Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ramdom stuff ....

Just a couple of cards a friend asked me to do...

This first one is for a kitchen tea. I have done it in the shape of an apron.

Stamps: Best yet (SU!), Fancy flourishes (PTI)

Card: Chocolate chip, baja breeze, parisian breeze DSP

Ink: Chocolate chip, baja breeze

Accessories: Wide grosgrain chocolate chip ribbon, circle scallop punch, CM oval template, 1/2" circle punch

Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI)

Card: Basic black, whisper white, Night and day DSP

Ink: Black stazon

Accessories: Black twill ribbon (PTI), slice, spiral punch

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Raspberry Suite CC 19

Ok, I'm back....this card was definitely inspired by the t-shirts. It is a technique call 'embooss resist' (check bottom of post for a quick tutorial). I've been hangin' for another 'Raspberry Suite' challenge and so couldn't wait to play along. I only wish I could get my christmas cards done as quickly LOL!

Stamps: Fancy flourishes (PTI), Star prints (PTI)
Card: Pink pirouette, pink passion, whisper white
Ink: Pink pirouette, soft sky, certainly celery, pink passion, chocolate chip, versamark
Accessories: Zigzag scissors, rhinestones, sponge, heat gun, clear embossing powder

Emboss Resist:

* Sponge different colours onto white/vanilla cardstock
* Stamp image with versamark over sponged cardstock
* Use clear embossong powder and heat emboss
* Sponge chocolate chip over embossed image

Hope these instructions help. This method hasn't always worked for me, but this time it turned out 'not too bad'.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge {Plum Crazy}

This stamp set from PTI is soooo much fun to play with. I am doing all different colour combos with this set and thought a 'plum' one would fit in with the Moxie Fab Challenge. I took my inspiration from Nichole Heady's blog HERE. You can only just see it, but I have used crystal effects on the pale plum dots. If you would like to play along, go HERE.

Stamps: Tree trimming trio (PTI), Signature christmas (PTI)

Card: Kraft, very vanilla, pale plum

Ink: Elegant eggplant, perfect plum

Accessories: Scallop edge punch, crystal effects, 1/4" circle punch, cm corner rounder, vintage buttons

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Embellish Challenge - Owls

One of my favourite PTI stamps is 'Wise Owl'. I use it a lot! So when 'Embellish Magazine' put up their latest challenge I was all set, sort of LOL! I had just used it to make my sister's birthday card (which I will post later). BUT when I sat down to to the card, nothing came to me. Here is my 'clean & simple' card:

Wise owl (PTI), Polka dot basics II (PTI), Cheap talk (SU!)
Card: Whisper white and chocolate chip
Ink: Certainly celery (+marker), cameo coral (+marker), chocolate chip (+marker)
Accessories: Paper snips, dimensionals, CM corner rounder