Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Convention Case

Following on from my last post, these items are a case from the demonstration by Vanessa Webb (her website is here) at convention. Thanks Vanessa for the great ideas.

I was visiting one of my lovely stamping buddies (hi Margaret), who now has the most amazing craft room (I would like to move into it). Well she also happens to be a quilter and I got talking about wanting to use fabric on my cards, so she pulled out a drawer and said take a piece home - yeah, she is so sweet and generous.

The card has a base of Naturals Ivory with an embossed Cherry Cobbler mat. For the butterflies, I glued the fabric onto some Cherry Cobbler cardstock (I just used the anywhere glue stick). Then cut the butterflies using the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Die. Using a bone folder I curled slightly the wings of the butterfly, unfortunately you can't see it to well in the photo but it gives the card a bit of 'height'. A few Pearl Basic Jewels finishes them off.

Now for the envelope I started the same way by glueing the fabric to the Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then die cut the Scallop Envelope. Then I ran the envelope through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and it gives this gorgeous embossed effect to the fabric.

The little card uses Naturals Ivory which I sponged the edges in Soft Suede and added some of the new Seam Binding ribbon to finish off.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Fabric Flower

At Convention this year we had a great demonstration by Vanessa Webb about using fabric on cards, so when I got home I just had to try it out, unfortunately I didn't have much fabric at home so had to make do with what I had.

This card uses a brand new die called Fun Flowers that will be available from 1st September in the new Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2011/2012.

I wanted to make the flower sit up a bit so I glued the fabric to some copy paper then ran it through the die. I used 2 sets of the flowers and secured it to the card with a vintage brad. The card was also spritzed with Early Espresso.

I used Always Artichoke for the base card with a Cajun Craze mat and Naturals Ivory. The card is not quite the normal C6 size as I wanted it to fit the size of the Framed Tulips embossing folder (I embossed the cardstock first then worked out the rest of the sizes).

I had to add a couple of layers to the inside - this is actually serving a purpose (and not just to look pretty). You see with the flower it makes the front of the card very heavy and without the layers on the inside it would just fall over!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Pennant Christmas

Just a quick post with a sneak peek of a set coming out in the new Idea Book & Catalogue (to be released on 1st Sept).

This card uses the Pennant Parade Stamp Set and the Petite Pennants Builder Punch - yeah I love it when a punch fits a stamp set. The punch can punch the triangle below and a slightly larger scallop triangle - perfect for layering.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simply Faith in Nature Sneak Peek

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we get a sneak peek at the new catalogue coming out in September and can order a couple of sets (yeah).

This is a new Hostess Set called Faith in Nature. It is a gorgeous set of 3 different designs.

I used my blender pens and inks to colour the image.

I wanted to keep the card simple so the image was the focal point of the card so I just added the image to some Crumb Cake cardstock.