Sunday, July 31, 2011

Movie night

Card: daffodil delight, dsp patterns stack - brights (melon mambo), pear pizazz, whisper white
Ink: pear pizazz
Stamps: defining alphabet, sweet summber (SAB)
Other: decorative label punch, top note die, big shot, ice cream parlour button & ribbon bundle

This is another quick (ish!) layout I finished off a few weeks ago... Loving the bright, cheery colours!

Going to see this movie was a memory I wanted to perserve, so I thought the flyer that I picked up at my new local movie theatre (The Roxy) in Miramar was the best way to put this memory onto a layout as I didn't take any photos of the evening. I think the layout captures the memories of the film and the enjoyment of the evening nicely!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Leaves of Norway layout

Card: autumn spice dsp, crumb cake, early expresso, very vanilla, old olive, pumpkin pie
Stamp: defining alphabet, sweet shoppe lower alphabet, bliss
Ink: early expresso, soft suade
Ribbon: early expresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
Other: scallop trim border punch, decorative label punch, sweet button emboslit, big shot, white gel pen

I have had my pack of autumn spice dsp from the current mini catalogue sitting around for quite some time and finally decided to use a page for it's rich, earthy tones. I found these leaves that I had picked up and pressed on a trip to Norway almost 2 years ago now (shhh, don't tell customs!) and just had to put them together with the autumn spice dsp.

After lots of sponging and moving the elements around, I'm pretty happy with the layout. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So pretty in pink!

Card: crumb cake, blushing bride, whisper white
DSP: in colour stack - blushing bride
Ink: blushing bride
Stamps: cottage garden
Other: linen thread, dazzling diamonds, perfect polka dots embossing folder, big shot

I decided to have a go at this week's JAI challenge - a sketch! I had fun deciding on the colour combo and the flower stamp, but couldn't decide how to interpret the sketch. I ended up CASEing the sketch almost directly...

I love the perfect polka dot embossing, the delicate feel of the dsp, and of course, the dazzling diamonds on the flower. I think this card looks very feminine and elegant. I have included a panel inside the card with a sentiment and I'm hoping I'll be able to pass it on when the occassion arises.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

JAI Inspiration

Card: marina mist, whisper white
Stamp: pocket sillouttes
DSP: patterns DSP stack - brights (melon mambo)
Other: marina mist write marker, square lattice embossing folder, beautiful wings embosslit, big shot, rhinestones, melon mambo button (from the current ribbon & button bundel promotion)

I had a hard time deciding on my project for the current JAI challenge. I knew I wanted to try this uniquely folded card, but deciding on the colour combo for the challenge was difficult! I toyed with doing a sandy/neutral combo with a splash of colour, but decided on marina mist, melon mambo & whisper white. The colours go so well together - I'll definitely be trying this combo out again!

For this card, I've inlaid embossed the front panel and attached the biggest butterfly with dimensionals to give it some depth. The reverse side of the dsp was striped, so I've included that inside to write a thank you message. Hope you like it!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Dazzling butterfly card

Card: concord crush, real red, whisper white
Ink: concord crush, real rad
Stamp: strength & hope
Other: dazzling diamonds

I ordered the very special Strength & Hope stamp set in my last order and decided to ink it up for another unique-fold card. It took me awhile to work out how to fold this one, but I wanted it to highlight all of the stamps in the set. The actual card folds out like an origami puzzle...

I have used all four stamps in this stamp set: the words have been stamped repeatedly on the real red panels on each side (but you can't see this in the photo); the swirl & heart stamp has been stamped on the whisper white (I repeated the stamping without re-inking the stamp between each stamp); the H:hope stamp has been stamped on the square panel of real red in the centre, and of course, the butterfly has pride of place in the center, with a touch of dazzling diamonds - the sparkle/dazzle just makes this card pop!

I have added a square panel of whisper white on the inside (centre square portion) of this card for a special message.

Stampin Up! is donating $2 for every purchase of this stamp set to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, but it is only available until the end of July. Contact me to get yours today!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's all about chocolate!

Card: blushing bride, early expresso, very vanila
Ink: early expresso
Stamp: eat chocolate (mini)
Other: early expresso 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, perfect polka dots embossing folder, square lattice embossing folder, big shot, dazzling daimonds, decorative label punch

I finally had to order the Eat Chocolate stamp set (from the current mini catalogue), with the decorative label punch, and it arrived just the other day. Of course, I had to ink up one of the stamps... Love the brown and pink combo here - it's becoming a firm favourite of mine! There is dazzling diamonds on top of the cupcakes, but this hasn't come out to well in the photo, but the sparkle is definitely there!

There are only 17 days left to order from the current mini catalogue (see the link on the right), including this stamp set, so contact me to order yours today! And if you spend $120, you will also receive a free ribbon and button bundle (see the details link on the right).

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Easel card

Card: old olive, rich razzleberry, whisper white, rich razzleberry dsp
Ink: old olive, rich razzleberry
Stamps: because I care, silhouette sentiments
Other: sponge, scallop trim border punch, rhinestones, rich razzleberry ribbon

This is my first attempt at an easel card - I got inspired by last week's JAI challenge and decided to try out one of the pretty folds that the designers presented. I was too late to enter the challenge, but wanted to give it a go, anyway.

I sponged the whisper white panels on one edge (and made this the top for the front and the bottom for the inside), stamped the flower image randomly across the bottom, then stamped the sentiment towards the top. I placed a strip of card (punched with the scallop border punch) across the bottom of the inside panel to keep the top part up and to create the easel. Ribbon and rhinestones finish it off!

I love the way the easal card is a little interactive, but can also fold away to give to someone, or to send to someone special. What do you think?