3 April 2011

I had a few days off last week, so I’ve been planning a few workshops and projects for stamp club.  Of course, for the sake of research, you’ve got to play around, so thanks to Paper Crafter’s Library“>Paper Crafter’s Library, I’ve been trying out a Three Fold Card.  Not has hard as it looks but I did have some trouble tying the bow!!

And here’s the inside.

Stamp Set:  Well Scripted, Artistic Etchings

Paper:  Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree DSP

Ink:  Baja Breeze

Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Fancy Flower Punch, basic rhinestones, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon

I liked it so much that I tried a different one.  Because I had some much trouble tying the bow, I thought I would try using brads to hold the front closed.  I’m happy with the result!!

Stamp Set:  Artistic Etchings

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black

Accessories:  Fancy Flower punch, Antique Brads, Hemp Twine

31 March 2011

Isn’t the year just flying past!!  I can’t believe that it’s nearly April and Easter!!

I had a stamp class last Saturday and we made three gorgeous cards (if I do say so myself!!)  It won’t take long to work out the theme, yes it’s the Extra Large Scallop circle punch!!  I just love it!!

I am also using techniques that I have learnt through the Paper Crafter’s Library. I’ve done a bit of water colouring and using the brayer. 

Stamp set:  Dreams Du Jour

Paper:  Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink:  Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler marker, Certainly Celery marker, Rose Red marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, Brayer, Vintage wallpaper embossing folder, blender pens, Paper Daisies, Certainly celery satin ribbon, Regals Buttons, Extra Large Scallop Circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch

Stamp set:  Well Scripted

Ink:  Marina Mist, Night of Navy

Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Paper

Accessories:  Organza ribbon, Extra large scalloped circle, 1 3/4″ circle punch, brayer

Yes, I know it’s a bit early for Christmas, but it can’t hurt to be prepared early!!

Stamp Set:  A flower for all seasons, Four the Holidays

Paper:  Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Pattern Stack DSP, More Mustard

Ink:  Chocolate chip, Real red marker, Old Olive marker

Accessories:  Big Shot, Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz

8th March 2011

I’m at Stanthorpe today baby sitting my nieces for a few days, so I’ve pre-scheduled this post.

I’ve cased this one from fellow SU! demonstrator, Annette Sullivan.

I love the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder but I don’t use it often enough.  When I saw this card of Annette’s, I loved it!!

Stamp Sets:  Well Scripted

Paper:  Elegant Soiree DSP, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Crumb Cake

Accessories:  Big Shot, Manhattan Flower embossing folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, Lots of Tags Sizzlits

There is a very talented SU! Demonstrator who does amazing things with punches!!  She has done a rose using the Owl punch.  Check out her video here to see how to make it.  I did end up with glue all over my fingers but the results are beautiful!!  I did spritz my rose with champagne mist shimmer paint but you can’t really tell in the photo.

Stamp Sets:  Word Play

Paper:  Whisper White, Pear Piazzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Greenhouse Gala DSP, So Saffron, Old Olive

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Old Olive

Accessories:  Big Shot, Top note die, owl punch, scalloped edged punch, 5-Petal flower punch, Champagne Mist shimmer paint.