Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lattice Card

Tonight is Stamp Club and we are making a lattice card. I saw this card made by a SU demo by the name of Valita. She is a very clever lady and comes up with some fabulous designs. So thank you to her for this idea. The colours I've used are Always Artichoke, Peach Parfait and Whisper white (flowers before sponging). I used the Boho Blossom and the Five Petal Flower punches and the Very Vintage jumbo wheel. The butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embossilits Die and I've added a bit of sparkle by spritzing the flowers and the butterflies with Gold Shimmer Spritz.

We are making the same card and a box to put it into at the technique class next week. This card would be too bulky to put into an envelope so a matching box with a belly band is just the thing to present it in.

Hope you like it.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Kimono Kids

After seeing the comment on my last post from Sandybeaches, that reminded me of another card I have made recently. This is a birthday card for my daughter. She and some friends are heading off to Japan this weekend, and she will be celebrating her birthday over there. So I borrowed the Stampin' Up! set Kimono Kids from my friend and neighbour aka Sandybeaches. Thank You!!!

Have a great weekend everyone.


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Finally some photos!

Here are some photos of the Stamp a Stack cards for February. I did actually hold a Stamp a Stack during the school holidays for a group of ladies who can't make it to my Tuesday night classes. These are the cards we made then, and what we are doing next week. You might notice in the first photo there are actually six cards. That's because the pink cards are the same bits and pieces and I gave everyone a choice of which one to make. Originally I made the wedding card, then I thought not everyone would use a wedding card, so made the alternate as well.

Here are the next five cards:

I tried to make them all quite varied, so that they will suit lots of different people and different occasions too.

Here are pictures of the cards we will be making for the March Stamp a Stack. The first set of cards uses a very simple but effective technique called Inlaid Embossing. You simply punch out a shape stick it onto another piece of cardstock and put it through the Bigshot (or Cuttlebug) in an embossing folder. See the card below for a close up of this technique.

The second lot of cards I used a wheel on all except the top right hand card. I just didn't have another wheel that seemed to look right for this design of card. So I used Pocket Silhouettes. I also used various punches to decorate the edges. I hope the ladies who have booked in for my Stamp a Stacks are going to like these cards!

I have to say that I am impressed by myself, being so organised as to have two months of Stamp a Stacks sorted out already!!
Thanks for looking everyone, I hope you like them.