Monday, July 23, 2012

Grace Taylor - Vintage paper inspiration

I always keep an eye out for bargains.  While I keep saying I don't need any more papers this set was too good to pass by.  On special and I had a discount voucher.  Just love the colour.  It started out quite differently to how I had originally planned. Sometimes I end up with something I love even more.  Love getting back into using stitching on my cards and trying different ways to use my embossing folders. 

Colours: very vanilla, tempting turquoise, black
Stamps: stamp and scrap (elzybells)
Finishing touches:  patterened paper (grace taylor), DSP (SU), perfectly paisley embossing folder (cuttlebug), buttons, stitching, sheer ribbon, rhinestones
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I see red

I just love the Everyday Enchantment papers that were in this years sale-a-bration set from Stampin Up.  This card started with the DSP and grew from there.

Colours: very vanilla, riding hood red, old olive
Stamps:  bird (rosies studio), sense of time (SU)
Finishing touches:  spellbinders long classic rectangles large (nestibilities), poppy parade stitched ribbon, rhinestones,(kaiser), stitching, buttons, everyday enchantment DSP (SU), buttons

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Stamp Club Challenge July

The challenge for this month is to make a card for a teenage boy.  As it is next week I didn't think I would get it done with school starting back.  That was until I realised that I already had this idea for a card that I was going to make.  It is from a Stampin Up Ideas Catalogue.  As you can see I copied it pretty much to the letter substituting the heart for the star to make it fit the teenage image I wanted.

Colours:  white, always artichoke, riding hood red, not quite navy
Stamps:  in the stars (SU), background stripes (made by me)
Finishing touches:  linen thread (SU), eyelet sticker, distressing tool, circle cutters (CM), star punch, staples, hole punch

Felt Flowers

What started out as a fairly simple card soon created a challenge as I couldn't get it to look like what I had pictured it to be. Combined with not getting things to stick it wasn't my best effort.  So when its not working I tend to go with more and this was the result.

Colours:  white, bravo burgandy, pink pirouettee, old olive, crumb cake
Stamps: friendship blooms and sanded (SU), timy tags (PTI)
Finishing touches: felt, heart die cut, button, sheer ribbon tiny tags die (PTI), linen thread and XL flower folds die (SU)

Monday, July 9, 2012

On a roll with my cards

So much easier to get creative when the ideas are already put together.  This card came together quickly as I already had the idea and the paper to use.  I always think that I have to have lots of time set aside to get anything done when really I just need to use the time I have really well.

Colours: white, baja breeze, blushing bride, early espresso
Stamps: paper tray (PTI)
Finishing touches: paper (my minds eye), baja breeze striped ribbon, beautiful wings embosslits and round tab punch (SU), rhinestones

Monochromatic magic

It has been so long since I have had a chance to get creative.  With sickness and the winter blues {my scrap corner is in the coldest space}  I haven't had the chance or the motivation.  So now things are a little more on track I just had to get back my mojo.  What better way than getting out the folder of card ideas that I had recently put together and do some CASEing (copy and share everything and clean and simple).  It certainly got the creative juices flowing and I now have some more cards to add to the collection.  So motivating.  Definitely back in the zone!

Colours: tempting turquoise, pacific point, white
Stamps: happy birthday (kaiser), background basics retro (PTI)
Finishing touches: red tag sale alpha die (cuttlebug), foam dots

Colours:  always artichoke, certainly celery, sahara sand
Stamps: happy birthday (kaiser), a little argyle (PTI)
Finishing touches: linen thread, mat pack and slit punch (SU), photo anchor and brad, tearing

Colours: regal rose, pink pirouette, white
Stamps: simply you (AE - technique tuesday), tiny tags (PTI)
Finishing touches: daisy punch (unknown), brads, rose red stitched ribbon (SU), tiny tags die (PTI), pink sorbet bakers twine (the twinery)

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