Thursday, 31 March 2011

A "Bliss" of a Sale-a-bration time

It's time to say farewell to our Sale-a-bration time and also the Summer Mini Catalogue.  Here's a card using one of the free stampsets, "Bliss".  It's time to welcome in the new Autumn/Winter mini catalogue with more exciting new products, it is launching tomorrow. 
Simple lines and using only two colours, in this case Night of Navy and Sahara Sand, give this card a crisp simplicity, and all this effect using only one stamp set.
I have finished it off using our lovely Smooch Spritz which gives it a lovely glittery finish.
The butterfly has been cut out by hand, and mounted on dimensionals looks ready to fly away.
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Monday, 7 March 2011

Pretty in Pink for OOh so cutie

It's not too often I get to indulge my passion for making pink baby cards, but I enjoyed making this one for a precious wee treasure who arrived safely last week. What a cause for celebration. I haven't used my 'Baby Tee's' wheel enough, so this was a great opportunity to ink it up. 
Dad & Mum have given her a lovely European name "Inge".  I used "Pretty in Pink" card stock and sponged around the edges.  I gathered the "Eyelet Boarder" punched card stock in my crimper.
The background was wheeled using Versamark ink.  On a separate piece of cardstock I wheeled the tee I wanted in Rose Red.  I coloured it in and then cut it out and mounted it using dimensionals. A pink button tied with paper and finally some pearls.  What more does a girl want.
The inside got some attention too.  I wheeled with my versa mark, something I do more of these days, it's really a great way to watermark your paper.  No pun intended.  It's times like these when I want to personalise a card, that I still head into my retired stock and enjoy using some favourites again. What I enjoyed most about delivering this card was the precious cuddle I got to enjoy and seeing Mum's happy face. What a special new bundle this is in the family.

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Textured Layers

I decided to draw some inspiration from browsing my mags and while recovering this week and having to take it easy, it was a great opportunity to pull out the mags. This card was inspired by a design by Sue Smith in a Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, which didn't use SU product.
So I decided to make my own DSP's with stamps and ink using only Stampin' Up! product.  I am quite happy with the result.  So take some inspiration from the fact that you can use different inks and stamps and layer them to achieve exciting results.  See if you can work out what Stampin' Up! products I have used!!  Now there's your challenge. 

I had fun making a challenge for myself and bringing the layers together. Hope you like it too.

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