Wednesday, 5 June 2013
We made this card at a recent team training day, the combination of lucky limeade and tangerine tango is very bright and cheerful.
The flower has been cut using the Big Shot from designer paper and layered up then finished with a pearl.
Friday, 10 August 2012
This is a great way of using up some of those scraps of designer paper. I have used the Everyday enchantment designer paper which was on special offer last month. Just cut into squares and arranged on the front of my card, I then added a layered flower cut using the Big Shot.
To add some extra interest the bottom edge of the card is trimmed in line with the paper shapes
Friday, 27 July 2012
Another scrap book page! I found this one quite hard, anyone who knows me will know that I really struggle with the whole tearing technique. It just feels so wrong to tear or scrumple such pretty papers. Believe it or not I began with a plain white page and took my inkpads to the edges. I then added some strips of First edition designer paper, again daubed straight from the inkpad, to make a border. The paper layers are a mixture of punched paper and torn circles then I but some shapes from the remaining paper. The flowers are cut using a big shot die from designer paper and layered up and compiled with a very blingy brad. A final touch of some embossed butterflies flying through the page from bottom left to top right. There's a lot to look at on this page and yet the focus remains on the photo of my beautiful daughter.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
I first made one of these with my upline, the lovely Amanda Fowler but I loved it so much that I decided to share it with the wonderful ladies at Make. Do and Send card club.
I took 2 pieces of coordinating card, rich razzleberry and rose red and a piece of flowery designer paper and popped them through the big shot with the fun flowers die so that I ended up with 3 sets of flowers. I played about with the combinations for a little while until I had settled on which order I wanted them. I then assembled a shallow flower for the back of my bookmark, using a coordinating brad for the centre of my flower and adhering the ribbon on the back of the largest flower with lots of sticky strip. I stuck the other largest flower to the front of my ribbon and built up the remaining layers to create a huge flower. I curled some of the edges to ass interest and depth and again added a brad to the centre. The ribbon is long enough to save your page in any book and trimmed into shape at the end.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
I've been so busy the last few days that I have neglected my blog :( Last week I was busy making card fronts ready for swapping at Stampin' Up's regional training day. I had a great time and came away very inspired and raring to go and I also received some very wonderful swaps that will inspire my own cards and classes for some time to come. Since the weekend I have been busy preparing for the All Occasions card class that I am running on Saturday and also for Make, Do and Send card club which is the following Thursday. There are bits of card and ribbon all over the place at the moment, I love it! :)
The card above is the last one from August's Make, Do and Send club and is also what I used for my swaps last weekend. I had a bit of a panic when I ran out of poppy card but a fellow Stampin up demo came through for me and gave me some last Wednesday at team training. Which reminds me that I have some cards to share from that night too! The card is made entirely using the Bigshot dies, there is no ink whatsoever! The baja breeze base card and poppy red topnote for the background with the fun flower die using designer stack papers in poppy for the accent. I added a dash of whisper white organza ribbon and a pearl or two and voila!
The last chance list is still running on the Stampin Up! website. Christmas Jingle simply scrapping kit has joined the items that are now gone forever as has Night of Navy satin ribbon. It's sad to see these things go but I am so excited to be able to share the new catalogue with you shortly, there are lots of lovely new things, I can't wait!