Saturday, 20 February 2010

A Sale-a-Bration card

Oops, didn't do a good job with this photo - looks a bit Tower of Pisa! But you get the gist. Fab little birdcage from one of the SAB sets this year (you can get them for free! Contact me for more information)

I've used chocolate chip and bordering blue marker pens to colour the cage and bird respectively, and stamped onto Confetti white cardstock. The sentiment has also been stamped in chocolate chip ink and a bordering blue mat attached to this layer of cardstock. A little bow of kraft ribbon has been attached using a rhinestone brad (thanks Monica for the inspiration!) A piece of the gorgeous Bella Bleu designer paper has been added to a bordering blue layer, punched with the eyelet border punch. 3 little 1/4" circles of blue cardstock, covered with crystal effects, help balance the layout. Card base is Confetti white.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
  • Stamps - Happy Moments
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue
  • Cardstock - Confetti White, Bordering Blue
  • Other - Bella Bleu designer paper, Eyelet Border punch, rhinestone brad, kraft taffeta ribbon, 1/4" circle punch, Crystal Effects, dimensionals.

Monday, 15 February 2010

His Lordship's Valentine

I think I've taken the 'Clean and Simple' to heart LOL!! The simplest card ever - kraft cardstock with a scalloped edge, 2-coloured sentiment and a stamped cardstock heart on dimensionals, with paper piercing around it. Oh, and don't forget that twine!!

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
  • Stamps - Loads of Love, Paisley BG
  • Ink - Chocolate Chip, Real Red
  • Cardstock - Kraft, Real Red
  • Other - Scallop Border punch, Heart to Heart punch, Linen thread, Paper-Piercing tool, dimensionals.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

A valentine!

I made a card using the sketch featured on the Clean and Simple stamping blog this week. It's very similar to the example card, I've just changed the colours/sentiment and rotated the layout so that I could fit the sentiment on. I think I'll be using this sketch again as it's very adaptable, and the 'simple' layout would probably appeal to the male of the species.

It's hard to see in this photo (rubbish weather here in the North East, just for a change!) but the coloured squares have been stamped using various background stamps with Versamark and popped up on dimensionals. After I took this photo, I decided the card needed a little something extra so I stamped the red heart again, cut it out and added crystal effects to produce a shiny finish. When dry, I layered it over the stamped heart using dimensionals. Weather permitting, I'll take a photo tomorrow of the updated version!

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
  • Stamps - Whimsical Words (SAB set), Darling Dots (L1 Hostess set), Paisley BG, Medallion BG, En Francais BG
  • Ink - Basic Black, Versamark, Real Red
  • Cardstock - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Real Red
  • Other - Whisper White satin ribbon, Crystal Effects, dimensionals.


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