Saturday, 25 November 2017

Blended Daisy Birthday

Hiya All
              Here's a sweet little birthday card we made at Stamp Class this month using the new Stampin' Blends.  It's so fun to watercolour with these markers, they have been designed to use with the Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock and with the Memento Tuxedo Black Archival Ink Pad.

When we made this in class each stamper got to pick their own set of colours as the DSP chosen would co-ordinate with any colour of daisy.  We stamped the sentiment in the same colour as the daisy was coloured.  We added a Clear Faceted Gem to the centre of the flower to finish it off and to break the harsh line where the DSP meets card stock we added the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre sweet.

Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet, Daisy Delight
Inks: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Painted Autumn DSP
Punch: Daisy
Big Shot: Stitched Shape Framelits
Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Clear Faceted Gems, Calypso Coral & Old Olive Stampin' Blends

Both stamp sets are available at 10% discount when purchased as a Bundle listed below:
Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set & Bouquet Bunch Framelits
Daisy Delight Stamp Set & Daisy Punch

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Bright Lamp Post

Hello Stampers
                         I fell in love with this lamp post die as soon as I saw it in the holiday catalogue.  I always had this image of the lamp post with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper words in the background.  I wanted to soften the edge of the DSP so I sponged it with Sahara Sand. 

The Lamp post after all that looked a bit lacklustre... so I added a bit of sparkle using Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  I stamped the sentiment from the Brightly Lit Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink and layered it onto Cherry Cobbler Card Stock to add a bit of festive cheer.

Stamps: Brightly Lit Christmas
Inks: Sahara Sand, Garden Green
Card: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Music Specialty DSP
Big Shot: Christmas Lamppost Thinlits
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Sponge Dauber, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Tear Tape, Dimensionals

The Brightly Lit Christmas & Christmas Lamppost Thinlits are available at 10% discount when purchased as a Bundle.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Magical Mermaid

Hiya Everyone
                        Here's the card I made for my niece's birthday recently.  I used the brand new Stampin' Blends Markers the Stampin' Up! version of alcohol markers.  There are twelve exclusive colours available to be purchased as individual markers in Light or Dark Shades or as a Combination pack.
The colours included are: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pink Pirhouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate.  There are also individual markers in Ivory, Bronze and the colour lifter.

 For the background I used the Marbled Background Stamp and inked it with Lemon Lime Twist,  sponged on Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo to make the mottled background.  I stamped the sentiment from Magical Mermaid in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut out with Stitched Shape Framelits.  I layered it onto a scallop circle in Bermuda Bay from the Layering Circle Framelits. 

The Mermaid I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White card.  Then I used the Bermuda Bay marker to colour the fins on the tail & back, the scales on the tail I coloured with Old Olive.  The arm I coloured with Ivory and the hair I coloured with Ivory, Crumb Cake and Bronze markers.  Then I coloured over the whole lot with Clear Wink of Stella for a totally Magical Mermaid.

Stamp Set: Magical Mermaid, Marbled Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black
Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Big Shot: Stitched Shape Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Accessories: Rhinestones, Clear Wink of Stella, Sponge Dauber

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Floral Lovely Heart

Hi All
           Sorry I've been away for a bit, I got quite sick for a while and lost track of absolutely everything.  I made this card up to send to my lovely customers who ordered with me last month as a little thank you.

Because the DSP I chose was quite bold being floral with a Basic Black background I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.  I chose to layer some Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon onto some Tangerine Tango and then onto the DSP layer.  I used the Lovely Words Thinlits to cut out the word "lovely" from Basic Black card and then coloured it with Clear Wink of Stella to continue the sparkly theme.

I layered the word lovely onto the Tangerine Tango Heart that I cut out using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits.  Then I stamped the word Hello from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set in Basic Black on the Heart and popped the heart on the card with Dimensionals.

Stamp Set: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Basic Black
Card: Tangerine Tango, Whole Lot of Lovely DSP, Basic Black
Big Shot: Sweet & Sassy Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits
Accessories: Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this card, if you like any of these products you can purchase them by contacting me.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Berry Birthday

Hiya All
              Here's  quick and simple card showcasing the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Pick a Pattern Washi Tape.  I just love how striking this combination of Whisper White, Berry Burst and Basic Black look together.  

I started off the design of this card with the Berry Burst Daisies, I stamped two and cut using the Daisy Punch adhered together so the petals were offset.  I added a Clear Faceted Gem for the centre of the Daisy.  I then decided I wanted a mostly Whisper White background so I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder to add some texture and then adhered the Pick a Pattern Washi Tape.

I stamped the greeting from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and punched out using the Classic Label Punch and played around with the placement of the flower and sentiment until I was happy with them.  Then I added the Basic Black card layer to give some colour contrast and then adhered to the Berry Burst card base.  A bright and beautiful birthday card to send to a special friend.

Stamps: Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Inks: Berry Burst, Basic Black Archival
Card: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Basic Black
Punches: Daisy
Big Shot: Garden Trellis Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Clear Faceted Gems, Adhesive, Dimensionals

A number of products I used making this card are available at 10% discount when purchased as a bundle they are listed below:
  • Daisy Delight Stamp Set and Daisy Punch
  • Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set and Happy Birthday Thinlits
If you liked any of the products used above you can purchase them at my online store or you can contact me directly.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Lovely Heart

Hello Lovelies,
                         Hope your week is going well almost half way through now and onto the weekend.  I created this card to showcase the gorgeous designer series paper that Stampin' Up! designed for us.  I wanted to keep the design relatively simple so I paired it with the Lovely Words Thinlits.  These Thinlits are very versatile and are deigned to layer with the Sweet & Sassy, Layering Ovals & Layering Circles Framelits.

I decided to keep the colour scheme monochromatic with only Fresh Fig, Whisper White and the Silver Edge on the 3/8" Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon.  The touch of silver just lift's the colour scheme and plays so nicely off the Fresh Fig.  The Lovely word panel is popped up on dimensionals to give the whole card an extra sense of dimension... pun intended.

Stamps: Tabs for Everything
Inks: Fresh Fig
Card: Fresh Fig, Whisper White, Fresh Florals DSP
Punch: Classic Label
Big Shot: Lovely Words Thinlits
Accessories: 3/8" Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

There are a couple of items used that are available at 10% discount when purchased as a Bundle.  They are:

  • Tabs for Everything Stamp Set and Circle Tab Punch
  • Lovely Words Thinlits and Lovely Inside and Out Stamp Set

If you like any of these product and would like to purchase them contact me or visit my online store

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Berry Petals

Hi All
           You may have noticed there is a technique trending at the moment called the Eclipse Technique.  The basic premise is that you stamp your backgound area usually works best in Whisper White or Very Vanilla as the base card.  Then you cut out a section of the background area sometimes with large letters to spell a name or greeting or other times with a shape. 

I went with a large shape in the case of the card below as I don't have the large letter dies.  Once you've stamped the background then you cut out the section with the dies/punches.  You adhere the largest section to your base card with adhesive and then pop the cut out section up on dimensionals being sure to line up the background pattern like a jigsaw.  Thus giving it an "Eclipse" look as you can see the background card through the popped up section.

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest, Special Celebrations, Burlap Background
Inks: Berry Burst, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive
Card: Berry Burst, Whisper White
Big Shot: Stitched Shape Framelits
Accessories: 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Adhesive, Dimensionals

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is available with the Leaf Punch at 10% discount when purchased together as a bundle.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Warmth of Christmas

         I'm a little late this week but have a cute Christmas card to share using products from the Holiday Catalogue.  I started off with the sentiment for the card I love the cursive font and sentiments in the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set.  As a play on the sentiment "Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas" I chose the Flanel type pattern from Year of Cheer Specialty DSP.  I also chose the Quilt Top Embossing Folder to add texture to the card front.

To make the Tranquil Tide punched out layer under the sentiment I punched two full shapes using the Everyday Label Punch then cut one in half and adhered each one to the back of the sentiment making sure some colour shows out the edge.  Then with the second punch out shape I turned it vertically and adhered behind the sentiment.  Then adhere all onto the gold foil snowflake for extra Christmas sparkle.

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiments
Inks: Tanquil Tide
Card: Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Year of Cheer Specialty DSP
Punches: Triple Banner, Everyday Label
Big Shot: Quilt Top
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Adhesive, Dimensionals

# The Snowflake Sentiments Stamp Set is available as a bundle with the Swirly Snowflake Thinlits at 10% discount.  The Everyday Label Punch is available as a Bundle with the Merry Little Labels Stamp St also at 10% discount.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Christmas Holly

Hiya All,
               Here's a little bit of two-step Christmas Cheer.  I wanted to stamp the holly from the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set so that it looked like a decoration or garland.  I stamped the line image holly in Tranquil Tide.  It was easy to line up the solid holly image as they are photopolymer stamps I stamped off one layer of colour.  I repeated the same process for the Holly Berries in Fresh Fig, once they were dry I then coloured over them with Clear Wink of Stella.

Stamp Set: Holly Berry Happiness, Star of Light
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig
Card: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Punches: Pretty Label 1 3/8" Circle
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Gold Natural Trim Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dapper Christmas Spirit

Hello Stampers,
                          Here's a card I designed for a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack class.  I love the images in the Star of Light stamp set and a traditional pairing of silver and blue is always a nice combination.  With all the lovely new products in the Holiday Catalogue its easy to overlook the beautiful Christmas products in the Annual Catalogue.  So I designed a Stamp-A-Stack class around the Annual Catalogue Christmas products.  The bling in this card is the Silver Foil card layer and the Basic Rhinestones which I've coloured using a Light Blue Sharpie. 

Stamp Set: Star of Light
Ink: Dapper Denim, Pool Party
Card: Dapper Denim, Silver Foil, Whisper White
Big Shot: Starlight Thinlits
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Sharpies, Adhesive

Saturday, 7 October 2017

A Little Lift

Hi All
          Sorry for missing a couple of posts, I have had a bit happening on the home front.  Hospital visits for my folks and a short day surgery for me also.  So I've been a bit overwhelmed and quite exhausted to be honest.  However we are almost back to normal again now and it's back to all the usual routines.  Here's a quick card I made as a thank you for the customers who placed orders with me last month.

For this card I wanted to keep it simple but change things up a little.  I wanted to try cutting the designer series paper on the angle.  I highlighted the colour from the DPS with a co-ordinating colour ribbon and stamped the sentiment in a co-ordinated colour also.  This is a great card to make if you wanted to make sets of cards using DSP as you can get two cards from the one lot of cutting, no wastage which is awesome.

Stamp Set: Lift Me Up
Card: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Daisy Delight DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Mini Glue Dots, Adhesive.

Stampin' Up! Have a fantastic promotion on at the moment Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  Simply Buy 3 packs of DSP and get 1 DSP free.

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Just Add Colour Specialty DSP
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Delightful Daisy DSP
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Birthday Memories DSP
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Be Merry DSP
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Pick A Pattern DSP
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Coffee Break DSP
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Naturally Eclectic DSP
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Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP
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Annual (P. 187)
Petal Garden DSP Stack
$17.50 AUD/$21.25 NZD
Annual (P. 187)
Color Theory DSPr Stack
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Wood Textures DSP Stack
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Holiday (P. 29)
Christmas Around The World DSP
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Painted Autumn DSP
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Beach Day

Hello Everyone
                         How I wish it was a beach day today, maybe I'll drive to the lookout at lunch today so I can at least see the water.  Definitely feeling in need of a beachy break maybe the card below can help take me there in my mind.

I wanted this chair from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits as soon as I saw it.  It immediately reminded me of camping with my family and unfolding the chairs and sitting around the campfire down at Point Anne a very long time ago.  So of course I had to have it and the co-ordinating stamp set, I've learned that when they come as a Bundle it's just easier to get the set.  The few times I didn't I've bought the companion product a month or so later...might as well not fight it.

I thought it was time to dig out the Work of Art Stamp Set and use those lovely brush strokes to create a background.  I paired it with the Sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous so that the inside of the card can have a custom greeting for Birthday, Fathers Day, Graduation, Bon Voyage, Retirement.  I really love this greeting and only you and the person you give it to can guess the true greeting inside.

Stamp Set: Work of Art, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim
Card: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Wood Textures Paper Stack
Big Shot: Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Happy Stamping, have a bea-utiful day

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Live with Zest

Hi All
           It's a gorgeous sunny day here, I hope wherever you are you're enjoying some sunshine too.  I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments in the Lemon Zest Stamp Set.  This has been brought home to me this year with some health issues with my parents and also myself.  We have to live life to the fullest despite the obstacles that come our way.  So "Live it with Zest" everyone!!!   Share a smile with a stranger or try to find joy in the simple things you do.

Well anyway enough of the deep and meaningful let's get the the fun stamping stuff.  In case you hadn't noticed Embossing Paste is very on trend at the moment.  Stampin' Up! released Embossing Paste and assorted tools including the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Palette Knives in the Annual Catalogue and let me just say it's so much fun to play with.

Now normally I would have thought it would be a messy process but it's not really.  All you have to remember is the Embossing Paste dries quickly so clean your masks and tools immediately after each use.  You can colour the paste as you can see on the card.  You simply put a bit of paste on your silicon matt add 2-3 drops of reinker and mix it in with a palette knife then apply over your mask or as desired.

Stamp Set: Lemon Zest
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green
Card: Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Whisper White
Punches: Lemon Builder
Accessories: Garden Green Reinker, Silicon Matt, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Clear Wink of Stella, Adhesive, Dimensionals

# The Lemon Zest Stamp Set an the Lemon Builder Punch are available to be purchased as a Bundle at 10% Discount.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Cherry Blossom Birthday

Hiya All,
                I am really enjoying spring at the moment, the flowers blooming and the increase in sunshine.  You've just got to love that right.  Here's my card as a quick nod to spring, Cherry Blossom's in Bloom using the gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum - I really love this colour it's such a nice shade between pink and purple.

First off I stamped the greeting in the centre of the Whisper White Layer and then cut out using the Circle from the Stitched Shape Framelits.  Then I used the outside that you'd normally discard or use as a mask.  I stamped the branches first in Soft Suede and lined up the Two Stepped Flower images over the branch.  I enjoy two step stamping using Photopolymer Stamps, it's so easy to line up the images so they stamp perfectly.  Then lastly I added some small corner cut outs punched with the Decorative Border Punch.

The sentiment is adhered straight to the card base and the outside frame is popped up using dimensionals, which is a little hard to see with the photo.  You could easily add a bit of Clear Wink of Stella, Pearls or Rhinestone's if you wanted to add some bling to this project.  I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Stamp Set: Colourful Season, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum
Card: Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Punches: Decorative Ribbon Border
Big Shot: Stitched Shapes Framelits

The following product when purchased as a Bundle are available at 10% discount yay!!

  1. The Colourful Season Stamp Set is available as a bundle with the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.
  2. The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set is available as a Bundle with the Happy Birthday Thinlits

Saturday, 16 September 2017

A Little Wild

Hi Stampers,
                     The card I'm sharing today is a cute and softly toned card.  I fell in love with the A Little Wild Stamp set images they were just so cute with the front and back of the animals.  You could easily use this card for a child or for a baby card, the colours are soft and muted.  I've added to that effect by sponging around the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP), Soft Sky & Whisper White layers by sponge daubing the edges with Soft Sky ink, it really softens up the look of the card.

I kept to the circular theme portrayed in the DSP by punching out the focal image with the Starburst Punch and then the sentiment with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  I used my colours based from what was in the DSP pack.  I made a very similar card to this for a very good friend recently for the birth of her son, I did use the alternate greeting from the stamp set " A great big welcome for a sweet little someone".

Stamp Set: A Little Wild
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzaz
Card: Soft Sky, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Coffee Break DSP
Punches: Starburst, 1 1/4" Circle
Big Shot: Garden Trellis EF
Accessories: Sponge Daubers, Adhesive, Dimensionals

# Please note the A Little Wild Stamp Set is available as a Bundle with the Little Loves Framelits at 10% discount shown on page 108 of the Annual Catalogue.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Painted Harvest

Hi All
           Here's a quick and easy Z-Fold Card we made recently at Stamp Class.  Z Fold car sometimes look complicated but are pretty simple in reality.  Cut an A4 piece of hard in half so it's 10.5cm x 29.7cm then fold in half - just like a regular card.  Then fold one of the card sides in half again with the valley fold in the middle as shown in the picture below.  Then simply add your focal layer the top. My top tip here is to only put adhesive a bit less than half way on the focal card layer on the side that's being stuck to the small card front fold otherwise you'll adhere the card shut.

To help the leaves dazzle I used Clear Wink of Stella on them and punched out the leaves in colours that co-ordinate with the pattern paper.  Such a quick and easy way to make a colour combo.  I stamped a layer of ink of the leaf image stamped in Crushed Curry so it was a bit more subtle.  You can't see it but there is another Very Vanilla Panel inside the card with the same leaves stamped to tie it all together and allow some space to write a message.

Stamp Set: Painted Harvest
Inks: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Card: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP
Punches: Leaf
Accessories: Stampin' Trimmer Score Blade, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Adhesive.

The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is available in a Bundle with the Leaf Punch at 10% Discount and is in the Holiday Catalogue on page 49.  If you like any of these products you can order them directly from me or at my online store.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Holiday Catalogue is Here!

Hi All
          Woohoo the Holiday Catalogue is here!! It's jam packed full of seasonal goodies to refresh your stamping inspiration and get your creativity flowing.  Here's a fun card we made at card class this week using a new Bundle from the Catalogue the Swirly Sentiment Stamp Set and Swirly Snowflake Thinlits.  Don't you just love bundles not only does everything co-ordinate but you get it at 10% discount.

I must admit I am a susceptible for cursive font's and fell in love with the sentiments in the stamp set immediately.  The set also has some lovely snowflake images.  The Swirly Snowflake dies are intricate and beautiful - definitely a show stopper.

Every year I say to myself I won't buy the snowflake set in the Holiday Catalogue... and every year I do.  So from now on I'm going to embrace it, even though we don't have a White Christmas in Australia with snow.  I helped lift the card with some Basic Rhinestone Jewels and some of the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape.

Stamps: Snowflake Sentiments
Ink: Fresh Fig
Card: Fresh Fig, Whisper White
Big Shot: Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush
Accessories: Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Adhesive, Dimensionals

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Swirly Thanks

Hi Stampers,
                     Here's the thank you card I gave to the ladies that ordered with me last month.  It uses a stamp set I've had for a while and haven't used as much as I should the Swirly Bird Stamp Set.  It's a set of simple images that can make some very impressive cards especially when you use it with the co-ordinating dies Swirly Scribbles.

The corners of the card were made with the new Everyday Label Punch which shows off the gorgeous Berry Burst card base.  For the Swirly Bird Flowers I stamped them in Berry Burst and also Powder Pink.  I stamped the flowers on diagonal corners so that I could leave a nice space of Whisper White.  I stamped the larger leaf in Pear Pizzaz and the smaller one in Old Olive.  Lastly I stamped the Thank You sentiment from Rose Wonder in Berry Burst and punched out using the Everyday Label Punch.  To add a bit of sparkle I added some Basic Pearl Jewels.

Stamp Set: Swirly Bird, Rose Wonder
Ink: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive
Card: Berry Burst, Whisper White
Punches: Everyday Label
Accessories: Basic Pearl Jewels, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals

If you liked any of these products you can order them directly from me or through my online store.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Clean & Simple Birthday

Hi All
          Here's a quick clean and simple birthday card I designed for a private class recently.  Clean and simple cards are sometimes a challenge for me as I like to add layers.  This one came together very easily once I chose the designer series paper layer that gave me the colour co-ordination for the entire card.  That's the easiest way for me to create simple cards pick a designer series paper to give me my colours and then a stamp set that co-ordinates. 

Then I selected my Birthday Sentiment, in this case I liked the fact that it was quite a large sentiment as it could then become my focal point.  A little co-ordinating card punched each end with the Triple Banner punch and then add some Rhinestones and hey presto.

Stamps: Window Shopping
Ink: Night of Navy
Card: Soft Sky, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP
Punches: Triple Banner
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I hope you enjoyed this card and gained a little bit of inspiration.  My Online Store is where you can purchase any of these products if you liked them.  Otherwise contact me directly and I can help you with your order.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Floral Birthday

Hello All,
                Here's a quick and easy birthday card we made in class recently.  I find it a challenge sometimes to keep cards simple but this one came together so easily I loved it.  That's my aim at the moment to make simpler cards, not that I don't love layers but sometimes it's nice to "keep it simple".

I stamped the floral image from the Wood Words Stamp set on the front of the Whisper White Card in Lemon Lime Twist.  I found when trying to stamp a larger odd shaped image as a background it's easier to start in the middle of the card and work my way out.  It's also nice to leave a few patches of white.

I embossed the layer of Lemon Lime Twist using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder this helps to add texture and depth to the card.  I stamped the Birthday Sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous onto a scrap of Whisper White and then punched out with the Pretty Label Punch and popped on some dimensionals and lastly I added some Rhinestones for a bit of bling.

Stamp Sets: Wood Words, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist
Card: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist
Punch: Pretty Label
Big Shot: Petal Burst EF
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tear Tape Adhesive, Dimensionals

# Please note the Wood Words Stamp Set is available as a Bundle with the Wood Crate Framelit Dies.  Also the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set is available as a Bundle with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Dies.  When products are purchased in a Bundle they are discounted by 10%.

Contact me if you'd like any of the above products and would like to purchase them.  They are also available at My Online Store.