I thought I had better end that run of recipes with this card post, just in case you thought that you were on the wrong blog.
This card was inspired by the catalogue but ended up a little different. I made this card the morning of our Catalogue Launch when I woke up early and couldn’t get back to sleep. The challenge was to have something I could put on my display board (therefore couldn’t use any retired product) but my big order with all my new toys had not yet arrived.
I have used Not Quite Navy with a little Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive and Crumb Cake. As you can see I have used the Bird Punch and the stamps “Baroque Motifs and En Francais. Punches are Boho Blossoms, Eyelet Border, the tag is a Sizzlet. Linen thread and our new pearls finish off this card that my daughter Paige called “her favourite”.
It is Lou’s birthday today! I have the privilegeof sharing a room with Lou while we were in Sydney. Lou wearing a lot of green (I say that it is her signature colour) and has a gorgeous Elegant Eggplant flower brooch that I love, with this in mind I set about designing her card and matching bag topper…
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Whimsical Words (a retired Sale-a-bration set), En Francais, Medallion.
Accessories: Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, Button Bouquet, Coloured Rhinestone Brads, Twine, Clear Embossing Powder and heat gun, versamark, embossing buddy, stamp-a-majic, blunt scissors to rough up edges of paper, scallop border punch, scallop oval punch, word window punch, dimensionals, scallop circle punch, sponges.
Did you notice the punch behind the Word Window Punch? No, we have not got a new punch that you haven’t been told about. I saw this idea on Marelle’s site and I couldn’t wait to use it. It is a Scallop Oval (which you can still buy even though it is not pictured in a current catalogue) that has had the top and bottom trimmed off.
The technique that I have used on these cards is Emboss Resist which I will be sharing during my Thursday class. Hope to see you there.
Don’t forget about one of your best resources…the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalogue. This card is a copied from page 9:
- Stamp Set: A Rose is a Rose, Frames with a Flourish, Simply Said, En Francais.
- Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White.
- Inks: Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Creamy Caramel.
- Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Hat Pin and beads from the Pretties Kit, Twine, Button Bouquet.