My neighbour and friend Dianne had a special birthday today and I loved making her a card which also doubled as a gift card holder and I made a custom matching envelope.
I used my favourite style of stamping at the moment which is 'collage' stamping where you build up layers of stamped images.
I stamped the card blank (Raspberry Ripple card stock) with basic grey ink using the 'Travel Journal' builder wheel which I also used on the tag topper. I've used the 'Collage Curios' stamp set for most of the elements on the tag layer and the larger of the butterflies is from 'Papaya Collage'. I sponged the edges and I used my Colour Spritzer Tool to add a mist of speckles in basic grey. The sentiment I used is from Petite Pairs and I used markers to split the sentiment down to 'happy' and 'Birthday wishes' and I also used the 'th' from birthday to add to the big 40. The numbers were cut using my old alphabet and numbers sizzlit set using the Big Shot and I also used a border edge punch and two butterfly punches. Finishing touches were added with a vintage brad and some of the lovely tulle ribbon which has now retired.
I love making matching envelopes for special cards and this one was no exception. I used Naturals in ivory card stock which is the same as on the card. I love this card stock for more vintage projects as it has natural flecks and speckles in it and is quite soft to touch. I used my Simply Scored board with the diagonal plate to make the envelope and then I decorated it using all the same elements as the card. I finished it off with a big bow as the card also had a pocket inside which I put a gift card in so it became card and present in one. Finally, I spritzed both card and envelope with shimmer spritz in champagne.
Saturday, 27 April 2013
Saturday, 16 February 2013
It's been a while since I blogged as I've had the dreaded lurgy (flu) and haven't felt like doing much at all. Just before I got poorly I had a small (but perfectly formed!) event to say thank you to my regular customers. I was really delighted to receive a beautiful card from Linda my upline to congratulate me on a recent Stampin' Up! promotion. I just love butterflies and Linda knows this, what I really love are the colours that she chose for this card, aren't they fab! I also love the use of crisp whisper white and that Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Love it!
So, during the event I showcased a few other cards that I'd made using items from the new Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue. Let me share them with you now. First up is a card I made and decorated using the fabulouso Sizzlits pinwheel die for the Big Shot. A really simple layout for the card but aren't those little pinwheels adorable? Also a great way of using up scraps of designer paper for a colourful card. The die is only £4.50 and I think this is a bargain for what is proving to be hours of fun for me!!! These pinwheels also look amazing when you stick them onto a cocktail stick and use them to decorate a plate of sandwiches or buns at a party. I also used a new stamp set 'Wishes Your Way' for the sentiment.
My next card is also showcasing a Big Shot accessory; a brand new embossing folder Textured Impressions Honeycomb. I just had to have this as one of my many nicknames is Bee, I've been known as Bee since I was a little girl and so I just love anything Bee related including honeycombs. Again, it's a simple layout but sunny and warm don't you think? I used a little bee stamp from the Spring Sampler stamp set (again from the Spring/Summer seasonal catalogue) which I coloured using Stampin' write markers and then punched out using a small circle punch. I used a stamp from a Sale-a-Bration set 'Pretty Petites' for the sentiment. You can get this set FREE if you place an order for £45 during SAB (until 22nd March). Finishing off with a knotted ribbon - this yellow shade is So Saffron and is so lovely.
Monday, 17 September 2012
I enjoyed making these cards and the gift box so much that I'm sharing them with you at my next class. Oh, and by the way don't you just love the deep pink of that card stock? It's 'raspberry ripple' one of the new 'in colours', I adore it.
Friday, 10 August 2012
|Apothecary Art Framelit Card|
|Apothecary Art Framelit Swing Card|
The first one is a very simple mat and double layer card - this is what is so fantastic about this stamp set, you only need to stamp it onto one layer and then colour it using ink pads and a blender pen. I finished this one off with some pearl jewels and a bit of our beautiful pleated satin ribbon in Baja Breeze (again this is in the Summer mini - don't miss out!).
The Second card was a bit trickier looking but really quite easy using the Big Shot - I so love my Big Shot!! I have to thank Michelle Last for this design (check out her gorgeous blog). I used another two images from the Apothecary Art stamp set, one on the front and one inside. This is a lovely finish to the card by lining it with a layer of Twitterpated designer series paper and then stamping and cutting out the little plaque to write your message on. I used Stampin' Write markers to colour this and put a few little pearls on to accent it.
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
I have been dying to use some of the products in the new Summer mini catalogue and so I couldn't wait to put together these lovely cards for my May class in Howden. Inspired by Father's Day I wanted to use some bright and funky colours as well as the gorgeous 'Up, Up and Away' stamp set.
On Saturday 26th May you can attend my card making class in Howden (click my Classes tab for details of location and times) and make these two cards and a gift card holder for Dad.
I've used rich razzleberry card stock as my main colour with old olive and pacific point as my accent colours. I've also used the brand new Framelits Labels collection die for the Big Shot to cut out the super layer in white on the left hand card and I've used the Two Tags Bigz die to cut out the old olive layer on the card on the right, this die was also used to make the gift card holder insert.
It should be an exciting class as each project uses dies, stamps, inks and markers and a bit of cutting too!
Sunday, 22 April 2012
We'll be waving our flags this month in class as we make two lovely birthday cards using the Pennant builder punch. The colour schemes won't be red, white and blue though but the cards will be great for male and female birthdays and we'll even be making a little gift box to match the ladies card using the Pillow Box Big Shot die.
e-mail before Wednesday so I know how many kits to make up.