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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Great Friend Goodbye

Stamp Set: Great Friend
Card: Perfect plum, elegant eggplant, pale plum
Ink: elegant eggplant, pale plum
Accessories: Sizzix tasteful trim die

Monday, August 29, 2011

Simply Said

Stamp Set: simply said
Card: whisper white, sahara sand, pink pirouette
Ink: basic black
Accessories; Stampin Write Markers, vintage wallpaper textured impressions folder

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ocean Commotion

Stamp Set: Ocean commotion
Card: More mustard, taken with teal, basic black
Ink: whisper white
Accessories: white embossing powder, stampin pastels, heat gun, scallop edge punch

This is a variation of "Pastel Embossing". After I have applied the pastel, I then reheat to melt the colour into the embossed image.

You can see the technique here on Splitcoast Stampers.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chalkboard Technique

Chalkboard technique - Love this technique. 2 ways to do this technique.

1. Stamp image with white craft ink. Using sponge daubers, apply chalk/pastels.

2) Stamp image with either white craft ink or versamark. Apply white embossing powder and heat set. Apply chalk/pastels using sponge daubers. Reheat, allowing the chalk melt into the embossed image.

Card Above
Stamp Sets
: upsy daisy, one of a kind, boho backgrounds

Ink: whisper white craft, chocolate chip, versamark

Paper: whisper white, really rust, chocolate chip

Accessories: Stampin Pastels – really rust, certain celery, sponge daubers, word window punch

Technique: chalkboard – see

Stamped image in whisper white craft ink, sponged on chalk. For greeting – stamped in choc chip – then punched out with word window punch and then I used versamark stamp pad direct to paper, then used sponge daubers to apply chalk to the greeting.

Card Above
: Stamp Set: Garden whimsy
Card: Whisper white, brilliant blue, chocolate chip
Ink: Whisper white
Accessories: stampin pastels, sponge daubers

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Farewell freshcuts

This first card is stamped with early expresso on glossy white cardstock. The image is then sponged with rose red, marina mist and wild wasabi ink using sponge daubers. Where colours overlap blend together.

This second card is using the same technique as above but portrait view.
This time I have used markers with the direct to rubber technique. The colours I have used for this card are not quite navy, perfect plum, baja breeze, riding hood red.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pick A Petal

These cards below all use the "pick a petal" stamp set.

Stamp Set: Pick a Petal
card: baja breeze, whisper white
Ink: so safron, taken with teal (retired), real red
Accessories: top note die, 1" circle punch
Stamp Set: pick a petal
Card: baja breeze, whisper white, regal rose
Ink: tempting turquoise, rose red, so safron
Accessories: scallop edge border punch, 1" circle punch

Stamp Set: pick a petal
Card: blushing bride, bashful blue, whisper white
Ink: bordering blue (retired), pacific point

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sail Away

Shadow Stamping
This first card I have used the clear blocks as a "shadow stamp". I have then stamped the Sail Away stamp over the shadow stamps and coloured it in using Aqua Painter and stamp pads.

Stamps used: Sail Away, Afterthoughts (Hostess)
Card: sahara sand, pacific point, whisper white
Ink: Sahara sand, early expresso, tempting turquoise, bashful blue, early expresso

Cracked Glass Technique
This time I have stamped the image on whisper white, watercoloured, then applied the versamark watermark pad direct to the cardstock. Pour on clear embossing powder. Repeat 3 - 4 times. Put piece of cardstock in freezer for about 20 seconds. Remove from freezer and bend cardstock to form cracks. Repeat several times. Apply early expresso in with a sponge dauber over cracks, rub off excess.

Stamp Sets: Sail Away, Afterthoughts
Card: Old Olive, marina mist, whisper white
Ink: Early expresso, sahara sand, old olive, baja breeze, pacific point, versamark watermark
Accessories: clear embossing powder, sponge daubers

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Farewell "Fun and Fast Notes"

I thought I would show the cards that we are making at Bel Air Creative Card Group today and on Friday.

All cards are using stamps from the set "Fun and Fast notes".

The first and second card are using the baby stamp with the first using pretty in pink as the base, layered with certainly celery and the circles pink pirouette. The second cards base is marina mist and layered with certainly celery and the circles are bashful blue. The fourth card is using the same stamp on a white base with a torn stirp of baja breeze and old olive. On both cards the 3 smaller circles have been cut out using the Sizzix Circles # 2 die and attached to the certainly celery and then embossed with the perfect polka dots textured embossing folder. The larger circle has been added as a feature with dimensionals.

The third card is using the Christmas tree on whisper white with a base of riding hood red and a layer of old olive. This layer has been embossed with the petals a plenty textured impressions folder. The Christmas tree has been stamped on an oval which was cut out using the Sizzix ovals die. To line up the images on all the cards I have used the "Stamp-a-ma-jig"

The Christmas Tree I have used "direct to rubber" technique using markers to colour in the image and then stamp. I have also used blender pens to go over some of the outlines to enhance the image.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Inlaid technique meets punched posies

All my cards today use the Punched Posies set.

This card uses pretty in pink for the base and whisper white for the layer. Happy Birthday stamp is from SAB 2011 Punch Bunch set.

For this card I have used the scallop circle die and cut out the sides to form the shape of the dress. There are many variations on the web for this style of dress, Dawn Olchefske's blog is where I got my inspiration from here.

This card I have used for the base marina mist. I have stamped the images using bashful blue and pumpkin pie ink.

On these cards I have stamped the images then glued them on whisper white and then run through the bigshot machine in the square lattice textured embossing folder.