10 June 2011 – Butterfly Birthday

I have a friend who is having a 21st birthday party this weekend (I’m excited that I still have such young friends!!) and I needed to make a card and a box for the present.  I’ve still got the box to go, but I’m working tonight and need to have a sleep this afternoon, so I’ll be madly making one tomorrow!!  Nothing like leaving it to the last minute!!

I am definately loving the Elements of Style stamp set.  I have cased this card from Tania Gould, and haven’t changed it much.  It’s amazing how you can make a mistake work for you!!  As I was putting the tape on the back of the very vanilla piece, when I turned it over, I had a black spot right in the middle of the top which wasn’t going to be hidden by the butterfly!!!  So out comes the spritzer tool and the black marker and away we go!!  You can get really carried away with spritzing if you’re not careful!!

I also love bling so after colouring the butterfly, I drowned it in Champagne mist shimmer paint which has been mixed with Isocol.  So much glitter, just beautiful!!  Because the paper was a wee bit damp, I dried it with my heat tool and then scrunched it a bit.  And then added such a bit more shimmer paint, this time with a sponge dauber.  You really can’t have too much glitter!!  Honestly!!!

I have also rediscovered shrinky dink plastic.  I couldn’t find a birthday greeting small enough for my punches so I used the large oval punch to punch out the greeting, which I had stamped with Staz-on ink and then heated it with my heat tool.  It’s fun watching it melt and hoping it will end up flat!!  I added a touch of lace as well.  I hope you like it!!

Can you see the glitter!!

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, On Your Birthday

Ink:  Basic Black, Wild Wasabi marker, Rose Red marker, Pretty in Pink marker, Black Staz-on

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, Large Oval punch, Shrinky Dink plastic, heat tool, Victoria Crochet ribbon

1 June 2011

It’s the first day of winter already!!!  And it was cold enough too!!!  I didn’t defrost until about 2pm!!

Although I was cold, I did manage to make a couple of gorgeous cards today.  My new favourite stamp set is Elements of Style.  I love the flowers!!  I have cased this card from Rachael Hecker, a fellow SU Demonstrator.  I inked the main flower stamp using the markers.  I love this technique, looks great and is so easy to do.

I have also fallen in love with black satin ribbon.  It looks so glamorous and silky and shiny!!  I’ve done it in two colour combinations, Real Red and Basic Black, and Certainly Celery and Rose Red.  I hope you enjoy!!


Stamp Set:  Elements of Style

Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red and Certainly Celery and Rose Red markers

Paper:  Basic Black, Real Red and Certainly Celery and Rose Red

Accessories:  Oval punch, Black satin ribbon, certainly celery satin ribbon, sponge dauber

(Wow, a card where I didn’t use the Big Shot, miracles do happen!!)