Well my plan to keep my postings up to date at the beginning of last term didn't last very long but at least I had good intentions. I won't make any rash statements for this term but hopefully I won't get too far behind.
As there are so many cards to catch up on, I won't put all the details of each one, but if you would like any further information on any of these, please feel free to contact me and I would be only to happy to help.
Once again my photography isn't too crash hot so some of these cards look much better in "real life".
This first card was made from Shimmer White which is definately one of my new favourites. I love a white card and this just gives a little bit of class with the slight shimmer. The stamp set is Oh Hello which didn't grab me at first but I have grown to like it. There is more from this set coming up. The colours are Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo. I will miss these two colours when they retire! the words are from Blooming With Kindess.
I have wanted to do an Awning card for so long and finally got around to doing one. It is such a cute idea and you can make a 'store front' for so many different stamp sets. The colours are Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. The stamp set is Happy Hour.
This card looks so much better when you are actually looking at it. This photo really doesn't do it any justice. The card is Cherry Cobbler, Shimmer White and Sahara Sand. The stamp is from Lacy & Lovely which is a set I have only just bought and I am wondering what took me so long to notice it. I mixed Irridescent Ice and Cherry Cobbler embossing powders together to get some sparkle and it looks gorgeous. This is a very quick and simple card but looks quite striking. You will have to trust me on that one due to my lacking photography skills
Sadly this is another card that really does look so much better than it does in the photo. I used Shimmer White and Sahara Sand. The stamps are from Lacy & Lovely and the embossing folder is Elegant Lines. Add a few pearls and another quick card done!
This card used the lovely Pool Party Core-dinations card stock from the current Mini. The paper is from the In Colour DSP paper stack. The words are from Petite Pairs and the flowers were made using the scallop circle punch. We used the Labels Collection Framelits dies. The 1 1/4" scallop circle punch is perfect for making card size flowers and it has been carried over into the current Mini catalogue.
This is one of my favourite cards that we make last term. Black and white cards always look striking. This one has used Basic Black and Shimmer White - told you it was my new favourite! The stamps are from Secret Garden and Summer Silhouettes and we used the Secret Garden Framelits Dies to cut the flowers. The embossing folder used was the Fancy Fan which is just so cute. Add a little pearl and finished!
This card loses some of its appeal in the photo but the rustic look of the Neutrals White is so effective. French Foliage is one of my favourite stamp sets and I have seen that it is on the US retirement list that has just been released and I am so disappointed. I am hoping that we dont' lose it!
The colours are Cherry Cobbler even though it looks like an orange colour in this, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake. An antique brad, bit of ribbon and some paper piercing and another quick and simple card.
I had a request for the Chalk Board technique so here it is. It sounds so technical but it really is very simple. We used Craft White ink on a tissue and rubbed it over Basic Black card stock. Really, how simple is that. It is a little difficult to see the full effect from this angle but I created a little "shelf" that the cupcake is sitting on. After all, blackboards at school had a little shelf for the duster and chalk to sit on.
Now where did I get the zig zag stamp from? It isn't actually a stamp but the simply Scored Borders Scoring Plate from the Mini Catalogue. I masked off one of the lines and used it as a template to sponge over. I wanted to show a different way to use the Plate other than just an embossing plate. The colours are Summer Starfruit and Rasberry Ripple. The punch is Petite Pennants Builder and the stamps are from Pennant Parade.
This card is a great way of using up scrap pieces of patterned paper. The colours re Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder. The papers are from the In Colour DSP pack. The stamp is from Tiny Tags and we used the Jewelry Tag punch. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch. The flower is made using the 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches. Add a pearl and finsihed.
Here is Oh, Hello again. We had a week of quick, simple cards and this was one of them. The card is Rasberry Ripple and the words are from A Word For You. The flower is made from the 7/8 scallop circle punch that was in the Sale-a-bration cataloge. Add a bit of paper piercing that actually lifted this card from being very ordinary to looking a little special. Bling always helps lift a card and done. This really is a quick card.
This was another of the quick cards. Shimmer White again! and Basic Black. The gorgeous flower is from Blooming With Kindess and we embossed it using White embossing powder. The circle is cut using the 3" circle die for the Big Shot and the ribbon is the White Organza ribbon.
I made these 3 cards to show that you can use the same layout with different colours and change a few simple embellishments and you get a different look. We didn't actually make these ones in class.
Well that is last term caught up! Phew, it really is much easier to post more often so my apologies for the over load. Once again, I am happy to give you more details on any of these if you want to know anything in particular.
Lets see how long it takes me to get this weeks cards posted after my last class for the week on Friday. Thanks for taking the time to look over my blog and don't be afraid to leave some feedback, I love to hear from you!!!