Okay my last card for today this time it is a bright and colourful card using a range of border stamps from Sassafras Lass
basically I stamped various borders with different coloured inks diagonally and cut out a window, backed it with yellow paper and stamped the title with silver ink and embossing powder (something I haven't used in years!!!)
I followed the sketch from Feeling Sketchy
materials used - smooth white cardstock, Kaisercraft splice cardstock; Simple Stories DIY Boutique papers and chipboard stickers; Sassafras Lass border stamps, Taylored Expressions big bold birthdays stamp set; Versa Color inks - cyan, marigold, opera pink, raspberry and lime, Versa Fine onyx black ink, Encore silver ink; Silver embossing powder, Silver foil; yellow satin trim; Memory box wild feathers die.
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I would also like to enter this card for the anything goes challenge over at Party Time Tuesday.
I forgot that Mothers Day is coming up in Australia and NZ and I that I ought to get a move on and make one and post it off to my mother! materials used - Co're Dinations rouge cardstock, Archers watercolor paper; Simple Stories 'I am' papers, enamel dots and bits and pieces; Kaisercraft grid texture stamp; Tim Holtz texture paste; charcoal twine; Memory Box dies - meadow bird and wild feathers, Poppy Stamps fancy hello die; Cosmo Cricket bright tiny text stickers; Francheville enamel dots.
Wow there just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day anymore! I am spending less and less time in my craftroom lately and I miss it! So this afternoon I decided that I would make some cards regardless!
My first card is my first play with texture paste. I have seen this on scrapbooking pages and a few cards - however most are using stencils and I don't have any so I wondered if I could use stamps to create a little texture. Knowing that the paste, when dry, goes hard so I thought as soon as I have stamped the background on the paste I should wash the stamp to remove the paste! I also found that spraying the stamp lightly with water enables the stamp to come away from the paste better. I also used an acrylic stamp - then I could wash it under running water. Here is the result ...
I would also like to submit it for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple. materials - Co're Dinations rouge cardstock, smooth white cardstock, Arches watercolor paper; Grant Archival Grace Taylor butterfly stamp, Kaisercraft grid texture stamp; Staz On jet black ink; Versa fine onyx black ink; Watercolour pencils; Aqua brush; Francheville enamel dots; natural cord.
Hi there, I was so excited when I managed to secure the crazy birds set of stamps from Tim Holtz ... I say this because they are as rare as 'birds teeth' here in Australia! Whenever I had a look they were always sold out but alas I got the last one in one of the online shops I shop at and was jumping for joy when they came in the post.
I am not a big fan of Tim Holtz stamps but I saw this set and fell in love with the birds - they are super funny and quirky.
materials used - smooth white cardstock; Tim Holtz crazy birds stamps, Stampendous typwriter alphabet stamps; Staz On black ink; Prismacolor pencils; Francheville yellow enamel dots; black fine tip pen.
thanks for looking!
Hello, hope yorle having a great weekend so far ... it is pretty cool and miserable here in Melbourne so I spent the morning in the craftroom.
Since I have just spent the last 5 months in NZ (keeping an eye on my mother!) I hardly got to craft at all and I remember as soon as I got there everyone asked if I had any birthday cards in stock .... ah considering I had previously spent the last 6 months wandering the outback on the push bike I didn't get the chance to craft at all! So I knew that once I got back to Oz I would start stocking up on birthday cards ... thankfully the pile is getting highter so that should satisfy the family.
This morning I had a ball and really enjoyed making this card and here is the result ...
drawing inspiration from this months challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique (so loved the hats on the little cupcakes!)
and also following the challenge at Papertake Weekly Challenge blog - A cut above - a lot of fussy cutting and a little die cutting! materials used - white cardstock; Kaisercraft sunshine cardstock; Echo Park a perfect summer papers; Paper Smooches stamps - Alphadot, green acres, streamers; Versafine onyx black ink; Paper Smooches wise dies borders 1; Prismacolor pencils.
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It has been such gorgeous weather here in Melbourne that we have been out and about cycling, walking and kayaking that I hardly have a moment in the craft room! This is the best time of the year down here in Victoria!
I was really inspired by that delicious looking wedding cake and just had to make a card based on that ...
the flowers are a Memory Box Primula die and to make them involved a lot of die cutting and to curve the petals I used an embossing tool and applied a circular motion to the back of each flower (there were lots of them!) flipped them over and again a smaller circular motion to the center of each flower. The circular motion makes the flower curve up. Here is a closer look at the flowers ...
Materials used - Bazzill light corduroy, crystal blue cardstock; Echo Park - a perfect summer papers; Memory Box stitched squares and primula flower dies; Ranger white opal liquid pearls; embossing tool; Creative Creations tied together embossing folder.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.