Thursday, 21 August 2014

Papillion Potpourri Birthday Card

Butterflies flying in circles.
All products are SU:
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White.
Stamp sets: Papillion Potpouri, Apothecary Art.
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe,
Accessories: Butterfly punch, Doilies, Pearls, Lullaby DSP.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Wheels to Stamps

I have converted all my old wheels to stamps. Even though the wheels have retired from the SU catty there are some that I can't part with. I make cards to sell so retired products are fine to use.
If you're interested in doing this to your retired wheels it's vey simple.
Carefully cut the stamp off the wheel at the join with a crafte knife. You need the cling mount foam for the catalogue to mount your new wheel/border stamp. Cut the foam using a craft knife.
Ink up the wheel stamp with black Stazon ink. Peel off the paper on the non sticky side and stamp the image to the cling foam. Remove the paper off the sticky side and attach the stamp, making sure that you mount it the same way up as the stamped image.
You can store up to 10 jumbo wheel stamps and up to 15 standard wheel stamps in a wood mount case.
I love how successful this turned out.

Mosaic Madness Rosette

I cased the rosette from Pinterest, Lindsay Holran, and incorporated it onto these 2 cards.
One of these cards is for a 91year old lady, a friend of my Mum's.
The first card:
Cardstock: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White.
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow.
Stamp sets: Mosaic Madness, Sincere Salutations (R).
Accessories: Doilies, Modern Medley DSP (R) Decorative Label punch, Pearls.
The second card:
Cardstock: Natural White, Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow.
Inks: Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow.
Stamp sets: Mosaic Madness, Short n' Sweet.
Accessories: Mosaic EF, Doilies, Mosaic punch, Word Window, Modern Labrel punch, Pearls,
White ribbon (R).

Sunday, 17 August 2014

18th Birthday Card

I had very stricted instructions for the making of this card.
Matt's girlfirend's 18th birthday card.
Matt gave me the design on the right and chose the colours.
(The design was very similar to the first card I had published)
I think I've fulfilled all the criteria.
All products are Retired SU.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

When: Saturday 6th September
Time: 2.00 - 4.30pm
Make 6 cards, 3 of each design + envelopes.
Cost: $30 (which includes the single stamp "Bearing Gifts" valued at $18.95, yours to take home).
Bookings essential by 25th August so I can order your "Bearing Gifts" stamp and have them delivered before the class.
If you could bring along your SU markers or blendabilities so you're not waiting to colour in your polar bear children.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Perfect Peacodk

I was playing with this gorgeous stamp again today.
I've used the "Stained Glass Technique" for this card.
Stamped the velum and clear heat embossed the image.
I turned the velum over and colour in the peacock and flowers.
I then cut the image and backing vanilla card with Labels Framelits and trimmed it down.
I secured the velum to the vanilla card with mini Silver brads and a little bit of vellum tape hidden under 2 of the coloured areas.
I attached the peacock image using dimentionals to another piece of vanilla card embossed with the Perfect polka dot EF.
I fInished the card off with a piece of retired Marina Mist taffeta ribbon.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Blended Bloom

Another card with the cool water colour technique.
Inked up a clear block with Calypso Coral, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist inkpads.
Spritzed the block with water and stamped onto water colour paper. Heat dried with heat tool.
I then enhanced the centre of the flowe with SU markers and fussy cut the flower out.
I stamped the leaves from Kinda Eclectic in Mossy Meadow.
Embossed Basic Black Card with Dotty EF, attached all the top layers together and raised the flower using dimentionals.
Finished with some white organza ribbon and a couple of butterflies from the embosslits.