Friday, May 22, 2015

On the inside...with Linda

I've had a thing recently for cards where most of the interest is on the inside.

Today's card is exactly that - 
only a small amount of detail is on the outside, with the inside full of colour and extra interest.

Here's what I mean...

The cute little bears in Mama Elephant's Bear Hugs stamp set 
were perfect for the outside of my card 
with the baby bear thinking about his sweet Mama:)

The inside then reveals the rest of his sentiment...

Love these stamps - they stamp so beautifully with fine detail in the lettering.

1. Die cut a smallish oval from your white card front and put aside.
2. Using brown tone Distress Inks create a wash of colour on a piece of card, 
allowing the colours to mix and blend, then set aside to dry.
3. Meanwhile blend Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio Distress Inks on the inside of the card (or on another piece of card that you later adhere inside) and flick with Dazzling Diamonds 
Glimmer Mist or water.
4. Checking what you can see through the die cut window, stamp your sentiment on the inside of the card and embellish with the mini images in the set.
5. Stamp the bears on the water coloured piece and add shading with Prisma Colours. 
Fussy or die cut same.
6. Add a strip of washi tape to the card front to ground the bears 
and adhere them on top with foam tape.
7. Create teeny thought bubbles for baby bear with Ranger Black Enamel Accents.

I hope you'll have fun trying this idea out with some of your stamp sets.
Happy creating....

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Birthday

HI there!! I have revisited an old favourite of mine today!  Avery Elle's Rounded Diamonds.  The clear stamp set along with the matching Dies are a must for the CAS stamper!!  There are so many combinations, I just love them!!!  I have used the Avery Elle's So Happy sentiment set and I just love this font, it is so cool!

* Trim white card stock 10cm x 29 cm and fold in half portrait style.
* Ink stamp with Versafine black onyx and stamp bottom lower left of card.  Keeping a little off the card.
*Re-ink again and stamp directly opposite  the first image.  The fiskars stamp press is perfect for maneuvering the stamp to see where you are going.
* Wipe stamp clean  ( I use Aldi baby wipes they are fabulous) 
*Ink up stamp with Delicata Gold and line up in between two previous images
* Re Ink again with the gold and stamp to finish pattern.
* Ink up Sentiment and stamp along pattern.
* Adhere Black enamel dot in centre.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Make a wish by Judith Armstrong

Good morning. This month I've chosen to work with Echo Park Birthday Wishes - Boy Collection. It is full of bright colours and in my first layout today I'm showing you that it can not only be used for scrapping boys photos but I think is great for scrapping girls - especially teenagers, which are not so girly. This layout features photos of my daughters 16th birthday. She had a black and white party and to contrast this the cake was very colourfully decorated and had rainbow icing inside.

Besides coming with heaps of paper there are also two sticker sheets so I really didn't need anything else for this layout.

To create this layout:
  1. Using the Boy Birthday Wishes paper for the background, cut out a rectangle 18cm x 17cm from the centre to use later in the layout.
  2. Cut a square 26cm x 26cm of Boy Birthday Hats paper and placed the red star side of this in the centre of the background paper leaving approx 2cm round each edge.
  3. Cut a piece of Boy Birthday Stripes 24cm x 19cm and place the blue side of this in the bottom left corner on top of the red star paper leaving a centimetre from the bottom and left edge.
  4. Place the rectange cut from the background paper (green side up) onto the blue paper again leaving a centimetre border along the bottom and left side.
  5. Place a 15cm piece of the scalloped blue sticker about 2.5cm up from bottom of green paper and place 17cm piece of dark green border sticker above.
  6. Place 3 3inches x 4 inches photos as a strip just overlapping the green border sticker. I have placed the first photo on foam tape to raise it up a bit.
  7. Cut Make a wish journal card from the page of journalling cards and cut down to 5cm x 10cm and place at top of photos.
  8. Cut a strip of candles 8cm wide to fit on top of journalling card and place a 9cm strip of dark green border sticker on foam tape and place between candles and journal card.
  9. Embellish with stickers, some of which are placed on foam tape.
  10. As an added extra I put some Frosted lace Stickles on the icing on the cupcake.
Here are a couple of close ups: 

Thanks for looking.

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