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G’Day Friends,

Another week has gone & that means a NEW challenge.  This week it was set by Gwen, so be sure to pop over to leave some lovely comments for both  Kris & Gwen
As usual, we have 2 parts to the challenge, and this week along with the sketch, we had to use that great Technique – Emboss Resist.  This is such a fun technique that you will love seeing the finished creation once you start.

For my card, I wanted to use the new “IN” Colour – Pool Party, so I went straight for my trusty Colour Coach.

Measurements –
Base Card – Pool Party – 11 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5 cm x 10cm
Layer 2 x 2 – Wild Wasabi – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″ or 5.5cm x 6cm
Layer 3 x 2 – Whisper White – 2 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 5cm x 5.5cm

For my background on the larger piece of Whisper White, I heat embossed my image onto the Whisper White using Versamark, Not Quiet Navy Inks & Clear Embossing Powder.  Tutorial may be seen in this post 

I then Heat Embossed the 2 small pieces of Whisper White using Embossing Powder – White.  Tutorial for Emboss Resist is separate posting & may be found after this posting.

Prior to adhering the Emboss Resist pieces to Wild Wasabi, I randomly stamped the same image over the top using Pool Party Ink.  Because I had used such light colours for my resist, I needed the images stamped  to bring out the colours.  These pieces were then adhered to the Whisper White.

For my greeting, I used my SU Marker – Not Quiet Navy & stamped direct onto a scrap of Whisper White I punched 2 Daffodil Delight pieces of cardstock using my Scallop Oval Punch & adhered these behind the greeting just enough so that I had a little of the scallop showing.  This was adhered to the Base Card with SU Dimensionals.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pocket Silhouettes, Afterthoughts
Ink – Versamark, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Cardstock – Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Punches – Extra Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Embossing Powder – Clear, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, SU Sponges, SU Marker – Not Quiet Navy

To enter your creations, pop on over to  We would love to see what you come up with.  You could even be the next Ray of Sunshine!
Until next time, Enjoy!


Today’s card is taken from the sketch over at Stamping 411 I immediately thought of this set when first seeing the sketch.
Once again, the lovely operators have provided us with measurements –
Base 8 1/2″ x 11″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″

Layer 2: 5 1/4″ x 4″

Layer 3: 3 1/4″ x 4″
Layer 4: 2″ x 4″
Layer 5: 1″ x 4″
Layer 6: some potential shape
Layers 7, any punched shapes or embellishments.. Just use your imagination!
For my card, I adhered my piece of DSP to Bashful Blue Cardstock.  I run Whisper White through my Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots and adhered it to the top of the Bashful Blue Cardstock.
I punched a piece of Real Red Cardstock using my Eyelet Border Punch, added a piece of Early Expresso Grosgrain Ribbon along the middle & adhered to the middle of the card.  The whole piece was then adhered to my Base Card – Pear Pizzazz Cardstock.
Using Chocolate Chip Ink, I stamped the sentiment directly onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched a piece of Real Red Cardstock using my Decorative Label Punch, cut this in half & layered the Whisper White over the top allowing the Real Red edge to show on both top & bottom.
With Chocolate Chip Ink, I stamped the cupcake image, cut the bottom out & adhered to the card, using SU Dimensionals.  I repeated this same step, except using Bashful Blue Ink & cutting the top of the cupcake.  This was adhered to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I applied Rhinestones to the top of the cupcake.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Party Hearty, After Thoughts (Hotstess Level 1)
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Cardstock – Real Red, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
DSP – Celebrations
Punches – Decorative Label Punch, Eyelet Border
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Early Expresso
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Bigshot, SU Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Until next time, Enjoy!

CS34352… Flowers & Butterflies…

Lately it seems so long between my posts, but this time I have had a valid reason.  I’ve just finished creating & assembling invitations for a lovely couple who lost everything in the recent Brisbane floods – you can read more or  – yep, nothing to do with stamping, but that is my excuse & I am sticking to it!  PS  Photos of the invitations won’t be posted until next Tuesday when I know their guests have received their invitations, as I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Now on with stampin!

I decided to do a card from the sketch over at Creative Sketches I think I am cutting it a little fine, but hey I really had to think about this.  I knew what paper I wanted to use & that a male’s card would hopefully be the end result, but try as I might, it turned into a female’s card right before my eyes.

Base Card – Baja Breeze – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 14cm x 5.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ or 14cm x 4cm
I adhered the 2 pieces of DSP to the Soft Suede Cardstock.  I coloured my ribbon using Baja Breeze Ink & adhered across the join prior to adhering to the Base Card – Baja Breeze.  I then punched 2 squares from Soft Suede using my 1 1/4″ Square Punch.  I repeated the same using Very Vanilla Cardstock
With the 2 pieces of Vanilla Vanilla Cardstock, I put these through the Bigshot & the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  I must admit, I have had this folder for some time, but has never been out of its folder!  Things will change now!  I attached these squares to the Soft Suede ones, as per the sketch & adhered to the card.
Using my Bigshot, the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies  & Baja Breeze Cardstock, I cut the butterflies out & adhered to the squares.  I then applied Rhinestones to the centre.  For my flowers, I inked the blue using Baja Breeze Ink & SU Sponge.  I layered all 3 together & adhered to the card.  I applied another Rhinestone to the middle of the flower.
I then stamped the sentiment directly onto DSP using Basic Gray Ink.  This was punched using the Large Oval Punch & another from the Scallop Oval Punch but with Baja Breese Cardstock.  I adhered both together & then to the card.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Afterthoughts
Ink – Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – 38″ Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White
Punches – 1 1/4″ Square, Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Embossing Folders – Elegant Lines
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Sponges, Rhinestones
Until next time, Enjoy!