… What a fun technique & one we did a couple of weeks ago in our Technique Class.
Not only did we get to make a big mess with Embossing Powder, but we got to play with the Stampin’ Up! Wheels, which a couple of the ladies had not used previously.
I did do a similar car to the one here sometime ago, so decided to step it up a bit using new products. Of course, we had to create it using “girly” colours. The best part is I think this colour – “Melon Mambo” really showcases the Faux Leather Technique to perfection.
The new weekly challenges begins today over at Sunny Challenges & Creations & it was my turn to create the challenge. This time round, along with the sketch, it is to use Ribbon on your layout. How easy can it get?
My card has been created for a friend of mine who is celebrating her birthday today. As she lives on acreage, I decided to go with colours that best represent the bush in Australia – Green, Gold & Brown. I’ve never used these colours together & really like the effect they have created.
On the spur of the moment, I decided to try & use a Stampin’ Up! Wheel somehow in the design.
Measurements – Base Card – Daffodil Delight – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – scored in the middle & folded in half Layer 1 – DSP – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 9.5cm Layer 2 – Old Olive – 4 1/2″ x 1 5/8″ or 11.5cm x 4cm Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 1 1/2″ or 11cm x 3.5cm Layer 4 – Old Olive – 3 1/8″ x 2″ or 8cm x 5cm Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3″ x 1 7/8″ or 7.5cm 4.5cm
Inking my Wheel, I ran it over the long piece of Whisper White Cardstock, ensuring that the image was up the correct way, which meant that I had to run the wheelacross the Card 3/4 times, ensuring coverage was all over.
Grabbing my Blender Pen & a Stampin’ Up! Marker – Daffodil Delight, I coloured the flower from the wheel. As I didn’t want this part of the card to be the main focal point, I left it as is. This piece was then adhered to the longer piece of Old Olive Cadstock with Snail Adhesive.
Inking up the stem image with SU! Marker – Old Olive, I stamped it direct to the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock, run it through the Bigshot using the Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots, adhered it to the piece of Old Olive Cardstock using Snail Adhesive & finally to the piece of DSP ensuring I followed the sketch before adhering DSP with Multipurpose Glue.
I stamped 3 large flower images with Daffodil Delight onto Whisper White Cardstock & 3 using Soft Suede. These were cut out prior to attaching to the card with Snail Adhesive for the front flower & Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals for the back 2 flowers. All 3 smaller flower images were adhered to the middle of the larger flowers with Snail Adhesive.
I run a piece of Satin Ribbon across the bottom part of the DSP, tucked ends under, tied a knot & adhered the whole lot to the Base Card – Daffodil Delight with Snail Adhesive.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock in Old Olive Ink, punched using the Large Oval Punch, adhered to a piece of Daffodil Delight piece which had been punch with the Scallop Oval Punch & finally to the card with Snail Adhesive.
I popped 3 Pearls into the centre of each small flower to finish
G’Day Stampers, At our Christmas Party last year, we got to talking about recipes & one of the ladies asked if it was possible if we could swap recipes at our Friday class…… I immediately said I didn’t have a problem with it & after some thinking & how to go about it, today starts a new class which will be held the last Friday of the month
I am really excited about this venture, as I want to create pages that resemble cards, not the traditional recipe pages, while at the same time, still doing different techniques, layouts, etc. We will be completing 2 pages per month & maybe some months a couple of extra pages.
Now, this is a big step for me as I will be the first to acknowledge I HATE cooking!!!!! Yep, I cannot understand how people can be so passionate about it, but when you love it, you LOVE it!!!! I suppose they would say the same about my craft! To me cooking is just a means of surviving, but I love all those cooking shows, especially “My Kitchen Rules” & the kitchen shops….. I would be quiet happy to have a home with NO kitchen & if I have to cook, the Barbie would be enough for me, as I LOVE barbies…..
Our first page is from Noreen’s Kitchen – Ham & Cheese Muffins. These sound so yummy that maybe, just maybe, I could start baking….. Miracles are known to happen!
Measurements – Base Card – Pink Pirouette – 8 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ or 20.5cm x 14.5cm Layer 1 – Soft Suede – 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 14cm x 9.5cm Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 13.5cm x 9cm
Using SU! Very Vintage Wheel, Jumbo Handle & Pink Pirouette Ink, wheel across Pink Pirouette Cardstock until whole card is covered Adhere Recipe onto piece of Soft Suede Cardstock & then to the Pink Pirouette Base Adhere Ribbon across bottom section of car & tie bow off centre Stamp 3 flower images onto scrap piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock, 1 in Pink Pirouette, 2 in Soft Suede Cut around images, punch small holes in middle of each flower with Handheld Punch & insert Brad to the centres Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere all 3 flowers to the card
A very easy layout which can be used time & time again with different colours & products, but one which looks clean a& a little bit vintage.
I will post the 2nd recipe we completed in a couple of days, but for now – Enjoy!
It was my turn to bring the challenge this week & boy, did I have a hard time creating my card…. Along with the sketch, we have to use the colours of Pink Pirouette & Early Expresso.
Measurements – Base Card – Early Expresso – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 10.5cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half Layer 1 – Pink Pirouette – 4″ x 1 1/2″ or 10cm x 3.5cm Layer 2 3 4 – Pink Pirouette – 2 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 6cm x 4.8cm
I inked my wheel in Early Expresso Ink & run it down the long strip of Pink Pirouette before adhering to the Base Card – Early Expresso with Snail Adhesive.
I run 2 pieces of Pink Pirouette through the Bigshot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder & adhered 1 piece to the bottom & 1 piece to the top of the Base Card.
For the middle piece, I inked another wheel in Early Expresso Ink & run it over the 3rd piece of Pink Pirouette & adhered to the Base Card with Snail Adhesive.
I stamped my stentiment onto Whisper White using Early Expresso Ink, run it through the Bigshot using the Ovals Die, sponged Early Expresso around the edge, stamped the flower image over the top before adhering to the Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I am not sure if I like the effect of the oval edge, but I suppose it will grow on me!
I stamped 1 large flower & 1 small flower onto Whisper White with Early Expresso Ink, cut around both flowers, adhered the small to the large flower with Stampin Dimensionals & then to the Card, again with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I appied a Basic Pearl to the centre of the flower
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue, Well Scripted
Ink – Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso
For a card which started out as a bit of an idea in my head, it turned into a very complicated one. After colouring, ripping, tearing, stamping, then stamping, colouring, inking, embossing I think I am happy with the final result but….
The card was created from the challenge over at Stamping 411 and you know wthat that means – All measurements have been done for you.
Here’s some possible measurements to get you started:
1.Layer One – Card Base cut at 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded
2.Layer Two – 4 x 5.25”
3.Layer Three – Die Cut or other Shape – approximately 3.5”
4.Layer Four – 3.25”
5.Layer Five – 3”
I cut my 2nd layer using Whisper White Cardstock, stamped using my SU Wheel & Basic Grey Ink. It has been so long since I have used a Wheel that I quiet enjoyed it again & must remember to use them more often. I randomly coloured the image using my Aqua Painter & Pink Pirouette Ink. I wasn’t too concerned about going out of the lines or how I coloured it as I think it looks a little better this way. This was adhered to my base card – Pink Pirouette Cardstock.
I cut my 3rd layer using Pink Pirouette Cardstock but didn’t do a border as it looked a little too much when I did, so I skipped it. I do hope the operators will forgive me for this. I then stamped the flower images using Basic Grey & Pink Pirouette Inks stamping randomly over Whisper White Cardstock. This piece was run through my Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots. I adhered this to a piece of Basic Grey, adhered to the Pink Pirouette, added a piece of Satin Ribbon, tied a bow & then adhered to the base card. I applied Basic Pearls to the middle of the flowers.
Now you ask how could this take me hours to create & finish, but believe me it did! I nearly gave in a number of times, but wouldn’t let it get the better of me. This is for a special 50th Birthday. I know it has no greeting, etc but I like them to be blank sometimes, especially for such a special occasion!
Stamp Set – Vintage Vogue
Ink – Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock – Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Whisper White
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin Pretty in Pink
Wheel – Very Vintage
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Pearls, Aqua Painter
Now, I must go & do what I am supposed to be doing – printing & creating invitations!
Tip – I’ve used magnets which I’ve had lying around the house. On the Cottage Garden one, I cut them in a rectangle, while on the Vintage Vogue sample, I’ve used the 1″ Circle Punch. Both ways work well!
Until next time when I will post the remaining part of the gifts, enjoy!
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!