Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tea Lace Doily Fan

I have been playing around today making little flowers and folding the Tea Lace Doilies various ways to see how I could use them on my cards.  My card is designed around the fan I made using the doily, little flowers and pearls.  The tassel was made from the white bakers twine.

Colour scheme of Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe and Naturals White.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Handmade Flowers ...

Just a quick post today for the challenge at the Deconstructed Sketch based on this great sketch.

Deconstructed Sketch 105

I have been playing around making flowers using one of the new In-colours for 2013-15, Baked Brown Sugar and an old favourite Naturals Ivory along with the 7/8" scallop circle punch and the Blossom Party Originals Die.  Naturally I just had to create something with them, so I decided to use them on my card to create a little flower posy. 

The second card I made for the fun of it.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Some Sneak Peaks ...

It was like Christmas in my house on Friday, my Stampin' Up pre-order arrived.  Naturally I had to play and I created my first card using one of the new 2013-15 In-colours, Baked Brown Sugar.  I used the Music Note Stampin' Wheel and die cut the word birthday in Basic Black.  The background piece was embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and the edging was made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.

Having made my first card, this got me to thinking about the rest of the 2013-15 In-colours and designing some cards for a Catalogue Launch workshop.  So I made another card using the other In-colours of Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar.

My final card is also for the new Catalogue Launch Workshop, using all the 2013-15 In-colours as well as the new "Mosaic Madness" stamp set with the matching Mosaic punch.  The other stamp sets used are "Fabulous Phrases" and "Simply Serif Alphabet". 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sahara Sand ...

In a recent edition of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft there were a series of 10 Quick Cards made by Julie Dudley show casing the Stampin' Up Decorative Labels Punch.

Julie's cards were made with non Stampin' Up DSP and cardstock, however I really liked what Julie had done with the Decorative Label punch in the design of her cards so I put my spin on it and created these three cards.

On two of the cards I stamped the Very Vintage and Music Notes Stampin' Wheel using Sahara Sand ink on Naturals White cardstock.  For the other card I stamped the Music Notes Stampin' Wheel and the Leaf/Branch stamp from the Summer Silhouettes stamp set using Sahara Sand ink on Naturals White cardstock.  I did stamp off some of the ink to give the stamped image a muted tone.

The DSP is Sahara Sand from the Neutrals Paper Stack with the little flowers made using the 7/8" scallop punch.  I punched out 5 scallop circles, misted them with water, layered them together and put a hole through the centre and using a brad joined together.  The layers were then lightly scrunched up towards the middle and then teased out until you are happy with the shape of your flower.

Once dry the flowers are used to create the posy on the Decorative Labels punched out piece.  The leaves were made using Old Olive ink and the Stippled Blossoms stamp set.  Sentiments are from the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set and the matching Bitty Banners Framelits.  A linen thread with a neutrals button added to finish the card.  All the edges of the cardstock and DSP have been inked with Sahara Sand.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

It's a Pink Birthday ....

The challenge this week at Mojo Monday is based on this great sketch created by Julee.  The challenge is to create a round or square card using the sketch.

I decided to make a square card using a colour scheme of Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals and Whisper White.  The stamp sets I have used are "Stippled Blossoms", "Clockworks" and "Itty Bitty Banners"


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