The sketch (layout) is from the card on page 11 of the current 2009/10 Idea book and catalogue. Mine looks nothing like the original card but that is half the fun of a sketch challenge -you start out with the original sketch idea and use your own colours and a different stampset and base your ideas loosely around the starter card. Not really difficult this one I just flipped forward to page 17 and used the organic grace stampset and tried some soft light colours instead of the bright ones used.I am not sure if vanilla and white should be seen together, but I have always liked pink and cocoa together so there you go. A bit like a hot cocoa with cream and capuccino froth. (I am so glad that hardly anybody ever reads my blog).The dragon flies and close to cocoa flower are raised up on dimensional adhesive and the frilly edge is from my new eyelet Border punch. The Pocket Silhouettes stampset provided the sentiment in regal rose ink.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
With this one I have cut a piece of sahara sand cardstock and stamped the fresh cuts stamp in close to cocoa, and then attached it with double sided tape so that the image is showing through the die cut flower on the front.
I have punched a stylish edge to my card with the eyelet scallop edge punch, then distressed the edge of the white cardstock by tearing and roughing it up with my finger nail.
And then I added a ribbon. At first, (top photo) I have tried the satin cream and kiwi kiss ribbon (because I love how satiny smooth it is ) then tried a piece of choc chip grosgrain ... I like them both.
The centre flower is the fresh cut stamp on textured choc chip cardstock cut out and attached with a silver brad to the centre of the die cut flower.
The sentiment is from the stampset: A little birthday cheer.
Open the card and I have used the stem sayings happy birthday to decorate the inside and there is that gorgous vanilla satin silk ribbon showing.
I have another one that I made with patterned paper but I am thinking of keeping it for a special birthday card next month so I will keep it under wraps until then.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Keep in mind that the actual size of the card needs to be 4 1/4″ x 11″.
This is a new format for my tutorials - I am not sure it works as well as the still photos on the blog, not much space on the slide show to give detailed instructions but it's a visual thing...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The six square punched pieces are from the Urban garden designer series paper pack, punched out with the smaller of the square punches. The colours are Baja breeze, Not quite Navy, going grey, and craft.
My cardstock is sahara Sand and Not quite Navy .
I have inked the Pocket silhouette flower and words in Not quite navy and stamped directly onto the sahara sand cardstock.
The bottom edge of the card was punched with the Eyelet border punch. I find this punch easier to use even than the scallop edge punch, it lines up beautifully and makes a very elegant edge.
I am enjoying the clean simple look of these cards ...
Ok, it is Easter, and I promised to play with my family during the long weekend. I am on egg duty which means each time my daughter goes outside or is well behaved for a few hours I put another small egg (0r two) into her easter egg box. She is only six and hasn't cottoned on to how the Easter bunny (or chicken) keeps putting the eggs into the box. I said I left the upstairs window open for him to get in when ever she is behaving beautifully. It is a lot more fun than giving her the whole packet of eggs in one go.
Ok, I promise to come back, with some pictures of our Idea Book and catalogue launch party, in the next few days.
Stampset: Bella's Bloom, words are from Pocket silhouettes. Stamping Wheel: Bella's border. Cardstock: Sahara sand, Not quite Navy, Baja Breeze. Ink: Not quite navy.
Paper: Urban Garden Designer Series.
Accessories: Large Square punch, word window punch, Eyelet border punch. Later I will find the third card in this series. I cant seem to make two the same...
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I have used the ever lovely fresh cut stampset - how many cards have I made with this one set?
The little branch of flowers makes a lovely border and also a feature if you line it up nicely, get it perfect with the stamp-a-ma-jig, or do it by eye.
The four scallop squares were punched out from the one stamp image with the scallop punch and arranged in a line across the black cardstock ... raised on dimensionals.
I love the detail in this stamp, layered images over the scripted writing: thinking of you,thinking of you, thinking of you... like a subliminal message, or white noise in the background ...
Thank you for taking a look at my cards ... inspired? All products used to make this card are from Stampin' Up and can be purchased through me!!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
The technique used is my tried and true rock and roll stamping. Pressed the large freshcut stamp into the baja breeze then rolled the edges into the kiwi kiss ink pad, huffed on it, and stamped the image on whisper white cardstock. You never know how it will come out exactly, thats why I like it, a bit of a surprise what parts of the stamp are green or blue or a combination of both. Perhaps the base is a little fiddly but I had cut out those three flowers and the frame, so wove the ribbon through the holes and secured it behind the eyelets.
Cardstock is: kiwi kiss, baja breeze, basic black and whisper white.
Ink: baja breeze, kiwi kiss and black.
Punches: 1" circle, scallop square.
Accessories: Crop a dile, soft subtle small eyelets, bashful blue tafetta ribbon, Dimensional adhesive.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
I have been experimenting endlessly with this stampset and colour combinations ... perhaps I could do ten quick cards with the fresh cut stampset over the next week (or ten days).
You will either love it or hate it by then.
I am hoping you still love it because it goes so well with the fresh cut note cards ... and I havent even put ink to paper on those yet.
Most are at 30% off the Retail price, or more. I will be selling all of these sets as soon as they officially retire on April 1st.
CATALOGUE SETS :
p.47 Polka Dots and Petals $24
p.51 Be Happy $28
p.78 Bud Basics $25
p.112 Its all Good $20
p.74 Petal Prints $38
p.80 Bodacious Bouquet $40
p.110 Genuine Articles $20
Standard WHEELS :
p28 Star (as new) $9
2007 - French script $22 (retired in 2007-08)
p107 Floral Background $24
p108 Fine lace Background $24
HOSTESS SETS :
p17 Oh So lovely $25 (new - unassembled)
p19 A Little Bit Of Happiness $25 (new - unassembled)
Both way blossoms (mounted -new condition) $35
Previous Catalogue Stampsets:
Favourite Teddy Bear $45
Wishing You (peace, hope, love) $30
Beyond the basics (4 small backgrounds) $16
If you have your eye on any of these sets then please email me at Nerida_carter@hotmail.com to reserve your set(s).
Stamps will be Posted within Australia only, at the standard postage rate (please indicate if you want your stamps to be sent by registered mail). No postage for local area customers .... Payment in full is required by cash or direct deposit before your parcel will be shipped. Thank you!
Like to have your own copy of the new catalogue on 1st of April? Send me an email email@example.com
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
How good is that...?
Can't wait that long? Click here to see the new catalogue online.
Want a real demonstration of this effect? Give me a call and book a party with some friends ...