Tuesday, 9 August 2011

I have been dying to use my new Notably Ornate stamp set for a while and I made this card.  I Googled the stamp set and thousands of card ideas pop up.  I saw a card similar to this during my search and really loved the two-tone, brown on pink.   I used the 'thankyou' sentiment from the hostess gift set: Because I Care.  I got the sentiment bang on the line as I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me line it up.

I added some pink diamonties to make it sparkle.


Friday, 5 August 2011

Tiling Technique

I love the look of tiling on a card.  There is not much to it, but can be a little frustrating if you are not one to measure things (like me).  I stamped the image of the hydrangea from the Because I care Hostess Gift in Staz on Black.  I then cut the image to fit a 2" x 3" rectangle.  You then draw a grid dividing the image in 1" squares.  The frustrating thing is that I can never seem to get the squares the perfect size.  Anyway, I guess that may add to the rustic look of it.  You then get your black marker and run it around the very edge of the 'tile'.  Arrange the tiles so they are mixed up and attach to embossed cardstock.  I embossed the cardstock using the wallpaper embossing folder and distressed the edges.

A tricky card, but I'm sure the person receiving it will love it.


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Using Embossing

Finally I tried a technique where you attach all your cut outs to the cardstock and run the whole thing through the Sizzix machine.  I used the lattice embossing folder for this one as well as the butterfly die cutter.  It looks as though the design is in the paper.

I gave this to my friend Alex, who loves this shade of blue.

I bought a car on Monday.  I've never had a new one before, so I am very excited about picking up my new bundle of joy!  I wonder if I should make a 'Congratulations-on-your-new-arrival' card for myself?

Hmmm.... Ness xx