Wedding Wishes

I have been missing in action the last week or 2 but am feeling up to doing a little today.  While the going is good, I thought I would also try a little post.  It is also a challenge from our FB Page to do an extra blog this week.  Well, seeing as though I set the challenge, I felt I had to play along.

As I don’t have a card created (still not creating), I thought I would start sharing some of our cards we have created for our Technique Treats – #1 Collection.  In saying that I will only be sharing 1 or 2 from each collection.  You are still able to purchase the tutorials for the posted card along with the other cards in the collection by heading over to the “Technique Treats” Page.

My first card is one we did way back in February 2016 when the 2016 Occasions Catalogue come out.  It has been created using the lovely “Rose Wonder” Stamp Set along with the coordinating “Rose Garden” Framelits.  The technique is “Re-Inkers” – perfect for getting more use from your Re-Inkers.

I also used the Layering Squares Framelits along with the gorgeous Neutrals Paper StackBasic Black which pops the Flower.

Until next time, Enjoy!

 

Vicky

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Technique – Re-Inkers #1

“Rose Wonder”

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Remarkable You

Although my card today is a very simple one & with colours I don’t normally play with, I am rather happy with the final result.  I am really loving the Yellows & Greys together with#2---July lots of White Space & touches of Greens.

I played with the sketch from last month to create my card, along with DSP & Blender Pens, not to mention a little bit of fussy cutting but hey I love that bit!

The colours I used were Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive.  The DSP is Basic Grey from the Neutrals Paper Pack.  The Ribbon is retired but easily replaced with Twine, Card or  Washi Tape.

Don’t forget, the Free Tutorial to create your own card includes Measurements (Imperial & Metric) plus a list of Supplies used to create my card.

Until next time, Happy Sampin’

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Bon Voyage

G’day Stampers,

Time seems to be flying by of late but I have been busy creating & will be sharing again as 5  June - TTof this week.  Of course, the free tutorials will still be available with the cards.

Today’s card is one I did playing with one of the techniques from the current Technique Treats – Split Negative & Spotlighting, so I thought I would see what I could come up using my extra piece left over from the Split Negative Technique, as you always end up with an extra piece.

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If you haven’t purchased any of the Technique Treats, be sure to pop over to the Technique Treats Page to find out what it is all about & to purchase your favourite Treat.  We have had great feedback which is always good to hear.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I created my card today when the new 2016 Occasions Catalogue went live & suddenly realised that I hadn’t shared it with you.

Balloon Celebration” is a 2 or 3-Step Stamping set.  Love it when that happens.  It also has a matching “Balloon Bouquet” Punch which means it is sold as a bundle & you are able to save 15%.

After my photo was taken, I realised I hadn’t stamped the balloon outlines around my images.  I’ve since done that & they popped immediately.  I have also posted the card off to a friend so no updated photo.

There is a free tutorial for you to download & create your own card.  Click on the link above the photo.

Tip –  When stamping over images, be sure to select colours that will not mix & become yukky colours when overlapping.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

130. Happy Birthday – Balloon Celebration

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Card #2 for the Males

Our card today is the 2nd one we did in our class last month.  Again, it is a very CAS – Clean & Simple Card, but one I am happy with.

I stamped the Globe Image onto a scrap of Very vanilla CS in Memento Black prior to punching out with Extra-Large Oval Punch.  I also punched a piece of Basic Black CS with the same Punch & adhered to the stamped piece but just showing a small amount of Black down 1 side.

A piece of Crumb Cake DSP from the Neutrals Stack was layered onto a piece of Basic Black CS before a strip of Basic Black CS was adhered across the middle.  The punched Ovals were adhered to the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Crazy About You” onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS, cut down to size, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhered to the strip of Basic Black, tucking the end under the punched Ovals.

This piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Crumb Cake.

To finish the card, I adhered 3 Basic Back Candy Dots to the bottom right corner.

Until next time Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy Father’s Day

In one of my classes last month we created  a couple of cards for Dad or for the male in your family.  They were very simple cards, but they were meant to be this way.  I think with male cards we tend to try & overthink them.  It is best we keep them CAS – Clean & Simple.

I stamped the engine image from “Traveler” Stamp Set onto a piece of Very Vanilla CS using Memento Black Ink.  The image from “Gorgeous Grunge” was stamped either side of the engine in Crumb Cake Ink.

Happy Father’s Day” is from “Crazy About You” Stamp Set & is stamped direct onto the same card in Memento Black Ink.

I adhered a piece of Basic Black from the Neutrals DSP to the bottom of the card before layering onto a piece of Basic Black CS & then to the Base Card – Crumb Cake.

3 Basic Black Candy Dots were adhered to the bottom left hand corner of the card.

Have a lovely day stampin’

Vicky

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To complete the card, I adhered 3 Basic Black Candy Dots to the left hand corner of the card.

Gift Bags

As part of my Catalogue Launch I created a couple of Gift Bags using now retired DSP & the new Triple Banner Punch.

I grabbed a couple of pieces of DSP from each Pack – Neutrals, Subtles, Brights & Regals.  This way, I thought I would let my guests choose which one suited them.  Each bag was filled with Chocolates & retired Product – Ribbons, Brads, etc.

To create my Banners, I teamed them up with colours that I took from the DSPColour Coach.  I also used the “Work of ArtStamp Set to take away the blank look of the Whisper White Banner.  To close my Bags, I used the little Clothespins which I covered with matching DSP of each bag but using the opposite side.

I was really happy with theses bags & the ladies loved them.  Mind you, using the new Gift Bag Punch Board makes life so much easier.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Card in a Box

A couple of weeks ago I had a request to create a card for someone who was in hospital.  Janet especially asked for the type I012wm-blog had given her for her birthday.  Mind you, I had to put my thinking cap on as to what one she was talking about.

After talking for a few minutes, I was told the lady loved singing, was a member of a local Musical Group, had written about 60 songs & could paly a couple of instruments.  After hearing how talented this lady was, it could only be one type of card.  One with lots of music notes, etc  & somehow include flowers.

Not only had it to be a Card in a Box, but big enough for about 20 people to sign, so I sat myself down & played around until I was happy with a template that fitted into an A4 Envelope (Aus).  There are heaps of tutorials on how to create these cards, but none the size I wanted.

For the back, I adhered a Treble Clef to a piece of Whisper White Card – enough room for everyone to sign or write a small message.

For the notes, I printed them direct onto Whisper White Card & fussy cut them 001a-wm-bloguntil I thought I had enough.  My piano keys were created by drawing lines with the Basic Black Marker, punched so many pieces of Basic Black Card using the Word Window Punch, cut off the tops & adhered to the Whisper White Card.  Not being  musical person, I had to actually check out the layout of a piano prior to adhering my keys (I did learn the piano when a kid, would you believe).

After adhering all my notes & flowers I decided it looked a little funny so I took the flowers down & cut some grass from Old Olive Card using the Fringe Scissors.  I then repositioned the flowers along the top of the piano & a couple throughout.  Much better!  The flowers 011wm-blogwere cut from Real Red & Daffodil Delight Card by running through the Big Shot using the Blossom Party Originals Die (Retired).

On the back of the card I typed “Wishing you a Speedy Recovery” & left it blank so that there would be more room for messages & signing.

I’m really happy with the card, especially the pops of Red & yellow.  Janet said the Music Group couldn’t believe it when they saw it – they loved it!  I only hope the lady that received it loved it too.

Would love to know what you think?

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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