Thursday, 11 April 2013
Whenever Stampin up demonstrators get together we always swap ideas and inspiration and one way of doing this is to make a little something! This is one of the swaps I received at a training day recently. It showcases the beautiful Swallowtail butterfly stamp, I have seen so many beautiful cards made using this stamp and it is fast becoming one of my favourites. The background paper is the First Edition designer paper and is matted onto Mavy and Melon Mambo card stock. The greeting is punched using the new smaller size decorative label punch, that first appeared during Saleabration but has now carried over, and matted onto a scallop circle of silver glimmer paper. did you know that you can colour the silver glimmer paper using your markers, inkpads or reinkers? So cool!
Saturday, 25 August 2012
Remember this? It is a retake on the gift box that I made at team training last month but in a different colour scheme. I used the traditional red and green of old olive and cherry cobbler together with the Holly Berry designer paper. See, I told you I would be making a lot of these!
Sunday, 12 August 2012
I love this box! The lovely Amanda Fowler showed us how at our recent team training day at the end of July.
The box itself is made from just one piece of A4 card stock and created easily using the Simply Scored. The lid is made from a scallop square cut using the Big Shot.
The completed box stands around 6 inches high and will be perfect at Christmas time, I can see that I will be making a lot of these.
Monday, 6 August 2012
Again, this card was case'd from another crafter and I apologise for not taking note of who it was. The Yacht image is stamped onto the smallest of 3 squares, all the edges daubed in matching ink and twisted and layered onto the base card. The sentiment is from the Curvy Verses stamp set on a punched decorative label.
Friday, 7 October 2011
Today's card is from last months Make, Do and Send Card club. The "Celebrate" papers are now sadly retired but the stamp set, Party this way, lives on; I'm very glad about that 'cos I love it.
I took the cue for colours from the designer paper and stamped the candles in red, pear pizazz and bashful blue. The sentiment was punched from card in those colours too.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
An offering from the 2010-11 in-colours today. You gotta love concord crush and it goes so well with pear pizazz. The in-colour designer paper pattern stack was one of the hostess gifts last year and I used it here to make the balloons. I used a technique called paper piecing; I stamped the image on the card and then again on the designer paper. I cut the image out from the paper and "pieced" it onto the card. The sentiment is from sincere salutations and punched using the decorative label punch. I daubed around the edge in concord ink to soften the edges
Monday, 3 October 2011
Bright and cheery isn't it!! The flourish from Baroque motifs is stamped in Pumpin pie ink onto pumpkin card to make a subtle background. I then used the crimper at the top, bottom and across the centre of the card to add interest and then the sentiment was punched out with the decorative label punch.
Monday, 12 September 2011
I have another card for you tomorrow but in the meantime just to keep you up to date there are another two items that are now gone forever: the Right on Track standard stampin around wheel and the lovely background stamp Sanded.