Happy Birthday

I thought I would share with you a card I created when I first received my pre-order goodies.  I wasn’t that keen on it, but it has grown on me & I am quiet liking it now.

I started casing a card from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue but then it sort of took a life of its own.  Do you find that happening when creating cards?

For my Rose, I cut it out twice – once in Very Vanilla & the 2nd time in Rose Red – keeping all the little pieces.  I then adhered the Very Vanilla Outline to a 2nd piece of Very Vanilla & fussy cut around it.  The Fine-Tip Glue Pen is just perfect for this.

Patience is now required as I then placed all the Rose Red pieces back into their spots, again using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I then added “Wink of Stella – Clear” to the Rose Red but you can’t see it in the photo.

It’s a very CAS (Clean & Simple) which took me a little more time than I expected.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

109. Happy Birthday – Timeless Textures

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Celebrate…

.. with “By the Tide” for another challenge over at Can You Case ItCYCI100-232x300

I thought this a perfect way to create a card for my one of my brother’s birthdays coming up in January and decided to have a play with one of the punches that was sitting on my desk & not yet put away or am I being lazy?  I often like to stretch my supplies & use them in other ways – gets me out of my comfort zone.

After deciding to go with Marina Mist & Night of Navy – let’s face it, you don’t have a choice when you are playing with this set – I opted to add a little bit of Soft Suede to break it up a little, so I used it as a layer & also for my greeting.

Thank you to the Design Team for a great challenge.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

107 – Celebrate – By the Tide

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Products used to create my card –

Best Dad Ever

I saw a card on Pinterest some time ago and decided to have ago at a little bit of masking & sponging.  I’ve sponged onto Whisper White Textured Cardstock as I am trying to use up my stock.  It also gives a little bit of a wow factor to my card.

I created a mask from scrap paper by cutting a circle with the Circles Collections Framelits & running it through the Big Shot.  I applied 2-Way Glue to the back of it & waited until it dried which gives me a temporary mask & one that can easily be removed.

After adhering my mask to my piece of Textured Whisper White Card, I started sponging with Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral & finally Soft Sky Inks with a couple of Sponges.  Once I was happy with the depth of colour, I removed the mask & stamped the image from “Sail Away” (retired) direct over the sponging with Memento Black Ink.

With my Scoring Tool, I scored 2 lines down the Left Hand Side, 5 down the Right Hand Side & 1 along the Top & Bottom of007dad-wm-blog score the Card.  I then decided that that I would weave the score lines for a little bit of a different look.  Love to know what you think?

This piece was layered onto a piece of Soft Sky Card prior to adhering to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the sentiment “Best Dad Ever” onto a scrap of Whisper White Card in Memento Black Ink, cut a Banner Shape into the Left Hand End prior to adhering to Right Hand Side of Card.

I’m really happy with the final look of the card.  A little different to the one I took the inspiration from.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Supplies used –

Supply List

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Any Many More…

… was the only Stamp Set we used on our 2nd card in our Technique Class last Sunday.

I think this is a very simple, easy card but one with a bit of a “WOW”.  I especially loved how all the cards in our class were all so very different – some bright, some very, very bright while others were a little toned down like mine.

We’ve been playing with Dies the last few months & I am really enjoying it.  There are just so many ways to use your Dies that my hands can’t keep up with my head.

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If you would like to come along to one of my classes, please check out the “Classes/Workshops” Page.  The classes have now been updated for August & September.  If the days & times do not suit, please feel free to contact me to arrange a time to suit you.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky