Friday, 19 July 2013

Timeless Talk Penny Farthing using up bits and pieces.

Just using up some scraps on my desktop. I am quite pleased with how this vintage look came together.
Used the new Timeless Talk stamp set, embossed this with Early Espresso powder and cut it out to layer up on my card.
Thanks for looking, Liz

We'll all Have Tea

I have had lots of fun creating a card to send to a distant friend - the verse I like says-
"I wish that I could be with you and share a cup of tea, but since I can't do that right now please have this one on Me", so you can include a teabag.

I have used up lots of old bits and pieces and some new items- the Very vintage Designer Buttons are new, and so is the Island Indigo 3/4" Chevron Ribbon. But the ribbon was too wide for this project so I cut it in half and then sealed the edges with a flame. Tricky but successful!
Existing items include the Perfect Pennant Bigz L Die, the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, The Delicate Designs EF,  and the Adhesive Lace Tape.  The retired items include the polka dot In colour Brads,  and the Tea for Two DSP. The good news is that the we can still get the same design DSP but in a new  Colour Palette - it's called Afternoon Picnic.  The beautiful image of the roses in the teapot is now available too in a new stamp set called TEA PARTY - I may just have to get that one!
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Off to put the kettle on now, Thanks for Looking, Liz

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Best of flowers

Just a simple card with no sentiment, using the best of Flowers Set stamped with Pistachio Pudding and punched out with the 1" square punch, layered on the postage stamp Pistachio layers. Each of the images has a tiny bit of highlighting using the Pool Party marker The DSP is Modern Medley and I have scored a frame on the base white card using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and added highlights with strips of Pistachio Cardstock stamped with Pistachio ink and the Hydrangea stamp for a background effect and a decorative strip of Pool Party cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelits.  A quick card to create, and quite a soothing colour combination, Thanks for looking, Liz

Hydrangeas and Beautifully Baroque

The new "Best of Flowers" Set features the gorgeous Hydrangea stamp though it is a smaller scale than the original. I have had some fun stamping with it. In this card I coloured directly onto the stamp with Soft Sky ink, than added a few highlights using the Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write marker, and the Gumball Green marker for the leaves. Once stamped I softened the image with the Blender Pen and added a little more Wisteria colour also using the blender pen. The cardstock layers were cut using the Windows Framelits in Soft Sky and Very Vanilla, then I trimmed them down for a more rectangular shape, the green mat is Gumball Green.
The Base layer is made using the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder which I inked up with the Soft Sky ink pad before running through the Big Shot - I  think this could be a new favourite colour for me! ( this technique is already a fave) The card is finished with Soft Sky Seam binding and one of the new Very Vintage Designer buttons and Some Linen Thread.
I really love the rich texture of the embossing folder with the ink and hope you will give it a try.
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thanks for looking, Liz