Day 2 – Joy to the World

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Today I am showcasing the gorgeous Hearts Come Home” Bundle which includes the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set & the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies.  Although the items are not retiring, after 2 January they will not be available as a Bundle.Cards-@-Toogoom

The card was created in our Cards @ Toogoom class last week & the ladies loved it.  A very simple card but one with a bit of a wow!  What do you think?

Don’t forget you can create your own card by downloading the free tutorial by clicking on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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294. Joy to the World – Hearts Come Home Bundle

Joy to the World - Hearts Come Home Bundle

Thinking of You….

For the past week or so I’ve been playing with a couple of colours & for the lif eof me, cannot get enough of them together.  This is the first that I finished this morning.  Yep, heaps of unfinished cards, etc sitting on the side of my desk.  To make matters worse they just keep getting moved from one place to another & back again everyday…..

I’ve also been playing with Re-Inkers & Blender Pen.  This is my first card using both.

Envelope & Inside card…

Measurements –
Base Card – Sahara Sand – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 29.5cm x 10.5cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Pink Pirouette – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Very Vanilla – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Bravo Burgundy – 2″ x 4 1/4″ or 5cm x 11.5cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 1 7/8″ x 4″ or 4.5cm x 11cm

Close up of Embossing & Flowers….

I stamped 2 images onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla with Staz-On Ink & set aside to dry.  I placed a couple of drops of Pink Pirouette Re-Inker onto a Clear Mount Block, coloured my images with a Blender Pen.  I added a very tiny tiny amount of Bravo Burgundy Re-Inker to the same Block & sort of mixed the 2 together so that I could get a darker colour without being too Bravo Burgundy. I picked this up with my Blender Pen & coloured the flower closer to the middle & blended out towards the edges.  For the centres, I used Bravo Burgundy Re-Inker & Blender Pen to blend, although in the photo it looks a little pink.  I set these aside to dry prior to cutting around images.  Colouring on Very Vanilla Cardstock gives the colour a little more of a soft look then if it had’ve been on Whisper White.

I run the larger piece of Very Vanilla through the Bigshot using Embossing Folder – Flower Garden. This piece was adhered to the piece of Pink Pirouette with Tombow Glue & then to the Base Card – Sahara Sand with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped the stem onto the long piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using Garden Green Ink & adhered to the piece of Bravo Burgundy Cardstock with Snail Adhesive.  I tied a piece of Bravo Burgundy Ribbon around the bottom & tied a knot. The whole piece was adhered to the Base Card.

I adhered the 2 flower images over the top of the stem with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped direct onto the Base Card with Bravo Burgundy Ink.

A fairly easy card, but one that I like as the Blender Pen & Re-Inkers give the flowers a little bit of depth.  Next time, I will try the same technique using Watercolour Paper, as well as Aqua Painter & Watercolour Paper.

 Supplies –
Stamp SetFabulous Florets*, So Happy For You
Ink – Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Staz-On
Cardstock – Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy
Embossing FolderFlower Garden*
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Bravo Burgundy
Accessories – Bigshot, Tombow Glue, Snail Adhesive, Blender Pen
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Re-Inkers – Bravo Burgundy, Pink Pirouette
* Summer Mini – ends 31 March 2012
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Dasher…

I did these couple of cards a little time ago, but hadn’t gotten round to posting.  They are both the same with a couple of little differences, plus I used a colour that to me has gone a little by the wayside with all the new colours SU have!

Card 1 –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 9 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 23.5cm x 10.5cm – scored & folded at 3 1/2″ or 9cm
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Bashful Blue – 3 3/8″ x 4″ or 8.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Chocolate Chip – 2 3/4″ x 2″ or 7cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 6.5cm x 4.5cm


Card 1 – Inside…


I stamped my image direct onto piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Chocolate Chip Ink, adhered this piece to the Chocolate Chip Cardstock & set aside.

With Embossing Folder – Elegant Lines, I run the piece of Bashful Blue through the Bigshot, tied a knot in the middle of the ribbon before adhering to the LHS of the embossed piece.  This was adhered to the front of the card.

I then adhered the stamped piece to the top of the card, ensuring I placed adhesive on ONLY half of the piece to be adhered to the card.  Basic Rhinestones were applied to the image.

Inside –
I stamped the image direct onto Whisper White using Chocolate Chip Ink, adhered to Bashful Blue & then to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip.

Card 2 –
Base Card – Chocolate Chip – 9 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 23.5cm x 10.5cm – scored & folded at 3 1/2″ or 9cm

Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 5 5/8″ x 4″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Bashful Blue – 3 3/8″ x 4″ or 8.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Chocolate Chip – 3″ x 2 1/2″ or 7.5cm x 6.5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 7cmx 6cm

Inside –

I used a Technique – “Bubble Background”.  I had watched this great video from Frenchie quiet some time ago & had always remembered it.  While creating this card, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to put this technique to the test.  It creates a very soft suttle background.  One, which I was aimng for, as I still wanted to be able to write over the top for my message.  



Once my background had been created onto Whisper White, I stamped 2 images using Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip Inks.  I then randomly stamped the Snowflake images around the outside of the card using Bashful Blue Ink.
Front –
Using Bashful Blue Ink, I randomly stamped the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock, tied a knot in the piece of ribbon, adhered to the LHS & adhered to the base card – Chocolate Chip Cardstock.
I stamped the images onto Whisper White using Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue Inks & adhered to the piece of Chocolate Chip Cardstock.  This piece was adhered to the front of the card, ensuring adhesive was applied to ONLY half of the piece to be adhered to the card. 
All in all 2 very quick Christmas Cards.  These would be great for a Stamp-a-Stack & could be applied for any occasion.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Dasher, Trim Trimmings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon – 1/2″ Scallop Dots – Chocolate Chip, 5/8″ Grosgrain – Chocolate Chip (Retired)
Embossing Folder – Elegant Lines
Accessories – Re-Inker – Chocolate Chip, Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, Bigshot
Non-SU – Plastic Dish, Drinking Straw
Until next time, Enjoy!

CCMC 162…

The jury is still out on this card, but thought I would use a stamp set which hasn’t been out of its box for some time, & give it a little bit of ink.
I’ve taken the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary which looked a great easy sketch until I blocked myself into a corner & out come the colour-coach.  I then re-did a couple of colours as I wasn’t too happy with the original take on it.  This is the first time I have done a sketch from here, but they are always have great sketches.
Base Card – Not Quite Navy – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – ie once it has been scored in half
Layer 1 – Crumb Cake – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 4″ x 1″ or 10cm x 2.5cm
Layer 3 – Ribbon
Layer 4 – Not Quite Navy – Large Circle
Layer 5 – Very Vanilla – Smaller Circle
I coloured my ribbon with Crumb Cake Re-Inker & set aside to dry.



Inside Card…



Using Crumb Cake Ink I stamped my image randomly onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock, adhered the DSP to the top of the Crumb Cake.  I wanted to make it look like bubbles coming up from the bottom of the ocean.  I made a mask of the Seahorse from scrap paper & cut it out.  I stamped the seahorse image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Garden Green Ink, I attached the mask over the top of the seahorse, using another image & Garden Green Ink, I stamped off twice before stamping over the mask.  I repeated again.  I then inked my image again using Not Quite Navy Ink & stamped over the top twice.
I cut my 2 circles using the Circles Die, adhered the Very Vanilla circle to the Not Quiet Navy Circle & then to the Cumb Cake Piece.  I then ran the ribbon across the middle where the 2 pieces met & tied a bow off-centre.  Using SU Dimensionals, I adhered the whole piece to the Base Card.

With Envelope…



I stamped 3 shell images onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Baja Breeze & cut them out.  These were applied to the card as per the sketch with the back one being adhered direct to the card while the front 2 were adhered using SU Dimensionals – gotta love these SU Dimensionals.
I repeated my masking for the inside of my card, adhered the Very Vanilla straight to the base card.  The masking was again repeated for my envelope.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Ocean Commotion, Circle Circus
Ink – baja Breeze, Garden Green, Not Quite Navy
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
DSP – Elegant Soiree
Ribbon – 3/8 Taffeta – Whisper White
Dies – Circles #2
Accessories – Snail Glue, Bigshot, Re-Inker – Crumb Cake, SU Dimensionals
Until next time, Enjoy! 

Technique…



Inside of Card…



For the class at Caloundra Community Centre, we did the Technique – Baby Wipe.  This one has been around for some time, but I never tire of it & for the life of me, can’t understand why I don’t do it more often.  Tutorial for this Technique may be found Here…
Now I have made 2 complete different cards, each using the same design from pre-SU.  Mind you, these look nothing like the original.

Base Card – Tempting Turquoise – 4 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 4 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Daffodil Yellow – 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ or 11.5cm x 9cm
Layer 3 – Whisper White – 4 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ or 11cm x 8.5cm
Layer 4 – Melon Mambo – 3 1/2″ x 3″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ or 8.5cm x 7cm

For the colours of my Baby Wipe, I used Re-Inkers – Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo & Elegant Eggplant.

Layer 1 –
I adhered a piece of Taffeta Ribbon across the top half of Whisper Cardstock & then applied to the Base Card – Tempting Turquoise.

Layer 2 –
First up, I stamp the flower images randomly across the larger piece of Whisper White.  Then using Old Olive Ink, I stamped the leaf image randomly around the flowers & adhered to Daffodil Yellow Cardstock.  I adhered Taffeta Ribbon across the top part of the card, ensuring that both ribbon pieces matched up evenly on the cardstocks.  I tied a bow & adhered to card.

Layer 3 –
Stamp the butterfly images randomly over the smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock & adhere to the Melon Mambo Cardsock.  I adhered this piece to the 2nd layer & then adhered the whole lot to the base card.

I stamped the sentiment using Old Olive Ink directly onto the Whisper White Cardstock.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Flower Fancy, All a Flutter, So Happy for You
Inks – Old Olive
Cardstock – Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Daffodil Yellow, Melon Mambo
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Daffodil Yellow
Re-Inkers – Tempting Turquoise. Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant

Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Snail Adhesive

Until next time when I will post the 2nd card.

Enjoy!

An Old Favourite…

It has been some time since I’ve used one of my favourite stamps – 5th Avenue Floral.  With some stamps, it doesn’t seem to matter how you use them you are guaranteed that your card will always come up “roses” – so to speak.

I’ve never attempted a “Step Card” before & as usual I didn’t go by any instructions to make mine, although there are heaps of instructions & tutorials out in blog land for you to follow.  I also made mine to fit our standard envelope in Australia.  As I really enjoyed making this type of card, I don’t think it will be my last.

Cut A4 Cardstock – Bashful Blue – 11 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 29.5cm x 15cm

Back section of card for your greeting or note…
Score & fold from bottom along the longer side at 1″, 2″, 4″, 6″ & 10 1/4″ or 2.5cm, 5cm, 10cm, 15cm & 26cm

Cut Bashful Blue Cardstock 5 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Adhere to back section of card – will give you a section for your card to fold out & stand
Cut 2 pieces of Wild Wasabi Cardstock – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm & adhere 1 piece to the above section of card
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ x 14cm x 9.5cm – stamp image onto 1 piece of card & adhere to Wild Wasabi
This section is the part you are able to write your greeting onto ie the inside of a normal card

Back Section
I randomly stamped my images onto the 2nd piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue & Crumb Cake Inks.  After dying my Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon with Crumb Cake Re-Inker & allowing to dry, I adhered this across the top half of the Whisper White Cardstock, adhered to Wild Wasabi & then to the Base Card.  I tied a bow & adhered this to the card too.

Middle Section
I stamped the wording using Crumb Cake Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock, cut it out & adhered to Wild Wasabi, which was then adhered to the middle section.  I allowed a little bit of the wording sit above the fold, instead of flat against the card.  I made 2 flowers using retired Felt Flowers, small white flower which I dyed using Bashful Blue Re-Inker & a Silver Brad.  These were attached to the centre section of the card.

Front Section
I cut a small piece of Wild Wasabi Cardstock & adhered to the Bashful Blue.  Using the Scallop Oval Punch & Crumb Cake Cardstock, I punched a piece of Whisper White which I had stamped the sentiment using Wild Wasabi Ink, & adhered to the Scallop punched piece.  I used the Large Oval Punch for the Whisper White.  I again dyed 3 small white flowers using the Bashful Blue Re-Inker, applied a silver brad in each & adhered to the card.

I’ve used a couple of retired products making this card, but they are able to be substituted for current products.  The flowers come from a big box of misc flowers – pre-SU – I have & dye from time to time so that I am able to use them up.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue Floral, Oval All
Inks – Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Re-Inkers – Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue
Punches – Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Whisper White
Accessories – Multipurpose Glue, Silver Brads, Felt Flowers – Old Olive
Non-SU – Small White Flowers

Until next time, Enjoy!

Bird Day…

This is our 2nd card we did at our Tech Classthis month.  We used the Technique “Baby Wipe”!  What a fun & quick technique.  It sure makes a big difference to your card and gives you another option for backgrounds.
If you haven’t had a class of  this technique, wny not book in for one this month.  You still have time.
Take 1 –
Supplies Used –
Stamp Set Medallion*, Picture This – Hostess Level 1*
Inks – Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Cardstock – Glossy White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
Punches – Scallop Edge, 1 1/4″ Circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, Word Window
Re-Inkers – Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Elegant Eggplant, Anywhere Glue Stick, Linen Thread
Non-SU – Rhinestones, Baby Wipes
* Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue 2010
This is “Take 2” of the same card & technique –
Take 2 –
Supplies Used –
Stamp SetVintage Vogue*, Picture This – Hostess Level 1*
Inks – Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Cardstock – Glossy White, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla
 Punches – Scallop Edge, 1 1/4″ circle, 1 3/8″ Circle, Word Window
Re-Inkers – Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories – Grosgrain Ribbon – Elegant Eggplant, Anywhere Glue Stick, Line Thread, Pretties Kit
Non – SU – Baby Wipes
*Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue 2010
Until next time, Enjoy!