StampinUp always pack their parcels with brown paper. I use it as a ‘mat’ on my desk as I stamp but I have found another way to use up the brown paper. Use it in card making – here is the proof.
The flowers are made using brown paper! Nifty eh?
Use three layers of brown paper and place on the die.
Use a sponge and dab on colour. Doesn’t look like brown paper!
STAMP SET: Tiny Tags
INK: Not Quite Navy
PAPER: Base – Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy – bird and leaves, Three layers of brown paper!
PUNCHES: Build a Bird, 1/2″ circle, Corner
DIE: Blossom Party
EXTRAS: Crumb Cake Ribbon, Big Shot
Have fun, using brown paper and a favourite die.
Someone said about quilting – “Cut material into bits to only have to sew the bits back together”. Must have been a husband who made that comment!
Anyway, the ‘in-thing’ in cardmakeing is ‘Quilting’. Here is a card using the quilting technique.
STAMP SET: Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess)
INK: Pear Pizzaz
PAPER: Base – Pear Pizzaz, extras for punched blossoms and puched flower
WHISPER WHITE: 1 5/8″ strip to cut 4, 1 5/8 squares. Scrap for decorative punch.
BLACK: 3 3/4″ square. Strip for Decorative punch and punched flowers.
PUNCHES: Decorative, Itty Bitty Shapes (flower), Triple-Blossom Bouquet
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Square Lattice
CLASSES for 2012 begin again this Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning. Can’t wait to see you all!
The following card was taken (cased) from our latest catalogue. I wanted to point out that the catalogue not only showcases Stampin Up! products but it also has LOTS and LOTS card samples.
Take a look at page 82.
Ok, can you spot the differences? Casing doesn’t have to be exact. The flowers are the same! (There was a lot of stamping of flowers and then cutting them out. The large flower alone, has four layers!)
STAMP SET: Flower Fest
BASE: Early Espresso
Leaves: Certainly Celery
Sentiment: Very Vanilla
Flowers: Cherry Cobbler.
3/4″ circle, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, Spiral (retired)
INK: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Dots
EXTRAS: Glue Pen, Glitter, Sponge, Scissors
So what is different with this one? I used Designer Series Paper instead of the Embossing Folder. Also a different sentiment and a bit of ribbon. Background stamping on this card by using the butterfly that comes in the stamp set I used.
So…next time, if you want some inspiration, have a look in your catalogue! I did.
I have not been blogging (and I am not going to go through excuses). I plan to post the cards that we have been doing in class at the end of last year. So be prepared to receive a few emails over the coming days/weeks as I catch up.
Excellent for enclosing a little something extra! Here are some different boxed cards…Enjoy
Just use your own favourite colour schemes and stamps
Just love SU’s new In-Colours and Wisteria Wonder is my favorite! Here is a card I made using this colour.
STAMP SET(s): Medallion, For Everything
INKS: Basic Grey, Champagne Mist
PAPER: Basic Grey, Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder
DIE: Little Leaves
PUNCHES: 3/4” circle punch, Lace Ribbon Border, Scallop Oval, small and large scallop circles
Till next time……
This idea came from Technique Junkies called “Popped Embossing Tutorial“.
I changed it “just a little” 🙂
STAMP SET: Short & Sweet, En Francais
INK: Chocolate Chip
WATER COLOUR PENCILS: Three shades of Pink
PAPER: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
EMBOSSING FOLDER: Manhattan Flower
EXTRAS: Big Shot, Aqua Pen, Dotto
Chocolate Chip (Base): layer 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
Whisper White: 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″; 3″ x 3 1/2″
Pretty Pink: 4″ x 5″
- Using Dotto, centre Whisper White onto the Pretty in Pink Layer
- Place together into the embossing folder and put through the Big Shot. (Don’t worry about the line when you separate the two pieces – it will be covered by the Chocolate Chip)
- COLOURING THE ROSE: Using the pencils and the aqua pen, colour the rose but not the embossed lines of the rose. Leave them white. I like to ‘pick’ the colour from the pencil nib using the aqua pen. I find that I have more control of the colour that way. Do not have too much water flow.
- Let dry (or use the heat gun)
- Flatten the embossing by inserting it through the Big Shot. Same sandwich that was used to emboss BUT with lay the piece ON TOP of the embossing folder!
- Stamp with En Francais, using Chocolate Chip Ink
- I wanted the rose to have the embossed white lines again (not flattened) so I put the rose back into the embossing folder making sure that the lines matched.
The “look” after re-embossing
See how the coloured rose is matched with the pink layer. See – no line!! The Chocolate Chip layer had hidden the line! (This is the first card that I did – hence the embossed lines on the rose are coloured. You might like this look better?)
Quick and easy card using the ‘Faux Silk’ technique.
I used Elegant eggplant and Old Olive….just love the combo.
STAMP SET: Because I Care
INK: Elegant Eggplant
MARKERS: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
PAPER: Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Confetti Cream
PUNCHES: Wide Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Trim Border
EXTRAS: White Tissue paper, Glue Stick, stamp-a-ma-jig
My Friend Alison made the following card. Take a close look at the butterfly.
Can you see what she has done? Want a closer look?
She used a shiny, see through material (Ok, I am a card-maker, not a sewer… I have to take out my sewing machine manual, every time I have to use the machine!! 🙂 )
If you know the material, leave a comment so I know!