My lovely friend Brownyn Eastley is starting a new challenge on her blog, addINKtive Designs, and I thought I might give it a try!!
I thought this was going to be easy but it took a little while to come up with a card. I decided to go nice and simple and create a baby card using the cute little bird from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (which you can get for free during Sale-a-bration). I stamped the bird on a scrap piece of thick whisper white cardstock, which works nicely with a little bit of watercolouring, and cut him out. I then used the new honeycomb embellishments and spritz a white one with So Saffron. I may have looked like I had a jaundice hand for the rest of the day!!
I just love the seam binding ribbons and I had picked up the Early Espresso one in the Year End sale in December so I thought it would make a great base for my little bird to sit on.
For my sentiment, I used a label from the Project Life Cards & Labels framelits and tucked in under the bird. I also punched a tiny heart from the Confetti Stars border punch.
Here’s a close up.
Now to wait for a little baby to arrive so I can send them this card!!
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I think it’s the coldest day of Winter that we’ve had so far!! And it’s windy so that doesn’t help either. But today’s card certainly has a touch of spring in it.
One of the talented ladies in my team, Rose (check out her blog here) shared a cute card that she had entered into the latest TGIF challenge and it inspired me to give it a go as well.
So here is the sketch challenge.
I was getting ready for next week’s stamp club and I had out the Circle of Spring stamp set when I saw the challenge picture and I thought I could use the wreath as the focus of the card.
I’ve also been wanting to use the new Brick Wall embossing folder and thought it might make a nice background. I used my blender pens to colour in the flowers using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink. I think I am slightly addicted to these colours!
Here is a close up of the wreath.
To add the sentiment I stamped only a portion of the stamp from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set as the whole saying didn’t fit into the space that I had. I then cut it out using the Bitty Banner framelits and cut off the points and attached it to the label framelit from the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.
I’m sending this card off to one of the girls in my team who isn’t feeling well at the moment. I hope it cheers her up a little. Get well soon, my friend!!
One of the great parts of being involved in my stamping team is swapping!!
To celebrate the arrival of a new catalogue (and the opportunity for demonstrators to purchase products prior to the release of the catalogue), we have decided to do a Pre-order swap. This way we can share samples of products that we might not have yet to our customers and be inspired to purchase them.
There are lots of yummy new stamps coming, so it was hard to decide, but I decided to make a swap using the Awesomely Artistic stamp set that I received at Leadership during Convention as most of the other girls involved in the swap had not received this set.
I’m pleased to see that Typeset DSP has carried over, so I thought I would use it in my swap as well.
I stamped the flower image in Mint Macaron but it’s a little hard to see. Here’s a close up of the detail.
It needed a touch of bling, so I heat embossed the sentiment and dragonfly using gold embossing powder.
I added a piece of Watermelon Wonder lace and tried to make the baker’s twine look randomly squiggled behind the sentiment. Think I need to practice that technique!! Oh well, it’s the thought that counts, right??
Let me know what you think!! And if you would like to find out more about the benefits of becoming a demonstrator and being able to purchase products before everyone else, please contact me at email@example.com
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One of the lovely parts of Leadership at Convention is receiving a special gift in the form of a new stamp set. This year, we received the Awesomely Artistic set, which has lots of great stamps in it.
My friend, Jess, has been experimenting lately with doing different backgrounds and she has inspired me to give it a go too.
I started with a piece of watercolour paper, then inked up my stamp with Mossy Meadow and gave it a spritz with some water directly onto the stamp. I then bravely stamped it onto the card. Phew, one stamp down!!
I continued on with the other stamps in the set. It’s a scary process!!! But I think I’m happy with the end result. I was a bit impatient to wait for it to dry so I used my heat gun to speed up the process.
I cut a piece of the burlap trim to remove the stitching and layered it with a piece of the lace trim. Doesn’t it look pretty!! I even hand cut out the dragonfly!! I didn’t cut out the label though as it perfectly matches the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.
I hope you like it!!
Here’s a close up.
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