Blooming with Happiness

I love this Stamp Set. You can use it for any occasion, including Sympathy which is how I’ve used the set on my card today.014a

The card is one we created in our Technique Class yesterday using the good old “Rock n Roll” technique.

After pulling out a sheet of Old Olive CS, I wanted to use colours that you wouldn’t see together very often, especially for a Sympathy card, but I like how they all came together.  I even managed to toss in “Basic Gray“.  Mind you, I didn’t have a Sympathy card in mind to do, but after doing a market last Sunday, I am a little low on them, so this is a great way to getting them back up in numbers.

Ok, I will let you in on a little secret – I did consult my fantastic & never failing “Colour Coach“.  If you don’t have one of these little tools, do yourself a favour & purchase one, you won’t regret it.  It must be one of the most used items I’ve ever purchased!

014---Close-UpaInstead of just stamping the image direct onto the Very Vanilla CS, I randomly added small dots from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set using Basic Gray by “stamping off” first.  The flower image was then stamped over the top.

I love mixing up my stamp sets to create cards.  This way you get to use them twice as much.  I think it gives the card a little more depth.

Mind you, it was up to the individual class members if they wanted to do the same.  A couple of the ladies did, while a couple of them choice not to.

For the inside of my card, I repeated the Technique by applying Pumpkin Pie Ink to the 012aimage first, then “Rocking & Rolling” Rich Razzleberry Ink around the edges prior to stamping onto Very Vanilla CS & adhering to the inside of the card.

If you would like to learn this great little technique, I am only too happy to come along & show you.  I will be repeating this technique again next month in one of my Technique Classes, so be sure to check out the Workshop/Class Dates at the top of the page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

Supplies used to create my card –

Card # 2….

For our 2nd card in our Technique Class – “Faux Mother of Pearl“, I wanted to show the ladies that you could use this technique to create a male’s card.  The Stamp Set – French Foliage is one of my favourite & find myself turning to this set time & time again to create all sorts of projects.
Along with this technique, we did a little sponging using our Brayer & Sponges, as well the Technique – Rock & Roll.  What fun!!!!!



Close Up of Front…
Inside…
Don’t forget to check back in a coupl eof days & I will show you the card we created at Crafty Creations last Friday arvo.

LNS 133…

After creating this card for a challenge, I suddenly realised that it was wrong for the challenge, so back to the drawing board for me. Anyhow, it has been specially created for my niece who turns the BIG 18 – she is now LEGAL!!!!! Look out Everyone!
I have also used 2 stamp sets which are retiring at the end of August – Great Friend, which has been a really great friend to me, as I love this set & Baroque Motifs.  This is a special set too, although I haven’t used it as much as what I should have.

I stuck with Whisper White for my base card, as I wanted to keep it very clean & simple, but hoping that it would turn out very elegant! I also wanted it very soft, pretty & feminie for Bonnie!

I stamped the sentiment using Marina Mist Ink, scored every 1/2″ down the card, grabbed the flower & adhered with a SU Dimensional. The butterfly was stamped in Bashful Blue Ink – so long since I have used this colour that I completely forgot how soft it is – & Marina Mist on the edges – Rock & Roll Technique, added Dazzling Dimensionals with 2-Way Glue & adhered to the top of the flower with another SU Dimensionals. I addd 3 Basic Pearls down the middle.
I wrapped the Ribbon right around the card & tied a bow. I left the ends long on purpose.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Baroque Mofits, Well Scripted
Ink – Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Cardstock – Whisper White
Ribbon – Organza – Whisper White
Accessories – Bone Folder, Snail Glue, Flowers, Basic Pearls
Congratulations Bonnie on your 18th!!!!!!!
Until next time, Enjoy!

Gift Set…

Wot the!!!!!!!!!  You may well ask?
This is part of the Gift Cards which I started to make today and of course, have only just finished them.  I am actually happy with the final result, considering I didn’t really know what I was going to end up with or how the end result would look!
Card 1 is below, while the 2nd card, finished project & supplies used are listed following the photos.
I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them!
Wot the!!!!!!!!!
 
Card # 2 –
Gift Cards –
Gift Set –
Supplies –
Stamp SetTiny Tags, Vintage Vogue, All a Flutter
Inks – Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Punches – Word Window
WheelsVery Vintage
Accessories – Anywhere Glue Stick, Pretties Kit,
Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Cellophane Bags – Medium Flat
* Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue 2010
Tip – The Cellophane Bags are great for projects! 
I’ve used a Medium Flat one in this project & it slides perfectly into a standard sized envelope for postage!
Until next time, Enjoy!

4 You…

G’day Stampers,

Being a couple of days since my last entry, thought I would share a small project I am currently working on.  This will not be finished ’til later on 2-nite!  I am yet to decide how & what I am going to make to store the cards.  Something simple & quick, as were the cards, but yet something which will suit the style of the cards!
I want to highlight the use of the great “Wheels” Stampin’ Up!® have!

Card 1 –
Supplies –
Stamp SetTiny Tags*, Vintage Vogue
Inks – Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Wheels – Very Vintage
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Very Vanilla, Pretties Kit, Anywhere Glue Stick, Mini-Glue Dot
* Autumn-Winter Mini-Catalogue 2010
Technique used here is the very easy, yet effective “Rock n’ Roll”
Please check back later on 2-nite or tmw for the remainder of the set
Enjoy!

Always…

G’Day Stampers,

This is one of the cards we did in our Technique class today – “Rock n Roll” – Tutorial below….

The colours – YoYo Yellow – is way out of my comfort zone, but hey you have to try these colours & surprise, surprise, I quiet like the end result!

Again, I’ve not stampes a greeting.  This way, you can either include a greeting just prior to posting or leave blank.


Closed –
Open –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Always
Ink – YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Glue-Dots
Non-SU – Rhinestones

Instructions –


1. Stamp image onto light-coloured ink pad

2. Press edges of stamp in a rolling motion onto darker ink pad, being careful not to ink the centre of the stamp


Tip –
Always use the lightest coloured ink first to avoid getting dark ink on your light ink pad

Until next time, Enjoy!