Sunday, 28 August 2011

Stamping not camping!

I've just about recovered from our little camping trip to the Thames Valley. The weather was lovely the day we travelled down, torrential rain on the way back, and somewhere in-between while we were there. We still managed to get to Legoland, which was the main purpose of the trip, but the folding camper and awning took 2 days to dry afterwards. Don't you just love camping in the rain ;)

Needless to say, I was glad to be home (and dry) and getting inky again. Here's the result!

Olive card base with a layer of white cardstock and tangerine designer paper. The image has been stamped in olive ink and coloured using inks and the aquapainter. When dry, glitter has been added to the flowers to add a bit of sparkle. The image has been trimmed and added to the card base.

The sentiment has been stamped in tangerine onto a scalloped oval, then added to the olive dotty frame label layer with dimensionals. A layer of pleated olive grosgrain ribbon underneath the sentiment adds a finishing touch.

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

  • Stamps – Fresh Cuts, Sincere Salutations, Four Frames
  • Ink – Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
  • Cardstock – Old Olive, Whisper White
  • Other – Decorative Label punch, Scallop Oval punch, Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, Multipurpose glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Aquapainter, dimensionals.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Yet another photo that doesn't do the card justice. But I have a cunning plan! Him indoors has just bought a new new camera, so once he gets to grips with it, I can press-gang ask him nicely to be my official photographer :)

I've used shimmery cardstock for this card - it's fab for watercolouring as the ink doesn't sink into the card too quickly so you have a bit more time to move the ink around. And it's got a gorgeous gentle sparkle to it. Trust me, you need some ;)

A square of pumpkin CS has been stamped with the swirl from Baroque Motifs using Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder and mounted onto a white card base. The flower has been stamped with black Stazon (waterproof ink) on a circle of white shimmery cardstock, then coloured using various inks and an aquapainter. This has been added to the pumpkin layer along with some pear pizzazz ribbon. The sentiment has been added to an oval of pear cardstock and attached using, you've guessed it, dimensionals. I just can't seem to make a card without them!

Products used (all Stampin' Up!):

  • Stamps – Baroque Motifs, Happiness Shared, Afterthoughts (L1 hostess)
  • Ink – Black Stazon, Basic Black, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, Shimmery White
  • Other – Pear Pizzazz stitched ribbon, Extra Large Oval punch, Aquapainter, dimensionals.


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