Following on from my last post, here’s the Christmas card I made at the same time. This card also uses the Half Full stamp set, but with a Christmas twist – love it!
I used watercolour paper and ink pads as palettes as before. This time I added some of the Quilted Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP to give the card a festive feel.
Here’s the inside:
I’m going to a Christmas craft fair at the beginning of December – the AIKB one in Gouarec for anybody who is in the vicinity. I’m going to make some of these cards for the fair because I think they may be popular.
I’m part of the Pootles design team for November so I’ll be back soon with the first of 5 projects – posted on each Thursday during November.
It’s not often that I know that I’ll use every stamp in a stamp set, but this is one of those occasions – I love every stamp in this set!
Did you miss it in the Seasonal catalogue? It’s on page 42, and easy to miss amongst all the Christmas and Halloween sets. One of the things I like about this set is it isn’t just for Chrismtas, you can use it all year round.
I got out some watercolour paper for these cards, and used the ink pads as palettes to colour in the bottle and glass. The Archival Basic Black ink pad is good for watercolouring, just give it a little time to dry first.
That tag fits exactly into the Scallop Tag Topper punch which is good news. I stamped the background with the row of glasses in the set and used Fresh Fig for the base of the cards.
I’m pleased with these cards and already have lot of birthdays coming up that they’d be suitable for.
Next time I’ll have a card using the same set, but with a Christmas theme.
Don’t forget that you only have a few more days for the buy 3 get 1 free DSP offer – it ends on 31st October.
So, I CASE’d the catalogue to make this card – I changed a couple of things, but it’s basically the same. I made this card mainly because I was having a Christmas session at my house, and my Christmas and glitter mad friend Dawn was coming. I’ve mentioned Dawn before – she loves all things Christmas and glitter, and is already watching seasonal films on TV! You can find her blog here – http://allthingsprettycraftee.blogspot.fr/
To make this card I used the Carols of Christmas bundle, and added some heat embossing on the sentiment.
I also used a strip of Washi tape from the Year of Cheer speciality Washi stack to add just a little extra dimension to one side of the card.
I didn’t use a window sheet for the shaker part – instead I used a small bag, because I wanted the glitter to stay put!
I also added some glitter card behind the stars and moon on the top. And I popped the whole panel up on some foam pads.
Hope you like it!
I haven’t seen many tags made with the Carols of Christmas bundle so I thought I’d make some. I’ve used the Merry Music speciality DSP for the background.
To make these tags I used Whisper White card stock cut to 2″ x 4″ then adhered some of the DSP (cut to the same size) to it.
Then I used the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make tags and rounded the corners using the envelope punch board.
As you can see I just used black and white card for the trees and copper and silver for the deer. The ribbon is not Stampin’ Up! but goes well with the black and white I think.
I have another Carols of Christmas card to show you in the next post, with lots of glitter!
Don’t forget that the but 3 packs of DSP get one free offer is only open until the end of October, so if you want some don’t leave it too long and miss out.
I’ve seen the retiform style of card around a lot recently so I thought I’d have a go at making one myself. Here it is –
I made this card for a swap that had to have masculine things in it, so this was a good excuse to use the wonderful Guy Greetings and almost all the stamps in it! I also used the motorbike from One Wid Ride.
To get this effect you need to mask off bits of the card, sponge the edges, then stamp the image.
I have seen this style of card made with different colour partitions, but I used Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip here.
I hope you like it – I’m not sure I’ll be making lots of this style, but it was an interesting experiment.
By the way, the Guy Greetings stamp set is one of very few that is available in Photopolymer, wood mount rubber, or clear-mount rubber.
I have been trying out different folds for my cards, and here’s one of them. We made this recently at a workshop and it proved popular – several of the participants have told me that they went home and made more cards like this.
I used the Fresh Florals DSP because it has a nice contrast of patterns. Here I’ve used Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst, but at the workshop we used all the colours in the stack, and they all looked great.
Inside the card we used the co-ordinating Floral Phrases stamp set. Around the outside is a belly band – if you don’t make this too tight the card will stand up with it on.
You can see that on this wedding card I also put a punched flower from the Flower Shop stamp set.
By the way I used the measurements for this card from a card that Jan Brown made.
Stampin’ Up! news. Stampin’ Up! are releasing a new range of alcohol markers. There is no release date yet, although it should be before Christmas. Demonstrators have a short time frame to order some and get used to them before they go on general sale. If you think you might like to use these markers before they go on general sale there is a way – become a demonstrator before October 15 and you can add these markers to your starter kit!
For €129/£99 you get to choose €175/£130 worth of products, which could include the alcohol markers, and shipping is free too. After that the rest is up to you, you can choose to make a business of Stampin’ Up! or drop from being a demonstrator and keep all your stuff. If you live in France, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria or Germany and would like to take up this offer I’d be so pleased to have you on my team! Contact me if you have any questions.
Sorry for two posts in one day but Stampin’ Up! have another offer for you.
Until the end of October for every 3 packs of Designer Series Paper that you buy, you get the 4th FREE!
Just until the end of October. Here are the papers that are included in the offer. Click the image to go to my shop.
If you have any questions please contact me – I hope you find the paper you want!
Next Saturday, 7th October, is World Card Making day, and to celebrate that Stampin’ Up! have come up with some great offers!
They are only available from 1-10 October so don’t hang about if you want to order any of them.
Here are the offers, clicking on the image will take you to my shop if you’d like to order anything.
If you have any questions, or you live in France, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany or Austria and you’d like a catalogue please contact me. The catalogue will be in English – if you have a current demo please contact them.
There’s more – another offer for October to follow!