Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Stamp a Stack Cards


Here are the cards from the stamp a stacks this month. The five above are made by cutting shapes out of scrap paper and then sponging the shape onto a card  front and then stamping an image over that.  Very simple, no layers. 

The others used the die cuts from the Bigz XL Die "Tasteful Trimmings", and the Stampin' Up! designer series paper Elegant Soiree.  Several of these cards could be used for males, which is handy because we don't seem to make so many masculine cards.

Hope you like them.

Thanks for looking,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fossil Stone Technique

Hi Everyone,

These are the two cards we made at the Technique of the Month class earlier this month.  The technique is the Fossil Stone technique. It is such a simple technique and gives so many different results everytime you do it.  When we made these cards everyone's cards turned out different even though we all used the same ink colours.

The colours for the first card are Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Whisper White,  with some old olive ink for the swirls in there too. We made the Fossil Stone background pattern on Gloss White cardstock and then using the Big Shot and Bigz XL Flower Folds die made the flower.  In the centre of the flower we used the scalloped circle punch a circle punch (embossed with the SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder), then right in the middle is the small flower punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch set, which is still available, carried over from the Summer mini catalogue. In the background you can see the Baroque Motifs swirly stamp and more of the small flower punches with small pearls on them. The ribbon is Daffodil Delight satin ribbon.

The next card we put the Fossil stone technique on to the card front and onto a seperate piece of White Gloss Cardstock, where we later stamped the surfer (Extreme Surfboard) and the greeting (Bring on the Cake). The cardstock used were Gloss White, Whisper White, Old Olive & Marina Mist.  The inks were Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Old Olive & Stazon Black. The Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker was used to colour in the word Birthday. I used the Big Shot and the Bigz XL Tasteful Trim die for the trim at the bottom of the card.

Hope you like these cards.  The next technique class is on Tuesday 5th July. There are still some places available if you are interested, please get in touch.

Bye for Now!


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stamp Club Gift

Hi Everyone

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  I have had these photos on my camera for ages and thought I should pull my finger out and get round to sharing them with you all.  These are the gorgeous gifts made by Naomi, one of the girls in my stamp club.  When it was her turn to be hostess she made all the girls in the stamp club, plus me, one of these beautiful candel holders.  She made them using the Stampin' Up! Ornament Extra Large Punch.
Thanks Naomi, we all really appreciated the trouble you went to.

Here are a couple of baby cards I made last weekend. Hope you like them.

I cased the punch art baby rattle from Marija Paic, a SU demonstator on the demonstrators forum - Stampin' Connection. It's amazing what you can create with a little bit of imagination and a few punches.

Bye for now,