Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oh Sew Suite

This is a little card and box set I made using the new Sew Suite stamp set and Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper (sneak peeks from the new Autumn Winter Mini Catalogue due for release on 1st April).

The card uses my favorite combo - Crumb Cake card base with a Whisper White mat underneath some of the DSP. I stamped the mannequin on some DSP and cut it out. The cotton reel and pin cushion have been watercoloured and I found some retired buttons which coordinated perfectly. I needed a simple sentiment so added the 'just for you' from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set. I also stamped a cotton reel on the inside.

The little box is a basic Pizza Box design, which I made to co-ordinate with the card.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Last Minute Card

This card was done at the end of my time in my craft room, it was one of those ones that came together so quickly and I was happy with the way it turned out.

This card uses Rich Razzleberry (one of my favorite colours) and Sahara Sand Designer Series Pattern Paper, I used the new Decorative Label Punch (sneak peak, due to be released 1st April) and layered it with some Rich Razzleberry Labels to give a mat look.

I used the small flowers from the Awash with Flowers Stamp Set (I am loving this set). I stamped the outline stamp in Old Olive and the inset colour in Rich Razzleberry (I stamped off the colour so it wasn't to strong).

I used a new set called Strength & Hope (available from 1st April) to stamp the words across the Label in Crumb Cake (again stamped off). This set is a very special set as Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from every set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Some Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon and a Rich Razzleberry Button finishes the card off.

Friday, March 25, 2011

A Sweet & Sour Morning Cup

A great set for watercolouring is the Morning Cup Stamp Set, the cups and saucers are oh so cute. For this card I have used a scallop square using the Scallop Squares Duo (a sneak peak from the new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue to be released on 1st April).

I love the Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP, it is so bright and fun and some of the pages even have clear embossing over them. I used Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso for the watercolouring, to blend with the colours of the paper and some Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon to finish it off.

See the little teacup on the inside?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick & Simple Sale-A-Bration Cards

These 3 x 3 inch cards are so quick and simple, they use two of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets - Sweet Summer and So Happy For You.

The cards are in Naturals Ivory, and the circles are all 1 inch. I stamped the flower in versamark on Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo and embossed them in White Embossing powder.

To stamp the sentiment I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position it across the circles.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Butterfly Bookmarks

I was inspired by Dawn Griffiths Fun Flowers Bookmark (see here), to make a bookmark, but I really wanted to use the Beautiful Butterflies Die.

I created two, one in Marina Mist and one in Rich Razzleberry.

I cut two butterflies from some Watercolour paper, then stamped them with the flower from the Elements of Style Stamp Set. I really like to watercolour and this set is perfect for it. I used my Aqua Painter to Watercolour them, the colours I used were Baja Breeze, Marina Mist and Not Quite Navy and Rich Razzleberry and Bravo Burgundy. I also cut two larger butterflies from some Designer Series Pattern Paper in Marina Mist and Rich Razzleberry.

The Marina Mist bookmark has an antique brad in the middle, while the Rich Razzleberry bookmark has a flower brad. I could have added a bit more to them, but I decided to keep them as they were.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mojo Lost, Mojo Found

Well first I lost my mojo, then over our long weekend last weekend, I caught a bad cold and have only just started to come good. But there are two good things about having this cold, one - I have a good excuse to stay indoors and play and two - I think I found my mojo. WOW I have so much to show you, so stay tuned over the next couple of weeks.

I really like how this first project came out, I wasn't too sure about the colours originally but once I had matted it on some Whisper White and a Crumb Cake card base it started to pop. I think I have a confession - I use that combination a lot on my cards, but I really like Crumb Cake as a card base and using a mat of Whisper White means that you can put any colour with it and it looks good, try it out sometime.

I started by punching out 6 flowers using the Fancy Flower Punch in Baja Breeze and sponged the edges in Craft White Ink. I then placed them on some Marina Mist, and added some Marina Mist Satin Ribbon. For the sentiment I stamped in Early Espresso the 'Just for You' from the Afterthoughts Stamp Set (Hostess Set), rounded the top corners and sponged it in Craft White Ink. It was looking a little plain so I added some small flowers in Baja Breeze also sponged in Craft White. On the inside I added a single Baja Breeze Flower.