Caloundra Community Centre…

Our card today has been around for quiet sometime, but I think they always make for a lovely card with just that different look. It  gives a whole new outlook on cards!  Doesn’t matter how much you put on them or how little is on them, once that crimping kicks it – WOW!!!!
This stamp set is one of my favourites, although I must admit I don’t use it nearly as much as I should.  The ladies wanted a little bit of an ocean feel this week & thought I would incorporate a card that can suit anyone & any occasion.  “Ocean Commotion”  does just that!
Full instructions may be found in this post.  I have just changed all my colours & stamps.
After stamping my coral in Basful Blue & Marina Mist Inks, I sponged all over the card using SU Sponge & Bashful Blue Ink.  I wanted it to be a little soft with just the tinge of sponging, so I didn’t go too heavy on the sponging.  I repeated the same for the top half of the envelope.  The bottom half was then put through the crimper.
I stamped my fish & seahorse onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with So Saffron Ink,cut around the images & adhered to the bottom of the envelope using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a piece of Ribbon around the top half of the envelope & tied a knot.

For the inside, I stamped the coral onto Whisper White Cardstock using Bashful Blue & So Saffron Inks.  This was adhered to a piece of So Saffron.
For my bubbles, I poured random size drops of Crystal Effects onto a small piece of Window Sheet, mixed in Marina Mist & Bashful Blue Re-Inkers randomly to the drops & allowed to dry.  A couple I applied no colour.  I applied these to the card using Tweezers & adhered with Crystal Effects.  I also applied a couple to the eyes of both fish & one to the seahorse.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion
Ink – Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, So Saffron
Cardstock – Whisper White, So Saffron, Window Sheet
Ribbon – So Saffron – Retired
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensions, Crimper, Re-Inkers – Bashful Blue & Marina Mist,
 Crystal Effects, Sponge, Snail Adhesive,
Until next time Enjoy! 

Season of Joy…

…still going strong & onto #6.

For this card, I knew I wanted to use Crumb Cake, but changed my mind a number of times before settling on Riding Hood Red.  These colours are stunning together & are not over the top!  I even dusted off my long neglected crimper for this one.

Inside…
Card #6…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Season of Joy
Ink – Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Ribbon – Riding Hood Red (Retired)
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Crimper, Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Glue
Until next time, Enjoy!

Crimping…

I created this card a couple of weeks ago but didn’t get round to posting it.  I remember seeing this card ages ago & it has always stuck in my mind.  It has been CASEd from another SU Demonstrator, whose names slips my mind as her details were not on the card.  Once I find out, I will give her the much credit she deserves as it is a beautiful creation.  I changed mine using the colours of Concord Crush & Not Quiet Navy.
It is such a long long time since I last used my Crimper.  A technique long past revisiting.
After sealing my envelope, I cut it about 1 1/2″ or 4cm from top – shorter side.  Ink your image using Concord Crush Ink & stamp image onto bottom part of envelope.  Stamp 2nd image again using Concrush Crush Ink & randomly stamp around the edges of your card – top & bottom.  For the top, I also stamped off a couple of times, just to give it another look.

I sponged around the edges of both top & bottom using my SU Sponge & Concord Crush Ink.  Are you sick of Concord Crush yet?????  I wrapped Satin Ribbon – Not Quiet Navy around the top part of the envelope & tied a bow off centre at the front.

These instructions sound very familiar that I could have sworn that I had posted this, but after searching my blog high & low, no result!  So on with the story….

Placing the bottom half of the card into the Crimper sideways, I proceeded to put it through the Crimper.

I stamped my greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Not Quiet Navy – yep, I’ve changed colours……  Punched the greeting out using my Large Oval Punch, sponged around the edges with Not Quiet Navy, adhered to card with a SU Dimensional & placed a small Pearl in the center of the greeting, as well as a larger Pearl to the centre of the Medallion Stamp.

For the inside, I cut a piece of Concord Crush Cardstock – 4 1/2″ x 4″ or 11.5cm x 10cm.  I cut another piece using Whisper White Cardstock – 4 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 11cm x 9.5cm.  I stamped my image using Not Quiet Navy Ink, sponged the edges in the same colour & adhered to the Concord Crush Cardstock.  I placed a couple of small Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

All in all a really lovely creative card using a techinque which has been around for yonks, but not seen that much now.  It is still one of my favourites & probably always will be.  Note to selfstart using Crimper more often!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Medallion, Just Believe, Oval All
Cardstock – Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink – Not Quiet Navy, Concord Crush
Punches – Large Oval
Ribbon – Satin – Not Quiet Navy
Accessories – Crimper, SU Envelope, Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls, SU Sponge, SU Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy!