Today is my niece’s 11th birthday & thought I would try something different. Well, I have done these types of cards before but not for such a long time. I did see something like this on Pinterest but of course, now unable to find it. Thank you so much for your inspiration.
To create my denim, I swiped Whisper White Craft Ink over Night of Navy Card. After cutting the pocket shape, I created my Faux Stitching with the Chalk Marker.
For a free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.
I was asked to create something for a Mother’s Day Raffle for a market I attended last Saturday. After surfing the net for an idea, I saw this card by Ann Craig. Perfect for what I had in mind. I actually had the colours & Stamp Set “Flower Shop” sitting on my desk from another project – will post at later date.
I purchased these frames for a couple of wedding jobs, but decided to create a couple of frames for Mother’s Day. I’ve actually had a couple of requests for them, so it was perfect timing. These will be posted in the net couple of weeks leading up to & after Mother’s Day.
The “Mother” wording I found on Pinterest & was perfect with what I wanted. It was printed onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.
I stamped the same piece of Card using Mossy Meadow Ink & the Leaf image from “Kinda Eclectic“. I randomly stamped an image from the “Gorgeous Grunge” Stamp Set in Hello Honey ink.
The flowers from “Flower Shop” & “Petite Petals” were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink & punched out with the matching Punches – “Blossom” & “Petite Petals” prior to adhering to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To finish it off prior to placing back into the frame, I scatted Pearls around the card & to the centres of the flowers.
I’m really happy with the Frame, so I only hope the winner of the raffle is too. I think they will be happy that it can be used again.
I’ve started creating Boxes of Cards for all Occasions. These make great gifts & you just never know when they may come in handy.
Today’s box is one I create for a small Christmas Present for a friend. In fact, I liked it so much, I created 2 sets. I’m not sure if I have cased this from someone as it was a little while ago, so if you recognise it, please let me know so that I can give you the credit.
To be honest it did start out as Christmas cards but quickly turned into a set of Birthday Cards. There are 4 cards in the box & they are a C6 (Australian) size ie 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I create a lot of cards this size as I think they are little more special than the normal standard size.
I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla CS with the Arrows EF before adhering a small narrow piece of Cherry Cobbler CS about 3/4″ from the top.
One large flower & 2 x small flowers were stamped onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Cherry Cobbler Ink before punching with the corresponding Pansy & Petite Petals Punches. These were adhered to the card with Stampin’ Diimensionals.
Two leaves were in Garden Green CS were punched with the Bird Builder Punch prior to adhering to card.
The “Happy Birthday” is from the Hostess Set – “Express Yourself” – Retired, which was stamped onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla CS, punched with the Modern Label Punch & adhered to a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS which just the ends punched with the same punch.
This whole piece was then adhered to the Base Card – Cherry Cobbler. The greeting was then adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish the card, I applied Pearls to the centre of the flowers & also to each end of the greeting.
I repeated this same step to create 3 more cards. The top of the box was created the same way except I had the base as Very Vanilla & the bottom of the box in Cherry Cobbler.
A little bit scary as it is a new platform for me so please be patient & bear with me while I get it all sorted, looking & running the way I would like.
First up is one of the cards we created in our Technique Class yesterday. Our technique was “Double Embossing”. A fun technique, one which can take some time to set up, but one that gives you a gorgeous final result. We also used some of the outgoing “In Colours” – GumBall Green, Raspberry Ripple & Primrose Petals.
The ladies loved the card – which is always a good sign!
Tutorial for this technique & card may be found by clicking on the Tutorial Page
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
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