Everything in this project is retiring, except for Very Vanilla Cardstock! I challenged myself to create a project using retiring Inks. Of course the colours – Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy & River Rock – were the perfect match for the soon to be retired Stamp Set – French Foliage……
Again, the box is something I saw on Pinterest, although much bigger, so I set about adapting it to suit what I wanted & that was a set of 3 x 3 Gift Cards.
I’m really happy with the final result, but more so that I could achieve something using all the retiring Ink Colours & Cardstock – Riding Hood Red plus Ribbon.
I’ve been doing a Handmade Market for the last couple of months. In fact, I attended the first one that occured & had a great time, that I have decided to go back each month. It is purely all handmade. It is growing each time & the talent out there is staggering.
I don’t always sell a lot of the same thing, but what I do sell, I get a lot of feedback saying how lovely my cards, etc are. It does make you feel good & always appreciate the comments. I love speaking with people, finding out what they do, where they live, etc.
For those of you who do markets, you are probably aware that “What sells one day, won’t necessarily sell the next.”“What is popular at one maket is not necessarily going to be popular at the next.” So far, I have been very happy with the result as I have managed to cover my costs plus a little extra to purchase more supplies.
I thought I would show you some of the Post-It Notes & Gift Cards I created for my first market. They have proven to be very popular. I have kept away from the colours I would use to create, but instead decided to go with colours that I would not norally use. I also like to match the colour with the pen.
At our Christmas Party last year, we got to talking about recipes & one of the ladies asked if it was possible if we could swap recipes at our Friday class…… I immediately said I didn’t have a problem with it & after some thinking & how to go about it, today starts a new class which will be held the last Friday of the month.
I am really excited about this venture, as I want to create pages that resemble cards, not the traditional recipe pages, while at the same time, still doing different techniques, layouts, etc. We will be completing 2 pages per month & maybe some months a couple of extra pages.
Now, this is a big step for me as I will be the first to acknowledge I HATE cooking!!!!! Yep, I cannot understand how people can be so passionate about it, but when you love it, you LOVE it!!!! I suppose they would say the same about my craft! To me cooking is just a means of surviving, but I love all those cooking shows & the kitchen shops….. I would be quiet happy to have a home with NO kitchen & if I have to cook, the Barbie would be enough for me, as I LOVE barbies…..
The layout for this page came from Peg sometime ago. I thought it clean & easy, perfect colours for our first card as well as a yummy Homemade Vegetable Soup……. Not the traditional winter colours, but bright & cherry!
Maybe, just maybe, I may be tempted to try some of the recipes….. Maybe????????
Measurements – Base – Basic Black – 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 21cm x 14.5cm Layer 1 – DSP – 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ or 14.5cm x 8cm Layer 2 – Lucky Limeade – 8 1/4″ x 1″ or 14.5cm x 2.5cm Layer 3 – Lucky Limeade – 5 3/4″ x 3″ or 14.5cm x 7.5cm Layer 4 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 14cm x 7cm Layer 5 – Lucky Limeade – 4″ x 3″ or 10cm x 7.5cm Layer 6 – Whisper White – 3 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 9.5cm x 7cm
1. Punch along one of the longer sides of the 1″ piece of Lucky Limeade using the Scallop Trim Border Punch 2. Adhere DSP to the top of the punched piece of Lucky Limeade & then to the Base Card – Basic Black 3. Adhere Ribbon along the bottom half, tuck ends under & tie a knot off to the right hand side 4. Randomly stamp images onto the piece of Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 3″ – with Lucky Limeade & Basic Gray Inks. I stamped off once prior to stamping with the Basic Gray 5. Adhere to the matching piece of Lucky Limeade – 5 5/8″ x 2 7/8″ & then to the Base Card 6. Adhere your recipe card to the smaller piece of Lucky Limeade & then to the Base Card
Don’t forget to check back in a couple of days for the 2nd page we completed.
For such an easy challenge over at Sunny Challenges, I had a hard time creating sometime that I truely liked. I started about 4 times, blank, walked around, blank, cleaned, blank, BUT then went & did some “retail therapy’ which I don’t usually do & YES, it did the trick! Thank you Retail Therapy – you are my new best friend!
Our challenge this week is the sketch only! Because the layout was so open, I decided to try a technique……
Measurements – Base Card – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 11cm x 14.5cm Layer 1 – Not Quite Navy – 4 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 12.5cm x 10cm Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5″ x 4 3/4″ or 13cm x 9.5cm
Supplies – Stamp Set – French Foliage, A Word for You Ink – Versamark, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake Cardstock – Whisper White, Not Quite Navy Accessories – Snail Glue, Heat Tool, Embossing Powders – White & Clear, Sponge
Technique – Emboss Resist – Tutorial may be found here
To select my ink colours, I wanted to go with something that was different, soft, but with one colour which would be vibrant. Once I had decided on the ink colours, the next big step was the Cardstock colour to bring the ink colours out even more. With technique in hand, I sort of selected random colours until I was happy with the look behind the technique.
Once I had applied the Emboss Resist Technique to my card, I proceeded to sponge the colours of Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake & Certainly Celery Inks around the images with a Sponge. I did this until I was happy with the result.
I then decided that it wasn’t shinny enough & didn’t really show the technique to it’s full potential, so I decided to dab the Versamark Ink over the entire piece, poured Clear Embossing Powder over the top & heat set with my Heat Tool.
I proceeded to cut the stamped piece of cardstock into 3 equal pieces & adhered to the piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.
I wanted to apply a greeting to the card, but didn’t want to stamp or place any pieces over the top of the stamped images, so instead to stamp the greeting on the right hand side of the card in Not Quite Navy Ink. I then adhered the Not Quite Navy piece to the Base Card – Whisper White.
Can you see the shine…
I’m really happy with the final outcome, as it is something I had pictured in my mind. It is a very clean card, but I like this sort of card.
With the greeting I used, I can now use it for any occasion I choose…….
Why not pop on over to Sunny Challenges & check out what Gwen & Kris have both created. We would love for you to join us this week.
Our challenge this week was set by Gwen. Along with the sketch we have to use Embossing on our cards, ie Heat Embossing or Dry Embossing using your Big Shot & Embossing Folders or any other Embossing that you may like to try.
I’ve been playing with colours the last couple of weeks & decided to go ahead with one of the combinations I found I really liked.
Measurements – Base Card – Whisper White – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 22cm x 15cm Layer 1 – Basic Gray – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9cm Layer 3 – Not Quiet Navy – 1″ x 5 5/8″
Supplies – Stamp Set – Perfect Punches, Nature Walk, French Foliage, Established Elegance Ink – Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy Cardstock – Whisper White, Basic Gray, Not Quite Navy Ribbon – 5/8″ White Organza Punches – Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Oval Embossing Folder – Vimtage Wallpaper Accessories – Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot
I randomly stamped my images onto the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist & Not Quite Navy Inks. The whole piece was put through the Big Shot using Embossing Folder – Vintage Wallpaper.
I punched along both sides of the piece of Not Quite Navy Cardstock with the Scallop Trim Border Punch, adhered the ribbon along the middle, tucked the ends under & tied a knot. This whole piece was then adhered to the piece of Basic Gray Cardstock & finally to the Base Card – Whisper White.
I stamped the wording onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Not Quite Navy Ink, punched with the Scallop Oval Punch & adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Don’t forget to hop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what the other girls have created. This is the perfect time to dig out those Heat Tools or your Big Shot & join us this week for this fun challenge.