Friday, 31 January 2014

Flip and Folded Case

I am heading away for the weekend so wanted to post before I go. This is a fancy fold project I had fun making recently.
I found the directions while on holidays, thanks to Beth Beard for her great you tube clip with instructions.
I do love the Modern Medley DSP so found it quite striking to use. This design is quite quick to make, and the best thing is that when you cut the piece of 12x12 DSP to make your card, you automatically have 2 card bases ready to go. My upline and friend Joanne Travis taught me very early on that if you are going to make a card you should always make 2 at the same time. It takes no more time (in fact it saves time) and means that you are more likely to end up having cards on hand after the family raid your stores for their friends!! She was right and I have been glad of her wisdom more than once.
The first sample uses Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla, and the very adaptable Bloomin' Marvellous set (an oldie but a goodie!)

The second sample uses Blushing Bride, some white embossing powder and the Dazzling Diamonds glitter applied all over the Hearts Embosslits with Heat and Stick Powder. I don't think my photo shows these very well but they are quite sparkly. I have also died some of the ribbon roses with a touch of Blushing Bride ink using the markers.(so sad these are not still available ) Summer Silhouettes and Chalk Talk were the stamp sets used.

thanks for looking, Cheers, Liz

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Summer Silhouettes and My First Challenge

Well this is my first attempt at participating in a challenge. I had lots of time while we were away on holidays to read websites and I came home with lots of patterns I would like to try. It has been nice just creating for the sake of being creative and I have made quite a few things. I will post them over the next few weeks.

I had a look at quite a few Challenge sites, there are so many out there but I like a lot of the work done by the design team at Just Add Ink - and I love that it is anAustralian site so this is my first attempt.

I do love summer Silhouettes and have had a set of Thankyou cards half completed for a while so I used that for the inspiration to complete this card for Just Add Ink Challenge199
I have used Elegant Eggplant as the base, Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake cardstock, with Gumball Green, and Pistachio Pudding inks. I have quite a few buttons in my stash and these are from the regals collection, along with some Linen Thread. I have also used the Tiny Tags and Jewellery Punch for the Sentiment. I have come home determined to use some of the stamp sets I love that haven't seen much ink for a while.
It was also good to finish off the Thankyou set. They are all one layer cards utilising sponging and masking using the fabulous Summer Silhouettes set in Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Pool party with Crumb Cake. They also use a bit of scoring, seam binding buttons and bling.

Thanks for looking, Liz

Monday, 27 January 2014

Banner Blast from Sale-a Bration.

I think this little set of stamps and matching punch is going to be hugely popular- I had fun playing with it yesterday. I did get the inspiration from a few cards I have seen around on Pinterest ( one in particular  by Janneke, see it here)  but I adapted it a little. Pinterest is a constant source of inspiration for me. Please check out my boards, i have lots of great samples stored up!
I am trying to use up some retired cardstock in an effort to control my craft room! I don't really need more card and paper- but I do love new things!!

So as well as Baked Brown Sugar paired with Primrose Petals, and Soft Sky paired with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso, I have used Bravo Burgundy, Regal Red.
Stamp sets used include Banner Blast, Clockworks, Bloomin Marvellous, Sweet Essentials, Timeless Talk and Gorgeous Grunge. As well as Linen Thread and Bakers Twine I have used embroidery thread to match,  Natural buttons and some Regals Buttons, Epic Day Washi Tape as well as Candy Dots and sequins from my stash.  These were not too time consuming.

 I think they make a cute set, Thanks for looking, Liz

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sweet Sorbet Sahara Sand

I have always like Sahara Sand and White, so I have created a few simple birthday cards using some of the DSP from the Sweet Sorbet pater series free with $90 purchase during Sale a Bration 2014.

The Butterfly is die cut from vellum and then partially dry embossed with the border folder on an angle, the flowers are cut using the Boho Blossom Punch and tied over Crumb cake ribbon with linen thread and a clear flower button. The lacy Delicate Details Tape behind the ribbon brings out the white.

The leaf motif from Summer Silhouettes is stamped in Sahara sand and highlighted using a silver glitter gel pen. The butterfly of course is from the go-to set  Papillion Potpourri.
While the washi tape is not SU it matches nicely with the overall feel of of the card.
The label punch is highlighted with a little shimmer paint on the white, and the pearls just tie it all together.
I think I'm going to get some good use from this paper.Contact me if you would like to get some for yourself, Sale-a Bration starts in a few days.
Thanks for looking, Liz

Acordian fold Card inspired from Pinterest

        I recently found this gorgeous card on Pinterest here and had to copy it. It was very inspiring.

This is my version using some of the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder DSP which is available in the new Summer Mini Catalogue. I just love the blues and greens -and of course I love watercolour so it was fun to play with this.

My base card is Smoky slate 15 x 27c m scored at 4, 10 and 16 cm . The DSP layers are sponged on the edges with Island Indigo. I have used various sentiments and images from Yippee Skippee, Perfect Pennants, Best of Sale-a-Bration, & Petal Parade.

I think the little bird is from Everything Eleanor.

There are various shapes cut with the Big Shot using the Pennant Die and Deco Labels Framelits.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Card in a Box 2 - Flower Shop

The instructions are the same as for the previous post "Card in a Box"

The second of my attempts - also for a special birthday. Similar colours but used the Flower 
Shop stamp set and matching Pansy Punch and the Little Leaves Sizzlit. I do love sparkle but wasn't so successful with the superfine glitter- it's amazing how far that can spread! thanks for looking, Liz
Still fits into a C6 Envelope.
Butterfly is stamped in Marina Mist and is adhered to a strip of acetate so it wobbles a little.

Card in a box

Well, now that Christmas is over it is time to create something different - hooray it's back to flowers, and since there are several birthdays in January it's a nice fresh feel to making something new.
I have been inspired by another SU demonstrator - Tanya Bell (another Queenslander!) with her Card in a Box. She has a fabulous video which she shared on Stampin Connection . She referenced Monica Gale who has made a larger version.( you may need to search for Card in a box on her site) I. hope you can view the links. I have tried my hand at a few samples, and will have a few more photos in the next few days of some other colour/theme attempts.
The first uses "Simply Sketched" and "Natures Walk" with some of my favourite colours of Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green. I have stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured the images with a blender pen then cut them out. I have also used another very old set "Organic Grace" - with Perfect Plum for the flower heads. The DSP is form the birthday set in the current catalogue. All special birthday cards should have a little bit of sparkle! so I have used traces of the Dazzling Details glitter glue once it was all assembled.
I do love that this just fits into a regular envelope. This was fiddly and did take some time with all the detailed cutting, but after mass producing so many christmas cards I really enjoyed taking some time to just create - and it's for a special person so I enjoyed taking some time thinking about her. Thanks for looking, Liz
Folded flat it fits into a regular C6 Envelope.

Opened and free standing.

side view to give you a look at the gates across the box
where the flowers are attached.
Back Panel decorated for writing birthday message