Thursday, 28 October 2010

Razzle Dazzle in Blue

When I got my Designer Series Paper shares and saw "Blueberry Crisp" my first thought was, 'these are my sisters colours'.   I knew she had the Razzle Dazzle stamp set, which matches the DSP design perfectly, and she  has kindly loaned her stamps to me.  Thanks sis.  Here's what I came up with. It reminds me of Europe, where our family originally came from, the lace edge etc.  The ladies in our family sew and so I can just imagine a bodice with an embroidered design like the stamped image and a lace shirt underneath with a lovely lace edge.  I must admit, a card is quicker to make.
 I have second and third generation stamped on the white cardstock.
I was feeling a European flavour flowing after enjoying a visit with my sister and sharing her stories and photo's of a recent trip to Europe.  She even visited a bag museum, now that's really something down my alley.  
Here's the inside of the card.  Not Quite Navy is a good ink colour to use 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation stamping with, it has such depth and body. 

Card's look so finished with an inside, especially when the cardstock you are using is dark.  It's hard to write in them.  Paper liners are less bulky than using cardstock on the inside.  It's a great idea to take something of your card front design to the inside of your card.  Rubber stamping is OOOOHH so perfect for this.

Stampin' Up! supplies -
Razzle Dazzle stamp set
Cardstock - Pacific Blue, Not Quite Navy & Whisper White
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Versamark, Whisper White pigment ink
Other - White embossing powder, Eyelet Border Punch, DSP Blueberry Crisp, Heat tool

Thanks for stopping by.  
Hope this adds some dazzle to your day.

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Embossed Top Note

Here's a remake of a card I had done in Close to Cocoa and Whisper White, but as I am building on my display booklet of cards for workshops, I wanted to use the same design using the new colours.  I have replaced Close to Cocoa with Soft Suede and Whisper White with Very Vanilla.  I like this combo. The photo is showing Soft Suede to be quite dark, sorry can't take another pic as it's already on it's way to Wellington. 

I have cut out my Top Note and then embossed it using Manhatten Flower embossing folder.  The rose in the stamp set "Growing Green" is a perfect match.
These buds are made using the Two Step Bird punch, I love how this punch has so many uses. A touch of Garden Green and a sentiment and wallah, another finished card.
Hope you are all enjoying the long weekend, we have beautiful warm sunny weather in the Bay to enjoy and catching up with some of my Wellington friends this weekend has been very special.
Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin' Up! Supplies-
Cardstock - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla & Garden Green, DSP - Woodland Walk
Stamp set - Growing Green and Sentiment from Basic Phrases
Punch - Two Step Bird Punch
Embossing Folder - Manhatten Flower

Friday, 22 October 2010

Top Note

I made this card a while ago, when I first got my big shot and top note die.  I love how the top note has so many ways it can be used. Here I have cut the cardstock on the serated line and then mounted it on a full top note cut out of DSP, it gives it that extra dimension.  These brads are also so lovely, they never fail to be eye pleasing. This flower is made using several layers of the scallop circle punch, cut through to make petals.  

The background has been stamped with our SU background stamp "Sanded",  in Soft Suede ink.
The many layers have given this card interesting focuses.  When you are spoilt for choice with dies and punches and stamps and ink, it's a challenge to use them well together without over doing it. Stampin' Up! have such wonderful products, I feel spoilt for choice.  

Stampsets:- Very Vintage Wheel, Sanded, Flower Fancy
Cardstock:- Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery and Old Olive
Designer Brads:- Flower
Dies: Top Note, Little Leaves and Scallop Circle Punch

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Daisy in a Tango

 I surprised myself with this card, again.  I wanted to include a card in some mail going to my new downline, and had a very short time frame to work with.  I wanted my new downline to have another display card for her display book, so think, think!!  She likes bright colours.
I find to my surprise that I had taken the time to watercolour this daisy at another time, but not had time to do anything with it.  Here's my card.  I hope you like it.  It is very simple, but effective, something necessary when the time demands.  The photo doesn't really do it justice.

Stampset: Every Moment
Cardstock:- Tangarine Tango, Early Espresso and Watercolour Paper
Ribbon:-  Early Espresson 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Dress up Christmas

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Bright and Cheery

I started making this card after I bought a packet of M&M's on special.  I didn't realise they were such a bright orange. Wow what a reason for inspiration.  I really wanted to do a sweet treat cup with them and ended up using retired cardstock for this one.  The colour combo was inspired by a cute wee teddy at the chemist.  I would not have thought to put orange, green and pink together, but here you have it and I really quite liked the outcome.  It is not my usual style, so what do you think?  I know when my good friend Lynda received it in the post for her Birthday card, she liked it, she even ate some of the lollies.  It suits her cheery and bright personality.  I had to make her a bright coloured card.

My wee embosslits 'Beautiful Wings' are getting well used.  I just love how easy they are to use, they emboss and cut out all in the one action.  They are certainly worthy of a little attention.

 I used a white gel pen to add the detail on the flowers.  This made them pop a little. 

Stamp Set - Flower Fancy
Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Only Orange (retired), Green Galore (Retired), & Pixie Pink (Retired)
Embosslits Dies - Beautiful Wings $26.50 & Sizzlits dies - Little Leaves
Detail on flowers made with White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Email me if you would like to order the Embosslits die for $26.50 + postage.