Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Card Class this Thursday Night

I have made three cards for my card class this Thursday night.  All three of them are made using the Stippled Blossoms set.  It is a really lovely set, that my friend, Anne Farrar, recommended to me.  She made the most gorgeous card that she let me copy.

Stippled Blossoms is called a two-step stamping set.  That means you stamp an image with a light colour first and then use the second stamp in a darker colour and it gives a lovely darker outline.

The first card is made with three images from the Stippled Blossoms set and then fussy cut.  Fussy cutting is a fancy word for 'hand cutting'!  I put the background through the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and cut the oval out with the Oval Framelits.  I then stamped the greeting with the set: Memorable moments.  It's a great set, as you can stamp any age greeting to make a card for a special occasion.

The second card is an ode to two retiring colours; Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy.  It was super easy to make.  I just stamped the greeting from the set Field Flowers and the flower from Stippled Blossoms.

For the third card, I wanted to use the paper doilies in the Seasonal Catalogue.  I stamped the background using the Netting background stamp.  The two colours used were Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose.

As I mentioned, I will be holding a class this Thursday night (7pm, 30th May) and I will repeat the class on 22nd June at 2pm.  We will be making 6 cards with matching envelopes for $20.

Please email me on cookv3@tpg.com.au if you'd like to come along.

Ness xx

Monday, 6 May 2013

Blog Hop

Welcome to our StampInkPaper Team Mother's Day Blog Hop.  A blog hop is where you 'hop' from blog to blog linked by the same theme, you may have arrived here from Carolyn Campbell-McLean's blog, or just happened upon the tour by chance.  Our theme is of course Mother's Day.  Each of our team members have made a card using Stampin'Up! products.

My Mum is a woman of simple taste- no frills or flowers for her!  I knew she would love something so plain and simple.  I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest (a great way to spend 5 hours).  The card was inspired by Amiee Cretsinger.  It was made by using three shades of green using a stamp from the Betsy's Blossom set.  I then punched out the images with three sizes of circle punches (2 1/2", 1 3/4" and 1 1/4").  I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give the tree some depth.  I then attached a red  (Real Red) heart using the Small Heart Punch.  The trunk was hand cut and I ran it through the big shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  The 'Mum' greeting was from a versatile stamp set called For My Family.  I love how it it a set that spells 'Mum' like we do here in Australia.

When you have finished here, you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post to the next team member's creations.

Lost?  Here's a list of links to all the participants so you can find your way again.

Vanessa Cook - www.stampness.blogspot.com
Michelle Dyson - www.stampinkpaper.blogspot.com
Clare McIlhatton -  http://craftycowcreations.blogspot.com.au/
Anne Farrar - http://stampinannies.blogspot.com.au/
Marilyn Scholz- http://marilynscholz.typepad.com
Carolyn Campbell-McLean - http://carolyncampbell-mclean.blogspot.com.au/
Karen Fowler- http://karenfowler61.blogspot.com.au

You'll find lots of great ideas as you hop through the chain of our different team members’ fantastic blogs.  Why not add my blog to your "follow" list, or subscribe to my newsletter for info about my upcoming events.

Want to win some Free Stuff?  Simply leave a comment on each blog in the hop and then email Vanessa and let her know you’ve done so and you’ll be in the running for a fantastic prize of handmade cards plus other goodies from each of the participants.  SU demonstrators are not eligible, but we'd love to read your comments!

Next up on the hop is Michelle Dyson,  enjoy the rest of the tour.