Saturday, 30 August 2008
I spent a few minutes looking at the different tutorials I searched for in google & followed this one I used many different word stamps from a few sets for the background all inked up in Brilliant Blue on Bashful Blue CS, the DS paper is Jersey Shore -Think this will make a great fathers day card!
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
I like this card because it has Poinsettia flowers! How great does Purely Pomegranite with a touch of Wild Wasabi look? I'm getting a little more traditional now with colours, even though I'm still sticking to the "In" colour family.
The card behind is my 1st & most detailed & therefore favourite Christmas card I've made this year using, " Enjoy Every Moment" stamp set. Here it is}
Colours are Purely Pomegranite, River Rock & Always Artichoke, Enjoy is stamped on Confetti White, my poinsettias (even though only 5 petals) & O in enjoy are from "In the Spotlight" (hostess level 2 stamp set), I've scored through the centre of each petal & pinched to create a 3d embelishment & attached with a Rich Regal & gold brad, Christmas is from " Occasional Greetings" stamp set & I've also Wheeled "Boho Friend" paper pierced & scalloped with the cnr rounder punch then tied some Pomegranite Satin ribbon that beautifully finishes this card.
Add an ice Rhinestone Brad & Crimp }-colours are Soft Sky & Blue Bayou -nice for a White Christmas! -this one can be for my very dear friend Ange who lives in San Fran. I really would love to have a White Christmas one day!
Some of you may be thinking a little early for Christmas cards, well I missed out on making some for Christmas in July & the way my days fly I thought now is the time to start on some designs, so here's a sneak peak of my first play with "Season of Joy" stamp set.
Sunday, 24 August 2008
I have been making more gift/money wallets & this one was for a boy, & I thought it approriate to use "Crab & Company" stamp set, since we on the Gold Coast love & catch our own crabs! plus I hadn't used this set for so long. Colours are River Rock & Blue Bayou, crab image stamped on Confetti White with Stazon & coloured with groovy Guava ink with my Aqua Painter-all great colours for nautical cards!
Thursday, 21 August 2008
I was looking at the UK catalogue online & had to case these cards used as samples, I made small changes to suit my likings. The colours are Real Red & Certainly Celery, I also embossed the "Stem Sayings" & the circle centre from "Pick a Petal" which I then punched out with 1 1/4" circle punch & attached a cut out of the flower inked in Certainly Celery, I added some DS paper, a Styled Silver brad & some wide celery grosgrain ribbon. The set below is pretty self explanitory, but if you have a ? please feel free to email me.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Monday, 18 August 2008
An inspiration to try this set again has been from my sweet, dear friend & SU customer Lou in Sydney -she stamped this image from my set whilst we got together in Sydney & watercoloured it with inks -this is just beautiful! she has an eye for colour & to top it off -perfection to! p.s (great bow).
Teya 's comment on the watercolouring was "wow" & I totally agree. Thanks for sharing this card on my blog Lou xo.
Friday, 15 August 2008
What a great idea for "Pick A Petal" & " Stem Sayings" stamp sets. Totally Inspired! I have seen many versions of this "bug card" & here's mine! I've used the 1/2" punch for the body & head, I used my paper piercer & black marker for the antenna's & added a vintage black brad at each end, the DS paper is Old Olive, scalloped with the cnr rounder punch, the wings are from "Pick A Petal"stamped in Real Red ink & the card is finished with some Black Gingham Ribbon
Thursday, 14 August 2008
I'm on my second pack of the Apple Cider DS papers -just love them. During the past 2 weeks (6 workshops in Sydney) I've had great comments on my spinner cards, so thought it appropriate to post another & you can view the tutorial in this previous post here. I used a styled siver brad & my 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Happy Birthday is from "It's Your Birthday" stamp set & thats all I've stamped, these cards are fun to make & to recieve!
Saturday, 9 August 2008
I will post these individually later as they all have different techniques including heat & dry embossing, faux metal & lots of punches, I just wanted to post today as I have access to a camera (mine broke) & computer. I have below a close up of the faux metal flower from "One of a Kind" stamp set -punched out with the Boho Blossoms Punch, I have created a faux filigree look -you can pay up to $12 for these metal embelishments in retail stores! Everyone that has seen this card can't tell the difference.