Too Late…

…and thinking I had posted this card earlier for the challenge over at Stamping 411.  Proves I have not had a very good day & need to get to bed.

Today’s sketch uses a simple technique that we sometimes forget about — Tearing! Tearing your cardstock or DSP adds great interest and texture and is a fast, easy and very inexpensive way to dress up a card or project!

Measurements –
1.Layer One — Cardbase cut at 5.5 x 8.5″, scored and folded
2.Layer Two — Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25″
3.Layer Three — Cardstock of DSP cut at 4″ wide and torn at approximately 4″
4.Layer Four — DSP cut at 2.5 x 3.5″
5.Layer Five — Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.25″

For this card I pulled out my DSP Woodand Park, but wanting to use a pattern that I hadn’t used previously.  That is the best thing about the DSP from SU®, it is double-sided.  I love tearing, but am always very hesitant on tearing DSP, especially the ones you love so much, although once I start, there is no holding me back.
I stamped my image using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Watercolour Paper, grabbed my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, & proceeded to colour the image.  I then stamped a flower image directly onto Watercolour Paper using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Cut it out & again coloured the image with Garden Green Ink & Aqua Painter.  I adhered it to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I used Chunky Sprinkles for the centre of the flower.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock – Chocolate chip, Watercolour Paper, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter, Chunky Glitter
Until next time, Enjoy!

Christmas Pressies…

I’ve been asked to make 12 Post-It Notes for small Christmas Gifts.  I wanted to keep them simple & not have too much on the front.  With being in your bag all the time, they tend to get knocked around a lot, so keeping them simple suited the purpose.
I’ve kept with the basic Post-It Notes Holder, as I don’t think you can beat a classic.  It is so easy to make.
Cut a piece of cardstock 6 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
Score at 3 1/2″ & 4″
Embellish as desire

In this case, I printed all the names on the pc.
How easy is that?
Supplies –
Stamp Sets – Tropical Party, Friends 24-7, Growing Green
Ink – Rose Red, Regal Rose, Not Quiet Navy, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
DSP – Blueberry Crisp, Island Oasis, Sweet & Sour Speciality, Woodland Park
Punches – Scallop Circle, Oval
Bigshot – Ovals
Accessories – Multipurpose Lique Glue, Watercolour Pencils, SU Pastels, Grosgrain Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
 Until next time, Enjoy!

Happy Birthday…

I’ve created this card for the challenge over at Creative Sketches  I’ve never attempted a challenge over there, but this one looked quiet good & immediately thought Male, along with the DSP- Woodland Walk from SU®  The jury is still out on this one, but think maybe it is starting to grow on me.
I’ve used both Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbons on this card.  I wanted to highlight the Very Vanilla in the DSP, while at the same time break up the joining of the DSP using Chocolate Chip.
I punched 3 stars using the small Star Punch & adhered to the DSP.  Using my 1/16″ Handheld Circle Punch, I punched 3 dots using Chocolate Chip Cardstock  – a little fiddley, but it is what I had in my mind, so I had to fiddle for a little.  I then adhered these to the middle of the stars & applied Crystal Effects over the top to give a little more dimension.
For the sentiment, I used the stamp from Perfect Punches, stamped it in Chocolate Chip & punched out using Extra-Large Oval Punch.  I then adhered this directly to the DSP.
All in all, a very simple & clean male card!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Perfect Punches
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Woodland Walk
Punches – Extra-Large Oval, Small Star, 1/16″ Handheld Punch
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla & Chocolate Chip, Crystal Effects
In the meantime, why not have a go at the sketch yourself – I would love to see the results or better still post them directy to Creative Sketches.
Until next time, Enjoy!

Blank Card…

I am enjoying the DSP – Woodland Walk!  It has so much potential & posibilities, that my mind is racing!
Another very simple, plain card which I hope you will enjoy!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Woodland Walk
Punches – Corner Punch
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Taffeta Ribbon – Early Expresso
Until next time!

Just for You…

What started out as a piece of Taffeta Ribbon knotted together turned into this.  I found this piece in amongst my stash & decided to work a card around it.  What better DSP than – Woodland Walk – so much potential & I am not a green person, yet I enjoy working with browns & greens – go figure!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green, Oval All
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Glue, Taffeta Ribbon – Early Expresso
How easy did this card turn out!