Thursday, July 9

Tutorial - Upright Diamond Fold


With just a couple of cuts and some clever folds, you have a wonderful Upright Diamond Fold card that is sure to impress the lucky recipient. The front panel can be decorated to suit the theme of your card, or you can go all out with embellishments throughout the entire thing. And, it folds completely flat for postage!


TEMPLATE


1. Place a 12" x 6" piece of card stock horizontally on your score board and score at 4" and 8". Fold along each score line.


2. Place the card stock horizontally on your desk. Measure from the top left hand edge and make a small pencil mark at 2" and 6". Repeat the same measurements along the bottom edge.


3. Score diagonally from the top 2" mark to the bottom 6" mark. 


4. Score diagonally from the top 6" mark to the bottom 2" mark. Fold along both diagonal score lines.


5. Measure and mark the centre of the left hand edge, which will be 3" down from the top.


6. Use a trimmer or craft knife and ruler to cut from the top 2" mark to the centre mark you made in step 5, and again from the bottom 2" mark to the centre mark. Refer to the template above for the correct placement and measurements.


7. Now fold the card to reveal the diamond panel on the front.


8. To decorate, cut pieces of patterned paper to fit the different sections of the card. I have made them slightly smaller so I end up with a narrow white border around each section. Adhere the paper in place with glue or double sided tape. If you prefer, you can stamp a pattern or apply inks and paints to decorate.


9. Don't forget to add a strip to the front section, which is only visible when the card is closed.


10. Decorate with an image, a sentiment and whatever embellishments you desire. Have fun!


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Monday, July 6

Just One Bee

Yesterday was all about the bees, while today is just about one.


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Sunday, July 5

Just The Bees

The fuzzy bumble bees in the Bees and Blossoms set are so cute that I decided to feature them on a card along with one of the matching sentiments. My card base is kraft coloured card stock, which always looks fabulous coloured with pencils. I added a light coat of Wink of Stella to the bees' wings to give my project a little sparkle!


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Friday, July 3

Judy's Joyful Creations


Take a look at the gorgeous cards Judy has designed, using the Bees and Blooms set of digital stamps. She coloured the images with a combination of Prismacolor pencils and Inkonic pens for a rich and intense blend of colour.


Judy's second card features some patterned paper that she created by repeating the coloured version of the little bees. It's a great way to achieve a coordinated design.


Judy has included some colour charts of the pens and pencils she used to complete her beautiful projects. For more information, or to ask Judy a question, just follow the link below to her personal blog.


Thursday, July 2

June Winners

Congratulations to the June Challenge Winners!
Gildett, Gail Scott, Crafty (Mary)
You are the randomly chosen winners of last month's challenge.
If you already have a Beccy's Place store account, I'll be adding a $20.00AU credit very soon.
If not, please email me at beccy@beccysplace.com to claim your prize.

Wednesday, July 1

The Great Australian Craft Show 4

We're having a store-wide sale right throughout the four days
of the online craft show with 20% off everything using the code:
GACS4

The Great Australian Craft Show
starts tomorrow at 9:30am (AEST)

FREE SHIPPING
to Australian and New Zealand addresses
and just $2* per item to anywhere else in the world.

*Australian dollars

New Releases


We have three fabulous digital releases for you this quarter - Make a Wish, Bees and Blooms, and Precious Memories. All three sets are now available for purchase in our online store.

digital stamps


digital stamps


digital stamps

July Challenge


Create a card or paper-craft project using any Beccy's Place image, upload a photo of it to your blog or other hosted site, and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of July 2020 (AEST).
   

To keep things interesting, I'll be adding an additional optional element to the monthly challenges. This month, it's a colour challenge. Create a card or papercraft project using the colour scheme below. As always, keep in mind that the additional challenge is just an optional extra.


PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS CAREFULLY
BEFORE ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
  • Entries that don't meet the conditions will be deleted from the challenge.
  • Your project must be created during the month of July 2020 and entered into the challenge during the active challenge period. Due to an automated system, late entries cannot be accepted.
  • Each month I will include a re-mastered digital image from my library of freebies as well as a bonus challenge, such as a card sketch, bingo grid, etc. You DO NOT have to use the image or bonus challenge on your project, but you MUST use a Beccy's Place image, either free or purchased, to be eligible for entry.
  • You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your card to any other challenge you wish.
  • At the end of the month three winners will be chosen to receive a $20.00AU store credit for any digital stamps at Beccy's Place. To redeem the store credit, winners must have a Beccy's Place customer account. (Please note, you do not need an account to enter the challenge. It is acceptable to create an account in the event that you win. Accounts can be closed at any time.)
  • Store credit won during any Beccy's Place challenge is only redeemable for digital stamps.
  • Entries can be uploaded to the challenge from any hosted site including blogs, online galleries, Google photos, etc. If you do not have access to a hosted site, please feel free to email your photos to me and I will add them from the Beccy's Place Guest blog.
  • Beccy's Place designers may enter the monthly challenge but are not eligible to win prizes. 

Monday, June 29

Words of Encouragement


Deanne has used the main image plus one of the sentiments from the Frog and Oleander digital stamp set to create this beautiful card. She coloured the image with Copic markers on blending card, choosing soft, muted greens and pinks. Deanne has kindly shared a colour chart for anyone wanting to reproduce her colour palette.



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Saturday, June 27

More is More


Sometimes you just want a little more, and one way to get it is to stamp an image several times and harvest parts to add to the original. In my example, I printed and coloured the flower from the Frog and Oleander set two additional times, fussy cut and added both to the original image. Although it's possible to do this technique with traditional stamps, digital stamps have a little more versatility in that they can be resized, skewed and flipped to prevent the flowers looking exactly the same.


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Tuesday, June 23

Anesha's Studio


We're visiting Anesha's studio today to see the beautiful card she has created with the Frog and Oleander digital stamp set. She printed the full-colour version of the image a couple of times, fussy cut one of the flowers and layered it over a base image for even more dimension. The lovely crystals in the centre of the flower add just the right amount of sparkle.


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