I have been wanting to make some cards for the principal at my son’s school for a while now. She does such a great job at the school so I thought I would give her a set of cards as a thank you. I know she is into sewing so the Sew Suite stamp set (p10 mini) is perfect.
Today I decided to use the Just Add Ink Challenge #73 – Sketch Challenge as my starting point for the first card. I had the afternoon free of children (and have stayed up tonight..) so I think I got a bit carried away with my creativity but I love how it turned out (hopefully not a too busy design…).
I was excited about how I matched up the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from On Your Birthday stamp set (p102 IB&C) with the sewing machine. I got the idea from seeing my mum’s finished quilt today (thanks mum!!) where she had sewn some words on the back with her sewing machine. Here is a close up:
Here is the Just Add Ink Sketch layout – I flipped it to one side:
- Stamp Set/s: Sew Suite, On Your Birthday and En Français
- Card: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and So Saffron.
- Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake.
- Accessories/Tools: Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, mini dots, decorative label punch, Boho Blossoms punch, lots of basic pearls jewels, basic rhinestone jewel, paper piercer, blender pen, two-way glue pen and paper snips.
I made this card a few weeks ago when the Autumn leaves were in full colour. Canberra is just beautiful in Autumn and I was very inspired by the colours in the Autumn Spice (p21 mini) specialty designer series papers. I added the little bit of lace trim to look like a scarf as it was definitely scarf weather. I used the Nature Walk stamp set (p14 mini) as I love the butterfly.
I initially I didn’t like how I coloured the butterfly so I decided to add crystal effects and it really deepened the colour as well as making it pop up – so happy with it now. Here is a close up:
While blog surfing the other day I came across Rochelle Gould’s blog. Rochelle has altered the frosting cupcake top from the Build a Cupcake punch (p12 mini) to give a different frosting top. I just had to give it a go and decided to use this week’s sketch layout from Clean and Simple Stamping #145 challenge for my card layout.
Can you see the point on the top of my cupcake? The point is from the decorative label punch (p11 mini). Take a look at Rochelle’s blog post <Click HERE> to see how it is done. I also used the decorative label punch to make the decorative background behind the Happy Birthday sentiment. You punch out one decorative label then put it back into the punch using a post it note to hold it and line it up and punch again! It is such a versatile punch.
- Stamp Set/s: Create a Cupcake
- Card: chocolate chip. whisper white, rose red, so saffron and tempting turquoise.
- Ink: chocolate chip. rose red, so saffron and tempting turquoise and stampin’ write markers: rose red and tempting turquoise.
- Accessories/Tools: Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, eyelet border punch, mini dots, decorative label punch, build a cupcake punch, BigShot Embossing Folder: textured expressions, basic rhinestone jewels, word window punch, two-way glue pen and paper snips.
I am really enjoying creating with the Strength & Hope stamp set (page 23 mini) at the moment and recently made this card. I think the set works well with the Nature Walk stamp set (14 mini). The other stamp sets I used was the bird on the branch from Silhouette Sentiments (p11 Hostess set IB&C) and Teeny Tiny Sentiments (105 IB&C).
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Cheers Deb Fearns
This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge to use just Black & White. Immediately I thought wedding! For this card I used the beautiful butterflies from Strength & Hope stamp set (p23 mini) and the two words ‘together’ and ‘love’ also come from this set. For the sentiment I used Teeny Tiny Sentiments (p105 IB&C).
Do you like how I have placed the pearls next to ‘For the Newlyweds’ – it makes it look so elegant… well I saw it on Tina Gillespie Just Add Ink entry card and had to give it a go… Take a look at Tina’s card it is beautiful and gives you look at a new stamp set coming in the next Idea Book & catalogue (click HERE).
Now back to my card, here is a close up of the butterflies. I initially stamp the butterfly then stamped the image again but cut out the wings and stuck them on top with a mini dot.
- Stamp Set/s: Strength & Hope & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
- Card: Whisper White and Black
- Ink: Black and Black Stampin’ Write marker
- Accessories/Tools: Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, mini dots, paper snips, BigShot: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls and Jewelry Tag medium punch.
This is a birthday card I have made for a friend. I used Friends Never Fade stamp set (p71 IB&C) and Bring on the Cake stamp set (p13 mini) for the sentiment. My inspiration came from ColourQ Challenge #88 :
Cheers Deb Fearns
- Stamp Set/s: Friends Never Fade & Bring on the Cake
- Card: Crumb cake, very vanilla, early espresso and cherry cobbler
- Ink: Soft suede, crumb cake, early espresso and cherry cobbler
- Accessories/Tools: Snail, Dimensionals, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, sponges, basic pearls, scallop edge border punch, early espresso striped grosgrain ribbon and paper snips.
It was my mother’s birthday a few weeks ago and she is really into quilting (if she isn’t making cards). So this year I decided to make a quilted card for her following Jenna Barber’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. I just changed the size of the squares to 2.5cm. The designer paper I used is called Bella Bleu but is now retired paper. The Birthday Wishes stamp is from Bring on the Cake (p13 mini) stamp set.