Archive for May, 2012

A CASEd card

Stamps: Well Scripted  Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Old Olive Ink: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Early Espresso Accessories:  Victoria Embossing folder, Framed Tulip embossing folder, Antique Brad , Blossom Petal Builder


I was looking on you tube the other day and came across a really beautiful card and I decided to case it.  I did take the liberty of using different colours, sentiment stamp and embossing folder.  This card is fairly simple to make and I think it has a real wow factor to it.  I started with a whisper white base card which was trimmed to be in proportion with the embossed piece of whisper white cardstock.  Just remember you should stamp your sentiment before adhering your flower.  I got a little carried away with making my flower and did it afterwards and it was a bit fiddly to stamp.  I then embossed 2 pieces of blushing bride cardstock which I then punched out 8 Petals using the Blossom Petal builder.  Using a piece of sponge, I then went over the embossed image with some blushing bride ink.  It really adds some depth, however you could follow the instructions on youtube and brayer the card.  I believe that both are affective.  I then adhered 4 petals to the base card and then curled 4 petals using my bone folder before adding them to the flower.  I then punched out 2 old olive leaves and sponged the edges to add some depth.  I tucked the leaves a little under the flower.  I finished off the flower using an antique brad.

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  I decided to vary the sketch slightly as the flower I wanted to use was a little bit too big to leave the square in the middle.


Stamps: Happy Moments (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Bella Rose DSP(retired
Ink: Black
Accessories: Blossom Punch, Owl Punch (for small dots and circles in the centre of the flower), Devine Swirl embossing folder, Swiss Dot embossing folder

I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock and added a layer of Swiss Dot embossed Whisper White cardstock.  I then punched out series of small dots using the Owl Punch.  I adhered the dots around the edge of the embossed cardstock.  With a square piece of Bella Rose DSP, I adhered a piece of Basic Black cardstock  behind it and then adhered it to the base card.  Next, I punched two flowers with the Blossom Punch and two circle using the Owl Punch.  With the black blossom I cut out all the petals so that I could adhere them behind the white blossom.  I embossed the flower using the Devine Swirl Embossing folder.  I added the two circles to the centre of the card and then I cut the petal down to the centre circles.  I then used the Bone Folder to shape the petals.  I adhered the flower to the base card using two dimensional to give it a little extra height.   To finish off the card i added the birthday sentiment from the Happy Moments stampset.

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Stamps: Little Hellos (retired), Well Scripted  

Paper: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Twitterpated DSP

Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red 

Accessories:  Label Collection Framelit Dies, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Owl Punch (small hearts), Blossom Punch, Stampamajig, Circle Ice Brad, 1/2″ Circle Punch

Sorry for not blogging in a while.  There are times in life when things can get more hectic than others and you stop certain things so that you can have some breathing space.  I have been making some cards, but I havent had much time to blog.   I was recently told that my father has pancreatic cancer.  It was a bit of a shock.  My mother passed away from cancer 19 years ago and now to hear that my father has cancer it has really affected me…..

For my first blog in a while I have decided to participate in the Just Add Ink Challenge, Just Add … Mother.  Even though my mother passed away many years ago, I always think of her on Mother’s Day.  Mothers are very special and are with you always. 

I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then trimmed and scored some Pretty In Pink cardstock to be slightly smaller than the face of the card.  I set the scored cardstock to one side.  I then trimmed some more Pretty In Pink cardstock to be slightly smaller than the centre of the open card.  I folded this cardstock in half and then folded the edges inwards in the opposite direction to the centre.  I flattened out the cardstock and used one of the Label Collection Framelit Dies to cut out a window in the centre.  I then took a piece of regal rose scrap and cut out a smaller Label Collection Framelit Die.  I adhered the Regal Rose to the Pretty in Pink Cardstock and then adhered it to the inside of the Whisper White card.  Using a Stampamajig I stamped the Thank You stamp from the retired Little Hellos stampset. Using a blender pen I coloured in the flowers and the leaves.  I then adhered the scored cardstock to the face of the base card and attached little hearts from the owl punch, as well as flowers from the Blossom punch.  I finished the front of the card by adding the wonderful mother sentiment from the Well Scripted stamp set and adding pearls and a small butterfly.  Inside the card I added more butterflies and hearts.

There you have my take on this weeks challenge.  The idea for the fold came from Beccy Muir website.  I was so taken with her card that I decided to case it for my mother’s day card.


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