Thursday, March 20, 2014

Masculine Cards - Stampin' Up! Lovely as Tree

If ever you are looking for the most versatile rubber stamp ever made, then it is Lovely as a Tree by Stampin' Up!.  It is used for Christmas, sympathy, male cards and so much more.  This class focused on the technique of embossing and sanding Stampin' Up! range of Core'dinations papers.  We also re-visited blending the ink of a stamped image with a blender pen...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
 The above card was created on a base of Old Olive in contrast to the base below of Early Expresso.
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
 Marina Mist is always a stunning base...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
 Earthy Crumb Cake along with the Cherry Cobbler highlight is stunning on this layout...
A Crafty Cat: Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
Thank you to the girls for sharing these beautiful masculine creations.

Yours in paper craft

Monday, March 3, 2014

Card in a Box with Stampin' Up!

Like explosion cards? Then you will like the 'Card in a Box'.  This is the latest craze in card folds and I just had to try one using Stampin' Up! "Flower Shop" with "Petite Petals".  Click HERE for the link to a wonderful video, showing you how to make them.  

I used Old Olive card stock and the new Watercolour DSP for the basic box.  I then decorated the box using Petite Petals (WM133152 / CM133155), Flower Shop (WM130939 / CM130942) and Papillion Potpourri (WM132058 / CM123759) with coordinating colours - Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral.  I employed the rock and roll technique and some blending using a blender pen or piece of frayed card to add to the effect of the flower centre.  The leaves are from the Bird builder punch and I have added lots of Rhinestones.

 I am so happy with how it turned out and love the little double layered Island Indigo butterfly.

A nice close up so you can see I shaped the flowers, used lots of Rhinestones and you can see the detail in the blending.

The back of the card features a coordinating colour card - Wild Wisabi with Rhinestones, the beautiful Calypso Coral ruffle ribbon AND the stamp from Label Something WM130595 / CM130598 which has a coordinating punch; Artisan Label - Love punches.
This is a great card to create using scraps.  I cut two boxes from  a 12x12 and used scrap pieces for the decorating and the mounting bars in the box.

This is a creation by one of my dear customers Heather - love it Heather.

Heather used Old Olive with Perfect Plumb and Cherry Cobbler with a highlight of Rich Razzleberry.
Stamp sets used include Flower Shop, Petite Petals and Betsy's Blossoms

and for more creations by customers please look at my facebook page and view Rose's masculine creation.

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