While I have been in “hiding” I have actually made a card or two. This was for my cat mad Niece and she loved it!. So many Pussy Cats…. Lucky I had bought the Pretty Kitty Stamp set just for this occasion. You can check it out on page 30 of the current Annual catalogue. Its quite a versatile little set as it comes with quite a few sentiments too.
I couldn’t resist trying another CASE from the Occasions Catalogue, this time from page 49. This one is pretty similar in style with just a few substitutions for things I didn’t have.
I decided to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the Catalogue and used the daffodil card from Page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue. I CASEd it not once but twice! This first card using Southern Serenade is quite similar with the main image on white tilted to one side , a base of DSP and a flagged sentiment strip. But I swapped the button for a small fussy cut flower bumped up on a dimensional and added 2 punched out vellum leaf branches using the Leaf Punch.
For the Second card I replaced the DSP(Designer Series Paper) with a piece of card embossed using the stems one of the Petal Pair Embossing folders. I matted the the central image of the peacock from SAB Exclusive Beautiful Peacock on Cajun Craze. The main image has a few wraps of gold Metallic Thread around the bottom and the final touch was the accent strip under the Sentiment piece.
The catalogues aren’t just pretty to look at, they are a great resource to help you be creative as well. Be sure to have a go at CASEing one of the beautiful creations in them soon
A lovely simple card full of Pandas! Sadly I made this card and THEN seasoned the stamp so it stamped solidly but they are still very cute. The balloons were all stamped on coloured card and then fussy cut out to be stuck over the stamped ones. The Tailored Tag Punch was given a new look by adding a strip of white across the middle with the sentiment stamped on it. Quick and Easy but oh so cute.
A certain someone I know has a birthday coming up and I made this card and, yes, its THAT box again for her. I have a lovely wee piece of jewellery to go in it. Dont you love the curly ribbon on the paper clip! I just used the back edge of my scissors and pulled the ribbon through against them and my thumb. Just like making paper curls. This method works for bakers twine too.
I don’t usually do pretty insides of my cards but the left over piece from the card front just screamed to be added.
Hi folks here is the card I made using the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder and my Sitting Here Stamp Set. To add a bit more dimension I gently rubbed over some colour with a Stampin’ Sponge and some Soft Suede Ink. Bit hard to see in the photo but check back to the box I posted last. I think you can see it better there.
I love the colour combo of Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.
If you want to share your love of Stamping and paper crafts with others maybe you should think about signing up as an Independent Demonstrator. Now is a great time to do it as there are added benefits during SaleABration. Want to know more? Check out my Q & A page HERE or contact me by email or phone.
Hi folks here is another version of the card I posted yesterday. Same cut but I have added 2 strips of the Tutti Frutti Washi Tape from Page 29 of the Occasions Catalogue along the front cut edge and then stamped the birthday sentiment down the inside edge. The stamp set is only available for a limited time as a Sale- A – Bration reward when you spend $110. It is called Party Pandas.
As you can I forgot to prime the stamp before using it for the first time and it resulted in a patchy image. Often with these solid images you need to clean the factory mold release agent residue off the them and sometimes just give them a rub over with your hand, a rubber eraser or something similar. Then you get lovely crisp solid images. It also helps to have a well inked stamp pad.
If you NEED to have this stamp set in your life you can place an order through me directly email firstname.lastname@example.org or the online HERE The Current Hostess Code is: JK7E4YYK
Hi folks there are only 7 days left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration 2017 and lucky us Stampin’ Up! have just added 8 more catalogue products to the offering! I had a lovely class last night and we made this card.
Happening in March and April
- Sunday March 26 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston
- Friday March 31 – last day for Sale-A-Bration Online orders ( I will be placing my last order for SAB on Thursday)
- Monday April 10 10 – 11.30 Card Class
- Saturday April 22 5pm – 8pm Ellesmere Twilight Market in Leeston
- Sunday April 30 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston
I saw a similar card recently but cant find it again to credit the maker now. I thought it was such a visually effective card that I had to CASE it too. I do have an original idea now and then in case you are wondering but I am also inspired by the beautiful work other crafters produce. I do like to try an acknowledge where the inspiration came from but sometimes that not possible.
I’ve used In this World again and also Timeless Textures and for the Sentiment Love Sparkles.
I coloured the butterflies using Blender Pens and my ink pads. All you have to do is gently squeeze your ink pad when it is closed to transfer some ink to the inside of the lid and then use it like a palette to pick up the ink with the Blender Pen.
Another gorgeous card using Hey Chick today. I just adore this funky fluffy headed chicken. You cant really see the full glory of her colouring or the sparkle I added with my clear Wink of Stella pen but you get the idea. I took the colour inspiration from the Washi Tape I used along the bottom of the card. I love my markers but I cant wait to get some of our new watercolour pencils. Check them out on page 24.
I seem to be really loving the faux stitched look this week too but it just added that little sum sum the card needed. The sentiments are from the Love Sparkles Stamp set on page 53