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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2 step bird punch

Card: rose red, whisper white, old olive, raspberry tart dsp
ink: rose red
Accessories; 2 step bird punch, little leaves sizzlit die, sizzix ovals die

Monday, August 30, 2010

farewell to "All Scallops"

My cards today originally were "one layer cards", I have changed some to add more colour. I have used post it notes to frame an area to stamp in giving me a window for the "seeing spots stamps". I then have framed the images with the "all scallops stamps". It was a fun technique and would love to explore this technique more.

The base card is marina mist, layered with whisper white. I have stamped using Marina Mist, baja breeze and really rust.

The main images for this card are from "cottage garden stamp set". The colours that I have stamped are baja breeze, mellow moss and chocolate chip.

This stamp set is using Fabulous Flowers" stamp set. The stamped image layer is "one sheet wonder"

This card is using images from "A Beautiful Thing".

This card also uses a layer of "one sheet wonder". Stamp set used is Enjoy every moment.

Embrace Life

Stamps Used: Embrace life,
Card: baja breeze, pretty in pink, whisper white, not quite navy
Ink: pretty in pink, baja breeze
Accessories: scallop square punch, oval punch, designer label punch
Accessories: blender pen

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Circle Circus Flower

Stamp Set: circle circus, heard from the heart
Card: riding hood red, whisper white, old olive
Ink: riding hood red
Accessories: scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle punch, little leaves sizzlit die, riding hood red striped grosgrain ribbon

Friday, August 27, 2010

Triangle trifold One of a Kind

I really love making the triangle trifold card. You can find the tutorial here from Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamp Set; One of a kind
Card: rose red, pink pirouette, raspberry tart dsp
Ink: rose red, pink pirouette
Accessories: word window punch

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Circle Circus Greetings eight

Stamp Set: Circle Circus, Greetings Eight
Card: basic black, basic gray, whisper white, silver (non SU)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: polka dot textured impressions folder

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pocket Silhouettes

Stamp Set: pocket silhouettes
card: Crumb cake, baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip, kiwi kiss, baja breeze
Accessories; chocolate chip ribbon
Stamp Sets: pocket silhouettes, all scallops, teeny tiny sentimentss
Card: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, whisper white
ink: creamy caramel, chocolate chip
Accessories: word window punch
Stamp Set: pocket silhouettes, teeny tiny sentiments
Card: chocolate chip, baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: chocolate chip, baja breeze
Accessories: word window punch

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Three Little Words

Stamp Sets : three little words

Ink: kiwi kiss, rose red

Paper: kiwi kiss, raspberry tart dsp, whisper white

Accessories: rose red double stitched ribbon, 5 petal flower punch, sweetest stem embosslits die, bigshot machine

I CASED this card from Kari Hughes at I loved the way Kari used the Sweetest Stem embosslits die with the 5 petal flower punch.

Upsy daisy's bloomin

Stamp Sets: Upsy daisy (pg 75 $33.95), Bloomin with Beauty (113027) (pg 79 $47.95)

Card Stock: Rose Red (pg 129 $10.50) Pink Pirouette (pg 126 $10.50) Whisper White (100730) (pg 127 $13.50)

Ink: Pink Pirouette (pg 126 $11.95) Rose Red (pg 129 $11.95),

Accessories: Large Oval punch, Wide Oval punch (pg 152 $30.95), Rose Red Double Stitched Ribbon (pg 150 $19.95), Sponge Daubers (PG 156 $20.95)

Punch Art Flower using 5 petal flower punch

Stamp Sets : fresh cuts

Ink: regal rose, cameo coral

Paper: whisper white, wild wasabi, pink pirouette, summer sun

Accessories: 5 petal fower, ½” circle, scallop oval, large oval punch, Little leaves sizzlits die

I cased this card from: Five-Petal Punch Chrysanthemum

Another Easel Card this time using Baroque Motifs stamp set

Stamp Sets : baroque motifs, fresh cuts

Ink: rose red, sahara sand

Paper: rose red, pink pirouette, sahara sand

Accessories: trio flower punch, scallop circle punch, two step bird punch, sponge daubers, paper snips

Technique: easel card

Comments I BASED this card from Joanna Wassens at:

Circles Galore

Stamp Sets
: best yet

Ink: basic gray

Paper: kiwi kiss, baja breeze, urban garden dsp, not quite navy, basic gray, whisper white

Accessories: glue stick, 1⅜”,1¼”, 1”, ¾” ½” circle punches

I CASED this card from Regina, see her card at . The sketch is from tecc25.

Scallop edge square medallion

Stamp Sets : Great friend

Ink: Kiwi Kiss

Paper: Kiwi kiss, rose red, raspberry tart dsp, pretty in pink

Accessories: scallop oval punch, scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, glue dots, brads

This card I learnt from fellow demonstrator Corina Barry who taught me this technique at an Inkyrubber group meeting last year.

Easel Card Technique using fresh cuts stamp set

Stamp Sets : fresh cuts

Ink: not quite navy, kiwi kiss, rose red

Paper: going gray, not quite navy, pink pirouette, rose red, kiwi kiss

Accessories: 5 petal flower, large oval, scallop oval, buttons sizzlit die, sponge daubers

Technique: easel card

Embrace life - watercolouring

This card was such fun to create. The flowers from the Embrace Life set are so good for watercolouring. Here I have used tempting turquoise and certainly celery using the Aqua Painter. Using the Aqua Painter makes watercolouring so easy.

Stamp Set: Embrace Life (pg 83 - $45.95), Enjoy every moment (pg 97 - $53.95)

Ink: Staz On (pg 156 $14.95), certain celery (pg 128 $11.95), tempting turquoise (pg 129 $11.95)

Papers: Very Vanilla (pg 127 $13.50), Tempting Turquoise (pg 128 $10.50) Certain Celery (pg 128 $10.50)

Accessories: Aqua Painter (pg 156 $19.95), large oval punch (pg 152 $30.95, word window punch (pg 152, $30.95), double rectangle punch (pg 152 $11.50, certainly celery grosgrain ribbon (pg 151 $10.95)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Farewell to "a rose is a rose"

This card is a triangle trifold card. You can find the tutorial here from Splitcoast Stampers.

Stamp Set: A rose is a rose
Card: blue bayou, groovy guava, whisper white
Ink: groovy guava, purely pomegranate
Accessories: sizzix ovals die

Stamp Set; A rose is a Rose, en Francais
card: kiwi kiss, Bella Rose dsp, whisper white
Ink: pretty in pink, kiwi kiss, riding hood red
Accessories: circle scissors plus

Monday, August 2, 2010

Garden whimsy

This is a bright cheery card that I cased from Joanna Wassens. Her card is here.

Stamp Sets: garden whimsy, upsy daisy
Ink: lavender lace, almost amethyst, pretty in pink, certainly celery
Card: lavender lace, whisper white, certainly celery, pretty in pink.
Accessories: white gel pen, 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, scallop circle punch, scallop edge punch

This too is a sweet card. It uses the chalk popping technique.

Stamp Set: Garden Whimsy
Card: certainly celery, perfect plum, whisper white
Ink: versamark watermark, elegant eggplant
Accessories: Stampin Pastels, sponge daubers

A Rose is A Rose

Stamp Sets : a rose is a rose, a little birthday cheer

Ink: pink pirouette, riding hood red, kiwi kiss, old olive

Paper: kiwi kiss, whisper white, bella rose dsp

Accessories: stamp-a-ma-jig, big shot, scallop circle die, paper snips, dotto, circle scissors plus

Technique: circle scissors plus

I CASED this card from

Cottage Garden Stamp Set

For this card I have used a "pagemaps sketch"

Stamp Sets : cottage garden

Ink: rich razzleberry, orchid opulence

Paper: rich razzleberry, cottage wall dsp, orchid opulence, whisper white

Accessories: big shot, scallop circle die, circle scissors plus, stamp a ma jig,

Scallop Circle Easel Card

Stamp Sets
: three little words

Ink: rose red

Paper: cameo coral, mellow moss, whisper white, raspberry tart dsp

Accessories: big shot machine, scallop circle die, sweetest stem embosslits die, 2 step bird punch, circle scissors plus

Technique: easel card

Seeing Circiles

Stamp Sets
: fifth ave floral, stem sayings

Ink: basic gray, whisper white craft ink

Paper: basic gray, not quite navy, urban garden dsp

Accessories: circle scissors, stamp a ma jig

Fifth Avenue Floral watercolouring

Stamp Sets
: Fifth avenue floral, fresh cuts

Ink: chocolate chip, pink pirouette, pretty in pink, regal rose, rose red, ruby red

Paper: chocolate chip, old olive, pink pirouette, holiday treasures dsp

Accessories: circle scissors plus, corner rounder punch, aqua painter

Technique: watercolouring, scalloping around a circle using a corner rounder punch

Scalloped edge effect

Stamp Sets
: fresh cuts, stem sayings

Ink: old olive, pacific point, tempting turquoise

Paper: pacific point, whisper white, tempting turquoise

Accessories: slit punch, stamp a ma jig

Technique: fancy toned scallop border punch technique/fancy two-toned scallop border

Comments I saw this technique on a few different sites:-

Anyone for flowers???

Stamp Sets : heard from the heart

Ink: taken with teal

Paper: ruby red, whisper white, sage shadow, taken with teal

Accessories: big shot machine, top note die, sizzlits ovals, polka dots textured impressions folder, 2 step bird punch, two way glue pen

Bloom Away

These two first cards are the same layout just with a different base. The first card has a really rust base and the second card has a very vanilla base.

This last card has been added later, it's on a base of rose red with a layer of sage shadow. The image has been watercoloured. The sage shadow layer has been run through the square lattice textured impressions folder - this is called inlaid technique.

Very Vintage Grunge Flower

Check out this cool flower using the scallop circle punch that is all the rage on the internet at the moment. I saw this flower Valita's blog here

Stamp Sets
: very vintage jumbo wheel, upsy daisy

Ink: gold encore

Paper: whisper white, gold metallics, brown packing paper

Accessories: eyelet border punch, scallop circle punch, brad, spray bottle with hairspray, gold paint and pearl ex, jumbo stampin around handle, scallop oval punch

Technique: grunge flowers

"Manhattan Impressions Embossing folder" on vellum

Monday, 2 August, 2010

I just love the effect of this card. I have run the vellum through the bigshot machine in the "Manhattan flower embossing folder. I then have used the sponge daubers to apply ink to the debossed (back) of the image, creating a soft, subtle effect. The colours blend well together creating shade in the rose.

Stamp Sets : heard from the heart

Ink: melon mambo, pretty in pink, so safron

Paper: melon mambo, whisper white, vellum

Accessories: paper snips, eyelet border punch, sponge daubers, big shot machine, manhattan flower embossing folder

Technique: dry embossing

Comments I CASED this card from Tami at