Tuesday, June 16, 2009

FINALLY some pictures

FINALLY I've had a chance to sit down and create some cards and photograph some I did a little while ago. This is going to be a long post, so I hope you enjoy!

I did this card for the New Catalogue Launch workshop back in April. I've since done it in other colours as well. It is simple and quick and that's what I like about it. I used Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain ribbon; Eyelet Border Punch; Friendly Words Wheel; Weathered Background Stamp; Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss Ink. I rolled the wheel then used my blender pens to take off the Tangerine Tango ink from the word 'friends',then used the blender pen to pick up the Kiwi Kiss ink and colour the word 'friends'. Then lined up the wheel and rolled it across the vanilla.

I've seen alot of this kind of card with the brayering and the trees. Thought I might give it a go. Brayering is not something I do alot of, but this was really easy so I might be doing some more. I really love the effect. I've use Not Quite Navy, Kraft and Gloss White card and some DSP from the Bella Bleu Pack. I used the Not Quite Navy ink pad and stamp straight onto the main card to get the background effect, and used versamark on the Kraft card to get the same effect. I used Brocade Blue and Not Quite Navy inks to do the brayering and I brayered the whole card with the Brocade Blue, then did a mask for the moon, then brayered the top part of the card using Not Quite Navy Ink. Then stamped the trees (Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set) using Black Staz On, and the words (stamped in Staz On) were from the stamp set Trendy Trees. Great masculine card, just change the words.

I've had this set (a current Hostess Set) for a little while and have been waiting to use it. And finally found and card that would suit it. I got my inspiration from the Mojo Monday blog ( http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/) Fabulous site for inspiration. This card was based on the Mojo Monday Sketch Week 70. I've used Bashful Blue and Whisper White Cardstock and DSP from the Washington Apple Paper pack. I've used Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Basic Gray Ink. And to finish it I have used a Silver Designer Holder to bring out the word LIFE.

This was also inspired by a Mojo Monday Sketch (week 68). I've used Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Cardstock; DSP from the Sweet Always paper pack. I stamped the Hippo from Pun Fun with Black Staz On onto the white cardstock, then coloured in with Basic Gray, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie inks. I punched a 1" Pumpkin Pie circle and folded it in half and attached it to the hippo card using a circle brad from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit. I finished it with stamping the Hip-hippo-ray onto white and punched out with small oval punch and then attached with the silver frame from the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware kit. I sponged the card edges as well - I like to sponge because I think it just softens the edges a bit. Especially with the white card.

This is a really easy card. I kind of just kept it basic for some girls who haven't stamped before. I've used Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the Weathered Background stamp with versamark on the main card. Then stamped the flowers from the Pocket Silhouette Stamp set using Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy Inks. I stamped the 'friend to friend' words (from the same set) with Bravo Burgundy as well. Once again I sponged and added some Bravo Burgundy ribbon. Basic, I know, but I think it looks great, and it's real quick to put together.

I used Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White Cardstock; I think it was Rose Red DSP - can't remember which pack I got it out of!!; I stamped the cupcake image (Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set) with Black Staz On ink, then coloured using the blender pens and Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red and Basic Gray Ink Pads. Finished it off with some Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon and a spot of Glitter on the cupcakes.

So there you have it. The first lot of photos! I think I'm going to enjoy this. Well better get back to the real world - no not back to the kids, but Masterchef has just started and I'm hooked!!

Catchya in a day or two.


  1. Hi Deb,

    thanks for putting some pics up, you've given me some great ideas for some cards. Absolutely loving the cupcake card. CUTE - O - RAMA!!!!!


  2. Great cards. I really love the trees card. I must buy the stamp for that