Sunday, 21 September 2014

Remembering your Birthday

Hello there!

This project features a technique called 'Old Linen'. I found it in a card making magazine a while back but unfortunately cannot remember the card maker's name. I apologise for this and if I'm ever that lucky that she should stumble upon my card online - thank you for teaching me this! And let me know so I can give well deserved credit!

The technique works best with white card stock with a shiny layer(film) on top. I used the sturdy cardstock that comes with Stampin'Up!'s Designer series paper 12 x 12 packs. These work perfectly and  is just one more reason for it not to go to waste!

Use a finer grade sanding block to remove some of the film on top of the cardstock.Your cardstock must be on a flat surface.  Sand up and down and left to right, dust and repeat. The perfect Óld Linen"colour from Stampin'Up! would be Sahara Sand 126976. Drag the ink pad from top to bottom and from left to right over your cardstock. Sand, dust and ink again until you are satisfied with the results. Finally dust one last time before stamping your images over this. I used the I Love Lace background stamp C (134036) in the Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad.

All The flowers were heat embossed with Stampin'Up!'s Clear Embossing powder (109130) - first inked with Versamark (102283) and then inked with the ink colour of your flower and then filled with a  Sponge Dauber (133773) using the same ink colour.

My Stampin'Up! product list:

131350 Remembering your Birthday Clear stamp set
130942 Flower Shop Clear Stamp Set
130698 Pansy Punch
133152 Petite Petals Wood stamp set
133322 Petite Petals punch
134180 Something to Say Clear stamp set (for the Bitty flower)
133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
131300 Strawberry Slush A4 cardstock (card base)
121695 Sahara Sand A4 cardstock
106549 Whisper White A4 cardstock (scrap pieces for flowers)
131178 Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' pad
126982 Pool Party Classic Stampin' pad
133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' pad (leaves)
126963 Perfect Plum (the perfect Purple!!)
109131 Silver Stampin' Embossing powder
134568 Pool Party 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
117191 Bird Builder Punch (leaves)

I loved making this card!

Mel xx

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Holiday Home - For You

Hello again!

How wonderful it was to finally get to play with the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp set (135095) and the accompanying  Homemade Holiday framelits (135857) - all from Stampin'Up!'s new Holiday Catalogue! You can use this bundle ( stamps + framelits bundle 137631 at 15% discount) in so many different ways - not only for the Christmas holidays!

My product list for this project:
131730 Truly Grateful Stamp set W (background)
132022 Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set W
129267 Bitty Banners Framelits
131301 Baked Brown Sugar A4 Cardstock ( card base 11.5cm x 23cm)
131299 Pistachio Pudding A4 Cardstock
106550 Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
133646 Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
133645 Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
133644 Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
131181 Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad  (background)
126974 Early Espresso (sentiment)
133670 Mossy Meadow 1cm Stitched Satin Ribbon

Hope you like it!

Mel xx

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Ray of Sunshine - Keep your face always towards the sun


I love how yellow and black just always work together! No funny business with this card! It is just paper and ink and yes maybe also the wonderful , bright Daffodill Delight Seam Binding ribbon ( 125583) from Stampin'Up! This card will cheer up anyone -  immediately!

My Stampin'Up! product list:
134210 Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set (C) (LOVE the sentiments!)
108630 Neutrals Ivory Cardstock ( Card base)
133704 Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper
121688 Basic Black A4 Cardstock
106550 Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
                                              101406 Stazon Ink
                                              126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Ink Pad

Mel xx


Gift Box Punch Board - Festival of Trees Pop - Out Box!

Better late than never! I used Stampin'Up!'s  fantastic NEW Gift Box Punch Board to make this pretty box. The directions are on the board, so no need to look it up! I used the directions to make the smallest box, cut off the 4 triangles (that would be used to close the box) and made a lid from a 4" x 4" square cardstock, scored at 1"on all sides, cut the fold in tabs on all 4 corners and adhered with Sticky Strip. The inside of the box was decorated  with the Festival of Trees Photopolymer Stamp set (135059). This box is perfect for a piece of jewelry! Or a party favour!

My Stampin'Up! product list:
128706 Petite Pairs Stamp Set (W)
106576 Old Olive A4 Cardstock
106578 Real Red A4 Cardstock
116202 Pacific Point A4 Cardstock
106549 Whisper White A4 Cardstock
131179 Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
126949 Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
102283 Versamark Ink
101930 Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
133775 Dots & Stripes Decorative masks ( I sponge over the dots with Versamark ink and heat embossed with the Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder)
134548 Silver Satin Ribbon


Mel xx