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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.

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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.

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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

Swan Lake

May 11, 2017

I won the stamp set, Swan Lake, in a prize patrol at On Stage last November. It isn’t really a set I’d normally buy so I challenged myself to come up some different ways to use the stamps.

This was the first card I made:

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Card: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, vellum scrap;
Stamp Pads: Archival – Basic Black, Versamark, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Butterfly Basics;
Other: Copper embossing powder, blender pen, thick baker’s twine, copper metallic thread, basic rhinestone

My second card was this one, using the lovely Delicate Details lace stamp from Sale-a-brations. I’m not sure what the technique I used is called but it gives a 3D effect. First I stamped the lace in Whisper White craft ink, then over-stamped it – just slightly to one side – with Crumb Cake ink. I think this technique works so well with the lace stamps.

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Card: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White;
Stamp Pads: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White Craft, Crumb Cake;
Stamps: Swan Lake, Delicate Details (SAB), Thoughtful Banners;
Other: Layering Ovals framelits, Stampin’ Write markers – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

I have some more cards from this set to post in a couple of days.

Butterfly Basics Watercolor Wash

November 25, 2016

Another of this month’s class cards, this card is a CASE of one of the swaps I received at On Stage Live earlier in the month, made by Ariana Brinkmeyer. I mostly just changed the colours.

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Card: Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Memento – Black
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Watercolour Wash
Other: Layering Ovals Framelits, Project Life Corner punch, Wink of Stella – clear, basic rhinestones, spritzer

Christmas Stockings, Pretty Pines & Delicate Ornaments

November 11, 2016

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

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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:

Delicate Ornaments, Christmas Greetings (Real Red, Gold foil, Holly emb folder) photo Merry Christmas Bauble amp Holly Holly emb folder Whisper White Real Red Garden Green Gold foil_zpslrr8fupp.jpg

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