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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Creative Cards at The Grove September 2019

This month we are using two new sets that from the new Holiday catalogue that came out this month. 

The first card uses the stamp set First Frost. Has beautiful soft images and greetings to match. The base of the card is highland heather with a layer of mint macaron and whisper white. Background image is stamped in mint macaron. The flowers are stamped in gorgeous grape and highland heather. The greeting has been cut out using the coordinating die set Frosted Bouquet.

The second card uses the Buffalo Check stamp on the base card and images from Illuminated Christmas and greeting from His Light stamp set. Images are stamped in blueberry bushel. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Creative Cards at The Grove August 2018

This month we will experiment with The Stamparatus doing the wreath technique. 

This technique is great for using any small image together with a template and a square piece of card.  You can aff extra images to add variety.

This first card uses the leaf from Rooted in Nature and is stamped in pool party, lemon lime twist, old olive and Bermuda Bay.

The flower on this card is from the Painted Glass stamp set.

This card also uses the stamp set Painted Glass.  Both were asked from here   

The circles on this card are from the stamp set Swirly Frames. I just love the way this one turned out.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Creative Cards at The Grove July 2018

This months Cards use the stamp set dandelion wishes and the darling label punch box.

These first two cards use the dandelion wishes stamp set. This first sample uses glossy card.  I love the feel of this one, with the colours blending really well.

This second sample uses whisper white. The images are crisp and clear. Which one do you prefer?

Our second card uses the stamp set from the darling label punch box.  The kit contains the stamp set, the punch, a block and two Stampin spots - grapefruit grove and night of navy.I just love the elegance of this card.

Stamp set used:  dandelion wishes, greeting from beautiful bouquet 
Card:  whisper white, glossy white, basic black
Ink:  crushed curry, mango melody, rich razzleberry, tuxedo black 
Accessories:  post it notes, sponges

Stamps used:  darling label punch box
Card:  grapefruit grove, whisper white, basic black, share what you love specialty dsp
Ink:  memento black
Accessories:  circle punches, subtle textured impressions embossing folder, pearlized doilies 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Creative Cards at Belair June 2018

Our first card that we will be making this month is using a stamp set called Accented Blooms from the 2018 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue.  These cards below use Stampin Up incolours and the new uninked spectrum pads.  The flower stamp coordinates with tailored tag punch. 

I card above is using the 2017-2019 incolours with the spectrum pad inked with powder pink, berry burst, fresh fig, lemon lime twist and tranquil tide.  I have also inked up the focal stamp with the spectrum pad and lifted up the image with dimensionals.  Underneath is a 1cm strip of card in coordinating colours.

I card above is using the 2018-2020 incolours with the spectrum pad inked with blueberry bushel, call me clover, lovely lipstick, grapefruit grove and pineapple punch.  I have also inked up the focal stamp with the spectrum pad and lifted up the image with dimensionals.  Underneath is a 1cm strip of card in coordinating colours.

The second card that we will make is a card that I CASED from Erica Cerwin.   I changed the colours to blues.  Check out her card here.  

This card uses:-
Stamps:-  One Wild Ride stamp set
Card:-  Balmy blue, blueberry bushel, whisper white
Ink:-  balmy blue, blueberry bushel, smoky slate
Tools:- Stamparatus

Creative Cards May 2018

Hi there, I have been a bit slack with my blogging recently, but wanted to share with you the cards that we did at Creative Cards at Belair in May. 

I wanted to make cards using the retiring fresh florals designer series paper stack.  I made a series of cards using an idea from Yvonne Pree called a pop out explosion card.  You can see her original post here.  It has the wow factor and is great fun to make.

Stamp Set:  Label Me Pretty
Card:  2017-2019 Incolour Pack, Fresh Florals specialty dsp, whisper white
Ink: 2017-2019 Incolours
Tools:  Envelope punch board, stitched shapes framelits, pretty label punch

The second card that we will make is using some pre order product from the new catalogue and some retiring product from the old catalogue.

Stamp Set:  Love What you do, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper:  Whisper White, vellum, Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Ink:  Memento, Fresh fig
Tools:  Big Shot, circle punch, Lovely Floral TIEF, Wink of Stella glitter brush, glue dots

Monday, March 12, 2018

Belair Creative Cards class this month learns Black Ice Technique

This month at Belair we will be learning a new technique called Black Ice Technique.  A fellow Stampin Up demonstrator, Melissa Kerman came up with this idea.  Google her name and the term Black Ice Technique and you will find lots of inspiration.  You can see a blog post of hers here.  .

On my first card I have used a piece of silver foil cardstock.  Swiped the foil with black archival ink.  I have then stamped the flower in archival Black.  Heat set.  I have applied versamark straight over the top and then added embossing powder over the top.  Heat set.  The flower has then been coloured with Stampin Blends.  Add more versamark and clear embossing powder and heat set again.  Layer on a piece of black mat.  Layer on the base which os soft sky.


My second card is a variation.  On a piece of foil card, apply ink as on our first card.  Emboss with the flowers from petal pairs textured impressions embossing folder.  Swipe the archival Black pad over the raised image.  Apply the versamark over the top and add clear embossing powder.  I just love the way this has turned out.  Layer on basic black and then on a whisper white base.  The greeting is from Beautiful Day stamp set.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Birthday Blooms

Have I told you that birthday blooms is one of my favourite stamp sets.  I just love the flower in this set, it is so pretty.  

This card is coloured using the Stampin Blends, I have used the pool party and marina mist for the flower and the leaves were coloured using old olive.  The flower is layered on a piece of glossy card which has had brusho sprinkled on and spritzed.  Greeting is from You're Inspiring stamp set.

The flower on this card is watercoloured using calypso coral and melon mambo.  Leaves are coloured using old olive.  The base is pear pizzazz and top layer is melon mambo.  I have used the sweet soiree decorative masks and the shimmery white embossing paste.