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.
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!
Instead 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 image 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.
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…
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.
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.
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
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!
Card # 2 –
Gift Cards –
Gift Set –
Stamp Set – Tiny Tags, Vintage Vogue, All a Flutter
Inks – Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Punches – Word Window
Wheels – Very 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!
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!