Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Something a bit different

A few weeks ago I was working in my sister's shop in Birkenhead when a very nice woman came in wearing the most stunningly beautiful scarf . I asked her where she had got it and she said she had made it. I asked if she would make me one. She said she could show me how to make one. I had the same reaction I had when I first started admiring Stampin' Up cards, "it's gorgeous but I wouldn't be able to make it". Of course as far as card making goes, it turns out I could make them so I quizzed her about the wool and whre I could get it, I took her phone number and went about tending the shop. After work, I went shopping for something competely different but came across some wool that looked like it might have been something like that I had seen the scarf made from so I bought some. I came home, dug out some knitting needles (many , many year since I last knitted) and then Googled "spiralled scarf" on the internet. I found a youtube that taught me how to do it and went ahead and made one.
This is the result

(Can you tell I am holding my phone in front of me to take this self-portrait?)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bleach technique

This is another card I entered into a competition but alas, once again did not win:(
I was very pleased with it though.
Poppy Parade is the base colour and bleaches to a cool yellow.

If you would like to learn how to use the Bleach technique, email me for the next class:)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Masked technique card

This is a card I designed for a competition. I couldn't blog it until I found out the results and then forgot about it. Sorry to say I didn't win but at least now I can share it with you all:) At the time of taking this photo, my camera was starting to croak so not the best image but you  get the idea.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Inlaid Embossing

Inspired by a card made by my good friend and fellow SU demonstrator, Paula Dobson, I used the Inlaid Embossing technique to make this card. I have used the same colours and layout as Paula but used a different technique to get a slightly different result.
The stamp set is 'Mixed Bunch" from the current Mini and I have used the Square Lattice Embossing folder to create the textured, fabric look.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Acetate flower and dotted scallop ribbon punch

I was trawling the net for ideas recently (as you do), and came across a cool technique on Zoe Tant's blog using Stampin'Up! window sheets.

I also found a lot of blogs using a punched border technique on a 3" square of card. I altered the size to fit a card front, combined the two techniques and came up with this.

The border uses the Dotted Scallop Riubbon Border punch.

If you would like to learn either of these techniques, email me for a class schedule:)

I know I've been neglectful

So sorry to have, once again, neglected my blog for a while. I have now finished a few other projects including my mid year school reports so ready to blog again:)

This month, Stampin' Up! have a FREE stamp set Promotion.
Spend $150 and receive a free stamp set called "Reason to Smile". This is a lovely floral two step stamping set that will not be offered in any catalogue.

To get this stamp set for FREE, place your order of $150 or more here.