Saturday, 8 January, 2011

Clean and Simple FTL 122

Back again, what's it been? 3 posts in one day -  OMG!!  I seriously doubt  that will ever happen again - but you never know...

Here's my card for the Clean and Simple FTL 122 Challenge.  I have used the Celebrations DSP and only one little stamp, which is different for me.  I cut out my squares of DSP 5cm x 5cm and stuck them onto a piece of white cardstock,  trimmed around the edges just to even it up and adhered the strip of Real Red which I had punched down one side with my Scallop Border Punch.  The little arrows on the card are actually cut out from the DSP, there are two whole pages of them and they are perfect to use as elements.  When I first saw this paper, this is exactly what I envisioned doing with it, but it  has taken this long to get around to it.  I decided on a white base because I thought there was enough going on elsewhere on the card with the DSP and it really didn't need anymore colour.  I also embossed the greeting with White Embossing Powder to make it nice and white.  

This is the sketch... 
And my take ...

Stamps:  On Your Birthday
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red,  Pacific Point, Celebrations DSP
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Border Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy

Thanks for taking a look and I hope you like what you see.

Punched Posies Challenge Card

Hi all, 
I've just popped in quickly to upload my card for this week's
Just Add Ink Challenge # 50 . This time it's a colour challenge.  I looked at the colours and said to myself -  nope, not doing this one - went and put on a load of washing and my mind wandered back to the challenge (my mind does this often when I'm doing something boring).  So I had an idea, quickly sketched it before I forgot (another thing my mind does often) and then got to work.  Approximately 20 minutes later, this was the result.  I am very happy now that I decided to do the challenge because I love how this card turned out and I got to use my brand spanking new Pinking Hearts Border Punch  from the Summer Mini - which is gorgeous.  Here are the colours, (it was the Elegant Eggplant that threw me),  I've mentioned before that I'm not a big fan but hey, that's what challenges are all about.

And here is my card...

Stamps:  Punched Posies, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz,
Accessories:  Fancy Flower Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch,  Jewellery Tag Punch, Regals Brad

Thanks for dropping by and taking look,

Party Hearty

This is a card we made at a previous card class using the Party Hearty stamp set.  I love the colour combo on this one and the cute little party hat image which has been mounted on a dimentional.  The other fun thing about this card is the strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock across the middle, which was made using the crimper, a very handy tool that creates an instant corrugated look in any colour of cardstock.  I especially like to use the crimper on male cards, gives it a bit more of a masculine feel.  I tend to steer away from ribbon on male cards so I find it a handy element you can add instead when you need that little something extra.

Stamps:  Party Hearty
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Crimper, 3/4" Circle Punch, Sponge

Thanks for dropping by, have a great day.