Showing posts with label papaya collage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label papaya collage. Show all posts

Friday, 4 October 2013

Build up a background

I just thought I'd share with you what I demonstrated at my last class.  The theme for the class was all about building a background with stamping, no DSP required!
Here is the first card and I think it was the favourite of all the ladies who attended!  I used Morning Meadow stamp set which is just so lovely - it's a hostess set which you can buy when you qualify for hostess pounds.  It was really quite easy to build this background; firstly I made a window using one of the label framelits, I used this to mask the white layer which allowed me to use the script stampin' wheel with 'soft sky' ink. next I stamped those beautiful sprigs in 'pistachio pudding' - so now I have my stamped up background.  Next I stamped a pansy in 'strawberry slush' (I adore this shade of pink!), punched it out using the matching pansy punch and to give it a bit of sparkle I used a few dots of 2-way glue and sprinkled it with glitter - cute!  The finishing touch, of course, was to add a sentiment.
We also made a matching gift tag using the chalk talk framelits and that lovely denim ribbon - I've been looking at it in the catalogue for ages but only just got it!  Such a simple thing to make and easy to attach to a gift bag.

 The next card we made had a much more vintage look and for this one we used one of my very favourite stamp sets; Papaya Collage.  We started by using another stampin' wheel and this time it was the Very Vintage wheel on the jumbo handle which we inked with Smoky Slate and wheeled it across a layer of Old Olive.  We built up a collage of stamped images on a square of whisper white - first we stamped a square of smoky slate using just an acrylic block which we stamped off onto grid paper then on to the layer.  The bird was stamped in Elegant Eggplant, the butterflies stamped in Pool Party (off onto grid then on to the layer) and the scroll was stamped in Wisteria Wonder.  To finish off the vintage look we splattered the whole layer using an aqua painter and ink. What do you think of that gorgeous Delicate Details Lace Tape?  I totally love it!! It's so easy to use and it's re-positionable, so nice.  Did you spot the rhinestone used on a candy dot brad base? I'm loving this system.

For our final card it was a more modern crisp look and out came my Mosaic Madness stamp set once more - I can honestly say that I wasn't too keen on this set at first...I'm totally hooked on it now, it's so useful!  I also dipped into another set to build the background - Summer Silhouettes gave me that lovely quatrefancy block.  To build the background we inked up the stamp in Old Olive and stamped at the bottom of the whisper white layer, we then repeated without re-inking right up to the top... now this stamp isn't long enough to reach right across the layer so we just repeated the process off to the right, you can't see the join because of the Old Olive layer!
I hope you've enjoyed my background building class, just a way of demonstrating how to get a lot from your stamps!



Saturday, 27 April 2013

Special Birthday

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.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Butterfly butterfly...


I Just wanted to share the birthday card I made for my beautiful sister.  I really wanted to make something with a vintage feel that was feminine and with a bit of sparkle.  I'm really pleased with the results.  I used Soft Suede as the card blank and the size of the card was A5.  I stamped onto very vanilla using a retired wheel for the 'all over' background, then I used the most gorgeous stamp set and my favourite at the moment; Papaya Collage.  I was particularly pleased with how the butterflies turned out, I used stamp n write markers to colour the stamp; pink pirouette and crumb cake, then I punched them out using the new butterfly punch - I LOVE this punch!!


For the shimmery finish I used an aqua painter brush and filled it with isopropyl alcohol and then picked up a smidge of shimmer paint and just brushed it across the whole flutterby, I then went round each edge of the wings to give it a slight outline.  I loved making this layered look using my paper trimmer to cut out the frames.

I even stamped the inside ready to write my greeting.  Hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.  I'm sorry that the pics aren't brilliant quality - I took them with my mobile phone.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Papaya Collage

I just got this stamp set as a 'givaway' from the demonstator's convention, how cool is that!  It is such a beautiful stamp set, why not have a look at the full set in the catalogue - click here.  I love the frame stamp and I used white craft ink and then before I stamped it I used a dauber with some shimmer paint in champagne to just touch the stamp, then I stamped onto basic grey card stock.  I also used shimmer paint with an aqua painter to swish it onto the bird's chest.  I used my spritzer tool to add speckles to the background of the bird.  I think this vintage look is so fab and shabby chic!  I can't wait to make more projects with this set... think my lovely sister might get a birthday card with it in December! *winks*.