Sunday, 15 February 2015

A trio of flowers

My card today uses a stamp from Honey Doo called a trio of flowers. I combined it with a paper pad from Stampin Up.

Products used:
Stamps: Honey Doo Trio of flowers, Stampin'Up Flower Patch (sentiment)
Paper: Stampin'Up Stacked with love
Die/punch: Stampin'Up bird (leaves) and oval punch
Extras: Stampin'Up Twine, pearls from stash

Monday, 9 February 2015

Deisgner Tree part 2

Back again with 2 more cards using the Designer Tree stamp set from Creative Expressions.

First one uses the oak leaves to make an autumnal card, using gliding flakes and a little embossing folder.

products used:

Stamps: Creative Expressions Designer Tree
Embossing folder: Leane Creatief Autumn Border
Flake: Indigoblu Chocolate Box/Flitter glue
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Archival Black

Lastly, a Christmas card with some second generation stamping, some inking along the bottom to ground the trees and some glitter. I used a cloud die to make a mask to create the clouds in the background.

Products Used:
Stamps: Creative Expressions Designer Tree, Paula Pascual Christmas Messages
Ink: Versafine Sepia, Adirondack Cloudy Blue, Archival Black
Extras: Cosmic Shimmer Twinkle glue

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Designer Tree

A couple of cards today and tomorrow using the new stamp set from Creative Expressions called Designer Tree.  These cards were designed for a class so I have kept the designs very simple because of time. It consists of a trunk of a tree and then 3 different leave designs to stamp over the trunk and four different "friend" sentiments.

First one , timely with Valentines around the corner. I used flitter glue to stamp the hearts and then sprinkled red glitter over the could use red embossing powder or a red ink pad as another technique.

Products Used:
Stamps: Creative Expressions Designer Tree, Paula Pascual Congratulations Messages
Dies: Spellbinders labels 22
Extras: Indigoblu Flitterglue, Creative Expressions Red glitter
Ink: Black Archival
For the second card I used the leaf stamp with a Green ink, making a different coloured sky behind by making a circle mask and blending distress ink over the mask. I grounded the tree using some more of the Green ink and some torn copy paper and added one of the sentiments from the set.

Products Used:
Stamps: Creative Expressions Designer Tree
Inks: Sunset Distress Ink Fired Brick, Dried Marigold. Tree Adirondack Lettuce and Archival Sepia and Black.
Tomorrow I will post the other two autumnal and christmas cards.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Beautiful Blooms II

I made the decision this year to have a massive clear out of crafty stash I don't use anymore, it's getting there slowly lol! I also need to use the products I am keeping, so with this in mind, I used some of them to make the card in today's post for a friends birthday this week.....together with something newish of course!! I have some fab stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink, together with a fab embossing folder I got before Christmas from Stampin'Up.

Products used:

Stamps:Beautiful Blooms II, Birthday Basics, Mat stack III
Dies: Papertrey Ink Beautiful Blooms II , Mat Stack 
Embossing Folder: SU Large Polka dot 
Inks: Adirondack Watermelon, Mountain Rose, Salmon, Lettuce. Archival Black
Embellishments: twine from SU, gem from stash

Have a great weekend

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Gifts of Kindness

Todays post features a card I made recently for a friends birthday using the Stampin'Up set called Gifts of Kindness. I used a colour combination of Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake. I used the spotlight technique highlighting a part of image in a different colour.

 Products used:
Stamps: Gift of Kindness, Hey You (sentiment), Summer Silhouette's (border)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake
Inks: Black, Cherry Cobbler, White
Punch: Circle
Embellishments: Gems

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Monochromatic Silhouette card

Today's card uses on the silhouette stamps from Creative Expressions. I also used one of the square Die'sire dies, left out the middle square and attached a square of Black card behind. The silhouette image was just inked up with Black ink, Archival in this go to ink pad for most of my stamping. Gives a lovely crisp image and comes in a ever growing range of colours.

I did trim down the saying that comes with the stamp, as I was short on space. Some thin dotty ribbon was threaded through the holes in the die cut and a bow tied on the side. A few Black pearls to finish off.

Products used:

Stamps: Creative Expression Shoes 2
Dies: Die'sire Create a Card Decandance
Embellishments : Black ribbon and pearls
Ink: Black Archival

Heart Cut File

I recently treated myself to a Cricut Air 2 and I had downloaded this cut file from the Silhouette store to use on a scrapbook page. I decid...