Saturday, July 31, 2010

Awash with Flowers (again!)

Last week Judy and I made 2 each of two different card designs.  We wanted to use Awash with Flowers and I had seen THIS card so we decided to CASE it.  We added a layer of Basic Black and didn't use any brads.

Stamp Sets - Awash with Flowers, Whimsical Words (retired)
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Suede textured
Ink - Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, Certainly Celery Marker
Other - Dimensionals

The second card we made is one I had posted previously HERE using Watercolour Trio (only available until August 31).

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Note Cards

This is one of the 12 note cards in the "handbag" I posted yesterday.  On six of the cards I used the Elegant Thank You single stamp and on the other six I used Merci Bien.  The bag and note cards are intended for my sister-in-law who often needs cards in both english and french.

The greeting is stamped with Kiwi Kiss ink (retired).  After inking up the stamp I stamped it off twice on scrap paper so the image would be almost like a watermark.

Stamp Set - Elegant Thank You
Card Stock - Basic Gray, Confetti White, Kiwi Kiss (retired), Urban Oasis DSP (retired)
Ink - Kiwi Kiss (Retired)
Other - Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Bag Full of Note Cards

In addition to purchasing Becky Roberts' Tres Chic Handbag tutorial, I bought her Purse-onally Perfect Notes tutorial. This tutorial gives the instructions to make a "purse" as well as several cards. The purse is much larger than the ones in the Tres Chic collection - the cards are standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

I used the same designer series paper (now retired) used in the tutorial but did not make the cards included with the tutorial. Instead I made some note cards - the bag hold 12 of them with their envelopes. I am not entirely happy with the bow I have put on the front pouch of the bag, but overall I'm pleased with the result.

This is the bag - check back tomorrow to see one of the cards.

Card Stock - Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Urban Oasis DSP (retired)
Other - Clear Round Rhinestone Brads, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Another Handbag

This is the second handbag I made using Becky Robert's Tres Chic Handbag tutorial which you can find on her blog HERE.  Becky braided three pieces of 1/4" grosgrain for the handles of her handbag - I have used 5/8" grosgrain ribbon instead.

Card Stock - Real Red
Other - Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Cardstock Purses

I purchased a couple of tutorials from Becky Roberts to make some cute little purses out of card stock.  One of the tutorials (Tres Chic Handbags) contains three styles of purses that can be made from a sheet of cardstock.  They are small but are the perfect size to hold a few little 3" x 3" notecards or a gift card. 

I have made two of the three styles so far - this is the first one I made.   I made the handles longer than what is stated in the tutorial making it more of a shoulder bag than a handbag.  The sunglasses are also made with card stock and are from a tutorial I purchased from Lorrie Heiling.

You can find the tutorial for the Tres Chic Handbags on Becky Roberts' blog (Inking Idaho)  HERE.   The pattern for the sunglasses can be found on Lorri Heiling's blog HERE.  You will have to scroll down the sidebar on the right hand side of her blog.

Card Stock - Basic Black, Real Red
Other - Silver Brads, Silver Filigree Brads, White Signo Gel Pen

Monday, July 26, 2010

Watercolour Trio

The set Watercolour Trio is fast becoming one of my favourites.  It is only available from the Summer Mini Catalogue until August 31.  I decided to use it with two of the new InColours - Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the floursh from Elements of Style on the base card using Poppy Parade ink to give a very subtle background.  Using the Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz markers I inked up the flower image and stamped it onto Whisper White.  This panel was layered onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I was wishing I had bought some of the coordinating ribbon, but instead crimped a piece of the Poppy card stock and adhered it with dimensionals.  The greeting was stamped onto whisper white using Poppy Parade ink.  I lightly stamped the leaves using Pear Pizzazz.  This was then punched with the small oval punch and layered onto a large oval punched from Pear Pizzazz.  I adhered this to the card with dimensionals.


Stamp Sets - Watercolour Trio, Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink - Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz markers
Other - Large and Small Oval Punches, Crimper, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dry Embossing

Last week one of the cards Judy and made was one I had seen while looking through Stampin' Connection, a resource for Stampin' Up! demonstrators similar to Splitcoast Stampers.  You can see the original card HERE.  We first embossed a piece of whisper white card stock with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder that had been inked up with Marina Mist classic ink.  You can get the full details by following THIS link.

We decided not to use the ribbon embellishment in the original card and rather than using the Smooch Spray we made our own "shimmer spray" by mixing Frost White shimmer paint with Isopropyl alcohol.  We also decided to put our sentiment at the top of the image panel.

This is our card


Stamp Set - Watercolour Trio
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Other - Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Big Shot, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Stampin' Up Video - Colours

I still haven't taken photos of my recent projects so here is another Stampin' Up! video.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Techniques Swap

One of the demonstrators in the group I belong to recently put together a document with 205 stamping techniques.  She has made this available to fellow demonstrators and has initiated a swap.  Each participant can choose 1 or more techniques and is required to make several of each to swap with the other participants.  We will not end up with samples of all 205 techniques - for each "spot" we have to make 24 samples.  In return we will receive samples of an equal number of techniques from the other "swappers".  I selected two techniques - Chalk Lines background and 3D Stamping - adding shadow to stamps.

I followed the directions given in the techniques document and have mailed them to the swap hostess.  She will gather all of the submissions from the participants, sort them and then mail them back out.

These are samples of my swaps.

Chalk Lines Background - although not required, I decided to stamp an image and sentiment onto the background. Embrace Life is one of the stamp sets that retired at the end of June.
3D - adding Shadows to stamps.  I used the Upsy Daisy stamp set for this sample.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Summer Mini Catalogue - Ends August 31, 2010

I have been stamping and making some cute 3D projects but have not yet taken photos so here is a video I should have posted before now.  It highlights products introduced in the Summer Mini Catalogue - in effect from May 1 to August 31.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Coffee and Cake

These two colours are just meant to be together - Early Espresso and Crumb Cake (are you as happy as I am about the new name for Kraft?).  I wanted to do a simple, monochromatic card using the Because I Care stamp set and decided on these two colours.  I am really pleased with the result and have already mailed it to it's intended recipient - Heather Summers.  Heather shares so much of her talent on her blog and her online classes that I wanted to send her a little thank you note to express my appreciation and to let her know how she inspires me.

I know that Crumb Cake is one of Heather's favourite Stampin' Up! colours so I wanted to use it with just one other colour.  I debated between Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso.  The Espresso was the obvious choice - who doesn't like coffee and cake!

The card uses only one stamp set - Because I Care (Level I Hostess set)



Stamp Set - Because I Care
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso

Monday, July 19, 2010


Yesterday Heather Summers posted another of her Simply Sunday Sketch Challenges.   I love the Cheers to You stamp set that Heather used on her sample, but as soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use WOW Flowers (now retired).  I decided to use Tangerine Tango and Pacific Point to showcase two of the old InColours that have been brought back.

This is Heather's sketch - you can click HERE  to see Heather's card.  Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of her post to see the samples posted by Heather's "followers".

I decided to use a 3 x 6 card for my interpretation of the sketch.  Heather's card is very "girly".  Mine is more generic. 

Stamp Set - Wow Flowers (retired)
Card Stock - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink - Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Other - 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Square Lattice embossing folder, Dimensionals

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Because I Care

Because I Care is a stamp set that is quickly becoming one of my favourites.  It can be coloured in, left as an outline image and as JoAnn Pullen shows in THIS post it can be cut into smaller pieces and arranged on a card front for a different look.  You will have to scroll down through the post - Jo-Ann created a set of 5 notecards with a coordinating "purse".  Jo-Ann's sample is a note card, but Heather Summers adapted it to a full size card in her post HERE.

Both JoAnn and Heather used Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze card stock.  They also used a new embossing folder that is available in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue released on July 1.  It is called Vintage Wallpaper.  I didn't have it at the time I made this card.  I could have used my cuttlebug tapestry embossing folder in it's place, but I wanted to make the card with all SU products. 

I think this will be a great card for Judy and I to make sometime soon.  For this card I decided to replace the Baja Breeze layer with Early Espresso - a deep, rich brown - and stamp it all over with the Hydrangea flower using Early Espresso ink.  The flower was stamped onto  2 x 3 pieces of Very Vanilla and then cut into one inch squares which were then assembled randomly in the bottom corner of the Early Espresso layer.  The base card is Very Vanilla.  Both the line of tiny flowers (one stamp) and the sentiment are included in the Because I Care stamp set.

I also stamped the inside of the card.  Using Early Espresso I stamped the Hydrange over the fold.  Not sure that I am totally happy with it, but it is still OK.  I stamped the small individual flower three times in the bottom corner.

Stamps - Because I Care
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Elements of Style

When I first saw this stamp set - Elements of Style - in the summer mini I was not going to get it.   I have seen so many beautiful cards using the set that I ended up getting it.  I had seen a card on Diana Gibbs' blog that I quite liked and decided to CASE it.  You can find Diana's card by clicking HERE.

I liked that Diana used the spotlight technique so there was only a small portion of the large floral image to be coloured in.

Stamp Set - Elements of Style
Card Stock - Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink - Basic Black, Melon Mambo marker
Other - 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Melon Mambo ribbon, basic black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, July 16, 2010

Artistic Etchings

I have been enjoying playing with my Artistic Etchings stamp set.  I decided I wanted to make a card using neutral colours.  I chose Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla - what a recipe!

I stamped the Crumb Cake (previously known as Kraft) card stock with the En Francais background stamp using ink of the same colour.  I love that we now have the matching ink pad.  The edges of that layer are sponged with chocolate chip.  This was layered onto the chocolate chip base card.

On a piece of Very Vanilla I stamped various images from the Artistic Etchings stamp set using chocolate chip and crumb cake ink (I stamped them off onto scrap paper so that I would get a lighter image).  The Eiffel Tower was stamped with Chocolate Chip craft ink (now only available as a Stampin' Spot) and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  The edges were sponged with chocolate chip.  I used the colour spritzer tool and a chocolate chip marker to add a little bit more of a vintage look.  The image panel was layered onto a piece of crumb cake (also sponged with chocolate chip) and then onto a piece of chocolate chip. 

The greeting was stamped onto Very Vanilla and punched out with the Curly Label punch.  I also punched out some crumb cake and chocolate chip card stock with the curly label punch and layered the greeting onto them.  This was adhered behind the image panel and the whole panel was then adhered (with dimensionals to the card).

When I started I wasn't sure I would like the card, but I do.  In fact I plan to make more of them to have on hand.

Stamp Set - Artistic Etchings, Tous mes remerciements
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip (classic and craft)
Other - Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Masculine Cards

When I was thinking about projects for Judy and I to do this week, I realized that I needed some masculine cards and that this would be a good opportunity to get some done.

Judy and I both own Lovely as a Tree so that makes it great when we stamp together.  This set is perfect for masculine cards.  I remembered some cards that I really liked while visiting stamping blogs and I decided to CASE them  - unfortunately I can't remember whose cards they are so I can't direct you to the blogs. 

This first card uses the new core colour Cajun Craze along with Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.

The next two cards use Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and So Saffron card stock along with some DSP from the retired Sweet Pea pack.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 10

The final day of the Simply Thank You class featured the stamp set Artistic Etchings and Newsprint Designer Series Paper.  I had pre-ordered the stamp set and received it the day before so I was thrilled with the opportunity to use it right away.  I hadn't ordered the DSP, but looking through my stash I found a design in the Nouveau Chic pack (retired) that I felt worked.  It reminded me of the iron work on the Eiffel Tower.  Heather used a bit of chunky glitter on her card and although I do have it I decided not to use it.  On this card, rather than using the "Amour" stamp included in the set, I chose to use a stamp from Tous mes remerciements (the French version of the set Thank You Kindly).  I also placed a basic black scalloped oval behing the greeting.

At the beginning of the class I challenged myself to make each and every project on the day it was posted.  I achieved that goal.  Even if I didn't have the exact stamp sets and/or supplies that Heather used, I made each card and posted it onto the class website the same day.

This is the third card that I made with Judy and her sister-in-law last week.

We stamped the inside of the card as well -

Stamp Sets - Artistic Etchings, Tous mes remerciements
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Nouveau Chic DSP (retired)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Soft Suede
Other - Dimensionals, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Distressing Tool, Sponge Daubers

Monday, July 12, 2010

Heather Summers' Simply Sunday Sketch

After a bit of a break Heather Summers is back with her Sunday Sketch Challenge.  You can check Heather's blog HERE to have a look at both the sketch and her sample.  If you scroll to the bottom of her post you will also be able to click on links to see the creations of the others who have played along this week.

I am not sure why, but as soon as I saw the sketch I thought of the stamp set Tart and Tangy.   At first I was going to make a standard size card rather than the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card Heather posted.  I couldn't decide what to do so I pulled out the long retired Summer Picnic DSP and the new single stamp Homemade. I had planned to use the apple stamp and the apple patterned paper in the DSP.  I remembered that my sister makes fabulous crabapple jelly and very often gives it away.  I then remembered that I had another stamp set (retired) with a small apple that I happily discovered is the perfect size for the circle punch in the Itty Bitty Punches pack.  I was all set and made a little card that would be great for giving with a jar of my sister's crabapple jelly.

This is Heather's sketch

Here is my interpretation of the sketch

Stamp Sets - Homemade; One Smart Cookie (retired)
Card Stock - Real Red; Whisper White; Summer Picnic DSP (retired)
Ink - Real Red (Classic Ink Pad and Marker)
Other - Itty Bitty Punch (circle); 1 3/4" circle punch; 2 3/8" scallop circle punch; Dimensionals;
            Real Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 9

The project for day 9 of the Simply Thank You class featured new products from the Stampin' Up! catalogue released July 1.  The colours are Peach Parfait (a new InColour) and two of the new core colours (Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso).  The stamp set - Because I Care - is a new Level One hostess set.  The ribbon is 1/8" taffeta.  Although I did not yet have the Early Espresso ribbon (it was on backorder) I did have the Very Vanilla so I coloured it with my marker.  I also used markers to ink up the flower - Early Espresso for the leaves and stem and Peach Parfait for the flower itself.  I then sponged on a bit of Cherry Cobbler ink.  Although summer has barely begun, this card makes me think of fall!

Have a great day!

Stamp Set - Because I Care
Card Stock - Peach Parfait, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Ink - Early Espresso and Peach Parfait Markers, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
Other - Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta ribbon (coloured with Early Espresso marker), dimensionals, large oval punch

Friday, July 9, 2010

Faux Silk

I decided to try my hand at a technique that has been around for a long time but that I had never tried before - Faux Silk. 

To begin I stamped my image onto white tissue paper and coloured it in.  Then I crumpled it up into a tiny ball, opened it back up and smoothed it a little bit (not too much though, you want the creases).  I covered a piece of whisper white card stock with my Anywhere Glue Stick and then places my tissue paper image on top.  Again it has to be smoothed a little bit so that the tissue sticks to the whisper white panel.  Once dry, I trimmed it to the size I wanted and layered it onto my card.  Looks tricky, but it is so simple and the results are stunning!

Hopefully you can see the effect in my photo.  It is so lovely IRL (if I do say so myself).  You can find the technique on Splitcoast Stampers HERE.  This is another one of the cards Judy and I made with her sister-in-law at the beginning of the week.  For the cards we made together we decided to use the Thank You stamp that is included in the Because I Care stamp set.

So here is my card - featuring one of the brand new InColours - Blushing Bride and a little bit of Wild Wasabi.

Stamp Set - Because I Care
Card Stock - Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso Classic Ink pad; Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi markers
Other - Tissue Paper, Anywhere Glue Stick, Dimensionals

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 8

Heather Summers' project for Day 8 of the Simply Thank you class  again featured the Sock Monkey stamp set.  I liked the layout, and Awash with Flowers is always close at hand, so I decided to use the colour scheme from one of the segments in the Simply Stamping 2 class - Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black with that stamp set (have I mentioned how much I love that set)?  In addition to using a couple of the new colours, I used a tiny bit of the brand new 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.  I also used a button from the newly retired Button Latte collection.

Stamp Set - Awash with Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Other - 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Button Latte (retired), Word Window and Modern Label punches

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top Note and Awash with Flowers

This week Judy and I had a guest stamper - Judy's sister-in-law Karen was in town for a visit and enthusiastically joined us for our stamping afternoon.  We made three cards each.  The first of the three cards used the ever popular Awash with Flowers teamed up with Marina Mist and Daffodil Delight cardstock.   I love this colour combination as much as I love the stamp set.  All products used are Stampin' Up! except for the little bit of stickles glitter glue we used to highlight the petals on the flowers.

We stamped our images onto a Whisper White Top Note die cut and used a sentiment from Watercolour Trio (in the Summer Mini).  The black ribbon is Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta  a new product in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogue.

We also stamped on the inside of the card

Stamp Set - Awash with Flowers; Watercolour Trio
Card Stock - Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Basic Black, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight
Other - 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Top Note Die for the Big Shot, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals, Stickles

I'll post the other two cards we made later this week.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 7

Project 7 of the Simply Thank You online class featured two stamps sets I don't have - Sock Monkey and Glorious and Free.  I do however have the Canada Day stamp set from the Summer Mini catalogue so I decided to use Heather's layout with that set.  I changed the orientation of the ribbon - Heather had hers going horizontally.
Stamp Set - Canada Day
Card Stock - Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Ink - Real Red, Platinum Shimmer Paint
Other - 1/4" Real Red grosgrain and 3/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon

Monday, July 5, 2010

Back to Awash with Flowers

I followed a layout in Heather Summers' Simply Stamping 2 class for this card.  In the class there were five cards - all 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 and all using the new colours Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist along with Basic Black.  The stamp set featured was Awash with Flowers.

I decided to use the layout, but changed up the colours. I used the all new Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso in combination with the returning Pink Pirouette.

Stamp Set - Awash with Flowers, Warm Words
Card Stock - Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other - Word Label, Modern Label and Curly Label punches, dimensionals
I also stamped the inside of the card.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 6

The 6th project posted by Heather for the Simply Thank You class featured the stamp sets Extreme Elements, Extreme Skateboard and FYI, all of which will still be available in the new SU Catalogue.   It also featured some retiring products - Real Red Polka Dot ribbon and Sunny Days Simply Scrappin' kit.

I don't have FYI, nor do I have Sunny Days.  I do however have My Digital Studio.  I was able to print out my own DSP from the Sunny Days kit included with MDS along with the sentiment.

Heather also used Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon on her card - I don't have that either so I dyed some Whisper White ribbon by drawing it through the Tempting Turquoise ink pad.

The "bling" was taken from the Eggcellent Eggs kit in the Occasions Mini.  Although that kit is no longer available, there will be some adhesive backed rhinestones in the new catalogue.  Half back pearls as well.  How fun is that?

So here is my card

Stamp Sets - Extreme Elements, Extreme Skatebord
Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Other - My Digital Studio, Eggcellent Eggs Kit (retired), Real Red Polka Dot ribbon (retiring), Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (dyed with Tempting Turquoise ink pad), Large oval and Scallop oval punches, dimensionals

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sweet Pea - DSP and Stitched Felt Flowers

Last Monday Judy and I made some cards using several retired products - the Sweet Pea DSP and stitched felt flowers, Hugs notes and Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin ribbon.  We had seen the cards on Patty Bennett's blog in the spring (April) and finally sat down to make some of them.

Stamp Set - Whimsical Words (retired), Well Scripted (retired)
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP (retired)
Other - Sweet Pea Stitched Felt (retired), Hugs notes (retired), Top Note Die, Old Olive 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon (retired), dimensionals, Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches

Note - although the Chocolate Chip ribbon has retired there is a beautiful new brown ribbon available - Early Espresso.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Simply Thank You - Project 5

Day 5 of Heather Summers' Simply Thank You class featured the stamp set Party Hearty which I do not have.  I really wanted to make the card pretty much the same as Heather's - it made me smile.  It is so bright and cheery.   The card has a string of party hats spelling out CELEBRATE.  I realized that I could use the pointy cone from Sweet Scoops to make the hats and I could use a stamp from A Little Birthday Cheer (retired) to stamp the word celebrate.  In order to be able to punch the letters out I had to ink them one at a time with my basic black marker.  Heather also used the elephant image from Nursery Necessities - another set I don't own.  I remembered that I have a set with a little elephant that I could use - Just Celebrate (retired).  I was set to go!

Hope you like the card!

Stamp Sets - Happy Everything, Sweet Scoops, Just Celebrate (retired), A Little Birthday Cheer (retired)
Card Stock - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Other - Buttons (Playground), Linen Thread, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon (retiring), Glue dots, Bitty Punch

Thursday, July 1, 2010


When I saw the Canada Day stamp set in the Summer Mini catalogue I had to have it (no surprise there - I have to have pretty much everything).  This is one of the cards Judy and I made last week, but I decided to wait until today to post it.

I wanted to be sure the flag was accurate.  The rules are that the length has to be twice the width of the flag; the centre panel has to be a square and each of the side panels has to be half the width of the centre panel.  So for my flag I used a piece of whisper white that measured 5 x 2 1/2.  Each of the red side panels is 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 leaving a square of 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in the centre.  I tried as carefully as I could to get the maple leaf image centred in that square.

On the base card I used one of the other stamps in the set, but just coloured in parts of it with my real red marker.  I stamped them randomly trying to keep in mind where I had decided to place the flag.  There are three fireworks stamps in the set and a tiny stamp with three stars.  My set is clear mount so I mounted all 4 stamps onto one clear block.  Using a sponge dauber I applied Platinum shimmer paint to the images and then stamped them a couple of times onto the base card.

Stamp Set - Canada Day
Card Stock - Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Real Red Classic Ink, Real Red Marker
Other - Platinum Shimmer Paint