Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Twinkly Blue and White Snowflakes

Unfortunately I couldn't capture the twinkle of the all over glitter on the round snowflake image on this card. The large snowflake image was stamped in blue ink and then covered with heat and stick powder and fine glitter. The background was stamped with the small snowflake in Versamark on the blue Bazzill, and then the edges sponged with blue. The mat behind the snowflake image was also sponged. The punched snowflakes are finished with Stickles for more twinkle. Greeting is stamped in white Stazon. The card measures about 5 1/4" square.

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Monday, 28 September 2009

White and Yellow Birthday Bouquet

I'm very pleased with the punched border design on this card, even if I do say so myself! I was just playing around with my new Martha Stewart punch and came up with this. The brocade background design in the centre is stamped using Versamark ink onto Bazzill card which gives a nice texture to the design (you can see it on the enlarged image).

I used my Woodware punches to create the flower bouquet - Christmas Flower multi punch with snowflake centres, and three different sizes of Birch Leaf punch for the leaves. The stalks are narrow strips of green card. The tag is just cut with scissors after stamping the greeting on a scrap of card. All finished off with a sheer white ribbon - never sure what it's called - organza? - and flat backed pearls on the corners. Oh, and liquid pearl centres for the flowers.

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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Merry Christmas Robins

Card/Paper: Ruby Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Ink: Old Olive, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Season of Joy
Other: Gold elastic cord, White Gel Pen
Card Size: 21cm x 7.5cm (approx 8.25" x 3")

This is one of the make and take cards for my stamper's ten members this month. The robins are made using the 1 3/8" circle punch, Five Petal Flower punch, and the 1/8" circle punch. Really easy to do - and quite cute I think!

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Friday, 11 September 2009

Poinsettia Bookmark Card

Card/Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Versamark
Stamps: Season of Joy
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Cup Sequins, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Linen Thread
Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")


This is one of the projects from our August stamper's ten meeting. It's a bookmark card - the right half of the back of the card can be detached by the recipient and used as a bookmark. The green background card has been stamped using Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers have a crease along each petal to add a bit of dimension, and each flower has two layers, finished with three gold sequins in the centre.

Inside view of the card - you can just about make out the line of perforations for detaching the bookmark (between the green and white backgrounds) if you enlarge the picture.

If you would like to receive regular monthly project packs, click here for more details about my stamper's ten club.

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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Golden Anniversary Card

I started with a clip art line drawing of a bell, which I cut apart into the back, clapper and front for the 3d effect. I cut the two bells out of a pale gold card with a slight pearly sheen, then used SU Creamy Caramel ink to add some shading. The upper portion has been embossed using a Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder. I curved the top layer of the bells slightly, and raised the middle up with foam pads.

The flowers are made using a creamy pearl paper. The larger ones have been sponged with Creamy Caramel around the edges of the petals. I used the same bronzy gold card for the centres of the flowers, the leaves and the matting. The centres of the smaller flowers are Liquid Pearls Gold, and the flat backed pearls in the middle of the larger ones were white, and then I coloured them with a brown permanent marker.

The greeting is computer generated, and the corners of the background were punched using an x-cut punch - don't think that one is still available to buy.

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