Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge No. 9 - Floral Frenzy

Hello, Hope you had a great bank holiday weekend, mine was quiet and peaceful, so perfect for me!

Today's card is my entry for this weeks challenge over at "Simply Stamping" The theme this week is "Floral Frenzy". I only noticed this after I had made this card this weekend, how's that for serendipity!

This is actually a box aperture card blank that I got ages ago from Papermania, the picture below shows the depth of the 'box' part of the card and a gives a peek at the inside...

Better view of the inside...

The card was made up using the follow Stampin' Up products:

Stamp Set = "Growing Green", (Cat No. 120624, Pg 56), Marker pen colours for the stamped images in "Rose Red" & "Pear Pizzazz", (Cat No. 119700 for "Subtles" collection and 119801 for "In Color" collection, both on Pg 102), Paper is from "Springtime Vintage", (Cat No. 121782, Pg 12 in Summer Mini Cat'), Ribbon is "Rose Red" seem binding ribbon, (Cat No. 121884, Pg 17, Summer Mini Cat'), and a nice sprinkling of "Dazzleing Diamonds" glitter, (Cat No. 102023, Pg 100), below is a little close up of the sparkly bits in the middle.

Sorry it's not a better picture of the glitter, it's much more sparkly in real life.

If you would like to learn more about any of the products or techniques used on this card, please do not hesitate to get in touch, it would be lovely to chat with you.

Hope you like it, take care of yourselves xx

Friday, 20 May 2011

"Less is More" Challenge card

Sorry not to post for a while, just a really really quick post today.

This is my entry for this weeks "Less is More" challenge, which is to create a 1 layered card with embossing on.

I used Baja Breeze cardstock for the card blank which was embossed in the centre using a piece of card stuck on the front then using a bone folder to fell round the edges on the inside of the card to create the embossing.  I stamped the leaves pattern from the "Confetti" stamp set, (Cat ref: 120465, Pg 60),  round the outer, unembossed section of the card and stamped the larger flower from the "Growing Green" stamp set, (Cat Ref: 120624, Pg 56), and heat embossed both using clear embossing powder.  I used the Rose Red marker pen to colour in the flower and Chocolate Chip marker pen for the dashed lines and for the Friend to Friend sentiment, which is from the "Pocket Silhouettes" stamp set, (Cat Ref: 111672, Pg 45)

Take care, and chat more soon - promise :o)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Double Embossed Card

Todays card is a double embossed card, what I mean by that is that there is both heat embossing and an embossing folder used on this card.

Firstly, I used a cuttlebug embossing folder from my stash and embossed the left side of the "Whisper White", (Cat Ref: 106549, Pg 85), cardstock.  I then stamped the open flower image from the "Fast & Fabulous" Hostess Lv.2 stamp set using Versamark ink, (Cat Ref: 102283, Pg 103), and covered in white embossing powder, (Cat Ref: 109132, Pg 100) and heat embossed using a heat tool, (Cat Ref: 110197, Pg 100).  Using makeup sponges I daubed over the embossed flowers using

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Morning, hope you are well and enjoying your weekend.

Today's card is rather, err, red, yep, it's definitely red.  This was all down to the flower.  The flower is from the Amy Butler line for K & Co and is the "Lotus Floral" stamp set.  When I first got this set I stamped this image out loads of times and coloured them in using different Pro Markers and this red one was definitely my favourite.  I matted this onto some green cardstock that I had in my stash and put in my embellishment box...

.  ... and there it sat, all alone in all it's rich red loveliness until I re-discovered it a couple of days ago, so I had to rescue it and this is the result.

I used "Poppy Parade" cardstock, (Cat Ref: 121694, Pg 81), for the card blank and stamped the "En Francais" background stamp, (Cat Ref: 109521, Pg 61),  in Versamark ink, (Cat Ref: 102283, Pg 103) and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.
Close up of embossing
I love this background stamp and I think it goes really well with this colour palette.

I'm so happy I was able to save this poor little embellishment from the box, I've no idea when I am going to use the card, hense why I've left the sentiment off, but I'm sure the right occasion will present itself!

Thanks for dropping by, chat again soon  :o)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Simply Stampin' Challenge Card

Hello there,
Todays card is my entry for this weeks Simply Stampin' challenge.  This week the challenge was to produce a project using the followig Stampin' Up colours.
Hmm... interesting, quite autumnal colours, but as autumn is my favourate time of the year I thought I'd give it a go, so here is my entry.

I was really pleased how it came out as it was one of those cards that I didn't really have an idea what I was doing I just made it up as I went along.

As you can see, I used Basic Gray cardstock, ( Cat Ref: 121689, Pg 85), for the card blank, I stamped and clear embossed a thin piece of "Always Artichoke" cardstock, (Cat Ref: 108610, Pg 84), using Versamark ink, (Cat Ref: 102283, Pg 103), and the "Sanded" background stamp, (Cat Ref; 109294, Pg 61), which stamped beautifully and I think it is my new favourate background stamp.  I matted this onto a piece of "Whisper White" cardstock, (Cat Ref: 106549, Pg 85).  I heat embossed, but this time using white embossing powder, the three flowers from the "Growing Green", (Cat Ref; 120624, Pg 56),  These images where stamped onto a dotted sheet of "Rich Razzlberry" from the Brights collection of Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, (Cat Ref; 117155, Pg 91) and cut out just on the outside of the white embossed edge.  I stuck them down, went round the edges of the card using a White Gel pen, (Cat Ref: 105021, Pg 102).  I stamped in "Rich Razzleberry" a sentiment from the "Something to Celebrate" stamp set, (Mini Cat ref: 121897, Pg 5), which is a Lv 2 hostess gift. Punched it out using the Modern Label Punch, (Cat Ref: 119849, Pg 105), I also used this punch on the patterned paper stack and matted it, added a couple of brads and finally I did faux-stitching line round the outside edges of the card blank using a white gel pen.

I like it, I hope you do too - take care  :o)  xx