Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Monday, 29 September 2008
Stamp set: Fabulous Flowers, Priceless and canvas background
Accessories: Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, rub-ons, pink brad, white eyelet, dimensionals
I thought I would have trouble putting these colours together but I like the end result and am beginning to love this Fabulous stamp set. It was not a favourite of mine but when I had a little play with it when I was at Di's house I had to borrow it for a while (thanks again Di).
For the large flower I used the 'kissing' technique. I inked the canvas background stamp with rose red ink and then stamped it onto the large flower - very easy and effective.
Check out Sam's blog to see other entries in her colour challenge
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
These cards have a side opening. Again they have the same layout as each other just alternating the colours. I've added some brads and ribbon.
Monday, 22 September 2008
Here is the birthday card I made for Di:
I love this card, I hope Di does as well.
Stamp sets: Level 1 and level 2 hostess sets
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Blue Bayou and Real Red
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo pewter eyelet and Die cut blooms (from the spring mini catalogue.
Box of Flowers
I made Di this box of flowers as well. I have had this idea in my head for a while but haven't got around to making it until now. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Die cut blooms in various colours and sizes
Punches: 5 petal flower punch, boho punch, scallop punch, various size circle punches
Accessories: Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon, Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon, wire, florest foam, sticky strip, large glue dots and snail adhesive or double sided tape.
The box was made using an Explosion Box template - very easy. Here is a tutorial you can use to make the box.
The flowers were made using the Die cut blooms from the spring mini catalogue. I also made a couple of extra additions using a couple of punches listed above. Once I sorted them out how I like them I stuck the various layers using snail adhesive then stuck the wire to the backs using large glue dots and sticky strip. I covered the backs in the same coloured cardstock as the base of the flowers in various size circles to suit the size of the flowers. I tied some Wild Wasabi ribbon around the wire as leaves. Then it's a matter or arranging the flowers how you want them into the Florist foam inside the box. I tied some ribbon around the box to keep everything intact and to finish it off.
Sunday, 21 September 2008
A few weeks ago I attended Regional Seminar in Sydney where we learnt lots of cool techniques from other Demo's. I always come away with so many projects to make and a very long wish list; anyway in the past I have made swaps to hand out and planned on doing the same this year but I left it to the last minute and things weren't going to plan so I didn't get to put them together to hand out. I did start so here is the card I would have handed out:
I really like this card.
Stamp Set: True Friend and Occasional Sayings
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky (textured)
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Real Red Wide grosgrain ribbon, 5 petal flower punch, Boho punch, brad, stamp-a-ma-jig and dimensionals