Sunday, May 30, 2010

Emboss Resist / Emerging Colour Card

Okay finally a change from waterfall cards - although I do have one more I want to show you in another post!

The blue version of this card caught my eye on Marelle Taylor's webpage. I love Marelle's work and often turn to her page for inspiration. Thanks Marelle for showing us your lovely creations! There is a link to Marelle's page on my side bar.

The minute I saw this card I knew I had to CASE it! I loved the colours and the stamps used. It did motivate me as I had the Medallion stamp sitting on my desk waiting to be christened.

Then having done a blue version I decided to try a colour combination of my own and came up with the Kiwi Kiss version, which I also think looks pretty good.

The technique used is Emboss Resist combined with Emerging Colour. These two techniques do somewhat overlap each other. To create this look you stamp images over your blank card in one or more colours. Your main image is then stamped in Versamark and embossed in clear embossing powder. The whole card is then brayered with matching ink and the excess rubbed off the embossed image with a tissue, as the embossed image resists the ink.

Stamp sets used here were Medallion, Vintage Vogue, Occasional Greetings,  Best Yet and Very Vintage Wheel. Card colours are Very Vanilla, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy for the blue card and for the green one, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss and Lovely Lilac.

Ink colours are Brocade Blue, Night of Navy and Bordering Blue for the blue card. for the other one I used Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron and Lovely Lilac.

Extras are Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, oval punch, scallop oval punch, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, small oval punch and sponges.

I do like the Medallion stamp and can see it will have many wonderful creative uses.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Next Version of Mini Waterfall Album

Here is my next take on the mini waterfall album. I prefer this one as the album is larger and pages inside are larger plus it also has more pages, which means more photos can be added!

This is the album I will teach in my Waterfall Card and Album class this month.

I quite prefer this one to the previous posted one. You could do a lot more to jazz it up. I was in a hurry to get it created to see how it would look!!!!! I do like the idea of using the round tab punch for the pull section. Thankyou to Bona, of Live, Love, Scrap for her inspiration and ideas. You can find her on You Tube for all the instructions for making this album.

I was in such a hurry to post this for you I haven't added photos yet but I hope you can see how it looks from these pics.

This album has a spine so as to take the extra pages which is a terrific idea.

Cardstock used was Certainly Celery and Vanilla Confetti Cream. The pattern paper on the front is from Stampin'Up! Tea Party pack. Stamp set used is Sweet Stems.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Waterfall Mini Album

As well as teaching and making a Waterfall card in my next class, we are also making a Mini Waterfall Album. I've been experimenting with different types. I thought I would show you my first attempt.

I was following some instructions I had printed out but could not make them work so ended up making some adaptations of my own!

The pages flip just like the waterfall greeting card except they are large enough to put a photo on. Great way to send photos to family or friends. You could add more photos on the underside if you like, or add some journaling.

Don't you just love the cake my DD made for No 1 son's 21st birthday party?

You could increase the number of pages according to how many photos you want to include in your album. They are a lot of  fun to create and I'm sure someone special to you would love to receive one!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Some more Waterfall Cards

Time has certainly flown by - can't believe it's two weeks since I last did a post. I thought I would show off two more waterfall cards that I have done to show in my next class.

The butterfly one I quite like but I'm not so sure about the Pocket Silhouettes one. I think it's the Melon Mambo, it's a bit bright!

The butterfly stamp - All a Flutter, is from the current mini catalogue and is sold as a single stamp. The image was stamped off centre to give the impression of a butterfly fluttering around the card as the waterfall page was turned. The background for this card is En Francais. This is one of the large background stamps from Stampin'Up! I stamped it in Going Gray and sponged around the edges in the same colour. Pity this is a colour that will be shifting on when the next catalogue comes out. I love the softness of it.

I've finally used my Big Shot to show you what it can do!!! The Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder was used to create the background in the Pocket Silhouettes waterfall card. It really is very effective.

Still not sure about the Melon Mambo/Pocket Silhouettes card - what do you think?


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