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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday Ornament Framelits Dies meet Season of Style Designer SeriesPaper

Some of my regular ladies asked if we could do the ornament from last years occasions catalogue (page 3).  I decided to use the Season of Style designer series paper.  The snowflake is retired Snow Flurry bigz die.  Greeting from That's the Ticket.

Stampin' Ups! New Thinlit Card Dies

I've been having do much fun playing with these new Thinlit Card Dies.  Here are my samples for what we are making tomorrow night at Bel Air Baptist Church Card Making Group.

My first sample is using very vanilla card for the base.  My main focal image is a single stamp called Wonderful Blessing.  I have framed the cards with strips of Season of Style designer series paper.  On the inside I have punched out a circle of the dsp and adhered to the back of the flip circle.  I have also placed a semi circle as a finishing touch.  My greeting is from That's the Ticket stamp set. 

My second card also uses the thinlit die.  This time I have used the Stylish Stripes embossing folder for the strips and then stamped border stamps from Mosaic Madness I between the lines.  On the inside I have punched a circle and embossed and stamped as with the strips.  My main image on the front is as card one using Wonderful Blessing.

My third card is using retired paper from last years occasions catalogue.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Triple time stamping meets the open sea

Today I thought I would share a technique I did a while ago and hadn't got around to posting the cards that I had made.  It is a great technique called triple time stamping.  In this series of cards I have used The Open Sea stamp set.  It's a fun technique which lends itself to a variety of stamp sets.

Ink:  river rock, banana breeze and island indigo
Card:  Sahara sand, whisper white and island indigo

Ink:  more mustard, Baja breeze, island indigo
Card: more mustard, whisper white and island indigo

My inspiration for this card came from a card I saw on Pinterest, from Becca Prideaux. You can see her original post here 

Ink:  gum all green, marina mist and Baja breeze
Card:  gum all green, whisper white and marina mist

Monday, July 22, 2013

New Catalogue Launch projects

I thought I would show you today the projects that we did at my launch for the new catalogue.

My first project is using the Wildflower meadow stamp set along with the Sassy Salutations.  Card Base is Coastal Cabana with the layer being whisper white, and the greeting is layered with Bermuda Bay cardstock.
I have used the new hexagon punch to create the tail on the banner.  The original idea came from Darlene McCallum here.

Stamp Set:  flower shop, sassy salutations
Ink:  coastal cabana, crisp cantaloupe, pistachio pudding, strawberry slush
Card:  whisper white, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding
Accessories:  pansy punch, hexagon punch, adorning accents edgelits die

My friend Ann found these delightful A5 clipboards at officeworks and I thought they would be a lovely thankyou gift for those attending my launch.  Cut a piece of tissue paper the size of the board.  Stamp your image on the tissue paper.  Scrunch up your tissue paper and then unscrunch.  Apply mod podge glue to the base. Work quickly to attach the tissue paper to the front.  Apply a layer of mod podge to the top to seal. They were a great hit with my attendees. 

Wildflower meadow in crisp cantaloupe and calypso coral

This is a variation of the card that I made at my launch but using crisp cantaloupe and calypso coral
Stamp Set Used:  Wildflower meadow, sassy salutations
Ink:  calyso coral, crisp cantaloupe
Card:  whisper white, calyso coral, crisp cantaloupe
Accessories:  hexagon punch, simply pressed clay, Wildflower meadow textured impressions embossing folder

Christmas in July meets mosaic madness.

Here are the projects we will be doing at Bel Air Baptists Creative Cards group this month.

The layer of cherry cobbler is stamped with whisper white craft ink creating a soft appealing image.  I then have stamped the baubles in wild wasabi, garden green and gumball green.

The greeting is from Sassy Salutations.  I have finished of with the border stamp in cherry cobbler.
This card I got my inspiration from pinterest.  You can find the original link here. You can also view the other cards that I like using this set on my pinterest board here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Elements of Style Sympathy card

Stamp the large flower on very vanilla using always artichoke. Use the aqua painter to colour in the glowers using river rock, always artichoke and Sahara sand. Layer on always artichoke and use river rock as the base.

Postage due

I love the effect of this card. I stamped the collage image of Postage Due stamp set onto Very Vanilla card stock with not quite navy. I then have torn around the image to create a bit of interest. Next with a strip of island indigo I have embossed using Delicate Designs textured impressions emboss folder. Use the large scallop edgelit die then to cut the edge of card.
stamp the postage stamp on a piece of scrap very vanilla and punch out with the matching punch.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

By The Tide meets Parker's Patterns DSP

I love By The Tide stamp set that is in our Seasonal catalogue.
Here are two cards from this set. I BASED my card on Dena's card here.  I loved her arrangement of her collages images.

My first card has Parker's Patterns DSP.

Stamp Set used:  By the Tide
Ink Used:  daffodil delight, marina mist, not quite navy, cajun craze, early expresso,
Cardstock Used:  whisper white, not quite navy, parker's patterns dsp
accessories:  circle punches

Stamp Set used:  By the Tide
Ink Used:  baja breeze, lucky limeade, island indigo, cajun craze, 
Cardstock Used:  whisper white, not quite navy, Sycamore Street dsp
accessories:  circle punches

Secret Garden with The Depth of Field technique

I love the clean fresh look of this card which uses The Secret Garden stamp set combined with The Depth of Field technique. I have used this technique before here. I first saw this here . It's a great technique for backgrounds as well as features.  You can also see my previous post using this technique here.

Stamp Set Used Stamp:  Secret Garden, Perfect Punches
Card stock:  whisper white, midnight muse
Ink:  tempting turquoise, gumball green, midnight muse and baja breeze
Accessories:  Secret Garden Framelits Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits, dimensionals

The open sea and blissful bird

I thought I would share a few cards that my downline Rhonda Bailey did for here launch last Saturday.

The first card is using the anchor from The Open Sea set. Love the simplicity of the design. She found here inspiration here:

Her second and third card are using the stamp Blissful Bird and The Builder Bird punch.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ornament keepsakes meets oval accents bigz die

One of my most popular cards that I taught for Christmas last year was this card.

I started by stamping my bauble on very vanilla from the ornament keepsakes set and cutting it out with the matching die. I then took another piece of very vanilla and cut out the oval accent shape. Now place the oval shape in the Holiday Frame embossing folder and run through the big shot. This shape is so well suited to this embossing folder. Next I took a sponge dauber and dipped in Frost White Shimmer paint and sponged over the raised area of The Holiday Frame tief. To finish the card I placed the ornament embellishment in the centre of the frame and stamped my greeting and used the itty bitty framelit die to cut it out. Mount on card.

It's been a long time, but now I'm back!

If you look at my previous post you will notice that it was March last year. Life has been hectic. I now work five days and find it difficult to fit everything in so blogging was one of the many things that I have neglected. So over the next few days I want to upload the projects that we have done at Bel Air Creative Card group over the last year.  This is my first post using my iPad, it's not as easy as using the computer, but here goes.

My card below is using the masking technique. I saw this technique here

Tami has a great video too to go along with her post.

Firstly, you take a shape die and cut out your mask. Adhere this to the front of your card and then sponge inside the cutout area. Ink up your image (I have used lovely as a tree set) in black and stamp your image in the masked window. Take off your paper and then stamp your greeting.


Stamp set used:  lovely as a tree, curly cute
Cardstock:  whisper white
Inks: tempting turquise! Marina mist, tangerine tango and more mustard
Accessories: labels collection framlits