Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Picnic Time

Another sweet little set in the Occasions Catalogue is this Picnic Basket. It comes with matching framelits so you can layer up your basket easily with cut-outs. I did add dimension to a few items by using Stampin' Blends over the ink used. I then added some blends over the French Baguette and picnic tea-towel. You can see from the close-up that I used Crystal Effects on the wine bottle and wine glasses. For such a simple, clean card, there's a lot going on!

Stamps: Picnic With You
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Covler, So Saffron, Tip Top Taupe
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Picnic Basket Builder Framelits, 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Crystal Effects, dimensionals

Monday, January 15, 2018

Barn Door

I literally gasped a little when I saw the sliding barn door stamp set in the latest mini catalogue from Stampin' Up! I need some "thank you" cards and opted for a retired set called "Petite Pairs" for the sentiment behind the barn door. The sliding mechanism is simple. I purchased these washers for under $2 from Amazon and used the Stampin' Up video as a guide. The background is made with the 3D embossing folder called Pinewood Planks, I sponged it a little with crumb cake to add a little dimension.

The first card I made, I just stamped the barn door on Crumb Cake with black ink and mounted it. It looked really great but had no dimension, so I stamped a second door and used my 2 Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends to add shadows and dimension to the door. It worked really well and looks a lot better now!

Stamps : Barn Door, Petite Pairs (ret)
Ink : Crumb Cake (sponging), Memento Black, Old Olive (wreath), Wisteria Wonder (flowers)
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black

Accessories : Big Shot, Sliding Door Framelits, Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions EF, Stampin' Blends, mini dimensionals, washers, fine tip glue

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Getting ready for CHRISTMAS!

Well, it's been way too long! I can't really believe that Thanksgiving is over and we're heading rapidly towards Christmas. I need to get myself moving on my Card-Making .... here's a quick start with the Hearts Come Home bundle. I love, love, love this set with the houses framelits. Perfect for shadow cards ....

 I made a simple shadow box. 2 pieces of 4.25x 6.24 scored at 3/4" and 5.5". I just folded the edges in and glued the 2 pieces together. The back of the card has a sheet of glimmer paper (I used the silver and the champagne) the Church at the front is attached to the inner oval with dimensionals, then the back row of houses is also attached with dimensionals except I layered 2 up to make it sit a little higher on the back-side.

I made one with Cherry Cobbler too, but the white ones remain my favourites.

I made up some gift boxes too. This is some older, retired cardstock which came embossed with different patterns. I brayered 2 sheets with Alway Artichoke ink, it gives it a shaded/faded look which I like.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Birthday Bouquet

This is a new set in the 2017/18 catalogue called "Beautiful Bouquet". It's a bundle, with framelits and the coordinating stamp. It's lovely to use, some very pretty florals in it. I'll have fun using them all. This is going to my dear friend, Hilary, whose birthday is the 12th. Happy Birthday, Hil!

Stamps : Beautiful Bouquet
Ink : Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
cardstock : Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Powder Pink
Accessories : Big Shot, Boutquet Bunch Framelits

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Lemon Lime Love

I am really enjoying the new SU Colour, Lemon Lime Twist. It's so fresh and vibrant when paired with white. This is a card for a friend who just underwent quite invasive surgery. Hopefully it's cheery enough to give her a smile.

The fold is based on these directions from Beccy in Australia! It came together (relatively) simply. You can see all the different folds in the 3rd photo.

Stamps : Bloomin' Love
Ink : Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock : 12x12 Whisper White, In Colour DSP
Accessories : Big Shot, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Nuvo Crystal Drops in White and Apple Green

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A Move to the Seaside

A friend asked me to make a new home card with a twist. She needed one for a couple who are retiring to the seaside, so wanted something beach-themed. Luckily, I still have the 2 retired stamp sets used in this card. I love how it turned out, based on this fold by Jeanie Stark.

Stamps : By the Tide, By the Seashore (retired)
Ink : Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Cardstock : Sahara Sand, Shimmery White
Accessories : 3/4" punch, linen thread, paper snips

Sunday, July 23, 2017

New Home

The daughter of a very dear friend has bought a Condo in Chicago so I took the opportunity to use my new bundle "At Home With You". I've been seeing some gorgeous samples with this set and love how this turned out.

I made the bricks by using the new Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste mixed with 2 drops of Cajun Craze. The result was a little too white, so I sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink. The door and the flower pots along with the lamps were put together using watercolour paper.

Stamps : At Home With You
Ink : Archival Black
Cardstock : Watercolour, Cajun Craze, Thick Whisper White
Accessories : Reinker, Big Shot, Framelits, aquapainters, embossing paste