Technique Class…..

The Technique this week was “Faux Mother of Pearl“.  If you have never attempted this technique, do yourself a favour & try it.  You will love the end result!  I promise you, you will want to do more projects using this fun technique.
This is one of the cards we created, using the Stamp Set – Greenhouse Green.  I love this little set, as it is so versatile & easy to use. 
Along with this Technique, we also used our Stampin’ Up Blender Pen, Bigshot, Ribbon & Pearls.
Inside card…

Don’t forget to pop back in a couple of days & I will shoe you the 2nd card we created using the same technique.

Until then, Happy Stampin’

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Crikey these weeks come round fast.  It just seems like yesterday that I posted the card for the challenge, but of course a new week sees a new challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations.

Along with the sketch we had to use the current “In Colours“.  I chose to use a couple of colours that will be retiring come September.  I will admit I have not used these colours as much as I should have.

Measurements –
Base Card – Poppy Parade – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Poppy Parade – 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 9cm x 5,5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 2″ x 3 3/8″ or 8.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Poppy Parade – 3 7/8″ x 2 3/4″ or 10cm x 7cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 2 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 6.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade
Cardstock – Whisper White, Poppy Parade
DSP – In Colours Designer Series Paper Patterns
Punches – Itty Bitty
Embossing Folders – Square Lattice
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Peach Parfait
Accessories – Tombow Multipurpose Glue, SU! Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Mini Glue Dots, Blender Pen

I inked my image with Pear Pizzazz Ink & stamped direct onto the small piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Envelope & Inside Card…

Using my Blender Pen, I coloured my image with Peach Parfait, inking my Pen a little at a time.  Feeling that it needed a little bit of a lift, I then added dashes of Poppy Parade Ink & blended with my Blender Pen.  The piece was run through the Bigshot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder & adhered to the piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock with Tombow Multipurpose Ink.

I punched 3 small flowers using flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Set, worked out where I wanted to place them, applied Tombow to the back of each & adhered to the larger piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  I adhered the piece of DSP to the piece of Poppy Parade Cardstock &then to the large piece of Whisper White Cardstock. The whole lot was then run through the Bigshot & Embossing Folder – Square Lattice.

I adhered the piece of Ribbon across the width of the embossed piece, adhered the stamped piece to the top of the card with SU! Dimensionals, tied a bow, adhered to the card with Mini Glue Dots, & adhered 3 Rhinestones to the DSP flowers

All in all a very easy card, once which I am really happy with.  When making it, I didn’t realise that it would be so clean & white!  My type of card!

Want to be our next Ray of Sunshine & become a Weekly Guest Designer?  Then hop on over to see what Gwen, Kris & our Weekly Guest Designers have created for you, create your project & link back using Mr Linky.  We love seeing your creations & leaving you all comments. 

Until, next time, Happy Stampin’

Happy New Year…

I hope you all had a great new year & didn’t celebrate too much!!!!  I had a very quiet one & didn’t even see the new year in!

After some thinking, toing & froing, I have decided to start “Scrappy Saturday” once again.  I do realise I am a little late in posting this one.  I have been busy doing their wedding invitations.
It has been so long since I did this, that I thought it would be a great way for me to get into my scraping again & who knows may even give you some incentive to start your journey too……
Along with a sketch each Saturday & my take on it, I will be offering some tips, techniques, storage ideas both for albums, photos, etc along the way.  Hey, every little bit helps!!!!!!
Again I’ve used a photo of my niece & her finance….  I have so many lovely photos of their pre-engagement that it just seems a waste not to put them into a lovely album.  You will probably be sick of looking at them by the time I am through, but I will try & mix them up a little.
I used Crumb Cake Textured Cardstock for my base, layered a piece of DSP to the top half with a piece of Riding Hood Ribbon across the join.
I matted a piece of DSP onto a piece Garden Green Cardtsock, then to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock before adhering to the Layout. 
I decided not to matt the photo, but left a small trim of the photo paper around to make a small  edge.  In real life, it looks like it has been matted onto Whisper White.  It gives a little bit of a different look & also introduces a little white into the layout as Dannii has her white dress.
I cut 2 long thin strips of DSP, adhered them to the layout.  
I stamped the images onto Watercolour Paper with Staz-On & using my Aqua Painter, coloured one with Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose, while the other is So Saffron.  I added a little Dazzling Diamonds with 2-Way Glue to both centres.  These images were cut out & adhered to the page with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the leaf, I again coloured with my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, before cutting around the image & adhering to the layout with Multipurpose Glue.
The wording is from from stash before Stampin’ Up!
While cleaning up, I have come across albums of “Stuff” which I have not used in years, so this will be a great opportunity to use it.  You will also be seeing some retired DSP – I thought it a good way to use it up, as I don’t use it for classes or workshops.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Staz-On, Garden Green, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Textured Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Watercolour Paper
DSP – Woodland Park (Retired)
Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain Striped – Riding Hood Red (Retired)
Accessories – 2-Way Glue, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive,
Dazzling Diamonds, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Non-SU – Rub-On
This layout also fits the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations…. to create anything but a Christmas Theme.  Why not give it a try.  You have until Saturday arvo!
Until next time, Enjoy!


At the Community Centre this arvo, we will be making this card.  I have actually taken the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday & thought it would be a very easy layout to complete while at the same time teach a new technique – Faux Tiles, as well as Water Colouring.  This is such an esay technique.  Check back tomorrow & I will have the tutorial on how I did the tiles.
Anyhow, on with the card –
Base Card – Pear Pizzazz – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10cm
Layer 1 – DSP – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 2 – Rich Razzleberry – 3″ x 3 1/2″ or 8cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 8.5cm


Inside of Card


I stamped my image directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock, using my Aqua Painter, proceeded to colour image with Pear Pizzaz Ink.  Once dried, I scored the card in a tile pattern – gaps will appear where your scorelines are.  This was adhered to the piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.  It has been soooooo long since I have used this colour that I am finding it a very refreshing change.
The piece was adhered to the RHS side of the DSP, Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon attached – again with the Rich Razzleberry – across the bottom half of the DSP & the whole piece  adhered to the base card – Pear Pizzazz.


Close Up of Tile Effect


I stamped a flower image onto a piece of scrap Whisper White using Rich Razzleberry Ink, coloured with my Aqua Painter, cut it out & applied to the card using a SU Dimensional.
I hope the operators will forgive me, but I didn’t stamp a sentiment.  I love to stamp these onto my card when I know what I want my card to be used for.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Ink – Rich razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
DSP – Greenhouse Gala
Ribbon – Grosgrain Ribbon – Rich Razzleberry
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy!

SSC 199…

I know, 2 days in a row, wonders will never cease!

Today’s card is taken from the sketch challenge over at Stamping 411  They always have a great sketch, not to mention the measurements!

Layer 1: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″ – Very Vanilla

Layer 2: 4 x 5-1/4″ – Wild Wasabi
Layer 3: 2-3/4 x 3-1/4″ – Rose Red
Layer 4: 2-5/8 x 3-1/8″ – Watercolour Paper

I stamped random images from “Growing Green” onto Wild Wasabi Cardstock, using Wild Wasabi Ink

I stamped the same image onto Water Colour Paper in Chocolate Chip Ink & using my Aqua Painter, coloured the image with Wild Wasabi Ink.  The flower image was stamped onto a scrap of Water Colour Paper again using Chocolate Chip Ink, coloured it with Rose Red Ink & my Aqua Painter.  I cut around the flower & adhered it to the Water Colour Paper using SU Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip Ink.

I adhered this to a piece of Rose Red Cardstock, tied my ribbon across the top & adhered the whole section to my base card which is Very Vanilla Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Growing Green
Ink – Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Watercolour Paper
Ribbon – 3/7″ Taffeta Real Red
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, SU Dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Until next time, Enjoy!

Too Late…

…and thinking I had posted this card earlier for the challenge over at Stamping 411.  Proves I have not had a very good day & need to get to bed.

Today’s sketch uses a simple technique that we sometimes forget about — Tearing! Tearing your cardstock or DSP adds great interest and texture and is a fast, easy and very inexpensive way to dress up a card or project!

Measurements –
1.Layer One — Cardbase cut at 5.5 x 8.5″, scored and folded
2.Layer Two — Cardstock cut at 4 x 5.25″
3.Layer Three — Cardstock of DSP cut at 4″ wide and torn at approximately 4″
4.Layer Four — DSP cut at 2.5 x 3.5″
5.Layer Five — Cardstock cut at 2.25 x 3.25″

For this card I pulled out my DSP Woodand Park, but wanting to use a pattern that I hadn’t used previously.  That is the best thing about the DSP from SU®, it is double-sided.  I love tearing, but am always very hesitant on tearing DSP, especially the ones you love so much, although once I start, there is no holding me back.
I stamped my image using Chocolate Chip Ink onto Watercolour Paper, grabbed my Aqua Painter & Garden Green Ink, & proceeded to colour the image.  I then stamped a flower image directly onto Watercolour Paper using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Cut it out & again coloured the image with Garden Green Ink & Aqua Painter.  I adhered it to the card using SU Dimensionals.  I used Chunky Sprinkles for the centre of the flower.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock – Chocolate chip, Watercolour Paper, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Aqua Painter, Chunky Glitter
Until next time, Enjoy!

Christmas Pressies…

I’ve been asked to make 12 Post-It Notes for small Christmas Gifts.  I wanted to keep them simple & not have too much on the front.  With being in your bag all the time, they tend to get knocked around a lot, so keeping them simple suited the purpose.
I’ve kept with the basic Post-It Notes Holder, as I don’t think you can beat a classic.  It is so easy to make.
Cut a piece of cardstock 6 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
Score at 3 1/2″ & 4″
Embellish as desire

In this case, I printed all the names on the pc.
How easy is that?
Supplies –
Stamp Sets – Tropical Party, Friends 24-7, Growing Green
Ink – Rose Red, Regal Rose, Not Quiet Navy, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
DSP – Blueberry Crisp, Island Oasis, Sweet & Sour Speciality, Woodland Park
Punches – Scallop Circle, Oval
Bigshot – Ovals
Accessories – Multipurpose Lique Glue, Watercolour Pencils, SU Pastels, Grosgrain Ribbon – Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy
 Until next time, Enjoy!

Blank Card…

I am enjoying the DSP – Woodland Walk!  It has so much potential & posibilities, that my mind is racing!
Another very simple, plain card which I hope you will enjoy!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green
Inks – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Woodland Walk
Punches – Corner Punch
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Taffeta Ribbon – Early Expresso
Until next time!

Just for You…

What started out as a piece of Taffeta Ribbon knotted together turned into this.  I found this piece in amongst my stash & decided to work a card around it.  What better DSP than – Woodland Walk – so much potential & I am not a green person, yet I enjoy working with browns & greens – go figure!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green, Oval All
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi
DSP – Woodland Park
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories – Snail Glue, Taffeta Ribbon – Early Expresso
How easy did this card turn out!

Growing Green…

I’ve created a card for a challenge today – it has been awhile since I’ve done a challenge & I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Why not have a go yourselves – – you will be suprised at how easy it is!
This is my card –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Growing Green

Inks – Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
DSP – Woodland Park
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Grosgrain Ribbon – Chocolate Chip, Chalks, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Glitter – Celery, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy!