Heres one of my stamp a stack cards I did recently. I love that Ski Slope DSP and wish we could play with it longer. If you are planning on getting some..you will need to order by the end of this month as it wont be available after that. You cant quite see all the dazzling diamonds all over the bauble but its there!
This is the card Ive been teaching today in Tauranga and recently in Hamilton for our Creative Inkers Team Extravaganza. Hes a punch art santa spring card. Just a bit of fun really! Lots of the ladies thought they would put names on them and put them as their name place settings on the Christmas table.
Weve had a blast today and am home to collapse in a heap and blob out in front of the TV tonight.
(ooh and eat chocolate)
I had one of my Kawerau card classes today and as its the last for the year (for this class) we had a gift giving and shared lunch.
The hostess/organiser Kaaren does paper tole cards and they are soooooo cool!!
This is a very apt card that she gave me today as a thank you. Thank you Kaaren for being an awesome hostess and organiser of my fortnightly classes in Kawerau.
I also got my very first christmas card today from Rae and I will show you that card in another post.
Tomorrow is the Tauranga Extravaganza ..and Ill be there teaching a spring card..check out tomorrows post to see it!
Today is a remembering sort of day ..my Dads birthday. I always light a candle for my Dad and remember him (and still miss him terribly!)
These cards are just the easiest to do!! Ive used my leftover Natural cardstock that I used for my top note box to make this card. Ive teamed it up with the 1 1/4 striped grosgrain ribbon..this ribbon is absolutely gorgeous!! But you need to hurry as you can only order this for the next couple of weeks as its in the retiring Spring Mini catalogue.
The stamp set Ive used is Christmas Classics ..which is the stamp set I’m using for my stamp a stack tonight!
The other sentiment is from the Level 1 hostess set (Best Yet). I showed the card to my daughter and she had inky fingers and got some ink on it (takes after her mother with the inky fingers lol) Never mind!
Ive been a busy little bee today finishing off this little box, doing another mini album and another little box which I will show tomorrow.
This is for my Kawerau class and is very much vintage inspired from my LO that I showed you yesterday.
I have used Naturals Ivory CS for this project. Ive never used it before but think it might be a new firm favourite with me like Kraft CS. It comes in a pack of 40 and retails for $16.25 so it works out to be just 41c each A4 sheet..what a bargain huh?
This project used 1 1/2 sheets so is a very cost effective project.The Stamps Ive used is petal pizazz…which is one of my most used stamp sets.
Excuse the photo ..was a bit sunny this morning!
Inside the box is 4 little gift cards and tied up with that gorgeous ribbon (1 1/4 striped Grosgrain ribbon) from the Spring Mini catalogue. If you are wanting to purchase this ribbon you had better get in quick as it wont be available after the 30th November. Email me if you want to order anything. I ship orders all over NZ.
Thanks to all who guessed how I did the previous LO below of my great neice. Well everyone wasnt quite correct entirely but one person commented everything I did…and that person is…
ok I cant work it out but I will try and change slightly what I said was it white embossing powder and you directly rubbed the ink pad over it or even used a brayer. If not any that then I am stumped.
well I will have another try and add onto what I have previously stated the embossing and apply the ink to the paper then wetting the edges and curled them .
Congrats Megan I will be emailing you to get your details so I can send you your prize pack.
Thanks to all who guessed and gave me some lovely comments!
So how I did the edges was..I embossed the edges with versamark and white embossing powder. I brayered pretty in pink over the top along all edges and a bit of regal rose over the top. I curled the edges of the Bella rose DSP with an aqua brush and used my fingertips to curl inwards and left them to dry. This was was an example showing my WOW technique at Hamilton regionals.
Yes you can use a brayer on your layouts..yes you can use border stamps yes for embossing on your layouts..yes you can pretty much use anything from SU on your layouts.
Heres another I did using a stamp from Thoughts and prayers stamp set (pg 48). This is a sympathy stamp set but I LOVE the tree and the stamp I have used here. I brayered on the edges of this one too..it give that distressed but gives a more even effect…try it!
.Not tried brayering before? Contact me for a class..
email@example.com. I often do brayered cards too like the one in my gallery to the right..2nd one down.
to giving out a prize (see belows post)…a couple of you are very close but havent given me the whole thing of how I did the edges on the Layout…
Will be back tomorrow with another LO to share.
Tell me how I did the edges on this Layout and win some goodies from my craft room! (If you were at the Hamilton regionals yesterday ..zip those lips lol!)
Reply to this post and the first person to get it totally correct wins a prize!
Regionals went well yesterday! Thanks to Emma and all of the presenters there. Will take a photo of all the swaps tomorrow..I have some very cool swaps to show you…
Okay here they are all 25 of them…I have had all of these scraps of cardstock in a box and I thought why not use it as part of my background.
I wanted something summery and this is what I came up with.
Right am about to hit the road..I actually had as sleepin in this morning until 5.15am as am not milking the cows this weekend ..woohoo! lol
I was supposed to be teaching an Andrea Walford mini album tonight but unfortunatley it must be on the slow boat from the US..so while I was blog hopping yesterday I came across Makeesha Byls mini album that is on her blog and that is what I am teaching tonight instead..Thanks Makeesha for an awesome mini album! I have changed it slightly and havent decorated it like I normally would with photos as its going to be a prize draw for an Extravaganza I have coming up. This album is easy to do so go and check out Makeeshas blog and have a go! If you are in my neck of the woods then look out for a class in the next month. Everything is cut and scored for tonight so all you have to do tonight is to put it all together and decorate it. I have a range of colours to pick from so not just Christmas girls!
My swaps are all done and I will post my card tomorrow along with a few scrapbooking Layouts I have been doing lately. Come back and see me soon!