cards, Techniques

OMBRE FLORAL THINLITS!

Here is another card from our Stamping Weekend.  This one uses the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  It has been a little while since I have used these so it was good to give these gorgeous Thinlits a whirl again.

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Colouring your card:

For this card take 2 pieces of Whisper White card just slightly smaller than your card base. My card base is Dapper Denim.  On one of the pieces of Whisper White cut the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the top and bottom of the card.

On your other piece of Whisper White you will colour the card. You can watercolour it (if you have used Shimmery White or Thick Whisper White), roll it or sponge it.  I sponged mine in similar tones.  This creates a graduation of colours known as Ombre. I used Soft Sky at the top, Marina Mist in the middle and Dapper Denim at the bottom.

Assembling your card:

Adhere your diecut piece over the sponged piece of Whisper White and adhere these to your base card.  It’s that simple. I then diecut the “HELLO” from Hello You Thinlits and adhered this down. I went over the word with Wink of Stella to give it some sparkle.

I thought it needed something else and added a butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.  I am still not sure on that addition What do you think?  It does have a little sparkle with Wink of Stella but it is hard to see.

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If you need to order any of these products then you can head to my store (link in the side column).

Have a great day,

Jenny

cards, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!

ELEGANCE WITH FLORAL PHRASES!

Have you seen the new Floral Phrases Stamps and the Detailed Floral Thinlits in the Catalogue?  They are just so gorgeous.  It makes elegant cards so easily.  I had a play with them yesterday and thought I would show you my creations.

These cards were inspired by 2 I had seen on a Facebook group I am on.  I love the new Dapper Denim Incolor too.  It just adds to the elegance. 🙂

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The Detailed Floral Thinlits cut so easily.  I then placed it on the Whisper White card mat so I could line it up to stamp on the white card. Then I could adhere it in place with the Fine Tip Glue and then to the Dapper Denim Card base. The stamped strip is in Sahara Sand.  The butterfly was stamped in Dapper Denim and is from the Papillion Potpourri set.

The Rhinestones add a little sparkle. I debated on whether to tie around some White Baker’s Twine but decided against it. When it was all stuck together though I realised that I should have done it and kept coming back to it.  In the end I added a small twine bow.

This second card was in Dapper Denim too.  This time I stamped the floral image and then added the “spots” in the Crumb Cake.  I wanted to keep the sentiment simple so I stamped the floral border in Crumb Cake on a piece of card strip and then stamped the greeting over the top.  This time I added some Pearls for glamour. I sponged the edge of the card too which softens it.

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Here is the stamp set and the Thinlits if you haven’t noticed them before.  They are available to order from my store.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny 

cards, Stampin' Up!

SIX-SIDED SAMPLER CASES!!

How was your weekend?? Monday comes around too quickly doesn’t it!! I have another 2 projects from out Stamping weekend.  These are with the set ‘Six-Sided Sampler’.  I don’t own this set so it was good to use it. Both these cards were unashamedly CASED.  I am not sure the original creators but they were from Pinterest I believe.

First one uses the set ‘Awesomely Artistic as the main images.  These are stamped on Smoky Slate cardstock and matted on Early Espresso and Island Indigo is the base.  The flowers/blossom is stamped on Whisper White card in Island Indigo and fussy cut around.  The centre of the leaves/flowers are coloured with Blender Pens and then I used a Daffodil Delight Marker in the centres.  This was raised up off the card with Dimensionals. The hexagon shape from ‘Six Sided Sampler’ set is stamped in Whisper White craft ink.  The ink is so wet so you just need to touch the inkpad very lightly.  I just eye-balled to line up the hexagons but you could use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig if you like.  I am just a bit lazy and didn’t bother getting it out!!!  The centre of 2 of the hexagons are coloured in with the chalk marker.  I finished it off with some Linen Thread and then Dazzling Diamonds on the dragonfly.

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This next card was the last card we made on the weekend.  We literally had about 15 minutes left but just had to make this.  It was a bit stressful to be honest as the clock was ticking. So I just stamped and punched and then headed home to finish assembling it back home.  I chose to make mine in Watermelon Wonder.

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I have also used ‘Papillion Potpourri’ stamp set and the greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.  The greeting is cut with the little label from the ‘Mini Treat Bag’ Thinlets. Some of the hexagons are raised up and some adhered directly onto the doily.

I have just a couple of cards left from our stamping weekend.  I am really excited to get more stamping done with the new holiday products though.  One thing at a time hey!!!

Thanks again for visiting.  I do appreciate it.  Do stop by and say Hello. 🙂

Jenny 

cards

IRRESISTIBLY YOURS DSP INTO CARDS!!

I was playing around with the ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP the other day.  If you are not familiar with this paper already it comes in 12″x12″ sheets.  There are 6 different designs and you get  2 of each. Each design has a glossy like pattern on the sheet which is like it is clear embossed.  You can simply add your colour either by sponging or brayering.  Gently wipe off the card with a tissue which removes the ink from the embossed parts leaving a gorgeous coloured pattern.  You can create your own patterned paper to match the colour of your project. I had these little pieces just for a card size and thought I would make up some cards using them.  Here they are for you.

Firstly, using Crisp Canteloupe card and ink and stamp sets ‘Papillion Potpourri’ and ‘Hello There’. A little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper was punched using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch and this was layered under the “For You” greeting although that is a little hard to see. I also stamped the smaller image from ‘Daydream Medallions’ and cut it with the matching die. I added some Crisp Canteloupe Thick Baker’s Twine to finish this card.

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This one was in Marina Mist and using ‘Something For Baby’ and ‘Itty Bitty Banners’ stamp sets.  Finished off with some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  Gotta love that tie!!! 😉

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This is probably my favourite.  This is Lost Lagoon.  I added some splodges from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ and the greeting is from ‘Teeny Tiny Sentiments’. Then simply a sparkly butterfly cut from the Silver Foil Sheets and then some Lost Lagoon Satin ribbon to finish off.

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So have you got your ‘Irresistibly Yours’ DSP yet?? It is one of the Free choices during Sale-A-Bration with your $90 order.  There are so many other great Sale-A-Bration products if this Paper is not your choice. There is only 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration so you can’t muck around on this. Order directly Online Here or drop me an email with your order. I can ship anywhere in Australia.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

cards, Stampin' Up!, swaps

2014 SOUTH PACIFIC CONVENTION SWAPS!

As promised, I finally have my swaps from last week’s Stampin’ Up! Convention all sorted to share with you.  I have tried to organise them into separate categories to make it easier.

So here they are ……

Vintage/Shabby Chic Style

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Masculine type

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Geometric and a few others

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Technique Style 

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Flowers of all types

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Butterflies

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3D (tags, notebooks, boxes)

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Christmas

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I hope some of these inspire you in your creating.  That’s why I like to share them.  If you have any questions on any of them or would like some close-ups then let me know.

Enjoy 🙂

cards, Classes

ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD CLASS!

With the release of the Envelope Punch Board this month I just have to show you how much fun this new product is.  Come and see and try it out.  I will show you how to make one of 66 different sized envelopes PLUS we will make this cute gift box and card.

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*Thursday Nov 14th – 10am   RSVP Tuesday Nov. 12th

OR

Friday Nov 15th – 7.30pm.  RSVP Wednesday Nov 13th.

COST: Choose your cost: 

A) Envelope Punch Board plus Class and materials to make the projects.  Cost: $35.  (The Envelope Punch Board will arrive after class date now but you will be able to create lots more projects with it when receive it).

OR

B) Class only $15.  

Includes Class and materials to make the projects.

The class will be held in my studio in East Corrimal.  If you are local I would love to have you join me.  Email or phone me to RSVP.  I hope you can come.  I love the Envelope Punch Board and I am really excited to share some of the wonderful things it can create.  Don’t just think it is for envelopes!!

While I am here I just thought I would show you the inside of the card we will be making.

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The greeting is from ‘Remembering your Birthday’ and the butterflies from ‘Papillion Potpourri’.  The paper on the front of the card is from ‘Venetian Romance’.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

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EX LIBRIS CARD FOR PATTI

One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! is the people you meet.  I have made friends not just locally but in so many countries that I would not have otherwise known.  I am so blessed to call them my friends.  Recently  I made a card for a special blog friend in the US that I have got to know over the last few months.  I sent her a card and a little bit of Australia.

Before I show you the card I will show you the gift I sent her.

I forgot to take a photo of it before I sent it so I have just taken it from her blog.  Sorry Patti I hope you don’t mind??? 🙂

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I sent her a Tea Towel with the Kookaburra and Rosellas.  I thought she might like to see the visitors I get to my garden.  I didn’t realise HOW wrapped she would be though!!  The tag is from Chalk Talk and is stamped in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Canteloupe.

Here is the card I made for her (after the first one went missing somewhere between here and there).

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I have had this ‘Ex Libris’ stamp for nearly a year and haven’t used it yet.  (Hangs my head in shame).  I inked the stamp in Pistachio Pudding and then sponged over it in places with Crisp Canteloupe then stamped it on Whisper White card.  The greeting is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’.  (One of the stamps you can get for 25% off until Monday).  I stamped this on a piece of Whisper White and flagged the ends then sponged the edges in Crisp Canteloupe.  For the label on the card I stamped the stamp again on Whisper White.  If you look at the stamp it has a label on it which is larger then our Decorative Label Punch.  I cut around the inner line of the label and then sponged it with Pistachio Pudding.  I added a flagged strip of Crisp Canteloupe underneath the label.  The butterflies are from Papillion Potpourri.  I stamped the smaller ones in Crisp Canteloupe and used a blender pen to slightly colour the centre.  The large butterfly was inked in Crisp Canteloupe and sponged in Pistachio Pudding.  Then I added some Dazzling Diamonds with the 2-way glue pen.  It does look so sparkly in real life.

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Now I received a special package from Patti.  Check this out!!

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Some delicious Maple Candy!! Who Hoo!  AND a beautiful book of Vermont where she lives. Throughout the book she had added post-it notes with little notes of the area or where she had been.  It made it so special.  What a beautiful part of the world!

Then a gorgeous card.

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This is using the set ‘Gently Falling’ which I don’t have so that is lovely.  The ‘Just for You’ is from ‘Label Love’ and was stamped then embossed in White Embossing Powder.  Finished off with one of Patti’s specialty bows.  How special to receive a treat like this from across the other side of the world.  You must go and visit Patti and say  G’day.  Stop by Patti’s Stamping Studio here.

Thanks for visiting.  See you again soon.

Jenny

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SUMMER STARFRUIT MOSAIC

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  This is using Mosaic Madness, Papillion Potpourri and the greeting is from Remembering your Birthday.  The funny thing is I would never have thought to use Summer Starfruit and Marina Mist together and when I have just gone back to the original photo now I see she didn’t use those colours. I think she used Coastal Cabana and Pistachio Pudding.  (OK, it was a small picture and I was going by memory!)  I quite like this colour combination I used though.  I will store that away for future reference!!

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Have yourself a great weekend.  The weather is turning out really nice again here.  I think I can handle this ‘Winter’ weather we are having at the moment as long as the wind stays away.

Stop by again soon,

Jenny x

cards, Techniques

STAINED GLASS BUTTERFLY!

I realised I hadn’t shown you this card.  We made this at my Vellum class a couple of months ago. This is the stained glass technique on Vellum.

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The stained Glass technique is very easy to do.  Simply stamp on vellum using black Staz-on.  Then on the back of the vellum, colour with markers.  You can use different colours if you would like to.  Leave it to dry a little and then assemble your card.  For this card I have used one of my favourite combinations of Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I ran the Pool Party piece through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder and layered this with some black card.   I simply added a greeting from ‘Blooming with Kindness’ and added a button and Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a good weekend,

Jenny

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POOL PARTY PAPILLION POTPOURRI!!

I am still in Brisbane at the moment at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  I have this post scheduled so you don’t miss me too much.  🙂  I made this card a couple of months ago and realised I hadn’t shown it to you yet.  This is using the gorgeous set “Papillion Potpourri”.  I CASED this from Splitcoaststampers.

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I love the combination of Pool Party and Island Indigo.  I have added Summer Starfruit for a little punch!!  Just a brief post today but I hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny