Sunday, January 31, 2010

Highlighting Lynn Cupido

Today's card I received as a birthday card last year from Lynn Cupido. Love the bright colours and of course I love fairies and angels. She has coloured in the image beautifully and its just such a pretty card.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Kimono Card

Today's card uses a Kimono stamp from Rubber Stamp avenue and a rainbow ink pad.
Materials required: White cardstock, black cardstock, purple cardstock, white cardstock, Kimono stamp by Rubber stamp avenue, Writing stamp by Hero arts, Kimono charms, Kalaidacolor ink pad, Versamark ink pad.
Method: Stamp kimono image onto white cardstock using rainbow ink pad and trim. Fold white cardstock to create 15 x 15 square card and then add layer of black cardstock. Take versamark ink pad and Hero Arts writing stamp and stamp repeatedly over purple cardstock and then attach to cardfront. You will note that the versamark ink pad just gives you a watermark effect which is great for backgrounds. Attach kimono image using pop up foam dots and then add small kimono charms and you are done.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Highlighting Kathy

Today's card is made by Kathy. I think she has used condensed milk technique on the tree background. Its a fabulous card with a real autumn feel.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Angel in frame

Today's card uses two of my favourite stamps - Imagine and Mischief angel by Stampers Anonymous. I have also used frame stamp by Stampers Anonymous.

Materials required: Black cardstock, silver cardstock, white cardstock, black brilliance ink pad, stamps by Stampers anonymous, rhinestones. foam tape.

Method: Stamp frame, angel and words onto white cardstock using black brilliance ink pad, Cut out square on inside of frame large enough to fit angel image. Take words and mount onto black and then silver cardstock and then add to cardfront as shown. Take silver and black cardstock and attach to cardfront. Measure where angel will fit into frame and then attach angel image to cardfront. Finally attach frame using thin foam tape so that it looks like there is some depth to the frame. Add rhinestones and you are done.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Serviette technique

Another technique card today. I have used a serviette to create this card. There are some fabulous serviettes out there - just a warning though - the cheap cheap serviettes don't seem to work that well and can tear very easily so buy a decent one. Some craft shops sell serviettes in singles and other shops sell a whole packet. If you have to buy a whole packet why not share the others in a swap with your stamping friends.
I find the easiest way to attach serviettes to cardstock is to use spray glue. I bought the spray glue at a hardware shop and it lasts for ages. Its in a blue and yellow tin. What I do is seperate the layers of the serviette. Sometimes there are 4 layers - it just depends on the make of serviette. All you want is the top layer. Be careful with it as its pretty fragile at this stage. I then take some cheap white cardstock and take it outside in the garden or over newspaper and spray the whole area of the cardstock and then I carefully place the serviette on top and use the spare layers of the serviette to smooth out any wrinkles. You can then cut it to size to mount on your card.
Materials required: Cream cardstock, copper cardstock, white cheap cardstock, serviette, copper cardstock, word charm, butterfly charm, Glitter
Method: Fold cream cardstock to create base card. Attach your serviette to cheap white cardstock following directions above and then trim to square. Then I cut out additional main butterfly image and layered it onto the first image and then layered it to copper and then black cardstock and then attached it to cardfront. I glittered areas of the wings and then cut out two small butterflies from the serviette image and attached those as shown and added word charm and a small bronze butterfly charm.
Why not give serviettes a go - you can create some great quick cards using this technique. They are also fabulous for use on backgrounds.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Row of dresses

Now what girl wouldn't want a whole row of dresses to choose from.

Today's card is also a small card just for a change.

Materials required: Stampin Up Row of dresses image, Impression obsession word stamp, rhinestones, black cardstock, white cardstock, color box mauve ink pad, mauve bazzil cardstock, tombow or copic pens, black brilliance ink pad

Method: Fold black cardstock in half to create base card. Stamp row of dresses using black brilliance ink pad onto white cardstock and heat set and then color in using tombow/copic pens. Go around edges of image with mauve color box ink pad and then attach to Mauve bazzil cardstock and then black cardstock. Take piece of bazzil cardstock and attach to cardfront and then attach stamped dress image. Use black brilliance ink pad to stamp words onto cardfront and add some bling - rhinestones.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Spotlight technique

Wow where has January gone. It seems to be flying by and I just havn't got into my blogging this year yet.
Thought I would start off the year with a technique card. This card shows the Spotlight Technique.
Simply put you choose a large stamp/often a collage style stamp and pick out just one part of the stamp ie the butterfly and colour that in or I stamped image twice and cut out just the butterfly part of the second image and coloured it in and then attached it with pop up foam dots over the original plain stamped image. So that is the spotlight technique in a nutshell. Easy start to the year I thought.
Materials required: Orange cardstock, corrugated cardstock, white cardstock, butterfly charms, Butterfly collage stamp by PSX, Image word stamp by Stampers Anonymous, wire, beads, tombow pens, glitter, foam dots, ds tape, black brilliance ink pad
Method: Using black ink pad, stamp Collage image twice onto white cardstock . Cut out just the butterfly portion of the second image and color in using tombow or copic pens and I used some glitter as well. Take orange cardstock and fold to create 15 x 15 cm square card. Take your first butterfly collage stamped image and mount it onto orange and then corrugated paper and then to cardfront. Take the second butterfly only coloured image and wrap wire around and thread beads onto the wire. Then attach over 1st image using foam dots. Stamp word imagine onto white cardstock using black ink pad and then mount onto orange and then corrugated paper and then to cardfront. Add butterfly charms and you are done.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Baby Announcement

Well I finally found my "Princess". She was born on 29 Dec 2009 and is coming home on 13 Feb when she is 6 1/2 weeks old. She is a Golden Retriever puppy.

Her mother pictured here is pure Golden Retriever and her father is 50 percent Golden Retriever and 50 percent Hovawarts (pictured here with an older puppy)

Met Princess on Saturday for the first time and she is so tiny and hasn't got her eyes open yet but sucked on my arm and my sunglasses.

I think my life is about to change radically - no more just picking up and looking after Mum but now will have an adorable puppy to care for as well.

I am so excited and can't wait for her to come home.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2010. May this new year bring us all what we desire.

I will be taking a break from posting cards and will be back on Friday 08 January.

Enjoy your New Year.