Thursday, 28 March 2013

Summer Silhouettes

Tempting Turquoise, for a possible Wedding Invitation. Love this colour
I just love this set.  I particularly love the leaf image and have used it a lot. Here are a few

Heat embossed in white, then sponged with crumb cake.
 I apologise for the poor photography

Embossed with pool party then sponged with crumb cake.

Heat embossed with white and also with Pool Party embossing Powders.
Stamped in Pool Party, plain Versamark and Vintage Verse stamped
in Midnight Muse, - which is also the Print Poetry DSP for background and

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Established Elegance Trifold

Loved the Easter Blessings EspressoVersion so whipped up a quick female option for a birthday with my other favourite stamp set. (see previous post, Easter Blessings with Fan Fair for directions)
thanks for looking, Liz

Easter Blessings with Fan Fair

Last Easter Card - a more masculine version - of course it will be late in the post but that's ok. ( in fact my family expect it)...
Have made a trifold card to fit a standard C6 envelope. I simply cut a 15cm strip from a piece of Early Espresso A4  cardstock and  trimmed off 3 cm from the length . I  then scored at 10.5cm and 21.5 cm, and scored the short flap with a few vertical lines using the scoreboard.
The image is stamped from the Summer Silhouettes in More Mustard and the DSP is from The Fan Fair set which is all gorgeous, and some matching mustard scraps from the Orchard Harvest paper. Inside images are from the Established Elegance Set which features a lot in my work.  The little holder to keep the flap closed is made with a few layers using the mini scallop decorative square punch from Sale-a Bration, I can see this punch being very useful. ( oh and a non SU button) Thanks for looking, liz

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mixed Bunch Trifold Card for Easter

The Mixed Bunch flower set makes a great easy card when coordinated with circle punches and the Blossom punch. This is a card we made recently at a card class. It took a little bit of time but everyone was very impressed with their creations.  We used the brights colours plus Gumball Green, and the woodgrain background stamp as well as some sponging.  The Easter Blessings stamp made the sentiment easy. the Turquoise version was a birthday card using the Vintage Verses Set. Thanks for looking, Liz

After getting some requests for measurements I have hastily taken some photos for construction. I didn't have any measurements and just played around till I had something which worked for me.
Essentially I took a standard A4 sheet of cardstock and trimmed it down to fit in a standard C6 envelope. Then i created a diagonal top edge. It is scored to fold into 3 sections with the back being the widest and the other 2 being gradually narrower. I stamped all the images onto a single sheet of Very Vanilla then punched them out using the matching punches -3/4" circle, 1"circle and 11/4"scallop circle. the scallops were cut from the centre of one green filigree flower, and from 2 of the large bold flowers which were 'stamped off'. I played around with position till I was happy that it was balanced.
All background images and sponging were done on the base card first ( or the addition of DSP) before any glue-ing.
I placed the flowers on the front 1/3 first, then the back 1/3 being careful not to get the punched circles too high so that my card would still fit in an envelope. then I turned it over and placed the middle 1/3 flowers on. (this is the part of the card which is visible when folded) Once they were glued on I turned it back over and glued the exact same shapes to the inside.
this is how many to stamp - might give a few little extras,
Note the small scallop circles cut from the flower centres
Card base dimensions.scored into 3 sections 


"leaf" detail.
If you have any empty looking spots just fill them up with some greenery_ either punch some leaves or use the modern label punch to punch portions from the remaining green filigree flower.
hope that makes sense. Any questions please email me.
good luck, Liz

Monday, 25 March 2013

Million Dollar Moments and Polka Dot Parade

Have been playing around with the very cute stamp set Million Dollar Moments (#125135, on page 38 of the summer mini catalogue) It's a lot of fun to play with but it is only available as a Hostess Set. I like it so much I had to throw myself a party! So if you would like a set for yourself please contact me to book a party. I apologise for my poor photography, they do look much better in real life!! but here are a few samples. Thanks for looking, Liz
Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand, with
Dazzling details glitter to the brolly and the boots and the centres of the flowers.

Tempting Turqoise DSP on Tempting Turquoise cardstock,
layered onto Island Indigo card base.
The image is stamped onto Very Vanilla and the Ovals Framelits
 were used to cut out the image and the Island Indgo mat behind.
The Strip of "clouds" was made using the Tempting Tuquoise 
ink which I used to cover the  fancy Fan embossing folder
befor running it throught the Big Shot
. and the sentiment was punched using
 the mini Curly Label Punch from Sale-a-Bration.
 All in all quite cute and fun to make.

Real Red ink and DSP, Night of Navy cardstock and ink.
 Crystal Effects on the brolly, and the Red Glimmer Paper for the punched Heart.
Tiny Tags and  a rhinestone brad.
I think this is my favourite.
The gloss on the Umbrella is quite cute.but doesn't shopw up well here, nor does the glitter
on the heart.

Pumplin Pie and Melon Mambo ink and paper were used here, layered ont.o Night of Navy Cardstock.