Thursday, July 31, 2014

It Seems Only Fitting

I haven't used this stamp set for a while, but when a friend of mine requested a card for her mum who loves shoes and fashion, it's the first one I thought of! I coloured the shoe with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to the yellow ruffles. I used the Taylored Expressions Instant Photo Frames die to cut a gold frame to go around it. This gold cardstock I used is from We Are Memory Keepers and it's not bright, I really love it. I have just ordered a whole heap more of it! I used the black banner and black chevron ribbon behind the image to make it really stand out. It was such a fun card to make!
Stamps: Feminine Charm (Flourishes)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up), Gold (We Are Memory Keepers), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Recorded (Websters Pages), Vellum
Accessories: My Favourite Things Fishtail Flag Stax, Taylored Expressions Instant Photo Frames die, Stampin Up chevron ribbon & buttons, Kaisercraft pearls, Whimsey Farm twine

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Ruff Day

I am loving the new range of stamps and dies from Simon Says Stamp. This stamp set is so cute and has images perfect for 3 x 3 notecards. I made these three by using the Taylored Expressions scalloped notecard die and I added a piece of white cardstock on dimensionals on the cover. You can see on the heart I've added some dazzling diamonds glitter. There's also some on the bee's wings and dogs tummy.
Stamps: Circle Friends (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It

Accessories: Taylored Expressions notecard die, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds & Smokey Slate marker pen

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Happy New Baby

I just love making baby cards. And this has got to be one of my favourites! The elephant stamp is from Hero Arts and I stamped it on some Teresa Collins paper 3 times (onece for the elephant, and two times for the ear and heart). I prefer to use aqua or like a pistachio green for my baby boy cards. I've tried baby blues and other colours but I find aqua works best for me. The gorgeous wreath behind the elephant is embossed in white embossing powder, and I did a zig zag stitch on the top and bottom of the white cardstock.

Stamps: New Baby (Hero Arts), Rustic Wreath (Papertrey Ink), Verve (To The Moon)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper white, Crumb Cake (Stampin Up)
Papers: Save The date (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: White embossing powder, heat gun, white ribbon, white twine, tag die aqua button and clear buttons - Stampin Up, Hemptique twine, Kaisercraft pearls

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shakers and Sprinkles

I'm a big fan of Papertrey Ink, and I'm completely in love with their Make It Market monthly kits. I bought the Shakers and Sprinkles kit a while back and made a few cards as testers in a similar style to the design team examples, as they were my first attempts at a shaker card. But then I decided to do one a little different with my own papers - from the gorgeous Teresa Collins collection, Daily Stories. My only mistake in this was that I didn't put quite enough sprinkles in but it still looks good when shaked.

Stamps: Shakers and Sprinkles (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb cake (Stampin Up)
Papers: Daily Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Shakers and Sprinkles dies and sprinkles (Papertrey ink), Kaisercraft resin flowers, Stampin Up button & white thread, Spotlight lace