Birthday Blossoms

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A couple of days ago I shared with you the card we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class.  Well, today I thought I would share with you another card I created a few weeks ago with the same fold but using the Birthday Blossoms Stamp Set.

I got my inspiration for the card from Pinterest which had been created by Michelle Birthday-Blossoms---InsideLast.  Thank you Michelle for your inspiration!  I loved the clean lines of her card, along with the touches of pink.

To colour my flowers, I sponged Power Pink Ink over the top with a Stamping Sponge before blending Flirty Flamingo with a Blender Pen beginning from the inner petals & out towards the outer petals.  It picks up the colour yet still keeping them soft.  I added touches of Clear Wink of Stella to bring the Flirty Flamingo out a little more.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to download a Tutorial to create your own card.  It includes products used as well as Septembermeasurements (metric & imperial).

Don’t forget when shopping in my Online Shop to use September’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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263. Congratulations – Birthday Blossoms

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Have a Cozy Christmas

On Saturday, we had a bit of a Play Day with some of the ladies from our Technique Class as well as my volunteer class.  It Rose-wmwas a fun day & all went home with a couple of Christmas Cards, Box & Gift Bag of goodies.

Everyone who came along had to create a card, 3-d project or something that would be quick, easy & fun.  Amazing how we all start out with the same kit but all end up with different looks.

In fact, they are asking when the next one will be.  I intend on holding more of these next year plus all day workshops, but more on that at a later day.

Our first card was created by Rose & this is my interpretation of it.  We used the new “Hearth & Home” Dies, “Wonderland” & “Cozy Christmas” Stamp Sets plus the lovely “Softly Falling” EF.  The only thing I have done is use Blackberry Bliss CS & the trees from “Wonderland” Stamp Set.  This is Rose’s card above.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the card.

Don’t forget to pop back in a couple of days for more of our creations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

91. Have a Cozy Christmas

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Products used to create our card –

Inspired by Nature….

…. has been retired, but I used it for our Volunteer class last Friday.  We did a little bit of sponging, cutting, stamping off, scoring as well as creating what I call a “Single Panel Step Card”  Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever posted the original we did in a Technique Class.  Will have to find it & post it.

The ladies enjoyed this class as we created a card using a different fold plus a couple of small basic techniques.

On the list this year is to attempt different folds as well as a couple of other things.  It is always fun creating cards a little bit different.

I am really happy with the end result as I sort of started with no idea or picture in my mind.

Close Up…
 
 
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Christmas…

… in sort of non-traditional colours……

Today’s card is one we created in our Crafty Creations Class early last month.  One of the ladies brought in a photo & asked if we could do something like it.  So I sat myself down & proceeded to recreate it using all Stampin’ Up! products.

There is lots of cutting, embossing, sponging & fun.

I am really happy with the way this card turned out & everyone was happy with their card.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Barquoe Motifs (Both Retired)
Ink – Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Versamark
Cardstock – Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Sizzlits – Top Note
Accessories – Embossing Powder – White, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool

 
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Dasher & Holly…..

… make for a lovely Christmas Card, be it Non-Traditional in colour!

Today’s card is the one we created in my Friday’s Volunteer Class.  A lot of the ladies had a particular stamp set & to get more use from it, I thought we oculd try & recreate one of the cards.  My version is similar to the card, although I have used Stampin’ Up! products.

Measurements –
Base Card – Basic Black – 5 7/8″ x 6 1/4″ or 16cm x 15cm – Scored at 2″ or 5.5cm on the 6 1/4″ side
Layer 1 – Champagne Glitter Paper – 5″ x 3 1/2″ or 13cm x 9cm
Layer 2 – Basic Black – 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 12.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 1/2″ x 3″ or 12cm x 8cm
Layer 4 – Red Glitter Paper – 2 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 6cm x 15cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Dasher (Retired), Season of Joy (Retired)
Ink – Real Red, Tangerine Orange, Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Black, Red Glitter Paper, Champagne Glitter Paper, Whisper White, Old Olive
Accessories – Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Bone Folder, Embossing Powder – White & Clear, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive, Pearls, Smooch Spritz – Vanilla Shimmer, Stampin’ Write Marker – Old Olive, Pearls
Non-SU! – Ribbon, Button, Gold Paint, Tissue

I randomly sponged the piece of Whisper White Cardstock with a Tissue using Real Red, Tangerine Orange Inks plus a little of Shimmer Paint with a small amount of Gold Pint mixed together.  I went with the tissue as I wasn’t happy with the Sponge or Sponge Dauber.  I lightly wiped a clean tissue over the sponging to remove any excess ink that may have been sitting there.

Dasher was stamped direct onto the sponged background with Versamark Ink & embossed with White Embossing Powder.  I repeated the same for the images along the bottom.  I then sprayed the whole lot with Smooch Spritz to give it a bit of a shine.

For the Leaves, I drew them free-hand onto a scrap piece of Old Olive Cardstock, scored the middle of each leaf with my Bone Folder so that it looked like there was a vein up each Leaf, drew along each vein with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker, dipped it into Versamark & embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

The leaves were adhered to the top of the Ribbon with Mini Glue Dots, Button added to the top of the leaves with Mini Glue Dots & a row of Pearls adhered along the Ribbon, as well as the corner of the card & Dasher’s eye.

I adhered the piece of Red Glitter Paper to the right hand side of the Basic Black Base Card with Snail Adhesive.  The embellished piece of Cardstock was adhered to the piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Snail Adhesive, then to the piece of Champagne Glitter Paper with Sticky Strip prior to adhering the left hand half to the front of the Base Card.

As I’ve stated, the Basic Black is not a traditional Christmas colour, but am happy with the final result.  Hope the ladies enjoy creating it as much as I have.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Can you believe it – # 050…….  Sunny Challenges & Creations celebrate 12 months on this sketch.  Who would have ever thought that we would still be going?

Anyhow, Kris has set our challenge this week & we have a Technique to go with the sketch.  This week we had to do the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique.  If you haven’t had a go at this fun technique, then pop on over to Sunny Challenges for a tutorial on how to do it.

For my card, I sort of started from the inside out.  I had an idea forming in my head, but couldn’t work it out to start the card, so thought it best to play & think while doing the inside first.  Do you do your cards that way?  I often do & always amazes me how it sort of comes together in the end.

I do have another card which I was going to post instead of this one, but will post it later on in the week, so be sure to pop back to check it out!

Measurements –
Base Card – Perfect Plum – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Score in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – Wild Wasabi – 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Perfect Plum – 4 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ or 11cm x 8.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Nature Walk
Ink – Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge, Stampin’ Up! Markers – Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Distressing Tool, White Gel Pen, Acetate, Vanilla Shimmer

My image was stamped onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink.  I created a mask for my bird & adhered it to the top of my stamped image.

Using my Sponge, the hills were sponged in Certainly Celery Ink, while the sky was sponged lightly with Bashful Blue.  The same went for the water, except as I got towards the bottom of the water I sponged it a bit darker so that it washed some of the bird’s reflection.  Once I was happy with the sponging, the mask was taken off the bird.

The images around the edges were inked with my Stampin’ Up! Markers -Wild Wasabi & Perfect Plum prior to randomly stamping around the card. 

To add a bit of dimension to the water, I drew a few randomly lines with my White Gel Pen.  This sort of looks like it is the ripples in the water.  I did the same along the water’s edge.

I went around the edge with my Distressing Tool & finally sprayed the lot with Vanilla Shimmer.  It did start out with just the water so that it would give it a bit of a gleam, but ended up going over the whole card, but that it ok.
The Wild Wasabi piece went through the Bigshot using Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered to the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock with Snail Adhesive & then finally to the Base Card – Perfect Plum.

The sponged piece was adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I have gone back to the softer colours of late.

Don’t forget to pop on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what both Gwen & Kris have created.  We would love for you to join us & help celebrate our BIG 50!!!!!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Thank You…

I did mention previously that I was way behind in my posting, so I am going to try & catch up, but the hard part is thinking what cards I have created & where they are – have I already posted them, given them away????

The card today is one we created at my Friday’s Volunteer Class.  We had lots of fun with this card, but I was a little cruel to the ladies.  I actually forgot to take my punch, so had to quickly make up a couple of pages of different size hearts on the computer so they could complete their card.

Measurements –
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Soft Suede – 4 3/4″ x 2″ or 12cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 4 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 11.5cm x 4.5cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet
Ink – Blushing Bride, Soft Suede


Inside Card…

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
DSP – IN Colours DSP
Ribbon – Crochet Trim – Chantilly
Punches – Full Heart, Oval, Scallop Oval
Brad – Antique Brads
Accessories – Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

I grabbed my Sponge Dauber & inked around the edges of the large piece & small piece of DSP with Soft Suede Ink.  The large piece was adhered to the Base Card – Very Vanilla, while the smaller piece of DSP was adhered to the piece of Soft Suede Cardstock using Snail Adhesive.

Using the Full Heart Punch, I punched 20 hearts from the IN Colours DSP, sponged my Dauber around each heart with Soft Suede Ink, applied a small amount of Tombow Multipurpose Glue to the bottom part of the hearts & adhered them together ensuring that they were stacked on top of each other.  I made the flower so that it had 4 hearts for the base of the flower & then built on these 4 flowers.  In total you should have 5 layers on each heart.

Using my Bone Scorer, I turned up the edges of each petal to give the flower a little “character”.

I tied a double bow from the Crochet Ribbon, wrapped the Brad around the middle pror to adhering to the middle of the flower using a Mini Glue Dot.  The flower was then applied to the Base Card with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.

The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock with Blushing Bride Ink, punched with the Oval Punch, sponged around the edges with Soft Suede Ink, adhered to a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock which had been punched with the Scallop Oval Punch & adhered to the Base Card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

SC 043/12…

This week sees our challenge set by Gwen.  At first it was just going to be the sketch as well as the stamp set “Ocean Commotion“, but with the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue in the States & Canada just been released & our new catalogue coming up in a couple of months, we made a few changes, so we sure hope you will join us.

So you can look at it 3 ways –
Dig out that old set & ink it up one last time
Use a set that hasn’t seen ink for some time
Ink up the new set that you have just received in the post

I wasn’t really fussed on my card to begin with, but it is slowly growing on me.  I have used the colours that reflect the reef here in Queensland & colours I remember seeing when I have gone scuba diving.

Measurements –
Base Card – Not Quiet Navy – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Pumpkn Pie – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 10cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 2″ or 10cm x 5cm
Layer 3 x 3 – Garden Green – 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ or 6cm x 3.5cm
Layer 4 x 3 – Whisper White – 2 1/8″ x 1 3/8″ or 5.5cm x 3cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion
Ink – Garden Green, Bashful Blue, Not Quiet Navy
Cardstock – Not Quiet Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Punches – Scallop Edge Border
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Snail Adhesive, Shimmer Pain – Frost White


Inside Card…

I stamped the seaweed image onto the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Bashful Blue & Not Quite Navy Inks.  I stamped off once when using Not quite Navy prior to stamping onto the Whisper White, as I didn’t want it to be vibrant but a softer colour as it is down deep in the ocean.  I repeated the samped procedure for all 3 smaller pieces of Whisper White Cardstock.
I then sponged over all pieces of the stamped Cardstock with 2 Sponge Daubers, one for Bashful Blue & the other for Garden Green.  Prior to sponging with the Daubers, I daubed once onto a scrap piece of paper to make it appear more softer on the Whisper White


You can just see the Shimmer & the soft sponging….

The stamped piece of Whisper White Cardstock was adhered to the bottom half of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I punched a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock with the Scallop Edge Border Punch & cut it back to about 1/4″ in width, sponged it with a Sponge Dauber & Garden Green Ink before adhering it across the join of the 2 colours.

Prior to adhering the smaller pieces together & to the card, I grabbed some Shimmer Paint mixed in a small spray bottle & lightly sprayed the pieces as well as the Base Card, including the top half of Pumpkin Pie.  This gives the whole card a very shinny effect as if you are under the ocean.  I adhered the smaller stamped Whisper White Cardstock to the Garden Green pieces with Snail Adhesive & then to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Seahorse 3 times onto scrap Whisper White Cardstock with Pumpkin Pie Ink & cut all 3 out.  Don’t ask me why I picked the worse image to cut, but cut I did!!!!!  I won’t say how many times I cut his tail off.  These pieces were adhered to the centre of each Whisper White pieces again using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to check out what Gwen, Kris & our Weekly Guest Designers have created. 
We would love for you to join us!
Happy Stampin’

Crimping…

I created this card a couple of weeks ago but didn’t get round to posting it.  I remember seeing this card ages ago & it has always stuck in my mind.  It has been CASEd from another SU Demonstrator, whose names slips my mind as her details were not on the card.  Once I find out, I will give her the much credit she deserves as it is a beautiful creation.  I changed mine using the colours of Concord Crush & Not Quiet Navy.
It is such a long long time since I last used my Crimper.  A technique long past revisiting.
After sealing my envelope, I cut it about 1 1/2″ or 4cm from top – shorter side.  Ink your image using Concord Crush Ink & stamp image onto bottom part of envelope.  Stamp 2nd image again using Concrush Crush Ink & randomly stamp around the edges of your card – top & bottom.  For the top, I also stamped off a couple of times, just to give it another look.

I sponged around the edges of both top & bottom using my SU Sponge & Concord Crush Ink.  Are you sick of Concord Crush yet?????  I wrapped Satin Ribbon – Not Quiet Navy around the top part of the envelope & tied a bow off centre at the front.

These instructions sound very familiar that I could have sworn that I had posted this, but after searching my blog high & low, no result!  So on with the story….

Placing the bottom half of the card into the Crimper sideways, I proceeded to put it through the Crimper.

I stamped my greeting onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Not Quiet Navy – yep, I’ve changed colours……  Punched the greeting out using my Large Oval Punch, sponged around the edges with Not Quiet Navy, adhered to card with a SU Dimensional & placed a small Pearl in the center of the greeting, as well as a larger Pearl to the centre of the Medallion Stamp.

For the inside, I cut a piece of Concord Crush Cardstock – 4 1/2″ x 4″ or 11.5cm x 10cm.  I cut another piece using Whisper White Cardstock – 4 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 11cm x 9.5cm.  I stamped my image using Not Quiet Navy Ink, sponged the edges in the same colour & adhered to the Concord Crush Cardstock.  I placed a couple of small Pearls to the centre of the flowers.

All in all a really lovely creative card using a techinque which has been around for yonks, but not seen that much now.  It is still one of my favourites & probably always will be.  Note to selfstart using Crimper more often!

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Medallion, Just Believe, Oval All
Cardstock – Whisper White, Concord Crush
Ink – Not Quiet Navy, Concord Crush
Punches – Large Oval
Ribbon – Satin – Not Quiet Navy
Accessories – Crimper, SU Envelope, Snail Adhesive, Basic Pearls, SU Sponge, SU Dimensionals

Until next time, Enjoy!

Pocket Card…

The card today is one I made about 6 weeks ago & have been meaning to post, but things have gotten in the way.  I was really happy with the way it turned out.  I used a couple of Techniques on this card – Sponging, Stampin’ Pastels & Shimmer Paint.

Inside –
Stamp image using Early Expresso Ink
Sponge Early Expresso around the edges
Punch out tab using Designer Label Large & DSP Blushing Bride
Score, fold in half & apply halfway at top card – as per picture
Stamp sentiment using Early Expresso Ink directly onto card

Card –
Score & fold in half Early Expresso Cardstock
Using 1 1/4″ Punch, punch 1/2 circle at the halfway mark
Cut smaller piece of DSP – Blushing Bride, punch 1/2 circle at top
Adhere Grosgrain Ribbon – Early Expresso near bottom Adhere to Early Expresso card base
Cut smaller piece of Early Expresso Cardstock for the main picture
Cut piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock
Randomly apply Shimmer Paint – White to the Very Vanilla, allow to dry
Punch moon using 1 1/4″ punch & Post-It Note, adhere lightly to where you would like your moon to be
Using Stampin’ Pastels & Dauber, apply background – I used Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink & Early Expresso
Stamp image over top of background using Early Expresso Ink
Using a small scrap of Very Vanilla, rub Stampin’ Pastels over the top of cardstock
Using Embosslit Dies – Beautiful Wings, cut out
Adhere Jewels – Basic Pearls to the middle of large butterfly & randomly adhere 3 images to the card
Insert Inside Card
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Just Believe, Well Scripted
Ink – Early Expresso
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
DSP – Blushing Bride
Punches – Designer Label Large, 1 1/4″ Circle
Embosslit Dies – Beautiful Wings
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain -Early Expresso
Accessories – Snail Glue, Bigshot, Stampin’ Pastels, Jewels – Basic Pearls, Dauber
Non-SU – Post-It Notes
I hope you enjoyed today’s card share.  I know I thoroughly enjoyed creating it!
Until next time, Enjoy!