Showing posts with label petite pairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label petite pairs. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 June 2014

So many smiles

I realise that I haven't blogged for quite a while... sorry :-)

The last few months have been hectic beyond belief for me, but things have calmed down a bit now.  I wanted to share this latest project with you as it's what we'll be making in our next class in Retford.
I've been asked to include a scrapbook page in classes a few times and so I decided that a nice way to do this would be to create just one special page and offer a box frame option.
So, here is my completed page 'naked'.  The gorgeous girl with a curl is my lovely friend Sarah's daughter Sally.  When I saw this photo of Sally I just melted, she is so beautiful and this just captures her sunny spirit.
Here is the page in a plain pine box frame, I love that I could use the Spiral Flower Bigz die and really make the flowers stand up.  I also loved using the new 'in-colours' and here is a sneak peek of some DSP called 'moonlight' (my fave is the honeycomb *wink*).  Did you spot those little tiny flowers on the garland?  They are from a new itty bitty punch set - another sneak peek.  I chose the sentiment 'So many smiles' from the Petite Pairs stamp set because it just describes the photo (not sure that the sentiment actually shows up very well in these photos).


Monday, 12 August 2013

Summer and Christmas!

It's a couple of weeks ago but I thought I'd share a couple of cards we made at my last class.  I've been so busy with the house renovations... firstly we had new windows and doors fitted and this is the second week of the electricians being here totally re-wiring the place - so much mess!

We actually made three cards but I managed to send one off to a friend for her birthday before I photographed it!  See, it's a hectic life I lead :-)

The first card was a 'technique' card and I wanted to teach my ladies resist emboss technique using watercolour paper and aqua painter pens. We used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and heat embossed the flower heads in clear on the watercolour paper before adding colour using the aqua markers.  The key to getting a lovely watercolour blended effect is to put plenty of water with the ink.  I encouraged the ladies to
add splatters too. The sentiment for this card is from Petite Pairs set.  Did you spot that lovely stretch ruffle ribbon along the bottom?  It's so super to use and I'm loving the new 'in colours' for this season... I've used Coastal Cabana for the card base and then added Pistachio Pudding with ink and the ribbon and I think they go really well with my old favourite Rich Razzleberry.


The next card we made was a Christmas card using Mosaic Madness stamp set proving that you don't always need a Christmas stamp set to make a card.  Thanks to Monica Gayle for the design of this card which we made at demonstrator training earlier in July.  I always love a card that has a bit of a wow factor and it's super how something as simple as punching a circle in this card has done this!  The little ornament which dangles in the open circle was made by stamping four of the mosaic shapes, folding them in half and sticking them together.  The beauty of this is that it can be squished flat for posting too!  Did you notice that chevron paper?  Well, it's simply a piece of one of the Tag a Bag Gift Bags.. again proving that Stampin' Up! are versatile and that you don't always have to use products for what they are originally intended.  The sentiment for this card comes from Snowflake Soiree which is still available as a carry over product from last year's autumn/winter catalogue (for details contact me).

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.