Sunday, 28 April 2013

Lattice Die Thankyou

 Using up some of my River Rock cardstock and I think it pairs nicely with the Garden Green.

I love the Lattice Die and have finally purchased it so have been playing with different layouts. The First Edition DSP is cut as a single piece to sit behind and i have punched 2 circles with the Small Scallop Punch from Raspberry Ripple. I distressed the circles with my bone folder until the cardstock separated and then layered them back together and scrunched them up for some depth. They are stitched with some linen thread and a small flower button extra small flowers punched out with a retired flower trio punch. The Little Leaves sizzlit was used, and the Apothecary Framelits for the Green label. The Thankyou is also a retired stampset.

different view, not the best photograph sorry!

This was a card made at my latest class using the lattice die and Mixed Bunch. very easy and quite quick - always a bonus. We used Regal Rose and Naturals White as the card base, the girls had fun playing with the big shot. cheers, Liz

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hello Doily Mother's Day and a wedding card

I have recently purchased the Hello Doily stamp after seeing it used by a customer for her wedding invitations. It was stunning. So I have been playing with embossing the image with the Pewter Embossing  Powder. It's beautiful . This card uses Regal Rose card stock as the base, embossed with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder in the big shot. The doily is heat embossed on Crumb Cake card stock. I didnt have any seam binding left so died some white taffeta ribbon with crumb cake ink and loosely gathered it onto a piece of sticky strip.  Hemp thread, a crystal button and some of the soft Flower Trim roses which have been sponged with Regal Rose were added. Lastly I stamped a butterfly from Kindness Matters and 2 leaves from French Foliage in Certainly Celery, which I hand cut out and mounted with dimensionals. Happy mothers day is  is stamped from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments set. I will miss the Regal Rose colour when it retires. Inside is also finished with matching DSP and some of the first edition Paper. Thanks for looking, cheers, Liz
The card for class this week for Mother's Day, Pretty in Pink sponged over White Embossing Powder.

Made with the Offcuts from the previous card

using up scraps from my collections,

a Wedding card using Hello Doily stamped in Clear Embossing Powder on Baja Breeze Cardstock, sponged with Midnight Muse ink and layered over First Edition DSP. Soft Floral Trim roses and Little Leaves Sizzlits in Garden Green. There is also a Baja Breeze border using the lace trim punch(retired).
The Mr & Mrs stamp is in Midnight Muse and is then inked with the Champagne Glimmer Mist. 

And 2 last photos - so easy to use this Hello Doily stamp. Pewter embossed on Black, Very Vanilla Seam binding, and Very Vanilla 1/8"Taffeta Ribbon and a wooden key( from my stash) which I inked with the Champagne Glimmer Mist. I love the Sahara sand layers with the Pewter.  Thanks for looking Liz 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Primrose and Midnight Print Poetry Z fold Cards with Ciao Baby

I have always loved tiled patterns and these 2 Z fold cards make the most of the gorgeous Print Poetry Designer Series Stack (#129312 on page 16 of the Summer Mini).
The inspiration for these cards came a card I saw on Pinterest  (terrible time waster!, but oh so good).
Barbara at has a tiled card in the Midnight Muse.
Mine are similar but I have done a 4x4 version and stepped them up a bit with some added details.
Any small punch would work just as well and I would love to try one with a heart punch and also one with circles.

Card Recipes:

Midnight Muse:

Crumb Cake Cardstock        14cm x 21 cm scored at 5.25cm and 10.5cm
Strip of M.Muse cardstock   14cm x 5 cm embossed with Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder 
Naturals Ivory Cardstock     9.5 cm square x 2
Midnight Muse Cardstock    9    cm  square
Crumb Cake Cardstock        8.5 cm square
Stamp Sets                           Ciao, Baby(129645) page 16 Summer Mini
                                             Everything Eleanor (124162) p112 Annual Catalogue (for the bird)
Bird Punch
Mini Curly Label Punch       (from Sale a Bration- I hope this comes out in the new catalogue)
Bitty Butterfly Punch            page 13 summer Mini
Flower Trim (126869)          page 5 Summer mini
Linen Thread, Bitty Flower Button, The tiny little Pearls

Primrose Petals: 

Primrose Petals Cardstock     10.5 cm  x 28cm scored at 7cm and 14cm
squares of naturals ivory, Primrose and Crumb Cake are as above
Finishing touches Edgelits  (127010 page 190 Annual Catalogue)
Buttons #5 Sizzlits for Primrose cardstock button (113440, page 191 of Annual Catalogue)
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits (125596, page188)
Vintage Trinkets (118764, page 175)

Friday, 5 April 2013

Easel fold card with Pursuit of Happiness

The third folded card is an Easel and I can't find where i got the original measurements for this. I have an earlier version with Sale a Bration DSP also.  Pool Party keeps it nice and fresh .

The cardstock is 10.5cm wide x 29cm long.
I marked 2cm along each long edge as a guide to where the score lines go to. Then it is scored at 2cm, 4cm and 16.5 cm from each edge into the 2cm guide line. Next it is scored between the 2cm guidelines at 14.5cm which is the centre fold ridge of the card. The stampin' Up Paper Trimmer is excellent for accurate scoring and cutting. The tricky part is to then make a cut along each 2cm guideline from the 2cm scoreline to the 16.5cm scoreline. It is then an easy matter to decorate with strips of DSP. I have 3 quite different looks just by switching papers. Hope you try this one it's fun!! Please contact me if you would like to order the fabulous trimmer. Cheers, Liz

Fancy folds Card Class, Best of Everything gets Trifold, Hello gets a Twisted Easel

Cards with folds are always interesting and in my latest class we made 4 different varieties. I don't know the correct names for them all but it was fun.

Earlier posts show the trifold card I made for Easter ( one with Summer Silhouettes, the other with Established Elegance sets) , and this one is a bright fresh colour combo with Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade and the Best of Everything Set. I used the same measurements as before and instructions are on that page. This one has a completely different look - it's amazing how changing colours and stamping images can completely transform a card's look.

The next one was a Twisted Easel Card, and I first saw this at Brisbane Regionals last year. I loved it and took some photos and came home and experimented with it. I used Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi and a touch of Regal Rose ( I am sad this colour is retiring soon!) The stamp set is My Friend which is always very striking for it's simplicity. I apologise for the ordinary photography but that is not one of my better talents!...

The card base is a strip of Calypso Coral 10.5 cm by 28cm, scored at 14cm for standard centre fold.
There is only one other score line. With the card closed and the spine on the left it is a mountain fold from the base of the spine  ( ie bottom left corner) to the top right corner of the card front.
Wild Wasabi Mat is 10cm x 13.5cm
Very vanilla mat for Inside is the same 10cm x 13.5cm
Very Vanilla for Front stamped image is 9.5cm x 13cm
Anchor inside is 3 layers with stampin dimensionals between .
To attach the stamped and matted card front I put glue onto the lower triangle of Calyspo Coral and then put the wasabi mat down on the glue, this stops me from getting confused and glueing it  in the wrong spot.... ask me how I know this!!
The position of the anchor is up to you, but it is a card that doesn't allow too much room for writing any text so some experimenting is necessary.  It may also need instructions on how to stand it up for some recipients!!!
Hope that helps you have a go at this very easy card.

Thanks for looking, Liz

Score on the card front goes from bottom left corner to top right corner.
Anchor on the inside is 3 layers, green circle with 13/8"punch,  mini scallop (11/4" I think) and stamp set from Christmas mini 2012 up on dimensional, and centre 3/4" circle punch also up on dimensional.