Thursday, 30 October 2008

Happy Thursday! I am in full swing making Christmas cards - so many to make... so little time!
This one used the sketch challenge over at SCS - I always love the sketch challenges cos they make me think outside the box when it comes to putting a card together - otherwise I'd just use the same layout over and over!
I used a Stamp Addicts cube called Winter Botanicals for the 3 images. I coloured using blender pens and reinkers from Stampin Up! The sentiment is from a Crafter's Companion Christmas set. I used Versafine ink to stamp both the images and the sentiment (I LOVE these inkpads as you get super fine detail and it dries quite quickly so you can watercolour over the top without smudging). The ribbon is a double treatment (love my ribbon lol!) of grosgrain and organza. Couldn't resist adding some branches using my Martha Stewart branch punch. The background paper is from Hot off the Press.
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Hello! The wonders of half term means that I can find time to add to my rather pathetic blogging attempts to date... Although things are looking up for this being a more regular thing as my hubby just bought us a decent digital camera, which means no more faffing around with the scanner and getting rubbish images of my cards: YAY!

This card was made for the colour challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers which was Pixie Pink, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie. I initially was a bit scared of this colour combination but when I saw some of the other fabulous samples I was inspired! I pulled out my Fabulous Flowers set from Stampin Up! and stamped twice in both Pixie and Pumpkin inks. I cut the flowers out in layers then clear and glitter embosed them. The layers were then built up with foam tape. The corners of the Old Olive card were pierced. I used Pumkin Pie Designer Paper on the bottom half of the card. Old Olive grosgrain ribbon was added at the side.

The greeting in the corner (not very visable on the photo) is from Verve.

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