Saturday, 24 October 2009

Monchromatic monolayer!

Here's a one layer card, something I don't do very often as I find it difficult not to add bits and bobs! This would be good for mass production as there aren't too many steps involved. Or how about experimenting with different colour schemes?

I created a mask by cutting an oval aperture in a piece of scrap paper, then placed this over my piece of white cardstock. The trees were then stamped through the aperture using artichoke ink (the edges of the image are on the scrap paper, not the cardstock). While the mask was still in place, I daubed round the edges with pastels. The mask was removed and the sentiment stamped in artichoke ink, and the bottom edge of the cardstock pierced. The artichoke ribbon was added before the white layer was added to an artichoke card base.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Get your sunglasses on!

I was playing with my new Circle Circus set and decided to step out of my comfort zone and go bright! And I really like the result! This set of 10 stamps features circular images that co-ordinate brilliantly with the different size punches in the catalogue. Here I've used just one stamp with 3 different inks and cardstock and 2 punches - I used the sketch challenge 235 on SCS for inspiration.

The sentiment has been coloured using markers, and a rhinestone brad adds a bit of bling!

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
  • Stamps - Circle Circus, Wow Flowers
  • Ink - Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
  • Other - 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Stampin' Write Markers, Circle Fire Rhinestone brad, dimensionals.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Let's try again

I had to make this card twice - our current foster dog, Vicky, seems partial to a bit of paper every now and then. Chewing the free newspaper and the post (usually bills!) I can cope with, but stealing my cards off the bookcase and slobbering on them is going a step too far! I think I'll use the next shelf up from now on :)

Products used (All Stampin' Up!):
  • Stamps - Carte Postale, A Rose is a Rose
  • Ink - Always Artichoke, Real Red
  • Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Whisper White
  • Other - Real Red designer paper (from hostess paper pack), Scallop Border punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Theatre ribbon pack (retired), dimensionals.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Autumnal bird

I've been creating, but unfortunately the photos are on OH's camera so I'll post another card I made a while ago. The bird has been gently coloured using an aquapainter and ink, and a marker used to ink the sentiment (from the Oval All stamp set).

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless stated):
  • Stamps: Touch of Nature, Oval All
  • Ink: black Stazon, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa
  • Other: Sweet Cider designer paper, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Nestabilities (non-SU), brads (non-SU), Aqua Painter, dimensionals.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Goodbye Carte Postale!

Last week I decided to have a final play with some of the sets that didn't make it into the new catalogue. Here's a quick and easy card using Carte Postale, a set that really lends itself to elegant cards I think - I'm sad to see this set retire. The caramel card has been stamped with the french script background stamp and the edges sponged with caramel ink.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!)

  • Stamps: Carte Postale, French Script
  • Ink: Not quite Navy, Creamy Caramel
  • Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla
  • Other: Not quite Navy Designer paper (from hostess paper pack), sponge daubers, twine, dimensionals.

Friday, 2 October 2009

A sketch card

This is the card I made using the Verve anniversary sketch here. I actually started this on the night the sketch was posted - I did all my stamping and punching and cutting layers, then when I came to put it all together, I couldn't find the large half-circle layer. I got a bee in my bonnet and proceeded to spend the next 2 hours looking for the darn thing! It would have been quicker to just do it again! I eventually found it about a month later tucked away with my scraps of chocolate chip cardstock, so needless to say it was glued down pretty sharpish before it could escape again.

Products used (Stampin' Up! unless stated otherwise):
  • Stamps - True Friend
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Kraft
  • Other - Bashful Blue designer paper, Kraft designer paper (from hostess paper pack), nestabilities (non-SU), dimensionals.

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