Monday, June 16, 2008

More Petal Prints

This was an easy card I put together without too much thought. I used Old Olive and More Mustard markers to colour the leaf image and repeated. I swiped the edges of the Whisper White with Old Olive. The flowers are a two-step stamp set. I first used markers to colour the first step (being the more solid image) of the flower stamp (with Real Red and More Mustard) and stamped over the image with the outline stamp in Old Olive. I then cut out the flowers and attached them with dimensionals to make them 'pop' off the card. Supplies -
Stamp set: Petal Prints
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark (flowers printed on Old Olive card), Old Olive (for second outline stamp of flower)
Accessories: Markers, dimensionals.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


This is such a cute stamp set. It can be made to suit a child or an adult, depending on your colours and design. Its also a nice one to colour with, if you like colouring as I do. I used the SU watercolour pencils and blended with a blender pen. I also drew in a few extra bits of grass with black pen, which I coloured over with pencil. Its hard to see in the photo, but I finished off with crystal effects on the eyes and circles on the mushroom.Supplies -
Stamp set: Unfrogettable
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: SU Watercolour pencils, blender pen, Blue Bayou double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder (for scallops), brads, black pen, mat pack, crystal effects.

Petal Punch

I have had the new 5 star petal punch on my 'wish list' since the new catalogue came out and I finally got it! This card was soooo easy to make. Supplies -
Stamp set: Looks Like Spring (the soft images stamped on the white)
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Certainly Celery DP, Regal Rose (bottom layer punched flower) and Pretty in Pink (middle layer punched flower)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip (sponged)
Accessories: sponge, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain, 5 star petal punch, flower and flat pearl (from Pretties Kit), vintage brads.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cards by Philippa!

One of the unexpected things I enjoy about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is meeting nice new people. Philippa is such a person, who I met fairly recently at a workshop and it turned out she lives very close to me. I rang her yesterday to let her know I had her order and she promptly arrived at my house to collect it on her way home from somewhere (she couldn't wait to receive her goodies, which I can relate to!). Well, a 2 hour chat/card session later, Philippa had made these cards. Not only has Philippa quickly caught onto the addiction, but I'm sure you will agree, she is getting really good!

In this first card, Philippa used a picture I had printed off from Yvonne Campbell's blog to follow. It is using Stem Silhouttes stamp (retired), Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Chocolate Chip and Certainly Celery ink, sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon, and vintage brads.

This second card was completely Philippa's own creation. She used Baroque Motifs stamp set, Blue Bayou, River Rock and Purely Pomegranite cardstock and ink, as well as brads.

Nice work Philippa!

Scribble This

One thing I love about this stamp set is that you can make designs that are in either bright or earthy tones to give it a completely different look and still looks fantastic.

I made these cards awhile ago (ie before I started my blog), but haven't given them away yet, because I really like them both.

I cased this first card from Sharon Dale's blog: Mine is a little different. Sharon's blog is worth checking out, especially if you're a scrapbooker. She is published and has won a number of competitions.
Supplies -
Stamp sets: Scribble This, Linen (for the white edge around the card)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, White offcuts
Ink: Stazon, Versamark (its hard to see in the photo, but I have used the swirls as a background on the Green Galore cardstock), Whisper White (for the Linen stamp around edge of card)
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore markers, circle punch, button, Whisper White narrow grosgrain, glue dots, dimensionals.

I cased this second card on Yvonne Campbell's blog, but is a little different.

Supplies -

Stamp set: Scribble This, Warm Wishes for greeting (retired hostess set)

Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon, Rose Red, Cameo Coral and Old Olive markers

Accessories: Black and white gingham ribbon, dimensionals, corner rounder punch (for scalloped edge), small hole punch

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Surfs Up!

You may have been thinking that I've been a bit quiet on the stamping front and you would be right. I've got exams coming up and of course, I am stressing! However, I still need my stamping to relax...

This is a very quick card I knocked up for my 13 year old nephew. Its great to have some stamps available now, that are suitable for teenage boys. The design is similar to one I watched Yvonne Campbell make. I like the effect of the tearing of the cardstock. Supplies -
Stamp: Surf's Up, For a Friend (greeting)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White offcuts, Yoyo Yellow, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black (greeting)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Yoyo Yellow and Tempting Turquoise markers