Wednesday, 26 September 2012

World's Greatest Dad

I'm tired & getting a bit headachy tonight so lets get straight to my project - a Father's Day card made for my darling husband.
This was one of those rare cards (for me lately anyway) that came together really quickly & even better, I love the final card. I was playing around with my Labels Framelits dies & liked how the vertical frame & a horizontal label looked together, especially with the piercing made with another favourite new item - piercing templates. I stamped 'World's Greatest' on the label & again on some crumb cake card, which I cut into a banner shape, then added the die cut Dad. You can see the layering better below....& also the cool Comfort Cafe DSP - perfect for masculine cards.
I think that's just about all I wanted to say, except thanks for visiting & leave me a comment if you have any questions or would just like to say hi. I hope you liked the card. I'll hopefully be back next time with the projects we made for my Fathers Day-Masculine class in August, once I take some better pics. Until then...
Inky wishes, Di
Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: World's Greatest
Card/Paper: crumb cake, soft suede, cajun craze, naturals ivory, baja breeze, old olive card, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: cajun craze, not quite navy ink pad
Accessories: vintage brad, dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat (Annual Catalogue), Festive Piercing Pack (Holiday Catalogue), Timeless Type Alphabet dies (retired)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Blossom the Lion

I'm so behind & out of order with showing you projects, that I wasn't sure where to start, but seeing my friend Kim's cute lion card today reminded me that I made my own lion card back in June & I thought he might go well with my punch monkey card too. Credit for this cute idea goes to Kim Gavarra for the cute lion she showed at SU Convention.
This card was part of a series I made to show at my friend Susan's workshop in June, featuring lots of ways to use the fabulous blossom punch & Mixed Bunch stamp set. Susan has 2 cute kids, so I thought she'd like at least 1 kids project.
Can you see the blossom punch has been used for his mane & paws? Here's a closer pic...
I followed Kim G's suggestion to give more depth by sponging the punched shape edges in the same colour ink as the card & think it really made a difference. The other techniques that added to the finished look were using my bone folder to curl up the petal edges & adding dimensionals to pop the head from the mane. I used some different punches for the face pieces - like the heart shaped nose. The complete list of punches used is listed under supplies. The rest of the card is very simple, but if you have any q's, just leave me a comment or drop me a line.
I'll post the other Mixed Bunch / Blossom Punch projects I made for the workshop once I figure out why I don't seem to have pics of them. Until then, thanks for visiting & hope you liked Blossom the Lion.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Party This Way (retired)
Ink: more mustard, so saffron, chocolate chip ink pads, chocolate chip marker
Card/Paper: more mustard, so saffron, old olive, daffodil delight, baja breeze, whisper white card, Patterns DSP (Regals - more mustard)
Tools: sponge daubers, Big Shot, Tasteful Trim die (zig zag)
Punches: Blossom (mane & paws), 1 3/8 in Circle (head), 3/4 in Circle (cheeks), Word Window (ears, sentiment), Owl (outer eye, heart nose), Cupcake (sprinkles - inner eye), itty bitty punch pack flower (tail)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Triple Time goes square for Megan

I don't think you could miss the triple time stamping craze that has swept the stamping world after the legendary Dawn Olchevske shared her original fab creation, but if you haven't - you must!....after you've seen this card I made for my SIL Megan's 40th birthday.
Megs is not a pink, girly girl, so I wanted to make something elegant & a triple time card fitted the bill nicely....plus I'd been dying to try it. I made a square version using the new Daydream Medallions stamp set I received at Convention in May (cool huh!). The set has a series of floral/swirly elements which I think were perfect for the technique. I have the clear mount version & happily discovered the smaller stamps can be placed on the block inside the larger flowers, making it even quicker & easier to stamp.
Dawn's triple time refers to the quick technique used to stamp 3 pieces of card, which are laid on top of one another & stamped at the same time. You then separate the stamped layers & add a mat layer between each of them. For this card, I added 2 mats for each layer, to add a bit more colour. Then I couldn't resist adding a bit of pretty with the scrunched flower & pleated ribbon. My finished card front was 13.5 x 13.5cm. I have a list of layer measurements...somewhere, so I'll add to this post when I find them.
Finally, I apologise for the picture quality. I finished the card late the night before I needed it, so the colour is very blah in the night-time pic. However, it was either these or nothing, so I hope you've enjoyed seeing the card anyway.
It's well & truly bedtime now, so I'll say bye for now. Thanks for visiting & I'll be back soon.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies (All Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Daydream Medallions, Friendly Phrases
Card/Paper: night of navy, baja breeze, whisper white card

Ink: night of navy classic pad
Accessories: circle rhinestone brad (retired), pleated ribbon (retired)
Tools: doily triple layer punch (retired), boho blossoms punch, decorative label punch

Retired Goodies Sale

Good morning Monday!
Just popping in quickly to let you know that I've sorted out all my retired stamps to make way for all the new goodies I want from our new Catalogues. I've already let my customer mailing list know, but thought a general call-out might be helpful too.
Everything for sale is listed in For Sale albums on my Facebook Page, with pictures, descriptions and absolute bargain prices - most are 50% off the original price or more. Prices are in Australian Dollars and I can only ship within Australia.
Note: You can view all the albums even if you're not on Facebook

See what's for sale - There's also a permanent link to the albums directly under my blog header.

If you have any questions or would like to buy any of the goodies, just leave me a comment on my page, or send me an e-mail. I'll be back later hopefully with a project to share.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: Don't forget to 'like' my facebook page while you're there, if you haven't visited before. 

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