Thursday, April 30, 2009
I like the simplisity of this colour combination, inspired by the Bella Rose DSP and used with such a beautiful stamp set its a sure winner.
I have used Whisper White Card Stock however, for the best results with aqua pens buy some SU! watercolour paper. This would give the colours that traditional watercolour look.
Use small circular motions with the aqua pens to blend and combine the colours.
Stamp Set: Playful Petals
Card stock: Riding Hood Red and Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon Ink, Riding Hood Red, Ruby Red and Old Olive
Accesories: Aqua Pens, Bella Rose DSP
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is one of the cards that my Stamp Class did this week. The design was inspired from a card on 'My Muse' http://debrymer.typepad.com/.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
This card is the spinner card that my Wow! card class will be making on the 27th and 29th April, 7.30pm. Both the white and the choc chip flowers are embossed. When you tip the card the Baja Blue flower rolls along the punched out line. A definite Wow!
For those of you with the versatile Word Window Punch this is an easy card for you to make. I will adding a tutorial post in the next week, so watch this space.
If you live close to Pukekohe come and join us for the class. Contact me to save your place (only two spaces available).
Stamp set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Card stock: Choc chip, Baja blue, Very vanilla
Ink: Choc chip, Versamark
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, clear and white emboss powder, Stampin' Up! heat tool, SNAIL adhesive
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
This is such an easy card to make, which adds to its beauty.
Decide which end is going to be the opening. You will be cutting a half circle along this edge.
Open up your card and using the 1 3/8" circle punch cut out a half circle along the opening edge. The Stampin' Up! circle punches have markers at the sides to indicate the halfway point...very helpful!
Close the card. Trace the cut circle onto the other side and cut again. Now you have two half circles lined up.
On the front of the card punch a 1 3/8" circle where the window is to be. Then taking a contrasting strip of card stock, punch a 1 3/8" circle, discard the circle. Line up the strip of card stock in the scalloped circle so you can see the cut out shape. Punch again. (Make two of these rings)
Place one ring around the circle around the window. Cut the other ring in half and put it around the half circle on the opening. (I find the SU! two-way glue pen the best for adhering small items)
Put a narrow strip of Sticky Strip (I cut mine to make it narrow) along the edges that will be closed and you have the main part of your card made.
Decorate the front using the 3/4" punch to make the polka dots, use SNAIL to adhere them on.
Cut your Whisper White to fit into your folder.
Slip it into the folder. Put a pencil mark where the window will be. Take out the Whisper White card stock and decorate with the stamps of your choice.
Stamp set: All In The Family, Family Favourites and Family Favourites
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Whispher White and Orchid Opulence
Ink pads: Stazon© Ink
Punches: scalloped circle, 1 3/8" circle, 3/4" circle
Accessories: Aqua pens, Stampin' Pastels, Stampin' Domensionals, Stampin' Write Markers
Friday, April 17, 2009
Created by Donna Calley~ copyright Stampin' Up! 1988-2009
I have discovered yet another thing to do with the worlds best punch. I'm claiming this discovery as my own, though I am sure that half the people who own a scalloped circle punch have already discovered it for themselves!
I was just trying to make a simple flower by punching out a scalloped circle, adding an antique brass jumbo eyelet to the centre with my old faithful Crop-A-Dile and then simply trimming around. And voila, a flower! But..... it looked a little flat and in need of life. So I used the wonderful tool that God gave me -nails- and squeezed each petal in half lengthway. Now I have VOILA!!!
These are going on top of the Stepper boxes that the Stamp Fest ladies are making tomorrow. I'll give you details later!
Designer series paper: raspberry tart
Card stock: pretty in pink
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
It uses one of my favourite stamp sets, All In The Family, and not only have Stampin' Up! kept it in the catalogue this year, they have also added more accessories. Can't beat that!
With this particular card I stamped the boy and baby images straight onto Tempting Turquoise card stock in Basic Black, using the Stamp-a-majig to line everything up. I then stamped the clothing images onto some scrap card stock and cut these out. I love the affect that the layering of clothes gives.
Image created by Donna Calley using Stampin' Up! products (1990-2009)
Stamp sets: All in the Family, Tres Chic background stamp
Card stock: Whisper White , Tempting Turquoise and Pink Passion
Classic ink pads: Basic black and Tempting Turquoise
Have a creative day