One for the Boys….

When Shirley first gave us this challenge, I immediately thought of boys!  Yep, you saw my first post for the challenge – a scrapbook page of girls!!!!!!

So, with cardstock & supplies still out on my desk, I decided to make another sample for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  It is not too late to join!

Measurements –
Base Card – Night of Navy – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Basic Gray – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 11.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 6cm x 11cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Extreme Elements, Priceless (Retired)
Ink – Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval, Small Star (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – NIght of Navy
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Method –
Randomly stamp images onto the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock using Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Basic Gray Inks
Adhere Ribbon across middle of stamped Bashful Blue, tie a knot to the RHS & tuck ends under
Stamp image from Priceless stamp set twice onto Very Vanilla with Night of Navy Ink
Adhere this piece to Basic Gray piece with Snail Adhesive
Adhere the lot to the stamped Bashful Blue Cardstock & then to the Base Card – Night of Navy
Punch 2 x Basic Gray, 2 x Night of Navy & 1 x Bashful Blue small stars & adhere randomly to top of Very Vanilla
Type greeting on pc, print onto piece of Very Vanilla & punch using Oval Punch
Punch piece of Night of Navy Cardstock with Scallop Oval Punch & adhere greeting to top of this piece
With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to card

Why not join us over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  All you have to do is create a project using the above colours, post to your blog or online forum, etc link back to Mr Linky.  You could be the next Ray of Sunshine.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Easter…

With Easter being just around the corner, I thought it would be a great way to make a couple of cards for some special people.  They will know who they are when they receive them!

Base Card – Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Bashful Blue – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – cut, score & fold in half

Layer 1 – Pretty in Pink – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm

I layered Pretty in Pink Cardstock onto each of Perfect Plum, So Saffron & Bashful Blue.  I haven’t used any of these colours in so long, that it was great to get back to the Soft Colours.

I stamped the bunny using my Versamark & Chocolate Chip Inks, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top & heat set it with my Heat Tool.  I repeated this step for the other 2 cards.  I then used the Masking Technique for my bunny, inked my image in Certainly Celery & stamped it over the bunny & Whisper White Cardstock.  Repeat twice for the other 2 cards.

Inking my flower image with Pretty in Pink Ink, I stamped it randomly among the reeds.  I repeated the same step again for the 2nd card.  For my third card, I used a butterly image & Bashful Blue Ink

For my sentiment, stamped onto Whisper White Cardstock & heat embossed the ink using Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink & Perfect Plum Inks.  I then punched them out using the Large Oval Punch.  After punching a piece of Perfect Plum, So Saffron & Bashful Blue Cardstock using the Scallop Oval Punch, I adhered this to the sentiment & then to the cards.  I adhered the Whisper White Cardstock to the base cards.

I coloured the Rhinestones using my Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink & More Mustard Markers.  I applied a little Crystal Effects over the top of each so that the colour would set, adhered some around the necks of the bunnys & to the centres of the flowers & butterfly images.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted, Priceless, So Happy For You
Inks – Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Versamark
Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Clear Embossing Powder, SU Markers, Basic Rhinestones, Crystal Effects

Check back tomorrow & I will have a tutorial on the Masking Technique

Until then, Enjoy!

Spinner…

This is the card we made at the Community Centre on Friday arvo.  Again, the ladies all made their individual card to suit the occasion they wanted.  They all turned out lovely!

Base Card – Basic Grey – 5 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo – 5 1/2″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm

Using Old Olive Ink and my image, I stamped the reeds randomly onto Whisper White Cardstock, ensuring the image overlapped the top.  Grabbing the small flower and Melon Mambo Ink, I stamped the image randomly among the reeds.
I measured about 1/2″ or 1.5cm down from the top of Whisper White Card & the same in from both sides.  I ruled a line in pencil from point to point.
I punched the point using my Small Circle Punch.  I then punched along the ruled line using the Word Window Punch.
Using a Stampin’ Dimensional, I adhered one to the top of a 5c coin, ensuring that this was under the punched cutting.  I adhered the second 5c coin on top of the Stampin’ Dimensional so that the two 5c coins were sitting exactly on top of each other, ensuring that they could slide side to side with no obstructions.
Using Multipurpose Glue, I adhered Melon Mambo Cardstock to the Base Card, and Whisper White to Melon Mambo Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This allows for the coins to slide side to side.
I stamped the sentiment onto Whisper White Cardstock using Melon Mambo and punched out using the Large Oval Punch.  I then used the Scallop Oval Punch to punch out a piece of Basic Grey Cardstock.  I adhered the Whisper White to the Basic Grey & this was adhered to the card.
I stamped the Butterfly onto Whisper White Cardstock using Melon Mambo, cut the image out & using a Stampin’ Dimensional, adhered it to the top of the 5c coin.
Crikey, I hope this makes sense.  If not, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Inspired By Nature, Priceless, Short & Sweet, All a Flutter
Ink – Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Cardstock – Basic Grey, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Punches – Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/2″ Circle, Word Window
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Non-SU – 5c Coin
Until next time, Enjoy!

Amber…

I am a little late in posng this card which was for my niece’s birthday last Wednesday.  I have kept it very easy with no layers.

I seem to be making a lot of no layer cards lately.
Base Card – Whisper White – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
I stamped the leaf image using Pear Pizzazz Ink randomly over the bottom part of the card.  Using Melon Mambo Ink and small flower image, I stamped off once, then stamped randomly onto the Whisper White Card Stock.  I repeated again, using Perfect Plum Ink.
Taking my Perfect Plum Marker, I drew a line around the top edge of the card, leaving a space to fit 3 Rhinestones.  I stamped the sentiment using Melon Mambo Ink.
I then adhered small Rhinestones to the centres of the flowers.

Again, a very basic card which took all of 5 minutes.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Priceless, Well Scripted, Embrace Life
Ink – Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White
Accessories – Rhinestones, Perfect Plum Marker
Non-SU – Purple Rhinestones

Until next time, Enjoy!

Short n Sweet…

I’ve come across a card which I did for Valentine’s Day some time ago, but I am sure that it has never been posted.
This Stamp Set is  very versatile & able to be used for such a variety of occasions.
As I always keep a sketch or photo of cards, projects, etc, I’ve been able to reuse an old layout for this card.  Always handy for when you are stuck for ideas… 
Supplies Used –
Stamp Set – Priceless, Wonderful Words – Retired
Ink – Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock – Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Punches – 1 3/4″ Circle, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Non-SU – Ribbon
Crikey, I’ve managed to use another retired stamp set – Warm Words.  Again, it has missed being marked as “Retired“, but have now been amended & filed in the Retired Dump!  Think I will be going through my stamp sets tmw/today & checking if there are any more to be marked “Retired”.
Until tmw, have a great night & happy stampin’
Vicky