Happy Birthday

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G’Day Stampers,

I’m a little behind in sharing my class cards with you so over the next couple of days & weeks, I will be posting our cards we’ve been creating in class.

My card today is the 2nd one we created a few weeks ago using the cute Party Pandas Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration.  You can see the 1st one by clicking here.  I took myParty-Pandas-Bermuda-Bay-In inspiration from a number of cards found on Pinterest.

The background has been created with Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist & Daffodil Delight Inks along with the Aqua Painter & Watercolour Paper.

To grab your free tutorial to create your own card, click on the link below.  It will give you a list of supplies used, measurements (imperial & metric) plus the instructions.

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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340. Happy Birthday – Party Pandas

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Beachy Little Birthday

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G’Day Stampers,

I am trying to get back into the swing of things but I am finding it hard to do.  Once you get out of a routine, it is sometimes very had to get back into it.

My card today is one we created last Friday in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  The ladies loved how you could use it for all occasions.  It has been created using the lovely little “Beachy Little Christmas” set from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue.  I fact, I will be honest & say this is my favourite set in the catalogue.

I know the catalogue is jam packed with gorgeous new product, but this set screams “ME!”.  It is a wonder you didn’t hear me yelling from where you live as I was so happy to see something like this. Thank you Stampin’ Up!September

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To download your Free Tutorial to create your own card, just click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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262. Happy Birthday – Beachy Little Christmas

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Technique Card # 2…

G’day Stampers,

Today’s post is the 2nd card we did in our Technique Class last Sunday.  We had a play with the Aqua Painter, Re-Inkers & the Shimmery Card.027a

It is taken from one I saw on Pinterest a little while ago. I did a couple of minor changes including the colours.  This is my version of the “Gatefold Latch Card“.  I had never created one of these cards previously, but somehow I think I will be doing more of them.

The ladies loved both cards we created which always gives me a great feeling.  It is great to hear that they love their cards as sometimes you try & create them, never knowing if they are going to over well or not.

Of course, as with all card classes, especially Technique Class, no 2 cards ever end up the same.  I love how this happens.  We all start our with the same kit, but end up with entirely different results.

This card will be the 2nd card repeated for one of the Technique classes next month, so be sure to check back next week to see the dates this class will be held in July, by clicking onto the “Classes” Page.

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Supplies used for this card –

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Bordering on Romance

I’ve wanted to create a card using this stamp set for some time, but wasn’t really happy with where I was going until I come across a card from Anne Craig & decided to case it.  I loved the whole look of & the fact she had coloured the flowers onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using her Aqua Painter.  Mind you, when I saw it, I thought it looked simply stunning in Perfect Plum until I read on……

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 22cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Perfect Plum – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Vey Vanilla – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ or 8cm x 6.5cm

Inside Card…

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Bordering on Romance
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Ribbon – 5/8 Crochet Trim – Victoria
Embossing Folders – Stripes, Finial Press (Retired)
Embosslits – Designer Frames
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesives, Pearls, Aqua Painter, Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue, Sponge, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer

Prior to embossing my piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, I applied Early Expresso Ink to both the Stripes & Finial Press Embossing Folders & lightly sprayed Vanilla Shimmer over the top.  To emboss the Cardstock & to cut out a lot of mucking around, I embossed both folders at once & set aside.

I stamped the flower image onto the smaller piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Early Expresso Ink.  I repeated this step onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, ensuring that I ended up with the main flower from the image stamped.

I coloured the image by first going around each section one at a time with my Aqua Painter so that I could spread the ink very lightly.  While still wet, I then started to fill in section by section using my Aqua Painter & picking up a little ink at a time from the lid of the Early Expresso Ink.  By doing it this way, I found that the ink spread a lot easier & the colour filled each section randomly.

Once completed & dry, I ran it through the Rectanglar Designer Frames with the Big Shot.  I tore around the edge, sponged with Early Expresso Ink & Sponge, applied a little more ink with my Aqua Painter to highlight some of the edges, sprayed with Vanilla Shimmer & applied Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

I gathered the Crochet Trim, prior to adhering to the embossed piece of card.  The coloured image was adhered over the top of the Trim with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also adhered a Pearl to the top of the Crochet Trim to finish it off a little.

To highlight the colour even more, I decided to match it up with Perfect Plum & added a layer of the colour prior to adhering to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.

Isn’t the colour very deceiving.  Bet you thought it was Perfect Plum Ink too…..  I love the whole effect, especially since adding the piece of coloured cardstock. 

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Scribble This….

…and DSP used for our Crafty Creations class last Friday.  This is a great time to use some of my retired products, especially DSP that I tend to hoard each year, even though I say to myself that “it is not going to happen this year” – Yea, right!!!!!

Being as though it was the last Friday of the month, it was time for our Recipe Swap, which most of the ladies love to create.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This (Retired)
Ink – Staz-On, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock – Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality (Retired)
Punches – Pinking Hearts Border (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Basic Black
Accessories – Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Up! Marker – Pumpkin Pie, Aqua Painter, Mini Glue Dots
Non-SU! – Black Button

After printing the recipe & cutting down to the size I wanted, I adhered it to a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a piece of  DSP along the 2 long sides with the Pinking Hearts Border Punch & adhered it to the large piece of DSP.  I wanted to bring a little bit more of a contrast into the scheme of things & to introduce more of a constrasting colour. 

The recipe was adhered to the DSP prior to adhering to the Basic Black Cardstock.  With my Pumpkin Pie Marker, I drew squiggley lines around the edge of the recipe.

I stamped 1 large flower images with Black Staz-On Ink, 1 onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock, while the 2nd one was direct onto DSP.  I cut both out, folded the petals of the DSP backwards & adhered at the back.  The one which had been stamped onto the Whisper White, I coloured this using my Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink prior to adhering to the layout. The DSP flower was adhered to the top of the coloured flower with a Mini Glue Dot & a Black Button adhered to the top.

I adhered a piece of Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon across the bottom of the recipe, tied a bow & tucked the ends under.

For the smaller flower, I again stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock with Black Staz-On Ink, cut out, coloured with Aqua Painter & Pumpkin Pie Ink, stamped again onto DSP, cut the middle & adhered to the centre of the flower prior to adhering over the top of the Basic Black Ribbon.

I’m really happy with the way this page come together, but it could be because of the colours.  Black & Orange are so striking together, add a little pink & you have a perfect combination.

I will be posting the matching card the ladies who don’t do the recipe created in a couple of days.

Happy Stampin’

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A new week brings a new challenge.  This week it was my turn & with Christmas just around the corner, what better challenge than to have a “Christmas Theme“.  Along with the sketch, a Christmas card was created.  I am still not up to the number I want for my cards, so there will be another created later on in the week.

Measurements –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Cherry Cobbler – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Chocolate Chip – 2″ x 4″ or 5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 1 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 9.5cm

I embossed the piece of Cherry Cobbler using my Bigshot & Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & adhered it to the piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.

I stamped my image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using StazOn Ink & coloured with my Aqua Painter, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Chocolate Chip SU Markers.  I did intend using my Blender Pen to colour the image, but didn’t realise I had used my Aqua Painter until I had finished & saw the Blender Pen sitting very neatly & patiently on my desk.  Oh well, next time.  I left the little bird in his natural state on purpose, as I think he looks better this way.

I run a piece of Ribbon along the bottom half of the piece of Cherry Cobbler, adhered the coloured image to the top with SU Dimensionals & adhered the whole lot to the base card – Chocolate Chip.

I again used my StazOn Ink to stamp the greeting onto Very Vanilla, coloured again using the same supplies as for my image, punched using the Curly Label Punch & adhered to the bottom of the image.

A really great sketch to create very fast, yet lovely Christmas Cards.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Beatiful Season
Ink – StazOn
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Curly Label
Ribbon – 1/2″ Scallop Dots – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter, SU Markers

While here, pop on over to see what both Gwen & Kris have created using the same sketch & theme!  We would love to see all your lovely creations, create your card, scrapbook page or project, pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & link it back using Mr Linky.
Until next time, Enjoy!

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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!
 

Challenge 126…

Challenge 126 for my Yahoo group is all about Animal Antics.
We have to create a card, scrapook page or projcet that features an animal – even bugs are allowed. 

I wasn’t going to do it as I seemed to have so many ideas going around in my head that I was getting a little confused, but then wanted to try a Criss-Cross Card.  I’ve never done one of these previously.  I have seen them around “blog world” for some time.  As usual, I’ve adapted my card to fit the Australian standard envelope.

Once I put the Card together, I adhered Ribon around the bottom half & tied a bow.  I stamped my image onto a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Basic Black Ink.  I coloured the image using my Aqua Painter, Basic Grey & Rose Red Inks.  This was adhered to a piece of Rose Red Cardstock.  Using SU Dimensionals, the whole piece was placed on the front of the card just a little off centre.

For the inside of my card, I again stamped the image in the bottom right hand side on Very Vanilla Cardstock & coloured the same as the front.  I sponged Rose Red around the end of the Very Vanilla Cardstock using my SU Sponges & Pastels.  This piece was adhered to a piece of Pumpkin Pie Caardsock.  Using Rose Red Re-Inker, I dyed 2 flowers & kept one of them the natural colour.  I adhered these together & mounted top left hand side of the card ensuring that the flower was not too far over so that I couldn’t slide the card into its pocket.  A Basic Pearl was stuck in the middle.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Pun Fun
Ink – Rose Red, Basic Grey, Basic Black
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
DSP – Sweet & Sour Speciality
Ribbon – 5/8″ Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Basic Pearls, Flowers, SU Sponge, Aqua Painter, Pastels
Until next time, Enjoy!

Thinking of You…

It has been a couple of days since my last post.  I have been busy out in the garden, but now it is just too hot again, so with all housework, etc completed, music in the backbround, Tennis on TV – sound turned down, and my stamps everywhere, I can play!  What better way to spend Sunday arvo, except the beach or maybe fishing!

The inspiration for this card comes from the new sketch over at Stamping 411 and I have combined my group’s weekly challenge where we have to make a Sympathy card – see Here for the 1st card posted.

Again Stamping 411 have supplied the measurements for the sketch –

Base: 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″

Layer 2: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ *** note: this is an extra layer, you could skip this one.. 😀
Layer 3: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Layer 4: 3 3/4″ x 3″
Layer 5: 3 5/8″ x 2 1/2″

For my card I used the Bigshot, Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – I am loving this folder, but you have probably guessed by now – and embossed Whisper White Cardstock

Taking a piece of Watercolour Paper, I randomly applied Shimmer Paint and allowed to dry.  If you are too impatient, this is where your Heat Tool comes in handy, but I am happy to do something else while waiting for Shimmer Paint to dry.  Wipe your Embossing Buddy over the Paper.  With your image, stamp over Watercolour Paper using Versamark.  While still wet, apply Embossing Powder – White, over the image.  Tap excess into your Tray, and heat image using your Heat Tool.  I love embossing as I love to watch the Powder change colour….

Using an Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade, colour your image.  This is the best part, as you can pick up the ink and with your Painter, lighten or darken your image until you are happy with the result.  I kept mine light as I wanted to keep the whole card very clean.  I then stamped my sentiment directly over the Shimmer.

I’ve found using Shimmer Paint, even the bright colour inks will look soft once stamped.  It also gives a completely different to Watercolour Paper.

Adhere this stamped paper to Poppy Parade Cardstock.  Adhere ribbon to the Embossed Whisper White RHS and adhere Poppy Parade to this piece of Cardstock.  Tie bow and adhere to card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Inks – Poppy Parade
Cardstock – Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Watercolour Paper
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polks Dots
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – White
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Embossing Powder – White, Shimmer Paint,
Embossing Buddy, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool, Bigshot
Tip – Sentiments like “Thinking of You”, “For You”, etc make for great cards,
as they cover all types of occasions.
Until next time, Enjoy!

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I forgot to post this previously, but same card & sketch as below, changed the ribbon to white.
 

I’ve used the Pretty in Pink & Aqua Painter to colour the flower, added Dazzling Diamonds & Rhnestones!
 

 A little bit of a different look!
 

Close up – Rhinestones –
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