In this second card I stamped directly onto the card and featured a lot more Coastal cabana including a piece of stretch ruffled ribbon.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
A gift of chocolate deserves wrapping in stylish patterned paper. So easy with the envelope punch board.
This one is made with a piece of square designer series paper from the Saleabration pack Sweet Sorbet. I've simply layered the happy birthday on a postage stamp punch and decorative label in cardstock and silver foil paper.
I made a card but then decided I needed an extra project with inspirational quotes and pretty flowers, paper doilies and washi tape.
Each panel is decorated with stamped and punched flowers, with the stamp-sets: "feel goods" and "Postage collection" and water colour wonder papers.
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Our online group the inksomniacs have had a challenge going all month to create a project inspired by the Retro Fresh colours: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Very vanilla and Baked brown sugar.
This is my creation:-
I started with a base of vanilla cardstock and stamped the gorgeous grunge splatters randomly over the card using Baked brown sugar, Tangerine Tango and Coastal Cabana.
Added some pieces of washi tape from the retro fresh suite.
Then I made a quick tag using the Scalloped tag topper punch and a piece of 5.1cm wide vanilla cardstock.
I've stamped the arrows and sunglasses details with the "Make Note" rotary stamp. It's so cool and ahhh retro!
Some more washi tape and a piece of stretch ruffled ribbon to tie the tag. But when I put the tag on the card it was covering too much of my gorgeous washi tape back ground.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
My friend used to be a French teacher at High school so I thought she'd appreciate this stampset and tri-coloures: Real red, pacific point and white.
We even stamped the inside with various french and floral inspired stamps.
Cardstock: naturals white, Real Red and whisper white.
Featured Stamp sets: Banner blast, Postage Due, Blooming with Kindness.
Inks: Real Red, Pacific Point, Crumb cake.
Tools: Banner punch, postage punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, label love punch.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I am sharing this second card that we made on Friday, it is a little early for Easter. But it will not be long until April, I assure you! The chocolate eggs are already in the shops along with the hotcross buns.
The card is a Case of a card on page 15 in the stampin up Occasions catalogue. The little rabbit with two hopping jumps is so cute I just had to try to replicate it.
We paper pierced the hopping action with a pointy sharp paper piercer ($6.95) and the essentials paper piercing pack ($13.95) there's a whole lot of hole piercing stress relief right there for not a lot of money!
I just can't avoid using my new Scalloped tag topper punch on almost everything! It makes such a lovely embellishment on a card. If I changed the Happy Easter sentiment to congratulations it would make a cute baby card.
For $16.50 you get 9.1 metres of ribbon.
Divided into 5 colours that means you get 1.8 metres of each of these in-colour ribbons.Send me a message if you'd like to share some ribbon at email@example.com
Friday, February 21, 2014
Ex libris - meaning " from the books of" or "from the library of" .
This stamp has such a beautiful vintage style. It's a background stamp that looks like an old bound book and would look so nice on a notebook cover or ..as a birthday card.
We made one like this at our Friday Card class. With a touch of watercolour painting over the night of Navy ink and a few dimensionals it has a very rich and elegant look.
And here is the Card Recipe:
Stamp sets: Ex Liberis background stamp,
Flower shop, Petite Pansy, hostess Simply Sketched.
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, whisper White.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy.
Tools: Decorative label punch, Pansy Punch
Petite Petal Punch.
Rhinestone jewels, aqua painter.
And then for a deeper darker look I stamped directly onto the Razzleberry card base, added some night of navy and silver decorative labels... A different look completely.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Birthdays! I love other people's birthdays - making a card, a gift and knowing that I can make someone's day... When it comes to my turn I'd prefer not to mention another year has passed.
This beautiful card, using one of my all time favourite sets is from Felicity Hawkins.
For the start of a new week I thought I'd begin by sharing what we made at our Friday morning card session. Any questions or if you'd like to place an order just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyone enjoyed making this French styled card with the "Postage Due" stamp set on crumb cake with Early Espresso ink. Using the postage stamp punch and 1" square as a layered embellishment.
Our second card uses a simple technique of punching and stamping to show the gorgeous patterned paper beneath. With a popped up flower or two for added dimension and rhinestones for bling.
The paper we used came from the Fresh Prints patterned paper stack on page 33 of the Seasonal catalogue. (48 card sized sheets $11.95).
On the same page is the matching "Petite Petals" stamp set and punch.
Don't forget to Bundle and save when you purchase this one. A 15% saving makes the clear mounted bundle only $34.75, or the wood mounted bundle $39.75.
At home I made up another one using the Venetion Romanc Designer series paper and stamping with Elegant eggplant with Coastal cabana I think it has a fresh clean look for a late summer birthday card.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
All you need is some patterned paper ( I am using DSP that came free with my latest Saleabration order).
The Scalloped tag topper punch, and a piece of ribbon.
The measurements of the patterned wrapper are 5.1 cm wide by 15cm long.
The measurement for the black card stock wrapper is 5.1cm x 21cm long.
Punch both ends with the tag topper punch, fold it in half and wrap around a bar of chocolate and tie with a piece of ribbon.
A piece of two sided tape or snail adhesive will hold your chocolate bar in place until you unwrap it...
I embellished with the label love stamp and the Word Bubble Framelits and a red glimmer paper heart.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Version two of the Postage due card using watercolour wonder designer series paper. This patterned paper is so bright and happy.
These are fun and easy to make with the 1" circle punch for the wheels and the postage stamp punch as a fun french embellishment.
Contact me if you'd like to come to my next class on Friday 14th Feb at 10.15am on 0468877125 for the details.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
So Shelli - circa 2012 - in her simple vintage style.
I have been meaning to make a card like hers for a while... When a friend asked could we do a French styled card in pretty vintage colours I thought of this card from a few years ago. I have updated the colours and added an extra layer, combining Strawberry Slush with Early Espresso ink and the new watercolour wonder DSP (Designer series paper).
Stamp set: Postage Due, hostess Simply Sketched.
Cardstock: Strawberry slush, Crumb cake, watercolour Wonder DSP
Ink: early espresso.
Tools: 1" circle punch, postage stamp punch, 1" square punch.
Friday, February 07, 2014
We held our second class for the new year on Friday!
At this time of year everyone is hoping to restock up on their birthday card stash.
So let's not forget to prepare for the men in our life who are having birthdays...
Most of us find creating male cards a bit of a challenge.
How to make a card without flowers, butterflies, ribbon and bows?
Knowing what he likes can help... Cars, bikes, boats, road trips, fishing?
And rough textures, distressed edges, natural fibre, anything wood, metallic, flags or tool related.
On the first card we used the new Hardwood background in Basic gray ink on slate grey cardstock.
An ocean scene is easily created with "The Open Sea" stamps in pool party and Bermuda Bay ink.
For texture and contrast we added some free Saleabration twine and looped it around. A few glue dots and two way glue pen and its all held together. No triangles in sight!
The second background stamped card featured the World map stamp.
This has to be one of my favourites. A great stamp to celebrate farewells, retirement, travel, holidays.
We sponge daubered in Coastal Cabana, Pistacio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe inks.
The Happy Birthday stamp is from the Label Love set with its matching punch.
This card had a few more techniques such as markers to rubber and embossing on silver foil paper with the arrow embossing folder.
How's your stash of male cards going - Sons, brothers, nephews, uncles, fathers, grandads sorted?
Next Friday we are back to the normal girly cards right?