Thursday, June 17, 2010

More grunge

In the next couple of months I have some older boys/teenage birthday cards to make so I thought I would get back into a grunge/grafitti style. Several of my boys tee shirts have these designs on them. Check out this one that I did when I first had a play. I used the sanded background stamp (SU), colour spritzer tool, and sponge daubers to start. The overall effect wasn't quite what I was after so I think I will go with the less is more theory and try that one again.

Colour:Taken with teal, black, white
Stamps: sanded, background basics and in the stars (SU)all about me (kaiser), stripes (own design)
Finishing touches: black and white embossing powders, colour spritzer tool, sponge daubers (SU)

June Stamp Club challenge

Our challenge for this month was a recycled card. This had me stumped for a bit until I got on to sorting my stash of 3D items that I have been meaning to sort for some time. I needed to match up templates and put to rest some well worn used ones. In the end I had enough for two cards. I think I used every last scrap. The first one came from a tissue box that I had actually punched out the wrong way and couldn't use. As I was looking for the name of the colour from the other card I stumbled on a card that I CASEd from the 2007-2008 Idea Catalogue (p6). I was really pleased with the end result and I was even inspired to drag out my stitching machine instead of doing faux stitching.

Colours: basic gray, baja breeze
Stamps: vintage labels and birthday whimsy (SU)
Finishing touches: recycled DSP, striped grosgrain ribbon baja breeze (SU) button, silver brad, white thread

The second card came together in minutes and was completely recycled apart from the base card that I used. I just added the sentiment.
Colours: river rock, always artichoke
Stamps: vintage labels and whimsical words (SU)
Finishing touches: recycled DSP, recycled stitched grosgrain ribbon river rock, recycled silver brads, recycled round tab punch out, piercing tool

Bue for boy, pink for girl

We have had two new additions in our kindy committee in the last week so I have been busy making baby cards. I thought I would have fun with this one and use my sometimes you're the bug stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps. The accessories are great as you can mix and match the plates and sentiments to suit. I had to toss up weather to do the pink and blue thing (especially this one as most of my world is blue!) but it seemed to make the cards work better.

Colours:rich razzleberry, pretty in pink, white
Stamps: sometimes you're the bug and bugs and kisses (CDS)
Finishing touches: rich razzleberry polka dot ribbon (SU), bloom dots embossing folder (cuttlebug), black and white embossing powder

Colours:not quite navy, bashful blue, tempting turquoise, white
Stamps: sometimes you're the bug and bugs and kisses (CDS)
Finishing touches: blue stitched ribbon, spots and dots embossing folder (cuttlebug), black and white embossing powder

A significant milestone

It was fun creating this one for my parents 40th wedding anniversay. If you haven't guessed I love putting together different stamps that I have to create the look that I am after. It all started with the ring from the all year fun set. The colour was easy of course red. The rest just came together as I created it.

Colours: riding hood red, very vanilla
Stamps: natural beauty and all year fun (SU)
Finishing touches: occasions rub ons and rhinestones (kaiser),scallop square punch and colour spritzer tool (SU), square punch,

In Sympathy

Sympathy cards are certainly tricky. I wanted to keep this one fairly simple but still convey a message that we were thinking of them. So in my usual style I went through my stamping stash and pulled together several different ones that said exactly what I needed the card to say. It was the first time I have used my twill tape. I used the prayn for you stamp from Heaven bound (Clear dollar stamps)which is an accessory to the Sometimes you're the bug set. I have will have to have a play with other ways of using it such as colouring

Colours: baja breeze, night of navy
Stamps: inspired by nature and best yet (SU), heaven bound (CDS)
Finishing touches: twill tape (SU)

Its been too long since I last wrote

As life gets busier it gets harder to set aside time to blog but it doesn't mean I have been idle. This was a card that I made for someone at my husbands work who was leaving. I try to do something a bit different so I looked through our stamp club designs and came up with this one. Paired up with the new DSP from the Stampn up mini it gave lots of comments.

Colours: rich razzleberry, old olive, white
Stamps: bud basics (SU), bella impressions (bella), believe (snag em stamps)
Paper: cottage garden (SU)
Finishing touches, apron lace border punch (fiskars), pearls (kaiser) grosgrain ribbon polka dot rich razzleberry
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