Saturday, 25 June 2011

Razzle Dazzle in Naturals

Here's another colour combo using the 'Razzle Dazzle' stamp set.  Not a colour scheme I would have thought to use with this stamp set but I had seen this colour scheme on a blog, and wanted to try it out. (I but don't remember where I saw this combo, let me know if it's you, so I can acknowledge you). My sister has this stamp set and so a play date was organised.
I am very happy with this colour combo and how this turned out. 
I have used markers to ink up this image.  I love the label "It's good to dream". I hope you feel inspired.  Thanks for your patience in waiting for this blog entry, life has it's moments, but as the card says it's good to dream.
Stampin' Supplies:- 
Stamp set: Razzle Dazzle
Card stock: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Ink: Markers: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede
Other: Matt Pack, Linen thread,
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Friday, 10 June 2011

Birthday Celebrations

Time to update my blog.  I have been enjoying a visit from one of my sons, so blogging hasn't been happening. We also got to celebrate our favourite daughters birthday recently (we only have one, so it's fun to say that). When you turn 15 it's fun to decorate your cake with a theme and you can get away with using "Pet Shop's" just for fun.  Miss 15's nick name is "Bee", hence the "Bee" theme.We were out shopping and saw this "Pet Shop" that had a bee hive and bee in the set, along with a wee ladybird.   Perfect excuse to be purchased for a cake decoration and can then be added to the 'stored' tin of "Pet Shop's". Here's the cake Miss 15 made and decorated.
The card followed with the 'bee' theme we started on the cake, this gave me another opportunity to use the wonderful wee bee stamp in the "Nature Walk" stamp set.
I brayered using So Saffron and Certainly Celery ink and then stamped the grass on top.  I water coloured the flower and bees on water colour paper and cut them out and then attached them.  Part of the top note makes a lovely side tab.
This card folds open differently then the usual card style. This is the inside of her card. I love how you have 3 panels to add sentiments and loving words to. I have made a matching centre panel to match the card front.
I finally chopped into my last sheet of favourite DSP (retired). Love this paper. The wee 'bee' is from the Sale-a-bration set "Sweet Summer".  The greetings are from the "Create a Cupcake" set. I had fun making this card.  Hope you enjoyed it too!!

Stampin' Supplies:-
Stamp sets:- Inspired by Nature, Nature Walk, Sweet Summer, Create a Cupcake, Every Moment.
Ink:- Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Card stock:- Old Olive, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss (retired)
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

All a Glitter - just DAZZLING

Don't you just love surprising someone with a card that has a special effect that you know they love.  I am not such a glitter girl, but I had a birthday card to make for a friend who shares the same birthday as me.  So I decided to try this glitter technique that we got to learn from Bron at Regional Training in Wellington.

This card did give the WOW factor I had hoped for.  My recipient was delighted.  When you have such a great tile with so much character the rest of the card can be kept quite simple. Don't you just love those "Lots of Tags" Sizzlits dies.  A little ribbon and pearl and you are complete.
I hope you can see how lovely this tile has turned out, photo's never really do full justice.  There's nothing like seeing a card like this is real life.
Stampin' Supplies:
Card stock: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Inks: Pear Pizzaz (love this colour), Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other: Scor pal, Heat and Stick powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Tool
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