I am happy to share with you one more card this week! I love taking part in sketch or other card making challenges! The more I do it, the easier I find designing my own cards! It gets the creative juices flowing! For this card I was inspired by this week's MojoMonday sketch! As always, the last card of the month is a tall and skinny one!
I heat embossed around the edges of the the Merry Moments Designer Series paper with Gold Stampin' Emboss powder to add some shine to it!
I'm enjoying water coloring more and more... Still learning... Stampin'Up!'s Watercolor Paper is of an amazing quality.
For my second project this week I decided to have some fun with the...
This was the design I had to CASE. We were able to use any part of the card as our inspiration.
I used the thin layer and the glimmer paper as my inspiration.
I decided to make a 3 x 3 card to go with the card in my previous post. I love creating this card size,it is perfect for accompanying gifts! And Stampin'Up! has the perfect size envelope to go with my 3 x 3 cards!
I think two laps of sewing gives a whimsical look to this card.
The stars were stamped on Window sheet with White StazOn ink- adding an extra layer.
For the night sky I stamped the Watercolor Wash background stamp on Shimmery White Cardstock with Night of Navy ink.
I most probably pushed my poor sewing machine to its limits by sewing through 3 layers - next time I would stick to 2! Also remember to keep one needle for paper sewing only and do not sew through any adhesives!
I may just squeeze in one more project for this week! I will see what time does with me! In the mean time, hop on over to the Global Design Project to have a look at all the talent around!
As promised a Halloween Treat bag today! I simply adore all the Halloween products in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalogue! The A Little Something stamp set (that coordinates with the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies) works wonderfully with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits also!
I have to say I couldn't find anything Halloween-like in the shops yet, Footy Fever is still running high here in Australia. Purple Fizzers had to do!
A Mini Treat Bag on a card that is!
Love the new Cording Trim (available in Gold and Silver)!
If you are not a fan of Halloween this will be a good idea for a Thank you, Christmas or Birthday card. Exchange the Spider Web doily with a pretty white Tealace Paper Doily (129399 in the Annual Catalogue and play around with the Designer Series Paper. The Treat Bag will work very well for a gift card holder!
I normally double up my Thread, Trim or Bakers Twine for a more substantial look.
On hind sight, three gold sequins would have been enough! LOL!
Well there you have it! From next week I will start with my Christmas projects!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you will be back again!
Oh my goodness! I think I fell in love with the adorable little vampire stamp that is part of the new Haunt Ya Later stamp set from Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalogue. The set also includes the cutest little witch, cat and pumpkin stamps ( and 3 super cool greetings!). The set
is available in both Wood mount and Clear mount stamps!
Be sure to look at my tips for this card (right after the Product List)! As always if you have more questions don't hesitate to ask! I would love to help you!
Cute isn't he!
I hope to improve my water colouring skills one day... For now I think Stazon ink on a Window Sheet works very nicely?! I love gold stitching!
I inked the embossing folder with some Versamark ink before I sent it through my Bigshot and then heat embossed with some Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. It adds a little bit of shine to the Basic Black cardstock.
Because I stamped on a nonporous surface, I used Stazon ink.
I love to add a hint of Typeset paper to most of my Black/Very Vanilla colour combo cards!
Try to think of different ways to adhere layers - with this card I used stitching, Washi tape as well as mini staples (I don't know what I ever did without my Handheld Stapler!).
I would also like to mention that I used my own Gold Thread for the stitching not Stampin'Up!'s.
I hope to post a little treat bag idea by Thursday! Fingers crossed!
If you happen to have read this far, please feel free to drop me a comment! Let me know how I can be of more help to you!
As promised another card using the NEW and awesome Curvy Corner Trio punch from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I used it together with the Large Scallop Square from the Squares Collection Framelits Dies - it works perfectly with the corners! My final card measures 4 3/4" (12 cm square).
The sequins on my card were left over from the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit and I am willing to beg Stampin' Up! to sell them as a Sequin Assortment in future! Wish with me!
I find that my cards are very much dark and mysterious (??) at the moment... Inspired by the cold Perth weather no doubt, hopefully our Spring weather will happen soon! I do think it turned out well though?
The tag is removable and can be used as a bookmark. I layered some Gold heat embossed Vellum over the beautiful Bermuda Bay cardstock.
(The gold stitching was done with a store bought thread NOT Stampin'Up!'s.)
Normally I would post a little later in the week, but I just had to share my experience with the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (better late than never they say)!
First of all I promised my 7 year old little girl some one on one card making fun (yes she will one day inherit all my Stampin' Up! goodies, because it looks like she loves card making just as much as I do).
So I closed my eyes and opened my heart (as well as the beautiful box in which the stunning Watercolor Wishes Card Kit is neatly packed) and invited her to make some cards with me! What fun we had, she was beaming with pleasure and I have to say she did a fantastic job! We followed the instructions (templates) to a T and made 10 cards each!
The kit is very easy to put together and also very satisfying to put together - even for seasoned card makers. You don't have to stick to the instructions! For those days when you just don't have enough time to spend designing - this is perfect! The stamp set that comes EXCLUSIVELY with the kit will definitely be one of my most used in future.
Lovely, aren't they...?
The kit includes everything you need, I also used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins. Some Snail Adhesive might also come in handy!
I decided to keep it very traditional this week as far as Christmas Colours go! Nothing says Christmas like good old Green and Red - Stampin'Up! has quite a selection of both colours! Which ones are your favorites? My inspiration was once again the MojoMonday sketch... For some reason I cannot stay away from Stampin'Up!'s amazing range of Designer Vellum...
Don't forget the beautiful background stamps from The Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set - I used the beautiful snowflake stamp from the set.
I heat embossed one of the wooden snowflakes (Snowflake Elements) with Gold embossing powder to add some more bling!
I almost want to say Merry Christmas!!! With all the new, festive stamp sets in Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Catalogue, you will have to forgive me for saying that!
The moment I saw the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, I new it was going to be my first purchase! The set compliments the Jingle all the Way stamp set and YOU can save 15% if you buy them in a bundle (I've listed the bundle as well as the products separately)! Amazing saving! My second purchase was the Versatile Christmas greetings stamp set and this was the set that I used for today's card sentiment!
Finally I can share the new Stampin'Up! Holiday Catalogue with you! My first project features the beautiful Wonderland stamp set. This will also be my second card using a Mojo Monday sketch ( http://mojomonday.blogspot.com.au/ ).