December 6, 2015

Guest Designer - Laura Gallimore

Welcome to December's Guest Designer, Miss Laura Gallimore from Crafty Not Shifty!  Each month we are going to be featuring a new Guest Designer and they are going to be playing with our stamps throughout the month.  Laura is first up on the blog and you can check out her creations starting today and again on December 13th and 20th.  So please give her some So Suzy love and check out the cute card she has for us!


Hello everyone I am so excited to be joining you here at So Suzy Stamps this weekend. It’s December 6th so I’m well and truly feeling the Christmas spirit.

I try to do something festive everyday between December 1st and 25th to keep up the festive fun and today’s festivities include watching one of my favorite Christmas films, The Grinch.  With that in mind today's awesome stamp from So Suzy Stamps just so happens to feature a quote from The Grinch.

I think that when you have a great sentiment such as this one you don’t need much else on a card. I have made two examples of cards that both feature heat embossing and present images.  

If you would rather watch how I put these cards together you can check out my YouTube video here

For the first card I stamped the sentiment on top of a piece of white glitter card stock using red pigment ink. As pigment ink stays wet for a while I was able to add some red glitter embossing powder over the top and heat set it with my heat tool. I like to use matching pigment ink when using glitter embossing powder to ensure any gaps in the glitter still match.

I then cut three sizes of gift boxes from silver glitter card and added some red and white twine to tie up the gift boxes and add a bow.

 I layered the stamped white glitter card stock panel over the top of some sliver glitter card stock. I then mounted this on to a white side folding A2 size note card and added the gift boxes to finish it off.

For the second card I inked the edges of a white top folding 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch note card using clear Versamark ink and heat embossed them using Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder to give a distressed golden edge to the card.

I die cut the sketch present die from some white cardstock and some matching liquid platinum embossed card I created.

The sentiment was stamped in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to add some shine. Then all that was left to do was to inlay the sketch gift die cut and glue all of the pieces on to the card front.

To add color to the bow of the present I used my spectrum noir alcohol ink markers and Ranger Xmas Red Stickles glitter glue.

Every year at Christmas I think it is easy to get caught up in the materialistic things and forget that while you are hopefully warm and safe at home not everyone in the world is as fortunate. I will be sending these cards to friends of mine and in place of a gift for them I will be including an item from the Oxfam Unwrapped Gifts. There are many things you can buy from $12 - $5,000 that will help a family or village less fortunate than you.

I have chosen a pair of chickens along with training on their care. The chickens will help a family thrive by providing eggs to sell and eat or rear into new chickens. If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who has everything I could encourage you to check out their website or your local charities.

Well thank you so much for having me today, I’ll be back again next Sunday. If you would like to see more from me in the meantime, you can find me on the below social media links:

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1 comment:

  1. Beautiful set of cards Laura! My favorite is the one with a single present, the red stickles on the bow look absolutely fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations on being the guest designer of the month! ^__^ *Big hugs*


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