This was going to be a card for Crafty Creations but as I am no longer doing it – a friend has taken over – & I am having a bit of a break from everything. I thought I would share it anyway. It has a bit of Double Embossing, Fussy Cutting & Sponging.
I also decided to play with Monochrome Colours & went for Mint Macaron & Lost Lagoon. I am really liking these colours & may even use them more often.
The Butterfly is one I found in a drawer, screaming out to be used.
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I created a few Christmas Tags for those that came to our last Technique & Xmas Break Up Class.
It was a fun arvo creating our Peace Star & sitting around having a chat eats & laughs afterwards. We don’t always get to do this as we sort of rush off with places to go & people to see.
I punched a piece of Very Vanilla CS using the Triple Banner Punch & thread a piece of Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine through the top.
As I had scraps of the Home for Christmas DSP I decided to try & use them up, so I adhered 2 strips of the DSP to the Tag, fussy cut the Poinsettias, & adhered them to the tags with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the greeting, I stamped “Merry Christmas” from “Petite Pairs” onto Very Vanilla CS in Mossy Meadow Ink before punching with the Large Oval Punch. I adhered them to a piece of Mossy Meadow CS punched from the Scallop Oval Punch before adhering to the top of the Tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Very easy Tags, but ones that are made from scraps of left over DSP & put to good use.
A lovely friend of my come to my rescue a couple of weeks ago when I had double booked myself, in that she set up wedding stationery at a reception for me. Can’t say how grateful I am Bron & again many thanks.
I had started & finished about 3 cards but wasn’t really happy with them, so I decided to play along with the challenge over at Sweet Sunday sketch Challenge. It has been such a long time since I’ve played along with a challenge.
It took me a little to get started as I wanted to create a card using Wild About Flowers which was sitting on my desk from another creation. It is such a cute little set & could easily be used for many occasions.
I originally stamped the flowers in Pink Pirouette but ended up stamping over the top in Melon Mambo & they just popped! I then went from Early Espresso to Melon Mambo for the sentiment.
After a little bit of sponging, playing with different product, I finally came up with something that I was completely happy with. I’m so glad I added the Tea Lace Paper Doily & the Lace as it sort of gives it a softer look.
I can’t believe that I haven’t posted in nearly a month. I have been creating but have been busy with weddings too which means I don’t get onto my blog as much as I would like.
Today’s post is of a couple of little Christmas Bags of yummy chocolates I created last month for a couple of markets I attended. In fact, they are proving very popular that they just about walk out the door. I’ve had to come home each time & do more. They make for great little Christmas Gifts.
To create my bag I used the Gift Bag Punch Board, the gorgeous new “Home forChristmas” DSP which is from the current Holiday Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of the catalogue.
I combined Mossy Meadow, Real Red & Very Vanilla Card for my Banners, which were created using the Triple Banner Punch. I covered couple of Pegs with the Same DSP which held the Banner in place & closed the little bag.
I was playing around the other day when I was supposed to be preparing for my Volunteer Class. The supplies were all sort of sitting on the desk waiting to be put away in their proper places when an idea jumped into my head.
When I look at it, it is a quick 5 minute card. If only it took me 5 minutes to create.
I don’t have a tutorial for this card, but will go through how I created it.
To create the mask, I cut the centre from a piece of scrap paper using the small frame from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. I applied 2-Way Glue to the back of it, allowed to dry & adhered it to a piece of 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 14cm x 10cm Very Vanilla CS. Once dry, 2-Way Glue adheres temporary, so this is perfect for creating masks.
I sponged Crumb Cake Ink all over that I wouldn’t have any sponge marks on my card. I then went around the edges a little darker using Crumb Cake.
I then spritzed a little water onto my fingers & randomly flicked it over the sponged area. This created the water marks on my card & add a little bit of interest to the background.
I stamped the image from Moon Lake (Retired) & the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Early Espresso Ink prior to adhering to a piece of Early Espresso Card & finally to the Base Card – Very Vanilla.
Our card today is the 2nd card from our Technique Class a couple of Sundays ago. You can view the 1st card below.
Again, we used the “Irresistibly Yours” DSP from SALE-A-BRATION! I love, love, love this paper.
Remember you only have 2 days to go to grab some for yourself as it ends 31 March & will no longer be available. All you have to do is purchase $AUD90. worth of products before P&H.
As our class was spilt into 2 lots of tables, the class were working on 2 different cards at the same time. The ladies seem to enjoy working this way as there is less waiting on items & things tend to run a little smoothly.
We used the gorgeous “Butterfly Basics” Bundle which includes the “Butterfly Basic” Stamp Set & the matching Butterflies Thinlits Dies. These items are from the Occasions Catalogue.
My card today is one we created in our Technique Class a couple of Sundays ago. It is using the gorgeous “Irresistibly Yours” DSP from the SALE-A-BRATION Catalogue which ends Tuesday, 31st March. This DSP may be earned FREE when you spend $AUD90.00 less P&H, but you will have to be quick as you only have 4 days to go.
We also used the lovely “Painted Petals” Stamp Set which is in the current Occasions Catalogue, Page 19.
With lots of sponging, stamping adding a little Button, Twine & Rhinestones you have yourself a lovely card.
Today’s card is one I did way back in June/July when we could pre-order for the current catalogue. I have just found it in my blog file & one which I thought I had posted.
To create my card, I stamped the background images direct onto the Base card Whisper White in Smokey Slate Ink, ensuring the images were in the middle of the card & not too high or low. I then stamped the large flower image onto a scrap of Whisper White with Memento Black Ink & coloured with Daffodil Delight & Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities before cutting out & setting aside.
A piece of Modern Medley DSP (Retired) was adhered to the Top & Bottom of the Base Card. I then attached the large flower to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 3 x Basic Black Leaves were punched with the Bird Builder Punch prior to adhering under the flower.
The Sentiment from Petite Pairs was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, prior to cutting into a Banner Shape at the bottom. A Basic Black & Whisper White Banner was created prior to adhering all 3 to the top part of the card.
To finish it off, I adhered a row of Pearls along the top of the Banner & again along the top of the DSP. I then scattered smaller Pearls around the card.
You may recognise this card as it is on Page 170 of the current catalogue. I’ve changed it around to suit what I had to play with.
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.