this card by the gorgeous Sarah Klass.(waving Sair)Today, I have another inlaid embossing pocket card to show you - albeit a bit later than planned. I made this folder one back in July for Cara's BFFs birthday & was really happy with how it turned out. You might recognise too that the fun inlaid embossing panel made up of mostly 'Blossom Party' flowers was based on
- The words were inked & stamped separately using 'Curly Cute' & my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig. The 'th' is from 'birthday'.
- The '10' is made of 3 die cut numbers stuck together with 2 way glue.
- I embossed another little panel for the inside. Here the pic to prove it.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: Girls in the know - I finally found my hiding SAMJ imaging sheet - phew & yay!!!
PPS: only 4 more days until our new Idea Book starts. Double yay!!
PPS: Hi Rachel (grin)
Stamps: Curly Cute
Card: rose red, marina mist, certainly celery, pretty in pink, bashful blue card
Ink: rose red ink pad
Accessories: rhinestone brads
Tools: Big Shot, square lattice embossing folder, Blossom Party die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies, itty bitty punch pack
Saturday, 27 August 2011
Friday, 26 August 2011
(click on the pic to view larger image)The cards all include different Garden Whimsy images, but mostly the same sized card & DSP pieces & kiwi satin or riding hood red ribbon. Most of the sentiments are from 'On Your Birthday (which is still available).
Here's are all the individual projects, which may help you see the layers better.
The tulip head & leaves are duplicated & raised too.
Finally, I made this box to hold all the cards.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this project, even though it's an oldie. I'm thinking I'll have to try making a new set using a new set using similar layouts - another thing to add to my list. Hope you have a happy weekend. Back soon I hope.
Inky wishes, Di
Stamps: Garden Whimsy, Think Happy Thoughts (retired), On Your Birthday
Cards/Paper: riding hood red, chocolate chip, kiwi kiss (retired), whisper white, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: riding hood red ink pad, kiwi kiss ink pads (retired)
Accessories: riding hood red taffeta ribbon (retired), kiwi kiss satin ribbon (retired), gold brads
Tools: boho blossoms punch, mat pack & piercing tool.
Friday, 5 August 2011
Kim's fab torn frame card for the new challenge at Just Add Ink - just add tearing/distressing. Regular visitors will know that tearing & distressing are very rarely used words here at colour me happy, but I thought it could work well for my FIL's card & finally give me a chance to try a JAI challenge too.
A couple of details - Once I embossed the panel, I added a couple of raised smaller butterflies, punched flowers & some of my fave basic pearls to finish. The birthday tag was punched with the medium jewellery tag (I made this longer). Here's a closer pic.
1. Cut, die cut or punch out shapes in cardstock or patterned paper.
2. Glue shapes to piece of card. You can overlap layers, but don't go overboard. At this point, you may be thinking "I don't know about this" but keep going!
3. Place decorated card into the square lattice embossing folder (or other tightly patterned folder) & run through Big Shot.
4. Take out card from folder & look amazed, as you see the seemingly magical transformation of your card into a single layer. Easy!
I was really happy with how this turned out & encouraged to do some more. I've seen some phenomenal cards using this technique & next time I'll show you one I made that was inspired by some of my favourites. Leave a comment if you have any questions, tips or just want to say hi. Until next time...
Inky wishes, Di
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Marina mist, baja breeze, soft suede, very vanilla, certainly celery card.
Ink: chocolate chip (I think....or maybe soft suede)
Accessories: marina mist 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic pearls
Tools: medium jewellery tag punch, itty bitty punch pack - flower, Big Shot, little leaves die, beautiful wings embosslit
Thursday, 4 August 2011
The base is old olive card trimmed with some dsp from the in-colour hostess pack & peach parfait scallop. Here's the inside - clean & simple, trimmed with the same dsp print design, this time in peach parfait.
Did you know I can make Stampin' Up! gift cards for any occasion. Contact me for more info. You can also find a Christmas pocket gift card folder here, & more oldies here & here.
Next time....I'm not sure, maybe another gift card holder...or some inlaid embossing...or both. If you have any questions, just leave a comment....or leave a comment anyway. I love to hear from visitors.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: Just a quick update on the retirement list - as of today, all jumbo eyelets & the metallic brads are sold out, so check out the list if you haven't already. You can find the retirement list here.
Stamps: Punch Potpourri (hostess), Great Friend
Card/paper: old olive, peach parfait, bashful blue, whisper white card, pear pizzazz & peach parfait in colour DSP
Ink: old olive
Accessories: pear pizzazz poly twill ribbon
Tools: 2 step bird punch, 2 3/8 inch scallop circle punch, Big Shot & circles #2 die (2 inch circle)
Monday, 1 August 2011
It's time again for Stampin' Up! to make some room for lots of the new products coming in our new Idea Book.
You can see & download the huge list of what's not going to carry over HERE. There's everything from stamps, wheels, designer paper, ribbons, punches, Big Shot dies & lots more.
I'm still taking in some of the detail, but from first impressions, there are lots of things (sob) that have jumped out at me, that you won't want to miss. I'll be back through the month with more.
So Swirly jumbo wheel - This is my all time favourite & most used wheel, seen most recently on my triangle box. Perfect for just about any occasion.
Simply Said - this was the first SU set I ever bought & is still a fabulous & flexible floral set.
Sanded - an essential for male projects & any time you need an aged look.
Lots of ribbons will be retiring in certain colours. Some of the ones I'll really miss are rich razzleberry (in most varieties), old olive 3/8 inch taffeta ribbon, marina mist (satin & taffeta) & very vanilla (3/8 in taffeta).
Jumbo eyelets - another fave for male cards & mini-album binding.
So, download the list, check it out & contact me if you have any questions or would like to place an order.
Inky wishes, Di
PS: If you're on facebook & haven't noticed the link to my Stampin' Up! facebook page on the left column, then check out & 'like' the page to keep up to date with what I'm up to.