Happy Birthday

I found a card on Pinterest by the very talented Kelly Kent a little while ago & loved the simple layout of her card.  Thank you so much for your inspiration Kelly.

I love the “High Tide” Stamp Set, Page 25 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.  I have added my own bits & pieces to the card but the layout is still the same.  I used the “By the Shore” DSP on my card, along with Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim & Calypso Coral CS.

To create your own card, click on the link above the card to download your FREE Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Jar of Flowers

I actually decided to have a play this week & the challenge over at Freshly fms267Made Sketches popped up.   As it’s been a little while since I’ve done one  with them I thought it the perfect opportunity to do so.  I actually had “Falling Flowers” sitting on my desk left over from another project.

Getting out of my comfort zone, I  decided to go “Bright” which are not my “go to colours” or “first cab off the rank” but hey it’s a good thing to try new colours.  I also fliped the sketch on its side to challenge myself a little more.

I stamped the middle jar from “Jar of Love” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before repeating it onto a scrap of paper & then fussy cutting for my mask.  The mask was then temp adhered to the stamped jar before stamping a jar either side.  This creates the effect of the middle jar being in front of the other 2.  “Thanks” was stamped inside the jar with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The lids were stamped direct onto scrap Whisper White Card in Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight Inks before being die cut with the corresponding “Everyday Jars” Framelits by running through the Big Shot & adhering to the tops – Melon Mambo & Tempting Turquoise with Multipurpose Adhesive Glue while Stampin’ Dimensionals were used on the Daffodil Delight Lid.

The Leaves were stamped direct onto 2 of the jars in Old Olive Ink.  The Flowers were stamped direct onto more scrap Whisper White Card 20161219_132907_resizedblog(love it when I get to use some of my scraps) in Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo Inks before die cutting with the coordinating Framelits.  I then decided to stamp & die cut another small leaf  only because I had made a slight smudge – don’t you love it when you can cover it & no-one will ever know.  As the Flowers are 2-Step Stamping, I stamped off once prior to stamping the 1st image.  The stamped Whisper White Card was then layered onto a piece of Basic Black Card leaving a small edges showing around 3 sides & a larger one on the LHS.

As I thought the card looked a little bare, I then decided to add a few flowers down the side so I stamped a couple of leaf images direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then layered the Jar piece over the top allowing the leafs to overlap a little prior to layering onto a piece of Basic Black Card & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

To finish the card, the Flowers were randomly adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals before Rhinestone Basic Jewels were adhered to the centres.

I’m loving the bright colours of the card especially teamed up with Basic Black.

Why not head over to Freshly Made Sketches & play along.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Class

Yesterday we commenced our Technique Classes for 2015.  It was great catching up with everyone & hearing all the stories of what Christmas/New Year was like, how the grandkids were & what everyone has been getting up to over the School Holidays, which is one of the reasons we had a fairly easy class to get back into the swing of things.019aa-blog

For our 1st class back we played with new product from SAB 2015 & the ladies absolutely loved all the gorgeous new stuff.  Don’t forget you can still earn FREE product during SAB 2015 – 6 January – 31 March – with any order over $AUD90.00 excluding P&H.  Contact me if you don’t have a copy or click on the photo on the  hand side..

Lotus Blossom” is one of the FREE Stamp Sets you can earn while Sale-a-Bration is on & we concentrated on the 3-Step Stamping in this case!  It does take a little playing to get the stamping right, but it also depends on the depth of your ink colours.

We also used some of the gorgeous DSP – Painted Blooms from the Occasions Catalogue.  To view this Catalogue, either contact me or click on the photo on the right hand side.

In our card we used Blushing Bride Ink as our 1st 2 colours & finished the flower off with Pink Pirouette Ink as it is the lighter of the 2.  Because these 2 colours are so light, there was no need to stamp off first.

This class will be repeated this month at my home if you would like to create these cards.  For more details, please click onto the Classes/Workshop Page.  Depending on how popular the class is, it may be repeated for the month of March.  Please contact me for more details.

If you are unable to make the classes, I am more than happy for you to purchase the kits.  please contact me for more details.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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