Thursday, October 21, 2010

Glimmermist card

Hi everyone,

It's the weekend, well it is for me he he and you know what that means - creating time Woohoo!!

Here is the card I taught last weekend at the 'Stamping and Friends' stamp camp, what a great bunch of ladies, I had so much fun and it even snow Yep in Mt Victoria NSW. I have stayed there twice now and both times it has snowed!

Anyway here is how I made the card. I cut 20 layers of old text paper into flower shapes, attached them altogether with a decorative brad and spray it with Brick Glimmermist. A good tip is to scrunch the petals up more using your fingertips when it's wet, this adds more depth to the flower. The white CD - I placed a Tattered Angels screen over it and spray it with Forest Green Glimmermist then stamped a text image over the top with StazOn timber brown. I added Tim Holtz tissue tape (love this), a ticket and some lace, how easy hey and all the ladies cards looked fantastic!!

Hope you like it, I had so much fun teaching it!!

Cheers and see you soon with more.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Donna Salazar stamp

Hi again,

I was also given this delightful Donna Salazar stamp to play with, as you all should know by now... I really love images of birds, but they frighten the living daylights out of me in real life LOL.

I stamped the image on DCWV Linen Closet paper using Archival sepia ink, cut it out and layered it on more Linen Closet papers. Added a collection of trimmed flowers from one of the glittered papers, NEW Green Tara beaded flowers (soooo in love with these), Prima flower, aqua flower and another flower I made from Tim Holtz tissue tape then I added a Prima pebble in the centre of it. Oh, I also filled in gaps with Webster's Pages cream trim cut into individual pieces with a pearl in the centre.
The quote stamp is a Stampin' Up one, not sure if it's still available.

If you ever want to find out more about the cards then please just ask, I just don't want to dribble on too much he he. Isn't it a gorgeous stamp though, I can see myself using this one a lot!!


Cards using Unity Stamps for Scrapbook Royalty

Hi everyone

Well I have lots to share with you, yeah I hope I hear you say LOL!!!

I was very lucky that my friend Sherry Mendoza bought these beautiful sets of stamps home for me to play with, boy was I so excited as I just love Unity Stamps and these sets are very special. They're designed by Unity Stamp Company and Melody Ross, 100% of the proceeds is donated to Scrapbook Royalty. The funds have helped over 40 foundations so far, read all about it here on their blog.

Here are four cards that I have made so far.

One of the stamps has a lovely bird with a quote 'Life is beautiful' running down it's back. I stamped it on Webster's Pages paper using brown ink then trim them so I had two separate pieces. I layered them on more Webster's Pages papers then on folded Core'dinations card, added some lace and a Zva Creative flower.

I stamp and clear embossed the image on cream card, then sprayed a combinations of Glimmermists over the top. I placed a piece of white paper over the image, then a clean tea towel over them, I ran a hot iron over them, this made the embossing image melt into the white paper creating a faux bleach image or some called it the Faux batik technique. I used Prima butterflies to further decorate the card.

I clear embossed this image as well, sprayed the Glimmermists over the top but left it at this stage. I cut out the doily from the packaging from the Prima butterflies because I liked it LOL. Further decorarted the card with an vintage orange ribbon I had and one of the butterflies.

I love this quote 'Just be You', I stamp it on a Cosmo Cricket Pixie Licious label using green ink, Layered it on My Yellow Bicycle papers and further decorated it with Webster's Pages cream trim, flowers that Sherry gave me and a Prima flower.

I hope you like them...I've got lots more to share, so hang around!!


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