create the wreath of leaves, use the two largest circles from the Stitched Shapes Die Set to create a ‘ring’ of Basic Black cardstock. Next, watercolour onto a piece of Fluid 100 using Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Old Olive ink and Water Painters. Cut out the leaves using the Autumn Punch Pack. Adhere the leaves to the ring using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I aimed for a fairly random pattern, mixing between colours and the two different leaf shapes. Adhere the wreath to the card front.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of Pumpkin Pie cardstock and trim to 1 x 10 cm. Use Paper Snips to trim the ends diagonally. Adhere the sentiment piece over the wreath using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. As a finishing touch, use the Take Your Pick Tool to apply a few Pearl Basic Jewels around the card.

What do you think to my watercolour Autumn leaves Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this watercolour Autumn leaves card. I think watercolouring is a great way to get the variation in colour across the leaves and because you just need to create a basic wash, blending from one colour to the next, it is really simple to do!

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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How to make a simple Triptych Christmas Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the latest Global Design Project Challenge. This was a sketch challenge and I decided to use the Heartwarming Hugs Suite to create this gorgeous but simple triptych Christmas card. You can see the sketch below or visit the link above to find out more, view the other entries or join in!

Simple triptych Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Simple Triptych Christmas Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Real Red cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.5 x 12.8 cm. Create the three panels using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (DSP), each measuring 7.5 x 3.5 cm.

Adhere the three panels to the Whisper White layer, trying to keep the spacing the same throughout. Use a piece of Tear & Tape to attach a length of Mossy Meadow Diagonal Stripe Ribbon across the panels.

Simple triptych Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Thread a length of Real Red Braided Linen Trim through one of the Glitter Star Ornaments. Tie the trim in place and adhere the star to the ribbon using a Mini Glue Dot.

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Real Red ink and trim to size. Stamp the Christmas Tree and Mug onto Whisper White cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. Adhere one to each end of the sentiment piece.

Simple triptych Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Use two lengths of Foam Adhesive strips to the back of the sentiment such that they avoid the star and attach to the card front.

What do you think to my Simple Triptych Christmas Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this simple triptych Christmas card. This card could be recreated for many different occasions by using alternative DSPs that you have in your stash. You might also want to try using three different patterns for the three panels. The possibilities are endless but you are sure to end up with a fabulous card.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®