Smooched Happy Birthday

My card today is one I created sometime ago while having a bit of a play with Stamp Pads & Dies.  Mind you, they are not normally colours I play with but I do know I was happy with it when finished.

To create my card, I smeared  Daffodil Delight & Tempting Turquoise Stamp Pads onto a piece of A4 Plastic Sleeve before spritzing with water.  I then grabbed a piece of Watercolour Paper & pressed it down into the Ink & smooched it around a little.  I repeated this a number of times until I was happy with the coverage.  The piece was then put aside to dry or you could dry it with your Heat Tool.

I cut the Butterfly from Basic Black Cardstock using the “Butterflies” Thinlits & running through the Big Shot.  I repeated the same process but this time with the large flower from the “May Flowers” Thinlits.

Once the “smooching” was dry, I layered it onto a piece of Daffodil Delight Card before layering onto the Base Card – Basic Black.  Both the Flower & Butterfly were the adhered to the top of the smooched card with Fine-Tip Glue Pen so that the die pieces looked like they were cut from the same Thinlit.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Thoughtful Banners” Stamp Set direct onto a piece of Tempting Turquoise Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut it down to size, cut into a Banner Shape the Left Hand End & adhered to the Card Front.

To pop the card a little, I decided that it needed a bit of “bling” so I adhered a row of Rhinestone Basic Jewels down the centre of the Butterfly, created her Antennas, added one to the centre of the flower & then randomly scattered a coupled around the card.  I was amazed how the card seemed to pop after doing this.

Hope you liked my card today.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Technique Treats

Today is suppose to be the release of our Technique Treats for February but with me being ill the last couple of weeks has put me behind in a lot of things, one of them being our 7-1-emboss-resist-augustTreats.

I do apologise for the inconvenience this may cause our avid followers, but please head back tomorrow as I promise they will be alive & read for you to purchase.

In the meantime, if you haven’t purchased any of our Treats, please click on the “Technique Treats” Page & do so.  We have lots of lovely techniques just waiting for you to have a play, like the sample shown using the lovely little Stamp Set “Gift from the Garden” or the one below – Watercolouring with Pencils using the gorgeous new “Beautiful You” Stamp Set.

Until tomorrow, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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FMS 273

The challenge this week over at Freshly Made Sketches is simple & easy.  You can make it fms-final-273-001what you like.  I decided to keep mine fairly simple with a little Water Colouring thrown in.

To create my card, I coloured a piece of Shimmery White CS with my Aqua Painter, Pear Pizzazz Ink for the grass, Soft Sky & Pool Party Inks for the Sky.

Once dry, I then stamped the Grass Image from the “Glamper Greetings” Stamp Set over my “grass” in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  A couple of small clouds from the “Life Me Up” Stamp Set were stamped in the sky (very had to see) in Soft Sky Ink.

I then cut the piece into 3 equal pieces before layering onto  piece of Basic Black CS leaving small edges showing around all pieces.  I originally had it layered onto Whisper White, but it did nothing for the card.  The Black makes the piece pop & the soft Water Colouring stand out a little.

The piece was layered onto a piece of Whisper White CS & then to the Base Card – Basic Black.

I have had an idea in my head about using this image after seeing Balloons in a certain way, so I set out & inked the large Balloon from “Lift Me Up” Stamp Set with Bermuda Bay Ink & Daffodil Delight using a Sponge Dauber.  I love how it turned out with the 2 colours. This was then die cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The small Balloon was inked in Bermuda Bay, cut with the matching “Up & Away” Framelits before it too, was adhered to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I masked off the top part of the “…..Happy Birthday” Image from the same set with Sticky Tape, inked it with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, removed the mask & stamped it onto a scrap of Whisper White CS.  I then cut it into a Banner Shape 1 end before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card, I tied 2 small Bows from Whisper White Twine & adhered to the Balloons with Mini Glue Dots.  The birds were hand drawn with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

Thank you once again FMS for a great sketch.  You still have time to play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Catalogues are Here

Today is the day you have all been waiting for.  Yep, it is “Catalogue Day” as both the Occasions & SAB go live.  This means ordering product from either the new Occasions or the Annual for a total of $AUD90.00 will earn you FREE product from the SAB Catalogue.  Spend $180.00 will get you 2 FREE products, etc (excludes P&H).

I thought I would share with you a cheeky little card I created from my FREE stamp set “Hey, Chick“.  When I first saw this set, it didn’t do anything for me, but I love it.  So many ideas going around in my head, so many cool creations on Pinterest.  I also used the lovely new Watercolour Pencils now available in the Occasions Catalogue.  Believe me, you will want these.  They are so smooth & very easy to blend.

If you live in the Frasier Coast area, please contact me for your FREE Catalogues or you can click on the Catalogues at the right hand side to download a copy of each.  Don’t forget to use your Hostess Code when placing your order online

By clicking on the link below, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.  Tutorial includes Products used & the Measurements (Metric & Imperial).

Until next time, Enjoy!

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You are Remarkable

G’day Stampers,

I am sharing a card we will be creating in our Technique Class this Sunday.

We created a “Pop Out Swing Card” using the gorgeous “Remarkable You” Stamp Set.  We also played with Aqua Painters by doing a little bit of Water Colouring & Sponging.

026wma-blogIf you haven’t created one of these cards, be sure to do so as they are very easy & so much fun to do.

I’ve had this stamp set for some time & finally managed to create what I wanted with it.  From the first I laid eyes on the set, I immediately thought of a water lily.  Funny how our minds work!

The Whisper White on the front of the card has been embossed with the Fluttering EF which I think fits perfectly with the set.  There is always butterflies & dragonflies around water lilies.

We completed the card by randomly scattering Rhinestones around it.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Thank You Card

Today’s card is a post showing you the Thank You Card I posted off to a friend a week or so ago.

It is a very simple card but with the lovely butterfly, ends up being something very special.

The butterfly has been coloured by creating a Colour Palette of Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake & Pool Party Inks, dipping a piece of Whisper White Card into the Palette & then cutting it out with the Butterfly Framelit.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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