Posts Tagged ‘bunch of banners framelits’

Double “Z” Fold Lift Me Up Birthday

May 24, 2017

There are so many ways to use these hot air balloon stamps and dies and I thought this style of card just made for them.

This is what it looks like opened up:

Card: Soft Sky, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Garden Green, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Lift Me Up
Thinlits: Up & Away
Framelits: Bunch of Banners
Other: blender pen, dimensionals

Another variation – on this one, I lightly sponged the Soft Sky card with Blushing Bride and So Saffron to look like an early morning sky, but I’m not totally happy with the result. However, I like the acetate strip; it’s just difficult to disguise where it’s attached.

Card: Soft Sky, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, Versamark, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler;
Stamps: Lift Me Up, Sweet Cupcake;
Thinlits: Up & Away;
Punches: Triple Banner;
Other: gold embossing powder, acetate, blender pen, dimensionals, sponges, double-sided adhesive paper

Reflections on Swan Lake

May 15, 2017

I decided to stamp and colour the swans on both these cards, again from the Swan Lake set, in black. For the first card, I re-visited the reflection technique and an old favourite – Lovely as a Tree.

Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Lovely as a Tree, Gift of Love (hostess);
Other: Bunch of Banners framelits, Stamp-a-ma-jig image sheet, sponges, Wink of Stella – clear

This last card was another CASE of a swap card I received at On Stage back in November from Ariana Brinkmeyer:

Card: Real Red, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Watercolor Wash, Rose Wonder;
Other: Layering Circles framelits, dimensionals, blender pen, Wink of Stella – clear

I still have a couple of other ideas to try out for this set when I get a little time to play!

More Swan Lake

May 13, 2017

This card was rather more challenging than the previous cards I posted using the Swan Lake set. It went through a couple of incarnations before I was reasonably happy with it. The outline of the swan is a little thicker than most stamps, so stamping it in Basic Black or even Basic Gray was too dark for my liking. I finally stamped it in Smoky Slate ink, after off-stamping it once or twice; almost like no-line stamping. I then painted the whole swan with Wink of Stella.

Card: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Memento – Tuxedo Black;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Gift of Love (hostess);
Other: Layering Ovals framelits, Bunch of Banners framelits, Seaside embossing folder, clear block, spritzer, basic rhinestones, scoring stylus (from Simply Scored), piercing mat, Wink of Stella – clear

Here is another card using the Swan Lake set. I used a different kind of double-stamping technique with this card, which Sara Douglass demonstrated at On Stage. First I stamped the ‘Happy’ & ‘Birthday’ from the Birthday Bright set with Sweet Sugarplum ink, then ‘dusted’ the card with the embossing buddy. Next I inked only the lower half of the words with Versamark ink, stamped over the Sweet Sugarplum words and embossed with gold embossing powder. Then I gold embossed the flowers and coloured them with inks and blender pens. I felt the card was still a little stark, so I lightly sponged it with Crumb Cake.

Card: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Versamark;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Birthday Bright;
Other: Gold embossing powder, embossing buddy, blender pen

Beehive Spinner Card

May 3, 2017

I had so much fun with the spinner cards I made as swaps for On Stage back in November and then again in class, that I had to make another one. My little niece is getting this one for her birthday.

Card: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, So Saffron
Stamps: Shooting Star, Sweet Cupcake
Framelits: Sliding Star, Bunch of Banners
Embossing Folders: Hexagons
Punches: 3/4″ Circle
Other: Watercolor pencils, blender pen, dimensionals, Wink of Stella – clear

Detailed Dragonfly on Blooms & Bliss

April 22, 2017

We started the year with some easy cards for the class, and some lovely new stamps and dies from the Occasions catalogue. While I love making Christmas cards, every year I think I’ll have all mine made early; I’ll get off to a good start but then something will put me behind and it’s a race to get them all done in time. So it’s always great to have some new stamps to play with after the stress of Christmas!

I’d been looking forward to using the Dragonfly bundle since I got it after On Stage in November:

Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper, Blooms & Bliss DSP
Stamp Pads: Island Indigo
Stamps: Gift of Love
Other: Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, Bunch of Banners framelits

Delicate Ornaments & Holly

November 28, 2016

Three Christmas cards I made recently:

The basic card:

Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Embellished Ornaments, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments & Pretty Pines thinlits, Holly embossing folder, basic rhinestone

The basic card stepped up – I did this card with a lovely group of ladies last week::

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Red foil (retired), Gold glimmer paper, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments thinlits, Holly embossing folder, gold cord (retired), glue dot

and stepped up a little further again

Card: Real Red, Whisper White, Garden Green, Red foil (retired), Gold glimmer paper, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Stamps: Merry Medley, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Other: Classic Label punch, Delicate Ornaments thinlits, Bunch of Banners framelits, Holly embossing folder, gold cord (retired), glue dot

Christmas Stockings, Pretty Pines & Delicate Ornaments

November 11, 2016

Some more Christmas cards from recent classes; the first uses the Christmas Stockings thinlits dies:

Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamonds & Red glimmer paper, This Christmas DSP
Stamp Pads: Soft Suede
Stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Thinlits: Christmas Stockings, Pretty Pines
Framelits: Layering Ovals, Bunch of Banners

and this card using the Delicate Ornament thinlits:

Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green, Gold Foil
Stamp Pads: Real Red, Garden Green
Stamps: Time of Year (hostess)
Thinlits: Delicate Ornament, Christmas Greetings
Framelits: Bunch of Banners
Punches: Holly Berry builder, 1 3/4″ circle
Other: Holly embossing folder, fine-tip glue pen