Last week I challenged our FB Group to create a male card using the sketch provided. I thought it would be a great way to get their creative juices flowing & even use it for a class or demonstration. This is my take on the sketch.
The background was created with the Gamboge & Yellow Brushos – love these Powders – by spritzing Shimmery White with water & tapping Brushos directly over the CS, allowing it to spread & setting aside to dry.
School Holidays are happening here in Australia & on Saturday I held a Kid’s Class. I had been ask at the Christmas Fair I attended at the beginning of the month if I would do classes but I just hadn’t gotten my act together to organize any. Well, happy to say, the classes are happening & the kids & their mums are loving them so much that they want to continue coming along after the holidays, so watch this space!
For our card we used the No Bones About It Stamp Set. I have had this set for sometime but have only used it a couple of times, posted them off in the mail completely forgetting to share with you. The inspiration came from Pinterest but of course I had to change it a little to make it mine. Some of them even turned their cards into Christmas Cards. Thank you so much for your inspiration!
We teamed up our card with a couple of retired sets – Balloon Celebration & Hello, but they didn’t care. It just meant I could get a little bit more use from the stamp sets.
For the kids that turned their card in to a Christmas one, I pulled out the Santa’s Suit Stamp Set& Build A Santa Framelits. Their cards look great (sorry, I forgot to take photos).
With the class, I gave them the option of choosing to create the card or to create a 6″ x 8″ Memories & More Page, still using the same products. Be sure to check back in a couple of days to see the page we created.
I don’t usually write about personal stuff here but I feel that I have to spread the word about organ donations. It is very important to register, no matter which country you reside in, get yourself & family members talking about it. Let your family members know your decision. In Australia & if possible register your wishers online. You can find out more information by clicking here.
I have been playing a lot with the A Little Wild Bundle & must say I am loving it. I will be honest & say that it has been sitting on my shelf for a little while now, but so glad that I have finally inked it. You will love it too.
I saw this card on Pinterest sometime ago & it sort of stuck in my mind. So thank you Lorri for your inspiration. I loved the card so much that I created 2.
I’m happy to say that my card went off in the mail at the beginning of the week so my neice should have received it by now. She loves Poo Bear & this set reminds me of her.
With the school holidays being on, I decided to hold a couple of classes each week until school returns at the end of the month & then we will be doing the adult classes once again.
Much to my surprise they loved it. The kids were lovely & so happy to be playing with stamps, inks, papers, punches & of course the Big Shot. I had 1 little girl say all she wanted was her cupcake to pop up like her Aunty…… She squealed with delight when we popped her cake up & just about fell over with excitement & couldn’t wait to show it to her Aunty. The kids even had the names that they were going to give their cards too.
I saw this card on the internet sometime ago & thought it perfect for them to create. A little bit of everything. Unfortunately I am unable to find it again to link back, so a huge thank you for your inspiration.
The card may look a lot to create but breaking it down, you will have it created in no time.
To download your FREE Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.
I’ve had a bit of a play with one of the 2016 SAB sets – “Honeycomb Happiness“. This is such a cute little set with lots of possibilities.
I did start to case a card from the current Catalogue, but it sort of went off on its own, although I am happy with it.
I wanted my chick to look like it was poking it’s head out from behind a hole in the wall which is why I embossed the card with the Brick EF & added a circle around the chick.
I’ve used my Blender Pens to colour the Chick & Balloon Images. I also applied Clear Wink of Stella, although you can’t see it in the photo. It is very hard to capture a good photo of the lovely soft shimmer & sparkle it adds to your cards.
To grab your tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.
I’ve been playing with Slider Cards (prepping for classes) the last couple of days & decided to create one for my niece who turns 3 in a week or so. If you google “Slider Cards“, all types will come up along with instructions.
In fact, I am so happy with my progress that I didn’t realise that I had created classes for the next 4 months including my volunteer class which is every week. I am also happy that they are all very different, ie techniques, stamps, colours, etc. I can only hope that I don’t change my mind at the last minute, which I find myself doing sometimes but more importantly the ladies like them too.
Because Elaina turns 3 this month & is into ducks, I thought it only appropriate that I create a card with ducks & of course we have to have 3 of them.
I did have to comprise on the coins as our 5c coin was a little big, so I punched a couple of circles using the Owl Builder Punch, stuck them together for strength & used them in lieu of the coins. They are not as strong but it did the trick.
I also opened the gorgeous “Go Wild” DSP Paper Stack which I think suits the card. I added a little bit of Bermuda Bay behind the ducks to create the illusion of water.
To grab a free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
PS Since the photo was taken, I’ve added coloured black Rhinestones to their eyes – much better!
A couple of weeks ago, I created a card for a friend. Mind you, I was a little late in giving it to her, but she did receive it!
I don’t have a tutorial or measurements, so will try & remember how I created it.
For my candles, I applied 3 pieces of Cherry on Top Washi Tape to scrap Whisper White CS, cut them out & adhered to a piece of Whisper White CS. The flames are from Build a Birthday & stamped above the candles in Crushed Curry Ink. The whole piece was layered onto a piece of Bermuda Bay CS.
I cut a piece of the Cherry on Top DSP Stack, adhered to Whisper White CS prior to adhering to Base Card – Bermuda Bay.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap Whisper White in Black Memento, cut into Banner Shape & adhered to Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Saying it like this, it took no time in creating, but in reality it took me about an hour to do, as I kept changing my mind & playing with papers & colours.
All in all, I was really happy with the card. I only hope Naomi was too.
My 2nd Catalogue Launch was last Saturday with a couple of lovely ladies turning up. We had a lovely time, chatting, laughing & creating a card using “Sprinkles of Life”. I thought it would be a lot of fun to create something different to my first one as it showcases how versatile this set can be. We still stuck with a kid’s card.
I saw something similar on Pinterest a little while ago & thought it a great idea to create a card. I did change mine around a little, well a lot.
The DSP I used on this card is Pool PartyDSP from the Subtles Pack but is now retired. For the little dots I used the Rubber on the top of a Pencil with Pool party.
…is one of the lovely new sets in the upcoming new SU! Catalogue. In fact, not only is so versatile & so very cute, it is the Ronald McDonald Charity Set for the year where every $3.00 from the purchase of this set goes towards this worthy charity.
I also liked the clean & easy challenge over at Fab Friday & thought this the perfect opportunity to ink the set & give you a sneak peak.
I’ve even surprised myself by using some of the gorgeous new In-Colours & DSP – “Cherry on Top” Paper Stack. This stack comes in 6″ x 6″.
I will admit I did add one extra element to my card as I made a mistake when stampining direct onto my card. Why is it I can make a mistake when playing on scrap paper but save it for the real thing? Mind you, they do say there are no mistakes in crafting!
To cover my error, I stamped the sentiment onto scrap Whisper White, punched out with Word window Punch (which is retiring) & adhered over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Mistake gone!
Thank you everyone at Fab Friday Challenge Blog for a great challenge. Why not head over & check out what everyone has created.
To create your own card, click on the link below for a free tutorial.
Our card today is one we created in our first class for the School Holidays.
I have been asked a number of times about Card Class for Kids over the Holidays. So, after getting the numbers to be able to run these classes, we created our first card. The kids who came along (& the Mums, of course) all had a great time & absolutely loved the card, were asking when the next class was going to be.
For the time being, these will be held every Friday both morning & afternoon sessions. Please contact me if you would like to come along, as spaces are limited.
If the time comes, then the classes will be expanded to more days during the week of the School Holidays. All classes are held at the Caloundra Community Centre.
I did find the inspiration on Pinterest, but as is always the case, when you go looking for it again, you just can’t seem to find it. I did add the extended part to the card. Please let me know if you recognise it, so that I can give you the credit, but in the meantime, thank you so much for your inspiration.