Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Isn't this so cute! It's such a simple little gift card using Spring Song stampset and a technique called Bleached Out Image. It's another of the techniques at this months classes.
It is very easy to do and creates some lovely images. What you need to do is stamp your image on coloured card in Versamark and clear emboss it. Then with a paintbrush dipped in household bleach paint the areas you want to highlight. It's amazing to watch the colour bleach outof the card.
Different coloured card will give quite different results. Check out the Seaworthy version below! As you can see the effect is quite different. I made quite a few different versions using this set. The surfer stamp in this set comes up really well using this technique.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Hi ! Just a quick post - I was so pleased with this card that I created last night when preparing for Technique class this week that I just had to share!
It certainly is not up to Michelle Zindorf's standards and she does the most amazing creations but for my first attempt I was rather chuffed with my efforts!
Colours used were Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue. I love this combination of colours and took inspiration from a piece of pottery I saw years ago and have always loved. The stamp set used is Upsy Daisy - love this set! It is so versatile!
If you are one of my class regulars you will get the opportunity to create this at this months class!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
These cards are from another of my technique classes. It is Faux Silk and again it is very easy to do!
First off stamp your image in Staz On ink onto tissue paper. I used the type you buy to wrap your pressies. Colour in the images using a blender pen and inks or markers. Or the other option as in the butterfly card is to stamp solid images over the tissue paper. Next is the fun bit! Scrunch up your tissue paper into a soft ball then smooth it out but not completely! Apply Glue Stick all over a piece of Whisper White card cut to the size you require for your finished project and place your stamped piece of tissue over this and firm down. Smooth out most of the wrinkles but not all as that is part of the effect. Trim off the excess tissue paper and finish off your card.
The one with the bamboo leaves is one I CASED from Splitcoast Stampers tutorial for this technique. Just made a few teeny changes. Stamp set is Embrace Life, word is from Lovely Labels set.
The Pretty in Pink card also uses Embrace Life - such a gorgeous stamp set!!! Words are from Dreams Du Jour. And the butterfly card uses Great Friend from the Spring Mini catalogue stamped in Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss.
Thanks for looking! Must go and pack my swaps for tomorrow!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
For both cards I placed Designer Series Paper behind the cutout and then added embellishments to the centre of the flower. The Kiwi Kiss card has a Flower Fusion felt flower and Kiwi Kiss corduroy button and to finish it off the Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon is gorgeous.
The Tangerine Tango cards again has Flower Fusion flowers and a clear diamond brad, along with Only Olive grosgrain ribbon.
Words are from the Fresh Cuts stamp set.
These were so quick and easy to create! Another perfect example of how everything Stampin'Up! produces work so well in harmony with each other! Another reason I LOVE Stampin'Up! products.
A tip for you - to get your ribbon sitting flat on your card, first cut a length of ribbon to the width of your card and attach underneath the page using double sided tape like Sticky Strip. Then tie your "knot" separately around the ribbon on your card. It not only gives you a neat looking ribbon feature but saves ribbon!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Here are some of the sample cards I did to show my technique class last month.
The glitter window is so easy to do and with December just around the corner it would make a great technique to use on your Christmas cards. For these cards I used Cheep Talk and Window Dressing stamp sets.
To create the window, stamp your image on your card, then punch or cut out the shape/window. Turn over the card and apply sticky tape across the cut out area. Turn it back over and sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the sticky area and tap off excess. Your glitter window is created! Stamp the images you want to view through your window on card bigger than your window and attach underneath the window. Finish your card!
The Cheep Talk card uses a colour combo as set out by Stampin'Up!'s Colour Coach wheel. I often turn to this when I am looking for colour mixes. This one is Always Artichoke, Real Red and Ballet Blue. the other card uses one of my favourite combinations - Tempting Turquoise Creamy Cocoa and Choc Chip.
Remember you can order your Stampin'Up! products through me. Just email me to place your order!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
as a gift tag. I've made heaps since and decided to try them as a topper for a bagalope and was very pleased with the result!
Of course bagalopes are the most convenient little gift bags to make - all out of an envelope! This one has been roller wheeled with the Soft Holly wheel in Garden Green ink.
To make one you cut 1cm off the short end of your envelope and then you score the other 3 sides at 2cm. Fold over all the score lines in both directions and then slip your hand inside the envelope and ease it out into a bag shape - you'll have 2 little "ears" at the base, fold these down and glue/stick in place. Ease in the sides to make a pouch and you have the basic bagalope!
For the top you can make a topper of coloured card as I have done here. Fro a C6 envelope the top is 7.5 x 8cm, scored at 4cm. You can also use a punched out shape such as the scallop circle, fold it in half and place over the top and fix with a split pin/brad.
The flower is made using the 5 petal punch from Stampin'Up! You need to punch out 4 flowers. Two stay intact the other 2 are cut into individual petals. I sponged Garden Green ink onto the Real Red petal cutouts. Position a brad to hold the 2 intact flowers together - here I used the new brads in the Spring Mini catalogue in Very Vanilla. I'd made so many I'd run out of Choc Chip ones!!!!!!! Then glue the individual petals around underneath the flower shape so as they peek out around the edges. The leaves are done by folding a strip of Garden Green card in half and running through a crimper on an angle. The shape is then punched out using an oval punch placed partially at an angle over the folded section of the strip. Adhere to the back of your flower.
I hope this makes sense - any queries send me an email!
Happy creating! Janine
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Finally! Here are the cards we did in my Technique class back in August. It has been a long time since I was able to get on here!
The technique is known as Reverse Negative.
Basically you stamp up your image twice - once onto white card with Versamark ink and emboss it black, and the other onto black card with Versamark and emboss it white. Cut down the middle of your image and match to an opposing piece and you are done!
It works well with symetrical as well as asymetrical images. The sets I've used here are Gallery from the current Spring Mini catalogue, Circle Circus and Baroque Motifs. The small flowers added to this last one are done using the Trio Flower punch with the Cropodile used to create the centre pieces.
The words are from On Your Birthday. The stamps in this set are so versatile!
Hope you enjoy these and if you have any questions please email me.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Will hopefully have some pics up later today.