Brown Paper is not only used for wrapping!

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.

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How to Quilt – but using paper!

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!

CASED!!

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.

VERSION #1

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.
PUNCHES:
3/4″ circle, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, Spiral (retired)
INK:  Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
EMBOSSING FOLDER:  Dots
EXTRAS:  Glue Pen, Glitter, Sponge, Scissors

VERSION #2

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.

A Mixture of Boxed Cards

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.

BOXED CARDS

Excellent for enclosing a little something extra!  Here are some different boxed cards…Enjoy

Just use your own favourite colour schemes and stamps

Wisteria Wonder

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……

Hugs

Olga

Popped Rose

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?)

 

A box for a card

I made a card for a friend’s 40th Birthday and I didn’t want to squash it by putting it into an envelope so I made a box to put it in.

This box was made with Basic Black.  I sponged with Whisper White and Silver to get the ‘metallic’ look.

Oh yes, let’s not forget the vellum butterflies and bling!

BASE:  Basic Black, 11 1/4″ x 7 3/4″
PAPER:  Basic Black, Vellum
INK:  Whisper White, Silver
DIE:  Top Note, Beautiful Wings, Leaves
EMBOSSING FOLDER:  Elegant Lines
PUNCHES:  3/4″ Circle, Corner
EXTRA:  Glue Dots, Sponge, 1 large brad, 2 small brads

Now for the card that went inside the box: 

Just have to love the Shimmer Vellum Butterflies.

I had originally made a purple card for her (her favourite colour) but when I received the invite, it was back and white.  Also, it was fancy dress – black and white.  Here is the Purple Card.

A CARD IN A BOX!

 

Classes will commence next week.  Come back to see a ‘card that isn’t a card’!