Avant Garden

I saw the great sketch over at Stampin’ Girls Gone Wild this morning & decided to try & create a card with the lovely SAB Stamp Set – Avant Garden.   I will be honest & say that even 20170311_083503_resizedblogthough I love the set I haven’t played with it much…..  so this week, you may see a couple of cards showcasing this lovely set.

I took my colours of Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride from the “Blooms & Bliss” DSP from the Annual Catalogue & added Early Espresso to soften it even more rather than Basic Black.

I actually used a Lace Doily as a Mask to create the bottom part of my card.   A Sponge Dauber & Blushing Bride Ink helped create the effect.  I’m quite happy with the result.

Tip    Do not toss out the Doily when you have finished as you can use it for another project

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

198. To Someone…so happy – Avant Garden

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Technique Treats #14

This month we are playing with the great techniques of Chalkboard & Shadow Stamping.  If you haven’t had a play with these techniques over the years, this is the perfect time to do so.  This month we have played with our format & made it a little easier for you.

We stuck with the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & teamed the techniques up with the lovely “Carousel BirthdayStamp Set which reminds me so much of the local show with the Ferris Wheel & when the circus came to town with the tent & that gorgeous horse.  In fact, we were always at the grounds of the circus every arvo after school so much so, that they gave us jobs feeding & cleaning the animals.

All 4 cards may be used for Female, Male or for the Kids.

Measurements for all Treats are in Metric & Imperial.  Yep, we cater for everyone no matter where you are in the world.  Supply List includes all Product used to create our cards along with the Item #.

Our Technique Treats are perfect if you want to create in the comfort of your home or if you are a SU! Demonstrator who would love to teach a Technique Class – all the work is done for you!  Just head over to the Technique Treats Page to purchase your Treat.

We would love to hear what you think of the Treats.

Kay (USA) says –  “Thank you so much for making such wonderful tutorials!!!”

Kris (Brisbane) – “Great card and the Technique Treats are really great”.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Happy 90th Birthday

I’m happy to say that I am now holding classes at the Toogoom Community Hall every Friday morning, 9.30am – 11.00am.  This has been a little time getting off the ground, but I think 20161103_111313_resizedblogwe could be on our way.  We would love for you to come along.  All you have to bring is yourself!

I was asked to create a card for a lady who was turning “90” – what a milestone!  She loves gardening, so I thought it about time I dug out my Botanical Builder Framelits.  Red always reminds me of lovely bright & happy gardens, so I dug out the Brights DSP Stack to use with the Framelits.  A little touch of Old Olive & a little Memento Tuxedo Black & we have a WOW card for the lovely lady.

If you think the card looks a little familiar, then you are right, as I created one for my aunt back in July very similar to this one.

If you click on the link below, you will be able to create your own card.  Don’t forget, all measurements (metric & imperial) are included, along with a supply list.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Thank You

G’day Stampers,

I’m not sure if you have noticed that there are new “Decorative Masks” in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue so I’m doing a bit of a happy dance at the moment as I love them!

I decided to create a couple of “Thank You” Cards using these Masks.  As I’m not one for creating multiples of the same card, I used each of the Masks (set of 4) to create my Cards, but they are generally the same layout.

For those of us who are Demos, you may or may not recognize the layout of today’s card – 20160915_084322_resizedblogit is a case from Page 11 of the latest “Stampin’ Success” Magazine.

To give it a bit more of a “WOW”, I’ve flicked a little bit of the Gold Wink of Stella over the sponging

A small tip for you when using Masks, be sure to tape your Mask down over your Card or they will slip & slide all over the place.  Retired Washi Tape is just perfect for this!

Don’t forget, you can click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial.

Tomorrow sees the release of our new Technique Treats, so be sure to pop on back to check them out!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy 80th Birthday

I meant to share the remainder of my aunt’s present a couple of weeks ago but completely forgot about it, but better late than never!

As promised today’s share is the card I created for Jill.  It was made to match the small box.  Again I’ve used the retired Parisian Breeze Speciality DSP, teamed it up with the same Pink Shimmer Card & used the lovely new Layering Square Framelits.  I can see myself using these so much.

For a bit of a different look, I decided to cut the DSP on an angle.  It is good to get out of 20160628_092346_resizedwm-byour comfort zone sometimes.  I added a stripe of Pear Pizzazz across the top to break it up a little.

I stamped “Happy th Birhday” direct onto a piece of Whisper White in Pear Pizzazz Ink.  The Whisper White had been cut with the Layering Squares Framelits as was the Shimmer Pink Card which it was layered onto.

The “80” was cut a number of times in Whisper White using the now retired “Little Numbers” Dies & then once in Shimmer Pink.  I layered the Whisper White to each other before finally adding the Pink Numbers to the top.  I wanted the Numbers to pop a little from the Card.

The Fern was cut from a scrap of Pear Pizzazz Card using the “Botanical Builder” Framelits before sponging with a Sponge Dauber.  The Flowers were cut from the same Shimmer Pink Card, sponged with Melon Mambo Ink.  The middles were cut from Whisper White Card & adhered to the centre of the larger flowers before being adhered to the Card Front.

The card was then layered direct on a Whisper white Card Base before adhering Pearls to the centre of the flowers & scattering small ones around the card.

Jill was very happy with her card & couldn’t believe how everything matched.  In fact, a couple of people asked me where I had purchased them gift as they had never seen anything like them.

Be sure to pop back to check out the Exploding Bag that went with it.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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A Small Gift Box

Today I am going to share with you one of the items I created for my aunt who celebrated her 80th Birthday on Tuesday.  I filled the box with 4 x Ferrero Rochero Chocolates – love these!

I don’t have any tutorial or measurements for you as I gave it to her on Tuesday, but I do 20160628_092427_resizedwm-bknow the box was about 3″ square & about 1 1/4″ high.

I used one of my favourite DSP’s from a couple of years ago – you may recognise it – Parisian Breeze Speciality.  As Jill’s favourite colour is Pink, I teamed it up with a Shimmer Pink Card I use for my Wedding Invitations.

For the flowers, I die cut a couple of size flowers from the “Botanical Builder” Frameits, sponged them with Melon Mambo Ink & a Sponge Dauber to bring out the colour a little more.  I then cut the Fern from Pear Pizazz & sponged it with Pear Pizzazz & a Sponge Dauber (not able to see it in photo).  The centre was cut from Whisper White.

Be sure to pop back  to see the remainder of Jill’s gifts.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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