Creating Kindness Design Team December 2020 – Designer’s Choice

Creating Kindness Design Team December 2020 – Designer’s Choice


Garden Wishes Stamp Set is featured in my project for Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop for December, 2020. It is a little look at some new product from the upcoming Jan-Jun 2020 Mini Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!®.

Creating kindness Design Team

Welcome to my blog. My name is Cheryll Miller, and I am so delighted to hop with this fabulous group of artists each month. The theme for November is “Designer’s Choice”. Oh no …. never give me a choice, I am so indecisive!! 🙂

You may be starting here or you may have come from the amazing Lou Kitzelman’s blog. Don’t stop here, continue on below to the next blog for more Designer’s Choice fabulousness.

Our guest designer this month is the very, very talented Jan Clothier from New Zealand, who I greatly admire. Jan has been sharing her creations with us as an Artisan Design Team Member for the last 12 months, so make sure you check out her blog, Thinking Stamping, for some wonderful inspiration.

Sometimes things are just meant to be ….

Here is a story that is so fantastical, I am still rolling on the floor with laughter.

Seeing as we have Jan as our guest designer this month, I thought I might CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) something amazing from her blog. I started to scroll through Jan’s blog and it didn’t take me very long to arrive at something I absolutely loved. This card uses a stamp set I love “Very Versailles”, plus sponging and that textured foil layer … swoon! Click here to see Jan’s blog post.

Garden Wishes Stamp Set

And here is my CASE of Jan’s card. I have used a new stamp set from the upcoming Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue, Garden Wishes. It is a gorgeous set full of dandelions and beautiful sentiments …. well it is gorgeous if you like weeds, and seeing as that is what I am best at growing, it is right up my alley!!

Garden Wishes for CKDT Blog Hop

Hold on a cotton pickin’ minute …

If you have already visited Jan’s blog post for this hop, you may be thinking, “I feel like this is deja vu”. And you would be right, sometimes things happen that are so unbelievable, it makes you think we are in some sort of sliding door, alternate universe.

After I finished merrily CASEing Jan’s beautiful card, and started on this post (last minute as always), I messaged Jan and asked permission to pop a photo of her card up in my post, and also sent her a pic of my card. I am sure she must have felt much the same as I did when she sent me back a photo of the card she had created for the hop. If you haven’t been to Jan’s post yet, just pop on over there now and you will see exactly what I mean.

Are you back now? Is your mind blown? …. Hahahaha!

It seems Jan is a little like me this month … it is the end of the year, we are a little bit created out, so she decided to take some elements from her favourite recent cards and CASE herself ….. a favourite stamp set “Very Versailles”, some sponging and that gorgeous textured foil background layer …. swoon! See … deja vu!! She also added those amazing masked and sponged corner elements from another recent card and thought “these cards were a while ago, no one will notice”.

Hahahaha … Jan didn’t factor in Cheryll and the alternate universe syndrome! Sorry Jan.

Anyway, back to my card … I used the same torn paper masking technique as Jan has in her card, and I utilised the new and upcoming Blending Brushes to do the sponging. Nice! Different to sponges, gentle, soft and build up the colour … a bit different to my usual “mash that sponge to within an inch of it’s life” technique.

Colours used for blending were Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Just Jade.

Leaving the mask in place, I stamped the dandelions from the Garden Wishes Stamp Set in Soft Suede ink, and then repeat stamped the sentiment into the sponged area with Crumb Cake ink (stamped off). This was a nod to Jan’s text stamp from Very Versailles. Garden Wishes has sentiments in a beautiful mix of a floaty scripty font and small block capitals.

I have used the Brushed Metallic foil sheets from the Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue for the matting layer, and after much indecision, decided on the lightest one … which I think is Bronze, but I am not really sure on that… maybe it is brushed gold. Whatever it is, it looks great run through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. Teehee, Jan likes that look too! 😉

Pretty cute inside too.

I wonder what serendipitous designer’s choices are happening in the rest of the team’s blogs?

You had better hop around and take a look … the amazingly talented and hugely inspirational Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts is up next on the hop. Cannot wait to see what an amazing project Jay has in store for us.

Blog Hop Participants

  1. Jan Clothier – Guest Designer – NZ
  2. Lou Kitzelman – Australia
  3. Cheryll Miller – Australia
  4. Jay Soriano – UK
  5. Jenny Hall – USA
  6. Liz Yuille – UK
  7. Charlet Mallett – USA

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  • I feel left out! You and Jan crack me up. Your card and inspiration are most works of art. I love the effect you get with the torn paper mask. So fab! x

  • Cheryll, I love the way you have written your post showing off your humor AND beautiful card. I will attempt your (Jan’s) technique…it’s just the greatest thing since sliced bread. I hope I can channel the two of you!

    • Oh, thank you Karen! I am glad you enjoyed my whacky sense of humour. Thank you so much for commenting, I very much appreciate it. xx

  • No need to apologise, Cheryll – not when you’ve created a beauty such as this one. I’m still laughing too at our creative channelling. And my garden is also best at growing weeds. 🙂

    • Hey Liz, I was the same, my box sat untouched for a while … but I had to use some new stuff for upcoming tutorials, and a team new product presentation we did, and once it was on my table … too hard to to resist!! 😉