Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Kellie’s Scallop Birthday

This morning, I'm tapping happily away in the relative calm of my stamping area, to get away from the noisy organised chaos of our kitchen/family room where our new kitchen cupboards are being installed. It's all going pretty well except for our new family room floor, where we found a damp spot that needs to dry out before we can lay the beautiful new timber. Unfortunately, this means that I probably won't be able to start my classes again until at the end of March at this stage, but trying to be patient with it all & look forward to our lovely new look. Anyhow, I'm sure you didn't come to hear about my renovations, so please say hello to today's card instead, which I made this for my dear & fabulous friend Kellie's birthday, which was on Feb 8th.
As you can see, I'm still a bit obsessed with the new scallop square die from the Summer Mini & writing this now I realise that just about everything else I've used is from the Summer Mini too. The tree is from the 'Love Defined' set, cute birdie & flower stamps are from 'Itty Bitty Bits' (& punched with one of the co-ordinating 'Itty Bitty Shapes' punches) & the greeting is from the appropriately named 'Fabulous Phrases' set (which combines my love of stamps & gorgeous fonts). Of course, I had to add some pearls to finish it off.
Here's a close up of the images, so you can see them better.
The tree was inked with espresso, regal rose & razzleberry markers, the birdie & flowers with razzleberry ink, & the greeting was inked in regal rose & espresso markers. Oh & the razzleberry spotty paper is from the Brights collection Patterns stack. Finally, here's the inside, where I repeated some of the elements from the front.
Before I forget, if you want to make the card base with the scallop square die, just fold your piece of card & place it in the die, so that it the fold won't get cut. Then, attach a whole scallop square to the front to hide the side without scallops.
I was really happy with how this card turned out & hope Kellie really liked it too, despite it going for a bit of a holiday in the mail before getting to her. I'd love you to leave a comment if you like what you see, or just to say hello. Until, next time, Thanks again for visiting & being patient with my slow posting during our renovation.
Inky wishes from Di

PS: Don't forget that items in the Summer Mini are only available until March 31, as are all the gorgeous free Sale-a-bration sets. I can place orders anytime. Also, even though my home classes are not happening just now, I can still come to your place to run a workshop or class, so you can take advantage of all the extra Sale-a-bration benefits. Just call or e-mail me if you'd like more information.

PPS: Most products listed have links to their catalogue page, so you can see the whole set or item. Just click on the name.

Supplies (All Stampin'Up!)
Stamps: Love Defined, Fabulous Phrases, Itty Bitty Bits
Card/paper: Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Brights collection Patterns stack
Ink: Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write® markers, razzleberry ink pad
Accessories: Pretty in Pink 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic pearls,
Tools: Big Shot, scallop square die

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sunny square scallop easel

Hellllllllooo again. I have another easel card to show you today – this time a square scallop version I made for my lovely friend & SU team member Leesa.
Inspiration for the layout came from the fab Keesh's Inkspirations Challenge 55 sketch, as it was perfect for the scallop square I had in mind. I couldn't post it here while the challenge was live though, as I hadn't given the card to Leesa yet. Anyhoo, here's Keesh's sketch:
& here you can see the front in more detail:
The scallop square I used for the easel is the new clear die from the Summer Mini. For the front, I punched 1¼ inch squares from Sunny Garden DSP to make a patchwork base, then, added a punched birthday greeting from the 'Punch Bunch' free SAB set (loving this stamp – it's getting a real work-out) & a cute little owlie & cage from 'Aviary'. For the base, I fussy cut some more Sunny garden DSP & added a greeting from the beautiful 'Heard from the Heart' set. Some little pearls just finish it off (I'm obsessed with these at the moment).
Anyway, no time to stay & chat. We'll have no kitchen from tomorrow & I still have lots of little things to finish before then. Hope you have a lovely weekend when it comes. If you have any questions, just drop me a line.
Inky wishes, Di
Stamps: Aviary (Summer Mini) Punch Bunch (SAB), Heard from the Heart (IB&C)
Card/paper: peach parfait, pear pizzazz, poppy parade, Sunny Garden DSP
Ink: poppy parade, pear pizzazz
Accessories: 1/8 inch pear & daffodil delight taffeta ribbons, basic pearls
Tools: Big Shot, square scallop die, square scallop punch, 1¼ inch square punch