April 29, 2009

Birdie Always Sweet

I don't often use the bird in this stamp set but thought it would go well with this cards dimensions, as I had decided to create a Gatefold Card again. I love these two colours together. At first I was going to ink the bird in one colour then chose to use the Rock 'n' Roll technique. I think it enhances the card and love the way it turned out.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up©)
Stamp Sets: Always and baroque Motifs.
Cardstock: Ruby Red, So Saffron and Whisper White.
Inks: Ruby Red and So Saffron.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch.

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April 28, 2009

Pastel Delight

Again on my trying different folds run. For this card I used Cami's Trifold card (Splitcoaststampers.com). A nice way to make a card that is a little different. Next time I will make it longer as well and see how that turns out. I wanted the card to look soft and pretty so I have used all pastel colours together.

Supplies: (All Stampin'Up©)
Stamp set: Live Your Dream (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana and Pretty in Pink.
Inks: Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink.
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" circle punch and Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon.

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April 27, 2009

Happy Anniversary

I created this card for my mum and dads Wedding Anniversary. Mum absolutely adores the colour purple, so colour choice was easy. I chose to make it a Gatefold Card. Still on the trying different techniques and folds run. The stamp used was one I purchased from a lady in the US. I have been wanting to use it for ages so it was great to get it out and finally put some ink on it.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up©)
Stamp Set: Love Is a Great Thing (retired)
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum and Whisper White.
Inks: Perfect Plum and Pale Plum.
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch.

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April 24, 2009

Simple and Sweet

I made this card for one of my classes held back in March. I really love the the simplicity of it and how the focus is on the stamped image. I haven't used this set in quite a while so it was nice to dust it off and play with it again.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up©)
Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Thanks and Short and Sweet.
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Rose Red and Whisper White.
Inks: Basic Black, Old Olive and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers.
Accessories: Bashful Blue 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, PaperPiercer and White Gel Pen.

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April 23, 2009

More Embossing

This is Emboss Resist with a difference and I loved how this turned out. On the Splitcoast Stampers site it is called Emerging Colour. I will definately use this technique again as the results are so effective.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up©)
Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Simply Said and Cheer and Wishes.
Cardstock: Whisper White and Not Quite Navy.
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Pretty in PInk and Versamark.
Accessories: Brayer, Clear embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals and scissors.

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April 21, 2009

Embossing Technique

I have been trying different techniques lately. Just for something different. I tried the Emboss Resist technique on this card. Next time I give it a go I will use a stronger, more defined stamp image to get a sharper effect. It's all about trial and error.

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up©)
Stamp set: Priceless and Short and Sweet.
Cardstock: Taken with Teal and Whisper White.
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White Craft Pad and Versamark.
Accessories: Clear embossing powder, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Brayer.

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Cards for your man or the men in your life.

I always find it hard to come up with card designs for the males in my life. Whether it be for my brothers, uncles and sometimes even for hubby. However I am happy with the how these turned out and am happy to share them.

All supplies used are Stampin' Up©
First card:
Stamp sets: Boho Backgrounds
Cardstock: Not quite Navy, More Mustard and Whisper White.
Inks: Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Stylised Silver Hodgepodge, Scallop Edge Punch, 11/4 circle punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon.

I enjoyed making this card. I am exploring new techniques and folds. This card used the triangle trifold. You can't tell from the photo but the circle is raised as well as the flower with the hodgepodge in the centre.

Second Card:
Stamp sets: Priceless and Short and Sweet.
Cardstock: Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel and Very Vanilla.
Inks: Really Rust and Sage Shadow.
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Paper Piercer and Twill Tape.

Thanks for looking and take care.

Finally Some Cards

I created a few of these cards a while back but have not had time to put them on my blog. So here they are, finally.
Some of these cards were created for one of my classes and I focussed on making the designs simple.

Supplies used are all Stampin' Up©
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Naturals Ivory and Mellow Moss.
Stamp sets: Priceless and Short and Sweet.
Inks: Perfect Plum, So Saffron and Mellow Moss.
Accessories: Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, Stampin Dimensionals and Paper Piercing.

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