February 16, 2009

Valentines Card

My DH and I don't really celebrate Valentines Day. Some years we have gone out for dinner and other times we have stayed home. I don't like to get caught up in the commercialism of it all. In saying that however, we do give each other a card. So here is this years effort for my DH.

Stamp Set - Boat Loads of Love. I have had this set for a while but it saw the light only last week.
Cardstock - Watercolour Paper, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Stazon Black
Watercolour Crayons - Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Briliant Blue, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise, Going Gray and Charcoal.

I used Stampin Dimensionals to raise the small boat and the steam puffs. The heart is stamped onto Real Red Cardstock, cut out and then tucked into the small boat.
Finally I used my Colour Spritzer Tool and used Brilliant Blue and Tempting Turquoise markers to spray the colour.

All materials are Stampin' Up©

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A Birthday Card for a Friend.

It seems to be the month for birthdays. Here is yet another birthday card I made for a friend.
Used my new bellas again - aaaahhh, love them.

Image is Cakeabella, perfect for birthdays.
Other materials used:
Cardstock - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, So Saffron and Watercolour paper.
Inks - Rose Red, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa.
Sentiment - Wonderful Words.
Accessories - Rhinestone Brads (Fire Squares), 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch (Spring mini 2008).

All materials are Stampin' Up© unless otherwise specified.

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February 11, 2009

Gift Bags & Boxes

These gift bags were made for a workshop held at my home on Saturday. The ladies loved the boxes and had a great time making them.
All the templates for the bags/boxes themselves come from the Splitcoaststampers website. A wonderful resource.
All the supplies are Stampin Up©.
Stamp set: Eastern Blooms (summer mini)
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White and Soft Sky.
DSP: Fall Flowers
Inks: Regal Rose, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Old Olive, Rose Red and Pumpkin Pie.
Additional Elements: Stampin Dimensionals, Grosgrain Ribbon, Taffeta ribbon, Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Designer Label Punch and White Gel Pen.

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February 07, 2009

Birthday card for Brother-in-law

A few of my friends got together and ordered a whole lot of Bellas and Fellas recently and they finally arrived, so I got to have a little play. I made this card for my Brother-in-laws birthday. Thought it quite appropriate as he loves to bbq. The colours are probably a bit dark as you lose the detail. Next time I will choose slightly lighter colours or try colouring using my watercolour crayons for as softer effect.

The image is Grillafella from the stamping bella range. I have wanted to get my hands on these stamps for a year now and finally have some. Very exciting. Let's be honest - any stamp set or anything to do with craft and stamping is awesome.

I used Stanpin Up© cardstock and markers in So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy and Bordering Blue. The fella is stamped onto watercolour card with Stazon.
I stamped the sentiment onto twill tape with Bravo Burgundy ink.

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