Hello from very chilly Melbourne. Definitely hot chocolate and stamping weather today!
Here's a few creations to share with you. I've had lots of reasons to send people cards over the last few weeks so have been very busy with card making and tutorial instructions for my customers.
This card uses the lovely Stampin' Up! silhouette set Inspired by Nature.
First I inked up the stamp in Pink Pirouette, then wiped the ink of the stem and leaves (just with a tissue) and then sponged Old Olive ink onto the stems and leaves. I also sponged Bravo Burgundy onto the flower as a highlight. I have also added Dazzling Diamonds to the flowers using the 2 Way Glue Pen. The background was made by just stamping the entire stamp pad over the background lots of times. Here's the rest of the recipe:
- Stampin' up! stamps: Inspired by Nature, Basic Phrases
- Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
- Ink: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive
- Punches: Curly Label, Eyelet Border
- Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, 2 Way Glue Pen
I have used the Stampin' Write markers direct to rubber to colour the image. The colours I have used are Almost Amethyst, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive. The image has been stamped off once and Crystal Effects has also been added for some dimension. The greeting underneath is embossed. Here's the full recipe:
- Stampin' Up! stamps: Upsy Daisy, Cheer & Wishes
- Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst and Whisper White
- Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Versamark
- Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers, white embossing powder, Kiwi Kiss grosgrain ribbon, Crystal Effects
Finally here's two creations Josh came up with today while he was home with me on a pupil free day. He wanted to sit at the table with me and stamp and try out the different colours on the image. He watched a demonstration and then he went and stamped this all by himself. He loves the glitter, so he had to add some of that too!
Don'tyou love the particularly interesting technique of the reverse opening card on the left, lol. I think his teachers will be impressed with his efforts on Monday. He certainly was as he has made me put them on my card display cabinet in case any of my stamping buddies drop in over the weekend and want to copy them - how cute!
One last thing - could you do me a favour? My fabulous friend Kerry and her family officially became Australian's last night. They have only been in the country (from the UK) a few years and have already been through the Black Saturday bushfires but their house was spared (although it came soooooooo close). Kerry is such a great person (glass is half full :) ) and super fun to scrapbook and make cards with. Could you pop over to her blog and welcome her and her family to Australia? Thanks!
Hope you have a lovely weekend, stay warm!