Flower Fancy….

I must apologise if I have case’d this card from someone as I am not too sure.  Please do let me know if you recognise it.  It was one we did way back in July of this year.  Where does the time go?

I love the bold bright colours of this card.  Not usually my colours but that is the great thing about Teaching & doing Techniques, it does get you right out of your comfort zone.  Plus I like to try & create cards that I know the ladies in the class will like, as well as creating cards to suit each individual style.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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It was my turn to create the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.  Along with the sketch, we had to use the Technique – Baby Wipe.

I started out with something completely different in mind & when I couldn’t get my mind onto paper, I sort of winged this one, but am more than happy with the end result.  As I love Pink & Black, I decided to create something a little softer with a lighter pink, but still teaming it with Black.  I also kept the card to a minimum as I wanted the technique to be the focal point.

Measurements –
Base Card – Whisper White – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Basic Black – 5 1/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Glossy Cardstock – 5″ x 5 1/2″ or 12.5cm x 9cm

Inside Card…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Fancy, Short & Sweet
Ink – Staz-On – Black
Cardstock  – Whisper White, Basic Black, Glossy, Pretty in Pink
Punches – Modern Label, Word Window, 1/16″ Circle Handheld
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Pretty in Pink
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose, Re-Inker – Pretty in Pink, Basic Pearl, Bigshot
Non-SU – Wet Ones

After I had applied my technique to my piece of Glossy Cardstock using Pretty in Pink Re-Inker & a Wet Ones, I stamped my image in the bottom LH corner of the cardstock with Black Staz-On.  I was going to colour it using the same Re-Inker, but thought I would leave it how it is & keep it very simple.  I then run the piece through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Prefect Polka Dots.  

I made a ink pad from the same Wet Ones I had previously used, using Pretty in Pink Re-Inker, inked my greeting & stamped direct onto a scrap piece of Glossy Cardstock.  This was punched out with the Word Window Punch & adhered to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock which had been punched with the Modern Label Punch.  I then punched a small hole in each end of the Basic Black Label with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded a piece of Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon through, tucked the ends under & adhered to the piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

The whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White with Snail Adhesive.  I popped a Basic Pearl to the middle of the flower to finish the card.

I would really like to know what you think?  Is it too plain????
Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Kris, Tanya, Gwen & our Weekly Guest Designers have created.
Until next time, Happy Stampin!

2nd Calender…

I am a day late in posting my 2nd calender, but better later than never.  This one is a little different from the one posted 2 days ago.
I randomly stamped images over the pages of the calender using Riding Hood Red & Baja Breeze Inks.  Ensuring all pages were squareed away nice & evenly, using my Handheld Punch, I punched 3 holes into the top of the calender about 1.5cm from each end & 1 cm down from the top.  I applied 3 White Brads through the holes & adhered to the piece of A4 Whisper White Cardstock which had been adhered to a piece of Cardboard from the DSP Papers with Sticky Strip.
I created the background for the top of my calender by stamped random images onto Whisper White Cardstock using Riding Hood Red & Baja Breeze Inks.
The stamp set is a 2-step stamp set, but for the background, I only used the outline stamp.  I wanted the background to be sort of clean looking.
Deciding that I wanted my 3-D flowers to filled in, I used both the outline & the filler stamps to create my flowers to be adhered over the background.
I stamped 3 large flowers onto Whisper White Cardstock using Baja Breeze Ink, cut them out & adhered over the stamped images using SU Dimensionals.
I stamped a number of smaller flowers onto Whisper White Cardstock using Riding Hood Ink, cut around the images & again adhered randomly to the stamped images using SU Dimensionals.
Using the Boho Blossoms Punch, I punched 3 flowers with Baja Breeze Cardstock, adhered to the centre of the larger flowers with Crystal Effects & adhered Basic Pearls to all the centres of the 3-D flowers.
This piece was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red with Sticky Strip & finally to the top of the calender.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Fancy
Ink – Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Cardboard from DSP Papers
Punches – Boho Blossom, Handheld Punch
Accessories – Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip, Basic Pearls, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

TSSC 185…

Trying to use up more of my stash of DSP & stamps before they retire.  This card is taken from the sketch of Mary-Jo’s  I went with a stamp set that I really adore but have only used it probably once or twice – shame on me! 
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 3 1/2″ x 5″ or 9cm x 13cm
Layer 2 – Basic Gray – 5 7/8″ x 1 3/4″ or 15cm x 4.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 7/8″ x 1 5/8″ or 15cm x 4cm
Layer 4 – Basic Gray – 1 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 4.5cm x 10.5cn
Layer 5 – DSP – 1 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 4cm x 10.5cm
Layer 6 – Baja Breeze – 3 1/8″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm
Layer 7 – Very Vanilla – 3″ x 1 7/8″ or 7.5cm x 4.5cm
I stamped my image onto the Very Vanilla Cardstock using Soft Suede Ink.  Inking my solid flower image with Soft Suede Ink, I stamped off twice & then stamped over the top of the first image – 2-Step Stamping!  I then randomly stamped 3 flower outlines in Soft Suede Ink around the card & stamped the solid images using Baja Breeze Ink.  I didn’t stamp off with this ink as it is a very soft colour anyhow.  This piece was adhered to the Baja Breeze Cardstock.
Using my Scallop Trim Border Punch, I punched along the edge of the shorter piece of Basic Gray Cardstock & adhered the matching piece of DSP on top.  I then adhered the longer piece of DSP to the longer piece of Basic Gray Cardstock.
I adhered the larger piece of DSP to the base card followed by all the layers – as per the sketch.  I applied SU Dimensionals to the back of the Baja Breeze Cardstock before adhering to the card.  I placed Basic Pearls to the centre of the flowers as well as down the RHS of the card.
When I first looked at the sketch, I thought “No, too much, not doing it!”  But boy am I glad I did.  I think the card made up really lovely & soft, but you be the judge.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Fancy
Ink – Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Accessories – Snail Glue, SU Dimensionals, Basic Pearls
Until next time, Enjoy!



Inside of Card…


For the class at Caloundra Community Centre, we did the Technique – Baby Wipe.  This one has been around for some time, but I never tire of it & for the life of me, can’t understand why I don’t do it more often.  Tutorial for this Technique may be found Here…
Now I have made 2 complete different cards, each using the same design from pre-SU.  Mind you, these look nothing like the original.

Base Card – Tempting Turquoise – 4 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Daffodil Yellow – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 11cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Melon Mambo – 3 1/2″ x 3″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7cm

For the colours of my Baby Wipe, I used Re-Inkers – Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo & Elegant Eggplant.

Layer 1 –
I adhered a piece of Taffeta Ribbon across the top half of Whisper Cardstock & then applied to the Base Card – Tempting Turquoise.

Layer 2 –
First up, I stamp the flower images randomly across the larger piece of Whisper White.  Then using Old Olive Ink, I stamped the leaf image randomly around the flowers & adhered to Daffodil Yellow Cardstock.  I adhered Taffeta Ribbon across the top part of the card, ensuring that both ribbon pieces matched up evenly on the cardstocks.  I tied a bow & adhered to card.

Layer 3 –
Stamp the butterfly images randomly over the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock & adhere to the Melon Mambo Cardsock.  I adhered this piece to the 2nd layer & then adhered the whole lot to the base card.

I stamped the sentiment using Old Olive Ink directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Fancy, All a Flutter, So Happy for You
Inks – Old Olive
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Daffodil Yellow, Melon Mambo
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Daffodil Yellow
Re-Inkers – Tempting Turquoise. Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive

Until next time when I will post the 2nd card.