Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Forever Young cards

Recently I went to a Fun Day out put on by Stampin' Up in Auckland and was lucky enough to take 2 friends with me. Whilst there we were lucky enough to see some awesome Demos from other parts of the country. One of them was by the lovely Paula Dobson aand she used the Forever Young stamp set and a brayer. Do check out Paula's blog at http://stampinantics.blogspot.com/
Paula is commonly known as the Sponging Queen and she is one very talented lady and awesome fun to spend time with to boot.
Here's the 2 cards I made, can you spot which one has the mistake on it? A hint it is not any of the black stamped images.

If you would like to know how to make these cards send me an email at ssams@clear.net.nz and I will fit you in for a lesson.

Happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Build a Blossom card 1

I was delighted to see the arrival of the Build a Blossom punch and the matching stamp set in my first order which I placed on the 1st of September. I have had lots of fun with this set and am amazed at how quick it is to make a card using even just the punch.



This card uses the new in colour Calypso Coral and 3 embossing folders, a scrap of crocheted trim, a small greeting stamp and a brayer.

First you emboss the crumb cake card stock with the tulip border, then trim to the edges of the embossing. Take a piece of A5 cardstock, score and trim to fit the crumb cake embossed piece. Place 4 dimensionals on the back of the crumb cake piece. DO NOT ATTACHED IT TO THE CARD JUST YET.

Take an A5 piece of calypso coral cardstock, cut in half and put both pieces through your big shot with the vintage embossing folder. Roll over the idmages with the matching ink loaded up onto your brayer. You should end up with the raised embossed areas darker coloured.

Now take the blossom petal punch and cut out 8 of the large petals. Tape or glue 4 in the north, south, east and west positions ensuring that you pop a small length of crocheted trim under the petal facing east. Snail the trim to the back of the card to hold it down.

Next use your bone folder to curl the edges of your top petals and then secure them with a glue dot in the centre.

Take your piercing tool and make a hole in the middle for the brad to go thru, secure the brad and add a pearl if you like. Stamp your chosen greeting.

Punch 2 leaves in old olive, run thru the BS with the lattice embossing folder and glue dot one end and pop in under your flower.

You can now secure your topper to the card. Don't forget to make an insert.

Here is one I made for a wedding tonight, this one uses Bravo Burgundy as that was the colour of the bridesmaids, the invites, RSVPS, table names etc ( I also made them for the wedding as the wedding present to the bride & groom). Not the best photo I am afraid as you can't see the crocheted trim very well.

Here's a slight variation on the other 2 cards. Are you able to spot what I have done differently?


Please feel free to leave me a comment, till next time happy crafting
Tee-Jay

Welcome

Welcome to my new blog which I hope to update at least fortnightly. I welcome your comments and emails if you have any questions about anything I have posted.
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay