Technique Class # 2….

Today’s post is the 2nd card we created for our “Sunburst” Technique class.  You can see the 1st card one post back.

I wanted to try a little something different when I was thinking about the 2nd card.  At first I wasn’t too keen on the colours but hey with classes I find that it is best to try & step out of your comfort zone.  I try to create cards that will suit different people in the class & not just what I like.  The ladies love it, especially when they realise that I have used their favourite colours!!!!!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Shop – 130942
Cardstock – Very Vanilla – 106550, Island Indigo – 124390, Pistachio Pudding – 130020, Soft Suede – 119982
Ink – Crisp Cantaloupe – 131176
DSP – Venetian Romance – 130144
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Punches – Pansy – 130698
Framelits – Ovals Collections – 129381
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings – 118138
Sizzlits – Little Leaves – 114511
Accessories – Big Shot – 113439, simply Scoring Tool – 122334, Trimmer – 129722, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Multipurpose Glue – 110755, Basic Pearls – 119247, Large Pearls – 125577

“Sunburst” Technique

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SC 087/13…

Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations has been set by Gwen.  For this challenge all we have to do is create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item using our fantastic


I did a card very similar to this one some time ago for a one-on-one class.  I loved it so much, that decided to redo it, but had only ever half finished it.  So, while looking for supplies to create something for this challenge, I come across my half finished card & decided to finish it off.  Mind you, since I completed it, it went straight into the post, so I sort of have no measurements for you, but will give you a list & how I created it.

To create my card, I cut an oval out of the middle of a piece of Whisper White using an Oval from the Ovals Collection, stamped the sentiment in Early Expresso Ink onto the Base Card – Whisper White.

I then ran the Whisper White Piece which had the oval shape cut out through the Big Shot using the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder.  This piece was adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.

I cut the oval border with the same size oval I had cut the middle plus the size bigger by placing the 2 inside each other onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock & ran through the Big Shot.  This oval shape was then adhered to the outside of the Base Oval with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped 3 flower shapes from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in Blushing Bride, So Saffron & Soft Sky Inks.  These were then cut using the matching Secret Garden Framelits & attached to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals & Snail Adhesive

The leaves were arranged on the card with Multipurpose Glue which had been cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock & the Little Leaves Sizzlits.  The little Butterfly was one I found in my So Saffron Cardstock & which had been cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Lastly to finish the card, I adhered Pearls to the centre of each flower, the middle of the Butterfly plus 5 Pearls to the opposite side of the frame.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Secret Garden – 129144, Made for You (Retired)
Ink – Blushing Bride – 131172, Soft Sky – 131181, So Saffron – 126957, Early Expresso – 126974
Cardstock – Whisper White – 106549, Pear Pizzazz – 131290, Blushing Bride – 131287, So Saffron – 108611
Embossing Folder – Fancy Fan – 127751
Embosslits – Beautiful Wings – 118138
Sizzlits – Little Leaves – 114511
Framelits – Secret Garden – 129372, Ovals Collections – 129381
Accessories – Pearls – 119247, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332

I hope you will join us for this great challenge.
Don’t forget to pop on over to see what Gwen & Kris have created!
Until next time, Happy Stampin!

Friday’s Case…..

… is one I found on Pinterest & also the one we created in Crafty Creations this afternoon.
I finally managed to dig out some of the gorgeous new DSP from the new Catalogue – Venetian Romance.  Along with the new DSP, I used Papaya Collage to finish my card off.

The ladies in the class used retired DSP along with a retired Stamp Set.

Supplies –
Stamp Set              Papaya Collage – 126612, Express Yourself (Hostess) – 130339
Ink                           Island Indigo – 126986, Soft Suede – 126978, Pistachio Pudding – 131177
Cardstock              Crisp Cantaloupe – 131303, Very Vanilla – 106550, Soft Suede – 119982
DSP                         Venetian Romance – 130144
Ribbon                   5/8” Crochet Trim – Victoria – 118481
Punches                 1 ¼” Circle – 119861, Decorative Label – 120907
Sizzlits                    Delicate Doilies – 126999
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Pearls – 119247

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… in sort of non-traditional colours……

Today’s card is one we created in our Crafty Creations Class early last month.  One of the ladies brought in a photo & asked if we could do something like it.  So I sat myself down & proceeded to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products.

There is lots of cutting, embossing, sponging & fun.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out & everyone was happy with their card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Barquoe Motifs (Both Retired)
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Sizzlits – Top Note
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

FTL 136…

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Clean & Simple Stamping  On seeing this sketch, “DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality” jumped into my hands.

Base Card – Rose Red – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm – Fold & Score
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 3″ x 3 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 1 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 9cm

I adhered my 2 pieces of DSP onto Very Vanilla Cardstock & adhered this to the Rose Red Base Card

For my ribbon, I decided to use a piece of DSP, but fold it for a little bit of a different look.  I cut a strip of DSP & scored along the piece.  I then proceeded to fold the DSP so that the folds would run down the card similiar to a ladder.  I adhered this to the card.
After cutting Very Vanilla Cardstock with my Bigshot & Sizzlit Dies, I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie Ink & a Dauber.  I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Ink.  I cut my butterfly with the Bigshot & Embosslit Dies & sponged using my Dauber & Pumpkin Pie.  I adhered this to the sentiment & using SU Dimensionals, adhered it to the card.  I adhered Basic Pearls to the middle of the Butterfly.

All in all a great sketch!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short n Sweet
Ink – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Rose Red
Embosslit Dies – Beautiful Wings, Lots of Tags
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Dauber, Basic Pearls
Until next time, Enjoy!

Wish Big…

This is a great birthday card for a boy!  Mind you, it could easily be turned into a card for the girls too.

I’ve taken the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping – a really nice easy one, to create this card.

Base Card – Cut Whisper White Cardstock, score & fold
Layer 2 – DSP – 4 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
Layer 3 – Ribbon – Tie a knot in the ribbon and adhere to top of DSP & tuck ends under
Using Bigshot, Real Red & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut bottom of cake
Run through Crimper
Adhere to RHS card
Using Bigshot, Pacific Point Cardstock & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut top of cake
Adhere to top of Real Red Cardstock using SU Dimensionals
Using Bigshot, Bashful Blue Cardstock & Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcakes – cut sprinkles & randomly dhere to top of cake
Stamp sentiment using Real Red Ink

This sketch is able to be used time & time again for quick 5 minute cards.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet (Retired)
Ink – Real Red
Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
DSP – Celebrations
Sizzlits Dies – Big Bold Cupcake
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stiched-Poly Pear Pizzazz
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!