Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Father-in-law's Birthday

I've got an influx of male birthday's coming up so watch this space for some male cards (that I don't feel I do very well)
The first one is a birthday card for my father-in-law. He loves to go fishing every second chance he gets. So a fish/ water themed card was in order.

I've had this stamp set since it was released a few years ago but have never used it (blush).
I tore all the strips of 'blues' and then sponged the edges to give a 'water' feel. I then used vellum over the top so you could still the 'water' coming though.
Lucky my FIL doesn't read my blog so I can post pictures of his card before his birthday on Friday.
Thanks for Looking
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'
All products Stampin' Up! unless stated
Products Used
Stamp Set - By the Tide, Four You
Card Stock - Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Ink - Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Other - Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Burlap Ribbon, Aqua Painter,

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Engagement Card

I was asked to make an engagement card for a customer last week. The request was that it stick with the a black and white theme.

I did start out with it being black and white but when putting the card together I thought it needed a pop of something else. So I used the gold hearts from Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and punched out some hearts from the Gold Foil Sheets.
The embossing folder and the punched out hearts are retired but if you wanted to make them with current products you could swap both of these items for current products from the 2014 - 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.
Thanks for Looking
Have fun and Happy Stampin'
All Products are Stampin' Up! unless stated
Products Used
Stamps - Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Foil Sheets
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder (Retired), Heart Punch (Retired),  5/8" Organza Ribbon, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

JAI #225 & Mojo Monday 357

I'm combining two challenges this week. A colour challenge from Just Add Ink and a sketch challenge from Mojo Monday.

The colours to use this week at JAI are ...

And the sketch from Mojo Monday is ...
This is my card
Just a simple card but with lots of layers. Lots!
And a few Petite Petals to pretty it all up.
Thanks for Looking.
Have Fun and Happy Stampin'

Products Used
Stamp Set - And Many More
Ink - So Saffron, Basic Black
Cardstock - So Saffron, Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
DSP - Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Other - Organza Ribbon, Linen Thread, Subtles Designer Buttons, Petite Petals Punch