Month: July 2016

Watercolor Wings classes

Lovely classes this month using the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the Bold Butterfly and Basic Butterfly framelits. We made a lovely ‘book style’ box with 4 matching cards and envelopes.

1-DSCF7829I really wanted to use Sweet Sugarplum as my main accent colour and much to my surprise ended up choosing Chocolate Chip cardstock for the box itself. Chocolate Chip is my least used shade of brown, don’t know why but it really goes well with the sugarplum, the colours look gorgeous together.

1-DSCF7830The inside pockets of the box were made using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. The right pockets holds 4 decorated cards using the same stamp set and the left pocket holds 4 co-ordinating envelopes.

1-DSCF7832The card bases are made using Thick Whisper White cardstock. Each card has a panel of either Chocolate Chip cardstock or Sweet Sugarplum cardstock. The images are stamped in Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum and Chocolate Chip ink onto regular Whisper White cardstock and I added some iridescent sequins from my stash for a bit of sparkle.

1-DSCF7829We die cut a butterfly for the front of the box using my Big Shot and added a Vellum filigree die cut butterfly over the top to give added dimension. The box is closed using some of the gorgeous Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon which ties beautifully.

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Hooray for Confetti Celebration

I’m still playing with the Confetti Celebration stamp set and have CASE’d another card inspired by a card made by a German demo called Christina, check out her website at  https://finepaperarts.wordpress.com/2016/05/11/mein-erstes-werk-mit-den-neuen-farben

1-DSCF7949I love the large ‘hoorah’ stamp from this set and like Christina I chose one of the new 2014 – 2016 in-colors for my card base, in my case Dapper Denim and in hers Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the ‘hooray’ on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder and Smoky Slate inks.

I added a piece of dsp from the retired Cherry on Top stack to the bottom, cutting it at a slant and topped it with a small strip of Dapper Denim cardstock to cover the join. Adding this piece to a layer of Dapper Denim cardstock pulls the whole topper together. I then stamped the ‘hooray’ again in Dapper Denim ink and punched it out using the 2” circle punch and backed it onto a piece of Dapper Denim which I die cut using a circle from the Layering Circle Framelits and adding to the card front using dimensionals.

This makes a really cute, quick and easy card.

Having made this card using a lot of ink colours I thought I would strip it back and make a card using just one inkpad and a couple of pieces of cardstock.

1-DSCF7947I chose Night of Navy ink and stamped the ‘Yay’ sentiment on Whisper White cardstock punching it out using the Medium Star punch. If you don’t have the punch this is a really easy image to fussy cut……got to love a straight edge. Using the little star from the Confetti Celebration stamp set I stamped stars diagonally from the right bottom corner to the left top corner and added a scattering of punched Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer cardstock circles from my stash using Tombow. I had punched a pile of these for another project using the ½” and ¼” Handheld Punches; they were perfect for this card. The punched star was added using a dimensional.

Whilst looking for a big enough piece of Night of Navy cardstock on which to mat the stamped piece I came across the slightly shorter, wider piece I ended up using. I really liked the quirky look it gave to the card. I had planned to use a Thick Whisper White card base but I just didn’t like the way it looked and went with Crumb Cake cardstock instead. A really lovely masculine card and again quick and easy to make, great for a beginner.

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Building Foxy Friends

Oh my word………… I have finally had time to try out the Foxy Friends stamp set and the Fox Builder Punch and I LOVE them.

1-DSCF7914For the first card I kept it simple stamping the fox in Cajun Craze ink onto a small piece of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the head again onto a piece of scrap Whisper White and punched it out with the Fox Builder punch. I stamped the wider of the ‘faces’ with Basic Black Archival ink and added it to the stamped fox using Dimensionals. So cute, I love him …. and it is definitely a him. I rounded the upper left hand corner and stamped the sentiment from the Banners For You stamp set using the Basic Black Archival ink. I layered the stamped piece onto some Cajun Craze cardstock leaving a 1/8” border.

1-DSCF7915Using the new Petal Burst embossing folder, I ran a 2” wide piece of Crumb Cake cardstock through the Big Shot. I adhered a thin strip of Cajun Craze down the long side of the debossed side of the Crumb Cake panel then added it to the left side of a Thick Whisper White card base before adding the stamped panel with dimensionals.

1-DSCF7916I made a landscape version for my second card. I added a thin piece of Old Olive cardstock to the embossed Crumb Cake panel and stuck it to the Thick Whisper White card base. I stamped the walking fox image in Cajun Craze and the tree trunk in Soft Suede onto scrap Whisper White card and fussy cut them out using scissors. The tree trunk was added to the card base with Tombow adhesive and the fox with Dimentionals. The mushrooms were stamped in Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.

1-DSCF7920The third fox was stamped in Calypso Coral ink and Basic Black Archival ink with the legs added in Soft Suede. I used a 2” punch to cut out the image. I backed this panel onto a circle cut from Soft Suede cardstock using the Layered Circles Framelits. The dsp comes from a retired pack called Best Year Ever and was added to a thin strip of Soft Suede card. I wrapped Linen Thread around the dsp panel before sticking it to a Crumb Cake base. The stamped circle was added with dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set in Soft Suede ink.

I really, really, really like this stamp set and its co-ordinating punch, so many other creatures to make. Watch out for more projects using this in the future.

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Places You’ll Go

We have had some very good news this past weekend. Our son, after a long and difficult journey and subject to a final medical, has been offered a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  Whoop whoop…….this is the first step to his becoming an officer in the Army and because it’s what I do I wanted to make him a card to congratulate him.

1-DSCF7983I chose the Places You’ll Go stamp set which seems appropriate and stamped the stand image in Basic Black Archival ink onto a piece of Whisper White card. The globe image was then stamped in Island Indigo ink, love photopolymer stamps, so much easier to line everything up. I thought it looked a bit bare so added some spots in Cucumber Crush, Pool Party and Chocolate Chip ink using the splatter stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set. I added the sentiment in Island Indigo ink below the stamped image and as an accent I added a strip of Blooms and Bliss dsp to the bottom of the stamped panel.

I adhered the stamped panel to a smaller but longer piece of Basic Black card; I think it looks really quirky. I rounded the upper right corner of the stamped piece to balance it out before adding the whole piece to the Island Indigo card base.

1-DSCF7950I made a second version with a piece of retired Lost Lagoon washi tape instead of the dsp.

I hope you like the cards.

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