I’ve been having a play with my new Blendabilities and the new stamps I got in my latest order. I love the Perfect Peacock stamp. I saw a lovely card done at Convention and I couldn’t wait to receive my own so I could have a play. It didn’t take as long as I expected to colour in. I think it took longer to unthread the sequins and stick them on!! I also wanted to try it using Dazzling Diamonds. So I stamped it in Versamark, then used some heat and stick powder and dunked a whole tub of Dazzling Diamonds onto it!! Did you know that glitter goes a looooong way. I think I’m still wearing it!!! The photo doesn’t really do it justice but the glitter seems to have hints of bermuda bay and blackberry bliss so I teamed them together. I’d love to hear what you think!!! Happy Stamping …
It’s starting to get a bit warmer during the day now although it is a bit chilly at night time. Here’s the cards that we made at July Stamp Club (yes I know I’m late posting!!) I was inspired by swaps that I had received at Convention for all these cards. The first one is from fellow Demonstrator, Cathy Clark.
Here is her card using the Spirelli technique.
Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Pennants die, Boho Blossoms punch, White baker’s twine, Cherry Cobbler baker’s twine, Rhinestone.
The next card was inspired by Bronwen Cornish. I did virtually the same card that she did. We made ours in Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise. You can’t really tell from the photo but we put a multipurpose adhesive sheet over the centre panel and put dazzling diamonds over the top. We were all a bit sparkly going home!!
Stamps: It’s Your Birthday, Mixed Bunch
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Blossom punch, Multi-purpose adhesive sheets, 1″ circle punch, dazzling diamonds.
The last card was by Heather Moekotte which I just love! I really love the Tea Shoppe stamp set. And guess what, it’s in the new Catalogue!!!! woo hoo!!!
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler marker, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Labels collection framelits, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, crochet trim, sponge.
Here’s the last card that we will be making today. I cased this one from here. This card looks much nicer in the flesh. I’ve glittered the flower in the middle (and myself and the desk!!) using Dazzling Diamonds.
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Stamp Set: Mixed Bunch, Kindess Matters
Paper: Twitterpated DSP, Basic Grey, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Versa mark
Accessories: Scallop Sqaure Duo die, Finial Press embossing folder, corner rounder punch, Blushing Bride pleated satin ribbon, Modern label punch, Decorative label punch, heat and stick powder, dazzling diamonds.
I’m starting to get my Christmas cards ready, although I still have quite a few to go!! So each time I have a workshop, I’m trying to make a few extra cards to add to my stash. Last weekend, I made the following card, showcasing the ornament punch and Delightful Decorations stamp set which is the current special.
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations, Christmas Greetings, Baroque Motifs
Inks: Cherry Cobbler (I love this!!), Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin’ma’jig, Old Olive Ribbon from Mistletoe pack, two way glue pen, Ornament punch
My hostess also wanted to do a card that wasn’t for Christmas so I cased this one from Teneale Williams. I thought this card was gorgeous!! Thanks Teaneale!!!
Stamp sets: Just Believe, Short & Sweet
Ink: Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Marina Mist
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Modern label punch, basic pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon