Seaside Notions

G’Day Stampers,

Thank you so much for dropping by today! It is always very much appreciated!Seaside Notion 1 - Inside

Before we get into today’s project, I would like to wish you all a very Happy, Safe & Healthy 2020!

I am not sure if you are aware but at the moment we are seeing some of the worse fires in history here in Australia with a lot of devastation to land, national parks, towns, properties & our gorgeous & cute native animals on a scale so massive that it is going to take years to restore.

Our firefighters – local, volunteers, international – are true heroes of this sad time.  Some of them have been at it since August  with still no end in sight.  Thank you so much for actions.  Every last one of them are heroes.

On today’s project!

Seaside NotionsI am sharing with you one of the cards we created sometime ago with the lovely Seaside Notions Stamp Set.  I love this set & to be honest have to stop myself from using it all the time.  Do you find yourself going to use the same set all the time!

I actually shared a card created with this set a little while ago which you can see here.

Do you recognise the layout?  I actually started to case it from the sample in the Annual Catalogue but of course it took a turn of its own.

Don’t forget to download the tutorial by clicking on the link.  It includes all Measurements – imperial & metric plus a list of products used to create this card.

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Seaside Notions

G’Day Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you one of the cards we created sometime ago with the lovely Seaside Notion - InsideSeaside Notions Stamp Set.  I love this set & have to stop myself from using it all the time.  Do you find yourself going to use the same set all the time!

The background has been created with Inks & an Aqua Painter onto Shimmery White Cardstock.

I will say that I was more than happy with how it turned out considering I wasn’t sure what I was doing when I first started out but went along with an idea I had in my head!

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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

 

Vicky

609. Happy Birthday – Seaside Notions

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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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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!