Friday, 29 February 2008

Tall & skinny :-)


Base: Blush Blossom cardstock stamped with the "Spot On" wheel stamp using Pretty in Pink ink

I then masked off two squares 2"x2" (in other words I cut out a square in some spare cardstock and basically used that as a stencil) and used a flower stamp from the Seeing Spots stamp set and Real Red ink to stamp out two square backgrounds and one smaller rectangular background for the sentiment.

Another stamp from the Seeing Spots set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Pretty in Pink ink and the flower stamp was stamped on top, again using Real Red ink. These were cut out using a circle punch.

The congratulations sentiment stamp is from the very useful Cheer & Wishes set. I used a blender pen and Stampin Pastels to outline the sentiment block.

Spot On


Base - Mellow Moss cardstock stamped with flower stamp using Certainly Celery ink to make the background.

Pretty in pink cardstock stamped with the Spot On wheel using Pretty in Pink ink ( I used the jumbo cartridge that fits inside the Stampin' wheel) and then used the corner punch with the guide removed to make the scalloped edge.

The flowers and sentiment stamps are both from the Simply Said set. The flowers are coloured in using a blender pen and Stampin' Pastels.

White grosgrain ribbon was dyed to match using the Pretty in pink inkpad.

Simply Said...

Well my starter kit arrived from Stampin' Up! this week and I have been having a play with all my lovely new stamps.

This was one of the first cards I made.

The base is made using Bashful Blue cardstock from the Soft Subtles range.
I then stamped the background design using two different flower stamps from the Simply Said set using Tempting Turquoise ink.

I then stamped a band of Certainly Celery cardstock with a small flower stamp from the Simply Said set using Certainly Celery ink.

I stamped two hearts using Certainly Celery ink on Whisper White cardstock (it is so, so smooth - absolutely perfect for stamping on) and cut round them, then stamped the sentiment using Tempting Turquoise ink. I used my blender pen and Stampin' Pastels to draw the line round the sentiment.

Finally I used my Tempting Turquoise inkpad to dye my white grosgrain ribbon to match my card.

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Heartfelt Thanks, Stamping on Candles and Two Step Stamping

I've spent a lot of time these last few days over at Splitcoast Stampers - there are so many fantastic tutorials to follow and the gallery is just stuffed full of fantastic work.

I followed this tutorial to learn how to transfer a stamped image onto a candle. It was so easy and I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.

This was my first attempt using stamps from Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt Thanks set.

Then I made a simple card in black & white. I used making my new Heartfelt Thanks set again and I randomly stamped one of the images using white ink on black cardstock to make the background image.

And for this one I painted Twinkling H2Os directly onto the base stamp then stamped the second stamp (as shown in the card above) on top of the first image. I was pretty pleased with the way my first attempt at Two Step Stamping turned out.

In progress - check back soon for more information and Stampin' Up! samples and projects


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