Stampin’ Up! Valentine…..

My card today has been created for a swap that I was asked to join last month at Soul Scrappers.  I’ve been a member of this group for a few years now & are a lovely bunch of ladies.  Great place to see so many wonderful photos, ideas, challenges & scrapbook pages.

I don’t really have any “Valentine” stamps, so I sort of used a couple of stamps from different sets to achieve my look.  I did know that I wanted to keep it very simple without going over the top.  I certainly hope the ladies liked it.

Be sure to check back in a couple of days, as I will be posting the swaps I received.

Click on the link below to print your own Instructions

Artistic Etchings – Amour 

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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What a great challenge Kris has given us over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  “Triple Layer Card“.  I have never made one of these previously & of course, me being me, decided that I would not do your typical Triple Layer as I sort of off-centred it a little, including having my layers a little smaller too.

Measurements –
Base Card – Pool Party – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Crumb Cake – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 3 1/8 x 4 3/8 or 11cm x 8cm
Layer 5 – Crumb Cake – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ or 8.5cm x 6cm
Layer 6 – Whisper White – 3 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 8cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Ink Set – Rue Des Fleur, Established Elegance, En Francais
Ink – Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Cardstock – Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ribbon – 1/2″ Seam Binding – Pool Party
Accessories – Snail Adhesive

I run a small piece of Snail Adhesive on the backs of the small pieces of Whisper White Cardstock – this Snail should be so that it is temporary.  I placed the pieces on top of each other so that you think you are actually going to stamp one piece of Cardstock.  I inked my Background Stamp with Crumb Cake, stamped off once & then stamped over all 3 pieces of Whisper White.  I decided what I wanted for my main image & stamped it in Pool Party – Umbrella. The remainder of the images were randomly stamped over the pieces of Cardstock in Pool Party & Crumb Cake Inks.

Once my images had been stamped, my cards were carefully separated & the Crumb Cake Matts were adhered to the corresponding Whisper White pieces.  As I didn’t want anything else on the card, I adhered all 3 pieces into place, ensuring that the stamped images matched prior to adhering.

To finish my card, I tied a small bow with Seam Binding & attached to the card.

We hope you will find the time to play along with us this week, as it is a great challenge & the perfect time to create one of these great cards.  Believe me, once you do one, you will be hooked.

Don’t forget to pop over to check out what Kris & our Weekly Guest Designers have created for you.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Artistic Etchings….

Inside Card…

….. meets Faux Patrina Technique.

This is one of our cards we will be creating this Sunday at the Caloundra Commity Centre.

I must admit this is way out of my comfort zone, including the colours, which I think I have broken all the rules in the book, but am happy with the final outcome.

Date         Sunday, 21 October 2012
Time        1.00pm – 4.00pm
Address    Caloundra Community Centre
                 78 Buderim Street, Currimundi
RSVP       Saturday, 20 October
Cost          $15.00
BYO          Tool Kit

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’


??????????Our card last Friday at Crafty Creations was to do the Technique – Basic Masking.  I choice to go with Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery & Pink Pirouette– not colours I would normally put together, but I am really loving the final result.  Mind you, when I started the card, I had no idea where I was going, only knowing that I wanted to use the stamps I had sitting on my desk.

Inside Card….

I am also finding myself going back to the softer colours which I think are sadly being neglected – by me anyhow!
Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Certainly Celery – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 13cm x 8.5cm
Layer 3 – Pink Pirouette – 3″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Certainly Celery – 3″ x 2 3/8″ or 7.5cm x 6cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/4″ or 7cm x 5.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Summer Solstice, En Francis, Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Cardstock – Whisper White, Chocoate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Glossy
DSP – Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Certainly Celery
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Sponge, Dotto, Mni-Glue Dots

I adhered a piece of Ribbon across the middle of the DSP, tucked ends under, adhered to the piece of Certainly Celery & finally to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip, all with Snail Adhesive.

The piece of Pink Pirouette Cardstock was torn along the bottom, sponged across the tear & around the edges & adheredd over the top of the Ribbon using Snail Adhesive.

I stamped my flower image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Pink Pirouette Ink, stamped again onto a scrap piece of paper, cut it out & used this one piece for my Mask.  While the stamp was inked in Pink Pirouette, I again stamped onto a scrap piece of Glossy Cardstock, cut out & set aside.  This was by accident as I didn’t realise it was glossy until I was cutting it out, but decided to leave it the way it was.

I stamped the leaf images around the flower & created 2 Masks for the leaves.

After applying Dotto to the back of my Masks, I adhered them over the matching images prior to inking my background stamp in Chocolate Chip, stamping off twice & then stamping onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock & over the masked images.

This piece was adhered to the piece of Certainly Celery & finally to the Base Card.  I adhered the Glossy image to the top of the stamped image with Stampin’ Dimensionals, added some Dazzling Diamonds to the middle with my 2-Way Glue Pen & popped a Rhinestone in the middle.

I tied a bow with the Ribbon & adhered to the card with a Mini Glue Dot.  The sentiment was stamped onto the bottom of the piece of Pink Pirouette in Chocolate Chip Ink.

Until next time, have a great day!

Technique Class…

The card I am showing you today is one of the ones from our Technique Class last Sunday – Stained Glass – Embossed.

It is a very basic layout AND a very easy card to create.  In saying that, it did take me about 8 days to come up with it – don’t you just hate that!  I think I was too busy concentrating on the layout instead of the technique.  So when I looked at the whole project from another angle, I shocked myself at how easy it eventually was & how very pretty & soft it turned out!

Measurements –
Base Card – Rose Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21.5cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 – Rose Red – 3″ x 4 1/4″ or 8cm x 11cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Vellum – 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 10cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Elements of Style, En Francais
Ink – Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Whisper White, Vellum, Rose Red
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – SU! Sponge Daubers, SU! Pastels, Mini Glue Dots, SU! Markers – Old Olive & Pink Pirouette, Snail Adhesive, Embossing Powder – White, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

I would love to know what you think?
Happy Stampin!