Friday, 24 April 2009
The first one is made using the in the stars stamp set with close to cocoa card stock and a strip of not quite navy card acrossd the middke - this had been run through the big shot to emboss a pattern on. The stars are stamped using not qite navy on whisper white and the other two stars are punched out of card stock, one brilliant blue and the other more mustard. There are four eyelets to decorate in co-ordinating colours made with the crop-o-dile.
The second card is also using in the stars set with a more mustard card blank not quite navy strip through the middle - again run through the big shot, the greeting is also stamped on more mustard and in not quite navy ink. The stars are in whisper white one stamped and one punched out, both decorated with buttons with string tied through.
The final card my favourite uses the circle of friendship stamp set on a plain white card blank, there is a panel of chocolate chip card stock with a border around each edge, with two smaller panels of bashful blue that has been run through the bigshot to decorate, this has then been edged with not quite navy card stock. Across the middle of the card are two eyelets with string tied through them to decorate. the stamp is then layered onto not quite navy, whisper white then onto bashful blue and again onto a scolloped punch.
here is a close up I think that these 'crafty' get togethers are going to be a weekly thing! I certainly need the practice and they are really enjoyable - what a better way to spend a couple of hours! I hope you like these and thanks for looking!
Sunday, 19 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
For this card I used a Forever Friends bear stamp and mounted the image on passion pink card stock and then again on brilliant blue card stock from Stampin' Up! I stamped the greeting 'congratulations' and then mounted it in the same colours. I then used Forever Friends ribbon to create the bow. The Image was painted using Stampin' Up! watercolurs and my aqua painter, which my technique has improved greatly with - my images no longer swim with loads of water that I need to soak up! I then added three papermania gems to decorate - I love these as they are so easy to use and look really effective.
The second card I am showing is a 40th birthday card I was asked to make for a family friend, I used the Stampin' Up! set Golden Oldies from the new mini catalogue - available now! stamped on whisper white cardstock and painted again with the watercolours, i then mounted this on pretty in pink cardstock, i used Stampin' Up! chipboard for the 40 and colur this with pretty in pink ink and brown 1/4' grosbain ribbon to decorate the card basre. The paper used is Forever Friends to create a border and again mounted on pretty in pink card stock.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Monday, 13 April 2009
The next challenge I undertook was the one for 'Stamp with Us' just going on to the blog to look at other entries is inspiration enough - the blog is by far my favourite and I love the ideas that the design team are putting forward! This week we are challenge to create a birthday card.
This week I decided to use the stamp set 'A beautiful Thing' from Stampin Up! A stamp set that I have not really used a lot but I love it. I decided to make a red card again a colour I don't normally use (and for a Manchester United fan that is surprising!)
I stamped three of the flowers onto Whisper White cardstock and cut them out, I then mounted these onto three of the shadow stamps again stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and I have cut around these. I used dimensionals to mount them. For the border I used Real Red cardstock and stamped using Real red the swirly circle stamping off some of the images to change the shade. I then stitched around this using my Stampin Up! gel pen. I stamped a birthday message from the 'Cheer and Wishes' set again in red and used a dauber to colour the edges. This was then mounted on Real Red cardstock. I used a strip of Real Red grosbain ribbon 1/4' across the top of the card blank and tied a bow to the right hand side. I mounted the border under this and attached the three flowers to the left hand side. The birthday message is to the right hand side.
Phew... what a post I hope you all have had a fantastic holiday weekend and thanks for looking.